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Greetings from the President’s desk;

Spring has sprung once again.  Isn't it amazing how God's great creation always gives us reminders of new beginnings.  During the Fall season the leaves on the trees dry up and fall off.  God even allows the example of death to be a beautiful thing, by allowing the leaves to change colors during this process.  The Winter season can be seen as a time of barrenness and disparity, with the lack of vegetation and leafless trees.  Then the Spring comes and the vegetation that was seemly lifeless, come to life once again.  Creation bursting forth in a glorious celebration of new beginnings, born a new.  

God is so good to us, to give us such vivid examples of His hope and plans for mankind, in the seasons we more than often take for granted.  May God help us to see His hand at work in every aspect of our lives.  Be Blessed and be sensitive to His voice.  

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
8:18-21 KJV

 “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
2:14 KJV

ENOCH of NJ would like to encourage you to attend the CHAP Convention, being held in Lancaster PA
, on June 2nd to the 3rd. My wife and I will be helping out in the Registration area. Drop by and say hello.
May you all continue to be encouraged in your homeschooling endeavors.

May God Bless You Richly!

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 on-line 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 shopping 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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It's In the Valleys I Grow

Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow,
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valleys I grow.

I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing.
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me, Lord
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.

Thank you for valleys, Lord
For this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious
But it's in the valleys I grow!

Have a blessed day!


"The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor."
"The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything."
"If your problem is bigger than your GOD, then you are serving the wrong god."

"Remember... knees that bend don't shake! " - Dr. P. L. Williams





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.



Agape Faithworks Used Curriculum Sale

Join us for an AFW sponsored used curriculum sale on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. 
4041 Squankum-Allenwood Rd
Allenwood (Wall), NJ 08724

Buyers:  The sale will open at 9:00 a.m. Please be prepared with cash or check (sellers preference.) 

Sellers:  This sale is for homeschool curriculum and supplies only. No yard sale items or personal businesses allowed. Tables will be offered to AFW members first, one per FAMILY. Non-members may rent tables at $10 per family. All tables are six foot in length. Sellers may arrive at 8:00 am for set up and must sing in, buyers will not be permitted before 9:00 am. Please be prepared to accept cash or checks (your preference) in a secure manner.  Money boxes that lock are a good idea. There will be a lot of foot traffic. Please have someone at your table at all times.

Tables will be assigned on a first come first serve basis through the sign up link. There are only 75 tables available.

Food:  There will be food for sale at the concession stand from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

If you need to bring your kids with you they must remain in your care at all times. Children will not be permitted to wander the premises or play outside without a parent.  There will be a designated area for eating, children with food are not allowed in the gymnasium. 

Please sign up HERE for members. Non-members may sign up at:


Please email Angela Osterbind at controlledchaos@roadrunner.com with any questions. 


Angela Osterbind

AFW Events Coordinator



June 5th - August 21st

Now is the time to sign up for your choice of summer classes.  They are currently all available!

Our newest option of a Recorded Class With Grading, is a great option for those of you who will be on vacation or can't commit to a particular class time.  That class option gives your child the flexibility of watching the class anytime during the week but still allowing him/her to get the professional animator feedback on their assignments.

For more information, check out their website below.



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Barns & Noble would like to reach out to your organization because they work with schools and educators throughout Somerset, Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties. Some of  you have families in your organization that could benefit from some of the things we offer for our educators.   Barnes & Noble can work 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.  We are also having our educator appreciation week coming next week.  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.

Please contact them with any questions or would like to talk farther.  We hope to hear from you!

Kind regards,

Nicolle Oppenheimer
Community Business Development Manager
Barnes & Noble
319 Routes 202/206
Bridgewater, NJ  08807
908-526-7425  Direct Line: 908-526-0814
908-892-4211  Fax: 908-526-8798




Homeschool Days in Burlington May 3rd and Bivalve May 17

Another option would be to organize your own Education Sail.

