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The Scrawls Newsletter

The Voice of Home Educators in Lancaster County

The Scrawls is a newsletter published by CHALC. It contains news of interest to the Lancaster homeschooling community, such as upcoming events, classes being offered, CHALC homeschool group activities, items for sale, local homeschool evaluators, and more. The Scrawls newsletter is included with your CHALC homeschool group membership, but can also be purchased separately. All subscriptions/memberships end with the June/July issue and must be renewed at that time, regardless of when you started your subscription.


"How do I obtain the CHALC newsletter, The Scrawls?"

Homeschool Group members will receive The Scrawls with their paid membership fee. If you are not part of a CHALC homeschool group, you may become a subscriber to the newsletter but will not be considered a member.

To subscribe without being a member: Mail a $35.00 check made out to CHALC.

Along with the printable subscription form below to

PO Box 480
Leola, PA 17540

If your check is received by the 15th of the month, you will be included in the database to receive the next month's newsletter.  

Printable Scrawls subscription form


All (paid) advertisements need to be received in "camera ready" condition by the 8th of the preceding month. If you wish for us to design the ad, the information must be received by the 6th, and there will be a nominal $5 fee. Any advertisement inquiries should be directed to Belinda LeFever at scrawls@chalc.org.

Ad Rates:

Business card 3.75"W x 2"H $15.00
1/4 page 3.75"W x 5"H $30.00
1/2 page 7.5"W x 5"H $55.00
Full page 7.5"W x 10"H $110.00
Scrawls Design Service additional $5.00

Email ads to:  scrawls@chalc.org

Ads can be in the form of a .pdf or .jpg.saved at 300ppi or the "Press or Professional Print Setting".

Pencil ads and drawings will not be accepted as camera ready.


Activities of general interest to homeschoolers and education-related items for sale are welcomed for free publication in The Scrawls. Tell us about an interesting field trip you've taken recently. Submit a helpful educational web address. Share your suggestions and encouragement for homeschoolers, as well as stories from your own experience. We love to hear from you! Have any ideas? Email the editor at  scrawls@chalc.org.

CHALC requests that all submissions be sent via email to scrawls@chalc.org

Due to the possibility of error, submissions will not be taken over the phone. Items must be received no later than the 10th of the month.

Items will not be carried to the next month; you will need to resubmit the item if you wish for it to be published multiple times. We reserve the right to edit and/or refuse any submissions. Unfortunately, due to space constraints, not all submissions can be published.