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20 Responses to “Contact”

  1. on 08 Sep 2007 at 12:03 pm JacQuie Ward

    Fabulous site! Where do you find the time?
    Mid-South H.O.U.S.E.
    mom to Darie(dd 14); Taylor (ds 16) and Forrest (ds 11)

  2. on 30 Jan 2008 at 12:28 pm John Osborn

    Like to talk to home school organizations about what the YMCA can offer to the students and parents.
    My telephone number is 708-434-0220 at the West Cook YMCA.
    We are located in Oak Park.

  3. on 26 Feb 2008 at 8:30 pm Esther Majerus


    Our Homeschooling family is selling a great vegetable planting slide chart developed by my Dad.
    The chart tells you when to plant, harvest and much more. Works all over North America.
    Price: $3.50, Postage paid.
    See website : http://cdmplanning.hypermart.net


    Esther Majerus,
    16 years old, I’m working for my Dad. 🙂


    Clyde’s Garden Planner
    _*The*_ Vegetable Gardening Slide Chart
    23496 Andrew Rd.
    Grovespring, MO 65662
    (417) 589-3117

  4. on 31 Oct 2008 at 10:51 am John Osborn

    We are trying again to start the gym and / or swim again.

    Please call me as to the best day that would work for you.

    Right now are scheduled time is on Wednesday’s and Friday’s.

    The times available are 1 – 3pm each day for the total gym / swim.

    If interested in just the swimming we can do it anytime duting that 2 hour block.

    Look forward to your reply.



  5. on 15 Dec 2008 at 7:22 pm Nora Shafer

    My art studio would love to offer it’s services to your home school groups. We have many classes at our studio, but we can also be available on certain days/times specifically for any children who are home schooled and interested in the visual arts to form a new class(es) at our studio. We were also just voted best artsy classes in Chicago by Nickelodeon’s “Parent’s Picks Award”. Please let me know if this is something that can be posted or if you have any other related suggestions to connect my studio with your students.
    Thank you!
    Nora Shafer
    owner of Unicoi Art Studio
    Chicago Il. 60618

  6. on 12 Jan 2009 at 3:57 pm Melissa

    Hello Kim,

    The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District has started offering Homeschool Enrichment programs. Homewood and Flossmoor are south suburbs of chicago, and the programs are open to H-F residents and non-residents. Our goal is to provide high-quality, affordable, educational and fun programs for homeschool families.

    Website – http://www.hfparks.com/
    Homeschool Enrichment Page – http://www.hfparks.com/documents/Homeschool.pdf

    Several of the programs in our winter brochure have already started; a new brochure will be available online around Feb. 16 2009.

    I hope you find this information helpful to you or your south-suburban fans.

    Thank you for your time,
    Melissa Rimdzius
    Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

  7. on 11 Mar 2009 at 7:33 pm Bernardo Gutterman

    We are having a little difficulty in getting in touch with Northside Unschoolers.
    Can anyone give us a phone number/
    Bernardo Gutterman
    Home schooling parent

