Friday, July 7, 2017

Room for YOU!

We still have openings at Seeds of Faith Co-op for the 2017-18 year!!  If you'd like to join co-op, get on the waiting list (see link under our Co-op page), or email seedsfaith@gmail.com

We also offer PAY PER CLASS options for high school.  Just wanting a class or two for your high schooler for enrichment or to fill out the transcript requirements?  We have these classes available:

  • Ready?
  • Chemistry
  • Current Events 
  • Cooking
  • American Short Stories 
  • Bible Study Isn't Boring
  • PE
  • Elementary my dear Watson (LOGIC)

Contact seedsfaith@gmail.com if you are interested in our Pay Per Class option.

Hope to see YOU at co-op!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Co-op Registration 2017-18

Registration for the 2017-18 has passed, but there is still room! If you'd like to join co-op for the 2017-18 year, fill out our Join Co-op form (see link under the Co-op page), or send an email to seedsfaith@gmail.com.  
We also have these PAY PER CLASS options for high school:

Ready?
Chemistry
Current Events 
Cooking
American Short Stories 
Bible Study Isn't Boring
PE
Elementary my dear Watson (LOGIC)

Contact seedsfaith@gmail.com if you are interested in our Pay Per Class option.

Registration


Registration for the 2017-18 co-op year will be June 13th, 2017 at Dryden Wesleyan Church, 5243 W Main St, Dryden, MI. If you are joining co-op this year, you will be contacted by email with your specific time to register your children. Any questions about registration can be sent via email to seedsfaith@gmail.com
Open and Print your Registration Packet at the links below (one for teachers, and one for assistants) and bring to registration. If you are unable to print, these documents will be available at registration for a $2 fee. You must contact seedsfaith@gmail.com ahead of time to reserve a printed packet. Packet includes: Registration Form, Medical Release, 2 copies of the Family Note Sheet, Agreements, Statement of Faith, Teen Permission Slip, and Teacher Information Form.
FireFox Users: the Registration Packet may not load or print correctly when using Firefox Internet browser. If you run into problems, please try using Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, or contact seedsfaith@gmail.com and ask for a packet ($2 fee applies).
Teacher’s Registration Packet (for those teaching 1 or 2 classes – If you are registering with Groups A or B, print this one)
Assistant’s Registration Packet (for those assisting in 3 classes or alternate work assignments – If you are registering with Groups C or D, print this one)
Registration Schedule:
9:30 Registration for Group A (Teaching Two Classes)
10:30 Orientation for Groups A & B (ALL TEACHERS)
11:30-ish (when Teacher Orientation is finished) Registration for Group B (Teaching One Class)
12-12:30 Lunch Break for Leadership
12:30 Registration for Group C (Returning Families Not Teaching)
1:15 Orientation for NEW FAMILIES and RETURNING FAMILIES NOT TEACHING
2:15 Registration for Group D (New Families)

Monday, July 3, 2017

HS/PS Partnerships

Seeds of Faith does not encourage or discourage the use of Homeschool-Public School Partnerships, but believe that each homeschool family will research their options and decide what is in their family’s best interest. We are making this information available for those seeking homeschooling options in Michigan and the general Lapeer area.

Lapeer Homeschool Partnership (LHP)
Locations: Lapeer
Offers classes, field trips, and more
website: http://lapeerhomeschoolpartnership.org/
Homeschool Connections
Locations: Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Romeo, Auburn Hills, and Farmington Hills
Offers classes, field trips, and more
website: http://mihomeschoolconnections.com

YARAH Educational Services and
Oxford Virtual Academy
Locations: Oxford and Royal Oak
website: http://www.yarahhomeschool.org/

Other Area Classes (Non-Co-op)

This is a non-comprehensive list of area classes and activities open to homeschoolers. These classes are not affiliated with Seeds of Faith. Please use the contact info provided to get more information, or to sign up for classes.

Art Classes

In His Image Art and PhotographyInstructor: Connie DeSimpelare
phone: 810-793-6464
email: tcdesimpelare@airadv.net
Instructor has taught at Seeds of Faith Homeschool Co-op

Christian Art for KidsInstructor: Don West
website: www.christianartforkids.com
Locations: many locations, use the contact link on his website to find out more.

Karate Classes

PKSAInstructors: Kyo Sa Mickey Tankersley and Kyo Sa Mary Tankersley
Locations: Lapeer, Oxford
Lapeer: 558 S Main St, Lapeer, MI
810-667-7188
website: http://pksa.com/lapeer
Oxford: 22 S Washington, Oxford, MI
248-236-0340
website: http://pksa.com/oxford
Instructors have taught at Seeds of Faith Homeschool Co-op

Kuk Sool Wan Martial ArtInstructor: Kenneth A. Wright
Corner of Belsay & Davison in Burton
5515 Davison Rd #7, Burton, MI 48509
(810) 908-2659
website: www.kswflint.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/kswflint
Instructor has taught at HEARTH Homeschool Co-op

