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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Hello Everyone;

Well, here we are in a brand new year – 2018!   Can you believe 2017 is gone!  It really seems as time is flying by extremely quickly.    One of the many things I enjoy in starting a new year – is the thought that “It’s a New Beginning…  The old is done and finished and now we have a totally clean slate to begin “FRESH” and NEW! Yesterday is done and gone…   In the past we have all made “New Year Resolutions”, perhaps some were achieved and some were not accomplished, do not wallow in the past mistakes and heartaches, let us make some new and obtainable goals so as not to get discouraged and achieve great things in this New Year! 

I am so very thankful for the Lord and His Faithfulness to us!  He has certainly brought us thru so many battles, issues, troubles and storms of life….  In this New Year, let us keep Christ at the Center of our lives and if we are daily dependent on Him, we cannot go wrong and we can never fail!  Remember, our steps are ordained of the Lord.  Keep striving to become “all you can be” as a Christian, spouse, mom or dad and as a conscientious individual/adult.  I encourage you to focus on these words – Onward, Forward and always upwards dear brethren!

There are lots of things that we will face in the future…  Let us be Bold, Courageous and full of the Holy Spirit for we shall truly need His guidance, wisdom, strength, encouragement and assurance.  Let us always “Keep the main thing – the main thing” (Jesus Christ in the Center of our lives) and all things will fall into their proper place…

I would like to closed out this letter with the following very Powerful and life changing words of life.

Numbers 6:24th – 26th - ­­ Lord bless thee, and keep thee:  The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:  The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

1 Chronicles 4:10 (KJV)  -  And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

1st King 8:55-61 (KJV) - And he stood, and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying, Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.  The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him not leave us, nor forsake us: That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.  And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the Lord, be nigh unto the Lord our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:  That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.  Let your heart therefore be perfect with the Lord our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.

May the Lord greatly bless you all and May you and yours have a VERY BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!

David A. West

ENOCH President







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

Send Boxtops to:

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


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


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

Email the Office for further details office@enochnj.org

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Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and then just put it on a list and said, "I'll pray for them later"?  Or, has anyone ever called you and said, "I need you to pray for me, I have this need"? Read the following story -- it may change the way you think about prayer, the way you pray and when you pray. You will be blessed by this.


Author Unknown

A missionary on furlough told this true story while visiting his home church in Michigan...

"While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I traveled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies.

This was a journey of two days and required camping overnight at the halfway point. On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city where I planned to collect money from a bank, purchase medicine and supplies, and then begin my two-day journey back to the field hospital.

Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting, one of whom had been seriously injured. I treated him for his injuries and at the same time talked to him about the Lord. I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and arrived home without incident.

Two weeks later I repeated my journey. Upon arriving in the city, I was approached by the young man I had treated. He told me that he had known I carried money and medicines. He said, 'Some friends and I followed you into the jungle, knowing you would camp overnight.

We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs. But just as we were about to move into your camp, we saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards. At this, I laughed and said that I was certainly all alone in that jungle campsite. The young man pressed the point, however, and said, 'No sir, I was not the only person to see the guards. My five friends also saw them, and we all counted them. It was because of those guards that we were afraid and left you alone.



There is only one life to live...  Live in such a way as not to have any regrets...

Only what is done for Christ will last for all eternity!


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


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


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

Come dream with us!

Classes Include:

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

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


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:






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!



 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



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Barnes & Noble works with home school organizations and teachers the same as we do public school.   For one, your home school teachers are eligible for a 20% free educator discount card.  You can see more information at http://bit.ly/2lLzuOw .   Any non-profit groups are also eligible to apply for a discount card with deferred billing.  You can pay with purchase orders and of course get tax exemption as well.

Click below to see and print the application form and letter from Barns & Noble.  Please contact them with any questions or would like to talk farther.  We hope to hear from you!  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15c664405c7be4e3?projector=1


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

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

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




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


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.



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
856 486 9292



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.  


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.



