ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter
From the President’s Desk
Our 22nd Annual Convention is May
18-19, 2012! Register Today!
JUST A REMINDER THAT EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS APRIL
AFTER THAT DATE THE COST GOES UP!
This month there is a lot going on at ENOCH and I would like to give
you a perspective of ENOCH that many of you may not know. I
remember writing something similar a few years ago and many folks
responded that they had no idea. Because we have many new homeschoolers
joining us, I felt the need to share the facts again.
ENOCH is a non-profit organization and as such, we:
- Are not paid nor do we have any paid staff members. This
is run completely by volunteers.
- ENOCH does not have an office somewhere. All of the
things within their own homes. Much of the day-to-day operations are
run from my home.
- All calls to the office and emails directed to the office
by volunteers. We try to answer people’s questions and give them some
direction. That type of phone call could last between10 minutes and up
to 45 minutes.
- ENOCH does not have any income for the organization outside
convention at this time. So, if the convention fails, ENOCH is forced
to make cutbacks on running the organization.
- ENOCH spends over $58,000 a year for the annual homeschool
just the Expo Center and decorator costs us approximately
$45,000. As costs go up, ENOCH tries to keep the costs down.
Even with rising prices, we have not raised the registration fees for
over five years. Exhibitors pay a registration fee to show at the
convention. If they have a bad year, they usually don’t return.
- Setting up the website, organizing the volunteers and used
sale are all done by the convention staff who give up their time to put
it all together.
You see my point. Without you, the homeschooling families of New
Jersey, we cannot function. We need you to help us. A small handful of
people cannot do it alone. Nor do I want them to.
Recently my wife shared with me some feelings concerning
People say they want a teen track but very few teens register for it;
people want a Children’s Program but state how expensive it is; people
want to see certain vendors at the convention, but unless there are
attendees, the vendors don’t come. I know she’s right. I know
some of the volunteers are tired. I know this convention takes a huge
chunk out of our lives, (did you know that we are already working on
next year's convention?). But I also know there are families
and individuals that need this convention. There are parents looking
for help for their child. There are teens looking for direction.
Children have special needs that many don't seem to understand. That's
what ENOCH is all about.
I look back at what NJ went through this past year with the homeschool
bills that were introduced. We gave you updates and told you
was needed and you re-acted accordingly. NJ homeschoolers
united together to fight the cause against government control, and we
need you to be united with us again.
On a daily basis, our Facebook page is updated with things that we hope
help, bless, and encourage you. But this too takes time from
someone’s schedule to put the word out there.
I think you get my drift. ENOCH is here for you, but we cannot do it
I want to ask you to do one thing for me: Pray that God will be
magnified. If we miss or forget to do all for the glory of God, then we
have missed the boat and it’s time to walk away.
Thank you for listening and allowing me to share my thoughts.
God bless you all,
Encouraging Words For
Homeschoolers Across The Nation
Why Attend a
Over the years, I have had several moms ask why I think it is important
to attend a Homeschool Convention every year.
there are several reasons. Homeschool Conventions are designed to help
refresh the homeschooling parent, educate the parent, encourage the
parent, support the parent, and advise the parent. There are more ideas
behind the homeschool convention too. Keeping parents up to
on state regulations, informing parents to new options, helping parents
find local support, and more.
I enjoy going to homeschool convention to gain new insight and ideas to
help keep our homeschool interesting and lively.
love being able to see the new curriculum and even older items out
there, look through and pray about it. I like to be able to
to the publishers at their booth.
Getting to know other
homeschooling parents who understand the same struggle and triumphs
that I go through. Being able to visit with real moms, who
what other homeschool mothers go through, because they are living it
too, is such an encouragement.
I also, now that I have been
homeschooling for several years, often find that I am seasoned enough
to offer a bit of advice, support and encouragement.
is not easy. It isn’t a short term thing for many.
keep you up at night, it will be tough. You will laugh, you
cry, and you may even yell and stomp.