Annual alternative fundraising opportunity would be "Run for the Schooner" (See: attached Walkathon flyer. April 1st this year. 1st Saturday in April)

Field Trip extension option in Bivalve would be a Bivalve Discovery Tour (See: attached brochure); a guided tour of the working waterfront, museum and adjacent wetlands walk.

Please take a look at the Summer Camp brochure. Note the age ranges. "Sailor for a Day" camp (Liberty State Park & Cape May) is appropriate for younger students. The unique overnight (M-F) Marine Camp is for older students. This year's camp will be from Liberty State Park to Long Beach Island, Barnegat and concludes with a Family Sail on Friday when the 12 campers get to run the ship and demonstrate their acquired skills to their families.

The Charter brochure is enclosed in case you would like to run some adult workshop on board. The theme and format is open for discussion.

I realize this is a lot of information in a single email.

Feel free to contact the Bayshore Center at Bivalve for more information,

Annemarie van Hemmen 

Bayshore Center at Bivalve
2800 High Street
Port Norris, NJ 08349







Forget those expensive one-week summer camps. Brain Chase will keep your child entertained, excited, challenged and learning for a MUCH LOWER price than you can find anywhere else.

Our 7-week program starts at just $69/student, not counting early-bird pricing. That's less than $10/week! To learn more about our pricing structure, click here.

See you this summer!
Your Brain Chase Team





What is the Annual CGTrader Scholarship?

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 500k members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Each semester CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “The future of technology in education”.

Technology has drastically changed the way we communicate, work and… learn. Some technologies have entered the classrooms and auditoriums easier than others - while computers are already given, smartphones are still considered more like a distraction than tool for learning. There are many more innovative technologies entering the market - virtual and augmented reality devices, sensors of all kinds and wearables to name a few. Will they ever enter traditional schools and universities? Will those enhance learning process or will disrupt it and totally transform the way of how we learn? Discuss any specific innovation or technology in general, possible applications or your vision of the intercept of technology and education.



Information about the company

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community,learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment.


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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.




Sam Salo, he run a tutoring studio that specializes in CLEP and college credit tests, video game design, and other subjects.  He tutors on-line and in-person (in select locations).  He offers tutoring to both help and augment a student's current classwork, and He also offer tutoring that can serve as a student's class in a particular subject.  Below is a broad overview of the topics Sam teaches.  He has included his Facebook page link.


-CLEPs and college credit tests; topics include achieving a degree through testing, taking individual tests, the taking of tests (the art and "science" of how to approach them), and more

-ACT/SAT testing

-Core junior high and high school subjects, including mathematics, biology, chemistry, English, writing, and literature

-Graphic design and photography

-Video game design, including game theory, introductory programming, and introductory mobile game design

Formats of tutoring offered:

-One-on-one sessions

-Groups (classes)

-Supplemental tutoring and teaching for a student's preexisting classes

-Teaching by invitation from a group or school

Notes about curriculums and on-line tutoring:

-If a student is using a curriculum for a subject, I will use that with my teaching. If a student needs a recommendation for learning materials, I can provide the learning materials and curriculum's.

-For on-line tutoring, I use Skype (or Google+, FaceTime, or another on-line whiteboard option). Through web cams and screen sharing, it is simple, fluid, and fun.

Facebook page and contact information:

-On Facebook: Facebook.com/rlctutoring

-Email: samsalostudios@gmail.com


-His rates are $20-25/hour, depending on the subjects. I tutor both one-on-one sessions and group sessions, depending on the needs and requests of individual students and families.




We offer lots of wonderful programs at Duke Farms, which is located on 2,740 acres in Somerset County. It is one of the largest privately-owned parcels of undeveloped land in the state, and the property is rich in ecological, horticultural and agricultural resources. We also offer some unique opportunities for education that I thought you might be interested in as a homeschooling parent.

