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Just moved here, looking for advice

Lisa77
June 18, 2015 09:48AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 4

Good Morning!!!

I just moved here to St. Thomas with my husband and our 2 kids ages 8 (boy) and 10 (girl). I am just looking for ways to get plugged in so we can meet people and so our kids can meet some other kids their age. I've heard there really isn't sports programs like we were accustomed to back in the states. Any resources or advice you have will be much appreciated.

Also, I will be homeschooling for the first time and I'm a bit nervous!! I already have the curriculum I will be using but is there anything I need to do as far as letting to department of education know? Anything you tell me about homeschooling in general will be great!

Thank you in advance! We are absolutely loving it here so far!!
Lisa

Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

Alana33
June 19, 2015 03:56PM

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Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

dougtamjj
June 19, 2015 05:08PM

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OldTart
June 19, 2015 05:20PM

Registered: 6 years ago
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Monday night is "kid's night" at Hull Bay Hideaway - lots of Mums and Dads there with their children of all ages.

Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

ms411
June 19, 2015 05:29PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,521

Secret Harbor has kids swimming classes every summer. Contact Aqua Action. Boy Scouts. Pistarckle Theater has summer program. G Clef Music Academy has summer program. Lots of sports programs. List was in paper this week.

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East Ender
June 19, 2015 05:45PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 4,965

The summer program at VIMSPGIA Is open to non-VIMSPGIA students, I believe. [sites.google.com]

There is a home schooling group, but I don't have the information. Maybe someone else can provide that for you.

Welcome to St Thomas!

Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

Lisa77
June 22, 2015 08:15AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 4

Awesome!!! Thank you! Sounds like fun!

Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

Lisa77
June 22, 2015 08:16AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 4

great, thank you. I need to start buying the paper!

Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

Alana33
June 22, 2015 08:41AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 12,032

Here's a link for summer camp programs in STT/STJ:
[stthomassource.com]

Isn't there a Facebook page for homeschoolers in STT?

My niece homeschools her son. Think she mentioned other parents she knows that get together that do so. Her son is just a little younger than yours. PM me if interested and will give you her email.

Re: Just moved here, looking for advice

ms411
June 22, 2015 09:53AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,521

The newspaper specifically listed summer sports programs, and those are not listed on the Source directory.

You really have to check several places if you really want to stay informed. I guess it's like that everywhere now with so many communication outlets.

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