PCHEA

Pottawatomie Christian 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 doctrinal 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 families who 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 OCHEC - Oklahoma Central Home Educator’s Consociation (www.ochec.com)

*PCHEA believes that home schooling 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, or any form of public school at home programs. If your family needs help in transitioning from a government-funded program, we are glad to assist you with information and support.

May 1, 2014

Membership Form 2014-2015

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.

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.

http://www.walagata.com/w/lettie-lane/Membership_Form_2014-2015_rev.pdf

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


PE & 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. 

Coordinators:
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!