Friday, October 28, 2016

Pick up Homeschool Photography 10/28

Hello Homeschool Families,

Your Homeschool Photography Day photographs are in.  They will be available for pickup this Friday, October 28th, at the Enrichment Hub. Look for the black photo pickup bin across from Tricia's desk.  

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you again.  It was great to see over 100 E-Hub and homeschool smiles again this year.

The last day of Enrichment Hub will be November 11, 2016 so be sure to pick up before the Holiday Season starts.  
Enjoy!
Chris
Photographic Artist, Christopher Belli Photography, LLC, 586.219.0063
chris@christopherbelliphotography.comwww.christopherbelliphotography.com

Meeting in WEST PARKING LOT 10/28/2016 for Trunk and Treat

CHANGE--We are meeting in the WEST PARKING LOT for 
Enrichment Hub Trunk N Treat, Friday, 10/28/2016, 2:30-3:30 pm in Troy

Details: Students, please bring non-perishable items for Gleaner's Food Bank.  Last year, we received 150 pounds of assorted food from this terrific effort. This generous donation provided over 80 days worth of food for our hungry neighbors in need.

Bring your kiddos in costumes!  Please remember, NO scary, offensive, vulgar, indecent costumes acceptable. Thank you!  We'll take a group photo, and then head off to have fun!  See you there with goodies fun!

Parents, please BRING TREATS to pass out.  Some families love to decorate their trunks for this fun event. Here's some fun examples of how:  http://www.tipjunkie.com/holiday-crafts/decorate-your-car-for-trunk-or-treat/. Remember NO scary or offensive trunks either, OK? 

RSVP to Tricia so we will be prepared as to how many treats to bring and she will email you back with the LOCATION address.   We usually have no more than 100-150.  Please reply with the words RSVP TRUNK N TREAT so we will see it quickly.  Thanks!

Contact Tricia Ouellette, coordinator, with any questions or concerns at:
enrichmenthubhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com
(248) 835-4203

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Enrichment_Hub/

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reservation for Photography Day

Now accepting reservation for our 7th Annual Homeschool Photography Day at the Enrichment Hub.
Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 30, 2016. Moving the date forward this year
means getting your pictures and student / teacher ID back sooner. This
will give you more time and opportunity to use your ID around town for the
many teacher / student discounts that are available.

You can come on September 23 while you are at the Enrichment Hub to sign up for a time slot for Homeschool Photography Day. Like the prior years, spots will go quick so make sure 
you get your spot reserved.
If you aren't able to register in person, you can contact Tricia Ouellette at enrichmenthubhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com to reserve your time slot.

You can click here

http://chrisbelliphotography.smugmug.com/Homeschool/Homeschool-Photography-Items/32379274_nh2JDn#!i=2819238242&k=PRQFgpv to
see samples of the different fun accessories we have available as well

Please be prepared to fill out a registration form for each student/parent taking a photograph as well a payment cash or check on September 30th.

Save the Date Ehub Trunk and Treat 10/28/2016

Save the Date for Enrichment Hub 2016 Trunk N Treat
When?   Friday, 10/28/2016, 2:30-3:30 pm in Troy

Details: Students, please bring non-perishable items for Gleaner's Food Bank.  Last year, we received 150 pounds of assorted food from this terrific effort. This generous donation provided over 80 days worth of food for our hungry neighbors in need.

Bring your kiddos in costumes!  Please remember, NO scary, offensive, vulgar, indecent costumes acceptable. Thank you!  We'll take a group photo, and then head off to have fun!  See you there with goodies fun!

Parents, please BRING TREATS to pass out.  Some families love to decorate their trunks for this fun event. Here's some fun examples of how:  http://www.tipjunkie.com/holiday-crafts/decorate-your-car-for-trunk-or-treat/. Remember NO scary or offensive trunks either, OK? 

RSVP to Tricia so we will be prepared as to how many treats to bring and she will email you back with the LOCATION address.   We usually have no more than 100-150.  Please reply with the words RSVP TRUNK N TREAT so we will see it quickly.  Thanks!

Contact Tricia Ouellette, coordinator, with any questions or concerns at:
enrichmenthubhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com
(248) 835-4203

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Enrichment_Hub/

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thurs Sept 15 Enrichment Hub Not-Back-To-School Picnic, Fall Registration & Curriculum Sale!

Rain is great. Sometimes. Today, however, it would ruin curriculum. So we will be postponing our picnic and used book sale till tomorrow (Thursday), same time and location. Please share the word with any you may have shared the Trunk Sale and Picnic with, and we hope to see you tomorrow at noon.

You're invited to Enrichment Hub Not-Back-To-School Picnic, Fall Registration & Curriculum Sale!
When: Wednesday, Sept. 14th, THURSDAY, SEPT  15, 12pm-3pm
Location: Halmich Park, 3001 E. 13 Mile Rd, Warren, MI (on 13 mile, between Dequindre and Ryan)

ENRICHMENT HUB, REGISTER FOR CLASSES ON SITE!
• Bring your curriculum to sell, or find some to purchase. (No fees for selling)
• Bring a lunch to eat with old friends, or make some new ones.
• Sellers: please arrive at 11:30am
• Park your car near the first playground by 13 mile entrance, thank you.


Peace,
Tricia Ouellette
248-835-4203


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Enrichment Hub Fall 2016 Classes

I am super pleased to share the new Fall 2016 Class Descriptions, Schedule
Grid and Registration! With many awesome instructors, new and returning
classes, you'll be pleased too! Registration is now open. Hurry, some
classes fill fast! Registration closes Monday, 9/19/16 at 11 pm, so we can
get info to the instructors as quickly as possible.

Please check either the Yahoo Group for the schedule grid and class
descriptions. Did you know we had both? Yep, we are also on Facebook! If
you need the link, here it is to our page. https://www.facebook.com/Enrichment-Hub-73681434193/

After joining classes, there is a secret group page where you can join to receive

field trip, service project, announcements, etc. We just don't want to put
that in an open forum.

If you would like the schedule grid and registration form sent directly to you, please email me
at enrichmenthubhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com or call me at (248)835-4203. Thank you!

Peace,
Tricia Ouellette
enrichmenthubhomeschoolgroup@gmail.com
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Enrichment_Hub
248-835-4203
Enrichment Hub Fall 2016 Classes

Class Dates:   9/23/16 – 11/11/16
Held at:  Kensington Church
1825 E. Square Lake Rd.
Troy, MI  48085
(248) 835-4203

Times are listed in class description.  OPEN HOUSE on 11/11/16, unless noted, during scheduled classes.  

* Classes are held Fridays, 8 weeks, unless noted in description of individual class. 
* In case of inclement weather, please see Troy Schools for closings.  If they are closed for severe weather, so are we, as our building is on their schedule of weather closings.  We are not, however, necessarily closed on their schedule for days off or vacations. 
* Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable once registered, unless extreme circumstances.  Thank you for honoring the program and instructors in this manner.
* Registration is required in advance to ensure your child’s placement, to ensure classes run, and to prepare the instructor for their class.  Enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis.  See registration form for details.
* Note we offer a Fall, Winter and Spring term at Enrichment Hub.  Some classes need continuance for a credit, most do not.
*Registrations are separate for each term.  $10 registration fee per family per term, not per person.  No other fees besides the ones mentioned here.  
* Christ-centered leadership, open to all.
* Classes are listed from oldest to youngest in age (guideline ages), so scroll to find your family’s various needs.  Thanks!


Car Maintenance 101, 1:30, ages 14 & up, 7 weeks, $51 plus $10 supply fee
Instructor:  Doni Langdon
Many teens learn how to drive without knowing any basics about the machine they are in control of.  Let’s change that statistic!  This class will give a basic overview of typical vehicle maintenance, including basic car functions.  An overview will include (but is not limited to) changing a tire, checking fluids, understanding dash lights, understanding brake systems, the engine sequence and interpreting car noises.  Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit grimy, and be prepared to go outdoors as well.  Note:  no class on 9/30. 

High School Chemistry (Part 1), 12:20, ages 14–18, $51 plus $10 supply fee
Instructor:  Tracy Mitton
In this class, high school students will gain an understanding of chemistry from concepts like matter to acid/base titrations and reactions.  Students will be required to read a passage as well as complete an assignment related to that reading at home. In the class period, I will collect the assignments to mark them and we will complete a lab or two related to what they have read. The home work must be completed each week.  There will be two tests, which students will take home, complete, and return to me the following week.  Students will require a 1.5 inch binder, note paper, pencils, and an eraser. They will need these items each week for class. 

Teen Vocal, 1:30, ages 13-18, 7 weeks, $55
Instructor:  David Moan
No matter if you are singing at the MET or in the car, there is always something to learn about your voice. This class will allow teens of all different skill levels to expand their vocal abilities and fine tune their skills. We will use proper vocal technique through group vocalizing, preparing solo pieces, as well as diving into an understanding of Music Theory and Sight Singing.  Note:  no music class on 11/11, as David is in an opera performance.  Instead open on 11/4.

Christian Apologetics, 10:50, ages 13 & up, $51 (plus $10 supply fee if new student)
 It is reasonable to believe what Christians believe. This class will look at providing reasoned defenses of the Christian faith. This is a survey course and will briefly consider topics such as theology, philosophy, history, science, and public discourse. It is not meant to definitively prove that the Christian faith is true, rather it is meant to provide Christians with the proper tools to remove roadblocks for belief.  Please bring paper and pen.  New and returning students welcome.  Instructor:  Calvin Moore

IMPROV Teens, 10:50, ages 13 & up, $61
Instructors:  Dani Cochrane, Nick Yocum, and Special Guests
Come explore Improvisation and Theatre with games and exercises for creating comedic and dramatic characters and scripts.  These free the actor's imagination, build ensemble, and hone concentration and focus skills.  New and returning students always welcome. 

World History:  The Rise of Empire, 9:50, ages 12 & up, $51
Instructor:  Calvin Moore
What happened to ancient civilizations like Egypt?  Now fast forward to Rome, Greece, move over to China, Europe, and the rise of the United States. Let’s learn about these time periods through games and thinking exercises in this fast paced class. 

Middle School Chemistry (Part 1), 10:50, ages 11–13, $51 plus $10 supply fee
Instructor:  Tracy Mitton
In this class, middle school students will gain an understanding of basic chemistry from concepts like matter to acid/base reactions. Students will be required to read a short reading as well as complete a small assignment related to that reading at home. In the class period, I will collect the assignments to mark them and we will complete a lab
related to what they have read. Students will require a 1.5” binder, note paper, pencils, and an eraser. They will need these items each week for class. 

Creative Writing/English, 12:20, ages 10-14, $51
Instructor:  Tessa Castillo
In this class we'll explore the world of creative writing through short stories. We'll work on new writing techniques and warm ups, and include lessons on grammar to help make every student a well-rounded author!  Please bring notebook and two pencils.  New and returning students always welcome. 

Watercolor Art, 9:50, ages 8-18, $51 plus $8 supply fee
Instructor:  Angelique VanHooser
We will explore watercolor painting including wet and dry techniques, washes, blends and use of transparency. We will have a main painting that we will add to each week, and separate paintings that will be fun and easy, all while exploring the transparency of watercolor painting.

Guitar, Group Lessons, 9:50, or 12:20, ages 8 & up, $61, BYO Guitar
Instructor:  Neal Wright
A group guitar class including tuning, notation, chords, strumming patterns, and more!  Beginners and beyond are welcome.   Acoustic/electric reviewed.  Bring your own guitar, or recommendations for rental are available.  New and returning students always welcome.  Note:  this class is offered in two separate hours.

Ukulele lessons!  10:50, ages 8 & up, $61, BYO Ukulele
Instructor:  Neal Wright
Want to strum to a tune?  A ukulele is a simple instrument to start with, and what beautiful music it makes!  This group ukulele class includes tuning, notation, chords, strumming patterns, and more!  Beginners and beyond are welcome.   Bring your own ukelele.  New and returning students always welcome.

Fairytale Theatre, 10:50, ages 8-15, $51 plus $5 supply fee
Instructor:  Tessa Castillo
We can make fairytales come to life in fairytale theatre! This is a fun way to transition into theatre, with familiar stories many know.  We'll go through an audition process, assign everyone their roles, work on scenes, create costumes and sets, and put on a show! 

U.S. Geography, 12:20, ages 8-12, $51
Instructor:  Jo Anne Kroll
Hop, skip and jump across the United States of America, learning states and capitals en route.  Each student will investigate a state at home to present in class on week seven.  This gives him or her the opportunity to delve deeply into an area your family plans to visit in the future or an area where you have relatives living; your student may also choose Michigan and learn more about our home state.  Weekly homework assignments will be given. 

Hip Hop, Intermediate, 9:50, ages 10 & up, $61
Instructor:  Tyler Piro
An awesome dance class with clean lyrics by former E Hub student, now with the Detroit Pistons dance team and teachers, Tyler Piro!  Please wear comfortable fitting shorts/pants/sweats and t-shirts with clean gym shoes or jazz shoes. 

Cross Fit Kids, 10:50, ages 8 & up, $61
Instructor:  Tyler Piro
Grow up healthy and strong with a lifelong love of working out!  Children will push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, effectively and safely, regardless of whether or not they play athletics.  During this program, the coach will educate your child on the importance of making their bodies powerful, enriching their minds, building strong character, creating rewarding experiences, and developing a sense of pride.  We require that kids wear tennis shoes for this program.  New and returning students welcome.  

