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Homeschool Book Sale (Used & New)    

Classical Conversations Northeast Homeschool Group will be hosting a Homeschool Book Sale!

You will enjoy this event if:

  • You’re looking for homeschool books or curricula

  • You’d like to find out more about homeschooling

  • You’d like to meet other homeschoolers

  • You’d like to find out more about Classical Conversations

  • You’d like to sell your own used homeschool items (tables can be rented for $10)

Here’s the details:

WHEN: Thursday, May 12th, 2016

TIME:  2 – 5pm (sellers can arrive at 1pm to set up)

WHERE: Seven Mile Rd Church, 525 Welsh Rd, Phila, PA

COST: Free Admission!

FOR MORE INFO:  Please contact Amy Brown.  Her email is:

Posted by Gwen Fredette on May 3rd, 2016


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PHB  Homeschool Art Contest!!! (2016)PHBART


I’m thrilled to announce I’m hosting my third, annual, nation-wide Homeschool Art Contest!   Click HERE for contest details.

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Free Curiosity Files from Old Schoolhouse Store

Have you heard of the Curiosity Files? They are an amazing series of downloadable e-books that cover all kinds of incredible things the Lord has made! Things like Cave Fish, Zombie Fire Ants, Slime Eels, Red Tides, Whirlpools and much more! There are 18 different e-books! For a limited time we are offering this $125.10 series for FREE!!! That’s right – FREE! Hop over to The Old Schoolhouse Store, type in Curiosity Series and put in code CELEBRATE…then enjoy them on us! Click HERE for a sample of Blue Diamond.


Posted by Gwen Fredette on April 10th, 2016

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More Homeschool Events Winter/Spring 2016

1.)  Church of the Savior Homeschool Book Sale (COS Booksale 2016)

WHEN: Monday, March 14th

TIME:  6pm to 9pm

WHERE:  Church of the Saviour, 651 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 — Building F

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this flyer: cosbooksale2016

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2.)  “Kidsport” at Cairn University (Homeschool Gym Classes)

WHEN: Tuesdays beginning March 22nd –  April 26th

TIME:  1:30pm to 3:00pm

WHERE:  200 Manor Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047

COST:  $30 per student; $70 max per family

AGES:  5 & up

FOR MORE INFO:  click here:

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3.) Art Classes with West Park Cultural Center

What: Ceramics Class

Where:  School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: Mondays & Wednesdays —  March 28th – May 18th 2016

Times: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Ages:  7 – 18

Cost:  $40

For More Info:  Please click here:

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4.)  Music Classes with West Park Cultural Center

What: Music Class (guitar, bass guitar, keyboard , drums, and vocal)

Where: School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

When: Mondays & Wednesdays —  March 28th – May 18th 2016

Times: 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Ages:  12 – 18

Cost:  $40

For More Info:  Please click here:

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5.)  NCFCA (National Christian Forensics & Communication Association) is holding their Homeschool National Speech & Debate League New Jersey Qualifier

WHEN: Tuesday March 29th – Friday, April 1st


  • March 29th — 5pm – 9pm
  • March 30th — All Day
  • March 31st — All Day
  • April 1st — All Day

WHERE:  The King’s Christian School, 5 Carnegie Plaza Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

COST:  I believe it’s free to attend.  This would make a great field trip for older students!


  • For field trip: Junior high and above
  • To Participate: High School Students

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website:

Are you interested in becoming a judge for the competition?  They are looking for more community judges.  If interested, please check out the information on this page:

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6.)  Penn Museum Homeschool Day “Archaelogical Adventures”

WHEN: April 2oth

TIME:  All day

WHERE:  3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

COST:  $15 per child/adult. One adult per family is free and children 3 and under are free.

AGES:  3 – adult

MUST PRE-REGISTER: by April 15th!

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website:

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7.)  Quiet Valley Homeschool Days

WHAT:  This program is designed to provide students ages 6‐18 with the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a 19th century homestead. Each day features two workshop slots which include small and large animal husbandry … to carding, spinning and weaving.  Over 25 workshops are available.  They are all designed to meet the new Pennsylvania STEAM‐based educational curriculum guidelines. Click here to see a full list of workshops and here for a full list of presenter bios.

WHEN: April 21st & 22nd

TIME:  9:30am to 4:00pm

WHERE:  Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm , 347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360

COST:  $12 for adults; $5 for children ages 3 – 12

AGES:  3 – adult

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this flyer: QVhomeschool2016


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8.)  Homeschool Day at a Castle! glencairnpic

WHAT:  Glencairn Museum Homeschool Day with Glassblowing Demonstrations

WHEN: April 26th

TIME:  9:30am to 12:30pm

WHERE:  1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 19009

COST:  $5 per person; children 3 and under are free!

