Homeschool Items – July 31, 2013

Posted on Jul 28 2013 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 Richmond Regional Home Educators August Kickoff – Midlothian – August 3
1.2 Fairfax Kings Football Season – Manassas – Practices Begin August 5
1.3 Workshop: Rachael Carman from Apologia Ministries – Richmond – August 15
1.4 Tedd Tripp Parenting Seminar – Purcellville – Register by August 25
1.5 Homeschool Plus Online Registration – Norfolk – Ongoing
1.6 Patrick Henry’s Red Hill Homeschool Living History Days – Brookneal – Register by September 23
1.7 Article – “Ten Things to Try When You’re in a Homeschool Rut”
1.8 Meeting Room Available – Richmond – Reserve Now/Begins September 9

 

1.1 Richmond Regional Home Educators August Kickoff – Midlothian – August 3

Kingsway Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Drive
Midlothian, VA

Saturday, August 3, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Set up for the sale will be from noon to 1 p.m. Doors will open for shoppers at 1 p.m.) Admission is free of charge. Cost: $6/used-curriculum sale table for RRHE members; $10/table for non-RRHE members. Table assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of tables available is limited!

Cost: $20/”vendor table” if you register before July 20th. Free tables are available to promote non-salaried activities. The form can be downloaded at the website. Rent a table to become a vendor or to promote a class, museum, or sports team for homeschoolers. You may also offer music lessons, assessment services, or start a club for homeschoolers; raise awareness for a science fair, spelling/geography/Bible bee, or support group for homeschoolers at a table

Come see the opportunities available to Richmond homeschoolers this  year!

Admission is free for families to discover classes, sports teams, music lessons, field trips, and more. Get face-to-face interaction with fellow homeschoolers and meet friends! Be inspired and encouraged! HEAV (Home Educators Association of Virginia) will present a free “Introduction-to- Homeschooling” seminar from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sell your used homeschool books and curricula and purchase supplies for next year at the August Used Curriculum Sale. The sale is open to the public; you do not need to sell in order to shop. Download the table registration form at the website.

Contact Wendy Routhier at kwrouthier@comcast.net for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact Michele at grace4mb@gmail.com.

http://www.rrhe.org/

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1.2 Fairfax Kings Football Season – Manassas – Practices Begin August 5

Manassas Baptist Church Football Field (The field is located behind the church.)
8730 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA

Monday, August 5, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Practices continue every weekday in August; after September 7, practices will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Cost: $35 registration fee (waived if player attended training camp); $425/new player, $300/returning player; $400/sibling of a new player; $300/sibling of a returning player; scholarships available. There is also a $300 equipment deposit (the check will be held until equipment is returned at the end of the season). Equipment has already been issued; contact the coach to make arrangements if you are a late-comer. For the first few days of practice, you may wear shorts, t-shirts, and cleats. Register by the morning of Monday, August 5 (contact the team if you are a late-comer).

The Fairfax Kings is a Northern Virginia football club and a sanctioned member of the Mid-Atlantic Christian Conference. The team is a Christian, competitive, non-profit, varsity level high school football team. The team is open to high school athletes (ages 14 through 18) in Northern Virginia enrolled in the last four years of high school who are homeschooled or who attend a school that does not have a football program. All of the club’s coaches and staff are volunteers, and all equipment, referees, fields, and training, are paid for by the team members.

While waiting for formal practices to begin, athletes should be working on individual strength and training and acclimating to hot weather exercise. For more information, contact Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Dubois at 1standgoals@gmail.com.

See the website for more information. If your needed answers are not there, e-mail Coach Phil, send him a message via Facebook, or call 406-544-0519. The final option is to call Head Coach Wayne Stilwell (or Mrs. Amy Stilwell) at 540-827-7724/7040.

www.fhskingsfootball.org

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairfax-Kings-Football-Club/260021980698160

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1.3 Workshop: Rachael Carman from Apologia Ministries – Richmond – August 15

Grove Avenue Baptist Church (in the gym)
8701 Ridge Road
Richmond, VA

Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free of charge–bring a friend! Register on the website on the public home page, under “Public Calendar, August 15, calendar/Adult Registration” or e-mail Stephanie at HomeEducators@comcast.net.

