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SEPTEMBER 2013

From the President’s Desk

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SAVE THE DATES- May 16th and 17th 2014
for ENOCH's Annual Homeschool Convention!

Speakers and more details to follow in the coming months.


Friends,

So how did you do with last month’s "assignment"?  Don't remember what it was?  I challenged each family to think about how they could help a neighbor or shut-in in some way.  There is still time to send in what your family did and we may include some in October's newsletter. If you did not get a chance to do anything why not do it this month.

School has "started!” Your kids are trying out that new curriculum you picked up at last May's convention and they are really enjoying it. So far so good! The 2014 convention is only eight months away and ENOCH would like to announce one of our speakers - Andrew Pudewa from Institute for Excellence in Writing.  We are excited to have him as a speaker again!!!

Preparations have begun for next year’s convention. If you enjoy this event and would like to get more involved, we are always looking for volunteers to help with the behind-the-scenes operations that occur throughout the year.  We are well into the planning stages: signing our main speakers, inventorying our supplies, etc.  So if you want to get more involved, send me an email at president@enochnj.org.

We have two fundraisers happening right now. One is BoxTops for Education.  If your support group participates in BoxTops for Education we want you to continue to support them, but if they do not why not support ENOCH?  You can send them to ENOCH of NJ, P.O. Box 308, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

The other fundraiser is Boscov's "Friends Helping Friends."  ENOCH is selling special "25% Off Shopping Passes" to be used on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 for $5.00 each. All proceeds from the sold passes benefits ENOCH.  Here is an easy way to support us and save money shopping at Boscov's Department Store.  On that day, there will be free refreshments and multiple chances to win prizes at each location!  Boscov's has eight locations in New Jersey, (Atlantic City, Depford, Eatontown, Moorestown, Toms River, Vineland, Voorhees and Woodbridge) and for those in Hunterdon and Warren Counties there is one in Easton, Pa.  If you would like to purchase a pass, send a check for $5.00 for each pass along with your name and address to ENOCH of NJ, P.O. Box 308, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 by October 1st.  This is a great co-op or support group event! Ladies, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to spend time with other homeschool moms while going on a shopping spree!

Have a great start to the new school year!

In His Service,
Rich Millward
President
president@enochnj.org

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ENOCH is Now Part of the Box Top Program!

ENOCH is now part of the Box Top program.

If you are part of a group that already particiates in the Box Tops program,
please continue to support them. ENOCH does not want to take away from your supporting your
own group. But if you are not part of a group and would like to support ENOCH, please save your Box Tops
get them to us.

They can be mailed to us at PO Box 308, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716.

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Encouraging Words For Homeschoolers Across The Nation

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Reality Check By Derri Smith

You’ve just met the perfect homeschool family—again! Their 17 children are well groomed, orderly and well mannered. The six-year-old plays Rachmaninoff with ease, the oldest speaks twelve languages fluently and got a perfect 1600 on the SAT—on the first try! All the children in between dazzle you with knowledge of science and the arts. The mother bakes whole wheat bread for every meal, and serves wholesome, delicious, organic food for just $50 a month. You shrivel up inside, sure that you are an utter failure and your children are damaged for life. We’ve all been there.

It’s time for a reality check.

Check #1: We all put on our best face in public. The truth is that no home is perfect. All children have sin natures and sometimes exasperate their parents to levels that make them want to pull their hair out. Every parent “loses it” sometimes. Scissors and hairbrushes are regularly misplaced. People get tired, tempers get frayed, memory fails and children give embarrassingly ignorant answers when quizzed by outsiders. Yes, even in that “perfect” family.

Check #2: Our neighbor’s strength tends to stand out in contrast to our weakness. We may have trouble being organized at home and marvel at another family’s system of organization. If our children are weak in science, we cringe when a science whiz comes our way. If a child we meet is a natural peacemaker, the fact we have bickering siblings in our home looms larger and we feel like failures.

We forget that the people we observe probably have weaknesses in our areas of strength. It doesn’t cross our mind that perhaps the science genius in that other family cannot write, cook, serve or faithfully pray, as might our child. We don’t notice that the sweet spirited girl we admire may have a bedroom in constant chaos or that she can’t multiply. We don’t see the bread baking mom in her outburst of anger when children interrupt her work. The truth is, we all have strong areas and weak areas and we all need God’s grace.

Check #3: Different children are made for different purposes, all equally valuable. God certainly put the right children into the right families. The future God planned for one child requires an easy grasp of higher math, the future for another does not. One child needs skill and knowledge for cooking with the most basic ingredients, because their future may be far from an American-style grocery store. Another may become an ambassador, rarely cooking at all, but needing to know how to relate sensitively and graciously to many types of people and perhaps in many languages.

The truth is, God knows our children’s futures. He made them with all the gifts and interests they will need, and will provide them with the experiences needed to fulfill His purposes. Our charge is to stay in tune with Him and with each child, rather than trying to conform Sally to the image of Sue.

Check #4: Sometimes we adopt the world’s values by default, and so we improperly value one attribute over another. Our culture conditions us to believe that knowledge, talent and looks = success. But is the daughter who has a heart of compassion, who loves her friend at the nursing home and does the dishes with a song on her lips of less value than the Pulitzer Prize winner? Is the child who learns languages easily and is a whiz with numbers of less worth than the child who charms every stranger he meets? Who says so? Why?

Someday, we will see the hall of fame in heaven. Surely some names there will mirror those in history books and the Who’s Who volumes. But I rather suspect that many of the names will be “nobodies” here on earth—prayer warriors who sweep at Wal-Mart, loving souls whose brains function more slowly than others, everyday people who lay down their lives in a million small sacrificial ways to serve and honor the God they love and the people around them. These too, are the names honored in eternity.

Check #5: Maybe we see something that really does need attention in our home. Perhaps our children really do need training not to interrupt, or to understand polynomials. Maybe it’s time to humbly ask for advice from a parent (or child) with strengths in those areas. The truth is, in the Kingdom, we are created to need each other. No one is sufficient unto himself. Our children need to see us model a teachable spirit.

II Corinthians 10:12 says, “…but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” How do we suffer from these unwise comparisons?

The Pedestal Effect: We put some people on pedestals and are afraid to approach that “perfect” mom who, in reality, needs friendship and encouragement, too. We also place unattainable expectations on that person on the pedestal. Then, when we know them better, we see their human frailties, and they fall off that pedestal with an unpleasant “bump” for all involved. If we do not get to know them, then they remain frozen as statues, bearing little resemblance to the real person.

Blurred Vision: If we spend our time staring at ourselves, we suffer eyestrain and fuzzy vision, and our enemy keeps us mired in discouragement and hopelessness. We wallow in vague uneasiness that we ought be being doing something different, though we are not quite sure what.

Well, the enemy is right about one thing: We cannot change ourselves. But maybe we don’t need to change ourselves! If we keep our eyes fixed on God, He will show us what needs to be changed and He will do the work in us in a way that builds hope and shows us clearly what is required on our part. He will provide the power we need to change.

Discontent: Comparing our family to others robs the pleasure we should have with our own families. We lose sight of the unique people with unique gifts God gave us. Our children never quite measure up and satisfy us. We wish our wife or husband was more like so and so. Our hasty response may be to whirl through our house, setting up a boot camp regimen in an endeavor to replicate the “perfect” home. In the process, we thwart relationships, family fun and happy memory making. Our children or spouses, in turn, come to resent the people to whom they are being unfavorably compared.

Take a Deep Breath: Next time those “perfect” homeschoolers pass our way, let’s take a deep breath. Admire what is admirable. Ask questions and see if there is something to learn. Bring what we hear to God and to our spouse. Ask if there is anything we see in others that would help our home and the people in it fulfill God’s uniquely tailored purposes.

