Pottawatomie County Home Educators Association

We are ChristianIn orientation and leadership, as are most of our members, but we do not
exclude anyone from membership on the basis of their beliefs.

We are home educators*committed to helping each other accomplish our educational goals, to support one
another in love and to strengthen and promote quality home education in
our area.

We are diverseFamilies from all walks of life. Families in our group espouse various educational philosophies, use a wide spectrum of curricula, and teach children at many levels, from pre-school through high school.

We are one of many groupsaffiliated with Oklahoma Central Home Educators Consociation – OCHEC * (www.ochec.com)
*(OCHEC defines the terms 'home education', 'homeschooling', and home schooling’ exclusively as the privately funded, home-based education and
discipleship of children by their own parents or guardians.)

We are here to provide support to homeschool families who are not using public school at home programs such as K-12, Epic, etc. If you would like to be part of our group, but you are currently using a public school at home program or considering it, we are happy to assist you in transitioning to a homeschool curriculum.
We communicate through email and the web:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCHEAGroup/ is our email loop used for information regarding the many activities, field trips, and meetings we have for current PCHEA members. It is also a way for our members to encourage each other and to share information relevant to our homeschooling families. It is for members by invitation only.

Jan 6, 2014

Membership for 2013-2014

Please print and fill out the membership form below, and then mail it along with the membership fee to the PCHEA secretary.  Clicking on the image below will open up the PDF file.

Membership for the new school year (2013-2014) is effective from August 1, 2013-July 2014.

PCHEA believes that homeschooling is the privately funded, home-based education of children by their parents or guardians. Therefore, we do not provide membership to families participating in government-funded, virtual/charter, public school at home programs. If your family needs help in transitioning from a government-funded program, we would like to assist you with information and support.

By signing the membership form, you acknowledge that you have received a copy of the Code of Conduct (included in the following file), and your family agrees to uphold and abide by the Code of Conduct. You also state that you are homeschooling and not doing any form of public school at home.


Aug 1, 2013

Mom's Night Out

Whether you are a new homeschooling mom or a veteran homeschooler, we all need encouragement. I strongly believe that receiving mentoring in my life has made the difference between giving up and holding fast. I hope that as Mentor Coordinator I can help aid homeschooling moms, especially new ones, and likewise encourage veteran homeschoolers as we "encourage one another, and build up one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

Mom's Night Out allows a natural environment for mentoring, encouragement, and fellowship to occur for PCHEA moms.  We have  Mom's Night Out one weekday evening a month.  Some of them will be social, some will be workshops, and some will be panel discussions. All will hopefully help homeschooling moms to "..not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Jul 31, 2013

PCHEA PE and Swim

Thursdays at the Shawnee YMCA

Time: Gym:   11:00-12:00                                 
         Swim:  12:00-1:00
      (no break for lunch this year)

Classes by ages:  4-7, 8-12, 13-18

Registration will be Aug. 29, 2013 from 11:00-12:00.  (Please use the door to the south of the main door--this is the community room, Look for a sign!) This will make our 1st day run more smoothly.  PLEASE, NO REGISTRATION on the first day.

Cost:  Flat monthly fee of $13.00 payable at the beginning of the month or semester. We understand that the cost can weigh on larger families, so we have a $50 dollar maximum per family.  Example--4 or more children = $50 per month.

1st day of PE will be Thursday, September 5, 2013.
A parent volunteer will teach gym the 1st hour, and parents are responsible to be in the pool area with your children during pool time. There will be lifeguards on duty. Adults are encouraged to swim.

Free Swim for parents and siblings aged 0-3 for paid PE members.

You MUST be a member of PCHEA to attend PCHEA PE.

You MUST be in the facility at all times your children are there.  If you need to make arrangements for another parent to watch your children, please let Jenny or Lynette know who it is. 

Jenny Hardwick
Lynette French

Drama Connection

Why drama? Drama can be used in ministry, helps build confidence, improves communication skills, promotes team work, creates a sense of empathy and the ability to relate to others, aids in the development of leadership skills, and champions self-control and personal discipline. These skills are important in life as well as valued by future employers. 

For more information, e-mail Teresa at dramaclubconnection@yahoo.com .  

  We will meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each month except December, and the January meeting will be held on the 2nd Wednesday.  
Two Classes--grades 1-6 and grades 7-12

Jul 28, 2013

Skate Days

PCHEA Skate Days
PCHEA families are invited to skate day at Star Skate in Shawnee on 
the first Monday of the month from September through April.
Note: There will be no Skate Days in December or March.

(updated for the 2013-2014 school year)

PCHEA's Back-to-School Fair

Admission is FREE.  Come browse the 40 tables of information and opportunities available to homeschoolers.  If you wish to join PCHEA, membership dues are $20 for the year.  Print out the membership form (tab at upper left), fill it out, and bring it with you to save time filling out the form at the Back-to-School Fair.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Jul 27, 2013

Box Tops


Collect Box Tops and earn money for PCHEA!

Last school year we earned over $200 through Box Top! With our earnings, PCHEA members were able to take a field trip with the Creation Truth Foundation at the Sam Noble Museum.  Also, we have been able to provide new equipment for P.E. and valuable resources on getting started to new homeschooling families.  Please continue to clip and collect Box Tops.

Trisha Houghton is your Box Tops Coordinator, so please save those box tops and then pass them on to Trisha at PCHEA events, by mail, or at your convenience.

"We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week –- or more. Now turn those shopping trip into easy cash for your school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to your school’s Box Tops coordinator —- each one is worth 10¢ for your school. "
 (updated 7/2013)