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ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter

AUGUST 2012

From the President’s Desk

Desk

Dear Friends,

How is your summer going?  So far it has been very busy for our family and before you know it "school" will be starting again.  Make sure you enjoy this time with you family.

Now onto a more serious note: We heard many great things from both the attendees and exhibitors in regards to this year's convention, which was very encouraging; unfortunately the convention was not good overall for ENOCH, financially.  We were able to pay all of our expenses from the convention, but did not make enough money to run the organization for the coming year. The convention has been our only source of income for as long as ENOCH has been in existence.  Fortunately, we have some fund in reserve for years like this, but because of this year's financial situation the Board of ENOCH had to make some very difficult decisions.  One of the more noticed is cancelling the Support Group Leadership Conference that we hold every fall.  This I know will come as a disappointment to many who enjoyed coming year after year. We, as the Board, always look forward to this event and the time that we spend with many of the support group leaders, who have become personal friends through this conference.  There were other events and conferences we have to forgo or to curtail dramatically this year.

ENOCH had already made a commitment to the Career and College Fair being held October 6th and we will hold to that commitment.  We are hoping that this will be successful and not only be a blessing and help to the high school age homeschoolers throughout New Jersey and neighboring states, but also another source of income for ENOCH. The event will expose students to the wide range career possibilities whether professional, trade or vocational, and college choices.  Christian professionals in different fields will be available one-on-one to explain their experience and to counsel those interested in pursuing these careers.  They will provide invaluable information on required skills, educational requirements, compensation to be expected, perks and pitfalls and advantages and disadvantages.  The colleges will be there to help guide you toward preparation for the career of your choice.   This event addresses a major need to introduce students to the many possibilities for life work and to provide face-to-face guidance to areas not previously considered.  There will be suggested donation at the door. The Fair will be held at the Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, from 10am-6pm.  So reserve the date and watch for further details at www.enochnj.org.

We are already working hard on next year's convention, looking at ways to cut back on expenses while still trying to meet the needs of the homeschoolers of New Jersey.  If we have another year like we did in 2012 ENOCH will either be scaling our operations way back or cease to exist.  If ENOCH is not there, there could be rough times ahead for those in New Jersey, such as:
  1. Christian homeschoolers will have to travel to other states for a convention;
  2. The support groups throughout the state will lose being connected;
  3. New homeschoolers  may not be able to find someone to call for help, (my wife spends many hours on the phone each fall talking with parents who are frustrated with the public schools and are looking for an alternative);
  4. No monthly newsletter to give announcements and activities happening throughout the state;
  5. You will lose your voice on the New Jersey Homeschool Task Force, an organization that fights for your right to homeschool in New Jersey with the freedom we have.  The past year we have had more legislation against homeschoolers than ever before.

All these and more can affect many in our state. ENOCH does not offer just a convention. We offer other helps behind the scenes.
   
Here is one of ENOCH’s toughest situations: meeting everyone’s needs in relation to the convention. We have homeschoolers who state: “I don't come to the convention because there are not enough vendors."  Then we have the vendors say: "I don't come to your convention because there are not enough attendees."  We have speakers that people request then we are turned down because our convention is too small. We are in a Catch 22 situation.  There are others who state: "I don't need the convention anymore because I have the entire curriculum I need." But then we neglect the workshops. I was blessed tremendously by one of Mike Smith's sessions and we have been homeschooling for 14 years, so the convention is not just for new homeschoolers. My wife was able to sneak into two sessions. One she stated moved her to tears. The other blessed her tremendously. There is always something more to learn and be encouraged by. Remember when you first started homeschooling and hopefully we were there to help you.  Now we need you to help us to be around for the next wave of homeschoolers.

ENOCH will endeavor to be there for this coming year. Help us make this happen.

God bless you,
Rich Millward
President
President@enochnj.org

ENOCH of New Jersey presents its first College & Career Fair-NEEDS YOU!

