Posts by Candy Smith

Summer Camps here at Covenant Life!

The Covenant Life School has organized some fun and interesting summer camps for all ages.  They are offering  history, theatre, art, gymnastics for preschoolers, STEM, Karate, and various sports camps.  Check out the camps info here.  My favorites are the History Camp and the Theatre Camps but I’m sure you will find many your students will enjoy among these options.

Schedule Your End of Year Review!

You will be hearing from your reviewers soon, if you haven’t already, to schedule your end of year review.  Your reviewer will want to see some samples of your student’s work and progress this year.  Be sure to print out the grade reports from any online classes your students have taken or any tutorial type class.  Have samples of writing, tests from Math and Science, and projects your student has completed ready for your reviewer to see.  We want you to feel cared for and not just reviewed so be sure to talk to your reviewer about any issues you are having relating to home schooling.  We have wonderful reviewers who have a wealth of knowledge to share.  If you don’t hear from your reviewer soon please feel free to reach out to us at the FSP office or to your reviewer.  Final reviews and grades should be completed by June 30.

Have you enrolled for 2019-20 yet?

We have opened enrollment for the school year 2019-20.  We are looking forward to serving you all again this year! Please take a moment to visit our Registration page here  and fill out the online re-enrollment for your family.  Remember, the enrollment is under the parent name, not the student.  You will be asked in the form for your student’s information (name, grade, birth date).  If you are new and are interested in joining the Covenant Life Family Schools Program you will need to fill out a New Family Application found on the Forms page of our website.   All families must also submit a Program Agreement form found on the Forms page of the website.

Standardized Testing May 6-7, 2019

The Family Schools Program is joining Classical Conversations of Damascus this year for standardized testing.  The Stanford 10 test registration is now live. The cost is $50.  Please register early. Testing will be Monday May 6th and Tuesday May 7 from 9am -1pm at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Damascus. The test will be offered to grades 3-12. The 11th and 12th grade students take the exact same test. I will consider adding second graders if there is enough interest. If you have a college degree and can proctor one or both days please let me know. It’s very easy!  Email: If you any questions please let me know. And please share with anyone that you may think is interested. The test is open to anyone- not just homeschoolers. register here

Used Curriculum Sale

We are excited to invite all to our Used Curriculum Sale, Friday, May 3, 2019, from 6pm to 9pm in the Events Center at Covenant Life Church.  We need shoppers and sellers.  Please let us know if you are wanting to sell by submitting this form.  There is a facebook event created on our Family Schools Program of CLC facebook page.  Please let us know if you plan to attend via the facebook event.

FSP Showcase

We are having our annual FSP Showcase on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm.  We have lots of demonstrations and displays that will celebrate all the work our FSP homeschool students have accomplished this year.  We ask all FSP families to participate by signing up to display your student’s projects and/or work.  Students may display a project board, art work, writing pieces and/or anything else they want to show off here at the end of the year.  Some students may want to present as their displays.  Science demos, history re-enacting/costuming and art demos are some options we would love to see.  Our SOAR co-op will be offering presentations all evening in the Edwards but we would love to have other students offering presentations in the display area also.  Here is a link to the sign up form.  Each student must complete this form so we can prepare enough display area.  We are looking forward to seeing all your hard work be celebrated!

SOAR Co-Op Open Houses this Spring

Our amazing SOAR co-op invites you to come spend the day with them this spring.  On March 19th and April 2nd we are opening up our SOAR classes to visitors.  If you are thinking about adding SOAR to your homeschool or just learning more about SOAR, make plans to come out on one of those days.  Our SOAR leadership is also open to visitors at other times, so if you can’t make it to one of our open houses feel free to contact us to set up another visit. Check out this open house flier the SOAR group has put together for you.  It explains a lot about what will be happening next school year.  Registrations for next year will open in April. SOAR Open House Flyer (2) Also, here is information on registration for SOAR for 2019-2020 SOAR Registration info  

Inclement Weather Policy

With the weather being so unpredictable this time of year: Just a reminder that if MCPS is closed we will not have our FSP Tutorial Classes or SOAR at Covenant Life Church that day. If MCPS has a delay the tutorial classes that start at 10am will be the first class of the day.  SOAR will meet as scheduled, if MCPS has a delay.

Homeschooling 101 for Dads

Send the Dads to our March 8, 2019 Teacher  Training Night.  This is especially for them!! We will have David Finch, a long time homeschool dad and former pastoral leader for FSP, with us to encourage, inspire and spur on the Dads of FSP.  So often we get questions from the Dads about what they can do to support the homeschooling happening in their realm.  David has lots of wisdom to share – you won’t want your hubby to miss this!  We will meet in the Edwards room from 7pm to 9pm.  Hope to see lots of dads there!

Homeschool Info Night – March 5

Do you know someone who is interested in homeschool? or who wants to join a support group like FSP?  We have a night set aside to talk with prospective families about homeschooling, state requirements and regulations, how an umbrella group supports your homeschooling, and general information on what it looks like to homeschool today.  If you know anyone who might benefit from this info night please put them in contact with us!! We would love to answer any questions and help families see how amazing homeschooling can be.

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