Home Education Week & Capitol Day

May 7 - 13, 2023

Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate!

It's an educational event for the whole family! Maine homeschoolers have worked hard over the years to raise public awareness and strengthen homeschool freedoms. Traditionally, Maine Governors have designated one week each spring as Maine Home Education Week. Since 1987, Maine homeschoolers have gathered during this special week to celebrate and thank God for the freedoms we enjoy. 

 

2023 will not be an exception to our coming together! During the week of May 7th - 13th, 2023, homeschoolers will celebrate the 36th Annual Maine Home Education Week. To mark the occasion, homeschoolers will gather in Augusta on Wednesday, May 10 for a day of celebration!   

 

CAPITOL DAY EVENT INFORMATION

 

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Theme: TBD

Location: The Capitol in Augusta

Cost: FREE! 

 

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Schedule of Events

Meet Your Legislators: Legislators love to meet their constituents. Contact them to arrange a  visit with your family! Find your Representative HERE. Find your Senator HERE. Learn more about Visiting with Your Legislator

 

Capitol Tours: TBD

 

RALLY AND SPEAKERS IN THE HALL OF FLAGS

 

10:00am 

  • Music
  • Opening Prayer and Message - 
  • Pledge of Allegiance  
  • Welcome Message from Maine State Legislators

10:30am - TBD 

 

11:00am - TBD

 

11:30am - TBD 

 

Recognition of Junior Legislators: To participate in this educational program, purchase a Junior Legislator Learning Unit. Submit a completed unit checklist to HOME by May 2 to receive a badge and be recognized on Capitol Day!  

 

AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

 

1:00pm - TBD

 

Visit the Capitol Complex and complete an outdoor scavenger hunt!

 

Registration for Capitol Day is FREE!

Student Contest

TBD

 

Create a writing piece (essay, description, poem, research paper, creative writing piece, etc.) about a person in your life or someone from Maine history. Be sure to include biographical information. Have fun, and let the creativity flow as you create this special tribute!

 

Deadline for Submission: Submit your report in writing to HOME by April 30, 2023.

 

Prizes: A $25 Amazon gift card for the winning student in each division. 

Division 1: K through 3rd grade

Division 2: 4th through 8th grade 

Division 3: 9th through 12th grade

 

* Winning essays will be published in the newest edition of the HOME Digest. You may also be asked to share your report during our Capitol Day Celebration.

 

Many Thanks to Our Capitol Day Sponsors and Partners!

More Home Education Week Activities

Celebrate Maine Home Education Week every year in your own community, too. Find ways to celebrate and be visible throughout the designated week. The following is just a sampling of activities that could be planned especially for Home Education Week within individual homeschool groups and families: 

  • Wear a homeschool t-shirt, sticker or button wherever you go during Home Education Week.
  • Have a potluck meal of thanksgiving with other homeschooling families.
  • Bake a celebration cake!
  • Plan a local field trip with a few families or your support group.
  • Arrange for a homeschooling display at your local library.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Bring a new homeschooler to visit the HOME Office.
  • Find ways to volunteer in your community.
  • Plan a fundraiser to raise money for your support group or for HOME.
  • Buy a copy of Homeschool Heroes and read it to your family! Copies are available at the HOME Office. 

No matter how you choose to celebrate during Maine Home Education Week, please take time to give thanks and glory to God for the very precious freedoms we have to teach our children at home. Without continued prayer, vigilance and a strong homeschool presence within each Maine community, our blessings of freedom could be easily taken away. Take pride in what you do, and enjoy your well-deserved week of recognition! 

 

 

VIEW THE 2017 GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION

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