Enoch needs you.  Maybe you are a licensed plumber, or electrician.  Enoch needs you.  Or maybe you are a doctor, nurse, or lawyer.  Enoch needs you.  Are you willing to volunteer your time to explain your career to students who need direction?  Enoch definitely needs you!  This coming October 6th, Enoch of NJ  will sponsor a Career and unclesamCollege Fair, at the Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, from 10am-6pm. This event will expose students to the wide range career possibilities whether professional, trade or vocational, and college options.  We need Christian professionals in each field to be available one-on-one to explain your experiences and counsel those interested in pursuing these careers. 
Take the time to invest in eternal treasures by guiding the next generation to fulfill their calling by God in the form of work.  Your presence and guidance will give students an insight into the variety of career options available to them; ones they may not even know exist.  This is a very difficult time of life for them as they choose what avenues to spend time and resources on for their life’s calling.  Your assistance in this endeavor is invaluable.
If you work, you qualify!  Apply now.
Read more about the opportunity and apply now by submitting the online application form at the following ENOCH of NJ website: http://www.enochnj.org/index.php/careerfair/career_professional.
Do it now!  We need you.  The students need you.

HUGE CD Sale Going On Now Through ENOCH

ENOCH is clearing out their inventory of previous convention year CDs. If you visit us at www.enochnj.org you can see it on the right side of the screen. Just click the link and print the form. Choose from the list and mail it in with your payment. We will mail it to you right away.
There are a limited amount of certain ones so if you see one you really want, order it right away.

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

What My Children Taught Me by Helen Hegener

co-publisher of Home Education Magazine

For most people homeschooling is primarily all about parents teaching their children the skills they need to get along in life. Parents buy the learning tools, create the learning spaces, encourage an atmosphere and attitudes conducive to learning, and the kids dutifully learn stuff. Parents take classes on how to do these things better, they flock to conferences to listen to authors and experts extol the virtues of various approaches, and they buy magazines like this one to encourage their efforts along the homeschool pathway.

These things are all good, of course. These things have contributed to the growth of homeschooling over the past twenty-some years. And yes, of course, there are other definitions of homeschooling. For some, homeschooling is defined as children apprenticing to their parents in much the same way an aspiring artist or machinist would apprentice himself to a master at the trade. But however one explains or defines homeschooling, it generally involves the parents being the source of learning and the children being the recipients.
 
Maybe for most families it works that way, but in ours, the equation was turned upsidedown many years ago. They may dispute my notion, but I'm pretty certain that I've learned much more from my kids than they ever learned from me. I'm so sure of it that I've put quite a lot of thought into the idea, and I've come to the conclusion that on some levels it has to do with learning the value of learning. Allow me to explain.

I don't think kids really value learning per se all that much. And why should they? They've been doing it nonstop since they were born, but still we're constantly reminding them to do it, advising them about how important it is, how useful it will be in their lives when they're all grown up, and constantly coming up with new and improved ways to get them to do it. We buy their toys with an eye toward how "educational" they'll be. We take them places where they'll learn things like science, history, or geography. When they ask us simply how to spell a word we seize the opportunity to turn the answer into a quest for knowledge: "How do you think it's spelled" Sound it out slowly? Think about the root word?

Yes, I was guilty of all that early on. It took me a few years to learn the error of my ways, and for that I believe I owe my oldest two sons an apology. You guys were the guinea pigs, so to speak, the ones I learned how to handle learning with. By the time the last three kids came along I'd smartened up enough to relax and trust that learning was always happening, with or without my help, and the learning that happened without my assistance was much more likely to be useful and relevant.

I learned the value of learning, and I think it's a lesson my kids will need to learn for themselves. Like so many things in life, it's not something you can just tell someone else and expect it to have any meaning , it really needs to be experienced, to have a context all its own.

Eventually we reached a point where learning was just accepted as something that happened, sort of like the fortune-cookie philosophy about life being what happens while you're making other plans. Learning is certainly what happens while you're living life. For better or worse, we learn every day, wherever we are, whatever we're doing, whoever we're with. We learn good things, useful things, handy things - and we learn bad things, destructive things, things we might someday wish we hadn't learned. Life's like that.

On the whole, though, learning serves us quite well, and we're constantly arranging and rearranging our learning so it's more useful to us. Something draws our attention and we ask questions or find books to read or take classes until we've learned enough to satisfy ourselves. Something else seems interesting so we team up with others and share and hone our skills and put our knowledge to work, thereby learning more and more in ever-widening circles. We find ourselves with a need to learn something and we set about doing so just as we set about feeding ourselves when we're hungry. It's just what people do. My kids taught me that. But they also taught me so much more.

They taught me that life makes us all learners, and that while some of us learn easily, others learn with more difficulty. They taught me that it's okay to skip knowing something. They taught me that there will never, ever be enough time to learn everything I'd like to learn, to do everything I'd like to do, and that's how it should be. They taught me to view them - and indeed, everyone I meet, as individuals, and not to fall into the trap of sticking people with convenient labels based on my personal experiences. They taught me to acknowledge that everyone has their own experiences which make them unique in the world, and try as I might I'll never know all there is to know about anyone except myself. My kids taught me that it's a mistake to sacrifice your life to work or even to lofty ideals. Work and worthwhile causes come and go, but the people in our lives are what are most important.

