How Does CHET-SE Facilitate Student Connections?
- Fellowship Fridays –weekly opportunity for family fellowship time at the park
- P.E. – weekly program for ages 4 up through grade 12 at the park run by parent volunteer coaches
- K-2nd Playgroup – for K-2nd graders & their families meet twice a month at alternating parks to show others the love of Jesus through learning, games, and free play
- 3rd-5th Grade Service Club- meets monthly to combine service projects with fun connecting time
- Field Trips – monthly educational field trips around Tucson and surrounding areas are coordinated through the year
- K-5th Holiday Parties – special holiday parties are planned for Valentine’s Day & Christmas
- Youth (grades 6-12)- class representatives and elected officers plan activities for CHET-SE youth on a monthly basis. These activities include various parties, game nights, scavenger hunts, planned outings, and a talent show in the spring.
- Middle School Girls “All God's Girls” (grades 6-8) – monthly social activities are planned to foster relationships among girls ages 11-14.
- Middle School Boys (grades 6-8) – monthly social activities are planned to foster relationships among boys ages 11-14.
Member Connections & Mentoring:
How Does CHET-SE Facilitate Member Connections?
- New Member Mentoring – our New Member coordinator is available to help new members make connections
- Mom’s Night Out - Moms meet once a month at different locations/restaurants for an evening of fun and fellowship
- Family Activities -(Picnic, Old-Fashioned Family Social, Water Day, PE Kick Off)
- Member Care -is a ministry that gives us an opportunity to bless our fellow CHET-SE families with a meal or other assistance during a significant life event such as illness or the birth of a baby.
- Renew & Refresh Tea –an annual half day retreat where moms are treated to a time of tea, fellowship and spiritual encouragement.
- Secret Sister – The idea will be to secretly encourage someone through notes or small gifts. Gifts are optional, but if you choose to give any small gifts, please limit the cost of your gifts to $15 for the entire year.
Teacher Resources & Services:
What Kind of Resources & Services Does CHET-SE Provide for Homeschooling Parents?
- Library- a large assortment of homeschooling materials can be checked out at the park. A list of books can be found on the member portion of this website.
- Used Curriculum & Craft Fair – CHET-SE organizes and hosts a one-day fair in June where members and non-members can sell and purchase used curriculum and other items
- God’s World News Magazine – a CHET-SE member coordinates the distribution of GWN, a magazine that “delivers ready –made opportunites to practice critical thinking in the context of academic-real world-subjects.”
- Grand Canyon University Alpha Program for dual credit - LINK
- Blessing Table – informal exchange of items where members bring any yard sale-type items they would like to get rid of to the ramada at the park on Fellowship Fridays, and also take whatever they can use
- Standardized Testing- in the spring, there is an opportunity for your children, grades 3 and up, to participate in the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.
- Enchanted Learning – a CHET-SE membership includes membership to the Enchanted Learning website, giving them access to a variety of worksheets and ideas.
- Discounts- there are businesses in Tucson that will give a discount to homeschoolers when you show your membership card
Academic Activities, Fairs & Bees:
What Kind of Academic Activities Does CHET-SE Offer/Facilitate?
- Spelling Bee-in January CHET-SE hosts a city-wide homeschooling bee which funnels into the county, state and national Scripps competition
- Geography Bee- A geography bee will be held in November for children in the 8th grade or younger. This bee is usually coordinated with CHET-NW.
- Geography Fair –families present and display what they have learned about various countries
- Youth Seminar- an annual career day held in March features dozens of guest speakers and demonstrations to give students exposure to a wide variety of career and future options.
- Youth Community Service- students plan monthly opportunities to assist various organizations and individuals
- Yearbook- under the guidance of a parent coordinating a team of students collects pictures from the membership and creates a yearbook and made available for purchase
- Graduations (Kindergarten, Jr. High & Sr. High) – academic milestones of completing Kindergarten, Jr. High and Sr. High are marked with special graduation ceremonies
- Talent Shows – an opportunity for students to share their gifts & talents