Important Dates:
March 6: Count Day for SOARCE-funded families! (Read their email to you!)
March 14: Homeschool Parent Gathering - How to teach children with special needs (at the Main Office, 6:30 pm)
March 19: Informational Meeting at Highpoint Hybrid Academy's Clinton Township Campus (Share this information on our website with your friends!)
  • This is an informational meeting about HighPoint Hybrid Academy and Homeschool Connections. Please invite family and friends that are interested in either program.
March 21: Informational Meeting at our Rochester Hills Campus (Share this information on our website with your friends!)
  • This is an informational meeting about HighPoint Hybrid Academy and Homeschool Connections. Please invite family and friends that are interested in either program.
March 28: Homeschool Parent Gathering at Troy Campus, 9:30 am.
March 31: Final payments are due.
April 9: Science Fair, Student Showcase and Meet the Teacher Night
  • Hosted at our Shelby Township Campus - for students at all of our campuses to participate in!
  • Click here to download the guidelines for the Science Fair. The QR code goes to this link.
  • See More information below.
April 11: Tentative date for Homeschool Parent Gathering - How to homeschool your high schooler (Details will be provided in future newsletters.)
June 1: Graduation Ceremony
  • Hosted at our Romeo Campus - for students at all of our campuses to participate in!
News for all families:
(Campus announcements are found below.)
Invite your friends, family, even grandparents!
EVENT OF THE YEAR:

Student Showcase, Science Fair, & Meet the Teacher Night!
Mark your calendar for our biggest event of the year!

The details:
Hosted at our Shelby Campus on April 9th, 6:30 pm

This event is for all parents and students of our campuses.

Prizes will be awarded to 3 age groups of students for the winning projects. Students must be present to win and submit your project by 6:30 pm. Any student may submit up to 3 projects which may include any fine arts projects, drawings, paintings, pottery, sewing, wood shop or project from a class.

Science fair questions should be directed to Ray Clay and you must sign up through this link to participate for the science fair. Click here to download the science fair guidelines.

Please keep all projects and displays to Homeschool Connections class projects only, please. We want to support you in all you do in and out of HC classes but simply do not have the capacity to allow outside projects at this event.

You can read more here .
Hey there!! We want to know!!!
What is your biggest homeschooling challenge? What is most stressful for you and your children? What about homeschooling keeps you up at night? If you could have assistance for one area of homeschooling what would it be? What do you wish someone else would take off your plate?

We want to be more responsive to your needs! Over the next few weeks, we will be holding one-on-one sessions to gather feedback from you. If you want to meet with us, click here . If you would like to give your feedback online, click here . Thanks in advance for helping us to help you!
Are you coming?
Parent Gathering : How to Homeschool Children with Special Needs

Come have a chat with Jessica Jagod as she gives us advice on how to homeschool children with special needs!
Parent Gathering : (Troy Campus) Homeschool Parents Get Together
How is homeschooling going? What are you struggling with? Questions about curriculum or teaching methods? Come be encouraged and learn from other parents on this homeschooling journey. All are welcome!
This week on the blog!

The mouse goes to Mosaics! A short story series written by own student author Eva! Click the photo to read it!
Brooke's first blog post is up! Click the following image to read it.
Want to see your child's work on the blog? Send it to Vickie (Vickie@MiHomeschoolConnections.com)! Pictures make submissions even better!
Balances are Due March 31

The early pay discount deadline has passed and all balances will be due on or before March 31, 2019 . For those using SOARCE - your credits will not be applied until April. If you are a SOARCE family, you should know what classes they are covering and send payment in for whatever classes they are not covering by March 31st. Remember, your bill must be paid in full in order to register for classes next semester. Please log in to your Orbund account to see and/or pay your bill. You can pay your bill online via your Orbund account with any major credit card or echeck, or you can mail a check to Homeschool Connections, 2685 Lapeer Rd, Suite 208, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. If you have any questions please email Pam at accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com or Jen at jen@mihomeschoolconnections.com . Any outstanding balance may incur a late fee beginning May 31, 2019.
Box Tops

Please collect and send box tops in for our teachers!