Not only do we offer free admission six days a week (we’re closed on Wednesdays), we have a variety of free site-specific lesson plans on-line that can be completed while you explore the 18 miles of trails on our property. My motivation for reaching out to you was to share two new series we’re offering: Butterfly Gardening for Home Schoolers and Kids Orchid Club. Butterfly Gardening will teach students about life cycles, pollinators, and gardening in a very hands-on setting, while the Orchid Club will meet monthly and will be a hands-on introduction to botany through the beauty and mystique of orchids.

Right now we are also at the peak of nesting season for the pair of bald eagles on our property and you can watch our live cam 24/7! (Although last weekend’s storm caused a hiccup – we’re hoping to be back on-line this week!) We’ve worked with teachers and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation on NJ to develop K-12 lesson plans that teach students math, science, language arts, history and art through the lens of our cam. The plans can be found here.

We also offer about 300 educational programs per year on topics from maple sugaring to birdwatching. Family programs can be found here.  I would also love input on additional environment-related classes that the children in your life would be interested in, as we hope to increase our offerings for homeschool families. Feel free to forward this information to your networks and if you have any questions about Duke Farms or ideas for programs, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I’d love to hear from you.

Samantha Wolfe

Programs Assistant

Duke Farms Foundation

1112 Dukes Parkway West

Hillsborough NJ 08844

(908) 722-3700

DukeFarms.org | Facebook | Twitter




At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world.  Please share the message below with the students and parents in your organization to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:

We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!

Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist.  You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.

Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures.  Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100

Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!


Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Director of Summer Academy for High School Students
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina USA)


HELP WANTED - The Home Educators Resource Directory

If you love homeschooling and want to make a difference, this is a perfect opportunity. 

HERD is in need of your help with our resource directory. As an independent representative you work for yourself mainly on the computer and phone. There is no upfront fees required to work with HERD and we pay 30% commissions based

on monthly sales generated. The only requirement is an enthusiasm to help fellow homeschoolers by sharing your knowledge of educational products and services. We supply full training and guidance. Work your own hours around your family’s schedule. 

Part time or Full time. 

Contact: Mindy Lively 
mindy@homeEDdirectory.com  602 413 4814


Share your experiences, product reviews, and homeschool knowledge with our community. Submit your product review or article to HERD.

Send to admin@homeEDdirectory.com

Student submissions are welcome if they are related to home education. This is a great way to share student experiences with other home educators. 

Thank you,

Mindy Lively

 Home EDucators Resource Directory

Comprehensive Resources for the Home Educator



(P) 602-413-4814

(F) 866-272-0804


Save the date for the HSN Curriculum Tea!  This annual event is scheduled for Saturday, 4/8/17 from 9:00-11:30 at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (2730 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville).

We’ll sip tea and nibble breakfast treats while sharing our favorite curriculum with each other.  At 10:30, we'll also have the opportunity to join in mini-discussions focusing on early education and Charlotte Mason, homeschooling in the middle school years, and AP/SAT II and other testing for high schoolers.

Whether you have a “go to” resource you’ve used for years, advice to share about on-line resources or local classes, or just questions about curriculum you’d like to try, this is a wonderful opportunity for new and veteran homeschoolers alike to learn from each other.  It’s also a great chance to share information about co-op classes, field trips, and other enrichment opportunities in the nearby community.

Representatives from several organizations providing homeschool courses will also be in attendance to answer your questions and provide information about upcoming programs.

We all have pockets of knowledge that can be invaluable to each other as we develop our homeschooling plans for next year. Let’s tap into the well of wisdom in the homeschooling community at this annual event!


This event is open to new and veteran homeschoolers and those considering homeschooling.  It’s a great opportunity to look at curricular resources currently being used by homeschoolers and to hear recommendations about on-line and local classes, co-ops, field trips, and more!

www.homeschoolsupport.org, or email us at hsn@homeschoolsupport.org.



Announcing the Modeling the Future Challenge with $55,000 in scholarships for high school and homeschool students.

