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Greetings from the President's desk;

Hello all. As mentioned in our March newsletter, I did not desire to even entertain the thought of not having a conference this year, but unfortunately that is exactly what has occurred. The pre-attendance registrations were extremely low and even after reaching out to you, the homeschool community, there was a vastly minimal increase of registrations causing us to have to make this very big decision. There are many factors involved when planning a BIG event, obtaining a large location, putting a deposit towards event and the final preparations and costs of having the event, etc. So, with all these concerns of fees, penalties and loss of registrants all had to be taken into great account. It was a very difficult decision for the ENOCH Board to make, especially when for the very first time, in 30 years that we have had make the great decision of canceling our big annual conference.

You may not be aware - ENOCH of NJ is a completely voluntary run organization, for the sole purpose of serving the homeschool community of NJ. We have been facing many big challenges and decisions in the last several years. Yet we been trusting God to again continue write the next chapter, and in making the decision on what role ENOCH will play in the future of NJ homeschoolers.

We do know God is always in control! And all things do work out for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes.

In thinking of the needs of the NJ homeschoolers, there are still needs that need to be met. For now, ENOCH of NJ would like to encourage you to attend the CHAP Convention for this year, which is being held in Lancaster PA, on June 2nd to the 3rd. http://chaponline.com/our-convention/

May you all continue to be encouraged by the Lord in your homeschooling endeavors. I now leave you with the eternal words of our Lord Christ Jesus. "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33 NKJV)

We covet your prayers for the continual guidance of our Lord in the future of ENOCH.

May God Bless You Richly!

David A. West







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 Boxtops to:
Deborah O'Brien
c/o ENOCH of NJ
90 Nottingham Drive
Brick, NJ 08724



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All homeschooling families are encouraged to 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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Irena Sendler

A TRUE Story about a World War II Heroine
-- Author unknown

On May 12, 2008, a 98 year old Catholic social worker named Irena Sendler died in Poland. Here is why her story is so important... and TRUE!

During World War II, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive... Being German, Sendler KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews.

She convinced Jewish parents that their children were facing death either in the Ghetto or in concentration camps and offered to rescue them. She smuggled the children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in the homes of Poles, who adopted them, or in orphanages or convents. She smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried, and smuggled larger kids in a Burlap sack.

She also had a dog, in the back of her truck that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered up any noises the children might make.

Irena made lists of the children's names and family connections and hid them in jars in her garden so that someday she could find the children and tell them who they were.

Sendler was eventually discovered, arrested, and tortured (where they broke her arms and legs), and imprisoned by the Nazis. The Polish underground bribed a guard to let her escape and she spent the rest of the war in hiding.

During her time and the course of this rescue mission, she managed to smuggle out and save the lives of Twenty Five Hundred (2500) infants and older kids.

After the war, she tried to locate any of their parents who may have survived it all, and reunite the families. Most of the parents, however, had been eliminated in the famous gas chambers.

Last year Irena was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She lost to Al Gore, who won for a slide show on Global Warming.

------ MORE ------

More: A teacher in a rural Kansas town discovered a short magazine article that claimed that a Polish woman saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 and 1943. He gave the story to four high school students and asked them to check it out. He said he'd never heard of the woman and speculated that the article may have gotten the facts wrong. The students looked into the story and discovered that Irena Sendler was real, her story was accurate. The students in Kansas developed a performance titled Life In a Jarthat tells the story of Irena Sendler. Those performances and the publicity that resulted have thrust the news about Irena Sendler around the world. Irena Sendler was not widely known until a series of events that started in Kansas, U.S.A., in 1999.

Click here to see a website set up in her honor.

In Memory of Irena Sendlerowa



The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired word of God—the final authority for all truth and practice. In other words, it is God’s handbook for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) tells us, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”



We are looking for a person or two who would serve as a liaison for HSLDA and ENOCH in serving the homeschool community and the politicians in Trenton. Liaison should possess knowledge in the legislative process in New Jersey, including how a bill is introduced, the hearing and voting requirements of the N.J. Assembly and Senate, as well as the governor’s final approval. Liaison must also be familiar with the regulatory agencies and law in New Jersey where such agencies or laws could have an impact on home education. These include the Department of Education, the Division of Family Services, and the Child Advocate’s Office. Other responsibilities would include: interfacing with HSLDA regarding legal threats to homeschooling freedoms in New Jersey; communicate to the ENOCH board regarding any local, state, national or international threats to homeschooling freedoms; communicate in writing – clearly outlining any threat to home education along with any recommended actions; communicate orally – to testify at Senate or Assembly hearings, and as needed with regulatory agencies; to recommend to the ENOCH board how and what to communicate to the public, including the press, regarding home education and any bills or laws related to homeschooling in New Jersey. Contact David West at president@enochnj.org.



