5th & 6th Grade Book Clubs @ Prescott Public Library

The Prescott Public Library is hosting a couple of book clubs this school year for 5th and 6th graders. 

“Registered participants will be given their own personal copies of books under discussion. The books, as well as snacks and other materials, are funded through the Friends of Prescott Public Library, an organization of volunteers. Both book clubs will begin meeting in September.

“The Newbery Book Club, centering on titles that have earned the highest literary distinction, will be meeting every fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m.

“I am excited about the Newbery books that we will be discussing this year. Many of them are older books, which I have found to deliver worthwhile morals in a clear, direct manner. Some of these books include insights into the ways of life of homeless persons; the development of strong character, summoned to make good choices and to defend others with disadvantages.

“Others of the books share stories that promote understanding of our country’s recent history, including the experiences of African Americans before and during Civil Rights movements.

“The specific book titles can be previewed here: Newbery Book Club.

“The second book club for this age group, the Graphic Noves Club, will meet every second Tuesday at 4 p.m. Graphic novels have come into their own as a legitimate literary format in our increasingly visual world. The assortment of titles for this group runs the gamut from funny (The Last Kids on Earth) to sensitive (Awkward), and from thought-provoking (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) to eye-opening (Drowned City). The lineup for this club can be previewed here: Graphic Novels Club.

“To register, please call the library’s Youth Services desk at 928-777-1537; stop by the Youth Services desk; or sign up online by going to the library’s events calendar and clicking on the name of the book club that you are interested in. The calendar is accessible from the library’s web site (www.prescottlibrary.info).

“Thank you so much for considering my request.

Best regards,

Steve Ryan

Youth Services Librarian”

928-777-1516

Free Day Camp at Sharlot Hall Museum

Update:

Thank you for sharing information concerning our upcoming Day in the Life program at the Sharlot Hall Museum. Due to the Prescott Homeschool Hub’s help in spreading awareness about our program, we have been able to fill in our available spaces for next week’s program! At this time therefore, we are unfortunately unable to take any more registrations. I just wanted to take a moment to update your forum about this opportunity in case in the coming days there may be more interest from its members.

Although we are unable to accept any more registrations for July 26th program, we are always interested in more programming opportunities with local educational communities, and welcome any questions community members have about tours, programs, and special events. If yourself or any other members may have questions about these possibilities, I would love to share information and do some brainstorming. I can be reached at (928) 277-2014 (in the last day or so I was provided with a new phone number for my office) or of course by email at jennyp@sharlot.org.

On July 26th, the museum is a hosting a free Day in the Life program for youth involved in local organizations. We currently have more openings than we anticipated in this program and would like to invite any interested youth ages 6 – 12 to join us at the museum for a free, fun day of games, crafts, and a private hands-on tour of our newest exhibit. In the morning, we will also be featuring Living History demonstrators who will be providing opportunities for youth to engage directly with history. The Living History experiences will provide participants with the opportunity to complete activities with the interpreters, such as using a 19th century printing press and interacting with toys from the late 1800s. This program will also include a pizza lunch provided by the Sharlot Hall Museum! Registration and check-in will begin at 9 am, with the program starting at 9:30. The program will conclude at 4 pm, with pick-up starting then as well.

I would greatly appreciate if this information could be shared within the Prescott Homeschool Hub. If any individuals are interested in this fun and free program, they should not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be happy to provide more information! I may be reached at 928-445-3122, ext. 29 or jennyp@sharlot.org. Our roster is limited, so interested families should register quickly to secure a spot! Registration will be closing Monday, July 24th. Once notified of individuals’ interest, I will send the application with additional information about the schedule and set-up for the day.

Best,

Jenny Pederson

Yavapai Music Scholarship

Yavapai College is offering scholarship auditions THIS WEEK for students in their musical programs. What does this have to do with homeschoolers? Well, high school students participating in Yavapai College musical programs can also apply. And that includes homeschoolers. But you’ll have to think quickly. Auditions are on:

April 5

3pm-5pm

Sign up for the auditions by following this link to the Yavapai College sign up form.

Also, you can click on the link below to see the flyer for more detailed information:

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Musical Instrument Lessons & More from Yavapai Music Instructors

I received this email from a music teacher at Yavapai College. He and his wife are reaching out to teach private instrumental and voice lessons to homeschoolers. Please take a look at the many other options he is offering! Maybe something will work out for your child (or yourself?)! While some of this is time sensitive, other options may be available in the future, too (for families whose kids aren’t in HS yet).

