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North Point Baptist

Homeschool Ministry

Workshops


Fall 2009 Semester

North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry Workshops

119 Monticello Road

Weaverville, NC


Dear Prospective Workshop Family,


Thank you for the interest you have shown in North Point Workshops. Our organization is made up of Christian families who support one another in their efforts to educate their children at home. Our support group and Workshop program are open to all area homeschoolers. Workshop instructors receive pre-enrollment; members of North Point Baptist Church receive priority enrollment in our Workshops, followed by non-church members. New families are very welcome and included as space is available. All Workshop participants must join North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry support group. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
It is important for you to note that North Point Workshops are a true co-op. Parents are required to serve two hours in one of the following areas: lead teacher, co-teacher, class assistant, nursery assistant, preschool assistant, or floater. Parents have the option of using the hour as personal time, but must remain on the church campus. Other than a small registration fee, all of our Workshops are free or materials costs only, as our instructors volunteer their time and talents. To participate in the Workshop program families must have at least one school age child.
If you choose to attend our Workshops, please read all the information contained in the handbook and keep it in a safe place.

Enclosed you will find our Fall 2009 Workshop information. This information contains: the Fall Schedule with registration information, our Purpose Statement, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures, Statement of Faith, Workshop Descriptions, Instructor Bios, as well as the forms necessary for registration. In your information packet, the Family Application is first. Please fill this out completely. The Parent Agreement and Student Agreement forms are next. Please go over all Policies and Guidelines with your children and then have them sign these forms. All children in your family can sign the same copy of the agreement.

The Workshop Request is next. These need to be filled out with the classes that each child desires to take. Since we can not guarantee that all classes will still have space available when filling out your forms, all money totals from these forms will be transferred to the Payment Form on registration day, added, and a check made payable to North Point Homeschool Ministry for the total that day. New member registration must be done in person on Friday, May 15th 11am-3pm at North Point Baptist Church’s Weekday Ministries Building at 119 Monticello Rd., Weaverville.
Families returning to the Workshop program from the Spring 2009 semester need only fill out the Workshop Request and Membership.
We're looking forward to having a great fall semester of North Point Workshops and hope you will join us! May the Lord bless your homeschooling!
Sincerely,

Leigh Ann Thibodeau

North Point Workshops Administrator

Fall 2009 Calendar

Registration for NPBHM members** Friday, May 1, 2009, 4-5pm
Registration for non-members** Friday, May 15, 2009, 11am-3pm
All Registrations will take place at: North Point Baptist Weekday Ministry Building

119 Monticello Road

Weaverville, NC

First Day of Workshops Friday, August 14, 2009

Last Day of Workshops for Fall Semester Friday, November 13, 2009

Registration Information

Our volunteer instructors receive first preference in enrolling their children. Homeschool ministry members who are members of North Point Baptist Church receive priority enrollment in our Workshops, followed by homeschool ministry members who are not church members. Non-members are very welcome and included as space is available. To participate in the Workshop program families must have at least one school age child. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment for members must be done on member registration day(s). Non-member registration must be done in person by a parent or legal guardian of the participating child on the scheduled non-member registration date for a given semester. ALL fees MUST be paid at the time of registration.

**Workshop registration packets must be printed prior to registration dates from our web site

http://northpointbaptist.org/Homeschool.html . All paperwork must be read and filled out BEFORE registration. **

Inclement Weather Policy

North Point Workshops will make determinations about closings due to weather conditions by 11:00 a.m. on Workshop days. Workshop participants will be placed on an e-mail loop which will be our main means of communication. Please check your e-mail after 11:00 a.m. on Workshop days for any special notices about bad weather.



Who to contact if you have questions:

Workshop Administrator Leigh Ann Thibodeau 337-1087

lathib916@msn.com


Assistant Administrator/ Kristi Bailey 645-0494

Preschool Coordinator CHKRB@msn.com
Lower Elementary Coordinator Monica Cook 684-7868

New_homeschooler@yahoo.com


Upper Elementary Coordinator/ Corinne Ptak 658-8342

Nursery Coordinator Godsprincess97@charter.net
Jr. High Coordinator Janessa Stach 645-5237

G2jstach@yahoo.com



Sr. High Coordinator/ Andrea Clark 776-1520

Volunteer Coordinator clarksranch@charter.net
Workshops Overview

As homeschool parents, we feel that God has called and enabled us to homeschool our children. We feel that cooperatively we can provide enrichment opportunities that may not be possible on our own. North Point Workshops is a co-op that meets weekly on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:40pm at North Point Baptist Church’s Weekday Ministries Building, 119 Monticello Rd., Weaverville. Our calendar year is broken down into two semesters. The fall semester is: August - November and the spring semester is January - April. Our Homeschool Ministry support group and Workshop program are open to all area homeschoolers. Workshop instructors receive pre-enrollment; members of North Point Baptist Church receive priority enrollment in our Workshops, followed by non-church members. New families are very welcome and included as space is available All Workshop participants must join North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry support group. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our Workshops begin with an optional BYO lunch at noon. All families must arrive at 12:30 p.m. to help with the set up necessary for Workshops. All Workshop classes begin at 12:45 p.m. Lower Elementary Workshops (K-2nd grades), Upper Elementary Workshops (3rd-5th grades), and Junior High Workshops (6th-8th grades) and Senior High Workshops (9th -12th grades) are divided into three 55 minute blocks. Parents are required to serve at least two hours in one of the following areas: lead teacher, co-teacher, class assistant, nursery/preschool assistant, or floater. Parents have the option of using the other hour as personal time, but must remain on the church campus the entire time Workshops are in session. In addition, all families will be assigned cleaning duties each week to ensure that the church building is put back in order following our Workshop sessions and are required to remain after Workshops to complete them. Since we are a true co-op and not a drop off educational program, you must choose to sign up for all 3 class periods offered in order to participate in the co-op. This is to ease the difficulty in assigning volunteer hours. (Please note exception below for Sr. High level students only.)

All groups offered are supplemental to what is being taught in the home and are meant for enrichment purposes only. The groups offered vary from semester to semester, and are determined by the willingness of group members to lead. Members lead most of the groups; however, we also have people who volunteer their time and talents to lead.

All families who participate in North Point Workshops must join the support group. Support group membership is $20.00 per family per year. In addition, there is a workshop registration fee of $10.00 per family per semester. Some classes may have fees to cover material costs. Registration fees and materials fees are nonrefundable.
Purpose Statement
The purpose of North Point Workshops is to provide high quality, academically challenging, spiritually uplifting enrichment workshops to supplement, support, encourage, but not replace, what is being learned at home. The spiritual objective of North Point Workshops is to provide a learning environment which supports and encourages Christian faith and discipleship.
Guidelines, Policies and Procedures
North Point Workshops are a part of North Point Baptist Church’s Homeschool Ministry (NPBHM). Membership in the homeschool ministry is required to participate in the Workshop program.

Parent/Student Participation

It is extremely important to remember that North Point Workshops are a cooperative effort on the part of parents, their children, and instructors. We will not continue to exist if one of these elements is missing.


Parents should read and be in agreement with the Purpose Statement, Guidelines, and Policies and Procedures for the Workshops Program.
As a true co-op, Workshop participants are REQUIRED to take part in the entire program; all three Workshop periods. This is necessary to facilitate proper volunteer staffing. (Please note exception below for Sr. High level students only.)

A parent is required to remain in the building THE ENTIRE TIME their child is present at the Workshops regardless of the age of the child. (Parents with a strong need to co-op with another family can present this need to the Workshop Administrator or Assistant Administrator IN WRITING **PRIOR** to registration. These requests will be considered on an individual basis).

Sr. High Parent/Student Participation

Due to demanding schedules at this level, Sr. High students ONLY may choose to take one, two or three classes. Parents are still required to remain in the building the entire time their child is present at Workshops. Parents will still be assigned volunteer hours; one hour for each class taken, with a maximum of two hours for volunteering.


Absences

Children are responsible for attending each workshop for which they are registered. (Even if there is no charge for the workshop, the instructor has made a commitment and has spent time preparing for each student who is registered.) Adult absences of teachers, assistant teachers, etc. must be reported to the Workshops Administrator as soon as possible. Parents are asked to please notify instructors of their children’s absence. THREE absences, without valid excuses, will result in forfeiture of your privilege to participate in the Workshops program in the future. Please view your participation in Workshops as a commitment and plan to attend all sessions if at all possible.


Tardy Policy

All families must arrive at 12:30 p.m. to help with the set up necessary for Workshops. There will be a sign–in sheet as you enter to ensure a prompt arrival time and families arriving after 12:30 p.m. will be considered tardy. Three or more tardies during the semester will result in not being permitted to register for the next semester's Workshops.

Registration

Our volunteer instructors are given first preference in enrolling their children. North Point Baptist Church members receive priority enrollment in our Workshop program. Enrollment for members must be done in person on the designated registration session(s) for members. Non- member parents must attend the non-member registration session. Workshop registration packets must be printed from the web site prior to registration day to speed the process. All paperwork must be read and filled out prior to registration. ALL fee payments must be made at the time of registration. ALL registrations must be done in person by a parent or legal guardian of the participating child on the scheduled registration date for a given semester.

Schedule Changes

You will have a one-week grace period after the final registration in which to make changes to your child’s schedule.

During this grace period, you must contact the Workshops Administrator to make schedule changes pending availability.

After this grace period, any request to make changes to your child’s schedule must be submitted in writing to the Workshop Administrator for evaluation.


Leaving Workshops

Please be sure of your commitment to attend Workshops prior to signing up. Teachers have voluntarily worked very hard to prepare the coursework for the number of students registered. If you choose to leave the Workshop program no fees will be refunded.


Age Divisions

All groups offered are supplemental to what is being taught in the home and are meant for enrichment purposes only.


Therefore all age divisions will be strictly adhered to: Nursery (baby – 2 years old), Preschool (3-5 years old), Lower Elementary (traditional ages for K-2nd grades), Upper Elementary (traditional ages for 3rd -5th grades), Jr. High (traditional ages for 6th -8th grades), and Sr. High (traditional ages for 9th -12th grades). To participate in the Workshop program families must have at least one school age child.

Volunteering

As a true co-op, at the time of registration, parents will be required to sign up to help each week in one or more areas of Workshops as needed. Two hours of “volunteer” work will be required per week. “Volunteer” work includes but is not limited to lead teacher, co-teacher, class assistant, nursery/preschool assistant, or being a floater.

In addition, all families will be assigned cleaning duties each week to ensure that the church building is put back in order following our Workshop sessions and are required to remain after Workshops to complete them.
Due to the amount of work involved in making the Workshops run smoothly, we ask that whenever needed, parents be available to cheerfully help with other responsibilities that will arise from week to week.
(Please note exception above for Sr. High level students only.)
Discipline and Student Conduct

All students will be held responsible for their actions and shall conduct themselves in keeping with their level of maturity, showing regard for established authority and the rights and welfare of others. We ask that students seek excellence, be honest, use clean speech, and be courteous and kind to all.

North Point Workshop members and their children are asked to adhere to the following standards when attending

Workshops:

 Parents should monitor their children’s behavior at all times. Appropriate disciplinary measures should be taken, when needed, privately. Uncooperative or disruptive children should be removed from activities.

 Respect for and obedience to authority is expected.

 In the case of disciplinary problems during a given class period the following should be considered standard procedure:

1. Child is given a verbal warning by instructor.

2. If unacceptable behavior persists, the instructor steps outside the classroom with the child to pray about his/her behavior. As soon as practical, one of the class monitors should notify the Workshop Coordinator that this action has been taken so that the parent may be apprised of the situation.

3. If unacceptable behavior continues to persist, the child will be dismissed from that class period. The class volunteer or instructor will accompany the child to his/her parent. If there is dismissal from class on three occasions, they will be required to remain with their parent during all Workshop periods. If unacceptable behavior continues, they shall be suspended from all Workshops for the remainder of the semester. In such case, no fees will be refunded. Participation in future Workshops will be on a probationary basis with conditions as determined by the North Point Leadership Team.

4. Parents must be willing to allow instructors to discipline their children according to the procedures outlined above and must be willing to abide by the instructor’s decision to dismiss their children from the workshop if the instructor deems it necessary.

 Each child attending Workshops must be accompanied by a parent or designated chaperone that must remain on site for the entire time during Workshops.

 Clothing must be modest, clean and neat. Appropriate dress for P.E. (if provided) is fingertip-length shorts that are not body conforming, along with loose-fitting t-shirts. Appropriate dress for classes is as follows: Please do not wear tank tops, strap tops, halter tops, "muscle" shirts, etc. or any short, body conforming shirts. A blouse or dress will be considered as having a strap top if the shoulders are less than 3" wide. Midriff (short) blouses may not be worn. Necklines must be modest. Pants or shorts must be worn at or near the waistline and not be tight fitting. Any shorts, skirts or dresses worn should be at least finger-tip length.

 Unusual attire associated with immoral or improper ideas is unacceptable. Symbols or logos that communicate anti-Christian messages are unacceptable on clothing, jewelry, and other accessories. While we realize that a person's attire is not indicative of their spiritual worthiness, God's Word does give us standards of both dress and conduct (1 Tim. 2:9; 4:8, 12, 15-16; I Peter 2:12, 3:3-4).

 Any student found with possession of any type of firearm, knife, tobacco, alcohol, or drugs will be asked to leave the premises immediately and proper authorities will be notified. Any such possession will result in immediate and permanent suspension from further participation in North Point Workshops without fee refund.

Unity is essential to meeting our purpose of honoring Christ. If anyone within the group or workshop staff offends you, or you have a concern with anything within our group, please follow the example outlined in Matthew 18:15-17. Please do not allow Satan to use disagreements as an opportunity to divide us.
Guideline and Policy Violations

Any parent or child who is found to be in violation of any of the Workshop policies and/or guidelines will receive one verbal warning. Another violation will result in dismissal from Workshops on that day. If there is a third offense, they will be suspended from all Workshops for the remainder of the semester. In such case, no fees will be refunded.

Participation in future Workshops will be on a probationary basis with conditions as determined by the North Point Workshop Administrator.
Communication

Workshop participants will be placed on an e-mail loop which will be our main means of communication. Members are responsible for reading their e-mails to learn important announcements related to the Workshops. If technical problems occur, please let the administrators know so that telephone arrangements can be made.



Homeschool Ministry Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the word of God verbally inspired and wholly without error in all that it declares and, therefore, is the supreme and final authority of faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe God is the one Being Who eternally exists as three Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All of the Persons are equal in power and glory (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14).

We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and man (John 1:1, 4), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:18), and sinless in His life (Hebrews 4:15). He died vicariously on the cross as a substitution for sinful men (Hebrews 9:15). He rose bodily from the grave (John 20:1-9, 24-31; Acts 2:24), and now reigns with the Father (Acts 2:33; Hebrews 10:12). He will return visibly and personally to the earth both in salvation and judgment (Matthew 24:30, Acts 1:11, Hebrews 9:28).

We believe all humans are sinful by nature (Romans 3:23; 5:12) and can only be forgiven by the expression of trust in Jesus as Savior (John 3:16) brought about by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5-7).
We believe in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Romans 8:1-17).
Family

We believe that the family is the basic governmental, social and spiritual unit created by God. In it the child gradually learns self-government, social relationships, and develops a relationship to the Creator and Savior (Ephesians 6:1-3;

Colossians 3:20). Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
We understand family to mean one male and one female parent with one or more children all related by the institution of marriage, though we recognize the exception of a single parent.
We reject homosexual marriages or homosexual orientation because it is contrary to Scripture and the intentions of God in Creation (Romans 1:18-32). As well, we reject transitory co-habitational relationships as being equally in violation of God's laws and incapable of providing long-term nurture and instruction needed by children as commanded by God (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21). In view of this, no homosexual or merely co-habitating "parents" are eligible for membership of NPBHM.

Parental Rights and Responsibilities in Education

We believe the ultimate responsibility for education of children belongs to parents (Deuteronomy 4:9; 4:14, 6:1-25;Ephesians 6:4). Thus, we believe this is an inalienable right given by God which the State can neither create, destroy, nor alter. Parents may allow another to teach some of the cognitive information that children need to know, but all education must be under the control and supervision of the parents.

We believe education in the home to be the best form of education, but we recognize that many parents may choose not to educate at home for valid reasons and we support the right of parents to direct the education of their children in ways other than home schooling.
Nature of Education

We believe that all education is religious in nature since one's view of the world and life inevitably is involved in teaching (Proverbs 2:1-8, 3:1-2, 6:20-23; Matthew 28:18-20). Every discipline of knowledge, whether it be subjects such as mathematics, science, or history, will have as its final reference point a theistic or humanistic view of reality (Colossians1:15-20, 2:8-15), and there is no neutral academic discipline.


Thus, we believe that all social, physical and cognitive knowledge should have as its beginning the fear of God and as its end the Glory of God (Proverbs 1:7; Romans 11:33-36).


Fall 2009 Workshop Descriptions
Nursery (baby- 2 year olds) All Three Periods
Care for your young children during workshops. Staffed by Workshop parents.
Cost: $10 (covers snack and any craft items)

Class Size: Min. none / Max. 15



Preschool (3–5 year olds) 1st Period

Art and Creative Playtime

Instructors: Amanda Blanton and Heather Bullman


This class will provide an opportunity to try out a variety of materials and develop fine motor skills.  We will talk about color, texture, mixing color, collage, as well as some art appreciation.
Materials to bring: Scissors, glue stick and crayons

Cost: $15 (total for all three periods of preschool)

Class size: Min. none / Max 15

Preschool (3-5 year olds) 2nd Period

Letters, Colors & Shapes

Instructors: Amanda Blanton and Susannah Richmond

We will be teaching letters, colors, and shapes.


Materials to bring: Pencil box with scissors, glue stick, packet of construction paper and crayons clearly labeled with your child’s name.
Cost: $15 (total for all three periods of preschool)

Class Size: Min. none / Max. 15


Preschool (3-5 year olds) 3rd Period
Music and Storytime

Instructor: Susannah Richmond and TBA

We will sing and move along to music. We will read together nursery rhymes and poems.


Materials to bring: Materials to be announced

Cost: $15 (total for all three periods of preschool)

Class size: Min. none/ Max. 15
Lower Grammar (K-2nd grades) 1st Period
Drawing with Children

Instructor: Tonya Harwood

This is a class that will help encourage your young artist to draw what they really see.  We will be doing some exercises with lines and patterns, drawing from graphics, still life drawing, and talk a bit about some of the great art masters.


Materials to bring: a ream of copy paper, black markers and pencils
Cost: $5

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15


OR
Trip Around the World

Instructors: Trixie Briggs and Monica Cook

Get ready to go on the ultimate field trip!  Children will keep journals of their travels (disguised as suitcases) and when they return, the children will be able to show off their passports - postcards of their favorite experiences in each place they visited.

Materials to bring: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, a pencil sharpener and a pack of construction paper (multiple colors)
Cost: $10

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15



Lower Grammar (K-2nd grades) 2nd Period
Little Builders

Instructors: Joy and Eric Allen

Students will explore simple machines and building concepts through woodworking projects, model rocket building, air pressure experiments, engine studies, and other projects. 

Materials to bring: pencils, glue, tape, scissors, and markers

Cost: $25

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15
OR (please see next page for other choice)

Lower Grammar (K-2nd grades) 2nd Period *continued*
Little Stitches

Instructor: Carlie Stach


In this class the children will be learning the basics in sewing.  We will begin the class with learning how to thread a needle and how to do basic stitches. Each week we will learn more sewing skills, so that we can make actual sewing projects such as bean bags, puppets, and even a doll. The children will be making their own sewing kit as well that will be theirs to keep. This will be a fun class for the children to gain confidence in sewing!
Materials to bring: scissors

Cost: $15

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15


Lower Grammar (K-2nd grades) 3rd Period
God’s Creation

Instructors: Monica Cook and Heather Bullman

This class provides a creative in-depth encounter with natural science from a biblical perspective, based on the Creation week.


