ENOCH of New Jersey e-Newsletter
From the President’s Desk
What interesting things did you do this summer? Our family was
busy. My wife, oldest daughter and I did volunteer work at a
Christian camp in the Adirondacks of New York State, and not all at the
same time. I made four trips, some to drive kids up or back,
two times to be the head cook. Even though it was for only
days, cooking for 120 to 150 people, it was a great experience. With
the amount of traveling we did up and down the NY Thruway, you think
they would give us a frequent driver discount. Let us know of
interesting things that you did this summer. Send an e-mail
with a written description of what you did. We will pick the
interesting one and send you a 2012 MP3 set and we will put what you
did in next month’s e-newsletter.
Those long summer days are over and now “school” is starting. My
youngest is already going full blast on her new Pre-Algebra curriculum
and loves it (yea!). As homeschooling parents we know school
never ends, even for the summer. There are always those opportunities
to learn something new or see something new.
Our Career and College Fair has been cancelled due to lack of
interest and participation. It was very disheartening for us as an
organization. We were unable to fill key volunteer positions needed.
Thank you for those who showed an interest. We are sorry about the
We are constantly working on our convention plans. If there is a
speaker you think would be of interest or a change that we should
consider, please email me directly. When we hear from families who
attend they give a different perspective than those working on the
For up to date information, you can always follow us on Facebook
We are constantly giving out information and updates there.
Thank you all for your support. This year more than ever we greatly
HUGE CD Sale Going On Now
ENOCH is clearing out their inventory of previous convention year CDs.
If you visit us at www.enochnj.org
you can see it on the right side of the screen. Just click the link and
print the form. Choose from the list and mail it in with your payment.
We will mail it to you right away.
There are a limited amount of certain ones so if you see one you really
want, order it right away.
Encouraging Words For
Homeschoolers Across The Nation
THE GIFT OF TIME
By Zan Tyler
The spring of 1986 was filled with turmoil for the Tyler family. We had
survived our first year of home schooling in spite of threats of jail
and legal retaliation and were finishing our second year. We were also
fighting regulations promulgated by the South Carolina State Department
of Education that required home schooling parents to use only
state-approved texts—no Christian material—and to have a four-year
college degree. By God’s grace, we have come a long way since then!
Our sons Ty and John were seven and five at the time, and we were
expecting our third child, our first little girl (Joy). I began having
problems during my fifth month of pregnancy, and on March 12, Joy was
born and ushered immediately into the arms of Jesus. This traumatic
event was exacerbated by the fact that I came close to losing my own
life during the delivery process. To make matters worse, while I was in
the hospital, Joe and I got word that the state department of education
had just set a date in mid-May for the first public hearing to be held
on home schooling in South Carolina. Due to the time constraints, Joe
and I were forced to begin planning that public hearing from my
Because we were homeschooling, Ty and John had been very involved in
making plans for the new baby. When Joy died, they were devastated.
They grieved deeply over the little sister they would never know this
side of heaven. God taught us many things as a family through Joy’s
life and death. One of the greatest lessons we learned is that time
with our children is a precious gift He gives that we should not take
for granted or wish away. We knew we would have eternity to spend with
Joy in heaven, but we would not have that gift of time with her here on
earth. We felt that loss every
A year and a half after Joy’s birth and death, the Lord blessed our
family with a second little girl, Elizabeth, whom the boys quickly and
affectionately dubbed Lizzy. Before Lizzy was born, Ty sat me down and
posed a question that had been troubling him: “Mom, how do
make a baby love you?” Ty had been anticipating the joy of having a
little sister for almost two years at this point, and he wanted her to
love him as much as he already loved her.
When Lizzy was just a few weeks old, Ty (then nine years old) appeared
by my bedside at two o’clock in the morning, cradling her in his arms.
