Friday School is a parent-led home school co-op serving children from birth-12th grade. We meet Friday mornings in Abilene, TX for 11 weeks each semester (fall and spring). Students K-12th grade have three class periods taught by parents who set the fees as low as possible to cover the costs of the class. Class selection varies depending on what parents are willing to teach. Join us for fun, fellowship, and friends! Find us on Facebook under Friday Homeschool Co-op in Abilene, TX.
Enrollment has begun for the Spring 2012 semester!
WHAT IS Friday School? Friday School is a parent-led home school co-op serving children from birth to 12th grade. We meet on Fridays from 8:45-12:00 at First Baptist Church for about 12 weeks each semester (fall and spring). Students in kindergarten and up have three class periods. All classes are taught by parents who set the fees as low as possible to cover the costs of the class materials/supplies. Class selection varies depending on what parents are willing to teach. Join us for fun, fellowship, and friends!
Important SPRING Dates
All forms are due by December 11th, including payment. Your children WILL NOT be registered for classes until enrollment and all class fees are paid. If you have a question about whether or not a class is full before paying, you may email or call us to check.
Class space is limited! It is first-come, first-served, even for teachers' children.
Spring Semester will be January 6 - March 30, 2012. (We will take off for spring break March 16.) Note: We will cancel if Abilene ISD cancels or delays because of inclement weather. Classes will be held for 11 weeks, so if we do not take off for inclement weather, we will have other activities on the last day.
1. Contact FridaySchoolAbilene@gmail.com and request the enrollment packet. 2. Read Handbook and Statement of Faith (updated July 2011 -- reread even if returning)
3. Complete Family Enrollment Form, including the Handbook Agreement (must be completed and initialed/signed by parent and all middle/high school students -- even if returning!)
4. Complete Family Preference Sheet
5. Complete MS Study Hall, HS Study/Serve, or Biology CONTRACT (if selected as any class preferences)
6. Pay Family Enrollment Fee of $20 ($15 for lead teachers) AND CLASS Fees.
7. DROP-OFF all of the above to one of the locations given in the email.
After ALL forms and fees are received, your enrollment is complete.
Please look it over carefully and pray about your family's involvement. Remember that this is a commitment that you are making for 12 weeks. Any questions or to request our enrollment packet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursery fees don't show on the schedule. They are (based on age as of Sept 1, 2011):
Under 4 mos--Free
4mos-18 mos--$10 for semester
19 mos-5 yrs--$15 for semester
All forms are due by August 14, including payment. Your children WILL NOT be registered for classes until enrollment and all class fees are paid. If you have a question about whether or not a class is full before paying, you may email or call us to check.
Class Space is limited! It is first-come, first-served, even for teachers.
Fall Semester will be September 2-November 18, 2011.
1. READ Handbook and Statement of Faith (updated July 2011 -- reread even if returning)
2. Complete Family Enrollment Form, including the Handbook Agreement (must be completed and inital/signed by parent and all middle/high school students -- even if returning)
3. Complete Family Preference Sheet
4. Complete MS STUDY HALL, HS STUDY/SERVE, or Biology CONTRACT (if selected as any class preferences)
5. Pay Family Enrollment Fee of $20 ($15 for fall lead teachers) AND CLASS Fees.
6. DROP-OFF all of the above (drop off sites will be included in enrollment packet).
After ALL forms and fees are received, you will be emailed your family's schedules.
We are excited about the classes we have to offer this semester and hope to hear from all of you soon!
We are now accepting teacher applications for the Fall semester. We will accept them through May 31. You can email to get them sent to you as a word document which you could just email back. To post on the blog, we had to save them as jpg files. You would have to print this and get it back to us.
You can email for apps at FridaySchool@att.net
The above application is for 0-5 yr olds
The above application is for Elementary classes.
This application (above) is for Middle School classes.
The last application is for high school level classes.
The final Scrip order for this semester will be placed this Friday (April 1st). If you have an order please log onto Scrip and pay via Presto Pay (through your bank account) or give your order to Jen or Eileen at Checkpoint on Friday. All orders need to be turned in by 11:30.
Teacher Reimbursement Requests are due NO later than April 8th. This is so that we can close out our financial statements to both FS and BCHE at the end of the semester. Because of deadlines, we can NOT accept any requests handed in after April 8th. Get your supplies ready for April 15th early!
Park Day - this Friday (April 1st)! We will be meeting after FS at Redbud Park for fellowship, play, and a fun game of Kickball!!! Bring a picnic lunch for your family and join us! Please feel free to invite other homeschool families not involved with FS as this is open to any homeschool family.
Fall 2011 Teacher Applications will be e-mailed out this week There will be a list of class ideas on our Facebook page – please feel free to add to it! We will also have a list available at SMP - we would love for moms to brainstorm during their SMP hour and come up with a list of possible classes they would like to see taught at FS. Include what you would like to teach, as well as things that you don’t feel able to teach the class, put it on the list! We never know what God will lay on someone’s heart to teach! Applications are due by May 31st.
Inventory Sale!!! This is something new to our FS families – we have an abundance of unused supplies in our FridaySchool closet and we’d like to offer them first to our families (before other homeschoolers in the community)! We will have all types of supplies including art, literature, math, science, etc! Board members will be organizing and pricing over the next few weeks and the sale will be held on the last day of our Spring Semester. Parents may come by during their SMP hour, or after FS (until 12:30) and browse. If you have any questions please e-mail FS or contact Jen Rector.
Class Supplies – any leftover supplies from the Spring semester need to be turned in as soon as possible in preparation for our Inventory Sale. (If you know that you are finished with it, please go ahead and turn it back in.) All supplies are due by April 15th.
As always, if you have any questions concerning any of the above, please e-mail FridaySchool. We are looking forward to our upcoming events and hope to see you all at both the Park Day and the Inventory Sale!