CHERP is your home school link to social and structured activities in (and around) Sonoma County. Christian Home Educators of Rohnert Park welcomes all students, families + friends! Listed below are general announcements and a variety of information that our members have shared…
1st Friday Planning Meeting: November 6, 2015 @ 3:30PM.
EVERY FRIDAY @ DOROTEA PARK (year-round from 1:00-5:00ish) in Rohnert Park. Please join us, bring a chair and hope to see you there!
The 1st Friday of each month is a planning day.
(September – June)
We plan fun things for the kids, share ideas and resources and talk about upcoming events.
CHERP PLANNING / WEBSITE DESIGN / MANAGEMENT / COMMUNICATION: If anyone would like to help with planning or communication for this group, please feel welcome and jump in anytime. During our 1st Friday gatherings each month, we will host simple games and a pot-luck. Sometimes, our members might share their experience and wisdom about homeschooling and/or the services they provide locally within our home school community. Please send a message with any comments, questions or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current EVENTS, DATES + DETAILS ORGANIZED by MEMBERS and FRIENDS of CHERP are listed here…
Don’t forget to file your PSA in the next couple of weeks (unless you have this handled through another group or organization)…
When you have some free time, please look through our website (http://cherpgroup.org ). Let me know if you find any additions / changes / updates /activities / contacts / links that need to be addressed. This is a strong resource for our community and your help to keep current is greatly appreciated. Send comments or questions to email@example.com
Speaking of change, we want to refresh the website! Is there anyone out there who might like to submit a new design for our members to review?
Notes from our 1st Friday meeting, on 10/2:
Don’t forget to file your PSA!
We will make and share Homeless Bags at our next monthly meeting on Friday, November 6th at Dorotea Park @ 3PM. Please bring any item(s) you can donate and we will work together to fill up packages for those in need this winter (water, snacks, pens/paper, tissue, etc). There will be zip lock bags and crafts on hand for all to decorate and create thankful notes that can be included in each package.
Also November 6th, we’d like to have Jenn Welch spend time with kids and families to promote safety and simple self-defense strategies. As part of her Damsel in Defense training, she’ll share important reminders and wisdom about how to look out for ourselves, and others.
HEADS UP: Discovery days are back again at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
North Bay Science Discovery Day <http://www.northbayscience.org/>
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Ask about their Science Olympiad and Science Challenge!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, PASS IT ON…
Saturday, November 21 from 9AM to 3PM…
Come and shop for Christmas!!!
Faith Community Church in Rohnert Park
7352 Boris Court
Find Mary Kay, Young Living Essential Oils, homemade quilts and crochet, knitting and lots more. Connect with Patricia Hayward if you’d like a table to set up shop during this event! firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE! Saturday, December 12th Community CO-OP @ FCC Proudly Presents
“The Lord’s Kitchen” a Home School Play Production
JUMP into January! On January 8th CHERP members, friends and family are invited to attend this pot-luck style gathering with games and good cheer to last throughout the year.
Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00PM: Piano Recital @ Faith Community Church. Contact Tricia Hayward with any questions: email@example.com
TCHEN: Friday & Saturday on May 20th and 21st in Santa Rosa.
Can you help for an hour or two in our Kid Zone for CHERP? We entertain the kids so parents can be free to focus on the event. smile emoticon Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org .
CHERP Graduation & Promotion: Stay tuned! We’ve got graduates abroad and a mid-month event on the horizon.
Thanks for reading, sharing and prayers! Let us know if there is anything else you’d like to talk about or bring up during our next 1st Friday meeting!
I am coordinating meals for the Schneider Family following Brent’s surgery in August. They live in the G section of Rohnert Park so I thought maybe some of the CHERP families could help out. Here is the link to the meal sign-up: http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=XDUT3394
Please share this with others who might be able to help out!
