NWACHEA

Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: April 2016

Workshop – Communication Disorders in Children – May 12th

You are invited to a free workshop on Communication Disorders in Children on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

We are pleased to have Angel Hallauer, a licensed and certified speech language pathologist and homeschool mom, come to give us an overview of normal speech and language development and how to identify possible speech and language disorders.

Please plan to attend if you have a child with a suspected speech delay or speech difficulty — or if you don’t, but just want to educate yourself on this topic!

This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts.

RSVP’s would be very helpful in order to know how many handouts to provide (but an RSVP is not necessary to attend). If you know that you are planning to come, please RSVP to Marni Hendrix.

It’s OK to come late or leave early, if necessary.

There will be no childcare provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Directions:
From I49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says Circle of Life on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says Willard and Pat Walker Family Center and another that says Earlene Howard Hospice Home.

Hope to see you there!

Shelley Kinder
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
479-444-6405

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NWACHEA Used Book Sale – Friday, May 27th

Mark your calendars: the NWACHEA Used Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, May 27th, 2016 at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ at 3249 W. Mount Comfort Rd. in Fayetteville. 

You DO NOT have to be a member of NWACHEA to participate in the book sale as a buyer or seller.  There is no entrance fee to shop.

Sale hours will be Friday from 3-7 p.m.

Sellers will drop off books on Thursday, May 26th, from 3-5 p.m. and pick up unsold items after the sale ends on Friday, May 27th.

Volunteers will be able to shop Thursday, May 26th, from 5-7 p.m. before the public sale on Friday.

 

SELLING BOOKS: 

If you wish to sell books, you will need to purchase pre-printed labels that include all of the information required for the sale. Labels are $3 for a set of 50. Your books must be marked with these labels to be placed in the sale. If you wish to purchase labels, please contact Amy CalhounCUT-OFF FOR LABEL REQUESTS IS SATURDAY, MAY 21st. Amy must have your request and payment IN HAND on that date, if you would like to receive labels before the sale. Additional labels will also be available for sale on Thursday, during drop-off hours (3-5 pm).

If you have NWACHEA labels left over from previous years, you may use them until they’re used up – but please let Amy know that you are planning to sell books this year, even if you don’t need to buy any labels.

Drop off for sale items will be Thursday, May 26th, between 3 and 5 pm.

After the sale, unsold books are to be picked up at the church between 8 and 9 p.m. on Friday, May 27th.

If you want to place books in the sale but are unable to pick up on Friday night, please make arrangements for someone else – a friend, neighbor, someone from your church or homeschool group? – to collect your unsold items. If you are absolutely not able to be at the church between 8-9 p.m. Friday and have exhausted all options trying to find someone else to pick up your items, please check with Amy Calhoun when you register as a seller, to see if it’s possible to arrange a time / location later that weekend.

Any items left after the sale will be donated or disposed of at NWACHEA’s discretion, unless alternate arrangements are made in advance. 
FEES:

NWACHEA will retain a percentage of sales as follows:

Volunteers who work “critical” shifts: Thursday 2-4 pm and/or Thursday 3-5 pm and/or Friday 7-9 pm – 5%
Volunteers who work Friday 3-5 pm and/or Friday 5-7 pm – 10%
Non-volunteers – 20%

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  ALL Volunteer Slots Have Now Been Filled!!! THANK YOU for your support!

We must have enough volunteers to complete tasks in a limited amount of time, in order for the sale to operate on schedule. The 3 times slots listed (above) at the 5% commission rate are critical. If you do not have a preference, please consider volunteering for one – or more – of those. The Friday 7-9 p.m. shift is particularly crucial.

There are a limited number of available slots in each shift.  If you wish to volunteer, please sign up with Marni Hendrix.

Volunteer times/tasks are:

* Thursday 2-4 p.m. (marking chair locations, stacking chairs, setting up tables, sorting/placing books) NOW FULL!
* Thursday 3-5 p.m. (setting up tables, sorting/placing books)NOW FULL!
Friday 3-5 p.m. (book straightening, working checkout table) NOW FULL!
Friday 5-7 p.m. (book straightening, working checkout table) NOW FULL!
* Friday 7-9 p.m. (sorting and stacking unsold books for pickup, breaking down tables, setting up chairs) NOW FULL!

Please do not bring younger children during these times. Volunteers will be moving furniture, carrying boxes, sorting books, and they cannot safely do these things with little ones in the area.

 

Once again …
– To register as a seller (even if you are NOT purchasing labels for the sale), please contact Amy Calhoun.
– If you would like to volunteer to working during the sale, please contact Marni Hendrix.
– For any other questions, please contact Beth Gildner.

