Classical Conversations of Sheridan
March 2016 Newsletter
CC Sheridan Info Meetings/Open House
Upcoming Information Meetings:
Wednesday, March 30 @ 10:30 AM at the Carmel Clay Public Library in the Children's Area
Wednesday, March 30 @ 4:00 PM at the Lebanon Public Library in the Children's Area
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
End-of-Year Celebration May 13 @ 6 PM!
Greetings, friends! Our end-of-year celebration is just around the corner on Friday, May 13 at 6 PM! I cannot wait to celebrate the accomplishments of our stellar CC Sheridan Students at this fun event. Several planning elements are underway for this celebration, including:
- A slideshow of photos from our year: I am sharing the following link of the photos I've collected so far this year. If you have photos you wish to include, either provide them to me on a flash drive or upload to the following file, where I've stored my collection of these photos to date: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=AF8819E8B192FDC6!58385&authkey=!AO8xY8a4YUCwiF4&ithint=folder%2cjpg
- A pitch-in dinner: Please sign up to bring food items! http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0949A8A82CA75-endofyear
- A brief awards program.
Indiana Statehouse Tour
Friday, April 8th, 12:30pm
Indiana State Capitol, Indianapolis, IN, United States
Thanks to Nicole Weaver for arranging for our tour of the Indiana State House on this 200th Anniversary of our fine state! If you have not RSVP'd, please let Nicole know you will be attending: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-258-3710. You will have a tour filled with State history, our building’s history and interesting facts and stories about the State House. Executive, Legislative, Judicial...we’ve got it covered! If you would like to preview the tour before your visit or review after you have been here, visit: http://www.in.gov/idoa/virtual-tour/.
- Please be on time...you need to allow some extra time to go through Security with a metal detector (each person has packages and purses inspected-no pocketknives) and if you need bathrooms use them before the tour.
- Park on the street nearby and enter the State House on Capitol Avenue so that you can enter the east doors.
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Foundations Memory Master Opportunity
So...I wish to encourage parents whose students are participating in Memory Master to approach this challenge with care and understanding of how your students are wired! Some students thrive in competitive ventures; other students do not. Please weigh your student's development stage, age, and "wiring" as you consider this challenge. Remember that the ultimate goal is that students gain a deeper embedding of the memory work for the year--and so participating in MM may help accomplish this. But MM is just one more approach to aid in retention and to provide motivation to some students to dig a bit deeper. If MM isn't for you this year, no worries! It may be worthwhile to have a conversation about it so that students who don't participate still celebrate this year's accomplishments apart from Memory Master and can applaud classmates who do participate. I've included a helpful article about one parent's thoughts on Memory Master as another perspective. Talk to Heather if you have questions!
Parent Practicum Palooza 2016!!!!!
Registration for Practicums throughout Indiana opens this week! Student camps and childcare are available for all ages at the modest price of $42/child for all 3 days: Nursery (ages 3 and under); Play Camp (ages 3-5); Geo/Draw Camp (ages 5-8); History Camp (ages 9-13). Camps do fill up quickly sometimes, so please review the dates/locations and when you receive the email from Classical Conversations announcing that Practicum signups are live, please don't tarry in registering! Potential Foundations tutors who have not yet signed an agreement should register for Foundations training when registering.
If you are able, we would love for as many in our community as possible to attend the May 25-27 Practicum in Frankfort, Indiana, as our community is assisting in hosting this event. Several community members will serve as camp leaders and volunteers, so your students will recognize these lovely parents and feel that much more comfortable in attending!