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AUGUST - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Wow!  Can’t believe we are already in the middle of Summer!   They say time goes quickly when you’re having fun.  That being said, I hope you are having just that.  Lots of FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  Whether it has been all FUN, or just life as usual, I truly hope you are all well in the Lord. 

As we walk through this journey called LIFE, may we be reminded that fun and happiness depends on circumstances, and those can change rapidly.   True JOY is available to us at all times, even when life blindsides us.  May God continue to fill you with His Joy and Strength, in His Son Jesus Christ, no matter where you may find yourself at this very moment.

“Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”

Psalms 51:12 KJV

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22- 23 KJV

Pre-registration is now open for the October 6-7th 2017, ENOCH of NJ's first one and a half Day Entrepreneurial workshop for the homeschoolers of New Jersey and bordering states.  I know it is two months away, but we really need to get a good idea ASAP at what the attendance is going to be.  So, please do not procrastinate and miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to learn from the revolutionary and exciting teachings of Rhea Perry.

These workshops give you a practical framework on Training Children to Be Leaders Instead of followers.   I know Homeschooling parents, above all, desire to instill vision and encourage their children to be leaders?

The Workshops are focused on encouraging your children to: 

• Serve God

• Discover their gifts

• Serve others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute well to their communities. 

The admission fee has been set as follows: 

PRE-REGISTRATION:  Single Adults are $20, and Entire Family for $40 (This includes all immediate family members and Grand Parents).   

REGULAR REGISTRATION:  Single Adults are $35, and Entire Family is $55 (This includes all immediate family members and Grand Parents).   

So, what are you waiting for??  It only takes a few minutes to register.

Visit ENOCH's website for workshop outlines and registration forms:   https://enochnj.webconnex.com/EntrepreneurshipWorkshop

TWO VIDEO CLIPS – QUICK GLIMPSES OF A COUPLE OF RHEA’S CONFERENCES:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/rhea.efs%40gmail.com/15d914165d60ade5?projector=1

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/rhea.efs%40gmail.com/15d914165d60ade5?projector=1

May you all continue to enjoy the remainder of the summer, and quality time with your families. 

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West
ENOCH President
www.enochnj.org
https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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

Send Boxtops to:

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

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

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All homeschooling families are encouraged to join Home School Legal Defense Association now and use ENOCH's special discount rate!

Email the Office for further details office@enochnj.org

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ENCOURAGING WORDS

SHE’S IN MY HEART FOREVER

-- A TRUE STORY by Jo Ann Smotrys

As a Hospice Volunteer, I'm told my Nursing Home patient is not responsive to stimulation. She doesn't respond to anyone. She doesn't speak. She doesn't show emotion. When I visited, even though it was July, I 'played' a tape of Christmas Carols... something we all can relate to... something we're all familiar with. She has dementia. She has forgotten so much. She has forgotten how to live. I hold her hands. I look into her eyes. I talk to her as the music plays. I watch as I see a smile upon her face. I listen as she tries to speak. I hug her. I remind her she is a 'child of God'. I remind her of the gift He is to each of us. As we listen to songs that speak of His birth, I remind her that He died for us. He hung upon the Cross at Calvary for our sins.

I glance around to see her friend has tears streaming down his face. Why? "She hasn't smiled or spoken for so long... I can't remember", he says. He's been there every day for 8 years to watch over her. He has been there but everyone has told him she doesn't respond. So he just sits with her. He does what he can, but frankly, he doesn't know what to do. He too is lost. He has watched her plight as she diminished in health over the years, but he never let her down in his faithfulness to her. He was always a loving presence for her. Now, once again, he has just seen 'a spark' in his sweet lady. He too smiles.

Most every time I visited after that I'd find him... There in her room, talking to her, as he held her hand and he never left without telling her "I love you" and hugging her. There wasn't much response... but there was 'that little bit' and he reached out for it on every visit. One day, as he was about to leave he reached behind her to hug me. He then said "I love you" to her, as he has so many times before. She doesn't respond. He walks past her to leave, his back to her, and says "She knows I love her, don't you gal?".  There!  A sudden, loud 'Yes' is in the air. She spoke.  He moved on. He couldn't stop. He couldn't compose himself.  She'd confirmed what we all knew by then. She heard. She loved.  She was trying so hard to express herself.

