FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q:

How many families are in your group?

A:

We have about 100 families in our group! There are, on average, about 35 kids in each age group (K1, Elementary, Tweens, and High School).

Q:

What are the homeschooling laws in Tennessee?

A:

The most comprehensive information about homeschooling laws can be found at www.tnhomeed.com 

Q:

Can you tell me about your monthly meetings?

A:

We meet the first Thursday of the month from August through May at Collierville First Baptist Church in Collierville. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and we go until 8:30. Meetings are casual and are for moms to connect and learn from each other while having a good time! Meetings are at no cost; feel free to come and meet us before you decide to join our group! Then our dues are $20 for the school year, regardless of what time of year you might join. 

Q:

What kinds of events does your group plan?

A:

 

Our members plan events for each age group (K1, Elementary, tweens and High School) as well as events for the whole group. We go on field trips, have Christmas, Valentine's Day parties, etc. as well as park days, game days, etc. We are a very active group and we like to make sure our kids have loads of fun opportunities with their friends!

Each member (unless they are a new homeschooler, new to our group, or have extreme family situations) is required to plan and lead one event per school year. Unfortunately, if you are unable to execute your event, you will be unable to re-join the group the next year.

Q:

Can you tell me about your registration process?

A:

Dues are for the school year and are $20 per family when you join, no matter what time of year you might join. Our online registration form has our guidelines in it, so please read through those carefully and be sure you agree to them before you join. You can pay online (if past member or new member with 2 homeschooler references) or you can bring a check or cash to one of the meetings. If you need to mail in your check, email us at colliervillehomeschool@gmail.com for the address. To keep a standard process, your registration will be approved once your payment is received. If you have any trouble with that, just let us know! Once your registration is approved, you will be able to log in to the site. All correspondence is done through this website, so please use an email address that you check often. The calendar function on the website will email a weekly update with the upcoming events detailed so be sure to watch for those! Please remember www.colliervillehomeschool.com for your link to our group! You can log on from anywhere and get a members' phone number, look at the calendar or update your info! You can also tell your friends about the group by giving them our web address!

Q:

What do you expect from me as a member?

A:

We are a Christian group, but welcome all homeschooling families. We ask that you strive to encourage one another and be positive influences on each other and each other's children. And that you encourage your children to do the same. Our group is made up of families just like you; we are homeschooling, we are involved in outside activities, etc. So the group takes everyone pitching in to get the job done for our kids!

 

Membership requirements:

~ First time homeschoolers or those new to our group: nothing for the year except help when you come to an event.

~ All other members have to plan at least one party, field trip, or activity (craft day, etc.). 

~ You can plan a large event (like Christmas, Valentine’s or a Family all ages event) with 2-3 others and that will count.

~ Helping does not count as your requirement, as you are expected to help as needed at an event that you and your children are attending.

~ Remember, you can plan an age specific event, (K1, Elementary 2nd-4th or combined K1/Elem; Tweens 5th-8th; High School) whole group event, field trip, craft day, theatre event, etc. 

~ If you are a member with extreme family situations, just let us know and we will gladly welcome you as a member without any event responsibility from you until you are able.

~ If you don’t plan or execute your event, you will not be allowed to rejoin the next year. Please rejoin us the following year and plan an event then.

~ If you feel you cannot plan/lead an event, you can volunteer to be a website liaison for the year, plan a non-selling speaker to come to one of our monthly meetings, act as a benevolence contact, etc. Those positions will be included in the online sign-up.

~ Dues of $20 per family are due before you can be approved for membership. If paying that is a problem, please just let us know!