Upcoming Events

Week 2 Friday School
October 7 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Week 3 Friday School
October 14 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Week 4 Friday School
October 21 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Week 5 Friday School
October 28 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Week 6 Friday School
November 4 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Welcome to First Choice Central Portland

Christian Homeschool Co-op!

 

 

A ministry of Glisan St. Baptist Church

Located at 104th and Glisan Street in Portland, Oregon

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If you are interested in joining us in the Fall 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!

 

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Fall 2016 Catalog of Classes

*ONLINE* Registration

Go to www.fccentralpdx.org

Please do not try to register until your assigned day. Registration days as follows:

September 19- Leadership

September 20 - Teachers

September 21 – Parent Helpers

 

*Mandatory Child Safety Training*

For new members

Monday September 19, 6:30-8:30

 

*Friday School Kickoff*

Tuessday, September 27, 7-8:30 PM

Mandatory Gathering!

No Childcare/Nursing Babies Welcome

Learn what classes you got

Pay for your classes

Receive important co-op information

 

Class Dates:

September 30- December 9

No Friday School November 25 for Thanksgiving Break

 

Presentation Night and Christmas Party:

Friday, December 9, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Class Schedule

9:15                       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 for D-Block students

1:00-2:00           Optional D Block

 

Nursery, Toddler & Preschool

Teachers:  B block--Susan, Evie, C block--Hanna, Gina

AGES:  Babies to age 4

Tuition: $6 (covers both blocks)

Our class time offers singing, dancing, play and crafts along with story time 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. We will provide a snack for your children.


Block B

Cooking Class

Teacher:  Kira

This class will be using a cookbook called Cooking Class by Deanna F. Cook and has more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 11. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. The class cost does not include the cookbook but a limited number of cookbooks can be purchased from the co-op or they are available on Amazon.

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

 

Lego’s Simple Machines

Teacher:  Katie

Discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles with Legos!

Ages:  8 and up           Homework:  None                 Max:  10                                 Tuition: $16

 

Road Trip USA

Teacher:  Mandy

Road Trip USA is a U.S.. History and Geography Curriculum that covers the 50 states in the United States, from Confessions of a Homeschooler. For the fall semester we will be covering the Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S.. Some of the topics included in this curriculum: geographical locations, mapping and atlas skills, famous landmarks, historical figures and events, food and recipes, craft activities and state reports. This class will continue with the other regions for the spring semester.

Ages: 8 and Up           Homework:1-2 hrs/wk          Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $14

 

Comic Characters

Teachers: Jennifer, Crystal

We will be learning about character development and drawing graphic novel characters. This is an art/writing class. Our textbook is “How to Draw Graphic Novels” by Victor Davila. Each student will develop his/her own character and story.

Ages: 8 and up          Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 10                                   Tuition:  $14

 

Current Events

Teacher: Hanna

What’s going on in the world? We will look at a parent-approved version of the elections, world news, local news, sports and other current events that are happening. We will explore media bias, how stories are chosen and how to filter out the good news from all the information that bombards us every day. By the end of the term, the students will have a better understanding of how to analyze the news, how to find God in what is happening and find positive events worth reporting. Each student will choose a subject and will write one or more news stories. Resources will include handouts from current events websites for teens and tweens, including the Christian site World Teen.

Ages: 10 and up          Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 8                                    Tuition:  $9

 

Block C

Road Trip USA

Teacher:  Mandy, Alisa

Road Trip USA is a U.S. History and Geography Curriculum that covers the 50 states in the United States, from Confessions of a Homeschooler. For the fall semester we will be covering the Northeast and Southeast regions of the U.S. Some of the topics included in this curriculum: geographical locations, mapping and atlas skills, famous landmarks, historical figures and events, food and recipes, craft activities and state reports. This class will continue with the other regions for the spring semester.

Ages: 5-7                    Homework:1-2 hrs/wk          Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $14

 

Cooking Class

Teacher:  Kira

This class will be using a cookbook called Cooking Class by Deanna F. Cook and has more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 11. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. The class cost does not include the cookbook but a limited number of cookbooks can be purchased from the co-op or they are available on Amazon.

Ages:  8-11                   Homework: None                  Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $24

 

Lego’s Simple Machines

Teacher:  Katie

Discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles with Legos!

Ages:  8 and up           Homework:  None                 Max:  10                                 Tuition: $16

 

Comic Characters

Teachers: Jennifer, Crystal

We will be learning about character development and drawing graphic novel characters. This is an art/writing class. Our textbook is “How to Draw Graphic Novels” by Victor Davila. Each student will develop his/her own character and story.

Ages: 8 and up          Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 10                                   Tuition:  $14

 

Make and Sell

Teacher: Valentina, Kristiana, Holly

We will be making small gift-type items and learning about entrepreneurship at the same time. Students will develop their own item for sale at a bazaar on November 4th. This class will be for fun more than profit. *Parents will need to help their entrepreneur research for their product and be ready to help with and invest $ for their start up costs.

Ages: 9 and up            Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk*       Max: 12                                   Tuition:  $22

 

Block D

PE

Teacher:  Jennifer, Mandy

While the older siblings are learning about Physical Science, their younger siblings get to have PE class.  We will work on new skills and playing group games. I am really looking forward to having each of them in class!

Ages:  8-11                 Homework: None                  Max:  15                                 Tuition:  $4

 

Exploring Creation with Physical Science Lab

Teacher:  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.  We plan on continuing this class in the Spring semester.

Ages:  12 and up         Homework: 5-6 hrs./wk.       Max:  12                                 Tuition:  $20

 


FIRST CHOICE 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.