Welcome to the official site for the Perry County Homeschoolers
We are a Christian, non-profit, volunteer ministry committed to giving information, guidance, support and encouragement to homeschooling families in Perry County and neighboring counties. We believe God, in His Word, has given parents the authority and responsibility to educate their children in a godly manner. We seek to nurture each parent and child within the group and without. While we do not require that members be Christians, members should be respectful of our Christian Beliefs.
Homeschooling is a great way to teach your children while instilling them with morals and family values.
Support Group Policies:
Membership dues are currently prorated to $10.00 per family for the remainder of our school year (until August 31, 2021). Dues for the September 1, 2021- August 31, 2022 full school year will be $15 per family.
A Mandatory meeting is generally held in June to plan the upcoming school year and collect dues.
Members are expected to participate in at least one activity by volunteering to coordinate or serve in an event or activity. New Members receive a one year grace from service.
We encourage you to become a member to receive the full benefits of the group. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] for more information.
If you would like to join, please click on the picture below.
PCHS 5th Annual Homeschool Used Book and Curriculum Sale
The following vendors have been confirmed so far: Usborne Books and More, BJU/Homeworks, HSLDA Compassion, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine Schoolhouse Ambassador, Green Pastures Press
We’ll be having concessions this year! Proceeds to benefit PCHS.
HSLDA Compassion will be hosting a small fundraiser. There will be baked goods for sale, 100 % of the proceeds of which will go directly to helping homeschool families in Pennsylvania. Want to support those same homeschool families without compromising your waistline? Donations will also be accepted. Thanks to a generous Seed Money Matching Grant, any funds raised that day (up to $1000) will be matched dollar for dollar so your contribution, no matter how small, will go twice as far!
Enter to win a one-year ULTIMATE membership to SchoolhouseTeachers.com! The PCHS Quarterly Community Aid Clothing Drive will occur in conjunction with the Curriculum Sale. Bring a clothing donation for the drive and have your family entered in a drawing for a certificate. Drawing will take place at 2pm. Winner will be contacted via phone/email if not present at drawing. You will have access to hundreds of courses for your entire family (PreK-12), streaming videos and ebooks, online interactive content, downloadable lessons, a year of the print subscription of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, and much more! All in time to start planning for the 2021-2022 schoolyear!
PCHS Yearly Business/Planning Meeting
The PCHS business/planning meeting will occur Tuesday, June 15th, 6:30 p.m. at the Little Buffalo State Park Pavilion (on the stage side). In the event of heavy rain or winds, the rain date will be the following week, Tuesday, June 22nd, same time.
Yearly financials will be discussed along with events and field trips for the 2021-2022 school year.
If you are looking for a local support group, this would be a good time to come and see if our group would be a possible fit for you. And if you decide to join, you can pay your dues for the upcoming year, too!
If you would like to attend, please email [email protected].
The following is a snapshot of our May calendar. Members have access to the full calendar including details and sign-ups.
The following is a snapshot of our June calendar which will be filling. Members have access to the full calendar including details and sign-ups.
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PCHS Quarterly Clothing Drive
Clean out your unwanted/outgrown clothing while helping PCHS at the same time!
PCHS has joined a virtual partnership with Community Aid. Although we no longer have a physical donation bin, we will be collecting clothing donations which will be purchased by Community Aid to benefit our support group on a quarterly basis!
These drives will occur the first Friday of March, June, September, and December. I will coordinate a meeting place (for example, Giant parking lot) based on the number of those with clothing to donate. Or if you will be seeing Janel Martin or Diamond Hile at a function within the two weeks prior to the drive date, you may give your donations directly to them.
Please keep shoes bagged separately from clothing.
Do you suddenly have a large amount of clothing to get rid of, or did your children all simultaneously grow out of their clothes in between scheduled drive dates? If a drive is not scheduled to occur soon, contact me directly at [email protected] and I can coordinate a time and place to get your donations.
We recommend that homeschooling families join HSLDA.
Even if you never experience legal trouble yourself, your HSLDA membership will help enable other homeschooling families to get the legal help they need and will help defend our right to homeschool here in central PA.
Membership in HSLDA also gives you personal access to the legal staff; HSLDA's experienced high school, special needs, and Toddlers to Tweens consultants; and discounts through HSLDA's PerX program.
PCHS members SAVE $15 on the HSLDA membership price when you enter our Discount Group code on the HSLDA membership form!