Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 Used Book and Curriculum Sale! Tuesday July 15th

Just a reminder of our sale from 9:30 to 12:30 tomorrow, July 15, at Christ Chapel (1200 Old Stage Road, Centerville) - I think we're going to have a good selection!

You can drop books and materials off the evening before (Monday, July 14) from 6:30 to 8:30, or the morning of the 15th from 9 to 9:30. Pick-up is from 12:30 to 1:30 after the sale. (If you have lots to sell, please try to drop off the night before so you have enough time to put your items on tables of the right category.)

Minimum label requirements: There must be two matching labels taped securely to the item that state its price and your name (so we can get the money to you at the end!). If you’re really short on time – and who isn’t, nowadays? – just do the following:

1. Labels are here. Labels
2. Print a bunch of copies of the page and cut ‘em up.
3. Mark your price on each pair of labels, and tape ‘em on – preferably with one of the copies on the inside cover of the item.

(Remember, two labels on each!)

If you want to fill out the rest of the label information for your items, that’s certainly fine, too. (This also gives you a record of which items sold and for how much, and is a safeguard in case one or both of your labels fall off.)

When you bring your books, please pay a $2 seller fee (donation to Christ Chapel) and label an envelope (available there) with your last and first name, phone number, and email address.

Anything you don't think is worth time to label can be put on the "buck a bag" table. Proceeds from this will ensure a decent location donation, and then any extra will be divided evenly among those running the sale, to compensate them a little for their time.

I will make up a sheet describing how to get to Dunkin', a park, a cool penny candy store, library, etc. for anyone who needs to entertain their kids between dropping books off in the morning and picking them up after the sale.

Please also focus on any manipulatives, educational games, etc. that you'd like to sell: I'm planning to advertise the sale on Craigslist as an "educational materials sale" to try to get buyers among teachers and daycare folk: they've often been the ones who've bought the most when I've sold homeschool items at yard sales.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014


TEACH Tutorials offers weekly Wednesday afternoon classes for homeschooled middle and high school students on Cape Cod.  Currently, we’re in the process of planning our 2014-15 school year and would love to expand our roster of class offerings.  To that end, we’re seeking qualified individuals to serve as tutors in a variety of academic subjects, including the following:

v  Middle or high school science (Apologia curriculum preferred)
v  Middle or high school literature (IEW curriculum preferred)
v  Middle or high school level history/geography
v  High school writing (IEW curriculum preferred)
v  High school level American government/civics (perhaps including a week of
TeenPact at the State House next May?)
v  Art (either combined or separate classes for middle/high school)

We’re open to proposals for other classes, although we do focus primarily on those that are academic rather than extra-curricular.  We would also be willing to consider curriculums other than the ones suggested. 

Our goal is to find tutors with expertise and enthusiasm for a particular subject acquired through formal education and/or experience.  A heart for young people and a desire to see them succeed in their education would be helpful as well! 

If you are interested in learning more details, please contact Lauren Muller at lauren at themullerfamily dot net or Lori Chapman at raccoon2 at comcast dot net.  


Thursday, January 23, 2014

No Group Stanford Testing This Year

No Group Stanford Testing This Year
The following ladies(Bob Jones University Press approved test administrators) are willing to test your children in all grades. Please contact one of them to arrange for time,date,place and testing fee(suggested fee is $50.00 per student per day of testing). If you have any questions or concerns you may call BJUP. 1-800-845-5731

Lizzie Borden~miklizro at comcast dot net
Cindy Hobbs~jcjhobbs at comcast dot net
MaryEllen Oliver~planetcatbooks at comcast dot net
Lori Chapman~raccoon2 at comcast dot net


Monday, July 1, 2013

New and Exciting!

Tutorial Education Assistance for Cape Homeschoolers

Announcing a new opportunity for homeschooling families with students in grades 7-12!

TEACH tutorials will kick off its inaugural year with three tutor-led classes for the 2013–2014 school year. Classes will meet at Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod (just off of Exit 6 from the Mid-Cape Highway) for one hour every Wednesday afternoon for 32 weeks.

This year's offerings include:

Biology: A 1 ½ hour high school level lab science class using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology.

Literary Analysis/American Literature: A small, seminar-style class (max. of 5 students) for grades 10-12. This class will teach literary analysis in addition to delving into several great American plays, novels, and short stories.

Writing I: A writing class for grades 7 and 8 using the remarkably effective techniques developed by The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).

For more information about TEACH classes, tutors, policies, or registration, contact
Lauren Muller at


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book Sale!!