Gymnastics

American Gymnastics, Romeo
14837 32 Mile Rd., Romeo, MI 48065
(586) 752-3547
Website: http://agimichigan.com/romeo
Homeschool classes on Mondays from 2:45-4:45. Offers 1 hour instruction followed by 1 hour of open gym. $6 per student.
Great Lakes Kids Energy Zone, Oxford715 N. Lapeer Rd. Oxford, MI 48371248-236-9600website: http://www.greatlakeskidsenergy.com
direct link to homeschool open gym: http://www.greatlakeskidsenergy.com/entertainment/homeschoolopengym.html

Sports

Lapeer Area Homeschool Athletes – Lapeer Lakers
Website: www.lahasports.com
FAITH Sports
Website: www.faithhomeschool.net
(Click on the Sports tab for info)
FAITH also offers co-op and field trips/activities

MFYSL Micro Family Youth Soccer League, Oxford
Meets at Christ the King Church 1550 W. Drahner Road, Oxford, MI 48371
www.mfysl.weebly.com

NON-Co-op Classes for core subjects and enrichment

Lisa Wagner, Writing Instructorwww.wagnerwriting.com
email contact: lisa@wagnerwriting.com
Classical Conversations
(a Classical Christian Community – offers classes across the United States)
www.classicalconversations.com
To find the CC group nearest you, visit the website above.
Click the “Community” link, and enter your area into the search field.
Current locations include Lapeer, Dryden, Flushing, and Clarkston.

Other Area Co-ops

OTHER  CO-OPS & HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES  If you cannot join Seeds of Faith Co-op there are several other area co-ops that you may want to be aware of. None of the groups below are affiliated with Seeds of Faith.
HEARTH (Hope Enrichment and Resources Targeting Homeschoolers)
http://hearthhomeschool.weebly.com
Hope, Enrichment, And Resources Targeting Homeschoolers (HEARTH) is a Christian homeschool co-operative in Genesee County, MI. Our classes are held every other Monday at Richfield Rd. United Brethren Church on Richfield Rd, just east of Belsay. If you are interested in being a part of HEARTH, we would love to hear from you. Please join our Facebook group to keep up with all the latest news! 
H.O.M.E. (Homes Organized for Meaningful Education)
H.O.M.E. is a Christian homeschool group serving the Greater Flint, Michigan area. We offer a bi-weekly co-op, monthly field trips, Swim & Gym classes, a Talent Night, a History/Art/Lego fair, monthly newsletters, Moms' Night Outs, scheduled play dates, and more!
GUIDE-God’s Umbrella Influencing and Directing Education
Meeting the needs of Homeschooling families in Northern Lapeer County, Tuscola and Sandusky Counties. The goals  of GUIDE are to provide an opportunity for families choosing to educate their children at home to meet together for support group meetings, field trips, family gatherings, and enrichment classes through our Co-op classes. 
F.A.I.T.H. Homeschool Group 
The “school year” is broken down into two semesters: September – December, and January – April. Classes meet every other Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This program is for grades K-12. Because one parent or guardian from each family is required to help, we provide childcare for the younger siblings including a nursery for infants, a Wee Walker nursery for children walking – 24 months of age (a simple craft, snack & story time are included), a Wee Runner nursery for children 24 months of age to 3 years (a story time, songs, games and crafts are included) and a Preschool for children 3-4 years old (must be potty trained and age 3 by December 1st of that calendar year).
Homeschooling H.E.R.O
HERO serves homeschoolers in Lapeer County and the surrounding areas who are seeking quality classes. HERO provides two types of essential classes: core classes, such as Math, Science, Writing, and Literature; and enrichment classes, such as art and photography. HERO's resources include SAT prep, tutoring, transcript seminars and services, curriculum advising, and more. To provide more community for all homeschool families, HERO offers opportunities, such as field trips, mini-sessions, moms night out, social events, and much much more!
Lapeer Homeschool Partnership
https://lapeerhomeschoolpartnership.org/
The Lapeer Homeschool Partnership was developed to provide tuition-free academics and extra-curricular options to the homeschool community. Together, we believe that education is vitally important to the future of our community. We believe that parents should determine and select the educational opportunities that best meet their children’s needs. We believe in supporting parents and student by providing curricular and extra-curricular opportunities that meet the needs of ALL students.

Homeschool Connections
Welcome to Homeschool Connections! Here, we hope you find more than just information and classes. We hope you find a program that meets the standards of any classical education, yet flexible enough to accommodate any homeschool style. More than that, we hope you find a place to connect with others. A place to belong. With a background in education and educational counseling, Homeschool Connections was founded by Tarla Gernert in 2002 as a means towards filling a need for her own family. Since her own children have graduated, Tarla has continued to grow Homeschool Connections to 6 campuses, all providing classes of the highest quality taught by experts with a passion for passing on their knowledge and experiences to future generations. In addition to weekly classes, families have the opportunity to participate in field trips, support meetings, discounts and more. Homeschool Connections services also include educational counseling & advising and transcript assistance.

Classical Conversations
Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.