My kids taught me to listen with an open heart, and to see without making judgments. They taught me patience, and perseverance, and persistence, but they also taught me to know when to quit. They taught me that love does not bring conditions with it, but just is, and they made me a much better person than I'd have ever been without them.

Thanks kids, for homeschooling me.

Find Us On facebook and twitter!

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 For the latest updates, trip ideas, homeschool events, and more - we can be found on facebook and twitter.
On facebook, look for ENOCH of New Jersey. For twitter, EnochNJ. It is a great place to connect with other homeschoolers and
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HSLDA

About HSLDA

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of our members in matters which include conflicts with state or local officials over homeschooling. Each year, thousands of member families receive legal consultation by letter and phone, hundreds more are represented through negotiations with local officials, and dozens are represented in court proceedings. HSLDA also takes the offensive, filing actions to protect members against government intrusion and to establish legal precedent. On occasion, HSLDA will handle precedent-setting cases for nonmembers, as well.

HSLDA advocates on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.

HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state homeschool organizations, by assisting individual states in drafting language to improve their homeschool legal environment and to fight harmful legislation.

HSLDA advocates in the media by presenting articulate and knowledgeable spokesmen to the press on the subject of homeschooling. HSLDA staff members are regularly called upon for radio, television, and print interviews, and their writings are frequently published in newspapers and magazines across the country. HSLDA’s own bimonthly magazine, The Home School Court Report, provides news and commentary on a host of current issues affecting homeschoolers. And its two-minute daily radio broadcast, Home School Heartbeat, can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations.

HSLDA advocates for the movement by commissioning and presenting quality research on the progress of homeschooling. Whether it’s in print, from the podium, or on the air, HSLDA provides insightful vision and leadership for the cause of homeschooling.

Home School Legal Defense Association . . . tens of thousands of American families working together with HSLDA to preserve each other’s right to homeschool . . . together, “Advocates for Family & Freedom.”

Why Join HSLDA?

Protects your right to homeschool and defends your family. A lawyer is on call 24/7.
Provides fast help by phone or email: Get direct answers to your specific questions about home education. Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions and help you find resources for teaching your children:

Early years (PreK–8th grade)
High school (including preparing for college or career paths)
Struggling learners (special needs/gifted and talented)


Preserves homeschool freedom for all families by promoting homeschooling nationwide, as well as by working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly legislation and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels. 

Partners you with the cause: Although homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls each day from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or discriminated against by school officials, social workers, employers, colleges, armed services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. The customizable nature of homeschooling defies the educational elite’s ideal of mandatory, uniform indoctrination—making parental choice in education a target for elimination.  By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families who are fighting for their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve homeschooling freedom for tomorrow.  

You can receive ENOCH's Discount Number to save on your HSLDA Membership by contacting ENOCH via the Office Email, office@enochnj.org.
For more information visit the HSLDA website:  www.hslda.org 

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

scholarship

CollegePlus/Liberty University Online 2012 Scholarship Essay Contest

To celebrate our new partnership with Liberty University Online, CollegePlus is sponsoring a scholarship essay competition with lots of winners. The Grand Prize is a scholarship to Liberty University Online - a $25,000 value!

We also have two $3,000 CollegePlus scholarships that will go to the category winners for both video and written essays.

The Audience Choice Award of an iPad 3 will go to the creators of both the video and written essay that receives the most votes from friends.

And all new students will automatically receive a $350 scholarship to CollegePlus good through September 31, 2012, just for submitting a video or written essay.

The deadline for submission is midnight August 15, 2012 and winners will be announced on August 20. Winners can start their degree anytime in the next 12 months.

For more information or to submit your video or written essay now visit: scholarships.collegeplus.org

hssquaredance

Welcome to our sixth annualHomeschool Square Dance!

Date: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Age: Jr. High, High School and College students
Place: East Brunswick 4-H Hall
Address: 655 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Doors will open at 5:15 PM and the dance will begin promptly at 6:00PM.
The instructional portion of the dancing will be in the beginning, and it will be hard to follow the dances if you miss it.

We will have a professional caller in charge of the dance and experienced dancers to assist on the dance floor!

