Our Activity List

MUST be a member of CHEF of GNO to participate

FALL ACTIVITIES

Skate Night at Airline Skate Center

 Fall and Spring..  This is a private skate night hosted by CHEF but is open to all local homeschoolers.  Only Christian music will be played. It costs $5 per skater, which includes skate rental. They will also have meal deals available for purchase.

Operation Christmas Child  

November ..  Start saving your shoeboxes now and teach your children about serving others!  Franklin Graham’s ministry, Samaritan’s Purse, hosts this annual program where we wrap shoe boxes in Christmas paper and fill them with personal and gift items for children ages 2 – 11.  Details will go out in October, and we will collect the boxes the first 2 Thursdays in November. This is a family project, so everyone can participate.

Thanksgiving Banquet

This is a great time to get together with other homeschooling families to break bread, fellowship, and give thanks to God. There is a small charge per family (usually $10) and each family will also need to bring an XL side item and dessert. Meats, paper products and drinks will be provided.

Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank

November .. During a time when we all come together around tables of plenty let’s help a child stay in school by providing hot meals, ensure that a senior doesn’t have to choose between medicine and food, or keep a family off the streets.

Christmas in the Oaks Tree Decorating

November ... Join us for fun fellowship while the kids decorate homemade ornaments!

Christmas Ornament Making Party

November... Come help us to decorate a tree to be on display in City Park during Celebration of the Oaks Christmas Celebration.

Christmas Book Exchange

December ..  Join us for a Christmas Book Exchange again this year. Coordinator will draw names at the time of the event ( so that every child at the event will NOT leave without a book) to match the children  with other children in their age group. Names and ages of children interested in participating no later than November 17. Each child will need to bring a new gift wrapped holiday book to PE on the last P.E. day this semester and we will exchange them after each class. We will, also, enjoy Christmas cookies and hot cocoa! 

Each child will begin the Christmas season with a new Christmas book!

Gingerbread House decorating Party

December .. Come and decorate your gingerbread house with CHEF!  You provide the (already assembled) gingerbread house and architectural icing and a bag or 2 of candy.  This event is a highlight of the Christmas season! Families bring their own gingerbread houses pre assembled  and we provide white icing and candy to allow them to decorate.

Christmas Caroling 

This is such a sweet event. Come join us as we Christmas carol at a nursing home. You’ll see eyes widen and really big smiles by the residents that are blessed by our children.

SPRING ACTIVITIES

Valentine’s Day Party

February... Valentine Party open to all children participating in CHEF of GNO. Every child places their receiving container on the table during their class party. Every child then goes around the table putting one of their own Valentine's into each receiving container.  Soon each child has a container full of Valentines that contain various Scriptures to remind them of God's love for them!

Resurrection Egg Hunt

 Join us for an egg hunt and sharing of the Easter story, then stay for a picnic lunch together.

Field Day

April ...  Field Day is one of the biggest events of the homeschool year.  It is a day where we all get together for lots of fun and games in a safe, Christian environment.

Events include: Dash, Tug of War, Sack Race, Egg & Spoon, Long Jump, Obstacle Course, 3 Legged Race, Water Balloon Toss, Football Games and more!

Kids ages 4 and up compete against others in their age group and everyone earns ribbons. It requires lots of servants to help plan this huge event.  More information about how you can help will be sent out as the event draws near.

National Day of Prayer

First Thursday in May.  This is a day designated by U.S. Congress as a day when all Americans are asked to come together and pray for our nation. It is special to know that Christians all over our nation are gathering together on the same day before our Lord to pray for our wonderful country. This is a family event – Parents and children pray, sing, and recite scripture, read quotations, etc. We meet at the park, eat lunch, and then have corporate prayer.  We encourage all families to participate.

Yearbook

Photos are needed year round, with specific deadlines for certain events. Student’s work on putting together annual yearbook by photos submitted by parents.

Sky Zone, Surge, Sector 6 Fun

Let’s get together just for fun at Sector 6 Indoor Trampoline Park. Jump around on one of the largest jumping fields in America. Over 12,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines in a 44,000 sq. ft facility.

Teen Formal

SPORTS & ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

P.E.

12 Weeks of Physical Education will be offeredper semester. 

Classes will be grouped as: 3-5 year old boys and girls, 6-7 year old boys and girls, 8-10 year old boys and girls, 11-12 year old boys and girls, High School (13-18 year old boys and girls)

 History Night

  Written reports, essays, biographies about any history your child is learning are just some of the ideas.  Plan ahead and present something you may have worked on for a while or it can be something as simple as a biography on Christopher Columbus. This is a time to build confidence and teach character in committing to a project and getting it done!  Reception follows presentation of certificates.

