Classical Conversations of Joppa

Weekly Newsletter - February 18, 2016

Community Announcements

Director's Notes

Thank you moms for being flexible and stepping up this week. I put it out there that I need more help and I had a flow of parents step up and share how they can help out! I feel blessed by all of you and the community we are creating among us.

If you are interested in helping out as a Foundations tutor, substitute, science project coordinator, great artists coordinator, orchestra coordinator, moms events coordinator, open house/welcoming committee, review carnival, end of year and other events, or more, please let me know.

I'm excited to announce Kara Yoder will be stepping up into a Challenge A Director role next year. With this growth and the need for an additional classroom, I'm looking at moving our day of the week to Thursday. Please reach out if this day does or does not work for your family for next year. Also be in prayer for her as she steps into a new role and reaches out for new families to join Challenge A (students ages 12+).

Practicum registration will open in March. The Practicum Coordinator is still looking for a Practicum Hostess($), Nursery Camp Leader($), Play Camp Leader($) and other volunteer roles such as registration, hospitality, supplies, teen/camp volunteers and more. Please consider helping out at practicum this year. CC Joppa's practicum is May 23-25 from 9a-4p.

Week 17 Preview

*IF there is another cancelled day, we will work on making up the days on Thursdays*

Family Presentation: Venters

Clean Up Families: Tappan, Jennings, Venters

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

Foundations Presentation: Share about a missionary or someone from church history.

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.

Upcoming Events

Feb 22 10-11:30am *TIME CHANGE* New to CC Playdate at Ramsey home

We have welcomed three new families since January - Kessens, Jones, Decker - let's welcome them and other families new to CC this year. Great time for veteran and new families to have fellowship while children play! Snacks provided, please bring water bottles.

Mar 5th 9-10:30am Moms Morning Out/Information Meeting at Panera Bread in Festival (Chasity Longworth)

Moms come together over coffee and treats to have fellowship. If there are families interested in learning more about homeschooling and cc, they are welcome to join too!

Mar 9th and 16th 6:30-8:30p MNO/Focus & Align Workshop at Ramsey Home

Join me for 2 evenings of fellowship and time to refocus on homeschooling! I am in love with Read Aloud Revival and recently did attended an online workshop. I want to spend time together and break up the 2 hour workshop over the 2 nights. It will have you evaluating yourself, your homeschooling and creating an action plan that mirrors what your vision and brings homeschooling from a state of rest!

Apr 13th 6:30-8:00p Information Meeting at Bel Air Library (Renee Stratton)

Laura Ramsey and Renee Stratton will host an information meeting for new families interested in learning more about homeschooling and the classical model.

Mar 16th Field Trip: Turkey Hill Experience in PA

Register through their website for their homeschool special event A few families have already registered for the 11:45am and 12:30pm time slots.

Mar 22 9:10-3:00p Open House at Trinity Church

Interested families can visit and sit in on Foundations and Essentials classes. This will be the last chance to see CC in action before next year.

Mar 24th BSO "Peter and the Wolf" REGISTRATION CLOSED

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

Registration is CLOSED

May 19th 10a presentation/12:45p game WJZ Field Trip Day at Orioles

This yearly event is hosted by WJZ. There is a 30 min weather presentation at 10am, then families are invited to stay for the 12:35p Orioles v Mariners game. $7 per person. This is organized by an outside person through Facebook group Maryland Homeschoolers - Cindy Baublirt ( RSVPs due by April 15th.

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.

Parent Practicum: Navigating History - Art of Argumentation

Join us for the free parent practicum this summer. This is a great equipping time to prep for the coming year, get encouragement from veteran CC families and build relationships with your community and other local communities. Children are invited to attend camps for $42/child for 3 days of fun (and learning). Tutors and substitutes will train in the afternoon during each day of practicum. Book reps will be available to purchase CC Bookstore supplies for no shipping cost.

Camps Available: Nursery (ages 0-2), Play Camp (ages 3-5), Geo Draw (ages 6-8), Academic (ages 9-12, camp topic varies based on location from History, Logic, Latin, IEW, Science and more)

CC Joppa MD Practicum - May 23-25 9am-4pm at Trinity Church

CC Gambrills MD Practicum - June 6-8 9am-4pm at Faith Community Church

CC Wilmington DE Practicum - June 7-9 9am-4pm at Bethany Baptist Church

CC Lutherville MD Practicum - June 13-15 9am-4pm at TBD

CC York PA Practicum - June 15-17 9am-4pm at Grace Fellowship Church

Visit for more information. Registration will open shortly.


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: