Barnes and Noble Educator Appreciation Days
Begining  August 4th
All stores nationwide will feature special discounts* to celebrate pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool teachers and administrators, including 25% off most merchandise-like books, toys and games; and limited-time giveaways from Sterling Publishing, while supplies last. The offer will also be valid online at BN.comSaturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26.
Receive a free copy of the Connect the D.O.T.S Home School Challenge Workbook with your Barnes and Noble purchase of Take Heart 26 Steps to a Healthy Home School during Educator Appreciation Days!  (Limited to first 10 customers.) After completing your purchase contact [email protected]
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Support Group Spotlight

Meet Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association!
Lighthouse is a support group of about 350 families with children of all ages, from Wake Forest, Youngsville,  N.Raleigh, Rolesville, Zebulon, Louisburg and many other communities in the area. ​​

The August parent meeting  is at 7pm, at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest.
Lighthouse members work together to provide activities, clubs, field trips and events for ages preschool through high school, as well as great parent support , including a monthly parent meeting  on the 1st Tuesday night of each month, 7pm, at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest.   Some of the activities for members include: 

Family events such as a Kick-off Family Picnic,
Camping weekend,
Square Dance,
Promotion Nightlending library
Yahoogroups email & Facebook groups
group Iowa testing  

 an annual hard-cover, full-color  Yearbook created by a
committee of t advisorshigh school students and paren
Clubs such as LEGO Club, Horse Club, Photography Club,
Math Club, Girls Book Club,
Teen Art Club, Airsoft Club,  Science Fun Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club
Chivalry Ball for high schoolers in the fall, and middle schoolers in the spring (planned and

put on by the boys)
monthly elementary, middle school, and high school socials  - game night, rollerskating, scavenger hunt, bowling, flashlight tag, corn maze, etc
International Fair
Christmas Craft Day & Gingerbread House Contest
Science Extravaganza
Field Day
Homeschooling High School & Transcript Workshops
Home Education 101 for new homeschoolers 
annual Used Curriculum Sale
high school graduation ceremony (must be a member for at least 2 years to participate)
Lighthouse Cheerleading
The Lighthouse Eagles basketball program has competitive teams for middle school, JV, and Varsity boys and girls, with try-outs at the end of September.  Teams compete against local private and charter schools, and other homeschool teams around the state, as well as in NCHEAC tournaments, and the HSPN East Coast Homeschool Basketball Championships held at Liberty University. Our basketball teams are open to any homeschool students, not just Lighthouse members.  You can find more information  at

Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association is accepting new members, if you are interested in a support group in the Wake Forest area.   

The August 4th Parent Meeting will
highlight many of the activities and opportunities available for members.
 Membership in Lighthouse is $55 for the school year.  The online membership form is found  here:
About Us
Welcome to Our Community
Families are a vital part of any community, and home school families are our community.

That’s Why We’re Here
We believe families want to connect with one another, teach their children with confidence, and develop strong bonds. Every day, we help families just like yours reach those goals through workshops, special challenges, and sponsored conferences.

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We offer various activities that allow parents to develop, sharpen, or add new skills to their roles as teachers and administrators.

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Home School Journeys: Family Spotlight
Every now and then, we'll bring you the stories of home school families.  We are pleased to share with you the home school journey of the Doeffinger family.

In this our feature story, mom Michelle explains how  homeschooling from the beginning has resulted in a rewarding experience overall, filled with many trials and celebrations. 
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Upcoming Events
STEM Boot Camp for Middle School Students
Sept. 13th

STEM Boot Camp
Scholarship and Sibling discounts avalable
Click here to learn more and to register!

September 13th- November 15th
​9:30 am-12:30 pm
Wake County Cooperative Extension
Agriculture Extension Service
4001 Carya Drive, Suite E
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610

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