Share Fair Update

If your child is in the creative problem solving class, please bring them to the 3rd floor at 10:00.  They will be practicing from 10:00 to 11:00 and putting on a skit from 11:00 to 11:30, and finishing up the class from 11:30 to 12:00.  If you would like to see the skit please do not volunteer during the 11:00 to 11:30 time frame.

Posted in Announcements

Share Fair Sign Up

Here is the Sign Up Genius  link to sign up for the share fair at PALS.

Posted in Announcements

Share Fair!

PALS Share Fair Fall 2017

Come one, come all to the PALS Share Fair! This community fun day is open to the entire homeschooling community, so spread the word to your friends!

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

10:30 am -1:30 pm

at the Pittsburgh Project

2801 N. Charles Street, Pgh PA 15214

The day’s events:

10:30-12 Activities

12-12:45 Potluck lunch

12:45-1:30 Performance

For the activities, we will have one room for gross motor games, and one room with craft projects. The craft room will be set up such that the kids can make (and wrap!) gifts for their families for the holidays.

Also during Activity time, we will have tables set up for people to put out displays of the things they have been working on, either at home or at PALS. These display tables will be left set up until the end, so bring something along, and show us what you’re up to!

For the potluck lunch, PALS will provide the main dishes. If your last name begins with A-H, please bring an appetizer. If your last name begins with I-P, please bring a side dish. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert. For all dishes, please write out all of the ingredients to help out our allergy and dietary-restricted individuals.

For the performance, we will have a sign-up sheet at the party, and we will happily accommodate all groups and individuals who want to do any performance of any kind. One of the PALS teachers is bringing a keyboard already; any other instruments or props need to be brought from home by the performers.

This is an all-volunteer event; we cannot have the party work well if we don’t have every family sign up for at least one job!   Job sign ups will be by Sign-up Genius.  Link will be posted separately, when it is available.

I look forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks for a lovely Share Fair!

Your organizer,

Emily Viehland

Posted in Announcements


Take a look on Wednesday at the draft schedule of classes and see if there are places where you’d like to offer a class. We particularly need classes for first and second periods.

Posted in Announcements

Fall School Picture Day!

Our friends from M&M Photography will be at PALS on Wed, Nov. 8th to take school pictures from 11:30-12:30. Order forms with package descriptions will be available at the front desk starting this week. Payment (cash/check/CC) is made directly to M&M and not due until picture day. Pictures will be distributed at PALS by Dec. 6th.
Mary Alice Chaffin can answer any questions.

Posted in Announcements


Spring Class proposals are due by NOVEMBER 8th!
Please enter your proposals online on our website:

If you know that you want to teach say, science, 2nd period, to 6-8s, but haven’t planned exactly what – no worries.  It is fine to leave the description as TBD at this point, and put in a tentative title.  You can always use the class amendment form  to make changes later.

(Even if Cat talked to you at the party and you told her what you planned to do, please enter a formal proposal, so that the information is all contained in one place and can be copy/pasted into the spreadsheet properly!)

If you want to teach, but you are not sure what – we can tell you for sure that we are always a little short of classes for the middle school set (10 – 12ish) , and often a little short of classes for the little kids (6 – 8ish).   Starting next week (Nov 1) – we will also have an ongoing class grid available to view by the front desk during the morning, and in the guest house at lunch, so that you can see what classes have already been proposed, with their ages and tentative times.  That way, if you see a place where you think your kid won’t like any of the choices, you can propose something for that time slot and age!

Posted in Announcements

Field Trip – Temperature reminder

(Crossposted from the Pals Facebook page.)

To anyone going on the field trip tomorrow, I just heard that it’s a chilly 52 degrees in the caverns, so please dress for the change in temperature!

Posted in Announcements

Parent jobs sign up is live.

If you did not get an invite, please email Julie at

Posted in Announcements

PALS Parent jobs email

I sent an email out tonight announcing the PALS parent jobs invites will go out at 8:00 pm tomorrow (Wednesday).  If you did not receive this email you will not receive an invite.  Please send your email address to so I can add you to the list.



Posted in Announcements

Laurel Caverns Field Trip

Wednesday, September 6.

For details, Click here: Laurel Caverns

Posted in Announcements