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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Greetings NJ Homeschoolers,

Hoping your summer has been not only enjoyable, but also productive.  Make the most of the occasional good days that come along.  As we continue to plan out our remaining days of summer, we can be assured that God is always on the throne.  God does not take vacations or holidays.  

“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”
121:2-4 KJV

Be continually reassured that no matter what season of life we are in right now, God is always working on our behalf, according to His good pleasure. 

“Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:”
1:9 KJV

Whether working or playing, continue to be mindful of God’s ever near presence in your life.  

A quick reminder again to “SAVE THE DATE” for ENOCH’s upcoming encouraging ENOCH Family Conference, which includes an exciting children’s program, scheduled for Oct. 27th 2018

Early bird registration opens up on August 4th. 

Register here:  https://enochnj.webconnex.com/ENOCH FamilyConference

Don’t miss out on this wonderful family event. 

May Gods Richly Bless You all!!!!

David A. West

ENOCH President





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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 when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your order 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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I'm not perfect. I have all kinds of problems. I have no ability. I have no gifts. I'm just not worthy. Why would God want me?

Well, did you know that:

Moses stuttered.
David's armor didn't fit.
John Mark deserted Paul.
Timothy had ulcers.
Hosea's wife was a prostitute.
Amos' only training was in the school of fig-tree pruning. 
Jacob was a liar. 
David had an affair.
Solomon was too rich.
Jesus was too poor.
Abraham was too old.
David was too young.
Peter was afraid of death.
Lazarus was dead.
John was self-righteous.
Naomi was a widow. 
Paul was a persecutor of the church.
Moses was a murderer.
Jonah ran from God's will.
Miriam was a gossip.
Gideon and Thomas both doubted.
Jeremiah was depressed and suicidal. 
Elijah was burned out.
John the Baptist was a loudmouth.
Martha was a worry-wart.
Noah got drunk.
Did I mention that Moses had a short fuse?
So did Peter, Paul - well, lots of folks did. 

But God doesn't require a job interview for salvation. He's our Heavenly Father. He doesn't look at financial gain or loss. He's not prejudiced or partial, not judging, grudging, sassy, or brassy, not deaf to our cry, not blind to our need. He know who we are and what we are and loves us in spite of ourselves 


He doesn't calculate how you failed in the past.  It does not matter.  It is NOT ON GOD’S RECORD! 

Sure, there are lots of reasons why God shouldn't call us. But if we are in love with Him, if we hunger for Him, He'll use us in spite of who we are, where we've been, what we have done, or the fact that we are not perfect!


There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...
Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!


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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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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.




On Saturday, October 27, 2018 ENOCH of NJ will be hosting a one day "ENOCH Family Conference", featuring an experienced and very accomplished and well known homeschooling speaker, Israel Wayne. This conference will be for the whole family to participate in.  We have also included an exciting children's program for your little ones.  There will be various workshops and topics that would greatly benefit the homeschooling families of New Jersey.

This is an Inspiring and Encouraging event that you do not want to miss out on! 

On-line EARLY BIRD registration will begin on Saturday, August 4th – September 15th, 2018.

Early Bird Registration:

Couples - $35.00                            

Adults - $20.00                                

Children’s Program (Ages 5-12) - $12 for up to 2 children -  $6 each additional child.

(Spacing is limited for children’s program, register early to guarantee a spot for your child.)

Regular Registration:   Price changes after September 15th

Couples - $40.00

Adults - $25.00

Children’s program remains the same price.  (Spacing is limited for children’s program, register early to guarantee a spot for your child.)

We at ENOCH are encouraging you all to add this date to your calendars, and spread the word.  This will be a time of Encouragement and Refreshment for the entire family. See details below.


Homeschooling: Preference or Conviction?
Why do you homeschool? When your children are grown, what will define success for you? What is a Biblical philosophy of education? This workshop will help you to focus on what is really important. Israel will share with you what has helped his family avoid burnout and frustration in the many years of homeschooling.

Helping the ADD / ADHD Child
If you have a hyperactive or easily distractible child, you won’t want to miss this informative and sometimes humorous message that shares stories from his experience as an ADHD child himself. You will receive practical and Biblical insights into ADD/ADHD and will be encouraged that there is hope for your child!

How Can I Know What is True?
There is a common skepticism today about knowing anything with certainty. It is assumed by many that if you claim to know something in an absolute sense that you are arrogant. How do Christians respond to this challenge? Can objective truth really be known and defended? This will be a thought-provoking and engaging session.

How Can I Defend My Faith?
This workshop teaches you how to defend the Christian faith in a postmodern culture. The term, Relational Apologetics, describes how we are to communicate objective truth in a way that is truly loving. It demonstrates where the Church has been ineffective in evangelism and apologetics and what changes we should make. Learn to be gracious absolutists!

The Power of Affirmation
When you are trying to inspire and motivate children, there are two forces that are often exerted: Positive and Negative Reinforcement. In this session, Israel explains the importance of Affirmation as a way to inspire and motivate your reluctant child. Drawing from practical and Biblical examples, this session will help you to keep those important relational connections as you are attempting to impart knowledge.

Our Special Speaker – Israel Wayne

Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the books Homeschooling from a Biblical WorldviewFull-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based DiscipleshipQuestions God AsksQuestions Jesus Asks , Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting, Education: Does God Have an Opinion? and Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask. He has been a regular columnist for Home School DigestHome School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.

Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.

Israel has written articles for the following magazines and websites: Answers (Answers In Genesis), Revive (Life Action Ministries), UnChained (Pure Life Ministries), Biblical Worldview (American Vision), The Baptist BannerAbove RubiesHomeschooling TodaySamaritan Ministries, CrossWalk.com, ChristianPost.com, ChristianBook.com, Christianity.com, HonorBound.com, WorldviewWeekend.com and many others.

He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel’s family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including TIME MagazineThe Arizona RepublicWORLD MagazineCourt Report and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various conferences, with over 5,000 in attendance.


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Israel and his wife Brook were joined in marriage without dating and share their testimony of God’s faithfulness on an audiobook titled, What God Has Joined Together. Israel and Brook, both homeschool graduates themselves, are home educating their nine children.

Israel desires to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically.

Aiming for both the head and the heart, Israel’s goal is to challenge audiences to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. In his words, “God’s Word applies to all areas of life. There is not one facet of our existence which does not fall under the direct claim of Lordship by Jesus Christ. This includes how we spend our money, what entertainment we consume, how we educate our children, how we use our time, etc. All of life must be understood from within a Biblical worldview.”


Children’s Program For children 5 – 12 years old of registered paid attendees.

A super secret message has just been discovered! But in order to read it, we’ll need lots of help to decode it. Our special detective friend, Ms. Terry, knows of an important book that will help unlock the clues we’ll need, so come and join in on the fun as we race against the clock to crack the code!


Danielle Ingram

About the Children’s Program Presenter Danielle Ingram is an enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about serving God and passionate about children. She has worked with hundreds of children of various ages for 20 years and in children’s ministry for nearly a decade. Through all of her interactions and lessons, Danielle’s greatest desire is to see children grow strong in their faith and for them to realize that God’s plan for their lives doesn’t start when they become adults, but already started before they were born...and continues each and every day!

Register to be a part of this VERY EXCITING ENOCH Event! 

Early Bird Registration begins on August 4th.


Register here -   https://enochnj.webconnex.com/ENOCHFamilyConference


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Classes given for the following; Dance, drama, music, the arts - all of these are like our playground, our stage, our canvas, our page. And whether we sing, or dance, or paint, or write, or a thousand other expressions of the heart, whatever they may be, we bring our expressions of joy to the One whose love calls us to rise and follow.

Come dream with us!

Classes Include:

*Acro ~*~Ballet ~*~ Contemporary~*~Character*                                                                                                          

*Musical Theater~*~Jazz~*~Tap~*~Salsa~*~Hip Hop*


They are open three days a week—Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday—with classes during and after school hours to accommodate all styles of learning. Our classes include all levels, from the toddlers (3+) to the most advanced dancers so all can find a place at Agape Arts Center!

**** Free Trial Class ****

Located At:

Grace Bible Church 4041 Squankum, Allenwood, NJ 08720

For further details check out their site below:






 SuperProf is offering an ONLINE class in ASTRONOMY to ENOCH member families, for a reasonable fee - which can be distributed!

ASTRONOMY is the second highest interest subject for children, after dinosaurs. (They want to know where they are and what came before.)

Well - let it be known! - WE ARE IN SPACE!

So much cross-over educational advantages are gained by a course in Astronomy...that it's hard to delimit them here. Math, Reading, Logical Thinking, hands-on experience...it just goes on....    So, check it out – and see what you can see!

Check out their website:   https://www.superprof.us/s/astronomy,online,32.90668390,-96.60494680.html?w=1

They can also do in-person presentations to groups!   Way cool!

Michael Miller

Harrison, NJ




BRS offers individual math classes, history, Bible and more for homeschoolers. Parents can enroll their students in individual classes and enjoy the extracurricular sports and activities while remaining completely in charge of their homeschool schedule and other outside classes. Here is a link to our homeschool policy:  https://baptistregional.org/     http://brsnj.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/homeschool_policy.pdf


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Barnes & Noble works 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.  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 & Noble.  Please contact them with any questions or would like to talk farther.  We hope to hear from you!  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15c664405c7be4e3?projector=1



An invitation for Home School Families to join us


From the time children are born they have a unique relationship with God.  Under the age of six, they are especially sensitive to falling deeper in love with God.

This is an invitation to all home school families to join us next fall in a program where your three-to-six year old child will have a sacred space and time to fall deeper in love with God.  Our program is the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd which extends not only across our country but around the world.  It offers your child an opportunity to go deeper into scripture, prayer, and liturgy in an environment which invites silence and meditation.

Program meets Monday afternoons, 3:30-5:30, mid-September through mid-May.

Many families travel over an hour away to take part in this deeply contemplative program.

Please join us at Our Lady of the Angles in Cape May Court House NJ

To register please Contact

Linda Allen




Bodies in Motion is offering dance classes to fit your Homeschool Schedule

These classes can fulfill your student’s physical education requirement with the added benefit of socialization, and all the benefits that dance education brings.

Check out these two links below with all the wonderful details of the programs they offer:




Contact Lorri by calling my cell phone 908-227-3757 or e-mail at:  bodiesinmotion@hohgymnj.com



The Child Mind Institute’s Healthy Brain Network community-based research initiative is offering no-cost study-related learning and mental health evaluations to kids ages 5-21. Healthy children, in addition to those experiencing a broad range of difficulties, are encouraged to participate. Evaluation includes IQ, reading, spelling and math skills assessment. Families get a report, including test results and recommendations, which may help guide classroom instruction (or be used for 504 plan/IEP), appropriate referrals for treatment and services, and a small stipend as compensation. Get details of participation today on the study website or by calling 347.934.2880. 

LINK: https://healthybrainnetwork.org/participate/what-to-expect/ or just https://healthybrainnetwork.org/  



Garden State Girlchoir

New Jersey Boychoir

South Jersey's first community-based girlchoir and boychoir.  Interested singers in grades 3 and up are encouraged to contact Program Manager, Carli Visconti to set up an audition- a fun, informal process! cvisconti@cychoirs.org or 203-247-7757.

For more information, visit newjerseyboychoir.org and gardenstategirlchoir.org.



An Interview With God

Think about this: God is sitting across the table from you. What would you ask Him first? What would be some of your other questions?
This is the intriguing premise behind a thought-provoking movie that will be in theaters for only three nights: August 20, 21, and 22. Starring David Strathairn and Brenton Thwaites, AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD is a movie that will lead to amazing discussions for people of faith … and people with questions about faith.


Code Wizards HQ prepares kids (ages 10 and up) for success in the digital world by teaching them how to code (no prior coding experience is required).  Their online coding approach combines the ease and convenience of online classes with the benefits of teacher-lead instruction.  Plus, their curriculum is based on hands-on learning.

So how does Code Wizards HQ work?

CodeWizardsHQ is a comprehensive online coding program that uses project based learning (which I LOVE) to teach kids how to code. The program is beginner friendly and requires no prior coding experience. (However, if your child has some coding experience, she might be able to join at an intermediate point based on her demonstrated skill level. The site can work with you to find the right starting point for your child.)

The program starts with the basics and progresses towards building complex websites, apps and games. 70% of class time is dedicated to writing code (hands-on) using real-world languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, etc.  Learning these languages is a good next step if your child has been enjoying Scratch, Minecraft, or Code.org – and is ready for a more structured coding education.  Class projects are built around popular subjects like Pokemon, Snapchat, Taylor Swift, Michael Jordan etc. – all designed to keep your child interested and engaged.

And kids make their own personal websites as they learn how to code.  How cool is that?

Classes are for 1-hour a week and your child receives an assignment to complete on his/her own between classes. In addition, every lesson has an accompanying quiz that the student takes. Assignment grades and quiz scores are made available so students can self-assess their progress towards certification and parents can track their child’s progress. Additional projects and activities are available for students to explore based on their interest and time availability.

·         Coding teaches kids how to think. Learning to code teaches kids how to take a big-picture problem, break it into smaller chunks, form a plan, execute the plan, learn from their mistakes, fix them, complete the task, and have something to show for it.

·         Coding is a safe, fun way for kids to take risks as it creates an environment where kids can take chances, fail, correct, and try again, without catastrophic consequences.

·         At the same time, coding teaches children the value of getting things right the first time. As kids take chances in their safe environment, they develop a sense of the effort and frustration of doing it over and over again to get it right. They naturally begin to realize that if they’re careful and get details correct the first time, they can progress toward their ultimate goal faster and with less frustration.

For more information – check out their website below:




Did you know that one in 3 U.S. college students take at least one online class? Thanks to technology, more students are choosing distance degree programs because they offer flexibility to balance work and family obligations.

We’re reaching out to you because homeschoolers and other non-traditional students in New Jersey may be considering this alternative degree option.  

That’s why our team at BestColleges.com recently published its 5th annual report on America's Best Online Colleges. Our 2018 report ranks the top 50 online colleges in the nation and gives students helpful tips on choosing the right college. We also list the best online colleges by state so students in New Jersey can find universities close to home!

I’d love for you to take a look at our publication and consider adding this link to a resource, news, or education page on your website.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions!


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BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. We also host a wide array of free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare for the world after college. 


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My name is Corey Colosky and I am a high school math teacher trying to help the homeschool community. If I can get enough people interested, I will be offering virtual math classes starting in the summer of 2018 and then again during the 2018-2019 school year. The format would be like a webinar where the class is live and the students can interact with each other and with me as the teacher. I would like to keep the price at $100 for the entire course. I was hoping that you would simply share this information with members of Educators Network of Christian Homeschoolers of NJ so I can see who is interested and which classes they are interested in. Here is a sign-up form. Filling this out does not commit you to anything, but it informs me that you are interested. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GV8BKM3 

If you or members have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am working full-time as a teacher so please be gracious if it takes me a few days to respond to your emails. 

I do already have Geometry and Algebra 2 courses completely online if you want to check it out also. This is different than what I am offering with the virtual classes because the virtual class would be live lessons. 

Thank you for your time, 



DMS Music Education provides live online group music classes for
Homeschool Programs, Distance/Distributed Education schools, and more.

We have a special offer for the upcoming 2018/2019 school year.


- Class offered: Introduction to Guitar.

- Two class sizes offered:

1. 10-24 students: $300.00 per month.

2. 25-49 students: $400.00 per month.

- The monthly fee is a flat rate, whether you have the lowest or highest
number of students allowed in each class.

- Ages: 10 and up. Mixed grade/age classes allowed.

- No experience required.

- Students learn from home, save travel time and gas costs.

- What's required? Reliable internet, webcam and a guitar.

- Course duration: September/2018-June/2019.

- No long term contract. Stop any time, 60 day notice required.

- Homeschool Co-op families welcomed. Simply pool together your students and appoint one adult as a point of contact, for payments, scheduling, etc.

- Our most popular class. Fun, educational and interactive.

- Classes are limited and first come, first serve. Special expires August 15/2018.

Please visit our website: dmsmusic.education. You'll find an informational three minute video on the home page.

Contact us today to learn more and register.


DMS Music Education




With over twenty years of experience in the field Lorna utilizes the best and most appealing materials available to dyslexic students from both the UK and the US. Lorna is a blog writer for the Orton-Gillingham Online Academy.  They also write blogs about dyslexia and learning difficulties for the Orton-Gillingham Online Academy, and these are all available on our web site page (link below) along with the webinar and podcast. 

Go to this website for great resources on Dyslexia, check out the below website, you will be able to view several good articles, helpful assistance for parents.  They also have a podcast titled "Homeschooling Options for the Dyslexic Child."

Dyslexia/LD Assessment and Diagnosis

Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences/Difficulties/Disabilities (LD)




Plug into nature in 2018

at Fernbrook Farms Summer Camps!

Pollywog Camp

Ages 3-5

Pollywogs camp is the perfect introduction to summer camp at Fernbrook Farms. Sessions are 1.5 hours and you have a choice of your days. These young campers will get to explore the pond, forest, meadow, creek and more on their daily farm adventures!

Click Here to Register

Junior Fiddleheads Camp

Ages 5-6

Junior Fiddlehead Day Camp is offered weekly during the summer to children ages 5-6 to provide an enriching experience unlike any other. Enrollment is limited to 10 campers per week and experienced staff will guide your children with the necessary support and structure needed for these growing naturalists.

Click Here to Register

Fiddlehead Camp

Ages 6-11

Fiddlehead Day Camp is offered weekly during the summer to children ages 6–11 to provide an enriching experience unlike any other. Every day your children will choose from new activities to broaden their world and nurture their connections to nature, history, farm life and ecology. Experienced staff will guide your children in structured groups of no more than ten.

Click Here to Register

Young Stewards Camp

Ages 12-14

The Young Stewards Summer Camp focuses on local agriculture, ecology, and community. Guided by experienced and well-qualified staff members, campers will visit the Pine Barrens, explore the New Jersey coastline, learn the abundance of resources in our seasonal forests, and paddle local waterways.

Click Here to Register



The Happy Home School

Just how do you make you­r home school a success from year to year? Would it help to be better organized? Are your daily plans working for you?

When you take time to pray, are you frustrated that your prayers seem to be hitting a wall? Do you think no one is listening? Are you getting results from your conversations with God?

Can you make ends meet financially? Could you use some home school specific ideas to help you balance your monthly budget? Our Bible-based magazine helps you in so many crucial areas of your home school life.

Learn more at:  Magazine



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
Homeschool Testing Services
Regional Testing Coordinator



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



Your students have excellent access to curriculum within traditional subject areas, but are missing the opportunity to learn about important life skills and business topics they’ll be faced with daily as they progress through life? Resources in this area are hard to find.

KidpreneurLife recognized this need and created a program to help you help your students. Our Business Academy is a two-semester course, delivered via LearnDash, for students ages 7-17 that teaches business skills such as:

·  How to be leaders

·  Ethics and values Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

·  Financial literacy

·  How to be excellent citizens of their communities

·  Flexibility and adaptability

The Kidpreneur Life Academy is aligned with your State Standards and can be implemented in any classroom. With units focusing on topics like finance, economics, entrepreneurship, communication, sales, marketing and more, your students will be ahead of the game when it comes to essential life skills.


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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.


Home School Days - Terrific Trees

 Fall Series 2018  -  Ages 6-10

Add plant science into your home school curriculum.  In this series of classes, explore the world of trees by examining their cells under a microscope, discovering how to identify many species, and making a tree craft using natural materials. Hike through the arboretum with our horticulturists and experience our unique collection.  

Wednesdays 1-2:30pm

October 3

October 17

October 31

November 14

$8 per student per class,

or $30 for the series of 4 classes

 Sorry, no refunds

at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

353 East Hanover Avenue

Morris Township, NJ 07960

Pre-Registration is required

Call 973.631.5004



It is called “Anybody Can Play PIANO” and is available at Microsoft Store and Google Play.  (This app is the culmination of nearly 50 years of teaching/supervising tens of thousands of students nation-wide.)

I homeschooled my 5 children about 40 years ago so I know how great it is to have proper tools for education.  Learning to play a musical instrument (particularly when begun at a very early age) benefits the brain in phenomenal ways - benefits that transfer to many other subjects.    However, this usually means outside lessons, tuition costs, lots of time, supervised practice….. 

Now parents can give their children this advantage at home. The app not only teaches how to play songs on the piano keyboard, but proper piano fingering and how to read music notation as well.

This app can be used independently by children as young as 3 but is also totally appropriate in its presentation for older beginners……even adults.  To view a video showing function of the app just click on https://youtu.be/ACsT105ZEWs  To view a video showing a couple older children working with the app click on https://youtu.be/w8FnF_Uh10E  There is more information plus free resources on my website: www.anybodycanplay.com

Some have asked me, “A dollar ninety-nine a month?  What’s the catch?”  There is none.  My goal has always been to give the gift of music to as many as possible, so I made the price low. 

Thank you. 
Karla Crossett

App: Anybody Can Play PIANO








My name is Peter Meerwarth (Mr. Pete) and I am interested in teaching piano an/or voice lessons to home schooled children during the school day.  I currently own and operate an arts school in Allentown, NJ called MILL POND ARTS (www.millpondarts.com)

WE currently offer art lessons to homeschoolers. I am Certified to teach K-12 music in New York State where I taught at my alma mater for 10 years.  After that, I went into church music at the Allentown Presbyterian Church for another 10 years.  I started Mill Pond Arts five years ago.  We currently employ 7 finger-printed teachers in piano, guitar, voice, and piano and teach over 100 music lessons each week.