Materials to bring: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, a pencil sharpener, a pack of construction paper (multiple colors), and a three ring binder notebook, or notebook with pockets to keep papers in.
Cost: $10

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15


OR
Spanish with Learnables

Instructor: Leigh Anne Thibodeau


We will be learning Spanish with the Learnables computer program.  According to Cathy Duffy, author of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, this foreign language program works well for homeschool families.  We will be doing Level 1 for this semester and go from there.  Come and enjoy the fun amigo.
Materials to bring: pencils and a 3 ring binder
Cost: $15

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15



Upper Grammar (3rd-5th grades) 1st Period
Prairie Primer

Instructor: Jenessa Stach

During this class we are going to be bringing the "Little House on the Prairie" books to life. Using the Prairie Primer unit study as a guide we will be digging deeper into the books to help the children to understand more about what it would have been like to be a "pioneer" in the 1800's.  We will be having loads of fun through the varying activities in the book.

Materials to bring: Notebook with ruled paper, pencils/pens, scissors, colored pencils or crayons, and a wonderful imagination. We will need some of the Little House books which can be purchased or checked out at the Library. I will let you know before classes begin which books your child will need.
Cost: $15

Class size: Min 5/Max 15



Upper Elementary (3rd-5th grades) 2nd Period
Drawing with Children

Instructor: Tonya Harwood


This is similar to the class for the younger children, except it will be taken to a higher level.  We will also explore line, shape, and teach ourselves how to focus and really look.  We will take a look at drawing from a print, drawing from a still life, volume drawing, and look at some of the great masters of fine art.
Materials to bring: a ream of copy paper, black markers and pencils
Homework: None
Cost: $5

Class size: Min 5/Max. 15



Upper Grammar (3rd-5th grades) 3rd Period
The Time Traveler

Instructors: Trixie Briggs and Joy Allen

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a different time? Imagine a time when computers were not powered by electricity, soldiers were sometimes paid with salt and the telegraph was the cutting edge in technology. Join the Time Traveler on an adventure that spans history.


Materials to bring: crayons, scissors and glue sticks
Cost: $10

Class size: Min. 5/ Max. 15

Jr. High (6th-8th grades) 1st Period

Drama

Instructors: Kristi Bailey and Andrea Clark


Students will explore various types of drama and will give three performances during the semester.  The dramas will include skits, mimes, dance, improv, etc.
Materials to bring: There will not be any needed materials initially.  Certain items may be needed for each performance and we will let parents know what is needed for each performance.
Cost: $10

Class size: Min 5/Max 15



Jr. High (6th -8th grades) 2nd Period
Spanish with Learnables

Instructor: Leigh Anne Thibodeau


We will be learning Spanish with the Learnables computer program.  According to Cathy Duffy, author of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, this foreign language program works well for homeschool families.  We will be doing Level 1 for this semester and go from there.  Come and enjoy the fun amigo.
Materials to bring: pencils and a 3 ring binder
Cost: $15

Class size: Min. 5 / Max. 15



Jr. High (6th-8th grades) 3rd Period

(For this period only, Jr. & Sr. High will be combined.)
Girls: Christian Charm Course

Instructors: Andrea Clark and Jenessa Stach

A course for girls, giving methods for improving the outer appearance along with spiritual instruction for developing the true beauty which comes from a heart surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Materials to bring: a notebook with loose leaf paper and a pencil
Cost: $10

Class size: Min 5/Max 15



OR (please see next page for other choice)

Jr. High (6th-8th grades) 3rd Period *continued*

(For this period only, Jr. & Sr. High will be combined.)
Boys: Wood Working Basics

Instructors: Brian Bullman and Eric Allen


This class will teach the basics of workshop safety and give insight to the idea of going from concept to reality with a choice of basic projects to be built by the students.
Materials to bring: TBA

Cost: $25

Class size: Min 5/Max 15

Sr. High (9th-12th grades) 1st Period

Financial Peace and Career Choices -Part 1

Instructors: Amanda Roberts and Lori Edwards


The financial “peace” of the class covers subjects from budgeting, saving, to college planning.  It provides the next generation a solid foundation on which they can build their financial future.


The career part of this class will present valuable information, explore ideas and develop skills and competencies that will help our students succeed in their careers. Using Glencoe's Succeeding in the World of Work, an emphasis will be placed on workplace skills and technology.

Units of study include: Self-Assessment, Exploring Careers, Finding a Job, Joining the Workforce, Professional Development, and Life Skills. We hope to make several off-site educational tours of local colleges and businesses.

Materials to bring: TBA
Cost: $15

Class size: Min. none/ Max. 15



Sr. High (9th-12th grades) 2nd Period

Financial Peace and Career Choices -Part 2

Instructors: Amanda Roberts and Lori Edwards

The financial “peace” of the class covers subjects from budgeting, saving, to college planning.  It provides the next generation a solid foundation on which they can build their financial future.


