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S: Bridgeway Christian Church Homeschool Support Group 2010-11

FC: Bridgeway Christian Church Homeschool Support Group | support and encourage parents through the sharing of current information, resources and activities; provide social and educational experiences; and to create service opportunities that help others in need. | Looking back at 2010...

1: Bridgeway Homeschool Leadership Team! | All the events and activities were scheduled and planned this year by our leadership team. In November, we all slipped away to Truckee for some laughs, tears, prayer, planning and quality time together. | Group Leader—Susan Richey Secretary/Treasurer–Mindy Pena Support Meetings — Kristine Shadle Older Kids Group— Barb Risucci Younger Kids Group—Sharon Gould & Jen Dawkins Mentorship —Melanie MacPherson Kids Socials—Kelly Wheeler & Brenda Johnston Librarian—Carrie Romine Special Events—Kelly Skinner & Jodi Montgomery

2: Park Day at

3: Whitney Ranch | What better way to get together with old friends and make new ones before the homeschooling year begins? A water park play date with a picnic and face painting, of course!

4: Several "night out" events were scheduled for the moms this year. It was all about girl talk and creating community! | MOM'S NIGHT OUT!

5: MAKING CARDS FOR OTHERS! | One way we were able to serve this year was making birthday cards for all the teachers at First Street School in Lincoln (Bridgeway's Adopt-a-School ministry) and "Thank you" cards for our field trips. In no time at all, we had over 150 cards made and ready to be given out! Way to go!!

6: Fall Kickoff Picnic | Bounce House Fun! | Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks, and Treats | On September 12th our homeschool group came together to start out the year with a bang! We met with old friends and made some new ones! | 90 | o

7: Water Balloon Toss | Face Painting | Volleyball | Friends Family Fun

8: Bridgeway's all About TEACHING .... | safety first!

9: This year educational trips were planned to Safetyville, Rocklin Fire Station and Sacramento Police Station. Fire saftey and city rules were discussed and practiced, creating a fun time for the kids. | 9-1-1

10: Apple Hill | The changing of each season always brings around annual field trips full of fun! This year the kids visited High Hill Ranch where they learned how apples are grown, picked and all the different ways we can eat them!

11: Bishop's Pumpkin Farm | Bishop's Pumpkin Farm is another seasonal field trip that always brings smiles! Pig races, train rides, corn maze, and a field full of pumpkins with sizes for all.

12: At the bat co-op the kids discovered the difference between bats and birds; explored the anatomy of bats; had a bat snack; made a cool bat craft; and even played a bat game! | Bat Co-Op

13: Snowflake Co-Op | The kids also got to participate in the snowflake co-op. They learned everything from how cold it has to be to form a snowflake, to learning if it snows all over the world. Then they got to have a "snowball" fight and make their own "snowman" treat. Talk about a "cool" event!!!

14: Fun Day Activities... Chevy's, Petroglyphs, PetCo & Waste Management | Having fun is one of the perks for homeschoolers. Whether making tortillas, learning about birds at PetCo, discovering how to dispose of waste or designing pottery creations with's all about "seizing the day"!

15: sky zone C h r i s t m a s P a r t y | On Dec. 3rd our group bounced all afternoon, enjoyed sweet treats, and partnered with Reveille donating presents and stockings to military children whose parent was deployed during the holidays!

16: Father/Daughter Dance

17: Ballroom Dancing, pink cupcakes, and tiaras were in fashion at the Princess themed Dance at Fontaine Dance Studio. | All the daughters felt special having a date night with Dad.

18: = Older Kids Group Jr. High and High School | OKG | Strikes Bowling September 2010 | okg...bowling...bunco... PE...monterey bay aquarium ...six flags...movienights ...train ride...san francisco...air1...klove... father.daughter dance ...monther.son minigolf ...serving others...deyoung museum...birthdays...okg

19: P.E. V O L L E Y B A L L | Sun Swimming FUN OKG | OKG

20: OKG | OKG chose to serve the non-profit charity Nevaeh's Hope in 2010-2011. Fundraising ornaments were tagged-n-bagged in a contest of boys vs. girls. And all came together to serve at a Boot Scootin' Boogie fundraising dinner. | Boys Won! | AIR1 KLOVE Studios

21: OKG

22: Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic | Our kids love to visit Loomis Basin Vet Clinic. It being the 2nd largest pet hospital in the area, our kids are introduced to proper animal care, treatment and surgeries for cats, dogs, birds, horses and many more animals.

