Thursday, October 1, 2015

Festival of Family Farms - this weekend!

Check out some local farms this weekend.  Oct 3-4  10a-4pm  FREE ADMISSION!

More details at their website:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Homeschool Swim Team - Starts Sep 15th

Our first session of the year will be starting Sept. 15th. The times are still Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12:45-1:30. 

This session will run September 15th-October 22nd

There are two changes this year, the program dues are going from $60 to $65, and drop in fees are going from $5 to $6. (If you can't commit to the full 6-weeks at every session, you can enjoy the drop-in program.)

Please encourage other families to join the program and grow our home school group.

There is also a swim lesson group on Tuesdays for the very little and nonswimmers. They are starting on the 15th as well.

There are 3 groups of swimmers:
--Tuesdays - swim lessons for non-swimmers
--A group near slide area working on form and being able to swim across the pool.
--A group swimming the length of the pool for all four strokes.

For more info, contact coach Jason Hunter jljhunter

Skagit River Salmon Festival - Sep 12th - Anacortes

4th Annual Skagit River Festival is this weekend at the grassy park beside the Swinomish Casino from 10a-7pm.  Looks like fun for all ages.  Obstacle Course.  Food.  Live Music.

Dock Dogs - competitions all day

Sardis Raptor Center - 12:30, 2:30, 5:00

Salmon Storytelling Tent - 11am-4pm

Various bands throughout the day.

Check out their website for more detail:

FISH Meeting Notes from Sep 3, 2015

Science: Last Thursday evening we listened to a great presentation from Grant Funk regarding his science, technology, engineering and math program that is wrapped in learning aviation.  You can listen to two short videos on the web page for this program at  There is a link on this page to bring you to their Facebook page to watch another short video describing the curriculum. The 6 minute Facebook page video answers most frequently asked questions.  Grant is always happy to get phone calls if you have more questions at 907 758 2488.   It is a very impressive course! He said to please feel free to call him!

Meal Prep: We discussed some great ways to have your meals planned ahead of time.  Here are some options: and a book: Fix, Freeze, Feast

Using local produce and meats:  or

Handbell Choir: Jenny Welch is hoping to put together another bell choir for those 12 years old and up.  Contact her at jwelch @  She would also like to start a singing choir so please contact her if you are interested.

Game Night: Please save the night of October 9 for an all family game night at the Baptist Church.  More details later . . . write it on your calendar!

Pumpkin Carving Party: We would like to have a Harvest (pumpkin carving) party around the 23rd of October.  Looking for someone to host this!  Let me know!

October Meeting 10/1 in the afternoon: Next month's meeting will be a little different than usual . . . it will still be the first Thursday of the month, however, instead of in the evening, we will have it from 3-5pm.  This will be a home made products demonstration afternoon!  Still putting all the details together but should be fun!  Please let me know if you have a product you make at home that you would be willing to demonstrate for us!  Possibly there will be samples to take home!

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!

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