Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer classes now enrolling

I now have the following classes open for enrollment!   Please note these classes are open to all children, including those with special needs.  I have a limited number of scholarships available for children on the autism spectrum disorder who demonstrate financial need.  
Mom & Tot Sing Along    Tuition: $20 per child    
Tuesday from 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
May 8, 14, 22, and 29
Located in Provo, open to children ages 0-3 (older siblings okay!)
Bring your little ones and join us in exploring different ways of moving to music and fun developmentally appropriate activities such as dancing with streamers, blowing bubbles, and playing with a parachute!  
Sing, Play, & Learn       Tuition $20.00 per child
May 8, 14, 22, and 29
Tuesday from 10:45 AM-11:30 AM
Located in Provo, open to children ages 3+ (younger children ok with parents)
Each class will include a fun sing-along book, various music & movement activities, and a simple art activity.  Themes for May include feelings & emotions, fun on the farm, amazing animals, and transportation.  
Sing, Play, & Learn    Tuition: $20 per child
Wednesday from 2:00 PM-2:45 PM, May 9, 16, 23, and 30th 
Located in West Jordan, open to children ages 3+ (younger children ok with parents)
Each class will include a fun sing-along book, various music & movement activities, and a simple art activity.  Themes for May include feelings & emotions, fun on the farm, amazing animals, and transportation.  
Art from the Start    Tuition: $15 per child
Thursday from 10:00 AM-10:45 AM May 17, 24, and 31st
Located in Lehi, open to children ages 4-6, only 2 spots open so enroll quickly!
Explore different types of art mediums including tempera painting, watercolors, clay, oil and chalk pastels, and more!  Children will be allowed to freely explore each medium and a brief lesson on techniques will be given.  This class is directed toward beginning artists.
Social Skills Activity Group   Tuition: $45 per child
Thursday from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM May 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, and 21
Located in Orem, open to children ages 6-9 (somewhat flexible on ages), limited to 4 children so enroll quickly! 
This class is specifically directed toward children with Aspergers & similar social challenges.  We will work on social referencing skills, cooperative play, understanding inferences and nuances, and other skills TBD by the needs of the children in the group.  
More classes to come!  
To register e-mail me offlist or call/text me @ (801) 636-5617  Heather

Convention Center opening, free fun

The mild winter and peaking temperatures means summer is kick-starting a little earlier this year; so come celebrate with us and plan the rest of your summer out during the biggest free party in Utah Valley, the grand opening of the Utah Valley Convention Center happening on May 12, 10am to 4pm.

Enjoy a free day full of entertainment, food, and giveaways with the entire family. Find out what’s happening in the valley this summer at the business expo featuring local businesses and hotspots, including Sundance Resort.  Don’t worry; there will be plenty of FREE giveaways from the venders!

Additionally, local award-winning groups will be performing and answering all your questions about summer camps, programs, and lessons that are filling up fast! Beat the rush before school’s out, and get your kids involved. Companies attending include:

o   The Pointe Academy

o   Wasatch Contemporary Dance Company

o   Champions Karate West

o   Shelly School of Irish Dance

o   Beyond Sports Taekwondo

o   On Broadway Music Theatre

o   Viva el Folklore

Throughout the day the Utah County bomb squad, K-9 unit, and fire department will be demonstrating their skills.  A free kid’s craft corner for the little ones and an art exhibit is also set.

The party will continue the entire day with entertainment provided by a variety of local favorites that include:

o   Dave Stemmons

o   SYT Music Theatre Solos

o   Cindy Simmons

o   Brandie Frampton

o   Timpview Ballroom

o   Maddie Wilson

o   And more!

There is something for everyone at the grand opening of the Utah Valley Convention Center.  Mark your calendars and get ready to kick-start your summer! For more information visit

Joseph & His Coat

I know that's not the correct title, but I wanted you all to know that the school my daughter attends is putting on this play tomorrow night and Wednesday night, so May 1 and 2 at the SCERA theater. It has been produced by Meridian school. Tickets are $5.00 a person and the director is amazing and has done great things with these kids. If you are interested in having your kids possible attend Meridian and would like to attend the play to scope out the school in a way, the school is offering you to come for free to the play. If you would like to come as an interested family of the school, contact Susan Christensen at 374-5480. 

Woodworking Classes in Lindon
Summer woodworking classes in Lindon
Here at Baldy Mountain Woodshop, we've had some questions about multiple child discounts, so we'd like to announce that we now have them! Every child after the first one will receive a 10% discount on their tuition, plus their $15 registration fee will be waived. 

Free online resource, flex books

This looks like a wonderful free resource if you have a student interested in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).  I love the FlexBook idea!   

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Giveaway on Homeschool Freebie Site

giveaway link
Click on link to enter a large package giveaway from Homeschool Freebie of the Day.

Piano and Violin lessons

My name is Carmen Rogers, and I am 15 years old. I am accepting piano and violin students.

I have studied piano for 9 years at Art City Music Academy and recently began studying with Dr. Scott Holden at BYU.  I’ve competed and, on multiple occasions, won the ACMA sonata and concerto competitions.

I have been studying violin for 10 years, and I am currently studying with Emily Ricks.  I have played with Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra for 5 years and have been a regular participant in the Gruppman Institute Workshop.

I charge $40 a month for weekly 30-minute lessons.

If you are interested, contact me at either or by phone at 801-850-1566.

American Fork homeschool picnics

There are a few of us that decided it would be a nice summer activity to meet at the American Fork Park (right by the library) on Tuesday's at 12:00 for a picnic and some mommy visisting time smile Anyone who would like to join us all are welcome.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Free kids bowling

Last year we signed up all our kids (18 and under) for the free bowling and my kids had a great time. It is a program put on by All Star Lanes and allows the kids 2 games of bowling free from May 15- Aug 31. It's absolutely free to bowl but you will either need your own bowling shoes or you can rent them there. They also had a deal where you buy a 'shoe pass' for $16.00 that gave you rentals for the whole summer.
I watched for bowling shoes at the DI and found enough pairs for our family. They do have to be actual bowling shoes for them to allow you to use them on their floors. Regular shoes leave an oil on the floor that ruins their floor and makes it harder for those after you to bowl.
They also have an adult pass that goes with the kids bowl. For $24.95 you can have 2 games per day all summer for no additional cost. It's good for 4 adults.
Here's the link to sign up. You have to pick which location is closest to you. kidsbowlfree dot com (if the link doesn't work type this in your browser)
Let me know if you have questions. Hopefully it's something I can answer. LOL

Kimber Academy coming to Springville

Kimber Academy offers homeschool curriculum as well enrollment. I feel it offers a wonderful support to homeschooling families.
You can read more about Dr. Kimber\'s philosophy here: Or come to our meeting on Friday, May 4 at 7pm. Location is hinging on a general headcount, so let me know if you're interested in coming!
We plan to open a Kimber Academy in Springville this Fall 2012.
I look forward to hearing from you! Rachel Lewis

Irish Dance Concert

Just an idea for a fun family Tina Shelley also offers classes for homeschoolers (very affordable with EXCELLENT sibling discounts!)--and this could give you a chance to preview the style if you\'re not familiar with it. Here\'s the info:

The Shelley Irish Dance Company (SIDC) is Utah’s premier Irish dance performing group and is comprised of some of the finest championship Irish step dancers in the state. Directed by Tina Shelley, ADCRG, and Johanna Lambert, ADCRG, the company has brought innovative traditional and contemporary Irish dance choreography to the stage, delighting audiences across Utah. In addition to superb Irish dancing, this concert will feature the state teen fiddle and guitar champions and members of the group Firefly,Timpanogos Pipe Band, An Rogaire Dubh, and local championship Highland dancers! Don\'t miss this unforgettable evening of Celtic music and dance! 

