Classical Conversations of Joppa

Weekly Newsletter - January 12, 2016

Community Announcements

Director Notes

National School Choice Week - Jan 24-30th

National School Choice Week is coming up. To celebrate, I encourage everyone to share about CC and homeschooling and invite them to an info mtg or open house. We will have an open house and info meeting on January 26th.

Recess Parent Volunteer Sign Up

Recess seemed smoother this week. Thank you Jen and all parents who are able to help make a safe and fun indoor recess time. You are not required to stay for recess, but if you are please help organize safe/fun activities for the kids to do.


Kara Yoder is collecting pictures for our end of the year book. She would like to take informal class pictures over the next few weeks. If you do not want your children in pictures, please let her know. If you have pictures to include in the yearbook, please send them to

Week 14 Preview

Family Presentation: Tate

Clean Up Families: Stratton, Tate

(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.

Upcoming Events

Field Trip: NJ Adventure Aquarium

Friday, February 5th at 10am

Meet in the lobby at 10am then explore on your own. Bring or buy lunch and stay the day! Send CASH or CHECK to Laura Ramsey by Tuesday, January 18th (next week).

Children under 2 FREE, 2-12 $12pp, 12+ $15pp.

Field Trip: Turkey Hill Experience

Wednesday, March 16

Registration will open on Turkey Hill website shortly and each family can register themselves for their preferred time slot.

Homeschool Conference: Moms Day Out at New Covenant Presbyterian, Abingdon

Saturday, March 19

More information to come soon.

Field Trip: BSO "Peter and the Wolf"

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 5th (Week 23)

Tutor proofs will be the week of April 5th-12th.

Director proofs will be completed by April 12th (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.

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.

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

Jan 26th at 3:00pm at Trinity Church (Laura Ramsey/Kara Yoder)

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

Jan 26th 9:10a-3:00pm at Trinity Church (Week 15)

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: