1. YOUR opinions NEEDED
Did you attend this year’s convention? MassHOPE desires to serve the homeschooling community, but we can’t read your mind. We need your feedback! Let us know what you think, what you need, maybe even what you can do to help. If you haven’t already submitted your convention evaluation form, please go to https://masshope.org/feedback_2019_convention/ to access it. Here you will have the option of either submitting your responses online on this interactive page, or downloading a pdf to print and mail in. Thank you!
2.  Convention workshop recordings
Visit our website to order your recordings HERE today! Once you get the recordings, follow along with the handouts that can still be found on most speakers’ pages of our website. (Downloads available for workshops designated with icon.)
3.  Convention lost and found
Missing anything? Here’s what was left behind at the convention: lime green stainless steel water bottle, navy blue Coach belt, size Medium, stuffed hedgehog, black/white print London Fog pop-up umbrella, plastic bumble bee chew toy (for babies, not dogs!), pair of black reading glasses (cheaters), steno pad, black/white composition notebook, black braided leather bracelet, and green archival ink pen. If you recognize anything, contact us at treasurer@masshope.com or volunteer@masshope.com
4.  You are invited! Attend our formal graduation in June
Come be encouraged! Join us at Holden Chapel on Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m. as 40-plus families celebrate their homeschoolers’ achievements and high school graduations. Rudy Hugo, from the Greater New York City area, will be delivering an inspiring commencement message in an inimitable and convicting style you won’t want to miss.
5.  Used curriculum sale
The annual used curriculum sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at the Chapel of the Cross in Westborough. Look for details coming soon to our website.

6.  Are you on our mailing lists?
To those who have been recently added to our email list through our website: if you would also like to be added to our “snail mail” list to receive information (such as our print newsletter) via the U.S. Postal Service, please send your full name and complete mailing address to newsletter@masshope.org.

7.  Rally in Westford against infanticide legalization
From the Team at the Renew Massachusetts Coalition:
The Life Collaborative of Middlesex County will be hosting a rally to peacefully oppose the Infanticide bill that is currently in the Legislature. We will likely have almost no notice when they move the Roe Act Infanticide bill through committee and to the floor. You’ll recall that this legislation legalizes infanticide, eliminates parental consent laws, dramatically expands late term abortion, and removes important safety precautions designed to reduce harm to pregnant women having an abortion. Please join us to make your voice heard and get more involved:

Rally Against the Infanticide Bill
Date: Thursday, May 16th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Westford Common,65 Main Street, Westford
This is FREE and open to the public!

We are asking everyone in the area to show their support and attend this important rally. We can show our elected officials, the media, and our neighbors that even in liberal Massachusetts this type of bill goes too far! And furthermore, we need help building support against this legislation. We are organizing volunteer canvasses across the state. Please reach out to Steve Fruzzetti: steve@renewmacoalition.orgor Robert Aufiero: robert@renewmacoalition.org to help out.

8.  CHEC co-op in Princeton

Are you looking for a homeschool co-op in your area? CHEC is a Christian academic co-op for families in the central Massachusetts area held at Heritage Bible Chapel in Princeton. Serving families with children in grades PreK-12, we meet for three eight-week sessions from September through May, with a holiday break extending from just before Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s. Our co-op day runs on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We offer each child two courses per week, and because parent participation is vital to our success, parents are asked to either help in two periods each week or teach one course for the duration of the year. Our areas of academic focus are primarily writing and science (IEW and Apologia are our go-to sources), but each year our group selects other fun and enriching classes, as well. If you need high school science lab opportunities or academic support in writing, or are simply looking to join with other families on your homeschooling journey, please contact us! For additional information or questions, visit checlinks.org or contact Cristi Surprenant at info@checlinks.org.
9. Your news items wanted
Do you know of an event or activity in or near Massachusetts that would edify or interest the homeschool community? Email Anne Smith at ewsjfamily@startmail.com

and we will review it for possible inclusion in the MassHOPE Messenger.

For-fee services: The MassHOPE Messenger is a biweekly e-newsletter that is sent free to approximately 2500 mailboxes. Unfortunately, it is not free to distribute. This cost increases each year, and MassHOPE has limited funds. Therefore we charge a nominal fee of $10 for unsolicited submissions from individuals, and from most organizations or groups unaffiliated with MassHOPE, who wish to advertise their for-fee services. Items will ordinarily run in two consecutive issues.
10. Remember to “Like” MassHOPE on Facebook
“Like” MassHOPE’s Facebook page: facebook.com/MassHOPE?fref=ts. You’ll be encouraged in your homeschooling journey and will receive all updates for upcoming events.

11. Do you receive The Voice of HOPE?

MassHOPE publishes a quarterly print newsletter, The Voice of HOPE. In addition to announcements you might also find in the Messenger, we provide three or four full-length articles on a variety of homeschooling topics. If you would like to add your name, please send your name and “snail mail” address to


12. Support MassHOPE through AmazonSmile
Do you shop at Amazon? If you shop through AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to MassHOPE! If you’re not already signed up, you can do so more easily than ever. To start supporting our organization, simply click this link, which is unique to MassHOPE: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-HYPERLINK “http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3220412”3220412. That’s all! From then on, when – and only when – you enter the Amazon website through amazonsmile.com,Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to MassHOPE. Thank you for supporting the work of your Christian state homeschool organization!