Mon April 30 @ 7 p.m. 
General admission: $8.50
Children 3-10: $5 
FOR TICKETS: Call 801.852.7007. Or buy on the web:

Tina Shelley, ADCRG
Director, Shelley School of Irish Dance
9804 N Canyon Road, Cedar Hills, UT 84062

BYU Folk Dance Ensemble

Date: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 At 07:00 PM
Duration: 1 Hour
Since 1964 the ensemble has represented the United States and American culture at folk dance festivals throughout the world, including the festival held in conjunction with the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the festivals in Haifa, Israel; Confolens, France; and Billingham, England.  In addition, the group regularly presents its international repertoire throughout the United States and Canada. Regardless of focus--international or American--the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble is acclaimed by thousands for their skillful dancing and energy.  With a beautiful array of ethnic costumes, the International Folk Dance Ensemble presents a concert program of dances from more than a dozen nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico, and the United States.
7:00 PM / Fireplace

Competition ballroom auditions

We have LOVED the friendships that form when were involved in group activities! Being part of a team is SO much fun and you form strong, lasting relationships! Competitive ballroom is a great way to improve dance skills! This will be a valuable asset to our home school community and we look forward to lots of new friends and experiences.

We will be holding auditions for the 2012-2013 Jr Ballroom Competing Team through Legacy Dance at the Covey Center. Here are some basic details:

Audition date: Monday May 21st
(If you absolutely cannot make this time and date work, please email Julia to schedule an alternate audition, we want to see everyone who is interested in the team!)
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W Center Street, Provo
Cost: $2/student to audition, payable at the door (cash or checks please)
What to wear:
- Girls: knee-length ballroom skirt or dance-type pants, form-fitting shirt, ballroom or dress shoes
- Boys: dress pants or ballroom pants, ballroom or jazz or dress shoes, long-sleeved button-down Sunday-type shirt
What we will do:
- We will teach some basic ballroom steps in both cha cha and American waltz, students will then Demonstrate these steps in groups of couples
* Prior experience is not required, but is helpful

Here is some information regarding the competing team
-Ages 12-16
- Team contract will be from Sept 2012 - May 2013.
- The team will meet weekly on Mondays 12:30-1:30pm.
- This team will learn several ballroom dances including cha cha, swing, foxtrot, tango, and samba.
- The team will consist of 6-8 couples.
- We will learn several competitive and performance pieces.
- Performance opportunities will include 2 performances in the fall and 2 in the spring.
- Competitions will take place in the winter/spring of 2013 (Jan, Feb and March).
-There will be an estimated total of 6-8 performances and competitions.
- Cost: Tuition $29/mth. Costume/recital fee of 45/semester (sibling and multi-class discounts apply). Competition fees will range $5-20 per competition; we will meet as a group to determine how many competitions to participate in
-As always, this team will boast modest costume, dance and music smile

We look forward to seeing you at the audition!

Julia Penate: Studio Director,
Lisa Fielding: Home school performing arts coordinator, 435-632-7595,

Legacy Dance Studio at the Covey Center for the Arts
425 W. Center Street, Provo Utah

Friday, April 27, 2012

Renaissance Festival!

Yes we will have the homeschool discount again, it will be $2.00 for homeschoolers. Our official school day is Thursday May 17, but you are welcome to come out any day of the Festival and we will honor that discount. Please invite anybody along that you think would enjoy the Festival.

Thank you,

Michael Meredith
Business Manager
Utah Renaissance Festival
for dates & times see website

Swimming lessons in Pleasant Grove

please email me at dcarmitstead@gmail.comand I will forward attachment to you.

Attached is the 2012 Swimming Lessons Flyer and registration information. If you took lessons last year look at the 2012 Levels attachment. The level listed is the level which you should sign up your child this year. If you can't find your child's name see the additional list at the end or call or email me.

We've had many requests for a swim team refresher and have an excellent coach teaching that class prior to swim team try-outs. April 30th is when PG swim team registration opens and try-outs will be June 2nd for those who are new to the team. Your child should be familiar with the 4 racing strokes, as this will be a review and practice. If the class fills up we can add another.

I've had several emails bounce back and am aware that emails are often changed. If you change your email please alert me so that I can keep your contact information current. Please pass this on to those who might be interested – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers.

Those who would like to sign up for Private lessons or want to organize a class of 5 children of the same level can sign up prior to the registration dates. Just call me to arrange this.