There will also be light refreshments available throughout the evening.

Space is limited to 100 guests so your space will be reserved once we have your payment.

Non- Refundable Ticket Cost:$15 if postmarked by September 30th (New early bird price!); $20 if postmarked after September30th.

New  please see our NEW website for further and more detailed information!
https://sites.google.com/site/homeschoolsquaredance/home

castingcall

Discovery Channel Documentary

A NY Television Production Company is casting siblings who are parents who have differences and are willing to chat about them. They must currently be living in a 60 mile radius of New York City. For one episode we're trying to focus on a homeschooling parent versus their sibling who enrolls their kids in public or private schools. This is *paid* and will be a TON of fun.

Contact mykidscasting@gmail.com for more info!


shakespeare

Homeschool Shakespeare Class

Yes!  Shakespeare can be fun! His plays were meant to be performed, not just studied in the classroom.  Come join Mrs. Fung’s class and you will be able to fulfill a high school requirement while making friends with a group of passionately creative homeschoolers.

For the past eight years, students have perfected their comedic chops in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought tears to audience members’ eyes in Richard III, and won awards for stage combat scenes in As You Like It.  Throughout the year, Mrs. Fung will cover a gamut of theatre skills, including acting technique, choral recitation, and play analysis with an emphasis on Shakespeare’s texts.  The class will culminate in an intense rehearsal process and performance of one Shakespeare play.  All class members will 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 in grades 9-12 and mature students in grades7 and 8.  It will run from September 2012 to May 2013 on Mondays for 2.25 hours between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm (exact class time TBD.)  Tuition of $150.00 is due at the beginning of the first class, and student commitment is expected for the whole year.  Classes will be held at Rutgers Community Christian Church (www.rccc.org).  New students must audition in late August for acceptance into the class!  To make an audition appointment, and for additional information, email May Fung at may@cfung.net.   The class will be closed once the maximum of 20 students is reached, so act quickly!
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.

cyt

CYT Fall Classes, Shows and FREE Workshops!

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) started in 1981 in San Diego and has grown to become the largest youth theater in the nation! Join the CYT Family & Fun!

CYT NYC will offer after-school theater arts training classes (Ages 6-18) in NYC and NJ beginning in September. Students enrolled in a CYT class will also be eligible to audition for our fall musical, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, which will be performed at an Off-Broadway Theatre near Times Square in January 2013!  Classes are filling up...secure your spot today!

Fall CYT classes include:
NJ Classes:  Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm at Fardale Trinity Church
NYC Classes: Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm at CAP21 Studios
Register Here

FREE Musical Theater Workshop/ Parent Information Meeting:
Parents will learn more about CYT while kids learn a high energy, Broadway-style musical production number!
Dates:    Sat, Aug 25 AND Sat, Sept 8
Time:    10:30am - Noon
Place:    CAP21 Studios (18 W. 18th St, 6th Fl, NYC)
Ages:    6-18
RSVP Here

Visit us at www.cytnyc.org!

CYT is dedicated to developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment, all of which reflect Judeo-Christian values.

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The Calderone School of Music

The Calderone School of Music is accepting new students on voice and all instruments for September and implementing a new section their string program in the East Hanover and Springfield locations – Suzuki String Plus Program. It will include a weekly group lesson and a private lesson with a parent.
Please see http://www.calderoneschoolofmusic.net/. We also provide ensembles and lessons from 10am to 10pm.
For more information contact:
Professor Kathleen Calderone
Calderone School of Music, Director & Founder
Kean University Music Department
CSM East Hanover 973-428-0405
CSM Springfield 973-467-4688
calderonemusic@optonline.net
www.calderoneschoolofmusic.net

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STRINGS FOR THE KING at LEARN (Salem County NJ)

Email: timothybc@yahoo.com,
Phone: 609-313-0395
website: www.timstrings.com

Tim Carroll is a full time teacher and performer that has been working in and around the Tri-State area for well over a decade. He received his degrees in music education and violin performance from Temple University. Mr. Carroll ran the string orchestra program at a public school in NJ for four years. In 2010 he resigned to serve the body of Christ by beginning string orchestras at several different Christian schools. Mr. Carroll's classes aim to show students that music is a gift from God and should be used for His glory.

Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Sing to him a new song;
Play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts!
Psalm 33:2-3


artsysmartsy

Artsy Smartsy's Homeschool Learning Program

Artsy Smartsy is pleased to announce our innovative new Thematic Learning Schedule for Fall, 2012.  We've been listening to your requests, and we've got an awesome group of unique and creative courses that will keep your kids engaged, enlightened and enthusiatic about learning!
 
Our courses meet 2 days a week, 6 meetings in total each month.  Try the idea out by signing up for a month, or join our veteran learners at a significant discount by registering for 3 or 4 months at a time.  We'll have groups meeting in Boonton, NJ and Westwood, NJ this season and we couldn't be more thrilled and excited to bring these awesome learning experiences to you and your families.
 
Check out our schedule by visiting our webpage:  http://ekfaust.com/homeschoolrules.html   Call us at 201- 661- 4353 with any questions you may have.
 
Thank you, as always, for your support of Artsy Smartsy's Homeschool Learning Program.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!


fencing

New Jersey Fencing Alliance-Why Fencing?

Fencing is a fast paced game and perfect form of cardiovascular activity.  It improves flexibility, reflexes, speed, and agility providing a well-rounded mental and physical exercise essential for total health and wellness. These qualities have made fencing an excellent youth sport. Fencing enhances sportsmanship and integrity that fuels the desire to excel in different fields of life. A fencer is able to make quick and strategic decision and has better focus and levels of concentration. Fencing can be played year-round and can be a serious competitive sport, fitness regimen or a recreational hobby.

New Jersey Fencing Alliance, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization invites you to experience its state-of the-art fencing facility in Maplewood, NJ.  The club offers 26 fencing strips, making it one of the largest fully equipped fencing facilities in the country.  NJFA boasts of nationally and internationally recognized coaches and fencers.  Amenities include lockers, changing rooms, a lounge with Internet access, a fully stocked pro shop, a snack bar and plenty of on-site free parking.  NJFA has a relaxed atmosphere, while retaining a competitive nature.  Our curriculum provides students, at all levels and ages, with the opportunity to grow as fencers and athletes.  Our talented coaching staff guides our students toward achieving their individual goals, both local and nationally.  Our programs encourage self-esteem, self-confidence, and education thru athletics.  NJFA fencers had competed for top university programs such as Princeton, John Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, and many others. 
Many top universities around the country have competitive NCAA fencing programs, along with scholarship opportunities for talented young fencers.

Our experienced NJFA coaches and staff would like to invite you to come and enjoy the fun and benefits of fencing.  Our home school programs will be held at times of the day that are typically during "school hours".  In additional, home school students are welcome to take evening or weekend classes if it fits their schedule better.  We are located at 50-58 Burnett Ave.  Maplewood, NJ 07040.   For more information on club membership please visit www.njfencingalliance.com.  Email: njfencingalliance@gmail.com.  Phone (973) 763-5728 or (973) 224-3448. 

chinese

Mandarin Chinese Language Classes

Emily Yang (Mary Rice's daughter for those of you who know her) will be holding Mandarin Chinese language classes for homeschooled children 4th grade and older starting in September in Keyport. The classes will be held one evening per week from 6 to 7:30PM. The cost of the class is $10 per week (plus the cost of your text book and any other materials which will be between $30 and $40). Space is limited. Please contact her ASAP at emilyireneyang@gmail.com or 732-829-4729 if you would like to sign up! Thank you!

Plan for the content of the classes are as follows:
The class will be tailored for beginners who are unfamiliar with or only slightly familiar with the Chinese language. I learned Chinese while attending Rutgers University and while studying abroad in China and Taiwan and now practice it almost daily while speaking with my Taiwanese in-laws. My teachers at Rutgers and in China used various teaching methods and styles, and I plan to pick out the ones that were most effective for my learning experience as a non-native speaker to use in these classes with my own students.

The "semester" will start on Sept 4th and end in early December. At that point, students can decide if they want to continue classes in the spring. The first 4 to 6 weeks will not require a text book. This way children can attend for the first few weeks and decide whether or not they are interested enough to continue the class and buy a text book. The first several weeks will be focused on learning the pin yin pronunciation system, some basic vocabulary, some basics about writing Chinese characters, and some basic grammar structures.

Each class will include the following components: practice speaking Chinese, practice hearing and discerning the sounds in Chinese  words, practice reading Chinese, learning the grammar structure of the language, and interactive activities with classmates to reinforce what the students are learning. Also, I will teach a little about China as a country or Chinese culture and history at each class. Homework will be assigned weekly including practicing writing characters, memorizing vocabulary and translating phrases and sentences.

