Thursday, September 10, 2015

Co-op meeting periods will be:

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm:  Class activities
 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm:  optional social time*

* We have the use of the facilities until 4:00 pm.  However, so far, it looks like the number of families in our group is going to smaller than in years past.  So, in the interest of not overburdening moms with too much class preparation, this time slot is for optional socializing, playing, movies, etc.  If a mom wants to plan something for this period, that would be great!  And if the general consensus is that we want this to be planned more formally, we can change this.

Co-op Meeting Calendar
Note:  We do not meet the first Friday of the month.

Sept. 18, 25
Oct. 16, 23, 30  (do not have facilities on 10/9, may plan a field trip - so pencil it in!)
Nov. 13, 20
Dec. 11
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Feb. 12, 19, 26
Mar. 11, 18
April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 13

I had wanted to put out a big post - complete with photos - chronicling our co-op activities from last year.  Alas, it's not to be, at least not yet!  We really are a bunch of busy homeschool moms!  However, that doesn't mean we didn't have a great year! 

This years co-op will begin on 9/18 at 12:00 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church:

Our first meeting will be pretty laid back, eating lunch and then activities to help the students get to know one another.  At 1:30, we'll have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Usually, Fr. McCann of Catholic Campus Ministries will lead us, but unfortunately, he will be out of town that Friday.  I am hoping to get another priest, so say a prayer for success!

Please bring a sack lunch and we'll provide dessert and drinks.

Hope to see many old and new faces!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Remember, co-op activities begin Friday, Sept. 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  We begin at 1:30 with Adoration, and will start the co-op year off with a game day afterwards. 
If you're not already committed to coming for co-op, be sure to let us know if you'd like to try it out.  We'd love to meet you!  Our email address is, or text Shelly Pichler at 417-838-2730.
Being busy homeschool moms, we haven't posted in a while, but now we're busy dusting off the ol' website and updating content.  As of today, the teaching chart and calendar have been updated to reflect the current school year before us.  We're working diligently to get everything current, but please be patient with us!  As field trips and lessons are planned, these will be updated accordingly. 
Art Day has already been scheduled!  I'll try to post some pics of some of the projects we have done in the past.  In the meantime, here's a copy of the email that went out explaining all about it:
Art Day at HFCHA

 Please mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Art Day at HFCHA, with artist and art teacher Julie Straus!
When?  Friday, September 26th at Co-op (after Adoration)
Anything new this year?
Last year, some HFCHA parents asked about having our children do faith-themed art. Julie remembered our request and has planned faith-themed projects for this year.  (Thank you, Julie!)
Will we be able to order items again?
Yes, we will once again be able to order items with our children’s art on them.  If you want to check out the items that will be available for order, here is the Original Works website: (click on “Products”). We will have all the order forms available on Art Day. All orders benefit SEAS school.
Do we have to order something?
Not at all!  We do not have to order anything to participate in Art Day. The point is for the kids to have fun making art under Julie’s expert guidance.
Do we need to bring anything to Art Day?
I will send out information about anything we should bring as soon as I have the info.  Please be aware that the children may be painting or using markers, so dress them accordingly.
If you have any other questions, I’ll be happy to try to find answers.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Art Day!