Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: April 2018

Area-Wide Roller Skating — 1-3PM on Friday, April 20th

HOMESCHOOLERS of all ages & their parents:  PLEASE COME JOIN THE FUN & socialize with other homeschool families!


WHERE: Roller City, 1007 Century St., Springdale

WHEN: April 20, 2018 – Friday!

TIME:  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

$3.00 per skater includes skates or inline skates (please just pick one since they are being so generous with the entry price and also not charging extra for inline skates!)

AGE 4 and under are FREE.

They will have a play list of Christian music and a variety of other music; play request are welcomed.

Snack bar available. Please DON’T bring in drinks or food from outside (whether homemade or purchased elsewhere).

PARENTS: Amy Calhoun has set this up with the skating rink (so they have allotted us a time where it is homeschoolers ONLY). Although Amy often will be present, she is NOT responsible for keeping up with all the children that attend.  This is up to each parent/family. NO ONE is responsible for your child but YOU! Please do not drop off unattended children unless you’ve made specific plans in advance with another parent who is willing to watch your child. Anyone too young to drive him/herself to the rink, is too young to be there without supervision.

RSVPs are not necessary for roller skating. You are welcome to just show up the day of the event.

THANK YOU to everyone who attends and has attended in the past for making this a joyful event.

 Please email Amy Calhoun with questions.  


NWACHEA Science Fair, April 26th

NWACHEA of Rogers announces that registration is now open for the NWACHEA 2018 Science Fair for students in 3rd – 12th grade.

To register, just send an email to Zoie Fair with the following info:

  1. Student’s Name
  2. Student’s Grade Level
  3. Parent’s Name
  4. Parent’s Phone Number

Cost:  There is no fee for NWACHEA members.  Non-members are welcome to participate, but there will be a $5.00 fee per family to help cover costs.

Deadline to register is April 16th; payment (for non-members) must be received by this date, also. Please make checks payable to NWACHEA of Rogers and mail them to P.O. Box 1414, Rogers, AR  72757

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation by email. This email will include the Judging Criteria, so parents will know what to expect and how they can guide their student in choosing and completing a science fair exhibit.

NWACHEA of Rogers looks forward to seeing all the wonderful things our homeschooled students come up with, and having a super fun experience sharing it with everyone!

FREE Workshop: Homeschooling Through High School, Part Two

You are invited to attend the workshop Homeschooling Through High School, Part Two, on Monday, April 9, at 7:00 pm at the Circle of Life Hospice building in Springdale/Tontitown.

These free workshops are not affiliated with any homeschool group and you do not have to be a member of NWACHEA to attend. They are given by Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder, veteran homeschool moms, for the benefit of those in our area who are interested in home education.

This workshop is specifically for parents with students who might go, or are planning to go, to a 2-or-4 year college. Information covered will include ACT/SAT tests, applying to colleges, financial aid and scholarships, etc.

This workshop will usually last 1–1.5 hours.  If it has been a few years since you’ve attended this, consider coming again to receive new/updated general and scholarship info.  It would be most beneficial to attend before your student enters 11th grade.  Students are welcome to attend, though it is enough for the parent to attend, and Marni’s comments will be directed to parents.

This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts.  Donations for this workshop are especially appreciated since Marni did not recover her copying costs (.12 per page + tax) from Part One.

RSVP’s are not needed.  It’s OK to come late or leave early.

Childcare is NOT provided and there is no play area available for children. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome.

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. The street address is 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.)

Shelley Kinder

Marni Hendrix

2018 NWACHEA Used Book Sale

Mark your calendars: the annual NWACHEA Used Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, June 1, 2018, at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ, 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 31st, from 3-5 p.m. and pick up unsold items after the sale ends on Friday, June 1st.

Volunteers will be able to shop Thursday, May 31st, from 5-7 p.m. before the public sale on Friday. No other early shopping is permitted.


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 Calhoun. Deadline for purchasing labels via mail is Friday, May, 25th – meaning your label request must be in Amy’s hands no later than Friday (if you’re mailing it, please do so by Wednesday, at latest). After that point, your only option is purchasing and labeling at the church between 3-5 on May 31st during the drop off times.

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 31st, 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, June 1st.

If you want to place books in the sale but are unable to pick up on Friday night, please make arrangements for someone else – perhaps 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.


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!  Thank you to those who have volunteered … all slots are filled at this time!

We must have enough volunteers to complete tasks in a limited amount of time, in order for the sale to operate on schedule.

Volunteers have access to early shopping on Thursday, May 31st, from 5-7 p.m. before the public sale on Friday.

Volunteer times/tasks are:

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

* IMPORTANT: While NWACHEA always aims to be family-friendly, please do not bring younger children during the above shifts marked with an asterisk. Volunteers will be moving heavy furniture, carrying large boxes, and sorting books, and they cannot safely do these things with little ones in the area. Supervised childcare is not provided for book sale volunteers.

Once again …

To register as a seller (even if you are NOT purchasing labels for the sale, such as reusing a previous year’s labels or donating items), 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.