Sunday, August 13, 2017

PATRIOT DAY ART/ESSAY CONTEST (K-8th Grade) - Entries Due September 4, 2018

PATRIOT DAY ART/ESSAY CONTEST (K-8th Grade) - Entries Due September 4, 2017

Have a children in Kindergarten through 8th grade? School is getting ready to start next week and your child has the opportunity to win one of (3) $100 Grand Prizes or one of (9) $50 First Prizes by giving us their ideas on "Patriotism" or "What it means to be an American". - Grand prize winners are also presented with a trophy and first prize winners are presented with a gold medal on stage at Patriot Day (see photos for last years trophies and medals). - Winning students will also receive miscellaneous gift cards and prizes donated by local businesses. - The teachers of the winning students ALSO receive prizes in the form of dinner at local restaurants, coffee, gas and other gift cards donated by local businesses. Posters and essays are to be turned in to your children's teachers no later than September 4, 2017. Entries will be judged by the teachers and turned in to the school offices by September 5th in order for the entries to make it to the RUSD Office by September 6th. The teachers should be receiving the attached instructions by email; however, sometimes the instructions don't make it home to the parents. Patriot Day is on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Rocklin Quarry Park between 11 AM and 3 PM. Winners are announced at noon from the main stage. Cash prizes, medals & trophies are donated by the Rocklin Police Officer's Association and the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation. Questions? Please email me at or call me at 916-625-5440


Elverta, Gibson Ranch Pumpkin Festival, Sept 30- Oct 31, free admission

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EarthBound Skills, homeschooling classes, (please research)

EarthBound Skills is a collective of certified naturalist and trained wilderness survival instructors dedicated to passing on the knowledge of the Earth. We teach people how to walk in balance with the natural world through naturalist studies and wilderness living skills.   

Earthbound Skills works with public schools, home schools and charter schools teaching children of all ages wilderness survival, naturalist skills, and primitive living. Our focus is on connecting children to nature. We also offer programs and workshops for adults and families. 

By sharing this knowledge, we hope to help children cultivate   wisdom that comes from nature and the spirit of community centered native cultures. We aspire to ignite the core values to respect all life and recognize the interconnectedness of all living things. Our aim is to help children cultivate a deeper connection to nature, and inspire a life-long commitment to being responsible stewards of their environment.

Aug 18, Roseville, Homeschool only jump, 1-3pm, $10

"Just spoke with the owner of the new Rockin' Jump (indoor tramponline park in Roseville) and he is now doing a homeschool only jump! Every Friday from 1-3pm for only $10! Starting August 18th. Please share with your homeschool friends."  (from another group)

Beginning Farmer Training Program, (please research)

Beginning Farmer Training Program

The California Farm Academy Beginning Farmer Training Program is a seven-month program that provides an intensive overview of what it takes to succeed as a farmer. It's held part-time at the Land-Based Learning headquarters, Farm on Putah Creek in Winters, a small town in the agricultural heart of Solano County in Northern California.
Over 30 weeks from February to September, students gather at the incubator farm to learn and practice basic crop planning and production, soil science, pest management, irrigation methods and other field and greenhouse work. They even learn to drive a tractor. But that's not all. The academy also spends considerable time on the business aspects of running a farm successfully: writing a business plan, obtaining financing, risk management, record-keeping, food safety, and even decision-making and problem-solving. 

Visits to regional farms are a regular part of the curriculum. Classes visit some organic farms, whether certified or not, as well as conventional farms, to learn different ways of farming. Each individual decides how they want to farm. Certainly no one can learn everything about farming in seven months, but that's the beauty of the California Farm Academy program.

The curriculum is designed to provide the next generation of motivated, hard-working farm entrepreneurs with the support and connections they need to contribute to the $20 billion specialty crop industry in California.

More information

California Farm Academy classes meet Tuesday and Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. and 2 Saturdays/month at the Center for Land-Based Learning farm or at other nearby locations.
Check out the Curriculum and Application & Deadlinessections or contact Sri Sethuratnam, California Farm Academy Director, for more information.

The California Farm Academy (CFA) training program consists of 30 weeks of classes, hands-on experience, farm visits and other field trips during a seven-month period. Session 6 will start in February 2017 and meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm and two Saturdays per month through September 2017.
You will get more than 250 hours of training time between courses and farm visits, time spent learning by doing, as well as mentoring and lectures by farmers and agricultural professionals. Your time will be spent in the classroom, the greenhouse, out in the field or packing shed, and on the farms of some of the region's most successful farmers and ranchers.
Attendance and participation are critical to your success in the training program and as a beginning farmer. Graded (pass/fail) work will consist largely of class participation, including activities and worksheets, keeping a field journal, take-home reading and short homework assignments.

