What's New - Non-PPLD Homeschool Events

RSSDo you know of a community program for homeschoolers? Is your group holding an event that is open to all homeschoolers? Do you want to hear about upcoming opportunities for your family in the Colorado Springs area? If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions then this is the place for you! This blog is for homeschool programs, classes, etc. not sponsored by PPLD.

To have something posted contact Corrie at cbaker@ppld.org. She will need all the necessary information two weeks in advance. Be sure to include: what it is, who can attend, when it is (date and time), where it is, and who to contact. If any pertinent information is missing it will not be posted.

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Are you a child or teen who is a comic book aficionado or graphic novel guru? One who spends her free time sketching caped crusaders, alien landscapes, giant robots, otherworldly creatures, and other kinds of super-powered art? You are exactly the type of kid and teen who should submit to the first-ever Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) Kids Comics Contest, which offers young artists the chance to show off their talents during Denver Comic Con 2015 and beyond!

Along with a pair of 3-day passes to Denver Comic Con (DCC) 2015, contest winners will have their artwork prominently featured in the official DCC 2015 souvenir program and admired by thousands of Con attendees. Additional prizes include exhibition of artist’s work on the PCC website and a special meet-and-greet session with a professional kids comics artist.

The PCC Kids Comics contest is open from March 24th to April 13th to all ages and students. Five contest winners will be chosen from all contestants and announced by April 30, 2015. PCC will also be selecting non-winning entries for inclusion in our PCC yearbook, which will be published at a later date.

Artwork & Submission Requirements
-Artwork must be in the form of a comic or graphic text.
-Submissions can be any length. If the winner’s artwork is more than one page, we will print the first page of the comic in the DCC souvenir program, with the rest located on our PCC website.
-Email artwork to contest@popcultureclassroom.org (highly preferred). If possible, please scan artwork in color, at 300dpi, and send as a PDF or JPG or send via “snail mail” to PCC’s offices at 1391 N Speer Blvd, Suite 360, Denver, Colorado 80204.
-Deadline for contest entry is April 13st @ 12 noon (MT).

Go to Pop Culture Classroom for more info. For questions regarding the contest, please email PCC at info@popcultureclassroom.org. They look forward to reading and enjoying the submissions from our fabulous young library patrons!

For the 34th year, Colorado College will offer a three-week summer program for gifted elementary school students. Children entering grade one through grade six next August are eligible for these courses, which are designed to challenge the children’s intellectual and creative abilities.

Directed by Professor of Education, Charlotte Mendoza, at Colorado College, the program brings to the campus, teachers who are experienced and skilled in working with gifted children and who are well educated in their fields. Each teacher has an assistant to help provide the individual attention that gifted children need.

Who: Children entering grades 1 - 6
When: June 9 - 26 (8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., M - F)
Where: Palmer Hall, Colorado College

For more information, visit:

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak region is offering open swim at two of their locations starting in November.

Where: Briargate Y - 1st, 3rd, and 5th Friday starting November 7th
Tri-Lakes Y - 2nd and 4th Friday starting November 14th

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Cost: Children (17 and under) - $3.50
Adults - $10.50
Families (up to 4 people) - $14.00
YMCA Members - FREE!

For more information, check out the attached flyer.