Thursday, October 12, 2017

Guess What's Happening at Lincoln Friday Classes WEEK 6

This week and coming up for Lincoln Friday Classes:


THIS WEEK'S NEWS: Week 6

Theme for October 13 - Throw Back Friday!
Go retro or ancient - let's see you in your favorite era or period costumes!

Outside Games: Kick Ball, Red Light/Green Light, Jump Rope

Inside Games: Mother May I? Simon Says, "Old Maid" (a queen of spades works great if you only have a regular deck), hand clap games, or bring some string for Cat's Cradle.

Next week: PJ Day!

SPRING SEMESTER: 
Yes, we are only half way through with the fall semester but we are beginning to work on the schedule and prepare for registration. If you would like to teach a class, or a few, please begin preparing your descriptions, we will need these by the end of October. Each class description needs the following: class name, cost (according to supplies needed), size (min/max), ages, estimated time outside of class for homework, and supplies needed as well as a basic description of what the class entails.

POKEMON: We want students to enjoy their time and we love seeing the joy on their faces! We also want to be respectful to the teachers and classmates by arriving on time to their classes. Finding a good balance for everyone is difficult. Thank you for your understanding and your help with this.  We are thinking that we can start a POKEMON hangout as part of the co-op.  The entryway would be the designated Pokemon hangout where friends could meet throughout the day. It would be treated as a volunteer spot.  We would ask for one parent volunteer each hour to help monitor.  Parents would be asked to sign in and pick up their child/ren according to their class schedule.  Pokemon trading could happen in room 5 (closer to the fellowship hall) during lunch, and would therefore not need a volunteer.  If all goes well, and we can get volunteers in place, we can begin on Friday, October 20.  Until then, please be patient with us as we get this up and going.  If you have a suggestion on how to make this topic better, please put it in the suggestion box on the Information Table or contact one of us.

DATES TO REMEMBER
October 27: The theme is "Dress like your favorite storybook character. No tricks or treats, but still loads of fun!" Thank you for leaving any masks that go with the storybook character at home. We still want to see all the children's (and parents!) beautiful faces!

November 24: NO CLASS This is the day after Thanksgiving and we will not have classes. We will be looking forward to seeing you all again December 1!

December 8: End of Semester Celebration & Spring Registration - The celebration is scheduled for December 8. Please keep in mind that if we cancel LFC due to weather or a funeral at the church, this will be our make up day and the celebration & Spring Registration will be December 15.

THANK YOU! Thank you to all for subbing for teachers, cleaning up throughout the day, keeping babies and toddlers safe and entertained in the nursery, cleaning at the end of the day, offering suggestions and all other places you have been helping. You are noticed and appreciated! Co-Op would not run without all of you pitching in as needed each and every week.

Previous Reminders:
HALLWAYS: Thank you for reminding your children to walk inside the building. 

CLASSROOMS/SANCTUARY: Thank you for supervising your children and your help keeping the Sanctuary and classrooms as "No Kid/No Food" zones before classes begin, during lunch, and after classes have ended.

HOT WHEELS has hit the tops with co-op families this semester!  Room 4 is the designated hot wheels spot during lunch!  Thank you for your help with keeping the entry way, classrooms and Sanctuary as "No Food/No Kid Zones".

Lost and Found: Keep checking the Lost and Found each week for anything you may have left behind. Often times things end up under the tables, including the Information Table, so be sure to check there as well before you leave for the day. Any items left in the Lost and Found after the celebration in December will be donated.

Box Tops: If you didn't know, we collect Box Top labels! We use these to help with the insurance payment. Each little Box Top is worth $0.10 and some of the bigger Box Tops (think Costco and Sam's Club) are often worth more! The more little labels we save and turn in, the more the savings can be passed to you. Please check that the expiration date has not passed, cut them out neatly, and put them in the Box Tops jar each Friday. The jar will be on the Information Table.

Friendly Payment Reminder: If you have not paid your family registration fee to Lincoln Friday Classes, there will be forms available for you to fill out and make the payment. If you have any classes that still need paid for, please take care of that this week or communicate with your child(ren)'s teacher(s). Thank you!

PARKING: The pastor is suggesting that we keep our cars parked north of the red church van. There is another group who uses the parking lot on the south side for a few hours in the afternoon who arrive around lunch. For safety of all our members walking in the lot, both big and small members, please park on the north half of the parking lot or move your car at lunch to the north side.

Love,
Rhonda, Jenni, Meagan, Melissa, Lorraine

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Guess What's Happening at Lincoln Friday Classes Week 5

Here's a peek at what's happening this week at Lincoln Friday Classes.

