Hello! We are having a CMOAH meeting on Tuesday, August 28th, at 7:00 p.m. at Black Eagle Park. We have updates on Animal Wonders, The Fall Family Festival, Dance Class, and more! Every homeschool family is welcome! See you there!
In Montana, one of the requirements for homeschooling is to notify your county superintendent of your intent to homeschool (children ages 7-18). If you are in Cascade County, you can use their form or you can write your own letter of intent. The link for the form is below. They also have copies of the document at their office if you do not have a printer.
We suggest you print it, fill it out, bring it into the superintendent’s office located at 121 4th St. North Ste. 1A (Behind the building, where the covered porch entrance is sticking out.), and after they stamp it, ask for a copy so you can show it to businesses who allow for educator discounts. You can mail it, however, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so your copy is able to be returned to you.
Many colleges and the military do require confirmation that you followed State Law regarding filing this notice of intent, so you should consider keeping a copy for your child’s records (rather than having to request it from the superintendent).
If you are outside of Cascade County, please contact your county superintendent for more information on how you file your notice of intent there.
Next week (July 15th-21st) Target will be having a Teacher Prep event and teachers get a 15% discount on select Teacher Prep items.
We have been in contact with Target’s corporate office over the last couple of days and this will be available for homeschool parents and the website to sign up should be available later tonight or tomorrow. The website to sign up to get your one-time-use promo code/coupon is www.target.com/teacherprep
We also checked with our Great Falls Target and they will be participating in this event. You can also use your promo code online.
We are still in the process of finding a location for our office space, our lending library, and hopefully, a place for our community to have classes, events, activities, and possibly sporting events.
We have set up a petition to have anyone who supports homeschooling to sign. We will be able to use the signatures to bring to city and county officials to potentially have access to buildings in the area.
Please click on the link below to sign. Also, please share it with any adult who supports school choice. If they have no children in the home or are not currently homeschooling, you can have them write that they support homeschooling in that section of the petition.
Wednesday, May 30th, at 1:00 p.m. will be our End of School Year Party! If you wish, you can bring a snack to share and something for your family to drink and come join in on the fun at Black Eagle Park.
We will be having a few games for the kids, but most of them will probably want to just hang out with their friends.
Some might want to bring water blasters or their duct-tape warfare items. Others might want to grab their volleyballs or basketballs and play on the courts.
Either way, we hope you come and join us for the picnic! See you there!
Homeschool activities are ramping up now that it is spring, and despite the fickle weather, there have been a few fun things happening over the past month. The Nature Club went on a hike up to Tower Rock, the Ski and Snowboard program wrapped up the snow season with a beautiful day on the hill, and bowling at Black Eagle Community Center started. Look for more upcoming activities in the newsletter!
2018 Homeschool Curriculum Fair
for National School Choice Week
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Great Falls Public Library Cordingley Room
Who: YOU! Individuals and organizations (like 4H, sport teams, businesses, clubs, co-ops, etc) .
What: Come show-and-tell about homeschooling.*
Where: The Cordingly Room downstairs at the Library
Cost: Nothing! Booths are free on a first-come-first-served basis. And there’s no charge to attend the fair. Reserve a booth to demonstrate how you homeschool or what your organization offers to homeschoolers.
We especially need “average Joe” homeschoolers to share what curriculums and resources you use. Share your experience. Show off your nature journals, timelines, art and history projects, favorite read-alouds, math manipulatives, tricks…anything that can inspire other homeschoolers.
Invite all your friends!
Contact: Erinn Addy via Facebook or e-mail
*Because the Library has kindly allowed us to use the space at no charge, they have asked that there be no money transactions (ie: no sales).
Come celebrate Christmas with us!!! We’ll have potluck dinner, music, dancing, crafts, games, a gift exchange (under $7), cookie exchange and the Christmas store will be open!! Please RSVP with the ages of your kids who will be attending. Contact Adria at 231-5851 for more information.
DECEMBER 15th from 6-8pm
at The Bridge Church
We’ll have a potluck dinner (last names A-J bring a dessert, last names K-R bring a main dish, and last names S-Z bring a side dish or salad).
We will supply drinks, plates, cups, etc.
After dinner, we’ll separate into AGE GROUPS for age-appropriate games and a gift exchange for each age group
(toddlers-6, 7-11, and 12+).
~Please bring a wrapped gift (valued $7 or less) for the gift exchange and we will provide the crafts.
Finally, we’ll conclude the evening with DANCING for anyone who wants to dance a few of the contra dances from dance class and the COOKIE EXCHANGE
~If you’d like to participate, please bring 3-4 dozen cookies for your family to exchange. (we’ll put them all out and everyone who brought cookies will go home with a few of each type of cookie)
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.
We do need volunteers to arrive a little early for setup and stay a little late for clean up. If you are willing to help, please contact Adria or Coya.
**OH, and in addition, we will have a WHITE ELEPHANT gift exchange for adults only who would like to participate (bring a used item from home—something under $15 value that is still useable—-wrapped and ready for exchange. Yes, gag gifts are acceptable).
Look forward to seeing everyone!!
2018’s Ski and Snowboard Program Letter is waiting to be read! You can find it here.
Thank you to all who came to the Fall Kickoff! What a fantastic time! Not only did parents get to hear about the numerous activities available for our students, but there were door-prizes, games, a scavenger hunt, water bottle rockets, bubbles, and a slip-n-slide.
Here is a picture of some of the kids who participated in the scavenger hunt. Many of the older students chose not to participate in it, but they were off hanging with their friends.
We hope this school year is filled with joy and laughter!