FAQS

Where and when does HEofS meet?


We meet every Monday from 9:00-11:00 at the Surprise Community Park under the ramada nearest the restroom. Park Days begin after Labor Day and wrap up for the summer around Memorial Day. For a map of our location, please click the 'Contact' button above.




How much does it cost to become a member of HEofS?


Our yearly membership fee is $35.




As a member of HEofS, what does that include?


After you fill out a registration packet and have paid your $35, you can now participate in any and all group events! You will be added to our list of Evites that go out for any field trips or events we have planned, weekly email announcements, as well as being added to our "secret" HEofS facebook page to receive any updates, field trip info, and encouragement from other families on the same homeschool journey!




What activities can I expect from HEofS?


As a social homeschool group, we strive to offer our members as many opportunities as possible to enrich our homeschool journeys. Activities and events vary from year to year. The amount of activities during the year will depend on member involvement and volunteers. We have weekly park days from September to May. Annually, we have a Hoedown at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Scripps National Spelling Bee, Holiday Parties (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter), & Annual Kick Off Meeting. We also have geography/history, science, art & poetry fairs and talent shows throughout the year that provide students the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills. Twice yearly we have food and craft made markets that give the kids a chance to make items and sell them to our group on park days. We have educational field trips (often at least twice a month) that vary in interests and price. Some past trips included fire station tours, zoos & aquariums, theater productions, farms and dairies, ice skating, botanical gardens, and various museums. We offer fun activities too, including indoor climbing & jump places, art projects, and bowling. We also have camping trips and a tween and teen group.




That's a lot of activities!  Do we have to participate in all of them?


Absolutley not! We just strive to offer our members a wide variety of options for their families. It's up to you to pick and choose what works for yours!




Is the membership fee a one time fee or do I have to renew it at some point?


The membership fee is for the school year (Sept.-May).




What happens at Park Day?


During Park Day, parents have the opportunity to sign their kids up for P.E. with Sports Kidz AZ. This is optional and is a separate fee paid directly to Sports Kidz AZ. You can sign your child up by going to their website: www.sportskidzaz.org P.E. takes place from 8:45 am - 9:45 am. During this time, parents congregate under the ramada to socialize and encourage one another. Announcements are done around 10:00am and any payments that are due for field trips/events can be made. Kids who do not participate in P.E. can play on the playground or coordinate their own games in the grassy areas nearby.