Disneyland Homeschool Rally

The official 3rd Annual Not Back to School Days Rally™ at Disneyland – September 14-17, 2009 – is now going to offer a full service conference and you won’t want to miss it!

This is a great opportunity to show the public what homeschooling is really all about – and celebrate our right to homeschool – as we embark in one of the most family-friendly places on earth – Disneyland! The highlights for this year’s Rally and Conference are:

- Deeply discounted group rates on park hopper tickets
- Y.E.S. classes taught by Disney staff – learn concepts in Physics, Animation, History, Leadership
- Conference with exhibit hall, speakers, workshops, more
- Food discounts at the conference
- Deeply discounted hotel rooms at Disney hotels
- Homeschool Talent Show
- Homecoming Dance for Teens
- Welcome Reception to meet new friends
- Twilight sessions for parents after the parks close
- Gifts and Talents Fair (show off your favorite subject)
- T-Shirts and Buttons to identify homeschoolers in the parks
- Souvenir Program

Membership in SHEA is not required to attend any of these activities. To find out more about this year’s rally, please visit our website: http://www.southwest-home-education.com

To go straight to the reservations page, use this link: http://sheadisney2009.eventbrite.com

Hope to see you!
Dianne McLean
Regional Director

Help Homeschoolers Raffle for Disneyland

For our 2nd Annual Not Back to School Days at Disneyland, September 15-18, 2008, we have over 1200 people registered and prepaid. Included in that registration, are 9 families that SHEA has sponsored to go on the trip who otherwise could not have afforded to do so.

To help raise the funds for this sponsorship, we received generous donations including a Carnival Cruise for a family of four (upgrades are available for larger families) a Wii game system, and an Ipod. These prizes will be awarded on September 15, 2008 during our talent show and dinner which will be held from 5-7:30pm at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel Pacific Ballroom.

Tickets are still available for this spectacular show, where homeschoolers provide the entertainment while you enjoy a scrumptious buffet prepared by Disney’s chefs! Price to attend is just $33 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $20 for kids (ages 3-9). Remember, that price includes dinner AND a show!

If you are unable to attend the show, won’t you please consider assisting us with the sponsorship by purchasing a raffle ticket today? For each $5.00 donation, you will receive one entry into the drawing and you could win the cruise (next year’s family vacation would be all taken care of!), the Wii (wouldn’t that be a great gift for your family?), or the Ipod (wouldn’t that be great for yourself?).

You do not need to be present to win, just be sure your ticket purchase includes a valid address and contact information. We need to sell 1000 tickets to completely fund the 9 families, so be sure to pass this around to all your local groups and affiliates. You do not have to be a homeschooler to buy a raffle ticket!

Thanks, and to find out more about SHEA, or purchase your tickets, visit our website today:


It’s Not Too Late To Go to Disney!!!

Over 1000 people are registered to attend the official Not Back to School Days at Disneyland from September 15-18, 2008!!!It’s simply amazing that homeschooling comes as a result of our great freedom to choose. What a wonderful opportunity we have. And who would have thought you could actually homeschool at a theme park, like Disneyland?

This is the homeschooling rally you won’t want to miss!From a beach bonfire, to YES classes, to a host of scheduled get togethers, we’ve been planning and planning since October of 2007.You can be sure that there will be plenty of opportunity to meet new friends, and have a great time while you are filling out your syllabus!

Want to join us?Get on the website to find out more and see what’s left, it’s just a couple of weeks away and we don’t want anyone to miss out! There’s just 4 rooms left at the Grand Californian, Disney’s premier hotel which can start at $400 a night and go up. Our rate is only $219 a night, and it includes a spacious and well-appointed room with a queen bed, a bunk bed, and a trundle under the bunk. The room sleeps 5 comfortably, more if you want to squeeze them in.What a magical experience it is to stay at this hotel, right in the middle of everything Disneyland has to offer.Private entrance into California Adventure, and Downtown Disney, plus you can’t get any closer to Disneyland’s main gate.Remember, just 4 rooms left, so hurry!

Need to be part of the rally, but don’t want to attend the theme parks? All are invited to share in a special evening at the Paradise Pier hotel ballroom on Monday, September 15th from 5-7:30pm. While you enjoy a special buffet dinner prepared by Disneyland’s chefs, you will be delightfully entertained by some very talented homeschoolers. They had to submit recorded tapes to even get in this show, so please come out and lend your support for their efforts! The dinner/show tickets are just $33 for adults (ages 10 and up) and $20 for kids (ages 3-9). What a great way to set examples for your skeptical in-laws or neighbors who just don’t get it invite them to a well-organized event! Remember, the price is for dinner AND a show.

Got teens? Got teens who crave get togethers with other teens? Get them a ticket to our Homecoming Dance! Immediately following the dinner/show, we will ask everyone to exit the ballroom and then we’ll only be letting the teens back inside. More and more teens are going HOME to get their education, thus, a dance for them a Homecoming Dance to celebrate their decision to take their education into their own hands.Tickets for the dance are just $21 each and rebates apply for multiple tickets purchased on the same order.No tickets will be sold at the door. Modest dress code enforced. The dance is from 8-11pm.Not like other events which typically hold their dance at the end of the week, we wanted this to be an outstanding opportunity for them to meet new friends, and then spend the next few days getting to know each other!


Dianne McLean

Regional Director