Did I make a difference?  Yes... But only because I was trained to believe that hearing is the last sense to leave us. I leaned heavily on that belief and her friend learned from me. No one had ever told him what to do, how he could communicate with her, that she might hear him though she didn't respond, so he had given up. But he never gave up on loving her. He never gave up on coming to check on her.

Now she responds. It's a smile... a word here and there... a little move of her fingers against his as he hold her hands. But it's all communication. She had it all along. Is it because no one was listening to her? Because no one was talking to her? I suppose. But that's all changed.

One night I sit in a chair beside her bed and told her how fortunate she was to have someone to come visit her each day, reminding her of how much he loved her!  How much I loved her!  How very much God loved her!  I knew in my heart she understood me. I cried as I talked. I let my emotions go.  She squeezed my hand, as I saw tears roll from her eyes.  She did hear.  She remembered love and compassion, though she may have forgotten all else over the years.

The circumstances are different... but that's the way God is toward us.  We forget Him.  We put Him aside for worldly things.  And though we think He isn't hearing us, when we call out to Him, He is there.  He is our Guide and our Protector.  He constantly shows us Love and Compassion, but we have to open our hearts to hear Him and feel His warmth.   Only then can we truly share Him with others...  like this woman who may have needed to be reminded that God was still with her.

I stayed with her the night she died. Her face glowed with "the peace of God, which passeth all understanding," as she took her last breath. Philippians 4 describes it best. 

Philippians 4:10-20

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ[b] who strengthens me.

14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress. 15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. 16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account. 18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. 19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

ALWAYS STRIVE BE A SPECTACULARLY BRIGHT LIGHT IN THIS VERY DARK WORLD!

 

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THE BIBLE

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

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NEEDED LEGISLATIVE LIAISON

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*** ENOCH of NJ PRESENTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP
With Rhea Perry

We are excited to share this wonderful opportunity to the homeschooling communities of New Jersey and beyond!   Please share this information with your local support groups and other folks that may be interested in hearing this “REALLY EXITING” information!   Rhea speaks to and trains all types of professionals including multi- millionaires….  

A day and a half days of encouragement, education and spectacular fun stories!

SAVE THE DATE:  October 6-7, 2017

Spend Friday night and all day Saturday learning how to help your young people gain a mindset for developing successful home businesses!

Creating and managing a home business requires more specific education, planning and mentoring than we've been taught in traditional school.

If you desire for your children or yourselves to:

• Discover their specific gifts

• Serve God and others with their gifts and talents

• Develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

• Get specific education to operate in the Internet Age

• Provide well for their families

• Live financially free

• Contribute to their communities

Then bring them to this workshop to get vision for how to live and work outside of the educational box!

One of the duties of parents is to prepare their children to enter the Real World with an adequate education that will allow them to contribute to society and provide well for their families. What worked in the Industrial Revolution no longer works as well today. Jobs are disappearing daily and many are being shipped overseas.

Parents haven't been trained to think entrepreneurially in a system that was designed to train employees so many aren't equipped to educate children to be entrepreneurial.

This workshop is designed to equip parents to think bigger about their children’s education and to help those creative entrepreneurs in the house find the freedom to be who God created them to be – business owners that solve problems for customers and create jobs to employ others.

Our Speaker

 

Rhea

Rhea Perry has educated her 7 children at home since 1987.  Her oldest son, Drew, brought his dad home from corporate America in just three years. Her second son, Will, started a successful commercial and industrial roofing company with his brother after apprenticing with a godly mentor.

In the 1980s, the Perry family represented Lifetime Books and Gifts, a company that supplied homeschoolers with living books and resources, throughout the South for five years. Through helping moms select curriculum, Rhea saw the importance of preparing young people to enter the world as leaders in business and government, but especially in home business.

After learning how to do business on the Internet from some very successful online marketers, she became an award-winning Internet business owner. Just a few years later, her husband of 33 years lost his battle with cancer and left her with four of their seven children still at home. The business that she built continues to provide for her family today.

