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MAY 2012

From the President’s Desk


Our 22nd Annual Convention is May 18-19, 2012! Register Today!

Dear Friends,
The convention is just around the corner! Get ready!  Check out the list of exhibitors on our website so you can plan on who you want to stop by.  Click here and look over the workshops schedule to see which one that you want to make sure you attend.  Don't forget you can buy CDs of those you miss.  We have an additional workshop that will be presented at lunch time: Mike Snavely from Mission: Imperative!, will be presenting, The Horror of the Flood., in the Grand Ballroom.  Check out the updated, Exhibitor List on ENOCH’s website.

Remember you can still register on-line until Friday, May 11th and if you prefer to mail in your registration it must be postmarked by that date.   Registering before the convention saves time when you arrive at the convention. 

There is still room in the Children’s Program which can be done either on-line or through the mail.  There are seven great session by The Knight Lights.  There is special pricing this year for either multiple sessions and for more than one child.

A few thoughts on preparing yourself for the Convention.  Save yourself money and pack a lunch, you eat out on the grass near the front entrance or in your vehicle.  Please do not bring you own food to eat at the Food Court tables.  Just a word about the Food Court, we received several comments on last year’s surveys in regards to the prices charged at the Food Court.  ENOCH has no control over the prices charged at the Food Court; the concession company is contracted by the Expo Center and not ENOCH.

There is still time to sign up to volunteer.  If you have already registered click here to go to the volunteer sign-up page.  You need to register first before you can volunteer.
Please continue to pray for the ENOCH Board, Convention Staff and all those who volunteer year round who have put many hours into preparing for this year’s convention.  When you come to the convention make sure that you stop by at the ENOCH Booth and say hello. We would love to meet you. We will be around the convention hall as well as at the ENOCH booth.

See you at the convention.

Rich Millward

Volunteers Needed

help needed


The date of the annual ENOCH Convention is fast approaching (May 18-19)!  In order to have the convention run smoothly, over 180 volunteers are enlisted every year.  For those of you who have already volunteered, we are very grateful.  Your response has been overwhelming!  We currently have 42% of our volunteer positions filled.
There are many needs available for you to fill.  We have needs for the following positions for both Friday and Saturday.  
Please consider helping your statewide homeschool community by volunteering at the convention.  To volunteer, register for the convention and then follow this link to volunteer.
Questions? Email Elaine Gardner at volunteers@enochnj.org



Watch the Video of Michael Donnelly

Watch the video of Michael Donnelly as he shares how he made his decision to homeschool his children and how his decision was proven correct as he watched his children learn, develop and mature.  He then describes some of his most rewarding legal victories defending homeschool families.  Mike will be giving three workshops during this year's convention.
Mike serves as staff attorney for member affairs in the states of Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, the District of Columbia. As director of international relations he oversees HSLDA’s support of persecuted homeschoolers in the Federal Republic of Germany and coordinates support to encourage greater freedom for homeschoolers all over the world. Mike is an adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College where he teaches constitutional law.

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 We are on Twitter and Facebook! BECOME A FAN TODAY  of  ENOCH of New Jersey on facebook and twitter!  Find out all the  homeschool happenings in NJ as welll as links, announcements, stories, etc. that are posted to help you and get connected to the homeschool community through social media. Tell every homeschooler you know!


Why Join HSLDA?

Protects your right to homeschool and defends your family. A lawyer is on call 24/7.
Provides fast help by phone or email: Get direct answers to your specific questions about home education. Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions and help you find resources for teaching your children:

Early years (PreK–8th grade)
High school (including preparing for college or career paths)
Struggling learners (special needs/gifted and talented)

Preserves homeschool freedom for all families by promoting homeschooling nationwide, as well as by working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly legislation and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels. 

Partners you with the cause: Although homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls each day from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or discriminated against by school officials, social workers, employers, colleges, armed services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. The customizable nature of homeschooling defies the educational elite’s ideal of mandatory, uniform indoctrination—making parental choice in education a target for elimination.  By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families who are fighting for their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve homeschooling freedom for tomorrow.  

