Here are some of the Special Events that you and your students can look forward to at NLHSA:
Class Theme Days: Costume Day, Sports Theme Day, Hat Day, Wear Red and Pink Day, Crazy Hair Day, Pajama Day.
Speech for Fun: Speech for Fun is a low key opportunity for your student to stand up in front of their Discovery class and share their favorite poem, verse or tell about their summer. (1-2 minutes in length) It is meant to be fun!
Moms Meet ‘n Munch: We aim to plan at least 2 throughout the year. It might be a night out at a restaurant, a Craft Night or a Christmas Tea.
Get togethers for grades 6+: This past year we held a Formal Dinner and a Bonfire Night.
Thankful Feast: Celebrate Thanksgiving with other Co-op members with an after Co-op potluck.
Christmas Party: This year we had a taco lunch together after Co-op. The younger students make crafts, enjoy treats and play games. The 4th and up students go bowling at Ham Lake Lanes.
Christmas Caroling: This is a great opportunity for our children to bless others as we visit the residents of Farmstead in Andover. As a group we sing Christmas Carols, but individuals or groups may share their talents with a song or performance.
Roller skating at Cheapskate: Every year in January we rent out Cheapskate in Coon Rapids and have fun roller skating together.
Valentine’s Party: After a lunch together at the church, students in Pre-K through 3rd grade exchange Valentines. Students in 6th grade and up have their own special party.
Father/Daughter Dance: The Father/Daughter Dance is held at Oak Haven Church every winter. The young ladies of our Co-op look forward to the decorations, dessert, music and dancing with their Fathers.
Oral Presentations: The presentations are based on the year's theme. Props or visual aids are highly encouraged. Presentations should be under 3 minutes in length. We record the presentations and post them online so parents can see them.
Adult Winter Social: This is a great opportunity for the adults of NLHSA to have fellowship. In the past we have done a dinner at church and a service project, potluck dinner and Bunco, or game night with appetizers in someone’s home.
Yearbook Cover Contest: The students have an opportunity to have their artwork displayed in the yearbook. All entries will appear somewhere in the yearbook, but the winning entry of the older students will be our front cover.
Picture Day: We take pictures of our students by their grade levels and put them in our yearbook. Each family also gets to create a page!
Geography Bee or Spelling Bee: Here is another great opportunity for our students to show what they are learning! This takes place after Co-op and is followed by an Ice Cream Social.
Mother/Son Outing: The Mother/Son Outing is a newer event. Past events included a hayride and a scavenger hunt in a park.
Challenge: On Challenge Day, held during the Discovery Classes, students will be tested on the facts taught throughout the year. If they earn 90% and above, they will earn a cool prize. Everyone receives a small prize for participating.
Swim and Gym: This event is usually held at Roosevelt Middle School in Blaine. We rent the pool just for our group for a couple of hours, have snacks, and have a hour to play in the gymnasium. It is a fun time for families to get to know each other better.
Variety Show: This is held in late April or early May. It is a great chance for our students to show their talents. They can sing, act, tell jokes, jump rope, play an instrument, etc. Kids are limited to 2 acts- one individual and one group performance.
Project Fair: The Project Fair immediately follows the Variety Show in Bostrom Hall. This is a time for families to socialize and for the children to display any artwork or projects they’ve worked on throughout the year. We usually limit them to 2-3 projects.
Dad's Night Out: Dads are important too! We try to create opportunities at least once a month for our husbands to get together for food, fun and fellowship.
End of the Year Picnic/ Used Curriculum Sale: Our last meeting of the year, we gather at Lion’s Park in Ham Lake for a picnic and a used curriculum sale.
Co-op Camping Weekend: Every summer, (usually early August) we camp at Baker Park Reserve. If you can’t camp the whole weekend you could come for the day and stay for the Saturday evening potluck that we enjoy together.