Roving Quarter Sale

The Roving Quarter sale for June 7-4 is:

Bookcase #1: Homeschool Helps/Teacher Prep, College/Career, Unit Studies guides, Activities/Projects, Bible Curriculum/storybooks/devotions/kids Bibles

Bookcase #2 (1/2): Test Prep (mostly Spectrum); KONOS v 1,2,3; and Bible Concordances/Dictionaries/Commentaries

And held over from last week (STILL 5 dozen left!) Binders. All of my 1” binders will be 25c. I have dozens in a plethora of colors! (Larger binders are excluded, but are still at the bargain price of $2-$3).

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter sale and Note for summer consignments

The Roving Quarter sale for May 31-June 4 is:

1. Bargain Reader bookcase. This includes adult/high school, elementary/middle school, and little kid reading books: novels, series, abridged classics, picture books, and phonics readers.

Also, in the main store in bins are I Can Read style books and 3 crates of over-sized picture books. All are 25c each. The bins will have signs.

2. Binders. All of my 1” binders will be 25c. I have dozens in a plethora of colors! (Larger binders are excluded, but are still at the bargain price of $2-$3).

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

A note for consignors:

We will be putting a temporary moratorium on certain items even though they are current edition. We just have too many. So until further notice we will not be accepting:

  • Abeka grade 4, 5, 6 teacher editions or test keys. (Student books, test books and readers are fine.)
  • Well-Trained Mind First Language Lessons
  • Saxon Math grade 1-3 Teacher Editions. (K is fine.)
  • Alpha Omega LifePacs. (Health is fine)

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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This week’s Roving Quarter Sale is BJU and Abeka (old ed.) and Lifepacs (current)

The sale for May 24-28 includes 2+ sections:

Bookcase 1: Old EditionBJU (Bob Jones University Press) and Abeka.

Bookcase 2 + 1/2 of 3: Current Edition —Alpha Omega Lifepacs. I plan to discontinue carrying lifepacs so even though this isn’t ‘technically’ part of the bargain section, it will be this week! There are a few exclusions but they are not shelved there (Spanish, Health, Home Ec, Worldview). This is only for the lifepacs, not AO thumb drives or DVDs. It does include the teacher editions to the lifepacs. Bagged groups of lifepacs must go together. Look for signs—the bookcase (and a half) is in the Book Barn but not in the bargain section—it’s right at the front door.

These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4

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This week’s Roving Quarter Sale will be in bargain Language Arts PLUS 1.

The sale for May 17-21 includes 2 sections:

Language Arts bookcase, to include topics of phonics, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

And a 2nd miscellaneous bookcase that includes Doorposts, Pearables, character development, manners, critical thinking and logic, speech, Shurley English, summer bridge books, reference (dictionaries and thesauruses [thesauri?]), and a shelf of old edition Rod & Staff 1st grade Bible Nurture reading program.

These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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Roving Quarter Sale—May 10-14

This week’s Roving Quarter Sale will be in bargain SCIENCE.

This includes the topics of experiments, life science, human body/health/nutrition/fitness/sex ed, plants, animals, habitats, earth science, weather, rocks & minerals, space, chemistry, physical science, physics, creation topics, and old edition homeschool brand science curricula.

It takes up one and a half bookcases. These are normally $1 per book but will now be 25c each (or 25c/$1.00–so a packaged set of 3 books was $3 and is now 75c.)

If you missed the explanation of the Roving Quarter Sale, please see here:

Quick note about our farm—The store is located at our home on a small farm with animals. However, we are not set up to be a petting zoo. It is not safe for children to wander around the animals or the farm equipment. It is fine if an adult would like to walk with their children to look at the animals. But the kids should not do this alone. We have had children get hurt, animals get hurt, and equipment damaged. Thank you for your cooperation in this!

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange 

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947
  • Open T/W and Fr/Sat 12-4
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How to Get a Company Started When You’re a Teenager

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Here’s How to Get a Company Started When You’re a Teenager

This guest post was written and provided by Jason Kenner of On-Par Parent.

You don’t have to be in your twenties to launch a company. If the entrepreneurial fire is raging and you want to start making a profit from your skills and talents, it’s never really too early to begin the process, as long as you have the necessary perseverance and are willing to navigate the startup process diligently.

Becoming a teen entrepreneur can teach you valuable problem-solving, financial management, and decision-making skills. Not to mention, it can significantly boost your college and career prospects. Here is a quick-start guide to get you going!

Settle on an Idea

Your first step will be to identify a business idea that aligns with your talents, interests, and skills and that can bring you a profit. As a teen entrepreneur, you have plenty of options.

You could start an affiliate marketing blog where you write about topics you’re passionate about. You could open an online store selling products you believe in. You could even craft and sell your own products through an online store or major marketplaces like Etsy and Facebook Marketplace.

Some teenagers make money from tutoring or coaching younger kids, which you could do house-to-house or from your own home. If you’re good with children, you could succeed as a babysitter. If you want to add manual labor to the mix, consider starting a lawn maintenance company. Take time to explore potential ideas and research the market to gauge demand. 

Identify Your USP and Market

Your unique selling proposition (USP) is what distinguishesyour brand from others. It essentially describes why customers choose or should choose your company’s products or services. Whether it’s the specific product or service, the speed at which you work, or any other characteristic, determine what is unique about your business so you can strategize around it.

You’ll also need to identify precisely what customers you will target. Where do they hang out locally and online? What messages and channels will you use to reach them?

Form an Entity

Every company needs a legal structure. As a teen entrepreneur, you might benefit from establishing a sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation. A sole proprietorship is the easiest to set up and manage. But forming an LLC will protect you from personal liability, yield pass-through taxation, and provide other perks.

If you ever hope to scale your business, it could be worthwhile to set up a corporation. Investors are drawn to corporations because it’s typically easier to transfer a corporation’s shares than the membership interests of an LLC. Corporations are also more predictable and provide all the benefits of an LLC. Consider using an online formation service to ensure your corporation complies with all state regulations.

Develop Your Marketing Strategies

Once you start to lay a foundation for your new business, begin thinking of how you can promote it to the masses. These days, it’s critical to utilize social media, email, paid ads, and other digital marketing channels for building an online presence. But traditional marketing methods can also help you build brand recognition.

Consider using a DIY business card maker to create professional-grade business cards that will leave a lasting impression on your target customers. You can choose one of many pre-made templates and customize it with any typography, colors, text, and images you want. Many customers like business cards because it gives them something to hold and remember companies by.

Starting a business as a teen can teach you invaluable life skills that benefit your career and personal life for many years to come. Follow the tips above as you explore business ideas and lay the groundwork for your new company. And never stop learning how to be a better, more adaptable entrepreneur!

Would you like to read more helpful content or access our homeschool bookstore? Visit PACurriculumExchange.comtoday!

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Summer Hours and Roving Quarter Sale!

Summer hours begin effective immediately. We are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12-4pm.

Roving Quarter Sale: we are going to try something different this summer. I cannot run my usual quarter sale during the summer because it becomes too crowded in the store during the busy season. But I need to unload some bargain stuff. So each week one bookcase/subject in the bargain section will be on sale…$0.25/book. I will announce each weekend which bookcase/subject will have the sale that coming week, and it will continue all 4 days we’re open. There is not a predetermined list of which subjects are coming when… It will be based on which sections are overfull. The sale is first come-first served—I cannot reserve these books ahead of time.

I realize this is not convenient for people coming from a distance, but we should be able to run a standard quarter sale in the fall.

The Roving Quarter Sale for this week, starting May 3 (so includes May 3-7) will be in HISTORY. History actually takes up one and a half cases, so look for signs. This section includes American and world history, geography, biography, Native Americans, government and homeschool branded texts of older editions of history.

Thanks!

Julie Helms

PA Curriculum Exchange

  • 25 Ridge Road, Dillsburg, Pa 17019
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • 717-432-9947

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Looking for Donations 😁

In case you just have these laying around, taking up space in your house, serving no good function…

We could really use egg cartons. The girls didn’t get the memo that it’s freezing out and are laying like crazy!

And plastic grocery bags for the store. Many thanks!

Also, after way too long, I have updated the Consignment Policy page. Take a look if you’re getting ready to consign and aren’t sure about what we take.

Consignment Policy

Stay Warm!!

Julie Helms

  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open T/W 12-4

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Attention High School Students!

[Posting for HAHA]

Do you have or know a homeschooled high school student?
The Harrisburg Area Homeschoolers Assn (aka HAHA) is hosting a Pre-Employment Seminar in Feb 2022 and it is SO GOOD that we can’t keep it to ourselves. Therefore, we have decided to open it up to ALL area homeschoolers. This event will give your students an advantage when it comes to writing resumes and especially with those nerve-wracking job or college interviews. Who wouldn’t want to give their child an advantage as they prepare for life after homeschool? You do not want your high school student to miss this so sign up now – while there is still room!

9th-12th: Pre-Employment Seminar Details

Date: Feb 2, 2022 (snow date Feb 9, 2022)
Time: 9:00a – 1:00p
Cost: $43.00/student (non-HAHA member)
Ages: 9th-12th
Location: 1201 Slate Hill Rd, Camp Hill
Sign up: via the HAHA website link below

Dr. Michael McGough, a retired educator, is offering a Pre-Employment Awareness Seminar. Open to all 9th-12th graders,this seminar will be an essential tool for our students, as they begin to think about, plan for, and prepare for “life after homeschool.” He will answer questions such as: What is a potential employer looking for? And what will turn them off? How is a college interview different than a job interview? He will focus on writing resumes, letters of reference: what are they and how do I get one, job search skills, interviewing strategies and how to dress for the job you want. And because his teacher’s heart wants each student to succeed, Dr. McGough will candidly discuss such topics as voice modulation and volume, bad breath, hair, tattoos and piercings.


Studies have shown that students who have pre-employment instruction and practice, do dramatically better at the interview process. So come prepared with a notebook, writing utensils and lots of questions. Dress is business casual. (Look it up if you’re not sure what exactly that means) Bring a brown bag lunch and we will enjoy a “working lunch” as Dr. McGough discusses the newest trend of “job interviews over lunch” and talks about good table manners.

This seminar will include information he has taught to his college students on how to present your best self in an interview, even explaining how to show confidence without coming across as arrogant. Shortly after the holiday season, Dr. McGough will provide us with a worksheet that the students can work on prior to the seminar and will be sent out to those signed up via email.

https://www.homeschool-life.com/346/events/events_view?public=1&eventid=3264298

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Holiday Hours and the Tuttle Twins

We are open this week as normal: T/W 12-4. Then we will be closed for regular hours until reopening January 4. However, I can still take appointments through the holidays (with 24 hours notice).

Due to multiple requests, I now have the Tuttle Twins in stock! There are 12 books in the series. $8.99 each. They are a direct antidote to what is being taught to our kids now in schools, media and the culture. They are aimed at elementary-aged readers, however I read several of them and learned things I didn’t know on the topics of Economics, the Constitution and Politics. I think a third-grader would understand the material the way it is presented. Truly a unique product!

These, along with many other classic books we carry, games, science experiments, etc, make great Christmas gifts. We also have gift certificates available.

From our home to yours, we wish you a very blessed Christmas!

Julie Helms

  • PA Curriculum Exchange
  • 25 Ridge Road; Dillsburg, PA 17019
  • (717) 432-9947
  • PACEbooks@live.com
  • Open T/W 12-4
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