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! Following are some general announcements and a variety of information that our members have shared…
PARK DAYS @ DOROTEA PARK in RP EVERY FRIDAY AFTERNOON
OUR 1st FRIDAY FUN + PLANNING = MAY 1st
Bring a chair, see you there!
YOU’RE INVITED! Please join us for our fall semester planning meeting and casual homeschool information night.
TCHEN – Friday and Saturday, May 15th and 16th
Mark your calendars and don’t miss this annual event designed to inspire, and educate! Find current details online: http://www.tchen.org/
HELP WANTED @ TCHEN: Last year, CHERP members volunteered some of their time to watch over little ones so that parents and families could more easily attend the conference and spend some undivided time with vendors and friends. If you have an hour (or so) to spare – before or after your time at the event – to help with kids, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP to Tricia Hayward: email@example.com
CHERP PLANNING: 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.
Find CHERP on Facebook!
CO-OP @ Community of Grace in Santa Rosa
Consider Community of Grace to help you home school your children. It is their pleasure to assist you in the important journey to which you have been called. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays each week.
4 Week Art Class ( 4/1-22) Wednesdays 3:30-5pm
At Maria Crane’s (credentialed teacher with 33 years experience) downtown SR home
Learn drawing and painting skills-landscapes, still-lives, portraits, watercolor techniques, supplies included.
ages 6 and up
Upcoming summer camps:
Fine Arts Camps:
June 15-19th, July 6-10th, August 3rd-7th
Come learn drawing and painting skills in a supportive beautiful environment: Still lives, landscapes, portraits, etc.
ages 6 and up including adults
Girls Fashion Camps:
Ages 7-13 years old
June 15th-19th, July 6-10th, August 3rd-7th
Come learn what colors and styles look best on you, make jewelry and accessories, restyle and embellish your clothes
Fashion Camp: June 20-July 3rd and July 20-24th
Same description above/longer hours ( 10-2 pm)
Register early to reserve your spot.
Have you heard of Just Serve?
(a tool to reach the poor and needy)
Sharing enthusiasm for a new service website. The intent is to partner volunteers and groups and service projects. Anyone can post. The posts are carefully reviewed by the site to ensure they are appropriate. Cherp can post: “hey we are going to be at the soup kitchen at this address we need 10 more helpers”. Sort of thing. Also any non profit can be a partner to coordinate with other partners on larger service projects. The idea is the more of us groups reaching out, the more people can be helped. Check it out and pass it along if you like. No money is exchanged through or as a result of this site.
Visit this page to find out what’s been scheduled!
Redwood Empire Ice Arena offers free skate and family skate times throughout the week. Larger groups of us to 50 students can be coordinated!
This is a GREAT activity and the staff could not be more helpful, encouraging or inviting.
Filing 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: email@example.com 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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
2014 FALL FLOWER BULB FUNDRAISER
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