Upcoming Events

Friday School Week 5
March 24 - Friday
Friday School Week 6
April 7 - Friday
09:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday School Week 7
April 14 - Friday
09:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Friday School Week 8
April 21 - Friday
09:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Welcome to First Choice Central Portland

Christian Homeschool Co-op!

A ministry of Glisan St. Baptist Church

All events located at 104th and Glisan Street in Portland, Oregon

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If you are interested in joining us in the Spring be

sure to read through the "Get to Know Us"

section of the website and apply for membership. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

 

Spring 2017

Catalog of Classes

 

*ONLINE* Registration

Go to www.fccentralpdx.org

February 6- Leadership

February 7-Teachers

February 8-Parent Helpers

 

*Friday School Kickoff/Valentine Party*

Friday February 17, 10-11:30

Mandatory Gathering!

Pay for your classes

Receive important co-op information

Valentine party and exchange 

 

Class Dates:

February 24-May 5

No Friday School March 31 for Spring Break

 

Presentation Night

Friday, May 5, 6:30-8:00 PM

 

 

 

Class Schedule

9:15am                Arrive

9:30-9:55            Chapel

10:00-10:55         Block B

10:55-11:05         Snack

11:10-12:05         Block C

12:05-12:15         Classroom Clean Up

12:15-1:00           Building Clean Up/Lunch

1:00-2:00             Optional D Block


Nursery, Toddler & Preschool

Teachers:  B block—Hanna, Susan, Toni:  C block--Hanna, Evie, Caitlin

AGES:  Babies to age 4

Tuition: $6 (covers both blocks)

Our class time offers singing, dancing, playing, crafts and story time.  We aim to give your child enriching and fun activities! These little ones will keep busy as they do a different activity every half hour. We want your littlest ones to be in a welcoming and comfortable environment and we are eager to provide that with caring individuals who will engage them in active play and care. Please label all of your child's cups, coats, diaper bags etc.

 

Block B

Beginning Cooking

Teacher:  Evie and Katie

Learn to cook! Start to use kitchen utensils and make yourself a meal. Have fun—and learn new skills. The cost of this class includes cooking ingredients. The children get to eat what they make!  Please have your child bring an apron to class.

Ages:  5-7                   Homework: None                  Max:  8                      Tuition:  $24

 

Growing in the Word

Teachers:  Kira, Gina

Helper: Caitlin

Join us in starting some seeds, pitching a tent, and studying the Bible!  The first half of the class, the students will learn some basic gardening & camping skills.  The second part of the class, they will focus on Bible study in the book of Proverbs. This will be a “hands on” class that may lead to more outdoor adventures!

Ages:  8-10                 Homework:  None                 Max:  10                       Tuition: $19

 

Sewing

Teachers:  Holly, Jennifer

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how a sewing machine works or how to sew, fix, or make things, this is the class for you! We will be teaching about how to use a sewing machine and we will sew some basic projects. If your family has a sewing machine, we would appreciate if we could use it and we will thank you by gifting you with thread! If you don’t have a sewing machine, we will train you on how to use the ones we have in class. The cost of the class covers the supplies we will need for our projects and sewing notebooks. More advanced students will have the opportunity to work on some of their own projects.

Ages: 11 and Up         Homework: None                  Max:  10                       Tuition:  $24

 

Swiss Family Robinson/Survival Skills

Teachers: Mandy, Valentina

Shipwrecked passengers on a deserted tropical island, how will they survive? Every day brings new adventure and new obstacles to overcome. Students will read or listen to Swiss Family Robinson each week at home (parent to provide book or audio-book, non-abridged edition). In class we will discuss the book, make various craft and art projects, such as a model tree house and diorama, soap carving, and pottery. Each student will also do an animal report of one of the various animals we read about in the book. We will spend time each week learning some wilderness survival skills. The last day after Friday school we will have a Swiss Family Robinson feast and watch the movie.

Ages: 11 and up          Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 10                         Tuition:  $19

 

Block C

Life Skills/PE

Teachers:  Kira, Susan

Join us in starting some seeds, pitching a tent, and getting some wiggles out with PE!  The first part of the class, we will focus on PE games and basic ball skills. The second half of the class, the students will learn some basic gardening & camping skills.  This will be an active class and a great time to build friendships!

Ages: 5-7                    Homework: None                  Max:  10                       Tuition:  $19


Sewing
Teachers:  Holly, Jennifer

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how a sewing machine works or how to sew, fix, or make things, this is the class for you! We will be teaching about how to use a sewing machine and we will sew some basic projects. If your family has a sewing machine, we would appreciate if we could use it and we will thank you by gifting you with thread! If you don’t have a sewing machine, we will train you on how to use the ones we have in class. The cost of the class covers the supplies we will need for our projects and sewing notebooks. More advanced students will have the opportunity to work on some of their own projects.

Ages: 8-10                  Homework: None                  Max:  10                       Tuition:  $24

 

Swiss Family Robinson/Survival Skills

Teachers: Mandy, Katie

Shipwrecked passengers on a deserted tropical island, how will they survive? Every day brings new adventure and new obstacles to overcome. Students will read or listen to Swiss Family Robinson each week at home (parent to provide book or audio-book, non-abridged edition). In class we will discuss the book, make various craft and art projects, such as a model tree house and diorama, soap carving, and pottery. Each student will also do an animal report of one of the various animals we read about in the book. We will spend time each week learning some wilderness survival skills. The last day after Friday school we will have a Swiss Family Robinson feast and watch the movie.

Ages: 8-10                  Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 10                         Tuition:  $19

 

What We Eat

 Teachers: Kristiana, Valentina, and Crystal

A delicious Big Mac from McDonalds or a Giant Beefy burrito from Taco Bell, washed down with a frosty Root Beer… What are you actually putting into your body?  This class will explore nutrition and how it effects our bodies and how we feel. The class will most likely be spending some time in the kitchen putting their knowledge to good use.

Ages: 11 and up          Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 10                         Tuition:  $20

 

Block D

PE

Teachers:  Jennifer, Crystal

Hey! Let’s run, jump, play, and learn new physical skills. We will do warm ups, games, and then cool downs. This class is offered for the younger siblings of the science class students.

Ages:  8-11                 Homework: None                  Max:  15                       Tuition:  Free

 

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Lab

Teachers:  Lisa, Kristiana

This class will be a lab class for the experiments for Apologia's Exploring Creation with Physical Science 2nd Edition. Each student is responsible for purchasing their own book and optional workbook. The class will cover the experiments and review for tests. The goal for the class is to accomplish the experiments and create accountability for teaching the material in the book. This class is a continuation from the fall semester.

 

Ages:  12 and up         Homework: 5-6 hrs./wk.       Max:  12                       Tuition:  $4

 

 


First Choice of Central Portland

 

We are a Christian Homeschool Co-op in the heart of the Portland area reaching out to homeschooling families and connecting them in the community.

Are you looking for a one-day-a-week program for your outside activities?  Friday School is what you’re looking for!

 

What is Friday School?

Friday School is a wonderful, one day-a-week cooperative program at the heart of the First Choice Central Portland ministry.  We meet for classes at Glisan St. Baptist Church during two sessions each year: Fall and Spring.  Each session runs about eight to ten weeks, depending on the calendar year and holidays.

 

What We Do

Nursery and early childhood education program one day-a-week

Kindergarten-High School classes one day-a-week

Encourage homeschool parents

Help new homeschoolers get started

Organize group field trips for families

Offer new friendships and opportunities for students

Christ-centered community outreach to homeschooling families

 

Friday School is only possible through the cooperative effort of all our members.  Each Friday during our sessions, all enrolled families come together for a half day of chapel, classes, fellowship, and fun!

 

Why We Do It

Our heart is to come alongside, connect, encourage, lift up, and support homeschooling families like yours.  We believe that God has equipped you with everything you need to educate your children at home.  Our mission is to help build up a community of Christian homeschoolers that will help you go the distance.   We look forward to serving alongside you, and ministering to your family in a way that will encourage and inspire you.