Saturday, June 24, 2017

Homeschool Driver's Ed Class - Mecklenburg County ~ Charlotte ~ August

Thank you Evelyn Bickley!!

June 23

Dear Homeschool Parents:

This is just a heads up that I've arranged for a homeschool driver's ed class for MECKLENBURG COUNTY residents for the week of August 28 to be held at University Hills Baptist Church, 1500 Suther Road, Charlotte.  Registration will not open until the first week of August, but I thought you'd like to get it on your radar now.

Students must be 14 and a half by the first day of class.  Proof of birthdate will be required.

Evelyn Bickley

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Some HIGHLIGHT events on The Homeschool Gossip's calendars this week of 06/19/17

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New groups have been added to The Homeschool Gossip's Social Network! Lego Fan Club, Minecraft Club and more! Click here to see them.

Here are just some of the HIGHLIGHTS events on The Homeschool Gossip's calendars this week!  There are many more on the calendars (see below). And for even more events, check out The Homeschool Gossip's facebook Events page.

Opportunities To Help:
  • The Homeschool Gossip's Homeschooling Q & A's Support Group - If you are a veteran homeschooler consider joining to help lend advice and support to those families new to homeschooling. 
  • The Homeschool Gossip's Service Projects Collaboration - Looking for Service Projects? Join the Service Projects Collaboration to join in and coordinate service projects for families with children of all ages.

View The Homeschool Gossip calendars completely in scrollable lists with clickable links to all event details below!  Don't forget to check these Calendars often, new events are added throughout the week! Bookmark the page for easy access:

Would you like your class listed on this calendar? Contact The Homeschool Gossip to find out how.


"Teen Tuesdays" Summer Outings! Ages 14 & Up! Join THSG Teen Social Club for details!
Every Tuesday in June through September:
June 19 – UNCC Botanical Gardens 
June 26 – Mint Museum, Uptown
July 4 –
July 11 – Schiele Museum
July 18 – canoe/kayak Latta (?) or Lake Norman
July 25 - Levine Center of the New South
Aug 11 – Carolina Raptor Center
Aug 8 – Reed Gold Mine, hike
Aug 15 – Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Aug 22 – Whitewater Park, ziplines
Aug 29 – Nascar Speedpark, mini-golf
Sept 5 – Inner Peaks, climbing
Sept 12 – Dan Nichols Park, mining
Sept 19 – Lazy 5 Ranch
Sept 26 – Carolina Aviation Museum

Recurring Monthly Events

1st Friday - Teen Game Day at The Homeschool Room Huntersville: From Sept ~ May
1st & 3rd Fri. - Stargazing at Lucille Miller Observatory: All Year 
1st & 3rd Thurs - Cabarrus Homeschool Gamers Club Meeting 1:00PM@ Play it Again Games: All Year
2nd Monday - Teen Booktalk at The Homeschool Room Huntersville: From Sept - April
2nd Friday - Roller Skating at Frye's Skate Rink: All Year
2 Tuesdays per Month - Chess Players Club at The Homeschool Room Huntersville: From Sept ~ April
3rd Friday - Teen Climbing Meetup at Cliff Hangers Climbing & Fitness Gym: All Year
3rd Friday - Bowling & Billiards at Bowling Pappas: All Year
4th Friday - Teen Sketch Club at The Homeschool Room Huntersville: From Sept ~ April

Meet Up with other homeschoolers at these events or others!  Visit The Homeschool Gossip Social Network on this Website or Facebook to find out how! If there’s an event you plan on attending, post it on The Homeschool Gossip Meet Ups to let others know!

Please feel free to share with friends and other groups! 

Homeschool BOOK IT! Program from Pizza Hut Registration is Open!

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program for 2017-2018

Homeschool enrollment for the 2017-18 program year is open! If you are a home educator and your K-6 grade (5-12) student does not attend another educational facility, you are eligible to participate.

What is the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program? Just the yummiest one earn pizzas for reading! You can read all about it here!

This is a favorite among homeschoolers and a great excuse to meet up with friends at Pizza Hut to cash in your certificates earned!

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Homeschool Gossip's Marketplace for local buying/selling of curriculum.

The Homeschool Gossip's Marketplaces are closed facebook groups for local buying and selling of curriculum, books, manipulatives, toys, games and other homeschool items.
You can also locate Local Homeschool Owned Businesses, Product Consultants, Real Estate Agents, Kidz Biz's and the like!

There are multiple THSG Marketplaces:
  • Charlotte, LKN & Surrounding Areas
  • Rowan, Cabarrus & Surrounding Areas
  • Catawba, Iredell & Surrounding Areas
  • Gaston, Cleveland & Surrounding Areas
  • More locations can be added

There are many options for buying and selling curriculum:
  • Consignment bookstores, such as The Homeschool Room Huntersville & The Homeschool Room Matthews offer a quick and easy way to sell your used curriculum. As well as a great place to find curriculum you are looking for.
  • Used Curriculum Sales are another option usually occurring during May, hosted by various groups.
  • And there are many other online options such as, eBay and other buy/sell facebook groups, where purchased items are mailed out.

The Homeschool Marketplaces are local online buying/selling options and places to find local homeschool owned businesses. Go to The Homeschool Gossip's Marketplace for details!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

More S.H.A.R.E. ~ Secular Homeschooling Activities, Resources & Education Support Groups Added!

THSG S.H.A.R.E.- Rowan, Cabarrus & Surrounding Areas

THSG S.H.A.R.E.-South Wake County & Surrounding Areas

THSG S.H.A.R.E.-Matthews, Monroe & Surrounding Areas

THSG S.H.A.R.E.-Catawba County & Surrounding Areas

The Homeschool Gossips's S.H.A.R.E. groups are Secular Homeschooling Activities, Resources & Education support groups.

If your area is in need of a THSG S.H.A.R.E. support group, please send your request to The Homeschool Gossip with your county or geographic location and we’ll get one started right away!

For these groups “secular”, in short, means non-religious.  Activities, resources and education support posted in this group are non-religious based.  It does not mean anti-religion.

These are all inclusive groups in regards to members. Members may be from any belief system, but are respectful in only posting activities, resources and education support that are non-religious based.

We have a Statement of Respect. We respect each other, learn from each other, and enrich each other, for exactly who each of us are. We refrain from venting or proselytizing about any belief system. We are here peacefully and joyfully. Our goal, in whole, is to enrich our homeschooling journey for our children.

Support groups are as active and vibrant as their members. Everyone is encouraged to post ideas, activities, resources, questions…anything to engage those members who may be shy.

Again, if your area is in need of a THSG S.H.A.R.E. support group, please send your request in a message or email to The Homeschool Gossip with your county or geographic location and we’ll get one started right away!

These are a closed groups.  Members are welcomed to invite and add new members and an administrator of The Homeschool Gossip’s S.H.A.R.E. support groups will approve fitting member requests.