With the smell of freshly fallen leaves in the crisp October air and the rush of back to school well behind us, I can finally take a moment to catch my breath. Fall is truly my favorite season. Football, deer hunting or armed camping as my mother calls it, the feel of new curriculum pages, and the smell of spiced tea are all reminders for me that Thanksgiving is fast approaching. One of the things I am most thankful for is my freedom to home educate. I am personally thankful each and every time I grade a paper, help solve that elusive geometry problem, or spend the afternoon with the kiddos just watching a developing storm system while telling stories. I know in my heart that I am free to do these things because of the great work of THSC.
New Support for Leaders
It is with great peace that I can say I am also thankful for Ashley Lawson, our new Leader Liaison, newly titled as Leadership Support Manager. Over the next few months many of you will have the opportunity to learn more about and visit with Ashley by phone and in person. She is energetic, experienced in co-op leadership, and has a true desire to minister to each and every leader. I am enjoying our time training together, and I know that she will serve you with diligence, passion, and encouragement.
Upcoming Opportunity for Your Support Group
On November 7, the Texas Home School Coalition will host its 20th Annual Gala and Fundraiser in Houston. As support group leaders, you have a unique opportunity to play a significant role in helping THSC continue to keep our home school freedoms alive! Your support group, sports team, or co-op can help by donating a themed basket to the Gala Auction. Besides the wonderful opportunity to support the mission of THSC with your donation, the basket bringing in the highest winning bid will receive a $200 pizza or ice cream party compliments of THSC. The deadline to submit your items is Friday, October 23.
Donating a basket is easy:
- Go to the submission form on the THSC website.
- Select the theme you would like, or create your own.
- Gather your basket items with the help of the families in your group or board members.
- Put everything in a box. (A THSC representative will contact you with instructions on where to send your basket.)
- Send it off, and you’re done!
For more information about the 20th Annual Gala and Fundraiser, contact Michelle Widger at firstname.lastname@example.org. To donate a basket, say hello to our new leadership support manager Ashley, or update your support group’s listing on the THSC website, email Ashley Lawson at email@example.com.
As always, thank you for your help in Keeping Texas Families Free!