Announcements

March 14th, 2020

  • -CO-OP CANCELLED-
    • After prayerful consideration of co-op meeting during these health concerns, we have decided to cancel co-op for the rest of March and then we’ll reevaluate.
    • We are in the middle of planning what this will look like for our classes. Please stay tuned for more information, as we will be working on ways for at least some of our classes to continue their work at home.
    • We are praying for everyone.

March 1st, 2020

  • SERVICE PROJECT
    • This week is our second service project week. We will not meet for classes this week.
    • PICTURES – Send pictures of you and your family during your service project to april.believe@gmail.com.
  • TEACHER SCHEDULE CHANGES
    • We’ve had a few changes to the schedule. Please review the schedule online to be sure you’re up to date. Your schedule shouldn’t have changed unless we’ve discussed it.

February 22nd, 2020

  • Classes This Week
    • Jackie and I will be back this week. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!
  • Service Project – March 3rd
    • Our next service project day is coming up. Be sure to be thinking about a great way that your family can be in service.

February 17th, 2020

  • =CO-OP CANCELLED=
    • Co-op is cancelled tomorrow (February 18th) due to too many people out. We’re paying that everyone gets well soon!

February 8th, 2020

  • VALENTINE’S PARTY
    • Classes will have their Valentine’s parties on Tuesday.
    • Check the website for the shortened class schedule. There is a Document called “Party Schedule”
    • Check the website for a list of students that are in your children’s classes if you plan to send Valentine’s.
    • Check the Facebook group for instructions for your children’s parties.

January 31st, 2020

  • Field Trip
    • Our next field trip is coming up. Please see the field trip page of the website for more information.
  • Valentine’s Day Party
    • February 11th will be our Valentine’s parties. Please be watching the Facebook group for more information from Nicki.
  • Absences
    • Please be sure to let us know you will be out as soon as you know.

January 19th, 2020

  • Field Trip
    • Our next field trip is coming up. Please see the field trip page of the website for more information.
  • Mid-year Survey
    • If you have not filled out the mid-year survey yet, please follow this link and fill it out as soon as you can.

January 11th, 2020

  • Co-op is Back
    • We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again this Tuesday, Jan. 14th.
  • Exterior Doors
    • Please remember that exterior doors CAN NOT be propped open.
  • Field Trip
    • Our next field trip will be Feb 4th. We will be touring Hammon’s Hall. Watch for more details.
  • Mid-year Survey
    • Please follow this link and fill out our mid-year survey as soon as you can.
  • Youth Gingerbread House Contest
    • Please follow this link and vote for your favorite gingerbread house.

December 9th, 2019

  • Service Project – Please remember to bring items for our service project with you tomorrow. See the Service Project page of the website to get all the information.
  • Christmas Party – Our Party is tomorrow!!! We will have a potluck lunch together at 12:00 and then move into our party events. 
    • Potluck Food
      • If your last name begins with A through L, please bring a side dish and a dessert.
      • If your last name begins with M through W, please bring a main dish and a dessert.
      • Co-op will provide drinks.
    • Littles Parties
      • Everything for the preschool parties will be handled by their teachers! Yay preschool crew!!
    • Elementary Parties
      • Classes k-6 will be rotating. Mentors will be staying with their classes. Please check the schedule to see where you and/or your class will be. Let me know if you have any questions.
      • Teachers, all your supplies will be given to you and I will come by in case you have any questions about your activities. Teachers have time during the gift exchange to clean up activities since mentors will be taking charge of that! Teachers, please make sure to spray down tables, take out trash, and vacuum (if needed) just like any other day. Thank you!
      • Also, just a reminder that each child in grades K-6 will participate in a small gift exchange. There will be a cost LIMIT of $2. Please have each child pick out a $2 non-gender specific gift from the Dollar Tree or another store. Each child should choose a gift they would like because they will play a gift swapping game within their grade levels. Silly putty, puzzles, craft items, coloring books, decks of cards, a fun notebook and paint are some general ideas that either a boy or a girl would like. Have your child WRAP their gift and bring it to the party.
      • Contact Nicki if you have any questions.
    • Youth Party
      • Youth will be doing a white elephant gift exchange so each youth needs to bring a wrapped gift.
      • Youth will be doing a gingerbread (graham cracker) house contest.
      • Youth would also like both sweet and savory snacks at their party so we’re asking the youth parents to sign up to bring something.  We have had a few people say they are bringing savory snacks, but only one person say they will bring a sweet snack.
      • If you haven’t already, please fill out this form to let us know what snacks (sweet!) you will bring and any supplies you might want to bring for the gingerbread house contest.
  • Shower for Megan
    • We will have a table set up for baby gifts for Megan/Juniper during our party day next week. Here is Megan’s wish list.
      • Lotion/soap/shampoo or basic health items
      • Teensy tiny shoes
      • 0-3 girly clothes
      • Warm hat or beanie
      • Diapers and wipes

