January 2020 Field Trips

Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University


January 10, 2020   

10:30 am – 11/11:30 am

COST:       $3.00 per person



Registration Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019 (or until full)

 Join us for a tour of the Museum given by Mark Hilbert.


The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, which opened in 2016, was founded thanks to the generosity of founders Mark and Janet Hilbert. The Hilbert Collection – which includes oils, watercolors and drawings of urban and industrial scenes, coastal views, farms, ranches and landscapes of everyday life – is a significant repository of images of the 20th century by California artists, celebrating the unique artistic and cultural development of the Golden State.

 “This will be the first museum anywhere that is totally dedicated to the display of California Scene and California representational art,” said Mark Hilbert. “The intent will be to cast a spotlight on this style of painting and these amazing artists, and to make this art known around the world. California has its own style, its own light, its own distinct landscape. California Scene paintings are distinguished from the earlier style of California Impressionism because these works show people and the works of humans: towns, cities, harbors, houses, ranches, cars, trains – people going about their everyday lives. These paintings show the changes taking place across our state as it grew, starting around 1920 – changes that are still happening and reflected in today’s representational art.”

Homeschool Snow Sports Adventure

Mountain High – Wrightwood, CA

Mandatory 1st meeting date:

Monday, January 6, 2020  at 10:30 am at Mountain High

This is when you get your lift tickets & ski lesson



TIME:       Monday thru Friday; No Holidays or Weekends

(Your own schedule after the 1st meeting)                           


  • 4 lift tickets, 4 rentals & 1 lesson:    NB4-1          $ 169.00
  • 4 lift tickets & 1 lesson (no rentals):  NB4-2          $ 141.00
  • 4 helmet rentals: (2nd page)          ADD-ON    $ 16.00
  •  ADULTS: 4 lift tickets, 4 rentals & 1 lesson:  NB4-A      $ 224.00


  • Mountain High
  • 24510 Highway 2
  • Wrightwood, CA 92397

 PARKING:   Free

 Registration & Payment Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019


HSSA is a flexible school program convenient for home school families.

  • 4 trips –Monday thru Friday, non-holiday.

–Must be finished by last week of February 2020.

  • You may opt out of the lesson. (at the bottom of the release form you will choose lesson type – choose opt out)
  • After the first trip participants have the freedom to choose their trip dates.
  • 1 hour & 45 minute ski/snowboard lesson for all skill levels.  First trip only.
  • A “hands free” pass (8 hours); All Rentals; On-line sign up and payment


How to register for HSSA: (you must register & pay online at Mt. High)

Go to, www.mthigh.com hover over tickets+groups, click on school programs, & scroll down to click here to register

Direct link: http://www.mthigh.com/site/tickets-and-groups/group-sales/school-program.html


– Choose package type the click ADD

STEP 2: Complete Information (School: Excellence in Education or EIE) and Select ADD TO CART

At the top of the page click on YOUR CART; complete LIABILITY FORM (under Lesson type – this is where you may opt out of the lesson) and then CHECK OUT

 Email Elizabeth at eiefieldtrips@gmail.com after you have completed everything to verify registration and payment.


Elizabeth at 626-665-5087

or eiefieldtrips@gmail.com

Guide Dogs of America Tour


January 28, 2020

9:30 am – 11:30/12:00      


COST:       $3.00 per person (9 years and older ONLY)


  • 13479 Glenoaks Blvd.
  • Sylmar, CA  91342

Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 17, 2020 (or until full)


We will be getting a guided tour of The Guide Dogs of America facilities. We will have a presentation, a video, and get to see the kennels. We will also get to meet a trainer and their dog.  Hopefully even see the puppies.  There are many ways to support GDA; if possible, we would like to have each family bring a dog toy for the puppies that are in the kennels -please no edible toys as they are on a specific diet.

Their Mission:

Guide Dogs of America empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility by providing expertly matched guide dog  partners. Our services are provided free of charge and available to people within the U.S. and Canada.

  • At Guide Dogs of America, we believe that a well-trained guide dog partner offers new opportunities for greater independence, enhanced mobility, and social interaction.  Our 7.5 acre campus in Southern California is home to all of our programs and our services are provided free of charge, including:
  • A professionally trained, highly  qualified, expertly matched guide dogPersonalized instruction in how to care for and
  • work with that dog as a teamTransportation to and from our schoolRoom and board during the 21-day in-residence training programVeterinary care at our clinicExtensive post-graduate support services
  •  Finding the right partner, forming a strong bond, and maintaining a solid support system are the keys to a successful guide dog team. Guide Dogs of America’s program embraces all of these.


For questions: eiefieldtrips@gmail.com


La Opera



January 29, 2020

6:30 PM


  • $5.00 Students
  • $10.00 Adults       


  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • 135 N. Grand Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012


Music Center Garage – $9.00

 Registration Deadline:  until full 

 There will be a meeting before the opera so students can learn about the opera and its historical background, also, to understand the rules for attending the opera. Date/time TBA.

 Matthew Aucoin partners with playwright Sarah Ruhl for a new opera that reimagines ancient mythology for a modern age. This time, the tale unfolds from the heroine’s point of view.

Tragically killed on her wedding day, a young bride descends into the underworld, where she reconnects with her adoring father. Presented with the opportunity to return to her husband in the world of the living, she must choose between the two men she loves.

 For questions: