NWACHEA

Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

FREE Homeschooling Workshop – Monday, August 28th

You are invited to a FREE homeschooling workshop entitled “Teaching Tips for Grades K-6th” on Monday, August 28th, at 7:00PM at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

If in the past you have attended “Teaching Tips for the Elementary Grades,” then you have already heard the material in this workshop.  The workshop had gotten too long so Marni decided to split it in two — this one and “The Nitty Gritty of Homeschooling” (which will be presented on August 7th).

Teaching Tips for Grades K-6th – State standards, then practical tips for teaching Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science in grades K-6th.

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.
There will be no childcare provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, but please do not bring older children.

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.”

Shelley Kinder
shelkinder@aol.com
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
marni@behandy.net
479-444-6405

FREE Homeschooling Workshop, Monday, August 7th

You are invited to a FREE homeschooling workshop entitled “The Nitty Gritty of Homeschooling” on Monday, August 7th, at 7:00PM  at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

If in the past you have attended “Teaching Tips for the Elementary Grades,” then you have already heard the material in this workshop.  The workshop had gotten too long so Marni decided to split it in two — this one and “Teaching Tips for Grades K-6th” (which will be presented on Monday, August 28th).

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.
There will be no childcare provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome but please do not bring older children.

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.”

Shelley Kinder
shelkinder@aol.com
479-789-5813

Marni Hendrix
marni@behandy.net
479-444-6405

2017/18 Membership Applications

Download the current year membership application for Fayetteville and/or Rogers NWACHEA below.

If you plan to join both groups, you will pay full dues ($25) to the group that you consider “primary” — the one where you anticipate being most involved — and dues to the second group will be 1/2 the normal rate.

Fayetteville 2017/18 application

Rogers 2017/18 application

SAVE THE DATE: Homeschool Workshops, Aug. 7th & 28th

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for August 7th and August 28th, both Mondays at 7PM, for two homeschooling workshops from Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder.

The first workshop will cover what homeschooling looks like on a day-to-day basis, scheduling (or not!), avoiding burn-out, etc.

The second workshop will cover specific teaching ideas for each of the school subjects in K-6th grade.

These two nights cover the material that, in past years, has been included in the “Teaching Tips for the Elementary Grades” workshops.

Watch for more detailed announcements in the coming weeks!

FREE WORKSHOP: Getting Started in Homeschooling – Monday, July 17th

Please come to a workshop about “Getting Started in Homeschooling”:

Monday July, 17, 2017, in Springdale (Tontitown) at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice building at 901 Jones Road (see directions below).

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.  Q&A session for all your burning questions.

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.

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.

There will be no childcare provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, but please do not bring older children out of consideration for other adults who are attending.

Hope to see you there!

Shelley Kinder

Marni Hendrix

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.”

2017 Used Book Sale TODAY — Friday, June 2, 3-7PM

The 2017 NWACHEA Used Book Sale is TODAY — Friday, June 2, 2017 at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ at 3249 W. Mount Comfort Rd. in FayettevilleSale hours are 3-7 p.m.  

You DO NOT have to be a member of NWACHEA to participate in the book sale, and there is no entrance fee to shop.

The sale room is full of thousands of titles from a wide variety of categories:  adult and student fiction, non-fiction, Christian living, parenting, audio-visual resources, software, and many, many types of homeschool resources.

We accept CASH AND CHECKS ONLY for book sale purchases. We cannot accept credit or debit cards; no exceptions.

Please note:  doors will open to shoppers promptly at 3 p.m. today. No early shoppers will be admitted.

2017 NWACHEA Used Book Sale — Friday, June 2nd, 3-7PM

The 2017 NWACHEA Used Book Sale is scheduled for THIS Friday, June 2, 2017 at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ at 3249 W. Mount Comfort Rd. in FayettevilleSale hours will be Friday from 3-7 p.m.  

You DO NOT have to be a member of NWACHEA to participate in the book sale, and there is no entrance fee to shop.

There will be thousands of titles available from a wide variety of categories:  adult and student fiction, non-fiction, Christian living, parenting, audio-visual resources, software, and many, many types of homeschool resources.

Please note:  there will be NO early admittance to the sale. Doors will open to shoppers promptly at 3 p.m.

