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ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

AUGUST 2011

From the President’s Desk

Desk

Dear Friends, 

I would like to thank all of you (attendees, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers) for making this year’s convention successful.  During the convention I had an opportunity to visit with many of the exhibitors; this is always a great pleasure.  I was speaking with one exhibitor early Saturday afternoon and they said they were doing ok.  We talked a little more and then I left.  A few hours later as I was walking by they called me over. They told me that after I left, they became very busy with attendees buying their material, they were very happy.  

 We had received several emails and Facebook postings right after the convention stating how much people were blessed and encouraged by our speakers.  If you missed any session and did not pick up CDs of the workshops you can still order them by going to www.enochnj.org and click on the “Order 2011 Workshop Speakers”.  

This year exhibitor and attendees were able to follow us on Twitter during the convention. You can follow ENOCH on Twitter at ENOCH of NJ.  You can also follow ENOCH on Facebook at ENOCH of NJ.

 Plans for next year’s convention are well underway. The dates are May 18 &  19, 2012 and our speakers are all lined up - Michael Smith of HSLDA, Tracy Klicka of Home School Foundation and Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Publications.  We have some ideas we are working on for the Teen Program and the Children’s Program.  We had a great lineup this year with Jeff Baldwin, from World View Academy for the Teen Program and Jim Weiss, from GreatHall Productions and Historical Happening for the Children’s Program. 

A real special moment during the convention was when Andrew Pudewa presented Emma Jacobs, one of essay contest winners with her certificate and prize, before the Saturday morning keynote session. She was speechless.  Congratulations to all the winners of the essay contest.  

There is an online survey for everyone to take part of. We would appreciate it if you could take five minutes to fill out the survey. You can click here to get to the survey.  It will help us see where we can improve the convention and help serve homeschoolers better. 

Now as the summer is winding down homeschoolers in New Jersey maybe facing a bill regulating homeschooling in the state. Scott Woodruff, our attorney from HSLDA, ENOCH, along with the leaders from several other homeschooling organizations and other groups in the state will be watching this situation.  Right now there is no action that needs to be taken on your part.  If the situation changes we will send out an e-lert. 

We do ask that you will PRAY.

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3)

In His Service,
Rich Millward
President

Encouraging Words From Homeschoolers Across the Nation

THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

As much as your kids will tell you they can't wait for summer, the words "I'm bored," inevitably cross their lips – sometimes sooner than you think! While children do enjoy the freedom that comes with the summer months, they still like to have a little structure to their fun.
The following list of activities will help your family take full advantage of summer and help spark your creativity to make the summer all that it should be!  Kids can choose any activity they are interested in and complete them in any order they like (your children will probably enjoy checking them off as they complete them). Some items are suitable for kids to complete on their own. Some can even be done with the entire family!
Take a moment to review the list and see which activities best suit your family. With these things to do, you may just escape the "I'm bored" doldrums this summer!

ENOCH’S 21ST ANNUAL HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION

2011 Convention – A Great Success – THANK YOU.

ENOCH of NJ would like to thank everyone for their attendance at our annual homeschool convention. So many expressed the blessing they received at the various workshops. The keynote speakers Kevin Swanson and Andrew Pudewa proved to be very popular.

If you missed the convention, you can purchase the CD recordings of the workshops by printing the recording order on the website. Just print the form, make a check payable to “ENOCH of NJ” and mail it to the PO Box address in Atlantic Highlands and we will mail them out right away.

Mark your calendar for 2012. May 18-19, 2012 is the date. That’s right we are back in May. Our speakers for next year will ne Michael Smith of HSLDA, Tracy Klicka, widow of Chris Klicka and Chair of Home School Foundation and Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Publications. Make plans to join us next year.

2011 ENOCH of NJ CONVENTION SURVEY

Thank you for making the 2011 ENOCH Convention a successful one! The vendor hall was sold out and there were many attendees. We hope you were blessed by your time at the convention this year.

Our convention committee is busy making plans for next year’s convention and would like your input about the convention. Please take a few moments and go to the following website to complete the evaluation form.  https://enochnj.webconnex.com/2011Survey

We value your ideas and input in our planning. Even though we may not be able to implement all of your suggestions, we still appreciate your remarks and observations. This is your opportunity to make suggestions and comments. Please do so in the next few days. We will have the Evaluation form up until August 31, 2011 but while everything is still fresh in your mind, please fill it out. 

Remember, if you never tell us, we will never know, thus we can never improve. Your suggestions may be one we never had before.

