ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter
From the President’s Desk
As we begin a new school year, I
thought a review on the
history of homeschooling in New Jersey would be appropriate. Veteran homeschoolers out
know this, but for new homeschooling families, it has not always been
as easy as
it is now to educate your children at home.
The State’s first compulsory
attendance statute was enacted
in 1875, before that education was generally at home or church-based. In the 1920’s, the current
was enacted, NJSA18:14-14, now called NJSA 18A:38-25, which has always
permitted parents the option to educate your children to “receive
instruction elsewhere than at school”.
In 1963, a woman named Barbara Massa
decided to homeschool
her nine-year-old daughter. The
homeschooled without incident for two years, and then re-enrolled their
daughter in the local public school in 1965.
Her parents took her out of school in April 1966 and kept
through the middle of November 1966.
that time, Mr. & Mrs. Massa were charged with failing to cause
daughter to attend their local school or to provide her with an
were tried and convicted
in municipal court, but appealed and in the spring of 1967 their case
the Morris County Court. Mrs.
acting as her own lawyer easily convinced the judge that she had indeed
fulfilled her obligations.
The judge ruled that the word
“equivalent” in the compulsory
attendance statute requires only a showing of academic equivalency, not
of methods, schedules or outcomes.
ruling was the beginning of homeschooling in New Jersey as we enjoy it
In 1982 the Education Commissioner
Fred Burke stated the
“the local Board of Education has no responsibility for determining
students being instructed at home, and there is likewise no authority
In 1994 a bill was introduced by
Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalke,
which would have required testing of homeschooled children. Dedicated parents rose to
the call and
educated her on the advantages of homeschooling and that testing was
needed. She was convinced and withdrew her bill from consideration.
In 1997, The
Department of Education confused matters by
introducing new booklet that superseded the Burke memo.
This booklet instructed local Boards of Education
to collect and approve a curriculum annually for each homeschooling
In 2000, ENOCH took an initiative and
began meeting with the
Commissioner of Education and they convened a task force to craft a new
accurate explanation of the law. Known
as the “Klagholz Guidelines” it is now in a booklet called
Frequently Asked Questions”.
On Jan 8, 2004, Assembly Bill A4033
was introduced into the State
Legislature that would require homeschool children to submit to the
statewide testing required of public school children, force parents to
proof of annual medical exam to the local school district along with a
of other requirements. The
session ended on Jan 12th and the bill died, but was reintroduced in
session on Jan 22nd as A1918.
The NJ Homeschool Task force was formed with leaders from
homeschooling groups throughout the state, (Tricounty Home Educators
New Jersey Homeschool Association, ENOCH of NJ, Unschoolers Network,
Homeschoolers of NJ, HSLDA and Eagle Forum).
Homeschoolers held a rally at the state capital on May 26th
and the bill died in committee.
On September 22, 2008 a bill was
introduced in to the New
Jersey Assembly that was an even worse bill than A1918.
The task force was reconvened and after calls
from homeschoolers throughout the state the bill died quietly in
You can see that there have been
battles to keep the
freedoms that homeschoolers in New Jersey enjoy. ENOCH, HSLDA along
homeschooling organization throughout New Jersey are always keeping an
for anything that could have a detrimental effect on our freedom to
A valuable source on the struggles of
pioneer homeschoolers throughout
the United States is a book written by Chris Klicka, who up until his
2009 was an attorney for HSLDA; “Home
School Heroes: The Struggle & Triumph of Home Schooling in
know some of those pioneers personally and they have been a great
to my family. Some
are still helping
homeschoolers throughout the country even though their children are
some are homeschooling their own children.
A word of encouragement to veteran
homeschoolers - stay
could help a struggling
newcomer or even help someone who is thinking about homeschooling make
As you begin this new school year
take a moment to think
about those who paved the way for our freedoms.
Until next time,
Encouraging Words For
Homeschoolers Across the Nation
Socialization?” From Our
2012 Keynote Speaker, J. Michael Smith, HSLDA
Every home-school family has confronted the question, “Oh, you
home-school. What about your child’s socialization?”
a question which reaches right to the heart of home schooling, because
if a child isn’t properly socialized how can that child succeed?
the re-emergence of the home-school movement in the late 1970’s,
critics of home-schooling have perpetuated two myths. The first
concerns the ability of parents to adequately teach their own children
at home; the second is whether home-school children will be
Twenty-five years later,
home-schoolers have demonstrated significant academic achievement, and
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is unaware of any serious
critics who still argue that home-schoolers struggle academically. To
the contrary, home-schoolers consistently score 20 to 30 percentile
points more than their public-school peers on standardized tests.
academic success is relatively straightforward, because tests can be
administered and immediate results determined. The second myth,
however, is more difficult to address because children who were
home-schooled in appreciable numbers in the late 1980’s are only now
coming of age and in a position to demonstrate they can succeed as
Home-school families across the nation knew that
criticisms about adequate socialization were ill founded - they had the
evidence right in their own homes. Until recently, there had been no
adequate research of home-schooled adults.
A new study, titled
“Home-schooling Grows Up” was commissioned by HSLDA and conducted by
Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute
(NHERI). It provides academically based research to support the
numerous anecdotal examples of home-school success. More than 7,300
home-school graduates participated in the study. Of these respondents,
more than 5,000 had been home-schooled for more than seven years and
their responses were used to compile the study.
believe the main motivation for many home-schooling families is to
retreat from society due to the negative influences present in the
wider world. It’s certainly true that home-schoolers are reacting
against the problems in the public-school system but it is not true
that home-schoolers are retreating from society.
particular, the study shows that home-schoolers are fully engaged in
civic affairs. More than 71 percent of home-schoolers surveyed
participate in a voluntary, church or neighborhood association compared
with 37 percent of U.S. adults.
demonstrate great commitment to their communities by voting in large
numbers. More than 76 percent of home-school graduates aged 18 to 24
voted in a national or state election in the past 5 years compared with
just 29 percent of 18 to 24 year old public-school graduates.
organizations have raised the alarm about the declining numbers of
young voters. It appears that the answer is home-schooling. Only 4.2
percent of home-schoolers thought that government and politics were too
difficult to understand, compared with 35 percent of the general U.S.
The willingness to participate in the electoral
process, and belong to civic groups proves that home-schoolers are
focused on engaging with the wider society rather than remaining on the
Home-schoolers not only are actively engaged in civic
life, they also are succeeding in all walks of life. Many critics
believed, and many parents feared, that home-schoolers would not be
able to compete in the job market. But the study showed that
home-schoolers are found in a wide variety of professions. Being
home-schooled has not closed doors to career choices.
The results are a great encouragement to all home-schooling families
and to parents thinking about home-schooling.
across America are also benefiting because home-school families are
producing able citizens at a fraction of the cost of a traditional
public education. The average public school spends $6,000 per student
per year; the average home-school spends just $600 per student per
The myths surrounding home-schooling are being torn
down. Home-schoolers, typically identified as being high academic
achievers, are also making the grade in society.
Grows Up” amply demonstrates that home-school graduates are active,
involved, productive citizens. The belief that home-schoolers would
struggle socially is exposed as a false assumption based on opinion
rather than fact. As more and more people realize the benefits of
home-schooling the greater the positive impact on society. Home-school
families are the leading edge of excellence in American education, and
this study clearly demonstrates that the home-school community is on
the right path.
the Essay Contest Winners for 2011!
Education Network of Christian Homeschoolers of New Jersey held our
annual Essay Contest for 2011 and this year our winners were:
Emma Jacob (6-9 yrs. category)
Charity Ray (10-13 yrs. category)
Shannon Turner (14-17 yrs. category)
winner was notified and encouraged to attend the convention to pick up
their award and certificate. Emma Jacob was the only one who could be
there for the presentation but it was a memorable for sure.
surprise, Emma was presented with her award by Andrew Pudewa himself.
She was so surprised and got to shake Mr. Pudewa’s hand. It was quite
Beginning this month, we will feature one essay from each of the
winners. This month we present Emma’s essay.
Theme for this category was "Be kind to one another."
is what the Bible says, but it's not always easy to do. My
sister, Genevieve, is the kindest kid I could ever want. She
helps me clean up my toys. She cheers me on at soccer, choir,
piano. She always says, "Good job, Emma." She says,
you and you are the kindest sister." She gives hugs and
kisses. Two days she walked right into my room and made my
felt super-duper happy because she did my chore for me. Since
sister is always so kind to me, and she's only 3, I like being kind to
her. I read extra books to her at naptime and tuck her into
bed. I teach her to do new things. I do art with
play dollhouse with her because it's her favorite. I laugh
her and swing on our swingset. Even though it's hard
be kind sisters, we know we should do it anyway. So that's
story of 2 sisters. They don't just do one big, kind, thing,
do small, kind, things all the time and they really love each other.
Written by: Emma Jacob
Typed by: Stacia Jacob
year we attempt to reach out to the home school families who have
attended our convention to get their ideas, suggestions and yes, even
criticisms of what we can improve. This year we created an online
survey and announced it in our newsletter, Facebook page and through
email. With over 3000 email addresses in our database, we had
less than half attend our convention. Then only 200 survey results.
ENOCH would like to address some of the answers given:
- Many of you responded that you felt the convention was a
success. Thank you for your confidence in us.
more curriculum exhibitors - we wholeheartedly agree. Part of the
problem is we had some exhibitors cancel just before the convention.
This we cannot control. If there are specific exhibitor you are looking
for we need you to reach out to them and say so. ENOCH sends
invitations to exhibitors every year. Some exhibitors tell us that our
convention is too small. Some feel it would not be worth it for them to
come. You need to let exhibitors know that you want them at our
convention. We cannot achieve this without your help.
- We got some great ideas for workshops. We hope to start
filling those needs in 2012 and beyond.
list of prospective speakers you would like to see is another area we
will work on. We are glad to say that some of your top choices will be
our speakers for 2012: J. Michael Smith of HSLDA, Tracy Klicka of
Homeschool Foundation and Mark Hamby of Lamplighter Publishers.
Track - One area that concerned us was the lack of interest in the Teen
Track. We had less attendance this year than last year. It takes so
much time and effort to put it together. The cost for speaker and setup
does not come close to be covered by the registrations. Our survey
results to continue or not with the Teen Track were dead even. Pray for
ENOCH. We want to bless everyone and meet as many needs as possible.
items mentioned in the survey results were: more chairs in the Food
Court area. We cannot control this area. It is part of the facility
setup. Another point we heard was the cost of the food at the food
court. Again, ENOCH has no control over this area since it is run
through the facility. One thing we are blessed about is that families
are allowed to bring a lunch or dinner and eat it outside on the grass
or in their cars. This saves money and for families with special diet
needs, it is a great blessing.
Overall, we learned much
from the results and we want to say a big: THANK YOU for your input.
Now we ask that you pray for ENOCH to take what we have received and be
able to put it to use.
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HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION
Why Join HSLDA?
to homeschool and
defends your family. A lawyer is on call 24/7.
by phone or email: Get direct
answers to your specific questions about home education.
Veteran homeschooling parents are available to answer your questions
you find resources for teaching your children:
(including preparing for college or career paths)
(special needs/gifted and talented)
homeschool freedom for all families by
homeschooling nationwide, as well as by
working with state homeschooling groups to pass homeschool-friendly
and stop unfavorable bills at the state and federal levels.
you haven't visited the website recently you should.....HSLDA
enhanced their website and added new features!
the cause: Although
homeschooling is recognized in every state, HSLDA receives phone calls
from families whose right to homeschool is being challenged or
against by school officials, social workers, employers, colleges, armed
services recruitment officers, and government bureaucrats. The
nature of homeschooling defies the educational elite’s ideal of
uniform indoctrination—making parental choice in education a target for
elimination. By joining HSLDA, you are supporting families who are
their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve
freedom for tomorrow. Membership discounts are available if
you belong to a homeschooling group like ENOCH.
For more information about HSLDA visit their website at:
you haven't visited their website recently you should.....HSLDA
has enhanced their website and added new features!
OTHER EVENTS AND
Connection (TLC) a Christian home school support
group in Long Valley, NJ
The Learning Connection Information Meeting and Ice Cream Social
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Valley View Chapel, 115 E. Mill Rd, Long Valley, NJ
you looking for a Christian Home School Support Group? Are
need of fellowship and encouragement for both yourself and your
children? The Learning Connection (TLC) is a Christian home
school support group located in Long Valley, NJ area. Because
the location of this group, there are many counties we can
We are currently a group of 36 families, but there is always room for
more. Our registration stays open year round. And
thing is, membership is free this year!
