Saturday, November 30, 2013

Live Nativity

What an amazing time of year; we LOVE Christmas.  We also enjoy sharing the true meaning of Christmas with our children and others - Rejoice!

In the true spirit of Christmas, gather with friends and family to honor and remember the blessed event of Christ’s birth. Please join us as we journey through Bethlehem.

Church of the Resurrection
32001 Cannon Road

St. Albert the Great Parish NativityWhen: Saturday, December 21, 2013

Begins 6:45 PM in the Worship Space and will continue outdoors (dress accordingly) Free will offering.

The live nativity will include a scripture proclamation, songs and candle procession. Following the Live Nativity Presentation, refreshments will be served in Trivison Hall.  

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."   Isaiah 9:6

Friday, November 15, 2013

BACK by POPular Demand!!! Stan Hywet for Christmas!

Dear Homeschoolers,

Please join us for a visit to magnificent Stan Hywet for their Christmas decor!  We LOVE Stan Hywet and are looking forward to seeing the mansion again decked out for Christmas.....details:

Youth Manor House Tour
$5/student | $10/chaperone-extra adults
Teachers are complimentary

Tour Duration: Approximately 1 Hour
Includes guided Manor House tour, self-guided Gate Lodge, Corbin Conservatory & Gardens. 

DATE:  Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TIME:  10:30AM

ADDRESS:  Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron

Please note that for guided tours students will be divided into groups of 15.

Please RSVP by December 9, 2013 to Kim at with the number of students and chaperones.  Monies to be paid that day.  You will be able to find me in the Admissions Office collecting money.   Please keep in mind $5, $10 and $20 will be easiest to keep track of, please limit the $1 bills, very much appreciated :)

Please keep me updated if something comes up and your family are unable to attend.  I will be providing a final count to Stan Hywet around December 10th.  Stan Hywet will need to ensure there are enough volunteers to accommodate our group.  The more prepared we are, the more prepared they will be for us.  Thanks a bunch!!!

"The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you."  Deuteronomy 28:8

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

December Mom's Gathering - A Homemade Christmas

Dear Homeschool Friends,

Our next monthly meeting at our home will be on Monday, December 2, 2013!  Please join us for this evening meeting after you are finished with your day of homeschooling your children and serving dinner to your family.  Come and enjoy fellowship with other homeschool Moms!!

Our meetings are for every Mom who homeschools or is interested in learning more about homeschooling.  

I am excited about our December Mom's meeting!!!  Come meet other homeschool Moms, share ideas, activities and events.  We will be discussing and sharing:

**  How to BLESS others at Christmas:  please bring ideas and ways you have blessed others during the holiday season.

**  Gifting ideas that keep everyone from breaking the bank.  Maybe some great craft ideas/samples???  Maybe there is something you would like to share with others and we can even craft this evening?  Please contact me, so I may help and have space available and ready to go!

**  Snack:  Please feel free to bring something to share?

Please let me know if you are able to join us :)  As always, the more the merrier, so feel free to bring a friend!


Kim  ----  Thank you!

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."  James 1:17

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Dickens Christmas

Dear Homeschoolers!

A Dickens Christmas began this weekend!  Each weekend is a different theme.  I recommend visiting their website and selecting a weekend that works best for your family and activities that interest your family.  There is something for everyone!  Light shows, tea parties, trolley tours, gingerbread houses and more!!!

As the snow begins to fall it will only add to the ambiance of the events.

There are approximately 80 mannequins decked in Dickens attire with educational plaques.  A homeschooler's delight!!!!  We will begin learning more about Dickens' life, stories,  time period, etc.  Very FUN :)

"Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor."  Proverbs 21:21

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Chanukah Party!!!!

Hi Homeschoolers!

We continue where we left off from the Seder Meal with exploring the Jewish holiday of Chanukah.  Please join Stacey and me at the Temple again for this FUN and educational children's event!

Chanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

Chanukkah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. 

The Story  

The story of Chanukkah begins in the reign of Alexander the Great. Alexander conquered Syria, Egypt and Palestine, but allowed the lands under his control to continue observing their own religions and retain a certain degree of autonomy. 

Please join us:

DATE:  Monday, December 2, 2013

TIME:  10:00 AM - Noon

LOCATION:  The TiferethTemple, 26000 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood, OH

COST:  $5/child - $1/Moms (latkes)

The kids will learn from and enjoy the following activities:

Art Project :)
Dreidel contests - FUN
Homemade Latkes!!
Gelt (what is it?), a sweet treat that most everyone loves :)

Every child should be able to take a dreidel home with them!!!

Please RSVP to Kim at with payment to Kim Lucak, 55 Southwest Avenue, Tallmadge, OH  44278 by November 22, 2013.  We will be purchasing goodies and crafts.  Thank you!

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."  Galatians 3:28