You can receive ENOCH's Discount Number to save on your HSLDA Membership by contacting ENOCH via the Office Email, office@enochnj.org.
For more information visit the HSLDA website:  www.hslda.org 


It's that time of year again!  Used Curriculum Sales!


ENOCH's Used Curriculum Sale

A Used Curriculum Sale will take place at:
Our 22nd Annual Convention on May 19, 2012
from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm on Saturday.
Credit Cards, checks and cash are accepted.
There are ATM machines at the Convention Center for your convenience.
Hope to see you there!


Who.......Anyone interested in buying or selling homeschool related items
Where....Grace Tabernacle Church, 4041 Squankum-Allenwood Rd., Allenwood (Wall), NJ 08720
When.....Thursday, May 3, 2012  7pm -9pm (set-up 5:30)
How.........Register by e-mailing ljsodano@aol.com.  Include name, phone number and number of tables needed.

There is no cost for a table.  Unless otherwise indicated each registered person will be assigned one 8 ft table.
Any questions?  Contact Lisa-Jean Sodano via e-mail at ljsodano@aol.com.
Please do not contact Grace Tabernacle Church.

This curriculum sale is a service to fellow homeschoolers.  Sellers are limited to homeschoolers only but anyone is welcome to come and purchase!  Tell your friends!  The items which can be sold must be education-related (i.e. curriculum / books/video and audio tapes / cd's / dvd's / games / legos/kinex, etc). As well as any crafts made by children are welcome to be sold. Please, NO yard sale items.

HSN’s Annual Used Curriculum Sale

It is that time of year!!! Spread the word!!! Gather all the books, videos, magazines, readers, educational resources, and curriculum that you are no longer using.  Come join us for HSN’s Annual Used Curriculum sale on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 2-5pm.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 US

Additional details can be found at www.homeschoolsupport.org. (click on the public calendar, then go to May 5th and click on HSN Annual Curriculum Sale for more information).
 If you have any questions, please contact us at hsn@homeschoolsupport.org.

Gloucester County Christian Home Schoolers Association Used Curriculum Sale

Friday, June 1st 2012    9:00am – 1:00pm
Bethel Christian Center
1583 Blackwood-Clementon Road
Blackwood, NJ  08012


Seller tables are available on a first-come basis. Sorry, no refunds-no exceptions
Please make checks payable to GCCHSA and mail to:
c/o Dana Insley, P. O. Box 411, Sicklerville, NJ 08081
Questions? Please email Dana at I_am_His_child@hotmail.com or visit our website www.gcchsa.org

“Simplifying Homeschool – Letting God Lead Your Homeschool”
Based on Matthew 6:33, we will discuss why seeking first His righteousness will ensure our homeschool success. Writing out goals for homeschool, a family mission statement, and a verse to cling to for your family are part of this process. I believe that if God called you to homeschool, He wants to lead your homeschool!  In this workshop Karen will help you get a handle on your homeschool, by simplifying getting rid of the clutter that can physically and mentally disrupt our homeschool. More importantly, getting rid of anything that distracts us from putting God first which can hinder our efforts in our homeschools. God must be our first priority! Simplifying homeschool is about keeping our focus on God and why we chose to homeschool in the first place. Learning how to get rid of distractions whether they be physical, mental, or spiritual, and prioritize our homeschools so that we can glorify God in all that we do!”