Cry Freedom: Then, let us do as William Wallace did, when, fighting for Scottish independence from England, he rallied human spirits with the cry “FREEDOM!” We cry out freedom to learn from others without having to be just like them. Freedom to revel in the unique calling on our lives and family members. Freedom to be who God made us, and freedom to trust God to design the unique and perfect future for us and our children.

Derri Smith and husband Bill are authors of “Conversation with Character” and “Quotes with Character,” curriculum for homeschoolers, available from Sweet Home Press, Joelton, TN, www.sweethomepress.com.

OTHER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

HSLDA

Home School Legal Defense Association

HSLDA members receive unique services, special discounts, and personal advice to support and equip their family's homeschool program. Members have direct access to:

Visit our members page to find out more! Go to HSLDA website.

New to homeschooling? We are here to help you get started! Visit our Getting Started Page

To get ENOCH's HSLDA Membership Discount Number and save on your membership please e-mail the office at office@enochnj.org

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FREE Homeschool Student IDs

AlphaCard has just launched a free nationwide Homeschool ID Card Program. AlphaCard believes that every student should have a real student ID card, but homeschooled students don’t usually have access to them. We've decided to do something about it by offering homeschooled students FREE professionally printed photo ID cards through the end of September.

There won't be any shipping fees or attempts to sell you anything. As part of our AlphaCard Cares initiative, this is truly a free program with no strings attached that reflects our commitment to giving back to communities in need.

  • Free professionally printed Photo ID Card
  • Shipping & Handling included--no strings attached
  • Offer valid through 09/30/13 (or while supplies last)
  • This program is restricted to the U.S. only.

You can learn more about the program & request a card here: http://www.alphacard.com/homeschool-id-cards

Please contact Ellen at (503)597-0900 x432 if you have any questions, and feel free to share this new program with your friends!

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NEW START for Cornerstone Home Education Group in Howell, NJ

Cornerstone Home Education Group (CHEG) will be starting up again at Cornerstone Calvary Chapel in Howell, NJ. Our desire at "CHEG" is to serve the homeschool family with monthly mom's encouragement nights, student academic and social support, and various family activities and opportunities to serve.Please visit us at: www.homeschool-life.com/nj/cheg

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WEEKLY FRIDAY HOMESCHOOL CO-OP located in Knowlton, near Blairstown, NJ

Paid teachers lead art lessons, instrument lessons, band, voice, choir, and drama.
(see our website below for list of instruments such as guitar, brass ,etc)

Ages go from infants watched in nursery, Pre K, up to high school.

Other classes taught by moms, free of charge are : gym, archery, world history, lap books and literature, forensic science,
drama for younger kids, cooking class, fiber arts,etc (grade levels vary). These fill in the periods around the minimum of two fine arts courses.

Knowlton Fine Arts meets Fridays from 8:45 to 2:10. Parents remain at the location, and help with some classes.

Moms can use their free periods to chat with other homeschoolers over coffee and lunch in the main room.

Knowlton Presbyterian Church, allows us to use their facilities rent free,
so we are able to keep cost very low compared to private music,voice,and art lessons.

Instead of running all week, lessons for all your kids can be accomplished in one day, at one location

We are located in Knowlton, near Blairstown, NJ not far off of Route 80,or Rt 46, and across the river from Portland Pennsylvania.

Two concerts and art shows are held each year.

You can pay monthly payments to make it affordable.

We take off 3 weeks for Christmas, and end the beginning of May.

http://www.knowltonfinearts.org/

 

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Looking for a Fun Fellowship Group in South Jersey?

LIGHT Fellowship is a fun fellowship for homeschoolers! We have monthly activities such as bowling and mini-golf. We organize field trips for all grade levels. Our annual class trips are always a great adventure with the cost being kept under control with year round fundraisers. We also host an annual graduation ceremony for both 8th and 12th grade graduates. For more information about LIGHT Fellowship visit our website at: www.lightfellowship.org . New registrations are now being accepted and our Kick Off Picnic will be on September 7th at the Cumberland County Christian Church in Vineland, NJ!