Going to a homeschool
convention will help you understand that the struggles you are going
through, are almost always someone else’s struggle. You are
alone, and there is almost always someone there who can offer
a hug, advice, support, encouragement, and above all a prayer.
I have met some of my biggest encouragers at homeschool conventions.
was a time nearly six years ago, I was attending our area
homeschool convention with our just turn three week old
He cried through EVERY SINGLE workshop I attended and I left most of
them. He cried ALL THE TIME for the first two months of his
During the very last session of that convention, he was again
screaming, I got up to yet again leave, near tears, as I had struggled
through homeschool that year. I needed a bit of encouragement
support. I was ready to quit homeschooling at this time, as
oldest wasn’t reading, we couldn’t read his writing, math was hard, and
I was failing as a homeschool mom. The speaker had
me leave numerous workshops and asked me to stay. I don’t
remember what that session was supposed to be about, but a group of
about 30 women circled around me, prayed for me, and offered support,
encouragement and advice to help get through the next year.
speaker and I are now friends and chat.
That is why we should
all attend homeschool conventions. We may get some support at
local groups and meetings, but honestly, it can be like never changing
your meal plan. Especially if you live in a smaller community, or have
children with special needs.
22nd Annual Homeschool Convention - Bring the Whole Family!
This year, more than ever, the Homeschool Convention has something for
& Dads – attend workshops and listen to speakers who go through
same things you do: the ups and downs, the joys and struggles, etc.
of Struggling Learners – There are several speakers who have expertise
in dealing with problems of struggling learners. Their goal
equip you with practical tools you can use at home.
Teens – This year check out the workshops relating to: high school,
what happens after high school – college or military; preparing your
teen for the future, and so on.
Parents of Young Children –
Topics for parents of pre-schoolers are: How do you handle teaching a
pre-schooler with older ones in the home?; The spiritual training of
young children; Giving your children spiritual convictions, and more.
– On Saturday, there is an all-day program for teens. “How
Evolutionized are You?” presented by Mike Snavely of Mission Imperative
is an interactive program that will challenge your teens with their
theology. Mike will take your teens on an adventure of a
lifetime. Ages 13-17. Check out the video
to see more.
Ages 5-12 – Children’s Program presented by The Knightlights. The theme
this year is: “Idols of the Heart” relating Bible stories and Christian
biographies. They will interact with your children and will give them
something that will stay with them for many years to come. There is a
total of 7 sessions and new this year, a special pricing.
everyone – There are 37 workshops on topics for new homeschoolers,
veteran homeschoolers, large families, average families, families with
young children, parents with middle grades children and parents with
teens. There will be practical advice, spiritual direction,
encouragement and renewed conviction. In addition to
there will be a full Exhibit Hall with 90+ Exhibitors, a Used
Curriculum Sale and a chance to informally network with other
We are offering a gift to every family who
attends – A free virtual CD! You will receive a code to download the
$250+ free curriculum and coupons.
All convention news and details are available at www.enochnj.org
Register by Apr. 15 to save money!
DEPENDING ON YOU!
date of the annual ENOCH Convention is fast approaching (May
18-19)! In order to have the convention run smoothly, over
volunteers are enlisted every year. For those of you who have
already volunteered, we are very grateful. Your response has
overwhelming! We currently have 42% of our volunteer
There are many needs available for you to
fill. We have needs for the following positions for both
- Ask Me! Ushers
- CD Sales
- Used Curriculum
- Used Curriculum Cashiers
- Workshop Monitors
Please consider helping your statewide homeschool community by
volunteering at the convention. To volunteer, register
for the convention and
then follow this link to volunteer
Questions? Email Elaine Gardner at email@example.com
A WORD FROM OUR GUEST
DON'T MISS THEM AT OUR ANNUAL ENOCH HOMESCHOOL
CONVENTION MAY 18-19, 2012!
welcome here…by Tracy Klicka
started reading a really good book a few months ago, which touches on
the theme of prayer—how we consider prayer, how we approach God in
prayer, how we live a transformed life of prayer. It’s called A Praying Life
by Paul Miller. Here a few thoughts from the book which have challenged
me once again to be even more real with my heavenly Father:
Jesus opens His arms to his needy children and says, “Come to Me, all who are weary
and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
criteria for coming to Jesus is weariness…What does it feel like to be
weary? You have trouble concentrating. The problems of the day are like
claws in your brain. You feel pummeled by life. What does heavy-laden
feel like? Same thing. You have so many problems you don’t even know
where to start…Jesus wants you to come to Him that way!
try to get the prayer right; just tell God where you are and what’s on
your mind. That’s what little children do. They come as they are, runny
noses and all. Like the disciples, they just say what is on their minds…
is it so important to come to God just as you are? If you don’t, then
you are artificial and unreal, like the Pharisees. Rarely did they tell
Jesus directly what they were thinking. Jesus accused them of being
hypocrites, of being masked actors with two faces…
The only way
to come to God is by taking off any spiritual mask. The real you has to
meet the real God. He is a person…Come overwhelmed with life. Come with
a wandering mind. Come messy.
Messy? God wants me to come messy?
I confess I don’t like doing messy. I all too often want to come to God
like a neatly-wrapped package, as if I were a present to Him! Besides
not being a neatly-wrapped present, I’m like a present that’s broken
before it’s taken out of the box, like a blender that won’t blend, and
which should be returned to the store! I am constantly in need of God’s
work of grace to fix me, put me back together again, and make something
beautiful of my life.
Sometimes I forget that this is exactly
how God wants me to come—needy, broken, empty-handed, and eager to
receive His forgiveness, grace, and power.
I came to know the
Lord Jesus as my Savior in just the way Miller recommends…empty-handed
and pouring out my heart to Him like a little child. As a young person
my life had been pretty messed up; there was brokenness everywhere. I
don’t recall ever being able to run to my earthly father for comfort, a
gentle word, or patient help. How incredibly alone and broken I felt!
I entered my teen years, I became even more aware of how broken I was.
I was desperate for God’s healing, forgiveness, love and help. He heard
my cry for help, redeemed my life from the pit, and crowned me with
“O LORD my God,
I cried to You for help, and You healed me. O LORD, You have brought up
my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to
the pit. Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, and give thanks
to His holy name.”
Coming as Little Children
how imperfectly our earthly fathers reflected the father-heart of God,
our heavenly Father always wants us to come like little children, on
whom He wants to lavish His abundant, transforming love.
needs nothing from us; rather, He is an overflowing fountain of life to
all who would come to Him through Jesus Christ. All the giving is done
by Him, and all the receiving is done by us! Oh, how good He is to
welcome us this way, with all our mess, all our doubt, and all our
temptations to cling to the world’s trinkets when He’s offering us gold.
may doubt sometimes that He really hears me. I might not like the fact
that my prayers seem to meet at times (well, okay…OFTEN) with His
silence. Yet I’m thankful that I can come as a child to my Father. The
reality is He does hear His children when they cry to Him. We can trust
Him to give us what is best for He alone truly knows what is best for
us, and in His perfect wisdom and love will withhold no good thing from
If you are His child, it is my hope that you will
have this confidence. However messy your life is, however broken,
depleted, or tired you are, come. Come and pour out your heart to God.
He is ready to hear your cries for help and answer you.
me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make
me know the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.” ~Psalm 143:8
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by phone or email: Get direct
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Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions
you find resources for teaching your children:
(including preparing for college or career paths)
(special needs/gifted and talented)
homeschool freedom for all families by promoting
homeschooling nationwide, as well as by
working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly
and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels.
the cause: Although
homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls
from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or
against by school officials, social workers, employers, colleges, armed
services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. The
nature of homeschooling defies the educational elite’s ideal of
uniform indoctrination—making parental choice in education a target for
elimination. By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families
their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve
freedom for tomorrow.
