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A Word from the President – Octobre 2023

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Hello everyone,

On behalf of ACPEQ, I’d like to wish you a wonderful 23-24 school year! With autumn now officially in full swing, preparations for ACPEQ activities are well underway and we’ll soon be able to share them with you.

A reminder: as many of you already know, there will be a regional conference in Beauce on October 21. The deadline for registration is October 13, so don’t delay. We hope it will be a time of encouragement and help for those who will attend. More information is available on the ACPEQ Facebook page, and we look forward to seeing you there.

We’re also planning to offer online workshops again later this year on Saturday mornings. We already have a list of topics that seem to come up frequently, but if there’s anything we have overlooked that you’d like us to address, please contact Myriam (

One final note: a major project this year is the redesigning of our website to address performance issues and simplify navigation. If you’d like to get involved in this area or elsewhere with ACPEQ, please let us know.

Thank you very much and see you soon!

Dear partners in this beautiful ministry of home schooling,

We’ve been busy for more than a month now. Ordering our books, setting up a schedule for each child, including the little ones who aren’t school-age, trying to teach, correcting, reminding them to do this homework assignment or study for that test, checking that the older children aren’t doing anything other than their lessons, not to mention taxiing everyone around, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry and so on! Just listing what we’re doing makes us breathless! Doing it all is even more so! And yet we so quickly fall into the trap of academic achievement, which is very important, and overlook the reason God has asked us to teach our children and all the more crucially the content of what He wants us to teach.

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Remember the day you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, when he said to me,  “Assemble the people before me to hear my words so that they may learn to revere me as long as they live in the land and may teach them to their children.”
Deuteronomy 4:9-10 (NIV)

Our ultimate goal as parents is to teach our children the Word of God so that they will fear (or revere) God. If we succeed in this small part of their education, we fulfill the mandate for which we will be held accountable to God. This huge task lies ahead of us, and it may seem too big and difficult. Yet in the few verses God gives us just prior to these, he gives us the key:

“What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?  And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?” Deuteronomy 4:7-8 (NIV)

We can call on God concerning all the details of our day, because He is close to us and can do great things! What a comfort to know that we can ask our God for help as we obey his commands…

Sylvie Vandevoorde



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