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Colorado Symphony $10 Tickets for Teachers

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 By: Wendy West


Purchase the best available tickets to the concerts listed below during the month of February for only $10! Use promo code: SP2014ED $2 service fees apply. Not valid on previous purchases. Subject to availability. Limit of TWO tickets per concert. Price Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 only.

2013/14 Inside The Score
Inspired by Nature

Scott O’Neil, resident conductor

“Inspired by Nature” explores the ongoing influences of the great outdoors, ranging from Beethoven’s Pastoral and Debussy’s La Mer to our modern explorations of whale sounds and bird song. Come along on this indoor journey through music of the outdoors.
Fri 2/21/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall

2013/14 Mas...

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Federal Reserve Bank Teaching Kit

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 By: Wendy West

Get a Free Copy of the "What We Do at the Federal Reserve" Teaching Kit.

It is a professionally-designed lesson plan produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

The kit is designed to give teachers hands-on activities to explain the role of the Fed. The kit's curriculum guide emphasizes key points teachers can highlight while studying topics like how prices, inflation and ultimately monetary policy affect our economy.

The kit includes a curriculum guide, a movie, classroom presentation on a CD, plus two bags of "Fed Shreds" to support conversations around money supply and what happens to old money.

To have a complimentary package shipped or to learn more, go to:

Just provide your shipping address - that's all.

Young AmeriTowne

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 By: Judy Murphy

When: Friday, October 24, 2014
Where: Young Americans Center for Financial Education
What: Hands on lessons in Free Enterprise
Cost: $20.00 per student, additional cost for parent curriculum binder if first time
RSVP: Judy Murphy, 10880 Parker Vista Road, Parker, Colorado 80138
Contact: Judy Murphy,

Young AmeriTowne is a hands-on lesson in free enterprise that provides students the opportunity to run their own life-like town. Students apply and interview, for jobs, elect a mayor and a judge, create laws, manage bank accounts, act as producers and consumers and experience free enterprise first-hand. Go to their website: to see pictures of the facility and more information.

Each parent will receive a Young AmeriTowne curriculum binder around the first of September. Each student will receive a student workbook to study from at home with his/her parent. Prior to the day of AmeriTowne the entire group will meet to conduct elections, create laws, and interview for jobs. I anticipate having a minimum of three group meetings prior to the October 24th day...

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Free Books

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 By: Elaine Gaines

When: January 26-February 1
Where: Elaine Gaines home, 12778 Henson Creek St, Parker 80134
What: Books to give away
Cost: $0
RSVP: Call to be sure I'm home
Contact: Elaine Gaines

I have a couple hundred books to give away. Fiction and non-fiction. Juvenile-Adult. All topics, lots of history. Come by anytime this week. Just call ahead to be sure I'm home. 720-335-6583.

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Teen Pact

Category: Enrichment Classes Date Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 By: Julie Koornneef

When: Mon-Thurs, Feb 17-20
Where: Downtown Denver
What: Teen Pact Leadership Class
Cost: $240 for 4 day class
Contact: PCHE contact: Julie Koornneef

Colorado TEEN PACT is almost here!

TEEN PACT is a comprehensive leadership class that trains young people who will impact their nation and world for Christ. During the week, they will enjoy meeting other students and leaders from around the country and across their state. They are sure to grow personally and spiritually.

4 day classes (M-TH) are available for students aged 13-18. (Additional 1 day classes (Friday) in public speaking are available for students aged 8-12 and 13-18.) See website for more information at

If you are a first time student, and you'd like to get a $15 discount using a group rate code, you can register online using this group rate codeTP14COLK. (If we have a minimum of 10 students aged 13-18, we can all receive a $...

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ACT/SAT Prep Course Online Reviews

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 By: Cheryl Lindberg

There is an online resource that could benefit homeschool students and their families. We all know it’s valuable for every student to study for the SATs - a lower score can be the difference maker when schools determine acceptance. Many students and families look into SAT and ACT prep courses to help them get the scores they want, but with so many options, where do they start? What’s the difference between one prep course to the next? And which one is going to be best suited for their kids? With these questions in mind, my team and I have worked hard to develop a completely free resource that will help students and their families easily answer these questions. Our resource features a comprehensive guide, expert ratings, data-driving comparisons, and unbiased reviews to help families ch...

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Leadership Institute Training

Category: Educational Resources Date Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 By: Wendy West

There is a two-day, intense political training for high school and college aged activists in Boulder, CO on the weekend of February 8th and 9th.

For over 30 years, the Leadership Institute has identified, recruited, trained, and placed conservative activists within the movement in both politics and the media.

Notable graduates of the Youth Leadership School training include Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, Senator Mitch McConnell, Governor Terry Branstad, and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.

The Youth Leadership School costs $30, however, if you register prior to January 15th the cost is only $15. This includes training materials, meals, and housing if necessary.

Here’s a link to the training:

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Presentation Day

Category: PCHE Events Date Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 By: Lorrie Burdick

When: 3rd Thursday of each month -- 1:30 - 3:30
Where: Southeast Christian Church
Cost: Suggested $3.00 for 1-2 children and $5.00 for 3 or more children for facility use
Contact: PD Coordinator: Lorrie Burdick 303-766-6838 or

Presentation Day (PD) is a time for your family to come and have your children learn how to improve their public speaking skills, practice public speaking/presenting, and have a time of fellowship with fellow home schoolers and build great friendships. We meet monthly, the 3rd Thursday of every months, so mark your calendars! The cost is a suggested cost which helps cover the facility fee. Single moms and missionaries are exempt from paying. Also, if this is a financial hardship, please come as our guest.

We have 3 groups that you can utilize or you can remain as a family in the group of your youngest student. Our Elementary group is for Pre-K to 8 or 9 year olds. Our Tween group is for 9-12 year olds and our Teen group is for 13 on up until your student graduates. The reason for the sp...

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Elementary Presentation Day

Category: PCHE Events Date Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013 By: Lorrie Burdick

When: Thursday, December 19th, 1:30-3:30
Where: Southeast Christian Church
Cost: $3 for 1-2 children; $5 for 3 or more children
Contact: Lorrie Burdick (303)766-6838 or

Please note that we will be joining the Elementary group and Tween group this month.

For those who may be new to PCHE, Presentation Day (PD) is a time for your children (Pre-K to 8 or 9 years of age) to learn how to improve their public speaking skills, practice public speaking/presenting, and have a time of fellowship with fellow home schoolers and build great friendships.

We spend the first half of PD time teaching children to be good presenters and allowing them to present. This is followed by a short snack time and then structured social time and games.

Presentations can be anything from reciting Bible verses or poems, to giving book reports, playing musical pieces (sorry, we do not have access to a piano this year), or even sharing your latest science experiment. Anyt...

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Arapahoe Basin Kids Ski Free

Category: Non-PCHE Events Date Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 By: Wendy West

Arapahoe Basin is giving kids ages 14 and under an early holiday present this year. From December 1-20, 2013, kids 14 and under ski or snowboard for free at A-Basin – no restrictions, no purchase necessary, no strings attached. Just bring your kid to the ticket window to receive a free child lift ticket. In addition, all ski and snowboard class lessons will be $10 off the regular pricing during this time. The best price on adult lift tickets at Arapahoe Basin can be found at or better yet the A-Basin Elevation 4 Pass is on sale and good for any four days of skiing or riding during the 2013-14 season for just $149.