23: California Pizza Kitchen | Not only did we get to learn about CPK's restaurant as we walked the dining room, kitchen, prep area, and pizza oven, but we also got to make, bake and eat pizzas that we made ourselves. Talk about a "yummy" experience! | California Pizza Kitchen

24: Mother/Son Monster Golf Date Night | Taking our boys out to monster miniature golf was a treat! Getting to play with our boys while hanging out with their friends made it a night to remember for all!

25: Sports Activities: BounceU, Flip2It, Rush TC , Wacky Tacky

26: The Blazina Family Jack, MarCee, Mike & Grace | The Balak Family Tom, Breahna, Melissa & Belle | The Butler Family Micah, Lyndsy & Kayleigh | The Botts Family Cory, Bridgette, Nathan, Gretchen & Juliana | BRIDGEWAY | F A M I

27: The Chilcote Family Tyler, Dean, Carole, Ryan & Emily | The Coakley Family Amanda, Janine, Gary & Sean | The Dietrich Family Elyse, Sienna, Kellon & Gary | The Dawkins Family Paul, Jen, Thomas & Jeff | HOMESCHOOLING | L I E S

28: The Flaming Family Parker, Karl, Garrison, Beth, Aubrey & Corbin | The Haustein Family Levi, Stacy, Trinity, Chris & Christopher | The Gould Family Annelyse & Brendon | The Ekstrand Family Christian, Tobias, Brenton, Zacharias & Jordan

29: The Henkel Family Rebecca, Daniel, David & Emily | The Johnston Family Brenda, Faith, Seth, Tim & Paige | The McGuire Family Natalie, Scott, Christie & Caitlynn | The MacPherson Family Summer, Bruce, Melanie & D.J.

30: The Metz Family Andrew, Stacey & Austin | The Montgomery Family Payton, Brad, Cooper & Jodi | The Pena Family Annika, Brandon, Mason, Mikey & Joshua | The Rice Family Markes, Kevin, Ashlyn, Shayla, Mika, Kiara, Dustin, Linda & Dustin (baby)

31: The Richey Family Kyle, Makenna, Susan, Chase & Keith | Nickey Songer | Anna Risucci | Mary Risucci

32: The Rodrigues Family Alicia, Diego, Runner & Lily | The Skinner Family Rogan, Rick, Kaitlin, Riley & Kelly | The Shadle Family Alexis & Brooke | The Romine Family Caleb, Daniel, Madelynn, Hunter & Carrie

33: The Wheeler Family Harley, Riley & Aubrey | The Thomas Family Jonathon, Julie, Christopher, Daryl | Families Not Pictured: Arellano, Bertrand, Borghelli, Bowen, Brumfield, Burdick, Clayton, Darke, Dowty, Felix, Felker, Goebel, Hagman, Hancock, Hardey, Haworth, Klinsmann, LaCroix, Lech, Lowery, MacFarlane, Morrell, Mueller, Natal, Oliver, Rhodes, Rogelstad, Rojas, Rowe, Santos, Smith, Swithenbank, Tilford, Tompkins, Turner, Westhoff, Young & Yuen Family

34: Special Thanks! | Dear Homeschool Families! First, I have to say what a privilege and blessing it has been to serve you this 2010-11 school year. Since May, 2010, our support group has tripled in size, as well as our Leadership Team. This year’s many great activities and trips that were offered would not have been possible if it were not for these ladies. Thank you to Mindy, Barb, Jen, Sharon, Kristine, Kelly, Brenda, Carrie, Kelly, Jodi and Melanie. All of you have been such a blessing to me personally and also in your leadership roles. Second, I need to say a HUGE thank you to the Pastors, Elders and Leadership of Bridgeway Church for their generous and continuous support. They have provided the means for our group to become a flourishing community. I am continually overwhelmed by their bigheartedness. Third, thank you to all the families who have invested in our support group and to the parents who have helped with various events and activities throughout the year. This group is for you! Fourth, a super duper thank you to Jodi, Kelly S. and Mindy for helping out with this memory book! I know how many late nights this book took. Great job ladies you rock! Lastly, but always first, I give you the praise Lord! Thank you for the opportunity and freedom to train our children in Your ways while having fun and being in fellowship with others. Joyfully His, Susan Richey

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