It is important to know that all events are optional.  We homeschool because of the flexibility, come to what suits you and your family.    

Is there a fee to join this group? 
There is no fee to join initially, but we do ask that each family contribute $10 per year (per family, not child) in January.  We have waived fees for 2020 due to Covid.  As a group we decide what to do with the money.
If you don't want to continue with the group, there's no obligation to pay anything.

Is the group on Facebook? 
Yes we are, however, our group is private and membership must be approved by an admin.  We use Facebook as a vital tool to communicate and plan events.  This website is our "landing page" where you get to know us a bit. 

Who can see the information here or on Facebook?  
Information and photos on this site can be seen by the public.  The Facebook account is private, and only approved members can view the content. 

Who can join? 
The group is open to all homeschoolers in the area.
*You must have a child pre-school age or greater to join.*
Anyone can find the site by an Internet search and request to join.   

Can anyone post an event?
Yes!  We have organizers who help plan events, but every member is welcome to post an event. 

Do I have to host an event?  How many events do I have to attend yearly?
There are seasons to homeschooling.  This is a pressure free group.  Don't worry about these things.  Plan if you'd like, and come to what you like. 

What if I can’t be sure in advance whether I’ll be able to make it to a particular event? Do I have to RSVP?
RSVP's are pretty important around here.  If you're unable to attend an event, please update your RSVP asap, even if it's an hour before the event.  If you're unsure if you can make it you can always leave a comment under the event posted with an explanation.  You can even click "maybe." 

Can I invite others to join? 
Absolutely! Many of us are members of other support groups or co-ops, and this group isn’t designed to replace them. All are welcome! 

Types of Monthly MeetUps: 
1.) Social Activity- (usually free, like a park day, Holiday Party or anything that cultivates friendship and play) 
2.) A Scheduled Class- These are things our kids would not normally learn at home and unique in nature.
3.) 1- Monthly Field TripWe plan one for each month of the school year during a MNO.
4.) MNO- Mom's Night Out!  It's a great way to get a break and the support you need to be the teacher and parent that you want to be.  It's also a great way to strengthen friendships and also plan for future events as a group.

Yearly Meetups: 

Valentine's Day Party (our biggest event every year)
The Nutcracker Suite (Ballet Met)- booked in July
Homeschool Science Fair
Christmas Party
Halloween Party

(Other examples of field-trips)
a tour at a local business 
field-trip to the local fire department 
group field-trip to a pumpkin patch/apple orchard/maple syrup farm 
meet at a local park, kids can bring their bikes, dolls, etc. and a packed lunch 
a holiday gathering with some structured games, crafts, read aloud, etc. 
invite others to an indoor play place  
plan a day to COSI, the zoo, a museum
a sledding fun day 

plan a physical activity like a swim day, hiking, ice skating  invite others to a library function
Lego Play Day
invite members to a play (for example: the MetBallet has discounted school days just for kids)community service project
you get the idea! :)