2019 Not Back to School Party

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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is hosting our annual Not Back to School Party and this year it’s going to be EPIC! Our Not Back to School party will take place during on Thursday, August 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Seven Springs Water Park located at 3820 Macedonia Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127.

The Seven Springs Water Park features 2 water slides, a lazy river and a splash pad area with zero depth entry.

Not Back to School Party is a chance for local homeschool families to hang out and get to meet one another while learning more about EPIC Homeschool Network and other resources in the community for homeschoolers.

This event is free and open to all homeschoolers. However, attendees MUST register at  https://notbacktoschoolparty2019.eventbrite.com and bring their ticket as well as a copy of their Declaration of Intent to Homeschool. Please note that outside food or drink are not allowed. By purchasing food at the water park you help to support this non-profit.

If you would like to sponsor this event please email epichsn@gmail.com. We have something for every level of sponosorship.

FREE Homeschool Expo THIS Thursday night February 28, 2019

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FREE Homeschool Expo THIS Thursday night Feb 28th at the Cumming Parks & Rec Center (437 Pilgrim Mill Rd).  We now have OVER 55 Local N. Metro Vendors coming to this event!   It’s one-stop shopping for all your homeschooling needs for the upcoming year.  Hybrids, A la carte classes/activities, Sports, Extracurricular activities, Enrichment, music, coding, dual enrollment, reading assessment/vision therapy, nature centers, dyslexia specialists, executive function/ADHD tutors, hands-on science classes, field trips, veterinary classes, art, and so MUCH MORE will all be in attendance.    We have plenty of colleges attending for dual enrollment for your teens – including Embry Riddle from FL (yes – you can DE there for FREE) – and also driver’s ed for those soon to be driving teens!
Usborne Books and Homeschool Hangout will both be there and selling books.  If you have something special you want to buy or look at you may want to contact Peggy ahead of time at HSHangout so she can bring it for you.
Please help us spread the word and post on all your social media and share with your homeschooling friends!  We want to be able to offer this event every year so we need good turnout so the vendors want to come back!  We hope you can make it!!  Powerpoint Flyer attached below.  

BEECH Bazaar Homeschool Expo
Free & open to the Public 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. February 28th
New  Bigger Location – Better Parking.
City of Cumming Parks and Recreation Banquet Rooms
437 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA  30040

2019 Epic Education Resource Fair

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. and the South Cobb Regional Library have joined forces again to host the 4th  Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local education resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

 

This event is FREE and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as FREE workshops.

Here’s what the attendees had to say:

Very well organized
well done!
This was a first for me.
This was an excellent event. I learned a lot.
Very nice, I like how it was not overwhelming.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

 

Date and Time

January 30, 2019

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

 

Location

South Cobb Regional Library

Located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126

 

Attendee Registration

https://epichsrf2019.eventbrite.com

 

Exhibit/Speaker Interest Form

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting or speaking.


2019 Workshop Topics

Story Time

11:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m.

 

 

 


 

Alternatives to the Classroom

with Andrea Hall

11:40 a.m. to  12:10 p.m.

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Andrea Hall is the founder and executive director of EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC, a homeschool mother of 3, an education consultant with The Study Hall Education Consulting Company as well as an online math educator with Outschool and Georgia Virtual School.  With over 13 years of education experience Mrs. Hall brings clarity and focus to your home school in just ten steps. 

There are so many alternatives to the classroom.  If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner.

You can follow her at https://outschool.com/teachers/Mrs-Andrea-Hall


Writing or Reading Intervention Strategies

with Terri King

12:20 p.m. to  12:50 p.m.

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Terri Hunt is the Director of Education for Superior Guidance. Her mission is to teach well and lead the way. 

Terri takes great pride in the role she plays in the life of the learner. With over 14 years of educational experience, Terri has engaged a wide range of learners from the elementary classroom to the professional development of instructional leaders. Terri obtained her undergraduate degree in education from Oakwood University and her graduate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. She holds a gifted endorsement as well as a reading certification. Terri will bring this knowledge, expertise and engagement to the attendees of this event. Though she is an accomplished professional, her greatest achievements are her family and her ministry.

You can follow her at www.facebook.com/territeaches


Balancing Home Schooling and Business

with Theresa Bostic and Kayla Brooks

1:00 p.m. to  1:40 p.m.

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Theresa Bostic and Kayla Brooks is a mother daughter team helping each other by supporting our business ideas and dreams together. Selecting different ideas that we feel will make a difference in our community, family and friends will enjoy through education, creativity, and a product for families to love and enjoy.

In this session you will learn how to implement economics, science, writing and reading towards your daily business operations.

You can learn more at https://kaylasitalianice.com/ 


The Library: Your BFF

with Kendall Watkins

2:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m.

 

Do you know how to get the most of our your library? The library is so much more than a repository of books, magazines, and digital content. This DIY Scholars Consulting workshop will provide you with creative ways to incorporate the library into your homeschool for the low price of FREE.  In this thirty-minute workshop we will cover award winning titles, the value of audio and picture books, on-line learning opportunities, fostering responsibility, research activities, and much more. This is for parents of students ages 3 – 18.

You can learn more by visiting www.DIYscholars.com

 


Learning at the Library

with Dedra Roman, MS

2:40 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

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Dedra Roman has a Master of Science in Library & Information Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University.  Dedra oversees the Youth Services Department for the South Cobb Regional Library – Cobb County Public Library System (CCPLS).  Dedra has over 10 years of administrative experience and 5 years as a Librarian where she champions innovative library programming and services for patrons. 

