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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

FREE Center for Homeschool Liberty

FREE Center For Homeschool Liberty
A Gift for You - Peace of Mind

FREE Benefit - $65 Value!
Code will be provided when enrolling with Everest

Each member of Everest Academy is eligible to receive a complimentary First-Year Membership in CHL! That’s a $65 value – absolutely FREE! (See Member Benefits below)

CHL is an outreach of the Christian Law Association http://www.christianlaw.org/cla/ (CLA). The CLA has faithfully served churches and families since 1969, and has successfully defended over 8,000 educational freedom-related cases.

CHL provides homeschooling families with every legal service that any other homeschool legal organization provides. Additionally, they provide a free will for both Mom and Dad, represent homeschool organizations, help working parents with workplace issues related to their Christian faith, serve local churches and pastors, and do it all on a suggested donation model.

You may wish to note that the CHL team includes a large group of full-time attorneys and an additional 200+ affiliated attorneys throughout the United States. 

BENEFITS of MEMBERSHIP in CHL 
As a member of Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/, you are given the telephone number of an attorney who is available to answer any legal question related to homeschool issues. 

Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/ members receive all homeschool related legal representation free of charge. CHL pays for all attorney fees, expert witness costs, travel expenses, and court costs allowable by law. 

In addition, CHL members receive free legal representation from the Christian Law Association http://www.christianlaw.org/cla/ for religious liberty issues even if the cause of action is not related to homeschooling. This includes matters such as workplace discrimination, Christian employer obligations, the right to witness, public prayer, and any other matter related to Christians in matters of faith. 

Most legal matters related to homeschooling and Christian liberty are resolved quickly without court action. Often, CHL and CLA attorneys can successfully defend an attack by contacting local officials on behalf of a member. If a homeschooling court case is necessary, Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/ provides full representation every step of the way. Members can take comfort in knowing they enjoy full legal protection for homeschooling and Christian liberty issues. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS 
* A last will and testament drafted by an attorney that will thoughtfully distribute your estate to your heirs and outline your wishes for your children. 

* Access to a comprehensive website with homeschool laws for your state. 

* Legal alerts and a monthly CHL newsletter. 

* A 20 percent discount on legal and educational resources from the Christian Law Association. 

Visit Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/. Click on JOIN NOW and supply the requested information. At checkout, use the coupon code COVERAL for your first-year membership, which includes a FREE last will and testament. You will receive a confirmation email that also includes instructions on how to ACTIVATE your Homeschool Legal Advantage membership and download forms to begin your will preparation.

This is our gift to you – Legal peace of mind. Join us as we celebrate nearing the 20,000 member milestone.

It is a privilege to be of service.

Christine Field
Attorney at Law
Center For Homeschool Liberty
Gibbs Law Firm
5666 Seminole Blvd., Suite 2,
Seminole, FL 33772
Office: (727) 399-8300, ext. 1003
FAX: (727) 398-3907

FREE Magazine

Free Focus on the Family "Thriving Family" Magazine Subscription

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Go here to register for a free Thriving Family magazine subscription from Focus on the Family.

Thanks to MoneySavingMom for the tip.

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You'll register, then select checkout, you'll then register one more time.  You do not have to enter any credit card or paypal information.

Keep following the prompts until you're done.  At the end you'll see a confirmation status and order number. 

Your subscription will take about 6 to 8 weeks to start.

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If you don't have a child, but know someone who does or is expecting, then you could order it as a gift for them.

Tim Tebow Bill

Hi, friends! (from April Finney) I am going to Montgomery on Wednesday morning to support the "Tim Tebow" bill which is in favor of homeschoolers being able to play public school sports.  My son, Lucas, really wants to play football with his friends!  It takes less than a minute to help.  You just go to the link below and look at the buttons on the left.  Click on the bottom one which says "sign the petition".  It will ask you to list your rep in the AL house.  Put Allen Treadway.  Then, it will ask for your Senator which is Scott Beason.  Be sure to put a check in the box at the top because this says that you are in favor of it.  Thanks so much for your help!  (Please pass this along to anyone that you think would be interested in helping.)  http://www.timtebowbill.com

Teen Driving

In the Birmingham area, teen clinics are offered at: www.alscca.net for April and May; www.carcontrol.com for April and May; and www.montevallo.edu/atsc for April.
Nearby touring clinics include: www.streetsurvival.org for Chattanooga in April; and www.driversedge.org for Memphis and Nashville in May. Many race driver training organizations also offer teen driver courses at their home race tracks or their touring schools. They advertise in the top car enthusiast and racing-oriented magazines.

Student/Teacher I.D.s

Student I.D. & Teacher I.D.
FREE!!!  


Student and Teacher I.D.s can be used for different discounts in a variety of stores and venues.  Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a note with the number/kind of I.D. you would like.  

