Fall 2018 Term Makeup Day November 26
CHEC Holiday Bazaar and Curriculum Sale 11/26
Fall 2018 Announcements
Sign up for the CvilleCHEC Mobilize group
Nut Policy and Sick Policy

Just a reminder that next Monday November 26 is our makeup day for the fall term. The following classes will be held: 1st period: Spooky Science (Megan); Methods for Drawing People (Davette) 2nd period: Mad Science Lab (Amy): Engineering Workshop (Ingrid); Draw & Paint Faeries (Davette); Storybook Workshop (Alena) 3rd period: Mapping the World with Art (Ingrid); Lego Engineering Challenges (Amy); Making a Scene (Lou Ann) 4th period: Handwork (Alena); Discovering Great Female Scientists (Ingrid); Making a Scene (Lou Ann) Students who have a free period in between makeup classes are welcome to join Supervised Stay.

Join CHEC this Monday, 11/26, (our makeup day) for our Holiday Gift Bazaar! We will have a curriculum sale, bake sale, plant sale, and dollar shop gift table as well as several gift making workshops. ~Our curriculum sale, bake sale, plant sale, and dollar shop table will run the length of the event from 10:00-4:00. ~Gift making workshops schedule: $5 per workshop Cindy: Make Your Own Tea Blends 10:00-4:00 (or until supplies run out) Cindy: Make Your Own Terrariums 10:00-4:00 (or until supplies run out) Rachel: Holiday Card Making 10:00-11:30ish Megan: Popsicle Stick Bird Feeders 11:00-2:00 Jennifer: A Fantastic Mystery Craft 2:00-4:00 Alena: Hand Sewn Ornaments 2:30-4:00 3:30 Megan's Strings Class's Recital It’s not too late to help out! *We welcome you and your children to share any crafts or other gently used or giftable items that you would like to donate for our 'dollar shop table.' Examples of items children will be contributing are hand drawn anime style art, hand carved wands, other creations. All items will be $1 each. *We invite you to donate items for our curriculum sale. Leftovers from the curriculum sale will be donated to Virginia Homeschoolers for their conference. *We invite you to donate house plants for our plant sale and baked goods for our bake sale. The plants can range in size and be priced $3-$10. The bake sale will have both family size for $10 (full pies, cakes, loaves) and individual size baked goods for $1. *We invite you to volunteer to help out with supervising at the event, by spreading the word to community outside of CHEC, and by participating in and/or offering additional workshops to add to the fun. Thank you for participating in our holiday gift bazaar and for supporting CHEC scholarship fundraising.

NEW DAY, NEW LOCATION: CHEC is moving to Mondays! The fall term begins on Monday September 10 and ends on November 19. Makeup day will be November 26. Fall break is October 8. Classes with be held at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church at 717 Rugby Road. Come check out the new space (bigger classrooms, more of ‘em, enclosed playground!) SUPERVISED PLAY SESSIONS The move to TJUU allows us to offer supervised unstructured play sessions during the CHEC day. We are going to try this out in the fall term. Play sessions will run in a dedicated lounge space and adjoining playground, supervised by site managers. We will offer one play session per period. The cost is $60 for the whole term, per child. • Students may not register for more play sessions than classes. • Discounts and scholarships do not apply to play sessions. • Children of parents who are on site (teaching, site managing, or just hanging out) may participate WITHOUT charge. REGISTRATION Please note the following changes to the registration and payment process. • Half payment will be due immediately upon registration. • All registrations will be listed as “pending” until at least half payment is received. • Pending enrollments will be dropped after seven (7) days if payment has not been received. • If you wish to pay by cash or check, please submit your payment promptly to treasurer Katie Colle ( ). • You may put payments on your account anytime prior to registration and draw from those funds when you register. SCHOLARSHIP The scholarship application process will be the same, except a deposit is now required. • Scholarship applicants must pay a $25 deposit in lieu of half payment to secure a spot in a course. • A completed scholarship application and the $25 deposit must be submitted within seven (7) days of course registration. • If sufficient aid is not granted, applicants will have the opportunity to drop those courses and receive a refund of the deposit. • If sufficient aid is awarded and the applicant drops the course, the late drop fee ($25) will be applied.

If you have not already, don't forget to sign up for our CvilleCHEC Mobilize group. This is the best way to get email announcements about things like the Open House and our pizza lunches. This is also the best way to communicate with other CHEC parents about carpooling etc. You can find the group at

A couple of issues have come to our attention, so I wanted to let everyone know what CHEC’s peanut/tree nut and illness policies are. NUT POLICY As mentioned on our website, CHEC does not have a nut-free policy. However, several of our students have severe peanut and tree nut allergies. We encourage parents, students and teachers to refrain from bringing peanuts or tree nuts to CHEC. If you are the parent of a child with an allergy, please be aware that we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment. We are only tenants at Sojourners and have no control over what is brought into the building when we are not there. With that said, I encourage parents to talk with your children about washing hands and cleaning up messes after they eat, regardless of what it is (we also have children with egg, gluten and other allergies). This issue came up after we found a peanut butter sandwich scattered across the floor in the hallway. Things like Sunbutter are a great alternative. SICK POLICY It’s that time of the year, and the flu is going around. If your child is sick, please do not bring them to CHEC. Please wait at least 24 hours after a fever breaks before bringing your child to class. If a child becomes sick while at CHEC, we will call the parent to pick their child up as soon as possible. Thank you for you help and consideration.