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BROWARD HOMESCHOOL PSG GRADUATION CEREMONY
 
Where: Calvary Chapel Plantation
Address: 11801 West Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL 33325 
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
If you would like to participate in the 2015 PSG Senior Graduation, please complete the following checklist and submit all graduation requirements to:
Kelly Fifelski 
PSG Graduation Coordinator
fifebunch@yahoo.com
 
*** APRIL 30, 2015 Is The FINAL DATE To SUBMIT ALL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ***
 
* Please read all the information carefully as several changes have been made to the Graduation Checklist as from previous years.
 
PSG GRADUATION CHECKLIST:
 
~ SIGN UP
1. Send the complete name of the graduating senior as you wish it to appear on the diploma. Ex. Kelly Manley Fifelski
 
2. Send a valid email address and cell phone number for the graduating senior.
 
3. Send the first and last names of the parents. Indicate how you'd like to be introduced on stage. Ex. Eric & Kelly Fifelski or Mr. & Mrs. Eric Fifelski
 
4. Send a valid email address and cell phone number for at least one parent. Please choose the parent who answers the phone. :-)  Send all information to fifebunch@yahoo.com.
 
~ SEND $30 GRADUATION FEE 
1. Pay online at www.browardhomeschool.com
 
2. Send a check payable to Broward Homeschool PSG. Write "graduation" in the memo section. Please mail to: Kelly Fifelski, 9241 NW 24 CT Sunrise, FL 33322.
 
3. Note: A graduating senior is not "officially" signed up for graduation unless the fee is paid.
 
4. The graduation fee goes toward, but doesn't cover, the cost of the speaker, facility rental, leather diploma binder/diploma, and decorations. The PSG covers the remainder of the graduation costs.
 
~ PURCHASE A CAP, GOWN & TASSEL
Plan to purchase a cap, gown and tassel at least one month prior to needing it for pictures and/or graduation. You may use choose any color or design but it must be a standard cap and gown.
Caps, gowns & tassels can be purchased from:
 
1. Herff Jones -
8230 W. State Rd. 84
Davie, FL 33324-4644
 
2. Jostens, Inc. -
 
3. Other online graduation websites.
 
~ SUBMIT 15 PHOTOGRAPHS
Email fifteen pictures starting with a baby picture, progressing with childhood/school pictures and ending with a senior picture. The pictures will be shown on stage as the Master of Ceremony reads the bio. Please don't send your pictures as a slideshow with music. Send pictures to fifebunch@yahoo.com.
 
~ EMAIL YOUR BIOGRAPHY
Write a 100 word bio in the third person. The bio will be read by the Master of Ceremony to introduce the graduating senior while the parents come up on the stage to present the diploma. The bio should include your family, accomplishments and future plans. Please put the full name of the graduating senior and the names of the parents (the way they wish to be introduced on stage) at the top of the bio.
NOTE: Please put the bio in a WORD document and use a font size of 22. Send the Word bio as an attachment to fifebunch@yahoo.com.
 
~ TWO MINUTE PARENT PRESENTATION
Each set of parents will be allotted 2 minutes to share words of encouragement, thankfulness, and/or words of inspiration before they present a diploma to their graduating senior. Each family is unique so there is no "right or wrong" way to write the presentation. Some families are comedic while others make you cry; so feel free to share from the heart. This has traditionally been a very unique and touching part of the ceremony, so please abide by the two following requirements when preparing the presentation.
 
1. Type your presentation and put it in a Word document with a font size of 22. Send it as an attachment to fifebunch@yahoo.com.
 
2. Time your presentation for exactly 2 minutes or less when read aloud.
 
NOTE: Presentations that exceed 2 minutes will be shortened by the Graduation Coordinator. 
 
~ SIGN UP TO PERFORM YOUR TALENT (not mandatory)
If you have a talent and would like to perform during the ceremony, please send your talent information to fifebunch@yahoo.com. Please include the title of the song, monologue, poem, dance, or instrumental you'll be performing. If the talent you wish to perform isn't listed, please contact Ms Kelly to discuss it.
 
~ RESERVE YOUR SENIOR DISPLAY TABLE (not mandatory)
On graduation day a table will be provided to display items that are special to you or show an expression of who you are; a sort of "visual story" about yourself. One example is to use a science fair project board decorated with awards, pictures, school work, arts & crafts, extracurricular activities, sports, fine arts, or anything else that would aptly describe your school years. Another example is to display certain items that have been meaningful to you such as a violin, a football, an airsoft gun; in other words, items that paint a picture of who you are. Feel free to be as creative as possible. The display is limited to 1/2 of a 6 ft. table. RSVP a table to fifebunch@yahoo.com. What to bring:
 
1. All items for your display.
 
2. A tablecloth for your table.
 
3. Time will be allotted for the graduating senior to set up his or her table. Also, parents may set up the table for their graduating senior during the rehearsal.
 
 
 
GRADUATION DAY INFORMATION & CHECKLIST:
 
~ REQUIRED GRADUATION REHEARSAL
There is a required graduation rehearsal at Calvary Chapel Plantation on Saturday, May 16, from9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 
NOTE: Please arrive promptly at 9:00 a.m. as there is a lot to accomplish in a very short time frame.
 
 
~ APPROPRIATE ATTIRE
1. Please come dressed for the graduation ceremony. Bring your gown on a hanger and your cap, tassel and personal belongings in a small tote or duffel bag.
 
2. Guys wear a dress shirt, tie and slacks.
 
3. Ladies wear a dress.
 
4. Ladies, please put on your makeup and have your hair styled BEFORE you arrive. You will not have time to do this before the ceremony.
 
