Our Purpose

CHESS is a local support group of home educators whose purpose is to encourage parents in their home education decision and to provide academic, cooperative, and fellowship opportunities for children.  Participation in group-sponsored activities is reserved for current members.  You may read more information about CHESS by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Please contact CHESS with any other questions.

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Welcome New Board Members

As of June 1, 2013 we have four new board members and two board members have taken new positions.

Amy Maxwell – Chairperson (chess.chairman@gmail.com)

Amy Markovich – Middle School (chess.middle@gmail.com)

Shelli Grant – High School (chess.high@gmail.com)

Jennifer Fox – Elementary (chess.elementary@gmail.com)

Jamie Shirley – Resources (chess.resources@gmail.com)

Andrea Yandell – Secretary (chess.secretary@gmail.com)

Thank you for your willingness to serve, Ladies!

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The CHESS Membership fee is $25 per year and is due each August, although you may join at any time during the year.  This fee is not pro-rated and is non-refundable.  To join CHESS, please read the CHESS By-Laws and then mail a completed CHESS 2013-2014 Membership Application and fee to:  CHESS, P.O. Box 6447, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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CHESS Annual Membership Meeting

The CHESS Fall Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, from 6-8pm in the gymnasium at First Assembly of God Siloam Springs (behind Braum’s).

There will be general home-school information as well as CHESS activities for the year available. Anyone needing a table at the meeting needs to submit a request, by email, to Amy Maxwell (chess.chairman@gmail.com) no later than 6:00 p.m. on August 4th.

We will also have an area/time for new and prospective home school families, please get the word out to those who are considering home schooling or CHESS.

In order to sign up for and place an order for Walton Arts Center tickets, you will be required to show your membership card. So it is important for you to turn in your application/dues and pick up your card first thing that night. There will be a table at the meeting to place your order for Walton Arts Center Tickets.

We ask that everyone fill out the entire membership application and sign the Statement of Faith.

You may also mail your application/dues in advance and there will be a place at the table on the night of the meeting for those who have pre-paid to pick up their membership card. The new 2013-2014 Membership Application is available on the ‘About Us’ page of the CHESS website. Applications/dues may be sent to: CHESS, PO Box 6447, Siloam Springs, AR 72761.

Please contact CHESS (chessmedia@hotmail.com) with any questions.

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Box Tops for Education

Please remember to cut out and save Box Tops for Education, found on grocery items. We collect the Box Tops to earn cash for CHESS activities. Look for the collection box at CHESS events, or any board member will be happy to take them. Parents can also earn money for CHESS by registering with Box Tops for Education online. Please contact CHESS with any questions.

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Eureka Pizza Power Points

Please remember to cut out and save the Power Points found on the bottom of all Eureka Pizza boxes. We are collecting the Power Points as a fund raiser. You may give the Power Points to any board member. Please contact CHESS if you have any questions.

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