DATES TO REMEMBER
October 27: The theme is "Dress like your favorite storybook character. No tricks or treats, but still loads of fun!" Thank you for leaving any masks that go with the storybook character at home. We still want to see all the children's (and parents!) beautiful faces!

November 24: NO CLASS This is the day after Thanksgiving and we will not have classes. We will be looking forward to seeing you all again December 1!

December 8: End of Semester Celebration - The celebration is scheduled for December 8. Please keep in mind that if we cancel LFC due to weather or a funeral at the church, this will be our make up day and the celebration will be December 15.

THIS WEEK'S NEWS: Week 5

CLASS CHANGES FOR TOMORROW: 
ALL of Shawna's classes will be cancelled tomorrow.  She is not feeling well.  We are praying for a speedy recovery!


HOUSEKEEPING:
POKEMON: Due to the natural length of the game and time it takes to make a deal trading cards, as well as the intense focus the students are showing while playing, we are asking that the trading of cards and battling be kept to lunch time only. We want students to enjoy their time, but also be respectful to the teachers and classes by arriving on time.
HALLWAYS: Thank you for reminding your children to walk inside the building. There are many blind corners, especially in the hallway, and with babies to adults using the hallways we need to keep the speed to walking.
CLASSROOMS/SANCTUARY: Thank you for supervising your children and your help keeping the Sanctuary and classrooms as "No Kid/No Food" zones before classes begin, during lunch, and after classes have ended.
PARKING: The pastor is suggesting that we keep our cars parked north of the red church van. There is another group who uses the parking lot on the south side for a few hours in the afternoon who arrive around lunch. For safety of all our members walking in the lot, both big and small members, please park on the north half of the parking lot or move your car at lunch to the north side.
THANK YOU! Thank you to all for subbing for teachers, cleaning up throughout the day, keeping babies and toddlers safe and entertained in the nursery, cleaning at the end of the day and all other places you have been helping. You are noticed and appreciated! Co-Op would not run without all of you pitching in as needed each and every week.

Theme for October 6 - Fancy Fashion!
Dress to the 9s and be fancy free! Or, if you prefer to make this your opposite day, come dressed in your most raggedy play clothes!

Outside Games: Be a fancy Knights attempting to defeat Dragons or Rescue the Princess in her Fancy Gown

Inside Games: Who's up for a tea party? Do you know how to play Rummy? Or, bring some fashion plates and create some fancy new fashions!


Reminders from last week:
HOT WHEELS has hit the tops with co-op families this semester!  Room 4 is the designated hot wheels spot during lunch!  Thank you for your help with keeping the entry way, classrooms and Sanctuary as "No Food/No Kid Zones".

Box Tops: If you didn't know, we collect Box Top labels! We use these to help with the insurance payment. Each little Box Top is worth $0.10 and some of the bigger Box Tops (think Costco and Sam's Club) are often worth more! The more little labels we save and turn in, the more the savings can be passed to you. Please check that the expiration date has not passed, cut them out neatly, and put them in the Box Tops jar each Friday. The jar will be on the Information Table.

Lost and Found: Keep checking the Lost and Found each week for anything you may have left behind. Often times things end up under the tables, including the Information Table, so be sure to check there as well before you leave for the day. Any items left in the Lost and Found after the celebration in December will be donated.

ROOM CHANGE REMINDERS
All of Carla's smocking classes and Susan's Viking Culture class will be moved to the library.
Spanish with Liz and all of Shawna's library classes (Behavioral Science, Rise of Rome, and Taphophilia) will now be in Room 6
9:00 - The Stories Behind the Music will move from Room 1 to Room 7.
2:00 - Story of the World will move from Room 6 to Room 5.
American Sign Language will move from Room 5 to Room 6.
New signs will be posted at the doors and name tags will be fixed.

Friendly Payment Reminder: If you have not paid your family registration fee to Lincoln Friday Classes, there will be forms available for you to fill out and make the payment. If you have any classes that still need paid for, please take care of that this week or communicate with your child(ren)'s teacher(s). Thank you!


Love,
Rhonda, Jenni, Meagan, Lorraine, Melissa

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Guess what's happening at Lincoln Friday Classes - WEEK 4

Wow, we are already highlighting week 4!

HOT WHEELS has hit the tops with co-op families this semester!  Room 4 is the designated hot wheels spot during lunch!  Thank you for your help with keeping the entry way, classrooms and Sanctuary as "No Food/No Kid Zones".