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Piano Lessons for Homeschoolers by a Homeschooler in South Jersey

Piano Lessons for Homeschoolers by a Homeschooler – South Jersey (Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and the surrounding counties.)
It is my goal to make piano playing enjoyable for my students. In a fun, relaxed environment, your child will explore concepts such as music theory, technics, reading sheet music, sight-reading, improvisations/ composition, and ear training.

I try to plan lessons that individually accommodate the progress of each student at a pace they will be comfortable with. I not only teach your child how to do things but why they are doing them as well.

Along with Michael Aaron’s Piano Course, I will often use games and activities to reinforce musical concepts.By doing so I hope to capture and hold the interest and enthusiasm of each student.

Tuition is $40.00 a month, for private, weekly, 30 minute lessons.I give lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in my home studio, in Upper Deerfield, between the hours of 10:00am  and 2:30pm. For more information contact me at 856- 641-2953 or visit my website at http://heatherspianostudio.musicteachershelper.com/

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord…

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Homeschool Bands of Southern New Jersey Registration set for Sept 9th!

Located in Haddon Heights, the Homeschool Bands are the only band performance group in the South Jersey area.   Weekly rehearsals are held on Monday afternoons.  Registration and first rehearsal is on Monday Sept 9th beginning at noon.  New students welcome, no experience needed.

Check us out at www.homeschoolband.org

 

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One-On-One Reading Tutoring for Children and Adults with Dyslexia and other learning problems

Retired homeschool mom, who lives in Southampton, NJ, is offering one-on-one reading tutoring for children and adults with dyslexia and other learning problems in her home. Orton-Gillingham certified, degree in special education. Over 32 years experience.For more info call Renee at 609-284-4703.

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Third Friday Homeschoolers Roller Skating Cherry Hill, NJ

Come join us for 2 hours of fun, physical activity. Every third Friday there is
roller skating for the homeschool community. The rink is open only for us. The
games are turned off and the music is family-friendly. Moms get to socialize
while kids skate 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 ONLY please!). .

The dates for roller skating this year:
9/20
10/18
11/15
December (no skate this month) 
1/17/2014
2/21
3/21
April (date to be announced)

For more information, contact Linda at homeschoolbus@gmail.com

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Berkeley Swim School

The Berkeley Swim School will begin its Fall '13 classes on Thursday, September 5. Registration is now on line.

Once again we have offered homeschool students off hour classes at reduced rates.  This information is posted on our web site:   www.berkeleyaquaticclub.com

To take advantage of these rates, send in your registration forms to:
      The Berkeley Swim School
      PO Box 215
      Berkeley Heights New Jersey 07992

If you have questions or concerns, please email me:
      Towney-BAC@juno.com

Registrations for other (non homeschool) classes can be made on line.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we'll see you in September

For more information contact Towney Brewster - Berkeley Swim School - Director
 www.BerkeleyAquaticClub.com or at 908-464-1995.


The FAITH Center has Expanded

Come Grow with Us by Registering for Classes at Our New Locations in Wayne and Somerset
The Lord answered the prayers of many this year when he paved the way for the FAITH Center to expand to two new locations, Calvary Temple in Wayne on Tuesdays and Holy Trinity in Somerset on Thursdays and Fridays. Registration is currently underway in both locations. Visit http://www.faith-center.com or email info@faith-center.com for details. For information on the classes offered at each location, click ‘Fall 2013 registration now open’ in the ‘Latest Headlines’ section on the right side of the home page. Information about registering and links to the master schedule for each of our four locations will appear. Click on Tutorial Videos/Help in the center of the bottom of the home page for assistance in registering. Calvary Temple will be running an academic co-op on Tuesdays at the same time Faith Center will be running classes. To register for Calvary Homeschool Association (CHA) classes, or for more information about CHA, please email cha@calvarynj.com or call 973.694.2938 ext. 231.
Thank you to all who so generously reached out with suggestions when we asked for assistance in finding locations to further expand the FAITH Center for the Arts ministry. We are pleased to offer families the opportunity to enjoy FAITH Center programming at these new locations. Both new locations will follow our formula of providing small group instrumental lessons coupled with band and ensemble opportunities. Also offered are classes for various ages in choral singing, art, and computer art. Future offerings will likely include drama and dance.

