North Area Support Group
Support groups are located throughout Palm Beach County. These groups meet monthly at parks throughout the county and parents can choose them according to their location or need. Monthly meetings consist of a biblical devotion, an information time for parents, as well as a play/social time for the children & teens. Field trips, service projects, Moms' Night Out, and holiday celebrations are all coordinated through these groups. We encourage prospective members to check out the various support groups until they find one that meets their needs, and then to plug into that group and become involved in it. Support groups will be an encouragement to you and to your children!
North Area Park Day Meetings:
Where: Mirasol Park, 12385 Jog Road, at the northeast corner of the Mirasol development.
When: FIRST Friday of the month; September through May
12:30 P.M. Mentoring, encouragement, and prayer time
1:00 P.M. Devotion, informational meeting, field trip sign ups, and fellowship
While the children play in the park, parents discuss homeschool issues and educational opportunities that are available. Signups for all PEC field trips and events take place at the monthly park days, and if space is available, signups will be posted on the calendar after the meeting. PEC meetings are open to all homeschoolers and those considering homeschooling, however, membership is required for field trip participation.
Bring your teens for their own devotion, activity, and to just hang out with other teens.
*Seating is limited, so you may want to bring camp chairs!
Please remember to clip and bring your BOXTOPS 4 Education and TYSON A+ labels to the park meetings.
*Childcare is not provided at any PEC meetings. Every parent is responsible for their own child(ren) as PEC is not responsible for the safety or supervision of any children at their events.*
North Area Support Group Leaders
Marlene Diaz 561-543-5058 MdiazlovesJesus@gmail.com
Teresa MacFarlane 561-385-7972 firstname.lastname@example.org
2018-2019 Park Day Topic List:
August 3: We will not have a meeting today, but we look forward to seeing you at our PBC Homeschool Expo at Palm Beach Atlantic Greene Complex from 8:30-3:30 on Saturday August 4th.
September 7: Back to School Bash-Homeschooling can feel like a carnival, juggling home, school, and life. Come early for shaved ice and popcorn, and stay for learning about all things PEC.
October 5: Homeschooling with a Heart-speak to your child's heart and character. Holiday ideas, suggestions, and service opportunities.
November 2: Forging a New Way-Pilgrims, Pioneers, and PEC - all finding a new way to live life to the fullest. Come early for a lunch potluck and stay to hear about stepping outside of the box, homeschool blessings, and to drop off your Operation Christmas Child boxes.
December 7: No Park Day meeting. Join us for the Annual North Area Homeschool Ice Skate Party at Palm Beach Ice Works.
January 4: Let's Get Moving: GOALS...go on and live school. Homeschooling is more than books; it's a way of life.
February 1: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Come enjoy hot chocolate in your PJs as you hear about what we love about homeschooling. We will also collect a HEF love offering.
March 1: Coffee, Chocolate, and Curriculum...Bible, Language & Science. Come enjoy coffee and chocolate while we discuss Easter preparation ideas and review curriculum.
April 5: Dough-Not Give Up: reach for the finish line. Stay strong in what you're called to do. Curriculum review...Math, History, Foreign Language, & Electives.
May 3: No park day meeting.... Join us at Juno Beach by Loggerhead Marine Center for the end of the year beach party at 10:00AM.
2017-2018 Super Support Year Summary!
Some of our many events and field trips from this past year included:
On-going and/or year round opportunities: E/O week beach days and park play dates for elementary students & siblings, Homeschool-only Martial Arts classes, regular nature hikes throughout the community, Hot Shot airsoft group, S.T.E.A.M. group, several service opportunities for all ages, and of course several Mom’s Nights Out!
A few big group field trips: Roger Dean Faith and Family Night and a few camping opportunities.
More local trips included: Kravis Center STAR Series shows, Pumpkin Painting Party, ornament painting, Library tours and information, Fire Station tour, and many more!
A couple North Area major events: We had our 6th annual Christmas Play organized and directed by one of our members and performed on stage! Our Annual Christmas Ice Skating Party and our End of Year Beach Bash!
Along with these larger group activities, several smaller co-ops formed and met regularly throughout the year, for example; Busch Wildlife Co-op, Garden Club, American Girls Club, Spanish Club, and Drama Club.
The North Area Teen group also had a successful year including: An Ice Cream Social, Ballroom Dancing, Library research trips, Board Game Night, Chick-Fil-A meetup and hang out, and more.