Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Fling fun - March 20th

We invited the unschooling/homeschooling community to hang out for some fun and conversation on March 20 in celebration of the first day of Spring. The egg hunt was wildly successful and we will have to do it again. We enjoyed having Dennis and his children, Jennifer W. and her son, Kymberlee and Abigail, Jean and her grandsons, and prospective family members, Johanna with her son and daughters. Parents got a chance to do some networking while the kids made movies, listened to music, played games and got a chance to make some new friends. There are more days like this to come as the tempature warms up and the need to reach out and grow our community is realized. Next up is Earth Day on April 22nd and a special Open Dialog on April 25th!

Enjoy the pictures from the fun.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Out of the Global City - meeting on Feb 21st in NYC

Interesting the discussion on creating freedom and less fear in public schools...Looks like we needs to work harder on our community building here in Houston to counteract what families are having to go through!

In Solidarity.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's good to have friends!!! (Feb 21st benefit)

It's been a looooong time since the last entry and we've experienced Hurricane Ike, new people joining our community like Yolanda Welch (new staffer) and Mika Hyman (springtime intern) and snow ;-) . I will try to post some pictures of some of the things that have happened in an upcoming blog, but wanted to let folks know that we have an amazing group of young people working to build in this community of social justice and freedom in solidarity with us. They have attended some Open Dialogs and are helping out the school with a benefit next Saturday. They are asking for an admission fee or a donation for the school and they asked for a wish list to be posted so that those wanting to donate something useful could do so, so here goes:

  • video games for x-box
  • electric guitar
  • help building organic garden
  • dueling swords for fencing practice
  • canvas (various sizes)
  • snare drum
  • help and materials to build an outdoor stage
  • legos
  • wooden & plastic swords
  • books (for all ages)
  • notebooks
  • binders
  • paint
  • paper (construction, computer, cardstock, etc)
  • stickers
  • paintbrushes
  • clay & play dough
  • markers
  • posterboard
  • djembe drums
  • flute
  • yoga & tumbling mats
  • storage containers
  • boom box
  • digital cameras
  • software for pcs (photoshop, games, activities, etc)
  • washable rugs
  • folding chairs
  • t-shirts (all sizes)
  • lawn mower

We humbly appreciate the support and will be ready to dance with our friends on February 21st. The place is Analogue at 2010 Commerce St and we honor the birthday of Rachel H. They are asking $10 at the door or a donation for the school. Get there when the doors open at 9pm. Peace & Blessings,