Sac, new fall schedule, registration open, Woodshop,$155 per month

New Fall Schedule begins Sept. 6, 2017
Registration open now!
Class Schedule and Registration


The Woodshop's regular class program is an ongoing workshop designed to continually increase the skill level of students each week.  Students begin the program learning the basics of woodworking.  They progressively move on to more challenging projects as their skill level begins to develop.  In a very short time, they will feel so confident in their understanding of tools and technique that they will be able to build just about anything their imagination can conjure up. 

The Woodshop regular class program
 takes place on the following days and times:
    Mondays       1:00 - 3:00     
Mondays       4:00 - 6:00
Wednesdays   4:00 - 6:00

     Full payment is required at the beginning of each month and covers four - two hour wood shop classes.   

The cost is $155 per month and includes all tools and materials.

Hands in Motion Fall Classes

Hands in Motion Fall Schedule

Hands in Motion Homeschool
2017 Fall Classes are Filling Fast

Independent and Charter Students Welcome
Classes are held at:
301 West Whyte Ave.
Roseville, CA 95678

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS                                

See more about out NEW Athletics Programs

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


Sac, Classes at the Ca. Auto Museum, all ages

All Classes

The California Automobile Museum offers a wide variety of classes. Below is a list of classes offered by the museum at various times, and please click here to view and register for the upcoming classes. For more information on any of these classes, or to request notification for future scheduling, write to

Sac, Oct 7th, Free family Event: cruise Fest, 3 to 7pm

Car registration prices:
Until August 15 - Members $34; General $39
August 16 - October 14 - Members $44; General $49

Roseville,Blueline Arts, $25, Aug 16, 6:30 to 8, My Kid could paint that, register

"My Kid Could Paint That"

Our next session will be on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:30-8pm featuring Abstract Expressionism!  Join us and unleash your inner Jackson Pollack...

$20.00 for Blue Line Members
$25.00 for Non-Members

“My Kid Could Paint That” Understanding Contemporary Art Workshop – August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th

Have you ever looked at a piece of art and thought, “I don’t get it”? This workshop is for you! Learn about conceptual art and the ideas behind today’s art scene. Develop a deeper understanding of the works of artists living and creating today. Use what you learned to interpret artwork from our current gallery exhibition and create artworks of your own.
Wednesdays starting August 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 6:30-8:00pm
Jennifer Lugris


Hi Heily,

I received information on this conference through my dearest friend & sister in the Lord's roommate! The conference will be held in honor of two women who pioneered an amazing concept of bringing God back into our approach of teaching children History!

My friend's roommate, Beth, will be one of the conference speakers. She informs me the teaching method these two women used was the "Principle Approach!" Well, many homeschooling families have used this approach for years, and it will undoubtedly be familiar to many!

Please share this information with our homeschooling network! 

All the information about this upcoming conference in Rocklin, CA can be found in the link below!

Thank you Heily!

Drawing and Watercolor Courses

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Drawing and Watercolor Courses

For Home/Charter Students and Adults (12 years - Adult)
Degreed fine artist with over 50 years experience
Classes held in Auburn and Roseville
Comes highly recommended with verifiable teaching success
Visit the web site to see courses, instructor's portfolio, student exhibit, and testimonials.      916.704.3262

Level One Archery Class


Sacramento Historical Fencing, Oct. 22, 11 am to 3 pm, $15

October, a time for feasting and fighting.
The Sacramento Freifechter is opening its doors to any and all interested in Historical European Martial Arts, Swords, and how to use them. This event is intended for martial arts of all varieties. We will have space for fencers to engage in friendly competition, cutting stands for you to test your skills with a sharp sword and for people interested in learning more about HEMA classes available for beginners.
What: Find a fighter and test your skills. At the end of the round you may submit the results of your fight to our score keeper. We will tabulate top ranked fighters of the day based upon individual feedback. 
How: 2 min timer with 30 second intervals, fighters can decide who won and self-report results. 


11:00 – 15:00 10/22/2017
Who: Anyone who would like to engage of a bit of friendly competition.
Cost: $15 for non-Sacramento Freifechter members. $10 for prepared Tatami Mats for Test Cutting. Spectators are free.

New Star Children's Theatre

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My name is Kayla Hendry and I'm the Director of the New Star Children's Theatre located in Folsom and Fair Oaks, CA. (And soon to be Midtown Sacramento) 

New Star is a children's theatre company that offers kids the chance to participate in full length productions as well as smaller classes. We focus on not only enhancing the children's performance abilities (In singing,  dancing and acting) build their confidence levels,  memorization skills,  ability to work as a team,  friendship building,  etc. 

