Dear Members and Friends of CHESS,
Over the last several years a few other homeschool support groups have formed in the Lansing area, and it has recently become apparent that there may be some confusion about these groups and what it means to be a member of these groups. The purpose of this letter is to clarify a few things about CHESS that may be helpful to you as you make decisions about your homeschooling journey and about engaging with other homeschool families to support and enrich your experience. Continue reading...
CHESS Membership Forms are available!!!
2013-14 Membership Form - If you can not attend the Open House, there is an Early Bird Rate you can use. You can only get the Open House membership rate if you attend the Open House. New and renewing members use the same form.
Volunteer Form - If you are a renewing member, please send this form also.
After you have submitted your membership form, volunteer form (renewing members), and annual membership fees, you can request access to the CHESS website. In order to access the CHESS website, you will need to create an account. To create an account:
1) Go to www.lansinghomeschoolers.com
2) Click on “Request Membership” on the right-hand side of the screen, under the
“Secure Login” button.
3) Fill in the form at the bottom of the page. You will create a username and password here as well as choose which emails you would like to receive from CHESS and the frequency with which you would like to receive those emails.
4) It may take a few days for our communications team to grant you access. Thank you for your patience. ?
Posting to the CHESS Classifieds:
The CHESS Classifieds are a great way to: advertise an event that you are planning, sell used curriculum (or just about anything else), post a “curriculum wanted” ad, ask questions about curriculum, etc.
To post an ad to the CHESS Classifieds:
1) Go to www.lansinghomeschoolers.com and login.
2) Click on “Classifieds” in the blue bar on the left-hand side of the screen.
3) Right above where the classified listings begin, on the right-hand side of the screen, click on “Add”.
4) Fill out the form and click the “Add” button at the bottom of the screen to post your advertisement.
Lansing Symphony Orchestra: Link Up Program
Sign Up Deadline Monday, December 9
Link Up is a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute that pairs orchestras with students in grades 3-5. This year the LSO is very happy to be partnering with Carnegie Hall to bring this opportunity to the Lansing region.
The materials explore orchestral repertoire thorough a hands-on-curriculum that is designed to be flexible for each teacher and their student. The students and teacher work to learn the pieces either singing or playing recorder and then attend a culminating concert where the students get to play and sing along with the LSO from their seats. The program costs $2 a student and includes a teacher guide, a recorder for each student to keep, and personal workbooks for each student. Scholarship opportunities are available. Participating teachers have access to many online resources, cds, and a dvd. The teacher will also be required to attend a professional development session hosted by the LSO to help with implementing the curriculum.
If you follow this link: http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Link-Up/ You will find a great intro video to the program that I hope you will view. Scrolling down the webpage there is a section title “Link Up Resources” There you will see “The Orchestra Moves” When you click that link you should have the option to view both the Teacher Guide and Student Guide for the program.
Link Up Concert
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wharton Center for Performing Arts
For further information call: 517-487-5001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For registration form click here!
Opportunities For Dad's:
Men's Study - Wednesday Mornings
Cost: Buy your book
Contact: Mike Winter
MEN... you're invited to join us!
Beginning Wed, September 11, 2013 for 10 weeks, we will meet from 7–8 am at the CBMC office located at 2152 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.
A number of CHESS Dads will be studying Wayne Grudem’s book ‘Making Sense of
the Church’ together.
With clear writing and a contemporary approach, emphasizing how each doctrine should be understood and applied by present-day Christians, Making Sense of the Church explores the community of all true believers for all time---the church. Topics include but are not limited to the invisible church---the church as God sees it; the visible church---the church as Christians on earth see it; the purity of church---the degree of freedom from wrong doctrine and conduct; the primary purpose of the church---ministry to God, believers, and the world; the power of the church---its God-given authority to carry on spiritual warfare, proclaim the gospel, and exercise church discipline; and spiritual gifts---abilities empowered by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of the church. Written in a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect, Making Sense of the Church helps readers overcome wrong ideas, make better decisions on new questions, and grow as Christians.
Order your copy of the book here or wherever you prefer to purchase your Christian books.
Contact Mike Winter if you'd like to come or for more info.
Dad's Breakfast - November 23
When: Next meeting November 23
Where: Panera Bread - LANSING MALL **Note change of location!!!
Who: All CHESS dads who want to come!
What: Study "Every Man a Warrior- Marriage and Raising Kids"
Why: It will be good for us!!
Questions? Contact Mike Winter
Every Man a Warrior deals with problems men confront every day. No man wants to fail, but few men feel equipped to fight the battles they face in life. Every Man a Warrior gives men the tools necessary to win these battles--to succeed in life!
Watch a video about the book!
To order the book!