The Actuarial Foundation has joined forces with the Institute of Competition Sciences to host the inaugural Modeling the Future Challenge for high school and home school juniors and seniors. Learn more through the link below. Get ahead of the game and join our webinar series beginning on May 8th.  Support systems for educators are available now! 

What Students Get:
1.    A chance for a trip to New York City to participate in the Modeling the Future Symposium.
2.    $55,000 in college scholarships split between the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place submissions.
3.    Mentorship and guidance from professional actuaries.

What Educators Get:
1.    Mentorship from professional actuaries.
2.    $1,000 Coaching Awards to educator-coaches of the top 4 teams.
3.    $500 Educator Math Grants (Applications due June 27, 2017)
Click to Learn More about our Webinar Introduction on May 8th

We look forward to helping you and your students get more engaged in real-world actuarial science and careers through this exciting new challenge. Actuaries are consistently ranked as one of the best mathematically related professions, and are a great example how math is used in the "real-world!" 

We're here to help as you plan how to get your students involved, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, and please check out the support services, there are fabulous actuaries all over the country volunteering their time to connect with you!


My name is Nicole Thomas and I provide Khan-Academy-style video lessons specifically for the Saxon Math Middle School Curriculum. On my site, Nicole the Math Lady, there are video tutorials and practice sets for each lesson in the middle school Saxon Math books.  (Currently, there are videos for grades 6 and 7 and we will start taping Algebra 1/2 and Algebra I in April.)  Since end of the year assessments are approaching, I'd like to offer your staff and students a Free Two-Week Trial to try out the site.  Consider the videos a virtual tutor that are taught in a lively and fun format. I think you will find it a great tool for review, particularly for students who need a little more assistance.  

If you'd like to try it out, here's how to get started:

1.       Join the Club at https://nicolethemathlady.com

2.      Choose "All-Grades Membership" and use discount code: "Free2WkTrial"

It is risk-free as no credit card is required to register.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I hope the videos will be of value to your staff and students! 

Nicole Thomas
Nicole the Math Lady





Liberty Hall Museum is pleased to announce two exciting Home School Days on March 28th and May 1st.  In cooperation with Kean Stages at Kean University we are offering two different programs that highlight literature, science, history and art!  Both exciting days will get underway at 10:30 with a performance at Wilkins Theatre on the campus of Kean University.  After the performance, cross Morris Avenue and enjoy your bagged lunch in Liberty Hall Museum’s Carriage House before enjoying an educational program designed especially for Home Schoolers from 12:30 until 2 on the museum grounds.  To purchase tickets please call 908-527-0400, please note we have a limited number of tickets available for these events.  Complete details are attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Hope to see you there!




 SUMMER ART CAMP is all about creative thinking and problem solving while exploring a variety of art materials and processes. Each day we will be inspired by the various weekly themes and create fun and exciting projects by painting, drawing, building, printmaking, collage, clay and more! A Healthy Snack will be provided and, as long as the weather permits, the children will enjoy outside play and activities.

AM CERAMIC SAMPLER CAMP: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Ages: 6 and up)
Each week, unique and fun clay projects are designed to teach different hand building techniques from pinching, to working with coils, soft and leather hard slabs, to using molds and may include beginning pottery skills such as centering on the wheel, and throwing cylinders and bowls. We will explore different methods of surface decoration including texture, sprig molds, underglazes, and sgraffito. There will be new demonstrations, projects and lessons throughout the summer based on student’s interests and abilities that also incorporate the weekly theme of Markeim’s Art Camp.

PM POTTERY CAMP: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Ages: 8 and up)
Students learn the fundamentals of working on the potter’s wheel in a real ceramic studio. Students will learn and practice wedging, centering, opening up and pulling walls of wheel thrown forms. They will progress through the trimming and glazing process to complete their projects.





Whether you’re a Trekkie or a music-lover, a reader, a gamer, or a closet composer, MoMath has something for you.  This spring, we’ve reached across the big pond to bring presenters who will share the math embedded in one of the most popular science fiction shows ever, expose the tremendous role math has played in human history, and even use math to ponder the limits of scientific exploration.  Plus we’ll be playing games, discussing books, and singing songs, all with a mathematical bent.  Join the MoMath community and join the fun!