We are holding
a family informational meeting on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 2
PM. It is for the entire family, kids included. We
wrap up this meeting with an ice cream social (who doesn’t like ice
cream?) This meeting will be held at Valley View
They are located at 115 E. Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ.
meeting, we will be talking about the plans for this year in regard to
field trips, fairs, meetings, etc. This is a great time to
us out and see if this group is a good fit for your family.
come on out and check us out. This will be a great
meet other home school families in the area, and you may just know a
couple of them already!
Please RSVP by going to www.homeschool-life.com/nj/tlccoops
and clicking on the public calendar. Click on the event on
9/17/11 and then click to sign up. Any questions, please
me, Michele Gross, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Services: Montessori Elementary Homeschooling and
name is Suzanne Marie Amato. Thoughout my years of teaching
both public and private schools, I realized the need for better
alternatives to institutional education. After
three summers in intensive Montessori Elementary training, and sitting
through many educational psychology classes, I realized something was
missing in the translation from teacher-training to actual
implementation in the classroom.
A passionate educator, I
soon realized I could not promote change from within, so I decided to
create my own program. Having spent many years with children
all ages, I realized what homeschoolers already know. You
first and foremost, know the child. Their strengths,
and individual potential are the foundation for the intellectual,
emotional and physical health of our children. The bond that parents
have with their children is their greatest asset.
establishing a solid relationship based on mutual respect with the
student, the foundation for learning is set. I can then share
love of learning and critical thinking.
I specialize in:
- teaching critical thinking
skills using Socratic reasoning
- moving from the concrete to
abstract in mathematical concepts
- emphasizing cross-curricular
- Discovery-based learning
you are seeking a curriculum and don’t know where to begin, I have a
full Montessori elementary curriculum including lessons and materials
for: K-8 Math, Geometry, History, Geography, Science, and K-12 Language
Arts: including vocabulary, spelling, grammar, literary analysis and
Through many years of research and training, I
have also created my own Literature and Writing program based on
higher-level, meta-cognitive comprehension strategies and the 6 Traits
of Writing. Also available are Language SAT prep, preparation for state
testing and high school entrance exams. Affordable private and group
lessons are available in Bergen County thoughout the year. Email Lv2reed@aol.com
call 201-439-0601 for more information.
& Physics Classes!!
Classes are $40/month plus a one time $40 registration free.
SAT Math Prep
workshops are $195. All classes are taught live by a
Ph.D. I supply all books, videos and other materials for
free. And, I record
all class sessions if any student must miss a class.
Here is the fall schedule:
Fall Algebra 1
11:30 - 12:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 1
2:00 - 2:50pm CST
12:30 - 1:20pm CST
10:30 - 11:20am CST
Fall Algebra 2
12:30 - 1:20pm CST
Fall AP Calculus AB MF
Fall AP Physics B TTh
SAT Math Prep: Sept 5 - Sept 26
M 4:00 -
SAT Math Prep: Sept 2 - Sept 23
F 4:00 -
SAT Math Prep: Sept 3 - Sept 24
Sat 3:00 - 5:00pm CST
SAT Math Prep: Oct 10 - Oct 31
M 4:00 -
Math Prep: Oct 7 - Oct 28
F 4:00 -
SAT Math Prep: Oct 8 - Oct 29
- 5:00pm CST
SAT Math Prep: Nov 7 - Nov 28
4:00 - 6:00pm CST
SAT Math Prep: Nov 5 - Nov 26
3:00 - 5:00pm CST
Please email Chris Seberino at email@example.com
for more information or visit http://phil4.com
are cordially invited to attend the Westerly Learning Center Open House
on Thursday, September 8th at 1:00. Meet other homeschooling families,
hear about their experiences, meet our staff and learn about our
programs. Westerly Learning Center, a ministry of Westerly Road Church,
offers academic enrichment programs for homeschooled students, grades
K-high school. We meet for 32 weeks per year, September through May.
