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10/27/2009 4:17:37 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
HSLDA's Weekly Update--District Seeks Power to Call Doctor

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H S L D A ' s W E E K L Y U P D A T E
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-> How many of your friends would pay your legal fees?

As a member of HSLDA, you have 80,000 families standing with you
to protect and advance homeschool freedoms in the United States
and foreign countries.

More reasons to join HSLDA...
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=1106

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Legislative Update

If you live in Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey or Wisconsin, click on
the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your
freedom to homeschool.

http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6116


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Topics for October 27, 2009:

1. District Seeks Power to Call Doctor for Homeschooler
2. KSFY TV's Teacher Certificate Error
3. Home School Foundation: 15 Years of Blessing Homeschoolers
4. Funding Needed to Protect Parental Rights
5. Application Deadline for Patrick Henry College
6. Second Annual "A Call to Pens" Contest
7. Last Chance for HSLDA Essay Contest Entries
8. "Court Report" Magazine: Parent to Parent Submissions Wanted
9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Exploring Marine Biology
10. Coming up on HSLDA @home e-vents:


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1. Wisconsin: District Seeks Power to Call Doctor for Homeschooler

Home School Legal Defense Association advised a member family to
ignore a form sent by the local public school district that sought
inappropriate information and authorization.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7125


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2. South Dakota: KSFY TV's Teacher Certificate Error

HSLDA was quick to respond when a television news broadcast wrongfully
claimed that some states require parents who wish to homeschool to be
certified teachers.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7126


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3. Home School Foundation: 15 Years of Blessing Homeschoolers

See how some families have helped other families homeschool through
hard times.

Watch the anniversary video now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7127


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4. Funding Needed to Protect Parental Rights

HSLDA has partnered with ParentalRights.org to provide a free t-shirt
to anyone who joins with a donation of $25 or more (an annual
membership to ParentalRights.org). HSLDA encourages members to support
ParentalRights.org, which works to preserve the foundational freedoms
of all homeschoolers and all Americans.

Join now!
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7128


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5. Application Deadline for Patrick Henry College

Prospective students who submit a completed application for early
admission and priority scholarships, along with all supporting
documents, by November 1, are guaranteed the availability of all
financial aid awards. Call us at 888-338-1776 or email
admissions@phc.edu if your son or daughter has any questions.

Start the application process today:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7129


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6. Second Annual "A Call to Pens" Contest

Writers are the unacknowledged legislators of mankind, and Patrick
Henry College is once again inviting young writers to answer that
call--more specifically, "A Call to Pens." The college's second annual
short story competition for students ages 12-18 invites aspiring young
writers to pen original works of fiction that thoughtfully reflect a
Christian perspective. Several cash prizes will be awarded to top
writers in each division. The entry deadline is December 30, 2009.

For entry information or to learn more:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7130


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7. Last Chance for HSLDA Essay Contest Entries

The deadline for submitting entries to HSLDA's 2009 student essay
contest is November 1.

For contest guidelines and entry form:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6987


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8. "Court Report" Magazine: Parent to Parent Submissions Wanted

Have you ever had an inspiring thought, an ingenious shortcut, or an
"Aha! moment" that you wished you could share with other
homeschoolers? Well, now you can! The "Home School Court Report's"
Parent to Parent column provides opportunities for homeschooling
parents to relay teaching tips, encouragement and advice. The
January/February Parent to Parent column will discuss the art of
writing the handwritten note. Whether they're "thank yous" or "I love
yous," handwritten notes can be very meaningful. How do you encourage
your kids to create them? Send us your submission by November 6, 2009.
Submissions should be 150 words or less (submissions may be edited for
space) and mailed to:

HSLDA
Attn: Parent to Parent
P.O. Box 3000
Purcellville, VA 20134
Email: ComDept@hslda.org (include "Parent to Parent" in the subject
line)


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9. 'Home School Heartbeat': Exploring Marine Biology

Even when you have limited resources and live far from the ocean,
marine biology offers exciting opportunities for home education. On
this week's program, marine biologist Sherri Seligson gives ideas for
studying life under the sea--everything from algae science projects to
evidence for a Creator.

Read more about it at:
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7131


HOMESCHOOLING IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education
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October 27: Aquatics International
Pool Operator Discovers Fresh and Excellent Source of Lifeguard Staff
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7132

October 26: The Tribune, Humble, Texas
Firefighters Prepare Homeschooled Children for Emergencies
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7133

October 25: Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Washington
Science of Sharing: Park Ranger Volunteers to Teach Homeschooled
Children
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7134

October 23: Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan
Homeschool Troupe Performs C.S. Lewis
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7135

> Links do not imply endorsement.


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10. Coming up on HSLDA @home e-vents:

Does teaching science intimidate you? Are you prepared to guide your
student through the creation-evolution debate? Did you know there are
thousands of marine creatures whose existence and attributes
contradict the theory of evolution? Join marine biologist and
homeschooling mom, Sherri Seligson, on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at
9:00 PM (ET) and discover a fascinating sea of possibilities just
waiting to be explored! Don't be afraid to teach science any
longer--come and learn how to guide your student boldly through the
study of God's creation!

Space is limited for these e-vents, so register today! For more
information, or to register, go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=7140 .



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