Welcome to the Fireside!
Newsletter now online -- follow link on left!
Helpful tips for first day included!
REGISTRATION UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Classes began this past week, and with some folks shifting schedules a bit, here are a few openings that have resulted. Other updates found below:
NEW!! -- ONE SPOT OPENED UP IN INTRO TO CODING
NEW!! -- TWO SPOTS NOW OPEN IN MATH GAMES
NEW!! -- TWO SPOTS NOW OPEN IN ELEMENTARY EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE
NEW!! -- MIDDLE SCHOOL ART NOW CLOSED
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 SEPTEMBER 14:
(ALL CLASSES LISTED BY PERIOD -- if nothing is marked, class still has plenty of spots still open)
Elementary Earth & Space Science -- NEW!! -- TWO SPOTS NOW OPEN!
Music Theater -- NEW!! -- NOW CLOSED!
Odyssey of the Mind -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!
High School Art -- NOW CLOSED
Meet the Artists -- ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT
Young Entrepeneurs -- ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT
Concepts in Science -- NEW!! -- NOW CLOSED
Elementary English -- ONLY TWO 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
Baking -- NOW CLOSED!!
LEGO Club -- NOW CLOSED
BIZ World -- only a few spots remain
Health-- only a few spots remain
Road Trip USA-- NEW! -- NOW CLOSED!
Snap Circuits -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT
Circle time -- over 1/2 full
Art for grades 1-3
Art (6-8 grade) -- NEW!! -- NOW CLOSED!
Jr. High English -- NOW CLOSED
Intro to Coding -- NEW!! - ONE SPOT NOW OPEN!!
Math Games -- NEW!! -- NOW TWO SPOTS OPEN!
History through Literature -- FEW SPOTS REMAIN
Sci-Fi / Fantasy Lit
Kids in the Kitchen -- NOW CLOSED
Spanish 1 -- NOW CANCELED
American History -- NEW!! -- NOW CLOSED!
Art Club -- NOW CLOSED
Psychology -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!
Yearbook -- NEW! -- ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Odyssey of the Mind -- NEW!! -- ONE SPOT OPEN!
Physical Education (gym) -- NOW CLOSED
French 1 -- NOW CLOSED
History of American Music -- NEW!! -- ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!
Knitting -- over 1/2 full
Theater Arts -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT
Karate -- NEW! -- ONLY FEW SPOTS LEFT!
Fun with Music
Earlier cancelled due to low enrollment:
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
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!)
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.