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A Word From The Coordinator

Teamwork

We are a team. To me, that means we support each other, help each other, and have each other’s backs covered should something catch us unaware.
REACH members come together in one accord for the betterment of our group. As a team, we strive together to work toward a common goal.


REACH’s mission statement says:
We desire to be a source of encouragement and support to like-minded families who have chosen to teach and train their children at home. We strive to equip members with resources which will help them be successful in their homeschool journey, to cultivate a community of friendship, and to provide social and educational activities which will enrich the homeschool experience.

I am excited each year to play a part in helping fulfill our mission. I’m proud to be part of the REACH team.

Michelle Green - REACH 2021-2022 Coordinator

2021-2022 Board Officers

Coordinator
Michelle Green
coordinator@rsvlreach.org
Membership Director
Lena Crowe
membership@rsvlreach.org
Activities Director
Chelsey Carnahan
activities@rsvlreach.org
Secretary
Emily DeCosta
secretary@rsvlreach.org
Treasurer
Kristen Brown
treasurer@rsvlreach.org
To email the Board: board@rsvlreach.org
To email the REACH group: mail@rsvlreach.org

Board News

As REACH activities begin for the 2021-22 school year, the Board would like to remind its members about the REACH Illness Policy. We ask that you all be mindful of this policy before attending any REACH function. Thank you, in advance. We hope and pray for a healthy and happy school year for all.

Recent Board Decision

Accuplacer Scores Used for Honor Roll Requirement

Accuplacer scores are allowed for placement on the REACH Honor Roll under the following guidelines: If a student has taken all 3 parts (reading, writing, and math) of the Accuplacer tests within the same school year, the student must meet the minimum average requirement of the scores (listed below) for each specific grade level. Read more

REACH Meetings

August - Welcome to REACH

Our Annual Weclome to REACH meeting will be held Thursday, August 26. Meet and Greet will be from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Childcare will begin at 6:00 PM. The group meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. More information will be coming your way soon. Read more

September - Back to School Picnic

October - REACH 2021 Spelling Bee

The REACH 2021 Spelling Bee will be held on Monday, October 25th, at 6:00 p.m. There will be three competitions divided by grade level categories: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. Participants will be given a 450-word list to study for the competition. The 3rd-5th winner and 6th-8th winner will go to the Pope County … Read more

Membership News & Reminders

Business Directory

If you own a business and would like your business information added to your family listing in the Membership Directory, email web@rsvlreach.org. Please include the business name, contact information, a link to your business website or Facebook page, and a brief description. If you have any questions, please email web@rsvlreach.org.

HSLDA

If you plan to join HSLDA you can receive a discount as a REACH member. Just enter the code 210726 when prompted. Annual membership is $115 with our group discount, a savings of $15. HSLDA Membership Link

REACH Honor Roll 2020-2021

Max Aylor-Grade 12
Caleb Claiborne-Grade 11
Luke Kinder-Grade 10
Lani McClure-Grade 10
Luke Sperry-Grade 10

Childcare Workers Needed 2021

Just a reminder that we need childcare workers for REACH meetings. If you have a responsible teenage daughter, 13 and up, that would like to babysit at the REACH meetings, please have them send me an application. I’m hoping to have the worker meeting soon! Read more

August Activities at a Glance

September Activities at a Glance

PSP Day-Parties/Skating/Parks

The 2nd Friday of each month is devoted to PSP-Parties/Skating/Parks. These activities are open to all ages including teens, but there must be an accompanying adult.

September - Back to School Picnic

PSP will be starting again soon with the Back to School Picnic! The picnic will be on Friday, September 10, 2021, from noon until 2:00 p.m. With the way the COVID numbers have been lately, I have decided to go ahead and continue with some precautions, and copy what we did … Read more

Clubs

We have a few clubs already being offered for this fall, but there's room for more! If you have an idea or know that you would like to host a club, email Lauren Scott at lauren.jesusismyjoy@gmail.com.