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: 

( Phone: +1-516-764-0045
: Website: 
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 “From young minds come fresh solutions”


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

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

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

Thank you for your time, 



DMS Music Education 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!


DMS Music Education



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!
Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University
summercollege@duke.edu  |  Facebook  |  Website




Available dates:   

Friday, January 12th
Monday, January 15th
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!



­­­2018 Winter Bridge Homeschool Registration OPEN!

Classes start January 16th/18th

Click HERE for Pre-K/K Classes (ages 3-5)

Click HERE for Lower-Level Classes (ages 6-11)

Click HERE for Upper-Level Class (ages 12-14)

New this year...there is a $5 sibling discount for each child attending our classes this semester!

We are looking forward to a beautiful winter on the farm! 

Classes run from January 16th/18th to March 6th/8th.

Each course syllabi are available via the registration forms.

Our mission is to provide hands–on educational experiences for all young people by exploring the complex interconnectedness of our natural world. Our purpose is to educate children about food, agriculture, and the environment. We believe people should make meaningful connections with our natural world in order to become responsible stewards of local and global sustainability.

You can pay by check or credit card using our online registration forms by clicking on the above links. Also, you can click the links for further details regarding registration, class times offered, and course syllabus.



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:


Warm Regards,

Larry P. Arnn

President, Hillsdale College

Pursuing Truth - Defending Liberty since 1844



The Happy Home School

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

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

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

Learn more at:  Magazine



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

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

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

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

Why should I test?

There are many reasons: 

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

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

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

What tests do you offer?

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

When should we test?

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

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

Donna Russell


Homeschool Testing Services

Regional Testing Coordinator





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

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


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Swim with an Adult

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

Place: Little Dolphins Swim Academy

424 Vosseller Avenue

Bound Brook, NJ 08805

Time: Thursdays 1:30-3pm

Rates: One child $8

Two Siblings $15

Three-Four Siblings $20

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




Not by the Book

Thursday, January 25, 2018

9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Join staff from Morristown National Historical Park and Macculloch Hall Historical Museum to examine primary sources from the collections of Lloyd W. Smith (MNHP) and W. Parsons Todd (MHHM).  Families get a preview of the new Discover History Center at MNHP before it opens to the public.  Recommended for ages 9 and older.  FREE

Pre-registration required. Contact Cynthia Winslow at 973-538-2404 ext. 16 or cwinslow@maccullochhall.org


MoMath at a Glance


Now accepting

Open Set — MoMath's Song Contest





Tue, January 1

MoMath is open!

Wed, January 3

Math Encounters: "Mind-Bending Paradoxes & the Possibility of Changing Your Mind" with David Kung

Sat, January 6

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games

Sun, January 7

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Sun, January 7

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

Wed, January 10
through Sat, January 13

MoMath activities at the Joint Math Meetings (JMM) in San Diego

Wed, January 17

Volumes, the MoMath book club: A Mathematician's Lament by Paul Lockhart

Thurs, January 18

Roundtable, the MoMath Math Teachers' Circle: "Musical Mathematics"

Fri, January 19

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "The Math of Winning" with Paul Gallagher

Sun, January 21

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA (free with Museum admission)

Mon, January 29

Exploding Dots, the Global Phenomenon: a day of professional development at MoMath

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


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



 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:   

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

More on the Scholarship:
The Key Thinkers Scholarship awards academically qualified students with a $2,500 USD Scholarship to one eligible recipient once every academic term (coinciding with the application schedule above), to one eligible recipient. There will be a total of four (4) Recipients of the Scholarship per academic year. The sponsor (“MoneyKey”) offers the Scholarship to post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing conversation about financial responsibility. 


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




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




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



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.



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

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

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




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.



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




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


$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.



Mondays to Fridays 10am to 12:30pm


-       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



We've created a FREE GPA Calculator designed specifically for do-it-yourself Homeschoolers: http://www.FastTranscripts.com/gpa.php  

Can you help us get the word out by sharing it on social media or emailing it to your group? 

Here are some other websites that link to us: 

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

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


Scott Meadows





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




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.


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

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