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Introducing The Magic of Immersive Learning—the surefire way to help your kids fall in love with reading!

Remember those epic days lost in books as a kid? The thrill of adventure, the rush of knowledge, the whispered "just one more chapter" at bedtime? Yeah, those.

Now, picture the kid in your life hooked on that feeling. Not just "meh" about learning, but buzzing with curiosity, devouring stories like pizza (and maybe even tidying their room in the process!).

Sound like magic? It is! The Magic of Immersive Learning, to be exact! ✨

Our revolutionary program ditches dusty lectures and plops your child right inside the story. Picture actually doing what goes on in the books, not just reading about it or even watching it.

But it's not just about helping kids enjoy learning. You, the cheerleading adult, benefit too! You can expect:

  • Hands-on training - Master the tools to spark your child's love of reading (without turning into a nag)
  • Unforced family bonding - When you dive into immersive experiences together, you can’t help but connect in new and meaningful ways that will make for fantastic memories for you all 
  • Your support squad - Get support and ideas from a community of peers just like you, all cheering each other on with how-to tips in our private online community
  • Expert hand-holding - Our resident family success coach is your secret weapon, ready to help with all your "What do I do now?" quandaries. And our content creator is at your disposal to guide you and pave the way to imagination and whimsy

So are you ready to watch your child transform from "Ugh, books" to "Can we do another lesson … pleeeeeeeease.”

We're launching our pilot program on January 29th (wooooohoooo), and being that it’s brand new, we’re offering it at more than 90% off with limited spots available to maximize the experience for our guinea pigs participants. 

And if you’re among the first 5 to sign up, you’ll get our Turbocharge Your Child's Education training for FREE! (That’s a $400 value, we’ll have you know!)

So, chuck the flashcards and grab your flashlights. Adventure awaits! ✨

Click here to snag your spot and unleash the learning lover within your child. Let's make books magical again, together!

Begins January 29, 2024

 

Gnusletter - January 2024

    Happy 2024, friends! Who knows what this year has in store? I sure don't. But I'm thankful we'll all be going through it together, to support and bolster one another. Our focus for the ensuing year will be "learning and philanthropy" with an emphasis on staving the epidemic of kids turning off to books and reading. 
We hope to engage, engross and inspire you with a few carefully curated events and a new presence online that includes a mini daily podcast and immersive learning programs. Below is a look at what's coming up first. Feel free to make special requests! We just got a call from Pamela's Tea Room last night asking us to resume doing Cup of Mystery events there. Some arm-twisting and bribery may have been involved.

We hope our Phour Phantom Phantasy Phundraising events will be music to your ears! We're excited to get back to celebrating with you. See our fundraiser website for details 

Friday 02/09 - Mask Crafternoon Tea at McKenna's in Seal Beach 

Sunday 02/25 - Brimming Baskets Partea at private residence in Irvine (complimentary for all who donate an auction or drawing item worth $75+)

Saturday 03/02 - Masked Gondola dinner cruise in Long Beach (for those who donate auction or drawing items worth 50+)

Sunday 03/10 - Phantom MusicaliTea at Spring Tea Garden's balcony overlooking the ballroom chandelier 

reservations open in stages beginning 01/07





The Magic of Immersive Learning—the surefire way to get kids excited about reading

Fairy Godmother Certification—self-study online


Join us for our new daily 11:11 mini podcast 
for whimsical ways to make life wonderful through small actions that lead to grand rewards

Heather's Homeschool Hangout & Kids Club



Help animals in need through our quirky Fabled Creature & Endangered Monster Rescue aid initiative


Perfect for a cold winter's eve, Roasted Red Pepper soup


It's Giving Tuesday ... so we're giving!

This is the day annually when nonprofits ask for money. But as it's called GIVING TUESDAY, we figured we should "give" funds instead of "ask" for them.

So our little arts nonprofit, Whimsicalitea, is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to someone in our sphere. Simply email us (genie@omniocademy.com), stating how you (or a creative loved one) would use the funds to be a blessing in the lives of others. 

We'll pick a recipient on Dec 1.

Wishing you the merriest of festive seasons.

~Your Omni solemm (family)


Dollars to Ducats = Savings

This holiday season, use Omni ducats and your dollar will go 20% further!

{because every day should be a holiday!}

Every $1 US you spend with Omni ducats between now and the end of the year is worth $1.20 in perpetuity. Basically, you'll save 20% on everything you order from us from gifts & books to workshops & online coursesπŸŽ— Plus, ducat-holders get early access to event reservations & special offers.

  • $25 gets you $30 in Omni ducats
  • $50 gets you $60 in Omni ducats
  • $75 gets you $90 in Omni ducats
  • $100 gets you $125 in Omni ducats (includes $5 extra in thanks)
  • $150 gets you $190 in Omni ducats (includes $10 extra in thanks)
  • $200 gets you $255 in Omni ducats (includes $15 extra in thanks)
Ducat Options

πŸŽ—We can't give you 20% off fundraisers or events hosted by our arts nonprofit Whimsicalitea, as that would defeat the philanthropy's purpose! So instead, you get 1st dibs on these events


Dipping a quill into philanthropy

Our mascot, Marmaduke, sends woolly-mammoth-sized thanks to those who have already selected a beastie to sponsor and befriend as part of our Fabled Creature & Endangered Monster Rescue program. Donations are now being made to seal, tortoise, and elephant aid organizations!

Perhaps even more exciting is the addition of our Golden Quillers component. Since most of our critters are unable to write their own thank-you notes, they need help to do so. 

Enter our Golden Quillers—volunteer children age 8 and older who take on the task of writing thank-you notes on behalf of the beasties.