“Mom, I heard Lizzy crying, so I changed her and rocked her, but I
think she needs to nurse. And, Mom, you remember when I asked you how
to make a baby love you? Now I know. You hold her and love her and help
her and spend lots of time with her.” As Ty slipped quietly out of the
room, I marveled at the simple but powerful wisdom God had revealed to
We argue a lot today over time. Our new societal mantra regarding child
rearing is, “Quality time, not quantity time.” However, the old adage
remains true: Children spell love “t-i-m-e.” There is really
shortcut. Quality time arises out of, not in lieu of, quantity time.
I homeschooled our three children, through high school, for a total of
twenty-one years. During those years, I had the privilege of spending a
great deal of time with them, individually and corporately. Much of our
time together was spent in the uneventful unfolding of life—the routine
of household chores, schoolwork, church, and recreation. In the midst
of our most mundane days, discussions arose concerning the great issues
of life. It is hard to schedule quality time. You certainly cannot
mandate it with a child. Rather, quality time is something that emerges
in the midst of the dailiness of life as you live it together.
The words of Deuteronomy 6:4-7 establish the standard:
Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your
with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat
them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and
when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.”
These verses presuppose that we are spending a lot of time with our
children. As we are engaged in the routines of life with them, we are
to constantly repeat and rehearse the great truths of God with them. As
we daily lay down our lives for our children, we are to teach them
about Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us. This way of life infuses
quality time into every second we spend with them.
Now that Ty, John, and Elizabeth are grown and gone, I can testify that
the time you have with your children passes more quickly than you can
ever imagine. Be good stewards of that time. Enjoy it. It is a gift and
trust from God. Truly, one of the best gifts you can give your children
is your time.
Portions of this article are excerpted from 7 Tools for Cultivating Your
and are used with permission from
Zan Tyler is the director of
Press. A longtime speaker, writer, and home schooling
derives deep joy from speaking to and encouraging home
parents across the country and around the globe. “After speaking at a
conference in Japan, I spent time with a mother who said, ‘You gave me
strength because you gave me Christ.’ My heart soared because my
greatest desire is to give parents a sustainable vision for raising
their children for Christ while providing them the very best
After prolonged legal
battles for the
rights of her family and other home schoolers in her state, Zan founded
the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools in 1990 and
served as its president for 10 years. She has been honored as the South
Carolina Homemaker of the Year, and in 1998 the governor awarded her
the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor a civilian in South
Carolina can receive. More recently, Zan has served as the
Grassroots Director for ParentalRights.org. She is also a popular
columnist, and her articles appear in a variety of online and print
publications, including HSLDA’s Court Report.
Zan and her husband Joe
their three children from kindergarten through high school.
attended college on a variety of scholarships. The Tylers have since
been blessed with two wonderful daughters-in-law and four
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Membership For Parents of Preschoolers
Parents of Preschoolers. Free HSLDA membership -- try it!The
Homeschool Legal Defense Association has been defending the legal
rights of homeschooling families since 1983. If you are a
of preschoolers only, you may qualify for a free membership -- great
way to see the many benefits to members and support your future rights
to home educate your children in your own home without unnecessary
government interference. See link below for information on
School Legal Defense Association
a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the
constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their
children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships,
HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together,
providing a strong voice when and where needed.
HSLDA advocates on the legal front on behalf of our members in matters
which include conflicts with state or local officials over
homeschooling. Each year, thousands of member families receive legal
consultation by letter and phone, hundreds more are represented through
negotiations with local officials, and dozens are represented in court
proceedings. HSLDA also takes the offensive, filing actions to protect
members against government intrusion and to establish legal precedent.
On occasion, HSLDA will handle precedent-setting cases for nonmembers,
HSLDA advocates on Capitol Hill by tracking federal legislation that
affects homeschooling and parental rights. HSLDA works to defeat or
amend harmful bills, but also works proactively, introducing
legislation to protect and preserve family freedoms.