The career part of this class will present valuable information, explore ideas and develop skills and competencies that will help our students succeed in their careers. Using Glencoe's Succeeding in the World of Work, an emphasis will be placed on workplace skills and technology.
Units of study include: Self-Assessment, Exploring Careers, Finding a Job, Joining the Workforce, Professional Development, and Life Skills. We hope to make several off-site educational tours of local colleges and businesses.
Materials to bring: TBA
Cost: $15

Class size: Min. none/ Max. 15


Sr. High (9th-12th grades) 3rd Period

For this period only, Jr. & Sr. High will be combined.
Girls: Christian Charm Course

Instructors: Andrea Clark and Jenessa Stach


A course for girls, giving methods for improving the outer appearance along with spiritual instruction for developing the true beauty which comes from a heart surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Materials to bring: a notebook with loose leaf paper and a pencil

Cost: $10

Class size: Min 5/Max 15



OR
Boys: Wood Working Basics

Instructors: Brian Bullman and Eric Allen


This class will teach the basics of workshop safety and give insight to the idea of going from concept to reality with a choice of basic projects to be built by the students.
Materials to bring: TBA

Cost: $25



Class size: Min 5/Max 15

Instructor Bios:
Joy Allen and her husband, Eric, have been married for 12 years. They are the proud parents of, Ben (7), and Jake (3).  They've been homeschooling for 2 years. Eric is a Structural Engineer at Mercer Design Group here in Weaverville and Joy has a background teaching elementary education and working as a real estate agent.   Their family attends North Point Baptist Church.
Kristi Bailey and her husband, Chad, have been married for almost 11 years. They have four children ranging in age from 8 years old to 18 months. They are in their fifth year of homeschooling.  Kristi enjoys leading Kids Worship and working with the children at her church.  She has her master's degree in Special Education.
Amanda Blanton and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 6 years. They have two children: Joshua (4) and Nathan (1). Amanda has worked with children in Sunday school and children's church for over 10 years. She also recently worked at a local preschool for 4 years. Amanda and her family attend North Point Baptist Church where she works in nursery and Awana.

Trixie Briggs and her husband, Philip, have been married for 15 years. They have two children: David (12), and Symantha (8) and have been homeschooling for a year and a half. Trixie’s keen interest in history stems from having worked at the Biltmore Estate in addition to visiting many historical sites across the country while traveling both on vacation and when moving with her husband's military career. Her thirst for all sides of the story, the facts and the personality of history, drives her in-depth study of books, movies, the internet and the historic sites she visits. One of her favorite quotes sums up her view of learning history: "If you don't know your past, you won't have a future."

Brian Bullman and his wife, Heather, have been married for 11 years and have 3 children, Hannah (6), Zachary (3), and Jackson (on the way).  They are in their first year of homeschooling.  Brian has been involved in wood working for over twenty years and owns his own small company that designs and builds decks.  Brian has extensive experience in wood craft and a desire to teach the trade to the next generation.
Andrea Clark and her husband, Adam, have been married for 7 years and have been blessed with four beautiful children: Brayden (8), Esaias (6), Hosanna (3), and Jack (1). This is their fourth year homeschooling. Andrea has worked in a variety of settings with children including teaching Sunday School, Awana and pre-school.  Andrea and Adam are currently leading a 4-H club for Madison County, and attend Calvary Worship Center in Marshall.  Andrea is excited about working with your children this semester.
Monica Cook and her husband, Lyndon, have been married for 12 years.  For the past three years, they have lived in Asheville and have homeschooled with the North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry. They have three beautiful children: Morgan (8), Kylie (5), and Tristan (3).  Monica has a BSBA from Concord College in Athens, WV.  Their family attends North Point Baptist Church. 

Lori Edwards and her husband, Creig have been married 20 years. They have three wonderful children, Jennifer (16), Justin (11), and Jason (10). They are into their 2nd year of homeschooling and love it!  Lori previously taught music education classes and performing arts for 7 years at a local church and private christian school. She has worked with students of all ages, from preschool to highschool, and enjoyed them all. I currently teach piano from my home. God has so graciously provided us with the opportunity to homeschool and we are thankful to him everyday for his blessings.

Tonya Harwood and her husband, Jonathan, have been married for 10 years.  They have three children, ages 6, 4 and 4. They are in our second year of homeschooling.  She has a BA from the Univ of Delaware in Visual Arts and has continued her art education at UNCA and AB Tech. She has several years teaching experience including Art Space Charter School, Academy of Asheville, and the Asheville Art Museum. She is currently working on a group of acrylic paintings. She is part of a support group for Christian artists and they attend a home church. 
Instructor Bios Continued:
Corinne Ptak and her husband, Preston, have been married for 14 years. They have three children: Rebekah (9), Braeden (4), and Nikolas (2). They have been homeschooling for six years. Corinne has a degree in Human Services and Early Childhood Education. She and her family are members of North Point Baptist Church where she sings in choir, participates in ladies bible study, is a part of the ladies ministry team, and leads M.O.M.S. (Moments Of Mentoring Side by side).
Susannah Richmond and her husband, Dave, have been married for 8 years. They have three children, ages 5 and infant twins.  I grew up in SW Virginia where I was home schooled in the "early days" of home schooling.  Dave and I moved to Savannah, GA shortly after we got married, and then moved to this area about three years ago.
Amanda Roberts and her husband, Jack, have been 10 years. They have four children and attend Enon Baptist Church. Amanda has taught in Sunday School, Awana, and VBS. She and her husband have also been the coordinators at their church for Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University.

