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New Hope Fellowship
16390 S. Normandie Ave., Gardena, CA 90247

Date / Time

Saturday, October 15
8:30 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Brian & Winnie Sato

West LA South Bay Mini-Conference

You are invited to join us for this Mini-Conference in Gardena, CA.

Come hear Penny Ross, homeschool expert with her own home education consulting business and Minnie Batty, homeschool mom of nine.

There will be a curriculum fair to browse and talk to actual users of these curricula.

One of the local private satellite program students will be hosting a bake sale to raise funds for their senior class activities.

The location is freeway close: one-half mile north of where the 405, 110 and 91 freeways meet in Gardena.
Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required.
an offering will be taken to help the church offset the use of their facilities with any surplus going to CHEA.

Thank you to our sponsor, Classical Conversations.


8:30 a.m. – Check-in
8:45 a.m. – Welcome and About CHEA
9:00 a.m. – You ARE the Boss!!! (Penny Ross)
10:50 a.m. – It Only Looks Chaotic! (Minnie Batty)
11:45 a.m. – Closing


You ARE the Boss! (Penny Ross)
Homeschooling offers the flexibility to teach your child, not the book. Yet many of us fall into the default school mode of letting curriculum be our master, instead of a tool. We’ll talk about practical ways you can adapt and adjust your curriculum to better fit the needs of your family including scheduling, learning styles, teaching to mastery, assessing developmental readiness, and more.

It Only Looks Chaotic! (Minnie Batty)
Do you wonder about how you can teach multiple kids at multiple levels at the same time? How do you juggle first grade and seventh grade together? What subjects can you combine and what subjects to do individually? How do you organize your day? Your week? How to manage your household amidst all of the going-ons? We will share and chat and talk about all these. What does a typical day look like for a homeschool mama of nine kids?


Penny Ross

Penny Ross

Penny Ross taught her own three children at home from birth through high school graduation. She led a PSP at her church and now mentors the next generation of homeschoolers through her independent consulting business, Tools for the Home Educator in Torrance, CA. She offers consultations, coaching, webinars, and workshops for homeschooling parents, as well as selling gently-used curriculum. Her specialty is in helping families determine their own homeschooling style and then assisting them in mapping a pathway to success. Penny is married to her college sweetheart, Greg, and together they delight in seven grandchildren.

Minnie Batty

Minnie Batty

Minnie Batty is wife to Steve and mother to nine children, and 21 grandchildren (and counting). Eight of her nine children have graduated and moved on to higher education. She is also an avid outrigger paddler and has a black belt in karate. She loves to read and crochet in her free time when she is not babysitting for her grandies.