CAP Jobs and Descriptions

Facility Coordinator

The facilities coordinator would hold the keys and be responsible for opening and closing the facilities each week. We ask that everyone pitch in and make sure that the facilities get cleaned before we leave (see below), but this person would do the last check before locking up and leaving. This person would also be the liaison with the church, providing them the group schedule as well as any changes that occur throughout the year.

Co-op Coordinator

Co-op coordinator would be responsible for making sure that all of the teacher/helper positions were filled each week. They would also come up with fun spirit ideas, like dress for your favorite sports team day, or crazy hair day, etc. They would also coordinate/organize any special days, like the Thanksgiving Meal/Activity day, or International Day, or something new!

Hall Monitors

We need four moms to serve as Hall Monitors each week. We would like to rotate moms through this position to allow you to get to know everyone. We will need two moms to arrive early and two moms to stay late. In general, while classes are in session, the Hall Monitors will:

  • Guide kids to/from restroom &
  • Ensure there are no unaccompanied children in the hallways

AM In addition, the two moms that arrive early will:

  • Watch over K-6th grade children until time for class (downstairs in the large room)
  • Guide kids to correct rooms

PM The two moms that stay late will:

  • Make sure kids turn in name tags at the end of the day
  • Watch over K-6th grade children until parents/older siblings pick them up (downstairs in the large room)
  • Make sure that children do not exit the building without an adult

Clean-up Crew

The Clean-up Crew is very important! WHE has a good reputation with all of the facilities that we have used over the years because we leave the facilities the way we found it or cleaner. We are not being charged rent to use this facility, so we want to be responsible occupants so that they will continue to allow us to use it.

Upstairs Crew

  • empty trash
  • dust mop/sweep rooms
  • close the doors, turn off lights

Downstairs Crew

  • empty trash
  • vacuum/sweep rooms

Restroom Crew

  • restock bathrooms, spot clean bathrooms

Classroom Helpers

Those leading the classes put a lot of time and effort into the preparations for each class. Classroom Helpers come alongside and assist with:

  • Set up and clean up of room and/or supplies
  • Activities during class
  • Any other job that the Class Leader may require

Sunshine Committee Coordinator

The purpose of our Sunshine Committee is to care for needs of the members of our co-op. We like to be a blessing in time of need. In the past we have provided meals and/or flowers for a family after the birth of a baby or the death of a loved one, or after surgery or other unexpected life events. The coordinator of this committee will work with a member of the Board of Directors to:

  • organize signing of cards
  • purchase flowers and/or
  • organize meals

Field Trip Coordinator

This person will organize and make reservations, as necessary, to schedule our field trips. The coordinator will work with a member of the Board of Directors to secure any advanced payments and add/update the events on the website. If interested in learning the workings of the website, training is available.

 

WEARE HOME EDUCATOR'S CO-OP TERMS & CONDITIONS

 =>By checking the box, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the WHE Co-op Terms and Conditions put forth below.

CO-OP PAYMENT/REFUND POLICY

  • A non-refundable deposit to secure enrollment in the WHE 2022-2023 Coop Classes is due July 30th.

  • Final payments must be made by August 15th.

  • Payments may be mailed to: Weare Home Educators, P.O. Box 160, Weare, NH 03281

  • If you want to cancel enrollment:

    • A refund of funds paid minus the non-refundable deposit will be given up to August 15th.

    • No refunds will be given beyond August 31st.

    • In the event that WHE must cancel classes before September, due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be given.

 

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE

You hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Weare Home Educators (hereinafter "WHE") or any of its directors, representatives, or volunteers, from any and all potential actions, claims, demands, suits, judgments, liabilities, and proceedings both at law and in equity arising from and as more particularly related to any personal injury or damage to the property or person of your child(ren), yourself the parent(s), or legal guardian, resulting directly or indirectly from such child's or parent's participation in any WHE sponsored event.

You as the parent/guardian have the right to inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if you, the parent/guardian, believe anything is unsafe, you should immediately advise the teacher or directors of such condition(s) and refuse to participate.

Further, you acknowledge and fully understand that each participant will be engaging in activities that may involve risks that are not known or reasonably foreseeable at this time. You assume all the foregoing risks and accept personal responsibility for any damages, including personal injury.

You, the parent, or legal guardian, are fully responsible for any damage to the event property, its contents, or another person on the property caused by your child(ren).

2022-2023 Co-op Schedule 

September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16
December 7
January 11, 25
February 8, 22
March 8, 22 (1st snow makeup date - March 29th)
April 5, (2nd snow makeup date - April 12th)

Our co-op classes will be meeting at the Congregational Church in Goffstown village.

Please consider keeping the opposite Wednesday's Free for other WHE events.