Father Fellowship Book Club

"A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him." Proverbs 20:7 In order to support the fathers of REACH in walking in integrity and bringing blessing to their children, I am offering this opportunity for fellowship and mutual encouragement by reading and discussing a book together. Read more

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Come join in with other 7th-12th grade students playing the fun game of ultimate frisbee. All you need to bring is lots of energy and a water bottle. Read more

Outdoor Play Club

The Outdoor Play Club is an opportunity for families to enjoy fellowship at Old Post Park. This will be in conjunction with the Ultimate Frisbee Club. Read more

Intensives

Time to Plan 2021 Intensives

We are looking forward to offering several intensives this fall. REACH intensives are usually one or two day activities to explore a particular topic. In the past, we have had the opportunity to attend intensives focusing on science labs, nature hikes, note-taking, writing, drawing, painting, the Constitution, and ballroom dancing. If you would like more information or have an idea and would like …Read more

Field Trips

Fall 2021 Field Trip Plans

I'm so excited to be the field trip committee head. I love field trips so much! They are a great way to get kids interested in different subjects and they have the added bonus of bringing the group together. I don't know about you, but my family and I are sick of being stuck in the house and want to … Read more

Potts Inn Museum Field Trip

Potts Inn is a well-preserved home built in the 1850s by Kirkbride and Pamelia Potts. Join us for a glimpse of local life in the 1800s. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, August 20th. Read more

Teen Events

August - Snack, Chat & Games Teen Event

Bring your favorite game and snack, and let’s enjoy hanging out together. Guys bring salty and girls bring sweet snacks. Deadline to sign up is August 12.

September - Outdoor Teen Park Event

Bring a lunch if you plan to eat. We will have the following activity options: volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf. Indicate your preference when you sign up. Sign up deadline is 9/9/21.

High School Classes

Below are some of the High School classes that we have scheduled for the 2021-2022 year. If you are interested in teaching or facilitating a High School class you may contact a Board Member with that request. All High School classes must be approved through the Board.

Personal Finance High School Class

Curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance by Dave Ramsey Topics covered are: saving, budgeting, debt issues, life after high school, consumer awareness, bargain shopping, investing/retirement, insurance, money/relationships, careers/taxes, and giving. This class, for grades 9-12 (mature 8th graders may participate with approval from Velvet), runs on Mondays from August 9 until December 13, not including 9/6 and 10/11. . . . Read more

High School Physical Science Lab Fall 2021

We will begin with scientific discovery and observations. The labs will cover Kinematics, Energy, Simple Machines, Electricity, Magnetism, and Introduction to Chemistry. Students will only need notebooks and scientific calculators. All other materials will be supplied by the instructor. The class is available to 8th-12th grade. This lab should meet the state requirements for a high school science lab credit. … Read more

Spanish 1A

Reach Mom, Sarah Hann, will be teaching a high school level Spanish 1A class for the 2021-2022 school year. This course is for high school credit and is open to students in 8th - 12th grade. Read more

2022 Graduate Information

Parents of REACH '22 Graduates: What an exciting year we have ahead of us as parents and for our 2022 graduates. I am looking forward to planning a great year of fun times for our graduates of course with your help:-). We might even have a fun night for just us Moms who have survived the last 13-12 years to … Read more

Library News-August 2021

When using the REACH Library, be sure to follow instructions on the signage. To help you remember what you have checked out, take pictures of the cards and/or items (and then keep these pictures for reference). If you pull items from the shelf and do not know how or have time to re-shelve them correctly, lay the items on the … Read more

GIVE TO REACH

PayPal
Amazon Smile
FlipGive - To become a team member, use code C339UZ when prompted.
Giving Bean
Fresh Roasted Coffee and Artisan Tea
Kroger Rewards - NPO number XE621

Box Tops 4 Education A collection box is also located in the REACH Library. For the new style of Box Tops, you will need to use the Box Tops phone app to scan receipts within 14 days of purchase.

REACH Codes/Information

Member Handbook
Member FAQ
Code of Conduct
Dress Code
Illness Guidelines

REACH Library Information

Reminder: Please note that this information is for current REACH members only.

REACH Library Code: 0122
A few reminders:
  • Place the key in the lockbox, and mess up the code to keep it secure. Secure the library by locking the door behind you.
  • Sign in upon arriving and sign out upon leaving.
  • No food or drink allowed in the library.
  • Follow displayed instructions for checking out and returning books
  • Use the 3,700+ items REACH Library Database
  • Check out our library tab.
Contact Velvet at library@rsvlreach.org or 479-223-2255 with any questions

Local, State, or National Events

**The following are not REACH-sponsored events but are provided for informational purposes only.**

Claiborne Music Studio - Introductory Vocal Class

We are so excited to announce that the Claiborne Music Studio is offering Introductory Vocal Classes in the fall! We are offering half off for homeschoolers. Read more

Liberty Acres Pet Resources

A family-owned, Jesus honoring, integrity-driven, service-oriented, animal-focused business located in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. It’s a place where all animals matter. Whether boarding dogs, animal care, raising quality health tested puppies, or transporting pets nationwide, the Langles pride themselves in caring for God’s creatures the way He intended it to be.

Arkansas State Parks events

Pope County Library events

Russellville City events

Russellville City and surrounding area events

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