Director's Details-Week 23

Classical Conversations of Burien

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.“ Colossians 3:15–17 (KJV)

Week 22 is in the books, y'all! Can you believe it?! Enjoy your week off. We'll come back with only 2 weeks to go. Every year, we get to this point and no matter how difficult the road has been, I find myself wondering how the time blew by so fast.

For you Memory Master hopefuls, you should be finished with at least one parent proof and moving on to the second adult proof. Please see the Memory Master guide for any questions and if you can't find a satisfactory answer, ask me. Also, once your child has passed the second adult proof, please let me know. I want to order t-shirts and hopefully have them by the EOYC. With that in mind, shoot me an email to let me know they are moving on to tutor proofs and in that email, please give me a t-shirt size for your child. I am able to return unearned t-shirts so I'd rather place my order sooner than later. Please let me know no later than March 31st.

We're still up in the air a bit with how things look for next year. There are a few families considering a move to West Seattle and a few undecided on whether to return. Depending on where things fall, we will either have plenty of room or none at all. :-) Please be praying for all who are making those big decisions and also, for Kara as she irons out details and puts things together for West Seattle. Also, spread the word about the Challenge program. CC's best advertisement is word of mouth. If you know any 12 or 13 year olds, let them know what a great option CC is for a middle/high school education! Amber, Kara and I will be keeping you posted on upcoming information meetings. Please share on the Smore flyers on Facebook or by email to anyone who may be interested. We want to get the word out!!

Another big thing on the horizon is practicum. Kira is working to secure a location. Please pray that our first choice works out. You'll be really excited if it does! And, with that in mind, if all goes as we hope, we'll be looking at scheduling practicum the week of June 14. We'll have plenty or roles to fill to make it run smoothly and we'll also be needing teen helpers for the camps. If you know of any teens aged 13 or older, please let them know about this great opportunity to earn some community service hours and bless homeschooling families this summer. As soon as we have locations and dates for area practicums, I will get that information to you!

Have a blessed Easter celebration, friends! See you on week 23!

Family Presentation: Kira Heflin

Nursery: Sheila Hanson

Challenge A - OFFICIAL!!

Classical Conversations of Burien is now the official home of a Challenge A program. Amber Ronningen has been contracted as the Challenge A Director/Tutor. If you have a student to enroll in Challenge A, please plan to get Amber your $125 registration fee. If you have already submitted paperwork to me, I will pass that along to Amber. If not, get it to her asap. Also, please get the word out!

I am so excited to have a partner in leadership and to see our community continue to grow in new and exciting ways.

Memory Master Parent and/or 2nd Adult Proofing should be underway!

CC Moms' Book Club

Friday, April 1

Diane Streff's House

7-9 pm

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli

Scholé in Seattle Retreat

Jennifer Bascom announced an exciting upcoming event - Homeschool from Rest Retreat June 3-5 at Lake Retreat in Ravensdale, WA. I'm hoping to go. Who wants to join me? For more information, ask to join the Scholé in Seattle Facebook group or email Jennifer:

Foundations to Challenge Connections

Finishing the Year Well: Orchestra

—Leigh Bortins, The Core

Just as we teach our children to be literate by teaching them to read, we must teach them artistic literacy. We start in Foundations by teaching the elements of shape, the basics of music theory, and the skill of looking at and copying great artists. For the past six weeks, we’ve listened to works by famous composers. In the Challenge program, students will study these composers and listen to their works again, learning the important vocabulary of classical music and the prominent periods of music history, and forming the habits of mind that attend to the beauty of the pieces.

“The education of children for God is the most important business done on earth. It is the one business for which the earth exists. To it all politics, all war, all literature, all money-making ought to be subordinated; and every parent especially ought to feel every hour of the day, that, next to making his own calling and election sure, this is the end for which he is kept alive by God- this is his task on earth.” -R.L. Dabney

Classical Conversations of Burien

Lynette Chang, Foundations/Essentials Director

Amber Ronningen, Challenge A Director