P.A.C.E. annual Book Sale 
Wednesday June 19th at Christ Chapel located at 1200 Old Stage Rd. in Centerville, MA  02632 from 9 a.m.-12 noon.  
Buck A Bag Table!!!
Free Table!!!!! 
Come on out for bargains and blessings!
 Directions for selling
Drop off/set up at the church on Tuesday June 18th 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (fellowship hall door). Lauren Muller will be on sight to assist you. 
Label everything you are selling with two labels. Labels are here...
One on the outside and one on the inside. If you are bundling books be sure to have them tied together from top to bottom and side to side. We will be accepting cash only unless the seller & buyer agree to take a personal check. (it is best to have cash in small bills to pay since you might be buying from several sellers that day). We tally up the sales and disperse it that day by 1 p.m. Please bring a legal size envelope with your name/phone number on it so we can keep track of your sales and pay you at the end of the sale. 
A three dollar fee will be collected at the time of drop off. All of this goes to the church for the use of their building. 
A buck a bag table as well as a freebie table will be included at the sale. If you have any items you want to add to these feel free to do so.  All unsold books should be collected no later than 1 p.m. or they will be donated to the dumpster. We have no way to store them!!!
If you have any questions please contact: Lauren Muller or Lori Chapman


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Reminder for Annual Testing

PACE Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-TASK 10) will be held at:
Presbyterian Church  2391 Iyannough Rd.(Rte. 132) West Barnstable, MA 02668 
May 21st, 22nd & 23rd(Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)2013 
8:30 AM - to approximately 1 p.m. 
Order tests  NOW through April 9th, 2013. Tests will be mailed directly to me from Bob Jones Home Education services one month before our test start date. 
Orders may be mailed, call or processed online:
       ~BJ Home Education Services
          1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
          Greenville, SC  29641-0062
            ~Phone~ 1.800.845.5731 
          ~Order online~   
We will be testing grades 3rd-12th. A fee of $25 per family will be collected on the first day of testing from members. Priority is given to children of PACE members.  If we have room for more students then we will gladly offer testing to those homeschooling families that are not PACE members as of this writing (2012-2013).  A fee of $40 per family will be collected on the first day of testing from non-members.  This is to cover shipping (back to BJT&ES), phone calls, a donation to the church  and a stipend to the test administrators to help cover their traveling expense.  
E-mail me by April 1st  #1-#7 below to receive the "magical code" to order with PACE.
  1. Parent's name
  2. Student(s) name including middle initial
  3. Birth date of student
  4. Grade level student is being tested ( order Spring of current grade)
  5. Mailing address
  6. Phone #
  7. E-mail address
Bob Jones will provide test results online with in 14-21 days upon receipt of the completed tests.  The cost of a test per student this Spring is $29.00+ MA sales tax paid directly to BJ Testing and Evaluation in U.S. funds when you place your order. 
Lori Chapman~SAT coordinator


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

International Night

International Night 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Christ Chapel, 1200 Old Stage Rd., Centerville, MA
5:00 set up, 6:00 dinner, 7-9 virtual tour of the world

The intention of this list is to give some ideas to those who are participating in the international event in March.  Please do not feel compelled to do more than you were already planning.  The only requirement for International Night is that your family bring in an international dish of food to share at the pot-luck dinner.   Any table displays or costumes that you come up with will just add to the learning and the fun!
                           Some Ideas for International Night 3/22/13:

If you want, make your own passports to record the countries that are represented.
Here are some sites to help with this:
* *  for Templates see this site and scroll down to the reproducibles list of links:
Note: Each participating family should have an ink stamp or sticker from their country available for those who wish to have their "passports" stamped. Any kind will do.  

Have some fun hand-outs on your country's table such as coloring sheets, fact pages, bookmarks, homemade post cards, candy, or snack sample. 

If you have an ipod or walkman, make a recording of the language or music at your table for listening through headphones.  Note:  a mix of multicultural music will be played overhead during the evening.

Make a "match- it", "true or false" or other quiz game out of facts about your country.  If you have a Geo-Safari, you could make your own game cards.

Send out a "Flat Stanley" to another country and share his experiences.  See this site for details:

Research famous artists from your country and display some artwork.  

Show something that originated or was invented in your country.

Make a model of a traditional house or a famous building or monument from the country.

Include the national flag, symbol, food, animal, plant, anthem, creed, government, religions, past times, famous landmarks, etc. in the display.   

Have your students create graphs & charts to show statistical facts.  Make this the math lesson for a day!

Bring in, or list the books you used to learn about the country.  Assign book reports or biographies about famous citizens.

Design a travel poster

Have a few "Ask Me" questions about your country printed out with a "take one" sign so that your kids can give the answers they have learned.  

Wear a costume from your country, or another country if you can.  This really adds to the festivities!

Report on, write to, and pray for missionaries that are serving in your chosen country.

If you haven't already, consider sponsoring a Compassion Child from your chosen country.  For only $38 dollars a month, you can help fight child poverty & hunger, bring the Gospel message to a child and correspond with him or her through letters (either paper or email via their site).  Take a moment to see their website: 

GROUP GAMES If anyone would like to organize and lead the group in a short international game of some sort, we can use the gymnasium for that, but parents would have to accompany participating children and help the leader.  Let me know if you want to lead this activity, and which game(s) you are planning. 

GROUP CRAFTS If anyone would like to organize and provide supplies for a table where the children can make an international craft, let me know.

Note: The number of tables available at Christ Chapel is down because many of them have been broken.  I think there will be enough, but in case I find out otherwise when we set up on Wednesday 3/20, I may need some of you to bring a folding table if you have one.   I'll let you know.


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