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  • Co-op Requests go to Dawn next week

    I'm out of town next week. If you have last minute needs (help with something, projector needs etc...), you can contact Dawn O. Have a great week!

  • Church-wide Drama Ministry & Peformance Arts Interest Meeting

    From Marlene: Please come to Room B12 from 12-1pm this Sunday, Feb 23, to discuss possibilities for future Dramatic Performances by members of our church. (PLEASE INVITE OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED!) Several people have shown interest in: 1. A Christmas Performance 2.

  • Free Science Field Trip

    From Laures Merryman: Get a "Sneak Peek" into the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival - the largest STEM education event of its kind in the United States! Sneak Peek Friday - presented by the "Department of Defense - Celebrating Diversity in STEM!" - is a special event open to school groups, homeschoolers and military families to preview and experience the EXPO exhibits before they open to the general public at the Grand Finale Expo on Saturday and Sunday. Friday, April 25, 2014 - 9:00am ...

  • Recorded Pledge of Allegiance

    Our Thursday morning History classes were recorded a few weeks ago reciting the Pledge of Allegiance by WGTS 91.9 Radio. These recordings will be aired this week (January 27 - 31) at approximately 7:10 am. If that is not a convenient time for you or your children to listen, you can access it through this link and listen to it at anytime!

  • Bubble Wrap needed

    As Seita and Emma get ready for the move to Japan, they are in need of BUBBLEWRAP. If you have some bubblewrap that you would like to donate, there will be a box at co-op until November 21. No donation is too small!

  • BBC Report 1

    Here’s the story about homeschooling that features the Reinholds and many from our Co op. It’s featured on the home page of BBC News today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24804804

  • BBC Report 2

    From the Reinholds: From the Reinholds: Dear Co-op parents and church, These are the stations and times the report about German homeschoolers will be aired. Thank you again for your participation and prayers, BBC World News America - November 6, 2013 5:30pm Channel 22.1 WMPT 6:30pm Channel 22.2 WMPT 6:00pm Channel 26.4 WETA 5:30pm Channel 42.1 WVPY 5:30pm Channel 62.1 WFPT 6:30pm Channel 62.2 WFPT

  • The Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds

    The Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds is a wind ensemble open to all musicians at or above an intermediate level in the D.C. metropolitan area who are home-schooled or who are simply in need of a worth-while concert band experience. We play intermediate to advanced literature, perform two concerts annually and meet Wednesdays at 4:00-5:30 p.m.

  • Thank you from Ulli

    From Ulli: Dear homeschool families, I just wanted to send out a big THANK YOU for your support and prayers this past Thursday morning. The team was really surprised and impressed by the way the moms were teaching their kids together in such a friendly atmosphere; I, too, was calmed by your peaceful spirits. I'll let you know when they show the clip as soon as I find out :) Ulli & Family

  • Need help teaching or preparing to teach high school?

    Lesley reminded me that years ago a number of us went to something similar to this, and it was very helpful. We thought we'd pass this along: High School Symposium Sponsored by Home Educators at Grove—Richmond, VA! Join Diane Kummer, HSLDA High School Consultant, for a one day event, High School at Home: Turning Possibility into Reality, sponsored by Home Educators at Grove in Richmond, VA (Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Road) on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

  • Fairfax Choral Society

    Fairfax Choral Society is excited to announce the opening of the South Campus Pilot Choir! In this choir, conducted by Kristen Jorde, singers will learn age-appropriate vocal techniques and ensemble teamwork. Rehearsals begin on October 1, and will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7 at St.

  • Fairfax Christian College Fair

    Trinity Christian School is pleased to be hosting the second annual Fairfax Christian College Fair on October 1, 2013 from 7-9 pm on our Braddock Road campus. Over 30 Christian colleges from around the country will send representatives to share information and answer questions for high school students who are considering their college options.

  • FHS CPR / First Aid Course & Fall Sports

    FHSAA is providing CPR / First Aid training courses for it's coaches and team managers in August. We have a few extra spots in one of the sessions, and would like to open this up to all FHSAA members. Please see details below, and email kathy@fhs-aa.com if you are interested in registering for the class.

  • Homeschool Theatre Troupe - Les Mis

    Homeschool Theatre Troupe (HTT) announces our spring play: "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. This non-musical, family-friendly version is adapted from the original classic - an excellent way to introduce or enjoy again this timeless story of love and redemption! We hope you can join us!

  • Shakespeare Plays- 2013-2014 season

    From Cherie Sullivan: Shakespeare plays for students Time: 10:00am – 1:00 (1:30) Location: Sidney Harmon Hall – Washington, DC Cost per person: 20.00 Includes play, write up, talk with actors after play The Play and dates are as follows: Measure for Measure – Wed. 10/9, Wed. 10/16, Fri.

  • Collecting Clothes for the D.R.

