LOCAL HOMESCHOOL NEWS for November
This post will be updated throughout November 2015
HOMESCHOOL DAYS & EVENTS AT VENUES ACROSS THE STATE
- VirginiaFieldTrips.com ‘Home Educators‘ page
- HEAV ‘Homeschool Days‘ page
- HEAV ‘Events‘ page
- HEAV Virginia Homeschool Convention
- VaHomeschoolers ‘Events‘ page
- VaHomeschoolers Conference
- Reach Homeschool Group Field Trips
30-80 Field Trips per Month
LYNCHBURG AREA: HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP IDEAS
Local home educator, Jessica O’Brien, shares field trip ideas and a variety of other happenings and related information (discounts, etc.) that local homeschool families are sure to find interesting via Lynchburg Area: Homeschool Field Trip Ideas. Visit Lynchburg Area: Homeschool Field Trip Ideas here on Facebook and here on Twitter.
LYNCHBURG HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIP CLUB
Lynchburg Homeschool Field Trip Club, started by local home educator, Bethany Davis, features field trips and playdates geared toward local elementary-aged homeschool students. You can find the Lynchburg Homeschool Field Trip Club Facebook page here and the Lynchburg Elementary Homeschool Field Trips Facebook group here.
LYNCHBURG HOME SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
LHSAA offers competitive homeschool sports for girls and boys in middle and high school. Join LHSAA’s Email List via their website here and for their latest news regarding registration, open gym, start dates, etc.
- Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Teams
- Boys & Girls Teams
- Fast Pitch Softball
Looking for another sport? Let LHSAA know as others may be interested as well.
NEW LYNCHBURG HOMESCHOOLING WEEKLY PE GROUP
COMMUNITY-WIDE HOMESCHOOL MOMS NIGHT OUT & SPECIAL EVENTS
HHBC Homeschoolers, the Hyland Heights Baptist Church community-wide homeschool ministry, is gearing up for an exciting year! With new leadership, the ministry is taking a different approach to this outreach program. No longer will the ministry offer co-ops or classes, but will now focus on supporting and serving the homeschool community through encouraging monthly meetings and special events. Additionally, the ministry will support existing local homeschool groups and co-ops by coordinating the use of classroom and meeting space at Hyland Heights and promoting their events and field trips through the HHBC website and HHBC Homeschool’s Facebook page.
Monthly meetings will be held the first Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00p, beginning September 3, 2015. Special events planned for this year include a Christmas vendor fair at the December meeting, a Co-op & Support group Expo in April, and a Used Curriculum Fair in May.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7….These words that I am giving you are to be in your heart. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are in your house and when you walk along the road, when you sit down and when you get up.
MOMS NIGHT OUT & SPECIAL EVENTS for 2015-16
*Listing of August 4, 2015 and subject to change.
1st Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm
Includes: light snacks, coffee, water
Childcare Available: $5/child, RSVP with age
THIS MONTH: November 5, 2015
Topic: Couponing & Finances for Homeschoolers (speaker: Anna Dalton)
Table Topic: Discuss your top 2 ways to save money. Share favorite tools to help keep you organized: Apps, Websites, Books. What are YOUR best organizational tips & tricks?
Facebook ‘Event’ page for November 5th: Homeschool Moms Night of Encouragement
December 3, 2015
Special Event: Holiday Vendor Fair (coordinator: Patti Dunnavant)
Special Time & Info: 6-9p, no regular meeting & childcare NOT available
Facebook ‘Event’ page for December 3rd: Holiday Vendor Fair
February 4, 2016
Topic: Teaching Through the Challenges (speaker: Julie Meekins)
Table Topic: What areas are finding that your child(ren) struggle with? Attention, Certain Subjects, Dyslexia, etc.? Any tips you can share with others at your table?
March 3, 2016
Topic: Homeschooling for the Long Haul (speaker: Debbie Dewhurst)
Table Topic: How long have you homeschooled? Up to what grade level do you plan to homeschool your children?
April 7, 2016
Topic: Why Memory Work Works (speaker: CC Director)
Table Topic: Favorite Memory Work tools: flash cards, websites, siblings, games
Special Event (date TBD): Co-op and Support Group EXPO (coordinator: Jennifer McBride)
May 5, 2016
Topic: Discovering Your Child’s Personality Type (speaker: Jennifer McBride)
Table Topic: Do you recognize your child in one of the personality types mentioned tonight? Do you see yourself in one type? How will knowing this information help you in your schooling?
Special Event (date TBD): Used Curriculum & Yard Sale (Martha Magee)
COAHYT’s THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
City on a Hill Youth Theater homeschool troupe proudly presents The Man Who Came to Dinner, one of the greatest American stage comedies of the giddy, comedy-hungry 1930s written by the award-winning duo, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Six shows over two weekends at Hyland Heights Baptist Church, Fridays and Saturdays, November 6-7 & 13-14, 2015. Evening shows are at 7p, Saturday matinees are at 2p. Adults $7, students $5, tickets available at the door. All seats are general admission. House doors open thirty minutes before each show. Visit City On a Hill Youth Theater on Facebook here and Facebook event for The Man Who Came to Dinner here for further details.
FUNQUEST HOMESCHOOL DAY
The next monthly Homeschool Day at Funquest Family Entertainment Center will be on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 2-4p. Special pricing available and homeschool admission also includes Christian Music Night from 4-8:30p. Visit Funquest’s Homeschool page here for dates/times and prices, additional discounts, and special happenings during Homeschool Day.
WILD + FREE LOCAL GROUPS
Check Wild + Free Group Listing here for Lynchburg, VA area groups & learn more about Wild + Free at BeWildandFree.org. Their annual conference will be held in our home state of Virginia for 2015. See below for event info for further details and registration information.
Hundreds of groups from all over the world have come together under the banner of Wild & Free. These are ordinary moms who decided they wanted to build community with others who share their values. Just check out the hashtag #WildAndFreeGroups. If you’d like to host a Wild & Free group in your area, let us know by filling out this form. You could plan any number of gatherings:
- A mom’s night out
- A nature outing
- A play group
- A book club
- A field trip
- A meet-up
WILD + FREE CONFERENCE
Announcing Wild & Free in Colonial Williamsburg! A beautiful homeschool conference for women in the Revolutionary City on November 13-14, 2015. You are invited to a gathering of women who believe that childhood is a wonder to behold, to be cultivated with love, nature and adventure.
This will be an experience to remember, with talks to inspire, new methods to share, seasoned mothers to meet, kindred spirits to discover, and new friendships to forge. Not to mention, it’s all happening at the charming and eclectic Woodlands Hotel & Conference Center, just a few minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.
Visit Wild + Free online here to learn more and register for this beautiful homeschool conference which is being held in our home state of Virginia for 2015.
HOMESCHOOL DAYS AT RISE UP CLIMBING
Rise Up Climbing in Lynchburg will be offering Homeschool Days on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 1-5p (on November 25, 2015 this month). Homeschool Day pricing is $10/climber including gear (normally $15.50) or $15/initial belayer training for parents and students over 14 years-old. Parents and students over 14 years-old will learn to hold rope (known as belaying) for their climber in 30 minutes on the spot. After the initial training the belaying itself is free upon subsequent visits. Rental harness, if needed, is $2. Anyone under 18 years-old will need a waiver filled out by their parent or legal guardian. Call Rise up at 434-845-7625 or visit RiseUpClimbing.com here for Homeschool Days pricing and further information.
LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HOMESCHOOL TENNIS CLINIC
The Liberty University Homeschool Tennis Clinic is hosted and taught by the LU men’s and women’s tennis teams. The free 2-day clinic will be held November 30-December 1, 2015 at The Sports Racket in Lynchburg. The clinic is free to homeschool students ages 7 years-old through high school seniors. Session 1 meets from 1-2:30p and Session 2 meets from 2:40-4:10p both days. Registration opens November 9th and closes when spaces are filled or on November 24th, whichever comes first as space is limited. To register, email LUHTC Parent Liaison, Mari Frazier here with the following information ON or AFTER November 9th:
Subject Line “HOMESCHOOL TENNIS”
1. Parent(s) Name(s)
2. Email Address
3. Phone Number(s)
4. Name & Age of Each Child
5. Preference for Session 1 or Session 2
PLEASE DO NOT SEND REGISTRATION UNTIL NOV. 9. Feel free to email me with any questions. Thank you! –Mari Frazier
LYNCHBURG HIGH-SCHOOL HOMESCHOOLERS
Lynchburg High-School Homeschoolers is a group on Facebook for Lynchburg area high school homeschool students and parents. You can find Lynchburg High-School Homeschoolers on Facebook here.
LYNCHBURG, VA SPECIAL NEEDS HOMESCHOOLING
“Lynchburg, VA Special Needs Homeschooling is for those in the Lynchburg and surrounding areas who are currently homeschooling or who are interested in homeschooling their child(ren) with special needs.”
NEW & USED BOOKS, CURRICULUM, OTHER RESOURCES
Venues for Buying & Selling Homeschool Resources
- BUY-SELL-SWAP IN VA… Virginia statewide online group for buying & selling used books, curriculum & resources. Managed by HEAV.org.
- LOCAL CO-OP SALES… Lynchburg homeschool organizations holding used book sales are listed on Local Events calendar at LynchburgHomeschool.com. Sales are typically in spring.
- LYNCHBURG ONLINE HOMESCHOOL USED CURRICULUM FAIR… Lynchburg area online group for buying & selling used books, curriculum & resources.
- MOORE EXPRESSIONS… New & used bookstore in Virginia Beach specializing in homeschool materials, publishers & curricula. Shop online or at store location.
- USED CURRICULUM SALE – VIRGINIA HOMESCHOOL CONVENTION… Used Curriculum Sale at HEAV.org’s annual homeschool convention. Largest sale in Virginia for buying & selling used books, curriculum & resources.