Calgary-HS is a Yahoo group (an Internet discussion group) for
home schoolers, and those considering home schooling, in the
Calgary area. You can ask any questions you have. This is a great
source of information on all aspects of home schooling, including
how to get started, dealing with school boards, selecting curriculums,
dealing with tough days, etc. etc., and you can even get emotional
support from fellow home schoolers who have been there. There
are also activities organized by people in this group, including
field trips, BBQ's, park days in the spring/summer/fall, etc.
- Calgary Homeschool Preschool
This Yahoo group is for those considering home schooling, and
for those homeschooling young children, and it includes discussion
on parenting young children (early elementary grades to newborn).
They also organize activities.
- Calgary Homeschool Activities
This group facilitates the organization and coordination of homeschool
activities in the Calgary area. It is a great source of spontaneous
get-togethers, playdates and field trips! The email section is
used only for the organization, coordination and participation
in homeschool activities. No general chatting allowed. This website
is restricted to homeschooling families only.
- Calgary Christian Homeschoolers
"This is a group for Christian parents from, in, and around
Calgary who want to support and pray for each other and discuss
issues that relate to Christian Homeschooling."
- Calgary HS Teens
"The Calgary HS Teens list is for Calgary's homeschooled
"teens," ages 12 and up, to plan field trips and activities.
Parents are welcome to join, to offer ideas, support and opportunities.
This list is closed to the public. To receive an invitation,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and email address."
- Alberta Highschool Homeschoolers
"This list is for parents of Alberta highschool homeschoolers
(teens are welcome too, of course!). We will discuss the special
challenges of homeschooling through the highschool years. Relevant
to all Alberta residents."
- Calgary HS Special Kids
"A Calgary group for families who are (or thinking of) homeschooling
special needs children."
- Alberta HS For Sale
An on-line garage sale for homeschoolers. "This group has
been created to provide the homeschool community the opportunity
to buy, sell and/or trade supplies, curriculum and any other
- Alberta HS Parent
A group for homeschooling parents anywhere in Alberta. Because
home schooling regulations, and most home schooling school boards,
are province wide, it can be useful to connect with other home
schoolers across the province.
Note: The "Yahoo" groups are
free (supported by advertising), but they require you to register
once with them. Their main site is: groups.yahoo.com.
Organizing Your E-mail: When using these
Internet groups, usually there are qute a few e-mail messges.
A great way to handle this is described here, on our webage, How to Organize Large Amounts of E-mail
(For Microsoft Windows and Outlook Express Users). The example
shown is for Calgary-HS, but it will work for any e-mail groups.
Also, note that these instructions are only for computers with
Microsoft Windows. If you are not using Windows, your local computer
technician should be able to get your computer to do the equivalent.