News and Events
that you don't want to miss!
First, important announcements for everyone.
Then announcements by campus.

Week 9: November 5 - 9
Week 10: November 12 - 16
(For Rochester Campus Nov. 12 - 16 is week 8)
Just for You:
10 Tips for Homeschooling

Congratulations for making it over HALFWAY through the semester!!! You deserve a round of applause!

At Homeschool Connections, we want to help you on your homeschooling journey to do the best you can! If you're feeling frustrated, worn out, or just wondering if you're doing this thing right - Tarla has written a letter just for you!

Check it out!
Winter Registration
We're getting excited for winter semester! (More the classes than the snow ;) )
Winter Registration will open first for returning families after Thanksgiving. You will be notified via email.
Dear Moms,
You're Invited to Mom's Night Out!

Come join us for a night out without the kids.
You are not meant to be alone in this journey of homeschooling.
You will be encouraged and motivated to learn more about homeschooling and how to deal with everyday life.
We will discuss classes, curriculum, learning styles and much more.
If your new to homeschooling and have questions, this is for you too.
If you have questions about both our programs, Homeschool Connections and Highpoint Hybrid, we want to help you to understand the difference.
Moms night out
Thursday November 15th at 7pm
IHOP restaurant by Lakeside Mall
13785 Lakeside Circle
Sterling Heights, 48313

Space is limited.
Dear Parents of Graduates,
Graduation Meeting

If you have a student who is eligible to graduate in May 2019 and you want to participate in our annual Homeschool Connections ceremony, it is very important that you attend one of our meetings. If you haven't already attended a meeting, here's your last chance:
Friday, Nov. 16
at Shelby Twp at 9:30 am
Shepherds Gate Church 
Enter through the back of church.
Also, if you have a junior who is going to graduate with us next year, we are looking for volunteers to help with our 2019 ceremony. If you volunteer to help, you will receive a discount toward your child’s graduation next year. You will just need to attend one meeting at the beginning of May. Please contact Shelly (Shelly@MIHomeschoolConnections.com) if you would like to do that.

For more information about Michigan's Department of Education graduation requirements, read more here . If you have any questions, contact Shelly McMahon .
Box Tops
Please collect and bring in Box Tops! We use these for purchasing materials and supplies for our classes.

Thank you for bringing them in!
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:
'All Kinds of Fish' Homeschool Week at Sea Life
November 12-16, 2018 from 10am-3pm
Dive into Homeschool Week for an educational workshop, supplemental educational activities and a FIN-tastic discount! Homeschoolers and their families can purchase tickets for just $10 per person. That's a savings of up to $13.50 each!

FREE Fish Dissection Workshops Included
11:00am, 1:00pm daily
Get hands-on and learn about fish anatomy as we dissect herring, a schooling fish found in both the Atlantic and Pacific! This program is recommended for students in 4th-12th grade, however, younger students may participate with a parent.
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.

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 to check the lost and found near the sign-in desk every week.
Pizza Day is November 9!
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 to 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.
Please Read Carefully:
We will be having a fire drill on November 13th, but please DO NOT to tell your kids unless it’s absolutely necessary . Building fires are unexpected and the practice drills need to be, too!
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!
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 November 15 , bring extra $$$ those days to buy a sweet treat and help a great cause! 
Pizza Day is Nov. 29!
Sign up and pay your campus supervisor. $1 per slice.
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!
November 30th at 10 am in the Gym

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.
Pizza Day is Nov. 11!
Sign up and pay your campus supervisor. $1 per slice.
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 to check the lost and found near the sign-in desk every week.
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