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CIRCLE of Homeschoolers -

(Children Involved in a Respectful Cooperative Learning Environment)

Formerly known as Citrus Heights Homeschool Meetup Group and Folsom Homeschoolers - We've merged and changed our name to more accurately reflect our group focus and location. Our events are held several times a week and we have activities in various areas surrounding Citrus Heights including Fair Oaks, Folsom, Orangevale, Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Antelope, Granite Bay, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, and wherever else our adventures take us! Our events, field trips, educational days, holiday parties, classes, etc. are held throughout the surrounding areas depending on what families want to do each year.

**It seems a little silly to have to say this, but if you are not a homeschooler, this is not the group for you. To join this group you must be a homeschooler (either via private school affidavit, homeschool charter school, or an umbrella school). Being a homeschooler is a requirement for our homeschool group.**

We are an all-ages group. We have brand new babies up to teens and we plan a variety of activities that will appeal to all ages, as well as some that are specific to particular age groups. We do ask that all older kids remember that they are influencing the younger crowd and that they behave appropriately. We do not allow cursing, name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior at our events. We can share information on our favorite curriculum and our favorite homeschool classes while our kids have a chance to learn and play together knowing that they are in a safe environment. If parents need to address issues with their kids, we ask that it is done so in a respectful way.

**WE WANT OUR GROUP EVENTS TO BE HARMONIOUS. WE LIKE OUR EVENTS TO BE PEACEFUL, INCLUSIVE, AND FILLED WITH KINDNESS, AND WE TRY TO AVOID HAVING AN ATMOSPHERE THAT INCLUDES YELLING, BEING UNKIND OR HARSH, OR DRAMA (ALL OF THIS GOES FOR BOTH THE PARENTS AND THE KIDS).**

This group requires active in-person participation and support from its members to be successful. Families are expected to help in various ways - by setting up field trips, hosting co-ops, opening up their homes for events, etc. (by planning at least 1 event per year per family). There are many ways you can help, just let us know what your strengths are and what you can offer to the group.

This group does require an annual fee. Dues ($15.00 per family) are good through FEBRUARY 2019.This will fund the Meetup.com site, but will also help the group by having people actually commit to being a part of it. Often free groups have lots of lookers without many active participants. By charging a fee, people tend to feel more committed and want to "get their money's worth" from the group by attending events and participating. For the safety of those in the group, we do require that you complete the questionnaire and submit a picture of yourself and/or your kids before your membership is approved. You will then have thirty days to attend at least one event and, should you decide the group is a good fit for your family, to pay the annual dues.

WE ARE A NUT-FREE GROUP. OK, we may be nutty homeschoolers, but because of the life-threatening allergies of some of our members, we do not allow nuts of any kinds (including peanut butter and other nut butters) at any of our events.

If our group sounds like a good fit for you so far, please click above to join!! We look forward to meeting you and your homeschooling family soon!!

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