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Upcoming Events

NEW FAMILY Tours & Question Answer session 11 AM
August 26 - Tuesday

Fireside Classes
September 9 - Tuesday
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Not Back to School Picnic 12:30-4:30
September 12 - Friday
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Fireside Classes
September 16 - Tuesday
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Fireside Classes
September 23 - Tuesday
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

 

Welcome to the Fireside!

Newsletter now online -- follow link on left!

Helpful tips for first day included!

REGISTRATION UPDATE AS OF AUGUST 21, 2014

Registration now open to all!    Updates below

               NEW!! -- TWO SPOTS HAVE OPENED UP IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ART

    AS CLASSES CLOSE, PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK LIST BELOW FOR UPDATES!

 

AS REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE TO ARRIVE, CLASSES ARE FILLING UP.  FROM HERE ON, I WILL LIST ALL CLASSES BELOW WITH AN UPDATE FOR EACH.  PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE SECOND CHOICES IN CASE A CLASS HAS FILLED UP.  THANK YOU!

CLASS UPDATES AS OF AUGUST 21:  

(ALL CLASSES LISTED BY PERIOD -- if nothing is marked, class still has plenty of spots still open)

First Period:     

        Elementary Earth & Space Science  -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!

        Music Theater -- only a few spots left

        Odyssey of the Mind -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!

        High School Art -- NOW CLOSED

        Meet the Artists 

        Young Entrepeneurs  --  OVER HALF FULL

Second Period:

         Concepts in Science  -- only a few spots remain

         Elementary English  -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!

         Middle School Earth & Space Science  -- NOW CLOSED!

         Physical Science   -- over 1/2 full

         Evolution of Dance --  ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

         French 3 -- over 1/2 full

          Going Green  --  NOW CANCELED!

         High School Chemistry

         Lego Robotics

Third Period:

          Baking    --  NOW CLOSED!!

        LEGO Club -- NOW CLOSED

          BIZ World  -- only a few spots remain

          Health--  only a few spots remain

          Road Trip USA--  only a few spots remain

          Snap Circuits  -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT

           Circle time -- over 1/2 full

           Art for grades 1-3  

           Scrapbooking

Fourth Period:

           Art (6-8 grade) --     NEW!!  --  TWO SPOTS OPENED UP ON 8/21!

           Jr. High English --   NOW CLOSED

           Intro to Coding --   NOW CLOSED

           Math Games -- only a few spots remain

           History through Literature -- FEW SPOTS REMAIN

           Sci-Fi / Fantasy Lit  

            Kids in the Kitchen --  NOW CLOSED

            Spanish 1 -- NOW CANCELED

Fifth Period:

            American History -- only a few spots remain

            Art Club --   NOW CLOSED

            Psychology  -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!

            Yearbook --           only a few spots remain

            Odyssey of the Mind --  NEW!!  --  TWO SPOTS NOW OPEN!

            Physical Education (gym)  -- NOW CLOSED

            French 1 -- NOW CLOSED

Sixth Period:

            History of American Music --  ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT

             Knitting  -- over 1/2 full

             Theater Arts -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT

              Karate

              Fun with Music

 

              Earlier cancelled due to low enrollment:

               GOING GREEN

               SPANISH 1    

               ANCIENT LIT. STUDIES

 

When and how do we register:

  • ALL REGISTRATIONS AFTER MAY 20 SHOULD BE MAILED TO THE FIRESIDE MAILING  ADDRESS:  1928 S. 2nd Street, Allentown, PA  18103

 

  • NEW!!   A "Preschool Circle Time" class is being added for younger children with siblings taking classes at Fireside.  It will be held during third period -- course description:

PRESCHOOL CIRCLE TIME -- (PK/K 100)  (Ages 3-5)

Preschool age children will enjoy "circle time" filled with songs, fingerplay, and a new book each week. Fun, and sometimes messy, multisensory activities will expand on the topic of that week's book. Please send an art smock or oversized Tshirt. 
**Parents are required to stay on site during Circle Time and to provide a current cell number. Our goal is a fun, gentle learning experience and happy kids. Parents may be asked to attend class with their child to facilitate a gentle transition and positive experience.  

Instructor:  Michelle Baker     Tuition:  $ 90    Materials:   $ 40

 

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For families that are currently registered for classes, please take a few moments and register on this site for access to the "members only" pages  (Please note that you may ONLY request membership on the website after you've become a registered member for  classes). On the sidebar, you will see "request membership" listed.  You will need to fill out some information that will be sent to the website administration (Laurel Wenson, assistant director);  you will then receive an email confirming your membership on this site.  You will then need to create a family login and password that only you will know.  The "members only" pages will include an online directory for members only, teacher pages for students who might miss a class assignment, optional family pages (you decide!), and much more.  All memberships must be approved by the site adminstrator, so it will be a totally secure environment for registered families only.  Thanks for being a part of the family!

 

Want to take a closer look? -- Take a "Virtual Tour" of the building that we call "home" each Tuesday. Look for the link on the left sidebar!  (NOTE:  Will be updated with new photos in the fall, but we have a few to show you the new buidling!)

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   About Fireside Academy Community Co-op

NEW!!   -- Beginning in September of 2013,  Fireside will be a peanut/nut free co-op!

Our co-op classes are held on Tuesdays, September to May -- first day for 2014-2015 is Tuesday, September 9th. 

Classes for the 2014-2015 school year will once again meet in downtown Bethlehem at the Christ United Church of Christ, at the corner of Center St. and Market St.   Entrance will be on Center Street at the door closest to Market Street.  TEACHERS arriving for first period can use the Walnut Street entrance -- all other periods will need to use the Center St. entrance.

The Fireside Academy Community Co-op for Homeschoolers is unique, not-for-profit organization, offering support and encouragement to parents who are teaching their children at home through traditional and cyber-education methods . Fireside Academy helps foster a sense of community for homeschooling families. Our enrichment classes and extra-curricular activities provide opportunities for social interaction with others who understand a lifestyle focused on family and education. Our website and free on-line newsletter keep families informed of upcoming events and opportunities for families of Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Pennsylvania, as well as western New Jersey.