Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: August 2018

Area-Wide Roller Skating for Homeschoolers

Mark your calendars for this recurring event on the 3rd Friday of each month throughout the school year…

ALL  HOMESCHOOLERS of all ages & parents
WHERE: Roller City in Springdale
WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018 – Friday!
TIME:  1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
COST:  $3.00 per skater, which 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. Music play request are welcomed.

Snack bar available! Please DON’T bring in outside food or drinks. This includes packed lunches, and any food or beverages purchased from other businesses. The rink opens for us exclusively, and we need to support their hospitality by purchasing from the snack bar.  If you or your kids want food or drinks during skating time, please plan to buy them on site.

PARENTS: Amy Calhoun has set this up with Roller City and they have allotted us a time where it is homeschoolers ONLY. While Amy often will be there, it is up to each parent/family to keep track of their own children. NO ONE is responsible for your child but YOU! Unless you have made previous arrangements with another adult who has agreed to watch your child(ren), we ask that you please do not drop off your kids. If your student is too young to drive to the skating rink, he or she is too young to be there unsupervised.

RSVP is not required. You are WELCOME to just show up the day of the event!!!

THANK YOU TO EVERY ONE THAT ATTENDS and has attended in the past to make this an enjoyable event!


FREE ‘The Nitty Gritty of Homeschooling’ Workshop – Aug. 30 at 7PM

You are invited to attend a FREE homeschool workshop called “The Nitty Gritty of Homeschooling” on Thursday, August 30, at 7:00 pm at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown. These workshops are organized and taught by Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder, veteran homeschool moms in the NWA area. It is not sponsored by a support group and you do not need to be a member of any homeschool group to attend.

The Nitty Gritty of Homeschooling
Remedying academic problems typically found in public schools, planning lessons, scheduling the school day (or not), occupying toddlers, socializing, avoiding burn-out, repeating and skipping grades, and choosing books at the library.

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

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

Childcare is NOT provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome; however, out of consideration for other parents, please do not bring older children.

Teaching Tips for Grades K-6th
Practical tips for teaching Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science in grades K-6th.  Some other specific topics covered are State standards, Standardized testing, Making your own curriculum, Making your own purchased curriculum more fun and meaningful, How to help left-handers, Math fact memorization, and Dyslexia.

Marni will not be able to schedule a date for this workshop until after the first week of September, so watch for an announcement in mid-Sept.


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.

Hope to see you there!

Marni Hendrix