ENOCH's Discount Number to save on your HSLDA Membership by contacting
ENOCH via the Office Email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
more information visit the HSLDA website: www.hslda.org
OTHER EVENTS AND
IT'S USED CURRICULUM SALE TIME AGAIN......
Sale: Tailgate Style!
Join us for the Sovereign Grace
Used Curriculum Sale: Tailgate Style!
Used homeschool materials, including books, DVDs, VCR tapes, academic
games, anything related to education. Sell what you don’t
anymore, shop for next year, or both!
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9am-1pm
*Rain date: Saturday,
May 5, 2012
Where: Sovereign Grace Church parking lot, 111 Greentree Rd. Marlton, NJ
set-up from 8am-8:45am in the church parking lot. You are welcome to
use the trunk/back of your vehicle and/or your own table.
Sellers: Contact Ellen MacMichael (email@example.com
to sign up
* Please, no yard sale
items, but those used for educational purposes!
County Christian Homeschoolers Used Curriculum Sale
County Christian Homeschoolers is planning a used curriculum sale
Friday, April 20, 4;00-8:00pm at Central Hunterdon Baptist Church in
Flemington, NJ (325 Route 31). Curricula and educational
materials of all levels will be available. Don't miss the FREE
HCCH teen Service Club will have baked goods available for
Come see what you can find, before you attend the homeschool
conventions! Limited table space is available for
If you would like to sell, or just want further information, please
contact Hannah Mabie at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kristin Urmston at email@example.com
USED CURRICULUM SALE
Who.......Anyone interested in buying or selling homeschool related
What......CHEG.... HOMESCHOOL USED CURRICULUM SALE.
Where....Grace Tabernacle Church, 4041 Squankum-Allenwood Rd.,
Allenwood (Wall), NJ 08720
When.....Thursday, May 3, 2012 7pm -9pm (set-up 5:30)
How.........Register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Include name, phone number and number of tables needed.
There is no cost for a table. Unless otherwise indicated each
registered person will be assigned one 8 ft table.
Any questions? Contact Lisa-Jean Sodano via e-mail at email@example.com
Please do not contact
Grace Tabernacle Church.
curriculum sale is a service to fellow homeschoolers. Sellers
limited to homeschoolers only but anyone is welcome to come and
purchase! Tell your friends! The items which can be
must be education-related (i.e. curriculum / books/video and audio
tapes / cd's / dvd's / games / legos/kinex, etc). As well as any crafts
made by children are welcome to be sold. Please, NO yard sale items.
Annual Used Curriculum Sale
is that time of year!!! Spread the word!!! Gather all the books,
videos, magazines, readers, educational resources, and curriculum that
you are no longer using. Come join us for HSN’s Annual Used
Curriculum sale on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 2-5pm.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 US
Additional details can be found at www.homeschoolsupport.org
(click on the public
calendar, then go to May 5th and click on HSN Annual Curriculum Sale
for more information)
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
County Christian Home Schoolers Association Used Curriculum Sale
Friday, June 1st 2012 9:00am – 1:00pm
Bethel Christian Center
1583 Blackwood-Clementon Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
SEMINAR AFTER THE END OF THE CURRICULUM SALE! BRING A FRIEND
SHARE THE BLESSING OF KAREN DEBEUS, FROM OLD SCHOOLHOUSE
AND 2012 FEATURED SPEAKER FROM ENOCH PRESENTING: “SIMPLIFYING
HOMESHOOL-LETTING GOD LEAD YOUR HOMESCHOOL”
Seller tables are available on a first-come basis. Sorry, no refunds-no
Please make checks payable to GCCHSA
and mail to:
c/o Dana Insley, P. O. Box 411, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Questions? Please email Dana at I_am_His_child@hotmail.com
or visit our website www.gcchsa.org
Homeschool – Letting God Lead Your Homeschool”
on Matthew 6:33, we will discuss why seeking first His righteousness
will ensure our homeschool success. Writing out goals for homeschool, a
family mission statement, and a verse to cling to for your family are
part of this process. I believe that if God called you to homeschool,
He wants to lead your homeschool! In this workshop Karen will
help you get a handle on your homeschool, by simplifying getting rid of
the clutter that can physically and mentally disrupt our homeschool.
