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EE Registration

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>>  If you are applying for a renewal of your Eastside membership, please take a few moments to review our website and read through all sections of the application before signing. Your understanding and agreement of new verbiage about our guidelines is of utmost importance. (And WELCOME BACK!)

>>  If you are new to Eastside and believe that participation in our support group co-op is a good fit for your family, please do the following before applying for membership:

  1. Note that Eastside's events (except for some field trips and/or camping trips) are held in the northeast valley (Scottsdale and northeast Phoenix), 
  2. Be prepared to pay your membership fee via Paypal upon completion of your application ($40 through August 31st, increasing to $50 on September 1st for the balance of the school year), and
  3. Be prepared to select at least ONE volunteer opportunity from the list provided.

In compliance with Arizona law, Eastside Explorers requires that each member family file an "Affidavit of Intent to Homeschool" with the Maricopa County Superintendant of Schools. Click the "Affidavit of Intent" link on the homepage to access the appropriate website. If you have questions about membership in Eastside Explorers that are not covered here or otherwise on our website, you are welcome to contact our Membership Team Leader.

>>  If you would like to enroll in Eastside-organized CLASSES ONLY, please select 'yes' below on the field "Class Registration Only: Without EE Membership."  Upon completion of your request, allow 24 hours to receive approval before logging in and registering for classes.  You will receive an invoice for the Semester Registration/Facility Fee ($60/family) and class tuition.  Please direct any questions to our team.  NOTE:  Without an EE membership, you will not benefit from group-organized activities such as field trips, parties and special events throughout the academic year.

 

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EVENTS TEAM - 
  • You will need to be available to help prepare and/or attend two events this year:  Fall Kick-Off, Family BBQ, Spring Showcase and other possible events - dates TBD.
  • Volunteering on this team may include:  food organization, planning games, taking photos, setting up/cleaning up, sending forum announcements.
  • This requires minimal planning/prepping just prior to the event and the volunteer position is complete once the event is over.

FIELD TRIPS TEAM - 
  • Commit to plan at least two field trips for the entire year (one in 1st semester and one in the 2nd semester)
  • You pick the time, day and location.  Field trip must be booked by Oct. 1st (even if it isn't held until the Spring) so that all field trip dates can be added to the calendar and families can plan ahead. 
  • The field trip liaison will provide you will an easy outline so you know just what to ask of the venue. You'll simply submit the completed outline back to the EE liaison to be added to the calendar. 
  • Once you've booked the field trip, you are done until the field trip date when you will be the "point person" the day-of.  (If you need field trip ideas, just ask.)

FUNDRAISING TEAM - 
  • Reach out to local and online companies to raise donations for Eastside Explorers to offset membership costs and provide scholarships.  
  • Each fundraising team member can reach out via telephone, email or in-person to secure 2-3 donations, gift baskets, prizes to raffle off during our fundraising event.
  • Members will receive a letter and email template as well as a list of companies to contact although you are not limited to the list.
  • This is an ongoing volunteer position throughout the year with the secured donations being gathered by early Spring.

GOD'S GIRLS TEAM 
  • Lead a group of girls ages 9-13 in your home every month for the academic year -OR- assist with taking turns teaching. 
  • You choose if you’d like to use a book study, Bible study, crafts and games.
  • You will receive direction and support, if needed, from our Board.

HOLIDAY PARTIES TEAM -   FULL
  • You will need to be available to help prepare and/or attend two parties this year:  Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Easter.
  • Volunteering on this team may include:  food organization, planning games, taking photos, setting up/cleaning up, sending forum announcements.
  • This requires minimal planning/prepping just prior to the event and the volunteer position is complete once the event is over.

PRESCHOOL PALS - 
  • Moms of preschoolers (ages 2-5) take turns planning at least one gathering, event, or special time together for these little ones.  It can be as simple as bubbles/balls at the park, host a playdate at your house, plan a meet up at the library for story time, plan a field trip to a puppet show or children's museum.  
  • You pick the day, time and let everyone know on the forum.

MEMBERSHIP ENFOLDING TEAM - 
  • This position is an ongoing, year-long commitment for current members who love to welcome new members to Eastside and to answer membership and/or homeschooling questions over the summer and during the school year.  
  • The Enfolding members will reach out to new members via telephone, email or over a cup of coffee.

PRAYER TEAM - 
  • Commit to meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month (beginning in September) in the leader's home (Cave Creek/Deer Valley) with other Eastside moms to pray for our families.  
  • This is a monthly, year-long commitment.

TEEN GROUP TEAM - 
  • This team will consist of parents of teens who would like to host a small group of teens in their home each month, alternate months and/or plan a teen group event.

MONTHLY PARK DAY TEAM -
  • Plan a themed park day with a team of moms only once per month.  These themed park days can be something as simple as “BYO Bubbles and Balls” or something more detailed such as organizing a presentation (I.e.Deb’s Dragons, Mad Science, Mini Ponies).  You and the team will decide the date, time, and location.

CLASS DAY MONITOR - 
  • If you have a child attending our Monday classes, this is a great volunteer area for you.
  • Stay just one Monday afternoon per month (8 times total for the entire year) to be on campus and present if any issues arise.  You may choose the Monday each month that you are available.
  • You may bring reading material, work to do, laptop, and even split up days and times with other monitors.  



 











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To complete your EE membership, please make sure that you make payment via PayPal on the next page for the completion of your application AFTER you have completed this form.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are opting to register for classes only without the benefit of an EE membership, you will receive an email confirm your access to our registration page and do NOT need to submit a Membership payment on the next page. Simply close the following page and check your email for a Class Registration/Facility Fee invoice.
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