Now, Rhea loves sharing her experience and knowledge of home business with homeschooling families all over the country. She believes education should empower students to serve God and mankind with their specific gifts as they create financial freedom. Building successful multiple streams of passive income through a few good home businesses is the best avenue.

6 Sessions on Training Children/Families to Be Leaders in Home Business

Friday Night 7:00 – 8:00

How We Brought Our Dad Home from Corporate America in Just 3 Years

When Drew Perry was 18, he brought his college-educated dad home from corporate America in just three years. This interesting story, complete with pictures, will encourage and motivate your young people to think outside of the box and consider building financial freedom doing what they love through home business.

8:30 – 9:30

Home Business Education 101 – 7 foundational principles they don't teach in school

Now that the Internet makes it even easier than ever to reach the world with your products or services, owning a home business is just one way for young people to implement practical leadership abilities to impact their world. Leadership education is different from employee-oriented education. So how do you know if you are encouraging your students to be leaders or employees? Get the answers, plus learn the secrets of entrepreneurial education the Perry family has discovered from almost 30 years of homeschooling about educating children, not just to get a diploma but for financial freedom!

Saturday 9:00 AM to 10:00

How to Prepare Girls for Home Business

Whether we like it or not, there may be times in our daughter's lives before they are married, or if their husbands become ill, die or leave, when they will be required to provide financially for their children. In a world where outsourcing has become the norm in business, it's easier than ever to train young ladies to earn a nice income from home. Having foundational skills will give them the confidence they need to work part-time or full-time from home.

10:15 to 11:15

Apprenticeship: How to Find Godly Mentors for Your Teens

After apprenticing with a godly homeschool dad, Rhea Perry's second son, Will, began his own business - a successful commercial roofing company. If you don’t know what to do with your budding entrepreneurs, make sure they don’t miss this story of how the Perrys implement mentors, live simply, and seek to glorify God by serving others with their natural talents and interests.

1:00 – 2:00

5 Home Business Projects that Teach Financial Literacy and Create Income

In this insightful session, you will learn the fundamentals of five proven home businesses your family can start part-time that could possibly bring dad home like they did! You’ll also learn the four different types of work and why some of your children never finish a job.

2:30 – 3:00

How to Homeschool Your Teens for Business

The way parents homeschool their children is just as important as the curriculum they use. To become successful leaders in the realm of business, students need to learn how to think differently. This unique session is jam packed with ideas and concepts that will challenge your young people to do more than what is expected of them. Tired of dragging your children through “school”? Don’t miss this session to discover the remedy.


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SUMMER ANIMATION CLASSES

June 5th - August 21st

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

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

For more information, check out their website -   http://www.theanimcourse.com/theanimcourse.html

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BARNS & NOBLES

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

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

Click below to see and print the application form and letter from Barns & Nobles. 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15c664405c7be4e3?projector=1

Please contact them with any questions or would like to talk farther.  We hope to hear from you!

Kind regards,

Debbie Kramer

Community Business Development Manager

Barnes & Noble Livingston

112 Eisenhower Parkway | Livingston, NJ | 07039

(o) 973 758-1317 | (f) 973 758-1318

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CLEP TUTORING STUDIO

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

Subjects:

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

-ACT/SAT testing

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

-Graphic design and photography

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

Formats of tutoring offered:

-One-on-one sessions

-Groups (classes)

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

-Teaching by invitation from a group or school

Notes about curriculums and online tutoring:

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

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

Facebook page and contact information:

-On Facebook: Facebook.com/rlctutoring

-Email: samsalostudios@gmail.com
-Phone: 
262.721.8887

Rates:

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

Rates:

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

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DUKE FARMS

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

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

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

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

Samantha Wolfe

Programs Assistant

Duke Farms Foundation

1112 Dukes Parkway West

Hillsborough NJ 08844

(908) 722-3700

DukeFarms.org | Facebook | Twitter

 

 

ENTOURAGE YEARBOOKS

My name is Jerry Nixon, and I am the Director of the Non-Traditional Division at Entourage Yearbooks. The reason for my note is to share information about our Fundraising and Memory Book Programs. We would love to send over some more information and free samples catered specifically to your organization.

