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Dayspring Parent Meetings 2013 - 2014

September 9: Field Trips (topic is for all age groups)

For many homeschool families, the new school year has begun and it's time to plan some field trips!!!  Do you need new ideas?  Are you totally new to homeschooling and don't know what options are 'out there'?  Join us for this informative meeting of the many field trip options available in and around the area.

Your homework:  Bring your field trip ideas - places you've been or places you'd like to go! Also bring any contact info you may have for field trip idea<

Field trip ideas for ALL ages are welcome!  High schoolers 'like' field trips, too.

Click here to sign up.

October 14: The Value of Non-Academic Education

Joining us for this parent meeting are father/daughter team, Ken and Hope Auer. Their names may sound familiar to you - they led a workshop at the NCHE conference this past May. If you were not able to hear them in May, you have a second chance!

Who decides the subjects one should study in school? As homeschoolers, the opportunity to go where no classroom-based education has gone before develops the skills and talents that will open up many doors. This father/daughter team will explain how this twenty-one year-old developed such an impressive resume, by placing real education above trying to reproduce a standard high school transcript.

November 11
:Writing With Kathy Pierce

Is the subjective nature of providing writing instruction for your children daunting? Do you dread the grind of coaxing them to put just a few words on paper? If so, join us as we explore WRITING OPPORTUNITIES that hopefully will encourage your family! Begin to see the process of coaching your children as writers as an adventure and a blessing instead of drudgery and a curse!

Kathy Pierce will share personal experiences from seventeen years of homeschooling two sons and some helpful ideas she's gleaned along the way. Whether you have a kindergartner just beginning to trace letters or a budding story writer who is too busy for punctuation or a teen who is allergic to pen and paper, there is HOPE!

Please sign up here: Writing With Kathy Pierce


December: No Parent Meeting this month.

Enjoy the Christmas season with your family.


January 13: Mom’s Chill Out

Come and take a barometer check of your school year.  How is homeschooling going for you? For your children? “Mom’s Chill Out” is a night to come talk with other moms, ask questions, and encourage one another. 

We will have a night of veggies, fruit, (definitely some chocolate!), and best of all…..FELLOWSHIP.  We need one another on this journey called  homeschooling.  Come and be encouraged, refreshed and recharged!  Please take this relaxing opportunity to fellowship with your Dayspring partners-in-homeschooling.  (Non-Dayspring members that are homeschoolers/considering homeschooling are welcome to join us as well.)

February 17: Remembering Why You Homeschool

Date change!!!  We will be meeting on Monday, February 17 (instead of February 10).

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: The Annex of New Horizons Fellowship Church (826 E. Williams Street, Apex)

... with Guest Speaker Lynn Custer

Do you have the 'winter doldrums'? Do you need to be 'recharged' and to refocus as to 'why' you are homeschooling?
(It would be SO much easier to put the kiddos on the bus, and be able to stay home and watch soap operas all day, right?!)

Please join us for a time of encouragement, inspiration and challenge with guest speaker Lynn Custer.

Non-Dayspring members that are homeschoolers/considering homeschooling are welcome to join us as well.

Contact for the event: Karen Shinn

NOTE: Please note that childcare is not provided. Children are not encouraged to attend the parent meetings; however, nursing babies are welcome.

March 10: College application process - things you need to know; financial aid options

Time:  7:00-9:00pm
Venue: The Annex of New Horizons Fellowship Church (826 E. Williams Street, Apex)
Guest speaker:  Representative from College Foundation of North Carolina

Contact for the event: Karen Shinn

NOTE: Please note that childcare is not provided. Children are not encouraged to attend the parent meetings; however, nursing babies are welcome.

April 5: Dayspring Home Educators Used Curriculum Sale

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: Vendor check-in and set up will be from 8:30-9:00
Sale between vendors 9:00-10:00
Open to public 10:00-1:00
Location: White Plains United Methodist Church 313 SE Maynard Rd Cary NC

Click Here ----> DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM <----Click Here

1. Bring your curriculum already priced and be ready to make change.
2. No childcare will be available. If you bring your children, please keep them with you.
3. Clean Up: You are expected to have all unsold items removed by 1:30. Be sure to also remove all trash, empty boxes, etc.
4. Receipt: You will be notified via email when your Registration Form is received.