Please email me at emilyireneyang@gmail.com or call  732-829-4729 and I will happy to answer any questions you might have!

headofclass

Head of the Class FREE Resources

Head of the Class is pleased to provide homeschooling parents with free direct access to our 2,500+ teaching skills and over 12,000 learning activities at: http://www.theheadoftheclass.com/Facing/BrowseSkillsTabs.aspx?source=50000
 
Within the page you will also find our new 400+ Pregnancy through Toddler education and healthcare skills which ideal for want-to-be, soon-to-be, as well as parents of newborns through toddlers!
 
Through the new Head of the Class user interface, learning instruction and activities are now clicks away! Again, our Pregnancy through Toddler content is free!
 
We look forward to learning with you,
 
The Head of the Class Team
http://www.TheHeadoftheClass.com

landryacad

Landry Academy Biology Lab 2-day Intensive is coming to NJ!

September 3-4, 2012 9am to 5pm both days at Cross Keys UMC 1644 Main Street, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Former college professor and homeschool dad Greg Landry has a passion for teaching Christ-centered science! Join Professor Landry and his team for an experience beyond the scope of most high school biology labs. For two action-packed days students will do hands-on labs, learn to write college-quality lab reports and think critically as a scientist. They'll work hard, laugh, talk about serious topics, have fun, and finish the two day lab intensive with a jam-packed lab manual representing their work. For a complete overview of the program and to register, visit http://www.landryacademy.com/lab-intensives.htm For other questions, please email Tasha Grant at tashagrant2@yahoo.com

physics

AP Physics B course: Free online lesson videos and supplemental material

I am an experienced award-winning physics teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. I teach both the algebra-based AP Physics B and the calculus-based AP Physics C courses; and I would like to share with your home educators and students my new physics website and Youtube lesson videos.
 
AP Physics B Lessons with Ms. Twu video series include lectures, physics demonstrations and problem-solving demonstrations. I strive to put an emphasis on the understanding of physics concepts and analytical problem solving skills in my lessons. I believe they can be an excellent resource for home-schoolers to use for learning physics. Because about 99% of my AP Physics B students have never taken any physics course before, these lessons are designed for students new to physics. Therefore, these lessons can be used for high school physics and honors-level physics too.

So far, I have completed videos on the first 3 units, introduction, kinematics, and forces. My plan is to have lesson videos for the entire AP Physics B curriculum uploaded before April 2013 so those who use the lessons may follow through and complete the course curriculum before the AP exam in May 2013.

At my website, www.twuphysics.org, you can find links to my videos as well as free supplemental material. I would appreciate it if you could help share my website and videos with your members. Thank you.
Yau-Jong Twu
National Board Certified Physics Teacher


math

Fall Math, Physics & Programming Classes!

SAT Math Prep Classes!
Free SAT Math Prep Videos!
______________________________________________________________
All classes are taught live by a fellow homeschooling Ph.D.

Prices are $40 registration fee + $40/month for summer and fall classes, and, $195 for SAT Math Prep classes.
______________________________________________________________
Here is the fall schedule:

(See http://phil4.com for SAT Math Prep class dates.)
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Fall Prealgebra                     MF                  9:30 - 10:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 1                      MF                 11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Geometry                      MF                 12:30 - 1:20pm  CST
Fall Algebra 2                      MF                  2:00 - 2:50pm  CST
Fall Precalculus                    MF                  3:00 - 3:50pm  CST
Fall AP Calculus AB            TTh                 10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Pre AP Physics              MF                 10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall AP Physics B                 TTh                 11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Computer Programming     TTh              12:30 - 1:20pm  CST
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To access the videos that are part of the SAT Math Prep class for free, see middle of page here: http://phil4.com

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

math

High School Mathematics On-Line Math Courses

REGISTRATION – NOW THRU AUGUST 15th 2012

I am a Homeschooling Mom of 7, most of who are graduated. As Wife and Mother first and foremost, I have also been teaching and tutoring High School Mathematics in my local area for homeschoolers for several years. I will be offering On-Line Math Courses this fall (2012) and I am now inviting families to consider signing up. The following are the details, my credentials, teaching philosophy and references. If you or anyone in your Home School group is interested in these classes, please contact me soon as these classes will fill quickly, my information is listed below.
 