    From Stacey Thomas... The Dominican Republic Mission Team will be collecting clothes for distribution at the Oasis Bilingual School and Oasis Church in Santiago during our trip July 5-13. We would like to bless them with the following: -spring and summer clothing and shoes -all ages or sizes -clean with no tears, stains, or missing buttons Each Thursday at Co-op in May there will be a marked bin for you to leave your donations or you may contact Stacey Thomas at thomasfamilysix(@)yahoo(dot)com o...

  • Nurse at Co-op?

    Do we have a nurse or someone with medical training at Co-op? Please let me know if we do. Thanks!

  • Two Events at CLC

    From CLC..... Dear Homeschool Friends, We would like to extend an invitation to your community to attend two upcoming events sponsored by the Family Schools Program of Covenant Life Church. Students in the umbrella program of FSP are putting on a History Fair, April 13, 2013, featuring student projects from any era of history as the centerpiece.

  • Living Social Deal for Newseum - BUY TODAY

    For anyone who might be interested....there's a Living Social Deal that must be bought today for admission to the Newseum for only $10 (normally $22). It looks like the deal may be used for the whole month of December. (Closed Christmas Day).

  • Chick-fil-A TOMORROW!!!

    Remember - Chick-fil-A is coming to Co-op tomorrow!! The cost is $3.50 (which includes tax.) There will be a number of extra sandwiches for those who did not pre-order or for those who find that they just must have one more!!  : ) Thanks so much to Paul Bricker and Troop 2215 for bringing Chick-fil-A to us!

  • Soccer Club 7th and up

    The Strylowskis are offering a Co-ed Soccer Club for the remainder of the school year! When: Thursdays 2:35-3:30 For Whom? Students Grade Level: 7th-12th Leader: Jonathan Strylowski Fee: None Materials: Shin guards, socks, shoes (indoor cleats are fine, but not outdoor cleats), soccer ball, and water bottle.

  • Chick-fil-a is coming to Co-op!

    We have a fun opportunity to enjoy some Chick-fil-a sandwiches at Co-op. We hope this blesses some of the moms, and perhaps gives you a day that some of you don't have to pack a lunch! From Paul Bricker: Chick-fil-A is coming to CO-OP on Thursday, November 29th for lunch.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    I was supposed to post this by yesterday and forgot. So sorry! Just a reminder that Thursday is the final day to turn-in your Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.

  • Robotics Opportunity

    From Rob Peace: FIRST ROBOTICS (Fort Belvoir grades 8-12) – Open to the community (public, private, and homeschooled) – Team 1123 (AIM Robotics) is accepting new students and adult mentors for the Jan-Mar 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). http://www.aim-robotics.org The team designs and builds a large robot to compete at the Washington DC Convention Center in March. Every year’s challenge is unique and will be announced January 5th.

  • Weather affecting Co-op this week and other reminders

    1. Inclement Weather - Please (re)acquaint yourself with Co-op's Inclement Weather Policy. If Fairfax County Schools are closed on Tuesday, we will not have Co-op.

  • French books and Spanish books left in Co-op Storage Room

    From Mary O'Donnell... About couple of weeks ago, someone left some French 3 reading books in my box in the HEA storage room. Could you please identify yourself to me?

  • Operation Christmas Child

    The Christmas season is quickly approaching us, which means it is time to begin Operation Christmas Child! We have so much to be grateful for, and my hope this Christmas season is that we can, once again, share some of our many blessings with those less fortunate than us by sending gift-filled shoeboxes to children around the world. Operation Christmas Child at Co-op will begin next Thursday (November 1st ).

  • Writing Seminar at the CLC School

    From CLC School.... Dear Writers ~ Bryan Davis, author of the popular Dragons in Our Midst series, is coming to CLC for a Writer's Workshop on October 23rd. The original workshop was intended for High Schoolers, but due to requests, he has opened the workshop for adults too!

  • College Fair at TCS

    You are invited to attend the Fairfax VA Christian College Fair at Trinity Christian School on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Attending a Christian college fair can be the first step for many students when searching for the right college or university. For more information and to register:  http://www.tcsfairfax.org/page.cfm?p=2147

  • Homeschooling Conference

    Dear Homeschooling Friends – I hope you are doing well and experiencing God’s grace as we are well into the first quarter of our school year! My name is Rita Hoover, and I administrate the Family Schools Program of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg Maryland. We are hosting a Homeschool Conference on Friday/Saturday, November 2nd/3rd here at Covenant Life, and we would love to see as many of you there as possible!

  • CPR Class

    Now that I have an actual CPR class scheduled, I wanted to send this notice out once more to give everyone an opportunity to respond with your interest, if you have not done so already. The class time/date/location details are: Where: Capital Baptist Church in Annandale off of Gallows Rd. (the exact room the class will be held is TBD) Day/Date: Tuesday, June 26th Time: 6:30-9:30pm Beth Curtis, our instructor, will be holding the classes at her church and will be opening this class to members of ...