Feel free to call or email if you have any questions. I will be in Women's Conference April 26-27, but will get back to you as soon as I can.

Thank you for your continued support. I am looking forward to seeing you all again this summer. 

Jane Daniels


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Classic Skating every Friday

Title: Classic Skating
Date: Friday April 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Repeats: This event repeats every week.

Location: Classic Skating 9151 South 255 West Sandy
Street: 9151 South 255 West
City State Zip: Sandy
Phone: (801) 561-1791
Notes: $3 per person. This includes skating plus one other activy. Skate rental included. Rollerblades/scooters are $3.00 to rent. Can bring scooters or rollerblades from home. 

Homeschool student contests
Essay, art, photography & poetry contests for homeschoolers!

Homeschool youth temple group

I am looking for other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to join us in forming a group of 13-15 year olds that attend the temple in American Fork once a week to do baptisms for the dead. We would have one mother go with them each week--and we would rotate mothers. Please contact us if you are interested! smile

Thanks! Lori Willard

Cooking class

Lately my kids are really interested in learning how to cook and bake. I'm
thinking about offering a cooking class this summer, starting in June and
running for 6-8 weeks. I'd like for my kids to make some friends in the
area. Each week we'll learn about different types of foods and different
techniques and actually cook something start to finish and the eat it. I'm
thinking 6-10 year olds. There will be a minimum cost to cover the
ingredients but I'll keep it as low as possible, this is just about
learning and making friends. We live in an apartment so the class can't be
too big. Anyway, the idea is just coming together so if you're interested
in more info email me and let me know and I'll keep you updated. We live in
West Jordan, on New Bingham Highway.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Presentation by local author TONIGHT

EC Stilson is the author of the Amazon Best-Seller "The Golden Sky" and the newly released YA Fantasy book "The Mersons and the Sword of Senack". She is a local author from Davis County and has given many presentations in elementary schools on writing, following your dreams and becoming an author. I asked her if she would be willing to give the presentation for the home educating community and she graciously accepted! The presentation will be at my home in Syracuse and if the weather is nice it will be held outside; so please dress accordingly. If the weather does not hold out for us we will bring it inside though it may be a tiny bit crowded. This will be held on Wednesday April 25th at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to let me know you will be coming, the ages of your kids and for my address. Thank you!

Leetah West

End of Year Party

We are planning an End of Year Party/Field Day on May 16. In order to offer a variety of activities at this event I need volunteers to help me. Please e-mail me if you can spare a few hours to help out that day. The field day will be from 11-12, with the picnic from 12-1. This will hopefully allow some Dad's the chance to stop by on their lunch hour. Thanks for being willing to help.

Morning Star free at Orem library

Date: Monday, April 30, 2012 At 07:00 PM
Duration: 1 Hour
Morning Star is an annual treat for Orem Public Library patrons!  Listen to wonderful stories, traditional music and watch amazing Native American dance from this talented troupe.
7:00 PM / Fireplace

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Online English Lit & Composition

Enrollment started already - for anyone interested (you don't pay until Aug 1st).  My sister-in-law is teaching these classes.  My son took her high school class, aced his college lit. classes, and gives her the credit.  He also said her class was much more fun and interesting.  Just passing it along. She has great passion for what she does and her students love her.   Thanks, Gogi

free graduation tassels

I have quite a few graduation tassels that I am giving away. If you have a homeschooler who will be graduating this year, feel free to come pick one up. There are several colors available. You can email me at

Free online homeschool convention
Interesting idea!  An online homeschool convention.  It's free, & always available.  They have info on curriculum's, methods, blogs & local support groups, & videos on various subjects (for instance Knowledge Quest maps has a half hour presentation this week on including geography in your homeschool).

Field Trip to Rio Tinto Stadium

HI Everyone,
I am working out the details for the tour of Rio Tinto Stadium and Real Salt Lake game. The date I have in mind is for July 7, 2012. 

The tour of the stadium tickets are $10 and include vouchers to a game. (We would be using them that night, but those of you who can't make it to game night can use them another night.)

