Babysitting needed

I am in the process of applying for a few part-time jobs with area businesses. I may be required to work a few hours during the day, though I’m looking to focus my time in the evenings and on weekends. I am looking for one or two middle- or high-school aged homeschoolers who would come to my house near Rte. 83 and Monaville Rd. a few hours per week to hang out with my kids. The kids are 3, 5 and 7. The work would be easy and fun, just playing with the kids and reading to them and keeping them entertained while I’m gone. Hours would be between 9am and 5pm, but I don’t know the exact schedule right now. Pay and transportation to and from my home are negotiable. I would also consider dropping them off at your house, if that would work better. Thanks for your consideration!

Home School Info Mtg at Grayslake Library

It’s that time of year for our annual Home School Informational Meeting at the Grayslake Area Public Library. Here’s the scoop:

When: Tuesday, August 19
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Grayslake Library, Meeting Rooms ABC
Who: ANYONE who homeschools in Lake County
Why: Because we have a TON to offer you!

Come and find out about our resources, services and programs that we offer to ALL home schoolers!

Here’s just a peek:
Monthly support group meetings for parents
Monthly meeting for home school kids
National Geographic Bee held in December

So come and join us to be informed and encouraged! See you there!
Colleen Ryan
Grayslake Area Public Library
Home School Services

Homeschool and Tutoring Fall 2014 Class schedule at the Veritas Center

Veritas has another year of exciting classes on the fall schedule. We’ve kept some of the successful ones, and we’ve added some new ones.


Greek Word Stems and Latin Word Origins
Latin Language Classes

Tutor on staff with a specialty in Learners with Dyslexia


Hands-On Science Classes


Chess (3:30 Mondays and 5:30 Fridays)

Mandarin Chinese Language Tutoring and Classes

Italian Language Tutoring and Classes

French Language Tutoring and Classes

German Language Tutoring and Classes

Russian Language Tutoring and Classes

Spanish Language Tutoring and Classes

Japanese Language Tutoring and Classes

ESL Tutoring and Classes

Research Paper Writing Class

Computer Keyboarding and Programming

Raspberry Pi Computer Programming and Coding

Handwriting & Penmanship (Printing)

Handwriting & Penmanship (Cursive)

Study Skills and Organization

Art – Intro to Acrylic Painting

Art – Green Art

Art – Jewelry Making

Art – StoryTime Art

Art – Math-n-Art

Art – Intro to Perspective Drawing

Art – Intermediate Drawing

Private Music Lessons in



Acoustic Guitar

Bass Guitar

Electric Guitar













Beginning to Intermediate Brass Instruments

Veritas Music & Learning Center

6121 Washington, Suite 201, Gurnee, IL 60031
(224) 399-9099


LHOUSE Park Days, all ages

Liberyville HOUSE offers summer fun with park days every Friday from 2-4. The schedule for the remainder of the summer is below. Please feel free to join us and meet fellow homeschoolers in a fun, casual atmosphere.

July 25 Grayslake Spray Park Grayslake Park by pool off Library Ln. Walk across a field; NOTE: there are a spray park, field, disc golf, and playground

August 1 OPlaine Park
Green Oaks/Gurnee
Park is on OPlaine Rd. between Washington St. and Belvidere (Rte. 120). FOLLOW THE SIGNS Entrance is on east side.

August 8 Allegany Park Grayslake From 120/Belvidere south on Allegheny Road. Turn left into park. Big field, tennis courts, NOTE: Bring chairs, bikes. WINDY

August 15 Caboose Park
Lake Villa Township Building Lake Villa On Fairfield at Rte. 132, NOTE: tennis courts, sand, sand volleyball

August 22 Independence Grove
On Buckley (Rte. 137) Between Rte. 21 and I94, on north side on 137. Lake Co. residents are free, fee for non-residents. You will be asked for your drivers license/ID. The play area is between the visitor center and the beach. Park as close to the visitors center as possible.

August 29 Lake County Forest Preserve Shelter F Bat Park Wauconda
Lakewoods Forest Preserve Fairfield to Rte. 176, entrance off 176