Monday, August 4, 2014

August 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events:

Homeschool Conference: Calm the Chaos, Restore the Magic!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the conference, originally scheduled for September 6, 2014 at the AEN Playhouse, has been postponed and is in the process of being rescheduled.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will post an update when we have new information! Questions or concerns? Please call Stacey Lytle at 453-2945

Field Trip Opportunity!

First Thursdays at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center:

Join us for First Thursday!  Musicians will be playing, there will be free admission to the Museum and guided tours of the Cyrus Jacobs Uberuaga House every half hour from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

Classes, Co-ops, and other Educational Opportunities:

Rhythm Dancers

Rhythm Dancers is a dance class and community performing group for girls ages 10 to 18. We offer opportunities for girls to participate in dance and develop sportsmanship and character. We participate throughout the year in dance performances and color guard/parade performances. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome.

We meet on Tuesdays at 4:30pm.

For more information contact Melissa Wolfe rdjazzer@yahoo.com

Coming this Fall: Rhythm Dancers Jr.

Girls 6-10 years old

We meet on Tuesdays at 1:30pm. We are a dance class and community performing group. We will learn dance technique and routines. We will also learn flagwork and perform in parades.

Performance opportunities throughout the year!

Beginners and more experienced dancers welcome.

For more information contact Melissa Wolfe rdjazzer@yahoo.com

ACE IDAHO CLASSES

We have 2 HS dance classes coming up this fall. YAY!! Here are the classes. They will be available to sign up for these classes tomorrow on our site, aceidaho.com. Just look for the homeschool classes.

Jr Combo Dance: Grade 1-5

(Ballet/Jazz)

Price:$35 per month

Wed 2:00-3:00

Jr Cheer and Tumbling: Grade 1-5

Price:$35 per month

Mon 2:00-3:00

Also August 9th, as you well know, is our big Race to Embrace event. We need more participants. The 5k run is on sale for $25 right now and the family fun run is only $10/person. 5 and under are free!! People can sign up here, http://embraceeffort.org It will be a fun family event and all proceeds go to Guatemala Embrace Effort, a non-profit org helping the children of Guatemala.

Kimber Academy 

Come see our lovely school building and hear what Kimber Academy is all about! We are so different, you are going to love it!
OPEN HOUSE July 31st at 7pm in the Veteran's Memorial Bldg.
22 Broadway in Meridian (corner of Meridian Rd and Broadway)

Hello! Come see our lovely school building and hear what Kimber Academy is all about! We are so different, you are going to love it!<br />OPEN HOUSE July 31st at 7pm in the Veteran's Memorial Bldg.<br />22 Broadway in Meridian (corner of Meridian Rd and Broadway)

 

President’s Message:

The Courage to be Imperfect…

As a struggling perfectionist, I would like to share some thoughts with each of you fellow homeschooling perfectionist moms…

Yes, I really do believe we are all perfectionists in our own way. J

It takes a tremendous amount of courage to do the work we do…and it takes even more courage to do it all imperfectly! Try as we might, there is always something that stands in the way of the perfectly planned lesson, day, year…

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Good news!!! It is okay to not be perfect. It is okay to not really know the exact path you might follow. It is okay to mess up once in a while…we all do! It is okay to have less than ideal days. It is okay to take a day off here and there, just because. It is okay have things lay in a mess all about you as you ask yourself in a most puzzled manner how and why this could be possible with the perfect plan you thought was going to play out before you.

My advice to each of us is to jump in with a wide open heart, both feet, a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of willingness to see it all through --even when that perfect plan falls into pieces around us, as it will from time to time.

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It would do us well to throw out the perfectionist mindset for a bit of time and realize that we are dealing with kids and quite honestly, they are just gonna mess up our best laid plan and exchange it for something even better! So let go, have fun, realize that some days you are just going to have to go with the flow and dump that perfect plan right into the trash!!!

With each passing year, I tend to think I will really have it all together this year, but lo and behold…life happens and I just have to put a smile on my face and keep on swimming! And you know what, it really is okay, it is actually better than okay, it is on those days that magic happens all around me, if I allow it to and if I allow myself to see it.

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Wishing you all the courage you need as a “new” year quickly approaches…may your days be filled with crazy and amazing things that make your heart melt with love for this fabulous job you’ve taken on! And may you be filled with peace that it is truly okay and pretty darn wonderful to do it all imperfectly!

Huge Hugs,

Stacey

Stacey