~ BRING A LUNCH
Graduating seniors should bring a lunch (including water) to eat prior to the ceremony.
Note: There will not be enough time to leave the premises for lunch or to pick up fast food. Bring a lunch!
 
~ GRADUATION CEREMONY
The graduation ceremony will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. Please encourage family and friends to arrive and be seated 15 minutes early. Pictures and video may be taken at a discreet distance, however, please be considerate of others while taking pictures.
 
GRADUATION DAY SCHEDULE:
9:00 a.m. - Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal (Parents may set up display tables)
10:00 a.m. - Set Up Senior Display Tables (seniors)
10:00 a.m. - Senior Talent Sound Check (those performing a talent)
10:30 a.m. - Senior Ice Breakers (Share 3 Favorite H.S. Memories)
10:45 a.m. - Lunch/ Put on Cap and Gown
11:10 a.m. - All Seniors Dressed & In The Holding Room/Makeup & Hair Touch Ups
11:30 a.m. - Ceremony Begins
 
*** In case of an emergency on May 16th, graduation day, please notify Kelly Fifelski immediately at (954) 257-6858. ***
 
 
OPTIONAL SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
 
~ PSG YEARBOOK - SENIOR SECTION
If you wish to be included in the PSG Yearbook, please email Kelly Fifelski at fifebunch@yahoo.com to reserve a senior page and for further instructions on submitting your pictures. The deadline is April 30th.
 
~ SOUTH FLORIDA HOMESCHOOL PROM ( Sponsored by the PSG)
1. You, the Class of 2015, are cordially invited to join us for the 2015 South Florida Homeschool Prom, sponsored by the Broward Homeschool Parent Support Group (PSG). 
 
2. What to expect from the prom: A fun-filled evening at the exquisite Signature Grand which includes hor d'oeuvres; a delicious buffet table, scrumptious dessert table; an overflowing soda bar with non-alcoholic pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris, a 5x7 portrait package; a professional DJ; and a special Senior recognition. Don't miss out! The deadline to purchase tickets is April 8th.
 
Where: The Signature Grand
When: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Cost: $65 (PSG member) $75 (non-member)
Deadline to Purchase a Ticket: April 8, 2015
Contact Person: Mia Herndon - miasteve@comcast.
 
~ SENIOR PICTURES
1. JC Penney Portrait Studio
2. Glamour Shots
3. Any professional photographer or studio
4. A non-professional photographer who takes great pictures
 
~ SENIOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Jostens, Inc. - www.jostens.com
2. Vista Print - www.vistaprint.com
3. Be creative - design your own
 
 
 
 
 
     BROWARD HOMESCHOOL PSG – MARGATE

4th Monday of each month

First Christian Church
1107 NW 66 Avenue
Margate, FL 33063

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Broward Enrichment Homeschool Classes

 
BEHC
 
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:17
 
Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.  William Butler Yates
 
 
In our ongoing effort to provide the greatest opportunities to the homeschooling community, PSG is proud to announce that we will be enrolling students for our second year of Home Education Enrichment Day for Middle School and High School students!  Broward Enrichment Homeschool Classes (BEHC) is modeled after other enrichment programs like HEED and CEDAR.  During the 2014/2015 school year, BEHC will be offering weekly classes and assistance from master teachers in a variety of subjects. 
 
Do you feel like you're led by God to homeschool your children, but you feel like you're not equipped to teach at the high school level or you feel like you're lacking in a specific subject area?  Then BEHC is the solution!  Our goal is to provide quality Christian classes to help assist parents in the education of their children.  BEHC is not a school, and its classes are not intended to fully replace parent education.  BEHC is here to help give you an extra boost and the assurance that you're on the right educational track.  BEHC strives to help parents in the home education of their own children by locating and providing quality independent instructors to assist them.  BEHC teachers are facilitators, instructing the student every week in class, while the parent oversees and guides their student through the rest of the school week.  You don't have to plan out the lessons, but you do have to follow through and teach your child during the rest of the week.  You are still your child's primary teacher!  Course plan, syllabus, access to master teachers for questions and assistance with materials will all be provided to you.  Class sizes will remain small, with an average of 12 students per class.  Classes will be held every Wednesday at Victory Life Church (located at 155 NW 112 Ave., Plantation, FL  33325), the same church where the monthly PSG meetings are currently being held.

 
 
All families wishing to participate in BEHC must be members of PSG (for more information on becoming a PSG member, visit www.browardhomeschool.com
 
 
BEHC Classes are curently available for the 2014/2015 School Year
 
BEHC Class Schedule and Times:
BEHC Classes will be held every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  There will be 5 class periods and a lunch break during that time.  Each class is 1 hour and 20 minutes long.  Students can take up to 5 classes.  Due to the increase in the number of classes being offered, a final class schedule and times are still TBD, based on individual class interest.  A monitored Study Hall and a hangout room will be available to each student for one class period a day.  Students cannot have two free periods back to back.
 
 
Payment and Enrollment Information:
Enrollment and payment are done on a class by class basis.  Classes will range in cost from $300 - $400 per class, per year plus supplies if required.  If you are interested in enrolling your child in BEHC, please email Kelly Fifelski (fifebunch@yahoo.com) with your class preferences.  You are not required to attend 5 classes a day.  The
number of classes your child attends is up to your discretion. 
 
All families wishing to participate in BEHC must be members of the PSG Homeschool Group (for more information on becoming a PSG member, visit http://www.browardhomeschool.com).
 
 
Looking To the Future!
 
If you have any questions about PSG’s educational enrichment program BEHC, please contact Kelly Fifelski at fifebunch@yahoo.com.
 
 
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Philippians 2:3