NOT Going Back To School Picnic

September is a very special month when we rev up our engines and prepare to kick-off another great year with Grassroots Homeschoolers! As is tradition, we will start the new homeschooling year with our annual NOT Back To School Picnic held annually on the first Wednesday of September. Print out our flier and mark your calendar!

The picnic will be held at the St. Paul Church gymnasium, located at 6201 W. Vollmer Rd, Matteson, IL. The picnic begins at 11:30 AM. Masks are optional during indoor play sessions.

The picnic is open to all families interested in learning more about our cooperative, and homeschooling in general. We will use some of our time, to plan upcoming Gathering Day Activities, as well as discuss possible field-trip ideas. Please come ready with your visions for the coming year, and what you would like to volunteer for. Also please share your ideas on how we can incorporate your family’s special interests in gathering day activities and/or outings. Grassroots is truly a grassroots organization: the more volunteers we have the more fun and education we can provide.

We look forward to catching up with our friends from last year and making new friends this year!

Grassroots Not Going Back to School Picnic Image

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2022-2023 Calendar

Welcome to the Grassroots Homeschoolers’ 2022-2023 Event Calendar!

Please visit our About page to learn more about our organization. All Gathering Day activities are held at St. Paul’s Church in Matteson, unless otherwise noted. Please review our Gathering Day Guidelines prior to attending an event.

Gathering Dates and Tentative Programs*
*Programs may change due to unforeseen circumstances. If you are not a member and are interested in receiving information about our programs and events, please contact a board member to receive meeting dates, times, and schedules.

All families are asked to contribute $3.00 per Gathering for facility use
Visitor’s fee for non-Grassroots members is $13.00 per family
Please consider volunteering to help coordinate these fun-filled events!
Members may be asked to bring supplies or projects to share
Children who wish to make a presentation about the topic of the day or any topic they are interested in are encouraged to do so at any gathering

Grassroots Calendar 2022 at a Glance

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Appended Disclaimer

Photo Gallery

Our Photo Gallery is a work in progress; just like life. 🙂

Please enjoy these pictures from a few of our wonderful Gathering Day events.


Grassroots Homeschoolers Halloween Party
Grassroots Homeschoolers Halloween Party


Grassroots Homeschoolers Science Fair
Grassroots Homeschoolers Science Fair


Grassroots Homeschoolers "Soil Sammies"
Grassroots Homeschoolers “Soil Sammies”


Grassroots Homeschoolers Pet Day
Grassroots Homeschoolers Pet Day