More importantly, getting rid of anything that distracts us from
putting God first which can hinder our efforts in our homeschools. God
must be our first priority! Simplifying homeschool is about keeping our
focus on God and why we chose to homeschool in the first place.
Learning how to get rid of distractions whether they be physical,
mental, or spiritual, and prioritize our homeschools so that we can
glorify God in all that we do!”
Co-op in Northwest Jersey
A new home school co-op is coming to the Northwest Jersey area!
Learning Connection Home School support group would like to announce
their academic/enrichment co-op that will be starting in Hackettstown
for the fall of 2012. This one day a week co-op will be held
Thursdays starting at 10:30 AM.
The support group was started in
2010 and has been in prayer over starting a co-op for the home school
community. The Learning Connection is a Christ-centered home
school support group ministering to families in Northwest
We are here to encourage you on this journey of homeschooling through
many facets. Some of the variety of family activities that
can take part in are as follows but not limited to.
- Mom's Night Out
- Family Nights Field Trips
- Field Trips
- Holiday Parties
- Geography/Science fairs
- standardized testing
- graduation events for all ages
- and much, much more
mission of the TLC co-op is to support and assist parents in the
training of their children by providing classes to supplement and
enrich their education in a class environment.
Because this is a
cooperative effort, there will be a pooling of our resources and
skills. Everyone must contribute so that this co-op can be a success,
whether it is to teach, assist, hall monitor, nursery, etc. One parent
must be present every hour that their children are attending classes.
This is a non-profit ministry cooperative by families to families.
Prices of classes are determined by the costs of supplies alone.
Teachers will be giving of their time. Please
Although we offer pre-school classes, all TLC co-op families
must have at least one school age child participating in the classes
who must be at least five years old by October 30th.
You can visit our website at www.mytlcnj.com
information and see if this group is for your family. Please stay tuned
for more information to come.
For questions, please contact the group at www.mytlcnj.com
Available: Westerly Learning Center
Available: Westerly Learning Center is seeking to hire an art teacher
for the 2012-2013 academic year. The individual must be a committed
Christian, have a college degree in visual art (art education,
preferred) and have experience working with children. If you are
interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to
Kim Torquato, Director WLC at email@example.com
or call 609-683-1430.
Judges needed: The
Westerly Learning Center
needed: The Westerly Learning Center debate club will be participating
in NCFCA regional finals on April 11-14. They are in desperate need of
community judges. If you are interested in participating as a judge but
have no prior experience, you can still volunteer. New judges will be
trained the day of the debates. For more information, please contact
Ann Wild at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 908-874-6657.
Counseling 101: Westerly Learning Center
School Counseling 101: Thinking about homeschooling your student
through high school? Does it seem like a daunting task? Jeanette Webb,
of Aiming Higher Consultants will be conducting a workshop at
Westerly Learning Center on June 1st, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, about
how to successfully homeschool your student through high school.
- Evaluating the quality of high school classes
- Assessing which standardized tests your student needs
- Looking at extracurricular activities realistically
- Mapping out a four-year plan for high school that includes
tests and classes
- Breaking down the four-year plan into yearly action steps
and monthly to-do lists
- Getting inside the mind of a college admissions officer so
you will know how to plan
cost for the workshop is $100/family. If you are interested in
participating, please contact Kim Torquato, Director, WLC by April 20th
or call 609-683-1430.
