February Events

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!

Blessings,

Ja’Near Garrus


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


Experience 2/22

December Events

Happy December!  What an eventful year 2020 has been and despite it all, we are blessed and thankful to celebrate the birth of our Savior!  This month’s activities promise to be festive and fun.  Please note the dates, activities, and times on your calendar.

Exciting news!  Our Festival of Trees Christmas tree sold!  Thank you all for your contributions to the ornaments and tree skirt.  Job well done and great teamwork.  Our efforts will benefit the families and community that Kennedy Krieger serves.

Finally, there are 2 events that you must RSVP for, the Annual Mom’s Tea and the Kwanzaa celebration.  We are looking forward to your participation in both.

Blessings,
Ja’Near Garrus

December 10th: Group Meeting

Songs and Crafts! Students will discuss scripture, listen to music, and make Christmas crafts! 


December 12th: Annual Christmas Tea

Moms, join us for our annual Christmas Tea.  We are looking forward to lively conversation and games, followed by an ornament craft.  Have your favorite tea blend, sandwiches, and/or pastries on hand!

4pm-6pm

Dress: Festive



December 17th: Creativity in Worship

Centuries Club: Students will see examples of some of the various ways people worship God!


December 21st: KWANZAA Celebration

 Join us for a GPCH & GBCH Kwanzaa celebration on December 21st @ 1 pm! We will learn the Kwanzaa principles and table elements, participate in a naming ceremony, and finish the meeting with a festive Kwanzaa song. Each family should choose a Kwanzaa principle or table element to share with the group.

November Events

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. 

Pickleball Lessons

Last pickleball lesson this Friday for registered students!  Please arrive on time and be ready to have fun!
3rd Lesson:
Nov. 6th
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  

Finally, please dress for the weather and parents, if you would like to watch, bring an outdoor chair.

Chess with Friends

Thursdays in April from 2pm-3pm. In January, our chapter’s Chess Day with the East Columbia 55+ Center was AWESOME!  I loved seeing our students playing and learning from opponents ages 60-80+!  As a result of that interest and in the spirit of TEAM we will continue to play together online at Chesskid.com.   If you have not visited the site before. It is extremely kid-friendly with chess lessons and the ability to play games against opponents.

Check your email for information to participate.

Zoom Thursdays!

Thanks to technology, we can continue to meet together virtually.  We will amend our regular schedule and pivot to activities that will be interactive and engaging online.  Please sign up in advance to let us know if your children will participate!  The virtual meetings will be 35-40 minutes and will be a lot of fun!  Please have a pencil, paper, and crayons (or markers) on hand for your children to use during the meeting.

Members, check your emails for login information.