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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 is a snapshot of our February calendar. Members have access to the full calendar including details and sign-ups.
The following is a snapshot of our March calendar. Members have access to the full calendar including details and sign-ups.
Hey Mama! We've Got Your Back Sale!
Have you wanted to try SchoolhouseTeachers.com but didn't want to commit to a year's subscription without seeing if it works for your family? This sale is perfect for you!
The Old Schoolhouse® is the most trusted source for homeschool support, curriculum, and encouragement. Come join the community! During SchoolhouseTeachers.com’s Hey, Mama! We’ve Got Your Back Sale, new members may use code: SUPPORT at checkout (2/22–3/31) to pay only $39 (reg. $49.97) for a Quarterly Ultimate Membership. New members who sign up before 3/31 will receive the newly released Four Pillars Tote Bag. This roomy, insulated bag is perfect for picnics or long road trips!
For more information, click the photo below.
Can't Wait for Spring Subscription Flash Sale
Can’t wait for spring? Neither can we! Purchase a one-year subscription to The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine during the Can’t Wait for Spring Sale (February 15–March 1), and we’ll send you a beautiful wildflower seed packet (US only). Pay only $19 (reg. $29)—only $4.75 an issue! International subscribers can receive an annual subscription for only $49 (reg. $59). Everyone who orders will also receive two eBooks to help you in your journey—The Homeschooling Primer and HomeWork: Juggling Home, Work, and School Without Losing Your Balance.
Click the photo for details!
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@example.com and I can coordinate a time and place to get your donations.
Free Homeschooling Booklet Available
Are any of you new to homeschooling this year, or do you know someone who is just starting on this journey? Maybe you know someone who is considering homeschooling?
The Old Schoolhouse® has released a booklet to help you succeed in your homeschooling journey. The Homeschooling Primer: What Home Education Looks Like & How to Start helps to answer the common questions associated with home education. See the numbers from stats and graphs that prove homeschooling is on the rise, helping students succeed in education and in life. Different methods are introduced and discussed.
I have a few copies of this available, and will gladly mail one to you if you would like. Just reply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know the address you would like this mailed to.
HSLDA Compassion... Making Homeschooling Possible
Many are aware of what HSLDA does for the legal aspect of homeschooling. Established over thirty years ago, HSLDA provides legal protection and representation to member families who are challenged by school authorities, ensuring that parents' rights to direct the education of their children are preserved.
HSLDA Compassion, aptly named, is the compassionate side of HSLDA. Since 1994, Compassion has provided tangible hope to struggling families to help them homeschool through hard times.
What does Compassion do?
784 Curricula grants (2020 fiscal year)
Disaster relief grants – wildfires, tornados, floods, blizzards, hurricanes
Prayer support – staff and ambassadors
Service projects – HSLDA Ambassadors
What kinds of homeschooling families does Compassion help?
Special needs families
Single parent families
Widow and widower families
Families affected by natural disasters
How can you get involved?
Become an HSLDA Ambassador – ask me or send an email to email@example.com to request information
Give to our PA State Ambassador Fund – If you feel led to give online, please visit https://hslda.org/donate/ambassador-fund
and choose “PA” from the drop-down menu so that families in our state receive your generous donations. Or you can click on the photo below to be directed to the above address.
Are you or a homeschooling family you know facing a hardship with your homeschooling?
If you know of any homeschooling family in the area that could use some help, please feel free to contact me (email is my first-choice method of contact) or tell them about HSLDA Compassion. I will be more than happy to speak with anyone. Sometimes a family doesn't need monetary help, though. Sometimes they just need some prayer and support. We are here for this, too.
Why Join HSLDA?
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!