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Date

Friday, May 13, 2016
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Address

St. Jerome Catholic Church
300 Warner Street
Walbridge, OH 43465

Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett

Mrs. Mary Ellen Barrett is a mother of eight children and wife to David. She is a lifelong New Yorker and an active member of her parish Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst, New York. Mary Ellen is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and chronicles the journey of living a faithful, but imperfect, Catholic family life on her weblog, Tales from the Bonny Blue House...

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Mrs. Colleen Billing

Mrs. Colleen Billing is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Interpersonal Communication and a minor in the teaching of English. After teaching high school Speech and English for several years in the city of Chicago, she retired to start her family...

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Mrs. Alice Kompar

Mrs. Alice Kompar is a homeschooling mother of 6 and the former coordinator of the Dayton Catholic Homeschool Conference. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Communication Management and worked in Long Term Care prior to staying home to raise her children.

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Miss Elizabeth Erickson

Miss Elizabeth Erickson joined the staff of Walsh University in 2014. She was a homeschool graduate, and went on to earn her B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Louis University. Currently, she is pursuing an M.B.A. from Walsh. Elizabeth assists in the facilitation of programs geared toward faith formation...

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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.

Lighthouse Catholic Media

Parishes and families must find new ways to evangelize and catechize their parishioners and families. Lighthouse and its partners have effective and proven tools to assist you with this. We can help you design a program to know your faith, grow your faith and share your faith from our many partners utlizing digital platforms, DVD sets, CDs, booklets, books and pamphlets.

Peaceful Interiors

Peaceful Interiors offers professional organizing tips and ideas for home management. Two valuable organizational items will be for sale. The first item is a CD with 10 PDF files including a meal planner, school schedule, chore/allowance chart, shopping list, and more, which is Mac & PC compatible. The second item is an 80 minute DVD video tour of Mrs. Billing's home, with hundreds of tips to help organize each room of your home!!!

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).

Seton Used Books

There is only a handful of conferences where Seton sells the used books that families return to us over the year. This one-day only sale is your only chance to pick up these great deals.

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.

Usborne Books and More

Usborne & Kane Miller books are the most exciting, engaging and educational books on the market today. They are high quality, innovative, lavishly illustrated and best of all, they are the books that kids love to read. Please email me if you have any questions or if you would like me to bring a specific book for you to look at.

Walsh University

For nearly 3000 students from 40 states and 35 countries, the search for the right college has led them to Walsh University. Here, on the 136-acre main campus and satellite campuses in Akron, Canfield, and just outside of Rome, Italy, they have found that learning transcends the classroom, caring faculty help students aim higher, and leadership requires more than intellect. As an independent, Catholic university, we encourage individuals to act in accordance with reason guided by the example and teachings of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to develop students' mind, body and spirit - this is Walsh's distinguished tradition and the heart of its appeal.

Friday, May 13

12:00pm – Registration/Vendor Area Opens

12:30pm – 1:15pm

15 Important Things I’ve Learned in 15 years of Homeschooling

Colleen Billing

This will be a high energy talk with everything from teaching our kids how to pray, to mom taking care of herself, to frequenting the sacraments, to saying NO to too many extracurricular activities.

 

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Homeschool Socialization: Debunking the Myth

Mary Ellen Barrett

A light-hearted but factual look at the real way that homeschooling properly socializes children to function as well-rounded, moral adults. Mrs. Barrett offers encouragement and advice about how socialization really works in the Catholic homeschool.

2:30pm – 3:15pm

10 Things I Wish I Had Known

Alice Kompar

This will be a slightly comical but reassuring talk about: the life of students after homeschooling; normal things homeschooling parents fear; and why it’s going to be ok. Be assured that formation in the home is a successful preparation for the world.

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Organize Your Home, Enrich Your Life

Colleen Billing

Are there piles of paper all over your house? Does your bedroom look more like a storage closet than a sanctuary? Do you tell the kids to hide if someone shows up unexpectedly at your door? Listen to a professional organizer give tips for doing the exterior decluttering that will bring interior peace.

4:30pm – 4:50pm

Parents, It’s Going to Be OK

Elizabeth Erickson

This will be a slightly comical but reassuring talk about: the life of students after homeschooling; normal things homeschooling parents fear; and why it’s going to be ok. Be assured that formation in the home is a successful preparation for the world.

5:00pm – 5:45pm

Creating an Atmosphere of Love and Learning in the Home

Mary Ellen Barrett

An atmosphere of love, learning, and levity can change the whole game in your homeschool. Mary Ellen will share tips on how to create an atmosphere that encourages discipline, enjoyment, love of faith and family, in which the children will come to love learning.

 

6:00pm – Conference Ends