Events & Activites

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Fall 2017 Activities:

Be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook page for all of the most up-to-date events, like park play dates and trips to the zoo! If you don’t have Facebook, and want to be added to an email list, email us at valleyhsa@gmail.com, or call Laura at 308-783-6107 to find out more about joining our group to receive our newsletter.

Membership includes access to our Calendar, but there is a sampling of our events below: To see our current Calendar click here!

Valley Home School Association (VHSA) General Membership is now open for 2017-2018 registration!  We are encouraged to see so many returning families this year, along with some new faces.  God is growing our group, but even more so, He’s growing our hearts and our children’s hearts for His Kingdom.  We invite you to jump on in and join us as God equips us to teach our kids and grow them up for Christ!

Registration has two options this year: a new, online membership registration option, and a print-sign-mail option.  To register online, click this link:  https://www.homeschool-life.com/2341/signup.  You will have the options to pay online or to mail a check.   To print, sign, and mail your registration in, click here.

As always, your $18 membership covers:

  • voting right in group decisions at parent meeting,
  • liability insurance at VHSA activities,
  • newsletters be email or mail,
  • first choice at event tickets, and
  • the opportunity to join our co-op classes

Parent Meeting:  October Parent Meeting 10/2/17  Our Parent meeting takes place in the large classroom at Monument Bible Church, typically on the first Monday of each month. This is where everything is planned and a great place to get to know one another. If you aren’t able to come without kids, we will have a room set up nearby with coloring pages, or they may bring a board game to share. Please come early, as we will have a special prayer time at 6:30 before the meeting. Please let us know if there is any way we can be praying for you specifically. Use the gym doors, turn down the hall to the right, classroom is through the double doors and on your immediate left. Call Laura Leggott with questions. 641 1226. To add something to the agenda, please email it to valleyhsa@gmail.com by Sunday afternoon prior to our meeting. October’s Minutes:  Click Here

Homeschool Co-operative Classes: 
We are excited to announce the dates of next year’s co-op classes! DATES for this year are set for:
2017: Sept 21, Oct 5 and 19, Nov 2, 16, and 30,
2018: Jan 18, Feb 1 and 15, March 1, 15, and 29, (with a possible make up date reserved on 3/22/18)
Classes will be begin at 9:30 this school year.
VHSA is the umbrella association for a host of activities, events, field trips, newsletters, and co-op!  We voted at the end of our last school year to rename the co-op portion of VHSA to help differentiate between the two…We are please to present to you, Valley Faith Co-Op!  Attached is a copy of Valley Faith Co-Op’s course catalog for you to browse through if you are interested in regular meetings with other homeschoolers in the area! (There is an additional $7 fee to join the co-op itself this year, this goes to cover our new website for registration). Co-op registration will open to members of VHSA by August 28 (noon) thru September 2! See inside for all the details:​ 2017-18 Course Catalog for Valley Faith Co-op
  • Mandatory Co-op Orientation Meeting Date: September 14, 2017 Time: 6:30 PM, or September 16th at 2:30pm. This meeting is REQUIRED for Co-op families so we are all on the same page. Two options will be scheduled 9/14 or 9/16, please choose one date to attend.
 

 SEP16
Mandatory Co-op Orientation Meeting Option 2
2:30 PM
Monument Bible Church
Scottsbluff

SEP 20
College Options For Homeschool Students At WNCC
Wed 3 PM
Harms Adv Tech Center-Wncc

SEP 21
VHSA attends Liza Jo & Tin Town Troubadours
Thu 1 PM
Midwest Theater
Scottsbluff

SEP 28
Chess Hangout
Thu 1:30 PM
Runza
Scottsbluff

Chess Hangout:  Thursday, September 28th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Scottsbluff Runza.  Come hangout with us while we play chess and chat! All skill levels are invited!

SEP 29
VHSA attends Missoula Children’s Theatre: “The Wiz of the West”
Fri 1 PM
Midwest Theater
Scottsbluff

OCT 2
October Parent Meeting
Mon 6 PM
Monument Bible Church
Scottsbluff

OCT 12
VHSA attends Ethan Bortnik
Thu 1 PM
Midwest Theater
Scottsbluff

Book of the Month Club:  will meet Thursday, Oct. 12th at 7pm. We’re reading That Printer of Udell’s by Harold Bell Wright. This book was noted by Ronald Reagan as having role models and was inspirational in his life. Available on Amazon, Project Gutenberg, Libribox, Audible. Note the Thursday date. We meet at the Carradine home! Questions? Call Lyn at 641-4557
Next book will be Dealing With Dragons by Patricia Wrede. Parents and students are encouraged to read the book together and come ready to discuss it! We will choose the next book at this book club! Come with suggestions.

OCT 17
Going Batty
Tue 10 AM
Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
Gering

OCT 17
VHSA attends Welsh Song Fest
Tue 1 PM
Midwest Theater
Scottsbluff

NOV 2
VHSA attends Ballet West II
Thu 9 AM
Midwest Theater
Scottsbluff

NOV 6
November Parent Meeting
Mon 6 PM (VHSA)
Monument Bible Church
Scottsbluff

NOV 14
Terrific Turkeys
Tue 10 AM Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
Gering

Wildcat Hills Homeschool Days:  2nd Tuesday of every month, September 12th, 2017 through May 8th, 2018.  Some exceptions.

The Child: The Child is available for showing in your home, church, or other venue. If you would like to arrange a showing either public or private of this excellent film on the issue of parental rights, please contact Lyn at (308) 633-5009 to make the arrangements.
Newsletter deadline: Please send all submissions to Natalie Spearman at Valleyhsa@gmail.com by the 10th of each month exactly as you would like to see it in the newsletter.

Valley Home School Group Activities :

Field Trips: Each year we strive to have several field trips available to homeschoolers. Suggestions are Welcome.

Past Field Trips: Zoo Quest, Harms Center, Flowerfield Pioneer School, KDUH, local museums and grocery stores, Brown Sheep Co., Body Walk, Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Bird Banding, a Court Trial, Gering Photo, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Airlink, Buck’s Horse Ranch, Scottsbluff Vision, Sherard’s Hearing and the Fire Station, Field Trip to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Midwest Theater Educational Matinee:  Texas Gypsies, Astronomy Night:  with Chet Lowry from the Lowry Observatory, Business and Industry Tour

Classes: Classes are developed and arranged by homeschool parents. Classes vary according to the yearly interests of the group and are to enhance not replace your homeschool curriculum. We are also now offering some classes on a regular basis through a homeshcool co-operative. See the blog page for more information.

Past Classes: Gymnastics, Dance, Speech, Logic and Debate, Choir, Art, Crafts, History, Investment Club, Chess Club, Poetry Club and Homeschool Seminars.

Social Activities: We find many ways to fellowship!

Past Activities: Tae Kwon Do, Walking, Biking, Soccer, Ice Skating, Roller Skating, Bowling, Holiday Parties, Contests, Talent Shows and Game Nights.