The Annual Not-Going-Back-to-School Day at York Beach

Not Going Back to School!!!!! Yay!!!!
September 9th (rain date 10th)
Short Sands Beach, Cape Neddick, ME

Originally started by Jenny Courser over 20 years ago, the Original Not Going Back to School Party, is a day at the ocean, at Short Sands Beach, in Cape Neddick, Maine.

EStart Courses Starting Up Soon!

Juniors and seniors in high school can take eStart courses for both high school and college credit. Courses begin on Aug 31 so there is still time to register. Here is the new Fall 2015 schedule,

The eStart program in an effort to assist students who would not be able to take a course through the eStart Program without financial assistance is now able to offer partial scholarships for eligible students,

The program is now offering two new exciting courses:

Shakespeare In Performance Homeschool

Students from 8 to 15 years of age will play skills-based theatre games, text analysis, staging and performance of a Shakespeare comedy which will be chosen from - A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Twelfth Night or The Tempest. No previous theatre or Shakespeare experience necessary, but students must be highly motivated and engaged students.

If you are a homeschool parent or know homeschool families, please help me spread the word. Here are the details:

12 Fall Sessions: September 11 - November 6, Friday - 10 am - 12 pm

Homeschool Gym at the Tilton Sports Center

A supervised obstacle course for the older children, fields available for our Nerf and sports fans, basketball court, and a bouncy blow up house as well. Please click on the link below to learn about the obstacle course that will be available for anyone ages 10 and up including adults.

Seacoast Voices--online paper for middle school students

Are you a middle school student who is interested in writing or art?
Seacoast Voices, an online newspaper, seeks to showcase your news articles,
opinions, creative writing and artwork. Gautam Ramesh, a sophomore at Phillips
Exeter Academy and a Brentwood resident, founded Seacoast Voices to provide
a public forum for Seacoast middle school students to voice their opinions and
showcase their talents. For more information, check out the pilot website

Book Sale in Plainfield

Annual book and bake sale Saturday, September 19, 9:00 to 5:00 and Sunday, September 20, 9:00 to 2:00 at the Plainfield Town Hall. Half price on Sunday! There are thousands of books of many genres, magazines, Maxfield Parrish merchandise, and much more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Philip Read Memorial Library. For info contact or call 603-675-6866.

Women of the World Concet at UNH September 21

The University of New Hampshire Celebrity Series is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season. We invite the community to join us for these performances in the Paul Creative Arts Center’s Johnson Theatre in Durham. Tickets can be purchased on line at

Contacted by the IRS?

We received this email:
I’m a reporter for the NH Union Leader. A colleague of mine mentioned that he’d heard separately of two homeschool parents who were audited by the IRS. I wanted to see if this is something that perhaps disproportionately affects homeschoolers. My contact info is below, and feel free to circulate this email.

Ted Siefer
Reporter, New Hampshire Union Leader

Become a Beta Tester for Your Daily Question

We are a homeschooling family that has been homeschooling our five children (two now grown and out of the house) for over 12 years. When we first brought our two eldest children home from public school, they had no clue how to learn on their own. The kids had been fed information at school on the topics the school had chosen for them, leaving them with little to no researching skills or self-knowledge in the things that interested them. Trying to get them to learn and decide what topics to learn about was frustrating at the very least.

Invitation to Join the Londonderry Police Explorers

The Londonderry Police Explorers Post 1137 is looking for teens aged 15-20 (or 14 and completed the 8th grade for all the middle-schoolers) who are interested in law enforcement. They meet at the Londonderry High School every other Monday in Room 202. Currently the roster includes teens from Derry, Londonderry, Windham, Hudson and Candia. You can attend 2 meetings free of charge if you would like to see what the meetings consist of. The next meeting they will be doing PT so come dressed for a light workout.