Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FISH First Fall Meeting 9/3

Don't forget 1st FISH Meeting for 2015-2016 school year is Thursday night, Sep 3rd at Kamiyo's house!

We will listen to Grant Funk tell us about his science, technology, engineering and math curriculum that is wrapped in aviation.  This course of study is not about becoming a pilot.  It rolls all these classes together on-line with interviews and hands-on learning. See to see what he will be talking about.  Grant is a missionary from Alaska. He and his wife home schooled for many years and developed this curriculum for the Alaska school system.  This program is for the 7th-12th grades.  He will present from 7-8pm.  

Then we can ask questions or move on to our regular meeting. Should be very interesting!  Even if you are not interested in this particular program, you can learn how to tie different courses of study together.  We can always learn so much from other educators!  :)

Let me know if you have any questions.
Hope to see you all there!
360 421 6573
360 293 9339

Monday, August 24, 2015

Pacific Science Center SPECIALS in SEPTEMBER

Homeschool September at Pacific Science Center

The first-ever Homeschool September, an entire month of discounted admission for homeschool students!

During the month of September, homeschool groups of any size can explore Pacific Science Center Monday - Friday at the reduced school group rate.

Choose one of the following offers:

·         September Special: $ 9 per person (compared to $18.75 for youth and $25.75 for adults)
Includes access to all of our permanent exhibits, our current featured exhibit GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, and one documentary IMAX® movie.

·         Permanent Exhibits Only: $7 per person (compared to $14.75 for youth and $19.75 for adults)

No reservations required. Tickets must be purchased on-site at Pacific Science Center on the day of your visit. Please provide identification or proof of homeschool status when you arrive. Call (206) 443-2925 to learn more.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Skagit County Fair August 12-15

Hey! Come down to the Mt. Vernon Fairgrounds on Sunday the 9th and bring your Fine Art, Photography, Hobbies and Crafts (including Legos!), Sewing, Quilts, Handwork (knitting etc)! 2-6pm free to enter!

We would love to have preschool-adult- NON 4-H!

The more the merrier!

$20 Gift card to Tri-dee Art in MV for art/ photo/ hobbies best of shows!

Check out for more info or please email Amy if you have questions!

apweisz @

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Beka Book Homeschool Materials Display (Burlington)

Here is a great opportunity for you to view A Beka Book home school materials and take advantage of the following discounts.

-  15% discount on all A Beka Book textbook orders over $75
-  25% discount on all A Beka Book textbook orders over $400
-  5% military discount on all A Beka Book textbook orders (Must show military ID)
-  Free Shipping on all A Beka Book textbook orders

Date: Friday, July 31, 2015
Time: 11am-3pm
Hampton Inn & Suites
1860 S. Burlington Blvd.
Burlington, WA 98233

A Beka Book Representative: Keith Wells

Also down in Everett on Thursday....
Date: July 30, 2015
Time: 10am-2pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites South Everett
131 - 128th St., Southwest
Everett, WA 98204
A Beka Book Representative: Keith Wells

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Homeschool Qualification Class Aug 14-15 (Oak Harbor)

Homeschool Parent Qualifying Course – Skagit Valley College

 class provides legal qualification to homeschool and information about the legal requirements to homeschool and practical activities to help you make an informed decision.

LOCATION:  Oak Harbor Campus – 1900 SE Pioneer Way *Oak Harbor

DATE:  August 14 - 15, 2015

TIME:  Friday (evening), 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
     Saturday (all day), 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (1 hour lunch break)

TO REGISTER:  Via phone using a VISA or MasterCard call (360) 416-7638
or E-mail:

Fee : $95

Contact Instructor – Beth Rosenzweig  (206) 954-4394  or e-mail

Monday, June 15, 2015

FISH Float in July 4th parade

Sonia Evans and Robin Caperon are coordinating the July 4th FISH float for the parade.  Here is a note from Sonia:

Happy Summer, ladies!  

I wanted everyone to know about the opportunity we have as F.I.S.H. families to march in the Independence Day parade on July 4th.  The Culbertsons have made a terrific fish float that we pull with a truck and we have some fish t-shirts that children and parents can wear for our march.  They will be given back after we finish.   Also, we have a large colorful F.I.S.H. banner that some students can take turns carrying in front of the float. One year, we also handed out pencils with our F.I.S.H. blog address on it.  It's really fun!  So, I'm looking for a few things:

1) at least 5 families to commit to marching with the Caperons and the Jon Evans family 
2) donations toward the pencil cost; we will need 500-1000  There are so many children who want pencils when we march by!!!
3) some to make posters for the big day in large, colorful letters

Please let me know ASAP if you will be a part of this F.I.S.H. opportunity!

Thanks everyone,
Sonia Evans

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Annual Testing - IOWA Achievement in Anacortes

Just some clarification on the test dates and times for Anacortes IOWA Testing...

3rd-8th grade - May 27 & 28 (both days, should be done by noon)
High School - May 29 (this is a change from previous info, should be done by 2:15p)

Be there by 8:30.  Bring at least 2 pencils, some quiet time activities, and a snack.

Payments can be made on test day with a check made out to: Barb Peterson.  $20 per student.

If you'd like results mailed to you by 1st part of August, bring a stamped and self-addressed envelope.

Any questions?  Please ask Bev