November Homeschool Newsletter

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MCESA is committed to consistently providing resources, leadership and support for the educational needs of all homeschooling families.

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Homeschool Week at Sea Life

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Homeschool Week November 7-11!

Explore the way plastic pollution moves through our oceans by creating a mini-ocean right here at Sea Life Arizona! In this lab students will learn and practice data collecting skills by recording what happens to plastics as they enter a marine habitat and what happens to the animals that call those habitats home. This lesson helps strengthen graph making skills while being hands on, engaging and wet!

For additional information and to reserve your space, please call us at 1-877-526-3960.


Limited space is available. Spaces must be reserved. The selected time slot represents the time of your lesson. Your ticket is valid for all-day entry into the aquarium.

*Upon arrival please be prepared to show your AFHE Member ID card, homeschool group membership card, affidavit of intent to homeschool, or HSLDA Member ID card.

Questions? Call 1-877-526-3960

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center



Join us November 7 - November 11 for LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona's Homeschool Week!

Visit us to experience LEGO® Education Workshops.

Classes will be offered every hour in one of our two classrooms.  When booking please choose the time for the class that you would like to attend.

"What A Great Experience"

English and Language Arts for Kids 8-11

12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30


English and Language Arts for Kids 4-7

12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00

Visit website for tickets:

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Children's Museum of Phoenix


Target Free First Friday

FREE Admission 

Friday, October 7 | 5pm to 9pm 

Join us First Friday Night November 4th from 5pm to 9pm for  FREE playtime in the Museum thanks to the generous support of our friends at  Target. 

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Turkey Finger Puppets

11/10/2016 To 11/23/2016

Your little one will enjoy making a turkey finger puppet in this program. We'll provide felt, wiggle eyes, and feathers for creating of your own turkey finger puppet, you provide the fun and creativity! Members $2/Nonmembers $3.  

Saturday, November 10th, Friday, November 18th, Sunday, November 20th

Tuesday, November 22nd

Wednesday, November 23


Price: Admission into the program is $2* for members and $3 for non-members (plus paid Museum admission). Age: Ages 3 years old and up
Available Seats: 50 children

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Gingerbread Workshop

11/26/2016 To 12/16/2016

Start a new family tradition! Decorate your very own Gingerbread House in this creative and edible program! The Museum will provide the gingerbread, a candy buffet, and hot cocoa. The best part about it, we'll clean up the mess! Admission to the program is $30 for members (group of 4), and $35 for non-members (group of 4). Spac

Saturday, November 26th
10:00-12:00, 11:30-12:30, 1:30-2:30 and 3:00-4:00

Saturday, December 3rd
10:00-12:00, 11:30-12:30, 1:30-2:30 and 3:00-4:00

Saturday, December 10th
10:00-12:00, 11:30-12:30, 1:30-2:30 and 3:00-4:00

Price: Admission into the program is $30* for members and $35 for non-members (plus paid Museum admission). Program admission covers a group of 4 people. Admission of $11 per/person for non-members is not included in the program cost. 

Age: All Ages

Available Seats: 15 session e is limited.

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Giant Gingerbread People

11/27/2016 To 12/23/2016

Decorate your very own giant gingerbread person in this creative and edible program! The Museum will provide all materials, including a variety-filled candy bar! Come make your own edible creation and sip on some hot cocoa this holiday season. Admission to the program is $8 for members, and $10 for non-members. Space is limited

Sunday, November 27th
10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Friday, December 2nd
5:00-8:00 (Target Free First Friday Night)

Saturday, December 17th
10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Friday, December 23rd
10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00

Price: Admission into the program is $8* for members and $10 for non-members (plus paid Museum admission).  

Age: All Ages

Available Seats: 20 Children

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Arizona Science Center Homeschool Classes


Arizona Science Center offers a variety of homeschool opportunities for students from August through May.
Classes are 90 minutes long. There are extended classes, which are two hours long, and noted in the class description. Classes that will be taught by a state certified educator are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Pricing per child

  • Non-members: $50 
  • Members:  $35

Some classes may include additional fees.


