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April 2016 eNewsletter




This year's conference will have a more intimate and personal feeling to it since we will be no longer at the Expo Center. You will be able to spend more time with individual vendors discussing their curriculum and exploring options that you may not have thought about. Our workshop speakers will be readily available to speak with you as well! You will be able to spend time gleaning from our speakers such as Susan Kemmerer, Barbara Starosciak or Heloise Ridley and reap from their many years of experience and wealth of knowledge. Heloise Ridley will be having a workshop on how to begin homeschooling, so invite a friend who is thinking about homeschooling and go to the workshop together; you may be surprised by what little tidbit you may pick up that will help your own homeschool. Susan Kemmerer is introducing new workshops for everyone to enjoy! Check out all the workshops and their topics by clicking here.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL MAY 8TH! Registration is $20 per couple and $15 for a single admission (13 and up). It closes May 8th. Walk-in registration may not be available do to the limited space at the facility, so don't wait to register or you may miss out. Click here to register.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM This year's Children's Program has a great theme – F.R.O.G – Fully Rely on God. You can register your child on the Registration Page. Every year, ENOCH decides whether to offer this program and every year we are greeted with families who appreciate this time for their children while parents get into workshops and speak with vendors.

VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are needed to help run the conference. This year especially we need a clean up crew to help get the church back in order for their worship service on Sunday. When you register, please click on the button that says you want to volunteer. You can check out the volunteer positions and times by clicking here. If you missed your chance to choose, contact Gladys Harris at Volunteers@enochnj.org.

I hope you make the effort to join us this year. I look forward to meeting you there. Rich Millward President ENOCH of NJ


A special note to everyone - there will be open vacancies on the Board coming up this year. Some of our Board members will be retiring this year. If you are interested in serving homeschoolers, let us know!


You all know that ENOCH earns money by you sending us box tops, but did you know that you could also help ENOCH earn money by entering contests and shopping on-line? And you're not going to believe how easy it is! Join Boxtops for Education and pick ENOCH as the school that you are going to support. Click BOXTOPS for EDUCATION and then "Sign Up to Support your School." In the lower right hand corner, put in the zip code 07735 and then click "FIND YOUR SCHOOL." Click on ENOCH's name and fill out the simple form! Explore the awesome site, enter some fun contests, let the kids play a game or two, do some online shopping, even print coupons for your next shopping trip with items that have BOXTOPS! Clip the BOXTOPS and send them on in! So far ENOCH has earned over $500. This has helped us greatly and we appreciate anything you could do for us. Send them to:

Deborah O'Brien

c/o ENOCH of NJ
90 Nottingham Drive
Brick, NJ 08724

Remember that every little bit helps support ENOCH!
Thank you again!


Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your shopping to Amazon Smiles. Find Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers (ENOCH) of NJ. A percentage of your shopping is donated to ENOCH!


Join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate! Email the Office for further details office@enochnj.org

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17 Encouraging Messages for Homeschooling Moms

  1. Have fun. This is precious time with your children, and they are learning more than you think they are. ~Kathleen
  2. Homeschooling is a beautiful opportunity to make an even bigger difference in the life of your child. The time you put in really makes an impression. ~Amber
  3. Everyone has stressful days. You are not alone. God gave you a job as teacher and parent. No one will love your kids as you do. You are the best teacher your child will ever have. ~Wen
  4. Don't let the naysayers discourage you. It's not their child, it's yours. ~Jeanette
  5. Consider what others are doing but then go with your gut for your children and your family. ~ Cyndy
  6. Every mother wants the world for her child. Every mother knows her own faults and weaknesses, but remember your strengths most. ~Jodi
  7. Each family is different, try (hard as it might be) not to compare your kids to other kids. Encourage your child's interests. ~Sara
  8. Relax. If it's not working try something else. Fit the schedule to your style. ~Michele
  9. Kids in public school only get 2-3 minutes of personal interaction with their teacher each day. Homeschooling students get far more one-on-one time. You are giving your children a wonderful benefit of individualize attention!
  10. If a lesson is tough then repeat it. Repetition is good. Who says you have to move along? ~Roy
  11. Don't compare your kids to public school kids. Homeschool should look different. ~Lindsey
  12. Remember why you first decided to homeschool. Go back to those first goals to remember how far you've come! ~Heather
  13. Don't panic over bad moments. You have time to correct them. Parents often remember their mistakes much longer than their kids do. ~Doug
  14. Homeschooling allows you to teach your children something that public schools can't: the moral character of a Christ-centered life. It's more important to be morally conscience that to excel academically.
  15. Learning is not about gold stars or good grades. Homeschooling allows you to give your children a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
  16. Don't be discouraged if your child tells you she wants to go to public school to be with her friends. You know what's in your child's best interest, and she will thank you later for sticking to your guns. (I know this from experience!
  17. Faith is believing what you cannot see. Have faith that the time you spend with your children is time you'll cherish for a lifetime.
Dear Lord, I thank you for all the homeschooling parents out there who give their time and energy to homeschooling. I pray that you may encourage them when they feel discouraged. I pray that you may strengthen them when they feel weak. And, Lord, may you be glorified by their efforts.



