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March - 2018 NEWSLETTER


Greetings from the President’s desk;

Hello March!!!  Things are starting to heat up already.  I hope everyone has survived the winter chill, and is well in body, mind, and spirit.  It has been a rough flu season this year.  I am still recovering from some slight hearing loss, as a fallout from my flu encounter.  I am trusting God for a full recovery.  You can take all the precautions necessary, but drop our guard once, and still have a virus sneak in and infect us.  What’s a person to do?  I guess we can live life in a protective bubble, but that’s not life at all.  Sin just like the flu virus is always looking for a way to infect our soul. 

We must be vigilant in protecting ourselves from the deceitfulness of sin.  

“My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.”

Proverbs 4:20-26 NIV

As we do our due diligence in keeping our bodies healthy, do so in even a greater way to protect our souls.  May The God of all Grace and Mercy help us to be diligent in every area of our lives.   In pursuing this end, May God cause us to “Love what He loves, and Hate what He hates!!!”.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Please don’t forget to take advantage of the early bird registration for this years CHAP Convention.  


Rhea Perry offers a wealth of information, in the area of Home Business.  If you want to know more, please follow the link below:

Home Biz Education course.


If you have any questions, please let us know.

May I continue to encourage you all to:

• 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







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



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!



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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In January 2000, leaders in Charlotte , North Carolina , invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor.

Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation because he struggled with Parkinson's disease. But the Charlotte leaders said, "We don't expect a major address. Just come and let us honor you." So he agreed.

After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the rostrum, looked at the crowd, and said, "I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honored by Time Magazine as the 'Man of the Century.'

Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to Einstein, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn't find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn't there, so he looked in his briefcase but couldn't find it. Then he looked in the seat beside him. He still couldn't find it.

The conductor said, 'Dr. Einstein, I know who you are.  We all know who you are. I'm sure you bought a ticket. Don't worry about it.'

Einstein nodded appreciatively. The conductor continued down the aisle punching tickets. As he was ready to move to the next car, he turned around and saw the great physicist down on his hands and knees looking under his seat for his ticket.

The conductor rushed back and said, 'Dr. Einstein, Dr. Einstein, don't worry, I know who you are No problem. You don't need a ticket.  I'm sure you bought one.'

Einstein looked at him and said, 'Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.'"

Having said that, Billy Graham continued, "See the suit I'm wearing?  It's a brand new suit.  My children, and my grandchildren are telling me I've gotten a little slovenly in my old age.  I used to be a bit more fastidious.  So I went out and bought a new suit for this luncheon and one more occasion.

You know what that occasion is?  This is the suit in which I'll be buried.  But when you hear I'm dead, I don't want you to immediately remember the suit I'm wearing. 
I want you to remember this:    'I not only know who I am... I also know where I'm going.'"


Billy Graham has preached in person to more people around the world than any other Protestant in history.  According to his staff, as of 1993, more than 2.5 million people had "stepped forward at his crusades to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior."  As of 2008, Graham's lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts, topped 2.2 billion. Visit his site at: www.billygraham.org



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!




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.”




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.




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:






 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



barns and noble


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

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



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”




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

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

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

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

Please reach out to me if you have any questions!


Thank you,

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BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals. We also host a wide array of free college planning, financial aid, and career resources to help all students get the most from their education and prepare for the world after college. If you would prefer not to receive emails from us in the future, please reply with "Remove" in the subject line.COLLEGES


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



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


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






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






We are sharimg0 our upcoming Family Overnight event with you. We feel it would be a fun event to share with your networks! Our Museum is located on the Penn’s Landing waterfront in Philadelphia, very close to the Old City District.

Our Family Overnight will be taking place on Saturday, March 10-11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. A bit more information about the event can be found below:

Pack your gear and bring the entire family to Independence Seaport Museum for a fun, overnight adventure. This is your chance to see what it’s like to spend a night in a Museum. Navigate your way around our galleries on a compass scavenger hunt. Make scrimshaw and hard tack. Read stories on Schooner Diligence, our life-size pirate ship. Conduct hands-on science experiments in our Citizen Science Lab.

Take guided tours of our National Historic Ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna. Whether a staycation or a getaway, set up camp for a night. This Seaport Slumber Family overnight is ideal for children, aged 6-12 years old. Snack and breakfast included with registration.$40/person

More details and registration information for our Family Overnight can be found here:  http://www.phillyseaport.org/SeaportSlumbers

Please let me know if you have any additional questions!


Gina Rullo

Digital Content Manager

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106

215-413-8616 | grullo@phillyseaport.org




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



A Celebration of Women’s History Month

March 14, 2018 

Liberty Hall was home to many pioneering women of vision and strength.  Learn about the ladies of Liberty Hall who challenged the status quo and bravely faced adversity.  Through primary source documents, original artifacts, storytelling, and hands on activities, students will explore the roles of Revolutionary War heroes, Financiers, Civil War Nurses, Suffragettes, and more!

The program is designed for elementary level students and will run from 10:00 am until noon.  We encourage you to pack a lunch and network with fellow home school families after the program.  Program fee is $10.00 for students and $6.00 for accompanying adults. The museum is located on the campus of Kean University in Union NJ.   Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the museum at 908-527-0400 or by visiting our website and clicking on the events page. Please contact Maryellen McVeigh with any questions at marymcv@kean.edu.                                                          


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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.


 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

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


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.

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.

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 

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
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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 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-1 Auto Transport Annual 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:
Award amount: $1400
Deadline: November 27 , 2018


$1000 Scholarship

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 



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



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



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

Articles about the company in the news:




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

• Improve your vocal tone

• Increase your range

• Gain more breath control

• Improve pitch accuracy

• Learn to sing with vibrato

• Feel more at ease while singing

• Expand your musical understanding and appreciation

• Prepare for auditions

• …and so much more!

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


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

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

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

Jessica Walch

soprano & voice teacher









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