Benefits of Working with Entourage's Non-Traditional Division:

* Great way to raise money for groups, teams, and organizations

* Collaborative and easy online software

* Free fundraising website to sell photo products, plaques, shirts, and more

* 1 week turnaround time for books delivered prior to April 1st

* Prices that start as low as $8.95 per book

* Free shipping no matter the order size

New This Year

* All star cover personalization - Great new way to personalize your books with your picture on the cover

If you are interested, please click the link below and we will send you a free custom quote and sample:

info.entourageyearbooks.com/memorybooks

You can also email me with your information (i.e. book quantity, fundraising goals, etc.) and I would be happy to reach back out to you. If you'd like to receive samples, please let me know the best address to send them to.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to speaking with you.

Best,

Jerry Nixon 

Non-Traditional Division Director 

888-926-6571, ext. 96 

Entourage Yearbooks 

 

HAWTHORNE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

JOIN US! 

Save the Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM

All parents and students are welcome to attend the Christian College Fair, hosted by Hawthorne Christian Academy, in the upper gym. Meet representatives from more than 30 Christian colleges, and attend the Financial Aid Workshop at 7:45.
Admission is free.

We would love to see you there!
Please feel free to extend the invitation to your friends and family! 

Save time at the fair by going to 
www.christiancollegefairs.com to get your barcode!

For more information, contact Mrs. Jennifer Eelman, Director of Guidance,
at 
(973) 423-3331 x270, or visit www.myblueprintstory.com.

 

HILLSIDALE COLLEGE – CONSTITUTION 101 FREE COURSE

Fellow American, one of the greatest gifts God has given Americans is our freedom. Even with all the turmoil and oppression we see in the world around us, we still too often take these freedoms for granted.

In our great country, the Constitution is the document that protects it. After the Bible, it is the single most important document in the world. Most Americans think they know it well, since they learned about it in school.

But far too few Americans truly understand the Constitution and the freedoms it protects.

We've made our renowned Constitution 101 course free for all Americans to take online -- the same course that every Hillsdale student must take to graduate, regardless of their major.

Activate your personal Constitution 101 course today -- you'll get weekly lessons via email and can take quizzes to test your knowledge as you learn. In the fight to preserve our freedoms, our greatest enemy is ignorance. Become an expert on the document that secures and preserves your freedom -- the U.S. Constitution.

Start your free Constitution 101 course today.

Thank you,

Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College
Pursuing Truth—Defending Liberty since 1844

 

HOME EDUCATORS RESOURCE DIRECTORY 

HELP WANTED - The Home Educators Resource Directory

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

HERD is in need of your help with our resource directory. As an independent representative you work for yourself mainly on the computer and phone. There is no upfront fees required to work with HERD and we pay 30% commissions based on monthly sales generated. The only requirement is an enthusiasm to help fellow homeschoolers by sharing your knowledge of educational products and services. We supply full training and guidance. Work your own hours around your family’s schedule. 

Part time or Full time. 

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

DO YOU LOVE TO WRITE ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING

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

Send to admin@homeEDdirectory.com

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

Thank you,

Mindy Lively

Home EDucators Resource Directory

Comprehensive Resources for the Home Educator

www.homeEDdirectory.com

mindy@homeEDdirectory.com

(P) 602-413-4814

(F) 866-272-0804

 

HOMESCHOOL MOM’S DAY OUT AND WORKSHOP!

Back to (Home) School Encouragement with Karen DeBeus 

http://simplylivingforhim.com/workshops/

I have always loved speaking at homeschool conventions in the Spring. Yet, over the years I have desired to do something right before school begins in the fall because that is such a critical time to really focus on our priorities. Plus, I think it is integral that homeschooling moms PRAY over their homeschools before the beginning of the year.

So this summer, after the curriculum has been planned, and the schedules have been set, come on out for a Homeschool Mom’s Day Out! This is a Back to (Home) School Day of Encouragement. 

We will not focus on being prepared academically, but spiritually. I will be giving a few sessions that will focus on simplifying your homeschool, focusing on the most important things before you dive into the school year, letting God lead your homeschool, and more!

Come on out for fellowship and encouragement!

Back to (Home) School Encouragement with Karen DeBeus Friday, August 25 10am- 3pm Grace Bible Chapel Chester, NJ PLEASE RSVP—> email karen@simplylivingforhim.com or visit the Facebook Event Page


*Light refreshments will be served; bring a bagged lunch
*$10 suggested donation but NOT required. Just come as you are able!

 

 

HOMESCHOOL TESTING SERVICES

As you know, there are many growing needs for homeschoolers and we feel testing is an important one.  Homeschool Testing Services knows there are many opinions on testing.  We believe testing should not define a child, but it is important to use it as a tool so we can learn more about our children and where they stand academically. 

We would love to help you meet this need.  You are able to go to our website to learn more: www.homeschooltestingservices.com. 

Would you consider allowing our website link to be listed on your page as a resource to walk alongside families that choose to homeschool? 

 Some questions many families have that we’re open to answering:

Why should I test?

There are many reasons: 

            First, your state may require it.  Homeschool Testing Services can meet that need.

            Second, you are able to use it as a tool to gage where your child is with other children their age. 

            Third, it will teach them test taking skills that are needed to better prepare them for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. 

What tests do you offer?

We offer the CTP (1st-10th grades) and Stanford.  The Stanford can be completed either online (grades 3rd-12th), in the comforts of your own home, on your computer or onsite (grades K-12th), where your child will go to a nearby location with other students and test in a classroom setting.

When should we test?

Homeschool Testing Services is available from February through mid-June.  Most families test between the months of April and mid-June as an end of the year assessment. 

I would be more than willing to talk to you about this more if you have any questions.  Please see my signature below if you’d like to call me. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Donna Russell

972-754-5227

Homeschool Testing Services

Regional Testing Coordinator

www.homeschooltestingservices.com

www.classicalconversations.com

 

HUNT SCHOOL - TUTORING SERVICES

My name is Ryan Brown, and in addition to being a math teacher at The Hun School of Princeton, I am also a professional math tutor during the summer months. I would like to introduce myself and offer my math tutoring services to any students in your organization who might require them.

Please feel free to pass along the attached poster, or forward this email, to any parents/students who might be interested.

**Does your son/daughter need help with math this summer?

 **Do you want your son/daughter to get a head start on next year’s math class?

 **Current math teacher at college-prep, private high school with almost 20 years of experience in math teaching and tutoring for high school and college students

 **Can tutor at your home or in public locations (school, local library, etc.)

 **Subjects taught/tutored: Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus (including AP Calculus AB)

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Sincerely,

Ryan Brown

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Ryan M. Brown

Mathematics and Music Teacher

The Hun School of Princeton

176 Edgerstoune Road

Princeton, New Jersey 08540

(609) 921 – 7600, extension 2325

www.hunschool.org

KNOWLTON FINE ARTS HOMESCHOOL CO-OP (WARREN COUNTY)

 Knowlton Fine Arts Homeschool Co-Op is offering an array of classes on Fridays and a mix of parent led classes to round out the children's days.  New this year is a selection of science classes, clubs and private lessons on Wednesdays as well.  Fine Art instruction Prek-12th.  Art classes include: Elementary Art, General Art, Drawing, Acrylics, Watercolors, Sculpture, and Pottery.  Music Instruction includes: piano, voice, choir, instrumental, band, and strings.  Theater and dance offerings on Fridays.

Registration is now open to new members.  Please visit our 
website for more details.   https://www.homeschool-life.com/1896/index_public?Logout=1

 

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RECREATIONAL SWIM FOR HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

Swim with an Adult

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

Place: Little Dolphins Swim Academy

424 Vosseller Avenue

Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Time: Thursdays 1:30-3pm

Rates: One child $8

Two Siblings $15

Three-Four Siblings $20

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

 

LUMA

LUMA LEARN

Hello friend, 

  My name is Tina Piper.  My husband and I have 7 children that we’ve homeschooled since they were born.  Recently, we started LumaLearn, a marketplace of online Christian classes.  It’s like Amazon, but for online Christian education…just point and click to check out classes J.  Parents and students can check out our current courses and teachers!        

Additionally, if you or someone you know would be interested in teaching, they can check us out by clicking here, or by scrolling down to the bottom of our website.

Thank you so much in advance for sharing us with your NJ friends and any others! 

Please also like and share us on Facebook and Twitter 

Blessings!

Tina Piper

Co-founder

LumaLearn

w: www.LumaLearn.com

 

e: info@lumalearn.com

 

 

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MARKEIM SUMMER ART CAMP

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

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

PM POTTERY CAMP: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Ages: 8 and up)
Students learn the fundamentals of working on the potter’s wheel in a real ceramic studio. Students will learn and practice wedging, centering, opening up and pulling walls of wheel thrown forms. They will progress through the trimming and glazing process to complete their projects.

http://www.markeimartscenter.org/product-category/camps/summer-art-camp/

 

MOMATH

MOMATH

Dear MoMath friends, Slide into summer at MoMath with an ongoing slate of mathematical adventures.  Maintain your balance at Equilibrium, MoMath’s new game night for adults; celebrate the summer solstice with sundials and stickers; and don’t miss the opening of MoMath’s new basketball exhibit, Hoop Curves, featuring a visit by NBA executive and retired professional basketball star, Kiki VanDeWeghe.  Plus, enjoy an evening of music featuring hedge fund whiz Pete Muller; explore hands-on math with international math popularizers Marcus du Sautoy (UK) and Jürgen Richter-Gebert (Germany); hear a unique story from NPR’s “The Math Guy” Keith Devlin; and experience the first-ever New York Math Festival, featuring a full day of mathematical fun in the sun.

Wed, August 2

Math Encounters: "Deep Math: Between Combinatorics and Chocolate" with Persi Diaconis

Fri, August 4

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Magic Squares and Magical Squaring" with Art Benjamin

Sat, August 5through
Sun, August 6

Expressions: the MoMath hackathon, sponsored by Two Sigma Investments

Sun, August 6 through
Tues, August 8

MOVES 2017, The Magic of Math - Join MoMath for its biannual research conference on recreational mathematics.  Mathematicians, math educators, and families: all are welcome!

Weekends

MoMath's Derivatives tour program and Explorations sessions, available upon request

 

PDF ELEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

This is Maggie from PDFelement. Now we are excited to announce the $1000 PDFelement Scholarship to the students from any part of the world with a demonstrated interest in digital document processing skills. 

We appreciated if you are interested in sharing the good news for your audience.  The detail of scholarship program: https://pdf.wondershare.com/campaign/scholarship/ 

About PDFelement: PDFelement 6 is a complete PDF solution which lets you create high-quality PDFs with a complete set of tools to create, edit, convert and sign your PDFs, and more. It's finally possible for users to edit any document just like they would in Microsoft Word™.

More info of PDFelement: https://pdf.wondershare.com/about-pdfelement.html 

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me. We sincerely hope the scholarship can be listed in your website and let your audience award the $1000 scholarship.

Best

Maggie

Maggie Chou

Oversea Marketing / Sales Specialist

Mob+86 13530896725

10/F, Block D, 5th Building, Shenzhen Software Industrial Base, Haitian 2nd Rd,

Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China

Post: 518057

E-mailmaggie@wondershare.com

Webhttp://www.wondershare.com/

 


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PIANO & VOCAL INSTRUCTION

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

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

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

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

www.jaynesmusicstudio.com

www.facebook.com/jaynesmusicstudio

(347)978-6327

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

 

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PILLAR COLLEGE

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

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

DUAL-ENROLLMENT EDUCATION

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

Why Pillar College?

The Unique Benefits and Features of our DEED Program

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

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

RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Concurrent Enrollment Program

Raritan Valley Community College has partnered with select area high schools that make it possible for students to take challenging college courses and earn college credits during a regular school day. The cost of tuition is significantly lowered for this program. After graduation from high school, the credits earned can be used at RVCC or to transfer to another college or university.

Courses include: English Composition 1; Pre-Calculus 1 & 2; Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2; Introduction to Criminal Justice and Principles of Biology.

High schools offering RVCC courses include:

·         Bound Brook

·         Bridgewater-Raritan

·         Central Jersey College Prep Charter

·         Franklin

·         Hillsborough

·         Hunterdon Central

·         Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy 

·         North Hunterdon

·         North Plainfield

·         Ridge

·         Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School 

·         Somerville

·         Voorhees

Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program you must:

·         Be a high school junior or senior

·         Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (Exceptions may be made with a letter of support from a teacher in the relevant discipline)

·         Obtain signatures from high school guidance counselor as well as parent/guardian

·         Meet testing pre-requisites for courses 

Early College Credits Program

Complete courses that most college degree programs require. Explore a course in a major you are seriously considering for your future. Choose from hundreds of courses offered on campus. Use the credits at RVCC or take them with you to another college. The credit you earn now will wait for you. If your high school allows, you may be able to use the credits to fulfill high school requirements. Complete stimulating assignments with knowledgeable professors in an intimate college setting.  

To learn about the application & registration process go to: http://www.raritanval.edu/academic-programs/early-college-programs/early-college-credits

Concurrent Enrollment vs. Early Credit

 

Concurrent Enrollment

Early Credits

Tuition

Discounted Tuition

Regular Tuition (out-of-county tuition fees apply to anyone outside of Hunterdon & Somerset counties)

Class Options

Limited to List  

(see program details)

Any Class:

Student’s Choice

GPA Requirement

3.0 or above

N/A (placement test needed for math/English)

High School Affiliation

Limited to List

(see program details)

Any high school

 

Open Houses

Saturday, 10/21/17, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

To register for one of these events, go to:
http://www.raritanval.edu/events

Want to learn more, but can’t attend an event?  Contact the Admissions department – anyone on our team is happy to guide you! (908) 526-1200 ext. 7009.  We are located at: 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg NJ 08876.

 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: MY FILLET KNIFE$1,000.00

I'm contacting you because of a Scholarship program for ENOCH's  students.  The Name of the Scholarship Program: My Fillet Knife $1000 Yearly Content Writing Scholarship

Here's the URL to the Scholarship Program: 
 https://www.myfilletknife.com/student-scholarship/

A brief of the Scholarship Program: At 
myfilletknife.com, we recognize the need to raise awareness and support healthy eating habits among young people. We are committed to providing honest information so that students can learn to love healthy food and make educated decisions about healthy eating. We are excited to announce our scholarship program, worth $1,000.

Here is a brief list of requirements:

Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. (or will be by the time the scholarship is awarded).

ALL the application must be submitted before October 30, 2017 via email at
 scholarships@myfilletknife.com

All of the details and further application information are available on our website. I will appreciate if you feature our scholarship program to your website.(
http://www.enochnj.org/index.php/fullnews/july_2017)

If you have any question, please let us know. We are looking forward reading submissions from ENOCH's  students.

Thank you,

Patricia Smith

Founder, MyFilletknife.com

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FROM YOQUOTES

YoQuotes awards scholarships to students from all over the world whose intention is to make a positive contribution to the future of the world. As a company, we decided to give a hand to students who are struggling financially and thus established an annual Student Scholarship with which we give away $2,000 every year to one student.

Eligibility Requirements

§  Must be enrolled in an accredited college or University, located anywhere in the world for the 2017-2018 academic year

§  Must agree to our Rules and Regulations

What to do

Should send us a 1000 words Essay on your favorite Quotation & how it motivated/ influenced you in your life to our mail id: Yoquotes7@gmail.com

We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and possibly include us on your scholarship page here: 

http://yoquotes.org/scholarship/

Deadline for Submission

§  All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 30, 2017.

Judging Criteria

YoQuotes Scholarship Committee will evaluate each submission and select one scholarship recipient based on the following criteria:

§  Positive topic

§  Originality

§  Creativity

Notification

Upon submission of all required application materials, entrants will receive a Confirmation indicating his or her application has been received. The winner of the scholarship will be notified via phone or email during the first week of January 2018.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Sincerely,

YoQuotes Organization

 

SENSORY UNIVERSITY – SPECIAL NEEDS COLLECTION

I would like to extend a special invitation for you to become one of our special clients. Sensory University is a parent, teacher, and school supply company. We offer discount prices for over 1300 products and are continuing to add more. The Sensory “U” offers products from science, math, teacher supplies, visual stimulation, and sensory or tactile input. Our items will complete any classroom! We mainly focus on special needs which makes us the #1 store manufacturing over 110 special needs items.

