Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hands in Motion! Free Camping, Food, and FUN! 

FREE Food, Camping, AND FUN!!

Fun Family Day that Benefits TWO Great Programs!

SPU Family Work-a-Thon @ Camp Pollock (Sacramento)
On April 30th, 8:30-5:30 Serve Partnerships is hosting a Family Work-a-thon. It is a multi-win event:
1) We are helping a local camp that needs help during The Season of Service partnership with The Acts Group/Serve United
2) We can serve as a family, group, church, school or business
3) The camp will allow us to stay an extra day for fun activities at no extra charge.
4) Breakfast (Lunch (Chick-fil-a) and Dinner (Chipotle 5:30pm) are provided.
5) There will be a lot of great people there!

Get your sponsors and come join us for a great day..  Proceeds will support Hands in Motion Scholarship Programs.

If you cannot attend but would like to sponsor Mr. A during the work-a-thon and/or other students please make checks payable to IAMM and send checks to Hands in Motion  301 West Whyte Ave. Roseville, CA  95678 or contact us at  Your contributions are tax deductible. Thank you for supporting our programs!

Work-a-thon Registration
Don't Forget our May Workshops
We still have a few spots available

Our mailing address is:
Hands in Motion Homeschool Enrichment
301 West Whyte Ave.
RosevilleCA  95678

Murder Mystery Dinner / Folsom / FreeFall Stage / April 29

Murder Mystery Dinner

Experience live theatre of excellence, quality and integrity!
Treachery in Tuscany
Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday, April 29, 2016 
7:00PM at the Rotary Clubhouse of Folsom 
7150 Baldwin Dam Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
Join us for for a delightfully entertaining evening of mystery and intrigue! Includes a full spaghetti dinner (with gluten free and vegan options), Italian desserts, beverages, and complimentary wine. 
Come be immersed in the story as you try to discover who the murder is...
-it could be the person right next to you (dun, dun, dun!).
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online or at-the-door. 
Seating is limited.

We will also have raffle prizes, grab bags and  -- if you love the desserts we serve that night, you can take one of your own home!

email, or call 916-207-4420 to volunteer.

FreeFall Stage, P.O. Box 1584, Folsom, CA 95763

The Wizard of Oz , April 30th, Auburn

Hi there! 

We wanted to invite you to come see the play The Wizard of Oz which I  have been directing (and Kally Bye has been co-directing - being the drama star herself and excellent acting coach!)  

The play is going to be performed by the high school drama class which  I have been teaching this semester over at Inspire Learning Academy in Auburn (Calvary Chapel Crossroads South campus). Of course, we think this group of kids are great and really very good...PLUS  Laurel Steward is the you gotta come!

Should be fun so please plan to come to one of the performances! I've attached the flyer with the info. Help spread the word too!

Blessings - Jennifer Steward
Wizard of Oz Poster.jpg

Sombrero Time Summer Session

April 7, 2016

Summer Session - Customer Loyalty Discount

Spring is here which means summer is just around the corner. How will your student stay engaged in Spanish? If you are considering Summer Session now is the time to act.

Loyalty Discount Offer - For our customers and followers we are offering a limited $30 discount per student (max of 2) to the next 15 customers who register for Summer Session. 

Use Coupon Code: "30Summer16"
Click the image below now to Register

See our website for full details

Student Corner

We are continuing to study the rooms of the house this month! Click on the video below to review the vocabulary of the living room. Remember to check out our YouTube channel so that you can study at home! 

Teacher Corner

As the end of the school year approaches and we reflect on what we want to do next year, how do you put those thoughts into action? Click on the image below and check out "Ruth's Blog" for a plan!

Featured Research

Summer is fast approaching! How will your family be preparing for the upcoming school year? The following article from Edutopia gives some insight to "Summer Learning Loss" and how to minimize the effects.
Have feedback or a thought to share? Great! Send us an email


Team Sombrero Time

Our mailing address is:
9719 Village Center Dr #125, Granite Bay, CA 95746

A Touch of Understanding Disability Awareness Program...DROP OFF EVENT

Please read the entire post for information AND instructions on how to register for this presentation.

This is an amazing opportunity for our students.  Please read the post and reply if you would like to reserve space for your students.  This is a DROP OFF EVENT so you can have 3 hours to yourself!

When: Wednesday, May 11th
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Bayside Church, Room TBA
Ages: students grades 3rd-High School
Cost: $13 per student
Minimum: 40 students
Maximum: 50 students
Deadline to Pay: Friday, April15th (NO REFUNDS or LATE PAYMENTS)

How to Pay:
CASH: give to Carrie Carlson at park days, Encouragement Night, or deliver to 1526 Carbury Way, Roseville
PAYPAL:, must choose "Friends and Family" option and specifiy field trip in the comments

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) provides disability awareness programs designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. Incorporated in 1996, A Touch of Understanding is a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals, some with disabilities and some without. These dedicated volunteers come together to form a strong team working to help students look beyond the disability, the wheelchair, the braces, the unpredictable behavior and see the person. The program is geared toward elementary through high school students. Each student participates in our two-part program:

In the activity portion of our program, students use wheelchairs and mobility canes, write in Braille, handle braces and artificial limbs, and participate in a mirror-writing activity to understand the frustration of a learning disability.

They also meet with our volunteers who have disabilities, who share their insight and experiences with humor and honesty.
The program works by turning negative attitudes into positive ones and facilitating stronger interpersonal skills within the next generation. Attitudes improve and respectful interactions increase. Comments from students following the presentations remind us how important our work is! Check out the website at: for a more detailed explanation.

To register: Start a new comment with name and age/grade of students in your family that are attending. Also include how you plan to pay (cash or PayPal). 

This is a DROP OFF event. If you would like some time to yourself (3 FULL hours), or if you have students 3rd grade and younger who are unable to attend, let us know in the comments and you may drop off and pick up your child(ren). Marisa and Carrie will be chaperoning. Parents wishing to stay are free, but MUST be repsectful of the presentation by limiting personal conversations.

Sacramento Summer Camps

STEAM Hackathon

A Hackathon For Ages 12-17 Is Coming!

Operation Innovate in partnership with Sierra College and the City Of Rocklin is hosting a STEAM related youth hackathon.
2.5 days of educational fun! Participants will get STEAMED and learn:

Science | Technology | Engineering | Art | Math | Entrepreneurship | Design

Date: 4/29/16 to 5/1/16
Weekend Long Event
Where: Sierra College
5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA 95677