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Support CHEK in 2013 with a Year-End Contribution #homeschool

CHEK 2012 Increased contacts from new homeschoolers in 2012 Increased contacts from D PPs in 2012 Increased co-op support and information distribution in 2012 The UN CRPD Trea ty in 2012 Common Core in 2012 Increase in parental rights issues in 2012 Leadership Summit Annual Conference Membership Drive   Thank you to CHEK Members for making 2012 a success! W hat will our CHEK 2013 look like?  Only YOU can say! Please consider support CHEK with a year-end contrib uti on today.    Make a DONATION. And if you're not already a member, it's a great time to join! Become a MEMBER. Learn more about CHEK here .

Merry Christmas from CHEK

Merry Christmas from Christian Home Educators of Kentucky The Christmas Story Narrative  *compiled from Matthew and Luke Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. The Visitation of Mary Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming in, he said to Mary, "Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you." But Mary was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His

10 Steps to Getting Started in Homeschooling in Kentucky

If you are considering homeschooling, there are some steps to take that will help ensure a successful start to your schooling!  (These "steps" are in no particular order.) Step One: Join CHEK .  For the low cost of $25, you become a member of Kentucky's state-wide homeschooling advocacy group.  Since 1990, CHEK has been on the front-line defending homeschooling freedoms in Kentucky.  There is also a yearly homeschooling conference and a Leadership Summit.  CHEK works directly with your local support groups, too! Step Two: Find a local support group .  You do not have to "go it alone" in homeschooling.  Find a support group and join with like-minded educators for field trips, co-ops, and more. Step Three: Join HSLDA .  CHEK Members get a special discount so be sure and email CHEK for the information you need!  HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right o

Studying Pearl Harbor Day in Your #Homeschool

If you would like to study Pearl Harbor in your homeschool, here are some great resources to get you started! Brief Overview with a List of Library Books to Look For The Homeschool Mom has put together a great collection of links HERE . has this excellent article with movie recommendations and more. Currclick has this fantastic mini-study for just 25 cents! HERE . An entire World War 2 Study can be found from The Eclectic Homeschooler HERE . And the Wiki page is HERE . We'd love to hear what you do to recognize Pearl Harbor Day in your homeschool. What resources do you love?  Leave a comment below!

Senate to Revote on UN Treaty after January 1, 2013

This recent victory was only a warm-up for preparing us to defeat the UNCRC. After the new Senators are sworn-in during January, the battle will be even more difficult. CHEK will be standing for parental rights in Kentucky. Will you stand strong with us?   Help CHEK spread the word! ~And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. ~ Galatians 6:9 ****************************************************************************** From the Desk of Michael P. Farris > > > Senate to Revote on UN Treaty after January 1 > > > Mike Farris is founder and chairman of HSLDA and an expert in international law. Read more >> > Dear HSLDA Members: > > I am so grateful for your efforts over the past few weeks as you stood up for parental rights and against the United Nations dictating care for disabled people. Your calls, emails, and personal visits made the difference in defeating the UN Convention

Obedience to God As Our Primary Reason for Homeschooling

Has your decision to homeschool your children ever left you feeling tired, overwhelmed or stressed out? As a student who was homeschooled (my family began homeschooling in 1978), I have learned a few things and over the years about how to avoid burnout in your homeschool. One of the most common reasons for weariness and frustration among homeschooling parents is the weight of self-inflicted deadlines and standards. It is good, of course, to have goals in mind, but we must always ask ourselves: "Am I seeking to do the Lord's will, or am I merely pursuing my own agenda?" As Christian families, we need to view homeschooling not as a glorious end, in and of itself, but rather as a means to an end. The main goal is to raise children who love the Lord, and are committed to following Christ. It is not to produce robots that can recite random facts and data at the drop of a hat. What a child knows is really insignificant compared to what he or she believes.

UN CRPD Treaty DEFEATED! Now Is The Time To Get Involved!

Thank you to all who called, emailed, and prayed! We can celebrate today that the CRPD has failed. But, the fight has just begun! These types of attacks on our liberties have just gotten started. In Kentucky, it is easy to believe we are secure in our freedom to homeschool. We cannot afford to be that complacent. Mark your calendars now for the Leadership Summit, February 2, 2013.  Get involved. Join CHEK today!

UNCRPD Vote set for Tuesday, December 4 Call Today!

The U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote for Tuesday, December 4 on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). If two-thirds of the senators present vote yes, the United States will ratify this treaty, giving the UN unprecedented power over our parents and our nation. Contact your two U.S. senators and urge them to vote "no" on this UN treaty.   You can reach your senators through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 , or click here for more details and contact information.  For further information on this Treaty, please visit HSLDA's dedicated page, HERE . Please share this information with your family and friends, and continue to call and most importantly, continue to pray for our Nation! Thank you, Christian Home Educators of Kentucky (CHEK)

Homeschooling in Kentucky, November Wrap-up

Around the Nation: This week has been all about the United Nations Disability Treaty.  If you've not been a part of this conversation and aren't sure what all the "fuss" is about, be sure and read the article from Homeschool Legal Defense HERE .  Also, you can print out this Fact Sheet to educate your family HERE . Around the Commonwealth: Kentucky is a great place to homeschool, no doubt about it.  But much of the ease at which we homeschool in the Commonwealth is due to the behind-the-scenes work done at the local level by the many support group leaders throughout the state.  Working with CHEK, these support group leaders are the first line of defense against unwarranted intrusion into the home and homeschool.  Find a support group leader where you live HERE .   If you're not already a member of CHEK, please consider joining CHEK today and partner with us in keeping homeschooling free in Kentucky!  Join HERE . Your membership with CHEK qualifies you fo