July 15, 2017
In This Issue:

  • Pittsburgh Conference
  • Convention Feedback
  • Let Children Keep Homeschool Records
  • CHAP Is Hiring
  • Used Curriculum Buyer
  • FAQs 
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CHAP Pittsburgh Conference
A Recipe for Success
Saturday, August 26, 2017
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Come to the CHAP Pittsburgh Conference at Christ Bible Church in Cranberry Township.  We have invited Susan Kemmerer, author of Homeschool Supermom ...Not! When Grace Meets Homeschooling to join us as our keynote speaker. There will be workshops covering topics from Getting Started Homeschooling to High School at Home. There will be a small vendor hall and a used curriculum trunk sale over lunch. Grove City College is a gracious sponsor of this event. Registration is available online.
Convention 2017 Feedback
CHAP wishes to thank the many attendees that completed our 2017 convention survey. Some highlights that were gleaned from this data:

  1. We had a 26% response rate from attending families.
  2. The convention had a 89% success rate
  3. 20% of respondents were first time attendees.

The CHAP Convention Team has read through your comments and plans to implement many of your suggestions for improvements in 2018. The winners in the drawing for a complimentary 2018 family registration are:

  • Motter family from Newville PA
  • Nolt family from Mohnton PA
  • Weaver family from Shippensburg PA

Congratulations! CHAP is already looking forward to June 1-2, 2018 in Lancaster PA.
Let Your Children Keep Their Own Homeschool Records
By Karen Doll

Homeschooling brings with it a plethora of busywork that only adds more stress to a homeschool mom’s already busy schedule. Letting your children keep their own logs is an easy way to lighten your load. Children can easily keep track of their learning progress in simple notebooks, planners, or on pre-printed pages. Think of the process as another hands-on project that teaches valuable skills.

Begin by Modeling…

“Once begun is half done…” I love this saying! And it rings so true here.

Teaching your age-appropriate child to keep his own log is similar to teaching him how to do his chores. Start by modeling for a few days to a week. Depending on what type of schedule you follow, modeling for an entire week may be necessary for your child to see how unique days are handled. Then, once they understand the basic idea, sit beside them as they fill in their log each day. There, you’re half done!

Continue reading online at The Homeschool Mom

Great Summer Reading:
The Camp Soaring Eagle Mysteries
Kids always have fun at Camp Soaring Eagle. But this year something is wrong. Can the campers discover who's behind a series of accidents that threaten to close the camp? Join five friends as they discover that living for God is always an adventure...and sometimes a mystery! 

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CHAP Is Hiring
We are currently in need of filling two part-time paid positions within CHAP.

  • Graphic Designer - The graphics designer is responsible for doing graphics and layout work for the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP). The major recurring projects are the quarterly CHAP Magazine and publications for annual CHAP Convention. The deadline for this position is July 31st.

  • Social Media Coordinator - This position is a key part of the Communications Team and will report to the Director of Communications. This position will be responsible for CHAP’s social media efforts.

Please prayerfully consider these positions and share with persons who may be interested. Volunteer positions are also available for viewing on our website.

Attention: Used Curriculum Buyer
CHAP is looking for the convention attendee who bought an 8th grade Lifepac science kit from Alpha Omega at the Used Curriculum Sale. The experiment DVD was inadvertently not put in the DVD case and the seller would like to send it to the purchaser. Please contact the CHAP office at staff@chaponline.com or 717-838-0980 
Q: What must I do to start homeschooling in the fall?

A: If you have made the decision to homeschool your child for the first time this fall, here is what you need to do in Pennsylvania. The law states that the parent or guardian must submit a notarized affidavit to the superintendent of the school district of residence prior to the commencement of the home education program and annually thereafter by August 1. CHAP offers a downloadable form for your use on the resources page of our website. Y ou must also supply an outline of proposed education objectives by subject and evidence that the child has been immunized or a statement of exemption. The  requirements can be found on our website.