Classes meet on Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 –
3:00 pm. Students may choose to take one or more classes per week. For
more information, please see our website at: www.westerlylearningcenter.org
you been searching for an exciting and academically stimulating science
class for your student? Then you need to check out the science courses
being offered at Westerly Learning Center this fall. For more
information, call 609-683-1430 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Physics (9th-12th grade)
Weekly classes at WLC on Thursday, 12:30-3:00 and live video chat every
Monday, 8:00 - 9:00pm
will engage in an in-depth study of the physical world through hands-on
and virtual labs as well as observations and written problems. Our
focus will be on developing the ability to synthesize information and
apply it to new situations. Topics will include Newton's Laws, energy,
projectile motion, momentum, rotation, electricity, magnetism, waves,
sound, and light. The weekly video chat will focus on problem-solving
and student questions on assignments. Apply what you have learned on a
trip to Great Adventure in the spring! A knowledge of basic
trigonometry and completion of Algebra I are pre-requisites.
Teacher: Lucy Jameson
Science Explorers IV (5th
– 8th grade)
: Tuesday, 12:30-3:00
course is a continuation of Science Explorers using the Holt
Short-Course text book series. Students need not have taken the
previous course to enroll. Topics will include the Human Body Systems
with Health (course D) and Forces, Motion and Energy (course M). Test
your knowledge of Newton’s laws in an end-of-the year excursion to
Great Adventure! In-class demonstrations and some lab work required.
Teacher: Kim Torquato
Adventures in Science!
: Thursday 12:30-3:00
class will seek to sharpen observation skills while developing basic
techniques of scientific inquiry. Students will study “How Things Work”
with simple machines and the human body. Students will learn through
hands-on experience and several exciting field trips throughout the
year to complement the information learned in classroom. Teacher: Carol
Let’s Explore Science! (K-2nd grade): Wednesday 12:30-3:00
Learning Center is pleased to offer the following Writing and
Literature classes for the 2011-2012 academic year. For more
information, email: email@example.com
or see our website: www.westerlylearningcenter.org
Upper Elementary Level
Beginning Writing with
(Wednesday, 12:30-3:00): Students will learn the fundamental principles
of writing in this literature-based course. The literary elements and
style of different genres will be taught through the study of
children’s literature. Students will then write their own creative
pieces focusing on each genre, using Institute for Excellence in
Writing techniques. Class will include grammar, syntax and vocabulary.
Teacher: Mari-Anne Gordon
and Writing: Powerful Paragraphs
(Wednesdays, 12:30-3:00 pm): Learn the appreciate “The (English and
French) Bard.” We will read and absorb several Shakespeare plays and
sonnets, one or two of Moliere’s plays. In the winter we will
perform one of our favorite Shakespeare plays. The writing component of
this class will focus on paragraph development. The paragraph is the
shortest piece of writing that can stand alone and is used in many
college entrance exams. Students will learn many different ways to
write paragraphs as well as learn to refine their writing style.
Teacher: Vanessa Fiori
you been searching for an exciting art class to stimulate the creative
talents of your student? Then you need to check out the art courses
being offered at Westerly Learning Center this fall. Classes meet
weekly, for 32 weeks. For more information, call 609-683-1430 or email:
Art with the Masters I
Tuesdays, 9:30 - 12:00
students can name some famous artists and recognize their best known
artwork but can they take what they have learned from the artist’s
skill and incorporate it into their own artwork? We will explore famous
artists from different time periods and their style and learn how past
art periods influenced their work. The main purpose of this class is
“to learn by doing;” students will acquire skills, concepts,
principles, and techniques used by famous artists to enhance the
student’s artistic ability. Teacher: Patricia Melton
Art with the Masters II
(3rd – 5th grade
Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00
class builds upon what students have learned in Art with the Master’s
I, however, Art with the Master’s I is NOT a prerequisite for this
class. New students are welcome. Students will continue in their study
of famous artists, incorporating what they have learned from the
artist’s skill and incorporating it into their own artwork. Students
will acquire skills, concepts, principles, and techniques used by
famous artists to enhance the student’s artistic ability. Teacher:
(6th – 9th grade)
Thursdays, 12:30 - 3:00
class is designed for both beginning and more advanced art students. At
this age, many students who have never taken an art class before may
feel they lack the skills and techniques to create art. However, this
class will encourage students at all levels of artistic ability to
become more confident in their creative talents. We will begin each
week with an emphasis on learning to draw and developing those skills
and techniques which will enable students to become confident and
independent in creating their own artwork. We will examine different
artists and see how they use the same subject but explore it in
different forms and mediums.