We can use the money for anything we need! Computers and books are just some of the ways the funds may be used from Box Tops for Education.
We value your opinion!
If you have any suggestions for classes, please fill out the form on our website ! We love offering classes that fit into your homeschooling journey! Let us know what courses you'd like us to offer! We need your input for fall!
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FOR SALE: Homeschool Connection Bags

For the first time we now are selling homeschool connection bags. You may purchase one at any campus for $8. Please see your supervisor for details.
Local Homeschooling Activity:

Where have those sneaky leprechauns gone? Why, right at Red Oaks Nature Center. Join families for an afternoon of trickery and embark on a scavenger hunt to find hidden treasure. Plan for a snack, craft and outdoor excursion. Feel free to sport your St. Patrick’s Day green. Irish or not, luck is on your side today. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

When: Saturday, March 16
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Location:
Red Oaks Nature Center
30300 Hales Street
Madison Heights MI 48071
Auburn Hills
Week 7 - March 4
Week 8 - March 11
Enter and exit through the NORTH doors. Only teachers can enter at the South doors.

Please do NOT block the mailbox when picking up and dropping off your child.
Pizza Day!!!

Pizza day is March 11th! Please sign up ahead of time with your campus supervisor! Slices are $1 each. Choices are cheese or pepperoni!
Lost and Found

Please check out our lost and found pile! It is growing!!!
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Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Michelle McCoy and Renee Schnabel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1001
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Clarkston
Week 7 - March 8
Week 8 - March 15
Enter and exit from the side parking lot at door #7. All other doors are locked.
Pizza Day!!!

Pizza Day is March 15! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
Dress Warm!

Weather-permitting, we will allow everyone to play outside after lunch! Please dress your child in warm clothes.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Lora Vogler and Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1003
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Eastside
Week 7 - March 4
Week 8 - March 11
Enter and exit through the WEST doors.
March Madness!

In the month of March, we will be having some fun with “March Madness”. Each week, we will dress up according to a different “theme”. Let’s help the month go by more quickly by adding some “madness” into March!
 
Here’s the schedule: 
03/11: St. Patrick’s Day: Dress up in St. Patrick attire or green and white!
 
03/18: Pajama and Slipper Day: Let’s get cozy by wearing your favorite PJ’s and/or Slippers!
 
03/25: Mix Match Day: Let’s get silly by wearing things that don’t match! 
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Latunya Mann and Anna Opel - 248-710-0360 ext. 1002
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Rochester Hills
Week 6 - March 5
Week 7 - March 12
Enter and exit through the back doors of Faith Church.
Pizza Day!!!

Pizza day will be April 9. Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
Winter Clothing

Please send your children with warm, winter clothing for some outdoor recess when they've finished eating lunch!
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Katie Vallus and Karen Cuyler - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Romeo
Week 6 - March 7
Week 7 - March 14
Enter and exit through the NORTH doors.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day!

On Thursday, March 14th, please have your children wear their lucky GREEN outfits!
Pizza Day!!!

Pizza Day is March 28! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
Campus Supervisor Contact Info:
  • Allison Powers and Jodi Kloock - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
  • You can message any campus supervisor through Orbund.
Shelby Township
Week 7 - March 8
Week 8 - March 15
Enter and exit through the SOUTH doors.
Pizza Days!!!

Future pizza days are March 15 and April 12. Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
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
Week 7 - March 7
Week 8 - March 14
Enter and exit through the EAST doors.
March Madness!

In the month of March, we will be having some fun with “March Madness”. Each week, we will dress up according to a different “theme”. Let’s help the month go by more quickly by adding some “madness” into March!
 
Here’s the schedule: 
03/14: St. Patrick’s Day: Dress up in St. Patrick attire or green and white!
*This is also Pizza Day!
 
03/21 Pajama and Slipper Day: Let’s get cozy by wearing your favorite PJ’s and/or Slippers!
 
03/28: Mix Match Day: Let’s get silly by wearing things that don’t match! 
Pizza Day!!!

Pizza Day is March 14! Please sign up with a campus supervisor beforehand. Slices are $1 each. Pepperoni or cheese.
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.
Our Contact Information
Main Phone Number: 248-710-0360

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

If you have questions about Orbund, please read our Orbund Help Page .

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
Homeschool Connections | www.MiHomeschoolConnections.com