SUPPORT GROUPS

Interested in joining SELAH?
 

SELAH is a non-denominational, Christian organization seeking to support home school families and make disciples for Jesus Christ.

SELAH is divided up into homegroups which meet separately.  Groups are divided by age. 

Please read the group bios below to choose a group that best fits your family's needs and contact the group leader for further information about membership.

*FOR NEW MEMBERS: Please read through our Statement of Faith / Statement of Purpose

*Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applications from any families belonging to a public school ISP or Public Charter School.

We'd love to talk to you -- read on to contact us for more info! 

SOJOURNERS

Name of Leaders:

Year Established:

Group size:

Age range:

Ellen Nesper and Pam Polischuk

2007

... then ...

10 families; we are open to new members

Preschool – High School. Most of our children are currently teens, but we are open to all ages.

General activities:

Park Days—2nd Monday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Location rotates between various parks in and around San Jose. Park days include some structured activities, student presentations, and lots of unstructured hangout/play time.

Nature Days—4th Monday of the month from 1-3 p.m. Locations change each month. Includes light-moderate hikes, beach days, and more.

Field Trips—occasional, as initiated by group members.

Teen Hangouts—several times a year

Family Activities (including dads)—a couple times a year

Mom’s Night Out—2nd Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at members’ homes.

*All activities are subject to change. We are committed to following county health guidelines during the pandemic.

General location:

San Jose, Campbell, Sunnyvale

What makes this group unique?

We are a relaxed group where the focus is on relationships. Many of us are seasoned homeschoolers who can offer support and wisdom for families that want to homeschool through high school. Our monthly park days serve as the main "hub" where moms chat and develop friendships while kids and teens of all ages hang out together. Mom's Night Out provides a more focused time for moms to receive encouragement together. Members are asked to contribute to the group in some way, whether by leading some of our activities or helping behind the scenes.

BUILDERS

Name of Leaders:

Year Established:

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Carrie Woolley and Laura Butler

2018

... then ...

14 families; we are open to new members

Preschool – Middle School. Most of our children are currently kindergarteners and preschoolers, but the older children in the group would love to have some more friends of similar ages join the group.

General activities:

Park Days—1st and 3rd Fridays. First Fridays are unstructured play time, and third Fridays we hold age appropriate student presentations before unstructured play time. We meet in a wide variety of park locations across the south bay area, usually between South San Jose and Los Altos. We also usually hold group parties to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas, and the end of the school year.

Nature Days—2nd Friday of the month. Nature days typically include stroller hikes, farm visits for upick, beach trips, butterfly migration, nature center visits, etc.

Field Trips—4th Friday or as able to be scheduled. Past field trips have included fire station tours, library visits, pumpkin patches, post offices, etc.

Family Activities (including dads)—a couple times a year. We have done a BBQ, spaghetti night, and a camping trip.

Mom’s Night Out—once a quarter. Past events have included escape rooms, dinner out, board game nights, ice cream socials, homeschool curriculum night, homeschool helps/best practices night, and a pasta making night.

Service—We try to participate in some sort of service opportunity twice a year, but it is a challenge to find opportunities in which young children may participate.

*All activities are subject to change. We are committed to following county health guidelines during the pandemic.

General location:

North/East/South San Jose, Campbell, Monte Sereno, Sunnyvale, Fremont, and Gilroy

What makes this group unique?

The mission of the Selah Builders group is to build our families and their education on the firm foundation of Christ and to build one another up in love. Many of us are in the thick of parenting young children and are glad to encourage and be encouraged by one another along the way. We strive for a consistent group of active participants, so our families can build relationships with each other, and our children can receive the benefits of a stable group of like-minded friends. We plan events out in advance together and ask that everyone volunteer in some way to coordinate or lead a few activities.

SEEKERS

Name of Leaders:

Year Established:

Group size:

Age range:

Sheila Severinghaus

2010

... then ...

20 families; we are open to new members

Preschool – High School. Most of our children are elementary to teens, and we are open to all ages.

General activities:

Park Days— once a month, rotating between various parks in and around San Jose. Park days include some structured activities, student presentations, and lots of unstructured fun time.

Nature Days—once a month. Locations change each month.

Field Trips—once a month
Mom’s Night Out—3rd Thursday of each month, 8:00 p.m., currently on Zoom.

*All activities are subject to change. We are committed to following county health guidelines during the pandemic.

General location:

San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill

What makes this group unique?

Our activities serve to develop friendships between moms as the children have fun together. Mom's Night Out is a time for moms to receive encouragement and to learn from guest speakers. Members are asked to contribute to the group in some way, whether by leading some of our activities or helping behind the scenes.