Teacher: Patricia Melton
Learning Center's Economics 101
class will NOT prepare the student for concepts such as the Laffer
Curve, elasticity of supply and demand, economic order quantities, or
other highly mathematical economic concepts covered in most college
introductory economic classes. Critics have found that Advanced
Placement Economics classes and college introductory economic classes
put far too much emphasis on diagrams and mathematics, leaving the
student wondering what economics is truly all about. What is needed is
an introduction to an "economic way of thinking" or the development of
an "economic intuition." If you want your student to truly understand
the workings of today's economics, then Economics in a Box is an
excellent way to start. The course is geared for sixteen weeks, but can
also accommodate twenty weeks with more digestion. Westerly will offer
twenty weeks of Economics in a Box. The remaining twelve weeks of the
Westerly School Year will include a Personal Finance Course. We will
use Dave Ramsey's popular Foundations in Personal Finance for high
school students. Many states are now requiring students to understand
and apply sound personal finance and even though neither Pennsylvania,
nor New Jersey require this yet, Westerly will be ahead of the curve in
making a Personal Finance class offering. This class will teach about
cash flow management, i.e., learning to budget, buyer beware, i.e., the
power of marketing over our spending habits, staying out of debt,
understanding investments, etc..
Students can take the full course of Westerly's Economics 101 for $580
which includes Economics in a Box and Personal Finance,
OR Economics in a Box only for $420 until (Date ?), OR Personal Finance
only for $260.
sections require the purchase of workbooks for less than $15 each.
Economics in a Box requires the additional purchase of reading material.
Classes 2011-2012 Philadelphia Museum of Art
homeschool program consists of 2 hour classes held monthly on every
first Wednesday from October to June. The theme of each class
changes from month to month. Participants are divided into
groups by age, and each group works with the same Museum Educator
throughout the year. Each class takes place in the Museum’s
permanent galleries, and is designed to be an interactive lesson that
encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of
activities including discussion, drawing, writing, role playing, and
games. Preschool age group class will have a book read to
the galleries, look at original works of art that relate to the book,
and make an art project to take home. The Preschool classes are from 10
Upcoming classes: (for a full list of classes and for registration
information please contact, Janette Wheeler at 215 684 7582)
October 5, 2011
10 am – 12 pm
Grade K-2 (Age 5-7)
Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Space, Texture *
Grade 3-6 (Age 8-11)
“Location, Location, Location”–How Geography Influenced Art
Grade 7-12 (Age 12-17)
“Location, Location, Location”–How Geography Influenced Art
November 2, 2011
10 am – 12 pm
Preschool (Age 3-4)
10 -11:45 am
Fashion in Art
Grade K-2 (Age 5-7)
Heroes, Legends and Myths
Grade 3-6 (Age 8-11)
Looking to Write
Writing to Look
Grade 7-12 (Age 12-17)
Survey of American Art
*Some classes will have a brief studio time during their
Student Fees: $8 per class (Museum Members) /$10 per class
Chaperones Fees: $4 per class (Museum Members) /$5 per class
$1 off each class when singing up for 4 or more classes.
Parents who wish to accompany their child must sign up in advance.
This program has limited space, so reservations are
mandatory. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration period ends at 4 pm on the Wednesday of the week preceding
Please direct questions to Ah Young Kim at email@example.com
or contact Janette Wheeler at 215 684
Shakespeare can be fun! It’s meant to be performed, not just
studied behind the desk. Come join Mrs. Fung’s class and you
be able to fulfill this high school requirement and make friends with a
great group of passionate high schoolers at the same time.
seasoned theatre professional, Mrs. Fung will cover different aspects
of acting skills, choral recitation, and play analysis with an emphasis
on Shakespeare’s texts. A Shakespeare play will be chosen and
performed for friends and family at the end of the school
All class members will also have the chance to participate in
Shakesperience:NJ, a Shakespeare festival sponsored by the Shakespeare
Theatre of NJ (www.shakespearenj.org
) and the
Folger Shakespeare Library (www.folger.edu
class is for students grades 9-12 and mature students in 7th and 8th
grade. It will run from September 19, 2011 to May 21, 2012 on
Mondays from 3:30-5:45 p.m. Tuition is $150 which covers church rental,
guest instructor fees, instructional materials, props and costumes,
etc. Classes will be held at Rutgers Community Christian
New students must audition on September 12, Monday, for acceptance into
the class. To make an appointment for audition and for
information, email May Fung at firstname.lastname@example.org
The class will be closed once it reaches the maximum number of
students, so act fast - there are only a few spots left!
