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Open House
April 29 - Friday
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

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May 13 - Friday
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Welcome to First Choice Central Portland

Christian Homeschool Co-op!

 

 

A ministry of Glisan St. Baptist Church

Located at 104th and Glisan Street in Portland Oregon

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We are currently accepting new members!  If you are interested in membership, please click on Request Membership, located at the top of the page. Thank you for visiting our page and learning more about our co-op.

 

If you are interested in joining us in the Spring be

sure to read through the "Get to Know Us"

section of the website and apply for membership. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

 

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Spring 2016

Catalog of Classes

Class Schedule

8:15am              Arrive

8:30-9:25           Block A

9:30-9:55           Chapel

10:00-10:10       Snack

10:10-11:05       Block B

11:10-12:05       Block C

12:05-12:15       Classroom Clean Up

12:20-1:15          Optional D Block

 

*ONLINE* Registration  

Go to www.fccentralpdx.org

 February 1- Leaders

February 2 - Teachers

February 3 - Parents

 

*Friday School Kickoff*

February 12th, 7-8:30 PM

Mandatory Gathering!

No Childcare/Nursing Babies Welcome

Learn what classes you got

Pay for your classes

Receive important co-op information

Class Dates:

February 19th- April 29th

Open House:

Friday, April 29th 6:30-8:00 PM

 
 

Nursery

Teachers:  Susan, Hanna, Evie

AGES:  Babies to age 3

Tuition: $10.00 (covers all three blocks)

This Semester will be fantastic!  Moms don’t you worry about anything.  ‘Your arms’ will be like ‘our arms’ for these three hours of fun!  Includes: cuddling, reading, coloring, crawling, playing, music, snack time, changing, bubbles, and even sleeping – We’ll have it all!  If at anytime your child needs you, you’re only a click away. Parents please provide your child’s snack.

 

Block A

 

Circle Time, Story Time

Teacher: Angela

Circle time songs and games, show and tell, story time for ages 4-6!

Ages: 4-6                    Homework: None                  Max: 10                                  Tuition:  $4

 

Boyhood and Early Ministry of Jesus

Teacher: Brandi

Have you ever wondered about the early life of Jesus? The children will learn about Jesus as a boy, The First Disciples, The First Miracle, Jesus and the Children, The Feeding of the 5,000 and much more! We will also be singing songs and learning memory verses.

Ages: 7-8                    Homework: None                  Max: 10                                  Tuition:  $8

 

Drawing Workshop

Teacher: Jennifer

This art class is designed for students to work on their own drawing projects. I will bring in some magazines and books for ideas or students may bring their own ideas.  Students may use pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, or chalk pastel. I will provide paper weekly and a matte for their final piece.

Ages: 9 and up            Homework: <1 hr/wk            Max: 10                                  Tuition:  $14

 

Embroidery 101

Teacher: Holly

Come and learn some of the basic stitches (or new ones if you’ve done embroidery before). We will be working on our own personal projects and completing a personal book of stitches to take home.

Ages:  9 and up           Homework:  1-2hr/wk           Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $18

 

Dinnertime

Teacher:  Mandy

We are using recipes from Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime cookbook to learn how to plan meals for a week, with balanced nutrition in mind, helping to plan ahead and reduce dinnertime craziness. We will learn meal prep tips, techniques, new cooking, and cleaning up as we go. The cookbook is not included in the class price, but they are available at Costco for $17.  For homework I would like the students to practice what we’re learning in class at home, perhaps cooking a dinner for your family.

Ages:  12 and up         Homework:  1-2 hr/wk          Max:  8                                   Tuition: $24

 

Block B

 

Boyhood and Early Ministry of Jesus

Teacher:  Brandi

Have you ever wondered about the early life of Jesus? The children will learn about Jesus as a boy, The First Disciples, The First Miracle, Jesus and the Children, The Feeding of the 5,000 and much more! We will also be singing songs and learning memory verses.

Ages: 4-6                    Homework: None                  Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $8

 

Science Experiments

Teacher:  Mandy

You’ll learn how to make a flashing lighthouse, why electricity and water don’t mix. You’ll make a complete circuit, learn about weather, make a barometer, and a windmill. We will make some class displays of our science experiments for the science fair.

Ages:  7-8                   Homework: None                  Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $19

 

A Man, A Can, A Plan

Teacher:  Evie

Using the cookbook, A Man, A Can, A Plan, this class will prepare meals. The class will learn about planning out a menu, marinating meat, chopping vegetables, and combining good things to make a tasty supper for the family. We will get to eat the delicious food we prepare…

Ages:  9 and up           Homework: None                  Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $24

 

Physical Science

Teacher:  Kristiana

This hands-on class will have many labs and experiments. We will cover a range of topics from determining the characteristics of matter, experimenting with elastic matter, overcoming friction, discovering the laws of motion, making a pendulum, and having fun falling. Students can also use the lessons as inspiration for their projects for the Spring Science Fair.

