4-H Homeschool Group Performance of "The Magician's Nephew"



Written by C. S. Lewis
and adapted for stage by Cailin Mulvey

Free Admission

Friday, June 5, 2015 6:30 p.m.
First Assembly of God

164 Prospect Ave, Plattsburgh

Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale -- June 5, 2015, 1:30p - 3:30p

  • PreK -12 Used Curriculum Sale 

Open to the public -- all local homeschoolers are welcome!

Friday, 6/5/15, 1:30p - 3:30p

First Assembly of God
164 Prospect St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

If you would like a table to sell items please message Sabine atwalliser83@hotmail.com

FTC CanAdirondack Engineers 4H Robotics Club accepting new members in grades 7-12

Do you like building things? Do you like computer programming? Do you like to write? Do you like to form life-long friendships? Do you like to lead? Do you like to have FUN?

If so, then you may be interested in Robotics?

Why not join the CanAdirondack Engineers 4H Robotics club. We have a great time building robots from state of the art material and trying to get them to perform certain tasks. Our team currently consists of six members (we lost two team member this year because they are graduating). We also compete in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition where we enjoy working with other area teams in a professional competition to exhibit the skills of our robot.

Interested youth must be in grades 7-12. If interested, please contact Brian Neureuther at neureubd@yahoo.com. Even if you are part of another 4H club, or not part of 4H at all, you are still welcome to participate. We usually meet around 4pm once a week, beginning in mid to late summer.

Shelburne Museum Summer Camps

Whether we’re cooking on the hearth, setting sail, or exploring the natural world, Shelburne Museum’s summer camps and workshops offer children ages 6-13 the opportunity to engage their creativity and imaginations. Each and every day, we have the time for artistic expression, gallery explorations, play and investigation of the museum’s beautiful grounds. Our phenomenally fun, hands-on days emphasize the creative process and offer new perspectives on American artistic and historical traditions.

Download 2015 camp registration forms HERE or click the "REGISTER" buttons below.

Please contact Maggie Lisman, Academic Programs Coordinator at (802) 985-3346 x3395 or
schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org to be added to the Summer Camp mailing list.

JUNE 29 - JULY 2 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


What can you build with everyday objects? Come explore the world of Walter Wick, best-selling author and illustrator of the Can You See What I See? series and co-creator of the I Spy books for children, through our special exhibition, Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic. Campers will apply Wick’s techniques  to create their own imagined worlds, optical illusions, and puzzles and inventions.
Ages 8-10, $230, Materials Fee: $50

JULY 13 - JULY 17 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


What’s it like to work at a museum? This weeklong workshop allows participants the chance to go “behind the scenes” – to meet the people who design exhibits, preserve objects, manage collections and create programs – and learn about the inner workings of Shelburne Museum. Then, we’ll dive into the creation of our own temporary “exhibition” – selecting objects, designing the exhibition, writing label text and coordinating installation.
Ages 11 - 13, $295

JULY 20 - JULY 24 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Let your creativity run wild! Will soaring birds, a gleaming steam engine, or a miniature circus parade inspire you? Do flowers, trees, and the natural world delight your artistic muse? Join us for a week of museum exploration and creativity. Campers indulge their own creative interests using a wide variety of art materials. On Friday we’ll host a campers’ art exhibit for family and friends.
Ages 8 - 10, $280, Materials Fee: $20

JULY 27 - JULY 31 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Let your creativity run wild! Will soaring birds, a gleaming steam engine, or a miniature circus parade inspire you? Do flowers, trees, and the natural world delight your artistic muse? Join us for a week of museum exploration and creativity. Campers indulge their own creative interests using a wide variety of art materials. On Friday we’ll host a campers’ art exhibit for family and friends.
Ages 6 - 8, $280, Materials Fee: $20