May Fung is a graduate
of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu) and is Drama Director at Rutgers
Community Christian Church.
States Boychoir hosts “Boychoir of 1000!”
will be made on October 30, when the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB)
hosts a groundbreaking choral event at the Kimmel Center for the
Performing Arts. “B1K!” or “Boychoir of 1000!” brings together the
region’s five community-based boychoirs for a performance in the
spectacular Verizon Hall. The event will culminate with a finale of
1,000 singing boys. The Maryland State Boychoir, the Newark Boys’
Chorus, the New York Boychoir and the world-renowned Philadelphia Boy’s
Choir and Men’s Chorale will join KSB at the Kimmel Center for the 3pm
The history-making finale is slated to include 1,000
singers—a tribute to the thousand year-old tradition of boychoirs. To
make that happen, KSB is inviting any boy who loves to sing to join the
five boychoirs on stage at the end of the concert. The finale includes
the world premiere of a piece commissioned for B1K! and written by
internationally-known composer, arranger and music educator Rollo
“Bringing together this many boy singers on
one stage has never been done before,” says event organizer and KSB
Associate Music Director Steven Fisher. “KSB is issuing an open
invitation to all boys who love to sing and want to make history with
us,” says Fisher. “Participating in B1K! offers young male singers a
front row seat to watch five fantastic boychoirs perform. They’ll also
have the thrill of singing with1,000 boys on stage in one of the
world’s great performance halls.”
Citing KSB’s 10-year
commitment to providing world-class music education for boys, Fisher
says “the only thing more moving than listening to a boychoir is
singing in one.” He continues, “it’s important we affirm boy
singers by offering them extraordinary performance opportunities. A
boychoir, like a sports team, teaches commitment, discipline and the
rewards of team work. It also teaches boys that they can be emotionally
expressive. That is an invaluable gift for boys and society at large.”
Boys who wish to be a part of B1K! can register on-line at www.keystonestateboychoir.org/B1K
as “Pennsylvania’s Boychoir,” KSB has collaborated with the region’s
finest ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra. KSB
also the official boychoir of the Opera Company of
Philadelphia. KSB made history in December of 2009 as the
choir ever to travel and sing in Antarctica. In doing so, it became the
only choir to have perform on all seven continents. KSB is a
member-choir of the Commonwealth Youthchoirs, along with its
sister-choir Pennyslvania Girlchoir. More information at www.keystonestateboychoir.org
PIANO LESSONS AT
Focusing on the beginning and intermediate piano student.
Private lessons in your home.
Over 25 Years Experience
For further information, please call Toni R. at
LIVE ONLINE CLUBS
[Shakopee, MN] Currclick.com
Announces 3 FREE live online clubs just for homeschoolers: Chess Club,
Lego Club and Languages and Cultures Club. New Sessions starting each
Whether your child is a budding Chessmaster, a master
Lego builder or just curious about languages and cultures, there’s an
online homeschool club for them at CurrClick.com
These totally free clubs offer homeschool kids an opportunity to
interact live with a CurrClick teacher who they'll be able to see and
hear live, via webcam. They'll also be able to interact with other
homeschoolers from all over the world in a safe and 100% moderated
online environment. Kids will learn new concepts, have fun, make
friends and be able to share their ideas with others in a friendly and
Clubs are open to all ages. Sign up at any time.
Great for older kids interested in enhancing their college transcripts.
Sign up to attend one of our online clubs today! New sessions starting
Click here to see all of live clubs at CurrClick.com
is also looking for club leaders with great ideas and online
experience. Those interested should contact us at email@example.com
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
- LARGE INDOOR ARENA (856) 252-7075 - Contact Regina Ennis
new for your Phys Ed classes? We are a Christian family who
a horse farm in Central NJ, (at 850 Monmouth Road - on Route 537 - just
down the road from Six Flags Great Adventure, right off Rt 195) and we
would love to welcome homeschooling families. In past years,
homeschooled our own children who are now in college, and are aware of
the challenges facing homeschooling parents to find good choices for
activities. Our facility has a large indoor arena (80X200),
full jump course, to facilitate all-weather riding with minimal
cancellations due to weather. We have a nice
horses and ponies for lessons and pony rides. In addition to
riding lessons, our program offers a full equestrian science education
program offered through 4H, that includes classroom lessons on the
ground (unmounted) as well as full instruction in the saddle
(mounted). Our instructor is also experienced in teaching
needs riders (Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADD, ADHD).
