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Menotomy Rocks! Homeschool Coop

If you are:

  • a homeschooling parent 18 years old or older,
  • a Friend of AHEM (subscribe for free here)
  • have at least one child born in 2011 or earlier,
  • and live in one of the following towns:
    + Arlington
    + Belmont
    + Cambridge
    + Lexington
    + Medford
    + Somerville
    + Waltham
    + Watertown
    + Winchester

you are invited to join a pilot program designed to help independent homeschoolers get to know each other, share interests and skills, and plan social events, group activities, and field trips together!

The pilot session will run from September 7 – November 16, 2017.

The cost will be $25/family for the 10 week session.

To join,

  • you must agree to the MR!HC guidelines, which will be sent to you after you indicate interest and
  • you must commit to organizing an event or activity for the group and commit to attending at least one event.

Communication will be via an app written just for the purpose of facilitating this network. Members will have a profile where they can list interests and skills they would be willing to share with others in the group. Members will post events that they plan to the group calendar.

Registration is now open.

If you would like info on joining, email info@ahem.info.

Getting Started Homeschooling - Northborough, MA

Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:00 - 8:15 pm
Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free program will be held at the Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street Northborough, MA on Monday, September 11, 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh. Sophia is a co-founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. She is also the author of a fictional book featuring homeschoolers, Unschoolers.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. Click here to preregister.

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Please respect AHEM’s mission to empower individuals through education by not soliciting for your business at this event.

What: Getting Started Homeschooling presented by AHEM
Where: Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street Northborough, MA
When: Monday, September 11, 7:00 – 8:15 PM.
Fee: Free, but preregistration required. Click here to preregister.

Getting Started Homeschooling - OAkham, ma

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free program will be held at the Fobes Memorial Library, 4 Maple Street #9, Oakham, MA on Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and an opportunity for questions will follow the presentation.

The program will be presented by Milva McDonald and Tracy Ventola. Milva is a founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. She is also the author of a fictional book featuring homeschoolers, Unschoolers. Tracy is an AHEM board member and a former elementary school teacher now homeschooling her two children. 

Admission is free.

Please respect AHEM’s mission to empower individuals through education by not soliciting for your business at this event.

What: Getting Started Homeschooling presented by AHEM
Where: Fobes Memorial Library, 4 Maple Street #9, Oakham, MA
When: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 PM.
Fee: Free
Contact: Sam, library at oakham-ma dot gov

Getting Started Homeschooling - Dartmouth, MA

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free program will be held at The Encompass Community for Independent Learning, 1088 Tucker Road, Dartmouth, MA on Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. Informational handouts will be available and there will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh and Milva McDonald. Sophia and Milva are co-founders of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. They are also authors of a fictional book featuring homeschoolers, Unschoolers.

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. To preregister, email egouveia at friendsacademy1810 dot org.

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

Please respect AHEM’s mission to empower individuals through education by not soliciting for your business at this event.

Vendors Invitation to the AHEM Home Learners Fall Fair - Watertown, MA

The AHEM Home Learners Fall Fair will be held on Saturday, November 18, 1:30 - 4:30 pm at First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St., Watertown, MA.

Click here for the vendor application. Deadline for submitting applications is October 14, 2017

We are planning this to be a festive event with crafts for sale, entertainment, and refreshments. This is a wonderful opportunity for children and families to learn entrepreneurial skills and experience a larger sense of community.  We hope you will join us.

Homeschooling families are invited to display and sell their crafts, or perform.

We are looking for fine quality handmade, home grown crafts, kits, and small gifts that sell well to the general public. Vendors may not sell bake sale goods or foods meant to be bought and consumed on the premises.

A note to parents: Children can be disheartened if their crafts don’t sell up to their expectations.  Prepare your children for this possibility. Use it to discuss marketing, demand, pricing, or other factors that will influence sales. Call this an experiment to test the market and learn. Most customers are other homeschooling families, so encourage friends and family to come and shop!

We are looking for performers. Performers are an integral part of this event. People come for the performances as much as for the crafts, and more attendees benefit all. Would you like to perform? Are you part of a performing group?  Would you or some of your group be interested in performing at the Fair? Contact info@ahem.info.

Where: First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church St., Watertown, MA
When: Saturday, November 18th, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Vendor Cost: 3 ft. @ $20 + $1.99 Eventbrite fee
(The number of electrical outlets is limited and we cannot guarantee access to one.)

Click here for the vendor application. Deadline for submitting applications is October 14, 2017. Questions should be directed to info@ahem.info.

Participants will be added to the Friends of AHEM list unless they specifically opt out.

Proceeds, if any, will be donated to support the non-profit mission of AHEM, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The planners and sponsors of this event reserve the right to cancel this function without penalty. The total amount of liability of the planners and sponsors will be limited to a refund of the registration fee. If you choose to forward this email, PLEASE forward all of it, including signature below.

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