Not only do they get to help animals (which most kids love!), they have the opportunity to get involved in philanthropic activity. And once they pen 10 letters, they are eligible to earn a gold-tipped quill pen of their own.

Visit the OmniBeasties.org site to learn more about Golden Quillers, or to make a new friend and help animals in need.




πŸ‘Ή The beasties have arrived!

[click here for video]
The facts are shocking:
  • 27% of all mermaid fatalities involve commercial fishing nets
  • Unicorn slayings are on the rise as demand for healing horn remedies hits new levels
  • 48% of dragon deaths are currently caused by spontaneous combustion owing to poor air quality 

Clearly, beasties are in crisis. Fortunately, Fabled Creature & Endangered Monster Rescue is here to help!


When you sponsor & befriend one of our beasties, you can expect:
  • A certificate of befriendship 
  • Thank-you-note from your beastie
  • A 30% donation made on your behalf—25% to an applicable animal aid organization + 5% to Whimsicalitea Arts
  • Surprise gifties
  • Oddball updates & coloring pages
  • A clear conscience
Makes a great gift for animal lovers of all stripes! Get started for just $25

(one of our currently featured creatures)



Gnusletter - September 2023

πŸŽ‰ We have lots of news these days, so expect to hear from us 
frequently over the next 2 weeks. We'll behave thereafter πŸ₯³


Join our Kickstarter Campaign on October 10 for a new way to read 

Plunge into an enchanted realm brimming with interactive storytelling, audacious adventure, buried secrets, peculiar characters, vibrant cultures, a mysterious ancient language, quirky games, gopher holes, 
and oodles of whimsy.


WORKSHOP

EVENTS



Saturday 21 October - We're going to the Tea House on Los Rios for their Legends of the Fall Harvest Dinner

πŸŽƒ Saturday 28 October, evening - Spellbinding Witches high tea - McKenna's Tea Cottage, in their festive courtyard 

🎨 TBD - Annual Brass Rubbing & Tea at St Luke in Long Beach 


Save the Date for our Our Phantom Phantasy Phundraiser MusicaliTea in March 2024
(It's currently 60% sold out thanks to those who attended our Fall LBD fundraiser)

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A New Way to Read & Learn is coming your way

We're over the Aurelean moon to announce the launch of the Omnimmersive Learning Experience 

(or as we prefer to call it—OLE'!)

Join us for our 1st offering, the free at-your-own-pace 5 day workshop 

Win Over Your Reluctant Reader

taking place online

Oct 2-6, 2023

Count on daily prizes & bonuses, not to mention the fact you'll understand your kids better and know how to get them interested in books!


Simply fill in the super simple form below & you're good to go





Club 11:11 outing - Autumn Tea & Serenade for a good cause - Sept 2023

FROM THE ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023

Seating Times: 11:00 am and 2:00 pm WE'RE GOING AT 11AM. GRAB A SPOT & LET US KNOW. WE'LL ASK TO SIT TOGETHER!

Location: Historic Modjeska House at the Assistance League of Santa Ana

Indulge in a delightful Autumn Tea experience, surrounded by the charm of the Historic Modjeska House. Join us for an afternoon of enchantment, as the GEM Theater’s talented actors serenade you with mesmerizing musical entertainment.

The Autumn Tea menu features a delightful selection, including a champagne toast, delectable scones, refreshing salads, a variety of savory treats, and an enticing trio of sweets – all complemented by delicious tea.

Tickets are priced at $50 each, and by attending this event, you’ll be supporting the philanthropic efforts of both the Assistance League of Santa Ana and the GEM Theater.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to revel in the season’s spirit while contributing to a good cause. Secure your spot now by booking online!

Book Now!

Note: Upon clicking the “Book Now” link, you will be redirected to a separate website. Please click the “Register” button at the bottom of the form to complete your purchase.

P.S. Neither the Ocademy nor Tea Travellers Societea are involved in this event. We're just excited to support it!


Plunder for All!

If you're looking to store your loot and let it compound untouched, The Stockpile on campus is a sound bet.

If you're eager to earn a little extra and trade it in for fabulous FOMO wares, PLUNDER is the way to go. 
Click here for details on the Ocademy's Plunder program

Koukuh Peshbrak recipe

Combine the rich velvety creaminess of French drinking chocolate with the spiciness of Mexican hot chocolate and you have Koukuh Peshbrak, a staple of Naxer dyi Gelida celebrations.

In ancient Naturim peshbrak is the word for the verb to cook, it's literal meaning being food magic. Koukuh is the word for chocolate, so basically the beverage is called cooked chocolate. I simply call it yum.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate bar, chopped (do not use chocolate chips; they react differently)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder (you may also elect to add an optional pinch of ground cayenne)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 Cinnamon sticks

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak 2 cinnamon sticks in milk and refrigerate overnight (or at least for an hour)
  2. Remove and discard sticks from milk. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together cinnamon milk, 1/2 cup cream, sugar, vanilla, and dry spices until tiny bubbles begin to form. (If possible, heat with flame, not electrical coil)
  3. While mixture is heating, whip the remaining 1 cup of cream for garnishing. (Optional: add a splash of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of confectioner's sugar for sweetness and consistency)
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in chocolate until pieces are melted
  5. Return saucepan to medium heat and stir continuously for 2 minutes
  6. Serve in an earthenware mug if available. For some reason it makes a difference.
  7. Garnish with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, any leftover chocolate shavings, and a cinnamon stick

Yield: 4 small servings – it's very rich and a little goes a long way. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat as desired

Note: the coffee taste is negligible. Most drinkers won't even notice it. For a sweeter blend, add up to 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. For a less sweet taste, add up to 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder.