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Meetings

Moms’ Support Group Meetings
Held every six weeks, allowing networking with other moms, providing support through prayer and sharing, giving opportunities for training and discussion of homeschooling topics.

Homeschool Information Meeting
Held in the spring, giving an overview of homeschooling for members of the community.

Newcomer Orientation Meeting 
Held in September to help new families become acquainted with SBCHI.

Yearly Planning Meeting 
Held during the summer, providing all participants an opportunity to give input for activities and events.


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Annual Events

Kick Off 
Held in September, including the entire family for a potluck and group games.

Thanksgiving Feast
A traditional Thanksgiving potluck lunch with student presentations and group games.

Valentine's Day Program/Party 
Student performances at rest homes followed by a potluck and Valentine card exchange at a park.

Spring Tea
SBCHI ladies of all ages invited.

Graduation/Promotion Ceremony & Reception
Held in June, celebrating the accomplishments of students whose schools are part of SBCHI.


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Additional Benefits

Friendships
Families build close relationships within a like-minded community.

Mentor Moms
Matches up new moms with experienced moms who can give advice throughout the year.

Activities and Field Trips
Planned by volunteers who organize activities of interest for their own families and then invite others to join them.  

Park Days
Held bi-weekly, allowing networking with other moms and opportunities for children to make friends.

Standardized Achievement Testing
Offered in the spring for students K-12.

Newsletter
Published monthly, keeping the group abreast of all SBCHI events and activities.

Yearbook
Professionally printed and distributed at Graduation, showcasing the highlights of the Homesteader year, including family photos and senior pages.

Email list
A Homesteaders Google Group enabling communication with SBCHI participants, posting of field trip announcements, and homeschooling discussions.  

Website
Includes an area for “Participants only” with access to newsletters and master calendar.

Facebook Book Page
Allows moms to interact with each other and share new ideas.

Prayer chain
Used for prayer needs of SBCHI participants.