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FEBRUARY - 2018 NEWSLETTER

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Greetings from the President’s desk;

The New Year is in full swing, with tax time around the corner. This brings to remind you while I remind myself, to “Give to God what is Gods, and give to Caesar what is Caesar’s”.   We sometimes can be so concerned about the things of this world, that we can neglect the things of God.  The failures, troubles, hardships, disappointments, and yes even successes can take up so much of our thoughts that we find ourselves going on autopilot.   Autopilot, meaning that we neglect seeking counsel from God the Holy Spirit.   In every area of our lives, God the Holy Spirit is ready and willing to provide needed council, in the mundane or the crisis. 

Personally, I have “Leaned on my own understanding” more times than I would like to admit.   Once coming to my senses, after sometimes harsh consequences, I seek the Holy Spirits council, which always results in a Peace that the world cannot supply.  A Peace that passes all understanding.  The answer may not come immediately, but God’s Peace is upon us while we await His direction for our lives. That being said, don’t forget to get your taxes done on time, but while you do that, please don’t neglect inviting the Great Counselor, God The Holy Spirit, into every area of your lives, which includes of coarse your daily homeschooling.  

On behalf of the ENOCH Board, we would like to encourage the homeschooling families of New Jersey to attend the upcoming New Jersey & PA CHAP Convention (located in Pennsylvania) for your homeschooling needs, support and encouragement.  

-       Great Speakers

-       Vendor Hall

-       Homeschool Mentors

-       Discounted Family Events

-       Regional Attendee Lunch and Network Lounges

-       Used Curriculum Sale

-       Collage Fair

-       Scholarship Ceremony

-       Continually staffed Prayer Booth

The CHAP Convention is scheduled for June 1st – 2nd, 2018.  This year’s Theme is: “Walking by Faith and not by sight.”  2nd Corinthians 4:18, 5-7.   On-line Early Bird registration opens on February 15th – March 15th, 2018.   To register go to www.chaponline.com.  We encourage the New Jersey families to attend this great annual largescale event.

In another note, and for those who may be interested, we would like to share with you the following information.  Rhea Perry offers a wealth of information, in the area of Home Business.  If you would like additional information, you can click on below link.

Home Biz Education courses.   http://homebizeducation.com?ref=Enoch-491

For those who do not know who Rhea Perry is, she had recently done a day and a half of Entrepreneurship Workshops for ENOCH in the recent past.  This event was a huge success and a she shared a wealth of information with those who attended the event.

As the days continue to move on the calendar – we would like to encourage you all with the below;

-       Serve God

-       Discover your gifts

-       Serve others with your gifts and talents

-       Provide well for your families

-       Live financially free

-       Contribute well to your communities 

“Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.”  Romans 15:33 KJV

God Bless and keep you all.   

David A. West

ENOCH President

www.enochnj.org

https://www.facebook.com/EnochNJ/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/enochnj/

ENOCH EVENTS AND NEWS!

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BOXTOPS for EDUCATION

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

Send Boxtops to:

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

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SUPPORT ENOCH

Support ENOCH when you shop on Amazon! Click here a link your 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

BECOMING AS LITTLE CHILDREN

            -Author Unknown

We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there.” He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment.

I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes. His shirt was dirty and his hair was uncombed and unwashed. His whiskers were too short to be called a beard and his nose was so varicose it looked like a road map. We were too far from him to smell, but I was sure he smelled.

His hands waved and flapped on loose wrists. Hi there, baby; Hi there, big boy. I see ya, buster,” the man said to Erik. My husband and I exchanged looks, “What do we do?” Erik continued to laugh and answer, “Hi, hi there.” Everyone in the restaurant noticed and looked at us and then at the man. The old geezer was creating a nuisance with my beautiful baby.

Our meal came and the man began shouting from across the room, “Do ya patty cake? Do you know peek-a-boo? Hey, look, he knows peek-a-boo.” Nobody thought the old man was cute. He was obviously drunk. My husband and I were embarrassed. We ate in silence; all except for Erik, who was running through his repertoire for the admiring skid row bum, who in turn, reciprocated with his cute comments. We finally got through the meal and headed for the door. My husband went to pay the check and told me to meet him in the parking lot. The old man sat poised between me and the door.

“Lord, just let me out of here before he speaks to me or Erik,” I prayed. As I drew closer to the man, I turned my back trying to sidestep him and avoid any air he might be breathing. As I did, Erik leaned over my arm, reaching with both arms in a baby’s “pick-me-up” position. Before I could stop him, Erik had propelled himself from my arms to the man’s. Suddenly a very old smelly man and a very young baby consummated their relationship. Erik in an act of total trust, love, and submission laid his tiny head upon the man’s ragged shoulder.

The man’s eyes closed, and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes. His aged hands full of grime, pain, and hard labor, cradled my baby’s bottom and stroked his back. No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time. I stood awestruck. The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms and his eyes opened and set squarely on mine. He said in a firm commanding voice, “You take care of this baby.” Somehow I managed, “I will,” from a throat that contained a stone.

He pried Erik from his chest unwillingly, longingly, as though he were in pain. I received my baby, and the man said, “God bless you, ma’am, you’ve given me my Christmas gift. You see, m’am, I never saw my child grow up. My wife and son were taken from me in an automobile accident when they were both too young. I was never able to get over it.”

I said nothing more than a muttered thanks and “I’m sorry to hear that.” With Erik in my arms, I ran for the car. My husband was wondering why I was crying and holding Erik so tightly, and why I was saying, “My God, my God, forgive me.” I had just witnessed Christ’s love shown through the innocence of a tiny child who saw no sin, who made no judgment; a child who saw a soul, and a mother who saw a suit of clothes. I was a Christian who was blind, holding a child who was not. I felt it was God asking, “Are you willing to share your son for a moment?” when He shared His for all eternity. The ragged old man, unwittingly, had reminded me...

“I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” -- Matthew 18:3 (NIV)

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

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 & Nobles.  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

 

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

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.

 

CHOCOLATRIUM

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

CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS

Classical Conversations of Marlton will be having two information meetings on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30pm to talk about the Foundations and Essentials programs that help parents to provide their children with a classical, Christian education at home.  The meeting will take place at a home of a mom in the community who lives in Cherry Hill.  Please contact Barbara Soffer, Director at classicalconversationsmarlton@gmail.com or call 856 404 7943 for more information.

 

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.

·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

 

DUKE SUMMER SESSION

Good news from Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
 
Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
 
Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
 
Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
 
We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!
 
Sincerely,
 
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University
summercollege@duke.edu  |  Facebook  |  Website

 

WINTER CAMP DAYS

Available dates:   

Friday, February 16th
Monday, February 19th
Tuesday, February 20th  

Are you looking for something for your child to do during MLK or Presidents' Day weekend?  Join us for winter camp...five great days of winter fun!   You can register for one day or all five!

Similar to our unique summer camp schedule, our winter camp days will be filled with visits to the animals, explorations, and choice activities with a winter twist.

Activities could include tracking animals in snow (or mud), building winter survival shelters, sledding, investigating the winter pond, enjoying lunch by the fire, and much more!

Camp days are ideal for ages 6-11 and run from 8:30AM-4PM with extended care available starting at 7:30AM and going until 5:30PM.  Register for one day or all five! 

Space is limited.

Register NOW!

Register for one day of winter fun or all five for even more fun!

FERNBROOK SUMMER CAMP

Plug into nature in 2018
at Fernbrook Farms Summer Camps!

Correction: 10% Super Early Bird Registration ends on1/15/18

(5% Early Bird Registration ends on 4/1/18)

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

 

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

HOME SCHOOL MAGAZINE

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

 

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

 

 

GAEL SCOIL IRISH SCHOOL

Program offered at St Mary's of Gloucester City as an introduction to the Irish Culture.

Gael Scoil is an immersive experience designed to help our young people grow in knowledge about Ireland and Irish culture.   It is open to young people ages 12 -18 of all walks of life. We aspire to engage others through active participation by partnering with area community members to offer exposure to traditional Irish activities.

St Mary ’s is presenting a month full of Irish events and initiatives in celebration of St Patrick ’s Day in Gloucester City, NJ this March. St Mary’s Parish established in 1848 has a strong history of community in Gloucester City and surrounding communities. As such, we are very vested in sustaining a vibrant community with excellent quality of life for the residents and visitors. Gloucester City has a rich history of Irish heritage dating back to the 1600’s when Irish Quakers first settled in the Town of Gloucester, now known as Gloucester City. That tradition continues today with the City ranking 9th in the nation for Irish American population.

Gael Scoil Irish School

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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

 

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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

Does your child want to be featured in a MoMath video or press piece?  Now’s your chance!

Video shoot
MoMath and Eye Imagine, an Emmy Award-winning company, are producing a Public Service Announcement (PSA).  We are looking for families including girls and boys ages 6 years and up, plus moms and dads, to star in the production.  This will be a great experience for kids and adults looking for some camera time.  You must be available on February 17 and 18 to participate in the video shoots.  All participants will receive a pizza lunch, Museum credits, links to the video, and other Museum benefits for their participation in the video.

If interested, please send a recent photo and your background information to eyeimagine@momath.org with subject line: Non_Pro_[your last name].

Press piece
MoMath is also looking for children, ages 4 to 8, to participate in a foreign press event on a weekday afternoon in February by demonstrating a few MoMath exhibits.  Your child will only be needed for about 30 to 60 minutes, and his/her photo may be featured in newspapers or magazines overseas.  Participating families will receive a free family pass to return to the Museum on another day of their choosing.

If interested, please send a recent photo and your background information to communications@momath.org with subject line: Foreign Press [your last name].

You may apply for both opportunities but will need to send two separate emails.

Thank you for your enthusiasm for mathematics.

Regards,
National Museum of Mathematics

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

11 E 26th St
New YorkNY 10010
United States

MoMath at a Glance

 

Now accepting
submissions

Open Set — MoMath's Song Contest

Wed, February 7

Math Encounters: "The Fabric of Symmetry: connecting mathematics and fiber arts" with Susan Goldstine

Wed, February 7

Awards presentation for the Rosenthal Prize for Inspiration and Innovation in Math Teaching

Fri, February 9

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Making Connections" with Mircea Draghicescu

Thurs, February 15

Roundtable, the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle: "Games of Chance and Life Lessons" with Phil Dituri

Sat, February 17

Quadrivium featuring Marcus Miller

Weekends

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

https://momath.org/

 

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
Spring     31st March, 2018
Summer     30th June, 2018

More on the Scholarship:
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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

 

MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION HOMESCHOOL DAYS

Winter Series 2018  -  Beautiful Biomes­­­

February 1 - RAINFORESTS

February 15 – GRASSLANDS,

March 1 - DESERTS

All classes are Thursdays 1-2:30pm

Add plant science into your home-school curriculum! These classes offer hands-on experiences that address NJ Science Standards in a unique and engaging educational setting.

Travel the world through plants and discover their diverse environments in this series. Cycle through a variety of stations, including making a biome terrarium and plotting your journey on a map. Finish with a guided walk to learn more about the featured biome. Parents are welcome to drop off their child or stay and participate. Dress for the weather.

 $8 per student per class, or $30 for the series of 4 classes

Grades 1-4

Pre-Registration is required

Call 973.631.5004

at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum

353 East Hanover Avenue

Morris Township, NJ 07960

 www.morrisparks.net

You’ll find family friendly programs listed below for Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville (973-334-3130) and the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham (973-635-6629).  Please phone the specific site to register for a program. Snowshoe rental information at Pyramid Mountain is at the end of the program list.

Friday, January 26 - Outdoor Skills: Experiencing the Dark Woods Ages 10 -15.

In this new series, older kids can satisfy their appetites for adventure and learn wilderness and survival skills. Each month’s program features a different theme. In this class, learn what it feel like to be in the woods in the dark to increase your comfort level if students find themselves out at night. 

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $10 per child, per class.

Sundays, January 28 through March 11 (snow permitting) - Snowshoe Sundays: Moderate Ages 10 & Up.

Enjoy an afternoon of guided snowshoeing and trekking.  Call regarding conditions and to register. Use your own snowshoes or rent them for an additional $10.  No experience necessary.

Time: 1 p.m. if renting shoes, 1:30 p.m. if using your own. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per person for trek, $15 for trek and snowshoe rental

If snow is not suitable for snowshoeing a moderate hike will be offered instead for $1 per participant.

Monday, February 5 - What’s the Story Here?  Ages 5 & Up.

Whose footprint is this? Where did they go? What were they doing? In this program, the group will look for evidence left by animals nearby and create a story about what happened.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC.  Cost: $3 per person.*

Monday, February 5 - Awesome Animal Artists Ages 5 - 9.

Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and take part.

Time:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child. 

Tuesday, February 6Toddlers and Tykes: Snow or no? Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.

Enjoy a story read aloud and a walk outdoors while learning about snow and ice. Is this a snowy winter, or not?

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.*

Tuesday, February 6 - After School Hike Ages 5 & up.

Looking to get outside after school? Relax and enjoy an easy hike filled with cool nature topics and activities.

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per child.

Wednesday, February 7Be My Valentine, Planet Earth  All Ages.

Create your own, unique Valentines with recycled materials! Also, learn a couple easy ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle to give some love back to the Earth.

Time: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC.  Cost: $5 per person.

Saturday, February 10 - Nature Detectives: Easy All Ages.

Head out on the trails in search for animal signs. Even if every animal were hiding we could still find out who is in the woods. Put on your detective cap and help to search the woods and uncover the mysteries of Pyramid Mountain.

Time: 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain.  Cost: $1 per person ages 3 and up.

Monday, February 12 - Music of the Woods  Ages 4 & Up.

Walk the trails with open ears! Learn about the sounds of the forest and experiment with some nature-made instruments.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per person

Tuesday, February 13 - Nature Kids: Sap to Syrup Ages 4 & 5 with an adult.

Learn how maple tree sap is turned into sweet syrup for a tasty breakfast. Enjoy a syrup taste test and a maple-themed craft.

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child.

Tuesdays, February 13 through March 20 - Junior Naturalists  Ages 6-9.

Become a Junior Naturalist in this series for budding scientists. Learn how to study the plants, animals and land that makes up the Great Swamp with a new focus every week.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $55 per person.*

Wednesday, February 14 - Home-school Adventures: Family Matters Ages 5 & Up.

Learn how different animals meet and become a team to raise their young.

Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $8 per child age 5 & up.*

Saturday, February 17 - Winter Birds Hike: Moderate Ages 7 and Up.

Join this winter hike to discover which beautiful birds are living in New Jersey at this time of year. Learn to recognize some common NJ birds by their songs. This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count, learn how to be citizen scientists and report local bird sightings!

Time: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $1 per person. 

Monday, February 19 - A Day Off with Nature: The Wildlife Olympics Ages 5 – 9.

Experience the Olympics right here in New Jersey! Spend a day learning animals’ amazing athletic abilities that help them survive in the wild. Try flapping your wings as fast as a hummingbird, see if your “wingspan” is as wide as a Bald Eagle’s, and even try to jump as far as a Bullfrog. Enjoy a variety of activities and interactive walk and crafts on this fun-filled day.

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $35 per child.

Tuesday, February 20 - Maple Sugaring on the Mountain All Ages.

Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and learn to make syrup right on your kitchen stove. Finish up with a taste-test of different delicious syrups, including syrup made from our local trees. Registration is required.

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up.

Friday, February 23 - Yoga for Nature Kids Ages 2 to 6 with an adult.

In this indoor/outdoor program, little ones learn yoga-like poses and movements to represent the animals and plants around them. A walk on the trails, and children’s literature compliment the poses.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per child.

Friday, February 23 -  Outdoor Skills: Keeping Warm Ages 10 -15.

In this new series, older kids can satisfy their appetites for adventure and learn wilderness and survival skills. Each month’s program features a different theme. In this class, learn why "cotton kills" and different techniques for keeping your body temperature at a safe level.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC.  Cost: $10 per child, per class.*

Saturday, February 24th - ForEver Green Ages 10 & Up.

Learn how to identify native evergreen species and take a hike with a naturalist to spot these unique trees that don’t lose their leaves in the winter.

Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per person.

Monday, February 26 - Wild Animal Experts All Ages.

Become a wildlife expert by learning amazing and scientific facts about New Jersey wildlife each month.

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per child ages 3 & up.*

Tuesday, February 27 - Family Science Day: Water World All Ages with an adult.

Learn about water while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together to make new discoveries. 

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain.  Cost: $8 per child ages 5 & up, and $5 per child age 3 & 4.

Thursday, March 1 - Full Moon Hike: Moderate Ages 13 & Up.

Hike up to the Pyramid Mountain ridge line to view the setting sun and the rising full moon. Return along the trails by moonlight. Bring a flashlight.

Time: 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain.  Cost: $5 per person.

Friday, March 2 - Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with The Lorax Ages 2-5.

Explore this classic environmental story together and make it come to life by making truffula trees and Lorax moustaches followed by role play and discussion.

Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per child.*

Saturday, March 3 - Maple Sugar Festival  All Ages.

Enjoy “Hikes through Maple Sugaring History,” games, maple syrup snow cones, crafts, syrup taste tests and more. Rain or shine.

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $4 per person ages 3 & up.

Monday, March 5 - Awesome Animal Artists Ages 5 - 9.

Budding young artists mix nature and art in this indoor/outdoor program. Each class features a different NJ animal to learn about and draw. Parents are welcome to stay and take part.

Time:  4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $5 per child. 

Tuesday, March 6 - Maple Sugaring on the Mountain All Ages.

Learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and learn to make syrup right on your kitchen stove. Finish up with a taste-test of different delicious syrups, including syrup made from our local trees. Registration is required.

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up.

Wednesday, March 7 - What’s the Story Here? Ages 5 & Up.

Whose footprint is this? Where did they go? What were they doing? In this program, the group will look for evidence left by animals nearby and create a story about what happened.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC.  Cost: $3 per person

Sunday, March 11 - Trail Treasure Hunt All Ages.

Calling all treasure hunters! Enjoy a seasonal nature scavenger hunt where families work together to follow clues and find the answers to nature riddles along the trails.

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC.  Cost: $2 per person ages 3 and up

Tuesday, March 13 - Nature Tots and Tykes: Frigid Flyers Ages 2 - 5 with an adult.

Enjoy a story read aloud and a walk outdoors while learning about all the winter birds that visit our feeders, and maybe some spring birds that are starting to arrive.

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $5 per child.

Tuesday, March 13After School Hike Ages 5 & up.

Looking to get outside after school? Relax and enjoy an easy hike filled with cool nature topics and activities.

Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per child

Wednesdays, March 14 through April 18  - Nature’s Little Explorers  Ages 2 & 3 with an adult.

Discover the wonders of nature together through 6 weeks of walks, activities, and crafts! 

Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $55 per child.

Wednesdays, March 14 through April 18 - Puddle Jumpers Ages 4 & 5 with an adult.

Explore the trails of Pyramid Mountain with your preschooler and learn about the natural world through the season during six weeks of walks, activities and crafts.

Time:  1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $55 per child.

Wednesday, March 14 - Home-school Adventures: Amazing Amphibians  Ages 5 & Up.

Learn all about these fascinating creatures that lead double lives! We will specifically focus on New Jersey amphibians, and maybe we will be fortunate enough to see or hear some as we walk the trails!

Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $8 per child ages 5 & up.

Saturday, March 17 - Fairies, Folklore and Leprechauns Hike Ages 6 & up.

Engage in an imaginative hike on Turkey Mountain where Irish folklore will be read at the Lake Valhalla Overlook. If lucky, we might see a leprechaun!

Time: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $2 per person

Saturday, March 17 - Frog Jamboree - All Ages! 
The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs while listening to their choruses.

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up.

Tuesday, March 20 - Family Science Day: Reptiles & Amphibians  All Ages with an adult.

Learn all about reptiles and amphibians while rotating through hands-on activity stations designed to challenge families to work together to make new discoveries. 

Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain.  Cost: $8 per child ages 5 & up, and $5 per child age 3 & 4.

Thursday, March 22 or Tuesday, March 27 - Frog Jamboree All Ages.

The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs while listening to their choruses.

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up

Saturday, March 24 - Outdoor Skills: Fire Building Ages 10-15.

In this new series, older kids can satisfy their appetites for adventure and learn wilderness and survival skills. Each month’s program features a different theme. In this class: Learn the elements that make a successful and safe campfire, different fire structures and various ways to ignite the fire.

Time: 10 a.m. – noonLocation: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $10 per child.

Sunday, March 25 - Frog Jamboree All Ages.

The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs while listening to their choruses.

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Pyramid Mountain.  Cost: $3 per person ages 3 and up.

Wednesday, March 28 - Frog Jamboree All Ages.

The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs while listening to their choruses.

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person age 3 & up.

Thursday, March 29 - Frog Jamboree All Ages.

The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs while listening to their choruses.

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up.

Friday, March 30 - A Day Off with Nature: Signs of Spring Ages 5 – 9.

Welcome back the plants and animals from winter. Spend the day learning about the emerging plants and calling animals through hiking, games and crafts.

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: Great Swamp OEC. Cost: $35 per child.

Saturday, March 31 - Spring Spotting Challenge All Ages.

The spring peepers and wood frogs are calling from the vernal pools.  Learn about these two frogs while listening to their choruses.

Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Location: Pyramid Mountain. Cost: $3 per person ages 3 & up

Snowshoe Rentals for 2018!  If you already know how to snowshoe or want to venture out on your own, there are various sizes, including children sizes, available for
one-day rental and use at Pyramid Mountain. Patrons must be 18 years or older to rent shoes. A photo ID or rental deposit is required, and the cost is $10 per pair per day, paid by cash or check only. Shoes can be rented between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and must be returned between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. the same day.  Please call in advance to assure that shoes are available and conditions are suitable.  For more information please call 
973.334.3130

Douglas Vorolieff
Senior Teacher Naturalist - Pyramid Mountain
Division of Cultural and Environmental Resources
Morris County Park Commission
P.O. Box 1295, Morristown, NJ 07962-1295
472 Boonton Ave, Boonton, New Jersey, 07005
O: 
973.334.3130 || F: 973.656.2477 || C: 
dvorolieff@morrisparks.net 
www.morrisparks.net 

 

PIANO AND OR VOICE LESSONS

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

 

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.

 

ROLLER SKATING AT CHERRY HILL

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

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.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

A-1 AUTO TRANSPORT SCHOLARSHIP

We are one of the biggest U.S. based auto shippers.  We provide worldwide shipping and have offices, storage facilities available in most of the main cities and metro areas throughout the U.S. and oversees.  Our team has decided to create a scholarship program (A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship) for the students so that they can get some help in meeting their education related expenses.

I am pleased to announce that my company is offering 3 scholarships, of $1000, $500 and $250. These scholarships are open to all nationalities and there are no fees to apply. 

It would be great if you can post this scholarship on your website or just share the opportunity with students.

You can find more info here: https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

 

 

$1400 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM BY AUTOZIN

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:
Link: 
https://www.autozin.com/scholarship.html
Award amount: $1400
Deadline: November 27 , 2018


$1000 SCHOLARSHIP BY WONDERSHARE

PDFelement is offering an annual scholarship to all students aged 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, and who are enrolled in an accredited college or university located anywhere in the world. 

This scholarship is required a story submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards their costs of education. And the 10 runnersup will receive PDFelement 6 (Valued at $59.95)  for free! 

All of the application details and question are available on our website at 
 https://pdf.wondershare.com/scholarship.html 

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY BY BABY SWING CENTER

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

 

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

 

TERRA NOVA ACHIEVEMENT TEST

Timothy Christian School will be administering the Terra Nova Achievement Test for 1st through 10th graders. Test dates are Monday, April 23rd – Friday, April 27th.  As in previous years, we welcome homeschoolers from the area to join us! Registration will be $51 per student and is online only. We will have four spaces available per grade. These will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will end on April 13th .

 One week prior to testing,  you will receive a specific grade schedule. Please note: testing schedules vary from grade to grade and from teacher to teacher.  Testing is generally done in the morning between 8:00am and 11:00am. Your student is welcome to complete the school day with their group. Please let us know in advance if you plan on them staying the full day when you register.

Click Here to register.

Please feel free to pass this information along to homeschool friends. You may also refer friends to our website to register as well.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Together In Christ,

Dina Spiess

Elementary Administrative Assistant, ext. 210

 

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

 

VIPKID PART TIME WORK

Hi there,

I am a home school mom and I have been working from home as a virtual teacher with VIPKID. This has been such a blessing for my family; I am able to choose my own schedule and can work from any location as long as there is internet. A great way for me to support our family home school.

The company is growing and wants more teachers before the end of the year.  The requirements are a 4 year college degree in any major, English with a standard accent and teaching with a smile smile A teaching diploma (or teaching in a school) is not required, just experience working with children in some way and a desire to have fun teaching in a virtual classroom! 

I thought of my fellow home school parents when I saw the notice. By signing up using the link below the candidate would answer a couple quick questions and instantly be told if they are invited to interview.  If yes, I will get an alert to email them helpful interview information and will be available answer any questions along the way.

https://www.vipkidteachers.com/?refereeId=2437526&refersourceid=a01

If you can share the above link and/or the attached flyer with your group members I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time, and happy holidays!

Teacher Lee

Articles about the company in the news:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-19/if-the-u-s-won-t-pay-its-teachers-china-will

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160823005760/en/Kobe-Bryant-Announces-Investment-Chinese-Education-Company

 

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