HSLDA advocates in state legislatures, at the invitation of state
homeschool organizations, by assisting individual states in drafting
language to improve their homeschool legal environment and to fight
HSLDA advocates in the media by presenting articulate and knowledgeable
spokesmen to the press on the subject of homeschooling. HSLDA staff
members are regularly called upon for radio, television, and print
interviews, and their writings are frequently published in newspapers
and magazines across the country. HSLDA’s own bimonthly magazine, The
Home School Court Report, provides news and commentary on a host of
current issues affecting homeschoolers. And its two-minute daily radio
broadcast, Home School Heartbeat, can be heard on nearly 500 radio
HSLDA advocates for the movement by commissioning and presenting
quality research on the progress of homeschooling. Whether it’s in
print, from the podium, or on the air, HSLDA provides insightful vision
and leadership for the cause of homeschooling.
Home School Legal Defense Association . . . tens of thousands of
American families working together with HSLDA to preserve each other’s
right to homeschool . . . together, “Advocates for Family &
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 promoting
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.
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
their right to homeschool today and standing together to preserve
freedom for tomorrow.
ENOCH's Discount Number to save on your HSLDA Membership by contacting
ENOCH via the Office Email, email@example.com.
more information visit the HSLDA website: www.hslda.org
OTHER EVENTS AND
Welcome to our
sixth annualHomeschool Square Dance!
Date: Saturday, November
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Age: Jr. High, High
School and College students
Place: East Brunswick 4-H
Address: 655 Cranbury Rd,
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Doors will open at 5:15 PM and the dance will begin promptly at 6:00PM.
The instructional portion of the dancing will be in the beginning, and
it will be hard to follow the dances if you miss it.
We will have a professional caller in charge of the dance and
experienced dancers to assist on the dance floor!
There will also be light refreshments available throughout the evening.
Space is limited to 100
so your space will be reserved once we have your
Non- Refundable Ticket Cost:$15 if postmarked by September 30th (New
early bird price!); $20 if postmarked after September30th.
New please see our NEW
website for further and more detailed information!
Square Dance Lesson
D&R Squares will have an Free open house on October 14 from
Square Dance lesson for the fall and winter season.
We are located 11 Asbury Road Farmingdale NJ.
All Ages welcome. Just need to know you right from left.
Family rates available.
For more information please visit our website dandr.info
(please note website may take a
little while to load
or contact Shannon Kincaid 732-539-9594.
Yes! Shakespeare can be fun! His plays were meant to be
performed, not just studied in the classroom. Come join Mrs.
Fung’s class and you will be able to fulfill a high school requirement
while making friends with a group of passionately creative
For the past eight years, students have perfected their comedic chops
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, brought tears to audience members’ eyes
in Richard III, and won awards for stage combat scenes in As You Like
It. Throughout the year, Mrs. Fung will cover a gamut of
skills, including acting technique, choral recitation, and play
analysis with an emphasis on Shakespeare’s texts. The class
culminate in an intense rehearsal process and performance of one
Shakespeare play. All class members will 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
This class is for students in grades 9-12 and mature students in
grades7 and 8. It will run from September 2012 to May 2013 on
Mondays for 2.25 hours between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm (exact class time
TBD.) Tuition of $150.00 is due at the beginning of the first
class, and student commitment is expected for the whole year.
Classes will be held at Rutgers Community Christian Church (www.rccc.org
New students must audition in late August for acceptance into the
class! To make an audition appointment, and for additional
information, email May Fung at firstname.lastname@example.org
The class will be closed once the maximum of 20 students is reached, so
May Fung is a graduate of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu
Drama Director at Rutgers Community Christian Church.
School of Drama
I own the Spotlight School of Drama right on Main Street in Allentown,
NJ(Allentown, NJ is located right where 195 intersects with the NJTP at
exit 7). I've taught in both private and public schools (ten
years) and I have been a full-time Church Music Director (15 years) and
I'm very familiar with fulfilling if not surpassing the New Jersey
State Standards. If anyone is looking for creative arts ideas, or help
with music classes, piano or voice lessons or instrumental lessons,
please let me know. Our teachers are highly qualified as some
them play for Broadway Shows or in the Philadelphia
Our visual artists are some of the best in their field.
email me if you have any questions about our day, afternoon, evening
and weekend classes. I apologize that our website is
complete renovation at this point.
