January 2021

Calendar: (our public calendar is here)
Jan 15: Meet & Greet
Jan 22: Class day 1
Jan 29: Class day 2
Feb 5: Class day 3
Feb 12: Class day (Valentine's party)
Feb 26: Class day 4
Mar 5: Class day 5
Mar 12: Class day 6
Mar 26: Class Day 7
Apr 9: Class day 8
Apr 23: Class day 9
Apr 30: Class day 10

Field Trips: We have two field trips planned (Feb 19 & April 16). Where should we go?

Ellen Trout Zoo (Lufkin): 12+ years: $12, 4-11 years: $4, 3 and under FREE
             [No masks required]
Military Aviation Museum (Tyler): Adults: $8.00, 13-17 years: $5.00, 6-12 years: $4.00, 5 and under FREE
             [They have been closed, so I am unsure of group rates or mask/COVID requirements] 
Vanishing Texana Museum (Jacksonville) FREE admission
             [Unsure of mask/COVID requirements] 


  • Police Station

  • Art museum

  • Caldwell zoo

  • Ellen Trout zoo

  • Meat market

  • Rusk Civic theater

  • Newspaper printer

  • Alligator farm

  • SFA Planetarium

  • Cherokee Dairy

  • Heritage museum Rusk + footbridge

  • NASA Palestine, weather balloon

  • Palestine children's museum

  • Tyler airport aviation museum

  • Tyler train museum


  • Mile long bridge Rusk (measuring tape, physics)

  • Movie day/drive in

  • Splash pad 

  • Self defense class

  • Elzner farms demo (bees)

  • Wildlife instructor

Meet & Greet: Previously this has been an evening event, so that husband's can attend. What time should we do this? Last time we had a speaker, should we try to do something similar? Hot cocoa and a movie for the kids? The true purpose is socialization + final registration/paperwork information. Also it allows new members to see the classrooms.

Easter: We have previously discussed having Easter Egg Hunt. Could we do this at 10 am on March 19? The church has a large field we could use, or we could go to a local park, like Nichols.

Supply closet: Supply closet is newly stocked with several items for you to use. Please check it out before classes start. Our hope is that it helps you with your budget! There's lots of crafty items in there, but also science equipment and curriculum. 

Nursery: Stephanie is moving and won't be joining us this semester. Samantha will take over teaching the Nursery class that Stephanie was planning on teaching. Nursery Classroom will also move to the main hallway, where the other classes are located. We will store Nursery toys in the classroom, rather than moving them each week as we've done in previous semesters.

Check in: We have a new electronic check-in system this semester. It will be similar to check in systems that you may use in your church. There will be no prep work involved, and will decrease some waste by only printing name tags and guardian slips as parents and children check in.

Class sign ups: To see current class sign ups, please see here. As a reminder, we still have about a week before we close sign ups entirely, class numbers can definitely increase. Please share with your friends that might be interested in a homeschool group.

"Homework" is in Bold