Jazz Dance, 10:50, ages 8 & up, $61
Instructor:  Kendall Duda
A class structured for the foundations of jazz technique to uptempo music. Students will learn how to count music, dance to the rhythm, while learning technical jazz skills.  Students wear comfortable active clothing that you can easily move in, jazz shoes preferred.

Musical Theater Dance, 9:50, ages 8 & up, $61
Instructor:  Kendall Duda
In this class you will learn to dance in an expressive/broadway like manner.  Upbeat and fun, this class is great for both boys and girls.  Wear comfortable active clothes you can stretch in, jazz shoes preferred. 

Pokemon Art - Illustration and Painting 12:20, ages 8 & up, $51 plus $10 supply fee
Instructor:  Bonnie Lees Swope
Learn to illustrate and paint your favorite Pokemon characters (or other characters) with this fun, illustration and acrylic-on-canvas art class.  You’ll choose your favorite characters (4 per student) and learn to illustrate them in pencil using the “Grid Method”. This will give us a canvas with proportionate guides that we will use to create our completed canvas painting.  Not into Pokemon?  Change it!  Use a character, flower, etc.!  Create!

Medieval History, 1:30, ages 8-14, $51
Instructor:  Tessa Castillo
Travel back in time with each lesson as we explore the world of royalty, workers, and peasants of the medieval times and the illnesses and wars they endured. With a new topic each week students will acquire a vast knowledge of the world that used to be, and will come together with their classmates to create a final project on the topic.

Chemistry Basics, 1:30, ages 8-10, $51 + $10 supply fee
Instructor:  Tracy Mitton
Chemistry is a huge part of our lives.  It powers our cars, gives us energy, feeds us.  In this class students will learn through experiments, fun activities, and short lessons on chemistry, then they will do an experiment related to that topic.  Students will be required to have a 1” binder, two pencils and an eraser with them weekly. 

IMPROV Kids, 9:50, ages 7-12, $61
Instructors:  Dani Cochrane, Nick Yocum, Sara Wolf
Come explore Improvisation with games and exercises for creating comedic and dramatic characters and scripts.  These free the actor's imagination, build ensemble, and hone concentration and focus skills.  New and returning students always welcome.  Instructor:  Dani Cochrane

Youth Vocal Ensemble, 12:20, ages 7-12, 7 weeks, $55
Instructor:  David Moan
One of the best ways to foster the adolescent voice is in a choral setting. This class will allow our students to continue (or begin) to develop their own voice in the safety of a choral setting. Along with learning the basics of singing (vocal production, harmony, etc), we will also explore an introduction to music theory and sight reading to help prepare these singers to become the soloists of tomorrow.  Note:  no music class on 11/11, as David is in an opera performance.  Instead open on 11/4.

Nature Journaling, 1:30, ages 7-15, $51 plus $8 supply fee
Instructor:  Angelique VanHooser
Each new season is soooo much fun to explore and EXPLORE we do!  Bring your waterproof boots, if needed, and explore in the woods.  This class goes out each time, rain or shine, wear weather appropriate protection.  We will document each class with a page for our very own journal (writing/artistic ability not needed).  New and returning students are very welcome. 

Cooking 4 Kids, 10:50, ages 7-12, $51, plus $9 supply fee
Instructor:  Jo Anne Kroll
Learn food safety and kitchen skills while making breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with your friends.  Try new foods and share your favorites with the class.  This semester's theme is, "It's a wrap!"  All kinds of new things for returning students, PLUS, as always, pizza!  Safety, hygiene and responsibility go hand in hand with the food groups in this class.  New and returning students welcome. 

Princess Charm Class! 9:50, ages 6-11, $51
Instructor:  Tessa Castillo
Calling all princesses for a very special princess class!  This is your chance to learn everything you need to know to be a true princess.  Learn from Tessa, who plays many beautiful princesses for Princess Parties, on stage for theatre, and more.  From tea party manners to waltzing, this class is sure to teach every child how to be true royalty! 

Fun with Chemistry, 9:50, ages 5–7, $51 plus $10 supply fee
Instructor:  Tracy Mitton
Why does vinegar and baking soda make a fizzy explosion?  Why do oil and water not mix?  In this class, we will learn about the science of Chemistry through fun experiments and activities.  Each week, students will hear a short lesson about chemistry and then do an experiment related to that topic. 

