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Thursday Classes @ Community Baptist Church

9090 19th St., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701  (at the corner of 19th and Beryl St.)


2019-2020 Rancho Thursday School Registration Link:

https://form.jotform.com/90868944712166


We are excited to expand our Rancho Cucamonga campus by adding Thursday school for the 2019-2020 school year. We will be offering a variety of courses from Kindergarten to High School. Courses are different from Rancho Tuesday School, so students may attend both days. Please email Christina LeMaster (lemasters04@hotmail.com) if you have

suggestions for additional course offerings at Thursday School.



THURSDAY FOR CREDIT CLASSES OFFERED:

Biology

$185 per semester due in September and February. Pay teacher directly.

Teacher Karen Schat teacherschacht@gmail.com

Textbook- Apologia: Exploring Creation with Biology

Course Description: This is a college-prep Biology course that will give students a deeper understanding of the Creator by looking at his creation. Topics of study will include: the scientific method, classification of living things, cells, genetics, biochemistry, evolution and ecosystems. This class will include weekly lecture and a lab.



General Science Class (7th-8th Grade)

$185 per semester due in September and February. Pay teacher directly.

Teacher: Karen Schat teacherschacht@gmail.com

Textbook: Exploring Creation with General Science (Apologia)

Course Description: General Science is designed to give an overview of both physical and biological sciences. We will explore a number of topics including: the scientific method, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Emphasis will be placed on helping students learn how to investigate, discover, recognize, appreciate, discuss, and understand the wonders of creation. This course is designed to get students thinking like scientists so they can be successful in future science classes.


Teacher(for both above): Karen Schacht earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a minor in Biology from Biola University. She has taught Biology at the high school level for five years and is passionate about giving students a strong foundation in science so they can intelligently join the discussion about science and faith. Though new to homeschooling her own children (ages 6, 4 and 2), Karen is no stranger to the unique type of education that homeschooling affords. As a former homeschool student herself (K-12), she is looking forward to helping students see the majesty of the Creator by looking closer at His creation.


FUNDAMENTALS of MATH (6-8ish) -

THIS CLASS BEING OFFERED IN POMONA & RANCHO

Text: Fundamentals of Math Second Edition, BJU Press

Student Softbook ISBN#1-59166-375-1

T.E. ISBN# 1-59166-721-6 (2 VOLUMES!!)


This is a full year course covering whole numbers, decimals, number theory, fractions, rational numbers, and using percents. If you are unsure if this is a class for your child we can do a placement test. These basic skills would be prerequisite for a Pre-Algebra course. Students will learn concepts in class, and then complete daily assignments at home. TEACHER’S EDITION REQUIRED - daily homework to be corrected by parent and/or student. Tests will be sent home, to be administered by a parent or homeschooling teacher, and brought back to the next class session.


Materials: 3-ring binder, paper, and ruler (inches and cm)

Course Fee: $155 per semester, plus $30 enrollment fee

Teacher: Brenda McGilvra - Call or email to enroll or if you have questions. 909-730-4090 or nbmcgilvra@gmail.com

Minimum class size: 5 students -

EXPRESS INTEREST EARLY SO I KNOW WHETHER TO OFFER THIS CLASS.


PRE-ALGEBRA (Grades 7-9ish)

THIS CLASS BEING OFFERED IN POMONA & RANCHO


Text: Pre-Algebra, BJU Press, 2nd Ed. Copyright 2017

Student softback ISBN# 978-1-62856-291-0

T.E. ISBN# 978-1-59166-547-2 - (2 VOLUMES!! Book 1 and Book 2 needed)


This is a full year course. Will cover skills required to proceed into High School Algebra, and students completing it will be WELL PREPARED for Algebra 1. **I get asked often, which math should my Jr Higher be doing?” If your student does a decent job (80% average) on basic mathematics, especially multiplication & division, and maybe ok on fractions,

he/she should take Pre-Algebra. The current “fashionable” trend in education these days (public and private) is that students should take Algebra I in 8th grade, which would mean Pre-Algebra in 7th. This works for some, and is (in my opinion) a GRAVE mistake for a lot of others! According to Bob Jones, this is an 8th grade curriculum. This class is available, as well, to High School students who require additional work on the basics! Call me if you need to talk about any of this!


Starts right out working with equations, covering properties of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Will move into decimals, integers, multiples, factors, fractions, equations and inequalities, ratio, proportion, percentages, geometry and graphing. Emphasis through entire text is on equations and solving them, using all the mathematical concepts introduced. These basic skills would be prerequisite for an Algebra course.


Students will learn concepts in class, and then complete daily assignments at home. TEACHER’S EDITION REQUIRED - daily homework to be corrected by parent and/or student. Tests will be sent home, to be administered by a parent or homeschooling

teacher, and brought back to the next class session.


Materials: 3-ring binder and paper, ruler (inches and cm)

Course Fee: $155 per semester, plus $30 enrollment fee

Teacher: Brenda McGilvra - Call or email to enroll or if you have questions. 909-730-4090 or nbmcgilvra@gmail.com

Minimum class size: 5 students


ALGEBRA I (Grades 8-10) -

THIS CLASS BEING OFFERED IN POMONA & RANCHO

Text: Algebra I, BJU Press

Student hardback ISBN# 0-57924-325-8 (same as previous years)

OR student softback ISBN# 1-59166-643-0

T.E.- ISBN# 1-57924-326-6 (2 VOLUMES!! Book 1 and Book 2 needed)

**a placement exam may be required prior to enrollment if your student has not taken a class with me in the past -

call or e-mail ASAP**


This is a full year, high-school level course that meet 1/wk. Begins with a very extensive review

of basic mathematical terms and rules, working with integers and real numbers. Moves into the vocabulary of Algebra, solving equations and inequalities, relations, functions, and graphs, systems of equations and inequalities. Continues to cover working with polynomials and factoring them. Students will learn concepts in class, then complete daily assignments at home. Daily homework to be corrected by parent. Unit tests will be sent home, to be administered (per instructions) by a parent or homeschooling teacher and brought back to the next class session. TEACHER’S EDITION REQUIRED-- Parent(s) welcome and encouraged, but not required, to accompany students to class, in order to support study during the week.


Materials: 3-ring binder and paper, ruler (inches and cm), graph paper near end of first semester and continuing into second (buy it now, while school sales are happening!)

Course Fee: $155 per semester, plus $30 enrollment fee

Teacher: Brenda McGilvra - Call or email to enroll or if you have questions. 909-730-4090 or nbmcgilvra@gmail.com

Minimum class size: 5 students - CALL EARLY TO EXPRESS INTEREST!!


Junior High English (7th & 8th Grade)

$185 per semester due in September and February. Pay teacher directly.

Teacher- Abbie Morris has been teaching for over 20 years in one form or another. Whether it is homeschooling her own two children, coaching cheerleading, teaching dance for all ages two and up, or being a High School History SDC teacher. She has had the wonderful privilege of being a part of Western Christian PSP Friday school where she currently

assists in the Kindergarten and First Grade classes and is blessed to be the Christmas Chapel Coordinator.


We will be studying several novels this year! I will give out a novel list per semester on what we will be covering and expectations. This class will cover English composition, grammar, comprehension of the novel with descriptive writing and how to give a proper presentation. There will be class homework, vocabulary and chapter test. This will be a hands on class along with creative writing with the structure of IEW. My classes always include student participation and Hands on learning. We will always stay Christ centered in all we do.


Class supply list .

1. 3 ring binder

2. Lined paper

3. Pencil, highlighters , blue and red pens

4. Markers

5. Plain card stock

  1. 6.Elmer’s glue , glue sticks and tape.

  2. 7.

Freshman English Teacher- Abbie Morris

$185 per semester due in September and February. Pay teacher directly.

We will be focused on World literature. We will cover 6 novels this year! I will give out a novel list per semester on what we will be covering and expectations. This class will cover English Comprehension , Grammar, Descriptive Writing and Oral presentations . There will be class reading and writing assignments, vocabulary and chapter test.


This will be a hands on class along with creative writing with the structure of IEW. My classes always include student participation and Hands on learning. We will always stay Christ centered in all we do.


Class supply list .

1. 3 ring binder

2. Lined paper

3. Pencil, highlighters , blue and red pens

4. Markers

5. Plain card stock

  1. 6.Elmer’s glue , glue sticks and tape.


Sophomore English Teacher- Abbie Morris

$185 per semester due in September and February. Pay teacher directly.

We will be covering World literature including Shakespeare. We will cover 6 novels this year! I will give out a novel list per semester on what we will be covering and expectations. This class will cover English Comprehension , Descriptive Writing and Oral presentations . There will be class reading and writing assignments, vocabulary and chapter test. This will be a hands on class along with creative writing with the structure of IEW. My classes always include student

participation and Hands on learning. We will always stay Christ centered in all we do.


Class supply list .

  1. 1.3 ring binder

2. Lines paper

  1. 3.Pencil, highlighters , blue and red pens

  2. 4.Markers

5. Plain card stock

6. Elmer’s glue, glue sticks and tape.


Rancho Drama (7th-12th Grade)

Teacher: Lisa Kissi -Ayittey

Cost: $80.00 per semester, plus $30 enrollment fee

Contact: Lisa Kissi -Ayittey lisaplakmeyer@yahoo.com


It’s something new for Western Christian PSP! Introducing: Drama Club! If your child likes the fun of acting, singing, performing, building sets and making costumes, then sign them up for drama club! In this fun club, we will practice team building, acting exercises and presentation skills all while having a lot of laughs. We will also learn a bit about worldview and how we as Christians can see stories and media through a Christian lens. It is my desire that the kids will

see themselves as story tellers who have the opportunity to create content that influences people for the good and contributes to the growth of the Kingdom. We will perform a show in the winter, before Christmas break and a show in the spring, before the end of school.


Due to the nature of the class, signups must take place in week 1 or 2 of the semester

and then the class will close until the next semester.

A minimum of 6 students is needed for the class to run.

Registration fee is $80 per semester to the instructor, Miss Lisa Kissi-Ayittey along wiwth an enrollment fee of $30 per semester


Rancho Impact (6th-8th Grade) “Service, Community, and Fun.”

Teacher: Christina Toland

Time: Thursday Morning at 8:00- 8:55 a.m.

Cost: $80.00 per semester, plus $30 enrollment fee

Contact: Christina Toland at cjsbelle@aol.com


Impact Is an exciting class just for Middle School students. The goal of Impact is to give back and serve the students at Western Christian PSP. The students in Impact work to raise school spirit, community, and student involvement in service projects. In addition, we will develop deeper community by planning events for 6th-8th graders. Impact students

who enroll do so because they recognize that there is more to being successful in school than simply doing homework.


Having a positive atmosphere where students feel wanted and accepted is critical to their success. To that end, the members of Impact will focus on providing engaging activities that ensure a well-rounded middle school experience monthly. Impact will help to develop organizational, communication, and leadership skills. We will have a strong focus on Godly character, service and community.

Being an Impact member is easy!

If you will be in 6th-8th grade, all you have to do is fill out an application and get an interview. Each Spring, Impact will elect class officers to represent the group. You have the option of running for an office or just be an appointed member. Everyone has a role in Impact and

you should become a part of it! Impact is composed of students that are in 6th-8th grade. Space is limited! Apply NOW for Fall!


