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DECEMBER - 2017 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;


Hello everyone!  Sending you very warm thoughts from our hearts to yours!


'Tis the SEASON!!

The First Noel, the Angels did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep

On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!


They looked up and saw a star

Shining in the East beyond them far

And to the earth it gave great light

And so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel

Born is the King of Israel!

 
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 KJV

I hope and pray that all your families will be focused on "JESUS", the reason for the season.  May the ultimate gift to mankind fill you with His Love, Mercy, and Peace, that brings Salvation all who believe.  

Have a very Blessed Christmas Season!!

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!

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 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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ENCOURAGING WORDS

A CHRISTMAS RE-UNION

By Pastor Rob Reid

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc., and on December 18th they were ahead of schedule and just about finished. On December 19th a terrible tempest - a driving rainstorm - hit the area and lasted for two days. On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover up the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later. She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. "Pastor," she asked, "where did you get that tablecloth?"

The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials, EBG were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria.

The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten the Tablecloth. The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria. When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. She was captured, sent to prison and never saw her husband or her home again. The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home, which was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn't leaving. The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike? He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety, and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again all the 35 years in between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier. He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman's apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

This is a TRUE STORY!  Amazingly, Miraculously Divine moments by our Creator & Lord!

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

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AGAPE ARTS CENTER IS OFFERING BELOW CLASSES:

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*

*Drama~*~Art~*~Photography*

 VIEW FLYER:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gGzhKPemJtW8jA2jVh2VMt5aeSGCf7fbTMcQUeSOZ0s/edit#

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:

https://www.service-life.com/2037/file_retrieve/36291­­­­­­

agapeartscenter@gmail.com                                                  

https://www.service-life.com/nj/agapeartscenter/

 

THE ANIMATION COURCE SPRING SESSION

Spring Session NOW Available:
January 29 - April 23, 2018

CHAD STEWART – bringing his vast experience in animation to school age students from ages 11-18! He has worked for Disney in the past and has over 27 years of experience in the feature animation world in 2D (hand drawn) and 3D (computer). Just to name a few of his projects, he’s worked on Polar ExpressEmperor’s New GrooveTarzan, and the Smurfs movies. He has been a traditional animator, a 3D animator, and has supervised other animators on multiple films. He and his wife have 8 children and are nearing the end of their homeschooling journey! They began The Animation Course about 3 years ago, and it has been a highlight of their life as they work to bring the wonder of animation to many students and families! Classes fill up fast – so reserve your spot soon!

ASTRONOMY ON-LINE CLASSES

 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

201-598-4105

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BARNS & NOBLE

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

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Be The Example

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

Paul didn’t tell Timothy what to preach.

He told Timothy to be an example.

And he started with speech.

At a 4:12 Conference

ICC starts with speech and creates a community where the whole person is developed - in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Find out how:  Why 4:12? (4 min)

Join the Institute for Cultural Communicators at

Stonecrest Community Church

     11 Technology Drive North, Warren, NJ 07059

In ONE day . . .

            Students will

·         Gain confidence in new skills

·         Be empowered to speak up

·         Be challenged to set an example

·         Understand the value of influence

 

Adults will

·         Take home tools to continue training

·         Gain confidence in mentoring

·         Learn the power of community

·         Be encouraged in their conviction

            All in a safe, wholesome community of like-minded parents and students!

 Check it out and register at ICCinc.org/experience-412

4:12 Conference Pricing List - Early registration ends October 19.

 Please share this email and invite other like-minded families!

An Normand

Northeast Area Coordinator

An.Normand@ICCinc.org

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 BODIES IN MOTION – DANCE CENTRE, PARLIN & MIDDLETOWN, NJ

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:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#all/15e3592eb585aaf7?projector=1

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https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#all/15e3592eb585aaf7?projector=1

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

 

CHILDREN CHOIRS

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.

 

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It's time to enjoy our Chocolatrium's tours!

Review on Facebook:"Such a fabulous fun tour for parents and kids to learn how chocolate is made!"

"Chocolate Lover" $19 pp
History of cocoa and bean to bar process
  'Single-Estate' tasting chocolates
(With lunch option: + $10 pp)

 Pastry Tasting made by our Chef
• 1 hot chocolate tasting
• 2 chocolate truffles 
• 1 French macaron
• 2 mini French pastries
 

Other Menus

"Chocolate Making": Different process demonstrations / Cookies, pretzels & mini bars production 

"Choconight": Full guided tour / Dinner with white table service / Chocolate & pastry tasting

"Chocobirthday": Guided tour / French pastries, cake and drinks

"Chocolate Pairing": Short guided tour / Chocolate and Pastry Tasting, bring your favorite wine!

"Paint your Palate": Pick! Paint! Eat! Lots of great shapes to choose from!

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Chocolatrium by Michel Cluizel
575 Route 73 N - Cooper Run executive park - Bldg D
West Berlin, NJ 08091

Tel: 856 486 9292
cluizel.us

CLASSIC LEARNING TESTS

Registration for the CLT10 is now openRegister for the April 11th, 2018 CLT10 today.

Register for the CLT10!

Are you a secondary school interested in hosting the CLT10? 

Schools Register Here

In contrast to the PSAT, the CLT10 is completely free for everyone.  In addition, through our partnership with the National Association of Scholars, students are more likely to receive scholarship money through the CLT than through PSAT/National Merit.

Students who score a 108 or higher (which equates to about a 1470 on the SAT) will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,500 to any CLT-partnered college. The CLT10 is only open to 9th and 10th grade students.  

The free online CLT practice tests and the CLT Student Guide are great resources to prepare for the CLT10.  

If you have any additional questions on the CLT10, join us on Thursday, October 12th at 2:30 EST for a live webinar with CLT Co-Founder and President, Jeremy Tate. Click here to register for the webinar.  

Are you preparing for the CLT or CLT10?  We have two great resources for you.

We offer two (2) free CLT practice tests complete with scoring and answer explanations. Register for free to store your test results.  

Practice Now!

The CLT Student Guide is a great resource for students preparing for the CLT.  This study guide provides an introduction to the CLT, study tips, directions for dialogue groups, the CLT author bank, and three official CLT practice tests (all tests with answers, and two tests with explanations). Order the CLT Student Guide here.

Good news, CLT scholarships!

The CLT has more scholarship opportunities than ever before for CLT test takers. 

As a result, 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.  

Sincerely,

the CLT team

It has been an unprecedented week for the CLT. Templeton Honors College at Eastern University announced a new $25,000 CLT Scholarship. In addition, more than a dozen new secondary schools have signed on for the FREE CLT10 on April 11th as well as the in-school CLT on April 17th.

 

CLEAN TECH COMPETITION

The 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics 
Clean Tech Competition is here!

Challenge your students to “Solve Climate Change”
Registration is open!

Win up to $10,000!

Registration for the 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition is open and waiting for your students!In 2017, 26 different nations had teams sign up to be a part of the Competition and with your help, we can continue to grow that number in 2018; in fact we already have two nations submit teams! This is a wonderful opportunity for the high school students of Education Network of Christian Home Schoolers (ENOCH) of NJ to showcase their knowledge and passion for STEM to solve a very real issue the entire world is facing: Climate Change.

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old pre-university students. This is an educational opportunity for students across the world that challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences and we want the students of New Jersey to participate in this year’s competition! Now is the time to tell your teachers and spreading the word to the students so they can gather their teams and get ready to register! There is no limit to the amount of teams per school/organization and I hope to see many registrations from Education Network of Christian Home Schoolers (ENOCH) of NJ.

Competition Information
Each year, the Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.http://cltexam.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b9d4e010bd5b973bea6e37337&id=29ae3b9f04&e=e8dafd4c58

·         The 2018 Challenge: “Solving Climate Change” asks students to develop a clean technology solution to the many problems associate with climate change.

·         Teams consist of 1-3 students, are assisted by a Team Leader (i.e. parent, teacher, or mentor), to develop a written proposal.

·         No limit to the number of teams per school!

·         There is no entry fee.

·         Online registration is open here!

·         First Round Paper Submissions are due April 20, 2018.

·         10 Finalist Teams will be selected, given a $200 (USD) stipend and matched with a Mentor to help them prepare a Prototype and presentation for the Finalist Event.

·         Finalists compete for the $10,000 (USD) grand prize and a ‘Continued Mentorship’

·         Final event to happen at Stony Brook University, New York, USA July 13, 2018!

 How can your students get involved?

To help bring the Clean Tech Competition to your organization’s students, we ask that you share information about this opportunity with students, fellow educators, and parents. Feel free to distribute the following informational documents:

·         2018 Competition Flyer

·         How the Clean Tech Competition is an Application of Project-Based Learning

·         2018 Student Outreach Flyer

If you have any questions regarding the competition details, or how to incorporate the competition into your curriculum, please contact us. We look forward to having participants representing New Jersey in the Clean Tech Competition this year and in years to come!

Contact Information
Competition Administrator: Mr. Frank DiGiovanni     * Email: 
cleantech@cstl.org

( Phone: +1-516-764-0045
: Website: 
www.cleantechcompetition.org
Facebook & Twitter

#SolveClimateChange

 “From young minds come fresh solutions”

COLOSKY MATH ACADEMY

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. http://coloskys-math-academy.thinkific.com/ 

Thank you for your time, 
Corey


DMS MUSIC EDUCATION

DMS Music Education has provided professional music lessons for Homeschool Programs, like yourself, for over 10 years. Our classes are live, online and fully interactive, using two-way video/audio. Your children can learn from the comfort of home, and the best part-HUGE savings. A fraction of what you would normally pay, and with increased quality of service.
As part of a new school year, we're offering a special deal:

- Special class being offered: Intro to Guitar. Our most fun and popular program.
- For ages 7 and up, open to beginners-novices.
- One scheduled hour class per week. Plus all classes are recorded, archived and made available to the students following the live class. Miss a session? Not a problem, it will be waiting online to view. Also great for enhancing the learning experience, go back and review often. This bonus feature adds tremendous value.
- Special Deal: package A: 10 students=$350.00 per month.
- Special Deal: package B) 24 students=$500.00 per month.
- That's $35/$21 per student, per month. Normally hour classes at most music schools will cost you $150.00 and up, per month. Also-no registration fee, no long term contract. A common question we receive:  "What if we don't have exactly 10 or 24 students for enrollment?". Not an issue. Just let us know the number of students you have, and we can adjust the monthly rate accordingly.
- If you belong to a Co-op, you are welcome to pool your students together to form a class, or classes. We please ask you to provide one adult as a point of contact, for administration, payments, etc.
- At that cost, with all the features, how could you not try it out.

Please visit our website dms music.education, to learn more. I look forward to answering any questions you have, and signing you up!

Regards,

Lisa
DMS Music Education

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 FELLOWSHIP FOR PERFORMING ARTS


 HILLSDALE COLLEGE

 We're now offering our newest online course, "Introduction to the Constitution," on DVD. Join me at the table with Hillsdale students as we discuss the meaning and history of our nation's founding documents.

The U.S. Constitution secures our liberty as Americans – yet few know what it says, and what freedoms it protects. We developed "Introduction to the Constitution" earlier this year to help Americans learn and understand our founding documents and their principles of liberty.

This new course is now available on DVD for you to add to your home library or to give as a gift.

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Reserve your DVD set now using this secure link, while they last:

https://secure.hillsdale.edu/get-introduction-to-the-constitution-on-dvd/

Warm Regards,

 

Larry P. Arnn

President, Hillsdale College

Pursuing Truth - Defending Liberty since 1844

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

IEW

Our free online Winter Retreat is coming up soon and I was hoping you might be able to share the following details with your group.  

IEW's Winter Retreat is free and provides a refreshing day of inspiration and encouragement from the comfort of your own home!

Speakers include Andrew Pudewa, Sarah Mackenzie, Linda Mikottis, Robert Bortins, and Adam Andrews.

Workshops include:

·  Struggling Learners/Special Education: Strategies for Teachers and Parents

·  Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

·  Classical Education: Then and Now

·  What’s All the Fuss About Reading Aloud? A Round Table Discussion

·  However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching

Visit IEW.com/Winter-Retreat2017 to register.

Thanks so much!

Blessings,

Amalia Meadows

Goodwill Ambassador

Institute for Excellence in Writing​, L.L.C.​

IEW.com  800.856.5815 ext 5049

IEW® is a registered trademark of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, L.L.C.

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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


HOME SCHOOL DAY FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

December 11, 2017    10:30-2:30

In collaboration with Kean Stage, Liberty Hall Museum will be hosting a Home School Day focusing on World War I designed specifically for Middle and High School level students.  The day will begin at Wilkins Theatre at Kean University for a performance of All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.  The play chronicles the extraordinary events of the Christmas Day Truce using music and text taken from letters, journals and war documents.  After the play, students will cross the street to Liberty Hall Museum for lunch and The Historian’s Apprentice workshop.  

The workshop will allow students to step into the role of historian, learning how curators tell the story of previous generations through letters, documents and artifacts.  By transcribing and decoding primary source documents, students will gain an understanding of how history is recorded. In addition, they will learn how to take an oral history and observe best practices for the preservation and handling of historical materials.  Students will also participate in an exhibit workshop and work collaboratively to create a museum quality display of artifacts.  The afternoon program will highlight our current exhibit, Brothers in Arms: Memories of the Great War.  

Tickets are 19.00 for students and include theatre admission,  Brothers in Arms exhibit tour and program activities along with pre and post visit activity packets.  The fee for accompanying adults will be $15.00.  All participants should pack a full lunch as food service facilities will not be available.  Tickets are limited and can be purchased on our website or by calling the museum.  Please contact Maryellen McVeigh, Education Coordinator with any questions or concerns at 908-527-0400 or marymcv@kean.edu.

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LITTLE DOLPHINS SWIM ACADEMY - 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.

 

MOMATH

MoMath is turning five!  Don't miss the exciting party celebrating the nation's only museum of math: help construct a giant kinetic sculpture, enjoy music, drinks, and desserts, explore engaging math exhibits, plus dance the night away on the dynamic, interactive Math Square.  As a special thank you, free or discounted tickets* are available for all members — jointoday!  Fall festivities also include cutting cake (fairly), creating holiday boxes, and folding fractals.  Plus, don't miss your opportunity to explore hyperbolic space using the cutting edge VR technology seen in the New York Times!

Fri, December 1

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Folding Fractals" with Josh Zucker

Sat, December 2

2017 Dimensions puzzle hunt at MoMath

Sat, December 2

Math After Dark: Happy 5th Birthday, MoMath!

Sun, December 3

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders

Wed, December 6

Math Encounters: "Winding Worlds: An Exploration of Curves on Surfaces" with Moira Chas

Sun, December 17

Stunning new VR experience: Don't miss your chance to explore hyperbolic space — one day only!

Tue, December 19

Beyond the Flat World: An exploration of non-Euclidean virtual reality

Weekends

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

Now Open!

Hoop Curves: See how the Harlem Globetrotters took their best shots with MoMath’s newest exhibit!



MoMath wants to bring math to Broadway!  We have an opportunity to bring the worldwide Maths Inspiration tour, featuring YouTube phenom Matt Parker, to a Broadway theater this spring.  The interactive daytime show, aimed at 14- to 17-year-olds, features a variety of top math popularizers from the UK demonstrating that there's more to math than just taking exams.  There will be plenty of humor mixed in with serious math content — your students won't want to miss this!

In order to make the NYC tour a reality, we need a commitment from a minimum number of schools.  We are looking at the first week in June as a possibility for this exciting event, which will take place at around 1 pm on a school day.  Tickets are anticipated to cost about $30 per student.  Please let us know if you would be interested in attending an event like this by registering at broadway.momath.org.  No payment is required to register your interest now.

Regards,
National Museum of Mathematics


Support MoMath at momath.org/contribute
momath.org
(212) 542-0566

11 East 26th Street
New YorkNY 10010
United States

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Money Key is offering a New Scholarship Program for undergraduate and post graduate students.  They desire to help provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement with a $2,500 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: "What does financial responsibility mean to you and what steps should students take to plan their budget?"  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:   https://www.moneykey.com/scholarship.php

Application Schedule:
Academic Term     Application deadline
Winter     31st December, 2017
Spring     31st March, 2018
Summer     30th June, 2018

More on the Scholarship:

The Key Thinkers Scholarship awards academically qualified students with a $2,500 USD Scholarship to one eligible recipient once every academic term (coinciding with the application schedule above), to one eligible recipient. There will be a total of four (4) Recipients of the Scholarship per academic year. The sponsor (“MoneyKey”) 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 financial responsibility. 

Essay:

Key Thinkers Scholarship applicants shall submit an essay responding to the following question: 
What does financial responsibility mean to you and what steps should students take to plan their budget?
Please note:

    The essay must be in English.
    The essay must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 750 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 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.

Rebecca Thompson
Scholarship Community Manager

https://www.moneykey.com


PIANO AND/OR VOICE LESSONS

My name is Peter Meerwarth (Mr. Pete) and I am interested in teaching piano and/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

 

REVIEW TOUCH SCHOLARSHIP

Our scholarship is called “ReviewerTouch Scholarship", and it’s designed to help the students who are currently studying. We run this scholarship program every year.

Link to our Scholarship page: https://www.reviewertouch.com/scholarship/

Award: $1000

Deadline: August 1st, 2018

We would be honored if you’d be kind enough to add our award to your scholarship page.

Of course, we’re here to answer any questions you may have.

 

PINELANDS INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL & ERNVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (P.I.N.E.S)

 Pinelands Institute for Natural & Environmental Studies (P.I.N.E.S) located on the grounds of historic Whitesbog Village in Browns Mills N.J. We provide hands-on, experiential science and social studies field trip opportunities that meet Next Generation Science Standards and engage the student with interactive experiences.

Students are constantly engaged to gain knowledge through inquiry and experience different aspects of natural habitats, species, and communities, as well as learn how history plays a vital role in almost everything we do today.

Attached you will find the course descriptions for your review, with offerings for age groups from Pre-K through High School. Currently we are booking trips for the 2017-2018 school year. The cost is $12.00 per student (minimum 20 kids or $240) with 5 free chaperones per class/ group. Mixed age groups of similar learning levels are acceptable. Please pass this information onto your families, as well as additional homeschooling groups or resources you may know of.

Click here for details:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15f0c0ed939f34ea?projector=1

Thank you for your interest and consideration.

Jessica Grill
Lead Educator - P.I.N.E.S.

Rowan College at Burlington County
120-13 Whitesbog Road
Browns Mills, New Jersey 08015
Phone: (609) 893-1765
Fax: (609) 894-7227
Email: jgrill@rcbc.edu
Website: rcbc.edu

 

ROLLER SKATING AT CHERRY HILL

Home school Roller Skating will be held on the following dates this year.


Friday Jan. 19, 2018 1:00-3:30 PM
Friday Feb. 16, 2018 1:00-3:30 PM
Friday March 16, 2018 1:00-3:30 PM
Friday April 20, 2018 1:00-3:30 PM

Cost is $3 person with a family maximum of $12. Skate rentals are $3 for inline or traditional.

CHERRY HILL SKATING CENTER
664 DEER ROAD
CHERRY HILL, NJ 08034
856-795-1919

 

SAT/ACT PREP PROJECT

The SAT/ACT Prep Project Continues Helping Students!

An SAT/ACT score greatly determines the college or university and that has a tremendous impact on a student’s future career and life.

Free SAT/ACT Online Courses!

300+ Sponsoring Organizations
$55,000,000 Donated Prep
35,000+ Testimonials
250,000+ Students
Since 2005

Don't let your students miss out!

*The $700 and $350 program cost is paid by the sponsors and partnership. There is a fee of $39.99 or $19.99 paid by the student that covers the cost for streaming, student support, customer support and materials. All student fees are reinvested to improve the program and reach more families. The Project does not create a profit.

Next Exams

ACT:   Dec 9,   Feb 10, 2018 
SAT:   Dec 2,   March 10, 2018

eknowledge.com/Enochnj

Please use your communications channels to promote your URL . 
That's it, we do everything else.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

A new scholarship opportunity for the students.   Our scholarship is called “BabySwingCenter Annual Scholarship Program", and it’s designed to help the students who are currently studying. We run this scholarship program every year.

 Link to our Scholarship page: http://www.babyswingcenter.com/scholarship/

Award: $1000 (1st winner = $600 and 2nd Winner $400)

Deadline: August 1st, 2018

We would be honored if you’d be kind enough to add our award to your scholarship page.

Of course, we’re here to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you

Angela Devha

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FROM BEST MOISTERIZER GUIDE ORGANIZATION

To encourage the young students, our team has created a Scholarship Program where students can showcase their writing talent and have a chance to win $2000 scholarship, which can be utilized on studies and books.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship program is only for the running students who pursue their studies in the schools, colleges or universities. Any other applications will be disregarded.

Program Deadline

The deadline for the article submission is Dec 30, 2017. We will choose one winner from the applicants, the winning article will be chosen and announced on Jan 2, 2018. The winner can expect our check delivered to him/her by Jan 15, 2018. The check will be sent directly to the participant’s school/college/university. Please note that our website runs this scholarship on an annual basis.

Who Qualifies?

·         High schools, colleges and universities students

·         Students currently studying in any department

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

https://bestmoisturizerguide.com/scholarship/

If you have any questions please let us know.

Sincerely,

Best Moisturizer Guide Organization

 

BEE SPECACULAR

Dear Colleagues in Education,

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) is pleased to inform you enrollment for the 2018 Bee is now available. Visit spellingbee.com to register.

·  Regular Enrollment in the 2018 Bee is available from October 17, 2017, through December 15, 2017. The fee is $226 per school.

Once your school has registered, you will get access to:

·  Exclusive online access to the teachers-only section of spellingbee.com.

·  Official study lists for students, organized by grade level

·  Study materials for each school spelling champion.

·  Official pronouncer guides for classroom and school spelling bees.

·  One free one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids from Encyclopedia Britannica (valued at $69.95) to award to one student. 

·  If you enroll by September 30, 2017, you will receive two subscriptions to award to two students.

Here are other dates of note:

·  January 21, 2018 - Your School's Spelling Bee should be completed by this date.

·  January 23, 2018 - School champions' names entered in Scripps site by this date.

·  March 10, 2018 - SCLSNJ's Bee Spectacular County-Wide Spelling Bee.

Note: There is a $7.50 check handling fee for paying registration via check. If you have any other questions, please email jtrujill@sclibnj.org or call 908-526-4016 ext. 4933.

Best regards,
Jessica Trujillo
SCLSNJ Youth Services Manager

 

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SCHOLARSHIP - LYSEUM PROGRAM

Lyceum Scholars Program at Clemson University, is a new and unique $10,000 scholarship for incoming freshmen to study the moral, political, and economic foundations of a free society.  We have found that homeschool students are excellent candidates for the Lyceum Scholars Program and many of our current Scholars come from a homeschool background.  

Lyceum Scholars take eight classes together as an intellectual cohort during their undergraduate career. They read the Great Books of Western Civilization and discuss timeless questions such as:

·  What makes a society free? 

·  What makes a society prosperous? 

·  What are the principles of the American Founding?

The Lyceum Scholars Program recreates the substance and value of a traditional liberal arts education, which is sadly missing from many of today’s colleges. 

More information about the Program is available on our website and students may apply here.
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Best,
Sidney Thompson
NJ Homeschool Outreach
Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
329 Sirrine Hall
Clemson, SC 29634

 

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – HOME SCHOOL SKATE

Mondays – Fridays from 10am to 11:30 or 1pm to 2:30pm

COSTS:

$6.00 – Admission Cost

$4.00 – Skate Rental

Have a group of 10 or more and call for Group Pricing!  Must inform them that you are a “Homeschooler” before paying.

CLASS TRIP TOUR PROGRAM

Mondays to Fridays 10am to 12:30pm

Includes:

-       Tour of Ice Plant

-       How ice is made

-       Zamboni

-       Q&A

-       Skate

-       Lunch

Tour, Admission, Skate Rental & Lunch one price of $13.00 (for Tour)

For more details contact agiannone@skylandsiceworldnj.com or 973-697-1600 x 122

2765 Route 23, Stockholm, NJ 07460

www.Skylandsiceworldnj.com

 

TRANSCRIPT PROGRAM - FREE

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://www.hillsdale.edu/admissions/apply 
https://www.tkc.edu/admissions/homeschool 
http://belmontabbeycollege.edu/admissions/home-school/ (FAQs: Do I need a transcript?) 
http://www.ec.edu/admissions/process 
http://franciscan.edu/admissions/undergraduate/requirements 
http://udallas.edu/admissions/homeschool/ 
http://www.hcc-nd.edu/home-schooled-students/ 
http://www.prescott.edu/apply/resident-undergraduate/ 
http://www.campbellsville.edu/homeschool 

NJ - 
http://www.njhomeschoolers.org/Pages/Links.aspx 
NJ - 
http://www.gcchsa.org (LINKS) 

Sincerely,
Scott Meadows

https://FastTranscripts.com

706-353-3548

 

TUTORING HELP

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

https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/sciencetutor360

 

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