Lego Challenge, 10:50, ages 5 & up, $51 plus $3 supply fee
Instructor:  Angelique Van Hooser
Enjoy creative time with friends.  This class will have games, contests, free build time and even some math -- all while playing with Legos.  New and returning students welcome. 

Ballet, 12:20, ages 5 & up, $51
Instructor:  Deanna Irwin
In this class students will learn the Checchetti form of ballet.  Ballet can improve balance and endurance along with being a fun way to exercise.  Dress ready to dance, leotards and tights are recommended, but not required.  Ballet shoes required.  If you do not own any and would like to see if we have an extra pair to loan for the term, please ask. 

Let’s Write a Story!  10:50, ages 5-9, $51
Instructor:  Deanna Irwin
Create your own short stories by writing games, using class participation, and learning how to write sentences.  Please bring notebook, paper and pen/pencil. 

Tiny Tots Tap 1:30, ages 3-8, $51
Instructor:  Deanna Irwin
Tap dancing encourages rhythm, synchronization, precision, and teamwork.  Dress ready to dance, NO long pants or dresses/skirts that fall under the knee, please.  Long hair should be pulled back securely.  New and returning students welcome.  Tap shoes are required, but the instructor may have a pair you can borrow for the term. 

Music for Little Voices, 10:50, ages 3-6, 7 weeks, $55
Instructor:  David Moan
An appreciation and understanding of music can and should be started at an early age. This course gives our youngest students the opportunity to dive into the world of music feet first, using everything from nursery rhymes and simple songs to play and dance to help students build a foundation to become life-long music lovers. We will primarily focus on learning through voice and percussion.  Note:  no music class on 11/11, as David is in an opera performance.  Instead open on 11/4.

Painting with Watercolors, 12:20, ages 3-7, $51, plus $8 supply fee
Instructor:  Angelique VanHooser
Let’s learn the color wheel, watch the wonder of the watercolor paints flow from your little artist brush, and leave the mess to us.  Remember to have your budding artist wear clothes that they can paint in.  New and returning students always welcome.


Stories and Recipe Making, 1:30, ages 3-7, $51 plus $9 supply fee
Instructor:  Jo Anne Kroll
Each week we will read a story together and make a corresponding recipe.  Have you heard about Joseph and the many colored fruit smoothie?  We will explore reading a recipe, following directions and measuring, while making age appropriate non-cooking snacks to enjoy together. 

Adventures in Arts & Crafts!  9:50, ages 3-6, $51 plus $8 supply fee
Instructor:  Amanda Gehrke
From the amazing Adventures in Literature instructor comes a new arts & crafts class!  We will work on a fun new craft every week using many different mediums.  Come ready to get a bit crafty!  Rolling up your sleeves and bringing one of your dad’s old t-shirts to wear is a great cover up idea.  New and returning students welcome.

Adventures in Literature, 10:50, ages 3–6, $51
Instructor:  Amanda Gehrke
Each week we'll enjoy the adventures of a classic children's book, and then enjoy activities that go along with our story.  We'll play games, create art projects and explore social studies, math and science concepts from the story.  Always a new subject, every term! 

Broadway Babies, 9:50, ages 3-6, $51
Instructor:  Jo Anne Kroll
Come sing and dance and act with us as we learn beginning performance skills.  We will laugh and make music while finding out, "What's in the Big Red Barn?"  We will use our imaginations and unique talents to make a scarf become a hat, or a superhero cape, or even a block of cheese. 


Join each other in community!
Lunch room available from 11:45-12:15. Students can enjoy lunch in the designated areas, and clean up their surroundings before heading back to class.  Parents help is needed to make this happen.
Parent/Tot Room, available to all, from 9:50-1:10!  This is NOT a drop off room.  Children are not to be left unattended in this room, they are to be watched by their parent.  Remember to clean up after your family, and leave the room as nice as or better than you found it.  This is a good time for getting to know each other.
Concerned:  Special Needs or Allergies?  Your child is welcome!  Many classes conform to your child’s needs.  Feel free to ask. 

Contact Tricia Ouellette, coordinator, with any questions or concerns at:
(248) 835-4203
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Enrichment_Hub/
Home school support, field trips, classes, community, all welcome!  This monitored group will be your fastest route to event help, class updates, etc.   



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Save the Date - 9/30 for Photo Day

Mark your Calendars! Photo Day at E hub will be Friday, 9/30! Christopher Belli will be posting info here as soon as he can. We are doing it earlier this year due to requests for ID cards early. Great idea! We can use these for discounts all over! Keep the date open, thanks!