Originally Sent: 4/1/2014

HSLDA's WEEKLY UPDATE
April 1, 2014
   
    
Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman and homeschooling father of 10
   

Common Core is a very important issue. Watch our new movie and get involved.
Michael P. Farris

  1. Urgent: Calls needed to stop federal funding of Common Core
  2. Watch new Common Core movie: help us reach 100K views!
  3. Get a GED or Get Out!
  4. Ambassador Brings Love and Faith Together
  5. Home School Heartbeat: Spring into the Season
  6. Get in on Our Group Services
  7. High School Consultants Speaking Engagements
  8. Only 6 Days Left to Save $100 per Course!
  9. Final Day for Christmas Card Art
  10. Poetry Contest Guidelines Announced
  11. iGovern: Equipping for Leadership
  12. Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith this Weekend
  13. Bible Bee Registration Opens Today! It’s Easier Than Ever!

1. Urgent: Calls needed to defund Common Core

Members of the House and Senate must sign onto letters to the Appropriations Committees by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3 to request that no federal funds be used to incentivize states to adopt Common Core. Please call Congress to help! Read more >>

Watch the Movie and be Involved.

2. Watch new Common Core movie: help us reach 100K views!

Reviews are rolling in for HSLDA’s new Common Core documentary. Watch it now and share! Help us reach 100,000 views today.

3. Ohio: Get a GED or Get Out!

HSLDA helped a homeschool graduate after the college she was attending said she needed to obtain a GED or face expulsion. Read more >>

4. Ambassador Brings Love and Faith Together

A Home School Foundation Ambassador in Alabama helped coordinate relief for a family struggling with a seriously ill child. Read more >>

5. Home School Heartbeat: Spring into the Season

Spring into the Season

Warmer weather and longer days may inspire you to do anything but school with your kids! But put that itch for a change in the routine to use, and you can create seasonal unit studies or field trips that will perk up your spring homeschool program and create memorable moments of learning. Mike Smith shares ideas on this week’s Home School Heartbeat. Read more >>

6. Get in on Our Group Services

Are you a group leader? Check out our Group Services website for activity ideas, helpful articles, “Meetings in Minutes,” sample by-laws, insurance information, details about the Discount Group and Affiliate programs, and much more. While you are there, please add or update your group information so you don’t miss any important leadership emails from HSLDA! Update your group information >>

Get your graduation gear

7. HSLDA High School Consultants Speaking Engagements

Are HSLDA’s high school consultants coming to your area? Their speaking schedule is posted online. We hope you can attend an event near you. If you can’t, please contact our consultants at highschool@hslda.org about planning a “High School Symposium Day” near you. View the calendar >>

8. Only 6 Days Left to Save $100 per Course!

Sign up by April 7 to receive $100 off each PHC Prep Academy online high school AP course, no matter how many courses you take! Combine this early registration discount with your HSLDA members-only price to save between $170 and $220 per course. Don’t miss out on our lowest prices of the year! View PHC Prep courses >>

Be on the lookout for new benefits.

9. Final Day for Christmas Card Art

Today is the final day for submitting one or more of your favorite holiday photos for the Home School Foundation’s annual Christmas Card contest. Help them find the right photo, art, or graphic design to use in the creation of their holiday greeting cards for homeschooling widows and single parents. How to email your entry >>

10. Poetry Contest Guidelines Announced

The themes for this year’s poetry contest are now up on our website! Use the contest to make writing poetry a part of your end to a successful school year. For entry forms and guidelines >>

11. iGovern: Equipping for Leadership

Leaders are not made in the classroom—they are made in moments of real life and real responsibility. Generation Joshua’s iGovern Leadership Camps are designed to grow young people into leaders of character, faith, and courage. iGovern students are given the responsibility of running the United States government for a week in a simulation that teaches principles of leadership and life. Learn more and register >>

12. Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith this Weekend

There’s still time to register for the Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith: The Return of the God Hypothesis, to be held April 4-5 at Patrick Henry College. Hear from a world-class line-up of scientist Christians, apologists, and philosophers like Dr. John Lennox, Dr. Stephen C. Meyers, and Dr. Robert Spitzer, to explore crucial questions on the origins of life and the universe from a Christian worldview. To learn more or to register >>

13. Bible Bee Registration Opens Today! It’s Easier Than Ever!

A written test on August 23 is all it takes for your child, age 7 to 18, to qualify to compete for the $272,000 cash prizes at the national contest! Register your children now to assure delivery of your family’s “Sword Study” on June 1! To learn more or to register >>

Send in your contest entry
   

Advertisement

Apologia: #1 Science

Legislation in Your State

If you live in Colorado, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania or Washington, click on the name of your state or the link below to learn about legislation that could affect your freedom to homeschool.

State Legislation

Donate to HSLDA
To support HSLDA’s litigation, education and lobbying efforts, click here. Contributions or gifts to HSLDA are not tax deductible. To make a tax-deductible gift to the Homeschool Freedom Fund, which will fund litigation and public education, click here.  For more information about these two opportunities to support the work of HSLDA see the FAQ here.

IN THE NEWS
Outside news items on home education

March 29: Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada “Unschooling” is in

March 28: EurasiaReview.com Lessons from a German Homeschooling Family about the Nanny State

March 27: Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, Idaho Homeschool Students to Perform Original Play in April

March 26: Key Peninsula News, Lakebay, Washington Camp Seymour Influences the Future Culture of Homeschooling

> Links do not imply endorsement.

Join 20,000 others...

The HSLDA Curriculum Market is buzzing with activity! Save money on new and used homeschooling materials, or sell your extras.


Facebook

The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

Home School Legal Defense Association • P.O. Box 3000 • Purcellville, Virginia 20134-9000
Phone: (540) 338-5600 • Fax: (540) 338-2733 • Email: info@hslda.org
Web: www.hslda.org

Subscription Information: You subscribed to the HSLDA E-lert Service as:
##ToAddress##

Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Change Settings

POSTMASTERS: This message is being sent to the most recent address we have for our subscribers. If this is an invalid email address or you have other problems, please reply to webmaster@hslda.org.

DISCLAIMER: This is considered a private and confidential message from HSLDA to its bonafide HSLDA E-lert Service subscribers. HSLDA cannot attest to the authenticity of copies posted, forwarded, or sent by any party other than HSLDA.

NOTE: Please do not reply or otherwise use this email address; hslda@hslda.org is for broadcast purposes only and is not intended to receive incoming messages. We cannot reply to any email sent to this address. If you have comments or questions, please send email to info@hslda.org or call HSLDA at 540-338-5600. HSLDA members can also email staff directly through the Members website at http://members.hslda.org/contact.asp. Thank you for your cooperation.

© 2014 HSLDA. All rights reserved.