Class options:September - April
Tuesdays:                                              OR                  Wednesdays:
Algebra 1: @ 9:30 a.m. (75min.)                                   Algebra 1: @ 9:30 a.m. (75min.)    
Geometry: @ 11:00 a.m. (75min.)                                 Geometry: @ 11:00 a.m. (75min.)
Algebra 1/2: @ 12:30 p.m. (75min.)                              Algebra 1/2: @ 2:00 p.m. (75min.)
These are six separate classes; choose only one class time, not both. Classes meet just once a week. These class times are Eastern Daylight time.
 
Also, I will be offering accelerated courses that will run May - August (2013)
 
Cost: $180/year per student.
Textbook: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 | Larson, published by McDougal Littell, 2001
Class size: 25 student limit each class. But mostly my classes are much smaller than that.
 
Class Structure:
Classes will come to you by use of WebEx, a conferencing server…click on a link in your email and join the class each week.  You will see me in the right corner of your screen and the rest of the screen is a whiteboard in which you will see math problems worked. This is a virtual class, you can ask questions and I can talk to you.  Each class begins with 20 – 30 minutes of student’s questions about homework problems, then 45 minutes for new material. We generally cover the entire book. Classes are recorded for students who miss a class and would like to view it at a later time.
 
Homework:
Practice problems are assigned each week. Once the student has mastered them and is confident, he may advance to the one weekly assignment on Web Assign, an on-line math homework tutorial.  It is this assignment each week and the Chapter Tests, also on Web Assign, that will be used to calculate the course grade.  It’s quite simple and unique.  Web Assign is a useful resource in this type of work. It is not multiple choice. The student works the problem and inputs the answer. The student sees immediately if his answer is correct. If it’s not he tries again. Therefore he is finding his own errors.

For more information, registration information, references or instructor credentials; please contact Mrs. Kimberly DeLellis High School Math Instructor/Tutor at
(248)486-0091 –H, (248)231-7466 -C, or  kim.delellis@yahoo.com

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown Homeschool Series

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown will be offering two Homeschool Series for the 2012-2013 school year.  The Fall program, Thomas Nast:  Drawing Out the Vote, is a three-part series on the work of 19th century political cartoonist Thomas Nast.  Students will use the museum’s current exhibit “Thomas Nast:  President Maker and Campaign Breaker” as their classroom to sharpen their election vocabulary for the 2012 presidential election and to examine the role of political cartoons past and present.  Students will work with New Jersey artist Linda Howe during a one-hour art lesson to create their own Nast-inspired art work.  Morning sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays this fall:  Tuesday, September 25-Topic:  the Democratic Donkey; Tuesday, October 23- Topic:  the Republican Elephant; and Tuesday, November 27-Topic:  Uncle Sam. Pre-registration is required.  Cost is $14 per student which includes a one-hour art lesson led by a professional artist, art materials, and activities in the galleries.  Contact Cynthia Winslow at (973) 538-2404 extension 10 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org with name, number and age of children, contact phone number, email address and program choice.  The Spring Homeschool program, Walking through The Secret Garden, is a four-part series running the fourth Tuesday of the month from February to May 2013. Activities are based on Francis Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden.  Pre-registration required.  Cost is $8 per student.  There is no charge for accompanying adult for Homeschool programs.  Suggested age for Homeschool Series is ages 7 to 12 years old.

For younger children, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will begin a year-round program for 3 to 5 year olds using the nature found in Macculloch Hall’s garden.  Growing in the Garden programs include a story, walk in the garden, and an art project.  Programs are held the first and third Tuesday each month from 1:15 to 2 p.m.  Pre-registration is required.  Cost is $8 per pair (adult and child) for museum members and $12 per pair for non-members.  Growing in the Garden begins with The ABCs of Apples on October2nd; Leave it to the Leaves on October 16th; Squirrels:  Here, There and Everywhere on November 6th.   Contact Cynthia Winslow at (973) 538-2404 extension 10 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org  for a complete schedule, for more information or to register.

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections, exhibits, and educational and cultural programs.  It is located at 45 Macculloch Ave. in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic District.  The Museum is open for house and exhibit tours Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.  Visit www.maccullochhall.org or find the museum on Facebook for more information.  Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a nonprofit educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.

