Home School Connection

MPCS Homeschool Program

Holistic Homeschool Enrichment is a publicly funded homeschool enrichment program available to homeschoolers in Kindergarten through 8th grade. This program is designed to enrich the Waldorf or Enki approach of learning at home. Children attend Mountain Phoenix beginning at 11:30 on Tuesdays, engaging in outdoor, nature based activities along with music, arts and seasonal festivals. Students are also invited to join the orchestra program and other specials offered within the full time program. Ask for a list of these offerings in August of each year. Such offerings include P.E., band & orchestra, Spanish, art and music.

Open Enrollment for 2014-15 School Year Home School Program

Mountain Phoenix

Waldorf  Multicultural Homeschool Program 

To enroll:
Fill out the 2014-15 MPCS Enrollment Application, as well as the Jeffco Open Enrollment Form found on this website under the Enrollment Tab

Description of the Program:
A part-time Waldorf-Inspired enrichment program for home-schooled children on Fridays from 11:30 to 3:15 and six different trips related to curriculum throughout the year on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 1:00 p.m.  This program is for children grades 1 to 8 and includes music, gym, Spanish, art and culture. The following schedule has been approved:

11:30 to 12:00 Physical Education and Games

12:10 to 12:30 Flutes and/or guitar/piano

12:30 to 12:50 Lunch

12:50 to 1:15 Story

1:15 to 1:45 Singing, Dancing, Poetry

1:45 to 2:15 Singing, Dancing and Poetry in Spanish

2:15 to 3:10 Art project/Activity

3:15 Pick up

For the 2014-2015 year, the theme will be “Sages”. In bringing a different “Sage” to the children each month we hope to provide role models for the children from around the world and throughout time, with whom they can identify. We seek to help the child experience how their own nature can mature in compassionate action. A sage might be a healer, a religious leader, a freedom fighter, an artist, a poet, a writer, a scientist, and so on. Each month will be centered upon the following sages by understanding their stories and also related stories about that country;  through stories, art and music. The following blocks  (Sages) have been chosen for the year:

September:  John Muir (Local Nature in the Southwestern U.S.) trip to Majestic  Mtn Arvada

October:  St. Francis (Italy and animals) trip to Regis Library Retablo Collection

November: Benito Juarez (Mexico and art) CHAC gallery and El Museo

December: Ghandi  (India )

January: Lady of Ch’iao Kuo (China)

February: Harriet Tubman (Africa and African-Americans) Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

March: Stalking Wolf (Native Americans in the Southwest)

April: Rumi (Turkey ) March Pow Wow

May: Thich Nhat Hanh- (Asian Monks and Buddhism) Denver Buddhist Temple/Sakura Square

 

Program Director & Teacher:

Kelli Cahoone has a B.A. in Spanish from Metro State University and spent a semester abroad  in Seville, Spain through Trinity Christian College.  She lived in Valparaiso, Chile for six months teaching English to children, and then 4 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina teaching English to adults playing and writing music with the locals. She has taught Spanish in Denver to children in various afterschool programs including her own company “Lango” in which she brought Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese classes to young children across Denver. She also taught Spanish and music  to children at Front Range Waldorf School, taught  Spanish through “The Homeschool Connection” at Woodrow Wilson and also taught middle school  at Compass Montessori . She has been teaching Spanish at Mountain Phoenix Community School since 2011 and  has attended two summer trainings for Waldorf Spanish Teachers at Steiner Community College in Fair Oaks, California. She loves to sing and has an extensive music career under the name “Kal” and currently sings in a Russian Orthodox Choir.  Her passions include motherhood, music, languages, cultures, cooking, gardening, Waldorf Education, and teaching children!

Home School Enrichment Program for the 2013-14 School Year

Please view the MPCS campus calendar with festivals and holidays 2013-2014 School Calendar

MPCS Homeschool Enrichment 2013-2014 Schedule

Younger Group
Meets every Friday school is in session from 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm beginning August 23.
Bell Schedule
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm opening circle, story
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm project, craft, activity
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm free choice
3:00 pm closing circle
3:15 pm pick up

Older Group
Meets every Friday school is in session from 11:30 am – 3:15 pm beginning September 27 with additional sessions on Tuesdays as described.
Bell Schedule at MPCS
11:30 am – 12:30 PE
12:30 – 12:50 lunch
12:50 – 1:15 – story
1:15 – 1:45 – cultural music and dance
1:45 – 3:10 – project, activity
3:10 closing circle
3:15 pm pick up

Older group meets the following Tuesday
Heirloom Gardens – Urban farm experience:
August 23, 30 and September 6, 13 and 20 from 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Denver Central Library – Animal Study Research
October 29 10 am – 1:30 pm

Denver Zoo – Animal Study Research
November 5 10 am – 1:30pm

Cleo Parker Robinson – West African Drum, Dance and Cultural Experience
February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18 10 am – 12:30pm

Butterfly Pavilion – Colorado Chambers Players
March (exact date TBD) 10 am – 1:30 pm

Colorado Ballet
October 3, February 13, March 27 10 am – 1:30pm

Golden History Museum
April 15, 22, 29 May 6, 20, 27
10 am – 2 pm

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