Panhandle Christian Home Educators Association is a home school support group whose purpose is to encourage people in the process of teaching their children at home. They offer opportunities to gather for fellowship and to share ideas. It provides basic information needed to get started in home education by providing information about removing your child from public school and choosing curriculums. It lists local support groups’ activities available to students, and various resources available from the public library, curriculum suppliers, and other home school organizations.
West Texas A & M University Activity Center in Canyon, Texas hosted the PCHEA Back To School Extravaganza Saturday, August 11, 2007. The Extravaganza offered speakers and workshops as well as exhibitors such as Amarillo Swim Team, 4-H, Boy Scouts, Texas Home School Coalition, Debt Free Army, Hank the Cow Dog, Texas Special Kids, Preparing for College – Dual Credits for High Schoolers, What Every Home Schooler Needs to Know About the Law, Planning Your School Year, Tricks of the Trade, Special Tools for Special Schools, Entertaining Preschoolers, Texas Bicycle Coalition Safe Routes to School Program, and more.
Bicycle safety concerns were answered and Bicycle Parts ID, How To Fix A Flat, Helmet Sizing & Adjustment, Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist, Share the Road Guidelines, Texas Bicycle Laws/IMBA Rules of the Trail literature was handed out by TBC Amarillo Area Outreach Coordinator Cunningham, and volunteers Merten Pearson and Cole Pearson. Resources offered included the Texas Bicycle Coalition Safe Routes to School Program, Old Tascosa Cycling Club, Amarillo & Canyon High School Cycling Club, and Tornado Alley BMX.
This was an excellent opportunity to reach a student base previously unreachable with the idea of bicycle safety for students. We appreciate their efforts to expand their curriculum and look forward to participating in next year’s event. Thank you PCHEA.