HEAV’S Virginia Homeschool Update


March 19, 2014


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11 Weeks to Go!



Erik Weir

Convention Speaker Erik Weir!

As the founder, president, and CEO of WCM Global Wealth, Mr. Weir helps individuals and families work together to develop a clear plan to achieve their financial goals through simple investment solutions and money management advice. Mr. Weir is a popular speaker, and speaks to many financially minded groups throughout the country.

Be sure to see his workshops at the convention!


CEO or Dad? Leading with Faith and Love
Business Basics: How to Start a Successful Business
To Whom Much Is Given
How to Be a Successful Learner

Financial Planning for Christians


Perks Galore for Children’s Program Volunteers

The Children’s Program–a ministry to parents of young children at the convention–needs service-minded teens and adults to serve as team, game, or craft leaders. Imagine the opportunity…a free T-shirt, lunch provided for you both days, and a guaranteed opportunity to hear Carl Kerby’s talk about some AMAZING evidences for creation. All this, PLUS the opportunity to be part of a great team, working together to serve the needs of young children and their parents! Volunteer today–sign up here


We’re so pleased to announce our sponsors who support the 2014 convention!

Thank you to the following companies for their generous support! Be sure to stop by their booths at the convention.


Haven’t Registered Yet? Do It Today!

Become a member and save $10 over the regular preregistration price! Join or renew today, then register for the convention for great savings–now, and throughout the year!

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WCCR Kaleidoscope Camp: Register Now for Summer Camp! 

Camps available for ages 7 to 17 and run June 24th through July 31st. Safe, Fun and Christ-Centered! Enjoy archery, slingshot, canoeing, zip line, tree climb, high ropes, bonfires, swimming, great food, awesome counselors, worship, cabin devotions and more!  

Come join us! For more information visit www.wcrc.info or call 866-566-9272.



Frontier Culture Museum Homeschool Day Set For May 2!

Join us on Friday May 2, 2014, for our annual Spring Homeschool Day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Visit our wonderful exhibits, our historic interpreters and enjoy great hands-on and interactive education.

Visit www.frontiermuseum.org

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Special Buddies Program Is Open!

Applications are being accepted for HEAV’s Special Buddies program, a brand-new program for children with moderate to severe special needs. The Special Buddies staff and volunteers are equipped with the heart and the training to faithfully serve the children and their families. Activities will include a Bible-based curriculum with music, crafts, and videos–all presented in an environment with a low staff-to-student ratio. Get more information or apply here.


Generation Joshua’s Teen Programs

The Generation Joshua team turns the study of government into a full-scale, interactive, learning process-in just two days! In each of these courses, teens actually get to practice the material they learn, rather than just read about it–and have fun, too! Sign up for iCommand or iAdvocate when you register for the convention. Already registered? Call the office (804-278-9200) to add a teen program.


Barcoding System Open! UCS

Finishing up with some books or resources? Set them aside and sell those items you don’t need any more. You’ll bless others and in turn be blessed yourself!
Get more information about the Used Curriculum Sale here.


Sign Up for the Music Competition Music Competition

The first-place winner in each category will receive a plaque and $100; second-place winners will receive $50. Limited spaces are available. Apply here, or e-mail music@heav.org for more information.

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Homeschool Day at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War

An HEAV-Sponsored Event! 

Saturday, March 22 – New Market

Join the Confederate Army and learn to drill, try 19th-century games and crafts, watch the Emmy Award-winning film Field of Lost Shoes, and peruse displays on wildlife and protecting our waterways. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Shenandoah River from the overlooks!


Children’s Museum of Virginia and Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 

RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two great field trips in one! This fabulous field trip takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes an educational program at each site for only $9 per person! Younger children may play on the fire truck and go bonkers for bubbles at the Children’s Museum, while older kids will be inspired by Virginia’s incredible sports history and hit the basketball court and other interactive play areas at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Be sure to visit the website for the education program schedule.


Office Manager Needed!

HEAV is looking for a team player with the ability to assist the executive director and other staff and coordinators in meeting the organization’s goals and objectives and carrying out daily operations of the HEAV central office. This is a full-time position located in the new Richmond HEAV office and it has somewhat flexible hours. Homeschool experience a must.

Interested or know someone who may be interested? Please see the complete job description here. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, references, pay requirements, and questions to president@heav.org.

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In Christ I Am Enough – Samantha Ewing

When the evil one tries to plant seeds of doubt in her mind–things to discourage her or steal the joy she should have in her obedience to God’s calling on her life–Mrs. Ewing cites several concepts and Bible verses that help her recall her competence as she dwells in Christ and relies on Him.


Homeschool Q&A

Curriculum Change Notification

Q. I changed my curriculum for one subject during the school year. Should I contact the superintendent’s office to let him know that I changed a subject on the description of curriculum list I sent last August?


From Our Blog

Feeling Behind? That Can Be a Good Thing!

The best-laid plans do sometimes go awry. Take heart! Kyndra discusses setting goals and tells you why it may be GOOD that we don’t always reach that for which we strive!

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1) Homeschool Items
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1.1 Beginning Genealogy – Midlothian – March 24

1.2 Classical Conversations Information Meetings – King George – Multiple Dates

1.3 Homeschool Day: National D-Day Memorial – Register by April 15  

1.4 Eastern Shore Museum Heritage Trail – Onacock – April 25

1.5 El Dia de los Niños–El Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day–Book Day) – North Chesterfield – April 26

1.6 Swift Creek Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale – Midlothian – May 12

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2) General Items

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2.1 Teen Studio: Pinhole Camera and Photography – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates

2.2 It’s a Snake! – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates

2.3 Teen Studio: Blinking Bling – Multiple Locations – Multiple Dates

2.4 Check Summer Internships Now!

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3) Cool Sites for Homeschoolers

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3.1 Christian Resources: Sermon Audios
3.2 Thrifty Ideas: Search Feature Helps Use Leftovers
3.3 Preschool and Kindergarten: Four Ways to Teach Your Children Money Management
3.4 Parenting and Homemaking: Free Chore Charts

3.5 History and Economics: Liberty Guide

3.6 Personal Finances: Taxes – Article “Tax Help for Students”

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4) Parting Thought – Late Is My Gratefulness

Late is my gratefulness, Oh God my Father.

I’m tardy thanking You for what You’ve done.

Daily You’ve given me countless reminders

Of Your great faithfulness, Most Faithful One.


Late is my gratefulness, Oh God my Father.

I have been careless extolling Your care.

Daytime or nighttime, Your grace like a blanket

Covers me gently. Your love’s everywhere.


Late is my gratefulness, Oh God my Father.

I’ve no excuse for my ingratitude.

I beg forgiveness for failing to praise You.

Great is Your faithfulness in all You do.


By Greg Asimakoupoluos,

Chaplain, Covenant Shores Care Center

Mercer Island, Washington


– From the Bit of Sonshine newsletter, Winter Quarter, 2014




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5) Worth Repeating 

“If Psalm 1 is to be believed, we must not allow our children to stand, sit or walk with those who deny biblical truth and morality. Instead, we must place them in situations that will aid them in meditating on the law of the Lord ‘day and night.’ Surely this involves how and where they are to be educated.”

– Voddie Baucham, Jr. (1969-present), Pastor Baucham is a keynote at this year’s convention as well. If he is new to you, why not listen to a message from Sermon Audio?

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6) Verse of the Week

But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find [him], if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

(Deuteronomy 4:29)

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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.