Homeschool Used Curriculum Fair

May 10, 2012
7-9 PM
Valley View Chapel
115 E Mill Road
Long Valley, NJ

This curriculum sale is a service to fellow homeschoolers. Sellers are limited to homeschoolers ONLY but ANYONE is welcome to come and purchase! Tell your teacher friends!! This will not be a "yard sale" but rather an "educational items" sale. The items which can be sold must be education-related (i.e. curriculum / books/video and audio tapes / cd's / dvd's / games / legos/kinex, etc). Please, NO yard sale items.
Items made by homeschooled children can also be sold - i.e. potholders, scarves, refrigerator magnets, etc. This is a nice way to sell books/curriculum you are finished with and purchase needed items at the same time!
We would like to host a bake sale at the curriculum fair. If you would like to donate a baked sale item please make note of this when signing up on the calendar. We will sell items at 50 cents each. Stop by for a sweet treat and healthy options too. All proceeds will go toward the general account of TLC. Currently, these monies are used to cover paper products and drinks for our get togethers. If you are planning on selling at the fair please RSVP at the website calendar to reserve a table by Friday, May 4th. If you would like to donate toward the bake sale please make note of that when signing up. Set up will begin at 6 pm. Sale will begin at 7 pm.
If you are planning on selling at the fair please RSVP at the website calendar to reserve a table by Monday, May 4th.
Any questions, please contact Michele Gross at gross991@verizon.net.


Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair at Washington Crossing State Park

New Jersey's Past Comes Alive on May 12
Folks young and old will see New Jersey's historic past come alive at the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The fair will feature several activities for the young and young at heart:
Period games
GPS heritage cache challenge
Plowing a furrow
Hand shelling corn
Bridge-building craft
Meeting Martha Washington, Walt Whitman & Molly Pitcher

Children will have the opportunity to put out a "house-a-fire"; engage in paper marbling; make a Native American pottery craft and "re-invent" their own working phonograph.

Families will also delight in the antics of the "Colonial Conjurer", an 18th century magician and the Tuckers' Tale Puppet Theatre.

Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled, educational adventure into New Jersey's past!

The fair will be held rain or shine. Admission is FREE. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

For more information, visit www.njhistoryfair.org.


Camps for Summer Fun

Fountain of Life Center , Burlington , NJ
Life Center Sports Camps – www.lifecenternj.org
Camp Rock – www.camprocknj.org


Math Prep Classes

Summer/Fall Math, Physics & Programming Classes!
SAT Math Prep Classes!
And, Free SAT Math Prep Videos!

All classes are taught live by a fellow homeschooling Ph.D.

Prices are $40 registration fee + $40/month for summer and
fall classes, and, $195 for SAT Math Prep classes.

Here is the schedule of upcoming SAT Math Prep classes:

SAT Math Prep: Apr 21 - Apr 28     Sat     10:30 - 12:30pm CST
SAT Math Prep: May  5 - May 12     Sat     10:30 - 12:30pm CST
SAT Math Prep: May 19 - May 26     Sat     10:30 - 12:30pm CST
SAT Math Prep: Private Class     Varies     By Appointment

Here is the summer schedule:

Summer Algebra 1                MF     10:30 - 11:20am CST
Summer Geometry             MF     11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Summer Computer Programming     MF     12:30 - 1:20pm  CST
Summer Algebra 2             MF     2:00 - 2:50pm  CST
Summer Precalculus             MF     3:00 - 3:50pm  CST

Here is the fall schedule:

Fall Prealgebra                MF     9:30 - 10:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 1                  MF     11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Geometry                     MF     12:30 - 1:20pm  CST
Fall Algebra 2                     MF     2:00 - 2:50pm  CST
Fall Precalculus                MF     3:00 - 3:50pm  CST
Fall AP Calculus AB             TTh     10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Pre AP Physics             MF     10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall AP Physics B             TTh     11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Computer Programming     TTh     12:30 - 1:20pm  CST

To access the videos that are part of the SAT Math Prep class
for free, see middle of page here: http://phil4.com

Please email Dr. Chris Seberino at info@phil4.com for more
information or visit http://phil4.com .



Here are the deadlines for the upcoming ENOCH of NJ e-Newsletters.  The deadlines are firm and coordinated so that we can get you a fresh newsletter by the first of each month. Thanks.

June 2012:  Friday, May 25th
July 2012:  No newsletter this month.
August 2012:  Wednesday, July  25th

Send all submissions to newsletter@enochnj.org.  This deadline serves the purpose of allowing time for editing and formatting the newsletter in order that time-sensitive information can be posted and mailed in a timely manner.

Final editing begins at the deadline.  Submissions prior to the deadline are always welcome and encouraged.
Posting and emailing is normally by the 1st of the month (except for the June issue).
Thanks for your help in getting the newsletter delivered promptly.


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