We will be offering homeschool classes this fall at the Folsom Sports Complex and i was wondering if there was anyway we could advertise to your families.  Either through an activity guide,  email blast or post on a website/ facebook page.  

You can find more information about us at 

Thank you for your time and any information you can give me. I look forward to speaking more. 

Kayla Hendry

Creativityalive Art and Japanese language Classes in Fall

Hello, Parents

I hope you are enjoying the summer break. This is just a reminder for the class schedule in Fall.
I accept school vouchers. The classes are filling up, please register by email soon.

Hands in Motion Launches School Athletic Program

Have you been searching for competitive sports for your homeschooler?


Hands in Motion Homeschool is launching

Sacramento Area Charter School
Athletic Conference (SACSAC)

Click Here for Info.

Offering athletic/sport classes with competition for the homeschooling community.
(Independent homeschoolers welcome)

  • Use your charter funds  
  • Practices/instruction and games scheduled during the school day
  • 3 Sport programs per year- Soccer/Basketball/Swimming
  • Modern facilities in Roseville
  • Great way to make friends and build character
Soccer Starting September 19th

Get $10 OFF a sports class for taking the below quick survey.

Want to be an assistant coach?  Ask us about our deep discount for volunteering.
Want to talk to a coach?  Contact us!
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Our mailing address is:
Hands in Motion Homeschool Enrichment
301 West Whyte Ave.
RosevilleCA  95678

Roseville, RTAA field trip season,ages 4-11

Roseville Theatre Arts Academy's Field Trip Series for elementary school students includes a range of performances designed to introduce children to live theatre and to captivate their imaginations with the excitement of staged performances. 

Exposure to, and participation in, performing and visual arts provides young people with authentic learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies. Education research confirms that engagement in the art also nurtures the development of cognitive and social skills. 

There's simply no better way to introduce students to the performing arts than by attending an engaging and affordable performance at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy. The shows in our exciting Field Trip Series are well-suited for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and for children's groups which include ages 4 through 11. 

Roseville, Youth for animals club, registration open, ages 9-13,$70 membership

Parents, don't forget - our Fall Kids Club for children aged 9-13 is open for registration TODAY!

The Youth for Animals Club is designed for kids 9-13 years of age who want to learn how they can make a difference in the lives of animals.
The Fall meetings are held monthly on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 pm (except November) at the Placer SPCA Companion Animal Care Center in Roseville. Fall Club meetings (total of seven) are held on a monthly basis and run from September through December. Once registered, the club member is enrolled for all seven club meetings.
Club Meeting Dates:
  • September 5th & 19th
  • October 3rd & 17th
  • November 7th & 28th
  • December 5th
Students in the Youth for Animals Club will learn about:
  • Animal Welfare Organizations: Learn how and why animals enter shelter environments, caring for animals in shelter environments, and what they can do now to help support shelter animals;
  • Proper Care and Treatment of Animals: Learn how to safely handle animals, proper nutrition and exercise, basic grooming and health, and the costs of owning a pet;
  • Career Explorations in Animal Welfare;
  • And more!
Please note: The Youth for Animals Club is NOT a club for children who want to pet and play with animals. This club is designed for young people who are serious about learning how to help animals and willing to work towards that goal. Each member will do at least one service project during club meetings.
Club membership is $70.00 and is limited to 16 students, and includes seven club meetings. Parents or guardians of club members will be required to sign a liability release.
For more information, call (916) 782-7722, ext. 253 or (530) 885-7387, ext. 253 or email

Sac, HomeLearners Academy,class options, k-12,fall schedule up

HomeLearners Academy
HomeLearners Academy, part of Academy Learning Centers, is proud to offer an array of options for students of charter schools serving the Sacramento region including South Sutter Charter School, Inspire Charter School, Visions, Horizons, Pacific Charter, and El Dorado Hills Homeschool Learning.  Our 3000 sq. ft. center is centrally located and provides a welcoming atmosphere for homeschoolers and their families. We invite you to browse the course offerings and welcome your feedback and questions.

South Sutter Charter School: click here.
El Dorado Hills Homeschool Learning: click here.
Delta/New Jerusalem: click here.
Pacific Charter: click here.
Horizon Charter School: click here.
Visions in Education: click here.
Inspire Charter School:click here.
Recruit and Save!
Pick a day/time for one or more classes convenient to YOUR schedule, recruit 4 other students, we'll schedule it and you will receive a $100 credit at HomeLearners Academy.