Not Going Back to School Party at Short Sands Beach, Cape Neddick (York), Maine

September 1 (rain date Sept. 2 only if it's pouring on the 1st)

Originally started by Jenny Courser over 20 years ago, the Original Not Going Back to School Party, is a day at the ocean, at Short Sands Beach, in Cape Neddick, Maine.

Writing Workshops in Manchester for Younger Students

Nancy Malynowski teaches small group writing workshops that encourage children from grades 1-4, to experience the fun and excitement of creative expression. Workshops are held in Manchester.

Sign Up Now for Enterprise City in Dover

We are holding our Fall homeschool event: Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 2016. Students ages 9 to 15 prepare coursework, apply for a job, have an interview, get a job and then kids run a city for a day in Dover, NH. We filled up last fall, so sign up early. You can access the registration form online.

Please go to: www.enterprisecity.org>Resources>For Homeschoolers>click on Registration Form. Fill out the form and mail with payment to Human Resource Department
C/O Enterprise City

eStart Courses for College Credit Starting on August 29

There is still time for students to register for the Fall 2016 semester, http://www.ccsnh.edu/academics/estart, courses begin on 29 Aug 2016. eStart is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their educational experience, and get an early and affordable start on their college careers. Exciting news for the Fall 2016 semester:
- Financial assistance is available for eligible students, http://www.ccsnh.edu/estart/scholarshipfinancial-aid
- Statistics (MATH251C) is offered at 50% the normal tuition cost.

New course for Fall 2016:

Fall Art Classes in Bedford

Purple Porcupine Art Studio is a private, at home studio located in Bedford, NH. Watercolor, Acrylics, Mixed Media and Outdoor Sessions! Take your pick, and sign up now. Only four students per class. All classes are held at a private studio in Bedford, NH. The classes begin the week of September 5th, 2016. All materials are provided.

Acrylics Weekly: Mondays at 9:30am and 5:30pm. Age: 10 and up. Cost: $30.00 per class, or $120.00 for four sessions prepaid. Class size is limited to four students.

Want to Host an Exchange Student?

Ayusa Global Youth Exchange is a non-profit high school exchange organization dedicated to developing the next generation of global leaders and world citizens. By connecting extraordinary international students with host families in the U.S., we cultivate leadership skills, develop intercultural awareness and enhance global knowledge not only through education but through experience.We have had many homeschooling families host to enhance world history studies right in their own home.For more information go to https://www.ayusa.org/

Conservation Programs for Students

Starting after Labor Day, the Student Conservation Association will begin outreach season by offering free environmental programs at schools, libraries, assisted living facilities, Girl/Boy Scout meetings, et cetera. We often do programs on local wildlife, winter survival, edible plants, and the natural and cultural history of New Hampshire, but we also take requests for topics you are interested in.

Animations Contest

Pylon Animations hosts an ongoing monthly contest that encourages young people to create animations, explore their creative talents, and win great prizes. Here is the link: http://www.pylonanimations.com/contest

P.S. Pylon Animations was created by two homeschoolers

Home Schooled Teens Together

Home Schooled Teens Together was started about ten years ago with twenty teens who wanted to meet other home schooled teens; for the past few years we have had enrollments of over 100.

The large enrollment gave our members the opportunity to meet many different home schooled teens, and for parents to meet other parents who are home schooling teens, from all over the state as well as from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine.

Nerf Club! Three Locations!

The Home School Nerf Club is starting up it's 7th year of fun and excitement! We will continue in our awesome gym in Bow, NH , but will also be starting a new location in Salem, NH at a beautiful new gymnastics center this September !!! We will also be opening a new location in Holderness NH in another wonderful gym in October!

The kids bounce off the mats and over obstacles during our games of Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, Castle, and MANY others each month. We have special events like Medieval Nerf & Holiday Nerf, and a Tournament with prizes and a trophy at the end of the year.