AUGUST 3 - AUGUST 7 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


All hands on deck! Campers will “set sail” to navigate the farthest reaches and deepest fathoms of the museum. We’ll drop anchor at the Lighthouse and the Ticonderoga, explore nautical art and artifacts and swap sailing lore as we earn our sea legs. Keep your eyes peeled and compasses at the ready on a search for maritime creatures, shipwrecks, and hidden treasure. We’ll have many artistic adventures before we find safe harbor at week’s end!
Ages 6 - 8, $280

Homeschool Books for Sale: Posted May 12, 2015

Homeschool Books for Sale: Posted May 12, 2015

** Contemporary Chemistry- A Practical Approach; student textbook, chemistry labs textbook, teacher's guide - paid $52, sell for $20

**Mosdos Press Journey's Literature, level one - paid $46, sell for $15

**Prentice Hall Grammar Handbook Grade 12 w/ answer key -paid $24, sell for $10

**Advanced Communication Series 3 DVD set - paid $69, sell for $25

**Barron's Anatomy and Physiology the Easy Way, 2nd ed. - $10

**Psychology Applied to Modern Life, 6th ed. - $10

** Understanding Psychology, 3rd ed. - $5

**Forensic Anthropology- The Growing Science of Talking Bones - $5

MUCH MORE! Call 578-1924 or e-mail at kar8769  @  yahoo.com (remove spaces)

4th annual Food Shelf Garden party

You’re invited to the 4th annual Food Shelf Garden party!
A great way to get kids involved in their community!  We’ll plant 100 bucket gardens (tomato plants, carrots and lettuce seeds) to be distributed at local food pantries.
Where:     The Moore’s farm (email for directions and toRSVP: hjmoore394@gmail.com)
When:       Saturday May 23, 2015
                    @ 2:30pm
Bring:       a pack of lettuce or carrot seeds

Homeschool Co-op Singing at Meadowbrook CANCELLED for this week.

The Homeschool Co-op groups singing at Meadowbrook has been cancelled this week due to scheduling difficulties with the nursing home.  Members will discuss at the 5/20/15 co-op field day options for rescheduling.

Added to the for Sale Page

Homeschool Books for Sale: Posted May 11, 2015
--The History of Our United States (Abeka): Brand New, never used, small crease on front cover from shelf wear, $10
--Drawn into the Heart of Reading Teacher's Manual (Heart of Dakota): Brand new, never used, $25
--English 3 (BJU): New, free
contact: momofjka3   @   hotmail.com  (remove spaces) 


Piano for sale: Posted May 11, 2015

I have a piano I am asking $500 for.
Please contact me at karenracette  @  charter.net (remove spaces

Free Concert at Clinton Community College- Show Tunes 7pm May 8, 2015

Clinton Community College Choir will be performing concert of Award Winning Show Tunes.

DATE: May 8, 2015

WHERE: Clinton Community College Moore Building Second Floor


Champlain Fun Runs

Series of Fun Runs and more for children ages 3 to 16.
June 14 to August 23

Bill Earl Park, River St, Champlain, NY

Registration and waiver forms to be filled out and handed into the Village Office by May 28.

Participate in warm up exercises, a distance run appropriate for the age, cool down stretches, and more fun activities.

A fun treat handed out at the end of each event.

Participate in at least 4 of the 6 to receive a free t-shirt.

Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun!

Volunteers are much appreciated to help with all parts of the events.

Homeschool Summer Camp, Camp Cherokee (Lake Saranac), 8/16-8/21

Homeschool Summer Camp, Camp Cherokee (Lake Saranac), 8/16-8/21
Finally, I have the details… Homeschool Camp located on beautiful Saranac Lake, (at Camp Cherokee - 433 Gilpin Bay) will be Sunday, August 16th through Friday, August 21st(morning).  This is my children’s favorite week of the year!  

