Announcements

CHEC Covid Policy for Fall 2022
Spring 2022 Curriculum, Plant and Craft Sale
CHEC is partnering with PVCC Kids College to offer classes this summer!
Spring 2022 Session starts March 7!
Winter class registration opens December 4!
CHEC Holiday Party
Last day of fall classes
Halloween at CHEC
Reminder to sign your child(ren) in and out
CHEC Fall Break is October 11
CHEC has moved its location!
Fall 2021 Registration Opens on August 21
CHEC Open House August 30, 2021
Please complete the student registration form before 9/14!
Sign up for the CvilleCHEC Mobilize group
Nut Policy and Sick Policy

For the fall term, CHEC will have a combination of indoor and outdoor class options. CHEC will follow CDC Covid recommendations. Under the current community level response system, this would mean requiring indoor masking if the community has a high level of Covid transmission, but not requiring indoor masking if our level is low or medium. Note that Louisa Cahan's We Are Artists class will require masks regardless of community level.

The annual CHEC Curriculum and Plant Sale will take place on Monday, May 2, from 11:30am-4pm at Frys Spring Beach Club. We will have homeschool curriculum, puzzles, games, fiction and non-fiction books and more! We will also have vegetable, flower and herb starts for sale. Students will be selling their handmade creations, including art work, crafts and treats. Rain date will be May 9, and we will post on our website if we have to reschedule. We are still accepting donations of curriculum and plants (seedlings, volunteers dug up from your gardens, etc). Curriculum donations can be dropped off at Frys Spring Beach Club any Monday that we are in classes. Please bring plant donations on the day of the sale. If your child would like to set up a table and sell their handmade creations, email Cindy at cvillechec@icloud.com with their name and type of creation no later than April 30. We ask that either the child or their parent stay in attendance at their table to collect money for the sales. We suggest (but do not require) a $5 donation to CHEC to set up a table (we will have actual tables that they can use).

Several CHEC instructors will be offering classes this summer including My Three Chambered Heart, Rock Band Instrument Sampler, Surrealistic Art, Giant Sculptures, Fairy Houses & Gnome Bridges, Giant Insects, Nature Study, Engineering Disasters, Road Trip, Hysterical Holidays, Science of Flying, and the Musical & Poetic Experience. More information and registration can be found at https://www.pvcc.edu/kidscollege

It's not too late to register for classes; although there will be a $5 late fee. Several classes still have space available, including Creative Filmmaking at Lighthouse Studios, Beginning Rocketry, Abracadabra Alakazam, and more! Classes will be held at the Fry's Spring Beach Club. Most classes will be outdoors, but we also have indoor and online options (as noted in the course descriptions). Masks are optional outdoors and required indoors unless otherwise noted in the course descriptions.

Class descriptions and times can be found at https://www.cvillechec.org/events
2021-11-21

The CHEC Holiday party will be held on Monday, December 13, from 1-3pm. Please check your Mobilize email for details.

A few reminders about CHEC. First, tomorrow, Monday, 11/8, is our last day of classes for most classes. As of right now, the only classes with a makeup day are Nature Detectives and Soccer, and they will be held on the following Monday, 11/15. Second, we are planning to have a winter session. We are working on putting together a schedule now. We hope to be at the Unitarian Church again. More details will follow. Third, we are collecting donations for the CHEC Curriculum Sale. We will plan to have the sale sometime in the spring. If you have donations, you can give them to me or leave them at the check-in table. We will take anything learning related and for all ages. Thanks!
2021-10-07

Celebrate Halloween with CHEC on Monday, October 25! Kids (and adults) are welcome to wear costumes to class. We will have pizza for sale for lunch (a separate email will be sent out to collect orders) as well as themed snacks and baked goods - and free cider for everyone! We will end the day with a Trunk-or-Treat! If you would like to participate in the Trunk or Treat, please email me at administrator@cvillechec.org before October 23. The Trunk or Treat will be held in the parking lot near the lower shelters starting at 4pm. We encourage families to decorate their cars and hand out candy (although neither is required for your child to participate in the trunk or treat). We recommend that you be parked and ready to hand out candy no later than 3:45pm. The more families that participate, the more fun it will be! If you would like to donate snacks or baked goods for our bake sale table, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44ada623a75-chec. If all the slots have been filled, we still welcome additional baked goods and snacks.

Just a reminder that you must sign your children in and out each Monday (or your teen must sign themselves in and out if you have given them permission to do so on our registration form). If you do not sign out, then our site managers will have to assume that your child has not been picked up and will have to call you at the end of the day. This is especially important given our new location and how spread out everyone is. We have made a slight change to our sign out policy. If you plan to remain on site with your child all day, you can sign them out at the same time that you sign them in. However, if do this and then you end up leaving at any point during the day, please let Shelley know. Also, if you are leaving from the playground area and don’t want to drive back down to the shelter area, you can tell one of the site managers (wearing the neon yellow vests) and they will radio down to Shelley at the registration table to let her know that you have picked up your child.

CHEC will not have classes on this day.

Due to increased Covid restrictions at the Unitarian Church, CHEC has moved our class location to the shelters at Pen Park. The Lighthouse and DMR class locations will remain unchanged. Please make sure that your child brings plenty of water and a chair or blanket to sit on.

Registration opens at 9am on August 21. Please carefully review the class schedule because some changes have been made.

The Community Homeschool Enrichment Center (CHEC) will be hosting an Open House from 1-3:30pm on Monday, August 30. It will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 717 Rugby Road in Charlottesville (the parking lot is on Fendall Avenue across the street from the church). The Open House is an opportunity for: (1) new families to see our space, ask questions, and meet teachers and staff; (2) for all families to meet and reconnect with each other; (3) and for kids to participate in some fun crafts and activities, such as “meet the reptiles” with Jake Pugh, close-up magic with Wes Iseli, French games with Carolyn Fay, a green screen activity with Lighthouse Studios, and more! Please note that, as part of our rental agreement, the church is requiring that everyone be double-masked (or masked with a secondary filter) when indoors and that we limit the number of people in each building to under 50. Masks are not required outdoors during the open house. If you have questions or concerns about our masking requirements, please contact the Administrator, Cindy Young, directly at administrator@cvillechec.org.

Before the first day of class, all families MUST complete a registration form. You must do this even if you have completed one in the past because they contain new information. The forms are fillable, online forms and can be accessed at the links below. You only need to complete one form depending on what types of classes your child is taking. If you need a pdf version of the form, please email us at info@cvillechec.org and we will send it to you. If you are taking only in person classes, please complete this registration form - https://form.jotform.com/202378065066153. If you are taking only online classes, please complete this form - https://form.jotform.com/202496178552159. If you are taking online and in person classes, please complete this form - https://form.jotform.com/202504989235157.

If you have not already, don't forget to sign up for our CvilleCHEC Mobilize group. This is the best way to get email announcements about things like the Open House and our pizza lunches. This is also the best way to communicate with other CHEC parents about carpooling etc. You can find the group at https://cvillechec.mobilize.io/registrations/groups/27291

A couple of issues have come to our attention, so I wanted to let everyone know what CHEC’s peanut/tree nut and illness policies are. NUT POLICY As mentioned on our website, CHEC does not have a nut-free policy. However, several of our students have severe peanut and tree nut allergies. We encourage parents, students and teachers to refrain from bringing peanuts or tree nuts to CHEC. If you are the parent of a child with an allergy, please be aware that we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment. We are only tenants at Sojourners and have no control over what is brought into the building when we are not there. With that said, I encourage parents to talk with your children about washing hands and cleaning up messes after they eat, regardless of what it is (we also have children with egg, gluten and other allergies). This issue came up after we found a peanut butter sandwich scattered across the floor in the hallway. Things like Sunbutter are a great alternative. SICK POLICY It’s that time of the year, and the flu is going around. If your child is sick, please do not bring them to CHEC. Please wait at least 24 hours after a fever breaks before bringing your child to class. If a child becomes sick while at CHEC, we will call the parent to pick their child up as soon as possible. Thank you for you help and consideration.