Box Tops: If you didn't know, we collect Box Top labels! We use these to help with the insurance payment. Each little Box Top is worth $0.10 and some of the bigger Box Tops (think Costco and Sam's Club) are often worth more! The more little labels we save and turn in, the more the savings can be passed to you. Please check that the expiration date has not passed, cut them out neatly, and put them in the Box Tops jar each Friday. The jar will be on the Information Table.

Theme for September 29 - Homeschool Circus!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Let's put on the Greatest Homeschool Circus! Come as a performer and show us your talents, an animal with a fancy trick, or even dress as the Ringmaster and try your hand to wrangle it all!

Outside Games: Pie in the Face, anyone? :) Do you have a ring or bean bag toss? Or, how about Hula hoops to jump through and do tricks with? Are you a master juggler or have rad Yo-Yo skills? Let's show off our circus antics!

Inside Games: Grab a deck of Old Maid cards and gather up some friends! If you don't have Old Maid, a regular deck will do the "trick" with the Queen of Spades dedicated as the "Old Maid". Do you have other tricks up your sleeve? Bring your stuff and captivate your audience by showing us your best tricks!

Lost and Found: Keep checking the Lost and Found each week for anything you may have left behind. Often times things end up under the tables, including the Information Table, so be sure to check there as well before you leave for the day. Any items left in the Lost and Found at the end of the semester will be donated.

If you missed last week, remember that we have some room changes that took effect.  Here is a reminder:

ROOM CHANGES affecting Room 6 and the library
All of Carla's smocking classes and Susan's Viking Culture class will be moved to the library.
Spanish with Liz and all of Shawna's library classes (Behavioral Science, Rise of Rome, and Taphophilia) will now be in Room 6

Other ROOM CHANGES...
9:00 - The Stories Behind the Music will move from Room 1 to Room 7.
2:00 - Story of the World will move from Room 6 to Room 5.
American Sign Language will move from Room 5 to Room 6.
New signs will be posted at the doors and name tags will be fixed.

Friendly Payment Reminder: If you have not paid your family registration fee to Lincoln Friday Classes, there will be forms available for you to fill out and make the payment. If you have any classes that still need paid for, please take care of that this week or communicate with your child(ren)'s teacher(s). Thank you!

See you Soon!
Rhonda, Jenni, Meagan, Lorraine, Melissa

Thursday, September 7, 2017

First Day of Fall Semseter!

Hello Happy Homeschooling Families!

Tomorrow is the day! We are so excited to see everyone, catch up with friends we've missed over the summer, and get to know new families joining Lincoln Friday Classes! In this email, you will find some things to look for, where to find them, and general information to help make tomorrow a fantastic beginning to the semester.

A friendly reminder: the church asks us to stay in the grassy area on the north side while outside. Please kindly redirect any students playing in the parking lot, on the west or east side of the church where the garden and compost pile is back to the north side. Thank you!

Where to enterThere are two doors on the NORTH side (the grassy area where the children play). Please use the East door on this side where you will be greeted and welcomed in.

Information Table: When you come in, there will be a table set up right by the door. On this table you will find a few important things:
  • Family Folders
    • Inside the folders will be your name lanyards (with the children's schedules on the back of theirs), please wear them during the day and put them back when you leave so they are ready for next week. There will also be order forms for pictures on September 15.
  • Info Board
    • The Information Board will have messages and reminders for the day or upcoming events. Be sure to give it a look so you don't miss anything fun or important.
  • Lost and Found
    • Lost and Found - look under the table as well; things tend to fall off and end up there.
  • Volunteer Sign Up
    • Volunteers for the day and next week: Thank you for your time and talents! Please check the sheet for the spot you signed up for or to see where the Co-Op may need a little help each week.

Picture Day is September 15! Order forms will be in your folder or you can find the link on our Blog and Facebook page.

September 8 - Favorite Color(s) Day
Wear your favorite color or all your favorites-rainbows included!

Lunch-time Games: Gather some friends for a game of rainbow tag! Or, play some Tic-Tac-Toe and Uno if you'd rather stay inside.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. We are eager to see everyone tomorrow!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

School Portraits

Message from Jill...

Friends!

On the 2nd week of co-op we will be having school portraits for any families who would like them!

We are also opening this up to other homeschool families who aren't a part of our co-op, so if you know anyone who would bene
fit from this please invite them! (this is not mandatory, just something I wanted to offer our group since my sister does school portraits professionally.)

We'll have order forms available to take home next week, or you can order online here - -... ->
http://tally.hhimagehost.com/LincolnHomeschool


If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask!

Thanks!