The cost is $463 per family (NOT person) plus you supply a meal for everyone including the staff (we also bring something to share for Sunday night which is a pot luck dinner or we order pizza – this is what we did the last couple of years).  In addition, your family will be a helper at another meal.  Depending on the number of families, I may ask everyone to contribute something towards a breakfast (box of cereal/drink) and help cleaning up for one extra meal.  In the past, people have been incredibly helpful so clean-up is pretty easy with all the hands at work. 
You bring your own bedding, towels, etc (beds and bunks are provide).  I’ll let you know what size & number beds/bunks you will have in your room before you go.  
Additional notes:  If you’d like another adult with you for the week (Grandparent) it is an additional $118.  The cost of an additional child (13 and under) it is $98 for the week.  Foster children are considered family children and included in the family price.

Deposit - I am collecting a $100 deposit which is non-refundable to help the camp know the number of families that will be attending so they can determine the required staff.  You may mail me your deposit:    
Tammy Neureuther
11 Carriagehouse LaneWest Chazy, NY 12992
Activities (all included in the cost):

Pool with lifeguard
Horseback riding
Ping Pong
Small Sand Pit (little boys liked it there!)
Vollyball/Sand area
Motorboats with almost everything imaginable behind them (staff drives the boats)
Boat Area - includes kayaks, canoes, paddle boats (this is open all day but we need
          an adult on land and everyone needs to sign the boats out)
Fishing -  From the camps canoes, no fishing from the dock.  Must have a current NYS fishing license
 We also have done the following in the past - mostly led by homeschoolers (staff
          has participated in Talent night, etc)

~ "classes" taught by a parent (this has not been done in the last couple of years, but it's completely up to us – ideas in the past have included photography, cake decorating, drawing)

~ Roast Marshmallow, Fire, Chat time

~ Chapel time (my children love the songs)

~ Mom's homeschool sharing time -- bring your favorite idea, game, product, etc to share (we have not done this the last couple of years… but could if anyone wanted)

~ Talent night
~ Arts and Crafts – different families bring beads, drawing supplies, rainbow loom, etc. for the children to use in the evening or when it rains

~ Lots of games semi-organized games - volley ball, kickball, soccer and capture the flag were a hit in the past.  We also played quite a few board games especially when it rains.  I suggest you bring your favorite!

~ "Spooky" stories by the campfire for the older kids

Other things you may want to know --

The kitchen is vegetarian; hence no meat – milk & dairy are fine.

Every family supplies a meal - so food is mostly covered. You can put the food you bring in the main kitchen where there is a walk in fridge and area to store food. (You may also want to bring extra snacks for your family in a plastic container if you store where you sleep or you can store anything you want in the kitchen)  

Due to allergies, we have only allowed peanut butter in the kitchen and asked that an adult makes the sandwich, then they watch the child while they eat it.  Afterwards, please wash everyone’s hands.
If you have other allergy concerns, or this policy is not acceptable, please notify me and we will work together to insure everyone is safe!

Feel free to contact me with questions.  You can email me at tamneureuther @
yahoo.com or call me at (h)518-563-7036 or (c) 518-569-3327.  My kids are looking forward to an amazing time with their friends and I’m looking forward to the peace and friendship I enjoy each year.

Festival of Tibetan Art: Make Mosaic Tiles to be installed in City Hall Place

Participate in the creation of a tile mural that will be installed in downtown Plattsburgh this summer!
Learn how to create handmade tiles using Tibetan motifs. Your tiles will become part of a permanent installation in City Hall Place.
This event is part of the “Festival of Tibetan Arts & Culture of the Adirondack Coast” -- a series of community events illuminating the arts and culture of Tibet in the North Country between April and December 2015 including performances by the Adirondack Youth Orchestra; an exhibition at SUNY Plattsburgh; the creation and installation of a tile mural in downtown Plattsburgh led by the Plattsburgh Renewal Project; and a documentary by Mountain Lake PBS. This festival is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts

Dates & times of all events:


North Country Homeschool Co-op 5/20/15

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

Another school year is coming to a close! Hard to believe, but it's time for co-op's annual End of Year Field Day! The church building will be opened by 10:45am for set-up & access to the kitchen. The bulk of the group planned games & activities will take place between 11a-12p. The church building will be locked at 2:00pm, however families are welcome to stay later to play next door at the park. All families who have attended co-op this year, or are interested in checking co-op out for next year, are invited to attend. Weather permitting, games & outside play time will be held at the old Cadyville Elementary School building, playground & fields on Rt 3, immediately next door to the Wesleyan Church. The church building will be open & available to the group in case of poor weather, and to use the kitchen & bathroom facilities. Families should plan to bring an item to contribute to the potluck lunch or pack a picnic lunch for their family. Please bring your favorite outside toy or idea for a game. A large parachute & rope for tug-of-war will be available. Additional game/toy ideas could include: ~ balls -- basketball, soccer, kickball, etc ~ jump ropes ~ hula hoops ~ bubble solution & wands ~ sidewalk chalk ~ pillow cases or other sacks for sack races ~ lead a group game like egg balancing, 3 legged races, etc ~ simple craft projects that could be done outdoors In the event of rain, co-op will still meet. Families will have the chance to visit & play games inside, preschool toys, and simple arts & crafts activities will be set up for the students as well. If the weather is poor, please bring your favorite board game to share! Please contact Holly Warren at hollyjwarren@gmail.com if you are planning to bring an outside activity or game. RSVPs for the potluck lunch can go to Cathy Morin at woodchop2011@hotmail.com . Additionally, a schedule with the 2015-2016 co-op class meeting dates, as well as a sign-up form for teaching next year, will be available on the sign-in table at this session. We would like to have the full 2015-2016 co-op schedule made up before August 1st to help families with planning their upcoming school year & give members maximum time to prep for teaching their classes. Please bring an idea (or two!) for a class -- remember, each family teaching or arranging an outside teacher 1-2 times per year is a part of your co-op membership! Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 20th!

Skating Lessons

These sessions began last weekend, but it's not to late to join in!  Interested families can contact Kate at skatingcluboftheadirondacks@gmail.com

Saturdays: May 2, 9, 16, 30, June 6 and 13

8:30-9:30am – Basic 4-8 and adults

8:45-9:30am – Snowplow Sam – Basic 3

Sundays: May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7 and 14

2:30-3:15pm – Snowplow Sam – Basic 3

3:00-4:00 pm – Basic 4-8

Fees are for all six weeks (New skaters, please add $24 for annual club & USFS dues)

SS1-Basic 3 - $50.00 for one day/week or $85 for two days/week

Basic 4-8, adult - $60.00 for one day/week or $100 for two days/week

Preschool Story Hour at Plattsburgh State Art Museum

Plattsburgh State Art Museum invites you to join us for a free Preschool Story Hour on Preschool Story Hour on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10am.

Book: Walter Was Worried by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The program is especially designed for preschool age children (ages 3-5) and their caregivers.  

Click below for more information and to RSVP.

Register Now!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the museum educator at sbell008@plattsburgh.edu.

Best wishes for a great week from the Plattsburgh State Art Museum.


Samantha Bellinger, Museum Educator
Plattsburgh State Art Museum

Lake Champlain Underwater Exploration

Attendees: all ages, parent participation welcomed
Workshop Cost: ** FREE **
Mission costs, if any, determined by group
Workshop dates: 1:00 – 3:00PM Wednesdays and Fridays: June 2426, andJuly 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 
Location: 225 Corlear Dr. Willsboro NY https://goo.gl/maps/aDHkl
Contact: Mark Stainken
RSVP as soon as possible, space will be limited

Do you like to build and fix things, take pictures, journal, sketch, history, or biology?  We are seeking candidates with interests in science and exploration to join the CREW (Champlain Research and Exploration in Water) where we will explore the depths of Lake Champlain with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) built during a series of summer workshops.

