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Box Tops finance a $500 college scholarship for a PEACH senior.

Bring your

Box Tops for Education to our

next meeting, or mail them to:
Activities Director

c/o PEACH
PO Box 260565
Plano, TX 75026



Pizza Hut Book It! Program

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HomeOur Purpose & Organization

Our Purpose & Organization

 

PEACH is a volunteer, non-profit organization committed to ministering to homeschoolers in Plano and surrounding areas.  PEACH provides the opportunity for fellowship, socialization, and informational exchange among home schooling families.  PEACH does this by:

  1. providing moral and practical support for member families to assist parents in academically strengthening their children and in building character in their children;
  2. exchanging resource and curriculum ideas because we understand that all children are not alike in every aspect of education, especially in terms of teaching material and methodologies;
  3. forming field trips, events, group activities and learning & ministry opportunities;
  4. establishing a network for communication of political and legal information and action in order to:
  • Be aware of and participate in the political process, 
  • Protect the rights of member families and others to educate their own children at home without state regulation or control, and
  • Promote a greater knowledge of homeschooling in our society.

PEACH holds 3-4 general meetings beginning in August at the Hunters Glen Baptist Church at 4001 Custer Road between Spring Creek and Parker. The meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm . Speakers and programs are designed to encourage and educate home schooling parents. Visitors are welcome to any of our meetings, so please join us!  Please be sure to check the main page of the web site or the web site calendar for the details of our next meeting.

 

PEACH encourages its members to join the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and the Texas Home School Coalition (THSC).  You can request the HSLDA PEACH discount number and join through their web site at www.hslda.org . PEACH members are entitled to a $15.00 discount per year from HSLDA. PEACH also makes the “Texas Home School Coalition Handbooks” available for $10.00. These manuals are very beneficial as they cover all aspects of homeschooling in Texas.  Information about membership in THSC and additional resources (including the Handbook) can be found on the THSC web site at www.thsc.org .


PEACH is organized with a Board of Directors.  Those who are currently serving for the 2017-2018 year are:



Officers  
President Tom Cooke
Vice President Kristy Bertelson
Treasurer Phil Garner
Secretary Todd Anders

Directors  
Communications Director Diana Turner
Activity/Groups/Fellowship Director Brian Kleinfall


PEACH works because there are many members who volunteer to fill the needs of the group.   They are organized in Committees or take on specific tasks on PEACH's behalf.  Some volunteers coordinate group subscriptions to educational magazines (such as God's World or Scholastic), some coordinate local area programs (such as Pizza Hut's "Book It" program), and some plan field trips, while others help produce our monthly newsletter and directory. 

 

To find out more about PEACH or ask questions about homeschooling, please email your question to Info@PeachOnline.org .