Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Works for Me Wednesday- Transcript Service for Homeschool High School.

See the link up over at Giving up on Perfect for some great tips and ideas!

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Employers and institutions of higher learning don't often ask to see the high school diploma.  I've never been asked to show mine.  My oldest son was asked to show his before he was accepted into the City of Cleveland's paramedic program, but NOT when he was hired as a paramedic in North Carolina.

But students are frequently asked and even required to submit their high school transcripts.  My second son, who just got a job as a cook in a higher end fresh market, asked me to have his transcripts ready because he thought they would ask for them. So far they haven't. And of course my third son, Noah, will need his transcripts when he applies to colleges in the fall.

I do keep transcripts on my computer, but I wondered what would happen if I couldn't access the computer, or if something happened to me and the kids couldn't find what they needed in my computer.

That's why I became a life member of the Homeschool Legal Defense Fund's (HSLDA) Fast Transcript Service.  For $110, the transcripts for all of my students will be available on line.  All they have to do is print it out when they need it.  For an additional $12 they can have a more official transcript printed off and water marked.

It's not fancy - there are other options for my creative looking transcripts and I even used a few of those for my older children. But for simplicity, convenience and getting the job done, this is a great option.  See a sample transcript here. 

They also have yearly pricing and a 30 day free trial.

Works for Me!