Moms in Prayer

We are starting up our Moms in Prayer hour hosted, once again, by Alison Doyle.

Moms in Prayer will meet at 8:30 AM every Friday during ODE. We will pray over our children, our homes, our relationships and whatever we bring to share.

Please join us for prayer this Friday at 8:30 AM.

Click to read more about Moms in Prayer International.

String Lessons in Oak Park for your child – tailored to the home schooling family!

The Oak Park String Academy has daytime lessons available and would love to add homeschooled children to their available slots.


***Special note from Meg Lanfear:

If families sign up before September, they will receive a discount of $135 off! I am always willing to work with families who can come for lessons during the day, so even if lessons are something that a family might think is out of their reach, they should contact me to discuss.

Meg Lanfear, Founder & Director
Oak Park String Academy
(630) 886-6183

Here is some information:

The Suzuki Method emphasizes several techniques and philosophies which often align with the goals of homeschooling parents. Here are a few:
You are the Suzuki Home Teacher
-In the Suzuki Method, parents attend lessons with the child and serve as “home teachers” during the week. The role of the Suzuki “home teacher” naturally complements the role of the homeschooling parent because parental involvement is integral to the success of the method. Previous musical knowledge from the parent is not at all required because the teacher ensures that parents understand all unfamiliar technical and musical concepts.


Developing the Whole Child

The purpose of music instruction is not to create professional musicians, but to develop the whole child through the study of music. Dr. Suzuki’s goal was not simply to develop professional musicians, but to nurture loving human beings and help develop each child’s character through the study of music. Our faculty also think of music as a means of teaching children skills like the ability to focus one’s attention, time management, goal-setting, the satisfaction of hard work (and accompanying success), teamwork, and self-assessment. These are valuable skills for all children, homeschooled or otherwise!


Click HERE for more further detail on their website.

Meet old and new friends at the park!

Taking kids to the park this summer? Join other homeschool families and increase the fun! Here is the park schedule of parks and dates.

We will join TEACH's park days to draw on more local homeschool families. This is a great way to meet new people or catch up with old friends. Park Days will be on Thursdays for the months of June and August while Park Days will be on Fridays for the month of July. Meet up time is 12pm. Kids play and moms chat! Sometimes there are only a couple of moms and kids, and sometimes there’s a crowd. Either way, it’s always fun. Sunscreen and lunches are recommended; blankets and chairs are handy to have. If you’d rather enjoy the pool that is available at that park start a thread to see if others want to join you. Marshell will not make it out to all the park days but you are still welcome to call, text or email her.

For questions regarding Park Days: Marshell Edwards Cell (773) 677-2348 or

All the parks listed have washrooms and some have tennis courts, ball fields and other special areas, so bring any equipment you think may be fun to have.

Thursday, June 14: Commons Park in North Riverside

Off DesPlaines Ave, behind the North Riverside police station

Thursday, June 21st: Maple Park- Oak Park

Harlem Ave, N of Roosevelt Rd

Thursday, June 28th: Taylor Park

N. Oak Park, 400 W. Division Ave, on RidgelandAve

Friday, July 6th: Station Park

Forest Park, 7400 Harrison St, on Harrison just east of Des Plaines Ave., across from the pool

Friday, July 13th: Proksa Park

Berwyn, 3001 Wisconsin Ave, on 31st between Oak Park Ave and Harlem Ave

Friday, July 20th: Stevenson/Memorial Park

Bellwood, 3105 Washington Blvd— just west of 25th Ave
(SEPARATE SPLASH PAD, $2 per child, chaperone free)

Friday, July 27: Gordon Park

La Grange, Ogden Ave and Tilden Ave, just east of La Grange Rd on Ogden Ave (SPLASH PAD)

Thursday, August 2nd: Station Park

Forest Park, 7400 Harrison St, on Harrison St, just east of Des Plaines Ave, near the pool

Thursday, August 9th: Longfellow Park

S. Oak Park, 610 S Ridgeland Ave, just north of Jackson Blvd (SPLASH PAD)

Thursday, August 16th: Gordon Park

La Grange, Ogden Ave and Tilden Ave, just east of La Grange Rd on Ogden Ave (SPLASH PAD)

Thursday, August 23rd: Scoville Park

800 Lake St, Oak Park, across from Oak Park Library

Thursday, August 30th: Field Park

Oak Park, 935 Woodbine, cross street is Division Ave (SPLASH PAD)


Summer Camp Opportunity

This opportunity has already passed.

Salem Christian School in Logan Square is offering summer camp for a variety of grade levels and duration.

WHO? Any child ages 3 to 13
WHEN? Week of June 25 through week of August 6th, 8:30am - 4:00pm (Extended Care available upon request and for an additional charge)
COST? (includes a lunch) Salem Students: $150 per week, non-Salem Students: $200 per week