I am working on doing the tour of the stadium, hold a tailgate party, and going to the game all on the same day. These tickets would be approximately $30 per person for the whole day events. (Price depends on how many will be attending & Menu.) I will get the final cost out to you as soon as possible. 

Can you let me know how many in your family are planning on attending, and if you would like just the tour of the stadium, or if you want the tour & tailgate package. I would like to get a general idea of how many people are wanting to come. The prices are for everyone 3 and older.

Thanks Everyone! This is going to be so much fun!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Love's Labour's Lost

Come see our wonderful homeschool production of William Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost'!

This Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:00 at the Midvale Main Street Theater - 7711 S. Main St (700 W) Midvale

Tickets are $5 or $20 per family.

Online Early Access program


Have you heard the news? Open High School has partnered with Weber State
University to offer Online Early Access courses to our full-time 11th and
12th grade students, who can now earn simultaneous college and high school
credit online! Students must take the ACT by June and apply to Weber State
but we are here to help you every step of the way.

Please share this virtual pass along
anyone who might be interested in having their students attend OHSU
next year so we can spread the word and be sure to include that additional
information can be found on the Open High School of Utah

Thanks for your assistance!

DeLaina Tonks

Art classes in Saratoga Springs
Ongoing art classes in Saratoga Springs.  See website for more details.

Art camp for kids

We (Summer Price and Alyssa Hokanson) are holding a week-long art class where our students will be taught a wide variety of techniques, mediums and models. They will be introduced to many different kinds of art- from modern to classic. Our students will be able to test their hand at their own projects and find out for themselves which is their favorite. We will teach them many techniques- from cartoon strips to plants and animals. We will teach them about drawing from different perspectives and help them find what comes most naturally to them.

Our class will be held June 11-15th. You can choose between a morning (younger) or afternoon (older) class. Each class is 3 hours long, Monday through Friday.
Morning: 9am-12pm    ages 8-10
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm   ages 10-12

Students who would like to attend that DO NOT fit into an age range or cannot attend when their age is being taught, please email us and they will probably be Able to attend (the age range is a general guideline).
If you pay before May 25th, It costs $40+ $5 supply fee (per student)
( If you pay for a single student AFTER May 25th it costs $45+ $5 supply fee)
If you have multiple kids signing up, each student is $35+ $5 supply fee
The class will be held at Alyssa's house in Orem (exact directions will be given when student has signed up)

NOTE: We will supply a snack every class and ALL art supplies. Your student only needs to bring a pencil and paper (for taking notes) and an open mind.

To sign up:
Please send us an email ( ) with your Students name and age, Your phone number, and any allergies/dislikes of food your student has. If you wish to sign up multiple kids, Please make sure they are in the same email so that we can give you a discount! Sign up soon, we have a limited amount of space!

This is going towards a good cause, this money will be used to help us travel to Mexico and serve the less fortunate.

We are so excited to work with your kids and we know it will be a great learning experience for all of us!
Summer Price (
My name is Summer Price, and I love art! I'm 17 years old and am so excited to teach this camp! I've taken several art classes and I like to draw in my spare time. I hope to meet your kids and help them express their own style creatively and also learn some new ones!
Alyssa Hokanson (
I am Alyssa Hokanson and I am 15. I have been doing art for as long as I can remember, and I love sharing the joy I get from it with others. I am so excited to learn and grow with your kids. I also have taken many art classes and learned a lot over the years. I can't wait to get to know your kids and see all the talent they have!!

FREE Tumbling - May 1st

This was sent to us by one of our members.  Hope that some of you can attend!

"Hey Everyone, I just wanted to let you all know about a fun event that will be hosted soon in Provo.  Bring your friends, family, neighbors, etc."

It's May, Let's Play

Come celebrate “May Day” with Flip-Out Tumbling
When: Tuesday, May 1st 5pm to 7pm
Where: PACC (Provo Adventist Community Center)  255 South 700 East - Provo

So bring a friend, and TUMBLE on in
its FREE and FUN for all ages!