Summer Animation Classes

June 5th - August 21st

Now is the time to sign up for your choice of summer classes. They are currently all available!

Our newest option of a Recorded Class With Grading, is a great option for those of you who will be on vacation or can't commit to a particular class time. That class option gives your child the flexibility of watching the class anytime during the week but still allowing him/her to get the professional animator feedback on their assignments.

For more information, check out their website below.


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Barnes & Noble

Barns & Nobles would like to reach out to your organization because I work with schools and educators throughout Somerset, Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties. I know you have families in your organization that could benefit from some of the things we offer for our educators. Barnes & Noble can work with home school organizations and teachers the same as we do public school.

For one, your home school teachers are eligible for a 20% free educator discount card. We are also having our educator appreciation week coming next week. You can see more information at http://bit.ly/2lLzuOw . Any non-profit groups are also eligible to apply for a discount card with deferred billing. You can pay with purchase orders and of course get tax exemption as well.

Please let me know if you have questions or would like to talk farther. I hope to hear from you!

Kind regards,

Nicolle Oppenheimer
Community Business Development Manager
Barnes & Noble
319 Routes 202/206
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Store 908-526-7425 Direct Line: 908-526-0814
Cell: 908-892-4211 Fax: 908-526-8798


Bayshore Center

Homeschool Days in Burlington May 3rd and Bivalve May 17

Another option would be to organize your own Education Sail

Annual alternative fundraising opportunity would be "Run for the Schooner" ( April 1st this year. 1st Saturday in April)

Field Trip extension option in Bivalve would be a Bivalve Discovery Tour; a guided tour of the working waterfront, museum and adjacent wetlands walk.

Please take a look at the Summer Camp brochure. Note the age ranges. "Sailor for a Day" camp (Liberty State Park & Cape May) is appropriate for younger students. The unique overnight (M-F) Marine Camp is for older students. This year's camp will be from Liberty State Park to Long Beach Island, Barnegat and concludes with a Family Sail on Friday when the 12 campers get to run the ship and demonstrate their acquired skills to their families.

Feel free to contact the Bayshore Center at Bivalve for more information,

Annemarie van Hemmen

Bayshore Center at Bivalve
2800 High Street
Port Norris, NJ 08349


Brain Chase

Forget those expensive one-week summer camps. Brain Chase will keep your child entertained, excited, challenged and learning for a MUCH LOWER price than you can find anywhere else.

Our 7-week program starts at just $69/student, not counting early-bird pricing. That's less than $10/week! To learn more about our pricing structure, click here.

See you this summer!

Your Brain Chase Team


Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

What is the Annual CGTrader Scholarship?

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic "The future of technology in education".

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and learn. Some technologies have entered the classrooms and auditoriums easier than others - while computers are already given, smartphones are still considered more like a distraction than tool for learning. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market - virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.



Information about the company

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community,learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment.



2017 Clean Tech Competition

Challenge your students to "Create a Greener Future"

Registration is open! Win up to $10,000!

Registration for the 2017 Clean Tech Competition has been open for three weeks and in that time, we have had 60 different teams from eight different nations sign up to take on the challenge to Create a Greener Future! We want students from New Jersey represented in 2017 and you can help by getting the word to the students at Education Network of Christian Home Schoolers (ENOCH) of NJ.

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-university students. This is a prestigious educational opportunity for students across the world that challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences and we want to invite the students of your school to participate in this year's competition! With your position within Education Network of Christian Home Schoolers (ENOCH) of NJ, I am hopeful you will see the merit of this competition and spread the word to your students.

2016 saw the largest competition ever and Clean Tech continues to grow! There were 392 teams from 19 different countries participated with almost 1,000 total students participating. Along with the 19 countries, the final round had four different nations represented and competing for first prize! And at this rate of registration and your help, it will only continue to get bigger! Registration closes on March 24th but don't delay, once 4pmrolls around on March 24, late entrants will not be allowed.

Competition Information

Each year, the Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.

How can your students get involved?

To help bring the Clean Tech Competition to your country and schools, we ask that you share information about this opportunity with students, fellow educators, and parents. Feel free to distribute the following informational documents:

If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into your curriculum, please contact us. We look forward to having participants representing New Jersey schools in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!

Contact Information

Competition Administrator: Mr. Frank DiGiovanni
* Email: cleantech@cstl.org ( Phone: +1-516-764-0045
: Website: www.CleanTechCompetition.org
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Recreational Swim for Homeschooled Students

Swim with an Adult

*All children age 3 and younger, and those not potty-trained, must wear two reusable diapers.

Place: Little Dolphins Swim Academy
424 Vosseller Avenue
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Time: Thursdays 1:30-3pm
Rates: One child $8
Two Siblings $15
Three-Four Siblings $20

To confirm your attendance, please email us at info@swimldsa.com.

Christial Homeschoolers Hosting Evangelistic Beach Outreach

The Challenge Beach Obstacle Course Boardwalk Outreach in Ocean Grove Saturday April 29, 2017 11-5p.m.

Obstacle course is for all ages. Try and win a free t-shirt "THE CHALLENGE"! Our desire is to share the gospel through this challenging course, send the lost home with a gospel tract, a free cookie in their hand and the experience of being loved by all of us believers in Christ! "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35 Let's do it! Time is short!

Board walkers will be offering THE CHALLENGE tract along with your homemade cookies. We will line the entire boardwalk with tables of cookies & offer these very challenging gospel tracts, placed on business cards, with a poignant question "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?" Matthew 16:26 Jesus said - "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6

With a website that shares the gospel in an extremely thorough and awesome way. Spring Training *The course is open for training every Saturday beginning April 1 at the north side of Ocean Grove (surf beach) before Asbury Park from 11-3p.m. "THE CHALLENGE" is our new Christian sports outreach mission for N.J.

* Email thechallengenj@yahoo.com for more info. , sign ups & rain date

Bring your guitars, songs and likeminded believers to help share the love of Jesus!


CLEP Tutoring Studio

My name is Sam Salo, and I run a tutoring studio that specializes in CLEP and college credit tests, video game design, and other subjects. I tutor online and in-person (in select locations). I offer tutoring to both help and augment a student's current classwork, and I also offer tutoring that can serve as a student's class in a particular subject. Below is a broad overview of the topics I teach. I have also included my Facebook page link.


-CLEPs and college credit tests; topics include achieving a degree through testing, taking individual tests, the taking of tests (the art and "science" of how to approach them), and more

-ACT/SAT testing

-Core junior high and high school subjects, including mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, writing, and literature

-Graphic design and photography

-Video game design, including game theory, introductory programming, and introductory mobile game design

Formats of tutoring offered:

-One-on-one sessions

-Groups (classes)

-Supplemental tutoring and teaching for a student's preexisting classes

-Teaching by invitation from a group or school

Notes about curriculums and online tutoring:

-If a student is using a curriculum for a subject, I will use that with my teaching. If a student needs a recommendation for learning materials, I can provide the learning materials and curriculum's.

-For online tutoring, I use Skype (or Google+, FaceTime, or another online whiteboard option). Through web-cams and screen sharing, it is simple, fluid, and fun.

Facebook page and contact information:

-On Facebook: Facebook.com/rlctutoring

-Email: samsalostudios@gmail.com

-Phone: 262.721.8887


-His rates are $20-25/hour, depending on the subjects. I tutor both one-on-one sessions and group sessions, depending on the needs and requests of individual students and families.


Duke Farms

We offer lots of wonderful programs at Duke Farms, which is located on 2,740 acres in Somerset County. It is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state, and the property is rich in ecological, horticultural and agricultural resources. We also offer some unique opportunities for education that I thought you might be interested in as a homeschooling parent.

Not only do we offer free admission six days a week (we're closed on Wednesdays), we have a variety of free site-specific lesson plans online that can be completed while you explore the 18 miles of trails on our property. My motivation for reaching out to you was to share two new series we're offering: Butterfly Gardening for Home Schoolers and Kids Orchid Club. Butterfly Gardening will teach students about life cycles, pollinators, and gardening in a very hands-on setting, while the Orchid Club will meet monthly and will be a hands-on introduction to botany through the beauty and mystique of orchids.

Right now we are also at the peak of nesting season for the pair of bald eagles on our property and you can watch our live cam 24/7! (Although last weekend's storm caused a hiccup - we're hoping to be back online this week!) We've worked with teachers and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation on NJ to develop K-12 lesson plans that teach students math, science, language arts, history and art through the lens of our cam. The plans can be found here.

We also offer about 300 educational programs per year on topics from maple sugaring to birdwatching. Family programs can be found here. I would also love input on additional environment-related classes that the children in your life would be interested in, as we hope to increase our offerings for homeschool families. Feel free to forward this information to your networks and if you have any questions about Duke Farms or ideas for programs, please don't hesitate to reach out! I'd love to hear from you.

Samantha Wolfe

Programs Assistant
Duke Farms Foundation
1112 Dukes Parkway West
Hillsborough NJ 08844
(908) 722-3700
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DU - Summer Competitions

At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world. Please share the message below with the students and parents in your organization to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:

We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!

Spend your summer at Duke's Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting "board member" of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.

Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100

Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team's creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!


Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA)

Home Educators Resource Directory

HELP WANTED - The Home Educators Resource Directory

If you love homeschooling and want to make a difference, this is a perfect opportunity.

HERD is in need of your help with our resource directory. As an independent representative you work for yourself mainly on the computer and phone. There is no upfront fees required to work with HERD and we pay 30% commissions based of educational products and services. We supply full training and guidance. Work your own hours around your family's schedule.

Part time or Full time.

Contact: Mindy Lively mindy@homeEDdirectory.com 602 413 4814


Share your experiences, product reviews, and homeschool knowledge with our community. Submit your product review or article to HERD.

Send to admin@homeEDdirectory.com

Student submissions are welcome if they are related to home education. This is a great way to share student experiences with other home educators.

Thank you,

Mindy Lively

Home Educators Resource Directory
Comprehensive Resources for the Home Educator
(P) 602-413-4814
(F) 866-272-0804

HSN'S Annual Used Curriculum

Save the date for the HSN Curriculum Tea! This annual event is scheduled for Saturday, 4/8/17 from 9:00-11:30 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2730 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville). <

We'll sip tea and nibble breakfast treats while sharing our favorite curriculum with each other. At 10:30, we'll also have the opportunity to join in mini-discussions focusing on early education and Charlotte Mason, homeschooling in the middle school years, and AP/SAT II and other testing for high schoolers.

Whether you have a "go to" resource you've used for years, advice to share about online resources or local classes, or just questions about curriculum you'd like to try, this is a wonderful opportunity for new and veteran homeschoolers alike to learn from each other. It's also a great chance to share information about co-op classes, field trips, and other enrichment opportunities in the nearby community.

Representatives from several organizations providing homeschool courses will also be in attendance to answer your questions and provide information about upcoming programs.

We all have pockets of knowledge that can be invaluable to each other as we develop our homeschooling plans for next year. Let's tap into the well of wisdom in the homeschooling community at this annual event!


This event is open to new and veteran homeschoolers and those considering homeschooling. It's a great opportunity to look at curricular resources currently being used by homeschoolers and to hear recommendations about online and local classes, co-ops, field trips, and more!

www.homeschoolsupport.org, or email us at hsn@homeschoolsupport.org.


Liberty Hall Museum

Liberty Hall Museum is pleased to announce two exciting Home School Days on March 28th and May 1st. In cooperation with Kean Stages at Kean University we are offering two different programs that highlight literature, science, history and art! Both exciting days will get underway at 10:30 with a performance at Wilkins Theatre on the campus of Kean University. After the performance, cross Morris Avenue and enjoy your bagged lunch in Liberty Hall Museum's Carriage House before enjoying an educational program designed especially for Home Schoolers from 12:30 until 2 on the museum grounds. To purchase tickets please call 908-527-0400, please note we have a limited number of tickets available for these events. Complete details are attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Hope to see you there!


Markeim Summer Art Camp

SUMMER ART CAMP is all about creative thinking and problem solving while exploring a variety of art materials and processes. Each day we will be inspired by the various weekly themes and create fun and exciting projects by painting, drawing, building, printmaking, collage, clay and more! A Healthy Snack will be provided and, as long as the weather permits, the children will enjoy outside play and activities.

AM CERAMIC SAMPLER CAMP: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Ages: 6 and up) Each week, unique and fun clay projects are designed to teach different hand building techniques from pinching, to working with coils, soft and leather hard slabs, to using molds and may include beginning pottery skills such as centering on the wheel, and throwing cylinders and bowls. We will explore different methods of surface decoration including texture, sprig molds, underglazes, and sgraffito. There will be new demonstrations, projects and lessons throughout the summer based on student's interests and abilities that also incorporate the weekly theme of Markeim's Art Camp.

