|Plants Plants Plants!|
Thursday, April 8th 1:30pm-2:30pm
Students will learn about some of the tasty fruits, vegetables, and spices we eat–what do they look like as they grow? We’ll find out! We’ll also demonstrate some fun and simple ways to garden indoors and in containers.
Visit to the Freetown Farm
FRIDAY, April 16th 2pm
Please RSVP by April 9th
We will visit Freetown Farm, the last remaining farm in Columbia, MD, where lots of learning about nature take place! This organic farm is on historic land that was once home to a large community of free African-Americans that started in the mid-1800s. This area is also considered to be part of the Underground Railroad! We will be led through the organic farm by its director and have hands-on experience with the spring crops.
Prepare and Present
Thursday, April 22nd 1:30-2:30pm
Prepare a dish of your choosing that contains a plant as one of its ingredients and bring it to show the other students. Share how you made the dish and talk about the plant(s) that are in your dish.
Be creative and have fun!
At this meeting, we will review the concept of entrepreneurship and business planning. Come prepared to share a business idea that you would like to develop or if you have an existing business, be ready to share about your entrepreneurial endeavors and how you plan to grow. Activity: Students will create a simple business plan and pitch.
Club Day 3/18:
Centuries Club: Spotlight on notable African American entrepreneurs and their products and services.
Maker’s Club Activity: Marketing
For Maker’s Club, students will create a logo and marketing campaign for their product.
We are looking forward to our entrepreneurship market day on Thursday, March 25nd at Meadowbrook Park’s Parking Lot. Please bring something to “sell.” In the past, we have had students sell t-shirts, hair bows, necklaces, lemonade, snacks, bookmarks, and stem kits.
Location: Meadowbrook Park Parking Lot- 5001 Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Must wear a mask, we suggest having hand sanitizer with you as well.
Members, join us for the event on February 22nd!
Happy February, GPCH Friends!
This month we will turn our attention to leadership with the celebration of Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and performance art through our programming.
Please take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Centuries of Excellence: Black History Student Exhibition. This special event will allow your child to showcase themselves in Oratory, Dance, Music, or Art. In addition, it is an opportunity to involve your family and friends in supporting your student and our homeschool community.
Also, we anticipate great fun in our study of leadership in our meetings this month. We look forward to your participation!
Group Meeting 2/11
Starts at 1:30 pm
The activities will focus on leadership: How to be a leader, characteristics of a good leader, and how to effectively communicate. We will end the meeting with a Valentine’s Day craft.
Club Day 2/18
Starts at 1:30pm
Centuries Club: Leaders in Black History and HBCUs
Maker’s Club: Rube Goldberg Project | Student Presentations
Please be prepared to show your section of the Rube Goldberg machine that includes your assigned materials
Thank you Greater Purpose Families for contributing to our Festival of Trees design! We were able to sell our tree and raise money for Kennedy Krieger research and families!
Happy November! This month we will focus on the importance of serving and the many ways to serve. We will highlight community service organizations and providers, enjoy a guest speaker, and get creative with ornament making.
Stay involved and we look forward to your participation!!
Nov. 5th: Many Ways to Serve! @ 1:30p
Bring a quote about service to the meeting and be able to share why you selected the quote and what it means to you. Other activities will include highlighting service organizations, a service-related game, and taking action on a community service project as a group.
Nov. 12: Club Day @ 1:30 pm
Centuries Club: African Americans in Public Health
The Club Day meeting will start with a guest speaker, Dr. Tramaine P. McMullen, MPH. She will discuss with the students: what is public health, how does it impact our society, how do public health scientists serve others, and the careers available in the field. She will also spotlight notable African-American Public Health scientists. Students can ask questions during the last portion of the presentation.
Maker’s Club: Festival of Trees Ornament Making
Please stay tuned for the final details for this project and how you can help. Based on the students’ selection of tree design, parents will be sent a materials list in a separate email. Each family will create a few ornaments based on the instructions to contribute to our tree.
Last pickleball lesson this Friday for registered students! Please arrive on time and be ready to have fun!
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Finally, please dress for the weather and parents, if you would like to watch, bring an outdoor chair.