Lake Champlain is rich in natural and cultural resources.   Stretching 120 miles and linking the Richelieu and St Lawrence rivers to the Hudson, Champlain was the most important passage for commerce and travel during America’s colonial era into the first half century of the United States.  Control of the lake was vital to the formation of United States and she played a pivotal role in the French and Indian Wars, the Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.  Beneath her waters lies historical record of human progress from early Native American settlements through present day.  The waters of the lake provide a drinking source for nearly 200,000 people along her shores and habitat for countless species of fish and wildlife.  Champlain supports a vibrant tourism industry for fishing, hunting, swimming, and boating.  Postindustrial settlement along the lake and surrounding valley during the 20th century however, has born challenges to the lakes delicate ecosystem which threaten the quality of the fresh water that has both preserved antiquity and served the livelihood of man and wildlife.  Our mission will be threefold: to find and document the cultural artifacts before they are lost to invasive species of mussels, to work with watershed groups to help preserve the ecology of the lake, and to learn about the science and technologies we can use to build the tools we will need to accomplish our missions.

We plan to build two ROV’s, one powered from the surface designed using basic electronic circuitry and a second powered internally using micro-computers.  Both ROV’s will be outfitted with underwater cameras.  We will break up the builds into functional groups consisting of 3-5 member teams, with team leaders chosen based on knowledge and skill level. Participants will learn about basic electronic circuits, soldering, Archimedes’ principle, propulsion, challenges involved in underwater design, acrylic welding, and an overview of microprocessors, software programming and the pros and cons between the two ROV designs.  After building the ROV’s, we will train off the docks to build piloting and tether management skills then coordinate dive missions.  During the workshop, we will also discuss the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) and the SeaPerch underwater robotics programs and competitions.  If there is interest, we can explore the possibilities of future missions and/or developing teams for MATE and SeaPerch competition.

The workshops will be held lakeside in Willsboro.  Space is limited, so interested participants should register early. Older children are encouraged to share your interests in the RSVP to help me find the right team to start you on and the direction of our initial missions.  Participants should be at least seven years or older although younger children are welcome with parent participation.  Sessions will run for 2 hours with swim time and water fun after some serious learning.

Summer Safari at Plattsburgh State

The Summer Safari at SUNY Plattsburgh 2015 Schedule is ready and we can't wait till all our classes are filled with kids raring to learn new things and do exciting, fun stuff.

Exciting Courses: We have something for everyone!
If Science is your bag, well, we have Science in a Bag, Science with the Magic School Bus, Across the Galaxy and Sizzling Summer Science Fun.
For Artists.... so much to choose from: Tessellate & Illustrate; Art on the High Seas; Cartoon Basics, Mini-Masters, Self-Portrait Time Travel, Mask Making, Your Inner Artist and much more.
Lots of Literature: Reading, Art & Literature, Magic Treehouse and Young Writers.

Techno-Kids: Digital Photography, Minecraft, Basics of Computer Game Art, and Build Your Own Server.

To make sure you get enough exercise, there's Kids On the Mover and Global Mind & Fitness Adventure.

And those are just some of the cool programs you will find at SUMMER SAFARI.

Contact me with any questions you may have regarding SUNY Plattsburgh's Summer Safari Enrichment Program for Kids. Have a great summer!
College Auxiliary Services, SUNY Plattsburgh

Willsboro Introduction to Homeschooling Meeting

There will be a Homeschooling 101 meeting for new & interested homeschoolers at Paine Memorial Library in Willsboro on May 9, 2015 at 7pm  

Local homeschoolers Janice Stainken & Jenn Cantwell will be answering questions & presenting information for new families or those considering homeschooling.  Experienced homeschooling families are also encouraged to attend to help answer questions as well.  

Please RSVP to Janice at cpfarms@willex.com or Jenn at jenlcan@yahoo.com .