Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

August 2013 Newsletter


“Hello, my name is……….”
How is your summer going?  It seems like summer has two speeds at my house.  It’s either “I’m bored” or “Why aren’t we there yet?” (as we rush from place to place.)  As we take in all this season has to offer, the next is ever close.  We are so blessed in West Michigan to have many resources at our disposal.  Are you overwhelmed with planning the school year yet?  Questions like… What do I include?  What do I leave out? What’s needed for this age? What are our (spiritual/family/personal) goals this year? How do I balance school, family, work, sports, etc?  Don’t even get me started on What’s for dinner?  At some point when the thoughts are spinning so fast, it’s like, “Who am I and what was I doing?”
At church, we are in a sermon series in Ephesians entitled “Identity”.  The opening question was, “How do you introduce yourself?”  Many answers, as you can imagine, like, “A mother of 2.” “A doctor.” “A pastor.” “An engineer.” “A domestic engineer.” “A golfer,” etc.
My pastor then said,  “From your identity flows your activity.  While the answers we gave describe what we do, God defines who we are.”
You can say, “I am a son or daughter of the King.”
As you finish this season and start the next, be encouraged that in God’s design for us, He has great plans for our lives.
Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”   
In His Love,
Jeanine Sweet, T.H.E.O. Secretary

watermelon-iconAUGUST PRAYER FOCUS

Please pray for the young adults in our families as they leave for college, on military assignments, or enter the job market, that they will remain strong and shine for Jesus.

Dawn Snuffer and Davine Calkins will host a how-to class. Join us as we create a lapbook and walk through a day of a unit study.  We will also have many examples and many ideas to help get you started.  Monday, August 5, 7pm. Please RSVP or questions to to register. Location will be announced as the  date get closer based on how many register.  Come and get inspired and learn to create wonderful learning memories with your children.

watermelon-iconTHEO REGISTRATION

THEO registration must be renewed each year. If you have already renewed, thank you so much! If not, registration forms are available on the website page, Become a Member.

watermelon-iconFALL CLASSES FOR 2013-2014

Click here to see what classes will be offered for the 2013-2014 School Year! There are many classes available to your children, from birth through high school! You’ll find classes in academics, arts and sports, as well as private lessons in art and music. Be sure to check out the selection and get your children signed up!


We are inviting all homeschoolers or those interested in homeschooling to bonfires, on the third Saturday of each month at the Bradfield’s. This is an opportunity for the whole family to come and have fun. We are planning on doing this through September, so there are only two opportunities left! Mark it on your calendar and join other homeschooling families for a great time!

Where: 4384 Putnam Rd., Muskegon, MI 49445
Dates: August 17, and Sept 21
Time: 6.00pm to ??

Directions: Take US 31 to the Russell Road exit (Michigan Adventure exit). Turn north/right onto Russell Road. Go 1 mile to the stop light/Riley Thompson Rd. Turn east/right. Go 1 mile to Putnam Road turn south/right. Go ¼ mile and we are on the left hand side of road.
From Fremont: Take M-120 (Holton Road) south. Go through Twin Lake and about two miles after the flasher in Twin Lake is Riley Thompson Road. (Pink Ice Cream building on corner) Turn right or west and go 2 ½ miles to Putnam Road turn left or south go ¼ mile and we are on the left hand side of road.

We have a very large Gaga/Octo Ball pit so the more people we have the better. We also have a sand box, small slide 2 swings, and tires to play on. You may want to bring: Lawn chairs, flash lights (to play flashlight tag) and bug spray. If your family didn’t have time to eat at home feel free to bring Hot Dogs/burgers and Buns for your family. If you want to bring a dish to pass you may. I will have lemonade, marshmallows, plates, cups, roasting sticks, a grill and condiments.

If you have fun ideas feel free to bring it or call and I can help plan it. This is very laid back and flexible.
Please RSVP by Wednesday of that week if you think you may come just so I can have an idea of the interest. If you didn’t RSVP come anyways! If you have any questions feel free to email: or phone (231) 766-2841.
Looking forward to seeing you!

watermelon-iconNEW WEBPAGES
A new page has been added to the THEO website!

Questions and Mentors – If you have questions about homeschooling, need someone to talk to, or need a mentor to support you in your homeschooling, this is the page for you.

watermelon-iconIMPORTANT WEBPAGES – Tutoring and Testing

Check out the availability of services on this webpage.

  • SAT/ACT Tutoring
  • Tutoring in math and chemistry
  • K-5 tutoring