For more information contact: Petermeerwarth@me.com
School of Music
The Calderone School of Music is accepting new students on voice and
all instruments for September and implementing a new section their
string program in the East Hanover and Springfield locations – Suzuki
String Plus Program. It will include a weekly group lesson and a
private lesson with a parent.
Please see http://www.calderoneschoolofmusic.net/
We also provide ensembles and lessons from 10am to 10pm.
For more information contact:
Professor Kathleen Calderone
Calderone School of Music, Director & Founder
Kean University Music Department
CSM East Hanover 973-428-0405
CSM Springfield 973-467-4688
STRINGS FOR THE
KING at LEARN (Salem County NJ)
- Learn to Glorify God through Music
- Learn to play violin/fiddle, viola, cello, or double bass
- Open to students 2nd-12th grade
- We will meet for small group lessons Thursdays before LEARN
- Only $100 per semester (a bargain for 10 weekly lessons!)
- One less place to drive to!
- No experience necessary
- Scheduling will be based on enrollment
- Parents are welcome to participate as well
- Students with prior experience can participate in the
intermediate string ensemble
- For private lessons and other locations please contact Mr.
Carroll or check out the website!
Tim Carroll is a full
and performer that has been working in and around the Tri-State area
for well over a decade. He received his degrees in music education and
violin performance from Temple University. Mr. Carroll ran the string
orchestra program at a public school in NJ for four years. In 2010 he
resigned to serve the body of Christ by beginning string orchestras at
several different Christian schools. Mr. Carroll's classes aim to show
students that music is a gift from God and should be used for His
thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
to him a new song;
skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts!
Homeschool Learning Program
Artsy Smartsy is pleased to announce our innovative new Thematic
Learning Schedule for Fall, 2012. We've been listening to
requests, and we've got an awesome group of unique and creative courses
that will keep your kids engaged, enlightened and enthusiatic about
Our courses meet 2 days a week, 6 meetings in total each
the idea out by signing up for a month, or join our veteran learners at
a significant discount by registering for 3 or 4 months at a
We'll have groups meeting in Boonton, NJ and Westwood, NJ this season
and we couldn't be more thrilled and excited to bring these awesome
learning experiences to you and your families.
Check out our schedule by visiting our webpage:
Call us at 201- 661- 4353 with any questions you may have.
Thank you, as always, for your support of Artsy Smartsy's Homeschool
Learning Program. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Come join us for 2 hours of fun, physical activity. Every
Friday there is roller skating for the homeschool community.
rink is open only for us. The games are turned off
music is family-friendly. Moms get to socialize while kids
with their friends. Come meet homeschoolers from every
area...open to all.
Where: Cherry Hill Skate Center, 664 Deer Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
What: Private party with 2 hours of skating and family-friendly music
Who: Any homeschooler!
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).
Dates for 2012-2013 School Year: 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 1/18, 2/15, 3/15,
Please no outside refreshments as the snack bar is open.
Consume your food before coming in.
For additional information contact Linda Nowak at email@example.com
New Jersey Fencing Alliance-Why Fencing?
Fencing is a fast paced game and perfect form of cardiovascular
activity. It improves flexibility, reflexes, speed, and
providing a well-rounded mental and physical exercise essential for
total health and wellness. These qualities have made fencing an
excellent youth sport. Fencing enhances sportsmanship and integrity
that fuels the desire to excel in different fields of life. A fencer is
able to make quick and strategic decision and has better focus and
levels of concentration. Fencing can be played year-round and can be a
serious competitive sport, fitness regimen or a recreational hobby.