Wed, May 3

Math Encounters: "Vital Math: How mathematicians changed the world" with Chris Budd

Fri, May 5

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "Boxes of Troxes" with Jonathan Bobrow

Sun, May 7

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

Thurs, May 18

Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh

Wed, May 24

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Secret Coders and Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang

Thurs, June 1

Last day to register for MOVES 2017The Magic of Math

Wed, June 7

Math Encounters: "The Great Unknown: Is there a limit to scientific and mathematical exploration?" with Marcus du Sautoy

Thurs, June 8

Math Unearthed: Uncovering the classroom math behind MoMath's exhibits (PD session for teachers)

Thurs, June 8

Free Play: A FREE afternoon at MoMath with extended Museum hours


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


MoMath enthusiast,

Star Trek featured many futuristic ideas: warp drives, transporters, and travel to strange new worlds, all of which have been discussed in great detail by experts and nerds alike.  But what about the math of Star Trek?  After all, there’s no such thing as Math Fiction…  In fact, Star Trek featured many interesting mathematical ideas, including a paradox that upset both 20th century mathematicians and 23rd century androids; the mathematics of alien biology; and the most important question of all — when on a dangerous away mission, does the color of your shirt really affect your chances of survival?  Don’t worry, there won’t be any lens flares as mathematician/Star Trek fan James Grime beams to MoMath to share the Math of Khan.

Special introduction by Connor Trinneer, “Commander ‘Trip’ Tucker” of Star Trek: Enterprise.

MoMath is pleased to offer two sessions of the upcoming Math Encounters presentation.  The first will begin promptly at 4:00 pm, with light refreshments served afterward.  The second will begin promptly at 7:00 pm, with light refreshments served beforehand, at 6:30 pm.  Both presentations will be held at MoMath, which is located at 11 E 26th Street in Manhattan.

Note that if you are waitlisted, you will not be admitted to the seating area until all registered participants have been accommodated.

Register for the 4:00 pm presentation

Register for the 7:00 pm presentation

To learn more about Math Encounters, visit mathencounters.org.

National Museum of Mathematics

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

11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States



I would like to extend an invitation to the homeschools of New Jersey for our Concerts for Young People: ‘Let’s Dance!’ Concert on Thursday, May 25 at the Newark NJPAC. This concert is designed for students K-6.

We have two showings at 9:45 AM and at 11:30 AM. Both concerts run for approximately 40 minutes.

Tickets are only $8 per child/adult.

You can find more information for the concert or reserve tickets by visiting this web page –


Once tickets are reserved, we send all teachers/parents a copy of our Teacher’s Resource Book which contains pre- and post-concert activities that are tailored to the concert and can help provide a baseline for lesson plans. You can view an electronic copy of the book by visiting this webpage –


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any ticket reservation inquiries or general questions at education@njsymphony.org or on my direct line at (973) 735-1733.

And if you could kindly circulate this information to the homeschools in your network, we’d greatly appreciate it. We would love to have them join us on this special day!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
With kind regards,

Monika S.




Jayne Irvine is a vocal and piano instructor working out of her studio in Brick, NJ.

She has a Master of Arts from the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York with an emphasis in vocal and choral pedagogy and has been teaching privately for five years in NYC and NJ. She works with students from age 6 and onward in learning music. She currently offers in-home and in-studio piano, voice, and group voice lessons. She primarily teaches private lessons, but also offers vocal and choral pedagogy classes, workshops, and master classes.

