NOT Going Back To School Picnic

September has arrived, which means it is time 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 on Wednesday, September 7th.

The picnic will be held at Frankfort’s Commissioners Park, located at 22108 S. 80th Ave. We will meet at the pavilion at 11am.Commissioners Park offers a great place play, with indoor restrooms.

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. Our next gathering day will be on Wednesday, September 21st, at St. Paul’s church.



2016 – 2017 Calendar

Welcome to Grassroots Homeschoolers 2016 – 2017 Calendar of Events. Please visit our About page to learn more about our organization. The calendar will be fully populated after our first Gathering Day, on September 7th.

Gathering Dates and Tentative Programs*
*Programs may change due to unforeseen circumstances, if you are not a member and receiving consistent communication, please contact one of the board members to verify meeting date, time and program prior to attending.

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.

  • September 7, 2016 ~ Not Going Back to School Picnic
    • Commissioners Park ~ 22108 S 80th Ave, Frankfort, Illinois 60423
      • Meet at the pavilion near the playground. This is our annual Get together to Meet and Share with other homeschoolers. Come and help us plan activities, field trips and parties for the upcoming year. We move indoors on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at St. Paul’s Church Hall in Matteson.


  • September 21, 2016 ~ Open House


  • October 5, 2016 ~ Fall Fest


  • October 19, 2016 ~ Harvest Day


  • November 2, 2016 ~ Halloween Party
    • There will also be an outside presenter on “Incredible Bats”


  • November 16, 2016 ~ Thanksgiving Feast


  • December 7, 2016 ~ Talent Show


  • December 21, 2016 ~ No Gathering due to holidays


  • January 4, 2017 ~ Open Gym, Social time, Hot Chocolate and cookies


  • January 18, 2017 ~ Nations of the World Day


  • February 1, 2017 ~ Outside Presenter 


  • February 15, 2017 ~ Valentine Party


  • March 1, 2017 ~American Red Cross


  • March 15, 2017 ~ St. Patrick’s Celebration/Irish Day


  • April 5, 2017 ~ Science Fair


  • April 19, 2017 ~Earth Day (outside presenter)


  • May 3, 2017 ~ TBA


  • May 17, 2017 ~Pet Day



  • June 9, 2017 ~ Graduation/Awards Night

2014 – 2015 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