December 4th, 2019

  • Christmas Party – After polling some of our teachers and parents during co-op today, we determined that people want a full day for our Christmas party instead of trying to work in classes that day. So, next week will be an entire Christmas party day. We will have a potluck lunch together at 12:00 and then move into our party events. 
    • Potluck Food
      • If your last name begins with A through L, please bring a side dish and a dessert.
      • If your last name begins with M through W, please bring a main dish and a dessert.
      • Co-op will provide drinks.
    • Littles Parties
      • Watch for party announcements and sign-ups on Facebook.
    • Elementary Parties
      • Mentors, you will take your classes around to the different party stations. 
      • Teachers, you will work one of the party stations.
      • Kindergarten through 6th-grade kids need to bring a WRAPPED $2 gift to exchange.
      • Watch Facebook for instructions and sign-ups. 
    • Youth Party
      • Youth will be doing a white elephant gift exchange so each youth needs to bring a wrapped gift.
      • Youth will be doing a gingerbread (graham cracker) house contest.
      • Youth would also like both sweet and savory snacks at their party so we’re asking the youth parents to sign up to bring something.  
      • Please fill out this form to let us know what snacks you will bring and any supplies you might want to bring for the gingerbread house contest.
  • Shower for Megan
    • We will have a table set up for baby gifts for Megan/Juniper during our party day next week. Here is Megan’s wish list.
      • Lotion/soap/shampoo or basic health items
      • Teensy tiny shoes
      • 0-3 girly clothes
      • Warm hat or beanie
      • Diapers and wipes
  • Mom’s Night Out
    • Mom’s night out is this Thursday night at Panera on Kansas at 7:00. Since it is the mom’s night out right before Christmas, it might be cute to do an ornament/whatever exchange. Watch Facebook for a poll on this idea.

December 1st, 2019

  • Baby Shower for Kendra
    • We would like to bless Kendra with a baby shower on Tuesday. Here are some items she could use.
      • Diapers
      • Target Gift Card
      • Walmart Gift Card
      • A few girl things
  • Service Project – Operation Gratitude
    • Please check the Service Project page of the website for all the information about the collection drive.

November 12th, 2019

  • -=CO-OP CANCELLED=-
    • Co-op is cancelled due to icy roads. Stay safe and warm.

November 8th, 2019

  • CARDS FOR JENNIFER
    • Please check on the Facebook group to sign up to send a card to Jennifer.
  • CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT IDEA
    • If we talked about your daughter’s idea for our December service project please get in touch with me again!! I’ll have to move on soon and plan something else.
  • DISMISSAL
    • Children aren’t being picked up quickly after co-op ends. Please clean quickly after the final bell and go immediately to pick up your kids. Once you have your kids please leave the sanctuary with them and keep them with you. You’re welcome to visit in the foyer, but please keep your children right with you.

November 1st, 2019

  • MOM’S NIGHT OUT
    • Our first Mom’s Night Out will be Thursday, November 7th.
      Panera on N Kansas
      7:00-9:00
  • CARE TEAM
    • If you would like to help Stefanie with the care team, please let us know.
  • SERVICE PROJECT IDEA HELP
    • At one point someone told Jackie that their daughter would like to organize a charity collection drive of some kind, but she can’t remember who it was. If it was one of your daughters, please let us know.

October 25th, 2019

  • FIELD TRIP
    • Tuesday is our first field trip. Remember that field trips are not mandatory, but we did how to see everyone there.
    • Families will stick together. This is a cop planned event, but parents not teachers will be responsible for their own children.
    • Families should pay as they arrive, tell them you’re with Homeschoolers In Service and you’ll be given the group rate.
    • Check the website for information.
  • NURSERY-PRESCHOOL CLEANING
    • The church has put up a cleaning list on each door, please be sure you’re going down the list to be sure everything is done.
  • MOM’S NIGHT OUT
    • Our first Mom’s Night Out will be Thursday, November 7th.
    • Panera on N Kansas
    • 7:00-9:00
  • WALLET FOUND
    • The church found a wallet in the grass after co-op on Tuesday. Let me know if it’s yours.