Open House for
Homeschoolers: Westerly Learning Center
House for Homeschoolers: Westerly Learning Center will be hosting an
Open House on Saturday, April 28th, from 9:30 am – 12:00 PM. The agenda
for the morning includes opening remarks at 9:30 am followed by a panel
discussion, “The Journey
Towards Successful Homeschooling
Our panel will be comprised of several homeschooled students who will
share their personal success stories. Come meet our teachers and
students and learn about our programs. Student projects will be on
display and refreshments will be served. For further information,
please contact Kim Torquato, Director of WLC at email@example.com
or call 609-683-1430.
Educational Services: Montessori Elementary Homeschooling and Tutoring
name is Suzanne Marie Amato. I am an experienced, Montessori Elementary
and NJ State certified teacher. Thoughout my years
teaching in both public and private schools, I realized the need for
better alternatives to institutional education.
spending three summers in intensive Montessori Elementary training, and
sitting through many educational psychology classes, I realized
something was missing in the translation from teacher-training to
actual implementation in the classroom.
educator, I soon realized I could not promote change from within, so I
decided to create my own program. Having spent many years
children of all ages, I realized what homeschoolers already
You must, first and foremost, know the child. Their
interests, and individual potential are the foundation for the
intellectual, emotional and physical health of our children. The bond
that parents have with their children is their greatest asset.
establishing a solid relationship based on mutual respect with the
student, the foundation for learning is set. I can then share
love of learning and critical thinking.
I specialize in:
- teaching critical thinking skills using Socratic reasoning
- moving from the concrete to abstract in mathematical
- emphasizing cross-curricular connections
- Discovery-based learning
you are seeking a curriculum and don’t know where to begin, I have a
full Montessori elementary curriculum including lessons and materials
for: K-8 Math, Geometry, History, Geography, Science, and K-12 Language
Arts: including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, literary analysis and
Through many years of research and training, I
have also created my own Literature and Writing program based on
higher-level, meta-cognitive comprehension strategies and the 6 Traits
of Writing. Also available are Language SAT prep, preparation for state
testing and high school entrance exams. Affordable private and group
lessons are available in Bergen County thoughout the year. Email Lv2reed@aol.com
call 201-439-0601 for more information.
PASSION PLAY, “HE
IS ALIVE!” AT FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CENTER-TICKETS ARE STILL
Fountain of Life Center, 2035 Columbus Rd., Florence Twp., will present
live performances on stage of its annual Easter Passion Play, “He Is
Alive!” starting Saturday, March 24th. “He Is
the story of the most compelling drama in the Bible. Come
in the joy of celebration as Christ enters Jerusalem! See the
betrayal by Judas! Witness the crucifixion at
Golgotha! Experience the glory and wonder of His
resurrection in a visually stunning finale! Over 200 volunteers
participate to make this a spectacular event not to be missed!
Fourteen live performances of “He Is Alive!” will be held on the
& 7:00 PM
& 7:00 PM
& 7:00 PM
& 7:30 PM
& 7:00 PM
more information about tickets($1.00-$10.00 each) and captivating
photos of this
magnificent play depicting the final week of Jesus’ life on earth visit
the Fountain of Life Center website: www.flcnj.org
The FAITH Center
For The Arts Spring Musical
The FAITH Center for the Arts announces its spring musical, Into the Woods, Jr
with performances at Grace the Church on the Mount on Route 46 in
Netcong, Roxbury Township, NJ on Friday, April 20 (evening) and
Saturday, April 21 (matinee and evening). This
one act musical is being directed by FAITH Center drama teachers
Jennifer O’Leary and Reena Kirspel and features the God-given talents
of over two dozen FAITH Center students. The FAITH Center,
founded almost 20 years ago by Bill and Lori Briggs, offers
homeschooled students of all ages professional instruction in the arts
with a focus on exploring and developing talents to glorify God.
