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TESTING EARLY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE .....you must pre register...by FEB 15 to take advantage of the EXTRA savings! see testing


HAPPY NEW YEAR... JOIN THE FUN ...

Mentoring is an honor--- someone took the time to mentor you, and you should repay that help by mentoring another. Remember we do not homeschool in a vacuumm, and we need each other for support. Activities are available, set one up, commit to attend, share the fun!

Are my children registered for testing?

TESTING EARLY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE .....you must pre register...by FEB 15 to take advantage of the EXTRA savings! see testing

NEW Activities Group for K-6th

if you are interested please email your Last name on the subject line with ages of those to participate in the email.

Please set up an event...

View EVENT to attend

2009 field trips and events list more.....

Paint ball game

Sunday FEB ?? ___ 12:00 Blue Angel Park Hwy 98 toward Perdido RSVP required RSVP requiredFees: rent all the gear(helmet/mask, paintball gun ($17) or bring your own. We will split boxes of ammo ($13-$17) depending on how many share the box. Park entrance fee $5/car. more details to those who RSVP more details here

Gymnastics DAYs

call 934-3990 Owned by one of the leaders of this homeschool group...tons of FUN! -gymnastics/cheer Gulf Coast Gymnastics - Gulf Breeze (local homeschool family)

Play Days


Join the STATE FPEA (Florida Parent Educators Assoc)homeschool support group....great newsletters...we will be renewing and taking new applications ....details <===== FPEA BUTTON.

Need to RSVP for an event?send message to this address.


LUNCH
Join us this time or next time as we taste Mexican, Thai, Japanese, or other lands and have a wonder time socializing.... you know our children are sooo deprived of social events....and exercise....
JUST IN TIME...ENOUGH TIME???!?! check out this super site! and others FUN FOR KIDS

BIG KAHUNA'S WATER PARK DAY!!! 2009??


FAQ

Please read

Swing Dancing

$5 person every Friday 8:30pm-midnight Lessons 8:30-9:30 included. Adults/families welcome. FREE FOR HOMESCHOOLERS WITH COUPON JAN 9 contact Miss Cathy subject line Swing DANCE your last name
The Pensacola Little Theatre is performing _________________ this year. Come experience the children of Pensacola on stage. Audition or watch!
850-432-2042

Check out Cathy Likes These

for how to improve your test scores or what books that might work for your child.

BOWLING

We will go bowling at the Corry Naval Station at New Warrington Rd and Navy Blvd. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE MILITARY TO COME BOWLING with Independent Thinkers

NEW HOMESCHOOLER WORKSHOP .....

JAN _____ we will be having a workshop to introduce new homeschoolers and open to answer questions (free)

RSVP required

Frequently Asked or Answer Questions! everyone should read this page

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT WORKSHOP

JAN ____ at 7:30 pm we will break in groups to learn about how to make transcripts, dual enrollment and bright futures!! OPEN TO ALL....start thinking NOW of high school grades and HOW to PLAN. YOU must have a reservation for the transcript part. $10 fee (per family) for transcript materials will be collected at the door. Bring your lap top. St. Ann's Catholic Church Parish Hall building (behind the GB High football stadium at the Daniels Dr light). We had a wonderful time and learned bunches... we will do this again! RSVP HERE required! We had fun and a wonderful turn out. We have a few books left for anyone interested.

HIGHSCHOOL - Middle School FLVS

(Florida's online school FREE) WORKSHOP MAR 5:30-7pm Gulf Breeze Library Shoreline Dr Gulf Breeze

FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL WORK SHOP (free)!! RSVP HERE

Did you consider these concerns for your high school student?
If they test each high school year (even if dual enrolled) then you have a record to show any future employer or school that they did indeed attend homeschooling for all 4 years of high school... the public understands test scores taken for the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

Also the letter you get from Cathy Pascoe may be used if you need a letter from a teacher.

If your teen decides to stop homeschooling please be aware that they may no longer qualify under your HEALTH INSURANCE, AUTO INSURANCE, and any benefits your employer might provide, as well as being your DEPENDENT for your IRS forms if they are not "enrolled in education".



Do People really ask these questions?
Yes and if you think about it we are all volunteers. Some of us field these same questions DAILY, everyday of the year. We want to be able to help as many people as we can HOWEVER everyone should realize that WE ARE VOLUNTEERS and if each phone call takes 30 minutes to repeat these questions times 300 days that equals 150 hours each year that we are not teaching our children. When my 3 year old answered the phone one day he repeated the entire 30 minutes to the caller without missing a beat nor did they know he was 3!....That is when we made the homeschool tape for those that would like to same information. We would like to be personable to all and have time to share other information also, make friends and go places. Some people, who have volunteered to field the phone calls to spread the load, are a blessing, while many say "I JUST DON'T HAVE THE TIME" without even a thank you for your time as if we were being paid, rather than valued as a VOLUNTEER, to give out this information. Some of us LOVE HOMESCHOOLING so MUCH that we are willing to help MENTOR others in the hope that they will one day set up JUST ONE FIELD TRIP and invite US! If you are doing the right thing then you have nothing to worry about.....no one is coming after you to throw you in jail. BE BLESSED AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN.



TESTING STUDENTS IN 10 & 11 & 12TH GRADE WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL LETTER IF THEY SCORE IN THE UPPER 20% THAT MAY BE USED FOR GOOD STUDENT-- DRIVERS DISCOUNT OR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS signed by Miss Cathy!
Remember if you are a Senior it is not required that you test HOWEVER if you DO test then you have a record for your ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS /9-12/ that NO ONE WOULD QUESTION! if you have completed high school or not.
DUAL ENROLLED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MAY BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE TESTING IN ONE DAY==== CHECK WITH MISS CATHY

Also make note that once your student "graduates" your HEALTH AND CAR INSURANCES MAY NOT COVER THEM UNLESS THEY ATTEND COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL.


Some Updates:

would you like to go out for a snack and socialization. ...
RSVP HERE would be nice in case of times changing or dates

IT'S that time again! .... IT's time to register for TESTING!*

There is NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT TO TEST with Independent Thinkers.

Cathy Pascoe, a Florida licensed educator, provides both evaluations and a testing service.

Independent Thinkers Homeschool Testing
P.O. Box 54
Gulf Breeze, FL 32562

* Testing with IT satisfies FL Statutes.
Late registration begins Mar 15. Please respond soon to reserve your child a seat as some grades are filling up fast.


Concerned because of the JUNE late test time and the "Deadline" of July 1 letter you get every year? NO need to be overly concerned. We have a good relationship with the counties and they understand testing. They just wish to be informed that you intend to test in June and they will mark your folders and await the resulting letter. We wish to keep everyone in the loop and show that we are responsible homeschoolers. You may contact them directly by phone.

If you would like your county notified then call and say:
1. you are taking the test with Independent Thinkers on-----date
2. you will be sent the results in about 6 weeks and will forward your letter to them at that time
3. that they would please make note of this in your families folder.
get the persons name and make note of the date for your records.

It's that easy!




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