Classical Conversations of Joppa

Weekly Newsletter - February 10, 2016

Community Announcements


Another Snow Day this past week, so we will now have a revised CC Schedule. Please take note we will not break Feb 23rd.

Feb. 16 - Week 16

Feb 23 - Week 17 / Tutor Meeting 6-8pm

March 1 - Week 18

March 8 - Week 19

March 15 - Week 20

March 22 - Week 21/Open House


April 5 - Week 22

April 12 - Week 23

April 19 - Week 24


Week 16 Preview

Family Presentation: Tappan

Clean Up Families: Oppel, Tappan, Jennings

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

Foundations Presentation: Choose a mountain from Week 15 and share something you learned about it.

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.

Valentine's Exchange - Week 16 - February 16th

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.

Upcoming Events

CC Healthy Fridays - February 12th 1-3pm at Joppa/Magnolia Fire Station

Jen VanGelder is opening the CC Healthy Fridays class to everyone in the community. If you want to join us at the fire station and learn fire safety, please rsvp on our sign up genius or to Jen VanGelder.

New to CC Playdate - February 22nd 1-4p at Laura Ramsey's 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.

Moms Morning Out/Information Meeting - Sat, March 5th 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!

MNO/Focus & Align Workshop - Wed, March 9th and Wed, March 16th 6:30-8:30p

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!

Information Meeting - April 13th 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.

Open House - March 22 9:10-3:00pm 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.

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.

Registration for 2016-2017

Registration for the 2016-2017 CC Year is now open for current families. We 10 spots left and some current students still aren't registered - now is the time! We will max at 40 families for Foundations. Registration will open to new families is now open. 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).


....Support Reps, Area Reps, Foundations/Essentials Directors, Challenge Directors, Book Reps, Practicum Camp Leaders and Volunteers and more. CC is always looking for more leaders to support the growing area and need, that includes starting new communities or serving current ones.

If you are interested in learning more about serving in CC, contact our Support Rep, Adrienne Tolentino at or 443-677-5017. She can guide you through each role and answer any questions.


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: