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Resourcing and Encouraging Parents in Homeschool Education

Membership

Membership Requirements

Meet with Director, Gisel Smith (first time members only).

Pay yearly fee online.

Volunteer once a year in a field trip, event or field day.

Parents: Volunteer at least one shift at the book sale.

Students (13+): Volunteer at field day with games and set up.

Actively participate in our Facebook group.

Beta Club

  • Our members have the option to join Beta Club with an additional registration fee. Beta Club is an accredited community service program for middle school and high school students.

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  • MEMBERSHIP & COMMITMENT LEVEL

    Parent is paid member of JFBC Homeschool Support Group.

    Students have good academic good standing & attend 50% of events.

    4th-5th grades are Elementary Beta; 6th-8th grades are Junior Beta; 9th-12th grades are Senior Beta.

    Students get one certificate per level; one pin and one certificate per age group. High schoolers get one pin and one certificate for all four years.

  • PRICES

    $25 each new student

    $25 for any returning student who is moving up an age category

    $10 for returning students in the same age category.

    Money handles incidental fees and charges like cards for soldiers, etc. and pays for cakes and party supplies. Extra money at the end of the year rolls over into the following year and may be used at the next induction ceremony.

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BookSale

Book Sale

For more than 10 years our used curriculum and education resources sale has helped our community buy and sell materials in great condition at great prices. Our sale is run solely by volunteers who are eligible to shop at the pre-sale. The sale is open to the community, not just homeschool families. All are welcome to shop or volunteer.

Resources

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church – Bible study, missions, music and sports

Johnson Ferry Timothy Ministry – A la carte classes for pre-K to 5th grade.

Classical Conversations – Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marietta
(Contact Denna White)

Metro Academics

Great Oak Academy

Intentional Arrows: Michelle Newbold Blog

Resources

2019-2020 Calendar

  • AUGUST

    Open Registration
    Not Back-to-School Party
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip

  • SEPTEMBER

    Geography Fair USA
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip

  • OCTOBER

    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip

  • NOVEMBER

    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip

  • DECEMBER

    Moms Christmas Brunch
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
    Talent Show & Christmas Party

  • JANUARY

    Geography Fair Worldwide
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip

  • FEBRUARY

    Valentine’s Day Party
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
    Teen Pact Classes

  • MARCH

    Moms Retreat
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Atlanta Science Festival Events
    Field Trip

  • APRIL

    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
    Moms End-of-the-Year Dinner

  • MAY

    Family Field Day
    End-of-the-Year Celebration
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Book Sale

Testimonials

  • I’ve been part of the homeschool support group since 2016, and I am thankful for such a supportive and encouraging group. I love the events we have for families “outside the classroom,” and events celebrating kids’ achievements. One of my favorites is the end-of-year celebration where children receive certificates for completing the school year and take a picture in a cap and gown. The wealth of knowledge and support from the members is invaluable, and it is a relief to know we can ask questions and receive advice from others who are like-minded. Not only do we support each other in educational endeavors, but also in life. The members of the group prayed for my husband who is facing illness, and offered support in tangible ways. The book sale is also one of my favorite events for both volunteering and shopping. The sale is my first stop in searching for curriculum. I cannot imagine trying to homeschool without our group, and I encourage others to be part of it too.
    Joy Long
  • I joined the homeschool group around 2002 when I had a preschooler. I was investigating homeschooling, and what I found was an encouraging group of women who showed me how to get started and helped me find my way. Our meetings involved sitting in a huge circle sharing things like what others learned about homeschooling, favorite literature curriculum, etc. There was a different topic each week. I took a huge notebook full of notes. Many of these women became my lifelong friends. I go to the beach every year with five women I met from this group, and now we are all getting close to the empty nester stage! These women were role models to me and helped me see that I could do it. This all took place before Classical Conversations and King’s Academy started. Now there are so many options, and I love how our group helps others connect with people doing all kinds of homeschooling methods. I truly treasure and value the years I have spent with the group. Thank you for letting me be part of it.
    Michelle Newbold
Contact

Contact

The Johnson Ferry Homeschool Support Group is a ministry supported by the Children’s Ministry of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

For more information, contact:

Lynn Wolford, Lynn.Wolford@jfbc.org

Gisel Smith, jfbchomeschool@gmail.com

JFBCHomeschool_Logo

Resourcing and Encouraging Parents in Homeschool Education

Membership Requirements

Meet with Director, Gisel Smith (first time members only).
Pay yearly fee online.
Volunteer once a year in a field trip, event or field day.
Parents: Volunteer at least one shift at the book sale.
Students (13+): Volunteer at field day with games and set up.
Actively participate in our Facebook group.

Beta Club

Our members have the option to join Beta Club with an additional registration fee. Beta Club is an accredited community service program for middle school and high school students.

Beta Club Membership

Parent is paid member of JFBC Homeschool Support Group.
Students have good academic standing & attend 50% of events.
4th-5th grades are Elementary Beta; 6th-8th grades are Junior Beta; 9th-12th grades are Senior Beta.
Students get one certificate per level; one pin and one certificate per age group. High schoolers get one pin and one certificate for all four years.

Beta Club Prices

$25 each new student.
$25 for any returning student who is moving up an age category.
$10 for returning students in the same age category.
Money handles incidental fees and charges like cards for soldiers, etc. and pays for cakes and party supplies. Extra money at the end of the year rolls over into the following year and may be used at the next induction ceremony.

Book Sale

For more than 10 years our used curriculum and education resources sale has helped our community buy and sell materials in great condition at great prices. Our sale is run solely by volunteers who are eligible to shop at the pre-sale. The sale is open to the community, not just homeschool families. All are welcome to shop or volunteer.

2019-2020 Calendar

  • AUGUST

    Open Registration
    Not Back-to-School Party
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
  • SEPTEMBER

    Geography Fair USA
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
  • OCTOBER

    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
  • NOVEMBER

    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
  • DECEMBER

    Moms Christmas Brunch
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
    Talent Show & Christmas Party
  • JANUARY

    Geography Fair Worldwide
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
  • FEBRUARY

    Valentine’s Day Party
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
    Teen Pact Classes
  • MARCH

    Moms Retreat
    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Atlanta Science Festival Events
    Field Trip
  • APRIL

    Park Day
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Field Trip
    Moms End-of-the-Year Dinner
  • MAY

    Family Field Day
    End-of-the-Year Celebration
    Teens & Tweens Meet Up
    Book Sale

Testimonials

  • I joined in 2016. The wealth of knowledge and support from members is invaluable, and it’s a relief to know we can ask questions and receive advice from like-minded moms. Not only do we support each other in education, but also in life. Members prayed for my husband facing illness, and offered tangible support. Also, the book sale is my first stop for curriculum. I can’t imagine homeschooling without this group.
    Joy Long
  • I joined in 2002 when I had a preschooler. I found encouraging women who helped me get started. Many became my lifelong friends, and now we are all getting close to the empty nester stage! They were my role models and helped me see that I could do it. I love how our group helps others connect with people doing all kinds of homeschooling methods. I treasure and value the years I have spent with this group.
    Michelle Newbold

Contact

The Johnson Ferry Homeschool Support Group is a ministry supported by the Children’s Ministry of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. For more information, contact:
Lynn Wolford
Lynn.Wolford@jfbc.org
Gisel Smith
jfbchomeschool@gmail.com