Have a great year!
ENOCH Convention Coordinator, on behalf of the ENOCH Board and Convention Committee

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Communicators for Christ tour is coming to NJ!

The Communicators for Christ Tour is a training event held by the Institute for Cultural Communicators designed to help Christian students from all educational backgrounds become "cultural communicators"--people
who can impact their culture through excellent communication of the truth.   Their mission over the last 13 years has been to shape culture through authentic communication and to equip students with both the competence and character they need to influence culture for Christ.  We are truly blessed to have this national event come to our “back yard” here in NJ!

When?  Thursday, August 25th through Saturday, August 27th

Ages 6-10;  One day Beginning Public Speaking

Friday, August 25th
4:00 - 9:00 pm
standard pricing: $ 35

Students in the Beginning Public Speaking track are mentored and instructed in a small-group environment with different student instructors who provide feedback to their homework assignments.
Each session is packed with activities designed to highlight different public speaking tips and guidelines in a fun and interactive way. By the end of the day, students find that they have given anywhere from 4 to 6 different presentations! From reciting Bible verses to telling jokes to giving speeches about their favorite things, students leave the conference ready to give speeches without a fear of public speaking!
For returning students, BPS Plus will be offered.

Middle through High Schoolers (ages 11+); Three day Communications Conference

Thursday, August 25th through Saturday, August 27th
4:00 - 9:00 pm, Thursday and Friday, 8:45 am - 3:30 pm, Saturday
standard pricing: $ 150

Students who attend the three-day conference will also be mentored and instructed in a variety of workshops designed to meet them at their level.  The inexperienced as well as experienced speaker will have opportunities to work on their public speaking skills and critical thinking skills in a fun environment.  They will truly be inspired by the training staff as they glean competency and character during their workshops.

(a student coaching elective will be available on Friday, August 26th from 8:45 am – 3:45 pm for current chapter members for additional training in Public Forum, leadership and speech coaching. 
Standard pricing: $40  Early bird pricing $25.00) 

Coaches:  While students are busy trying out new skills, coaches (teachers and parents) are busy learning how to continue to address these skills post-tour.  The resources and expertise available will help you leave the conference confident in your ability to carry on the work that was begun at the tour.

To learn more about the conferences, please visit 2011 Training Events

Thank you for helping to share the news!  For more information contact:  Eunice Au at eunice@iccinc.org

flc

LABOR DAY FESTIVAL AT FOUNTAIN OF LIFE CENTER

The annual Labor Day Festival at the Fountain of Life Center, 2035 Columbus Rd., Florence Twp, will be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. The Festival starts at 8:00 am and will be held rain or shine. This very popular, family oriented event  draws thousands of people each year.  Flea market space rentals or exhibit space fees are still a bargain at $25 for this great event. Vendors may call 609/499-8042 for FAQ’s. 
The aromas from the International Foods will tempt your taste buds as dedicated volunteers put together some of the best ethnic foods in the area. The varieties include Polish Kielbasa, perogies, chicken, ribs and fish, soul food with greens and black-eyed peas; Spanish foods including Pinchos de Carne de Cerdo and Pina Colada’s and great homemade Columbian Empanadas.  And not to be forgotten are our traditional  American hot dogs, delicious desserts such as German and Polish pastries and homemade cakes and cookies, funnel cake and more.. Take out orders are  available.  Don’t miss the pig roast!  Volunteers stay up all night to make sure the pork is done to perfection. Whether finding bargains in the flea market goods, or hungering for some good cooking, then this is the place to be on Labor Day. 
Exciting entertainment for the kids this year will be featured in the Kids World exhibits.  A moon bounce, face painting, hayrides, inflatable rides, and much more will keep them laughing and having fun while mom and dad browse the bargains.
The annual bass fishing tournament (catch and release) is also part of this fantastic Labor Day Festival. Fishing takes place from 7:00 am to 10:00 a.m. at the private bass lake located on the grounds. Cash prizes are offered for the biggest bass and most fish (adult and child). Register for the fishing contest at the lake starting at 7:00 a.m. (There is a small fee to fish)
Great fun, good food, and lots to do! Make it a family day to relax and enjoy the last great holiday of the summer.  For more information about this terrific event, check out www.flcnj.org .

brightlights

Bright Lights Conferences coming to Collegeville, Pennsylvania this Summer

We are excited to announce some Bright Lights Conferences coming to Collegeville, Pennsylvania this summer. Taught by Sarah Mally and the Bright Lights staff, these conferences are designed to encourage young ladies to be strong for the Lord in their youth and shine radiantly as bright lights for Him!