Questions: Email Noel-Beth Sipe: madjakal6@att.net

April 14: Annual testing requirements for homeschools; CLEP, DSST, UExcel college credit test differences

Time:  7:00-9:00pm
Venue: The Annex of New Horizons Fellowship Church (826 E. Williams Street, Apex)
Guest Speaker:  Debbie Thompson from Triangle Education Assessments

May 12: High School Transcripts

Time:  7:00-9:00pm
Venue: The Annex of New Horizons Fellowship Church (826 E. Williams Street, Apex)

(Note: This is NOT the main building for New Horizons. The Annex is located beside the Family Dollar.)

Guest speaker(s): Brigid Thompson & Victoria Cooley

Do you have a middle school student - or high school student - and have questions about HOW to prepare their high school transcript? Or perhaps you've been procrastinating about this item on your 'to do' list. ;-) Parents of elementary-aged students are encouraged to attend as well - it's never too soon to start gathering information.
Guest speakers Brigid Thompson and Victoria Cooley (both veteran homeschool moms) will share their wisdom, insight and experience with us on this topic. Transcripts aren't something to be 'feared'. You CAN do it! In addition to their presentation, there will also be a Q&A time.

Please take a minute to sign up on the Google form to let us know you are coming - so we know how many handouts to prepare.

Contact for the event: Karen Shinn

Membership to Dayspring is not required to attend any of our monthly parent meetings. All homeschoolers are welcome to attend. (No vendors, please.)

NOTE: Please note that childcare is not provided. Children are not encouraged to attend the parent meetings; however, nursing babies are welcome.

June 21: Homeschool 101: Beginning Basics

With regret Dayspring has cancelled Homeschool 101 seminar this calendar year. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 21. There are no plans for an alternate date to conduct the seminar at this time.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused in your homeschool planning.

Some helpful websites for newcomers to homeschooling in North Carolina:

NC Division of Non-Public Education

North Carolinians for Home Education

Home School Legal Defense Association

 

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The meeting location for Parent Meetings for the 2013-14 school year (Sept-May) will be in the ANNEX of New Horizons Fellowship. New Horizons Fellowship's main church entrance is located in the right end of a strip mall--820 E. Williams Street, Apex; however, their Annex is located 3 doors to the left of the main entrance at 826 E. Williams Street, Apex, just left of the middle of the strip.
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Dayspring Park Days 2014 - 2015 (TBD)

Park days will be held on Fridays of each month from 2:00 - 4:00. They will begin on Friday, September 6, 2013. Park Days are open to Dayspring members and non-members. This is a great opportunity to meet other Dayspring homeschool Moms and children, to ask questions about Dayspring and to "check us out." Kids of all ages are welcome.

All the parks have restroom facilities. Be sure to bring any sports equipment that you may have (kickball, soccer ball, basketball, sandbox toys) as well as sunscreen, drinks and snacks.


Look for the yellow flag with the Dayspring logo and the friendly face.


First Friday: Ritter Park @ 301 Lochmere Drive West, Cary

Second Friday:
Sears Farm Road Park @ 5077 Sears Farm Road, Cary

Third Friday: Bond Park@ 801 High House Road, Cary

Fourth Friday: Walnut Street Park @ 1420 Walnut Street, Cary

When there is a Fifth Friday, we will meet at Parrish Womble Park @ 1201 Grisby Ave., Holly Springs

Questions about Park Days? Contact Carmen Madler

Assigned Park Volunteer:

Bond Park: Jacque Dodd - Pri; Alisa Jensen - Alt

Ritter Park: Carmen Madler - Pri; Jacque Dodd - Alt

Sears Farm Road Park: Dan & Gina Rice - Pri; Alisa Jensen - Alt

Walnut Street Park: Jenica Webster - Pri; Carmen Madler - Alt

Womble Park: Alisa Jensen - Pri; Carmen Madler - Alt