Carlie Stach is 13 years old. She has always been homeschooled, and enjoys sewing and making crafts. She also enjoys knitting, and doing craft shows with her mom. She has sown pillows, dolls, and blankets. She can also knit hats, scarves, and even cell phone holders.  She is excited to teach your children the basics of sewing, and hopes that your children will enjoy sewing as much as she does!

Jenessa Stach and her husband, Glenn, have been married 13 years. They have been homeschooling for nine years. They have five children, Carlie (13), Savannah (9), Gabriel (6), Taylor (4), and Emmaline (2). This is their fifth year participating in the North Point co-op. Jenessa has worked in a variety of settings with children including teaching Sunday School, preschool, and directing her own child care center. Jenessa has a degree in Early Childhood Education, and is looking forward to working with your children this semester.
Leigh Ann Thibodeau and her husband, Brian, have been married 21 years and they are in their fourth year of homeschooling. They have two daughters, Bailey (12), and Brooke (9). Leigh Anne has an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She has taught Sunday School and VBS. They are members of North Point Baptist Church and serve as the liaison between the homeschool ministry and the church.


North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry

Membership Form
Please read the NPBHM Guidelines and Policies then complete, sign, and return this form to Leigh Anne Thibodeau 903 Upper Brush Creek Marshall, NC 28753. The suggested annual membership fee is $20.00 for the year beginning August 1st to the following July 31st. Workshop registration is $10.00 per semester.
Please make checks payable to: North Point Baptist Homeschool Ministry.
Please Check One:

New Member______ Renewing Member______


Parents Name(s) ___________________________________________ Date of Birth__________________

___________________________________________ Date of Birth__________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

Phone(s):_______________________________________________________________________________
E-Mail Address: __________________________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Name: _____________________________________ Phone#_____________________
Are you a member of: Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) _______

North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) _______


Number of years homeschooling? __________
Please list any hobbies or talents that you or your spouse has that you would be willing to share with the group. (Ex. Sewing, woodworking, sign language, knitting, foreign language, etc.)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

If you have been homeschooling for at least three years, would you be willing to mentor a new homeschooling parent? Yes______ No______
Are you a new homeschool family that would like to be paired with a “mentoring mom?” Yes_____ No_____

Homeschool philosophy (please check any that apply):

Classical________ Traditional________ Unit Study________ Eclectic________

Charlotte Mason________ Unschooling________ Other________



Membership Form Continued

What type of curriculum are you currently using? (optional)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What types of curriculum have you used in the past? (optional)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Church Affiliation:

______ I am a member of North Point Baptist Church

______ I attend, but I am not a member of North Point Baptist Church

______ I am affiliated with another church (please list) ____________________________________________



MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
I/We have read and concur with the NPBHM Guidelines and policies and agree to abide by them. I/We realize that NPBHM services are provided on an all volunteer basis, and understand that I am expected to volunteer or assist with the organization of at least one activity or function. I/We understand that NPBHM serves solely as a support group and is not responsible for the education of our children. I/We understand and agree that it is our responsibility to be aware of and in compliance with the laws governing home educators in the state of North Carolina. I/We understand and agree that neither NPBHM nor any of its members will be held accountable for accidents or injuries involving our children which may occur during NPBHM field trips, programs, and/or activities.
Husband’s signature___________________________________________ Date___________________
Wife’s signature______________________________________________ _ Date___________________


Parent Agreement
 I understand that North Point Workshops are supplemental to what is being taught in the home and

are meant for enrichment purposes only. As the parent, I also realize that these workshops will not

complete any curriculum, only enhance them. The instructors do not teach the entire subject matter,

but are only enriching and assisting my instruction at home.


 I understand that North Point Workshops do not keep permanent records or assign grades.
 I understand that the North Point Workshops does not give credit toward high school graduation

requirements, although parents may use class time toward fulfilling some requirements in a given

subject, according to the parent’s own discretion.

 I understand that the North Point Workshops does not give legal protection or legal assistance.

Also, North Point Workshops is not obligated to testify regarding your home school’s validity,

authenticity, or effectiveness to legal authorities or in court.

 I agree that my children will strive to regularly attend all classes for which I have registered them.

They will arrive on time AT 12:30 P.M. and fully participate in the class by completing any homework

assignments and engaging with other students and the instructor during class time.
 I understand and agree that I must remain in the building the entire time and be responsible for my

children regardless of their age whenever they are participating in classes.


 I understand and agree that North Point’s Leadership Team, instructors or North Point Baptist

Church will at no time be responsible for mishaps, injuries, or accidents that may occur during the

year.
 I have read and am in agreement with the information in the North Point Workshops Handbook.
 I understand and agree that I am required, at the time of registration, to sign up to help in two

areas of North Point Workshops.


 I understand that my family will be assigned cleaning duties to be completed to ensure that the

church building is put back in order following our Workshop sessions. To participate in Workshops, I

understand that I am required to stay after Workshops to complete them each week.
 Due to the amount of work involved in making the Workshops run smoothly, I will be available to

cheerfully help with other responsibilities that will arise from week to week.


 I understand that all registration fees and materials fees are totally non-refundable.