Science Night

Written reports, essays, biographies of men of science, and of course experiments are just some of the ideas.  Plan ahead and present something you may have worked on for a while, or it can be something as simple as Backyard Scientist type presentations.  There are online projects to check out and this too can be a family project. Make it fun and encouraging as your children see the wonders of God’s world in Science.  This is a time to build confidence and teach character in committing to a project and getting it done! Reception follows presentation of certificates.

Fine Arts & Talent Night

  A night for your child to show their artistic side.  Can include playing an instrument, presenting a piece of original artwork (any medium) or doing a presentation on a famous musician, composer or artist.

Homeschool Swimming

Free swim classes for homeschool children ages 6 and up. 

Field Trips

We are so excited to have field trip coordinators for CHEF this year!  Have a field trip suggestion or a connection to a place where we can go?  Contact them and let’s get it set up!

Book Club

Select an interesting book to read together as a group and meet for discussions and fellowship.

 Father Daugher Events

  Dad take your daughter out to dinner with other homeschool dads enjoy fellowship and a special time out (semi formal)

Mom Ministry Events

 The Mom Ministry events are a sweet time at the end of the semester when we moms come together at a nice restaurant for lunch.  The purpose is to encourage and bless one another. We will also plan a small agenda for that time such as a game or sharing what God is doing during the year.

Mother-Daughter Tea

 Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fellowship with other moms and their daughters.  It will be held in the spring, and we tentatively plan to have crafts to go along with the afternoon tea.  If you have been involved in the past with such a tea, we welcome your help!

Mother-Son Campout

Annual camping trip for moms & their sons!

Father-Son Outing

New this Year! Perhaps grilling together, learning about automotive care, going to a sporting event, video game competition, or a building project.

Mom’s Night Out

Mom’s need a break  from life’s day after day same old busy routine to unwind and connect with other moms and strengthen relationships between one another. Come out, connect, laugh and relate with other moms walking out a similar homeschool journey.

Parent's Night Out

Parent's enjoy date nights with other members. 

FAMILY SUPPORT & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Friends Group

September - Apri   Friends is a group with a purpose for CHEF's student to connect with others and aid in building friendships with others on a regular basis, It usually meets every other week and provides free play time for the kids and chat time for the mamas.

Family Camp Out

 The CHEF of GNO's family camping trip is a great time to bond with your family and with fellow homeschoolers.  We'll get out in nature for 3 days! There will be some planned activities and also plenty of time to do some fishing, fellowshipping, bike riding, or whatever your family would like to do.  It is a time of fun and relaxation all rolled into one great weekend! We'll also have a church service in the great outdoors. Please make plans to be there. It is one of the highlights of the year, and it builds great memories for your children.

High School Students Game Nights

Fellowship  for Homeschooled High School students age 14-18. Come play dodgeball, basketball, foosball, card/board games, karaoke or just hang out. Bring a snack to share (optional). These events will be announced every couple of months on Facebook and by email. The fellowships are usually held on a Friday evening from 6:30 till 10pm.  (Sometimes another family might opened their home for a similar event). Always lots of fun.

Kindergarten Graduation

Coordinators are responsible for setting meeting dates and locations as well as coordinating what each parents part/ responsibility for graduation. ALL parents must participate in helping if they have a child participating in graduation. No exceptions!!!!!! ALL parents vote on the date, location and time of graduation.

Middle School Graduation ( Must sign up for membership by Jan 1 of graduation year)

Coordinators are responsible for setting meeting dates and locations as well as coordinating what each parents part/ responsibility for graduation. ALL parents must participate in helping if they have a child participating in graduation. No exceptions!!!!!! ALL parents vote on the date, location and time of graduation.

High School Graduation (Must sign up for membership by Jan 1st of graduation year)

Coordinators are responsible for setting meeting dates and locations as well as coordinating what each parents part/ responsibility for graduation. ALL graduates must register with the Senior graduation coordinator by December of the current school year due to all the preparations for senior graduation. ALL parents must participate in helping if they have a child participating in graduation. No exceptions!!!!!! ALL parents vote on the date, location and time of graduation.

A Bible Museum Tour

Homeschool Martial Arts for CHEF of GNO members

End of the Year Picnic

Mom's Brunch at the  Annual Family Campout