Tuesday, December 30, 2014

January 2015 is Here!

A new year, a fresh start! Homeschooling is full time ministry and I hope you have had a refreshing break. Because of the New Year we will be meeting on the 2nd Thursday of this month, January 8th.
6:30 at the Foursquare church on 40th.
As usual feel free to bring a friend, any curriculum, books, magazines, etc. that you would like to give away, trade or sell. You are also invited to bring a treat to share at the support group meeting. Coffee will be served.
Our guest speaker is Liesl Mefford and the topic is Color Coding in teaching that encompasses every subject. This will be exciting for sure! Liesl tells us this is very helpful for struggling learners.
Hope to see you there, and as a reminder~ all are welcome, curious, veterans, or whatever. We are a friendly group.

Monday, April 28, 2014

May 2014 meeting

We meet this Thursday 6:30 pm at the Foursquare church on 40th
This month we have a special speaker-

Here the credentials for Sarah Hunter, speaker for the homeschool mom's 

-Tracy's former 4th grade student all grown up (I will be bringing a picture of Sarah as a fourth grader.)
-Degree from Western Washington University in Culinary Nutrition, which she created with permission from the University.
-Spent 4 months in Italy studying the significance of herbs they use there and the history surrounding them.
-Did her senior project for college in an elementary school in Bellingham where she helped them create a school garden, created recipes, menus, and meals.  Here goal was to teach students and teachers to think differently about the foods they were choosing to eat, and not just to eat because of convenience.
-Sarah took a class on oils and learned the healing aspects of them.
-Sarah has had a passion for the world that God has given us, and sees the benefits of using things grown in nature to nourish and heal our bodies.
-Sarah makes her own salves, oils creations, tinctures, and lip balms.
-She has worked as a flight attendant, but is currently on maternity leave. 
-She attends Memorial Bible in Gleed.
She will be sharing some books that have inspired her to use herbs to both nourish and heal.  Sarah will demonstrate how easy it is to make either some or all of the following:  teas, tonics, oils, salves, and tinctures.  Those attending will either be allowed to make either one, or more of the following:  oil, salve, or tincture.  Mothers may be encouraged to bring small glass, non-aluminum(can carry toxins) containers to store an oil, salve, or tincture in.   Whatever is supplied will be given out first come, first serve. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

April 2014


  This month our speaker is Bethany Hall.  
              "Secret Places in God"
When: Thursday evening April 3rd @ 6:30
Where: Foursquare Church on 40th
Bring a curious friend, a treat to share, books, DVDs, etc. you would like to sell or give away.
Bring a notebook and pen- maybe you're Bible to... I'm really looking
Forward to this!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

March! Spring! Babies!

Join us Thursday evening at 6:30, March 6th to celebrate all of the beautiful babies born in our homeschool community lately, and their beautiful mothers.
The regular meeting will be a social time instead.
We will meet at the regular spot: The Foursquare Church on 40th

Friday, January 31, 2014

February 6th Meeting

We meet on Thursday evening, February 6th at the Foursquare Church on 40th at 6:30.
We meet in the children's center. Feel free to bring a friend, a goodie, and any books, DVDs, etc. that you would like to give away, sell, trade.
Our Speaker is Liesl Mefford
Step up to Writing - The simplest formula to write since sliced bread. It's a stop light approach: Green light, yellow, red. Color coded, hands on, easy to follow and fits EVERY GRADE LEVEL. If you start in kindergarten, it builds every year till you have amazing essays that pass tests and college entrance letters. Go home with FUN ways to spice up the way you teach writing. AVAILABLE: $5.50 each booklets elementary, intermediate and secondary Bring $ if interested in simple booklets.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Next Meeting January 9

Hello Everyone!
West Valley Support Group meeting will be held on January 9th at 6:30pmat Yakima Foursquare Church on 40th. Normally we meet the first Thursday of each month but because of it being so close to New Year's, we opted to change the date! Also, you do not have to be a member to come be part of this group. For those of you who haven't attended, we are a Christian based homeschool support group. We usually try to come without our children but if you need to bring your little person in order to come then you are welcome to. We usually try to bring a snack to share but that is just optional.
I have been attending this group since I started homeschooling and it has been a life saver for me. The many times I wanted to quit, this group encouraged me in ways that kept me going in the direction God had already lead me to. Some of my closest friends have been made in this group. I just can't say enough about it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. Hope to see some of you there~

Merry Christmas to you all!
Bethany Hall
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January meeting
30 meals in a day.  Come hear how you can do all your cooking for several months in ONE day!  But if that freaks you out, come hear about meals for a week.  If you're still overwhelmed, come see how you can cut cooking time in half.  There will be an idea for everyone to take home and try out!  Liesl makes 120 meals at one time for $500...come see how!
(double every recipe by bulking up on STEALTH VEGGIES so that you lower the amount of meat your family eats....)
It's a process and leisle shows you how to do this with your own favorite recipes!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dec. 3rd!

Remember to mark Dec. 3rd!
Christmas Party!!

 Let's share our holiday spirit on Tuesday, December 3 from 6:30 to 9:30!!!! This year, we'll meet at Yakima Four Square, 700 N. 40th Ave. Expect to be tested on Christmas trivia and challenged in some other fun games. One of our wise moms will present a devotional, too. Please bring an appetizer or dessert for our comfort food potluck. Also, bring a gift-wrapped book for th...e gift exchange. The book can be new or used, for adults, children, school, or fun. Finally, Non - CAPE members are welcome! If you have a friend who is homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling, bring them!

I know it's a busy time of year, so here is your checklist:


The party will be hosted by Dalyn Weller, Maureen Boiselle, Ilene Gerardi, and Cheryl Peterson.