Originally Sent: 4/23/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
April 23, 2013  
   
     Mike Farris
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Here are this week’s top stories.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Court Packed with Romeike Supporters
  2. HSLDA Pries Portfolio Loose from School District
  3. Curriculum Relief Fund Open
  4. Have Adventures in Odyssey at iGovern Pacific
  5. Graduation Celebration Ideas
  6. April is National Poetry Month!
  7. Attention PHC Incoming Freshmen!
  8. Bible Bee: $260,000 in Prizes for 7-18-year-olds!
  9. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling an Only Child

1. Court Packed with Romeike Supporters

At 2:00 p.m. today, the Romeike family appeared before a three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati seeking asylum under United States law. The courtroom overflowed with homeschooling families who turned out in support. Read more >>

2. Pennsylvania: HSLDA Pries Portfolio Loose from School District

A member family asked Home School Legal Defense Association for help after waiting 10 months for public school officials to return their student’s portfolio. Read more >>

3. Curriculum Relief Fund Open

The Home School Foundation, HSLDA’s charitable arm, is having an open enrollment for its Curriculum Relief Fund through April! This fund helps provide curriculum to HSLDA member families who are struggling financially to meet their children’s needs.

Read more >>

Donate to HSF >>

4. Have Adventures in Odyssey at iGovern Pacific

Generation Joshua’s iGovern leadership camps are thrilled to announce our latest confirmed speaker for iGovern Pacific: Phil Lollar, co-creator of Adventures in Odyssey. Phil will speak to our students about the importance of training Christian leaders not only in politics, but in culture as a whole. For information on our merit and need-based camp scholarships, please contact generationjoshua@hslda.org. Sign up today! >>

5. Graduation Celebration Ideas

The big day is just around the corner—high school graduation that is. It’s not too late to order a diploma and other graduation supplies from HSLDA’s bookstore. Need some ideas on how to make your teen’s accomplishment special? Enjoy the 2012 Court Report article, “Graduation: It’s Worth Celebrating.” Shop now >>

6. April is National Poetry Month!

Celebrate with your children by entering HSLDA’s 9th Annual Poetry Contest! Not sure what our judges are looking for in a good poem? Find tips and suggestions based on our past contests, and visit our poetry contest page to read past winners and learn more information about how to turn this educational opportunity into a fun time for the whole family! Read more >>

7. Attention PHC Incoming Freshmen!

If your family is an HSLDA member, you may be eligible for a $1,000-$2,000 scholarship for your first year at Patrick Henry College! Visit the Home School Foundation’s PHC Scholarship page to see if the PHC Scholarship is right for you, and spread the word to other incoming freshmen. To be a part of making this scholarship available, visit the HSF donation page and choose “PHC Scholarship Fund” to give a tax-deductable donation and make all the difference in a fellow HSLDA member student’s life!

Read more >>

Donate to the scholarship fund >>

8. Bible Bee: $260,000 in Prizes for 7-18-year-olds!

The National Bible Bee has been described as a “summer family discipleship program cleverly disguised as a contest!” Don’t miss out! >>

9. Home School Heartbeat: Homeschooling an Only Child

Will my child still benefit from homeschooling if he or she has no siblings? This week on Home School Heartbeat, Mike Smith answers this question with an emphatic yes! Read more >>

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Is Customer Service an Art or a Science?

For us, good customer service is both an art and a science—it should appeal to our members and be effective. Consider what our members say about us:

We’re thankful for the support HSLDA membership provides us. We’d never homeschool without them. We highly recommend HSLDA to all homeschoolers.
—North Tonawanda, NY

I cannot imagine our homeschool journey without HSLDA’s strong leadership, protection, and guidance. God bless HSLDA!
— Alta Loma, California

More reasons to join HSLDA >>

 

   

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