Register for the FAITH Center for the 2013-2014 School Year

Register for the FAITH Center for the 2013-2014 School Year
Before it’s Too Late

This year, the Lord opened doors for the program to expand into two additional counties, Passaic and Somerset. Our Morris county and Sussex county locations continue to thrive and are nearing capacity for the upcoming school year.

The FAITH Center, founded more than 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 God. Whatever your reason for seeking professional instruction in the arts from a Christian perspective, the FAITH Center may be your answer to prayer.

There is something for every member of the family at the FAITH Center, from preschooler through high schooler. In addition to private and 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 fully staged spring musical, a new video production seminar class, and more. (Not all classes are available at each location.)

Please visit the FAITH Center’s website, www.faith-center.com to learn more about our program or email info@faith-center.com. For information on the classes offered at each location, click ‘Fall 2013 registration now open’ in the ‘Latest Headlines’ section on the right side of the home page. Information about registering and links to the master schedule for each of our four locations will appear. Click on Tutorial Videos/Help in the center of the bottom of the home page for assistance in registering.

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Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Fall 2013 Homeschool Series

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
45 Macculloch Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
Contact person: Cynthia Winslow, Museum Educator

Fall 2013 Homeschool Series--

Bricks and Beams: Building New Jersey

This fall Homeschool families can explore the built environment using 19th century Macculloch Hall and Morristown’s Historic District as the focus. In this three part series, students will discover why buildings look the way they do and ask, “Can a building be a work of art?” With our architectural “tool kits” students learn how to identify basic building elements: material, form, color, and ornament and how the past influences the present. Each session includes mini-building team exercises which lead to a larger final building challenge. Students will see first-hand how math+science+art=architecture and how this is reflected in the world we’ve built.

There is a morning session from 10 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Register by phone at (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or by email to cwinslow@maccullochhall.org with the following information: parent name, name(s) and age(s) of child/children, session choice, contact phone number and email address.

Recommended ages 7 to 13 years old. Full series registration/payment due by September 12, 2013. Cost: $24/per child for complete series or $8 per program per child if registering for a single session. No fee for accompanying adult.
September 24    First Impressions: Studying Architectural Styles
October 22    Stepping Through History: A Walking Tour
November 26     Time To Build: The Sky is the Limit

Preschool Program--

Growing in the Garden

Winter, spring, summer, and fall—come visit the gardens at Macculloch Hall! This year-round hands-on art program for 3 to 5 year olds and their caregivers uses the nature found in Macculloch Hall’s garden. Program includes a story, walk in the garden and an art project.

Pre-registration is required. Register by phone at (973) 538-2404 ext. 16 or by email cwinslow@maccullochhall.org Cost is $8 per pair (adult and child) for members and $12 per pair for non-members. Cost is per program. Program meets the first and third Tuesday each month from 1:15 to 2 p.m.

Sept. 3    Finding Fall Flowers
Sept. 17    Rabbits Running Wild

For more information about Macculloch Hall visit their website at: http://www.maccullochhall.org/

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FIELD TRIP to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Young People

FIELD TRIP to New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concerts for Young People
Open to homeschoolers of all ages!
Cost:  $7 per person
Contact:  tzmandi@yahoo.com

NJSO Concerts for Young People at the NJPAC in Newark
Mark your calendars for two concert dates: 
Tues., Nov. 19 & Tues., May 20

Space is limited! Please email Mandi Mangler to reserve your spot..

