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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

January Events

I hope everyone will be rested and refreshed after taking a break for the holidays. Some of you may have had an extremely busy holiday and are looking forward to getting back to school so you can rest! Whatever your case may be please don’t forget about the great events we have this month.
 4-H will be getting back into full swing. Regular meetings and Food, Fun, and Fitness classes will resume their regular schedule this month. Also, the Ag Expo will be coming to town and many of our
4-H’ers will be participating. If you get a chance, come out and see what they’ve been up to.
                Our field trip this month will be to the Old Courthouse Museum in Vicksburg, Ms. The museum was established in 1948 and showcases many educational and fascinating items. The exhibition space consists of nine rooms which span nearly 15,000 square feet. If we have a group of 10 or more we will be able to get a discount of $2.50 for students and $4.00 per adult. (Without the discount it will be $3 for students and $5 for adults). There is also a gift shop. More information about the museum can be found at their website www.oldcourthouse.org .  Also on their website you can download a scavenger hunt questionnaire for your kids to complete. The museum is located at 1008 Cherry Street in Vicksburg. Also, while at the museum I will have Scholastic book order forms to distribute and any books previously ordered will be ready for pick up.
If you would like more information on any of these activities contact Vicki Kelly at (318)428-9046. I wish all of you a blessed new year and happy schooling! Check back in next month for more activities!

Who is CHILD and what do they do?

For those of you who are just hearing about our group I thought I’d give a little info about who we are and a recap of what we’ve been up to. CHILD is a homeschool support group located in northeast Louisiana that began in 2009 and has been growing ever since. Initially it was simply two friends with an idea who asked the Lord to lead them and now it is a network of friends 25 families strong.
The group currently has 52 children ranging in age from infant to 11th grade and we try to provide them with many exciting and engaging activities. From just August to December of this year we have toured the Chenault Aviation Museum and Monroe Airport, visited the farm animals at Rockin’-R- Ranch, picked pumpkins at Curry Farms, visited the Biedenharn historic home and gardens, Bible Museum, and Coke Museum. We’ve also attended a ballet, gone roller skating, and had a group Christmas party.
In addition to all these activities, this has been a year of many firsts for us. We now have a 4-H group for students 4th-12th grades. Many of the children have participated in specialty classes, photography contests and cooking contests offered by 4-H. Also, we raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and had our own fund raiser selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. There are other events that we would like to add and the possibilities are endless.
Activities that we are carrying over from last year include Scholastic book orders, a group yearbook and Kindergarten Graduation. We hope to update this site each month with current information on our activities. Please check back from time to time to see what we have planned! If you are interested in learning more about our group please visit us here.