Here is a quick rundown of what he is offering:

  • Private lessons for low brass instrument (tuba, trombone, baritone)
  • Private voice lessons
  • College credit for music lessons for HS students
  • Auditions for Music scholarships on April 3rd ($$$ to pay for music lessons)
  • Participate in college bands for free: Collegiate Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra

For more information, call Calvin Audis at 928-460-2896

From Calvin Audis, Low Brass Instructor at Yavapai College.
I am providing private lessons for any low brass instrument. This includes the tuba, trombone, and baritone/euphonium. My wife, who is on faculty as well at Yavapai, provides voice lessons for all ages. These are private lessons outside of the school, and can be taught either at home or at the Yavapai College Prescott Campus.
Although registration is now closed for the college, we also provide lessons through Yavapai College’s Prescott Campus. For any student who is in high school, signing up for Music lessons would be ideal because they will receive credit towards College. Every degree requires a student to have so many liberal arts and elective credits, lessons can be applied to said requirements. On April 3rd, Yavapai College will be holding auditions for Music scholarships (which will pay for lessons). If anyone is interested, I can assist them with the audition process.
Finally, I work intimately with Chris Tenney (the head of the instrumental department). He has inform me that any student of high school age is invited to participate in one of the following bands for free:
Collegiate Band
Symphonic Band
Orchestra
The faculty at Yavapai College would like to see our program grow. We want to invite all of the kids and parents to our program and to our concerts. If anyone is interested, please feel free to give them my information.
Sincerely,
Calvin Audis

Beginning Art Classes

BALHello, my name is Victoria Stephens

I was homeschooled until I graduated in 2013

I have been teaching beginner art classes for over 5 years
I moved to Chino Valley two years ago and I am finally settled in.
I have started teaching classes again and I would love to get connected with the homeschool groups in my area.

Math, Science, and History Tutor

Hello, my name is Caleb Williams,

I am from Yuma, AZ and I was homeschooled kindergarten through graduation. I am currently a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, here in Prescott. My major is Aerospace Engineering, I am a sophomore this year.

I graduated, homeschooled through high school, with a 3.9 GPA and I know the ins and outs of how homeshoolers work and how to work with them. I am equipped to tutor: math up to college calculus level 2, science including high school chemistry and physics up to college physics level 2, history from ancient Egypt to now, and I can even help with writing.

My hobbies include 3D digital design and leathercraft. If you would like some of my sample work I can send pictures. I would also be more than willing to teach a co-op style of class. 

Sincerely,

Caleb T. Williams

WilliamsCT@outlook.com

(928) 920-8430

Art Classes at Coyote Studios in PV


Some of the challenges of bringing art to your students/clients:

  •    Expensive supplies matched with an inexpensive budget
  •    Small storage space for lots of projects
  •  Passionate staff who already do everything within their power and time to keep the arts alive

We came to your neighborhood to help……..

CLAYOTE STUDIOS IS NOW OPEN!!!

8198 E. Spouse, Prescott Valley

We are a community gallery and studio. We are experienced art educators, art therapists, artists, and all around positive people.

We feel that art should be offered to everyone..any age…any ability… any income level.

WHAT WE OFFER:

Mud Mondays

Teen Tuesdays

Wild Women Wednesdays

Mudpuppies afters-chool clay program

Lil Lizards parent/child workshops

Painting classes

Therapeutic workshops

We are currently booking field trips and community visits for:

  • public, private, charter and homeschools
  • Special needs adult or child facilities

For 15$, your students/clients can come to our studio.

 YOUR STUDENTS WILL EXPERIENCE:

A fun environment full of colorful artwork and positive energy, &

THE POTTERY WHEEL!!

Each person will learn about the process that clay goes through, from mud to finished piece!!

Each person will receive 1:1 instruction and assistance on the pottery wheel and have a successful project!

Already have a kiln but no wheel? WE GOT YOUR BACK! We can come to you, so that you can add your own creative spin on the experience!

OUR MISSION IS TO:

Create a healing, therapeutic environment for any age and ability, that all people can offord.

We would love to hear from you!

CLAYOTESTUDIOS.COM

610-823-3742