THURSDAY SCHOOL ELEMENTARY CLASSES:

Thursday School Kindergarten Class

Lisa and Kwesi Kissi-Ayittey are starting their seventh year of homeschooling their children, Sophia, Seth and Daniel. Lisa has a BA in Communications from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. She worked as a Missionary Youth Minister at New City Kids Church in Jersey City, New Jersey for several years. In that role she led a Youth Acting Troupe for middle and high school students. Lisa has also been a counselor for children with behavioral challenges at a residential treatment center in California and she recently started her own business, Kid University Resources which provides in-home classes for kids from grades K-8. Lisa enjoys being organized and creative and gathering small groups together for learning, fun, food and fellowship. Lisa and Kwesi are so grateful that God led their family to homeschooling. They consider it a joy and a privilege to have such an opportunity with their children.


Class Description

Welcome to Kindergarten where learning is FUN! We believe that children can love school and look forward to learning. In the Thursday kindergarten class this year, your child will be getting a passport to adventure! In our studies we will travel the globe learning about transportation, landforms, bodies of water and meeting the animals of the world! Arts and crafts, videos, songs, snacks and exercise will all be part of our morning together. We will learn about Jesus and the Bible and the kids will play with their friends. Miss Lisa and Miss Carrie look forward to welcoming each child and helping them grow and develop throughout the year. It’s going to be a great one!


Lisa Kissi-Ayittey, teacher and Carrie Thiart, assistant teacher


Thursday School 1st Grade Class:

Rochelle Gleason- I have been blessed with a heart and love for children! I have been serving in Children’s Ministry since 2007. I directed and taught Sunday school & Kids club. I am currently an AWANA leader at Water of Life. My husband and I lead home groups & fellowship gatherings out of our home once a month. We have three wonderful daughters. Mariah 19, a college student, Bailey 18, newly graduated and Makenzie 7, whom I homeschool

and this will be her second year attending Western.


Course Description: I am very excited to teach your children in this upcoming year. I will be teaching Language Arts/ Phonics. We will focus on Consonants, vowels & blending sounds. My lessons will be easy to address for the needs of each individual learner. We will be doing a fun interactive page every Thursday that will give them an opportunity to write, color, cut & glue. They will definitely enjoy this time of learning!


We will also be doing a weekly memory verse. I look forward to meeting your children.



Thursday School 2nd-6th Grade Classes

Art Class

Teacher - Traci Esser / Traci has her degree in Child Development and has 15 years of experience working as a director for school age children in both Options Surround Care and the Walnut Valley USD Enrichment Program. She was also a certified trainer for the California School Age Consortium for Behavior Management. She has been homeschooling her two children for the last 7 years. Art Thru The Ages: In this class, we will be exploring all forms of art from Creation to the present day. We will learn about different media, famous artists (including sculptors, architects, bakers, inventors, etc.) and how they helped shape our world. Since we have all been beautifully made in God’s image, then we ALL have a creative side.


Science

Teacher- Stephany Maxwell is both humbled and honored to be the new Tuesday school science teacher. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington, majoring in Biology with a pre-med option. Two years ago, seeking to honor God and lead Christ centered lives, she and her husband Benjamin began the home school journey. As they study the Holy Bible it is evident it is filled with scientific facts and she is personally inspired with the truths revealed to us in the book of Job. She prays that they attain an intimate knowledge of our Glorious God as we study his creations.


Course Description: We will be studying the science surrounding the days of creation (Genesis 1:1-27). I will also be incorporating several S.T.E.A.M (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) projects and quizzes disguised as games.


Physical Education

Teacher- Lachelle Sessions has a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies. She has been the San Dimas Park Day Coach for five years as well as the Head Track and Field Coach for a homeschool league for 6 years. Lachelle is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys working with kids. She has a passion for sports, health and wellness. She enjoys volunteering with

different organizations including the Health Scholar program at Riverside Community Hospital, kid’s registration at church, and where ever else there is a need.


Course Description: This physical fitness class will introduce your child to a variety of fitness activities and sports. Activities such as plyometrics, isometrics, calisthenics, and stretching techniques will be employed for training. Sports may include basic martial arts, baseball, volleyball, obstacle courses, and fun old-fashioned games such as kickball and four square. The importance of good nutrition, healthy lifestyle habits, good sportsmanship, and a Godly attitude will be stressed.