2017 NWACHEA Used Book Sale – Friday, June 2

Please note: ALL volunteer shifts for the 2017 Used Book Sale are NOW FULL.

Mark your calendars: the NWACHEA Used Book Sale is scheduled for Friday, June 2, 2017 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, June 1st, from 3-5 p.m. and pick up unsold items after the sale ends on Friday, June 2nd.

Volunteers will be able to shop Thursday, June 1st, 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 Calhoun. Deadline for purchasing labels via mail is Friday, May, 26th. After that point, your only option is purchasing and labeling at the church between 3-5 on June 1st 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, June 1st, 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 2nd.

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!  Please note: ALL volunteer shifts are NOW FULL.

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.

Please note: ALL volunteer shifts are NOW FULL. Volunteer times/tasks are:

* [NOW FULL] Thursday 2-4 p.m. (marking chair locations, stacking chairs, setting up tables, sorting/placing books) [NOW FULL]
* [NOW FULL] Thursday 3-5 p.m. (setting up tables, sorting/placing books) [NOW FULL]
[NOW FULL] Friday 3-5 p.m. (book straightening, working checkout table) [NOW FULL]
[NOW FULL] Friday 5-7 p.m. (book straightening, working checkout table) [NOW FULL]
* [NOW FULL] Friday 79 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, such as reusing a previous year’s labels or donating items), please contact Amy Calhoun.
 

If you would like to volunteer to work during the sale, please contact Marni Hendrix.

 

For any other questions, please contact Beth Gildner.

WORKSHOP: Homeschooling Through High School, Part 2 – Monday, March 6th

You are invited to a FREE workshop: “Homeschooling Through High School – Part 2” on Monday, March 6th, at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

Homeschooling Through High School – Part Two

Specifically for parents with students who might go, or are planning to go, to a 2-or-4 year college – ACT/SAT tests, applying to colleges, financial aid and scholarships, etc.

This workshop is best to attend before your student enters 11th grade (earlier than that works also.)  Workshop is 1 to 1.5 hours long.

– 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.
– Childcare is NOT provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, but please do not bring older children who will be a distraction to others during the presentation.

In case of inclement weather, we will post cancellations on this website. If you are concerned about the weather, please feel free to call Marni to find out whether the workshop has been postponed:  479-444-6405

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”.

WORKSHOP: Homeschooling Through High School, Part 1 – Monday, Feb. 6th

You are invited to a FREE workshop: “Homeschooling Through High School – Part 1” on Monday, February 6th, at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

Homeschooling Through High School – Part One

Please note: This is a 2 to 2.5 hour long workshop!

Information for parents on high school courses and credits, grades, diplomas, transcripts, and graduation – either to prepare for applying to colleges OR to make plans for life/career for a student who is not college-bound.  Non-college options like trade schools and beauty schools will also be discussed.  It will be most helpful to attend before your student enters 9th grade (high school = 9th-12th grades.)  It would also be beneficial to someone who is considering homeschooling their older student for the first time.

Marni has been asked before if this workshop would benefit a parent whose student was just entering 7th grade.  This is how she replied:
“Absolutely.  I went to my first class like this when my son was in the 8th grade and I wish I would have gone earlier.  It is needed to get a big picture of what classes they need to take over those last 4 yrs, what colleges want to see, etc.  I think I would have been more diligent about what he completed in 7th and 8th grades, in order to be ready to do certain classes in 9th grade and beyond, if I would have been more prepared.  Plus, just getting rid of my ignorance helped me not to dread that season as much.”

Some parents have attended early on, before 9th grade, then again when their student is older, for a refresher.

– This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts.  (Donations for this particular workshop are especially appreciated since the number of pages per handout and the attendance are both high.)
– RSVP’s are not needed.  It’s OK to come late or leave early.
– Childcare is NOT provided. Nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, but please do not bring older children who will be a distraction to others during the presentation.

In case of inclement weather, we will post cancellations on this website. If you are concerned about the weather, please feel free to call Marni to find out whether the worship has been postponed:  479-444-6405

Homeschooling Through High School – Part Two will take place on March 6th, same place, same time: Specifically for parents with students who might go, or are planning to go, to a 2-or-4 year college – ACT/SAT tests, applying to colleges, financial aid and scholarships, etc.

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”.