fun, friends, fitness and faith

EVERY FRIDAY @ Dorotea Park in Rohnert Park
“Bring a chair, see you there!” 1 – 5pm


On most rainy days, you can  find CHERP
@ Faith Community Church in Rohnert Park

Friends from CHERP are at the park most Friday’s, between 1 and 5pm. Schedules , like the weather, vary; please join us throughout the school year! We have Leadership Team meetings scheduled for the 1st Friday of every month, at 3:15pm. Anyone is welcome to attend with questions/comments/ideas…  On the 1st Friday of each month, starting February 6th, join us for a P.E. + POT LUCK + PLAN event! We also coordinate clothing and curriculum swaps on occasion. If you would like to host/plan an event, send an email to!

TCHEN 2014


Hello Fellow Homeschool Famlies!

The time has come for me to fill in volunteer spots for TCHEN this year! I will need about 26 room hosts, 8 registration table helpers, and 20 more door monitors for the exhibitor hall. All volunteers need to be 18 or older or with and adult. Here are descriptions of the jobs needed.

Room hosts: after checking in at registration table, volunteer will bring water for the speaker, help attendees find seating and help speaker with handouts. Also will be compensated a free recording of your choice when hosting 3 or more workshops.

Registration help: help attendees check… in.

Door monitors:
welcome attendees to the exhibtor hall and make sure they have a bracelet.

If you would like to help, email TCHEN at info@tchen, or email me directly at

Thanks so much!

Dawn Martin

Spring is in the air!


This is Alice Bailey.  I would like to see if any of the group is interested in doing the Dutch Mill Bulbs fundraiser for Spring bulbs.   I will order how ever many brochures we need for each family and will be the coordinator.  There is now the option of on-line orders so out-of-town family and friends can be included.

We will have a personalized page and link.  Students keep 50% of what they sell.  For more answers see FAQ at

Call Alice 528-1124 or email me at if you are interested in participating.  Bulbs start shipping March 15 and may be planted right away with full instructions included.


Have you heard the latest?

An Evening of Creative Expression was enjoyed by all who attended on Saturday evening! Students performed live and shared their works with creative videos. Follow the link below to view our gallery of art displays, class collections, community projects and see the launch of a siege weapon from the Middle Ages! Can you guess its name?


The ‘Fall Evening of Creative Expression’ has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014. Start thinking about your performances, displays and expressions of creativity now, and signs ups will happen early September.


Interested in CO-OP?
Here’s what we know so far…

  •  Friday’s from 9:30 – 1pm at Faith Community Church in Rohnert Park
  • Our calendar is forming: We are looking for teachers and students to participate in a variety of courses. Ongoing subjects, one-day workshops or condensed , guest speakers, we’re open to suggestions.
  • There are rumors of health + cooking, ancestry, art and basic computer classes.

This was a spontaneous decision to re-establish Co-Op days through CHERP! Mike + Patricia Hayward have graciously offered the use of Faith Community Church and their time for the 2014-15 school year. This is something we will discuss in detail at the 1st Friday meeting at Dorotea Park on April 4th. Please bring your thoughts/suggestions/questions/students and we will be ready to start the meeting after 3pm.

ICE SKATING: Wednesdays, May 7th-May 28th. 10:30-11:30am
Please RSVP if you would like to participate and secure this school program for your kid(s) for the month of May. I will make the arrangements with our contact at Snoopy’s Home Ice once I have a list together.

Lots of moms + students have been dreaming of ice skating again before summer.! Dates/Details for an official CHERP session are as follows: 10:30-11:30am Wednesdays, May 7th-May 28th. The pricing is as follows: for four weeks, 20-39 skaters is $528 (maximum works out to be= $26.40 pp), 40-59 skaters is $648 (maximum works out to be $16.20 pp), and 60-79 skaters is $768 (max. = $12.80 pp)

FREE passes to cool places!
All you need is a library card! Here’s the website for the library’s “Discover & Go” program:

Sonoma Family Life: Family Expo & Camp Fair
Friday 11 April 2014
What to Do About Summer?

Can anyone from CHERP help volunteer for 2-4 hours at this event? This will earn trade for CHERP with SFL, so that we can afford to include flyers and CHERP announcements in future event give-away bags and such. We are given a credit of $20 per hour, per person. The cost to include flyers in per-sorted bags and materials is generally $95. The cost for us to have a booth at one of these events (not necessarily important), would be over $400. Connect with Jess @ with questions or to coordinate.

That’s all for now… please send a message to with anything new!

Welcome to CHERP!

Social  Group + Christian Value

ALL Sonoma County Students + Families are welcome!
There is no age limit! Membership is open to all.

Christian Home Educators of Rohnert Park is a non-denominational support group for homeschooling parents and their children. We believe in promoting the education and social skills of our children through interaction with other families with the same goals. We are a fun-loving group that meets every Friday for park time.

The 1st Friday of every month is a Leadership Team / planning meeting, where we discuss upcoming events, curriculum, educational ideas, and anything else we can think of! We are always looking for volunteers to help with ongoing events… because KIDS + FUN = WORK. CLICK HERE to review upcoming events and opportunities!

Have an event or class you’d like to support, create or share?
Email to get connected.


All are welcome; come as you are, low key and casual atmosphere. We have groups of kids ranging in age from birth to recent high school graduates and college students. Not to mention plenty of homeschool parents on hand to connect with! Soccer Anyone? Tennis?

visit any of our pages*;

We welcome your comments  / questions / suggestions;
We give extra credit to those who help with editing and grammatical corrections. =)

*PLEASE NOTE: most pages in this website are password protected for the privacy of CHERP group members with sensitive information. If you would like to join our CHERP email group and gain access to password protected pages + information, please send a request to



Independent Study Programs (ISP) + Private Satellite Programs (PSP)


We would like to grow this site into a place where you can stop by,check in and keep up with what is going on through CHERP.  Please give us suggestions on what else you might like to see on the site!

Contact Us

Thinking of Home School?

…or new to the Sonoma County area?

Connect with CHERP!

Here’s useful information our members have gathered over the years…

Bay Area Support Groups
ISP’s, PSP’s + Charter Schools
Transition from Traditional School
Beginning to Home School
Important + Inspirational Things to You Need to Know About Homeschooling
Catalogs, Supplies, Resources + Information
Correspondence Courses
Resources + Websites
Local Book + Supply Stores
Note: HSLDA + CHERP members receive teacher discounts at many locations!
Creative Book Reports
Home Education Magazines

Note: some pages are password protected to maintain the privacy of our members. If you would like to become a CHERP member and gain access to all password protected pages, please send a message to

CHERP Membership is open to ALL teachers/parents/students!
Simply connect with your email address and tell your friends…