TEACH Calendar ~ What is going on each month!
Compiled monthly by a TEACH volunteer. The calendar is distributed to our membership electronically, giving members information regarding activities during the upcoming month. Community events and other opportunities are often included.
TEACH Website ~ Find us online!
TEACH sponsors a website which is available to the public on the web, with information about TEACH and a contact link. The website is maintained and moderated by TEACH volunteers.
TEACH e-chain ~ Fast information to your inbox!
Members, coordinators, committee heads, and board members submit details about upcoming TEACH activities, community events and other opportunities. Members can post items for sale, for rent, job opportunities, want ads, etc. The e-chain is distributed electronically by a volunteer coordinator on a regular basis
HOMESCHOOL LITERATURE ~ Informing the public
TEACH volunteers design materials and TEACH pays printing costs. The materials are designed to inform the public about homeschooling and about our support group. They are placed at local libraries, etc.
Newsletter Article ~ Read about us in the paper!
A designated youth(s) from TEACH works with activity and committee persons to gather information from different activities within TEACH and the homeschool community. This is then written in a suitable style for publication with Goldsboro News Argus. Articles are written weekly. After publication in the paper the articles are sent electronically to the TEACH membership.
RESOURCES and ENCOURAGEMENT
TEACH Family News ~ what went on!
Members, coordinators, committee heads, and board members submit activity reports, TEACH library reviews, book reports, member bios and encouraging newsworthy items to a volunteer editor who compiles the information into a newsletter format and distributes to the membership electronically at regular intervals.
TEACH Mobile Library ~ check out our mobile library!
TEACH designates funds each year to purchase materials from the NCHE conference to add to the TEACH mobile Library. TEACH volunteers categorize, maintain, update, advertise and promote these resources. The TEACH library is and transported to various TEACH functions. The CDs and books are available for all TEACH members to check out and use.
TEACH volunteers organize regular get-togethers for moms. This is a time for fun and fellowship. Certain topics may be discussed or speakers invited. There is usually some sort of refreshments at these gatherings. This is an informal time to build relationships. Friends are welcome.
"TEACH KIDS” events concentrate on FUN. These are planned twice a year by TEACH volunteers and are geared for all ages.
Yearbook ~ Who’s who in TEACH!
TEACH publishes an annual yearbook. Member families submit photo pages and co-coordinators provide photographs or completed pages of other TEACH activities. Senior pages are also included. Fundraisers are possible to offset the costs of printing. A committee of TEACH volunteers coordinate the production.
New Member’s Handbook
TEACH provides a handbook for all new Members with useful information about homeschooling, local resources and member information.
TEACH provides an informational meeting about testing usually in late December or early January. This is organized by the New Member committee.
High School Helps
TEACH provides informational meetings to help new high school parents understand the process of transcripts, courses, dual enrollment etc. These are organized by seasoned members.
An event for the whole family to kick off the school year, introduce new members to the group, highlight the activities available to TEACH members, make connections and develop friendships with other homeschool families. This event is usually held at a park in Wayne County and coordinated by a committee of volunteers. TEACH pays for facility fees, paper products, supplies, etc., and some food products.
New Members Reception ( Meet and Greet )
This event is for adults and is held in the fall to introduce new members to TEACH activities and opportunities. New members receive their TEACH Handbook and there is a small reception. TEACH pays for incurred expenses. The event is coordinated by a committee of volunteers, and lasts for a couple of hours.
This is an opportunity for our TEACH kids to demonstrate their wonderful talents. From instruments to dance to telling jokes. It is all a wonderful family style event. Organized by TEACH volunteers.
This event is designed for adults only. This event is centered on building relationships through entertainment, games, & fellowship. A speaker may be provided. A committee of volunteers organize the venue, and food. TEACH will cover facility costs, speaker costs, paper products and some food costs.
Usually about mid to late May. This family event encompasses food, games, water, and lots of FUN. Organized by a committee of volunteers. TEACH pays for facility fees, paper products and some food.
End-of-Year Celebration/ Award
This annual event is for the whole family and is to celebrate and praise God for the end of the School Year. The event is held at a local church and features each graduate. Member families are invited to present certificates, ribbons etc. or share how God has enabled. Coordinated by a committee of volunteers and lasting a couple of hours with a small reception, members are encouraged to invite friends and family. (Usually held the weekend after the NCHE Conference )
TEACH hosts a different workshop each year from member recommendations. A committee of TEACH volunteers organizes the event which includes securing the venue, advertising, set up, clean up, registration, finances and possible refreshments. This event is opened up to other area support groups.