Did you know your child can learn a second language for FREE online? Come learn about the myriad of resources available at the Cobb County library to help homeschoolers. Membership to the Cobb County Library system for out of county homeschoolers are available!

You can visit Cobb County Library System at http://www.cobbcat.org/

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2019 Exhibitor & Speaker Deadline NOVEMBER 30

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is hosting the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

If you are interested in exhibiting or speaking at this event, please fill out the information below.  The deadline for all interests is November 30, 2018.

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING OR SPEAKING.

It will take place January 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126. This event is FREE to attendees and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.

2018 EPIC Read-A-Thon

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Grab a blanket and some hot chocolate and get ready to cuddle and read!

An EPIC Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts December 3 and ends Dember 13, 2018

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

We will celebrate the end of our Read-A-Thon at the Sweetwater Library.  Details will follow.

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center.

How: Register here at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com and then details will be sent via email as we approach the date.

What will happen during the 2 weeks? 
Your child commits to reading 15 minutes a day for 9 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Register today at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

2018 Not Back to School Party

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EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is hosting our annual Not Back to School Party featuring local resources for the homeschooling community .

This event will take place during on Thursday, August 9 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Collar Park located at 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, Georgia 30106.

Not Back to School Party is a chance for local homeschool families to hang out and get to meet one another while learning more about EPIC Homeschool Network and other resources.  We will also be signing up for our new Teen/Tween program at the park!

This event is free and open to the public. However, we encourage attendees to register at Eventbrite at https://notbacktoschoolparty2018.eventbrite.com . If you have a resouce and would like to participate please email epichsn@gmail.com

 

How to Start a Homeschool Group

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Are you attending the 2018 Southeast Homeschool Expo on July 26- 28 at the Cobb Galleria?  We hope so and we hope to see you there.  EPIC will be around on Friday, July 27.  Come visit us at EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. Booth #301.  To learn more go to https://www.southeasthomeschoolexpo.com/dates-times-and-costs/

How to Start a Homeschool Group

So you’re homeschooling and you’re worried about the big S question…SOCIALIZATION. You’ve looked at the groups around but you can’t seem to find one that works for your family. Have you considered starting your own homeschool group? In this session Andrea Hall will share how she started South Cobb Homeschoolers which has now become EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc., a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance, and empower home education in the community. You will learn how you can start your own group in seven simple steps.  Join us on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 118 for this session on How to Start a Homeschool Group.

What Do I Do With My Kids All Summer? DIY Summer Program

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Summer time is almost here and the question on a lot of inquiring minds is “What do I do with my kids all summer?”  You have overnight summer camps or day camps… but what if that is not in your budget? Well, do it yourself!

EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. has some simple solutions for your DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Summer Program.  The key to a successful and productive summer is fun, learning and accountability.

Fun

Plan something that is fun, engaging and gets you out of the house at least once a week during the summer.  Choose a day of the week that you will designate to make it happen.

Fun activities can range from going to the local pool with friends (or by yourself), to checking out the local parks, libraries and/museums.  They are all offering something for the summer so join in the fun.

Are you stuck looking for ideas?  We have come up with a fun family activity to help you decide what you should do this summer with a game within a game.  Here’s how it works.  Print the 2018 EPIC Summer Bucket List for June game-board and play Tic-Tac-Toe as you normally would.  One person is “X” and the other “O”.  Try to get three in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  Whichever three activities are in a row at the end of the game are the three activities you will do as a family. Download the EPIC Summer Bucket List Here: https://epichomeschool.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/summerbucketlist-4.pdf

If you are in the Atlanta area join us for our EPIC Fun & Run, a free event, on June 21, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. .  To register go to https://epichsnfunrun.eventbrite.com

SummerBucketList

Learning

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Don’t let it wither away this summer.  Learning doesn’t have to take place outside of fun.  For example, join EPIC’s Summer Read-A-Thon runs from July 9 – 20, 2018.  One of the great things about this program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize.  The more money you raise, the more prizes you get.  It’s a win-win-win! You get to help a nonprofit, have fun, and earn prizes in the process. To regsister go to https://epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

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Accountability

So you have made great plans for the summer.  How do you keep up?  How do you make sure you actually get it done?  Form an accountability group with like minded moms.  You can structure it however you want.  You can do the activities together or just call each other up at the same time every week to see how the summer plans are going.  A little accountability done consistently goes a long way!

There you have it, our 3 steps to doing it yourself this summer and bypassing the camp fees. What some fun learning activities do you have planned for the summer?

EPIC Summer Read-A-Thon!

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A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Don’t let the summer months drain your child’s brain power. An EPIC Summer Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Summer Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts July 9 and ends July 20, 2018 Deadline to register June 22, 2018

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center. Learn more at http://www.epichsn.com.

How: Register Today at https://epicreadathon.eventbrite.com then details will be sent via email.

What will happen during the 2 weeks?
Your child commits to reading 30 minutes a day for 10 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Register Today https://epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

EPIC Homeschool Presents Fun & Run!

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Join us as EPIC Homeschool Presents our first annual Fun & Run at Collar Park located at 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, Austell, GA 30106. We will have field day type games, concessions and of course FUN!

This event will feature fun activities in which homeschool teams or groups will participate in such as tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, board games and more.

When you register you have the option to join as an individual or as a team. You could even start your own team! This is a perfect opportunity for local homeschool groups to come together as well as meet new friends.

Register Today at https://epichsnfunrun.eventbrite.com