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

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

Week 7: October 22 - 26
Week 8: October 29 - November 2
This Week on the Blog:
Check out our latest blogpost! Eva interviewed our drama teacher Megan Timberlake! Read to learn more about our upcoming play: Wizard of Oz !
Read a few tips for a homeschooling with toddlers also needing your attention. A great read for all parents:
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.
Barber of Seville Opera
Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville  ~ Opera Series is being put on at the Detroit Opera House

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, November 8th at 11 AM

This Rossini classic is the story of how Count Almaviva wins the hand of his beloved Rosina.

Tickets cost $10 each. Sign up and pay for tickets through the link below. A minimum of 10 people is required to get the group rate.

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.

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

Sensory Friendly Hockey Game

First sensory friendly hockey game is on Sunday, October 28 th  at 2pm when Team USA hosts the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Working in partnership with the Autism Alliance of Michigan, they’ve rethought and redesigned one of the regular season Team USA hockey games just for fans with sensory needs, but everyone is welcome and included.


Guests will get to see a real hockey game, but they've made significant environment modifications including turned off sound and video, open seating sections, Halloween fun zone, modified concessions with gluten-free pizza, costume contest and quiet rooms. 
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.
Please take this 3 question, quick survey!
Reminder: Do NOT call churches directly about Homeschool Connections.
Call our main phone number for help: 248-710-0360
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 at the front table. Cheese or Pepperoni $1 per slice.

Crazy Hair Day! Show us your Crazy! Monday, October 29th.

Please regularly check lost and found.
Heads up! There are coat racks in the far hallway for coats & winter clothes.
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!
There are coat racks just inside the door for coats & winter clothes.
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.
Pizza Day is November 9!
Please pre-order at the front desk. Cheese or Pepperoni, $1 per slice.
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.
Pizza Day is November 12!
Please pre-order with your campus supervisor. Cheese or Pepperoni, $1 per slice.
Parent Reminder:
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.
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.
GO TEAM GO!!!
Wear your favorite team uniform to classes on November 20th! Show off your team spirit by wearing your favorite team's gear!

(Picture credit: NBA.com)
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.
Operation Christmas Child - Fundraiser!
A Bake Sale to raise money for Operation Christmas Child will be held on Nov 1, 8 and 15 , bring extra $$$ those days to buy a sweet treat and help a great cause! 
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.
Pizza Days are Nov. 9 and Dec. 7
Sign up and pay your campus supervisor. $1 per slice.
GO TEAM GO!!!
Wear your favorite team uniform to classes on November 16th! Show off your team spirit by wearing your favorite team's gear!
Student Play - The Wizard of Oz!
Friday, December 7th at 10 am

There's no place like home! The Wizard of Oz is brought to life by our talented, passionate, drama student! Parents are encouraged to attend.
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.
It's Getting Cold!

As it gets colder outside, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor recess after lunch.

Lost & Found
Please be sure the check the lost and found near the sign-in desk every week.
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