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Available Clubs for June 2023

Note: Need help registering your family for Clubs? Check out our Welcome to Clubs page for all the info.

The Clubs below are running in June! If you are still interested in joining a Club listed below, please express your interest by clicking the vote button for the Club(s) of your choice. If we still have room to add you to your Club(s) of choice, we will be in touch by email to let you know the happy news and to help get your family all set up for the adventure ahead. Finally, if you have any questions along the way, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Note: If your Club vote is successful, we also want to give you as much lead time as possible to borrow or purchase the required texts (if any) in time for your Club meetings! We have included Bookshop affiliate links to those works below. If families decide to purchase books using those links, Signum University will earn a small commission for each purchase. We thank you!

Scheduling Questions: If the meeting times listed below do not work for your family, please still vote for your desired Club to express your interest. Then, please fill out your family's availability information and include any special notes about your schedule. We will work with Clubs preceptors to see if we can establish other meeting times or club sections.

Book Clubs

Monthly Book Club

Precepted by Elise Trudel Cedeño.

Club Details

Ages: This Club is geared for students in grades 5-8.

Days & Times: This Club will meet Mondays & Fridays at 4:00-4:45 PM Eastern for 45-minute sessions on the following days:
• May 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 (no meeting on May 29, Memorial Day)
• June 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

Preceptor Info: Learn more about Ms. Elise Trudel Cedeño on her Bio Page.

This monthly module is for kids who love to read. Each month, students will meet online with their book club group to talk about a new book that they'd like to discuss. Each student will have a chance to share their own thoughts about the story, their favorite characters, and more.

Required Texts

Reading & Discussion plan:
• May Book: Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
• June Book: How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Writing Clubs

Young Quills

Precepted by Sparrow Alden.

Club Details

Ages: This Club is geared for students in grades 3-5.

Days & Times: This Club will meet at 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern for 1-hour sessions on the following Wednesdays:
• June 7, 14, 21, 28
• Note: The preceptor will also send families a 30-min video every week to support our young writers!

Preceptor Info: Learn more about Sparrow Alden on her Bio Page.
Young Quills are elementary age writers discovering the joy of storytelling at a developmentally appropriate stage. We do oral and written storytelling to explore ideas, express daydreams, and spark our imaginations. We meet for one hour to discuss and read aloud our work, play writing games, and encourage each other's stories. We do some writing time and a lot of community building.

Note: A half-hour follow up video of prompts and writing tips will be sent later in the week for watching on the family's own schedule. There is no writing required outside the class, but many young writers like to extend their stories in their free time.

Required Texts

The preceptor will supply all the necessary materials.

Translation Clubs

Old English Translation Club

Precepted by Isaac Schendel.

Club Details

Ages: This Club is geared for students in grades 5-12, with a section for beginners and a section for advanced learners.

Days & Times: This Club will meet at 9:00-10:30 AM Eastern for 1.5-hour sessions on the following Saturdays:
• May 6, 13, 20, 27
• June 3, 10, 17, 24

Preceptor Info: Learn more about Isaac Schendel on his Bio Page.

Welcome to our Old English club! We’re currently looking for middle school and high school students who are interested in learning Old English - the language of the Anglo-Saxon tribes that invaded the British Isles in the 5th, 6th and 7th centuries. If you’re interested in learning the language of Beowulf, in reading and solving riddles, or in the English language in general, this club was meant for you!

For beginning students, this module offers a great opportunity to get your feet wet learning the basics of Old English and practicing your reading and translation skills. Through grammar instruction and some modeling by our instructor and intermediate students, you’ll master the basics of Old English in no time.

For advanced learners, this module offers a golden opportunity to continue learning Old English literature and culture with some easy-to-read authentic texts.

Required Texts

The preceptor will supply all the necessary materials.