April’s Awesomeness!

Hey people who actually read this blog, this month is quite interesting! In this marvelous month of April, there’s not many changes from last month. But, Thursdays, the students will be choosing whether to go to The Temple on 2300 McKinney st., or to stay and hang out at the building, on a week to week basis. Keep up with what’s going on on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/therealschoolhoustontexas/ . As for what’s happening this month, here are some details (Not much different from last month really):

 Open House

Open house for visitors, Wednesday, April 9th, 11am to 1pm. Please call or email if you wish to attend: unschool@therealschoolhouston. org, 713-523-0066. Hope to see you there!

Game Night Fundraiser!!

This monthly event will be happening on Saturday April 19 from 6-10 pm. Everyone is encouraged to come and bring their favorite games, whether table top, card game s or video games. More specific information can be found out by calling our school phone. All ages, small donation($5-10) requested, and there is always some great food available as well as coffee, tea, water, and sometimes soda. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks! It is always a fun time filled with lots of laughter and different types of games! Donations help us maintain our building and do more fun activities!

All Ages Karaoke

Join us on the first Saturday of the month for some laid back Youtube Karaoke! You can perform any song you want and we have all the equipment needed! Snacks and beverages welcome! Small donations encouraged! This will be happening on April 5th from 6-10pm.

Writer’s Group

Evening writer’s group will be going on every other Thursday, on April 10 and 24 from 6 to 8:30pm. We hope you will join us and give a small donation. It is a fun, accepting, and relaxed group!! Invite your friends, too! This is an all ages meet-up!

Archery Classes

Join us at 19407 Park Row, Katy, for some all ages archery classes. In these classes, we will be taught how to properly hold and use a longbow. These classes cost $10 to join and we also suggest wearing clothing you can move in. We hope to see you in the classes on April 1, 15, and 29 from 2-3 (Although it takes about 45 minutes to get there from the building, so you should probably leave early or you’d miss the class)

Acting Classes

Ohohohoho! Acting classes! In these classes, we aim to be able to perform a play confidently in front of our friends and peers. The play has yet to be decided, but it will definitely be worth watching when it’s performed. So come and join us in the acting classes or watch the play when it’s performed, maybe even both! These classes will be happening weekly on Wednesdays from 11-1:30

Serving with Food Not Bombs Houston

This month, every other Wednesday, in the evenings, we will be helping the other volunteers serve food. We are joining a local group that serves home cooked meals to hungry people downtown 4 days a week. We want to practice cooking healthy meals and to support others in our community. We will be serving on April 9th and 23rd from 8-9. Please feel free to join us to either serve the food you make or help others serve theirs.

Please check our calendar or contact us by phone if you are looking for more events! Our building is also available to host events for a small fee. We can be contacted at 713-523-0066. All events that take place at our building will be at: 2805 Wichita St. Houston, TX 77004. We can also be reached by email at:unschool@therealschoolhouston.org

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Photos from some of our field trips last month

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December Announcements!

hukmarket

December 14th: HUK Craft Market at The Real School from 2-4pm. $1-5 donation suggested. Everyone is welcome! Please come support some crafty Unschooled kids!

Welcome to December!! We had a very busy month of November full of art, parties, reading, and our fair share of fresh air! We said goodbye to two of our founding members, Krenie Stowe and Issac Taylor, as they are continuing their Unschooling journey in Oregon and passing the torch to our younger generations. We plan to continue growing, changing, and learning together, and we sincerely hope you all will join us!! We will be closing a few days for the holidays this month but please keep in touch and come to the events we will have scheduled!

Game Night Fundraiser: Saturday the 14th, 6-10pm, following HUK craft Market!

We will have food and drinks available! Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite table top or video games, or join on to a game here. We regularly play Bananagrams, Werewolf, Apples to Apples, and various card games! $3-10 suggested donation. 

Like to sing?

Join us for karaoke every other Friday(Dec. 6th &20th) from 7-10pm. Small donation suggested. Bring your own drinks and snacks!

Do you knit or crochet?

So do we! We have all levels or knitters and crocheters here and we look forward to any chance to sit around together and get crafty! If you would like to come by and crochet or knit with us please contact us to schedule a day and time! 

Writers:

Specific workshops aimed at improving different areas of our writing will be happening this month. This is aimed at less experienced writers but more experienced writers are welcome to join! Tuesdays at 2:00pm.

