Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: August 2012

Prairie Grove NWACHEA Fall Co-op Planning Meeting

The NWACHEA of Prairie Grove planning meeting for fall semester co-op classes will be held Tuesday, August 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Grove Battlefield Park near the playground area.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring:

* Snack/drinks for your family (optional)

* Pencil

* Chair or blanket to sit on

* Completed registration form and membership fee

The table space is limited so you may want to bring a clipboard or notebook to write on.

Please contact Carla Cox with any questions.


Back-to-School Picnic – Everyone Welcome!

All home educating families in the area are invited to join us for a few hours of fun and fellowship at Murphy Park by the library in Springdale on Friday, August 31st, from noon until 2 p.m. We’ll meet for a sack lunch at the pavilion by the library, and moms can visit while the kids play together at the park.  Hope to see you there!

Please contact Amy Calhoun with any questions.

Reminder: Fayetteville Fall Co-Op Planning Meeting

Fayetteville NWACHEA will hold a planning meeting for fall semester co-op classes on Friday, August 10, from 1-3 p.m. at Grace Church, 2828 N Crossover in Fayetteville.


Fall semester classes are held September – December. The co-op meets at Grace Church on Fridays. At our meeting, we will be discussing whether to meet the first 2 Fridays of each month, as we have in the past, or to switch to the first and third Fridays to avoid a possible conflict with Kim Brinson’s high school courses.

You must be a current member of NWACHEA to participate. We recommend completing a membership application in advance. (Copies will also be available at the planning meeting.) The completed form and annual dues must be received before students may register for their chosen classes.

Parent volunteers lead all of the classes, and may choose any subject they like. Past classes have included a wide variety of topics – geography, Spanish, science experiments, health and physical education, sewing, art, knitting, cooking, drama, and more. Please come prepared with ideas for classes you are willing to lead this semester. If your class will require supplies, please look at your materials list before the planning meeting and try to have an idea of the fee you will charge.

Every class must have an instructor and at least one assistant. All teachers and assistants commit, in writing, to serve for the full 8 weeks of the semester, and must also sign the NWACHEA Statement of Faith.

Classes are a cooperative effort. Every parent must agree to participate actively in teaching, assisting, nursery care (provided for young children of teachers and assistants only) and/or other duties as needed. Grace Church provides the use of their facility to us at no charge. We appreciate the church’s generosity and have committed to leave the building in good condition every week. All parents will have assigned cleaning duties that must be completed each week after co-op. Students MAY NOT be dropped off for classes; parents, you must accompany your child(ren) and remain at the church unless another adult has agreed to be responsible for them.

Please contact Amy Calhoun or Beth Gildner with any questions.

2012 Membership Applications Available

NWACHEA membership applications for the 2012/13 school year are now available!

Please download and complete the form for the NWACHEA branch you wish to join:


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