Welcome to PACE!

*******WE HAVE A NEW EMAIL   PACEbooks@live.com ***********

 

The Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange, or PACE, is a homeschool bookstore located in York County, PA with over 22,000 books and educational manipulatives.  We carry new and consigned items.  Most books are discounted with used items at least 40% off of retail.

The store is open Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to six and other days by appointment.

Consignments can be brought in any open day. We accept current edition curriculum, classic books, educational games and manipulatives.

If you subscribe to this blog you will receive updates of interesting things brought in on consignment, sales in the store and articles on homeschooling.

For payment in the store we accept cash or checks.

Location: 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg PA 17019 (Click for Mapquesthere)

Contact:  (717) 432-9947     or      PACEbooks@live.com

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Notice to Consignors

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Thanks to all who participated in the two-day quarter sale. We sold 1,780 books which did accomplish my goal of making some room in the Bargain Bookshelves! They are still about 2/3 full which made me realize my initial estimate of 4,000 books back there was a little low. It was probably more like around 6,000.

Note to Consignors:  I will be gradually switching over my payment system to an online banking Bill Pay. The only difference this makes to you is that when you receive the check in the mail I don’t think the PA Curriculum Exchange name will be in the return address of the envelope. I imagine it will say something like PNC Bank. I just wanted to warn you so you don’t throw the check away as junk mail!

Happy Spring–I think it might be really here now. :-)

Julie Helms
PA Curriculum Exchange
25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-9947
PACEbooks@live.com
Open: T/W Noon to six pm
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Reminder for Quarter Sale

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Just wanted to remind you that tomorrow and Wednesday is the bargain section sale.  All books are 25 cents. This includes more than 4,000 items.  It’s a good way to stock up on resources for your homeschool.

If you are coming and have plastic grocery bags you would like to recycle, I would happily accept them!  Also bringing canvas shopping bags for your own use is helpful as they are good for carrying books.

Also, the annual Alpha Omega sale (20% off new items) is in effect now till the end of April.

Hope to see you this week! :-)

Julie Helms
PA Curriculum Exchange
25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-9947
PACEbooks@live.com
Open: T/W Noon to six pm
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Cabin-Fever Bargain-Section Blowout!

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

I don’t know about you, but I have had entirely enough of winter. It is snowing (again!) as I write this. So to chase away those winter blues I decided it is time for a bargain section sale. Plus the books are beginning to grow in piles on the floor as they have overflowed the shelves…

SO…

Next Tuesday, April 1 (not an April Fools joke!) and Wednesday (April 2) ONLY–no appointments for this–every item in the Bargain Section ($1 section) will be a quarter. The subjects in that section include Math, History, Science, Language Arts, Readers, Abeka & BJU old edition, Bible, Activities and How-to Homeschool books.

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This is a great opportunity to stock up on educational resources. For a quarter, it’s easy, for example, to buy a science book and cut it up to use the pictures for a lap book–no guilt involved. :-)  So come help me chase away the winter blues and welcome in spring!

Julie Helms
PA Curriculum Exchange
25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-9947
PACEbooks@live.com
Open: T/W Noon to six pm
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Alpha Omega Products 20% off for April

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

It is that time of year again when all our new Alpha Omega products are discounted 20% from the current retail for the month of April. This includes Lifepacs, Horizons and Switched On School House. (Used items remain at the standard 40% off)

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That’s their new logo above in case you didn’t recognize it. I also have free AOP catalogs available here.

 

Julie Helms
PA Curriculum Exchange
25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-9947
PACEbooks@live.com
Open: T/W Noon to six pm
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PA Homeschool Bill

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Calls Needed to Pass Homeschool Bill in PA

House Bill 1013, legislation that would remove superintendents from evaluating home education programs, has been stalled in the House Education Committee for the past 10 months. Your calls and emails to members of the committee are needed to get this bill moving. They need to know how important passage of this bill is to home educators.

Following are the noteworthy changes that HB 1013 would make in the current law for home education programs:

  • Eliminate the public school superintendent’s review of portfolios;
  • Require superintendents to accept an evaluator’s determination that an appropriate education is occurring in the home education program;
  • Provide for an administrative procedure to resolve any claim by the superintendent that the parent has failed to comply with any aspect of the homeschool law;
  • Ensure that the home education program may continue during the time of any appeal of an adverse ruling by a hearing examiner; and
  • Require that a high school diploma issued by the supervisor of a home education program be recognized the same as a diploma issued by the commonwealth.

