We are holding our annual Potluck and Planning Session this Thursday at Grecian Heights Park by the play structure at 5:30 pm.
This is a time where we catch up on what has been going on in each other’s lives and plan out our next year of activities. Bring your ideas for field trips, Mom’s Get Together discussion topics, workshops, etc. and also a dish to share.
The 2015-16 Membership forms are available on the forms page. Sign up soon to get the Early Bird discount! The form must be received by a Board member or mailed by July 31st!
There are a few changes this year. Unfortunately, the Board felt that an increase in the fee of $5 was required to make sure we have the funds to provide the newsletter, gym time, and dances among other things for this upcoming year. Scholarships are available upon request.
As always we have the requirement that everyone helps out by organizing or assisting to organize an event/field trip/ share, whatever. This can sound like a daunting thing but it’s not PHSA policy to throw you into a shark infested pool and watch you struggle. We gladly take your hand and show you what needs to be done and a more experienced member will walk alongside you as you learn. Often we encourage new people to host a Mom’s Night Out, either at their home or at a local restaurant, because that is something people feel more comfortable doing. We have outlines, forms and directions to help you. If you are nervous about this, we understand- we’ve all been there. Come talk to us- we’re really pretty neat people.
We have an optional Sports Program for children 9 and older. There is an extra fee involved because we rent the gym specifically for this during the winter. We found that the bulk of this program was falling on too few shoulders. This year the Board decided that the parents of participating Sports Families are required to facilitate a Sports Activity. Ack! This does NOT mean you must know the ins and outs of a particular sport or any sport for that matter. We use the term “sports” lightly- it’s not hard core soccer/baseball/basketball. It’s mainly to encourage physical activity, for fun and to learn a few skills along the way. Some of the things we have done in the past were Dodge ball (a favorite!), relay races, jump rope, circuit training, playground games, Frisbee golf as well as volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer. We are using the word “facilitate”- this means you can arrange for someone else to come in and teach something or you can watch someone else’s little ones while they oversee activities. Fathers and Grandparents are encouraged to help. This is a great program that the kids really enjoy and we want to see it continue. It will NOT continue without all of us pitching in.
Come join us for the coming year! It’s a fun ride.
Last month was full of exciting opportunities for PHSA!
During our Sports time the Kids were able to play volleyball and floor hockey. Thank you to those who volunteered to lead these sports.
There was fun to be had at the winter dance and potluck. After everyone ate dinner there was square dancing for the entire family.
Our field trip to Alexander’s Chocolate Shop was a sweet treat. They not only gave us a tour they let the kids help make some chocolates. And then, of course, we were able to take a taste!
The Mom’s Night out was a great opportunity to share about some of the things that moms do to keep there house and homeschool organized and running smoothly.