  8. on 22 Apr 2009 at 8:22 am Alison

    Science Chicago Connects Youth to Cool Jobs and Hot Careers in Science & Technology
    Science Works! event lets kids learn what it’s really like to chase tornadoes, be a CSI and live underwater
    CHICAGO [April 15, 2009] – Science Chicago is offering local youth a rare opportunity to discover the fascinating – and even surprising – careers that exist in the fields of science and technology, all in one fun-filled day at the Museum of Science and Industry. From tornado chasing, to crime scene investigation, to designing video games, Science Works! will let kids from across the Chicago region meet real scientists and learn how they transformed their science dreams into successful and exciting careers.
    Science Works! is Saturday, May 2 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Presentations will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Little Theater, and a career fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the West Pavilion.
    Science Works! will feature scientists and engineers from over 30 universities, laboratories, corporations and museums across Chicago and the surrounding region. Kids will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with scientists throughout the day to learn how they made the decision to pursue a career in science and the steps they took to become leaders in their fields. Between 700 and 1,000 kids are expected to attend Science Works!
    “Science Works! gives kids an insider’s look at exciting career opportunities in science through one-on-one interaction with real scientists doing cool jobs,” said Cheryl Hughes, Executive Director of Science Chicago. “We hope this unique personal experience will raise awareness of the wide spectrum of science careers available and encourage our children to pursue jobs in these fields.”
    In addition to the dynamic science career expo, several innovative scientists will give brief stage presentations, showcasing the exciting science behind their work. Featured science jobs and speakers include:
    Storm Chasing – Meet Daniel Leonard, a meteorological daredevil who tracks hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather patterns to provide real-time weather forecasts to the aviation industry, energy traders and the media.
    Living Under the Sea – Jump into marine biology with Dr. Ellen Prager, a scientist who studies the ocean at exotic locations around the world and heads the world’s only research lab under the sea!
    Building it High – Catch up with Larry Novak, a structural engineer who’s designed some of the world’s most notable buildings, including the Burj Dubai Tower, the tallest free-standing building on Earth!
    Designer Gaming – Plug into your inner computer geek with Michael Sharps, an engineer who’s created software and games for some of the biggest names in the business.
    Collecting the Evidence – Visit the scene of a crime with an FBI special agent and hear how their scientific approach to evidence collection helps catch the criminals and prosecute cases.
    Imaging the Cosmos – Get a 3-D view of physicist Michelle Borkin, who’s turning medical computing technology into a new way to look at our universe.
    Mobilizing Robotics – Get up-close with Dr. Karl Iagnemma, designer of sophisticated mobile robots that can climb walls, travel rough terrain and explore other planets.
    Admission Info
    Admission to Science Works! is FREE but does not include General Admission to the Museum. Reservations are recommended. To reserve, please call 773-947-3150 or email rsvp@sciencechicago.com. This event is recommended for ages 13 and up. For up-to-date information, please visit the Science Works! page at sciencechicago.com.
    About Science Chicago
    The Museum of Science and Industry is spearheading Science Chicago, a collaboration of more than 140 public and private institutions that have come together to present the world’s largest science celebration. Designed to awaken the inner scientist in each and every one of us, thousands of dynamic and interactive activities will provide hands-on learning; spur thoughtful debate; enhance classroom learning; and build enthusiasm for the pursuit of cutting-edge science while establishing the critical value of science and math education.
    For more information, visit http://www.sciencechicago.com.

  9. on 10 Aug 2009 at 12:03 pm David Shindley

    Hello Kim,
    Great site with lots of valuable information. Just an FYI, the Geneva Park District has began offering a rich homeschool program starting the fall ’09. The western suburbs and surrounding communities are encouraged to register. You’ll find a link to the information below. Thanks again.


  10. on 20 Oct 2009 at 7:23 am Brenda Dost

    I work for a riding club in Countryside, IL that is developing classes and programs for homeschoolers.

    1. We’d love to talk to you about our ideas and get your input.

    2. We’d like to post info on our offerings on your website if that’s possible.

    Please get back to me when you can.

    Brenda Dost

  11. on 03 Nov 2009 at 4:02 pm Rick Redmond

    Hi Kim:

    I am looking for a phone number on your web-site but don’t see one. I am looking to contact you in order to learn more about what Music Education looks like within your homeschool network here in Chicago. I am a professional musician and local, private music instructor and teach 5 instrument along with Music Theory.

    I have taught privately for a number of years and have performed professionally for nearly 30 years. I do also have formal teaching experience within the Chicago Public School System and the local private classroom as well.

    I am looking for package Music Education services that would effectively serve the needs of the parents and students in your network and would like to learn from you about what those needs look like and how to strategically package services effectively. My services are widely varied and also include a Child Care Protection Policy that is congruent with Illinois DCFS standards and requirements as well.

    Please contact me at (708) 362-9885


    Rick Redmond

  12. on 19 Nov 2009 at 12:33 pm JD

    Hey Kim,

    I would like to discuss with you any options you offer for a guest post on your blog about local colleges in Chicago. Please contact me when you have a chance.



  13. on 20 Jul 2010 at 2:30 pm Sharon Jeffus

    Hey, how are you…..I’m coming up there the first week of August if you want to put something together…hey, do you like astronomy and art….I’m actually bringing an astronomy person with a real telescope and we could do art then look at the stars…about 10 per person….all included….it would be the evening of the 5th or 6th….of August…anyway….hope to see you. I also want to offer another free internet art lesson on the elements of art….

