2008 NHN Homeschool Convention, in Las Vegas

Save the date. This promises to be a great event for all Nevada Homeschoolers!

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2008 NHN Homeschool Convention, in Las Vegas! Please mark your calendars for June 20th and 21st.

Friday, the 20th, will feature a used curriculum sale, round-table discussions on various homeschooling topics, and a keynote address in the evening. The shopping hours are extended from last year’s format…this year open from 10am-4pm with lots of good stuff for everyone!! Anyone may rent a tabel to sell! Start saving your items!

Saturday, the 21st, will feature the Vendor Hall, full of great curriculums and educational products and services. Vendor Hall hours will be 9am-5pm. There will also be speakers and round table discussions throughout the day.

The convention will be located at UNLV’s Student Union Building, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV

We regret that this year we are unable to provide childcare, so please start making your arrangements now so that you may attend without your children!

More detailed hours, speakers and vendors will be announced in the coming weeks, so stayed tuned!! You can keep updated via our website: http://www.nevadahomeschoolnetwork. com

Meanwhile, please be thinking about what you can do to help make this
convention a success. We need MANY volunteers. We’ll be sending out more specific needs soon.
Some main needs are:

Advertising
Donations/sponsors
Registration person and people the day of, in shifts
On-site helpers
Goodie Bag stuffers

You can also help by pre-registering (available soon!) and helping to spread the word!

Thanks, and hope to see you there!
Amy Carder and Elissa Wahl, convention co-chairs

2008 Kids Who Care

Kohl’s is accepting nominations for the 2008 Kids Who Care program from company
communities throughout the U.S. Through this program, parents, educators, and
community members can nominate youth ages 6 through 18 who volunteer in their
communities. Winning kids at the store level each receive a $50 Kohl’s gift card
and are entered into the regional competition. Regional winners each receive
$1,000 scholarships and advance to the national level. National winners each
receive $5,000 scholarships in addition to a $1,000 grant to the charities of
their choice. Nominations will be accepted until March 15, 2008. To learn more,
visit the website provided below.

http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/scholarship/official-rules.as\

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LAS VEGAS & HENDERSON HOMESCHOOLERS

There is a great new resource available to new homeschoolers in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas. The website was designed to walk families through the process of starting to homeschool. The site is, also, a great help to those homeschool families just moving to the Las Vegas area. The site breaks the process of getting oriented down into 5 steps-from how to file in the state of Nevada to field trips, finding social groups and city wide homeschool events. Check it out if you are new to homeschooling or to the Vegas area. Even if you are a Las Vegas Homeschool ‘oldie’ you may find some new resources available to you. I know I did!