19 May 2011

The 1st Homeschool Kids Fair!

Get a chance to win any of these items:
  • Clifford Values CD from Scholastic
  • "Survivor's Guide to Homeschooling" by Luanne Shackelford
  • Homeschool Conference Lootbags
All homeschool participants (art, science project or music performance) get one (1) Clifford Values CD on top of the certificate of participation!

Also, first 100 registrants/attendees get a free baller band at the entrance! Register with your kids now! See you there!

28 April 2011

Finance & Entrepreneurship for the Youth!

Looking for a great summer program for your teenage children? One of the best things they can learn about is money, finance, and business from the leading experts!

Blue Chip 2011: Financial Literacy Program for the Youth is a finance and entrepreneurship program that aims to help participants understand and grasp the basic principles of effective money management. Sponsored by the Registered Financial Planner Institute Phils (RFP), the event is on May 4 to 5, 8:30AM-5:00PM at the Victory Greenhills Center, located at the Upper Level of the Promenade Shopping Center in the Greenhills Commercial Center. This is open to young adults ages 13 to 20 years old, and participants may sign up for P2,500.

The Financial Literacy Program for the Youth will feature the following speakers:

Carlo Ople. Carlo is the country’s leading expert on New Media, Social Media Marketing, and On-Line Reputation Management. Carlo is currently the New Media Head of TV5. He has extensive Marketing experience from Level-Up & Friendster, and has successfully undertaken marketing campaigns for many top brands and companies.

Paulo Tibig. Paulo is the Entrep Champ! He is the CEO of V Cargo, one of the largest cargo companies in the country. Paulo started to earn money as a student, moved into employment, established their business, and became a certified millionaire before hitting 30 years old. Paulo is an entrepreneurship advocate, speaker for Go Negosyo and many programs, and one of the most in-demand business speakers of the country today.

Jaret Garcia. Jaret is a basketball player turned radio DJ turned businessman. Jaret is the president of his own printing and marketing services company, Polygraphics. He started in business during his teens, and has achieved many successful endeavors – and he is not even 30 years old yet! His company’s roster of clients include the leading brands today.

Jayson Lo. Jayson is a young businessman that God called to serve His people. Jayson has extensive experiences in Multi-Level Marketing, Direct Selling, and Food Business aside from being a popular trainer on business, money, leadership, and communication. A veteran in the speaking arena and business, he is now a pastor, and continues to teach values and success to the work place today.

Randell Tiongson is an advocate of Life & Personal Finance. He is one of the country’s preferred speaker and trainer in the area of personal finance and business. He is a director for the Registered Financial Planner Institute, columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Moneysense Magazine, and a regular resource person for TV programs in the leading networks. He has given training lectures to leading corporations, public arenas, and even in the international scene.

To learn more about this event or to register, please call or send an SMS to 0939-1177856 (Smart) or 0927-9631376 (Globe). Look for Ms. Jenny Magalong or register at whiteboard.events@gmail.com or jcignacio@gmail.com. You may also visit www.randelltiongson.com

21 April 2011

20 April 2011

Sesame Street: Martians Telephone

A classic clip from Sesame Street that the young and young at heart will enjoy!
(Yeah, I totally have been going "Yip yip yip" for the last half hour.)

30 March 2011

The Family That Serves Together Stays Together

From The Volunteer Diaries by guest blogger Gaans Deen

Have you met Gaby Poliquit? Chances are you have not, because this feisty little seven-year-old girl doesn't tower over the rest of us physically, being, after all, seven years old. However, in terms of expressing her heart for God in devoted service, this homeschooler readily stands ten feet tall.

Gaby is the daughter of Victory Greenhills' Technical Support Ministry volunteers Dennis and Monica Poliquit. Dennis, who is more popularly known as Magic 89.9's Big Daddy Jake, is a Wednesday stage manager and big brother figure to many of Wednesday's tech volunteers; Monica, a full-time mom who home-schools Gaby and two - not one, but two - sets of twins, often handles the Keynote (Powerpoint) presentations while her husband stands guard over the worship service's stage setup.

And little seven-year-old Gaby? She mans the headsets that helps her father communicate with her mother. As Stage Manager 3 - an informal title reserved especially for the little girl - she stands by, ready to take orders from either of her parents to communicate with volunteers at the lobby, or musicians backstage, or simply fetch an item or two immediately needed by a pastor or church member. She'll inform the musicians when they have to go onstage; she'll also knock on a backstage door in case the preaching pastor finishes early and the musician assigned to play background music is unaware that he needs to start playing.

All these, little Gaby accomplishes with a shy but ready smile. Watch her while she mans a headset while nibbling on a chocolate bar, or observe her lift a hand in worship while her mother follows the worship team on the church's Macbook Pro. This little girl lives and breathes her joy for God, all the while never losing her innocent "little-girl" appeal. To a seasoned volunteer, it warms the heart; to a Christian father, it brings tears to his eyes.

On Wednesdays when the Poliquits are on duty, together with other serving families, like husband-wife team Bleau and Moppet Aquino (he takes photos; she heads the usher team) or Jaret and Sheryl Garcia (he stage manages; she mans Keynote), or Jason and Lysa San Agustin (he stage manages; she heads the ushers team); or Jun and Sally Gomez (she leads worship; he plays keyboards for his rocker missus),  the Music Museum comes alive with the joy of familial trust. Husbands trust wives; parents trust children; everyone trusts God to get them through a worship service that positively teems with the love that comes with serving God in a volunteer capacity. When families serve God together, it unites them in a bond that is not easily broken.

When I look at little Gaby - who turns the ripe old age of 8 in July - I know in my heart that the next generation will be fine. When families raise the their children to honor God in their homes, in their schools, at their workplaces, and in their hearts, how can we doubt that God will deliver a certain and sure future of the next generation?

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Tim 4:12 (NIV 1984)

The Volunteer Diaries is the online volunteer management journal of Ganns Deen, Victory Greenhills Worship Services Coordinator. For comments and suggestions, please email ganns@gannsdeen.com.

17 March 2011

"Mommy Talks" with Mommy Chris

Awesomely blessed to be featured on one of my favorite blogs!

The Mommy Journey is one of the first Filipino blogs that I followed, and it was such a happy moment to finally meet blogger Mommy Chris at last year's Homeschool Conference. Her site was also nominated for last year's Filipino Blog Awards for Best Home & Parenting Blog!

This week, my family and I are featured in "Mommy Talk," where you get to read about the unique journeys of other moms as they raise their families.

Do check out The Mommy Journey, a great site on parenting, homeschooling, and motherhood!

11 March 2011

Homeschool Special on Smart Parenting!

We were blessed to be featured in this month's issue of Smart Parenting, along with fellow homeschoolers Edric and Joy Mendoza, Bambi Lazaro, Chame Abbey, Irma Chua, Rita Yokingco, and Gerry Arcosino.

Here's a sneak peak at our spread:

Pick up a copy of Smart Parenting's March 2011 issue to find out more about Homeschooling!
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