AGES:  3 – adult

MUST RSVP: to reserve your spot please contact Christine McDonald at 267.502.2995 or

FOR MORE INFO:  click on this website:

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9.)  Free Ballet Performance of Alice in Wonderland!

WHEN:  Thursday, June 2nd

TIMES:  10am and 12pm

WHERE:  George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19116

COST:  Free! (but must call to reserve spots)

TO RSVP:  please call 215-849-7950, e-mail internationalballet@verizon net

FOR MORE INFO: please click on this website:

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For a long list of upcoming homeschool events and programs organized by month please click HERE

Posted by Gwen Fredette on February 24th, 2016

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Homeschool Kids Earn Free Pizza

Pizza Hut’s “BOOK IT!” Program for Homeschoolers

Pizza Hut’s “BOOK IT!” Program has been a tremendous blessing to our family over the years.    It’s a fantastic reading incentive program for kids.  Here’s how the program works:

  • The homeschool teacher sets reading goals for each of her students.
  • Each month that a child completes a reading goal he/she receives a coupon for 1 free personal pan pizza.
  • The program runs for 6 months – from October until March.
  • Any child in grades K – 6 is able to participate.
  • This program is FREE to all homeschooling families.  You must register by September 1st, 2015. 

This year they’ve also added a summer reading program.  To find out more about this program and the one for the upcoming school year, please click on this link:

To enroll your child/ren in the homeschool program, please click on this link:

Posted by Gwen Fredette on July 15, 2015

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Opportunity:  Homeschooled Teen Writers

The Greater Philly Christian Writers’ Conference is coming soon!  They have a wonderful program for homeschooled teens.  If you have a teenager who likes to write, read on about this special event!

WHAT:  “2015 Teens Write” at the Greater Philly Christian Writers’ Conference

WHEN:  Thursday, July 30th, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

WHERE:  Cairn University, 200 Manor Avenue Langhorne, PA 19047

COST: Cost is $55 if you register through July 22.  The cost is $65 after July 22nd.  This price includes “Pizza Feast” at lunch.  Additionally, homeschooled students receive a 35% discount!

DETAILS:  Teens have the opportunity to attend 9 different workshops lead by published authors and editors.  They will also have the opportunity to make a 15 minute appointment with an author or editor.

FOR MORE INFO:  Please click on this link for more information about the “Teens Write” program:

TO REGISTER:  Please click here:

For more opportunities for homeschooled teens, including internships, classes, and special programs, click here:

Posted by Gwen Fredette, June 25th, 2015


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SEARCH Homeschool Conference Convention 2015

SEARCH’s annual homeschool conference is this Friday, June 19th.  Here’s the details:

What: SEARCH of PA (South Eastern ARea Christian Homeschoolers)

When:  Friday, June 19th (One day only this year!)

Where:  Calvary Church, 820 Route 113 Souderton, PA 18964

Cost:   $20



  • Exhibit Hall – Vendors
  • Used Curriculum Sale
  • Speakers
  • Information Seminars
  • Much More!

SEARCH is my favorite homeschool conference!  It’s the closest to Philly, and it has the largest used curriculum sale of the three conventions.   I’ll be a vendor at  SEARCH again this year, selling my science curriculum, The Glory of KingsIf you like my blog, please stop by and say hello!

Posted by Gwen Fredette on June 15th, 2015.

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Mark Your Calendars!

Church of the Saviour (Salt & Pepper Homeschoolers)  is hosting their 19th Annual Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale!

WHEN: Monday, March 16th, 2015


WHERE: Church of the Saviour, 651 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 (Building F)


FOR WHOM:  All Parents

PLEASE BRING:  Bring small bills to pay for items & bags to carry your purchases.

FOR MORE INFO:  Please contact: or click here to see their flyer: cosbooksale2015


  • Mounds of used curriculum
  • Used school-related children’s books & novels
  • Puzzles & games
  • Math manipulatives
  • Posters & maps
  • Educational DVDs & videos
  • Flash cards
  • Science kits

I’ve been to this book sale for the past several years.  It’s a bit of a drive from Philly, but  it’s worth the trip!  There are hundreds of resources for sale at excellent prices.  It’s also a fun social gathering for many homeschoolers.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on February 9th, 2015

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