  • CPR Class - Time Sensitive

    From Lisa Hess: (If interested, either call her, e-mail her or bounce me back, and I will forward to her.) Hi All, I am in need of becoming CPR certified for a Body & Soul Christian aerobics class that I plan to teach. I have been in touch with a CPR instructor and was informed of the cost and other details of the class. The larger the class, the more discount she can give.

  • Free Binders

    Crystal Cobb-Ellis has hundreds of binders up for grabs. They are being tossed by the government and her mother saved them to give away to people. Request as many as you want.

  • Performance - Mulan Jr.

    From Stacey Thomas: Joel and Isabelle Uribe have been working for months with a homeschool drama group on a production called Mulan Jr.. The performances will be the next two Friday and Saturdays (May 25-26, June1-2) at 7pm at Burke Community Church. The tickets are $10 from the website NVplayers.org or $12 at the door.

  • Book Sale at Burke

    There will be a Book Sale at Burke Community Church this Friday. May 18, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Purchase supplies for next year! This is a great opportunity for you to get some great bargains on supplies.

  • A Party in Baltimore at 2:30 a.m.... err....um...

    From Susan Jorde Hello All, As you may know, we have 18 folks heading to the Dominican Republic this Friday and Saturday (3/30&31) to help with construction projects and Vacation Bible School at a church in Santiago. There are 11 people in the Friday group who are in need of help getting to the airport. We’re hoping to secure some vans and a few wide awake older teens/adults who are willing to drive them and their gear to BWI airport.

  • FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) at the DC Convention Center

    The Peace family asked me to pass this along: Next Friday and Saturday, March 30th and 31st, 63 high-school-age robotic teams from across the country will compete for an opportunity to progress to the nationals. The event is free and open to the public. Details are available at: http://www.usfirst.org/uploadedFiles/Robotics_Programs/FRC/Events/2012/2012_DC_Agenda.pdf For more information about FRC: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc

  • Mexico Trip Fundraiser Lunch tickets on sale this week at Co-op.

    On Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 (right after church in the Basement Aud.) we will serve a Mexican-themed lunch to offset costs of the trip. Invite friends and neighbors to this event, and support the 40 teens and parents going to Rancho 3M orphanage to run a VBS program and help with some construction projects. Reserve your meal by buying tickets now for: Two Tacos ($5), Cheese Nachos ($3), Nachos Supreme - Meat and Cheese ($5), Beans ($1).

  • Speech Evaluations - THIS THURSDAY

    Pam Hanner will be at Co-op THIS THURSDAY giving free speech evaluations. Below is the original post. There are still some openings, so bounce me back today or tomorrow if you want a slot.

  • Speech Therapist - Free Evaluations

    A member of our church, Pam Hanner, is a speech therapist for Fairfax County and has offered to give free speech evaluations to anyone who is interested in having their child evaluated. She is coming at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 1 and will be there all morning.

  • Food and Kitchen Use during Co-op

    Just a reminder/clarification on a couple of things: 1. Teachers, you may do special food days in your class if you want to, but you must wipe the tables and vacuum when you are done. 2.

  • Home-School Band

    From the Hensons: Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds is an intermediate band for Home School or private school musicians who need an affordable band experience. We play intermediate to advanced literature, perform two concerts annually and meet Wednesdays at 4:15-5:30pm at St. Peters in the Woods, Fairfax Station, VA.

  • Kitchen/Table Cloth Use Questions (and Direction)

    A couple of questions... 1. Green plastic tablecloth and 2 rust "drop cloth" type cloths left beside the side door last Thursday.

  • Computer Class on Hold

    It's just been confirmed that there will be NO computer class offered next semester.  We are discussing next year, but it is uncertain. Thanks for your interest and feedback. I hope to post a first draft, working 2012-2013 Co-op schedule on the bulletin board on Thursday of this week.

  • Giving thanks for your generosity and participation!

    From Sarah Lannon: I am happy to announce that today I dropped off 38 stuffed shoeboxes to one of the OCC drop-off locations, where our shoeboxes were packed up and will be sent to Samaritan's Purse, and then sent out across the globe. Thank you so much for your generosity! The children who receive these shoeboxes are going to be so excited and thankful.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    We have 16 stuffed shoe boxes so far (woohoo!)! This week is the final collection week for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Please bring your stuffed shoe boxes to co-op by this Tuesday or Thursday.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    From Sarah Lannon: The Christmas season is right around the corner. We have so much to be grateful for! My hope this Christmas season is that we can share some of our many blessings with those who are not as fortunate as us.

  • Home-School Band

    From Joseph and Mary Henson.... Northern Virginia Home School Symphonic Winds is an intermediate band for Home School or private school musicians who need an affordable band experience. We play intermediate to advanced literature, perform two concerts anually and meet Wednesdays at 4:15-5:30pm at St.

  • Education Specialist Meeting

    Lisa Deck is hosting the below meeting.  She says: Please join me for an informational meeting on how you can help your struggling student. Barbara Lehto , an educational specialist who focuses on brain function instead of tutoring, will be sharing her "Whole Student Approach" . She has seen improvement in 100% of her students using her cognitive therapy!