PM POTTERY CAMP: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Ages: 8 and up)

Students learn the fundamentals of working on the potter's wheel in a real ceramic studio. Students will learn and practice wedging, centering, opening up and pulling walls of wheel thrown forms. They will progress through the trimming and glazing process to complete their projects.



Museum of Mathematics

Whether you're a Trekkie or a music-lover, a reader, a gamer, or a closet composer, MoMath has something for you. This spring, we've reached across the big pond to bring presenters who will share the math embedded in one of the most popular science fiction shows ever, expose the tremendous role math has played in human history, and even use math to ponder the limits of scientific exploration. Plus we'll be playing games, discussing books, and singing songs, all with a mathematical bent. Join the MoMath community and join the fun!
Wed, May 3 Math Encounters: "Vital Math: How mathematicians changed the world" with Chris Budd
Fri, May 5 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Boxes of Troxes" with Jonathan Bobrow
Sun, May 7 Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
Thurs, May 18 Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh
Wed, May 24 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Secret Coders and Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang
Thurs, June 1 Last day to register for MOVES 2017, The Magic of Math
Wed, June 7 Math Encounters: "The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?" with Marcus du Sautoy
Thurs, June 8 Math Unearthed: Uncovering the classroom math behind MoMath's exhibits (PD session for teachers)
Thurs, June 8 Free Play: A FREE afternoon at MoMath with extended Museum hours
Weekends MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations sessions, available upon request

MoMath enthusiast,

Star Trek featured many futuristic ideas: warp drives, transporters, and travel to strange new worlds, all of which have been discussed in great detail by experts and nerds alike. But what about the math of Star Trek? After all, there's no such thing as Math Fiction… In fact, Star Trek featured many interesting mathematical ideas, including a paradox that upset both 20th century mathematicians and 23rd century androids; the mathematics of alien biology; and the most important question of all — when on a dangerous away mission, does the color of your shirt really affect your chances of survival? Don't worry, there won't be any lens flares as mathematician/Star Trek fan James Grime beams to MoMath to share the Math of Khan.

Special introduction by Connor Trinneer, "Commander 'Trip' Tucker" of Star Trek: Enterprise.

MoMath is pleased to offer two sessions of the upcoming Math Encounters presentation. The first will begin promptly at 4:00 pm, with light refreshments served afterward. The second will begin promptly at 7:00 pm, with light refreshments served beforehand, at 6:30 pm. Both presentations will be held at MoMath, which is located at 11 E 26th Street in Manhattan.

Note that if you are waitlisted, you will not be admitted to the seating area until all registered participants have been accommodated.

Register for the 4:00 pm presentation

Register for the 7:00 pm presentation

To learn more about Math Encounters, visit mathencounters.org.


National Museum of Mathematics

Support MoMath at momath.org/contribute
(212) 542-0566
11 East 26th Street
New York, 10010
United States


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

I would like to extend an invitation to the homeschools of New Jersey for our Concerts for Young People: 'Let's Dance!' Concert on Thursday, May 25 at the Newark NJPAC. This concert is designed for students K-6.

We have two showings at 9:45 AM and at 11:30 AM. Both concerts run for approximately 40 minutes.

Tickets are only $8 per child/adult.

You can find more information for the concert or reserve tickets by visiting this web page. 


Once tickets are reserved, we send all teachers/parents a copy of our Teacher's Resource Book which contains pre- and post-concert activities that are tailored to the concert and can help provide a baseline for lesson plans. You can view an electronic copy of the book by visiting this webpage. 


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any ticket reservation inquiries or general questions at education@njsymphony.org or on my direct line at (973) 735-1733.

And if you could kindly circulate this information to the homeschools in your network, we'd greatly appreciate it. We would love to have them join us on this special day!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

With kind regards,

Monika S.


Summer Soccer Teams - Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

Runs from Mid-June - Mid-July

FC Europa was formed to give youth soccer players professional coaches and trainers, with a defined curriculum to help foster your child's soccer development. Our mission - through supportive coaching and programs, will help your child on and off the field with greater self-confidence.

Each of our teams will be professionally trained and coached. We also offer specialized trainers to work with goalies, along with trainers to work on conditioning and speed and agility.

We will be training and playing at our locations in Middlesex and Monmouth counties. Our teams will be competing in EDP under US Club Soccer.

We offer the most affordable program with more training, tournaments and league play than other clubs do. Financial assistance is available for families that may need it so that cost will not be a factor in your child's development.

