NWACHEA

Northwest Arkansas Christian Home Educators Association

Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reminder – Rogers NWACHEA Enrollment THIS WEEK – July 27-30

Rogers NWACHEA is currently enrolling students for next semester’s co-op classes. Details (including the fall class schedule and guidelines for participation) can be found at NWACHEAofRogers.org.

Please submit any additional questions or comments, using the contact form on the Rogers NWACHEA website.

Reminder & More Details – Fayetteville Planning / Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Fayetteville NWACHEA’s fall planning meeting on THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th at 1:30 p.m., at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ in Fayetteville.

At this meeting, we will be collecting membership applications and $25 annual dues, and outlining our tentative schedule of events for the fall semester.

If your family plans to participate in Fayetteville NWACHEA this year, please plan to attend. If possible, we ask that you print and fill out your 2015/16 membership application in advance, to save time on the day of our meeting.

Children are welcome to attend the meeting, as always. Students age 8+ will be playing board games while the adults meet. If your family has a favorite game, please bring it along to share with others! Younger children – age 7 and under – will be supervised in a separate room, with a kid-friendly movie, coloring pages, and possibly some other activities. We’re asking parents of kids this age to give $1 per child to help defray the cost of paying a few teens to watch the younger children.

As we have for the past several years, we anticipate that the Fayetteville branch will continue to focus on field trips, PE / play days, holiday parties, and other social-type activities for our students. Fayetteville is parent-led and we depend entirely on parents volunteering to make activities happen for our families, so please come prepared with ideas for field trips and events that you would like to organize for the group.

We will begin our meeting by discussing whether there is interest in a teaching co-op. If your family would like to participate in co-op classes, please prayerfully consider whether you’d be willing to volunteer to coordinate this for the group. As always, someone must step forward to organize the activity, before we can begin planning.

Please note: if your family plans to join BOTH the Rogers and Fayetteville branches of NWACHEA this year, annual membership dues of $25 will be paid to your “primary” group – the one that you anticipate being most involved with – and you will be able to join the second for 1/2 cost ($12.50 per family).

Please contact Beth Gildner with any questions. Thank you!

Rogers NWACHEA – Fall Semester Registration, July 27 – 31

Registration will be open from July 27 – 31 for those families who plan to participate in Rogers NWACHEA’s fall semester co-op. More details can be found on the Rogers NWACHEA website.

Please note: if your family plans to join BOTH the Rogers and Fayetteville branches of NWACHEA, annual membership dues of $25 will be paid to your “primary” group, and you will be able to join the second for 1/2 cost ($12.50 per family).

Fayetteville – Fall 2015 Planning / Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Fayetteville NWACHEA’s fall planning meeting on THURSDAY, AUGUST 13th at 1:30 p.m., at Mt. Comfort Church of Christ in Fayetteville.

At this meeting, we will be collecting membership applications and annual dues, and outlining our tentative schedule of events for the fall semester.

If your family plans to participate in Fayetteville NWACHEA this year, please plan to attend. If possible, we ask that you print and fill out your 2015/16 membership application in advance, to save time on the day of our meeting.

As we have for the past several years, we anticipate that the Fayetteville branch will continue to focus on field trips, PE / play days, holiday parties, and other social-type activities for our students. Fayetteville is parent-led and we depend entirely on parents volunteering to make activities happen for our families, so please come prepared with ideas for field trips and events that you would like to organize for the group.

Please note: if your family plans to join BOTH the Rogers and Fayetteville branches of NWACHEA, annual membership dues of $25 will be paid to your “primary” group, and you will be able to join the second for 1/2 cost ($12.50 per family).

Questions or comments? Please email Beth Gildner.

Free ‘GETTING STARTED HOMESCHOOLING’ Workshop – July 23

Are you considering homeschooling for the first time? Are you new to the area and unfamiliar with state homeschooling laws? Mark your calendar and plan to attend a FREE Homeschool Helps workshop on the topic of  “Getting Started Homeschooling” on Thursday, July 23, at 7:00 pm, at the Circle of Life Hospice Building in Springdale/Tontitown.

Getting Started Homeschooling

This workshop will include information on how to submit state intent-to-homeschool forms, encouragement and what to expect for the first year, local support groups, legal support organizations, requirements and the law, and more.

If you know someone who is considering homeschooling for the first time or started last year but has never attended a workshop like this, or a family that has recently relocated to our area and wants to be sure to comply with state laws and requirements, please invite them to attend!

– This is a FREE workshop, but donations are accepted to help cover the cost of handouts.
– RSVP is not needed.
– Childcare is NOT provided; nursing infants and babes in arms are welcome, but we respectfully ask that you please do not bring other children.

Directions:
From I49, take the Holiday Inn exit in Springdale (exit 72) and go west toward Tontitown.
Near Tontitown, turn right at the Jones Rd. stoplight. There is a Harps on the right at that intersection.
Circle of Life is the first building on the right after Harps, 901 Jones Rd.
It says “Circle of Life” on the building, but at the entrance there is a sign that says “Willard and Pat Walker Family Center” and another that says “Earlene Howard Hospice Home”.

[Please note: Homeschool Helps workshops are not sponsored by any support group; you do not have to be a member of NWACHEA or any other group to attend. The presenters, Marni Hendrix and Shelley Kinder, are veteran homeschool moms who organize the workshops to share their knowledge and experience with other parents.]

Join Now for the 2015/16 School Year

NWACHEA’s membership year begins on August 1st. Annual dues are $25 per family. To download a membership application, click the ‘Join’ tab or one of the links below:

Fayetteville NWACHEA 2015/16 membership application

Rogers NWACHEA 2015/16 membership application