We will be meeting at Maranatha Baptist Church, 877 SE 19th Street in Grimes, Iowa. Our meetings are for members only. Meetings are the first Monday in the months of September, November, January, March and May at 6:30 p.m. Exceptions: September we meet the 2nd Monday because of the Labor Day holiday. Orientations are held at all meetings except May from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.
For the meetings, we plan a variety of speakers and topics that serve to equip and encourage members to excellence in their home education. We also plan discussion groups like: Elementary, Jr. High, High School, unit studies, classical teaching, Charlotte Mason style teaching, traditional education, or unschooling techniques. There may be a focus of history, art, math or science in one or more of the groups. The agenda for each meeting is always posted to the website at least a couple of weeks before the meeting.
New in 2012-2013, we are having members host "mom's nights" specifically in the off-meeting months (October, December, February, April) to encourage support and relationship building in a more intimate setting. These may be location, age, or interest focused.
May: We have a Buy-Sell-Trade where families can sell and/or buy used books and curriculum. Only members may sell, but we invite non-member friends to come and shop.
Our meetings are open only to members. However, we invite you to attend an orientation and join HEED. Orientation starts at 6:30 pm for most meetings. All HEED activities also require membership. Map to Marantha: http://www.maranathabaptist.org/MBC/Directions
If you have further questions about HEED, you may contact Galadriel Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Owen, email@example.com