October 18th, 2019

  • FIELD TRIP
    • Tuesday, October 29th will be our first field trip. Check the field trips page for more information.
  • COSTUME DAY
    • We will not have a fall party this year, but everyone is welcome to come to co-op this week (October 22nd) in family appropriate costumes.
  • SUBSTITUTE ASSIGNMENTS
    • Permanent subs, please remember to check the white board before entering the sanctuary for announcements. Please locate the name tag for the teaching you’re replacing and go to their first period row.
  • T-SHIRTS
    • We are having trouble getting some of the information from the t-shirt company. I’m sorry we won’t have those for the first field trip. Please stay tuned for more information. We are working on it.
  • ATTENDANCE SURVEY
    • We want your opinion. Please be watching for an attendance survey. We will be posting the survey on the Facebook group.

October 14th, 2019

  • = CO-OP CANCELLED =
    • Due to too many families being away we have to cancel co-op for tomorrow. I’m sorry and I will miss you all. Enjoy your day off.

October 11th, 2019

  • Service Project / Christmas Parties / Classes
    • December 10th will be our second service project day and we will all be together for this one. We will be collecting items for a charity. We will have classes so plan to attend that day.
  • End of Day Cleaning
    • Teachers, please make sure your rooms are clean before you leave.
      • Use the pink spray to clean off the tables.
      • Clean up any messes
      • Vacuum
  • Field Trip
    • Or first field trip will be to Gunter Farms. Please see the field trip page for more information.

September 27th, 2019

  • SERVICE PROJECT
    • Tuesday, October 1st is our first service project day. There will be no co-op classes.
    • Take pictures of your service project and get them to April at april.believe@gmail.com
  • FAMILY CONTACT PICTURES
    • If your family has not had their picture taken for contact page be sure to arrive early on October 8th to have that done.
  • CO-OP T-SHIRT CONTEST
    • If you have not voted for your favorite t-shirt artwork, please do that now. The link is in the Facebook group.
  • CO-OP T-SHIRT ART CONTEST
    • All students are invited to enter the contest to have their artwork become the back of our co-op t-shirts.
    • Entries should not include the student’s name, co-op’s name, or the year.
    • The deadline to enter is the start of co-op this Tuesday, September 24th.

September 20th, 2019

  • CO-OP T-SHIRT ART CONTEST
    • All students are invited to enter the contest to have their artwork become the back of our co-op t-shirts.
    • Entries should not include the student’s name, co-op’s name, or the year.
    • The deadline to enter is the start of co-op this Tuesday, September 24th.
  • SERVICE PROJECT
    • Our first service project day will be Tuesday, October 1st
    • Be thinking about how your family can serve
  • NO PARENTS VISITING CLASSROOMS
    • As much as possible please try not to visit classes that you are not assigned to. Please do not take your children out of their classroom if it’s not totally necessary.
  • FAMILY PICTURES
    • Be sure you get your family’s picture taken for the contact list if you haven’t already this year.
  • SUB PACKETS
    • Sub packets MUST be turned in by this Tuesday!
  • CHURCH CROSS SETTING CEREMONY
    • Northside will be holding a ceremony this Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 as part of the construction.
    • The parking lot may be crowded, plan a little extra time.
    • Stay alert with the extra people in and around the building.

