Support for Sports Access

Q. If I support sports access for homeschoolers, how do I encourage the governor to sign the Tebow bill? A. You can write, call, or e-mail Governor McAuliffe to express your support for sports access and the local option–letting local…

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Cool Sites – March 4, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Article: “James Gray on Mastering the Bible” 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Goodbye, Coffee Shop: 35+ Hot Drinks You Can Make at Home 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Construct a Word 3.4 STEM: Explore Your Future – Careers 3.5 English:…

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General Interest Items – March 4, 2015

2.1 Kohl’s Care Scholarship – Submission Deadline Is March 15 2.2 Rain Barrel Workshop – Newport News – March 21 2.3 Henricus Historical Park Activities – Chester – Begin March 22   2.1 Kohl’s Care Scholarship – Submission Deadline Is…

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Homeschool Items – March 4, 2015

1.1 Registration: Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Opens March 24 1.2 Virginia Museum of Natural History Homeschool Wednesdays – Ongoing   1.1 Registration: Areté Christian Academy – Mechanicsville – Opens March 24 Areté Christian Academy Fairmount Christian Church Mechanicsville, VA Tuesday, March…

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Cool Sites – February 25, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Christ Centered Classic Literature 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 20 Things to Use Twice before Tossing 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 26 Games to Teach Short Vowel Sounds 3.4 STEM: The Physics Classroom   3.1 Christian Resources: Christ-Centered Classic Literature…

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General Interest Items – February 25, 2015

2.1 Rose Pruning Workshop – Newport News – Register by March 6 2.2 American Red Cross Lifeguard Course – Goochland – Register by March 20   2.1 Rose Pruning Workshop – Newport News – Register by March 6 Huntington Rose…

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Homeschool Items – February 25, 2015

1.1 Suit Up Retreat – Baltimore, MD – March 6-7 Westin Hotel, BWI Baltimore, MD Friday, March 6, 2015, and Saturday, March 7. Cost: $155 (HSLDA members receive a $25 discount with the discount code HSLDA.) Suit Up is a…

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Cool Sites – February 18, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Bible Study Software 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: 55+ Quiet Time Activities 3.4 Science: Free State Bird Ringtones – Or Audio Learning 3.5 History: Everything Lincoln  …

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General Interest Items – February 18, 2015

2.1 The Scarlet Pimpernel – Richmond – February 19, 20, and 21 2.2 Flying Squirrels Education Days – Richmond – Register by April 1 2.3 Shakespeare & Christianity Essay Contest – Deadline March 1 2.4 National Number Knockout (N2K) Competition…

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Homeschool Items – February 18, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Swim Program – Fredericksburg – March 3 through May 2 1.2 “Ocean Explorers” Class Series – Washington, DC – Begins February 26   1.1 Homeschool Swim Program – Fredericksburg – March 3 through May 2 Little Fish Swimming…

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Money, Taxes, and the Homeschool Family

By Carol Topp, CPA Homeschooling is expensive, and many homeschool families look for tax breaks or ways to earn money to pay for books and curriculum. Here are a few tips to help homeschool families understand money, taxes and homeschooling….

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Cool Sites – February 11, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Planet – 325 Free Children’s Lessons and More 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: “27 Foods You Should Never Buy Again” (Make Your Own) 3.3 Valentine’s Day Basket with Free Printable   3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Study Planet…

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General Interest Items – February 11, 2015

2.1 Accessibility Summit – Vienna – Early-Bird Deadline Is March 1 2.2 Short Story Contest – Gaithersburg, MD – Deadline Is February 20 2.3 Historical Document Transcribers Needed – Online – Ongoing   2.1 Accessibility Summit – Vienna – Early-Bird…

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Homeschool Items – February 11, 2015

1.1 FutsalRVA Homeschool Academy – Richmond – Register by March 2   1.1 FutsalRVA Homeschool Academy – Richmond – Register by March 2 U Turn Sports Performance Richmond, VA Begins Wednesday, March 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Days…

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Convention News

Breaking News!   Something for Everyone at the Convention     NEW! Teen Program by Apologia   Discovering Above by Digging Below  Question. Explore. Discover Find out how fossils can talk! Enjoy a high-energy teen track that combines interactive presentations,…

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Cool Sites – February 4, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: How to Mark Your Bible 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 20 Duct Tape Crafts the Kids Will Love 3.3 Toddlers and Preschoolers: Cereal Box Mailboxes for Valentine’s Day 3.4 STEM: Creation Science – Kid Explorers – Adventures in the…