Strong in the Lord Conference
Collegeville, PA—August 9-10th 

Age: 8-14

Topics:

• How to be Strong for the Lord in Your Youth

• Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends

• How to Turn Your Heart to Your Parents

• How to Be a Bright Light in the World

• Keeping Yourself Pure from Polluting Influences

• Seeking the Lord with All of Your Heart

• Developing a Disciplined Walk with God

Includes insightful testimonies by godly young ladies, humorous skits, a chalk drawing, harp music, singing, small group times with sharing and interaction, hands-on activities, and practical teaching that will challenge and prepare young ladies to remain strong for the Lord through their teen years.

Parents are encouraged to attend the conference in order to hear what their daughters are learning and reinforce it at home. While the girls are meeting in small groups, sessions will be offered for fathers and mothers. Sessions will cover topics such as the importance of protecting your children, how fathers can set a godly pace for their family, how to win the hearts of your daughters, and building strong mother/daughter relationships.

$15 per girl / $10 per parent.

Late Registration: $18 per girl / $12 per parent

Schedule: Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Wednesday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dates: August 9-10, 2011

Location: Valley Forge Baptist, 616 South Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

Radiant Purity Conference
Collegeville, PA—August 12-13th

Age: 12-22+

Topics:

• Waiting for God’s Very Best

• Giving Your Heart to Your Parents

• Avoiding the Dangers of the World’s Thinking

• How to Delight in Jesus, Our Heavenly Prince

• Using Your Years of Singleness for God

• What the Lord Says About Modesty

• How to Guard Your Heart When You Have a Crush

• Living for God’s Purposes

• Being Wise in Internet Usage

A young lady who is pure shines with a radiant brightness in this world of darkness. How can a young lady stay physically and emotionally pure as she waits for God’s best in marriage? How can parents protect and guide? Creatively presented through stories and testimonies, practical instruction, skits, and real-life examples, this conference gives Biblical answers to everyday questions and deep life struggles. The material is discreet and appropriate for twelve year olds, yet relevant to all ages. Includes testimonies from young ladies who serve as Bright Lights staff, chalk drawings, and harp music.             

Click here to see a 2 minute video clip of Sarah Mally teaching at a Radiant Purity Conference in 2009.                                                                                  

Fathers & Mothers are encouraged to attend. Parents' sessions will include: Every Mother's Example, 40 Ways to Protect the Hearts of Your Daughters, and Talking to Young Men who Express Interest in Your Daughters.

$15 per girl / $10 per parent.

Late Registration: $18 per girl / $12 per parent

Schedule: Friday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM; Saturday from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dates: August 12-13, 2011

Location: Valley Forge Baptist, 616 South Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

Visit the Bright Lights Website to learn more about the conferences.

For questions and registration information, feel free to e-mail the Bright Lights staff at conference@brightlights.info.

About Bright Lights
In 1996, Sarah Mally started a discipleship ministry in her living room with the goal of challenging other young ladies to be strong for the Lord in their youth. We have been excited to see how the Lord has allowed Bright Lights to grow, and now there are over 400 Bright Lights groups that have started around the country and internationally. Bright Lights continues to train leaders, host mother / daughter conferences, and provide discipleship materials for young ladies. Sarah Mally is also the author of “Before You Meet Prince Charming,” published in 2006, and co-author of the book “Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends” which she and her brother and sister published in 2002.

physics

FALL MATH & PHYSIC CLASSES ONLINE

All classes are taught live by a Christian homeschooling Ph.D.
Here is the fall schedule:
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Fall Prealgebra     MF     10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Prealgebra     TTh     3:00 - 3:50pm CST
Fall Algebra 1             MF     11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 1             TTh     2:00 - 2:50pm CST
Fall Geometry             MF     12:30 - 1:20pm CST
Fall Geometry             TTh     10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Algebra 2             TTh     12:30 - 1:20pm CST
Fall Precalculus     MF     3:00 - 3:50pm CST
Fall AP Calculus AB     MF     2:00 - 2:50pm CST
Fall AP Physics B     TTh     11:30 - 12:20pm CST
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We are also considering offering a physics class for younger kids if there is enough interest.  We also offer SAT Math Prep classes.

