Although homeschooling families come in various sizes, there are abundant blessings that our families receive when choosing to educate our children at home. The familiar passage of Deuteronomy 6:5-7 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Are you in need of encouragement because you’re not sure you can homeschool your older children while caring for toddlers and infants? Do you have concerns that your only child is missing out on something? Is your family nearing the end of your homeschool journey and wonder how your last child’s experience will compare to your older children’s?
After the meeting, our hope is that you will leave with fresh ideas and encouragement for your family, regardless of the number of children you’re homeschooling.
Thursday, September 12th
7:00 – 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Arrowbrook Baptist Church
1124 Upper Bellbrook Road, Xenia OH
Our monthly meetings are free and open the public
In June of 2013, the Ohio Legislature passed House Bill 59, which grants homeschoolers equal access to extracurricular activities in their local public schools.
PEACH (Parents Educating at Christian Homes, Inc) was formed with a specific mission; to provide support, encouragement and fellowship to Christian families who are home educating, and to provide information about home education. We do not attempt to act as mediators between parents who wish to use this access to extracurricular activities and officials in their public school district, nor do we in any way try to act as facilitators for parents who are choosing this option.
What PEACH can do is provide information from reliable sources to help parents make this decision for their family, as well as make a few recommendations:
- When communicating with your local school district, always do so in writing. This provides you with proper documentation should questions ever arise.
- If you need professional legal help, contact a law firm that specializes in homeschool regulations, such as HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) or NCLL (National Center for Life and Liberty).
- HSLDA has a couple of articles on their website for homeschooling parents who are considering this option for their children:
Sports and Public School Classes
Ohio Homeschoolers Granted Equal Access to Extra Curricular and PSEO Funding
Ultimately, parents are responsible for their children’s education, and should thoroughly research and prayerfully consider what is best for their own family.
Check out Home School Sports Net- a network of homeschool sports teams.
In this related article by Scott Woodruff at HSLDA, he lists the myths and the realities of homeschoolers participating on public school sports teams.