New Jersey Fencing Alliance, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization
invites you to experience its state-of the-art fencing facility in
Maplewood, NJ. The club offers 26 fencing strips, making it
of the largest fully equipped fencing facilities in the
NJFA boasts of nationally and internationally recognized coaches and
fencers. Amenities include lockers, changing rooms, a lounge
Internet access, a fully stocked pro shop, a snack bar and plenty of
on-site free parking. NJFA has a relaxed atmosphere, while
retaining a competitive nature. Our curriculum provides
at all levels and ages, with the opportunity to grow as fencers and
athletes. Our talented coaching staff guides our students
achieving their individual goals, both local and nationally.
programs encourage self-esteem, self-confidence, and education thru
athletics. NJFA fencers had competed for top university
such as Princeton, John Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia,
Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, and many others.
Many top universities around the country have competitive NCAA fencing
programs, along with scholarship opportunities for talented young
Our experienced NJFA coaches and staff would like to invite you to come
and enjoy the fun and benefits of fencing. Our home school
programs will be held at times of the day that are typically during
"school hours". In additional, home school students are
to take evening or weekend classes if it fits their schedule
better. We are located at 50-58 Burnett Ave.
07040. For more information on club membership
Phone (973) 763-5728 or (973) 224-3448.
Emily Yang (Mary Rice's daughter for those of you who know her) will be
holding Mandarin Chinese language classes for homeschooled children 4th
grade and older starting in September in Keyport. The classes will be
held one evening per week from 6 to 7:30PM. The cost of the class is
$10 per week (plus the cost of your text book and any other materials
which will be between $30 and $40). Space is limited. Please contact
her ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 732-829-4729 if you would like to sign up! Thank you!
Plan for the content of
the classes are as follows:
The class will be tailored for beginners who are unfamiliar with or
only slightly familiar with the Chinese language. I learned Chinese
while attending Rutgers University and while studying abroad in China
and Taiwan and now practice it almost daily while speaking with my
Taiwanese in-laws. My teachers at Rutgers and in China used various
teaching methods and styles, and I plan to pick out the ones that were
most effective for my learning experience as a non-native speaker to
use in these classes with my own students.
The "semester" will start on Sept 4th and end in early December. At
that point, students can decide if they want to continue classes in the
spring. The first 4 to 6 weeks will not require a text book. This way
children can attend for the first few weeks and decide whether or not
they are interested enough to continue the class and buy a text book.
The first several weeks will be focused on learning the pin yin
pronunciation system, some basic vocabulary, some basics about writing
Chinese characters, and some basic grammar structures.
Each class will include the following components: practice speaking
Chinese, practice hearing and discerning the sounds in
words, practice reading Chinese, learning the grammar structure of the
language, and interactive activities with classmates to reinforce what
the students are learning. Also, I will teach a little about China as a
country or Chinese culture and history at each class. Homework will be
assigned weekly including practicing writing characters, memorizing
vocabulary and translating phrases and sentences.
Please email me at email@example.com
or call 732-829-4729 and I will happy to answer any questions
you might have!
AP Physics B
course: Free online lesson videos and supplemental material
I am an experienced award-winning physics teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt
High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. I teach both the algebra-based AP
Physics B and the calculus-based AP Physics C courses; and I would like
to share with your home educators and students my new physics website
and Youtube lesson videos.
AP Physics B Lessons with Ms. Twu video series include lectures,
physics demonstrations and problem-solving demonstrations. I strive to
put an emphasis on the understanding of physics concepts and analytical
problem solving skills in my lessons. I believe they can be an
excellent resource for home-schoolers to use for learning physics.
Because about 99% of my AP Physics B students have never taken any
physics course before, these lessons are designed for students new to
physics. Therefore, these lessons can be used for high school physics
and honors-level physics too.
So far, I have completed videos on the first 3 units, introduction,
kinematics, and forces. My plan is to have lesson videos for the entire
AP Physics B curriculum uploaded before April 2013 so those who use the
lessons may follow through and complete the course curriculum before
the AP exam in May 2013.
At my website, www.twuphysics.org
you can find links to my videos as well as free supplemental material.
I would appreciate it if you could help share my website and videos
with your members. Thank you.
National Board Certified Physics Teacher
Math Through a Whole New Lens
My name is Sam Salo, and I have been broadcasting about a tutoring
studio, *A Beau and a Belle*, which is operated by me and my sister,
I am excited to offer a new way of math instruction, which I will be
offering for individual tutoring and class instruction in the
If you have a student who...