Concert Details:
Nov 19: Shooting for the Stars
All of your little astronauts will enjoy exploring music inspired by the infinite reaches of the galaxy! With music from Holst’s The Planets, Strauss’ dramatic Also Sprach Zarathustra (known to parents and grandparents as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) and the themes from Star Wars and Star Trek, we’ll travel through space and reach for our dreams. 

May 20: Meet the Orchestra
Tweet, crash, oomph, plink, warble, pluck … Meet each instrument of the orchestra in turn through Britten’s delightful Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Don’t be fooled by the title—kids and grownups alike will be enthralled by it. Explore all the different sounds that an orchestra can make and cheer on your favorite instrument family! Designed for grades K-6.

More information at http://www.njsymphony.org/education-community/for-educators-students/school-time-concerts

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National Constitution Center Homeschool Activities

Constitution Day
September 17, 2013
FREE ADMISSION on  September 17, 2013
Join the National Constitution Center as we kick off our calendar of civic holidays with the nation’s best Constitution Day celebration!  We are the place to fulfill your Constitution Day education requirements-at the museum and in the classroom. For complete information about our Constitution Day festivities and educational resources, visit constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday

Homeschool Weeks
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Morning programs start at 10 a.m.
Afternoon programs start at 1 p.m.
Morning and afternoon programs are available for ages 6-7, 8-10, and 11-14

Celebrate The Bill of Rights
December 9 to 13, 2013
Join us as we celebrate the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution and experience all the Museum of We the People has to offer.  Through interactive themed workshops, shows, and other fun activities, homeschool students will learn how the Bill of Rights took shape and brush up on their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Celebrate The Presidency
February 10 to 14, 2014
Join us as we celebrate President’s Day and experience all the museum has to offer.  We will present engaging shows, workshops, and other fun opportunities for homeschool students to learn more about the Constitution and America’s commanders in chief.

Pricing
Student: $10
Parent/Chaperone: $5.50
Pricing includes general admission and Homeschool Week programming

Homeschool families will enjoy 20% off the regular prize of our Family memberships throughout the week!

Contact Group Sales to book at 215.409.6800 or groupsales@constitutioncenter.org.

For more information about the Constitution Center visit http://constitutioncenter.org/

*A note from the Editor: Our homeschool group went last year to visit The Constitution Center and it was a fantastic trip! They were wonderful with all ages. I highly recommend you take your group there for one of their Homeschool Events! Toni D.

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Homeschool Workshops at The Franklin Institute

2013-2014 SCHEDULE (Only a partial schedule has been included in this newsletter; for more information visit: TFI website)

SPY: THE SECRET WORLD OF ESPIONAGE
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Do you have what it takes to think like a spy? Explore TFI's special traveling exhibit where you will learn about the history of espionage and examine declassified CIA artifacts. Then try your hand at discovering hidden messages and keeping evidence secret. Use your critical thinking skills to find out what it's really like to live the life of a spy.

WONDERFUL WORLD OF WEATHER
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Experience weather—to the extreme! Learn about the elements that create weather, both everyday and major weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes. Make your own meteorological instruments to help you gather and track weather phenomena. Visit TFI's weather station to get a hands-on lesson in data collection.

WON'T YOU BE MY PLANETARY NEIGHBOR?
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our cosmic neighborhood is home to more than just planets! Examine the real estate outside our atmosphere with a special guest speaker. Take a virtual trip to orbiting comets and meteorites to learn more about their role in our solar system.

DESIGN IT, BUILD IT!
Thursday, December 12, 2013

An object doesn't have to be complicated to be a machine—it just has to perform work! Put simple machines to the test though your own game design. Enjoy time in TFI's Amazing Machine exhibit where you can see machines in action.

Ages
Homeschool Workshops are for students ages 7-14. All ages will be in the same classroom, but separated by age at different tables.

Times
Each workshop runs from 10:30AM-2:30PM followed by free time to explore the museum as a family.

Workshop Fees
$60 per student (Non-Member)
$55 per student (Member)

The Registration Form provides more details about program discounts.