Ages:  9 and up           Homework: 1-2 hrs./wk         Max:  12                                 Tuition:  $24

 

Drawing Workshop

Teacher: Jennifer

This art class is designed for students to work on their own drawing projects. I will bring in some magazines and books for ideas or students may bring their own ideas.  Students may use pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, or chalk pastel. I will provide paper weekly and a matte for their final piece.

Ages:  9 and up           Homework: <1 hr/wk            Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $14

 

Block C

 

Weather Science Experiments

Teacher:  Alisa

Where does thunder come from? Where does the sun go when it’s dark? We will learn about all different types of weather, seasons, and have fun doing science experiments.

Ages:  4-6                   Homework:  None                 Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $10

 

A Man, A Can, A Plan

Teacher:  Susan

Using the cookbook, A Man, A Can, A Plan, this class will prepare meals. The class will learn about planning out a menu, marinating meat, chopping vegetables, and combining good things to make a tasty supper for the family. We will get to eat the delicious food we prepare…

Ages:  7-8                   Homework: None                  Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $24

 

Word Games

Teacher:  Katie

Each week, we will play a different word game (board game, card game or paper game- such as Boggle, Scrabble, word searches, Hangman, crosswords, etc). We will discuss game strategies and the use of common letters or words.

Ages:  9 and up           Homework: None                  Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $9

 

Physical Science

Teacher:  Kristiana

This hands-on class will have many labs and experiments. We will cover a range of topics from determining the characteristics of matter, experimenting with elastic matter, overcoming friction, discovering the laws of motion, making a pendulum, and having fun falling. Students can also use the lessons as inspiration for their projects for the Spring Science Fair.

Ages:  9 and up           Homework: 1-2 hrs./wk         Max:  12                                 Tuition:  $24

 

Writing Skills

Teacher:  Sandy

This curriculum identifies and teaches the seven critical and specific qualities of well-written and  interesting writing: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation.After a quick review of the previous qualities, Ideas and Organization, Voice,  and Word  Choice,  we will focus on Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and, Presentation.  We will define each trait, examine samples,  discuss, then practice the trait in class and through homework.    Most students come into class with trepidation, but quickly learn that writing is fun when they understand the skills.

Ages:  11 & up            Homework:  1-2 hrs/wk         Max: 10                                  Tuition:  $12

 

Block D-Optional

PE

Teacher:  Jennifer, Angela

This class is designed for some exercise and fun! We will do a warm up, active games, and a cool down. We will be outside on dry days.

Ages:  10 and up         Homework: None                  Max:  15                                 Tuition:  Free

 

Science Fair Exhibit

Teacher: Leadership Team

Friday April 29th at 6:30 PM, we will have a science fair.  Please sign your student up for an exhibit if he or she would like to prepare one.  We will give additional information at kick-off. This is a sign-up for an event and not a class.

Ages:  9 and up           Homework: 1-2 hrs/wk          Max:  30                                 Tuition:  Free

 

CURIOUS ABOUT

FIRST CHOICE CENTRAL PORTLAND?

 

We are a Christian Homeschool Co-op in the heart of the Portland area reaching out to homeschooling families and connecting them in the community.

Are you looking for a one-day-a-week program for your outside activities?  Friday School is what you’re looking for!

 

What is Friday School?

Friday School is a wonderful, one day-a-week cooperative program at the heart of the First Choice Central Portland ministry.  We meet for classes at Glisan St. Baptist Church during two sessions each year: Fall and Spring.  Each session runs about eight to ten weeks, depending on the calendar year and holidays.

 

What We Do

Nursery and early childhood education program one day-a-week

Kindergarten-High School classes one day-a-week

Encourage homeschool parents

Help new homeschoolers get started

Organize group field trips for families

Offer new friendships and opportunities for students

Christ-centered community outreach to homeschooling families

 

Friday School is only possible through the cooperative effort of all our members.  Each Friday during our sessions, all enrolled families come together for a half day of chapel, classes, fellowship, and fun!

 

Why We Do It

Our heart is to come alongside, connect, encourage, lift up, and support homeschooling families like yours.  We believe that God has equipped you with everything you need to educate your children at home.  Our mission is to help build up a community of Christian homeschoolers that will help you go the distance.   We look forward to serving alongside you, and ministering to your family in a way that will encourage and inspire you.