Membership Renewal Form

* indicates a required answer.

Current Families: Please use this form to renew membership each summer.

(New Families: This form is for renewing families only. Please use the "Join HFH" link on the left to register as a new HFH family.)


Basic Information

1. * Last name
2. * Parents' first names

IMPORTANT:
If your contact information has changed since your last membership renewal (address, email, phone, etc.), it is critically important that you update this information in our database. Do this by clicking on the "edit my profile" link in the left navigation bar.

Likewise, if your family has increased in number since last year, you should update your family entry by clicking on the "edit my profile" link in the left navigation bar.

You can also update your parish affiliation, your business information, or any other pertinent info from this link as well.

Please keep your profile information current throughout the year, especially your contact info. 

3.

HFH families qualify for membership in one of four ways:

  • Active Homeschoolers Filing PI-1206: We are active homeschoolers, currently filing PI-1206 (required by the state of Wisconsin) for at least one child in our family.
  • Planning to Homeschool and File PI-1206: Our children are still young, but we are planning to homeschool and file PI-1206 when our children reach school age. Or, we are seriously considering homeschooling and expect to begin homeschooling (filing PI-1206) within the next year.
  • Alumnus Family: We are an HFH alumnus family with at least one of our children spending all of their high school years as an HFH member.
  • Core Family: We are an HFH Core Family, meaning that although we may not be currently homeschooling, we have been HFH members for at least 8 years at some time in the past.

Based on the above definitions, please choose the membership category that currently applies to your family: 

Active Homeschoolers, Filing PI-1206 Planning to File PI-1206
Alumnus Family Core Family

In keeping with our mission...
The following questions must be answered by all members, including current members who are merely renewing membership with HFH.

4.*

Our children are being raised Catholic.

 (1 required)
Yes No

If you answered "no" to the question above, you may not be eligible for membership in Holy Family Homeschoolers. Please contact us to discuss.

5. My family will respect all the precepts of the Catholic Church and the Catholic homeschooling mission of HFH.
I accept this statement. I am unable to accept this statement.
6.*

We are Catholic homeschoolers currently filing PI-1206 for at least one member of our family.

 (1 required)
Yes No
7.*

We are planning to homeschool and file PI-1206 in the near future.

 (1 required)
Yes. Not applicable. We are already filing PI-1206.
8.*

HFH Code of Conduct:

  • Respectful language and behavior must be used at all HFH-sponsored events. Inappropriate language or behavior is impermissible.
  • No pairing-off is allowed at HFH or HFH-sponsored events. 
  • Flirting, hand-holding, and other public displays of affection are not allowed at HFH-sponsored events. We want to encourage all students to develop healthy and Godly relationships one with another. Friendships without the pressures of dating are a valuable part of the teen years.
  • Immediate expulsion may result in the event a student exhibits any of the following behaviors:
    • drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or weapons on premises
    • unwanted touching
    • sexual harassment (verbal or physical)
  • If an HFH member witnesses any of the above behavior, it should be brought to the attention of one of the steering committee members or event chaperones immediately.

 

 (1 required)
My family will abide by the HFH Code of Conduct.
9.*

HFH Guest Policy:

  • HFH events and activities are, by default, open only to HFH members. Unauthorized guests are not permitted at HFH events and activities.*
  • HFH members are defined as the parents or guardians and all children within the immediate member family.
  • HFH members also include grandparents and great grandparents of HFH member students.
  • Members may submit a request to the HFH Steering Committee regarding the presence of a guest at an HFH activity. This request may or may not be granted, at the sole discretion of the HFH Steering Committee.
  • If the Steering Committee authorizes a guest's attendance, that guest must wear a name tag at all times, and the teachers/coordinators of the event will be notified in advance of the guest's attendance.
  • Authorized guests who are high school age or younger must be under the direct supervision of the inviting adult HFH member at all times. 

*Audience-type events are open to guests without any authorization needed.  For example, guests are warmly welcome in the audience at HFH drama and music events, so long as the guests are courteous and respectful to HFH members and the mission of HFH.

 (1 required)
My family will abide by the HFH Guest Policy.
10.*

HFH Posting Policy:

The HFH forum is a wonderful place to exchange information and obtain ideas about homeschooling and about our Catholic Faith. However, we do have some important posting policies that we expect all member to follow: 

  • HFH posts may not be forwarded outside of HFH.
    This policy exists to ensure the safety of our children at HFH events and activities and to respect the privacy of our posters.
  • HFH posts may not include the marketing of non-homeschooling K-12 educational choices. 
    For example, posts advertising open houses or shadow days at schools are not permitted in this forum. This policy exists out of respect for our members who consider HFH a haven of homeschooling support free from pressure to make alternate educational arrangements.
  • HFH posts may not include self-promotion of personal/family businesses. 
    Exceptions to this general policy may be made during special business promotion periods or on designated sub-forums. However, the general rule is that business self-promotion is not permitted on the HFH forum. This policy exists in order to reduce the number of HFH emails, limiting them to the categories of highest interest to our members.
  • HFH posts may not include blatant politicking. 
    Posts reminding members to vote, posts asking for a recommendation on a candidate (and requesting private responses), and posts encouraging pro-life activism are all examples of permissible HFH posts. A post recommending a particular candidate or asking members to sign a petition supporting or recalling a particular candidate or politician is not acceptable. Please use good judgment in this area.
  • HFH posters are encouraged to tread lightly in the area of hot-button topics (example: vaccinations).
    Posters must be prepared to end the conversation promptly if HFH leaders deem the conversation becoming contentious. Please use good judgment in this sticky area.

Thank you in advance for helping to make the HFH Forum a useful and efficient place for all our members to exchange relevant information.

 (1 required)
My family will abide by the HFH Posting Policy.

Enrichment Registration Priority 

Given the fact that we have enrichment activity caps, we offer early enrichment activity registration to active HFH families who have volunteered two or more credits of time during the most recent academic year.

A "credit" consists of one volunteer position or offering. For example, a credit could be teaching an HFH class, leading an HFH workshop, assisting as an HFH teacher's aide, planning an HFH field trip, hosting an HFH party, organizing an HFH event, serving as HFH sacristan, etc.

If class registration numbers are large and class caps are met in any given semester, enrichment activity registration preference will be given to those families where one of more of the adults take this kind of active role in HFH.

Please check the box below if you (or your spouse) qualify.

11.

I qualify for early registration based on my two or more volunteer credits. (If you mark this box "yes," please list below the volunteer credits which you believe qualify you for early registration.)

 
Yes No
12. 

Please list your volunteer credits from the past academic year in this space.

 


Volunteering in the Upcoming Academic Year:
We ask that all members volunteer a little time to support our group. Our group runs most smoothly when we all work together.

Volunteer opportunities will be posted to the HFH forum regularly throughout the year. Some volunteer opportunities are also listed below. Two volunteer credits earned in this academic year makes you eligible for early Enrichment Activity registration in the following year.

Thank you in advance for your dedication to HFH.

13.

I can organize a field trip in the following month(s).  (A field trip organizer plans a field trip, invites families via the HFH forum, and does any follow-up necessary to ensure a smooth-running field trip.)

 
September October
November December
January February
March April
May June
July August
14.

I have a specific idea for a party, event, field trip, or project that I plan to coordinate and organize for HFH. (A sampling of field trip ideas are listed here.) Members have planned everything from science fairs to bonfires to park outings to square dances

15. 

I would like to teach a class, organize a club, or provide an activity or event not mentioned above. Stand-alone activities organized by parents have included International Night, modesty workshops, Little Flowers girls club, Battle of the Books, and more. We welcome your ideas and enthusiasm.

Consider also your relatives, friends, and neighbors who might be interested in offering something for our children.

16.*

I understand that participation in any activity confers risk. I will not hold HFH, its members, volunteers, or teachers liable for any accident or injury which may occur at an HFH event or gathering.

 (1 required)
I agree.
17.

Annual Membership Dues: 

Our standard membership fee is $30-$32 annually, payable to Holy Family Homeschoolers. Dues increase to $35-$37 when received after July 15th.

If you are an "Alumnus" or "Core" Family (see descriptions above), dues are just $10-$12 annually. Alumnus and Core Family dues increase to $15-$17 when received after July 15th.

Annual dues help us cover the costs of maintaining our website and providing HFH events.

Please select your dues payment intention below. 
PayPal link and our treasurer's address will become available after you submit this form.

Pmt. by 7/15: I am sending $32 online by PayPal. Pmt. by 7/15: I am snail-mailing a $30 check.
Pmt. after 7/15: I am sending $37 by PayPal. Pmt. after 7/15: I am snail-mailing a $35 check.
Pmt. by 7/15 for Core/Alumnus Family: $12 PayPal Pmt. by 7/15 for Core/Alumnus Family:$10 SnailMail
Pmt. after 7/15-Core/Alumnus Family:$17 PayPal Pmt. after 7/15-Core/Alumnus Family:$15 SnailMail

Remember: You are NOT finished when you click "submit" below.

After you click "submit," you will be directed to a final page with all the necessary information to submit dues. Using the information on that page, please mail a check to our treasurer or use the PayPal option to submit payment immediately. 

Your membership renewal is not considered complete until the funds are received.

Don't forget this final step.

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