- Struggles in math and and can't seem to find motivation to
- Wants to learn math in ways that are beyond "just numbers
- Wants to have fun and work with topics like video game
development and graphic arts at the same time...
- Wants to have purpose and direction to their math
...then please contact me!
As part of *A Beau and A Belle's* fall offerings, I will be leading
math tutoring and instruction using subjects like video games and game
development, color theory, graphic arts, and more to examine math and
numbers in completely fresh ways.
Have you ever...
- Created a fictional world based on a math equation?
- Studied algebra by learning game development?
- Used math and numbers to learn and create digital art
If you have a student who wants to learn math, have fun, and multitask
in their learning, contact me for more details. I would love
a conversation with anyone in the group. I invite you to call
262-721-8887 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for details regarding individual tutoring, classes,
and rates. Slots for tutoring and classes in the fall are
limited, so let
me know of your interest. Please feel free to visit our
for further information.
Fall Math, Physics
& Programming Classes!
SAT Math Prep Classes!
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 fall schedule:
(See http://phil4.com for SAT Math Prep class dates.)
12:30 - 1:20pm CST
Fall Algebra 2
Fall AP Calculus AB
Fall Pre AP Physics
Fall AP Physics B
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 email@example.com
for more information or visit http://phil4.com
SAT and PSAT
This site has test dates for numerous exams, all in one location. It
even has practice questions and SAT math review videos, which are
Center Open House
OPEN HOUSE: Are you thinking about homeschooling your child this year
but would like more information? If so, then please join us on
Thursday, Sept. 6th at 1:00 pm for the Westerly Learning Center Open
House. Come meet our teachers, learn about our program, and
other homeschooling families. Small classes, individual
attention, and a curriculum taught from a Christian worldview are the
hallmark of a Westerly Learning Center education. Refreshments will be
served. For more information, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our website: www.westerlylearningcenter.org
Center Homeschool Days 2012-13
Additionally, the Science Center offers 7 days of programs exclusive to
homeschoolers where children can have a blast, meet other kids, and
learn a lot of great science. This year’s dates are October 16-17,
2012, December 11, 2012, February 15-16, and May 7. Check LSC.org
for details and topics or call 201-253-1310.
Whether your child is interested in earth science, health, astronomy,
physics, chemistry or any topic in between, Liberty Science Center will
help you create the perfect program for your group.
To check for available dates or ask any questions, call 201-253-1533 or
201-253-1310. You may also email email@example.com
*Age groups - Early
Childhood: ages 4-7, Elementary: ages 8-10, Middle School: ages 11-13,
and High School: ages 14-16.
Come take part in
our Homeschool Museum Classes! Philadelphia Museum of Art
Make the Museum a part of your homeschool studies. Homeschool Museum
Classes are designed to serve small homeschool co-op groups or
individual homeschool families.
The program consists of 2 hour(10am-12pm) classes held on the first
Wednesday of the month from October to June. The theme of each class
changes from month to month. Participants are divided into small 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. Families can
sign up for as few or as many classes as fit into their schedule.
