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Q:

What is THINK?

A:

THINK is a secular homeschool group that emphasizes community and offers classes and other events such as park days, field trips, and special events. THINK is also a non-profit corporation that files an annual tax return with the state of Florida. THINK was incorporated in order to have a business bank account, and to legally enter into rental and insurance contracts. THINK's corporate structure includes a board of directors, as required by law.

Q:

Who runs THINK?

A:

The day to day operation of THINK is managed by an all-volunteer team of homeschool moms.  THINK's administrative team is comprised of veteran homeschooling moms who act on behalf of the group, keeping in line with THINK's mission and related goals. THINK's administrators have many responsibilities, from liaising with teachers and people in charge of our rented space, to making and communicating policies, to addressing issues between children or adult members, to ensuring accountability and oversight for financial, legal, and insurance purposes.

Q:

How much does it cost to participate in THINK Day?

A:

Cost of Participating in THINK Day:
  • Coop membership fee is $20 per family, annually.
  • Semester fee is $35 is per-family fee, if you are taking any classes.
  • Tuition varies depending on which classes you choose. Sibling discounts sometimes apply.
  • You may take as many or as few classes as you like. Some people only register for one class. Others take a class in each of the 5 periods offered. Others take somewhere in between.

 

Q:

What are my fees used for?

A:

All money collected by THINK is used as needed to cover THINK's expenses, but funds are generally used as follows:

Annual Membership Fees ($20 paid annually by each member) are used to pay for required liability insurance and other business expenses, website hosting, and domain name expenses.

THINK Day Semester Fees ($35 per family, per semester, if taking classes) are used to pay for the daily operating expenses incurred at THINK Day.  These expenses include rent, school supplies, funding for special events, etc.

Tuition Fees collected are paid, in full, directly to the instructors, as compensation for teaching classes.  THINK collects these funds as a convenience to THINK members and teachers.

Materials Fees collected are paid, in full, directly to the teachers, to reimburse them for the costs of supplies needed to teach their class, such as books, paper, special equipment, art supplies, etc.  THINK collects these funds as a convenience to THINK members and teachers.

Q:

Is THINK a secular group?

A:

Well, that depends on your definition of "secular", which can have various meanings to different people. Using the definition "secular - not pertaining or connected to religion," yes we are secular. We do not have shared prayer or faith-based classes. Using the definition "secular - against faith or anti-religion", no we are not secular. THINK is secular in that we are not for or against any faith. We're just about homeschooling!

Q:

Do I have to sign a statement of faith or be affiliated with the church to attend THINK Day?

A:

No.  THINK is open to all homeschool families.

Q:

Can I bring my preschooler to THINK Day?

A:

Yes, 4-year-olds may enroll in classes with a 4+ designation. While we welcome new members, please be aware that THINK is for homeschooling families and those planning to homeschool. We are NOT a preschool program. Should a class for this age group become full, priority will always be given to families who have an older sibling attending THINK Day classes.

Parents with children younger than 4 years old, with older siblings attending THINK Day classes, are encouraged to use the nursery, or organize informal activities with other families with young children. 

Q:

What can I bring for lunch?

A:

Thanks for asking!  We do have children in the group with life threatening allergies. 

We'd like to give you a list of "safe foods," but unfortunately, the ingredients in packaged foods can change at any time, so a list would be almost impossible to maintain.

Please do not bring in any form the following items: peanuts, tree nuts, peanut butter, trail mix, granola or granola bars, or baked goods (cupcakes/desserts/cakes). These items are never safe. 

Please read package labels to make sure that the food products you are bringing to THINK Day and THINK related activities do not contain peanut or any other nut product.

Q:

Can I teach at THINK Day?

A:

We're always looking for new ideas for classes, and energetic, enthusiastic teachers.  If you have a specific idea for a class that you'd like to teach, please submit a written proposal to the THINK Team.  We do have a limited number of classrooms and time slots available, so classes will be offered based on the amount of interest expressed by our membership.  Please remember that since we welcome all home educating families, THINK Day classes do not include religious instruction, shared prayer or faith-based content.

Q:

Can I talk about my faith at THINK Day?

A:

Personal conversations between members are fine about any topic, as long as it's not during a class. Please remember to show tolerance and understanding when others' convictions differ from your own personal views.