 I mainly use the Alfred Basic piano method for my younger beginners using various hands-on approaches to experiencing music: tactile-eye/hand coordination exercises, ear training, dictation, training in theory through computer flash cards and work books, all with corresponding lesson and performance pieces.  A more complete list of musical concepts will be provided to parents with each year of lessons.

 If you would like to speak further, please give me a call at 609-903-6560.  References and Resume available upon request.

 Thank you for your time.

 Sincerely, Peter Meerwarth



Andrew Pudewa will be in Hyde Park, September 20-22, presenting student workshops and a free evening seminar. 

Here are the links to the various events: 

Thursday, September 20:
Introductory and Story-Writing Workshops

Units 1 & 2: Introduction to IEW - Level A (grades 3–5) 8:30AM–10:30AM Units 1 & 2: Introduction to IEW - Level B (grades 6–8+) 11:00AM–1:00PM

Friday, September 21: Advanced Student Workshops

Research Writing (grades 5–10) 8:30AM–11:00AM Introduction to Rhetoric (grades 5–10) 11:30AM–2:00PM Inventive Writing (grades 5–10) 2:30PM–5:00PM

Saturday, September 22: High School Essay Intensive

Additional information can be found here: IEW.com/ny2018

The free evening workshop on September 20th is appropriate for everyone, Nurturing Competent Communicators. It's enjoyable and inspiring to attend a live event and a great way to refresh and refocus for the year to come.




Our team of Autozin has launched this scholarship program for new year of 2018 to support students as we understand how education is important for our future.  Autozin research team advised that educational institutions costs will continue to increase in upcoming year around the globe and we feel the importance to backing up students with financial compensation that they would be able to use to reduce any cost along their education journey.

To reach the goal we are offering students to submit an essay on fixed subject with a deadline for scholarship on November 27 and the winner will receive $1400.

Scholarship details:
Award amount: $1400
Deadline: November 27 , 2018


We are modifying our previous Race to 120 Scholarship opportunity. The upcoming CLT test dates on September 16 and November 11 will be the final opportunities for the Race to 120 Scholarship - a four-year, full tuition/room/board scholarship to any CLT-partnered college. (Students enrolling at a non-CLT-partnered college will be awarded $10,000 per year for four years.) ​
Please visit www.cltexam.com to register today and to see the full range of scholarships offered by CLT-partnered colleges.  


I’m contacting you because of a new scholarship opportunity for the students.  Our scholarship is called “StapleSearch.com Yearly Scholarship", and it’s designed to help the students who are currently studying. We run this scholarship program every year.

For details check out their website below.

Link to our Scholarship page: https://staplesearch.com/scholarship/

Award: $1000

Deadline: Feb 1st, 2019



Hello, I am the ambassador of the charitable arm of our institution and handle all current philanthropic endeavors and……  I’d like to help the students of your school!

Our Scholarships

Primary: $5,000 & $2,000 Awarded Tri-annually

Scholarship Application Page

Our Organization

Our organization will help by providing additional funding in the form of a scholarships for exceptional students and those in the in the greatest need of funds to complete their scholastic journey. We even allow multiple students from the same institution to win awards simultaneously and students may apply multiple times up to 6 times per year with an allotted 2 application attempts per trimester.

“If a little assistance would help keep a bright young mind from falling through the cracks, please tell us where and how our donations can do the most good?”

Our Mission

We’d like to ensure that students in the greatest need and who are truly exceptional are provided the funds necessary to graduate so that society as a whole does not miss out on what could be world changing developments simply because an amazing mind could not afford to complete college.

Your Institutional Funds

I know as an educator you must also feel the loss of a great mind. Such great potential, limitless yet unknown squandered whenever any student falls through the cracks. Especially the most exceptional ones. Those who could have done so much. We are aware that in this situation everyone loses, the student and society as a whole. We now all miss out of the potential plethora of benefits possibly forged through reaching their full potential. Our goal is to contribute to the growth of society as a whole. We would like to ensure exceptional students receive support without the added stress of additional debt. Students can use the scholarship proceeds as needed under their own authority and will maintain complete financial autonomy. However, if you’d like we can contact you whenever a student from your institution is awarded $1000 or more so you can provide them with the financial counseling necessary to make clear financial decisions and ensure that the funds are used appropriately.

