Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 2017

Learning at home

Upcoming Events:

DHSA’s Opening Social Potluck and Park Night:

When: Tuesday, August 29th, 6:30 PM

Where: Lakeview Park 1304 7th St. N . in Nampa

Grab your family and your picnic blankets (or camp chairs, we’re not picky!) and join us for DHSA’s Opening Social. Catch up with old friends and make new ones!  Bring your family’s favorite dish to share! We will provide the paper goods! Look for the pink plastic flamingos!

September Mothers’ Meeting—Curriculum Petting Zoo:

When: Thursday, Sept. 14th, 7:00 PM

Where: Macy Huberty’s home, 1500 N. Black Cat Rd. in Meridian

Have you ever wished you could really take a look at curriculum options before you purchase them? Do you wish you could get REAL LIFE reviews and examples of how something is used? Dying to know what the pros and cons of a particular curriculum choice are? Now’s your chance! Come take a look at tried and true options, talk with moms who have used them, and get a better feel about your options! We will have books and manipulatives and games to look through and handle, with veteran homeschooling moms who have used them.  This is not a sales event, this is a curriculum “petting zoo”---a chance for you to see and study and handle some of the homeschooling curriculum options available, to help you make informed choices! If there is a particular curriculum you are curious about, let us know—someone in the group has probably used it and is happy to share their experience with it.  Contact us via our Facebook page!

October Mothers’ Meeting—A Day in the Life:

When: Thursday, October 12, 7:00 PM

Where: in Boise (location will be listed in the FB event as we get closer to the date!)

Have you ever wondered how other people homeschool? Are you curious to see what homeschooling looks like in other families? Come hear about a typical day (if there is such a thing!!!) goes for different families in the Treasure Valley, and come share your own experience. Big family? On the road all the time? Running a small homestead? Homeschooling an only child? Teens and toddlers? A houseful of littles? Kids with special needs? Let’s connect!

November COUPLES’ Meeting—Date night at Fiesta Guadalajara!

When: Friday, November 17th, 6:30 PM

Where: Fiesta Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant at 704 E. Fairview Ave. in Meridian.

We have reserved the banquet room for a date night! Come hang out with all the cool kids (well, cool adults. This is a date night, after all!) Enjoy some food and camaraderie with other homeschooling couples.  Bring cash to cover your dinner and tip, our group will need to pay on one check! See the Fiesta Guadalajara menu here.

December Mothers’ Meeting--Christmas Potluck and Gift Exchange:

When: Saturday, December 9th, 11 AM

Where: Katrina Laird’s home, 408 Hawthorne St. in Nampa

Bring your favorite brunch item to share, along with a small wrapped gift  of something you love (homemade, or store bought, nothing over $5, please!) for the gift exchange. (For those of you that have gift giving anxiety, like me, don’t worry—our gift exchanges are more a way to get to know each other than anything else—so feel free to choose something you wouldn’t mind receiving yourself! It’s fun to share what we love!)

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Meet this year’s DHSA Presidency:

Hi! I am Christie Crook. I’ve been homeschooling for three years now. I have a son who is 12 and a daughter who is 5. I decided to homeschool because I felt that my kids’ needs just weren’t being met. I live in Boise. I am a computer nerd and proud of it. I am serving as DHSA President this year.

Christie Crook

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I'm Macy Huberty and I'm thrilled to be filling the role of VP this year for DHSA. 7 years ago when I first considered homeschooling and found out about mothers meetings, DHSA impressed me as a thriving community of supportive mothers and faithful women who strived to uplift each other - that's what I hope to continue more of! I'm a busy mother of 6 and I love it. We're definitely on the eclectic side of homeschooling and overall an extroverted family. I am most at home doing domestic arts like canning and gardening or being out in nature hiking or swimming with my kids. I'm looking forward to this year with giddy anticipation!

Macy family

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Janet Cox lives in Nampa and has homeschooled for 13 yrs. She has 12 kids, 10 at home, and 5 grandsons.

janet family

She enjoys reading, visiting with friends, and working with geeky number stuff like taxes and budgets. She is a curriculum junkie, so if you have questions about a curriculum she has probably looked at it, tried it, or reviewed it. She is serving as DHSA’s Treasurer and encourages everyone to save their Box Tops for Education and turn them in to any member of the board.  Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and they add up fast!  Box Tops fund our organization and pay for paper goods and party supplies, as well as help defray costs for DHSA events and activities!

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