Homeschool Girlscout Club- Any Interst

If anyone would like further information or would like to set something up, please contact Cyndi directly.

I’m trying to get in touch with some Home Schooled Groups in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties to discuss the possibility of doing a Girl Scout presentation to the girls and parents.
I would love the opportunity to discuss a possible partnership and discuss some great program and event opportunities we can offer to the girls!

Cyndi Tucker
Senior Membership & Outreach Manager
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
107 Hammond Lane, Suite 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Free Enterprise Speak-off

Homeschool high school students (or 8th graders taking at least ONE high school class) are invited to compete in the North Country Homeschooling Free Enterprise Speak-off, sponsored by the North Country Homeschooling Free Enterprise Team Plattsburgh State University on Feb 16th at 10:30 at the North Country Alliance Church, 9 Northern Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY. 

On March 9 (all day), 6 high-school teams and 14 regional college teams will compete in the Free Enterprise Competition held at Plattsburgh State. Each team is comprised of 5 students. A real world company will present a business challenge they are having. The teams will spend the day sequestered at Plattsburgh State planning a viable solution for the company. Each team will present a 10 minute solution presentation. The company will select the winning solutions. There are cash prizes for the winning teams. 

Part of the competition on March 9 is speak off competition, where one member of each team will give a 3-4 minute speech on "Why Free Enterprise Works". 

The North Country homeschooling team is inviting all interested high-schoolers to participate in the local homeschooling team speak-off. The winner will receive $100 + a spot on the North Country Homeschool entrepreneurship team. The winning member MUST be able to participate in the challenge on March 9th at Plattsburgh State. The event starts at 8 and lasts through dinner ending at 8:30pm. Team members must be able to commit to be there from 8am to 5pm during the competition time. 

The local competition for homeschoolers will be: Thursday Feb 16 at 10:30am at the North Country Alliance Church

Participants must give a speech entitled 'Free Enterprise: Why it Works."
The speech must be min of 3 minutes and max of 4 minutes. The speech should have an intro, 3 points and conclusion. Notes can be used however, they should NOT be read.The youth will be evaluated and judged by professionals from the community.

Please sign up by FEB 13 by emialing
or calling Melissa Sayward at 643-8530

SUNY Plattsburgh Performance of "Go Dog Go"

The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theatre would like to invite regional home school classes to a special matinee of our upcoming production of Go Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. Please find the letter of invitation attached, which includes the date and time of show and the cost of attendance. Thank you in advance, and we hope to see you at the show.

Come and join the SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Department and discover P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book
Go Dog. Go! as it comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color and space. The dogs delve into
life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the
moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for- all of
chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never

This special matinee of Go Dog. Go! is a great opportunity to introduce your elementary school students to the
world of theatre.  Please join us in the Hartman Theatre, located in the Myers Fine Arts building at SUNY
Plattsburgh, Thursday, March 2nd at 9:30 AM for our special matinee.  The runtime on the play is
approximately 1 hour including the intermission.  A cast and crew talk back will follow and optional backstage
tours can be arranged. Tickets are discounted to $3 each for both students and chaperones.  We expect a large turnout, so do not hesitate in making your reservations.

If you are planning to attend the matinee, we encourage you to reserve your tickets as early as possible due
to high demand. Please call our office at (518) 564-2243, or e-mail at, to make a
group reservation and take advantage of discount pricing.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

YING-TRISEF Science Fair

Saturday, March 11
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave, Potsdam, New York 13676


Mrs. Wood has been able to secure funding from Dr. Nelson Ying to organize fairs all over the state so that no one has to travel too far to participate. Kids in grades 6-12 in Clinton, Essex, St. Lawrence, and Franklin Counties will now go to SUNY Potsdam for competitive science fair events that lead on to further competitions at the national level (prior to this, everyone had to go to Syracuse). For instance, this year's fair leads on to the Intel ISEF Science Fair in Los Angeles ( 

Mrs. Wood is a former homeschool parent herself and so she has lots of info about how a science fair project can fulfill many subject areas on an IHIP. She would love to see TONS of homeschoolers participating. Though the fair is competitive, it's only as formal as you and your child would want to make it. You can even do a demonstration of a concept rather than a formal experiment. 

Registration is $15 and includes lunch, and every participant goes home with a t-shirt and backpack. The deadline for registering is Feb 10. Mary-Eileen would love to chat with anyone with any questions. She's very nice.

Homeschool Support Group

Homeschool Support Group happening January 21st at 9am at Farmhouse Pantry in Saranac. Homeschooling grownups at any experience level are welcome to share their insights or ask questions. Those just starting out are encouraged to come and ask their questions. 

Contact Sarah Vaillancourt with questions - 

lovermont at gmail dot com  or cell 645-4177

Fairy Home Competition and Tour

Krebby’z Forest Kottages A Fairy/Troll Fantasy Home Tour Festival

June 3rd , 2017 10am -6pm See events listing

Join community members, youth groups, and families in constructing a home to be placed on exhibit
on the trails of Sellars Forest, Burke NY. These homes are to be constructing from organic materials,
please no store bought items. Twigs, stones, pinecones, pebbles, tree stumps, acorns, etc . Homes can
be held together with glues, twine, wire, small nails & screws. These homes may range in sizes of 4 inches to 4ft. They are constructed from the comfort of your home and brought to Sellars Park, Sellars RD Burke NY. They will be placed in age divisions and entered into the contest according to age divisions.

There is a $10 application for entry. Be sure to send an inquiry, for an application on the events page. Guest coming to view the homes admission is $3 for Adults and $1 for youth. Guests may enter the Forest multiple times for one admission.

There will be a tea with the Fairy Queen. Ages 3 and up and must sign up day of for the Tea. Charge is $1. Costume contest. A Troll race… Meet the Water Fairy, Fairy Godmother, Tooth Fairy, Tinkerbell and others. Visit the Dust shop to purchase Pixie Dust, Dust Bunnies, and house dust.

Special guest Michelle Dual Wagner of Saratoga Springs, will provide free gallery readings. Guest
Tom Comwell Ufologist ,will present his books and lecture on his findings as a Ufologist. Steve Kulls Squatch Detective, whom has made appearances on National Geographics tv show will present his findings and answer questions. Prepare for his books as well. Jack Kenna Paranormal Investigator and Comic Book Author will also present his findings. He has made many appearances on Haunted Case Files. And finally Stacey Horton Paranormal Investigator will be preset to share her findings and answer questions.

Food, Music, Venders, and the enjoyment of the great outdoors.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families to this gala Inaugural Event….

Please Call : If you would like to volunteer as we need many, or would like to ask a question

Homeschool Cooking Classes

Cooking/Nutrition classes starting Jan 10, at Shannon Stone's home in West Chazy

Beginners  - Tuesdays 3pm to 5pm
Advanced - Fridays 2pm to 4pm

$10 per class, includes food

Students will learn about kitchen and cooking safety, following directions, measuring, meal-planning, proper clean-up, and developing healthy eating habits.

Please contact Shannon Stone with any questions or to sign up.