Please note:  These cards have basic Everest Academy info only on them.  You can add whatever you would like, including a picture, and then laminate.  I.D.s are for Everest Academy families ONLY.  

Send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a note stating how many/kinds of I.D.s you would like to:

Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd
Hayden, AL 35079

Good Grade Incentives

Updated Freebies & Rewards for Good Report Cards

Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 9:45 AM     Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 9:53 AM
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Well I need to add two more freebies for kids with good grades -- TCBY Pelham & Publix.

First TCBY Pelham --
A & A/B Honor Roll students get rewarded for their hard work at TCBY in Pelham!! No purchase necessary, but highly recommended... obviously because our yogurt is awesome! Just bring your end of the year report card in to receive your FREE treat!

Here is the breakdown---A Honor Roll: FREE Kid's Cup of yogurt & a FREE topping

A/B Honor Roll: FREE Kid's Cup of yogurt GO HERE TO SEE THE INFO.

PUBLIX -- FREE COOKIES AND MILK WITH GOOD GRADES THROUGH MAY 8 --

ROCKETCITYSAVINGS.COM Spotted a sign in her local Publix promoting the new program for good grades. Bring in a good recent report card and the kids will get free animal crackers and milk.  Go here to see her post.

HERE ARE ALL OF MY ORIGINAL FREEBIES --
{With all of these you'll need to call and confirm with your location}
Here are some options for everyone:

Money it the best right? The Kid's First Credit Union program pays your child for good grades. Go here, even though the post is old -- I wrote it 2 years ago, it's still valid.

Donut Joes 3199 Lee Street, Pelham, AL (205) 663-6006
1 free donut for an A or A&B report card.

Coldstone Creamery -- Free kids ice cream with straight As. (They also offer every Tuesday a BOGO free kids ice cream.

Krispy Kreme locations give one donut for report cards with an "A" in any subject.  (It used to be per A but that changed)

Applebees -- Some locations still participate in the A is For Apple program. It's a card distributed to the schools for teachers to present the kids. It's valid for a free kids meal. You must ask your location for them.
iJump on US 280 offers rewards for good behavior and grades.  Go here for more info: http://www.ijumpinc.com/

http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2010/02/ijump_for_education_free_stude.html  

Topps for Grades is a free trading card program.  Go here to see how it works and locations in your area that participate:  http://www.topps.com/toppsoftheclass/index.html  

McDonald's - Give the schools certificates to award the students. Not all locations and schools participate. Check with your school to confirm.

Blockbuster -- Free movie rentals for good grades.  Go here: http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2010/03/blockbuster_offering_free_movi.html

Chuck E Cheese Free 15 tokens for good grades go here: http://www.chuckecheese.com/promotions/tokens.php

Chick-Fil-A offers freebies but it varies by each location call before you go.

Build-A-Bear -- Present the report card and you can ask for a card for a freebie to use in the online game Build-A-Bearville. (This may vary by location.)

School Bans Lunches from Home...


From Deb:  This is unbelievable to me that this school (or anybody) would think that they have the right to make a decision like this overriding the parents' wishes.  Have you eaten a lunch in a public school in the last few years (The lunches when I was growing up were awesome.)?  I have, and it wasn't pretty (or healthy).  This is just one more example of the school system taking away parental rights and one more good reason to homeschool.


Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home

To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn't allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home — and some parents, and many students, aren't fans of the policy

April 11, 2011|By Monica Eng and Joel Hood, Tribune reporters
Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune
Fernando Dominguez cut the figure of a young revolutionary leader during a recent lunch period at his elementary school.
"Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?" the seventh-grader shouted to his lunch mates in Spanish and English.
Dozens of hands flew in the air and fellow students shouted along: "We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch! We should bring our own lunch!"
Fernando waved his hand over the crowd and asked a visiting reporter: "Do you see the situation?"
At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.
Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.
"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."  Read more here...

History Channel Idea Book

This week's educational programming update:
Special Offer: Sign up to receive The Idea Book For Educators (free bi-annual subscription) and receive a copy of Elvis 1956, a book of photographs by Alfred Wertheimer (while supplies last)
BIO Classroom Programming: Mark Twain: His Amazing Adventures, Tuesday, April 12th at 7am/6c
BIO Classroom Programming: BIO: Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, April 19th at 7am/6c
A&E Classroom programming coming in May: Intervention: Huffing, Wednesday, May 4th at 4am/3c
Time to Talk from the Partnership™ at DrugFree.org: Free tools for parents and teachers 
BIO of the Month - Amelia Earhart

Montgomery: Golf Opportunity

Success Unlimited Academy in Montgomery is offering homeschoolers an opportunity to play with their golf team.  Players must be 14 or older.  If you are interested, please contact Eddie Eiland at 657-8466.