Thanks for stopping by A Family Place. I enjoy working with families, and sharing the power of music with them. Kindermusik provides this outlet for me. This blog will allow me to share thoughts and ideas that can help families in their journey.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day in the Park

Kindermusik families enjoyed a few hours at Ridge Ferry Park Thursday morning.
We had a total of 12 families attend the playdate.

Siblings having fun at Ridge Ferry Park
Matthew, Sarah Beth, Belle & Bo.
All Kindermusik kids!

Sophia came with her grandma. Here she is taking a drive.

Lydia and her mom come down the slide.
After a few times with mom, Lydia was confident and did it on her own!

Avery getting ready to slide.

Lataif children could be found everywhere at the park!

Brock is all smiles on the slide!

Hunter hanging out

Friends - Mattie & Gracie
These girls & their families met through Kindermusik!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Priority Registration for Fall 2010

It's April, you've finished your taxes and you're looking forward to summer. We are still enrolling for Maymester and Summer Kindermusik classes, but you can register for fall classes and SAVE money!

Next time you are at Kindermusik pick up a registration form, fill it out with your class choice for fall, and turn it in. The prices listed are good through May 30. After May there will be a price increase. To get the current prices, you need to pay your deposit ($60) and reserve a space for the fall classes.

There are further savings too! If you pay in full by June 15, you can deduct $15. If you miss that deadline you can still deduct $10 if you pay in full by July 15.

Do you have the curriculum from an older sibling, there's a deduction for that?
Are you enrolling siblings? You can deduct 10% off the total. Here's how that works: add the two classes together, if you can take a deduction for already owning the curriculum, subtract for the new total. NOW, you can take 10% for enrolling siblings. If you pay in full by one of the deadlines, that deduction is after the sibling discount. The early bird discount is per family because you are already getting a reduction for siblings!

Not sure about all these savings? Email me, I'm happy to help you with your Kindermusik math! Remember we also offer payment options for those who find it difficult to pay in one lump sum!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Berry Fun

If you ask people in the Rome community where they like to go for some R & R, the answer is often Berry College. People enjoy driving around and looking at the deer, the cows, the ducks, and the beautiful campus. On a sunny weekend Berry is covered with bikers, hikers, lookers and lovers. Berry has acres & acres to explore.

The week of April 12 - 16 is AG week at Berry. This is a great time to come out and see one of the reasons Berry is unique: agriculture. As you drive on campus you can check out the farm equipment. Children love to look at the tractors! The AG department will also provide hands-on experience during the week. Here are a few of the activities:

Monday - come dressed as a cowgirl, cowboy or farmhand for free burgers. Not dressed up, burgers are $1. This is Berry beef! This event is held in the Clara Bowl from 6 - 8 p.m. The Clara Bowl is across from the Ford can see the field from the Kindermusik room.

Wednesday - petting zoo. This is a favorite of all ages! At Krannert Center between 11 - 1, you can pet goats, horses, calves, and other farm animals. Krannert is just south of the circle when you enter campus.

Friday - roping games. Come try your hand at roping, as in steers! This is also on the lawn at Krannert between 11 - 1.

Did you know that Berry has an award winning dairy herd? You are invited to see the state of the art milking parlor & watch the process. Milking begins daily at 3:30 p.m. The dairy is past Ford on Rollins Road. Student workers will be feeding the new baby calves at the same time.

See you at Kindermusik, and maybe at the barn!