September 13th, 2019

  • No Kids in the Supply Room
    • This is a church policy. This rule needs to be STRICTLY enforced. 
  • Lunch Bell
    • Lunch ends at 12:25. When the lunch bell rings, clean up your space and put your chair away. Please help your kids to stack their chairs as well. 
  • Sub Packets
    • ALL TEACHERS are required to turn in a sub packet this week if you have not already. 
  • Contact List Pictures
    • Please arrive early this week and bring your kids to the bottom of the stairs to have your family’s contact picture taken. 
  • Picture Day
    • If you signed up for pictures please arrive ready by 11:00. Remember that the photographer only takes cash or check. You can print out and bring in the form already filled out, or plan to get one from the photographer and fill it out a form there. 
  • Elevator
    • The elevator can only be used with an adult. Please make sure your kids know this rule. 
  • Construction Site
    • Be sure to stay alert around the construction site. Never take your eyes off kids when they’re outside of the building. 
  • Youth/Family Cleaning Positions
    • Parents, please check and become familiar with your youth student’s cleaning position. The cleaning positions are listed on the Documents page of this site. Please be aware that some student’s cleaning positions have been changed. Be sure to check that your student has completed their job before you leave the church.  
  • ATTENDANCE SHEETS / NAMETAGS
    • When filling out the attendance sheets, place write “AB” in a spot for an absent student and a checkmark for the students who are present.
  • Nursery, Toddler, and Preschool Teachers 
    • End of Day Dismissal
      • Place your attendance sheet and clipboard in the tote in the sanctuary. 
  • Elementary Mentors – You are responsible for attendance sheets and all nametags for your class.
    • Recess and PE Dropoff
      • When dropping your students off at either recess or PE, collect nametags and attached them to the attendance sheet clipboard.
      • Leave the clipboard with a PE helper.
    • Recess and PE Pickup
      • When picking up your students from recess or PE, collect the attendance sheet and nametags and hand out nametags to the students.  You can use this as another method of taking attendance to be sure you have picked up all the students.
    • End of Day Dismissal
      • While you sit with your students during dismissal, collect nametags and attached them to the attendance sheet clipboard. 
      • Place the clipboard in the tote in the sanctuary.
  • 1st-3rd Period Youth Teachers 
    • After Your Class
      • Place your attendance sheet and clipboard in the tote on the copies request counter.
  • 4th-period Youth Teachers 
    • At the End of Your Class
      • Collect nametags and attached them to the attendance sheet clipboard. 
      • Place the nametags, attendance sheet, and clipboard in the tote on the copies request counter.

September 6th, 2019

  • Kick Off Picnic
    • Saturday, 9/07 4:00PM
    • Living Memorial Park
    • See the post in the Facebook group for what to bring.
  • Student Supplies
    • Check in the messenger group for each of your student’s classes and be sure that you bring the supplies each teacher has requested.
  • Snacks
    • Remember that all students will have a snack time.
    • Bring snacks from home or bring cash to purchase from the snack table.
    • The snack table is self serve on the honor system, and DOES NOT take IOUs.
    • Please make all your student’s aware of how the snack table works. $.50 goes in then one snack goes out.
  • Individual Pictures Signup
    • Only a few people have signed up for individual pictures. We need to have a minimum number of orders to bring out the photographer. if you are planning to get individual pictures of your kids, please sign up as soon as possible.
    • We will be bringing in a photographer to take class and individual pictures on September 17th.
    • Click here to view the packages and price list.
    • If you would like your students to have individual pictures taken, please click here to sign up and let us know how many students you will have. This sign up sheet is just for us to get numbers. You will need to bring the filled out order form with you on picture day.

September 2nd, 2019

  • Cleaners:
    • Here is the saying that the church uses to remember which color spray you need. “Pink is Poison
    • The Pink cleaner is for tables and things that DO NOT go in little one’s mouths.
    • The Blue is for toys and things that littles will play with.
  • Teachers – Have your class supply list up by Tuesday evening.
  • Parents – Check your student’s class supply lists on Wednesday and be sure you have all of their supplies.

August 25th, 2019

  • MANDATORY MEETING – Tuesday, August 27th
    • New Members
      • 6:30 – 8:30
      • This is a mandatory meeting for all new members of Homeschoolers In Service. Please be on time and gather in the foyer.
    • Returning Members
      • 7:30 – 8:30
      • Please be on time and gather quietly in the foyer. The new member’s meeting will already be in progress when you arrive.
    • All Teachers
      • Bring your supply list for your classes. 
      • Take some time during this evening to familiarize yourself with our supply closet.
      • Fill your class bucket with any supplies that you need for our first week. 
      • If there are any supplies you need that we don’t currently have, please let us know so we can get those ordered.  
  • Individual Pictures Signup
    • We will be bringing in a photographer to take class and individual pictures on September 17th.
    • Click here to view the packages and price list.
    • If you would like your students to have individual pictures taken, please click here to sign up and let us know how many students you will have.
      • This sign up sheet is just for us to get numbers. You will need to bring the filled out order form with you on picture day.