2017-18 Field Trips and Activities
Further details for many events are added closer to the date of that activity here on the SCCS website, so check back for updates and addresses of field trips and parks, etc. To sign up for a field trip, follow these steps: 1) RSVP on shelbycrossingschristian.com for the specific item under Events to hold your spots for activities. 2) Send payment through PayPal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org using *Friends and Family* option. You must use this option or fees are deducted that will prevent your full payment from reaching the school and your reservation may not be held. 3) Lastly, make a note in the PayPal transaction with the events that you’re paying for and the number of attendees for each in your transaction. Also, if you want to post photos so we can document our year together, tag them with #SCCSontheroad so we can share in the fun!
9 Wednesday 10-2:00 Not Back-to-School Party It’s the first day of public school around here and we don’t have to go! Bring a snack type item to share and celebrate the freedom in making our own schedules as we swim together at the Wood family’s pool. Limited to the first 30 children signed up since we have to keep safety in mind. RSVP here by August 2. I'll confirm once the 30 spots have been reached.
1 Friday 9-11:00 Revival Hill Farm Tour Come explore a working farm and have a tour and lesson on animal husbandry, rainwater harvesting, ecofriendly farming, and horse shoeing demonstration. Each person gets a horseshoe at the end of the trip. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch to have after we're done. Then we will head to Steele Orchard for the next phase of our field trip for those who are continuing with us. $6 per person, ages 5 and up. RSVP and pay by 8/15.
1 Friday 1:00 Steele Orchard Tour Families will tour the orchard and have a lesson on bees and pollenation, Johnny Appleseed, and an apple tasting. Students are $5, parents are $3. This trip coordinates nicely with the farm trip planned just prior on the same day. RSVP and pay by 8/15.
1 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY at Heroes Park in Alabaster. Bring a lunch and hang out together!
11 Monday Service Project – make and deliver treats with thank you cards to your local fire, paramedic, and police station as a thank you for their dedication on the anniversary of 9/11.
20 Wednesday 9:30 or 11:00 Birmingham Children’s Theatre Wee Folks production of “Billy Goats Gruff,” RSVP and pay by 8/5
20 Thursday 7:00 SCCS Support Group and Fellowship at Panera Bread in Alabaster, RSVP by 9/17
25 Monday Golden Flake tour, Birmingham. Free, ages 5 and up only, no exceptions for safety regulations. RSVP by 8/30
27 Wednesday 9:30-11:30 Myers Plants and Pottery We will have a talk on fall gardening and carnivorous plants. Students will receive a plant or seedling at the end of the field trip. Fee $5/student. RSVP by 9/13 and pay by 9/13
28 Thursday 7:00 Code Breakers: Parent Advocates support group meeting for parents of students with special needs at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall D, RSVP required by 9/25
6 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover - Bring a lunch and hang out together!
11 Wednesday 10:00 BCT MainStage production of “ Jungle Book,” tickets ordered in advance
11 Wednesday 10:00 Oak Mountain Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, $5/child, adults free, admission fee into park. RSVP and pay by 10/1
17 Tuesday 7:00 SCCS Support Group and Fellowship at Taziki's in Alabaster, RSVP required by 10/1
19 Thursday 10:00 Alabama Ballet presents "Ovation" at the BJCC Theatre, free for students, $15 for parents RSVP and pay by 8/5
20 Friday 3:00 Old Baker Farm in Harpersville $10 for ages 3 and up, RSVP and pay by 10/6
3 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY and Service Project at Veterans Park in Alabaster. Gather to pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and play at the park too.
8 Wednesday Birmingham Children’s Theatre Main Stage production of “Cinderella,” RSVP and pay by 8/5
10 Friday 9:00-11:00 American Village Thanksgiving program $9 for non-Shelby County students and parents, RSVP and pay by 11/1
11 Saturday 1:30 Nation’s Oldest and Largest Veteran’s Day Parade – downtown Birmingham
15 Wednesday Sloss Furnace Iron Pour $17 per person, RSVP and pay by 11/1
29 Wednesday 9:30 or 11:00 Birmingham Children’s Theatre Wee Folks production of “Elves and the Shoemaker,” RSVP and pay by 8/5
1 Friday 1:00 PARK DAY at McCallum Park, Vestavia
4 Monday 10:00 Christmas Party and Service Project at Liberty Church in Hoover, RSVP by 11/25
13, 14 Wednesay, Thursday 10:00 Alabama Ballet “The Nutcracker,” students are free, parents $15, RSVP and pay by 8/5
22 Monday 9:30 or 10:30 Seeds Coffee Tour and Tasting (2 time slots to choose from). $3 per student includes hot chocolate, RSVP and pay by 1/15
24 Wednesday 9:30 or 11:00 Birmingham Children’s Theatre Wee Folks production of “Goldilocks,” RSVP and pay by 8/5
25 Thursday 7:00 Code Breakers: Parent Advocates support group, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall D, RSVP by 1/22
30 Tuesday 10:00 Birmingham Museum of Art self guided tour, free, RSVP by 8/31
6 Tuesday 10:00 Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum of World History, RSVP and pay by 1/30
7 Wednesday 10:00 Birmingham Children’s Theatre Main Stage production of “Rosa Parks,” RSVP and pay by 8/5
15 Thursday 10:00 Alabama Symphony Orchestra "Celebrate Alabama" at Samford University's Wright Center $8/person, RSVP and pay by 8/5
22 Thursday 7:00 Code Breakers: Parent Advocates support group meeting, RSVP by 2/19
1 Thursday 10:00 Swan Lake Alabama Ballet presents "Swan Lake" at the BJCC Concert Hall, free for students, $15 for parents RSVP and pay by 8/5
2 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY at Orr Park in Montevallo. We will fly kites today too, so bring yours!
20 Tuesday 7:00 SCCS Support Group and Fellowship, Seeds Coffee in Homewood, RSVP by 3/17
*29 Thursday 9:00 Strawberry Picking at Sugar Hill Farms in Verbena
5 Thursday 10:00 Alabama Ballet "La Fille Mal Gardee" at the BJCC Concert Hall, free for students, $15 parents, RSVP and pay by 8/5
6 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY at Ebenezer Swamp in Montevallo Bring a lunch and hang out together! Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve on Spring Creek in Shelby County is 60 acres of wooded wetlands used for teaching and research
11 Wednesday 12:00-3:00 Homeschool 101/Curriculum Show and Tell – Invite friends interested in homeschooling at 12, come view a variety of curricula, handle it, ask questions, and really hear the pros and cons from the moms who use them as you plan for next year.
11 Wednesday 9:00 or 10:30 Birmingham Children’s Theatre Wee Folks production of “Goodnight Moon,” RSVP and pay by 8/5
19 Thursday Code Breakers: Parent Advocates support group fellowship, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall D
4 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY and Service Project at Heroes Park in Alabaster
20 Sunday 3:00 Graduation and Awards Program
1 Friday 12:00 PARK DAY at Buck Creek in Alabaster. Bring a lunch, clothes that can get wet, and hang out together!
*15 Friday 8:00 Black/blueberry picking at Grabuck Farms in Pelham
30 Reenrollment due – online reenrollment, 2017-18 attendance, tuition for the next year must be received by this date to avoid late fees
*Tentative date. Contingent on when crop is ripe.