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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Ten Ways To Tame “The Wiggles”

By Kyndra Steinmann   Oh, the wiggles! The tapping on the desk with pencils! The kicking of chair legs! The taking of every opportunity to poke a sibling! They happen anytime, in any classroom–but they happen so much more in…

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Test Level

Q. Our son is working below grade level on some subjects, though he tested fine on the end-of-year, grade-level test. After I submitted his results, the school district indicated he should test at the next higher grade level. I don’t…

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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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The Greatest Love

by Maiya Drennen I think we all can agree that we love..well, love. We especially love being loved! During the month of February there is a whole day dedicated to celebrating just that… LOVE! For many Valentine’s Day is a…

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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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Immunizations and Homeschoolers

Q. If I send in a Notice of Intent, does that mean I must comply with the immunization requirements? A. The law requires all children to be immunized, including children who are homeschooled under the home-instruction statute, the certified-tutor statute,…

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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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Testing If Child Is 18

Q. If my child turns 18 this year, do I need to I notify the superintendent? And will we be required by law to provide testing scores for this past school year? A. No, the law does not require you…

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A Moment of Quiet

by Kyndra Steinmann Refreshment… In this busy world of homeschooling and parenting it’s not an easy thing to come by. In fact, most of the time it’s just a kind of wistful dream. Someday…when the children are grown…maybe this summer…….

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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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Meet Our Registration Coordinator

by Michelle Crooker If you have ever been to the HEAV convention you know how utterly awe-inspiring it is, but did you know that the convention is put together almost entirely by volunteers? The capable men and women who run…

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But Where Did All the Pencils Go?

by Kyndra Steinmann This morning was one of those school days that “did not go well” . The fourth-grader argued with the assignments and the textbooks. The third-grader dawdled and ate her pencils. The first-grader suddenly couldn’t remember any of…

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Goochland County Concerns

Q. I’m very concerned about religious exemption in Goochland County. Do their school board policies affect me in my county? A. If you live in another county, they do not affect you. However, other school boards may also establish similar…

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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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Scholarships

Q. Does HEAV have any scholarships for homeschool seniors? A. I’m sorry, HEAV does not have scholarships available this year; however, we expect to fund a 2016 scholarship through part of the proceeds of this year’s Silent Auction* at the June…

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Your Children CAN Help Set Goals

  by Kyndra Steinmann With the new year, my Pinterest and Facebook feeds have been full of enticements to “set new goals in 2015” or “discover a new you.” I’ve seen dozens of printables for planning a new year or…

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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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