About Us

Eagle River Christian Homeschool Association (ERCHA) is a local Christian homeschool support group in the Chugiak/Eagle River area. We offer encouragement, advice and fellowship for families who have made the decision to educate their children at home. We also welcome inquiries from people who are considering the home-schooling option.

We believe the ultimate responsibility for the care, training, and education remains with each child's parents (Deuteronomy 4:9; 6:1-25; 4:1-4). This is an inalienable right given by God, which the State cannot create, destroy, or alter. While others may be delegated to teach at times, the final responsibility and control for education remains with each child's parents.

We believe that as parents carry out the education of their children, it is their duty to do so in a manner that actively works to produce educational excellence, good citizenship, and godly character. We encourage parents to be familiar with and comply with Alaska State Law regarding home education. Click to download a copy of the law and a concise summary written by the Home School Legal Defense Association.

 

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY AREAS FOR 2012-2013

Homeschool Support (oversight provided by ERCHA Chairman)

Library Team
Coordinator LAURA O.
Helpers (2)
Responsibilities:
Maintain check-out/-in records
Highlight resources in newsletters or at meetings
 

 
National Geographic Bee Team
Coordinator (1)
Helpers (2)
Responsibilities:
Register for and plan a National Geographic Bee
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chair about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com
 
History or Science Themed Project Fair Team
Coordinator (1) MICKI C.
Helpers (3)
BRITT H.
CONNIE E.
ERIN R.
Responsibilities:
Plan a history or science themed project fair
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chair about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com
 
Resource Fair Team
Coordinator (1)
Helpers (3)
Responsibilities:
Plan a fall resource fair by contacting local music instructors, class vendors, etc for setting up tables at fair
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chair about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions at newsletter@ercha.com

Used Curriculum Sale Team
Coordinator (1) LENNA C.
Helpers (2)
MICKI C.
SYDNEY W.
Responsibilities:
Plan a used curriculum sale
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chair about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com
 
Box Tops
Coordinator (1) TANA D.
 
 
Yahoo Group
Coordinator (1) KELLY F.
 
 
Newsletter Coordinator
MICHELLE B.
Responsibilities:
Publish monthly newsletter listing upcoming ERCHA events
Compile information emailed to newsletter@ercha.com for newsletter

Photo Directory Coordinator
CATHERINE G.
Responsibilities:
Communicate project needs and deadlines to ERCHA families
Compile family photo pages and directory information by June 15
Mail directories to families
 
May Membership Meeting Facility Team 2013
Coordinator (1)
Helpers (6)
1. CATHY B.
2. HEIDI H.
3. KAREN E.
4. JODI O.
5. STEPHANIE C.
Responsibilities:
Set-up for dinner/meeting
Serve as Meeting Greeter
Clean up after meeting
Bring 2 dozen cookies or brownies for dessert
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chair about set up and clean up requirements
 
 
Field Trips (oversight provided by ERCHA Chairman)
 
 
Field Trip Team
Responsibilities:
Plan a field trip or reserve seats at a play/performance for one of the following seasons or months using Field Trip Planning Guide and Worksheet.
Communicate with Chairman of the board (chairman@ercha.com) about dates and planning.
Team member submit a newsletter submission about field trip details sent to newsletter@ercha.com.
 
Note: There may be two field trips per month if there are enough volunteers
Summer      LISA W. - fish hatchery
 
September   BILL M.
                  SANDRA C.
 
October       KAREN H.
                 MICHELLE L. - Apple store
 
November   MARIA P. - bank or VCA
 
December   KIM K.
 
January      CHRISTINE F.
 
February    AMY D.
                WENDY A. - textiles
 
March        ERIN R. - Great Harvest Bakery
                LESLIE H.
 
April          SHELLY C. and TONI D.
                KARLA B.
 
May           SPRING E.
 
ANGELA D. - jewelers
DANA C.
REBEKAH R.
 
TBA Plays   WENDY B.
 
Social Activities (oversight provided by Chairman of the Board)

Bowling Team
Coordinator (1)
Helper (1)
Responsibilities:
Plan quarterly or monthly bowling outings
Schedule with bowling alley and confirm dates and cost
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of Board about dates and planning Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com

Ice Skating Team
Coordinator LYNDA S.
Helper PEGGY K.
Responsibilities:
Plan quarterly or monthly ice skating outings
Schedule with ice skating rink and confirm dates and cost
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of the Board about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com

Hillberg Ski Days Team
Coordinator NANCY W.
Helpers CONNY R.
Responsibilities:
Plan 1-3 Hillberg Ski Days
Schedule with Hillberg and confirm dates and cost
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of the Board about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com

Park Days Team
Coordinator
Helpers
TERRI B.
LAUREN J.
Responsibilities:
Plan regular park days (weekly or bi-weekly) for summer months at area park or parks
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of the Board about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com

Social Dance Club Team
Coordinator SHERI M.
Helper THERESA B.
Responsibilities:
Plan series of social dancing classes (square, ballroom, swing, etc) for families
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of the Board about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com
 
 
Summer Hike Team
Coordinator SUSAN C.
Responsibilities:
Plan regular family hikes (weekly or bi-weekly) for summer month
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of the Board about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com

Service Project Team
Coordinator KATHERINE P.
Helpers (1-2)
Responsibilities:
Plan service projects for Eagle River Grace
Coordinator will communicate with Chairman of the Board about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com

Moms' Night Out Team
Coordinator (1/quarter)
Helpers (1/quarter)
JESSICA J.
ELIZABETH W.
Responsibilities:
Plan a Mom’s Night Out for one or more quarters
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chairman about dates and planning Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com
 
 
Fall RACHELLE O.
CHRISTINE H.
 
 
Winter AUTUMN S. and NIKKI K.
MITZI W.
 
 
Spring RENEE S.
KAREN P.
 
Moms' Tea Team
Coordinator
Helpers
MEGHAN K.
REBECCA R.
TAMI W.
ROSE S.
Responsibilities:
Plan a Moms’ Tea
Coordinator will communicate with ERCHA Chairman about dates and planning
Team member will advertise to ERCHA members via email announcements sent to communication@ercha.com and newsletter submissions sent to newsletter@ercha.com