The Abridged Simple Scholarship Outline

In our efforts to create a better future for society as a whole and to impact the lives of those who deserve it we have pledged to give both $5000 and $2000 dollar scholarships three times annually. We plan to disburse funds amongst many other smaller awards for exceptional students, students in dire need, and those who submit applications above and beyond the minimum requirements. We have listed below a short synopsis of each award we intend to provide to the selected winners

1.      Primary - 1 primary scholarship of: $5000 equates to $15000 per annum

2.      Secondary - 1 secondary scholarship of: $2000 equates to $6000 per annum

3.      Needs Based - Needs based awards for those with great applications and in great need

4.      Performance Based - Scholarships for truly exceptional students with amazing applications

5.      Merit Based - Multiple merit based awards are also given to those who go above and beyond the application minimums and show the most promise as an overachiever. Therefore, Identifying themselves as those most likely to succeed or most in need due to the amount of effort put into garnering the award whether its dire need or an undeniable sign of excellence.

There is still hope for students that they don’t qualify for the primary award.If parts of their application or actions relating to it are exemplary we can actually garner a scholarship that rivals the primary and secondary awards.

Total annual contribution of 25,000 to 35,000 dollars per annum

We have 1 simple request: Awareness of the Scholarship

Please make your students aware of the program in some way our application pool has been extremely small and we’d like more applicants especially from specific schools that show the most promise.

Thank you for your time please respond with your thoughts and how to move forward

Again, please send a response with how to move forward to provide funding to your students. Also include, how you plan to make students aware of the opportunities and who we are to contact when a student wins over $1000. We would like for the institution to provide proper financial guidance to the winners. It is important that they are well educated on finances to ensure the funds are being used to complete school or beneficially in some way. The goal of having what we call a “Cash Mom” is to ensure a $5,000.00 scholarship is used to keep a great mind focused on continuous growth and expansion or further research they are conducting, We respectfully request that you provide a path that will be beneficial to their long term goals. It would be very disappointing if $5000.00 doesn’t end up as designer clothes, jewelry, sneakers and so on.


We’re always looking for a better way algorithmically but very often a human touch is more valuable. If there is anything we should know about your students, their needs, or the institutions needs please respond with those along with any paperwork required to issue funds to your institution or its collegiate constituents.

Also any feed back regarding the content or presentation of this correspondence, the scholarship page, or other ideas of what would be most impactful if invested in. Please respond with your thoughts, ideas, impressions, criticism, other causes, other ways to help students. Please don’t be shy we would love your input on all of our material. Nothing is too small or too big. From grammar and typo’s, to overall messaging, to formatting, to the entire design or layout of any of our materials.

Please be vocal and unafraid to respond brutally with honest opinions. We have very thick skin and an amazing design and writing department. Anything can be modified. We want to increase our application pool and develop strong ties with participating schools to further serve the needs of the students in great need. Our goal is to improve and expand our application base thus ensuring we can help the best and brightest and propel them to true greatness!

Scholarship Page: http://1callloans.com/student/

Charitable Endeavors Ambassador

Personal Line: (561)-527-6012 (Text Message/SMS is preferred and appreciated, but phone calls are also welcome)

Email: Scholarships@1callloans.com

Application: https://1callloans.com/student/



TecEx we are very proud and excited to announce a new scholarship program for undergraduate and post graduate students. We want to help provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement with a $1,500 USD Scholarship towards tuition, books and other expenses.

All that your students have to do in order to be considered for the scholarship is write up a short essay on the topic: “How will the growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud hosting providers impact the technology reseller industry?”
It would be great if you can share this scholarship program details with your student community so we can generate as many applicants as possible.

Application and Information:

All applicants can get more information and apply online at this address:


Application Schedule:
Academic Term Annual Application deadline is December 15th, 2018

We are hoping that you could add this link to your web site along with your other scholarships listed here:


More on the Scholarship:

The TecEx Scholarship Opportunity awards a $1,500 USD Scholarship to one eligible recipient once every academic year (coinciding with the application schedule above). The sponsor 

(“TecEx”) offers the Scholarship to post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing 

conversation about the impact of technology on international business.

TecEx Scholarship applicants shall submit an essay responding to the following question: 

How will the growth of Amazon Web Services and other cloud hosting providers impact the technology reseller industry?

Please note:
    The essay must be in English.
    The essay must be a minimum of 700 words and a maximum of 1000 words.
    The essay content must be original and not infringe on any third-party rights, including but not limited to, copyright or trademarks.
    The essay submission must not contain any foul or hateful language.