Our Thursday Evening writing group has now been going for several months! We encourage people of all ages to bring their work to share, bring questions and/ or ideas and be ready to listen to and discuss with others! Happens every other Thursday this month at 5:30pm. $1-5 Donation Recommended.

Please check our calendar or get in touch with us for more events and information! We are constantly adding events!

All events will take place at the ACT building which houses The Real School: 2805 Wichita St. Houston, TX 77004.

Contact us by email at: unschool@therealschoolhouston.org or with more immediate questions at: 713-523-0066

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events: Un-Graduation party, Open Dialogue, Community Potlucks and More!!!

Un-Graduation Party:

Join members of The Real School / Dragon Valley for our very first…Un-Graduation Party!

Isaac, Chandler, Justin and Jared are beginning new chapters in their lives. 

Come and celebrate with us on: 
Saturday June 15th, 2013, 6:00PM until…
2805 Wichita, Houston 77004 PH#713-523-0066

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring an instrument to play.
All ages welcome!
Gifts to The Real School are welcome but not required.
We hope to see many of you there!!!

June Open Dialogue Topic: Corporal punishment, punishing children, abuse, and intervening against violence. 

**Join us Saturday June 22nd at 4pm

at East Side Social Center, 4202 Canal St. Houston, TX

Members of The Real School Houston will be joining with members of East Side Social Center and discussing the issues around corporal punishment, punishment of children and child abuse/domestic violence in regards to fighting the oppression of young people and the large scale issues of systematic and interpersonal violence which plague our society. We will also be discussing strategies for intervening in situations where violence or other abuse is present for the safety of children in our community. The discussion will focus around oppression of children and the damage that these systems cause to us on a societal wide level. We seek to provide a radical analysis of these issues and provide strategies for a community based resistance to violence, abuse and oppression.

Donations to The Real School and/or East Side Social Center are strongly encouraged!! All ages welcome!

Contact: Marie at 713-523-0066
eastsidesocialcenter.com

Community Potluck for Un-Schoolers and Allies of Alternative Education:

Weds, June 26th at 6:30 pm

Join Real Schoolers for a monthly(veg-friendly) Open Potluck to socialize and discuss Un-schooling/Alternative Education models, and work on growing a Community Education project! This is open to our friends, allies, and anyone interested in our project or learning about Un-schooling, Adultism, or related philosophies. Come hang out, discuss, learn and grow with us! All ages of people are welcome! Please bring something to share if possible and donations to TRS are always appreciated!

At 2805 Wichita St. Houston, TX 77004

 H.E.A.L. Workshop:

Redefining Parenting: Arguments Against Punishment, Coercion and Rewards

Sunday June 30th 1-3 PM, 2805 Wichita, Houston 77004 with Dr. Krenie Stowe

More Events in June: 

See our calendar for workshops including: Math Thursdays, Monday Morning Spanish, Writing Workshops, Crafts, Ice cream,etc.

Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8qy-3PpIAxXu2cykquWNAtheFACSqPyVayrkaIjoKM/edit?usp=sharing

NEW for March: Open Dialog on Education

Join members of The Real School Unschooling Co-op for our next Open Dialog on Education!
Saturday March 16th at 2:00 pm.
2805 Wichita, Houston, 77004

 

Hello People,

The Real School Unschooling Co-op (www.therealschoolhouston.org) is hosting another Open Dialog on Education on Saturday March 16th at 2:00 pm.

The topic is Learning v. Schooling, Exploring the Distinctions.
Our address is 2805 Wichita, Houston 77004, the Alliance for Cooperative Transformation building.

Open Dialogs are an opportunity for any and all to discuss, evaluate and debate educational ideas, models and paradigms. Dialogs are also a place to ask questions about The Real School Co-op and the unschooling philosophy in general. As always, all ages are welcome.
Open Dialogs are for everyone! You need not be a parent or have a child interested in unschooling to attend. Unschooling in fundamentally about learning in community, something that we all do throughout our lives. I hope to see many of you there. Feel free to email or call with questions. Real School phone 713-523-0066; my cell 713-201-6704; email unschool@therealschoolhouston.org.

In Love and Strength,

Krenie Stowe for The Real School
therealschoolhouston.org