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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blasting Back into School

Life is moving along at such a fast pace it is difficult to keep up! Do you have the same problem-I mean challenge?! Sometimes what seems to us like a problem can really turn out to be a blessing. For homeschool moms finding the time to plan field trips and play dates can be quite a problem (um..challenge :). If you'd like to have help with this challenge, please let us know. Our homeschool group is here to be a blessing and help make your life easier!

The back-to-school-blast-off last month was great fun and I was glad to see new faces added to our group. The more the merrier! Although I wasn't able to be at the skate, I did see the pictures posted on our yahoo page. The smiles were beautiful. Because I was sick and not able to be there, the wonderful group members sent me a sweet card filled with get well wishes (yes, I did cry!) and the kids made me a banner. It was so precious!! I loved it. It really did help me to feel better!

This month everyone has been getting back into the swing of things with club meetings and more field trips. We've kicked off our food, fun, & fitness class and will be having our 4-H club meeting in a few days. The kids are so excited to see who gets elected to be their officers this year. They are also excited about our field trip this month. They will not only be getting hands on time caring for horses they will also get individual riding time! My kids are "chomping at the bit" for field trip day to get here! ( Hee!Hee! see my pun?! :)

Coming up next month, in addition to our regular club meeings, the photographer will be taking our individaul pictures for the yearbook. Also, we will be visiting the Star Homeplace. The cost will be $5 per person and the sign-up deadline is Sept. 30th. You can find more information on what they offer at:
If you'd like to be involved with our group please let me know. Our membership fee is $25 per family for each school year if you enroll before Oct. 1st. After that it costs $30. If have any questions just leave me a comment below and I'll do my best to help you.
:) Vicki Kelly

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The new school year is fast approaching!!

I hope you're all enjoying your summer. Even if you are an all year schooler, I hope you've had at least a few small breaks here and there. It is always nice to slow the pace a little and enjoy the simple things in life. Things will be hectic soon enough and school will be back in full force.

CHILD has planned to blast back into a new school year with a skate party on Aug.18th. We are calling it our "Back-to-school Blast Off" and we hope you will bring the kids out for a fun time of fellowship! If you plan to come don't forget to bring your camera and any box tops you've collected. Also, Scholastic order forms will be available for you to pick up. We have many exciting things planned for our group this year and hope to have you join us in our adventures. If you'd like more information or have any questions just drop me a comment below.
:) Vicki

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Good Times To Be Had In May!

I hope all our little kiddos had a great time at field day! I saw a lot of happy little faces. I am sure there were lots of smiles after testing was over, too! Now on to the May festivities!
Coming up in May we have the 4-H awards day and our Food, Fun & Fitness class. We will also be having our end of the year skate party and the always precious Kindergarten Graduation ceremony. Our very last Scholastic book order for this school year will be due on May 2nd so if you haven’t ordered yet, you’ve only got a few more days! And last, but certainly not least, if you signed up to attend the Symphony Safari, don’t forget to show up! It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you all at our May activities!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

April is Fast Approaching!!

I hope everyone had a great time at the Children’s Museum this week!! I know me and mine did. We missed those who weren’t able to be there. It had been a while since my girls and I had been there and we were pleased to see some new activities as well as some old favorites. The moms of our group seemed more than happy to sit at a table and have our sweet little dears “serve” us for a while! I must say I especially enjoyed when all the little “waiters” gathered around me for their rendition of the “Happy, Happy Birthday, We’re so Glad You Came” song. I felt special to receive such a treat… and it wasn’t even my birthday!! J
Anyway, on to the April activities. We have quite a few events coming up. In addition to our regular 4-H club meeting and Food, Fun & Fitness class we will be having our annual field day activities. The deadline to sign up for that is April 14th. Also in the works is a park play-day. I would love for all the kindergarten graduates to be there so they can get to know each other before their big day. This will also give the moms an opportunity to get all those last minute details worked out. There will also be a re-take day for any graduate who missed having their cap and gown pictures made with the photographer. As a reminder, don’t forget the deadline to sign up for the Symphony Safari is April 11th and if you registered to participate in our standardized testing event, that will begin on April 25th at 9:00. As always, scholastic orders can be placed on line and be sure to send in any pictures you have for the yearbook. If you need additional information on any upcoming events please let me know. I hope all of you have a wonderful and blessed Easter. Celebrate Jesus everyday! J Vicki   

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Here comes March!!!

Well, I am sorry to say that I missed our wonderful February skate because of illness. I heard it was a great time and I can’t wait to see pictures of all the smiling kiddos!! Speaking of smiling kids, we have our yearbook picture retakes coming up on March 1 so if you need info. on how to get in on that please be sure and let me know. If you have previously signed up for retake day, please check your inbox for a reminder of the location and your appointment time. I really hope we are able to get yearbook pictures of all the kids in the group. We even want to include the babies! (We have 57 kids total) Even if you aren’t interested in buying a package please come out to have a picture made just for the yearbook. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the group or you’ve been with us all year we want you in the yearbook!! If you aren’t able to make it to retake day just let me know and I’ll find a way to get a picture of you included.
Our next field trip will be to the Children’s Museum so if you’d like more details on that just drop me an e-mail. I hope that as the weather warms up we’ll see more of our members turn out at our field trips. I haven’t seen some of you all year!! J Mom’s need field trips as much or more than the kids so treat yourself to the day off and come out for some fun and fellowship! Let me know if I can be of any help to you! J Vicki   

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Coming up in February

We had such a great time at our January field trip! It was so nice to visit and laugh with those who attended. Who knew we had such great history buffs in our group? I think the moms had more fun with the scavenger hunt than the kids did. I was so excited to see my kids having a good time learning history!! (Which is most definitely not their favorite subject-maybe it will be now!)
We missed those who weren’t able to be there and hope all our friends who’ve been sick will feel much better soon! I always give out the Scholastic book orders at the field trips so if you didn’t receive one don’t despair. Just log onto www.scholastic.com/bookclubs and browse through the catalogs. You’ll need our class code the first time you log in. Just let me know if you need any help. The order deadline is January 31st and I will have the books you order with me at the next field trip.
I am really looking forward to our February activities. All our club meetings will be held at their regular time and place and we will be having a skate party. Those are always fun. I think they are more fun for the moms because we actually get to sit down for a change! Not to mention all the food and wonderful conversation!!
Please remember to send in your photos for the yearbook. The end of the school year will be upon us soon and it will be very difficult to sort through all the pictures if everyone waits until May to send them. I know you have some great shots so please send them in!
If you have any questions or need details about any event, please just leave a comment below. I look forward to seeing you in February!