Tickets for Into the
. will be available through the FAITH Center’s
FAITH Center For The Arts Fine Arts Program for Homeschoolers
with a large homeschooling family, it’s difficult to create a full band
or orchestra on your own. It’s challenging to gather enough
vocalists to create your own high school choir. While you may
happy to provide your students with lots of art supplies to spark
creativity, you may feel unqualified to teach drawing or may not have
access to a kiln for trying pottery. Maybe your student has a
passion for the guitar but your forte is the flute. Perhaps
prefer that your elementary age daughter learns to dance from a
Christian professional who uses music with worshipful lyrics and
chooses recital outfits that are appropriately modest. Maybe
would like to find one affordable alternative to making multiple trips
on various days to seek out opportunities for your children to attend
music, art, dance, and drama classes. Whatever your reason
seeking professional instruction in the arts from a Christian
perspective, the FAITH Center, where the focus is on exploring and
developing talents in the arts to glorify God, may be your answer to
While certain endeavors are very doable on your
own, others are more difficult. For almost 20
FAITH Center for the Arts has helped bridge that gap and provided
hundreds of homeschooling families with high quality professional
instruction in the arts for students of all ages. With almost
courses offered at their Randolph location, there truly is something
for everyone. Instrumental music, vocal music, drama, dance,
all types of art, including computer art, are available at tuition
rates that reflect an understanding of the financial challenges facing
homeschooling families. The FAITH Center currently offers programs in
Randolph in Morris County and Sparta in Sussex County. Tours
currently being scheduled for families interested in enrollment for the
2012-2013 school year. Visit our website at www.faith-center.com
or call us at 973-252-5043 to schedule a time to observe our program.
your students on the adventure of a lifetime - an outdoor expedition
into the age of dinosaurs featuring over 30 life-sized,
state-of-the-art animatronic dinosaurs. Set in the Meadowlands against
the backdrop of a prehistoric rock formation, Field
is the Northeast's most unique destination
Coming May 14th
Field Station: Dinosaurs
is a world-class family attraction that combines cutting-edge science
with the creative minds of great artists and teachers to create a
one-of-kind experience that's thrilling, educational and fun. Thanks to
the brilliant engineering of the world's leading roboticists and the
imagination of our artists, we will have over thirty life-sized,
realistic dinosaurs come to life. It will be an extraordinary and fun
learning opportunity for your students
- Class Trips
programs, games, and workshops designed in collaboration with The New
Jersey State Museum. Field Station: Dinosaurs is aligned with New
Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science Practices, Life
Science, and Earth Systems Science.
- Ticket Prices: 20 – 49
tickets: $15.75 each. 50+ Tickets: $15 each. Hudson County Schools $14
each with a $5 handling fee. With every 20 student tickets purchased,
groups may have one complimentary teacher / chaperone ticket.
Lunches are available for student groups when ordered at least 48 hours
in advance. Lunches are $8 per guest. A variety of drinks are also
available for purchase on site.
- School Bus
Buses will unload students in a designated area near the entrance gates
of the Field Station. Buses may not unload passengers until greeted by
Field Station staff. Buses will then be directed to park in the FSD Lot
located east of the Field Station off of New County Road.
- This is an outdoor exhibition; please be prepared for all
types of weather.
a minimum of 2 hours at the Field Station – this includes walking
through the park and participation in the game or workshop. If you
choose to eat lunch at the Field Station this will add time to your
- To make
Students must be accompanied by a minimum of one adult for every ten
every 20 student tickets purchased, groups may have one complimentary
teacher / chaperone ticket. Additional chaperone tickets may be
purchased at the same group rate extended to students.
Field Station accepts school district purchase orders (for
reservations), Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and
business checks. Cash is accepted in person only. Reservations require
a 50% deposit paid within two weeks of your order date to secure your
reservation. Payment in full must be received four weeks prior to your
Field Station visit. Save time by paying in advance. Additional tickets
may be purchased for your group on the day of your visit and may be
paid for at the Box Office.
