Silverwood Read2Ride Program

Screenshot_20200211-133126_1581453182480Great news! Thanks to the hard work of one of our homeschool parents, we are now on the list for the Silverwood Read2Ride program! Silverwood is a Theme Park in Idaho and they offer Pre-K-6th graders a free ticket for reading! Check your email for more information. Information was sent out to CMOAH members on February 11th!

Pulling the Kids out of School?

This is a common time of year where we see parents pulling their children out of government schools. While there are multiple reasons why you could be choosing to do so, we wanted to make sure to steer you in the right direction.

We are here to support you in this journey, whether you had to pull a child due to health reasons or illness, were tired of fighting with the government schools and their inaction regarding your child being bullied, or are struggling with the overwhelmed and understaffed government schools that keep shuffling your special needs child.

Please visit our First Time Homeschooler? page to read about the steps you need to take and what other parents have done.

We are here for you!

6th Annual CMOAH Christmas Party

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Please join us for our 6th Annual CMOAH Christmas Party! There will be Food (Potluck-style), Games, a Youth Gift Exchange ($10.00 max), music, dancing, crafts, a rock-paper-scissors competition, a cookie exchange, and the Christmas Store will be open! Adults-We will be having a White Elephant Prize Walk! Please bring a gift from around your home with a value of $15 or less)

Please RSVP with the ages of your children that will be attending. Please contact Adria at 231-5851 if you have any questions!

6th Annual CMOAH Christmas Party

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The Bridge Church Activity Building

Tentative Schedule of Events: (Updated 11/7/19)

5:30 Social Hour/Christmas Store Opens

6:00 Dinner 

6:30 Crafts and Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest begin

7:30 Youth Gift Exchange

8:00 Rock-Paper-Scissors Championship

8:05 Adult Gift Exchange/Kids Games

8:30 Cookie Exchange/Music/Dancing

9:00 Clean-up begins

The Details:

The Christmas Store will open at 5:30! Dinner starts around 6:00 p.m.

We will be having a potluck dinner (last names A-F bring a Main Dish, last names G-L bring a Side Dish or Salad, and last names M-Z bring a dessert). Please do not bring foods containing nuts.

CMOAH will supply drinks, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, etc.

After dinner, we’ll separate into age-appropriate groups for crafts and a gift exchange (toddlers-6, 7-11, and 12+). If you want your child to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a non-gender specific wrapped gift (valued $10 or less) (one per child). CMOAH will provide the crafts. There will also be a photo booth and games and activities to participate in, too!

Throughout the night, we will be having a Rock, Paper, Scissors competition, and everyone, including adults, can participate!

We haven’t forgotten about the adults, either! We will have fun with the Prize Walk/White Elephant Mash-up. When you arrive with your gift (valued at $10.00 or less), you will place them in one of a handful of themed categories, then we will use those items as prizes in our Prize Walk!

Finally, we’ll conclude the evening with DANCING for anyone who wants to dance, including a few of the contra/line dances from dance class and the COOKIE EXCHANGE. If you’d like to participate in the cookie exchange, please bring 2-4 dozen cookies for your family to exchange. We’ll put them all out and everyone who brought cookies will go home with as many as they brought.

PLEASE RSVP with the ages of your kids so we can plan supplies accordingly. You can message here or call/text Adria at 231-5851 if you have questions.

We will need volunteers to arrive a little early for setup and stay a little late for clean up, and if you like to wash dishes, we need help there, too! If you are willing to help, please contact Adria or Coya.

Montana Homeschooling Groups

Due to Montana’s rural-ness, which can make it hard to meet face-to-face, and the desire of families to seek out Montana as a place to live and work, we noticed that many are seeking places online to gauge the homeschool communities or find things to do while traveling through our great state.

One of the things we love about homeschooling during the current technological age is the ability to connect online with others for support, information, encouragement.

Our goal, through CMOAH, is just that. We decided to compile a list of all of the online groups of homeschoolers in Montana. If you happen to know of an online group that isn’t listed on the page below, please email us at and we can add it!

Montana Homeschooling Groups

Box Tops, Get Your BOX TOPS! (in!)


Good news! Erin D. has agreed to be the Box Tops coordinator and she has posted the following:

Box Tops will be phasing out the cut-out-coupons and are now accepting scanned receipts within 14 days of purchase. While this means you need to take a few steps to get set up, it is pretty easy and rewarding to see what has been earned in 24 hours after submission. Please check out the link and sign up to earn the new way! There is also a full list of items that qualify if you scroll down the page.

There will still be prizes for those who turn in the most (clipped and/or scanned-need a screenshot) so make sure to save and send! Her email address is in the newsletter.

Back to School Kickoff!

See those kids in the process of jumping for joy? They are only a fraction of those who attend our annual Back-to-(Home)School Kickoff! This year’s kickoff party is on Friday, August 30th, at 1:00 p.m. More details will be available in our newsletter! (Coming out soon!) If you do not receive our newsletter, please click on the Become a Member link in the menu.

We will have a school supply treasure hunt, games, and upcoming information regarding upcoming events for the 2019-2020 year!

See you there!

Planning for Next Year?

One of the requirements for Homeschooling in Montana is to notify the County School Superintendent of your intentions to homeschool.

You can bring in or mail your own letter or you may use the form below.

If you bring your letter or form in, make sure to get a copy of the stamped letter so you can use it for your own child’s records and for discounts at local stores.

If you are mailing it, we recommend sending a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope and a little note (to ask them to please return a stamped copy) with your notification.

The link for the Cascade County Notification form is here. They also have copies at the superintendent’s office.

If you would like us to add other county’s forms, please email us at and we can update this post!