- Preschool (Age 3-4)
- Grade K-2 (Age 5-7)
- Grade 3-5 (Age 8-10)
- Grade 6-8 (Age 11-13)
- Grade 9-12 (Age 14-17)
Student Fees: $11 per
class ($9 Museum Members)
Reduced Rate if you sign up for 4 classes or more, $ 9 per class ($7
Chaperone Fee*: $6 per class ($5 Museum Members) $1 off each class when
signing up for 4 or more classes
*As there can be no more than 30 participants (including chaperones) in
each class, parents who wish to accompany their child must sign up in
For more information, please contact Education: School &
Programs by phone at (215) 684-7580, by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall Historical Museum in Morristown Homeschool Series
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown will be offering two
Homeschool Series for the 2012-2013 school year. The Fall
Nast: Drawing Out the Vote
is a three-part series on the work of 19th century political cartoonist
Thomas Nast. Students will use the museum’s current exhibit “Thomas Nast: President
Maker and Campaign Breaker
as their classroom to sharpen their election vocabulary for the 2012
presidential election and to examine the role of political cartoons
past and present. Students will work with New Jersey artist
during a one-hour art lesson to create their own Nast-inspired art
work. Morning sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon and afternoon
from 1 to 3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays this fall:
September 25-Topic: the Democratic Donkey; Tuesday, October
Topic: the Republican Elephant; and Tuesday, November
Sam. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $14 per student
includes a one-hour art lesson led by a professional artist, art
materials, and activities in the galleries. Contact Cynthia
(973) 538-2404 extension 10 or email email@example.com
with name, number and age of children, contact phone number, email
address and program choice. The Spring Homeschool program, Walking through The Secret Garden
is a four-part series running the fourth Tuesday of the month from
February to May 2013. Activities are based on Francis Hodgson Burnett’s
The Secret Garden
Pre-registration required. Cost is $8 per student.
There is no charge
for accompanying adult for Homeschool programs. Suggested age
Homeschool Series is ages 7 to 12 years old.
For younger children, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will begin a
year-round program for 3 to 5 year olds using the nature found in
Macculloch Hall’s garden. Growing
in the Garden
programs include a story, walk in the garden, and an art
Programs are held the first and third Tuesday each month from 1:15 to 2
p.m. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $8 per
pair (adult and
child) for museum members and $12 per pair for non-members. Growing in the Garden
begins with The ABCs of Apples on October2nd; Leave it to the Leaves on
October 16th; Squirrels: Here, There and Everywhere on
Contact Cynthia Winslow at (973) 538-2404 extension 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for a complete schedule, for more information or to register.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum preserves the history of the
Macculloch-Miller families, the Morris area community, and the legacy
of its founder W. Parsons Todd through its historic site, collections,
exhibits, and educational and cultural programs. It is
located at 45
Macculloch Ave. in the heart of Morristown’s National Historic
District. The Museum is open for house and exhibit tours
Thursdays, and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit www.maccullochhall.org
or find the museum on Facebook
for more information. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is a
educational affiliate of the W. Parsons Todd Foundation.
open for the 2012-2013 FAITH Center classes in Randolph (Morris County)
and Sparta (Sussex County)
Make this the year! As one homeschooling mom so aptly stated,
had heard about the FAITH Center for years but always had an excuse not
to look into it. Now I’m kicking myself, asking ‘why did I
so long to sign up?’ My kids and I LOVE the FAITH
The instruction is top-notch, the number of courses offered is
mind-boggling, and we have made so many new friends. At the
Center I can meet the fine arts instructional needs of all of my
children, at one location on one day of the week for an unbelievably
There is something for every member of the family at the FAITH Center,
from preschooler through highschooler. In addition to private
small group instrument lessons and bands and orchestras for beginning
through advanced students, there are dance classes where honoring God
is just as important as learning the steps, both traditional and
computer art, drama, several different choirs divided by age, small
group voice lessons, a new video production seminar class, and
What’s holding you back? Secure your family’s spot before
are full and it’s too late. On-line registration is currently
open for both our Sparta and Randolph locations. Visit the
Center’s website, www.faith-center.com
to learn more about our program and register for classes.
questions or need to schedule an audition for an experienced
student? Call 973-252-5043 or email email@example.com
(Not all classes are available at each location. If a class
you are interested in is full, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be added to the waiting list. New sections of popular
classes are added as space and time allow.)
Experienced or Aspiring Musicians NEEDED!
Do you tuba?
Or trumpet? Would you like to?
Is the clarinet more
How about the saxophone
or slide trombone?
