Friday, September 26th: Back-To-School Pictures by Rosalia Lewman @ Dorotea Park Sign up for individual student or family photos! The cost is $15.00 per child or $40.00 per family. An additional $30.00 package includes 2 5X7’s and 8 wallets. Professional prints only. These are not printed at Walmart, Target or Costco, but Rosalia will email each parent all the best edited shots to print as many as they would like for the cost of the sitting fee. Parents pick the favorite of all the shots for the prints and they get all the best edited shots emailed to print more if they want. If it is one child getting pictures we will give them 15 minutes. 2 or more kids we will give 30 minutes. Rosalia will do a few poses of each child. She will have two different “backdrops” one more elementary and one for the older kids. Plans are to take photos at the park, starting at 2pm. In case of bad weather, photos will be set up indoors at Faith Community Church. The schedule starts at 2:00PM. Send a message to email@example.com to get on the list!
Homeschool Ice Skating is October 14th – December 9th at Snoopy’s Home Ice on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30! There is talk of organizing a Wednesday session, too. Contact Shelly Earnshaw with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 14th @ 3:00 – 4:00PM: An Organization Workshop with Susie Schneider How to Organize Your Day, Your Home and Your Family! This workshop will be hosted indoors at Faith Community Church, so that papers are not blowing around and we don’t have the distractions of the park. It would be wonderful if there were older teens able to watch the younger children so that the moms can sit & relax during the workshop! Please RSVP, let us know if you can help with little ones and contact Susie Schneider with any questions: email@example.com
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
HOMESCHOOL SKATE @ Cal Skate
$6.50 drop in
Parents skate free
Outside food & drink OK but must be put away by 2:00.
Algebra Anyone? I am putting out feelers for an Algebra class starting in the fall. I have two teachers that are possible but no answers or prices yet. This is just my beginning efforts to see if there are students that are interested. Is there an interest in having an Algebra class here in Santa Rosa if I could find a teacher at a reasonable price? Please contact Alice Bailey at email@example.com or 528-1124.
“Behold, I am the God of all flesh:
is there anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27
Member Message: This reminder encourages me as I gratefully embrace another year of serving God by ministering to my family. I hope it will encourage and bless my sisters in Christ, as you are each faithful to God’s calling on you to homeschool!
Having Margin in Your Life… “Just Say No!”
Can you imagine reading a book where the words went right out to the four edges of the paper? How unsettling that would be to try to read! The margin is there for a purpose. It gives us space to hold the book comfortably. It gives us breathing room to take in all of the words. It provides area for necessities, such as page numbers and chapter titles, reminding us where we are. Why, then, do we feel the need to cram our lives full by trying to accomplish everything that comes along and ‘appears’ to need our attention, then guilt ourselves when we feel overwhelmed?
If there is one thing I have come to realize, it’s that there will ALWAYS be need. You are needed, and that’s wonderful. But, you do NOT need to fulfill every need that is requested of you. Priority is crucial, and you’ve been given a job as mother and teacher of your children. You are also the maker of your home. Keep that pyramid of priority in view, so you can organize the requests into their proper place. Your family is a ministry that has been given to YOU to serve! There will always be time to extend to other ministries when time truly frees up enough. The Bible says that on Day Seven, He rested. Did God need sleep or even rest? Probably not, but I believe He did this as an example to us! He also only gave us 24 hours in a day, and from what I can gather, that ain’t changin’ any time soon!
Margin comes in many areas… How much time do we dedicate to visiting with friends and extended family? How many ministries, commitments, or programs do we participate in? How clean do I expect my house to be? I come from a house where my mother was a STICKLER for clean everything. She used to hang sheets to dry in the summer, …and iron them! She loved the smell of the outdoors and the pressed lines. That was fine for her, but I’m lucky if I get the sheets changed once a month! And although dinner was always on the table at 5:30 and the kitchen fully scrubbed down within a half hour after dinner, I consider it successful that we eat some time before bedtime and the food is put away. The dishes may not always be completely taken care of, but we almost always eat together, and often with anyone who happens to be over at the time. I had to pick and choose what battles to take on, just as I did with the children since they were toddlers. Like I mentioned before, there will only ever be 24 hours in the day, as long as we are on this earth, and spending them wisely is a challenge in itself. Consider what it important to yourself and YOUR family, and once you’ve determined what you can truly handle, remember to add margin. Do not embrace guilt in using the world “no,” or at the very least, “not at this time.” You (and your nerves… and most likely your family!) will be thankful later!
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
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