Thursday, April 23, 2015

Writing Class

From Sherry:

I will be offering writing classes again this fall and am accepting registration for new students.  Below, I have given abbreviated information on the classes.  Please contact me for detailed information.

What:  Writing Composition class based on Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).  These classes work very well with multi-age, multi-grade children and are perfect for families wanting all the children to be taking one class at the same day/ time and working together on the same assignments at home! Great time and energy saver for mom! The class will cover vocabulary, outlining, fiction and nonfiction writing, proofing/editing, grammar rules, some basic capitalization and punctuation skills, as well as many stylistic techniques.

I encourage you to sit in on a class currently in progress to see if it looks like something in which you are interested.  The classroom atmosphere with other students is one of the keys to this program’s success. 

When:  Wednesday mornings from Mid-August to Mid-November for the fall semester; spring semester schedule, mid-January to mid- April.

Where:  Northwest Tallahassee, near the Lake Jackson Branch Library.


Deposit -:  $25 nonrefundable deposit/supply fee.  Contact me for a registration form to be emailed to you.


Tuition - $120 per semester, or $240 for the whole year.  Tuition may be paid in full on the first day of class each semester, or arrangements may be made for monthly installments. 

Supplies:  The appropriate Writing Book for the course, purchased from IEW, approximately $29.  Paper and pens or pencils for taking notes in class.  All other supplies, I will provide for each student.

Who:  Teacher:  Sherry Phillips

I have been homeschooling my 6 children for the past 22 years and have been teaching IEW writing for 6 years.  On request, I can provide references from past and current students’ parents.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

English Fayre at St. Peter's Anglican Church

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!
Queen Ginny Yearty Hails Ye to the English Fayre!  
THIS Saturday, April 25
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

"Gates" will be open at the stroke of 11:00 am, then bells will peal as the Opening Ceremony starts at 11:30 am.  Just a bit of fun to start the day with a bagpiper, St. Peter's Towne Crier, and the Rector's blessing.
Would Ye liketh to be Royal for the Day?!!!  Ye Ladies and Lords will be so noted in their sashes as they help at the Fayre.  It's quite a fun time getting to chat up others and serveth for an hour or a bit.
Young lads can create their own shield and be knighted as "Sir."   And the lassies can be a "Princess" with hats and all.  
Many Amusements on the Lawn...Quidditch, Gnome Toss, ponies, and bouncy castle (make note ye "children at heart"...there's an age limit ).  St. Peter's priests will compete in the Wellie Wangling at 2:00 pm  (that will be worth loading up the car!) , but everyone has a chance to win the coveted GOLD WELLIE Trophy!   The longest wellie toss wins.
You don't have to dress up for the Fayre, but it will add lots of atmosphere...centuries and centuries of characters.  Google the Top 200 Favorite Brits...quite a fun read.
It will be a jolly good time!  
Fish and Chips, English Tea Room, amusements on the lawn, Quidditch, more food, Sweet Shoppe, The Cross Keys Pub, entertainment, The Book Store, Docent Tours in the Church, pony rides, face painting, Southern Shakespeare Festival scene from Midsummer's Night Dream, dancing, bagpipes!  More fabulous food on wheels from Val Halla, The Cake Shop, and Donovan's.   Quite the festive day!
Visit for a tour of this "All Things English" affayre!
All friends and neighbors are invited!
Marketh your Calendar!  Saturday, April 25 from 11 am - 5 pm


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Christian Liberty

Shared by Laura...
There is a Christian distance learning program that is very budget friendly. Without that program, I would be too overwhelmed to properly home-school my child.

The organization is call Christian Liberty. I take part in their CLASS program. The CLASS program is a distance learning program for families that want to home school their children.

Their website is

They do their best to keep the prices down for their programs and resources. They offer two plans: The CLASS Program and the Family Plan Program.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wildlife Capitol Event

We’re excited to announce our upcoming “Creating the Next Generation That Cares” youth event being held at the Capitol on April 22, 2015. Please join us for this hands-on experience that spotlights our diverse fish and wildlife resources and the conservation efforts underway by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. We enjoyed seeing many of you last year and are looking forward to another great event!     
Robin Stetler
Government Operations Consultant
Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2574 Seagate Dr. Suite 100
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
D.L. 850-922-6609

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Free Planetarium Show

"March Skies Over Tallahassee"

Saturday, March 7 @ 10:00am


Come downtown to the Challenger Learning Center Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium and enjoy a free planetarium show on March 7 at 10:00 a.m. "March Skies Over Tallahassee" is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society and coordinated with the monthly Tallahassee Democrat "Sky Guy" column. The March sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

St. Peter's Fine Arts Camp

From Debbie:

We have added the elective option of drama for 2nd-6th graders and I'm also excited to let you know that we have added a 4th track for the upper middle school students (entering 7th/8th)!  Their track will consist of the following classes: Studio Art 3D, Theater Ensemble and Vocal Workshop.  



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Free Concert




Master Class with FSU Irish Ensemble

Monday, March 2nd | 1:30PM - 3PM
Opperman Music Hall

Traditional Irish ensemble Danú will be conducting a master class with the Florida State University Irish Ensemble, directed by Lynnsey Weissenberger, on Monday, March 2nd at 1:30PM in Opperman Music Hall. Please enter via the Opperman Music Hall lobby for this free event. No RSVP necessary, but give yourself ample time to find parking on and off campus as classes are in session.