The FAITH Center for the Arts is looking for additional experienced or
aspiring musicians, ages 9+, to round out our band program.
have a large group of flutists. While our current brass and
woodwind players are excellent, we need more of them to bring our bands
into balance. We offer weekly small group instrument lessons
free weekly band classes. You might want to explore our other
course offerings as well. Vocal music, art, drama, and dance,
taught from a Christian worldview to homeschooled students of all ages
- - - at incredibly affordable prices designed to fit the homeschool
Online registration is open for both our Sparta and Randolph locations
and classes are filling fast. Visit the FAITH Center’s
to learn more about our program and register for classes.
questions or need to schedule an audition for an experienced
student? Call 973-252-5043 or email email@example.com
(Not all classes are available at each location. If a class
you are interested in is full, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to be added to the waiting list. New sections of popular
classes are added as space and time allow.)
FAITH Center announces registration for Music Together Classes in
Sussex and Somerset Counties
What is Music Together?
Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music
program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners and the
adults who love them. Music Together classes are based on the
recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to
sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music
of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such
learning. By emphasizing actual music experiences rather than concepts
about music, Music Together introduces children to the pleasures of
making music instead of passively receiving it from CDs or TV.
Central to the Music Together approach is the concept that young
children learn best from the powerful role model of parents/caregivers
who are actively making music. The program brings families
providing a rich musical environment in the classroom and by
facilitating family participation in spontaneous musical activity at
home within the context of daily life.
FAITH Center for the Arts is offering the Mixed Age Class
for children from Birth-Age 5 and their parents. At the
Evangelical Free Church in Sussex County, families may choose between
12:30 and 3:30 classes on Wednesdays. At the Holy Trinity
Church on Amwell Road in Somerset, families may choose between 11:00
and 1:30 classes on Thursdays. Music Together class time
singing, rhythmic games and chants, creative movement from fingerplays
to large-motor movement activities, and instrument play.
your child. For additional information, please call 973-252- 5043.
Music Together art
& logo design
1992-2012 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark.
FAITH Center for the Arts is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more
locations: www.musictogether.com - (800) 728-2692
The FAITH Center, founded 20 years ago by Bill and Lori Briggs, offers
homeschooled students of all ages professional instruction in the arts
with a focus on exploring and developing talents to glorify
Whatever your reason for seeking professional instruction in the arts
from a Christian perspective, the FAITH Center may be your answer to
Group Savings for
Homeschoolers from Disney on Broadway!
This September, Disney would like to offer an exclusive educational
opportunity for homeschoolers and their families to see “NEWSIES” for
The big news on Broadway is NEWSIES! Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards®
for Best Original Score and Best Choreography, audiences and critics
alike are calling it “SOMETHING WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York
Inspired by the real-life “Newsboys’ Strike of 1899,” NEWSIES is
Disney’s brand-new, New York musical about an unlikely band of
underdogs who take on the biggest names in publishing in a remarkable
fight for justice and fair pay. With an incredible breakout cast and
the best singing and dancing on Broadway, NEWSIES has quickly become
“THE TALK OF THE TOWN!” (Newsweek)
Gather your group of 10 or more to see Newsies on Broadway and we’ll
add a complimentary Behind the Magic Tour of the New Amsterdam Theater
before the show.
The New Amsterdam Behind-the-Magic Tour is an amazing experience for
people of all ages.You will discover the beautifully restored art and
architecture of this landmark Broadway theatre built in 1903, once home
to the legendary Ziegfeld Follies. Groups will also explore the history
and magic of Disney Theatrical Productions by getting up-close and
personal with original props, costumes, and set pieces that bring the
world of Disney Theatrical to life on stage.
To help you plan your lessons in advance, our study guide covers
curriculum in English Language Arts, Social Studies, State and US
History, Theatre Arts, Math and many more.
Click here to see a link to our full Newsies Educational Guide: http://www.disneytheatricalsales.com/leader
Ready to create a magical day on Broadway? Just book your group to one
of the following dates: Wednesday: September 5th, 12th or 19th, 2012
12:30pm - 1:30pm - The Behind the Magic Tour; 2:00pm -
Performance of “Newsies”; $77 for Orchestra seats;
Call: 1-800-439-9000 and mention the “Homeschool Savings
offer or email to: email@example.com
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