DYSLEXIA Workshop – May 3rd – updated details

You are invited to attend a FREE workshop on DYSLEXIA on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

Marni Hendrix is taking RSVP’s just to get an idea for number of handouts.  However, an RSVP is not required to attend!  Please come even if you decide at the last minute … but if you know now that you plan to come, please RSVP to Marni.
Parents, even if you don’t have a dyslexic child, consider coming to learn about dyslexia in case you ever do have a child or grandchild with it.
Our workshop presenter is driving from Tulsa; this is a special opportunity for us.
The presentation will include national statistics regarding the number of children who experience dyslexia/reading difficulties, and Specific Learning Disability; demographic information concerning children with dyslexia/reading difficulties; what reading scientists have discovered regarding the nature of dyslexia; issues related to why it is so difficult for some children to learn to read (transparent vs. opaque writing systems), how dyslexia/reading difficulties should be evaluated; how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is related to dyslexia and how it should be evaluated and why; and a presentation of the types of research-based interventions that are appropriate for remediating dyslexia/reading difficulties.Our speaker:
David P. Hurford, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and counseling at Pittsburg State University. He directs the Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia (Center for READing) and is the founder and manager of the Center for the Assessment and Remediation of Reading Difficulties (CARRD, Inc.) a nonprofit dedicated to assisting individuals with dyslexia become competent readers. He earned his doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Akron, an M.A. from Hollins University and an A.B. from Drury University. He has a large number of presentations at regional, national and international conferences and many published articles in the area of dyslexia, reading difficulties, phonological processing and other educational issues. Early in his career he was the recipient of a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education which allowed him to dedicate his efforts toward the prevention, identification and intervention of dyslexia and reading difficulties. Toward this end, he has authored a reading curriculum designed to prevent reading difficulties in kindergarten (Secret Codes) and first grade (Advanced Codes). The Center for READing and CARRD, Inc. uses his identification and remediation strategies to provide high-quality and accurate assessments and successful interventions for children and adults who have dyslexia and reading difficulties. Hurford and April Huninghake, have written and illustrated the children’s book “I Have Dyslexia.”
If necessary, it’s OK to come late to the workshop or leave early.

Childcare is NOT provided. While nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, we ask that you please do not bring older children to the presentation.

Directions to Circle of Life Hospice:

From I49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says Circle of Life on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says Willard and Pat Walker Family Center and another that says Earlene Howard Hospice Home.

Hope to see you there!
Shelley Kinder
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
479-444-6405

NWACHEA Used Book Sale – Friday, May 27th

SAVE THE DATE !!!

The NWACHEA Used Book Sale will be Friday, May 27th, with public shopping hours from 3 – 7 p.m.

Please watch for additional details coming soon!

 

Dyslexia Workshop – May 3rd

Save the date:  Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:00 pm, free workshop on dyslexia in Tontitown, presented by a local dyslexia professional.

Details coming soon.

April 21st Homeschool Helps Workshop – HOMESCHOOLING THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL, Part 2

Mark your calendars for a free Homeschool Helps workshop on ‘HOMESCHOOLING  THROUGH  HIGH SCHOOL – Part 2’ on Thursday, April 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown. (See directions below if you are unfamiliar with this location.)

Anyone is welcome to arrive late or leave early if needed.  RSVP’s not needed.

Homeschooling Through High School Part Two is specifically for parents who have students who might go, or are planning to go, to a 2-or-4 year college. It will include information on ACT/SAT tests, applying to colleges, financial aid, etc.  Especially, if you have a student who will be in 12th grade next year, it would be a critical time to attend, since most scholarship applications and entrance tests need to be completed during the fall semester of the senior year.

This past fall, Homeschooling Through High School Part One was given.  Part One included information on high school courses and credits, grades, diplomas, transcripts, and graduation, and was applicable to all students grades 9-12, regardless of whether they are college-bound.  If you missed it, Marni will be presenting both parts during the spring of 2017.  You might also consider attending a homeschool conference this spring and looking for a workshop on this topic.  Keep in mind that a workshop that you attend in OK City or Dallas, etc., will not be Arkansas-specific.

This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts. Homeschool Helps workshops are not sponsored by any support group. You do not need to be a member of any group to attend.

Childcare is NOT provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

Workshop presenters:

Shelley Kinder
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
479-444-6405

 

Directions:
From I49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says “Circle of Life” on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says “Willard and Pat Walker Family Center” and another that says “Earlene Howard Hospice Home”.