Cinderella Ball for Homeschooled Teens in NJ

Date: April 21st, 2016
Time: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: The Palace in Blackwood NJ
Ticket cost: $40.00 per person

We also have gowns and tuxedo jackets/vests/ties for attendants to borrow if the need to.

All of the information can be found on the website here: cinderellaball4teens.webs.com.

If you have any questions, you can contact Michelle. Fairy Godmother Michelle, cinderellaball4teens@gmail.com


Classical Conversations

We are opening a new Classical Conversations Community in Marlton, NJ. We are having information meetings this month. For more information, you can contact Barbara Soffer at barbsoffer@comcast.net.


Retired Homeschool Mom/Certified Teacher Will Tutor Your Dyslexic Child

* One-on-one individualized instruction
* Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction using a combination of Writing Road to Reading and Wilson, both O.G. based
* Small, cozy home classroom
* Parent references from other homeschooled children that I tutored
* Over 40 years experience
* Certified in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Orton-Gillingham trained
* One free lesson earned for each new student referred
* Year-round tutoring

Renee Cugliotta 609-284-4703


Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

45 Macculloch Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960

April 2016 Public Programs

Growing in the Garden
A year-round hands-on art program for 3 - 5 year olds and their caregivers and includes a story, walk in the garden, and an art project and meets the first and third Tuesday each month; two session times are available 1:15 - 2 pm and 3:45 to 4:30pm. Pre-registration is required at (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or by email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org. Cost is $8 for child/adult for members and $12 for child/adult for non-members.
Tuesday, April 5 Finding Forsythia
Tuesday, April 19 Countdown to Earth Day

Arbor Day Program for Homeschool Families
Come celebrate Arbor Day at MHHM from 1 to 4 pm. Learn how a tree grows, participate in a scavenger hunt of trees that grow in our garden and create art with New Jersey artist, Linda Howe. $15 fee per family. Pre-registration required at (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or by email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org
Friday, April 29

Boy Scouts - "Architecture: Past and Present"
Boy Scouts working on the Architecture Merit Badge can explore the built environment at 19th century Macculloch Hall and the surrounding neighborhood, Morristown's original Historic District. Activities include a walking tour and building challenges which meet requirements for the Architecture Merit Badge.
Pre-registration required at (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or cwinslow@maccullochhall.org.
Fee: $10 per scout; $5 per adult.
May 2016 dates are also available.
Tuesday, April 12, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 30, 2:30 - 4:30 pm


ICC Forensics Society Tournament--April 15-16

Institute for Cultural Communicators Forensics Society

The Forensics Society of the Institute for Cultural Communicators, ICC, an organization that trains communication skills for students 6-18 years old, is hosting a tournament at Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, NJ on April 15-16. Adults from the community are needed to help evaluate young speakers and encourage them as they endeavor to improve their speaking abilities to better serve their communities. An hour or two is all that is needed to listen to speakers or debaters and complete evaluation forms. No prior training or experience is needed. Evaluator orientation is provided at the tournament. For more information, please click here or contact Kate Wood, k8wood@juno.com. Thank you!


Tables of books for sale 11 am .

9 am tour and open house. More tours can also be arranged- see our website above. Art, Band, instrument lessons, choir, voice lessons, drama with retired former Broadway performer.

Enrichment classes such as Excellence in Writing, science, civics, cooking class, gym, etc

Curriculum Sale
Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Event Description:
Please sign up for our curriculum give away here. Public access begins at 11 am.

We will be Running a Curriculum Give Away and Sale. Our co-op for many years has had a curriculum loan and have accumlulated HUNDREDS of books. Donna Brokaw has graciously held on to these, but needs to simplify. We will be blessing all with these books. Any homeschooler is absolutely welcome to come and take some as well. There is NO cost for these books, although we will have a donation jar. If you yourself have old books from the loan that you are ready to pass along, please bring them back so that we can pass along to others in need.

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July 22-24, 2016

Recharge. Restore. Renew. Simplify.

Spend the weekend as we seek the Lord in a most beautiful place. Join with other ladies as we gather to learn more about living simply, putting God first, and not losing sight of Him in this very loud and distracting world. We will unplug for a bit and connect with each other and the Lord.

I will be speaking about simplifying and not getting overwhelmed by daily life. There will be a wide variety of topics covered regarding living a simple and purposeful life, how to handle burn-out, and clearing physical and mental clutter, all while getting closer to God.

Come and discover the beauty of walking this journey together. We need each other!

There will be times of learning, prayer, worship, fellowship, even some rest. We are also sure to have lots of hugs, laughter, and surprises! Oh, and there is guaranteed to be chocolate wink

More info--->http://www.simplylivingforhim.com/p/blog-page_4.html



ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletter


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May 2016: Monday, April 25th
June 2016: Friday, May 27th

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