_______________________________________ ______________ Date_________________

Parent Signature
______________________________________________________ Date_________________

Parent Signature



Student Agreement

All students enrolled in North Point Workshops must adhere to the following guidelines:

 Be honest, courteous and patient with everyone; treating others with Christ-like kindness.

 Respect and obey those in authority.
 Be on time for Workshops. (This means arriving at 12:30 P.M)
 Use respectful and polite language.
 Remain with their class unless they obtain permission from their teacher to leave and be in

the appropriate areas at all times; not roaming the building or property.


 Eat only during the appropriate times and places.
 Do no bring electronic devices of any kind to Workshops (music, game boys, etc.). Do not bring weapons,

including pocketknives, on the property.


 Complete homework (if any) given by your instructor and fully participate in class by engaging with other

students and the instructor during class time.


 Contact the instructor when you are absent.
 Reimburse for any damage done by the student to the facility or equipment.
 Help my family complete our required cleaning duties at Workshops before playing outside and prior to leaving each week.
Dress and Conduct Code: Be mindful that hemlines, necklines and conduct i.e. physical aggression/affection and language, should be appropriate for church activities. Shoes are required. So as to esteem others more highly than your self, prefer modesty over making a “statement” with your clothing, make-up and jewelry. (There are to be no tank tops, crop tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, exposed backs, short shorts/dresses or pants that expose undergarments or mid-drift or are very tight fitting. Shirts with messages must not be offensive.)
Please have each child in your family read and sign this.

I have read (or my parent has read this to me) and I agree to abide by the above guidelines.


Student signature _____________________________________________________
Student signature _____________________________________________________
Student signature _____________________________________________________

Student signature _____________________________________________________

Student signature _____________________________________________________
Parent signature _____________________________________________________ Date_____________




Workshop Request Form

Please print neatly



NPBHM Workshops

Please indicate your first class choice for each Workshop hour for your child(ren). Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If your first choice is filled, your child will be placed in the other class offered during that Workshop period.



Child # _________ (please use when registering more than one child)
Name: ________________________________________ Age: ____Grade: _____ Date of Birth: _________

How long have you home schooled this student? __________


1st period: _________________________________________________________Fee: __________
2nd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
3rd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
Allergies_________________________________________________________ Total Fees: ____________
Child # _________ (please use when registering more than one child)
Name: ________________________________________ Age: ____Grade: _____ Date of Birth: _________

How long have you home schooled this student? __________


1st period: _________________________________________________________Fee: __________
2nd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
3rd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
Allergies_________________________________________________________ Total Fees: ____________

Child # _________ (please use when registering more than one child)

Name: ________________________________________ Age: ____Grade: _____ Date of Birth: _________

How long have you home schooled this student? __________


1st period: _________________________________________________________Fee: __________
2nd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
3rd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
Allergies_________________________________________________________ Total Fees: ____________

Workshop Request Form Continued

Please print neatly



NPBHM Workshops

Please indicate your first class choice for each Workshop hour for your child(ren). Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If your first choice is filled, your child will be placed in the other class offered during that Workshop period.



Child # _________ (please use when registering more than one child)
Name: ________________________________________ Age: ____Grade: _____ Date of Birth: _________

How long have you home schooled this student? __________


1st period: _________________________________________________________Fee: __________
2nd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
3rd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
Allergies_________________________________________________________ Total Fees: ____________
Child # _________ (please use when registering more than one child)
Name: ________________________________________ Age: ____Grade: _____ Date of Birth: _________

How long have you home schooled this student? __________


1st period: _________________________________________________________Fee: __________

2nd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________

3rd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
Allergies_________________________________________________________ Total Fees: ____________


Child # _________ (please use when registering more than one child)
Name: ________________________________________ Age: ____Grade: _____ Date of Birth: _________

How long have you home schooled this student? __________


1st period: _________________________________________________________Fee: __________
2nd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
3rd period: ________________________________________________________ Fee: __________
Allergies_________________________________________________________ Total Fees: ____________



Payment Form

Please print neatly. Due to the inability to assure all classes are available, final totals will be figured at REGISTRATION.


North Point Workshops
Parents: _________________________________________________________________________________
Phone(s): _____________________________________ Parent’s E-mail: _____________________________

Please transfer amounts from Workshop Request Form(s):

Child #_________ Total: _________


Child #_________ Total: _________
Child #_________ Total: _________
Child #_________ Total: _________
Child #_________ Total: _________

TOTAL FOR WORKSHOPS: $_________
Please add Workshop Registration Fee: ($10 per family per semester)
REGISTRATION FEE: $_________

Group membership is required to participate in Workshops. Membership fee is paid only one time per year. Please fill out additional form. Please add Support Group Membership Fee: ($20 per year)

MEMBERSHIP FEE: $_________
GRAND TOTAL: $_________

Please make checks payable to: North Point Homeschool Ministry


For North Point Leadership Team Use Only

Approval________________________________________ Date______________

Conditions of Approval:

Semester: Fall/Spring __________ (year)

Areas of Service (1)_________________ (2)__________________ Added to Database_________________

Amount Paid ____________cash or check # _________Receipt # ________________








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