Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TEACH 2014 - 2015 Kick-Off Meeting Recap

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the TEACH 2014 - 2015 kick-off event! A good time was had by all as we enjoyed food, fellowship, and even some door prizes.
A quick recap of the highlights from the meeting:
The next three meetings are as follows:
-          September 30th, Library opens at 6:00pm, Meeting is at 7:00pm
-          October 28th, Geography Fair, 7:00pm (details coming soon)
-          December 2nd, Library opens at 6:00pm, Meeting is at 7:00pm
We welcome you to bring the whole family to our meetings! Jordin Hicks will be teaching a character class for children during each meeting time again this year.
Please remember to join TEACH. Annual dues are only $25 per family, which is an incredible value in light of all the membership benefits such as field trips, library access, co-ops, and more. You can click here to download a membership application.
There were sign-up sheets at the meeting for the following activities and ways to be involved this year. If you weren’t able to attend or forgot to sign up, please reply to this email with which activities you would like to participate in, either as an attendee or a coordinator, so that we can get you plugged in:

-          Field Trips
-          Graduation
-          Library
-          Science Fair
-          Geography Fair
-          Logos Speech and Debate
-          Meeting Set-up/Take-down
-          Used Curriculum Fair
-          A.L.E.R.T. Cadets
-          American Heritage Girls
-          Mom’s Night Out
-          Mother-Daughter Tea
-          Co-ops
A reminder: Our dues do not cover all of our expenses, so we count on Box Tops to make up the difference. Box Tops also enable us to purchase additional books, DVD's and resources for the TEACH library. Please check all of your household products for Box Tops, cut them out, and bring them to our meetings. Last year, we were able to raise over $300 from the Box Tops brought in by all of you! This year, we will have a prize at each meeting for the person who brings the most Box Tops that night. Participants will need to bring at least 100 to be eligible to win a prize. Check with friends, family and co-workers for help with collecting Box Tops.
Thank you for being involved with TEACH! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on September 30th.

Friday, August 15, 2014

TEACH 2014-2015 Kickoff Meeting on August 25th!

TEACH invites members and non-members alike to join us on Monday, August 25th for our 2014-2015 Kickoff meeting and family potluck dinner at Piedmont Park Church! Fellowship and dinner begins at 6:00pm, and the meeting will follow at 7:00pm. Each family should bring enough food for their family and some to share. TEACH will provide the paper products, utensils, and drinks.

This event will provide families an opportunity to catch up with friends, make new friends, and sign up for 2014-2015 events. We will have membership applications and sign up sheets for upcoming activities. You can also download and print a TEACH Membership Application to bring with you.

We will also be hearing from the TEACH board on plans for this school year. Any local, Christian home school groups are welcome to use this time to make announcements regarding your activities this year as well.

There will be some exciting door prizes too, so mark your calendars as we kick off the new school year!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mom's Night Out!


Come join us for an exciting night of games, ice cream, love & encouragement!!
Thursday, July 17th at 6:00
Lofty Pursuits in Market Square

We will meet in the private room from 6:00 - 8:30 for those who want to stay longer, we will move from the private room out into the soda shop. 

You do not need to be a member of TEACH to join us for Mom's Night Out!  Come unwind from your busy schedule.  Look forward to seeing all of you there!!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Geography Fair April 29th

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Geography Fair!!
Tuesday April 29, 2014 @ Piedmont Park Alliance Church
Doors will open at 5:30 for set up of your Country.
Geography Fair will start at 6:30
To sign up for the Country your family would like to have  please contact
Karen Clark @  Countries are on a first come first serve basis.
If you are not a member of TEACH there will be a $3 charge per Country.
For those of you not wanting to do a Country, we invite you to come visit each Country and put together your passport to the World!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March Meeting! Logos Speech and Debate Club!

Come to the March TEACH Meeting and see what the Tallahassee Speech and Debate Club has been up to this year!  This meeting is going to be a wonderful time for parents and children to see some great speeches and even be part of choosing what some of the speech topics might  be!!

Speech and Debate has been a wonderful experience this year for our family.  Come and listen to see if this is something you would like to be involved with next year!  It honestly has given me hope for future generations!!

Meeting at Piedmont Park Alliance Church Tuesday March 25th
Library opens at  6:00
Meeting starts at 7:00
There will not be a character class because we want the whole family to see these speeches!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Moms' Night Out!

Come join us for Moms Night Out!

When:  March 17, 2014 @ 6:00
Where:  "The Gathering Place"
Why:  For Fellowship and Fun!
What:  Please bring a wrapped gift so we can play a game, something from your home           
             you no longer need or want.  No gag gifts please!  Also bring a finger snack or dessert
              to share!

Hope to see you all there! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February Meeting

February 25th Meeting!   Our speaker this month:
Dr. Leslie S Emhof MD
Dr. Emhof and his wife Jolie successfully home educated their nine children.  He has had a Private Practice here in Tallahassee since 1980.  He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, The Institute for Functional Medicine, The Capital Medical Society and The Florida Medical Director's Association.
The Library will open at 6:00
The Meeting starts at 7:00
There will be a character class for the children during the meeting
Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 24, 2014

January Meeting!

Our next TEACH meeting is Tuesday January 28!
Library opens at 6:00
Meeting starts at 7:00
Our speaker will be Brenda Dickinson, you can read her bio below. She was scheduled for the November meeting and was not able to make it, so we are having her this month!
There will be a Character Class for the Children during the meeting!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November Meeting Speaker Brenda Dickinson!!

We look forward to having Brenda Dickinson as our speaker for Novembers Meeting!  Can't wait to see you all there!!!  Library will open at 6, meeting will start at 7.  There will be a Character Class for all children who would like to attend! 

Brenda Dickinson and her husband, Craig, were pioneers in the present-day home education movement. She served as president of TEACH in the late 1980s. Brenda successfully home educated her two children from kindergarten through high school. She has served as an advisor, consultant and mentor to parents and has lectured on varied topics relating to home education.
She served on the Advisory Board which lead to the development of The Florida Virtual School, an award winning, nationally recognized virtual school. She has represented the interests of home education families on the Florida High School Athletics Association Public Liaison Advisory Committee, on the Department of Education 2002 School Code Re-write Task Force, the McKay Scholarship Task Force, and the Florida Department of Education Articulating Coordinating Committee.
She became the President of the Home Education Foundation after the death of her husband in 1993. As a result of her work in the Florida Capitol, home education students enjoy participation in dual enrollment, Bright Futures Scholarships, extracurricular activities, the Florida Virtual School.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Next TEACH Meeting November 21
Please come join us for our next meeting!  The Library will be open from 6 - 7.  The meeting will start at 7:00.  There will be a character class during our speaker.
This month we are excited to have as our speaker Brenda Dickinson, founder of HEF ( Home Education Foundation) and Lobbyist for Home Education.