Classical Conversations of Joppa

Weekly Newsletter - January 28, 2016

Community Announcements

Week 15 Preview

Open House and Windows Into Challenge. We have 3 families (11 students) visiting!

Family Presentation: Oppel

Clean Up Families: Stratton, Tate, Oppel

(Responsible for kitchen and main area, returning chairs/tables before leaving for the day.)

Great Artists: The next 6 weeks will be great artists. We will be working with different mediums - water colors, plasters, oil pastels, tempera paint. Please dress your children appropriately or bring in a smock to use during art time.

Registration for 2016-2017

Registration for the 2016-2017 CC Year is now open for current families. Registration will open to new families on February 1st. Invoices have been send out to current families for those of us who need to budget for the year. If you wish to register and reserve your spot, please return the registration form and the registration fees (all other tuition facility and supply fees are due in June).

NOTE: All children 4 years or older on June 1, 2016 need to be registered in Foundations in order to be on campus. You can make arrangements for your younger children to be off campus on CC Day. Only children under the age of 4 are eligible to be a lap child or in the nursery. Lap children cannot participate in class. Please see me with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Open House (9:15-3:00) and Windows into Challenge (3:30-4:30p) - February 2nd

Learn more about the Challenge program and grasp the full vision of CC. Parents of children in all programs will benefit from hearing from Challenge parents. Get your questions answered and enjoy some snacks! Children welcome.

Field Trip: NJ Adventure Aquarium - February 5th - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Friday, February 5th at 10am

Meet in the lobby at 10am then explore on your own. Bring or buy lunch and stay the day! Registration is CLOSED.

Valentine's Exchange - February 9th

Theresa Speicher is organizing a Valentine's Exchange among the children. She will have paper bags for each child to collect the Valentine's during CC Day. This is voluntary. See Theresa Speicher's email for more information and class lists.

Field Trip: BSO "Peter and the Wolf" - March 24th - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Thursday, March 24 - 10:00-11:00am at BSO, Baltimore

Registration is CLOSED

Memory Master Testing (optional)

If your student is testing for memory master,

Two adult proofs must be completed by Tuesday, April 12th (Week 23)

Tutor proofs will be the week of April 12th-19th.

Director proofs will be completed by April 19th (Week 24)

If you have any questions about Memory Master, please let me know. Please work with your student and confirm with their tutor by Week 20 if they plan on testing.

Open Houses and Information Meetings

CC Joppa will be hosting information meetings and open houses throughout the next few months to share the classical model and our program with interested families. Please share this information with any friends, families or groups where you belong. Due to the size of our community and the projects during these next few weeks, the two open houses are the only time we can have interested families visit.

Information Meetings

Feb 8th at 10:00am at Abingdon Library (Laura Ramsey/Nicole Venters)

Mar 5th at 9:00am at Panera Bread in Festival (Laura Ramsey/Chasity Longworth)

Apr 13th at 6:45pm at Bel Air Library (Laura Ramsey/Renee Stratton)

Open Houses

Feb 2nd at 9:10a-3:00pm at Trinity Church (Week 16)

Mar 22 at 9:10a-3:00pm at Trinity Church (Week 22)


Memory Work Extras

CC Timeline Handmotions Video: (All Tutors are using the CC official videos OR the previously used rafikipaka from CC Connected. These two options are slightly different, but many of us have learned the rafikipaka handmotions in the past before CC officially came out with their own handmotion video.)

A PDF printout of handmotions can be found on CC Connected user name rafikipaka.

Cycle 1 Memory Work Audio:

Cycle 1 Memory Work Tutorials:

Reading Correlations from Half a Hundred Acre Wood: