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FEBRUARY 2013

From the President’s Desk

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Dear Friends,

"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

First, I would like to thank all the families that generously donated homeschool curriculum to ENOCH to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. ENOCH was able to help several families in the area. It is such a blessing to be a blessing!

Second, we are very excited this year to have Zan Tyler and Steven Demme as our Keynote Speakers at ENOCH’s 23rd Annual Convention. Zan is a speaker and author from Apologia Press and Steve is a speaker and author from Math U See. Our featured speaker, David Watkins, a homeschooling Pastor and Chairman of MACHE, Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators, and a Board member of NACHEL, National Alliance of Christian Home Education Leadership. All of our speakers are known for their encouraging words and outstanding insight for families. Our theme this year is “Joy in the Journey." Whether you are new to homeschooling or a veteran, each of us need to be reminded that this is a journey we are all called to. Even in discouraging times, God wants to give us joy. We encourage you to get to the workshops this year!

If you know of someone who is thinking about homeschooling invite them to come to the convention. There is special pricing for parents of preschoolers and for those who are new to homeschooling and have never been to our convention. Also, there is a special sponsorship so that you can sponsor a family that was affected by Hurricane Sandy. Just follow the information on the registration page under donations.

You will notice that not everything is up and running yet, but we will continue to update the information as it is made available to us. Be sure to check our website!

Finally, please remember to pray, not only for the Board, but for the department coordinators and assistants working with us. We are in need this year of some key positions. If you would like to serve homeschoolers, or your teen can help us, we would GREATLY appreciate it. You can contact me directly at president@enochnj.org. We could NEVER do this alone! Thank you in advance to all who will be working on the convention plans in the days ahead.

"Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established" Proverbs 15:22.

In His service,
Rich Millward
President
president@enochnj.org
www.enochnj.org

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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ENOCH of NJ has selected the Processing With A Purpose program

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS AND MINISTRIES!

What your business does EVERYDAY can change lives FOREVER!

We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to save your business money on credit card processing, while supporting ENOCH of NJ at the same time.

We call the program, Processing With A Purpose and the funds generated from this program will directly support the important work of ENOCH of NJ. Simply process your credit cards under this program, and Cornerstone Payment Systems will make a donation to ENOCH of NJ for as long as you participate.

As a participating merchant, Cornerstone Payment Systems provides you with a preferred credit card processing rate, which is guaranteed to save you money for your business. The program does not cost anything; rather Cornerstone is committed to funding an ongoing donation to ENOCH of NJ for as long as you maintain your processing relationship with Cornerstone Payment Systems.

We are so committed to the success of this program, that if we are unable to provide you with a comprehensive offer which reduces your processing costs, then Cornerstone Payment Systems will make a donation on your behalf to ENOCH of NJ for $500.00!

For more information about this program go to: http://cornerstone.cc/enochofnj/ , call 1-855-644-1870 or Email pwpsales@cornerstone.cc.

Thanks for supporting ENOCH of NJ through this opportunity!

ENOCH's 2013 Homeschool Convention News!

ENOCH of New Jersey presents the 23nd Annual Homeschool Convention
Friday & Saturday, May 17-18, 2013 at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ
Vendor registration has already begun for the 2013 Convention! 
To register as an exhibitor or a speaker go to ENOCH's website and click on the links.

Our featured speakers this year will be:

Zan Tyler, Apologia Minsitry
Steve Demme, Math U See
David Watkins, Pastor and Homeschooling Dad, Executive Director of Minnesota Homeschoolers

Please make sure to check the ENOCH website and facebook for updates!

ENOCH is offering entrepreneur tables at the 2013 convention.  Please see the information below regarding these tables.  If you have a child that would like to sign up for a table, please go to the following website to register.  https://enochnj.webconnex.com/2013exhibitors This is our exhibitors registration, but also serves for our entrepreneurs.  If you have any questions, please contact Michele Gross at exhibitorcoordinator@enochnj.org

Special Booth for Entrepreneurs

Booth Cost – [$50.00]

Eligibility: Entrepreneurs must be between the ages of 12 and 25 at the time of the convention. The entrepreneur must be the sole proprietor of the business (i.e. started by the teen and not a family business). All businesses must be reviewed and approved by the Exhibitor Coordinator. ENOCH reserves the right to refuse any vendor in part or in whole without comment. All decisions made by ENOCH are final.

Exhibit Space: Each entrepreneur space will include one 4' skirted table and 2 chairs. Only 1 table may be reserved per business. There will not be side drape divider panels between tables. Entrepreneurs will be expected to be respectful of each space. There will be room for 20 entrepreneurs.

Representatives: Each entrepreneur space is allotted 2 representative passes; one for the entrepreneur and one for a helper. Parents are not included in the representative count. Each entrepreneur is responsible to notify the vendor coordinator of the representatives' names. Any extra reps must also be identified and must receive their name badge at the Exhibitor booth after they have registered for the Convention.  No extra reps will be allowed in without a registration wristband.

Set Up and Tear Down: Entrepreneurs may setup on Friday, May 17th from 8:00 – 1:00 PM. Break down may occur any time after your products are sold out or any time after 1 PM on Saturday, May 18th. See below for more information regarding setup and tear down procedures.

Hours: The Entrepreneur section will be open during the entire time of the convention (Friday 2:00 PM -9:00 and Saturday 10:00-6:00 PM).  Again, you may start breaking down anytime after your products are sold out or after 1 PM on Saturday, but must be completely packed up by 9:00 PM on Saturday.

Payment: Payment must be made in full via credit card, money order or check.

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On facebook, look for ENOCH of New Jersey. For twitter, EnochNJ. You can find lots of resources, ideas, crafts, quotes, etc. related to homeschooling. Be sure to look for us and follow us on Pinterest - ENOCH of NJ. It is a great place to connect with other homeschoolers and get information between Newsletters.

Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

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TEACHING YOUR RIGHT BRAIN CHILD
by Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP

(Dianne Craft will be one of our speakers for the 2014 convention!)

God has a wonderful sense of humor, I believe.  He wants us to grow and stretch, and one of the ways He does this is to give us children who are very different from each other.  Just as it is very likely that a right brain person will have a left brain spouse, so it is that if our first born is left brain dominant, the next child likely will be right brain dominant.  This brain dominance affects both personality characteristics and learning styles.  

How do you determine if you are teaching a right brain child?  Children tend to display these characteristics at an early age.  All children are creative, but your right brain child will seem to be even more imaginative.  The right brain learns things in "wholes" rather than parts, so that child will get math concepts well, but may struggle with the "details" like the math facts or checking work.   In thinking styles, the right brainer often goes by "gut feel" whereas the left brainer prefers multiple facts before coming to a conclusion.  In test taking, the left brainer prefers the black and white choices presented in multiple choice questions, while the right brainer may prefer essay questions, where the whole picture can be given.

Eighty percent of the struggling learners I see are right brain dominant.  Does that mean that being right brain dominant is a weakness?  Not at all!  As you know, Einstein was a flaming right brainer.  Then why the discrepancy?  It is that most curriculum is designed to teach in a more left brain style.  Workbooks, worksheets, rote memorization (math facts), timed tests, lecture, learning facts from a test, learning vocabulary by looking up the meanings of the words in a dictionary and writing it out, are all left brain activities.  If you have a child at home who is "balking" at doing the schoolwork that fits the description above, you probably are working with a right brain dominant child.  To help this child become successful doesn't require an entire change in curriculum but rather a change in your teaching strategies for this child.  It isn't as hard as it sounds.  In fact, it's easy, fun, and inexpensive. 

SPELLING

Let's look at the teaching of spelling words.  We all want our children to be good spellers and are very frustrated when our methods aren't working.  The most common complaint I receive is that the child learns the words for the test, but continues to misspell them in other writing tasks.  This is one of the easiest problems to solve, and I have regularly seen two years’ spelling growth in one year, using a simple method.  Have you ever seen a picture in the newspaper of a spelling bee winner?  If you have, you may have seen the student with his eyes in an upward position.  In other words, it looks like he is looking at the ceiling for the word he is spelling.  This makes sense in light of the recent brain research that tells us that we can cause our right brain (the hemisphere that houses our photographic memory) to become more responsive by looking up with our eyes.  In other words, we use our eyes to help us think as well as to see.  When the student is looking up he is "seeing" the word in his head.  Because he is seeing the printed word, he can spell it backwards as easily as forwards.  You can train your child at home to use this very efficient strategy.  Not only will it be painless, but you will find that the right brain is responsible for visual memory and long term memory, so your child will remember how to spell his words long past the week of the spelling test. 

This efficient right brain spelling strategy is simple.

1.  Give your child a pre-test from a short list of words from the "most commonly used words" list.

2.  In the words that were spelled incorrectly, take the letters that were wrong, or left out, and color them and "weird" them up.
(An example: If he spelled "Saturday as Saterday" put the Sat-r-day in black marker on a card since he knew those letters.  Put the "u" in blue, with wavy lines in it to represent water, and a stick figure diving into the water.  You can add a story like, "They all Sat around on Saturday and one of them got bored, so the brothers decided to go swimming.)

3.  Hold the card straight up in front of your child so his eyes are looking up.  (Make sure his chin isn't up, but only his eyes).  Have him glance at it, then bring it down while his eyes remain looking up where the card had been.  Flash this card in the air five or six times until your child can "see" it in the air and easily spell it forwards and backwards.  If your child can't easily "see" it in the air, show it more times or put more "Velcro” on it by putting in more color or a more detailed picture.

4.  Review the card each day of the week for a few minutes.

5.  Your child's "photographic memory" will become stronger and stronger as you use this method. 

Remember that your child's visual memory is his greatest strength.  As you help him develop that using spelling words, math facts, or anything, you will see learning and memorizing become much easier.  The success a child feels when he can "see it" is priceless. 

Dianne Craft has a Masters in Special Education and is director of the clinic Child Diagnostics, Inc., in Littleton, CO.    For more articles written by Dianne visit her website: www.diannecraft.org

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Symphony in C Presents; Carnival of the Animals

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10 am and 11:30 am
Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults
Scottish Rite Auditorium
315 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, NJ 08107

Symphony in C’s Concerts for Young People are educational and entertaining concerts featuring great orchestra works and stories brought to life through renowned storytellers for students of all ages.
From the peaking of a hen, the roar of a lion, the hip-hop of the kangaroos, and the stampede of Elephants, Saint-Saëns popular Carnival of the Animals is a favorite of young audiences (and the young at heart). Come see conductor Petko Dimitrov and Symphony in C as well as actor Michael Boudewyns spark the imaginations of young and old alike in this performance of the timeless classic.
For information and tickets call 856-963-6683 or www.SymphonyinC.org

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FLOOD the FIVE: SAVE THE DATE-February 22-23!

Join students and educators from across the Northeast to learn how to equip Christians through authentic leadership and cultural communication at our upcoming conference. We'll learn how to flood the five percent of Americans willing and ready to command the public platform.

Why do my students need to study communication?
Not every child is going to go into politics or become an attorney. So why should they learn to speak in public? Studies have shown that only 5% of Americans say they are ready and willing to take the public platform. Stop and think about it—this means the other 95% of Americans have to listen to the 5% who stand up and speak. Our goal is to equip Christian students to become that 5%, ready and willing to share the hope of Christ with the world around them. We want students who can engage with the messages our culture communicates and graciously communicate the hope within them.

Our program also goes beyond basic public speaking tips and integrates critical thinking and debate skills throughout the two-day conference. Our activities will help your students begin to critically evaluate real-world issues, communicate their position persuasively, and reason logically with other speakers.

* Note: We have a special track for students ages 16 - 18 to prepare them for interviews and engaging with different worldviews.

A Flood the Five conference will be in East Brunswick on February 22 and 23rd.
Make plans to join us!

For more details contact Eunice Au eunice@iccinc.org

The Northeast Area Flood the Five will be held at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship
100 Hardenburg Lane
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

February 22-23

Meals, housing and pricing will be available at http://iccinc.org/floodthefive

Plan to Register Early! Early bird Registration Date: February 8
Registration is open now!

NJHSA

NJHSA to host Worldview Academy Guests!

On March 1st and 2nd, the North Jersey Home Schoolers Association (NJHSA) will be hosting three nationally-know and gifted faculty from Worldview Academy (Randy Sims, Jeff Baldwin, and Paul Jordan!) at First Baptist Church of Hackensack (15 Conklin Place - www.fbcinfo.org) for the first Christianity & the Culture Conference in northern NJ! This series of lectures and breakout sessions are designed to address cultural issues in the light of Scripture. Sessions are filled with provocative discussions, laughter, and revealing insight into our culture. The programs are tailored for ages 13 to 103. On-Site Registration begins at 6 PM on March 1st and the conference runs thru Saturday evening. Pack a lunch for Saturday or bring money for a local cafe! Please note that, unfortunately, we have not been able to arrange any child care accomodations for this event.

You may pre-register (strongly encouraged as we expect to sell out) by mailing your registration and payment (details at web sites listed below) OR visit www.njhsa.net to register ONLINE. COST = $15 per person. Discounted tickets available until 2/15 at $10 per person. One fee covers both days (no split fees for partial attendance)

Details can be found at these web sites: https://www.facebook.com/events/462805107114588/ and https://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/site_uploads/pubs/pub15846_1.pdf or email computermaker1@verizon.net

danielleturcola09

The Ultimate Makeover: Inside and Out

We see so many reality programs dealing with a makeover theme today. You have extreme makeovers, surprise makeovers, botched makeovers, celebrity makeovers, but no Ultimate Makeovers! Danielle Turcola, is hired by global companies to transform executive men and women in corporate makeovers. She teaches them how to walk, talk, meet, greet, eat, and dress. Yet, her most rewarding transformations are the ones where there is a total makeover inside and out.
Does your wish list create discontent in your life, or your unfulfilled dreams fill you with woulda, coulda, shoulda, or has past abuse robbed your self-worth? Well, Danielle shares a message of hope and encouragement, contentment and worthiness through a relationship with God. Her makeover formula has a few short steps, yet lasts a lifetime. Danielle will tell us about her Ultimate Makeover in 1979 and the amazing impact it made on her, her husband, children, friends and career.
Join us for a fun-filled, interactive program where you can ask Danielle those burning questions about how to find the right clothes for your body type, your best hairstyle, quick and easy makeup tips, even how to fit and find the right bra! And as a bonus, each attendee will take home her own personalized Color Confidence Card to look radiant all the time.
This event is open to all ladies and teen girls. Homeschoolers and non-homeschoolers. Invite your friends and family to come out to this great event.
Join us on March 8, 2013 to get started on your own Ultimate Makeover: Inside and Out.
This event will be held at Mt. Olive Community Bible Church, 202 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Flanders, NJ. It will begin at 7 PM. The cost for this event is $10 which includes the program, Color Confidence Card and refreshments.
Please go to www.mytlcnj.com to sign up for this special event. Click on the public calendar, go to the month of March, then click on the event to sign up and for payment instructions. Please direct any questions you may have for this event to info@mytlcnj.com.

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Landry Academy Biology Lab 2-day Intensives in New Jersey!

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

Lab: Biology
Dates: March 8 & 9, 2013 
Time: 9am to 5pm both days
Location: See website

Lab: Advanced Biology NEW!
Dates: March 15 & 16, 2013 
Time: 9am to 5pm both days
Location: See website

momscienceretreat

4th Annual Homeschool Moms Science Retreat

Join us for our fourth annual "Homeschool Moms Science Retreat." It's two days and two nights of fellowship, fun, hands-on science, great food, and relaxation.. for only $25!

We're often asked, "is the retreat really only $25 - is there a catch?" It really is only $25 and there is no catch! It's our way of supporting and encouraging homeschooling moms. smile

For $25, you get two nights accommodations, five or six meals, all the hands-on science you can handle, lab supplies, lots of stories, lab manual, access to experienced science teachers, freebies to take home, great fellowship with other homeschooling moms, unlimited M&Ms.. and relaxation.  :)

We have limited space and it usually fills very quickly. Details are here... http://www.LandryAcademy.com/mom.html

Please forward this information to your homeschool group and friends, and post on Facebook - thanks! 

excellenceinwriting

WRITING WORKSHOP IN COLUMBUS, NJ!

A day of workshops for students Grade 2–10, new to the IEW writing program

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Columbus, NJ
Cost: $20.00/participant (Teachers & Parents may observe at no cost)
One Parent/Teacher should have completed or plan to complete the TWSS course, live or on DVD.

These two-hour classes for students Grades 2-10 will present the Structure & Style Unit I/II idea of key word outlining, along with selected stylistic techniques. (Grade levels are approximate; no previous experience necessary.) Class size is limited to 30 participants. Registration: http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/col-st-13

Friday, March 22, 2012 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Columbus, NJ
High School Essay Intensive –
SAT Essay & College Application Essays †
A one-day seminar for high school students and teachers
Cost: $50.00/participant (accompanying adult, $25.00)
Registration: http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/col-hse-13

 

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Homeschool Skate for 2012-2013

Come join us for 2 hours of fun, physical activity.  Every third Friday there is roller skating for the homeschool community.  The rink is open only for us.   The games are turned off and the music is family-friendly.  Moms get to socialize while kids skate with their friends.  Come meet homeschoolers from every area...open to all.

Where: Cherry Hill Skate Center, 664 Deer Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
What: Private party with 2 hours of skating and family-friendly music
Who: Any homeschooler!
When: 3rd Fridays (NOT December) from September-April 1-3PM
Cost: $3 per skater (non skaters do not pay); Max $12 per family (cash please!); Skate rental available for $3 from rink (last year's price) either quads or inline (you may bring your own skates).

Dates for 2012-2013 School Year: 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19
Please no outside refreshments as the snack bar is open.  Consume your food before coming in. 
For additional information contact Linda Nowak at homeschoolbus@gmail.com .

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Homeschool Gym Class- Riverdale NJ

Homeschool Gym Class- Riverdale NJ
Ages 6-12
Tuesdays and or Thursdays
11:30-12:15
4 week sessions
Once a week (4 classes) $20
Twice a week (8 classes) $36
To register contact Jennifer
973-800-6589
busybodiesRfit@gmail.com
Classes held at Riverdale Senior Community Center
57 Loy Ave. Riverdale, NJ

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PIANO LESSONS FOR YOUR HOMESCHOOLER in North Brunswick!

Contact: Fumi Korodan
Phone: 732-317-8546

Certified Yamaha Grade 5 Instructor from Osaka, Japan, teaching children and adults classical piano (all levels, from beginner to advanced) in North Brunswick, NJ. Recitals and competitions are provided. I instruct and prepare students (of intermediate or advanced levels only) to undergo Yamaha Grade Examinations administered by Yamaha Music Education of America.

Hours:
3:00pm-9:30pm on Wednesdays (every week) 3:00pm-9:00pm on Fridays (bi-week) 11:30am-9:30pm on Saturdays (bi-week)

Where: North Brunswick. All the lessons will be held at my home in Renaissance, North Brunswick.

If you are interested in taking piano lessons, please contact me at (732) 317-8546. You are welcome to bring your children's siblings so they can continue with their school work. I thank you and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Dance & Music Academy for Jesus, New Brunswick, NJ

(Formerly known as Selah Dance& Music Academy)

Want to Dance & Sing for the Lord Jesus? Are your children taking or having thoughts of taking dance classes and/or music class that covers piano, music theory, and singing in a worship choir?
Do you want to do all of these just to glorify the Lord Jesus with Christian music which is redeeming the Word of God?

We have launched a Home Schoolers Performing Arts Academy called Dance & Music Academy for Jesus in 2012. It is not too late to be included in the 2013 show in June.

Where:
At the studio location of InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center
987-D Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

When:
Every Mondays

What Classes:
Ballet I (3-7)
Ballet II (8 & up)
Ballet III* (Advanced)
Modern Ballet*
Lyrical Contemporary*
Tap I (3-7)
Tap II (8 & up)*
Hip Hop
Company*
Note:*Only admitted by Placement Exam.
Music Theory/Piano: This is a group lesson class at the Academy including basic keyboarding and worship choir singing
Intermediate to Advanced Piano Classes: They will only be offered thru private lessons at Fumi Korodan’s studio in North Brunswick, NJ. Please inquire about the tuition (fumi@pixi.com) or call 732-317-8546.

Classes offered are subject to change.

Tuitions:
Dance Division - $55 Per Month Each Class (Weekly Class)
Music Division - $55 Per Month (Bi-weekly Class)

Show Date/When/Where:
Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7pm. George Street Playhouse, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Contact:
If you are interested, or would like more information about class times and schedules, please e-mail fumi@pixi.com (contact via email is preferred) or call 732-317-8546 by indicating your children's name, ages and type of classes interested.

For more information on the exceptional teaching staff, educational background and affiliations, please send a request to fumi@pixi.com.

Looking forward to serving you all to offer dance and music for the Lord Jesus in order to make a difference in this dark secular show business!!!

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Classical Conversations

Do you love classical Christian education, but find implementing it at home a daunting task?  By joining a Classical Conversations community, your family can experience a classroom setting once a week while still maintaining control over your own homeschool.
Classical Conversations seeks to nurture the homeschooling family in their understanding and application of the classical model of education.  Through establishing and supporting nationally-based, Classical Christian Communities, we enable parents to equip their children with a Biblically-based worldview and the classical “tools of learning” in order to impact the world for God’s glory.
Foundations – emphasizes the Grammar stage and provides opportunity for memorization of facts across 6 subjects, Science Projects, Fine Arts and Oral Presentations. (ages 4-11)
Essentials – emphasizes both the Grammar and Dialectic stages through English grammar and composition (ages 9-11)
Challenge – emphasizes both the Dialectic and Rhetorical stages through skill based learning including research, grammar, debate, logic, rhetoric, and exposition. (ages 12-18)
NJ locations:

Visit our website www.classicalconversations.com to contact the directors and learn more about the services we provide. Visit our event calendar to view upcoming information meetings and open houses. 

Private One-on-One Reading & Spelling Tutoring for Homeschooled Students

*Orton-Gillingham certified
*Retired homeschool mom
*Experience with all types of learning disabilities and dyslexia
*References from many successful students and their families
*Member of the International Dyslexia Association
*Limited openings available
*609-859-3856

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.  Thank you so much.
Renee Cugliotta

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MACCULLOCH HALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM

MACCULLOCH HALL HISTORICAL MUSEUM  45 Macculloch Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960

Abraham Lincoln Remembered
In honor of President’s Day weekend, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown will hold a family program on Monday, February 18 called Abraham Lincoln Remembered.  Most students are familiar with stories of Abraham Lincoln as a young boy or as the President of the United States during the Civil War but few may know of Lincoln’s whistle-stop train trip that began on February 11, 1861 from his home in Springfield, Illinois to Washington, DC.  Lincoln took the extended trip to take the presidential oath of office and begin his presidency.

Families use a large floor map tracing Lincoln’s journey through seven states, including stops in New Jersey, on his way to his inauguration in Washington, DC.  Families also use “travel cards” that describe significant events that took place throughout the trip including the role famous 19th century American detective Allen Pinkerton and the first American female private eye Kate Warne had in protecting the president-elect.  During the program, children will make and decorate a small book about Lincoln with favorite images and famous quotes of the president.

Two sessions are available for the Abraham Lincoln Remembered program.  The morning session runs from 10 am to noon and the afternoon session runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this two hour program.  Suggested age is 7 to 12 years old.  Cost for the program is $6 per child for members and $8 per child for non-members.  This cost includes the materials fee and there is no charge for the accompanying adult.  To pre-register call (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org with name(s) and age(s) of children and a contact phone number and email address.

Spring 2013 Homeschool Series: Walking Through The Secret Garden

The Spring 2013 Homeschool Series of programs at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum begins on Tuesday, February 26.  Homeschool children and their families can explore Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden together with museum staff as the gardens at Macculloch Hall come back into bloom.  The story of The Secret Garden follows the life of Mary Lennox and her journey from India to England after the death of her parents.  One hundred years earlier George Macculloch, founder of the Morris Canal, experienced a similar journey as a child leaving India after the death of his parents, to live with his grandmother in Scotland.  The Spring Homeschool Series runs February to May 2013, meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month. 

Space is available in the morning sessions running from 10 am to noon for each date of the series (Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, and May 28).  The afternoon session from 1 to 3 p.m. is filled.  Pre-registration is required.  The suggested age for the program is seven to twelve years old.  Cost is $8 per student.  Families can register by phone at (973) 538-2404 ext 16 with name(s), number and age(s) of children, program date(s) and contact phone number and email address or can send the above information to cwinslow@maccullochhall.org .

flcnj

Fountain of Life Center - Winter Classes for 2013

Fountain of Life Center - Winter Classes for 2013
Wednesday evenings at 7:00
Clases bíblicas: Todos los Miércoles a las 7:00pm.

For more information visit Fountain of Life Center website at: www.flcnj.org

Fountain of Life Center
2035 Columbus Rd, Florence Twp, NJ
www.flcnj.org

FClogo

Registration Open for FAITH Center Theater Arts Camp

Theater Arts Camp of Sussex, hosted at Sparta Evangelical Free Church, 385 Houses Corner Rd, Sparta, is pleased to announce that registration is open for its fourth annual Theater Arts Camp.
The 2013 camp will run from July 22 through August 4, with performances scheduled for August 2 – 4. Auditions for are scheduled for the evenings of April 2 and May 7 and the mornings of April 6 and May 11.
Children of Eden, performed as Theater in the Round with a live orchestra, is the high school show. The junior high students will delight audiences with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Theater Arts Camp of Sussex is a two week intensive for teens serious about developing their theatrical performing skills. During camp, each student receives advanced instruction in character development, audition preparation, vocal technique, dance and stage movement, and production elements. Master classes and Q&A sessions with veteran Broadway stage performers Anne Nathan, Stephanie Martignetti, Michael Zygo, and choreographer/dancer Derek Roland were a highlight of last year’s camp.
To register, make an appointment to audition or for more information about camp, visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/theaterartsofsussex or explore our Theater Arts Camp website.

FAITH Center for the Arts Coda Drama Class Presents "Anne of Green Gables" and "Darcy's Cinematic Life"

FAITH Center for the Arts
Coda Drama class is proud to present
an evening of two short plays!

"Anne of Green Gables" and "Darcy's Cinematic Life”

On Saturday, February 9th at Mendham Hills Community Church both shows will be presented at each time, 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
FAITH Center’s Coda Drama class is for high school students who have demonstrated advanced skills in the theater arts.
Free tickets are currently available through Donna Puttbach (donnap@faith-center.com). There will be no cost for the tickets, but we are distributing them to keep track of seating availability for each performance. Since the tickets are free, we will have a free-will offering at each show or you may make a donation when you pick up your tickets. This offering will help off-set costs for the production; we would greatly appreciate your donation.

"Anne of Green Gables" is a modern adaptation of L.M Montgomery's classic book by playwright Jon Jory. It uses five different actresses to play the fiery Anne. When Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert end up with Anne, instead of the boy they thought they were adopting, their world is turned upside down. Marilla agrees to keep the little girl for one month with the hope that she will be able to civilize Anne before sending her back. But will the imaginative and mischievous girl wins over the hearts of her reluctant parents?

"Darcy's Cinematic Life" is an original comedy by Christa Crewdson. Darcy struggles with issues that most teenagers deal with on a day-to-day basis. What makes her unique, however, is that she experiences the events in her life as short movies -- or "daydreams," as her teacher calls them. Often these movies grow out of her desire to fit in and be accepted. Darcy's intelligence and imagination help her navigate through the high-school years with a sense of humor. With 12 actors playing over 30 different roles, this show is filled with all kinds of characters from beginning to end.

FAITH Center’s Continuing Success Causes Growing Pains -Can you help?

FAITH Center’s Continuing Success Causes Growing Pains –
Can You Help Us Find a Location to Further Expand Our Ministry?

For the first time ever, the FAITH Center had to close registration to additional families this summer. According to Bill Biggs, Founding Director, “The Lord sent so many wonderful homeschooling families our way, all looking for an opportunity for their children to develop talents to glorify God. I wish we had room for them all, but we didn’t. It seems like we might need to consider expanding our program again. God has truly blessed this ministry.” Are you aware of a large space with multiple classrooms in the northern or central NJ area that might be open to hosting another FAITH Center program? Please contact us at 973-252-5043 or info@faith-center.com . Thank you!

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LIFE CENTER MOVIE NIGHT AND CRAFT CLASSES

Feb 15th: FREE Movie Night! Toy Story 3 at 7pm with guest appearance: Buzz and Friends

CRAFT CLASSES:

Feb 8th: Valentine Craft

Mar 8th: Clay Pot Critters

for ages 4 & up *Pre-registration is required!

Session 1: 7-8pm and Session 2: 8-9pm

Cost: $7 per craft

For more information go to: www.lifecenternj.org

LIFE CENTER is located at 2035 Columbus Rd, Burlington, NJ

FI

The Franklin Instute-Homeschool Workshops 2013!

Learn, discover and create in a workshop for homeschool students!
For students ages 7 - 14

Have a fun-filled day at The Franklin Institute! Spend the morning in a hands-on workshop, then explore the Museum in the afternoon with your family.

Look Into Your Heart
February 14
Get to the heart of the matter and explore the heart and circulatory system. Dissect a sheep's heart, play blood vessel games, and learn how to make fake blood!

Design Challenge
March 14
Put your engineering skills to the test! Tackle design challenges and build devices that float, slide and fling in just the right ways.

Going Green
April 11
Discover how electricity is produced with a variety of renewable energy sources and unearth some discoveries about waste - from light pollution to recycling centers.

High-Tech Textiles
May 9
Investigate the basics of electronics and circuitry and create a fashion design using LED's and conductive thread.

For more information visit: The Franklin Institute
REGISTER TODAY!
215.448.1200 (Option 5)
reservations@fi.edu


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