The New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition News December 2016 Volume XXVIII Number 4

More information on Work Papers

The New Hampshire Department of Labor wanted to clarify some details about work papers.

16 and 17 year olds do need a parental permission form which was not referenced in the article. An Employment Certificate is only required for youth under age 16. Also schools are not giving out working papers; parents must go through the DOL to get them so that they also get the proper information packet.

2017 Scripps Local Spelling Bee for Homeschoolers

The Hooksett public library will host a spelling bee for New Hampshire homeschoolers in grades 4 through 8 on Tuesday, January 17 at 12 o'clock. (Snow date: January 19.) The cost is $10 per family. For more information contact the Nesmith Library at 432-7154 or Hooksett Public Library at 485-6092.
Eligibility requirements are available at

HTML 101 and Other Online Classes

Frazier O'Leary, a homeschooling father in Alexandria, Virginia, offers an online class 'HTML 101 for Homeschoolers' starting on December 5, but students can join in classes starting after that. There's no charge for parents and students to explore the class to see if they like it; it's self-paced (but moderated with feedback and a certificate), and completely online. Visit

Earn College Credit Through Online eStart Courses

Registration for the Spring 2017 eStart semester is open at eStart is an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their educational experience, and get an early and affordable start on their college careers. Financial assistance is available for eligible students; visit

A new course for spring 2017 will be JAVA Programming: Introduction to - CIS148G, which can be utilized towards a Programming Certificate. For more information visit,, or contact Ed Symes at 603-717-5965 or

Home School Nerf Club in Bow and Salem, and hopefully Holderness, too

The Home School Nerf Club has begun its seventh year of fun in Bow and Salem. Salem Nerf meets on one Thursday each month and Bow meets one Tuesday each month, September through June. We use the mats and equipment for forts and walls and castles, while playing many organized and supervised games including Capture the Flag, Last Man Standing, and Castle. We also have special events like Medieval Nerf and Holiday Nerf, and a Tournament with prizes and a trophy at the end of the year.

Our members are home schoolers who range from age 7 to graduation. Good sportsmanship and teamwork are stressed, and many new friendships are made.

The gym is padded and our rules and organization keep it all safe and fun. It is $12.50 per session. For more complete information, and/or to sign up, contact Cheryl at There are plans in the works to start a group in the Holderness area, so if that interests you, please contact Cheryl.

STEM Program with Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt in Nashua

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt in Nashua brings a STEM enrichment program to schools and other youth groups to teach the science of liquid nitrogen. Visual, interactive experiments explain states of matter, the Leidenfrost effect, density, the ideal gas law, and how these concepts help make ice cream.

For more information contact Rita McCabe at

Daytime Shows at the Palace Theater

The Palace Theatre in Manchester has shows for students of all ages during the school day. A Christmas Carol is now showing and many dates are available. Upcoming shows include Les Miserables-January 13, The Lion King- January 25, The Wizard of Oz-March 8, Seussical-May 2, and Hairspray-March 10.
Study guides are available for all school performances. Tickets are $8.00 per student and all parents/chaperones are free.

For more information contact Hunter Ulbin at (603)668-5588 ext 136,, or visit

Remember, check our website for more activities and announcements!

NHHC Newsletter Staff

Abbey Lawrence, Editor, PO Box 97, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816, 539-7233,
Stefanie Marsh, layout and web posting.

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