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Date

Friday, June 16, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Address

Cajundome and Convention Center
444 Cajundom Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506

Used Book Sale

Susan Swanner will be running a Used Book Sale this year which is open to any family who would like to participate. Please sign up with Susan in advance if you would like to sell your materials. She has made a helpful video explaining what is involved and how it works. Email her at susanswanner1(AT)gmail.com to sign up.

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Prof. Joseph Pearce is a native of England and the Director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Aquinas College, in Nashville, TN. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions…

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Mrs. Virginia Seuffert

Mrs. Virginia (Ginny) Seuffert, a native New Yorker and mother of 12, has been homeschooling for over 20 years! While in New York, Mrs. Seuffert lectured, debated, and wrote a number of articles for the Pro-Life movement. After moving to Illinois, she became a founding member of the Illinois Association of Roman Catholic Home Educators…

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Mrs. Melissa Savage

Mrs. Melissa Savage resides in North Carolina with her husband, Jerome, and their six children.

The Savages began homeschooling after realizing the public school system would not work for their oldest, Thomas. Melissa was reluctant to homeschool because she thought she lacked what it would take…

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Catholic Heritage Curricula

CHC offers a solid, complete, family-friendly PreK-12 Catholic education with no tuition or enrollment fees. We believe that when solid academics are offered in a gentle, flexible manner, children will blossom spiritually, emotionally, and academically. We are here to aid and support families who wish to provide their children with an authentically Catholic education, with Heaven as the ultimate goal.

Catholic Schoolhouse

Catholic Schoolhouse is designed to help homeschool families enrich their educational experience through a flexible approach to learning inspired by classical elements. Using the Catholic Schoolhouse materials or joining a local CSH chapter can help bring structure and cohesiveness to your entire homeschool experience and will bless your family.

EWTN Global Catholic Network

EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, airs family and religious programming from a Catholic viewpoint through television, radio, and the internet. EWTN offers talk shows, children’s animation, live coverage of church events, and documentaries, all consistent with the Magisterium, and in English and Spanish. EWTN also publishes the National Catholic Register bi-weekly.

EWTN Global Catholic Network

EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, airs family and religious programming from a Catholic viewpoint through television, radio, and the internet. EWTN offers talk shows, children’s animation, live coverage of church events, and documentaries, all consistent with the Magisterium, and in English and Spanish. EWTN also publishes the National Catholic Register bi-weekly.

Holy Family Resources

We are a family owned and operated apostolate with over 20 years experience dedicated to education and evangelization, and known for our large selection of wholesome and orthodox books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages. Materials focus on family life, prayer, spirituality, and Church Teaching. Take advantage of the CLEARANCE TABLES and enjoy used curriculum books, $1.00 CDs and savings up to 60% off!!!

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

Since 1983 HSLDA have been pioneers in the homeschooling movement, and they are still fighting for homeschoolers today. They are the only organization that lobbies on behalf of homeschoolers in Washington D.C. and are a bastion of support, not just providing legal, but also practical, everyday support for 85,000 homeschooling families across the country.

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Rolling Acres School

The curriculum provider for R.A.S. Online Academy and Schola Rosa: Co-op & Home Curriculum. R.A.S. Online Academy (7th – 12th Grade) fosters Catholic identity through a liberal arts and great books inspired classical curriculum. Schola Rosa provides a robustly Catholic, classical curriculum for Pre K – 12th Grade at an affordable family rate.

Seton Home Study School

Seton is a full-service Catholic curriculum provider and the largest publisher of Catholic textbooks in the English language. Serving over 15,000 enrolled students, Seton assists families by providing books, lesson plans, grading services, counseling services, and a wealth of online resources. At the conference, we are offering a $30 per child discount on enrollment (grades 1-12).

See You in Heaven

See You In Heaven book, the life and writings of Rosie Gil. Includes her Phonics book, Advent customs book, and dvds.

Simply Fun

SimplyFun builds smarter kids and stronger families through the amazing power of play! Our games are designed to be played in 30 minutes or less, making learning and connecting easier for busy families. SimplyFun’s award winning products are also built to last so they can be enjoyed again and again!

Teaching Textbooks

Math curriculum specifically designed for Homeschoolers. Math 3 through Pre-Calculus. Teaching Textbooks is approved by Seton Home Study School as a replacement math curriculum for Saxon Math.

Friday, June 16

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Homeschooling Expectations vs. Reality

Melissa Savage

When you start out homeschooling, you have an image of what it will be like for you and your kids. You jump on this journey and throw your whole self into it, sometimes with blinders on. What happens when your child hits a speed bump, or if your family hits potholes along this journey? How do you pull yourself back together, find your way, and form a new plan?

2:00pm – 2:45pm

A Matter of Life and Death: The Battle for a True Education

Prof. Joseph Pearce

Education is quite simply a matter of life and death. The poisoning of education by the architects of secular fundamentalism, and the culture of death it promotes, can only be countered by a restoration of tradition-oriented learning. Joseph Pearce will discuss the deadliness of the poison and will present the ingredients of the life-giving antidote.

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Why You Should Homeschool and Why You Must Persevere

Virginia Seuffert

Government schools are more troubled than ever before, frequently graduating students unprepared to assume their roles as the next generation of citizens. Veteran homeschooler Ginny Seuffert will explain why homeschooling may be the best answer.

4:30pm – 5:15pm

Unlocking the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings

Prof. Joseph Pearce

J. R. R. Tolkien described his masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, as “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” Prof. Pearce unlocks the Catholic dimension of this bestselling trilogy. Discover the hidden meaning of the One Ring, the spiritual significance of the elves, the hidden meaning of the members of the Fellowship of the Ring, and much more.

6:00pm – Day Ends