Welcome to the Plymouth/Wayzata Homeschool Group
Who we are….
The Plymouth/Wayzata Homeschool Group (PWHG) is a non-denominational Christian homeschool support group open to anyone seeking homeschool support, regardless of religious affiliation. PWHG has existed for nearly 25 years and aligns itself with the mission and beliefs of the Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE), a statewide organization. Our group and the leadership team members subscribe to MACHE’s Statement of Faith as recorded below.
PWHG distinguishes true home education from “look alike” online, government directed programs. Along with the MACHE board of directors and veteran home educators, the PWHG subscribes to the following definition of effective, quality home education:
“…the traditional family is the foundation of society and parents have the God-given responsibility to determine the proper education for their children. Home education takes place when children are primarily taught under the authority of their own parents in their own home. We believe that parents, not government, should determine the curriculum and standards for their own children. We believe that home education fulfills its highest calling when parents educate their children according to Christ-centered, Biblical principles.”
We are a support group, rather than a co-op. We emphasize supporting one another in homeschooling and in life through prayer, encouragement, developing relationships, providing opportunities to challenge and inspire, and sharing information, experience, and ideas. There are no requirements regarding commitment, but each group member contributes to the group, participating at different levels based on their individual needs and capacity at any given time.
Group leadership is a joint effort. Opportunities are provided through volunteer participation of individual group members. Supporting and building strong families is one of our priorities.
While we appreciate the contributions of each member, we strongly encourage families to be wise and seriously consider opportunities before making commitments. The opportunities provided are offered for your consideration and we encourage you to ‘pick and choose’ what is right for your family.
We meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to discuss business (activity/event announcements), discuss topics or listen to speakers, and provide support opportunities. During announcements, there is a lot of information provided with instructions and opportunities for sign-up activities.
2014-2015 PWHG Monthly Meetings:
Location: First Thursday of the month@ 7 pm, Messiah United Methodist Church
September 4 – Kick-off meeting: Homeschool FAQ and Important Info – apps & dessert will be served
October 2 – Tips, Tricks & Tidbits
November 6 – Speaker Cheri Frame “College and Career: Helping your Teen Define a Direction”
December 4 – Christmas party
January 8* – Speakers Drew & D’Ann Tillman on “Ephesians 5 & 6: God’s Plan for the Family”
February 5 – TBD
March 5 – TBD
April 9* – Curriculum Review and sales
May 7 – Planning for 2015-2016
*Note: the January and April meetings are the second Thursday rather than the first Thursday of the month (due to New Year’s Day and Holy Thursday).
If you would like to attend our meetings, or if you have questions or would like more information, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org