News and Events
that you don't want to miss!

First, important announcements for everyone.
Then announcements by campus.

Week 6 - October 15-19
Week 7 - October 22-26

Introducing: The New Blog!

We are thrilled to have our Student Newspaper Class contributing to the new Homeschool Connections Blog!

Meet our Writers:
Attention, Parents:
Sickness:
If your child has a contagious illness, please keep them home from classes and notify the Campus Supervisor so we are aware of anything that is going around. Thank you. Keep scrolling to find your campus supervisor's contact information.

Policy Reminder: Earbuds and Electronics.
Electronics are NOT allowed to be used on campus. This includes all phones, earbuds, headphones, computers and game systems.  These items should not be out during class, lunch, and while passing in the halls. If they are used, they will be taken away until the end of the day. They are permitted during study hall only.
Picture Day Information
 Pictures will be back around Thanksgiving.

If you forgot to preorder your students pictures, when they come back you will have another chance. You will be able to see a copy of the proof image on the envelope and on their school ID. There will be a two week period after photographs are delivered where you can order online. The delivery envelope will have instructions including the website address to guide you in the order process.

Ea ch student will be photographed for our yearbook and receive a complimentary student ID card good for discounts all around town.

There is no fee to sit for the portrait. Portrait packages and fun accessories are available for purchase.

Homeschool Connections parents can also sit for a Teacher ID to receive educator discounts around town as well (Teacher ID $5.00).

You can download an order form here ( http://www.midtowneventphotography.com/HC_ORDER_FORM.pdf ).
Events to Check Out in SE Michigan:
The Student Statesmanship Institute Onsite Program
Leadership and biblical worldview training for teenagers through a fun, unscripted, faith-building, and realistic leadership experience.

Sponsored by Lake Orion Baptist School
October 29-30th, 2018
Lake Orion, MI

Basketball Program

There is a new, homeschool, basketball program at their facility in Sterling Heights, MI. Coach Charles Ryle and some helpers will be running the classes. He has plenty of experience with homeschoolers, training, and much more.
This is the first program they've offered and they're so excited to get it started! They are trying to get the word out to as much homeschoolers in the area!
Their information can be found at greggrantbasketball.com/homeschool
Reserve your child's spot: Driver's Education!
Driver's Ed classes start soon! Segment 1 class is from November 5 - 27th!  Homeschool Connections is proud to partner with Academy Driving School of Troy to offer the opportunity to take Homeschool Driver’s Education Classes. Classes are held at Rochester Hills Christian School, 3300 S. Livernois Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Read more about Driver's Ed. Sign up today!!!
Tip of the Week:
Parents:
You need to be checking your students' grades in ORBUND. It is your responsibility to check homework and make sure things are getting done. If your students are failing, then they will be placed on academic probation and possibly taken out of the class.

Try using Orbund in your Chrome browser if you're experiencing trouble with the site.
If you need a refresher on how to use Orbund, please visit our help page.
Reminder: Do NOT call churches directly about Homeschool Connections.
Call our main phone number for help: 248-710-0360

Refrigerator and Microwaves cannot be used at churches during lunch.
Auburn Hills Campus Announcements
Enter and exit through the NORTH doors. Only teachers can enter at the South doors.
Pizza Day is November 12!
Please pre-order with your campus supervisor. Cheese or Pepperoni $1 per slice.

Crazy Hair Day! Show us your Crazy! Monday, October 29th. 
Policy Reminder: Earbuds and Electronics.
Electronics are NOT allowed to be used on campus. This includes all phones, earbuds headphones, computers and game systems. These items should not be out during class, lunch, and while passing in the halls. If they are used, they will be taken away until the end of the day. They are permitted during study hall only.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Shelly McMahon - 248-710-0360 ext. 2016, shelly@mihomeschoolconnections.com
  • Michelle McCoy, Renee Schnabel, Jessica Thompson, and Tracy Dushaj
  • 248-710-0360 ext. 1001
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Clarkston Campus Announcements
Enter and exit from the side parking lot at door #7. All other doors are locked.
It's getting cold!
As it gets colder outside, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess after lunch.

Please be sure the check the lost and found near the sign-in desk every week.
Please contact Lora Vogler or Michelle McCoy, the Clarkston campus supervisors, if your child will be significantly late or absent. Our numbers are posted on the door. DO NOT CONTACT THE CHURCH for Connections related business.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Lora Vogler and Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1003
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Eastside Campus Announcements
Enter and exit through the WEST doors.
Picture of pizza
Pizza Day is October 22!
Pizza Day is October 22nd, please don't forget to sign up and pay first thing this morning if you plan to participate!

We also want to remind you we have a snack store available during the lunch hour. Snacks and drinks range from 25 cents to $1.
Parent Reminder:
Just a reminder that we ask you to not wander down the hall by the classrooms. We know our campus is small but it is very disruptive for the teacher or other students if a student sees their parent and then gets excited/distracted. So please stay in the main lobby area. If you need to speak with your child, please let a supervisor know. Thank you.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Latunya Mann and Anna Opel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1002
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Rochester Hills Campus Announcements
Enter and exit through the back of Faith Church.
Pizza Days are Nov. 20 and Dec. 11
Sign up and pay your campus supervisor. $1 per slice.
Wear your Christmas clothes (sweaters, socks, etc.) on December 11th!
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Katie Vallus, Karen Cuyler, and Jessica Thompson - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Romeo Campus Announcements
Enter and exit through the NORTH doors.
Math Tutoring Available
If your child needs a math tutor, we have a teacher available during the 12:30 pm hour Please contact Ruth at Ruth@MIHomeschoolconnections.com for more info.
Pizza Day is November 1!
Sign up and pay your campus supervisor. $1 per slice.
Hat Day is November 8!
We hope everyone will be excited & participate! Be as cool or funky as you want!
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Allison Powers and Jodi Kloock - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Shelby Township Campus Announcements
Enter and exit through the SOUTH doors.
Picture Day
Friday, October 19 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, individual pictures will be taken at your campus! Make-up pictures will be the week of January 21, 2019.
Pizza Days are Nov. 9 and Dec. 7
Sign up and pay your campus supervisor. $1 per slice.
Wear your Christmas clothes (sweaters, socks, etc.) on December 14th!
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Katie Vallus, Karen Cuyler and Stephanie Caira - 248-710-0360 ext. 1006
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Troy Campus Announcements
Enter and exit through the EAST doors.
Drive Carefully!

Please drive slowly around the building. If you are dropping your children off in front of the East doors, please slowly circle around to make sure the passenger door is facing the doors and the kids exit the car on the sidewalk. Thank you.
Remember to sign in when arriving and sign out when leaving!

Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Michelle Davis Poeder, Anna Opel, and Renee Schnabel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1007
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Contact Information
Main Phone Number: 248-710-0360

If you do not know who to contact, please email help@mihomeschoolconnections.com .

If you have campus operation related questions, please reach out to Shelly at Shelly@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2016.
If you have family financial account questions, please ask Pam at accounting@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2017.

For teacher related questions, please speak with Ruth at Ruth@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2019.

For Human Resources , contact Becky at Becky@MIHomeschoolConnections.com or 248-710-0360 ext. 2018.
Yours in Service,

Your Homeschool Connections Team