Upcoming Events and Field Trips


ANNUAL LOWER MAINLAND "NOT BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC

Tuesday Sept 5th, 2017

* Location: Queens Park, New Westminster - meet at the covered picnic area near the children's playground - LOOK FOR THE hs-ca QUILT

* When: 11-ish a.m. September 5th this year. RAIN or SHINE!

* Bring:
- food for your family,
- sun screen,
- rain gear,
- well labelled park toys, or a game for the covered picnic tables
- musical instruments,
- enthusiasm,
- willingness to meet new homelearners,
- anything else you can think of.

* Directions: Queen's park is located near the Arenex Complex in New West and is easy to find from Vancouver, Surrey/Langley and most
places in the Lower Mainland. If coming from Surrey, take the Patullo Bridge and just go straight (McBride). You will see the park on your
left. From Vancouver, take Canada Way to 10th Avenue in New West, turn left at the highschool and follow 10th around to McBride. The park will be on
your right.
* Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/8VzVo8BYnRC2

This is a very casual event. People start gathering around 11 and stay until they feel like going home. It can be very reassuring, especially for first-time homelearners, to have something special to do when all the neighbourhood kids troop back to school. If you are a new home learning family, come out and meet some experienced folks. If you have been at this for awhile, come and share your experience with a newbie. Last year we made masking tape name tags and indicated a new home learner with a colour-coded N so that the rest of us would make a point of welcoming the new folks.
For more information contact Melissa at gvhl.support@gmail.com

Hosts on Picnic Day will be Melanie Wilkins-Ho, Kerry Longia, Natasha Knox and Sherri Benjamin

PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ON TO YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS.
Part of the fun is meeting people from other areas.
See you at the Picnic!

RidgeMeadows NBTS Picnic

Tuesday Sept 5th

Great opportunity to check out the local homeschooling community.

***NOT BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC*** Tuesday Sept 5th

Excited to kick off the school year with our Annual Gathering at Harris Road Park!

Tuesday September 5th

Noon - 3pm

Harris Road Park Located in Pitt Meadows
* Meet near the Spray Park.

*Free to attend.

***Potluck lunch - bring something to share: NO NUTS PLEASE

* Bring:

-drinks for your family
-sun screen / rain gear - haha - depending...
-swimsuits, towels etc. - Spray park may or may not be open.
-toys to share; balls, baseball gear, fisbees... (please label)
-If you have any games or activities that you would like to lead that would be lovely ! Let me know!

A great event to meet new home learners, see friends after a busy summer and find out about all the exciting things coming up this year in the community.

Ginette and I will also be there to answer questions about Membership to the Ridge Meadows Home Learners and accept payments of $20 in cash and cheque for the coming year.

***We have had some people ask about bringing used school resources to the event to sell or give away. You are more then welcome to do so. You may want to bring your own table as they are limited. You will be required to take anything left with you when you go.***

For more information about our group http://www.ridgemeadowshomelearners.com/


Vancouver Westside Not Back to School Picnic

Wed Sept 6th 2017

Welcome back! 

HS-Westside will be holding the Westside Not Back to School picnic on the 6th of September, Wednesday 10-1pm

Where: Jericho Beach west of the the sailing centre, east of the binoculars and rabbits.

Bring: water, sun block, swimmers, lunch, snacks, etc

Washrooms: at the Jericho Sailing Centre

Parking: is free by the Jericho east concession, on 2nd ave and Wallace st too. It's a few minutes walk west along beach path.



ANNUAL East Vancouver "NOT BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC

Friday Sept 8th

* Location: Trout Lake Park - meet on the grass between the covered picnic area
, the children's playground, and the beach at the South-East Corner of Trout Lake. LOOK FOR THE multicoloured balloons!!

* When: 11-ish a.m. September 8th this year. RAIN or SHINE!

* Bring:
- food for your family,
- sun screen,
- rain gear,
- well labelled park toys, or a game for the covered picnic tables
- musical instruments,
- enthusiasm,
- willingness to meet new homelearners,
- anything else you can think of.

This is a very casual event. People start gathering around 11 and stay until they feel like going home. It can be very reassuring, especially for first-time homelearners, to have something special to do when all the neighbourhood kids troop back to school. If you are a new home learning family, or home learning curious, come out and meet some experienced folks. If you have been at this for awhile, come and share your experience with a newbie. Last year we made masking tape name tags and indicated a new home learner with a colour-coded N so that the rest of us would make a point of welcoming the new folks.
For more information contact Melissa at gvhl.support@gmail.com

Hosts on Picnic Day will be Belinda White and Jennifer Richardson

PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ON TO YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS.
Part of the fun is meeting people from other areas.
See you at the Picnic!
http://www.gvhomelearners.com/activities/upcoming-events





North Shore Home Learners Group NBTS Picnic

Tuesday Sept 12, 2017

Our annual North Shore Home Learners Group "not going back to school" picnic will be on Tuesday, September 12, at Cates Park, from 10:30 until whenever you want to leave :)

This is a casual event. People start gathering around 10:30am and stay until they feel like going home.

If you are a new home learning family, come out and meet some experienced families. If you have been at this for awhile, come and share your experience with a new family.

All are welcome!

Please share the information with any other ‎home school families that you know.

See you at the Picnic :)