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Area-Wide Homeschool Roller Skating — Friday, Sept. 15th

Mark your calendars! ALL HOMESCHOOLERS of all ages & parents — PLEASE COME JOIN IN THE FUN & SOCIALIZE!
 
*** Please note: this is NOT a NWACHEA event. We are passing along the info for everyone who is interested in attending. ALL homeschooling families are welcome.***
 
WHERE: Roller City in Springdale
WHEN: September 15, 2017 – 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 variety of other music — music play request are welcomed.
 
Snack bar available: Please DO NOT bring in outside food or drinks.
 
PARENTS: Amy Calhoun has set this up with the skating rink (so they have allotted us a time where it is homeschoolers ONLY) and Amy often will be there, but there will NOT be one person responsible for keeping up with all the children that attend. This is up to each parent/family.  Please understand: NO ONE is responsible for your child but YOU!
 
No RSVP required. You are WELCOME to just show up the day of the event!
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Fayetteville NWACHEA Meet-And-Greet — Friday, August 18th

Anyone who’d like to meet and visit with some of the current members prior to the Fayetteville NWACHEA planning meeting on the 25th can join us for an informal meet-and-greet at C.L. Charlie and Willie George Park, 4023 Hylton Rd., Springdale, AR on Friday August 18th from 10-1. This will just be a time of play and fun, that will hopefully give newcomers a chance to see whether they’re interested in attending the planning meeting to find out more about the group’s activities.

This park includes a splash pad, so you may want to bring swimsuits, towels, and/or a change of clothes for your kids. We’ll be at the pavilion starting at 10, but will no doubt be floating around the park as time wears on.

Fayetteville NWACHEA Planning Meeting – Friday, August 25th

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Fayetteville NWACHEA’s fall planning meeting on Friday, August 25th, 2017, at 1 p.m., at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ in Fayetteville.

At this meeting, we will be outlining our tentative schedule of events for the fall semester. If you plan to participate in the group this semester, you should do your best to attend. Please remember that Fayetteville NWACHEA is parent-led and depends entirely on parents volunteering to make activities happen for our families, so please come prepared with ideas for field trips and events that you would like to organize for the group over the next few months.

If possible, PLEASE PRINT A COPY OF THE 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP FORM and fill it out ahead of time. This will save time on the day of the meeting. We will collecting forms and $25 annual membership dues at the end of our planning time, or you can mail your completed application with a check to the address on the form.

Children are welcome to attend the meeting, as always. Younger children (7 years or younger) will be supervised by older teens. They will be in a separate room, with a kid-friendly movie, coloring pages, and possibly some other activities. Older students (age 8+) will be playing board games on the far side of the sanctuary while the adults meet. If your family has a favorite game, please bring it along to share with others! 

Please contact Marni Hendrix, Beth Gildner or Amy Calhoun with any questions.

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.