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Upcoming Events

Mid-Michigan Graduation Rehearsal
May 12 - Thursday
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mid-Michigan Graduation
May 13 - Friday
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Binder Park Zoo
May 16 - Monday

Used Curriculum Sale
May 19 - Thursday

INCH Conference
May 19 - Thursday
09:00 AM - 09:00 PM

INCH Conference
May 20 - Friday
08:30 AM - 10:00 PM

2015-16 CHESS Membership Forms:

Member Application 
Volunteer Service Slip - All renewing members fill out and return with application.
**When accessing any form online, download the pdf first before you print it.  It will not print correctly if you don't.**

NOTE Regarding Monday Memo and Classifieds...
If you are not receiving the Monday Memo or Classifieds please check your SPAM filters as SPAM laws must have changed again.  You can also check your Promotions mailbox if you have Gmail.  If you still are not receiving them, please put the CHESS email addresses in your address book.  If you STILL are not receiving anything after that, please notify us.


CHESS Library Liquidation... FREE Books - May 3
Cost: FREE
Contact: Miriam Woods 
Free Books!
Tuesday May 3
1:00 - 4:00pm
Capital City Baptist School (gym building)
5100 Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI 48842
The CHESS library is closing due to the cost to rent the space and lack of use.  So we are giving away all the books and shelving! Everything must go!
What is at the library?  Much has been cataloged and is available to see online: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/lansinghomeschoolers
Bring your own bags and boxes to take home your FREE books!!!


CHESS Field Trip - Binder Park Zoo - Register By April 30
Cost: $5 students $8 adults
Contact: Kimberly Thompson
RSVP: By April 30th   CHESSfieldtrips@outlook.com
Open to all ages.  No maximum number.  Must have minimum of 15 for group rate.
Where:  Binder Park Zoo, 7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI 49014
When: Monday, May 16th
Time: 10:00 AM - when ever you decide to leave
Cost: Please bring cash the day of the event.  I will collect the money and pay for all of us at one time.
$5 children, $8 adults, Children under 2 are free
Website: http://www.binderparkzoo.org/
Please provide the number of children and number of adults attending.
Details: Please meet by the main entrance by 10:00 am.  Once everyone has arrived I will then go pay our entrance fee.   
Lunch will be on your own.  There are picnic tables outside the gate and also some pavillions near the parking lots.  The pavillions can be rented but if they are not they are availble for use on a first come first serve basis.  Feel free to pack a lunch or you may purchase food at one of the two restraunts located in the zoo. 
Wagon, wheelchair and electric scooter rental available at Zoo entrance and Wild Africa arrival station.
SUV Wagon - $7.00
Manual wheelchair (sml, med & lg available) - $6.00
Electric scooter - $25.00 w/ $25.00 deposit - Scooters available on a first come, first serve basis. Scooters can be reserved in advance by calling (269) 979-1351 (deposit required). Scooters can accommodate up to 350 lbs.
Tram to Wild Africa is FREE
Z.O. & O. Railroad is $2.00
Binda Conservation Carousel is $2.00

CHESS Daddy/Daughter Dance - April 30
Theme: Country Western Square Dance
Date: April 30th
Time: check-in 6:30pm- 7pm ends at 9pm
*NEW* Location: Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813 
Cost: Early Bird registration $20/family ENDS APRIL 16th
Register after April 16th $25/family registration ends APRIL 23rd
Optional- Dress in your best Country Western 
Register: Email Wendy Smith to register your family, include family name, # attending, and how you will be making pymt (check or paypal)
Questions: Contact Jen Grihorash
Payment:  You may make payments by Paypal by following the instructions on the CHESS website under the FAQ section.  Or you may mail a check to: Krista Royston.

Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum Field Trip
Cost: $8
Contact: Becky Thelen
Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum Field Trip
This year we are pleased to offer tickets to both Greenfield Village and/or The Henry Ford Museum.
When:  Friday, June 10th*
Where:  Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum
Cost:  Greenfield Village - $8
Greenfield Village Ride Pass - $8
Henry Ford Museum - $8
Children 4 and under are free
RSVP:  Due by April 30
When you RSVP, please send the following information to Becky:

  • The name of each adult
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email
  • School District you reside in
  • Each child’s name, Grade and years Homeschooled
  • Type of tickets (ex.  4 Greenfield tickets, 4 ride passes)

Payment:  You may make payments by Paypal by following the instructions on the CHESS website under the FAQ section.  Or you may mail a check to: Krista Royston. 

*While our field trip is scheduled for Friday, June 10th, all tickets are non-dated, meaning you can use them any date you choose.  We certainly would love for everyone to join us the date of the field trip, but if another day works better for you, please feel free to purchase tickets and use them at your convenience.