Please email Chris Seberino at info@phil4.com for more information or visit http://phil4.com


WESTERLY LEARNING CENTER HIGH SCHOOL PHYSIC CLASSES

Westerly Learning Center will be offering a high school level course in physics this coming fall. The class will meet once a week, Thursday, 12:30-3:00 at Westerly Road Church. There will also be a live video chat
on Monday 8:00-9:00 pm to review homework problems and answer student questions about assignments. Students will engage in an in-depth study of the physical world through hands-on and virtual labs as well as
observations and written problems. The focus will be on developing the ability to synthesize information and apply it to new situations. Topics will include Newton's Laws, energy, projectile motion, momentum,
rotation, electricity, magnetism, waves, sound, and light. Apply what you've learned at Great Adventure on our trip in the spring. Algebra pre-requisite. For more information, email learningcenter@westerlyroad.org.
For students interested in registering for the physics course this fall, there will be a qualifying exam on Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 am. The purpose of the exam is to determine if you have the mathematical
background to succeed in the course. Practice problems have been posted online at: www.theduckpond.com/physics . You will be allowed to use a scientific or graphing calculator but not the memory function of the calculator. Please register for the exam by August 5th at: learningcenter@westerlyroad.org . There is no cost for taking the exam. For more information, please see our website at: www.westerlylearningcenter.org

chess

LIVE ONLINE CLUBS for HOMESCHOOLERS

[Shakopee, MN] Currclick.com Announces 3 FREE live online clubs just for homeschoolers: Chess Club, Lego Club and Languages and Cultures Club. New Sessions starting each week.

Whether your child is a budding Chessmaster, a master Lego builder or just curious about languages and cultures, there’s an online homeschool club for them at CurrClick.com. These totally free clubs offer homeschool kids an opportunity to interact live with a CurrClick teacher who they'll be able to see and hear live, via webcam. They'll also be able to interact with other homeschoolers from all over the world in a safe and 100% moderated online environment. Kids will learn new concepts, have fun, make friends and be able to share their ideas with others in a friendly and supportive setting.
Clubs are open to all ages. Sign up at any time. Great for older kids interested in enhancing their college transcripts. Sign up to attend one of our online clubs today! New sessions starting every week.

Click here to see all of live clubs at CurrClick.com!

CurrClick.com is also looking for club leaders with great ideas and online experience. Those interested should contact us at roni@currclick.com

shakespeare

HOMESCHOOL  SHAKESPEARE CLASS

Yes!  Shakespeare can be fun!  It’s meant to be performed, not just studied behind the desk.  Come join Mrs. Fung’s class and you will be able to fulfill this high school requirement and make friends with a great group of passionate high schoolers at the same time.

A seasoned theatre professional, Mrs. Fung will cover different aspects of acting skills, choral recitation, and play analysis with an emphasis on Shakespeare’s texts.  A Shakespeare play will be chosen and performed for friends and family at the end of the school year.  All class members will also have the chance to participate in Shakesperience:NJ, a Shakespeare festival sponsored by the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ (www.shakespearenj.org) and the Folger Shakespeare Library (www.folger.edu).

This class is for students grades 9-12 and mature students in 7th and 8th grade.  It will run from September 19, 2011 to May 21, 2012 on Mondays from 3:30-5:45 p.m. Tuition is $150 which covers church rental, guest instructor fees, instructional materials, props and costumes, etc.  Classes will be held at Rutgers Community Christian Church (www.rccc.org).  New students must audition on September 12, Monday, for acceptance into the class.  To make an appointment for audition and for additional information, email May Fung at may@cfung.net.   The class will be closed once it reaches the maximum number of students, so act fast - there are only a few spots left!

May Fung is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu) and is Drama Director at Rutgers Community Christian Church.

freedom farms

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS - LARGE INDOOR ARENA (856) 252-7075 - Contact Regina Ennis
Something new for your Phys Ed classes?  We are a Christian family who owns a horse farm in Central NJ, (at 850 Monmouth Road - on Route 537 - just down the road from Six Flags Great Adventure, right off Rt 195) and we would love to welcome homeschooling families.  In past years, we homeschooled our own children who are now in college, and are aware of the challenges facing homeschooling parents to find good choices for activities.  Our facility has a large indoor arena (80X200), with full jump course, to facilitate all-weather riding with minimal cancellations due to weather.   We have a nice variety of horses and ponies for lessons and pony rides.  In addition to riding lessons, our program offers a full equestrian science education program offered through 4H, that includes classroom lessons on the ground (unmounted) as well as full instruction in the saddle (mounted).  Our instructor is also experienced in teaching special needs riders (Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADD, ADHD).  Horseback riding lessons available to all homeschooling families at discounted rates-flexible schedules to accommodate your needs.  Groups (such as Brownies, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Boys Scouts) welcome!
 
