Homeschool Meetup of Pierce & Thurston County Pages
Welcome, we are Homeschool Meetup of Pierce and Thurston County, also known as HMPTC. The email for this group is homeschoolMPTC@live.com.
We are a group of families, mostly all represented by mothers but we do not discriminate, dads are educators as well. We support all types of homeschoolers. This means no matter what your chosen path, your faith, your curricula, or your needs, we welcome everyone.
In our group, a homeschooler is defined as a person who is "at home" giving their child a majority of their education. This is not the same thing as "after-schooling" which is when a child attends a public school and then is having their education supplemented at home. While we support those efforts, for the purposes of this group, that is not defined as homeschooling. The at-home-education could be "on your own," an ALE (alternative learning education, e.g. WAVA or CVA), a classical approach or a child-led experience. It is important to understand this definition as it occasionally comes up in discussion of policies.
We use two websites for this group, both of which are "private" groups. No one outside of our group member base can see your information or photos and we take safety matters very seriously in this group. With that being said, please refer to our disclaimer before becoming a member of our group.
Meetup.com is our main site with our calendar of events, our member profiles, where we collect dues twice a year, maintain our current RSVPs, and communicate about new and upcoming activities. The second site we use is facebook. You can "like us" and request to join our chat group HMPTC (you must have membership on meetup to be in our facebook group). Facebook enables us to have real-time chat, get to know each other, offer support, ask questions, exchange resources and anything else that might come up. If you have a FB account, I highly recommend using the networking site as a way to get to know your fellow homeschool friends. It is a great tool!
This group offers activities by its members and is led by The Homeschool Organizing Team. As a member you can view the leadership team on our member roster. Event Host are members who host activities on a regular basis. Assistant Organizers and the Co-Organizers make up the leadership team. The leadership team works together to discuss ideas, concerns, and the direction of our group.
All members of this group can and often do host events; in that aspect we are much like a co-op. We are successful because YOU make us successful by attending events, keeping RSVPs current and by you getting involved, giving your time and offering to host activities.
Please see our Table of Contents below, check out what it means to become and stay a member, apply for membership and you will be hearing from us soon! We really look forward to you joining, we have a lot of fun here!
The Homeschool Organizing Team
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