For questions about the workshops, please contact Jessica McDermott via email.

For questions about making a reservation, please contact the Reservations team.

Please note, not all information is listed in our newsletter. For more details regarding the homeschool programs at TFI visit their website.

Homeschool Museum Classes 2013-2014 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Homeschool program classes are held monthly on every first Wednesday from October to June. Each class is 2 hours long. (Age 3-4: 1 hour 45 min) The theme of each class changes from month to month. Students are divided into small groups by age, and each group works with the same museum educator, throughout the year. Classes take place in the Museum’s permanent galleries and special exhibitions. The program is designed to be an interactive lesson that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities. Students can sign up for one, several or all of the classes.

October 2, 2013

Age 3-4
10 am -11:45 am No Class

Age 5-7
10 am -12 pm Elements of Art (Studio)

Age 8-10, Age 11-3 and Age 14-17
10 am -12 pm Elements of Art

November 6, 2013

Age 3-4
10 am -11:45 am The Art of Buildings

Age 5-7
10 am -12 pm Painters and Plots

Age 8-10, Age 11-13 and Age 14-17
10 am -12 pm Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis Special Exhibition Flat Fee $11 per student/chaperone

Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

December 4, 2013

Age 3-4
10 am -11:45 am No Class

Age 5-7
10 am -12 pm Imaginations and Inspirations

Age 8-10
10 am -12pm Painters and Plots

Age 11-3
10 am -12pm Foodie Art (Studio)

Age 14-17
10 am -12pm Foodie Art

Fees: Student Fees: $9 per class (Museum Members) /$11 per class (Non-Member) except for November Special Exhibition lesson fee $11 for everyone including chaperones. Chaperones Fees: $5per class (Museum Members) /$6 per class (Non-Members) unless otherwise noted. $1 off each class when signing up for 4 or more classes. Parents who wish to accompany their child must sign up in advance.
If you have any questions, please contact Janette Wheeler at 215 684 7582.
*Please note, only a portion of the schedule is posted in the newsletter. Please contact Janette for a complete schedule as well as for registration forms.

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Adventure Aquarium Fall 2013 Homeschool Weeks

Adventure Aquarium takes pride in providing an exciting and fun opportunity for homeschool students while also giving them a whole new perspective on the wonders of the ocean. Discounted ticket rates are available for Homeschool Weeks throughout the fall and winter.
Fall 2013 Homeschool Weeks

September 3-6
September 16-20
October 15-18
November 11-15
December 9-13

Pricing: $10.00/person

*Price does not include additional 7% NJ State tax

For more information about the Adventure Aquarium visit their website at: Adventure Aquarium

To learn more about the Homeschool Weeks click here.

Ready to start planning your trip? "Request More Info" from the form below and a Group Reservationist will follow up with you.
Advance reservations are required. All orders must be in five (5) business days prior to your requested visitation date. No orders will be taken over the phone. The above admission rate applies to orders made in advance only. Walk-up customers will receive general admission prices. Thank You!

*Note from editor: Another great place for homeschoolers! We have visited a few times with our group and everyone always seems to enjoy it! Toni D.

 

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Fall Homeschool Days at Skytop Lodge

Fall Homeschool Days at Skytop Lodge
$199.00* per room per night, Double Occupancy
3 meals per person, per day included in the rate.. Rate valid Sunday through Thursday in September and October. Not valid on holidays.
*Tax and service will be added to the rate. Children 12 & under stay free.
Please call 877-284-3802 and mention the code: FALL
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Rutgers Faith and Family Day

Rutgers University has discount tickets for $20 for the Rutgers Faith and Family Day football game between Temple and Rutgers on November 2. The game will be at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderful afternoon event. To purchase tickets or to find out more information,please call Andrew Granozio in the Rutgers Athletics department at 866-445-4678 or 732-907-1583 or email him at agranozio@scarletknights.com. Please tell others about this enjoyable day.


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