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General Interest Items – February 4, 2015

2.1 Arts Alive Competition – Chesapeake – Register by February 7 2.2 Foster Parent Orientation – Chester – February 9 2.3 Origin Science Meetings – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates 2.4 Valentine’s Day at Cape Henry – Virginia Beach –…

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Homeschool Items – February 4, 2015

1.1 College Fair – Richmond – February 10 1.2 Cornerstone Co-op Open House – Glen Allen – February 17 1.3 Richmond Spirit Girls Varsity Registration – Mechanicsville – Register by February 27   1.1 College Fair – Richmond – February…

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Cool Sites – January 28, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Free Bible Hub Software 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Frugal Fun for Boys 3.3 Preschool and Up: Kids’ Activities Using Recycled Materials 3.4 STEM: LearnFree.org 3.5 Foreign Language: Google Translate and Transliterate 3.6 Organizing: 52 Mini-Organizing Challenges 3.7 English:…

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General Interest Items – January 28, 2015

2.1 Essay Contest Theatre Scholarship – Virginia Beach – Deadline Is May 1   2.1 Essay Contest Theatre Scholarship – Virginia Beach – Deadline Is May 1 Mailed information must be postmarked no later than April 29, 2015; e-mailed applications…

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Homeschool Items – January 28, 2015

1.1 Winter Encouragement – Blacksburg – February 6-7 1.2 Passion4Moms Conference – Reston – Best Price by January 31 1.1 Winter Encouragement – Blacksburg – February 6-7 Blacksburg Christian Fellowship Blacksburg, VA Friday, February 6, 2015, from 7 p.m. to…

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Cool Sites – January 21, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Seven Phrases Your Kids Need to Hear You Say 3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Organizing: Home Storage Solutions 101 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – “Six Reasons to Homeschool for Kindergarten” 3.4 STEM: Homegrown Learners with LEGOs 3.5…

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General Interest Items – January 21, 2015

2.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – February 1 through March 30 2.2 Mary Ball Washington Museum Poster Contest – Deadline Is February 20   2.1 Sully Historic Site Events – Chantilly – February 1 through March 30 Sully…

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Homeschool Items – January 21, 2015

1.1 Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Discovery Concert – Roanoke – January 26 1.2 Youth Winter Bird Watch – Powhatan – Register before February 10 1.3 HOPE Science Fair – Manassas – Register by February 11 1.4 Chincoteague Bay Field Station Events…

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Cool Sites – January 14, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Praying for Our Leaders 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Photo-Tutorial – Sewing an Eye Mask 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Preschool Toolbox Blog 3.4 STEM: Technology Lexicon 3.5 Foreign Language: Free Spanish Resources for All Ages 3.6 iTunes: Free Adventures…

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General Interest Items – January 14, 2015

2.1 Great Dismal Swamp: Youth Target Archery – Suffolk – Register Now 2.2 Lee-Jackson Day Events – Lexington and Richmond – January 16-19 2.3 Play: Little Women – Powhatan – January 17 2.4 Red, White, and Blue and Gray Valentine…

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Homeschool Items – January 14, 2015

1.1 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock Climbing – Midlothian – Register by January 30 1.2 Article – “The Social Worker at Your Door” 1.3 Articles – “Feed Your Bible Habit” and “The Bible App ‏@YouVersion”   1.1 Homeschool Family Indoor Rock…

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Cool Sites – January 7, 2015

3.1 Christian Resources: Pray Today 3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Moving Tips 3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Pencil Practice (Special Education Helps Too) 3.4 STEM: Biology and School 3.5 Foreign Language: Learn German Free 3.6 Cooking: Dictionary of Herbs and Spices 3.7 English:…

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General Interest Items – January 7, 2015

2.1 March for Life – Washington, DC – January 22, 2015 2.2 Mini-Maker (Make-and-Take) Festival – Powhatan – February 21, 2015   2.1 March for Life – Washington, DC – January 22, 2015 National Mall; U.S. Supreme Court January 22,…

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Homeschool Items – January 7, 2015

1.1 Home School Swim Program – Fredericksburg – Underway 1.2 Play: Sovereign Choice: The Life and Testimony of Lady Jane Grey – Midlothian – January 8-10, 2015 1.3 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – Hampton Roads Area – Multiple Dates 1.4…

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