Please note class fees do not include textbooks or workbooks

Preschool ages 2-4           *This Class is only available for families with older children attending the Co-op.* 

This is offered to parents that are teaching, primarily, and families who have other children in the older grades. The focus is basically playtime. There may be story times, games, and snacks. 

Grades K-2nd - How Weather Works
 Weather Class

We will be learning together about weather. We will use some fun and simple experiments that will help the students discover the way the weather works. No curriculum purchase is necessary for this class. All materials will be provided.

Grades 3rd-6th - REAL Science Physics Class
  RSO Physics (level one) is appropriate for 3rd through 6th grade. This comprehensive course presents complicated physics concepts in a way that young people can comprehend and immediately apply to everyday play and work. Topics may include the study of matter, motion, friction, work, sound and wave, magnetism, electricity, and even a glimpse into the quantum world. Students will not only learn Newton’s three laws of motion, but they will experiment with them and develop simple models of real-world applications such as rockets, auto safety, and electric motors. The course book offers a full-year curriculum, including all of the lesson pages, parent/teacher instructions, and lab worksheets. The students will only cover part of the course at co-op.
Grades K-6th - Music Appreciation ** Class is full**

The Music Appreciation class will use the SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) curriculum to explore the different orchestra instruments, various composers and select musical pieces. We will focus on Baroque era music as we go through the year. Class time will be spent listening to music, note booking (the ability to write is not required) and playing games. Additionally, some class time will include using simple percussion instruments to explore the concepts of rhythm, tempo, dynamics, etc.

With the exception of a pen or pencil, there are no materials required for this class. 

Grades K-6th - Spanish
 

Immersion-style Spanish class. Children will learn new words and phrases through songs, stories, and craft activities in Spanish. Immersion-style classes are great for learners at all skill levels, allowing advanced students to hear full conversation and read-aloud stories while enabling beginning students to learn from the ground up through context, pictures, songs, and activities. No prior Spanish exposure is necessary but great if your child does have some!

This class may be more suitable for K-4th grades, but 5th & 6th graders are welcome to give it a try if they have an interest in learning Spanish.

Grades K-6th - Book Club

The book club will read two books this year. Each student will be required to read, or have listened to the chapters for each class at home. At co-op, we will engage with the story through hands-on activities, cooperative learning activities, and cross-curriculum connections.

First semester: Misty of Chincoteague

Second semester: Stuart Little

Grades 7th-12th - High School Health (2nd edition text and notebook are required.) May select 1 or 2 hour class.

Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition covers what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices they can for themselves as they become young adults. Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can. This 15-module course, which includes both a hardcover textbook and a spiral bound notebook, covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. 

(Textbook & Notebook required.) The answer key is included in the Book Extras online. This course is for high school credit.

Second hour will focus more on nutrition.

  Grades 7th-12th - Art of Argument

 

 

Young teens will encounter many fallacious arguments both in their youth and as they grow into a fully adult world. From billboards to college professors to politicians, false types of arguments are used everywhere. Learn to discern what arguments are valid and which are not with The Art of Argument. Students will be required to have a copy of the student book.

 

Co-op Day Schedule

10:00-11:00am

11:00am-12:00pm

Fall Semester

After the AM classes, we will be going to Barnard Park for lunch and recess. Please plan to join us each time, so that both moms and kids have time to build friendships.

In the event of rain, we will enjoy lunch together at co-op, then have an indoor play time. 

Ages 2-4 Preschool Playtime

Grades K-2
Weather Class

Grades K-6
Music Appreciation

Grades 3-6
Physics
 
Grades K-6
Spanish

Grades K-6
Book Club

Grades 7-12
Health

 

Grades 7-12
Health/Nutrition

Grades 7-12
Art of Argument

Register for classes and events on our events page.  Contact WHE for more information about attending our Co-op classes at: admin@ wearehomeeducators.com (no spaces)

The WHE Co-op only runs 14 times per year.  We come together for labs and classes that enhance your homeschool experience. Our schedule means less time commitment, yet it still allows for structured classes with a group of peers.  We also have set up our day to allow for plenty of social time for parents and children.  Our classes are run by homeschool parents which keeps our costs down.  We require parents to volunteer in some capacity so everyone feels connected as part of the team.  We hope you will consider our group for your family!

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Cooperative is defined as involving mutual assistance in working toward a common goal: every member has clearly defined tasks in a cooperative enterprise.

WHE requires parents in our co-op to fill a Cooperative Assignment Position (CAP). These positions could include, but are not limited to: classroom helper, nursery, hall monitor, or set up/clean up. Parents will be required to serve in some capacity. Parents should be flexible to work in various roles within the group to assure our day runs efficiently.