Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pics from Pumpkin Party

Thank you Paul and Amy Weisz and family for hosting the pumpkin carving and serving us all chili and cornbread!! The weather cooperated well!!  :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Homeschool Potpourri Sale - Oct 20-25th

in honor of 


40% off sale
October 20 - 25

Not only is it National Book Month but also our shelves are overflowing so please join us for our literature sale.  All used children's  early readers and all other  used literature books (you know, that big section near the back and spread throughout the store)  will be 40% off.  We will also offer 20% off every other USED item in the store!  The sale starts Monday, October 20th at 10 am and continues  through Saturday October 25th at 3 pm.  Come in or call with your order.  Find some nice gift books for Christmas, or fill in books for  your Sonlight or other reading list.   Fall is a great time to read!

Hope to see you soon!

Todd Aukland
Homeschool Potpourri
12815 NE 124th Street
Suite F
Kirkland, WA 98034

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FISH Pumpkin Carving Party - Monday - OCT 27th!

Hey FISH Families! 

I am CHANGING the time of the pumpkin party and adding a few extra pieces of information! Please email Amy apweisz@aol.com to let me know numbers as soon as possible!  :) Thanks!

The NEW TIME IS: 4pm starting- until 7-ish pm. I will not be home from Classical Conversations until 3:30 pm!  Also..

I was trying to think of an extra "fall-ish" craft and if you want to start gathering tin cans of any size or shape we will try to make tin lanterns.  They look very cool on your mantle, up your sidewalk or for carrying around on Halloween.  If some of the older kids can help younger ones.. that would be great!  If you bring extra tin cans, that would be great too!

So.. the "TO BRING" list is a little long, and please label your stuff so that you go home with it!  Also, boots are good because we will be outside rain or shine.  I will plan on starting dinner around 5-5:30pm.  I am hoping that dads can join us for all or part of the afternoon/evening.  Please invite your home school friends.. especially ones that are not currently plugged into a group.  Even if you have never been to a FISH meeting, but are on this list, please feel free to come!

We still may have a contest on best "free-hand" carved pumpkin, and best "stencil" carved pumpkin.  My kids have gotten some great stencils for carving on line.

TO BRING- (all totally optional!)
-pumpkin and a tin can for all adults or kids who want to carve or make one
-carving tools (label please)
-printed stencil
-hammer- for lantern making (label too!)(one per maker is best, but we can share too!)
-large nail for lantern making
-veggies, sour cream, grated cheese, or finger dessert to share

-chili (vegetarian and regular) (gluten free)
-corn bread
-paper goods
-water to drink

I would love to have you, and don't want you to feel that you have to bring anything!  We can all share or bring a little extra!  Hopefully the kids can play outside until it's dark!  :)

Take care, Amy
 ph 293 1379

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kangaroo Farm Field Trip - Friday October 10th

Hello everyone!

The plans have been firmed up to go on a tour of the kangaroo farm tour in Arlington, WA.

10030 State Route 530 NE
Arlington, WA 98223

Here is a link to their website. http://www.outbackkangaroofarm.com/Exotic-Animal-Tours-Arlington-WA.html

I called them this morning and they don't have anyone scheduled to go on the 12:00 noon tour tomorrow 10/10/14. That is the one we plan on going on.  We are going to meet down there at 11:45 or so.  If you happen to arrive late for the tour then you have to wait for the next one.  The tours take about 40 minutes and at the end there is a baby kangaroo you can hold and pet!!

So far I know that there are 10 of us going.  If we have 15 or more people show up then it is 7 dollars each.  Regular prices are on the website.  (They do NOT accept credit/debit cards...)  We are planning on eating lunch afterwards at a local restaurant but anyone is welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat there or bring snacks or whatever.  The lady I talked to said that there is a chance of rain tomorrow so plan accordingly...i.e. boots/jackets.

We are looking forward to it and hope to see some of you there!!  If you have any questions, give me a call at my number below.

Ellen ~ 299 2909

Monday, October 6, 2014

FISH meeting notes 10/2/14

From Thursday, Oct 2, 2014

Pumpkin carving for the FISH families will be at the Weisz home the 27th of this month!!!! :-)  We will start at 3pm (come when you can) and then have dinner together around 5-5:30pm.  Bring the whole family! This is BYOP (bring your own pumpkins) and bring your own tools and stencils.  Hope to have a small prize for the best carving with a stencil and without.  Feel free to bring finger food for dessert.  They will provide chili dinner (one vegetarian chili) and cornbread.  Please RSVP to Amy at 293 1379.  If someone would like to volunteer to do an easy craft with the young ones, let Amy know.

Planning to have our Science Fair/Achievement Night again in February.  The date has not been set yet but watch for that soon.

The home school swim team has one more week for this session and then will start up again for another session.  Call the Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center for dates and prices.

On October 10th, the Ellen Evans family is going to the kangaroo farm in Arlington.  They plan on taking the noon tour.  If you would like to join them, call Ellen at 299 2909.

Check out the Red Barn Art Studio online at http://redbarnartstudio.jimdo.com/.  Katie is willing to do a FISH class if there is enough interest.

Hillcreek Christian School is offering The Creative Writing-Nanowrimo enrichment class beginning tomorrow (Oct 6!).  They meet at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mt Vernon. This class is open to all ages. It centers on completing a short novel during the "National Novel Writing Month of November. Students will learn some story-writing basics such as developing character, creating a story structure, writing scenes, developing themes, and so on.  They will use their new knowledge to write a mini-novel starting on November 1st and finishing by November 30th.  This will be taught by Sonja Ostling on Tuesdays at 9:30am for 60-90 minutes. The dates are October 7, 14,21,18. November 4,11,18,25.December 2nd.  The cost is $75 with a $20 discount for siblings. You may just show up tomorrow (room 102) or contact Sonja at ostlis7@live.com.

Finally, we are planning a FISH Game Night on January 19. More details in the future.

FYI:  There is a women's self-defense class locally being taught by Cari King.  The cost is $40. It is called Street Smart Women's Self-Defense.  Call the city to register. It is being held in November on the 6th and the 13th from 6-9 pm at the Senior Activity Center on 22nd Street.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Homeschool Days at Woodland Park Zoo!

Homeschool Days at Woodland Park Zoo are coming! 

Enjoy Woodland Park Zoo at a reduced rate***.  View the schedule of activities online here.

              WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH                        
TIME: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

All activities included with zoo admission. ***Advanced registration required to receive the discounted school visit rate ($6.50 per person).  If these days don't work for your family, you can register at a discounted group rate for any day as long as you register 3 weeks in advance.  Remember car parking at the zoo is $5.25.

Visit our website to register: www.zoo.org/education/homeschool

Please contact the registrar with any questions: group.registration@zoo.org or 206-548-2424

FISH Meeting Thur Oct 2nd

Don't forget!  Join us at 7pm Thursday at Kamiyo's for our October meeting!  We will be planning some of the activities for the year.  Plus we can attack or pray for any questions or struggles you have. (Cider pressing party tentatively set for Oct 2nd has been postponed.)

Pumpkin carving gathering anyone?

Science Fair/Achievement Night and how that fits in with Hillcreek and Classical Conversations


Field Trips

We'd LOVE input so it's not the same people planning events.  Remember Amy Lindor and her son in your prayers.  Hope to see you soon.