SELAH Clubs 2016-2017

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There are several active groups hosted by SELAH parents this year!

Little Buddies has been revived and is meeting twice a month at local parks.  This is a group for families with kids age 7 and under.

Girls Card Making Club meets once/month to make cards.  For girls age 9 and above.

SELAH Dads meets once per month at a local restaurant.  All SELAH Dads are welcome!

Special Moms meets once a month, usually for coffee on a Saturday morning.  This group is for moms who have children with special needs.

Mentoring Moms meets once/month.  This group is for moms in their 1st or 2nd year of homeschooling.

If you are interested in more information about any of these groups, email selahleadership@yahoo.com

January Field Trip #2: Dallas World Aquarium

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We will be heading downtown to the Dallas World Aquarium for a fun time learning about the different animals, both marine and land, that they have on exhibit. Their exhibits are unique and the different floors are beautiful and immersive.
The field trip will be self guided, so we will be escorted into the aquarium and then each family can choose their own starting point and venture through the aquarium at their own pace.
There are feedings and talks held throughout the afternoon that include
2:00 pm – Continental Shelf Dive (Aquarium)
2:30 pm – Jaguar Conservation Talk (Mundo Maya)
3:00 pm – Otters (Orinoco)
4:00 pm – Penguins
4:30 pm – Sharks (upper and lower levels Mundo Maya)
**There is no food allowed in the facility and they do not have any picnic areas available, although they do have a restaurant in the aquarium itself.
Tickets are $8/person (age 2+) and are available in the SELAH store.
SELAH field trips are open to current members only.  Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

January Field Trip #1: National Video Game Museum

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There are many different things to do in the museum.  There is a section of vintage computers where students can learn about the evolution of computer technology.  There are many different types of games to play from Pong all the way up to Xbox. There is some form of interaction in almost every one of the twenty exhibits in the museum.
The tour will take 35-45 minutes, but you are welcome to stay and visit the exhibits on your own. 
Tickets are $8/person (ages 3+) and are available in the SELAH store.  Deadline to purchase tickets is 5:00pm Jan 6.
SELAH field trips are open to current members only.  Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

December Field Trip: Dallas Heritage Village

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We will enjoy a self-guided tour in December!  Kids will receive a History Hunt packet that will have them exploring various buildings and learning the history of decorations, presents, and even Santa. All ages will enjoy!!!
Students – $4
Adults -$5
Tickets are available in the SELAH Store.  Must purchase by 5:00pm November 25.
SELAH field trips are open to current SELAH members only.
Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

November Field Trip #2: Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

6th-floor-museumMark the end of one presidential race by remembering the tragedy of another over half a century ago. The museum, located within the former Texas School Book Depository building, chronicles the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The sixth floor was the primary crime scene. Visitors will see historic images, news footage, artifacts and original evidentiary areas as they tour the exhibit with an audio guide.
 
Date: Monday, November 14.
Ages:
All ages, but it will be of most interest to upper elementary, middle school, and high school.
 
Cost:
Adult (19+)  $12.00
Student (6-18)  $7
Child (0-5)  free
Tickets are available in the SELAH Store.  Deadline to purchase is 5:00pm on October 28th.
Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information
SELAH Field Trips are open to current SELAH members only

November Field Trip #1: Bread Factory

heartland-bread-coWe’ll be visiting Heartland Bread Company on November 7th.
We will learn how they make bread and even get a sample! Each group will visit 4 stations.

Age is restricted to 8 yrs and up ( due to the machines and loud noise)

This field trip is FREE but does require a deposit of $20 per family due by Oct 28. This is returned to you at the field trip.

Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

SELAH field trips are open to current SELAH members only.

October Field Trip: Pumpkin Patch

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We’ll enjoy a traditional hayride, hay maze, and ropin’ area. Kids will get to feed animals and get a small pumpkin.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy.  Field trip will last two hours, but stay as long as you like.
Don’t forget your camera!

SELAH Field Trips are open to current SELAH members only.

Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

September Mom2Mom

Our September Mom2Mom will be the 2nd Monday in September due to the Labor Day holiday.

September Mom2Mom

Monday, September 12th

Different Children Different NeedsIf you have more than one child, you know they are unique individuals!  Their different personalities can make parenting a challenge. How do you face this challenge in your family? Let’s learn from each other as we share the strengths and struggles this aspect of parenting brings.

Bring a snack to share and join us for our first Mom2Mom meeting of the new school year!  We will have time to fellowship, a devotion, an open discussion topic and, of course, door prizes.

Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

 

Family Service Projects

SELAH will offer several opportunities for member families to serve together this year.  More details will be announced soon.

buckner shoesSeptember: Buckner Shoes provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. SELAH families will sort shoes and make notes to go with them.

samaritan innNovember: Samaritan Inn is a shelter in McKinney offering a comprehensive program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We will be doing some work with the kids who live there.

food pantryMarch: We will be working with a local food pantry, stocking shelves and bagging items for those picking food up.

We hope you will join us!  Contact Karen Burton for more information: cnkburton@yahoo.com