North Country Homeschool Co-op 4/29/15

North Country Homeschool Co-op 4/29/15

Please come join us at the Wesleyan Church on Rt 3 in the village of Cadyville.

Set-up for those teaching will begin at 10:15am.  Also, teachers, please remember to bring an envelope marked with your class name, fee, and some change to place on the sign-in table!  
Classes start promptly at 11:00am, and conclude around 2:00p or 2:30p when the 1:00pm afternoon 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 available on all class offerings below. For quick reference here is an overview of what is being offered this day:

11:00 - 12:00

Preschool Free Play -- PreK -- Lynn Bushey
Yoga & Mindful Meditation -- K-3 -- Lizzie Girard & Janice Stainken
Fairy Tales on Trial -- 4th & up -- Cheryl Lussier & Amanda Bokus

12:35 - 12:55:

Children’s Chorus -- PreK-3rd -- Holly Warren
Youth Chorus -- 4th & up -- Cheryl Lussier
Current Events -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther

1:00 - 2:00:

Community Service: Earth Day Clean-up -- All Ages -- Holly Warren
Bicycle Repair & Maintenance -- Middle/High School -- Joe Moracco

*** PLEASE NOTE! Co-op also meets NEXT Wednesday 5/6/15 for our last day of regular classes. 5/20/15 will be our final meeting for this school year & will be our annual end of year field day. ***

Free Play Room: Legos

11:00a - 12:00p

Free Play Fun Day

Come join in a fun day of free play in the preschool room. Toys, books, arts & crafts will be set up for our youngest members to explore with Mom & Dad or on their own!

Teacher: Lynn Bushey

Elementary (K - 3rd):

Yoga & Mindful Meditation

This class is open to all ages & will be the final yoga class this year. Parents are encouraged to participate, particularly with the younger kids. The first 1/2 of this class will be yoga & the second 1/2 will be a mindfulness/meditation activity.
Teachers: Lizzie Girard & Janice Stainken Fee: FREE RSVP: Lizzie Girard,

Gr 4 & Up:

Fairy Tales on Trial Fairy Tales on Trial is a 5-session class where kids will study character education using fairy tales & simulating investigation & trials. Students will use critical reading, analytical thinking and writing, speaking and drama skills. This class will meet 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29 & 5/6. Teachers: Cheryl Lussier & Amanda Bokus Fee: $2 per student to cover each students copy of the materials, to be paid at first class only.
RSVP: Cheryl Lussier,

12:00p - 1:00p

Potluck or bag lunch period. ***Please remember that co-op has a new nut free policy! This includes not only items brought for potluck, but also for holiday treats, snacks & bag lunches. If you are looking for a nut butter alternative, sun butter is OK to use! *** We will meet upstairs in the fellowship hall for lunch break.  Potluck lunch is open for everyone attending!  If your family has special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, etc), please consider bringing a dish to share that you family can also eat!    Families who choose not to participate in potluck are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.  

If you’d like to participate in a potluck lunch please email Cathy Morin at

12:35p - 12:55p

Children’s Chorus -- (grades PreK - 3) Students will be practicing songs for the spring sing at Meadowbrook Nursing Home. Children's Chorus is open to all children as long as they are old enough to stand with the group & not be a distraction to the other singers.

Teacher: Holly Warren
Fee:  FREE
RSVP:  Holly Warren,, or Facebook Holly Warren. No need to RSVP unless the student is a new participant.

Youth Chorus -- (grades 4 & up) Students will be practicing songs to learn for the spring sing at Meadowbrook Nursing Home.
Teacher: Cheryl Lussier
RSVP:  Cheryl Lussier,, or Facebook Cheryl Corsetti Lussier. No need to RSVP unless the student is a new participant.

Current Events  -- (middle/high school)

This weekly group will discuss and explore what is happening locally, nationally and around the world.  Due to some of the content that may be discussed this will be for the middle school and highschool students only (with parental approval).  Students will be asked to contribute weekly.  This class will meet in the downstairs board room.

Teacher: Tammy Neureuther
RSVP: Tammy Neureuther, or Facebook Tammy Neureuther

1:00p - 2:00p

All Ages: Community Service: Earth Day Clean-up All students & parents are encouraged to come join us in a community trash clean-up to celebrate Earth Day. We will be cleaning up the church property, school grounds directly adjoining the church property, and walking a short way up the neighboring streets as well. Trash bags & gloves will be provided. Please dress for the weather. If it is nice out students will have time to play at the neighboring playground after the clean-up. Parents, please plan to walk with all kids who are Gr 2 & under! Since we will be cleaning neighboring streets, the more hands & eyes to watch the younger kids the better!
Teacher: Holly Warren
RSVP: Holly Warren,

Middle/High School:

Bicycle Repair & Maintenance
Learn how to fix a flat tire, adjust brakes and shifters for improved performance, and adjust seat and handlebar placement for better fit and comfort.  Bring your bike if you wish. Teacher: Joe Moracco
RSVP: Samantha Moracco,

Afternoon Free Play
There will also be building blocks, basic art supplies, the free play room, and other items to help keep our youngest co-op members entertained throughout the afternoon.