Tumbling - Face Painting - Games - Popcorn-  Photo Booth

Homeschool Freebie of the Day
This is a great site!  Get on their email list, & they'll send you an email at the beginning of the week of the upcoming freebies.  These could be audios, PDF's, videos, links to sites.  Every weekday during the school year they have something new.  Most downloads are only available that day though, so you do have to stay on top of it.
Once in a while they do send an email selling a collection of some of their stuff (such as audios).  But my experience has been these are minimal, & well worth getting for the amount of free stuff you can download.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Swim lessons in Pleasant Grove

Jane N. Daniels

We will be having teaching swim lessons again this year during the entire month of June, 10 am through 3pm and possibly a few weeks in July (waiting on my son's mission return date). We are taking sign-ups beginning this week for Private lessons which will be and will take sign-ups for those who want to organize a group of 5 students at the same level/class. I have groups from Saratoga, Traverse Ridge and Spanish Fork who do this due to the distance they need to travel, but if you want to organize your neighborhood so you can carpool or just visit with friends I will gladly allow you to sign up early if you have a class of 5 at the same level.

General sign-ups will begin on Monday, April 30th 12-3pm and 8-9 pm. I will send out a schedule this weekend with all the information and your child's level from last year. If you have friends, family, or neighbors who might be interested please pass the information on to them. Any questions feel free to call the number below. Thank You!

Jane Daniels


Friday, April 20, 2012

Home school for Music Rock Stars

Kaisie here: Hi, Friends! I am so happy to introduce you to my friend, Jhonny K. He has put together an incredible music experience for our homeschool community. He loves kids and youth and is a true mentor!..check it out:

Welcome to Jhonny K's Home School for

Music Rock Stars!

This summer program is all about helping your kids understand and love music, work with a group environment to learn music, and to have a blast while doing it. Jhonny K has 20+ years background in life coaching and teaching music along with being a Nashville Recording Artist and music/vocal producer. He also worked with troubled youth as a counselor in Chicago, IL and St. George, UT. He is very familiar with kids, keeping things fun and moving, while inspiring the youth to become better.

At the end of this 3 month program, your kids will be taught in 5 key areas and will be ready to put on a "Rock Star" show for their family and friends.


The 3 month Rock Star Program focuses on 5 areas:

1-Music Theory

2-Confidence Building/Emotional Processing Power of Music

3-Performing Music with a Group or Individually

4-Vocal Technique

5-Songwriting and Composing Original Music

Locations and Times

Jhonny K teaches to classes of 3 age groups, 7-10, 11-14, 15-17 year olds in Bountiful, Provo/Orem, Daybreak/Herriman, and Sandy/Midvale. He has usually 10-15 kids in each class with a maximum of 20 per class.

Monday Afternoon-Daybreak/Herriman

Tuesday Afternoon-Sandy/Midvale

Wednesday Afternoon-Bountiful

Thursday Afternoon-Provo/Orem

1-2 PM- 7-10 year olds

2-3 PM- 11-14 year olds

3-4 PM- 15-17 year olds


Jhonny K was home schooled as well and loves to give discounts for families with multiple children. Jhonny K usually charges 75$ for one on one sessions. You can pay either for a month at a time, or pay up front for the whole 3 month program. When you pay for the whole program up front, you get a 10% discount over all. 

Prices below are for every child involved, so for instance if you have 3 kids and they all want to take lessons for the 3 month program, you would pay either $96 a month and that is for all 3 kids, OR pay $260 for the whole 3 month program which covers all 3 kids for the entire 3 month program.

Group prices are below (discounts included for paying up front)

1 kid X $12.50 per lesson X 4 lessons a month =$50 
1 kid up front 3 month program for $135

2 kids X $9 per lesson X 4 lessons a month=$72 
2 kids up front 3 month program for $195

3 kids X $8 per lesson X 4 lessons a month=$96 
3 kids up front 3 month program for $260

4 kids X $7 per lesson X 4 lessons a month=$112
4 kids up front 3 month program for $300

5 kids X $6 per lesson X 4 lessons a month $120
5 kids up front 3 month program for $325

Any more kids then that please get in touch with me in the tab up top that says "Contact Jhonny K"

PLEASE CALL ME AT 801-638-3493

After you enroll, please include your phone number so I can call and talk with you about your kids individually. Locations will be emailed to you!