Come hear “Celebrating the Journey: Loving, Learning, and Laughing” presented by

Rachael Carman from Apologia Ministries. Homeschooling is an amazing adventure and the journey of a lifetime. Hear about the unique challenges, opportunities, and experiences we face since most of us are first-generation homeschoolers. It’s easy to get our priorities out of order, focusing on the head knowledge and overlooking the heart. Getting our priorities straight honors God and enhances the educational process.

See the website to read more information, or contact Stephanie Konicki at 804-740-8888 or HomeEducators@comcast.net.

https://www.homeschool-life.com/sysfiles/member/index.cfm?memberid=1180&Logout=1

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1.4 Tedd Tripp Parenting Seminar – Purcellville – Register by August 25

Blue Ridge Bible Church
770 South 20th Street
Purcellville, VA

Begins Friday, September 6, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.; seminar continues Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $30/individual adult; $40/married couple. The cost includes admission and seminar handouts; books will be available for purchase. Childcare is available on a limited basis for a $15 fee. Register by the morning of Sunday, August 25.

At this parenting seminar, author Tedd Tripp will be speaking from his bestselling book Instructing a Child’s Heart. He will seek to help equip parents to focus on a child’s heart and motives rather than behavior alone.

See the website for more information, or contact Blue Ridge Bible Church at debbie@brbible.org or 540-338-2299.

www.brbible.org

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1.5 Homeschool Plus Online Registration – Norfolk – Ongoing

Homeschool Plus
925 Ingleside Road
Norfolk, VA

Registration is underway and is available through the end of the upcoming school year. There is no cost to use the new online sign up, but please see the website for class registration and tuition fees.

HSP is an enrichment program that offers a wide variety of classes to supplement your homeschool program for children from preschool through high school, and has been serving Hampton Roads for 23 years. They currently offer over 100 classes, a well-equipped science lab, a playground with a climbing wall, a sports field and 20 classrooms, creative, hands-on learning experiences, a Christian community, a flexible schedule, field trips, yearbook, performance opportunities, and graduation for high school seniors!

See the website for more information, or contact director@homeschoolplusinc.org or 757-466-3477.

www.homeschoolplusinc.org

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1.6 Patrick Henry’s Red Hill Homeschool Living History Days – Brookneal – Register by September 23

1250 Red Hill Road
Brookneal, VA

Thursday and Friday, September 26 and 27, 2013. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.; activities run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $5/adult; $3/child; children age three and under are free. Living education programs are geared for children ages 8 to 10, although children younger and older may join in and benefit from the hands-on experiences. Call no later than September 23; spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enjoy a hands-on experience of 18th-century life. Interpretative sessions will run at 30-minute intervals with a break for lunch (bring a lunch and drink). Picnic tables are available on the grounds; however, seating is limited so bring a blanket.

Programs to be conducted may include these:

·         Visit with Patrick Henry (Patrick Henry’s 5th great-grandson)

·         Spinning and weaving (including flax)

·         Blacksmithing

·         Colonial medicine practices

·         Rope making

·         Pottery

·         Basket making

The Visitor Center with museum and gift shop will be open throughout the day. Although Visitor Center restrooms are closed, port-a-johns are located on the grounds.

See the website for more information, or contact 434-376-2044.

www.redhill.org

https://www.facebook.com/#!/PatrickHenrysRedHill

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1.7 Article – “Ten Things to Try When You’re in a Homeschool Rut”

Alpha Omega Homeschooling has shared an article with ideas addressing the “we’re- in-a-rut” problem. Routine can be an important part of the homeschooling process, but, as important as it is, routine can become boring at times. This makes learning a duty and the joy can disappear. Check out these ideas for putting more spice (and fun!) into your homeschool day.

www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com

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1.8 Meeting Room Available – Richmond – Reserve Now/Begins September 9

AMF Shrader Lanes
8037 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA

The room will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays from September 9 through the first week of May.

Jeannie Wiant has organized a homeschool bowling league for the past several years at the AMF alley on Shrader Road in Richmond. This coming year, homeschoolers will also have access to the bowling center’s classroom-conference room on bowling days (Mondays). She is scheduling classes, workshops, talks, and group meetings for the upcoming school year now. Teachers will set their own fees and minimum/maximum number of students. The use of the classroom is free; Ms. Wiant is merely coordinating its use. If HEAV members would like to make use of the room, please get in touch with Jeannie Wiant at jgwiant@gmail.com.

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