Any existing international college student attending college or university as a full-time student can apply for this scholarship. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the scholarship and/or if you will be willing to add it to your list of scholarships. We know your students would really appreciate the 

opportunity to apply! Thanks and have a great day!
Lori Lewis
Head of Marketing




ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning high school or college student (18+) with the most creative entry in our Summer/Fall 2018 Scholarship Promotion.   The Grand Prize Winner will receive the $3,000 scholarship.

ZipRecruiter Recurring Scholarship
Scholarship Award: $3,000
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st every year
Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date
Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts
Prompts: Write a Follow-up Email for After a Job Interview. On a separate page, describe the sections of your job interview follow-up email template, and explain why each section was included.
You can visit our 
ZipRecruiter Scholarship Page for more information. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me via phone or email.
Go to their website  @ 


Tutoring for students struggling in reading in the Sussex, Warren, and Morris County areas. I am a certified special education teacher as well as a certified Orton Gillingham Teacher and Dyslexia Specialist.

I would like the opportunity to be considered for any students in your district who may be in need of multi-sensory private tutoring or instruction. This is the time of year when parents are seeking reading instruction for their child and there are only a few certified Orton Gillingham teachers in the area.

This past school year I have had the opportunity to work with many dyslexic students and parents. I currently am working with some students privately after school for one-on-one reading and decoding instruction using the multi-sensory approach and have found it to be a great experience. The students have gained confidence and improved in their decoding and fluency skills. Last school year I was employed by the Sparta Public Schools for one-on-one tutoring for a sixth grade student. From there I was asked to teach in the districts summer enrichment program for students who were in need of multi-sensory instruction in grades three through eight.

From my education and classroom experiences, I have gained a strong knowledge base in determining best practices for testing, screening and setting up program instruction. I have also been available to help parents understand more about Dyslexia and what they can do as parents to foster their child’s education.

I am currently enrolled in the Dyslexia Specialist Certification Program through Fairleigh Dickinson University in the evening. On completion of this program this spring, I will be able to be of more assistance to parents, teachers and administrators in regards to teaching and implementing the programs set forth for Dyslexia from the state of New Jersey. I will also be the only certified Dyslexia Specialist in Sussex County.

Enclosed you will find my resume, certificates and business cards to pass on parents and Child Study Team members. Please feel free to request my references for your review. I look forward to working with your teachers or parents to help their children crack the code of reading to become stronger, life-long learners.

Sincerely yours,

Mrs. Kathy Diaz,
30 Linn-Smith Road
Augusta NJ 07822

O.G.T, Dyslexia, Specialist,



We've created a FREE GPA Calculator designed specifically for do-it-yourself Homeschoolers: http://www.FastTranscripts.com/gpa.php  
Can you help us get the word out by sharing it on social media or emailing it to your group? 

Here are some other websites that link to us: 

http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/admissions/home-school/ (FAQs: Do I need a transcript?) 

NJ - 
NJ - 
http://www.gcchsa.org (LINKS) 


Scott Meadows





For those with If you have difficulties with pre-algebra, algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus, and chemistry (general or organic), don’t hesitate to call Lou Alexandre (305-332-1403) or text me at 973 619 3908 or email me at sciencetutor360@gmail.com. For more details please check out my profile.



Do you want to be the best singer you can be?  Do you want to:

• Improve your vocal tone

• Increase your range

• Gain more breathe control

• Improve pitch accuracy

• Learn to sing with vibrato

• Feel more at ease while singing

• Expand your musical understanding and appreciation

• Prepare for auditions

• …and so much more!

Your voice is a musical instrument that will get better with solid training.  That’s where voice lessons come in!  A good teacher will help your voice become flexible so you can sing with ease, expression, and joy in any musical genre.

Jessica is an accomplished voice teacher whose students have performed in Carnegie Hall, been accepted into state and regional choirs, been accepted to colleges and universities, been cast in school musicals, and successfully completed the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations.  She is a participant in the Voice Teacher Mentorship Program with the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  She is committed to teaching the foundations of correct vocal technique to all her students. Lessons are goal oriented and individualized based on each student’s interests and needs.

She recently graduated from Montclair State University with a Master’s Degree in vocal performance, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in vocal performance from Muhlenberg College.  

Jessica was recently seen as Eve in the new musical Take One, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and featured vocalist in Sweeney Todd.  In 2015 she was a part of Disney’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

Jessica Walch

soprano & voice teacher





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