Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Homeschool Orientation Meeting - March

New Homeschooler Orientation Meeting
Monday, March 8th 6:30-8:30pm
Gretna City Hall
204 N. McKenna Ave.
Gretna, NE 68028

New homeschooler orientation meetings give new homeschoolers or families interested in homeschooling the opportunity to ask questions, obtain help with paperwork, receive lots of helpful information about resources and activities in the Omaha metro area, as well as connect with other parents who are just beginning the home education journey. Plase spread the word to those you know who are new to homeschooling it or considering it. HEN members, as well as non-members, are welcome! Call or email Shana Baker for information at or 332-4449. Note: please do not call city hall for meeting information.

Friday, February 19, 2010

More winter sports!

For February, we will be going SKIING for our field trip. We hope you can join us!

If you would like to go with us, please email me and let me know the ages of those attending by Friday, Feb. 19th! I will need to make one payment for the group so I will be asking that you mail or get me the payment by Wed., Feb. 24th.

Here are the details:

Where: Mount Crescent Ski Area
When: Friday, Feb. 26th
Time: 9am – ??? (They are open until 9pm)
$44 - Adult (19 and older) lift ticket and equipment rental (includes skis, boots, poles)
$29 - Youth (6 to 18) ) lift ticket and equipment rental (includes skis, boots, poles)
Kids 5 and under are free with adult purchase
$10 - 90 minute ski lessons for youth and adults
$6 - kids meal ticket (includes 2 chicken strips, fries, drink and cookie)
RSVP Deadline: Fri., Feb. 19th
Payment Deadline: Wed., Feb. 24th
Other notes:
A restaurant is available on site. If you want the kids meal ticket, you must include it with your pre-payment.
As a group we save quite a bit, normal adult rates are $54 (we save $10) and youth rates are $44 (we save $15). Lessons are normally $40 (we save $30)
Tubing will NOT be available on Friday. It is only available on the weekends right now.
If you cannot make it at 9am, I think that will be okay. I will put your tickets aside with your name on them so that when you arrive they will be ready for you.

Welcome to Mt. Crescent
Located in the Loess Hills of western Iowa, Mt. Crescent Ski Area is just 15 miles northeast of Omaha, Nebraska. We provide Midwest skiers with a variety of slopes to both intrigue new skiers and challenge experienced ones. Runs reaching up to 2,000 feet offer a 300-foot vertical drop. Uphill capacity is 3,600 skiers per hour with our double and quad chairlifts. Lighted for night skiing and equipped with the latest snowmaking system, our ski season runs from early December well into March. As long as we receive a few nights with temperatures below 20 degrees for maximum snowmaking, no natural snow is required! Our trails can all be covered with two to three feet of fine, well-packed snow!
A newly remodeled two-story day lodge complete with year round sundeck is home to the Mountain Cafe & Bar. Enjoy hearty, winter fare complemented by your favorite beverage. Ask about lodge rentals for special events, corporate retreats and holiday parties, we have a full line of catering options to suit your needs.
The lodge also offers a full service ski and snowboard rental shop stocking 1,000 sets of modern ski equipment, including skis, boots and bindings by many of the leading manufacturers. And for snowboarders, we have added a full line of the latest boards and boots to outfit a wide variety of riders. If lessons are needed, our PSIA certified and trained ski and snowboard instructors offer group, semi-private and private lessons.

Monday, February 1, 2010

February Meeting

Our February Meeting will be Friday, Feb. 5th- Gretna KNIGHTS Monthly Meeting – Life Skills: Germs and hand washing, Valentine’s Day Project for KGBI and money facts!