Sunday, August 25, 2019

2019-2020 Back to School Meeting

Welcome back to homeschool!

Thank you to everyone who attended tonight's meeting. The food was delicious; kids enjoyed themselves; and conversation was punctuated with many laughs all around. Thank you to the Harley family for hosting us.

We moms were all in agreement on one thing ... Let's get together more often! We've missed the fellowship of years past, both for moms and kids. Here are many of the ideas we tossed around for the upcoming school year.

Field Trips

 - Share what your individual families are doing for field trips and invite the group along when appropriate. Simply make a post or create a group event with the details. Anyone can do this!

 - If someone has a field trip idea that requires a group outing, go for it! Set it up and let us know.

 - Aim for the occasional far away field trip. Kansas City metro, Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, etc. We were thinking one or two of these at most.

Mom's Meetings

 - Coffee dates, Saturday brunches, one-on-one time with another homeschooling mom. Anything to reiterate that we are not in this alone! Let us take advantage of the encouraging words and listening ears from one another.

 - Annual Kansas City Women's Encouragement Day in late January/early February. This event typically has wonderful speakers, a prayer room, yummy breakfast treats, catered lunch, and all around encouragement for that time of the year when so many are feeling a bit burned out.

Kids/Teens Get Togethers

 - Everyone loves park days. This is something we will leave on the calendar with some park hopping, so kids don't get bored of the same play space.

 - Teens need time for big kid things. Skating, bowling, Nerf wars, board games, movie night, etc. If you have an idea, feel free to plan for or host this fantastic group of kids.

Learning Workshops

 - One of the dads volunteered to teach a language workshop. Yay! Be on the lookout for this event.

 - One of the moms volunteered to teach a craft or sewing workshop. Watch the events tab for more info.

 - Pittsburg has a homeschool co-op brand new this year! They are offering reading and swim classes for the fall. A nursery is provided for younger siblings.

 - Kansas City and Wichita homeschool groups each host a Homeschool Conference and Curriculum Fair in the spring. Along with great workshops for mom, dad, and teens, they offer a wonderful children's program.

Supporting Our Kids

 - All of our kids are involved in something. As homeschoolers, our kids don't always have a built-in fan base the way their public school counterparts do. Let us know what your kids are involved in - sports, music, theatre, etc. We would love to come out and cheer them on!

Above all, we want the group to be welcoming for all members. We are a faith based group and wish to offer support to all who choose to teach at home.

Best wishes and happy homeschooling!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Back-to-Homeschool Meeting

Tuesday, August 28th at 6:00pm

Join us for the initial meeting of the 2018-2019 school year!

The first part of the evening will be a potluck meal! Please bring 2 of the following - main dish, side dish, dessert - enough to feed your family. Bring bug spray and lawn chairs as well.

The second part of the meeting will be dads and kids spending time together while moms begin to plan activities for the year. Your input is important!

Please plan to attend! This is for all CHEA members and their families, as well as prospective members.

Please reply to Naamah through the event she created on Facebook. The LOCATION is announced on the event page. If you need to be added as a member to that group, contact me at the contact email listed on the blog.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Free Curriculum Available

I have a contact who has offered a variety of curriculum for free. She was gifted with it and just wants to re-gift and pass on the blessing.

Most of it is math of all ages.  Some lit and writing.  Reading books for early readers.  Science for the lower grades. You will just have to contact her and ask if she has what you need

Contact me if you are interested, and I will get you her contact information.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Field Trip Organizers Needed

Many of the field trip ideas we have posted are more of the spring variety.  However, the traditional post office, police dept., and fire dept. would be in doors and perfect fall field trip opportunities.

If any mom's are interested in those field trips, we need a organizer for each of those.  If you are willing, you can run with it and post your info here and/or on the blog.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

2016-2017 Field Trip Ideas

In Pittsburg:

Fire Station
Police Station
Post Office
Crawford County Museum

Surrounding Areas:

African Safari Museum - Chanute
Cosmosphere - Hutchinson
Ft. Scott Fort - Ft. Scott  (Labor Day event, so this coming weekend)
George Washington Carver Site - Diamond, MO
Joplin Museum Complex (minerals, history)- Joplin, MO
Prairie State Park - Mindenmines, MO (Prairie Jubilee coming up 9/24)
Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center - Joplin, MO
WWI Museum - Kansas City, MO

Cordell Harley is looking into information for the African Safari Museum. Naamah Harley will be looking into information on the Cosmosphere.  Seth Lindsey will be looking into information for the Crawford County Museum. Lezlie Lindsey will be looking into the information on the George Washington Carver Site and the WWI Museum. Jeannie Johnson will be looking into information on the Joplin Museum Complex and the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center.  Jennifer Ryan is a great contact for the Prairie State Park events.

We still need people willing to gather information on and plan trips for the Fire Station, Police Station, and Post Office.

Typically, field trips have been arranged on Fridays.  But other times may work as well.  It will mainly be a matter of who is attending each one and what they can work out time-wise as a group.

Lezlie ("Z")

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hunter Safety Course

PSU, KS 66762

Hunter Education Class

We will have the first (of two) fall KDWPT/PSU Hunter Educ Certification courses next week. Mark your calendar and pass the word please.

This is free to the public.


Children must be 11 years old on the Sat to be certified. CHILDREN should be accompanied by a parent!

Aug 16-18-20 (Tu/TH/Sat) 6:00-9:30pm weekdays 7:50-12:00am Sat at # 109 Grubbs Hall Tu/Th

Oct 11-13-15 ... ditto... #409 Russ Hall Tu/Th

Call 620-231-3173 for more info... or check

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Back to School Meeting

2016-2017 Start Up Meeting
August 22 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by the Harley Family

Bring main dish, side dish, or dessert (choose 2) for dinner along with lawn chairs.

Mom's meeting will follow dinner. Be ready with ideas, prayer requests, and any used curriculum you'd like to sell.

This is a family event, so please bring along spouses and children!