Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Spring Semester is Upon Us

We will have registration for the 2014 spring semester on the first day of classes, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. If you did not attend the 2013 fall semester, you will need to bring your Registration Form, Statement of Faith, and Membership Dues. Returning members who sold under $100 in Rada during the last semester need to bring Membership Dues.

Let us know you are coming by joining the registration event on Facebook. You can also contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Second Semester Planning

Our school year is in full swing and it's been awhile since we've had an Advisory Council Meeting.  The next meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m at Grace Community Church. All members are encouraged to attend! We will be discussing the next semester and your feedback is important to the planning process.  Childcare will be available for the younger children. If you are unable to attend the meeting, meeting minutes will be posted on Facebook and sent out via email. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Not Back to School

Stepping Stones classes begin Thursday, September 5, 2013!

Whether you generally follow the public school schedule or homeschool year-round, it is NOT back to school time for homeschoolers. Does that mean we are missing out?

Here is a list of some of the things homeschoolers miss out on during the back to school season:
  • Paying extra for that gym uniform when you have ample play clothes at home
  • Easing your children's anxieties about a new teacher, a new schedule, and new friends
  • The smell of fresh carbon monoxide first thing in the morning as the bus arrives
  • Chaos and long lines at enrollment
  • Paying in advance for lunches
  • Restrictions on what we can and cannot learn
  • Standardized testing (in some states)
As a homeschooling family, what do you miss out on during back to school time?

Friday, August 9, 2013

What is Your Library Worth to You?

Homeschoolers tend to use library services - a lot! Public libraries offer free access to books, movies, music, video games, research materials and so much more. Think about how much you would have to spend to purchase all of the materials you have borrowed from a library.

Services like research assistance, computer use, internet access, classes and programs that libraries provide are invaluable to the communities they serve. Have you ever wondered what those services are worth in dollars?

Try using the Library Use Calculator below to find out just how much money you would have spent if you had to purchased everything you borrowed during your last trip to the library. I think you will be surprised!

How valuable is your local library? Use this handy Library Value Calculator, created by the Massachusetts Library Association.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Free Homeschool Planner

With another school year about to begin, most of us are rushing to get organized. To make things easier, The Home School Mom is offering a free planner!

I am impressed with how customizable and comprehensive this planner is. You can download the entire planner or just the pages you need. Pages come in lined and unlined versions. Yearly, monthly, and weekly calendars are available. She has even included menu and meal planning pages, chore charts and to-do lists! My personal favorites are the Unschooling Record Keeper pages.

It's available in PDF or Excel. Click here to access the download files. Happy organizing!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Enrollment and Kick-Off Picnic!

Enrollment is open now for Stepping Stones Homeschool Co-Op which meets at Grace Community Church in Overbrook, Kansas on Thursday mornings at 9am.  We encourage everyone to get their enrollment forms turned in this year by August 8th!!  That way we can make our class groupings, which are dependent upon our enrollment numbers.

Enrollment is on August 8, 2013 at 10:00a.m. at Grace Community Church in Overbrook, Kansas.

We are planning a Kick-Off picnic at Overbrook City Park on August 23rd at 6:30pm.  More about that later!

Our co-op school year will start on September 5th, 2013!!

Enrollment forms are available for download on the "Join Our Group" page. Or you can email us at steppingstonescoop@yahoo.com to have an enrollment form sent to you.   You can email it back after filling it and scanning, or you can give them to one of the co-op members when you see them at Enrollment!  Thanks!  Looking forward to seeing everyone!