Elementary Co-op starts Feb 1 in Saranac Lake

Elementary Co-op starts tomorrow, Feb 1, 2023 in Saranac Lake

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3W8rWfGi3nsDldRtN5udX038P6naG-Mep2SWvYB9W1-03qw/viewform

NEW Homeschool Co-op

Hi everyone! We are going to be starting an elementary homeschool co-op, in Saranac Lake. I am Kristine, a local homeschool mom (this is our 4th year homeschooling and my oldest is in 3rd grade). We moved back to the area in June 2021. I have a BS in Integrated Science for Secondary Education/Biology, and a Masters in Health Science. I taught middle school (7/8) math and science for 6 years, and was a university adjunct instructor for the honors college and health science department for 5 years. I love homeschooling, and am excited about this opportunity! We have a couple other potential instructors that have backgrounds in Art, History, Computer Technology/Media, and PE. We hope to continue to increase our scope as we grow!!

For this semester we will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (February – May), starting on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Anyone is welcome of course, however at this time the target age range for the activities will be 1st-5th grade, but older and younger siblings are welcome to come as well. If there is interest for classes/babysitting for littles OR more advaned options for middle and high school grades, we can definitely add to the offerings in the future.

Meet-ups will include interactive classes with a focus on STEAM activities, integrated with PE (gym/field day), History, and Language Arts. We will also include plenty of time to socialize and get to know other homeschool kids/parents/families in the area!

The dates for 2023 will be as follows:

February 1

February 15

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

May 17

We will be meeting in the community center (1st floor) of the church located at 44 St Bernard Street in Saranac Lake (accessible from the main street parking lot, across from ArtRise). We will have a sign by the entrance very soon. Doors will open at 9:30am, and classes/activities will run from 10am-12pm, lunch break from 12:00-12:45-ish (full kitchen available), and then play time/socialization/games from 12:45ish until 2:00pm.

We are still figuring out how to handle costs for supplies, but we will keep everyone in the loop as we move forward.

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3W8rWfGi3nsDldRtN5udX038P6naG-Mep2SWvYB9W1-03qw/viewform

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VIC Homeschool Day Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Jan. 31, 2023

Homeschool Day Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides at the Paul Smith’s VIC, Jan. 31, 2023

On our regular Tuesday Homeschool Ski and Snowshoe Day next week, the Paul Smith’s VIC is offering horse-drawn sleigh rides at a reduced price for homeschoolers – $20/person (regular price is $25).

Sign-up is day of the event. Come to the main desk during the regular homeschool ski hours on Tuesday, Jan 31 (10am-2pm) to reserve a time slot and pay for the sleigh ride. The sleigh ride lasts about 25 minutes. The horses are the Paul Smith’s College draft horses. The ride departs from the building.

To learn more about Tuesday Homeschool Ski and Snowshoe Days visit: https://nch.home.blog/2022/12/01/2023-weekly-homeschool-ski-and-snowshoe-program-at-the-paul-smiths-college-vic/

Lake Placid Library upcoming homeschool events

Dear Homeschool Families,

Our Homeschool dates will be a little off these next few weeks due to an exciting virtual event being offered on Tuesday, January 31st at 1 p.m. with acclaimed authors Grace Lin and Kate Messner. Please see the attached flyer for all the particulars, but note that this TUESDAY event will replace our typical Thursday events for the last and first Thursdays of the month. Our next Homeschool Thursday program will be a family drop-in on Thursday, February 9th from 10-2 p.m. at which stations will highlight books by Black authors and illustrators in celebration of Black History Month.

Homeschool Thursdays are geared for children in grades K-6, but other ages are welcome. Free parking is available in the St. Eustace Church lot – just leave a note on your dashboard indicating you are at a Homeschool Thursday library event. As always, happy reading!

-Karen and Bambi

Bambi Pedu, Director

Lake Placid Public Library

2471 Main St.

Lake Placid, NY 12946

(518)523-3200

librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org

Current Events Survey for future essay contest

North Country Homeschooling

The organizer asked me to remind people that the deadline of this survey is coming up on Jan 15, 2023.

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Let NYNPA know what current events topics you’d be interested in writing a contest essay about at this survey link: https://tinyurl.com/CurrentEventsSurvey2023LawDay

See below for more info and who to contact with questions.

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Please spread the word among the members of the North Country Homeschoolers.

As part of a larger educational project associated with Law Day 2023, the News Media Literacy program of the New York Newspapers Foundation/New York News Publishers Association is surveying middle school and high school students to rank current event topics to assess what is most important to them. The American Bar Association’s Law Day theme for 2023 is Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration.

An essay contest will be created based on the topics most selected. The essay question and rubric will be…

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MVH Homeschool XC Ski canceled Jan 11

Unfortunately, there isn’t enough snow on the “legacy trails” at Mt Van Hoevenberg at this time, so the Wednesday Homeschool Ski Day will be cancelled for Jan 11. They are able to make snow on the “competition loops”, but these are closed to visitors right now due to the World University Games. Read more about ski conditions around the area here: https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2023/01/thaw-limits-ski-options-ahead-of-world-university-games/

Ski With Scientists at the Paul Smiths VIC

The Paul Smith’s VIC is hosting a number of “Ski With a Scientist” events over the course of the World University Games this January 2023. See below for the schedule. These events are suitable for high school age, or mature middle schoolers. The first event with Bill McKibben and Curt Stager is full, but all other events are open and free to attend. The January 17th event with Dr. Joe Henderson coincides with a Tuesday homeschool ski day at the VIC.

Homeschool Drop-In at Lake Placid Library Jan 5

Dear Homeschool Families,

Happy 2023! We’ll begin this year with our typical Homeschool Thursday Drop-In session on January 5th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. During this session, stations will focus on telling time (calendars, clocks, timelines, etc.).

Homeschool Thursdays are geared for children in grades K-6, but other ages are welcome. Free parking is available in the St. Eustace Church lot – just leave a note on your dashboard indicating you are at a Homeschool Thursday library event. As always, happy reading!

-Karen and Bambi

Bambi Pedu, Director
librarian@lakeplacidlibrary.org
Lake Placid Public Library
2471 Main St.
Lake Placid, NY 12946
(518)523-3200