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Go, Do, Learn

November 07, 2003

Home schooling seminar


Amy Huffman, home-schooling mother of five and owner of Home and School Connection, will hold a free seminar for new and veteran home-schoolers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Home and School Connection, 18728A North Village Center, intersection of Maugans and Pennsylvania avenues, Hagerstown.

The seminar is designed to answer questions for those exploring home schooling, encourage those new to home schooling and refresh those who are home schooling veterans.

The seminar, which lasts for approximately four hours, focuses on the new home-schooler for one hour, with the remaining three hours spent on various curriculum choices for new and veteran home-schoolers.

Register for the seminar at least two days in advance by calling 1-877-766-0699. Seating is limited to 12 participants.

Sign language education


Partners for Success Family Support Center will offer "Let's Learn About ... Sign Language" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 11 and 25, at Partners for Success/Family Support Center, 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown. Tammy Rheinsmith will lead the group.

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The informal gatherings are designed for families who want sign language to be a form of communication in the home, or professionals who work with hearing-impaired children. Participants may come to enhance skills or to start learning sign language. Siblings of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required. Free child care is available with 24 hours advanced notice. To confirm child care or class attendance, call 301-766-8221.

Grief in children seminar


FREDERICK, Md. - Families Plus! will offer the seminar "Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17.

Gloria Mitchell, school counselor at Liberty Elementary School and Sandra Johansen, school counselor at Spring Ridge Elementary School, will present this workshop to help families understand the process of grief and loss in children.

The workshop is designed for families who have experienced a loss and those who want to be prepared for a loss when it presents itself.

Child Care Choices continued training credit is available to Maryland child care providers.

For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002.

Special eduation seminar


FREDERICK, Md. - Families Plus! will offer the seminar "The Challenge of Special Education: Understanding Individualized Educational Programs (I.E.P.)." The seminar will be offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Waverley Elementary School, 201 Waverley Drive.

The seminar will explain the Individualized Educational Program process. Lisa Lawrence, special education elementary school coordinator will be joined by parent coordinators Vickie E'Andrea-Penna and Susan Donoghue-Rick to discuss issues and answer questions.

Child Care Choices continued training credit is available to Maryland child care providers.

For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002.

Understanding special education


FREDERICK, Md. - Families Plus! will offer the seminar "Understanding Special Education (U.S.E.)" from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 22, in Conference Room C at Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane.

The workshop will help parents find clarity and ways to become partners in their children's educational process. With the understanding of disabilities legislation and the local school system, parents can become informed advocates for their children. Several copies of "Negotiating the Special Education Maze" will given as door prizes. The free program is limited to 25 participants.

For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002.

Problem solving seminar


FREDERICK, Md. - Families Plus! will offer the seminar "Alternatives to Anger: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St.

The seminar will provide more positive ways of using anger and better ways to solve problems. Kate Palmisano, director of CALM (Community Alternative Mediation), will discuss alternative ways of solving disputes. She also will discuss mediation and ways it can be used to prevent a difficult situation from becoming an explosive one.

Child Care Choices continued training credit is available to Maryland child care providers.

For information or to register, call 1-301-694-9002.

Forming friendships


Partners for Success will offer a workshop, "Going Places With Friends," from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Washington County Technical High School, 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown.

Charlotte Baker and Carol Little will present the workshop, which is designed to help parents and educators guide children with special needs in forming friendships.

Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 10. To register, contact Partners For Success at 301-766-8221, send e-mail to partners@wcboe.k12.md.us, send a fax to 301-791-6716 or mail your registration to Partners for Success, 1350 Marshall St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Tumbling tots


NEWVILLE, Pa. - "Tumbling Tots" will be held every Monday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. beginning Nov. 10, at Newville Area Community Center, 2 Chestnut St.

The six-week program will focus on basic tumbling and fundamental movements. Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome and parents are encouraged to participate. The cost is $30. For information, call 1-717-776-4393.

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