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FAITH Center Theater Arts Camp Performances

Theater Arts Camp of Sussex, hosted at Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 385 Houses Corner Rd, Sparta, is pleased to announce performances of two full-length musical productions:
Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior on Fri, 8/3 at 7:30 and Sat, 8/4 at 2:00
The Music Man on Sat, 8/4 at 7:30 and Sun, 8/5 at 3:00
(Last year’s performances sold out and tickets sales have also been brisk this year.  Visit us on line http://www.faith-center.com/store.asp or call: 862-414-0757 to reserve your tickets today.) 
These performances are the culmination of a two week intensive for teens serious about developing their theatrical performing skills.  During camp, each student receives advanced instruction in character development, audition preparation, vocal technique, dance and stage movement, and production elements.  Master classes and Q&A sessions with veteran Broadway stage performers Anne Nathan, Stephanie Martignetti, and choreographer/dancer Derek Roland are a highlight of this year’s camp.
While it’s too late to attend the 2012 Theater Arts Camp, it’s not too late to register for classes at the FAITH Center where fully staged spring musicals are only a small part of the offerings for teens.  For more information, explore our website at www.faith-center.com or call 973-252-5043.

Registration is open for the 2012-2013 FAITH Center classes in Randolph (Morris County) and Sparta (Sussex County)

Make this the year!  As one homeschooling mom so aptly stated, ‘I had heard about the FAITH Center for years but always had an excuse not to look into it.  Now I’m kicking myself, asking ‘why did I wait so long to sign up?’  My kids and I LOVE the FAITH Center!  The instruction is top-notch, the number of courses offered is mind-boggling, and we have made so many new friends.  At the FAITH Center I can meet the fine arts instructional needs of all of my children, at one location on one day of the week for an unbelievably reasonable price.’ 

There is something for every member of the family at the FAITH Center, from preschooler through highschooler.  In addition to private and small group instrument lessons and bands and orchestras for beginning through advanced students, there are dance classes where honoring God is just as important as learning the steps, both traditional and computer art, drama, several different choirs divided by age, small group voice lessons, a new video production seminar class, and more. 

What’s holding you back?  Secure your family’s spot before classes are full and it’s too late.  On-line registration is currently open for both our Sparta and Randolph locations.  Visit the FAITH Center’s website, www.faith-center.com to learn more about our program and register for classes.  Have questions or need to schedule an audition for an experienced student?  Call 973-252-5043 or email info@faith-center.com  (Not all classes are available at each location.  If a class you are interested in is full, please send an email to info@faith-center.com to be added to the waiting list.  New sections of popular classes are added as space and time allow.) 

Additional Experienced or Aspiring Musicians NEEDED!

Do you tuba?  Or trumpet?  Would you like to?
Is the clarinet more your style? 
How about the saxophone or slide trombone?

The FAITH Center for the Arts is looking for additional experienced or aspiring musicians, ages 9+, to round out our band program.  We have a large group of flutists.  While our current brass and woodwind players are excellent, we need more of them to bring our bands into balance.  We offer weekly small group instrument lessons with free weekly band classes.  You might want to explore our other course offerings as well.  Vocal music, art, drama, and dance, all taught from a Christian worldview to homeschooled students of all ages - - - at incredibly affordable prices designed to fit the homeschool family’s budget. 

Online registration is open for both our Sparta and Randolph locations and classes are filling fast.  Visit the FAITH Center’s website, www.faith-center.com to learn more about our program and register for classes.  Have questions or need to schedule an audition for an experienced student?  Call 973-252-5043 or email info@faith-center.com  (Not all classes are available at each location.  If a class you are interested in is full, please send an email to info@faith-center.com to be added to the waiting list.  New sections of popular classes are added as space and time allow.)

The FAITH Center announces registration for Music Together Classes in Sussex and Somerset Counties

What is Music Together?
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the adults who love them.  Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.

Central to the Music Together approach is the concept that young children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers who are actively making music.  The program brings families together by providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at home within the context of daily life.

FAITH Center for the Arts is offering the Mixed Age Class for children from Birth-Age 5 and their parents.  At the Sparta Evangelical Free Church in Sussex County, families may choose between 12:30 and 3:30 classes on Wednesdays.  At the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Amwell Road in Somerset, families may choose between 11:00 and 1:30 classes on Thursdays.  Music Together class time includes singing, rhythmic games and chants, creative movement from fingerplays to large-motor movement activities, and instrument play.  Visit our website www.faith-center.com to register your child. For additional information, please call 973-252- 5043.

Music Together art & logo design 1992-2012 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark. FAITH Center for the Arts is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more locations: www.musictogether.com - (800) 728-2692
The FAITH Center, founded 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.  Whatever your reason for seeking professional instruction in the arts from a Christian perspective, the FAITH Center may be your answer to prayer. 



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