Cancellations and Refunds
for field trips canceled before your scheduled trip will be forfeited
or may be credited toward a trip scheduled within one calendar year of
the original order.
Tickets are non-refundable. Please call the
Group Sales hotline at 973.748.4317 at least 72 hours before your trip
to notify us of a change in plans. Date changes are based on
Field Station: Dinosaurs does not guarantee
admission to school groups without a reservation. Schools may be turned
away if field trip dates are changed without prior approval.
Schedule your workshop
when you reserve your tickets:
- RAPTOR FEUD:
Top 8 answers on the board – name a game that’s fast-paced, educational
and fun. Show me “Raptor Feud”! Played just like the famous game show,
the Feud gives every child a chance to show off his or her knowledge of
dinosaurs, geology and archeology. The answers can all be found at The
Field Station and because we play in teams, everyone has a chance to
Students learn what it means to be a dinosaur hunter in this exciting
team activity. It takes more than shovels to create a dig site. The
discovery process is complex, equal parts hard work, hard science and
out-of-the-box creativity. Students learn about the paleontologist's
tools – from giant earthmovers to electron microscopes – as they
uncover the skeleton of a giant dinosaur. (Extra points to the team
that accurately identifies our find.)
a T-Rex gets hungry you better stand back! Designed for students in the
fourth grade and above, Feeding Time is a raucous, frenetic, slightly
bloody (don’t worry, it’s fake) and very funny 20-minute event. Not for
the faint of heart, but guaranteed to thrill the brave and curious
- FOUND IN NEW
Our state is the birthplace of “Bone Hunting” and the great dinosaur
craze that continues to this day. Some of history’s most famous
paleontological discoveries were made right here in New Jersey.
Students learn the story of the Garden State’s official state dinosaur,
Haddy the Hadrosaurus, the incredible dig site at Walter Kidde Dinosaur
Park and fossil finds from Cape May to Ramapo. Actual fossils from
around the State are used to illustrate the presentation.
Grab your binoculars and let’s go bird watching. The New Jersey
Meadowlands is home to over 270 species of birds each one with a unique
story to tell about the link between birds and dinosaurs. Students
learn about the biological and behavioral similarities between the
chirping songsters of today and the roaring giants of yesteryear.
Topics include nesting, migration, warm versus cold bloodedness and
even a “missing link” dinosaur with feathers!
Visit us online and sign up for our newsletter www.fieldstationdinosaurs.com
Be sure to like us on Facebook for regular paleontological updates http://www.facebook.com/FieldStationDinosaurs
If there is any further information you need from us, please email me
or give me a call at 973.748.4561.
Thank you again!
Here’s a video of one of our dinosaurs.
Be the first to explore this amazing new exhibition. Call our Group
Sales Hotline at 973.748.4317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to make your reservation today.
PIANO LESSONS AT
Focusing on the beginning and intermediate piano student.
Private lessons in your home.
Over 25 Years Experience
For further information, please call Toni R. at 973-960-9797
Morris County Area.
CHERRY HILL ROLLER
SKATING-LAST SKATE THIS SEASON!
join us for 2 hours of fun, physical activity on April
is open only for us. The games are turned off, the
family friendly. Mom's get to socialize while kids skate with
their friends. Come meet home schoolers from every
area........open to all.
Where: Cherry Hill Skate Center 664 Deer Road Cherry Hill
What: Private party 2 hours of skating with family friendly music
Who: Any home schooler please invite all put down your home school lists
When: 3rd Fridays (NOT December) from September-April 1-3PM
Cost: $3 per skater (non skaters do not pay) Max $12 per
family (cash please!)
skate rental available for $3 from rink (last year's price) either
quads or inline
You may bring your own skates
Please no outside refreshments as the snack bar is open.
Consume your food before coming in.
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