General Policies

Email:  fundyhomeeducators@gmail.com

Email is our primary means of communicating with our membership.  It is your responsibility to ensure that we have the correct email address and that you check your email regularly.  A membership phone list will be assembled and emailed.  Email addresses will be included on the contact list.  All of the information on this list is strictly for your personal homeschool use. Please do not use it for mass emailing.

 

Facebook Member Only Group Page

We have a Facebook page available to members, who have paid registration and submitted their current year registration form. Instructions on accessing this page will be provided with your welcome letter. The goal of this page is to encourage parents to interact in this social media forum.  It should help facilitate last minute park dates or connect families with similar ages! This will remain a member only page and wall conversations or post will load into your typical News Feed.  The purpose and use of this page will be for members to connect, where the traditional FHE facebook page will remain and be used for standard event promotion.

 

Other FHE Communication Methods and Resources

Website:  www.fundyhomeeducators.ca

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fundy-Home-Educators/159897617363435

Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/fundyhomeeducat/

Email:  fundyhomeeducators@gmail.com

 

Nut-Free Environments

All of our events and field trips MUST be Nut-Free Environments for the safety of our students. Please make this a priority and respect this requirement.

 

Policy Regarding the Promotion of Activities and Events

As our group is founded on Christian principles, we reserve the privilege to choose what we will endorse by way of activities or events and withhold what could be deemed unsuitable by the greater part of the group. We understand that because there are many varying opinions on numerous topics, there will not always be agreement.  As parents, we should always use discernment when selecting activities for our children.

This being said, as your leadership, we ask that you would graciously support our decision on the rare occasion when something may be viewed as a sensitive offer. We welcome your ideas and contributions and it is our desire to facilitate your suggestions when possible.

 

Competitive Events

As parents, we tend to get involved with our children’s activities. Therefore, when an event of a competitive nature is organized, every effort is made to ensure fairness. If the child of the organizing parent does well in the event, we encourage you to celebrate with them. If you are uncomfortable enrolling your student in an event where this scenario is possible, feel free to pass on the activity.

 

Invitations to the Media/Special Guests

Our meetings and events need to be safe and comfortable for everyone, especially when our children are involved.  Therefore, we ask that invitations to the media or other special guests (i.e., school board representatives) be extended only by the FHE Executive. If you would like to invite the media to one of our events, please contact one of us.  If an invitation like this is made, you will be advised.

 

Facilities

We depend on local churches for many of our meetings and events. If you have access to a church or community facility that we may use occasionally, please let us know.

We are responsible for setting up and tearing down when we meet at churches. If you are able to be a few minutes early or to stay a few minutes late to help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Many of our Teachers’ Lounge meetings this year will be at Matthew and Grace Peachman’s house in east Saint John (their address will be included via email). They are welcoming hosts with space to accommodate our meetings. Meetings at their home prove to be comfortable.  You are welcome to bring a snack to share.

 

Safety and Privacy

Our public Fundy Home Educators Facebook page and our website will only post limited information about our events. We will not publicize our classes, events, or recreational locations outside our membership list. 

As a matter of safety, we will only disclose our full meeting details for our adult centered events such as Teachers’ Lounge evenings. We will send emails and post full event information on our private member’s only Facebook page.