Sensory University offers a special needs collection in which has been hand selected by board certified therapists. Our products have been tested in clinics and are proven to offer clinicians, parents, and educators a wide variety of tools designed to improve the lives of children.

We are looking forward to the opportunity of earning your business.  Together our companies can benefit children and parents on a global level.  You may also enjoy visiting our website at www.sensoryuniversity.com.  The Sensory University catalog is available on our website. We have conveniently placed a W9 and a purchase order on the site as well to remove your hassle of calling to place your order!

Place your order by July 31st and receive a 10% discount on an order over $100.00 when you mention this email! If you order via mail or fax, include a copy of this email. If you order online, please enter code SCHOOL. 

 Sincerely,

Melissa Kuneyl

National Marketing Director

Sensory University, LLC

888-831-4701

770-904-6418 Fax

 

SOCCER CAMP

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THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE

Greetings from The Franklin Institute!

Even though there are still plenty of warm summer days ahead, here at The Franklin Institute we are already thinking of those cool autumn afternoons!

September is Homeschool Month here at the museum, and I encourage you to plan a visit for your homeschool group to kick off another year of learning with a visit to Pennsylvania’s most visited museum.  Take advantage of our low group rates that start at just $10.00 per youth AND enjoy smaller crowds at the museum. Plus, if you need to distribute tickets on-site to your group members, a complimentary check-in table can be arranged. 

Not ready to visit in September? Then, plan a visit for later in the year and include admission to:

         Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor:  Explore one of the most significant archeological discoveries in history! Get up close with 10 of the actual warriors, plus hundreds of other artifacts and hands-on interactives that tell the story behind China’s first emperor and these amazing statues! On display September 30, 2017 – March 4, 2018.

         Game Masters: Leave your quarters at home and come learn about how your favorite video games are made!  From classic arcade games to the online gaming of today, you’ll get an in depth look at what goes in to creating these popular games! On display March – September 2018.

Still want to visit but don’t want to arrange a group visit? Sign up for our Affiliate Ticket Program! This unique program is available at no cost and provides you with a personalized code that can be used online to purchase discounted tickets.  Share it with all the homeschool families in your organization and watch them save! 

If you are interested in planning a visit, would like to sign up for the Affiliate Ticket Program, or want more information on The Franklin Institute, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

All the best,

Melissa

MELISSA BLAZEJEWSKI FLEMING

Group Sales Manager | The Franklin Institute

E: mfleming@fi.edu P: 215.448.1387

222 North 20th Street |  Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

THE LEARNING CONNECTION – HOMESCHOOL ACADEMIC CO-OP CLASSES

The Learning Connection of Hackettstown is now accepting new members for the 2017-2018 school year. Our co-op runs on Thursdays from 9:30- 2:15 PM weekly for 31 weeks and will be held in Hackettstown, NJ. We do have a 2 hour minimum registration. Click the link below to view the class grid offering for Pre K to High School. We are financially reasonable as most of our classes are supply fees only.  Our public home page is www.mytlcnj.com

New this year:
 We are offering a dual credit class through Pillar College with an adjunct professor. The class we are offering to 11th-12th graders is "An Introduction to Psychology.” Taking this class will allow your student to put this on their transcript and will not need to take it in college. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@mytlcnj.com.

Our Grid: https://www.homeschool-life.com/809/class/?public=1&private=

 

WONDERSHARE FILMORA – SCHOLORSHIPS

Wondershare Filmora is very excited to tell you that we are offering a scholarship to students. We would love to make an application for this scholarship available to your students.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or University for the 2016-2017 academic year
2. Must provide your video by deadline of September 30, 2017
3. A winner will be chosen of the second week of October 2017 and receive a reward of $1000 scholarship

All application submission should be summit on page:
https://filmora.wondershare.com/scholarship/

We would be honored if you could let your students now of this opportunity and possibly includes us on your scholarship resource page.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Sincerely,
Flora
flora@wondershare.com
Wondershare Filmora Team

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