LeaderLife! Registration Ends TODAY! 
Last chance to register for the LeaderLife! leadership conference! You won't want to miss this weekend of practical learning, encouragement, and fun.

Take time off from serving others to invest in yourself and be strengthened and renewed in your leadership role. LeaderLife! is an unforgettable weekend with other leaders who can relate to your challenges, joys, and frustrations, and who can share ideas, strategies, and encouragements that have worked for them.

Whether you are a veteran leader, or you are a new leader, or you are just considering leadership, this LeaderLife! conference is for you.

Newly designed discussion sessions will give more time to focus on your specific leadership challenges, including group goals and struggles, finances and insurance, getting dads involved, using social media, organization, co-op structure and challenges, parent participation policies, community outreach, and so much more.

Fun, Fun! Leader T-Shirts, Mugs & Totes! 
Not coming to LeaderLife? You can still lay claim to "victorious leadership," by ordering a T-shirt, mug, or tote. Choose to have them shipped to you, or save shipping costs and pick them up at the conference. (All items are offered at cost for leaders.) 


Facebook Party Tomorrow 
Join us at HEAV's Facebook page Thursday at 8:30 p.m. to have fun and discover all the special-learning resources you'll find at this year's convention. Hint: We'll be talking about a special-learners' workshop track, counseling for special needs, hands-on activities, a testing table, and a preview of the Special Buddies convention program.

Join us, along with special guests Kristen Eckenwiler, Sarah Olbris, and others! 


Facebook Party
Meet the Speaker: J. Michael Smith 
Mike Smith is a Supreme Court attorney and a founder and president of HSLDA. A former homeschool dad himself, he uses his legal expertise to help and protect homeschooling families. He will speak on hot topics of importance to Virginia homeschoolers, including the Common Core.

This is his first time at the HEAV Convention!



FROM OUR SPONSORS...

Homeschool Day at the Lynnhaven House Colonial Education Center 
February 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Youth age 5 and up can explore the past with hands-on educational lessons and take home craft. $5/ child or $20/ family.   Advance registration required.

Homeschool day
Winterplace Ski Resort 
Homeschool Students (all ages) family & friends! Enjoy a day of education & fun with other HEAV families on the slopes. Students learn about taking part in healthy outdoor activities. More info on Mid-week Packages & "Snow Sports Educational Series." 800-607-SNOW
Winterplace
MOM'S CORNER
Mom_s Corner
  
1.1 Article: "The Pleasure of Praising Others"
1.2 Wintertime Reading
1.3 Creative Chore Charts for Children
 
HOMESCHOOL CLASSROOM
Preschool & Kindergarten
Elementary & Middle School 
2.1 Winter Color-by-Numbers 
2.2 Color-by-Letter Worksheets
2.3 American Revolution Book List 
2.4 100+ Math Activities
2.5 Artcyclopedia 
2.6 Nutrition Unit Study

AROUND THE STATE
Around the State
  
3.1 Dislecksia: The Movie - Norfolk - February 25 
3.2 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side Concert with Richmond Symphony - Richmond - February 26 
3.3 Young Women's Leadership Retreat - Ashland - Priority Consideration for Applications Received by March 1 
VERSE OF THE WEEK
"And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD." Psalm 40:3 (KJV)
HOMESCHOOL Q&A
Q and A
Homeschool Mom, Do You Care Too Much? - Lynna Sutherland 
Is it possible to care too much? It is certainly possible to care too much about the wrong things. Focusing your energy on what matters and letting go of what doesn't is the best way to care.
 
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Legislative Update - Crossover Report! Learn about new bills under discussion and how they will affect Virginia homeschoolers in Yvonne Bunn's video legislative update! 
And join us TONIGHT on Facebook for a Live Q&A!  
 
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Get Hands-On in the Exhibit Hall 
Stop by the Exhibit Hall between workshops and visit the instrument petting zoo, a robotics expo, marine touch tank, and more hands-on fun! Don't forget to check out over 350 exhibitors' booths that make this Exhibit Hall the second largest in the country! Check out the exhibitor page--and look for the image the indicates a hands-on activity!
   
UCS Barcoding Site - Opens in March 
Our staff is busily preparing the Used Curriculum Sale barcoding site to open in March! Don't miss this unique chance to pass along the homeschool resources you no longer need to other homeschool families who do. Start now by gathering the items you want to sell! Questions? Contact our UCS staff at ucs@heav.org


Day at the Capitol
Kroger Rewards
Day at the Capitol - Watch the Video! Hundreds of homeschoolers gathered at the Capitol to meet legislators, tour the Capitol building, and learn firsthand about state legislation.

Visit the website to watch a video and a slideshow of the event.
 
 
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Kroger Rewards! 
Connect your Kroger card with HEAV--then, EVERY time you shop, you'll support the work of HEAV. And the little portions add up! Just 35 families netted a contribution of $488 through Kroger rewards. What would happen if 100 families signed up? Please register your card!

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