Welcome to the Central Valley Homeschoolers blog. We've created this blog to help homeschoolers stay connected, and as a place to announce upcoming field trips or other activities. If you would like to host an event or organize an activity, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to email us and we'll be sure to post all events as they are brought to our attention. We will also be posting activities that might interest the homeschooling community. If you are aware of any events that you haven't seen mentioned here, please let us know and we'll be sure to post it. Keep us bookmarked us and check back often. All our events are also listed on Facebook in the Annapolis Valley Homeschoolers group. Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October Meeting Notes...

Homeschooling Parent Meeting – Thursday, October 4, 2012 (@ Rose Hogeterp’s home)

Discussion regarding potential future plan

Oct 5, 9:30-11 “Nature Art” activity at Corinna’s home in Woodville
Organized by Corinna

Oct 12, 5pm→ Family Campfire @ Cottage Cove Prov. Park, Port George
Organized by Maureen

Oct 19, 10-12 Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Aylesford (bring picnic lunch)
Organized by Brenda
- will include Intro talk about Geocaching by Maureen

Oct 26 Curling is Cancelled!  Ross Farm Museum OR Black Rock Trail Hike (9:30-11:30)
Ross Farm organized by Cathy (Halifax)
Hike organized by Rose

Nov 1, 7-9pm Homeschooling Parent Meeting @ Jennifer West’s home, Kingston Organized by Rose/Raquel

Nov 2, 9:30-11:30 Geocaching activity
Organized by Maureen

Nov 9, 9:30-11:30 Informal gathering at Covenanters Church, Cambridge
+ Icebreaker family-get-to-know-each-other Bingo
Rose to book church Jan to plan games

Nov 16, 9:30-11:30 Potential simultaneous visits to several seniors / nursing homes:
- Heart of the Valley, Middleton
- Grandview Manor, Berwick
- Kings Riverside Court or Orchard Court, Kentville
Inquiries by:

Nov 23, 9:30-11:30 Hope to reschedule “Learn to Curl” – this time in Middleton
(not enough curlers available to help us on Oct 26 + insurance issues have come up at Greenwood)
Organized by Brenda

Dec. 1 5:00 Potluck Family Christmas Party at the Baltzer’s home, 1940 Black Rock Rd
Organized by Tanya

Dec. 5th 11:am Neptune Play-Elf the Musical
Organized by Raquel

December’s theme will be “Giving”!  We hope to do things for the needy:
-preparing (and delivering?) gift packages to the poor
(Rose to inquire at Kentville’s Soup Kitchen)?
-carolling at all 3 seniors / nursing homes?
* This will be discussed again at the November 1st meeting.  Come with ideas on how we can engage our kids in Giving!*

To remember:
When posting an event on Facebook, please also remember to email Raquel to have it included on the blog (vanderploegr@eastlink.ca ) for those homeschoolers who are not on Facebook.

Monthly parent meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month from 7-9pm, alternating between east and west Valley homes.

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