FC Europa will offer your child top level training and development as we strive to be the premier club for your child. As our motto states: Accountability-Dedication-Excellence, and we will pass this is on to your child.

As for their brochure at http://www.fcesa.com/

I can forward to you if interested.


Piano & Vocal Instruction

Jayne Irvine is a vocal and piano instructor working out of her studio in Brick, NJ.

She has a Master of Arts from the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York with an emphasis in vocal and choral pedagogy and has been teaching privately for five years in NYC and NJ. She works with students from age 6 and onward in learning music. She currently offers in-home and in-studio piano, voice, and group voice lessons. She primarily teaches private lessons, but also offers vocal and choral pedagogy classes, workshops, and master classes.

The first lesson is always Free! If you want to know if she is the right fit for you, book a Complimentary lesson at: info@jaynesmusicstudio.com

To learn more about Jayne, including testimonials, teaching style, and background, visit:


Jayne's Music Studio- Fostering a life-long love of music

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Pillar College

Attain a NJ State High School Diploma Earn up to 30 College Credits at the same time

The DEED (Dual Enrollment Education) program allows high school and home school students (usually juniors and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation in a safe and caring college environment. The DEED Program helps students save both time and money. Complete the requirements for a NJ State High School Diploma while simultaneously earning up to 30 college credits.


DEED Program is a Pillar College's program for high school or home schooled students to take up to 10 accredited college courses that meet the NJ State high school completion requirements, while earning transferable credits toward an Associate or Bachelor degree.

Why Pillar College?

The Unique Benefits and Features of our DEED Program

Call: 1-973- 803-5000 ext.1040 | E-mail: DEEDprogram@pillar.edu / www.pillar.edu

Pillar College 60 Park Place, Suite 701, Newark, NJ 07102


Princeton Art Museum


Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection

February 4, 2017 - July 2, 2017

The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century BC

March 4, 2017 - June 11, 2017


Trivium Academy of New Jersey

Grades 3-8

The Trivium Academy second semester science days will run 6 times from February-May. Each science lab will be two hours in duration from 10-12, to include the lesson, lab, and assessment. Each day is an all inclusive science unit, independent from the other five science days. They will be taught by two science educators, aided by a classroom teacher, in lieu of the regularly scheduled classes, and open to home schoolers.

All classes offered from 10-12:00 on scheduled Thursday mornings:

March 2nd, 16th

April 6th

May 4th, 18th

Cost for Home school students:

Package - All 6 sessions for $250

Individual sessions - $50 each

Credit: One final grade will be given at the end of all 6 classes with final assessment.


Please email the headmaster with the following information to reserve your spot: Name, grade level, complete package or dates desired - bseaman@triviumacademynj.org

Trivium Academy of NJ - 229 Cowperthwaite, Westfield NJ - 908-756-0556


The Original Music School

You're invited to our next summer camp information night on Monday, April 3rd at 7PM at our music school in Morristown.

Since we have a one-of-a-kind summer camp, we get lots of questions from curious parents. Questions like:

During this free session, I'll answer all of these questions and more, and you'll save 15% on any camp by signing up that night!

Please RSVP to let me know you're coming, and feel free to email me your questions beforehand so I can be sure I answer them.

Tutoring For Dyslexic Child/Children

A Retired homeschool mom will tutor your dyslexic child in reading and spelling. She is Orton-Gillingham certified. She has over thirty years experience. Contact Renee Cugliotta for additional information at 609-284-4703.


Volt Fitness Personal Training

At Volt Fitness in Glen Rock, we run a personal training business and rent space out. Our goals are to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle by staying active and making smart nutritional choices.

"Activities Include - Group trainings and circuit trainings. Kickboxing/boxing and sport specific trainings. We incorporate all my styles to create a great program that anyone can participate in, even for first timers.

"Age groups". Children starting from age 4-17 and from 17-90 years old.

"Hours" Hours would be depending on whether there was an agreement on a class time and day. I would personally set time aside to conduct training sessions.

"Cost" It would make it into a program. An 8 week program, twice a week and would cost $200. This will last the full 8 weeks and will consist of 18 trainings which is a great price.

As mentioned above the studio is called Volt Fitness and the address is, 566 S Broad St, Glen Rock, NJ 07452. Our goal is to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle by staying active and making smart nutritional choices.

So, for anyone interested in starting one or several programs you may call and create a program for a homeschool group to participate in this opportunity.



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