This is for member families. Club ages are 5 – 18 with a nursery. Minimal dues are required to cover expenses. The club meets from September to May on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. A planning meeting for the year is scheduled during the summer and anyone is welcome to attend. Teen officers are elected in September and they run the business of the club. Parents are expected to help serve in the nursery or teach during the year. The club is managed by TEACH volunteers. The club focuses on various hands-on activities and leadership opportunities for our youth.
TEACH invites specialized teachers to tutor small groups of member students. Class size, fees, ages and duration differ for each class. To ease travel and timing, all classes will be scheduled on Mondays. (Some exceptions may apply.) Donations accepted for a facility fee. Coordinated by TEACH volunteers.
TEACH has 2 co-ops currently: MOCO and Gold
MOCO meets in Mount Olive and Gold co-op meets in Goldsboro. Both co-ops meet on a bi-weekly basis. The classes may be family style or divided into ages. Each co-op is led by volunteer moms whose children are participating. Costs are covered by fees from those participating.
Children’s Academic Activity or Competition ( Fair or Bee)
Organized and run by homeschool parents, these academic fairs allow homeschool children to participate in projects and competitions.
TEACH volunteers organize art camps in the summer with an NC artist. Sign-ups begin in the Spring.
Presidential Physical Fitness
Organized and facilitated by homeschool volunteers, this group educates our children on the proper techniques for training in running, stretching, lifting and other areas to prepare them for national and presidential physical fitness standards. Elementary, middle school and high school ages meet once in the Fall for a base line score and then again in the Spring for testing.
Open to TEACH members. Cost is minimal and Certificates are awarded at the end of the year.
Swimming /Gym time at the YMCA
The YMCA allows TEACH members the use of the pool and gym for a minimal fee one afternoon a week during the school year. Participating members may wish to organize activities.
Bowling for Fun
TEACH works with the local Bowling Alley to facilitate a homeschool league for all homeschoolers in the area.
Tennis for Teens
TEACH works with local tennis coaches to facilitate lessons for all homeschoolers in the area.
Park Days / Play Dates
Scheduled play dates at local parks in Goldsboro and Mount Olive. Open to the public. Scheduled and coordinated by TEACH volunteers, park days are arranged to give families an opportunity to relax and enjoy one another's company in a safe environment.
Various field trips are planned during the year to cover different ages and interests. They may include museums, historical sites, businesses, farms, theater productions, drama presentations, concerts, etc. and offer many educational opportunities. Field trips that require admission fees are paid by individual families in attendance. These are scheduled and coordinated by a committee of TEACH volunteers. Any member of TEACH is welcome to open up a field trip to the whole group.
CapitalFest is scheduled every other year and is sponsored by the statewide organization, North Carolinians for Home Education. Its purpose is to teach students about state government, and get acquainted with our legislators. A TEACH volunteer organizes a group visit to the State Capital to participate and schedules meetings with our local legislators. We welcome non-member families to join us. Attendees can attend workshops sponsored by NCHE,. The event begins in the morning and ends early afternoon. The event is free for participants. TEACH pays for any printed materials, programs, etc.
TEACH sponsors an annual Book-fair and Conference in Goldsboro on the first Saturday morning in May. The event is open to the public and features resources available to homeschoolers in the area. TEACH Invites regular vendors “Fishing4books” and “Home4school Gear” to participate. Member families are invited to participate free of charge and other vendors or families pay a small table fee. The book-fair event is planned and staffed by a volunteer committee.
TEACH has included a few workshops in conjunction with the book-fair. The NCHE representative and TEACH family members have volunteered to teach these. The workshops are open to the public and include information on the homeschool law and getting started in homeschooling.
Various community service opportunities are organized by TEACH volunteers. These are designed to allow member families to serve within the community. Each service activity may be geared for different age groups.
Box Tops for Education
Families collect Box Tops from various retail products and gives them to a TEACH volunteer who sends them to the Box Tops for Education program. At the end of the year, TEACH receives a check from the Box Tops for Education program. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used for general operating expenses for TEACH.