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Homeschool Contests, Workshops, Discounts and More

There are many opportunities available to homeschool families.  Listing of these does not imply an endorsement by CHAP.  Please review all thoroughly. 

* Contest

National Math Competition The National School Improvement Alliance will conduct the Pennsylvania State-wide Math Competition for 1st-8th Graders on September 23, 2017 in Pittsburgh and March 3, 2018 in Philadelphia.  When you register, you get access to a team of math teachers, principals, and college professors. Approximately 600 students from each State-wide Event will progress to the Regional.  Cost per student is only $10. If student progresses to Regional or National, there is NO additional entry cost One of the Regionals will be held in Philadelphia, PA with Nationals to be held in May 2018 in Washington D.C. 

* Outdoor Education

Black Rock Retreat in Quarryville, PA - Fall Homeschool Days Give your kids an engaging day of hands-on learning with other area students.  Find out more and register today @ www.BRR.org/homeschooldays/  $22 a day.

Snipes Farm and Education Center Whether you are considering a field trip to the Farm, lessons about nutrition, healthy eating, farming, sustainability and ecosystems, nature, animal or plant life - Snipes can help you and your group.  For more information about their educational offerings call Melanie Douty-Snipes, director of Education at 215-295-1139 ext 105 or visit: www.snipesfarm.org/learn/

* STEM 

Sylvan Learning Center in Palmyra, PA - Homeschool STEM Club Designed for grades 1-5, focuses on robotics, engineering, or coding, 1-3 PM first Monday or third Wednesday of the month.  To enroll go to https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/palmyra-pa/schedules and click on STEM classes

* Field Trip Ideas

Crayola ExperienceHomeschool Special $9.99/person Call 610-515-8000 (press 4) no group minimum group of 10+ deeper deal.  30 Centre Sq, Easton, PA 18042

sweetFrog - Offers a hands on activity to teach the children weight, mass, temperature, volume and currency.  They have a program designed for students in grades K-5 as well as a middle school experience. The cost is $5 per child attending and it includes a delicious frozen treat! 
   
Please contact Angelina Ford, Aford@MFHUSA.com or 774-571-5946. 

* Discounts

eTAP (Teaching Assistance Program) Founder Blaise J. Subbiondo started eTAP, Inc. in 2000 as an educational resource to assist Students, Educators and Parents succeed in their education objectives.  They off a 10 day free trial or use the coupon 50%3mo to receive half off 3 month use.
Learn more at: 
https://www.etap.org/

CTC Math  Patrick Murray, the founder of CTC Math, is an internationally acclaimed math teacher with more than 22 years experience teaching. He has the very rare ability to deliver math concepts in a simple, easy to understand way in just a few minutes.  Homeschoolers receive 60% off and can try a 2 week trial free.
Learn more at: https://www.ctcmath.com/

 

Stores that provide teacher discounts to those with homeschool membership cards.

A.C.Moore 15%

Aerosoles 15%

Banana Republic 15%

Barnes & Nobles 20% 

Ben Franklin Crafts 10%

Book Warehouse 15% 

Books-A-Million 20% in store 10% online 

J Crew 15%

JoAnn Fabric and Craft 15% 

Lakeshore Learning Store 15% 

Michaels 15% 

Office Depot/Office Max 10%  

Staples 10%

Notebooks for Students

Homeschool families can purchase from NFS as individual families or form a group for a Group Order. In both cases the families must provide their homeschool documentation to NFS. The type of documentation is based by what is required by your state of residence.
 
For full details please visit; www.notebooksforstudents.org/homeschoollaptopdiscount.htm
 
Notebooks for Students is a nonprofit private operating foundation located in Carlsbad, Ca. Incorporated in 2011, our mission is to address the ever-growing Digital Divide within the national student body by increasing the availability of computers to all educators and their students. NFS operates the following programs: College Program, School Sales Program, BYOD Program, K-12 families, and Homeschool Program. General website is: www.notebooksforstudents.org

* Job Openings Outside of CHAP

Looking for Contract Work for Home Education Directory   (July 13, 2017)

We are passionate about education and love to support all home educators, students, and their families. 

Resource Marketer Consultant – Contract worker commission pay scale 

If you are passionate about home education and love to network this is a good fit for you.  

A background in sales and marketing is helpful. Skills needed; organized, self-motivated, patient, positive attitude, good communication, and sales oriented. Daily activities include, developing marketing campaigns for multiple companies, emails, phone calls and invoicing. Work from anywhere you have internet, phone and quiet environment. Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. 

Example of income potential:  Commission paid on average campaign $51 @ 7 per week= $357
We have paid contract workers a lot more. Dependent on motivation and skills. Monthly bonuses. 

Contact: Mindy Lively  mindy@homeEDdirectory.com  for interview