October 2013




Organized Field Trips: These vary every year and are dependent on the needs and desires of the volunteers. 

Here is the latest list of Field Trips 2013-2014:

Sept. 23rd - 10 am-2 pm - Children's Museum Homeschool Day,  Groups 15 or more $6/person (Sign up deadline Monday September 16)

For one day only we offer Home School students unlimited access to our fourteen
galleries of non-stop, action-packed fun http://www.cmhouston.org/exhibits.

Home School students will explore science, technology, history, culture,
health, environment and engineering hands-on at the ultimate Playground for
your Mind™!  Pre-registration is required.

Membership covers admission but registration still required.

Sept. 25th - 11:00 am- Swing, Jive, and Pop! Into Dance- Miller Outdoor Theater- FREE

Sign up to meet up with one another and sit together.
Houston Metropolitan Dance Company's “Swing, Jive and Pop into Dance”
incorporates history, fashion, music and the arts into an interactive blast
of excitement. The company dances through the eras of the 1930’s Lindy Hop,
bops into the 1950’s, grooves into the 1970’s and ends into the Hip Hop
music of today.

Students, teachers and audience members have the opportunity to converse
with the dancers and participate in an energy filled hour of dance while
learning fun historical tidbits of information.

Presented by Houston Metropolitan Dance Company

Oct. 4th- 9:00 am- 2:00 pm Dewberry Farm- Students, Chaperone's & Parents
$7 Reservation for 30 children and 10 parents (Sign up deadline September 23)

Activities include (but not limited to):

Rubber Duck Races – Fort DewHickey – Pedal Carts – Ziplines
Slide Mountain - Wagon Rides – Jumping Pillows – Cow Train – Hay Mountain
– Farmer Flinge

Oct. 17th- 9 am - 4 pm Old MacDonald's Farm Cost $7 per person (18 months and up) 3203 FM 1960E, Humble TX 77383    Max 30 children 10 adults Sign up deadline (October 9)

Pony Ride (up to 100 lbs.), Petting Zoo -can feed all unlocked areas $1/bag of
animal feed, Train Ride that runs all day, Pumpkin Patch (18mths to 12yrs
can take one home) and much more.

Oct. 23st- 11 am- The Ransom of Red Cheif- Miller Outdoor Theater- FREE

Sign up to meet up with one another and sit together.
O'Henry's literary classic comes to life with this hilarious musical

This is the story of two crooks who plan a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap
the very energetic son of a local banker. But, the kidnappers get much more
than they bargained for with the rambunctious Red Chief.

Written by Patricia Barry Rumble.
Produced by Express Children's Theat

Nov. 1st 10:30-11:30  Kleb Wood Nature Preserve-  Farm Tour & Nature Center  Max 30 children 10 adults  (Sign up deadline October 21)

Learn about the Kleb Family who came here from Germany.
Get lots of information about Elmer Kleb who donated the land and

Tour includes: Tour guide escort of Farm Grounds, Farm house built 1896,
Barn built 1901, and self guided tour of Nature Center.

Nov. 5th- 9 am-4 pm Texas Ren Fest- Cost $8 per person (Sign Up Deadline October 23)

The Texas Renaissance Festival invites all public, private and home school
educators and students to join us for the 9th Annual School Days. School
Days is offered exclusively as an educational opportunity. The festival
grounds will not be open to the general public. It is designed to be age
appropriate for students and all events, shows and activities will be both
educational and entertaining.  Students, teachers and chaperones are
invited to join the fun and come in costume.

Students step back in time as they enter the sights and sounds of New
Market Village, an authentic recreation of a 16th century English Village.
Students will interact with King Henry VIII and his queen, as well as
William Shakespeare and hundreds of other costumed characters representing
the culture, art, science and literature of the Renaissance Period.

Jousting knights, musicians, jesters and magicians perform on stages and
arenas throughout the village.  Students will have the opportunity to learn
courtly dances, the ancient art of falconry, and the history of arms and
armor.  Artisans in period dress illustrate the technological advances of
the Renaissance age through live demonstrations in pottery, glass blowing
blacksmithing, armor making and other arts and trades of this amazing

Nov 22th 9 am- 3 pm Civil War Weekend- Liendo Plantation- Cost: Children (7-12) $5.00 Adult $10 (Sign up dealine November 8)

Liendo Plantation was built in 1853. Originally a Spanish land grant of
67,000 acres and one of Texas' earliest cotton plantations. Liendo was the
social center of Texas receiving and lavishly entertaining early Texas
dignitaries and notorieties. Liendo is recognized as a Texas historic
landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It
was also the home of world-renowned sculptor Elizabet Ney.

During the War Between the States, Liendo hosted Cavalry and Infantry
Training Camps, an Internment Camp, and a Hospital. For a brief time after
the War, it served as headquarters for General George Armstrong Custer.

Dec. 12th  10am-11:30 am  Old Time Christmas Tree Farm  Cost $5/person (2ys and up)  7632 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77379  (Sign up deadline Dec. 2)

-Hayride to & from pavilion/playground
-Train ride
-Learn about growing Christmas Trees
-Learn about the history of our farm
-See farm animals
-Play at the playground
-Bring your own lunch or snack to eat at the pavilion


A few reminders:
Please note that the Sign up deadlines are firm. Plan ahead so that you can submit your field trip forms along with payments in on time. If you are not sure that you can make it to "free" event please do not sign up to hold the spot. Absences to "Free" field trips will require you to submit a security deposit for future "free" field trip reservations. It also keeps someone else from attending.

When we participate in field trips we represent Tomball CHRISTian Homeschoolers.
We should reflect behavior that would be pleasing to The Lord.

When you RSVP to an official TCH field trip one bulk payment is made to the
venue. Please be sure to remit your admission fees to Janet Stewart when
signing up (by the sign up deadline). Unfortunately we are not able to make
arrangements for you to pay upon arrival as that would cause Janet to tie
up her personal funds to cover your family admission when payment is made
for the group.

Where to mail forms and payments:
Janet Stewart: 21607 Dalton Spring Lane Katy, TX 77449

Make Checks and Money Orders payable to Janet Stewart. If you write a check
and funds do not clear please be prepared to cover the banking costs
involved with that transaction.

To pay via PayPal:
Go to Paypal.com. From the Home page select "Personal" from the two available tabs. Then select "Send money to someone" under "Transfer". Enter the amount you are sending (your field trip total PLUS $2 admin fee up to $58) and hit next. Then use this email address (janet@mixdoctors.com) in the "To" field. Follow the rest of the
instructions to complete the transaction.

If you have any questions please email Janet Stewart directly at janet@mixdoctors.com

*****Please remember that if a trip has a low sign up it can be cancelled. Some of the trips scheduled only offer the price, or opportunity based on headcounts. If we are unable to make our numbers we will be forced to cancel the trip. Likewise, some venue's have a limit and therefore weI will have to put a cap on the sign up.  *****

Of course, participation in events and activities is not required. In fact, some people simply join to receive the copy of The Teaching Pioneer from SETHSA. No one is offended by lack of participation, but we do ask that you volunteer to help as much as you participate.

The above are examples of many current and some past activities. We schedule and offer activities as group interest dictates and volunteer staffing allows. Past scheduling is no guarantee of a future offering.