Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: November 2014

2014 Scripps Spelling Bee – Sign Up Deadline FRIDAY, Nov. 7

Parents, please be aware that the deadline to register a student for this year’s Scripps Spelling Bee is THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th.

This deadline is absolute; no exceptions will be made. Marni must RECEIVE registration requests AND PAYMENT (if applicable) by 10 P.M. on Nov. 7th.

Please provide student’s name and grade level, parent’s name, and a contact phone number.

Current NWACHEA members: please let Marni know that you are a member, and whether you are registered under the Rogers or Fayetteville group.  Registration is free for current NWACHEA members.

Non-members:  The registration fee is $5 per participating child; fees are non-refundable after the sign-up deadline. Please contact Marni via email or at 479-444-6405 for instructions on mailing registration fees. All checks should be payable to NWACHEA, and must be received by Nov. 7.

The bee will be held FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014, at 1:00 P.M.  at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ in Fayetteville.  (Please note the location change from the past several years.)

The winner of this bee will have the opportunity to participate in the Washington County spelling bee.

Please see the earlier NWACHEA.org post for more bee details and contact Marni Hendrix if you still have questions.




Homeschool Help Workshops – Thursday, Nov. 6 & Monday, Nov. 10

Just a reminder about the TWO Homeschool Help Workshops scheduled over the next few days:

Thursday, Nov. 6 @ 7 pm – A repeat of Getting Started Homeschooling
— Information on how to file intent-to-homeschool forms, encouragement and what to expect for the first year, local support groups, legal support organizations, requirements and the law, and more.
If you know someone who is considering homeschooling for the first time, or someone who started last year but has never attended a workshop like this, please invite them.

Monday, Nov. 10 @ 7 pmTeaching the Distractible Child
— We will be listening to an audio CD of a two-part workshop from a convention in OK City, given by Carol Barnier.  It was so relevant and funny that Marni wanted to share it.  You will go home with many teaching ideas you can start immediately.  If you have a child who gets distracted easily, or is perpetually moving, or is ADHD or ADD, or is a kinesthetic learner, it will help you.


All homeschooling parents are invited to attend these free Homeschool Help Workshops, which are organized by veteran home educators Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder. Both Marni and Shelley have many years of experience and have homeschooled children through graduation. These workshops are FREE but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. The event is not sponsored by a support group, and you do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is not provided at the workshop. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Directions to Circle of Life hospice:

– From I540 (now called I49), take the 412 / Sunset exit (#72) in Springdale, and drive west toward Tontitown.

– Turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight (the intersection with the Harps store on the right/north side of 412). Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd. It says Circle of Life on the building, but the sign at the entrance reads Willard and Pat Walker Family Center.