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FAQs

New Members

Q:

When does the Hillcrest Enrichment co-op meet?

A:

HHE meets Thursday afternoons. The Fall semester runs late August through November.  The Winter/Spring semester runs late January through early May. Each semester additionally includes some hangouts for 5th grade and older, Moms Nights Out, Spirit Days, various field trips and usually a few other opportunities for us to connect together.

Q:

How much does it cost to join?

A:

Each semester there is a $30 family registration fee.  A portion of the family registration fee is donated to the church.  Hillcrest does not ask the co-op to pay anything.  We feel lead to try and give back a little for use of the building.  The remaining monies is used to purchase instructional resources for classes and cover general co-op needs (i.e. table covers, hand wipes, etc...).  Additionally most classes have a supply fee to cover needed supplies for that particular class.

Q:

What does it mean that each parent is asked to come with a servant's heart?

A:

HHE is a traditional, family focused co-op which is lead and completely run by its members.  We are a group of families meeting together to invest in each other's children and to support one another.  Everyone should come willing to help either lead, assist, or sub on a weekly basis.  The expectation is to sow and reap …invest in other families' children while they invest in yours.

Q:

Do I have to sign a Statement of Faith?

A:

HHE does not just meet at Hillcrest Baptist Church; the co-op is a ministry of the church.  As such, we adhere to the church's beliefs and statements of faith.  Materials used in classes are reviewed to ensure they do not teach contrary to the church's teachings.  Families who register are asked to sign the following …
 
"I have read and agree to respect the Beliefs and Statement of Faith of Hillcrest Baptist Church. In doing so, I agree to conduct myself and see that my children conduct themselves in a manner that does not violate or contradict those beliefs while participating in, leading or teaching any HHE class or activity."

Q:

Will I be asked where I attend church?

A:

Some of our families attend Hillcrest or various area churches, some do not have a church home, and some have not shared.  Families are not asked where or if they attend church when they join.

Q:

Why is there a mandatory new member meeting?

A:

A parent from every family new to HHE must attend a one-on-one new member meeting with the director and at least one leadership team member.  This is an opportunity to review the handbook, have questions answered and tour the building.  Since each co-op is organized differently, this meeting is important so you know what you are committing to and so everyone in the co-op is on the same page.  The meeting typically lasts one hour.  You are welcome to bring your children.

Q:

Do I have to attend all four hours?

A:

Attendance for all four hours is not required.  However, attendance for at least two of the four hours is requested for all new members.

Co-op Rules

Q:

Can I drop my child off?

A:

Parents are required to be at co-op with their children…there are no exceptions.  

Q:

Can I bring a friend's child to class if I agree to be responsible for him/her?

A:

No.  The enrichment classes are being offered as a cooperative ministry.  Parental involvement is required. 

Other Events

Q:

What is Spirit Day?

A:

Each month one day is set aside to do something different just for fun. Crazy hair day... color your hair purple... slick it straight up... shave it all off, please ask your parents permision first. Favorite color, come all decked out in your favorite color or just wear your favorite color shirt... your choice.

If you have any suggestions, please let us know as we are always looking for new and creative things to keep it interesting.

Q:

What is the Moms-Night-Out (MNO)?

A:

A special night for the moms to leave the kids at home with dad and spend some quality time together to encourage and support one another. The location varies, maybe at a local restaurant or at a members house.

Q:

What is the Middle/High School Hangout?

A:

About once a month, all kids 10 and up are invited to come for an informal time of fun and fellowship together playing card and board games!  Snacks and games provided.  Parents are welcome to stay and chat while the kids play.

Hangouts take place on Friday afternoons or evenings. We will need a few parents committed to help supervise the event. Please let us know if you would like to assist with this event.