Lesson Program
Both Western and English disciplines taught with an emphasis on safety and balanced seat riding.  Beginners to advanced riders welcome!

    * 1 Hr. Private Lesson:  $45.00 per hour
    * ***SPECIAL PRIVATE PACKAGE:  10 Private 1-Hour Lessons for $395.  Must be prepaid and used within 3 months.  You may take multiple lessons per week.***
    *   1 Hr. Semi-Private/Group/Sibling: $30.00 per student (limit 4 per lesson)  Private lessons required until student safely handles horse/pony on own.  (Sometimes riders will share same mount until    
         they are safely able to independently handle their own horse/pony.
    * **SPECIAL GROUP/SEMI-PRIVATE PACKAGE:  10 1-Hour Lessons for group/semi-private lessons for $270.00.

HELD OUR FIRST FUN AND GAMES HORSESHOW ON MARCH 20, 2011.    MORE THROUGH THE SUMMER!  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
 
SUMMER HORSEMANSHIP RIDING CAMP -CAMP SPECIAL PRICE IF SIGNED UP BEFORE MAY 1-$260/JUNE 1-$290/AFTER JUNE 1-$330
June 27-July 1/July 11-15/ August 1-5/August 15-19  Regular price after June 1 is $330 for the week. (10% Multiple Session/Sibling Discounts Offered) Please call for details/questions.  Camp Hours 8:30am-4:00pm.  Limited to 12 campers per session-Riding Skill Levels:  Beginners to advanced riders are welcome.  Avg. of 4 Hours of riding per day!
 
4H Club Membership -Freedom Riders 4H Club
Free-meets twice per month-2nd and 4th Saturdays!
Fun and Games Shows held on our farm!  Ribbons and trophies given to division champions, but it's all about having fun on horseback! See our Facebook Page for details and Pics of our equine friends and families!  Next show is in May! Hope to see you there! $60 for day or $8 per class!  Call for details.
 
Special Group Rates
Clubs such as Boys' Scouts, Girls' Scouts, other 4H groups, etc. ($25 per scout/club member)  Minimum of 6 members for group lesson discount. Actual lesson not just a pony ride!
Please mention your membership in ENOCH and this ad when calling to receive the discounted rates.
Call Regina for available times and appointments, (856) 252-7075.   See our Facebook page for Freedom Farm USA and my page, Regina Ennis.
Visit our website at www.Freedomfarmusa.com

***Special Extended Horsemanship Program***
When you are a part of our WEEKLY lesson program, you may come out and help exercise our horses/ponies on Saturdays at our farm.  That allows you to get extra riding and some instruction at no extra cost-call for details. Affordable Horseshowing opportunities as well for those interested! Our riders regularly participate in local shows.

~~~Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.~~~

greatwolf

GREAT WOLF LODGE Pocono Mountains Resorts Homeschool Days

 Homeschool Days - September 18-22, 2011.
$159.00 for a family suite up to 6 per room.

Get away with the entire family at our colossal indoor waterpark resort featuring 401 spacious accommodations.  Located right in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains, you will refresh your mind and body.  Best of all, you’ll put a smile on everyone’s face!

So clear your calendar, pack the swimsuits, and head to Great Wolf Lodge, where weatherproof vacations and endless fun are our specialty.  Experience a 90,000-sq. ft. indoor entertainment area featuring a spectacular indoor waterpark, exciting arcade, luxurious spa, and fantastic restaurants-all under one roof.  Visit GreatWolf.com for complete details.

OFFER VALID:  September 18-22, 2011
GROUP NAME:  Homeschool Days
GROUP CODE:  1109HGWL

To make reservations visit GreatWolf.com or call 800-768-9653 for complete details.  When prompted use group code:  1109HGWL



PUBLICATION DATES

ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletter NEXT DEADLINE

Here are the deadlines for the upcoming ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletters.  The deadlines are firm and coordinated so that we can get you a fresh newsletter by the first of each month. Thanks.

September 2011:  Thursday, August 25th
October 2011:  Sunday, September 25th
November 2011:  Tuesday, October 25th

Send all submissions to newsletter@enochnj.org.  This deadline serves the purpose of allowing time for editing and formatting the newsletter in order that time-sensitive information can be posted and mailed in a timely manner.

Final editing begins at the deadline.  Submissions prior to the deadline are always welcome and encouraged.
 
Posting and emailing is normally by the 1st of the month (except for the June issue).
 
Thanks for your help in getting the newsletter delivered promptly.

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