featuring our Affiliate Sponsor

Village Home Education Resource Center

and our Supporting Sponsors

Trackers Earth

Oregon Army National Guard

We’re back again!

Join us at Oaks Park’s annual Not Back to School Day event on September 8, 2023, 12pm to 4pm. Special day of rides just for homeschoolers and their families, with 40% off the regular retail prices for ride bracelets! Click HERE to read Oaks Park’s homeschool policies and to get your advance tickets!

OHEN’s own NBTSD tradition, the Homeschool Resource and Curriculum Fair, will be held indoors in the Dance Pavilion, from 12pm to 4pm, along with the Homeschool Rides event. We’ll be hosting a variety of displays and activities for you this year:

  • Commercial vendors and activities for your homeschool life (books! projects! classes! volunteer opportunities!)
  • Individual and home-based vendors (tutors, private lessons, field trips, home-based business)
  • ASK OHEN table staffed with volunteers to answer all your homeschooling questions. Five-minute presentations on topics of interest throughout the day.
  • Curriculum Fair! (click for more information) Bring your used curriculum to sell on consignment or shop for items of interest.
  • KIDSPACE for little ones and their grown-ups who need a break from the excitement of the day.

Make plans to visit the Resource Fair in the Dance Pavilion during the day!

Special ASK OHEN mini-sessions: 5 or 10 minute sessions on what you want to know!

  • 12:30 – Early College Programs for Homeschoolers
  • 1:30 – Special Ed Options
  • 2:30 – Child-led Learning
  • 3:30 – Homeschooling the Littles

Vendors featured in the Resource Fair will have interactive projects and giveaways for you!

Alder Commons : Examples of woodworking projects made in our on-site woodshop!

Cognitive Acceleration Theory : Look-books, pennants, pens, stickers, pop-sockets, and other PCC swag!

Columbia River Maritime Museum : Flyers, bookmarks, stickers, tide books, coloring/activity books (and crayons).

The Craft Factory : Our team members giving The Craft Factory experience on-site!

Echo Theater Company : juggling props (scarves, feathers, spinning plates, flower sticks, etc)

Handwriting Success : We can write your name in calligraphy!

Laurelwood Homeschool Classes : Coloring pages, plinko game for prizes – small candy, sticker, small toy

Little Kitchen Academy : Simple prep tasks such as measuring flour or rice, cutting bananas or strawberries with a safe wooden knife, etc.

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center : Spin the wheel for a fitness challenge.

Oregon Army National Guard : Tshirts, key chain lanyards, backpacks, info brochures, etc.

Oregon Assn. for Talented and Gifted (OATAG) : Brochures, useful information handouts, coloring, folding

Oregon Coast Aquarium : How are seal and otter fur different? How do bat rays eat? Are anemones a plant or animal? Explore amazing facts about marine life.

Oregon DeMolay : Printed flyers wil be available. Entry for a drawing for a blue-tooth speaker.

Oregon Destination Imagination : We will have an instant challenge available for attendees

Oregon Rainbow Girls : Coloring pages and handouts.

Portland Community College : Look-books, pennants, pens, stickers, pop-sockets, and other PCC swag!

Portland Youth Philharmonic : Pencils and stickers, brochures and posters; gift basket giveaway.

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals : Touchable rocks and minerals

Rose City Futsal : Spin the wheel!

Rumble Art LLC : Make a beautiful crepe-paper flower.

Sylvan Learning Centers (Beaverton and Tualatin-West Linn) : Spinny wheel for prizes, plus activity sheets (word search, maze, word scramble, etc.)

Trackers Earth : Exploratory nature items & tools, foam archery

Village Home Education Resource Center : Jiggle Bot Activity and Color Pages