November 2017 Field Trips

Barnes & Noble Store Tour


November 6, 2017            

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (approx.)

COST:      $5.00 per family

PLACE:    Barnes & Noble – 1315 E. Gladstone St., Glendora, CA 91740

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017 (or until full) 

In this day and age of buying books online and reading on a tablet, brick and mortar bookstores are getting harder to find.  Join us for a tour of the Glendora Barnes and Noble Bookstore.  We will get a tour of the store including the register area, music area, café, break-room, and back-room. There will also be games, scavenger hunt, and craft. (These activities may change)  For the teachers, there is a free educator card. This entitles teachers to 20% off purchases in-store all the time.

For questions:

Holyland Exhibition


November 13, 2017

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

COST:       $3.00 per person   (under 3 free)   PLACE:     Holyland Exhibition, 2215 Lake View Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 PARKING:  Free – street parking Deadline:  Monday, November 6, 2017 To understand what makes this small museum so special, you first must understand the man behind its inception. Antonia F. Futterer is often compared to Indiana Jones (perhaps unfairly, as it’s rumored that the character is actually based on him; not the other way around).  In the early 1900s, Futterer was struck ill with severe appendicitis. His prayers for a recovery were answered soon after, leading to a strong belief in the Bible. In 1926, his new-found relationship with religion led to a number of expeditions to the Holy Land, culminating in a personal quest for the Golden Ark of the Covenant. Unlike the film hero, Futterer never found the Ark, but he did amass quite a collection of artifacts from Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus, and Palestine. With a large collection and nowhere to store it, Futterer founded a five-room museum in Los Angeles to house his goods, and they remain there to this day. Items range from small pieces such as 5,000-year-old oil lamps, bottles, coins, ivory and silver Mideastern jewelry, and tapestries to a mummy casket dating back to 600 years before the birth of Christ and a 2,700-year-old sarcophagus. Other highlights include an ancient game table from Damascus featuring 10,000 inlaid pearls and wood from fourteen different fruit trees, and three ears of now-extinct Egyptian corn. In a nice touch, after each tour, guests are treated to a grape drink, some Mandel (almond) bread, and apricot fruit leather imported from Damascus. The Holyland Exhibition is in a two-story corner house that was built in the late 1920’s.  It contains an incredible collection of priceless Egyptian and Biblical items.  The Bible Art and Archaeology Room has stones, shells, and pottery from Nazareth, Bethlehem, and the Jordan River.  Come take a trip to the Middle East via the Holyland Exhibition.

Homeschool Snow Sports Adventure

Mountain High

Wrightwood, CA

Mandatory 1st meeting date:


January 9, 2018


Mountain High

This is when you get your lift tickets & ski lesson

DATE:        Mandatory 1st meeting date:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 1:00pm at Mountain High

This is when you get your lift tickets & ski lesson

TIME:       Monday thru Thursday; No Holidays or Weekends

(your schedule after the 1st meeting)

COST:      4 lift tickets, 4 rentals & 1 lesson:    NB4-1              $ 144.00

4 lift tickets & 1 lesson (no rentals):  NB4-2             $ 122.00

4 helmet rentals:                             ADD-ON            $  12.00

PLACE:     Mountain High, 24510 Highway 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397


Registration & Payment Deadline: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 (no exceptions)

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

  • 4 trips –Monday & Wednesday, non-holiday.

–Must be finished by last week of February 2018.

  • 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, hover over tickets+groups, click on school programs, & scroll down to click here to register

Direct link:


– 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 and then CHECK OUT

Email Elizabeth at after you have completed everything to verify registration and payment.

Questions: Elizabeth at 626-665-5087 or

San Gabriel Valley Water Company Plant B6 Baldwin Park Operable Unit tour


November 17, 2017

10:00 am – 12:30 pm approximately

COST:      $5.00 per family

PLACE:    14104 Corak Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (Plant B)

Cross street Big Dalton Avenue, located between Francisquito Avenue and  Dalewood Street.

PARKING:  Parking is on-site at the Plant, enter at through the gate located on the left at the end of Corak Street.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 9, 2017 (or until full) 

Come and learn about how the San Gabriel Valley Water Co. treats the water supply from the Water Resources Manager. We will learn about Air Stripping, Activated Carbon Treatment, the typical ISEP process, and modes of operation.

For questions:

Hollywood Bowl

and Museum Tour


November 30, 2017

9:3o AM – 12:00 Noon

COST:      $5.00 per family

PLACE:      Hollywood Bowl

                    2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

PARKING:  Free – Park in Lot B

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2017 (or until full) 

Join us for a tour of the Hollywood Bowl and Museum, complete with a walk backstage and on-stage, when circumstances allow, the tour also takes you on a visit to the Museum as well as to the top of the seating area for a picturesque view of the Hollywood sign. Strolling the grounds during the day, when the Bowl is empty of concertgoers, will give you an unfettered view of the venue’s grand scale.

The Hollywood Bowl Museum hosts a permanent exhibit on the history of the Bowl and features a second floor with a temporary exhibit. Museum guests of all ages can participate in exploring the historical and cultural context of the Hollywood Bowl, the musicians that performed there, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.