The first lesson is always Free! If you want to know if she is the right fit for you, book a Complimentary lesson at: info@jaynesmusicstudio.com

To learn more about Jayne, including testimonials, teaching style, and background, visit:




Jayne's Music Studio- Fostering a life-long love of music


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Attain a NJ State High School Diploma Earn up to 30 College Credits  at the same time

The DEED (Dual Enrollment Education) program allows high school and home school students (usually juniors and seniors) to enroll in college courses for credit prior to high school graduation in a safe and caring college environment. The DEED Program helps students save both time and money.  Complete the requirements for a NJ State High School Diploma while simultaneously earning up to 30 college credits.


DEED Program is a Pillar College’s program for high school or home schooled students to take up to 10 accredited college courses that meet the NJ State high school completion requirements, while earning transferable credits toward an Associate or Bachelor degree.

Why Pillar College?

The Unique Benefits and Features of our DEED Program

Call: 1-973- 803-5000 ext.1040 | E-mail: DEEDprogram@pillar.edu   /   www.pillar.edu

Pillar College 60 Park Place, Suite 701, Newark, NJ 07102






Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection
February 4, 2017 – July 2, 2017


The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century BC
March 4, 2017 – June 11, 2017



Concurrent Enrollment Program

Raritan Valley Community College has partnered with select area high schools that make it possible for students to take challenging college courses and earn college credits during a regular school day. The cost of tuition is significantly lowered for this program. After graduation from high school, the credits earned can be used at RVCC or to transfer to another college or university.

Courses include: English Composition 1; Pre-Calculus 1 & 2; Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2; Introduction to Criminal Justice and Principles of Biology.

High schools offering RVCC courses include:

·         Bound Brook

·         Bridgewater-Raritan

·         Central Jersey College Prep Charter

·         Franklin

·         Hillsborough

·         Hunterdon Central

·         Hunterdon County Polytech Career Academy 

·         North Hunterdon

·         North Plainfield

·         Ridge

·         Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School 

·         Somerville

·         Voorhees


To be eligible for the Concurrent Enrollment Program you must:

·         Be a high school junior or senior

·         Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (Exceptions may be made with a letter of support from a teacher in the relevant discipline)

·         Obtain signatures from high school guidance counselor as well as parent/guardian

·         Meet testing pre-requisites for courses 

Early College Credits Program

Complete courses that most college degree programs require. Explore a course in a major you are seriously considering for your future. Choose from hundreds of courses offered on campus. Use the credits at RVCC or take them with you to another college. The credit you earn now will wait for you. If your high school allows, you may be able to use the credits to fulfill high school requirements. Complete stimulating assignments with knowledgeable professors in an intimate college setting.  

To learn about the application & registration process go to: http://www.raritanval.edu/academic-programs/early-college-programs/early-college-credits

Concurrent Enrollment vs. Early Credit


Concurrent Enrollment

Early Credits


Discounted Tuition

Regular Tuition (out-of-county tuition fees apply to anyone outside of Hunterdon & Somerset counties)

Class Options

Limited to List  

(see program details)

Any Class:

Student’s Choice

GPA Requirement

3.0 or above

N/A (placement test needed for math/English)

High School Affiliation

Limited to List

(see program details)

Any high school

Events: Learn more about RVCC

Information Sessions

Thursday, 5/18/17, 4 PM – 6 PM

Thursday, 6/8/17, 4 PM – 6 PM

Thursday, 7/20/17, 4 PM – 6 PM

Friday, 4/28/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 5/5/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 5/12/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 5/19/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 6/2/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 6/9/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 6/16/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 7/7/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 7/14/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 7/21/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Friday, 7/28/17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Open Houses

Thursday, 6/29/17, 5 PM – 7 PM

Saturday, 10/21/17, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

To register for one of these events, go to: http://www.raritanval.edu/events

Want to learn more, but can’t attend an event?  Contact the Admissions department – anyone on our team is happy to guide you! (908) 526-1200 ext. 7009

We are located at: 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg NJ 08876



The Center for College & Career Readiness at Rowan College at Gloucester County is pleased to invite you to attend our spring 2017 Professional Development event on May 25, 2017.  Designed for the high school Guidance Counselor, this informative session will offer you with first-hand knowledge of how to provide direction to high school students who are planning to pursue a career in the medical field.  Your attendance will allow you to gain insight from RCGC and Rowan University personnel as well RCGC alumni who have successfully transitioned into medical related programs.  In addition to lunch and a professional development certificate, a tour of our Nursing & Allied Health Center will be provided.

