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August 29, 2012

 
HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update

 

August 29, 2012

 
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HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE VIRGINIA STATE FAIR  

 

Tickets Are Now Available!  Homeschool Day at the State Fair 

Homeschool Day at the Virginia State Fair is coming up on Monday, October 1, 2012. Thanks to HEAV’s partnership with the State Fair, you and your family can attend at a discounted price! View more details about Homeschool Day at the State Fair, and get your tickets now! Tickets must be ordered through the HEAV office by September 14, 2012.

 

store-frontIT’S NOT TOO LATE

Save up to 30% During August

August isn’t over yet, and our summer sale is still on! For a few more days, you can still save 20-30% off retail prices on nearly every in-stock item in our store.


We’ve sold out of many items, so order today!

 

The Fall Magazine Is Here! The Fall Magazine Is Here! 

Take a look at the newest Virginia Home Educator! Read about ways to mentor a young adult in articles like these: “Things My Father Taught Me about Being an Entrepreneur,” “I Am Your Child’s Future Employer,” and “Mentorships, Apprenticeships, and Internships.”

Not a subscriber? Get the PDF online, and sign up for a free subscription!

 

Can You Help Us Distribute Magazines?

Would you like extra copies of the magazine to distribute through your church, homeschool group, local library or Christian bookstore, or other location? These magazines are a great way to introduce families to home education–and to connect existing homeschoolers with resources and support. If you’d be willing to give out magazines, please sign up as an Outreach Partner and we will send you some!

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HEAV is an affiliate member, and a portion of your membership there will go towards supporting the work of HEAV.

 

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Educational Tours & Fiber Workshops at Alpaca Pastures of Virginia Educational Tours & Fiber Workshops at Alpaca Pastures of Virginia

Alpaca Farm Tour: Visit the barn and learn how alpacas are raised, see how fleece is processed, “Touch” the fleece.

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HOMESCHOOL NEWS AND REMINDERS

Hear of an interesting event that you’d like to share with other Virginia homeschool families? Fill out the form on our website to include an event in a future Virginia Homeschool Updates. Note: Please submit items for inclusion as early as possible–one month ahead is preferable.

 

Help Raise $10,000! Box Tops for Education

It’s time to send in your Box Tops! If each person who receives this newsletter sends in just 10 labels, we could raise approximately $10,000! The September 10 submission deadline will be here soon! Thank you to everyone who has already sent in their Box Tops!
Read more about Box Tops for Education.

 

Help Sort Box Tops 

Volunteers needed!

Attention Richmond families! The HEAV office urgently needs volunteers to come into the office to help cut, count, and sort Box Tops. If interested, please call 804-278-9200.

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HOMESCHOOL DAY EVENTS AND SUCCESS SEMINARS

 

An HEAV-Sponsored Event!  

Homeschool Appreciation Day at Virginia Air & Space Center
Wednesday, September 12 – Hampton, Virginia

Your imagination will soar as you enjoy interactive educational programs that will have you construct a futuristic Mars outpost, enjoy an “electrifying” science demonstration, learn about the Mars Science Laboratory mission, and so much more! Also, find out how the NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) can enhance your curriculum in a variety of ways, including homeschool workshop opportunities and minicamps.

Biltmore MansionAn HEAV-Sponsored Event!

11th Annual Fall Homeschool Festival at the Biltmore

Thursday, September 20 to Friday, September 21, 2012 – Asheville, North Carolina

Get to know the Vanderbilts–how they lived, traveled, and entertained–and what their contribution was to their community and state! Learn about the Vanderbilts’ private railway car, find out how steamships sent messages, enjoy lawn and parlor games, and much more!

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ARTICLES & INFORMATION

Article of the Week

Five Ways to Encourage a Struggling Reader – Kimberly

This homeschooling mom uses reading aloud, reading for fun, reading to learn more, reading to exercise some mental muscle, and reading to grow spiritually as her points. Read the article to get her solidly fleshed-out advice.

 

Homeschool Q&A

Notice of Intent and Birth Dates

Q. I filed my Notice of Intent and received a letter from the superintendent saying he couldn’t approve my request to homeschool until I give him my child’s birth date. I provided my child’s age. Do I have to give him the birth date?

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ARTICLES & INFORMATION

Article of the Week

Five Ways to Encourage a Struggling Reader – Kimberly

This homeschooling mom uses reading aloud, reading for fun, reading to learn more, reading to exercise some mental muscle, and reading to grow spiritually as her points. Read the article to get her solidly fleshed-out advice.

 

Homeschool Q&A

Notice of Intent and Birth Dates

Q. I filed my Notice of Intent and received a letter from the superintendent saying he couldn’t approve my request to homeschool until I give him my child’s birth date. I provided my child’s age. Do I have to give him the birth date?

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1) Homeschool Items

View All Homeschool Items

1.1 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival – Deadlines Approaching
1.2 Article – Teaching Gifted Children

1.3 The Teaching Home Magazine Resources

 

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2) General Interest Items 

2.1 Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival – Western Loudoun County - October 13
2.2 Bible Reading Plans

2.3 Article – Government Take-Over of All Education Looms

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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

View All Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

3.1 Christian Resources: Voddie Baucham Sermons
3.2 Thrifty Ideas and Music: Opera for Everyone
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Learning Letters
3.4 Science: Baby Flamingoes (and Other Animals)
3.5 Geography: National Geography Bee

3.6 Fitness: Clubhouse Jr.’s Olympic Fitness Challenge

3.7 Health: Five Things You Need to Know about West Nile Virus

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4) Parting Thought – When Life Gets You Down, Just Remember…

This world is not my home; I’m just passing through.

My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.

The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door

And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore…

 

They’re all expecting me and that’s one thing I know.

My Savior pardoned me and now I onward go.

I know He’ll take me through, though I am weak and poor.

And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore…

 

O, Lord, you know I have no friend like you.

If Heaven’s not my home, then Lord what will I do?

The angels beckon me from Heaven’s open door

And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

 

Just up in Glory Land we’ll live eternally.

The Saints on every hand are shouting victory.

Their song of sweetest praise drifts back from Heaven’s shore

And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore…

 

- Jim Reeves

 

Listen to this a cappella version, sung beautifully by Mennonite Bible school students on YouTube.

 

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5) Worth Repeating   

“Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.”

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish writer during the Victorian era, teacher, historian.

 

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6) Verse of the Week   

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD’S name is to be praised.

- Psalms 113:3 (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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FORWARD TO A FRIEND!

Forward this e-mail to a Friend

If you know a family interested in homeschooling in Virginia, please pass this message along!

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YOU MAKE HEAV POSSIBLE!
Your membership support and tax-deductible gifts help us continue to promote and protect homeschooling in Virginia. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
Thank you for your support!


HEAV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Upon written request, a financial statement is available from the Office of Consumer Affairs.  

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Submit an Item
Know of an event, contest, or resource of interest to fellow homeschoolers? Please submit it using our online form at http://heav.org/events/event-submission-form/
Note: We compile information for publication at least two weeks prior to the send-out date, so please submit items as early as possible (preferably one month in advance). HEAV reserves the right to accept or reject any material submitted.
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