CHERP is your home school link to social + structured activities in (and around) Sonoma County. Chrisitan Home Educators of Rohnert Park welcomes all school-aged families + friends!

Friends, family and husbands are welcome!
Bring a chair, see you there!

Dorotea Park in Rohnert Park from 1PM – 5PM

Join us Friday, September 5th



Sign up for ongoing email updates, or connect with us on Facebook! Leadership Team Meetings are held the 1st Friday of every month (September – June). Weekly attendance changes like the season. Membership is open to all and FREE. We do ask for a $20 donation per family at the 1st Friday meeting of each traditional school year. This is never mandatory, and simply helps with ongoing costs/supplies/food/promotion for social events throughout the year.

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CO-OP @ Faith Community Church in Rohnert Park

faith_communityFridays: 9am – 1pm in Rohnert Park
Starts September 5th / Students Enroll by August 25th

CO-OP @ Community of Grace in Santa Rosa

community_of_graceConsider Community of Grace to help you home school your children. It is our pleasure to assist you in the important journey to which you have been called. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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 or 528-1124.

“Behold, I am the God of all flesh:
is there anything too hard for me?”
Jeremiah 32:27






Friday, September 5th: CO-OP Classes Begin @ FCCFriday, September 5th: CHERP 1st Friday P.E. Pot-Luck + Planning from 2:00 – 4:00PMEveryone is welcome! There will be simple games for the kids and a pot-luck to welcome the beginning of a new school year. If you can, bring a finger food to share, plus a chair and we hope to see you there!

CHERP PARK DAYS are officially scheduled from 1:00 – 5:00PM every Friday, year round (except major holidays, and summers are sparse). Leadership Team meetings are held on the 1st Friday of every month (September – June) @ Dorotea Park, and start at 3:15PM. Membership donations are collected on the 1st Friday of September. We ask for a donation of $20 per family to help with miscellaneous event supplies and printed materials throughout the school year. This is never mandatory, and all families welcome to participate in social events regardless of their financial contribution.

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 to get on the list!

CHERP members receive a 20% discount for annual membership.  Please send a message to request this number: Did you know? The Home School Foundation (the charitable arm of HSLDA), has a page. If we go to this page, instead of just, 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.


Homestay for American Students to go to Japan:  There are two scholarships available for our students to go as American Ambassadors :-).  Scholarship covers round trip airfare.  Meals are provided by the Japanese host families.  Costs not covered would be traveler’s insurance and medical costs for any injury or sickness that might occur.This is for students age 15 – 18 for a two week stay in a Japanese home from Dec. 1 thru 15, 2014.  I have all the requirement information if anyone is interested in applying.  Contact Alice at 528-1124.  Applications must be submitted by September 15.

Please let us know if you have announcements, events, resources or group activities that you would like posted to the CHERP website!

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Help the Stanley Family of Cotati


The Stanely Family lost their home and all their belongings.

They all got out safely but need our help with basic needs. Please donate anything you can.

The Stanley Family will be living in their small granny unit in the back of their home for quite a long time. If you know anyone who has an RV or travel trailer they do not use that might be a real help them as they are crowded into a very small space.

Here are some things that would be useful- with winter and back to school clothes in mind, not just summer:

Used laptop powerful enough for playing online games
Kitchen cookware and cooking implements, silverware ( we have dishes)
Everyday household tools
Blankets and comforters
Towels- all sizes
Power drill
TV, furniture and appliances ( please send photos to and we can arrange for pickup)

14 year old boy:  size 8 tennis shoes and socks,hiking boots  mens size small clothes ( sweats, flannel shirts, sweatpants, winter coat, casual jacket for mid range weather), wallet

12 year old boy: size 6 sandals & socks, hiking boots, boys size 14 clothes  sweat pants and shirts, winter jacket, casual jacket, wallet

Mom- everyday shoes, tennis shoes,  and sandals size 61/2- 7   ( not high heels), size 4 winter coat/jacket

Dad- size 36 waist for pants and XL for tops- flannel shirts, jeans, sweatpants and shirts, casual shirts (no tees), winter jacket, work boots and casual shoes/tennis shoes/work socks  size 11.

Also the father is looking to buy a reasonably priced used work truck that doesn’t need much work done on it and has good tires.

Cash donations can be made at any Summit Bank branch by going in and telling them it is for the Stanley Family of Cotati.

Online cash donations can be made at   Insurance is  not covering their needs so every little bit helps.

Drivers Education Poll

Our members would like to know what families have done for Driver’s Ed. Please respond here, and send an email with any details you think are important and would like to share with the home school community.

TCHEN 2014


Fellow Homeschool Famlies,

It’s never too early, you can sign up to help with TCHEN next year! Room hosts, Registration table helpers, and door monitors for the exhibitor hall are encouraged to apply. All volunteers need to be 18 or older or with and adult. Here are detailed descriptions:

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 Dawn Martin at

Thanks so much!


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!

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…