Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wildwood Ballet

If you are looking for a ballet studio, Wildwood Ballet has lots of homeschooling (and non homeschooling) families...
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A message from the studio:
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful, vibrant studio so please remember to tell your friends that we are accepting new students through January. This is the time of year when families are beginning to plan their spring schedules so if you have a friend who you'd love to dance with you or your daughter, refer them to our website or our office. Here's to new dance friends!

Your Wildwood Ballet Family 


Monday, November 2, 2015

Tallahassee Museum

Hello Homeschool Parent!

We would like to tell you about the Homeschool programs that are offered at the Tallahassee Museum.  The Tallahassee Museum offers enriching Home School Programs that follow the Sunshine State Standards.  Our classes are most often offered on Tuesdays, although we do have a few that are offered on other days of the week.  Programs are 1 hour long and focus on a topic of study such as: Martin Luther King Jr., Wilderness Survival, and Florida Panthers!  We offer two age groups, Kindergarten – 2nd Grade (Class time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM) and 3rd Grade – 5th Grade (Class Time: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM).   The cost for each program is $7 nonmember and $6.30 for members.  For more information or questions contact our team at registrations@tallahasseemuseum.org or by phone at 850-575-8684 ext. 126 or 141.

We would love to have your student enrolled in our programs!

P.S. If our times and program structure do not meet your needs, please let us know how we can best fit your student’s needs.


Tallahassee Museum Education Department



Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jacksonville Zoo


Free Entry All Month Long at Jacksonville's Top Attractions

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Bring the whole family for Kids Free November in Jacksonville!  This includes the zoo and the Museum of Science and History.

Throughout the month of November, discover all the family fun that Jacksonville has to offer at our city's top attractions! The best part? Kids under 12 get in FREE all month long! Now tell us that isn't something to get excited about, much less plan a trip for!

Let your kids explore, learn something new and spend some quality family time, even when you are on a budget, in Jacksonville! Check out a list of participating attractions below, and trust us when we say our attractions are kid-approved! November is the perfect month to visit Jacksonville as the city host dozens of special sporting, music, cultural and holiday events that are also free to the public.

Because we can't leave out the small print: Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2015.  Up to 5 children (under 12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult.  No coupon necessary.  Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers.  This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations. 

They have a nature unleased program at the MOSH involving hands on  and interactive experience with tornados , hurrricanes!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Spelling Bee

Dear Leon County homeschooling community:

The Spelling Bee for Leon County's homeschooled students will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 7 p.m. The location is Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 1700 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303 (corner of Tharpe and Meridian, around the corner from Lake Ella). The winner of this competition will advance to the Leon County Spelling Bee.

Eligibility: There are more eligibility rules available on the national spelling bee's website (http://www.spellingbee.com/eligibility), but here are the main ones you need to know for our competition: (1) Only residents of Leon County. (2) Only students who are grades 4 through 8. (3) Only students who were younger than 15 years of age as of August 31, 2015. (4) Only homeschoolers who are not affiliated with another school.
Entrance Fee: There will be a $7 entrance fee to defray the cost of registering with the national spelling bee organization, which you can pay after your registration. I'll send instructions once you register.
Registration: If you want to participate, send me an email (kwcox@hotmail.com) with the following information:
  • Speller's name
  • Speller's street address
  • Speller's age and grade level
Once I receive your registration, I will follow up within three days to confirm and provide any rules, details, study resources, or other instructions. If you don't hear back from me within three days, please follow up by email just in case I missed your registration.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all! I hope we have a great turnout!

Kevin Cox

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Free Math Class at FSU

Homeschooled children, ages 4-11, and their parent(s)
are invited to join us on the following Tuesdays this semester from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in room 3301 of the Stone Building at FSU.

October 20

November 3

November 17

December 1

December 15

We will investigate interesting mathematical problems and work together to understand them.

There is no fee to participate, and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Friday, 16 October 2015, noon – 6 p.m.
3000 Commonwealth Boulevard, Suite 1
Tallahassee FL  32303 
Thursday, 15 October 2015, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
(Possible overflow to Wednesday, 14 October 2015, based upon demand)
3000 Commonwealth Boulevard, Suite 1
Tallahassee FL  32303


Advance reservations required for Cub Scout Night as spaces are limited.

For information and scheduling contact Christopher Williams or Frank Rupert:

Frank.Rupert@dep.state.fl.us 850-617-0334                                            

Additional information will be provided online at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/ed_outreach/index.htm

The Open House will feature the museum with a dugong skeleton, an extinct mako shark jaw, and other exhibits. One of our drill rigs and extracted core samples will be on site. Geologists will explain both the workings of the rig and answer questions about the cores and some of the cuttings we receive and process. Some examples of offshore geophysical data, including side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiling, will be on display. There will be a station set up with rocks and fossils from Florida and elsewhere. Microscopes will be available to examine rock and sediment samples with geologists on hand to assist and interpret. For younger guests, coloring sheets highlighting prehistoric life in Florida and sea shells and Play-Doh™ for experimentation with formation of fossil molds will be available. Staff will demonstrate and offer several visualizations of our geoscience work in Florida and provide tours of the new FGS facilities.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Masters in the Making, Jr.

LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts
Ever wanted to paint like the masters? Here’s your chance! Each month at LeMoyne we will focus on a particular artist and a selected piece from their body of work. Instructor Karen Mercer will give a brief talk about the artist and how they approached the canvas. Then students will be led as they experience recreating these famous works in a similar manner. Each session will meet on a Friday from 6:00-8:30 p.m. giving students enough time to complete their very own masterpiece.


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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Homeschool Band

We will be meeting for the first time this year on Thursday, September 10.
Beginning band will continue to meet from 2:00-3:30 and Advanced band will,
likewise, continue to meet at 3:30-5, at Wildwood Presbyterian.

This Thursday will be a chance to meet other parents, new families, the new
Board of Directors, pick up instruments, and finish all the enrollment
forms. With all that will be going on, our director, Mrs Candalee Jones
will be prepared to begin teaching our budding musicians. Please try to
bring your instruments, books, music stands, and anything else your student
may need to begin the year with. If you have families or friends interested
in joining THSB, invite them to come out Thursday to our meet and greet at 2

The monthly fee is $25 for one student, or $50 for families with two or more
students. Instrument rental is $10 per month (limited instruments available
for rental).