Worldly Weather

Grades 1-2 

Explore some tools that meteorologists use to measure the weather. Create your own weather instrument and continue to learning at home as you explore weather throughout the year.

November 8,, 2016     10:00am - 11:30am 


Weather or Not?

Grades 3-5

Explore some tools that meteorologists use to measure the weather. Create your own weather instrument and continue to learning at home as you explore weather throughout the year.

November 8, 2016 & November 10, 2016     10:00am - 11:30am


Meteorology Mayhem

Grade 6-8

Step into the shoes of a meteorologist as you present your own weather broadcast. Learn how to read a weather map then present your broadcast using a green screen. 

November 8, 2016     1:30pm - 3:00pm 

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Professional Development for Educators at Arizona Science Center


Freeport McMoRan Foundation Center for Leadership in Learning provides opportunities for educators and professionals to Create, Relate, and Innovate with the latest trends in STEM education. All of our facilitators are certified educators with a passion for inspiring creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.  We measure our success through the confidence and competence we instill in those we support. Let us help you prepare leaders for the 21st Century!

Visit website for more information on classes:

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We Make History

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Our 14th annual American Heritage Festival is the largest family-friendly, educational living history event in the Western United States spanning many centuries of American history!
This is a great learning experience for all ages!
Email us and ask about advance discount passes.
November 19th    Mesa, AZ

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Celebrate the "most wonderful time of the year" at We Make History's 16th annual Victorian Christmas Ball!
Advance passes are now available at
November 26th    Mesa, AZ

Community Service Opportunity for all Ages
Our living history team is active, family friendly and portrays soldiers and civilians of both sides of both the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Click the links below for more info and email us with interest as we will be holding a training day soon for new recruits.

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MCESA Classes

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STEM: Exploration Using the Science and Engineering Practices: Workshop @MCESA

During this brand-new, very interactive workshop, participants will examine an open-ended investigation for a specific interdisciplinary science/engineering task that includes exploration and inquiry.

Topics include designing lessons to include 3 dimensional learning with an emphasis on the science and engineering practices, and identifying how incorporating ELA, close reading, strategies can help reinforce science instruction.  

Visit website to register:

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Arizona STEM Network

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Free OnLine Tools4Teachers, The AZ STEM Network provides educators with over 200 STEM-specific resources, all peer reviewed and evaluated by our panel of experts.  

The five separate categories under the Tools4Teachers umbrella are; 

1) Starting and Implementing STEM programs

2) STEM School Administrators and STEM School Policy

3) STEM Content and Program Resources

4) STEM Professional Development for Educators

5) STEM Outreach and Partnerships

Visit Website:

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Covenant Home School Resource Center

Regular Hours start September 1st at CHSRC

 Summer hours are over!

Starting September 1st our regular hours are:

 Tuesdays through Fridays  9:00 am-4:00 pm  

And usually one Saturday a month same hours.


Saturdays we are open for the rest of 2016

Saturday September September 17th,

 October 15th and November 19th.

We aren't open any Saturday in December or January.  

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New to Homeschooling?

Have you made the decision to homeschool?  Or, at least you are considering it? Covenant exists to serve you!  Feel free to call us to talk homeschooling over the phone.  Even better, come visit us at our resource center. Our staff is comprised of former homeschool moms and a graduated homeschool student!  We will be happy to answer all your questions, to encourage you and if you are ready, to show you some curriculum.  We have new and used curriculum. For sure, families find great bargains here at CHSRC! Call us at (602) 277-3497 or  e-mail us if you have any questions!  

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Flip Dunk Events




4pm-close everyday!!

Buy 1st hour & get second hour FREE!!

Must mention "GRATEFUL" at register 

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Sunday December 4th     4-6pm

$20 pre-reg/ $25 day of 

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~Holiday Treat

~Open Jump


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Holiday Activities

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Discouted Educational Products


We aspire to provide affordable education to everyone. That’s the idea behind Educents.

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