The Fellowship of Christian Home Educators (FoCHE) organization was formed the summer of 2000 for families who home educate their children in the South Metro Area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. FoCHE formed for the following purposes:
1) To foster Christ-like fellowship among the member families and children.
2) To provide a variety of social outlets for the parents and children.
3) To provide a variety of group learning experiences for the children.
4) To provide encouragement to the
families throughout their home educating
5) To provide educational
opportunities to both those families considering home
6) To provide continuing education for more experienced family members.
Our communication is done through our Yahoo! group: groups.yahoo.com/group/FoCHE_Homeschool, where organizational information and resources can also be accessed. Members are added to the Yahoo! group after joining FoCHE.
Our parent-led activities and field trips are planned by the group for our students in grades K-12. Nursery/preschool groups and activities are offered as parents are available to lead them. The group meets from September through May, with informal meet-ups during the summer.
During the 2007-8 school year, we met on Friday afternoons at Friendship Church in Shakopee, where we had access to the gymnasium and classrooms. We completed unit studies on the state of Minnesota, the United States, and different countries of the world. For gym, we played lacrosse, baseball, and other sports and activities. Our field trips included visits to the Gibbs Museum in St. Paul, the Gedney Pickle factory in Chaska, and a dairy farm.
For the 2008-9 school year, we plan to begin with a focus on the Olympics. We will continue with a study of elections and other government topics.
We welcome visitors to attend our activities--please send us an email for specific dates and times. Non-members are invited to attend two meetings before officially joining our group. Annual dues are $20/family per school year.
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