March 6, 2020

First, read through the general Homeschool Connections news!
Then, each campus' announcements are listed.
Very Important Surveys
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Self-Pay Families
Don't wait until the last minute!
Balances for Winter 2020 Semester are due April 3, 2020
Payments received after April 3rd may be subject to a late fee and your account will be locked for our Fall 2020 registration until it is paid in full. Please make sure you are in the correct semester when making payments - Winter 2020. If you have any questions please email accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com. 

Thank you - Pam Koskinen 
Funded Families
  • Remember that the districts do not pay for registration fees, lunch, study hall, certain science lecture classes and any other class that they have told you they will not cover. When you are in Orbund, double check that you are in the correct semester.
  • You MUST satisfactorily complete any requirements as specified by the district in order to be eligible for district funding. Count requirements are listed below.
  • If you have questions about what they will pay for, please reach out to Ken Janczarek, Clarkston representative at: kpjanczarek@clarkston.k12.mi.us 
  • Verified and approved district funding credits will be applied to your account once count is complete, usually by mid March. 
  • If balances are not paid in full by registration for the following semester your account will be blocked from being able to register until the balance is paid in full.
  • If you do not complete your Fast Five Feedbacks, you are jeopardizing your district funding.
If you have any questions please email me at accounting@mihomeschoolconnections.com. 
Thank you - Pam Koskinen 
Don't Forget Winter Count!
If you are receiving funding from CCS you should have received an email from them explaining the next count window.

  • Week Four (March 4-10): Normal on-campus count.

Read the email here .

If you need to contact your mentor, please email them.
  • Dana Pennanen - ccsmentor.dpennanen@clarkston.k12.mi.us
  • Suzie Miller - ccsmentor.smiller@clarkston.k12.mi.us
  • Rodney Pierson - ccsmentor.rpierson@clarkston.k12.mi.us
General Announcements!
Do your Fast Fives!
This is Homeschool Connections’ online, weekly component that has been implemented in every class as a type of “homework.”

Have you done your Fast Five Feedback this week?

Every student is expected to do their Fast Five Feedback questions!
Absent for Sickness Policy Reminder
If your child/teen is sick, please keep them home to prevent the spreading of germs!
When your child/teen is absent, please do the following:
  1. Call or text your campus supervisor to let her know.
  2. Email your child/teen's teachers for missed assignments and homework.

If anyone breaks out with a major illness, we will alert all families.
Our 2020 Teacher Showcase and Science Fair is May 1st at 6:30 pm!

Hosted at the Rochester Church of the Nazarene
1799 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

This year’s teachers will be at this event to show off Winter 2019-2020 classes! Come and see your students’ teachers! They may even have students’ work samples, current curriculum, and class manipulates used during class.

We are very excited to bring you the fifth ever, Homeschool Connections and HighPoint Hybrid Science Fair. This contest is open to all students. If you have an interest in Science, or anything relating to Scientific Principles, you are encouraged to attend. We want it to be a great time with lots of fabulous science projects, but for that to happen we need people to participate. You will find the signup form here:  SIGN UP NOW ! There is still enough time to put together a winning science project.
Box Tops are going digital!
You can STILL turn in your box tops to any campus!

You can also begin digitally turning them! Download the app ("Box Tops for Education"). Watch this video for instructions on how it works. Read FAQ's here . IT'S SO EASY!

To give Homeschool Connections your credits, please search by our zip code (48326). Then choose "Home School Connections" (we are working to get the spelling corrected).

We appreciate your time and effort to provide better supplies for our classes!
Time to Order Yearbooks!
The 2019-2020 Homeschool Connections Yearbook is now available for order online. The yearbook is a student created keepsake that encompasses student photographs and Homeschool Connections activities from the year. The yearbook is hardcover and available for $35.00.  Please place your order online anytime through Sunday, April 5th to receive your copy.   Click here  or follow the link below to the online yearbook order form and please note student name and delivery campus for each yearbook order. Contact  chris@midtowneventphotography.com  / 586-219-0063 if you have any questions.  

Yearbook Online Order Form Link -  tinyurl.com/rtj2aj4
Auburn Hills Campus - Enter/exit through NORTH doors.
March 2 is Session 7 - March 9 is Session 8
Please park in a parking space, not at the door or in front of the mailbox!

Parent Coffee Hour:
All homeschooling parents are encouraged and welcome to spend time getting together and getting to know one another!
9 am - Noon, March 23rd

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Vickie Turner - 248-807-4147
  • Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1001
Clarkston Campus - Enter/exit at door #7
March 6 is Session 7 - March 13 is Session 8
Please dress warmly to play outside after lunch!

Pizza Day is March 13th! Preorder your pepperoni or cheese slices for $1 each with your campus supervisor.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Michelle McCoy - 248-710-0360 ext. 1003 or 248-840-5626
  • Lora Vogler - 248-765-1221
Rochester Hills Campus - Enter/exit through BACK doors.
March 3 is Session 7 - March 17 is Session 8
NO CLASSES at Rochester (ONLY) on MARCH 10 (there is a local election). Rochester Hills WILL have classes on May 12 to make up this day of classes.

March 17 is March Madness/Sports Dress Up Day!

Pizza Day is March 24! Choices are pepperoni and cheese. Prepay your campus supervisor $1 per slice.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Katie Vallus - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • Stephanie Caira - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
Romeo Campus - Enter/exit through NORTH doors.
March 5 is Session 7 - March 12 is Session 8
Check lost & found! The collection is growing!

Pizza Day is April 2! Options are cheese or pepperoni. Pay $1 per slice to your campus supervisor.

Please check Orbund for any assignments or messages from your teachers from our snow day

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Jodi Kloock - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
  • Erika Bowers - 248-710-0360 ext. 1005
Shelby Township Campus - Enter/exit through the SOUTH doors.
March 6 is Session 7 - March 13 is Session 8
SPRING BREAK CLARIFICATION:  Due to a scheduling conflict the Shelby Twp. campus WILL MEET on Friday, April 17, but WILL NOT on Friday, April 24.

March 20 is March Madness/Sports Dress Up Day!

Pizza Day is March 27! Choices are pepperoni and cheese. Prepay your campus supervisor $1 per slice.

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Katie Vallus - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
  • Stephanie Caira - 248-710-0360 ext. 1004
Troy Campus - Enter/exit through the EAST doors.
March 5 is Session 7 - March 12 is Session 8
Pizza Day is March 5! Preorder with your campus supervisor. $1 per cheese or pepperoni slices.

Join us for March Madness!! Prizes and games each week!
  • March 12 - College day! Show your college spirit by wearing your favorite college gear.
  • March 19 - Wear your best green outfit for St. Patrick’s Day!
  • March 26 - Silly sock day! Wear you silliest socks!

Homeschool Connections t-shirts are available for purchase at your campus! $10 each.
Your Campus Supervisors are:
  • Michelle Davis-Poeder - 248-710-0360 ext. 2016
  • Shelly McMahon - 248-710-0360 ext. 2016
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