HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update


June 15, 2012


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Happy Father’s Day!

A happy Father’s Day to all you homeschool dads! Have a blessed day, knowing you are loved and appreciated.

Psst! Moms and kids, find 41 ways to bless Dad this Sunday (see the “Homeschool Items” below).


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2012 convention workshops are now available in MP3 format. Download directly from the website, or order the CD.

  • Get relevant encouragement and help for every stage of life–from preschool to high school to college and beyond.
  • Gain insight into parenting your teen through the teen years and beyond.
  • Learn hands-on strategies for helping your struggling learner.
  • Find out how to begin homeschooling.
  • Learn how to successfully run a business and turn your home into a profit center.

Learn more and ordWorkshops will be recordeder your MP3 today! MP3s/CDs of individual workshops are also available.

Already have the
MP3? Make the most of it by browsing the speaker workshop descriptions on the website and downloading the speaker handouts!


Speaker Handouts
Get the ENTIRE set of available workshop recordings for just $99 plus $3 shipping and
handling. If you order the whole set, the speaker handouts are included! Many handouts contain valuable information you won’t want to miss!


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Please Check Your Charges

More than $1,000 of charges did not process properly in the Used Curriculum Sale checkout, so if you notice your purchase does not show up on your bank or credit-card statement, would you please contact the office (office@heav.org or 804-278-9200).
We thank you in advance for helping us with this problem!

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Click here to find out more. 

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transcript serviceTRANSCRIPT SERVICE

Our transcript editor is away from her desk until the week of June 18. We look forward to helping you with this important academic record after that date. If you have trouble making a payment for your transcript online, we will be happy to help you in the office.

Please call 804-278-9200 after June 18. 



If you are an HEAV member and are unable to log in using the login credentials given to you in your member letter, get the new password and instructions by e-mailing publications@heav.org.

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Dear Tired Momma – Shannon

We can sum up Shannon’s advice in this short quote from the article:

“Are you homeschooling during a difficult season? You are not alone. Jesus understands. We all go through different seasons of life. They are not a mistake, but rather, for His glory. Hold tight to that promise!” Read the rest of the article for more “mama wisdom” and Bible encouragement.


Homeschool Q&A

Legal Guardian

Q. If we have legal custody of a family member, can we homeschool the child?

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1) Homeschool Items

View All Homeschool Items

1.1 Save the Date: Unschoolers Camping Palooza – Williamsburg – September 14-16


1.2 The Teaching Home – 41 Ways to Make Every Day Father’s Day  

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2) General Interest Items 

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2.1 Virginia Outdoors Newsletter – Statewide – Summer 2012
2.2 The Parental Rights Amendment Has Been Introduced in Congress


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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers
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3.1 Christian Resources: Bible Fathers Trivia Quiz
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: 31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchen
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Article – Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum (of Real Life Activities)
3.4 DIY Kids


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4) Parting Thought – A Boy and His Dad

A boy and his dad on a fishing trip–
There is a glorious fellowship!
Father and son and the open sky
And the white clouds lazily drifting by,
And the laughing stream as it runs along
With the clicking reel like a martial song,
And the father teaching the youngster gay
How to land a fish in the sportsman’s way.


I fancy I hear them talking there
In an open boat, and the speech is fair.
And the boy is learning the ways of men
From the finest man in his youthful ken.
Kings, to the youngster, cannot compare
With the gentle father who’s with him there.
And the greatest mind of the human race
Not for one minute could take his place.


Which is happier, man or boy?
The soul of the father is steeped in joy,
For he’s finding out, to his heart’s delight,
That his son is fit for the future fight.
He is learning the glorious depths of him,
And the thoughts he thinks and his every whim;
And he shall discover, when night comes on,
How close he has grown to his little son.


A boy and his dad on a fishing trip–
Builders of life’s companionship!
Oh, I envy them, as I see them there
Under the sky in the open air,
For out of the old, old long-ago
Come the summer days that I used to know,
When I learned life’s truths from my father’s lips
As I shared the joy of his fishing-trips.


– by Edgar Guest


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5) Worth Repeating
[The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your
living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.” 
– David Frost (1939-present), British journalist and TV host.

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6) Verse of the Week   

For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son [in whom] he delighteth.

– Proverbs 3:12 (KJV)


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7) Homeschool Laugh of the Week

Laugh of the Week
Taken from The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons (www.familymanweb.com). Reprinted with Permission.

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If you know a family interested in homeschooling in Virginia, please !

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