Classical Conversations, Challenge 1, age 14
Families and friends: We still have room in Santa Rosa, for our Challenge 1, Foundations and Essentials classes.. Please share this with you community of friends…:)
Challenge 1…. Scope and sequence
GRAMMAR: LATIN 1
EXPOSITION/COMPOSITION: AMERICAN LITERATURE
(LITERATURE: HARVEY, SIGN OF THE BEAVER, JOHNNY TREMAIN, THE CALL OF THE WILD, THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER, BILLY BUD SAILOR, THE SCARLET LETTER, THE GOLD-GUB OF COURAGE, THROUGH THE GATES OF SPLENDOR, THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, BORN AGAIN, STARSHIP TROOPERS, UP FROM SLAVERY, NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, TO KISS A MOCKING BIRD, SELF RELIANCE, WALDEN: OR, LIFE IN THE WOODS, THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA)
DEBATE: FREE MARKET
RESEARCH: PHYSICAL SCIENCE
(EXPLORING CREATION WITH PHYSICAL SCIENCE)
RHETORIC: DRAMA/MUSIC THEORY
The Program: Challenge I is a rigorous curriculum designed to help students develop their thinking and learning skills. Tutors lead students in rich discussions, which become the fundamental mode of learning during seminars. Challenge I includes a large volume of reading and writing in order to help students put these new skills into practice and to explore the theme of freedom. Finally, students build persuasive speaking skills as they are introduced to team policy debate and delivering speeches. Tutors lead discussions on topics that range from Newton’s laws of motion to various forms of government, economics, geography, and philosophy. Students read, study, and write papers in order to be prepared for class discussions. Tutors make an effort to teach the students how to learn the subjects so that they eventually will be able to teach themselves any subject. That is real freedom…
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK DIRECT LINK BELOW FOR CHALLENGE 1, CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS
CC Connected: Something for Everyone
Welcome back to school! Everyone is buying their books, organizing their rooms, and starting their communities. Your Classical Conversations community provides wonderful support one day a week, but what about the other four days a week? CC Connected provides online support for those days.
Did you know? HSLDA offers CHERP member a discount. Also, they provide lots of legal information, such as updates to things such as the SB 277 Vaccine Law – No Change This School Year. https://fpmca.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/sb-277-vaccine-law-no-change-this-school-year/
This fund raiser can earn a nice bit of money: http://www.dutchmillbulbs.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_content=email&utm_campaign=Fund-raise%20the%20Easy%20Way&utm_term=Dutch%20Mill%20Bulbs&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-Fund-raise%20the%20Easy%20Way-_-Dutch%20Mill%20Bulbs
Docent Recruitment: RFO continues to become more and more popular with number of events and visitors, but our docent classes are actually getting smaller. When you’re with friends, enemies, neighbors, family, pets, etc., please keep RFO in mind as a great place to volunteer. I’ve attached the fall training schedule to this email: if you know of anyone interested, please have them contact me at email@example.com.
For those giving presentations at events, please mention that we’re always looking for volunteers: this is especially good to do at RFO events because the visitors there already have an interest.
Official training starts September 10th, but we do informal training throughout the year so people can join us at any time..
CCD Basic Training: For docents wishing a refresher session on running the CCD, that single training session has been moved from Thursday August 13th to Wednesday August 19th. It’s a regular Docent Training night; the CCD session will start at 8PM. Please let me know if you’re interested.
New Docent Training Schedule: Sept./Oct. 2015
Session 1: Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM
introductions, facilities tour, docent expectations
24″, 8″ and CCD telescope training
Session 2: Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 PM*
public night set-up: barn and kiosk,
Docent Website 24″, 8″ and CCD telescope training
Session 3: Saturday, September 19: Public solar and radio astronomy 2:30 PM (or earlier, anytime after 10AM).
Meet the VMOA Board 3:00 PM
Planet Walk 3:15 PM
Docent Meeting and potluck 5:00PM
public star party 8:00PM
Session 4: Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 PM
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Team Sugarloaf
Session 5: Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM
24″, 8″ and CCD telescope training
Session 6: October 7, 7:00 PM
opening and closing the facility
public interaction and presentations
*This date is reserved as the rain check date for the fall Observing Lab. If the Observing Lab needs this date, we’ll reschedule this NDT session for a later date.
Dance class starts September 16 – June 2016. Hard shoe or step dancing has flourished throughout Canada since immigrants from the British Isles arrived with the music and basic movements in the 18th and 19th century and has just recently experienced renewed interest in the rest of the world. Cape Breton Island, in Nova Scotia, has preserved a style of dancing that appears to have its roots in Scotland, along with the fiddle music that accompanies it. Hard shoe dancing, or step dancing, is rhythmic, aerobic, casual, and most of all, fun! It is characterized by coordination of both legs and feet to produce percussive sound that accompanies fiddle music, with a relaxed and informal carriage of the upper body.
Scottish Step Dancing Video:
Dance class starts September 16 through June 2016.
Location: Monroe Hall: 3535 Industrial Dr, Santa Rosa
Wed. Sept 16th 11:00 – 11:45 for Beginning Youth and Family, 11:45 -12:45 for Experienced (invite by Mr. Wallace)
We have classes year ‘round for youth fencers (7-12 years old), and for teens (13+).For hundreds of years fencing has captured the imagination of generation after generation of young people. Who hasn’t imagined themselves with sword in hand, fending off hordes of enemies with a quick and daring blade?En Garde Fencing works hard to make fencing affordable and fun for all our students. Once you see how easy it is to get started, take a look at our list of classes and come try us out! We teach group classes for ages 5 and up. It is not necessary to buy equipment to begin fencing. We provide basic fencing gear at no extra cost as part of your membership. We will work with you to see what’s within your budget and make every effort to welcome you to our sport.Our class schedule is as follows:Wee Warriors (5-6 years old): Fri. 4-5PMKids class (7-12 years old): Wed. and Fri., 5-6:30PM and Saturdays 10-11:30AMTeen and adult class (13+): Mon., Wed. and Fri. 7-9PMSeptember to May: Homeschool Youth class from 2-3PM on Wednesdays.
Join us for a fun and very unique experience!
Play Production: Saturday, December 12th
The time is to be confirmed.
2015 EVENT INFO + PLANS FOR TCHEN – 2016
Find current details online: http://www.tchen.org/
HELP WANTED @ TCHEN: CHERP members volunteer their time to make this inspirational and resourceful conference possible! If you have to spare and get involved, please connect with Dawn Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a senior that will be graduating in 2016? Please join US at FCC for a celebration to remember! This ceremony is open to all graduating seniors including students of any age who wish to be recognized for their promotion to the next grade level… RSVP to Tricia Hayward: email@example.com
Find CHERP on Facebook!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INDEPENDENT HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES: Did you know you must file the Private School Affidavit (October 1st – 15th)? Every year the Private School Affidavit (PSA) must be filed between October 1st and 15th. If you are enrolled in a Private School Satellite Program (PSP), the school’s administrator files one affidavit for the whole group.
GOT HSLDA? CHERP members receive a 20% discount for annual membership. Please send a message to request this number: firstname.lastname@example.org Did you know? The Home School Foundation (the charitable arm of HSLDA), has a smile.amazon page. If we go to this page, instead of just amazon.com, a portion of our purchase goes to the charity. Several families purchase their curriculum through Amazon, and make household purchases as well. It’s an easy way to support homeschooling. It even works with Amazon Prime. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1354365
Also, they have great resources, AND contests…
They pay out funds raised in January and June to schools/groups that have raised more than $50 (If you raise less than that in any period, we simply roll the funds over). The fundraising page for our CHERP GROUP is all set up and ready to go. Sharing this link with friends, family and other parents at school is the fastest way to start raising funds:
Once on the page, supporters will be able to take simple actions toward making their lives more mighty, and, of course, when they shop we’ll donate 1
Please let CHERP know if you have announcements, events, messages, resources or group activities that you would like posted to the CHERP website! email@example.com