Homeschool Co-op Schedule for January 15, 2014

Co-op classes restart for 2014! Please come join us at the Wesleyan Church on Rt 3 in the village of Cadyville.

Set-up for those teaching will begin at 10:30am. Classes start at 11:00am, and conclude around 3:30p when French classes finish. Feel free to come for the whole time or just for the portion your family wants to participate in. Bring a lunch or participate in the community potluck! Full details, fees & RSVP information available for everything below.

If the weather is fair please bring winter clothing for your kids so they can play outside at the playground next door too!

Community Service Activity for January:
St Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program:  The Zurlo family will be collecting used greeting cards that would otherwise be destined for the recycle bin or trash. We will have a collection box available at co-op and all you need to do is drop your cards into the box on the sign-in table. No need to separate your cards. The Zurlos will do it for you if you want!   You can also give your cards to the Zurlo's anytime in January (it doesnt have to be co-op). Cards don't have to be Christmas cards!  

The Zurlo family will then box them up and send them off to  Any questions please email Kari at


Free Play Room:  Train set, cars, car mat

11:00a - 12:00p
Preschool Class --
“The Hat” by Jan Brett and related activities.
Teacher: Melissa Floyd
Fee: $1 per child
RSVP: Melissa Floyd,

Elementary --
“Process Not Product” art class
We will be painting, drawing, printmaking and more, based on Mary Ann Kohl's book Primary Art. Projects are designed for children ages 5-10. Older or younger children with interest are welcome. Last time there were even parents who joined in!
Teacher: Emily Blauvelt
Fee: $2 per child, or a maximum of $5 per family.
RSVP: Please reply by Sunday 1/12/14 to ensure there are enough materials on hand.  Replies can be sent to Emily by either emailing or messaging on FB to Emily Hannan Blauvelt.

Upper Elementary/Middle School --
Erector Set Engineering
Teacher:  Amanda Bokus
Fee: Free
RSVP: Holly Warren, or Facebook Holly Warren

12:00p - 1:00p
Potluck lunch!  Our first potluck lunch was such a hit, we are going to make it a regular thing.  :-)    Also, is your family has special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, etc), please consider bringing a dish to share that you family can also eat!   Everyone, even families who choose to bring their own lunches, are encouraged to join in the community lunch time up in the Fellowship Hall.   If you’d like to participate please email Cathy Morin at or on Facebook at Cathy Morin.
12:45p - 1:00p
Children’s Chorus --
We had a great first performance at Meadowbook Nursing home on 12/18/13, and even got our group’s photo in the Press-Republican’s Holiday Helpers section!  Time to start practicing some fun non-holiday songs so we can make a return visit to Meadowbrook (and am open to other suggestions for places too) sometime in early spring.  Again, this class is open to all the children.  The only requirements are they must be able to participate without distracting the other kids!

1:00p - 2:00p
American Girl Club --
Come explore Josephina’s world this month!   Josephina is a young, Hispanic girl living in the southwest in 1824.   Students will each make their own game of graces, and complete a lapbook page about Josephina for their American Girl folders
Teachers: Amanda Bokus & Holly Warren
Fee:  $5 per student
RSVP: Holly Warren at or on Facebook at Holly Warren

1:00p - 3:30p
Board Games --
Board games for the preschool & elementary age children will be set up in the preschool room.

Dungeons & Dragons, and any other board games families would like to bring, will be available for the older kids as well in the downstairs board room.  Bring your favorite game to share!

Homeschool Support Group --
There will be an informal homeschool support group meeting in January, because Kari Zurlo is not available to moderate the group.  Parents are welcome to gather in the teen lounge area downstairs to talk, share ideas, and help each other with questions.  If you have paperwork questions please bring your paperwork with you!

2:00 - 3:30
French classes will continue for the winter/spring semester, taught by Carole Dubois. It is not to late to sign-up, so please email Carole or come to co-op this week if you are interested. There will be two 45 min classes offered classes offered. One from 2:00 - 2:45 for younger kids (ages 5-8), and one from 2:45-3:30 for older kids (ages 9+). All classes will be offered at the beginner level, but as each class has about 8-10 students currently enrolled, two classes will allow Carole to offer more advanced projects for the older kids and keep a good student/teacher ratio.

The rate is $10 per lesson. She is willing to do a multiple child rate of 50% for second child. (If there's more in your family you can discuss with her.)
You can also contact her directly with other questions at her email: