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Our purpose is to provide quality family events which will help strengthen CHESS family relations and provide opportunity to connect with other homeschoolers through monthly special events.

If you have any questions, please contact George & Lori Squillace our Connections Coordinators.


Back-to-School Kickoff

An old fashioned pot luck and field games for all CHESS families to fellowship as we kick-off the new school year.


Mother/Daughter Spa Night

A fun evening for moms and daughters to spend time together.

October 31

Fall Festival

A wholesome evening of fun: hayride, games, stories, treats, prizes, and other activities. This is our family-friendly alternative to Halloween.


Gingerbread Houses

Assemble, decorate and take home your own "gingerbread" (graham cracker) house.


Family Fun Night

An evening to enjoy playing games with your children, usually at the YMCA.


Daddy/Daughter Dance

A special night for dads and their daughters to celebrate St. Valentines Day.


Mother/Son Event

A time for moms & sons to have some fun together playing laser tag at Zap Zone!


Field Day

Bring the kids for a morning filled with challenging and fun field events. Competing only against themselves, everyone is a winner.


Year-End Celebration

School is done! It's graduation time! Recognize your children's progress and officially reward them for completing another year!


Playtime in the Park

In the summer, CHESS parents gather weekly at various Lansing area parks for fun and fellowship. Each family is invited to bring a picnic lunch and play as late as nap schedules allow! This is a wonderful time to maintain or build relationships with other homeschooling moms and children during the summer months.


Family Camping

A summer get away, for the weekend or longer, in the great outdoors, with other like-minded homeschool families! Camping may be in state park campgrounds or Christian camps in MI.


Theater Tickets

Discounted group ticket sales are arranged for a number of different theater and musical productions at the Wharton Center, All-of-Us Children's Express, and more! Study Guides are available for many productions with fun activities you can use to prepare your children for a wonderful experience at the theater. Some productions include question-and-answer time and others involve the audience in the programs. Many are historically based and serve as great supplements to your homeschool program.