Originally Sent: 10/15/2013

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
October 15, 2013
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Pray that the Supreme Court will hear the Romeike case.
Michael P. Farris

  1. HSLDA Seeks Supreme Court Review of Romeike v. Holder
  2. Homeschoolers not “Excused” without Postage
  3. Home School Heartbeat: Making the Transition to Homeschooling
  4. Your Gifts Help Girl Who Loves Wild Things
  5. eBay Sales Now Benefit Homeschoolers
  6. Free Writing Resource for Essay Contest Participants
  7. Register Now for National History Bee
  8. 2014 Real Refreshment Retreats

1. HSLDA Seeks Supreme Court Review of Romeike v. Holder

HSLDA has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a German homeschool family seeking asylum in America. A strong statement by the court in defense of liberty would counter recent attacks on homeschooling in Europe and elsewhere. Read more >>

2. Ohio: Homeschoolers not “Excused” without Postage

One school district may have taken the concept of “reducing costs” too far when they began pushing for homeschool families to supply the cost of a postage stamp. Read more >>

3. Home School Heartbeat: Making the Transition to Homeschooling

Transitioning to homeschooling.Transitioning to homeschooling.

Are you getting ready to transition to homeschooling? Sometimes it can seem like there are a lot of hoops to jump through along the way! Join Mike Smith and his guests as they discuss how you can do make the change smoothly and successfully on this week’s Home School Heartbeat. Read more >>

4. Your Gifts Help Girl Who Loves Wild Things

The parents of a Home School Foundation scholarship recipient express their gratitude. The gift will go toward a special learning opportunity which their daughter hopes will improve her language skills—and help fulfill her goal of working with endangered animals. Read more >>

Get your 2014 graduation gear.Get your 2014 graduation gear.

5. eBay Sales Now Benefit Homeschoolers

Do you sell on eBay? If so, you’ll be pleased to learn that the Home School Foundation, the charitable arm of HSLDA, is officially registered with eBay Giving Works! Sellers can now designate a portion or all of a sale to HSF, and any eBay user has the option of making a direct donation to HSF through eBay Giving Works. Read more >>

6. Free Writing Resource for Essay Contest Participants

The HSLDA Store is offering a free writing resource for each family that participates in this year’s essay contest. Writing: The Bridge Between Us by Marcy McDonald is a step-by-step guide to writing well and a valuable addition to any homeschool library. Read more and register >>

7. Register Now for National History Bee

Homeschoolers are encouraged to enroll in the 2013-2014 National History Bee. The academic competition for elementary and middle school grades tests knowledge of a wide range of historical topics. Students can enter as individuals or a group. Read more >>

8. 2014 Real Refreshment Retreats

Homeschool moms: Mark your calendars for Apologia’s 2014 “Real Refreshment” retreats. The events feature veteran homeschoolers such as Elizabeth Smith and Zan Tyler offering insight and encouragement. Retreats are scheduled for February 21-22 in Atlanta and March 7-8 in Baltimore. Learn more and register >>

Register now!Register now!

 

   

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