  14. on 24 Feb 2011 at 5:20 pm Amy Nee

    Hello, my name is Amy Nee and I live in an intentional community called the White Rose Catholic Worker.  Twice a month we host a roundtable discussion group “for clarification of thought.”  The topics for discussion have included Food Ethics, Guantanamo, Composting, and Afghanistan, among other things.  We like to invite speakers from outside our community who are knowledgeable on a particular subject to present it to the group and then to open the floor to all who are present.  We strive to create a non-judgmental place where multiple perspectives can be shared, paradigms challenged, and knew relationships and understandings formed. 
    I am writing to you because in the spring or early summer we would like to host a discussion on alternative methods of education, creating a small panel of people who could present from a number of different perspectives (i.e. Montessori, Waldorf, Unschooling, etc.) If someone from your group would be interested in speaking with me about this opportunity, or if you know of someone else that I could be in contact with. Please let me know.

    Many Thanks and Much Peace,



  15. on 02 Dec 2011 at 11:02 am lisa

    the unschoolers group trying to reach u for the teen group please respond

  16. on 06 Jan 2012 at 3:23 pm Community Co-op

    The Community Co-op is a family-oriented resource for homeschool families located in Oak Park, Illinois, serving Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.  We are a non-profit organization officially founded as the “Community Organization for Near West Homeschoolers”, but affectionately known as the “The Community Co-op” or “Co-op” for short.  Our group offers homeschool enrichment activities for homeschooling families once a week, for a day of friends, fun and learning. Our mission is to create an environment for educational enrichment where homeschooling families can work co-operatively in an atmosphere of mutual respect and interest-driven exploration, while maintaining our personal learning styles and sharing them with the group at large.

    We are proud to share our blog and website with the online community of homeschoolers worldwide, which incorporates all of the visionary foundations of the original founders while forging a new direction as our group continues to grow and adapt.  Homeschooling is a journey which not only touches our respective families, but also our larger community, and indeed, our world.   It is our hope that this site will help to foster an enriching environment wherein we contribute to the world around us in a way that puts big ideas, in little hands.

  17. on 21 Jan 2012 at 3:24 pm Laura

    Learning Specialists Available to work with homeschool students and parents

    We have successful experience working with children with unique learning needs. Through creative approaches we are able to help students K-8 experience success. We have extensive experience with children who are gifted, Learning Disabled, and those who are learning to manage emotional problems. We are available to work one-on-one with your student, or provide extra support to parents. If you notice that your child is struggling to understand math, reading and writing we are available to assist, or if you are concerned that your student may have a learning disability and are unsure of what to do please call.

  18. on 20 Aug 2012 at 11:52 am Kathy Medic

    Hi Kim,

    My name is Kathy Medic and I am the business manager for the Irish Music School of Chicago. We teach both children and adults in the art of traditional Irish music including playing the fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, concertina, and flute. Children can be absolute beginners to music or also be experienced in playing an instrument already and wanting to learn a different style of music. We are interested in expanding our class schedule to include more daytime hours for home schoolers. We teach at several different locations on the northwest side of Chicago. Do you have any thoughts on how we can get the word out to your audience?

    Thanks very much!

    Kathy Medic
    Business Manager
    Irish Music School of Chicago

  19. on 27 Aug 2012 at 6:46 pm dalila johnson

    I’d like to know more about the Hm. Sch. co-op. And make some contact with someone. I couldn’t seem to find a contact number. Please email me a number asap. Thanks


  20. on 15 Nov 2012 at 5:09 pm Xan Nelson

    So glad to find this blog!

    I’m a nationally-rated skating coach who loves working with early childhood, beginners, and special needs kids on Chicago’s northside and northern suburbs.

    I do classes especially for home schoolers during the day, in small classes (3 to 5 kids), and parents welcome too!

    Xanboni! is a registered Basic Skills program with US Figure Skating. Private lessons also available Beginner through Pre-Preliminary/FS 3.

    For more information, email coachxan@xanboni.com

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