Wednesday May 15th 2013, 10a.m.-Noon
Grades 3 and Up
Experience what life was like in a 1770's village as you try weaving, flax processing, toy-making, and dressing in period clothing. Learn how colonists turned raw wool and flax into clothing, and learn about the social and political climate of the time.
To register, email ssewhuk at athm dot org
Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m.
Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Play, Amadeus explodes with musical masterpieces and richness of language, harkening back to times of excess and indulgence. Called “triumphant” by The New York Times, this Renaissance drama takes us back to 18th-Century Europe and the tumultuous rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Falsely befriending Mozart, the jealous and power-hungry Salieri hopes to socially and politically ruin his opponent and inhibit Mozart’s legacy. Jim Petosa (who directed New Rep’s Three Viewings, The Last Five Years, and Opus) directs this engaging drama, in which Salieri questions God for unfairly favoring Mozart.
Cost: $14.00 per seat for adults or children. Homeschoolers ages six and up are welcome — no children under six allowed in the theater.
If you want to go: Mail a check made out to Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts to AHEM, PO Box 1307, Arlington, MA 02474. Please include:
- your name
- the number of children and adults,
- ages of children,
- your address,
- and email or phone number.
Those with email will receive confirmation about a week before the visit. Space is limited; checks must be postmarked by May 3. No refunds after May 3. Email FieldTrips@ahem.info for more information or call 781-648-5579.
Directions: See www.newrep.org/directions.php.
Parking: After turning into the Arsenal on the Charles Complex, take a right after the stop sign and an immediate left into the six story FREE parking garage.
IMPORTANT: If you sign up for an AHEM field trip or event, please do your best to attend. Remember:
- When you sign up, you are reserving a spot that then cannot be given to someone else.
- It is disrespectful of our host and reflects poorly on all homeschoolers when we reserve space, and a large part of our group doesn’t attend the event.
- If you sign up and do not show up, AHEM reserves the right to no longer treat your reservation request on a first come, first served basis for future AHEM events, only assigning you a spot should there be room after the deadline has been met.
Field trip participants will be added to the Friends of AHEM list unless they specifically opt out.
Tuesday, May 21st, at 7PM, at the Watertown Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown, MA
Three homeschooling families whose children have recently been accepted to a variety of colleges will discuss their experiences with the college application process. All parents and teens who are interested in learning more about applying to college as a homeschooled student are welcome to attend. Along with their parents the teens will discuss the admissions process from writing a homeschooling transcript to the homeschool supplement of the Common Application. Some of the schools that they were accepted to include: Barnard, Boston University, Brandeis, Bryn Mawr, Drexel, Lawrence, Macalester, Sarah Lawrence, University of Vermont and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
Homeschooling families and their teens are invited to these programs at the Watertown Free Public Library. All sessions are free but require registration. You can sign up at the Reference Desk at the Library, 123 Main Street or call, 617-972-6436. Please use the grade levels as a relative guide.
For Grades 11 & 12
Understanding the College Admissions Process
Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 PM
This session will focus on the details and timeline of the application process, how to navigate financial aid requirements, and how parents and teens can collaborate on getting into the best school possible.
Middle-Schoolers and Families
Understanding the College Admissions Process
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 PM
This session will focus on how middle-schoolers can position themselves through their high school experiences to have the best possible shot at the school of their dreams. This is a good general overview of the road ahead for middle school families.
Writing College Admissions Essays
Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 PM
This session for teens will help them learn how to create a personal statement that will garner attention of Admissions Officers, and help them to generally focus their thoughts on how to express themselves during the college admissions process
ABOUT THE PRESENTER Lanita Foley is a fifteen year veteran of college admission and college counseling. She has worked as an Assistant Director in Stanford’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions (her alma mater), and as an Assistant Director for MBA Admissions at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Watertown Free Public Library
Watertown, MA 02472
May 31 - June 1 in Acton, MA
Take time to gear up for the next part of your educational adventure at Voyagers' Annual Learning Resources Fair.
This year's sale is sure to have a great selection of items both donated and consigned by veteran homeschoolers!
Mark your calendars: the sale will be held Friday, May 31, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.–12 noon.
As in the past, the Learning Resources Fair will be offering gently used educational materials, such as reference books, curricula, workbooks, fiction, nonfiction, musical instruments, educational DVDs, audio books, educational games and toys, and manipulatives -- a variety of learning resources you can use to educate your family, whatever your style.
If you are looking to clear off the shelves to make room for next year, consider donating your gently used materials to Voyagers. A signed receipt for donated goods received by Voyagers, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, will be available to all donors. Voyagers receives 100% of the sale price of your items.
If you are looking to recoup some of your cost on those expensive learning materials, consider consigning items with the Learning Resources Fair. Sellers determine their own prices and receive 70% of their total sales, with the remainder benefiting Voyagers. No need to register in order to participate! Just come in during our drop-off hours on Thursday, May 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Labels and instructions can be found at www.voyagersinc.org/wiki/bin/view/Public/TradersFair.
The Learning Resources Fair cannot possibly happen without volunteers. Volunteers who sign up by the drop-off day to work at least three hours receive the benefit of shopping before the sale opens to the public. Volunteers are needed to help with intake of consigned and donated items, tagging of donated items, setup, customer service, and cleanup. Children 10 and up may volunteer with a volunteering parent. Teens 14 and up are welcome to volunteer with or without a parent.
Artful Adventures offers two specially designed home school programs for children ages 3 and older. The morning program meets the second Friday of each month from 10:30 am-12 pm during the school year. The afternoon program meets on Friday afternoons, September through June, from 1:30-3 pm. Children are divided into groups by age. Each visit lasts an hour and a half and combines gallery exploration with an art-making activity.
Dates for morning class: June 14, 2013.
Cost: $8.50 per child (includes materials and Museum admission). One adult chaperone is FREE with each purchased child ticket and also receives a discount on parking in Museum facilities. Additional adults $25.
Registration:To enroll your child in any of the Artful Adventures Home School classes, please click on the age group or class theme that you're interested in, and then click on "tickets" at the bottom of the event page. Although members receive free admission into the Museum, a paid course ticket is required for each child participating in the Artful Adventures Home School classes.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are only available online. Tickets for the current week's class will only be available for sale until 1 pm on Wednesday. http://www.mfa.org/programs/community-programs/home-school-programs
Review Visiting the MFA with Children before your visit: http://www.mfa.org/programs/kids-and-family-programs/visiting-tips