Attached you will find the event agenda.  Please review and 
REGISTER to attend by May 11, 2017.

 Inspiring Students to Pursue a Career in the Medical Field

Date:                     Thursday, May 25, 2017

Time:                    11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location:             RCGC, Nursing & Allied Health Center

RSVP by:              May 11, 2017 – EventBrite

Lunch * Professional Development Certificates * Tour

 The attached agenda provides May 5 as the RSVP date but we are offering another few days to obtain any necessary approvals.  Please RSVP by May 11.

 Thank you & happy spring!

Megan Ruttler, M.S. |Director

Center for College & Career Readiness

Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Rowan College at Gloucester County

Office: Student Services, room 1140G



Web: www.rcgc.edu/DesignYourFuture



The Trivium Academy second semester science days will run 6 times from February-May.  Each science lab will be two hours in duration from 10-12, to include the lesson, lab, and assessment. Each day is an all-inclusive science unit, independent from the other five science days. They will be taught by two science educators, aided by a classroom teacher, in lieu of the regularly scheduled classes, and open to home schoolers.

All classes offered from 10-12:00 on scheduled Thursday mornings:

May 4th, 18th

Cost for Home school students:

Package - All 6 sessions for $250

Individual sessions - $50 each

Credit: One final grade will be given at the end of all 6 classes with final assessment.


Please email the headmaster with the following information to reserve your spot:  Name, grade level, complete package or dates desired - bseaman@triviumacademynj.org

Trivium Academy of NJ - 229 Cowperthwaite, Westfield NJ - 908-756-0556


A Retired homeschool mom will tutor your dyslexic child in reading and spelling.  She is Orton-Gillingham certified.   She has over thirty years’ experience.   Contact Renee Cugliotta for additional information at 609-284-4703.



 SUMMER SOCCER TEAMS – Boys & Girls Born between 2002 - 2008

Runs from Mid-June – Mid-July

FC Europa was formed to give youth soccer players professional coaches and trainers, with a defined curriculum to help foster your child's soccer development. Our mission - through supportive coaching and programs, will help your child on and off the field with greater self-confidence.

Each of our teams will be professionally trained and coached. We also offer specialized trainers to work with goalies, along with trainers to work on conditioning and speed and agility.

We will be training and playing at our locations in Middlesex and Monmouth counties. Our teams will be competing in EDP under US Club Soccer.

We offer the most affordable program with more training, tournaments and league play than other clubs do. Financial assistance is available for families that may need it so that cost will not be a factor in your child's development.

FC Europa will offer your child top level training and development as we strive to be the premier club for your child. As our motto states: Accountability-Dedication-Excellence, and we will pass this is on to your child.

As for their brochure at http://www.fcesa.com/




At Volt Fitness in Glen Rock, we run a personal training business and rent space out.   Our goals are to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle by staying active and making smart nutritional choices.

"Activities Include - Group trainings and circuit trainings. Kickboxing/boxing and sport specific trainings. We incorporate all my styles to create a great program that anyone can participate in, even for first timers.

"Age groups". Children starting from age 4-17 and from 17-90 years old.

"Hours" Hours would be depending on whether there was an agreement on a class time and day. I would personally set time aside to conduct training sessions.

"Cost" It would make it into a program. An 8 week program, twice a week and would cost $200. This will last the full 8 weeks and will consist of 18 trainings which is a great price.

As mentioned above the studio is called Volt Fitness and the address is, 566 S Broad St, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  Our goal is to help everyone achieve a healthy lifestyle by staying active and making smart nutritional choices.

So, for anyone interested in starting one or several programs you may call and create a program for a homeschool group to participate in this opportunity.






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