The current homeschool law was passed in 1988, 25 years ago, at a time when there was a great deal of skepticism about the viability of homeschooling as an educational option. As a result, Pennsylvania’s law remains one of the most restrictive in the nation, second only to New York. Homeschoolers in Pennsylvania have tried for over 10 years to get relief from the oppressive requirements of the current law. It is time for Pennsylvania to join the majority of states that have enacted laws that do not demand unreasonable and unnecessary government oversight of parents teaching their children at home.

- Action Requested

(1) Please call or email (both would be better) members of the House Education Committee with this message or something similar in your own words:

“Please vote for House Bill 1013 which would improve the homeschool law of Pennsylvania. It would remove the unnecessary double evaluation of home education programs and streamline administrative procedures for both school districts and parents.”

If your last name begins with A-K, please contact:

Hon. Paul I. Clymer, Chair
Email at pclymer@pahousegop.com
(717) 783-3154

Hon. James R. Roebuck Jr., Democratic Chair
Email at http://www.pahouse.com/contact/viaLDPC.asp?district=188
(717) 783-1000

Hon. Will Tallman, Secretary
Email at Wtallman@pahousegop.com
(717) 783-8875

Hon. Jim Christiana, Subcommittee Chair on Higher Education
Email at jchristi@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6144

Hon. Bernie O’Neill, Subcommittee Chair on Basic Education
Email at boneill@pahousegop.com
(717) 705-7170

Hon. Kathy L. Rapp, Subcommittee Chair on Special Education
Email at http://www.reprapp.com/contact.aspx
(717) 787-1367

Hon. Ryan P. Aument
Email at http://www.repaument.com/contact.aspx
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2041

Hon. Joe Emrick
Email at Jemrick@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6159

If your last name begins with L-Z, please contact:

Hon. Harold A. English
Email at http://www.repenglish.com/contact.aspx
(717) 260-6407

Hon. Mike Fleck
Email at mfleck@pahousegop.com
(717) 787-3335

Hon. Mark M. Gillen
Email at http://www.repgillen.com/contact.aspx
(717) 787-8550

Hon. Seth M. Grove
Email at http://www.repgrove.com/contact.aspx
(717) 783-2655

Hon. Mike Reese
Email at Mreese@pahousegop.com
(717) 783-9311

Hon. Todd Rock
Email at trock@pahousegop.com
(717) 783-5218

Hon. Justin J. Simmons
Email at http://www.repsimmons.com/contact.aspx
(717) 783-1673

Hon. Dan Truitt
Email at Dtruitt@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6164

(2) Please forward this email to other homeschooling families who are not members of HSLDA and ask them to contact members of the committee as well.

View the text of House Bill 1013.

Please call or email today!

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Christmas Gift Ideas and Holiday Store Hours

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Holiday Hours: We will be open this week as usual, Tuesday and Wed (17th and 18th) from noon to six. Then we will be closed the following two weeks to re-open January 7th. If you have an urgent need during that time, give me a call and we can get you in!

How about some games for gifts for the kids? We have quite a few in stock. They are in good shape and most are priced in the $2-$4 range. Instead of listing them all, I took some photos:

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The kite on top is a huge-sized Dragon. Brand new.

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Math

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History

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I also have a nice gift idea for a homeschooling Mom. This biblically based encouragement book is new from Notgrass. It is normally $10, but I have two new copies I am selling for $5. It is a small format book (about 8″ square).

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Thanks!

Julie Helms
PA Curriculum Exchange
25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-9947
PACEbooks@live.com
Open: T/W Noon to six pm
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New Apologia Title and Lonely Thanksgiving Week

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Pennsylvania Curriculum Exchange

Hey folks!

I just wanted to let you know the store will be open as usual this week. Thanksgiving week is historically a very *lonely* week for me in the store so if you feel like braving the weather, stop by and say Hi! I promise it will be very quiet for good concentration while you shop! :-)   As for the upcoming month and holidays, our hours remain the same with the exception of Christmas week. I will post those hours when it gets a little closer.

Apologia released a new title this fall as part of its Exploring Creation series. It is very pretty. Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics is aimed at the K-6th grade. There is a notebooking journal and junior notebooking journal available. The junior is out now and the regular one should be available in a week or two.

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics $37.05

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics $37.05

Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie Helms
PA Curriculum Exchange
25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
(717) 432-9947
PACEbooks@live.com
Open: T/W Noon to six pm
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