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

Monday, May 11, 2015

Annual Testing Opportunities

As we wind down the school year, don't forget to have your children's annual testing done.  This is to comply with WA state law for those in grade 3 or higher.  Here are a couple of local options....

Cost is $20 per student

Mount Vernon:

Iowa Testing @ Emmanuel Baptist (Mount Vernon)
Grades 3-8
May 14-15, both days

Another option @ Emmanuel Baptist (Mount Vernon)
Grades 2-12
2nd grade test is not timed
grades 3-8 and 9-12 are in separate testing rooms
Jun 5th and Jun 12th

Contact: Barb Peterson for Mount Vernon testing


Iowa Testing @ Summit Park Bible Church (Anacortes)
High School - May 27 8:30a-2p  (date might change to Friday 29th...)

Grades 3-8
May 28-29, both days

Contact: Bev Liddle for Anacortes

Monday, May 4, 2015

Unlocking Your Child's Fullest Potential

Instead of our regular monthly FISH meeting on May 7th, a group of us are attending this seminar held at Evans' Funeral Chapel.  Presenter is Linda Kane with Hope and A Future.

Click here for a pdf flyer on this event to share with friends.

Thursday,  May 7th
Evans Funeral Home
1105 - 32nd Street
Anacortes, Wa 98221

No Registration Necessary
Contact Information:
  Darannie Waham 360 202-2848

Ronda Dupea 360 333-8033


Linda M. Kane
Hope And A Future, Inc.

Linda is a Master level ND
Certified by ICAN
International Christian Association of Neurodevelopmentalists

Linda brings over 35 years of personal and professional expertise.  

If you have said, “I know my child is capable of so much more… What can I do to help him? ” ..… THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!!!

If your child is gifted, right on track or delayed
If your child has social or behavioral issues
If your child has developmental or educational concerns
                   …… THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!!!

·         This interactive seminar will provide: information, education, and simple activities to help you get started with your child.

·        You can increase the learning potential of gifted children, delayed children, and the normal learner.

·          Reach higher function for children with Down syndrome, Autism, Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, FAS or other labels.

·         Drugs do not need to be the solution to hyper activity, poor attention or difficult behavior.

Friday, April 10, 2015

North Sound Homeschool Fair - May 2nd - Mount Vernon

North Sound Homeschool Fair
Saturday, May 2nd 9:30-2:00
Free Admission
Emmanuel Baptist Church 1515 College Way, Mt. Vernon, WA. 98273

We encourage all who help to educate students in grades K-12 (be it home, private, or public) to check out the exhibitors, resources, and seminars offered.

The following vendors will be there: 
Hill Creek Christian
Bob Jones University Press
Teaching Textbooks
Geology by Northwest Treasures
Legacy Institute
Launching Success
Mount Saint Helens Creation Center
Academy Northwest
Northwest Career and Technical Academy
Usborne Books
Discovery Toys
Cascade Aviation Flight School
Young Eagles
Skagit 4-H

Some of the Seminars/workshops offered:
Homeschooling High School: Making a 4 year plan
College Options and Scholarship Help
Homeschooling Basics
How to teach Geology to your Kids
Geology and the Genesis Flood
A Parent Driven Approach to Relationship Education
Biblical Femininity 
To Running Start or Not
Easy Essays
How to teach Elementary and J.H. Math
The Middle School Years: Thinking Ahead to Middle School