This will be a long email with lots of info so please be sure to read it through. In the next few days I will send more detailed information in separate emails for the different activities. We just wanted to be sure everyone could have the info as you start your fall planning. For calendar and other info, be sure to check out our web page:http://reachhomeschool.weebly.com/
Most classes and activities will take place Thursday afternoons at First United Methodist Church in Troy. This is located at 6363 Livernois Rd in Troy. http://www.troyfirst.org/ We are not affiliated with First United Methodist but we are grateful that they have opened their hearts and their doors to our group. We do pay for our use of this wonderful building and we have usage guidelines that we ask everyone to follow to respect the space that we use.
Orientation for REACH activities will be Thursday, August 20th from 12:00-2:30. If you aren’t sure if REACH is the group for you, this is a great way to find out. Come and meet the awesome families that make REACH such an amazing group. We will talk about our fall play, our classes and any other activities. We will discuss expectations and costs for each event. Coming to orientation does not commit you to joining us and if you have to miss orientation, we will be glad to get all the information to you.
Our fall play will be Greek Mythology. Auditions will be Thursday August 27th at 12:00pm. Performance dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday December 3rd, 4th and 5th. As always, REACH kids of all ages are involved in every aspect of our productions and we have something for everyone! Details, including cost, will follow within a few days.
Open gym will be from 2:30-4:30 and will begin September 17th. Gym time is open to all. As of now, there are not any organized gym activities but we do ensure that gym time is supervised. It is $3 per child per week or $15 per child for the fall term. Check the calendar for exact dates as there are a few weeks the gym is not available to us.
Coming Back…REACH 4-H Club!!
REACH 4-H Club is coming back. We will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:45-4:15. The first Thursday will be for working on Fair projects the third Thursday will be focused on community service projects. It is $10 per child per year to be a 4-H member with a family cap of $30. On the first Thursdays we will focus on completing projects that can be entered into the Oakland County Fair. We will do such things as basket weaving, jewelry making, pottery, recycled art, stamping/stenciling and more! This will be for all ages and we will be sure that all the projects will have components that will interest a wide range of ages, abilities, interests, etc. A detailed list of dates and projects will be coming soon. We will also talk about what 4-H is at our first meeting in October and we will have info and help for entering projects into Fair as we approach next summer. Community service projects will be geared for all ages and will include some outside activities, more info will follow soon.
As of right now, we do not have any classes set up. In the past we have done cooking classes, a Hogwarts class, self defense classes, dance classes, chess class, history classes….we have space so if you have a class you want to see happen and are willing to coordinate it, please let us know as soon as possible. Classes have ranged from a one week class to a series. We have lots of kids looking for cooking classes again so we are looking for people to take on a week and teach us something yummy. If you are willing to teach a cooking class, we will set up the schedule. Students typically do pay for supplies.
We are discussing monthly fieldtrips. Details will come soon, just wanted you all to know it’s in the works. If you have a fieldtrip you would like to arrange, please let us know. This will be a group effort and we will plan them based on who is willing to organize them.
We have monthly dances on the calendar. Details will be posted each month. Themes may or may not be arranged. Dances cost $5 per child per dance. Snacks are provided by those attending. If you are interested in being a part of the dances, let us know.
Is there something you would like to see REACH doing but isn’t here? Are you willing to at least help organize it? Let us know!!