Horseback riding lessons available to all homeschooling families at
discounted rates-flexible schedules to accommodate your
Groups (such as Brownies, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Boys Scouts)
Western and English disciplines taught with an emphasis on safety and
balanced seat riding. Beginners to advanced riders welcome!
* 1 Hr. Private Lesson: $45.00
* ***SPECIAL PRIVATE PACKAGE: 10 Private 1-Hour Lessons for
$395. Must be prepaid and used within 3 months. You
take multiple lessons per week.***
1 Hr. Semi-Private/Group/Sibling: $30.00 per student (limit 4 per
lesson) Private lessons required until student safely handles
horse/pony on own. (Sometimes riders will share same mount
they are safely able to independently handle their own horse/pony.
* **SPECIAL GROUP/SEMI-PRIVATE
PACKAGE: 10 1-Hour Lessons for group/semi-private lessons for
4H Club Membership -Freedom Riders 4H Club
Free-meets twice per month-2nd and 4th Saturdays!
and Games Shows held on our farm! Ribbons and trophies given
division champions, but it's all about having fun on horseback! See our
Facebook Page for details and Pics of our equine friends and
families! Next show is in May! Hope to see you there! $60 for
or $8 per class! Call for details.
Special Group Rates
such as Boys' Scouts, Girls' Scouts, other 4H groups, etc. ($25 per
scout/club member) Minimum of 6 members for group lesson
discount. Actual lesson not just a pony ride!
Please mention your membership in ENOCH
and this ad when calling to receive the discounted rates.
Regina for available times and appointments, (856)
252-7075. See our Facebook page for Freedom Farm
USA and my
page, Regina Ennis.
Visit our website at www.Freedomfarmusa.com
***Special Extended Horsemanship Program***
you are a part of our WEEKLY lesson program, you may come out and help
exercise our horses/ponies on Saturdays at our farm. That
you to get extra riding and some instruction at no extra cost-call for
details. Affordable Horseshowing opportunities as well for those
interested! Our riders regularly participate in local shows.
~~~Where the Spirit of
the Lord is there is freedom.~~~
CHERRY HILL ROLLER
join us for 2 hours of fun, physical activity. Every third
there is roller skating for the home school community. The
is open only for us. The games are turned off, the
family friendly. Mom's get to socialize while kids skate with
their friends. Come meet home schoolers from every
area........open to all.
Where: Cherry Hill Skate Center 664 Deer Road Cherry Hill
What: Private party 2 hours of skating with family friendly music
Who: Any home schooler please invite all put down your home school lists
When: 3rd Fridays (NOT December) from September-April 1-3PM
Cost: $3 per skater (non skaters do not pay) Max $12 per
family (cash please!)
skate rental available for $3 from rink (last year's price) either
quads or inline
You may bring your own skates
Please no outside refreshments as the snack bar is open.
Consume your food before coming in.
Dates for 2011-2012
GREAT WOLF LODGE
Pocono Mountains Resorts Homeschool Days
Homeschool Days - September 18-22, 2011.
$159.00 for a family suite up to 6 per room.
Get away with the entire family at our colossal indoor waterpark resort
featuring 401 spacious accommodations. Located right in the
heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains, you will refresh your mind and
body. Best of all, you’ll put a smile on everyone’s face!
So clear your calendar, pack the swimsuits, and head to Great Wolf
Lodge, where weatherproof vacations and endless fun are our
specialty. Experience a 90,000-sq. ft. indoor entertainment
area featuring a spectacular indoor waterpark, exciting arcade,
luxurious spa, and fantastic restaurants-all under one roof.
for complete details.
September 18-22, 2011
To make reservations visit GreatWolf.com
or call 800-768-9653
for complete details. When prompted use group code:
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