WHO Region 11

Lewis, Mason, and Thurston Counties

The following groups or individuals have contacted WHO offering their local support groups, co-ops, or other groups for homeschoolers. This is the only way WHO finds out about local support. So, if you are a member of a group, and your group is not listed on our web site, please tell us about your group and we will update our list. Email Homeschool Support with your information, group details, and please include county or region. We would also appreciate notification of changes in your group, such as new contact people. Thank you.

Inclusion on these lists does not represent an endorsement or recommendation by WHO.

WHO Contact Information

Homeschooling Questions: WHOContact@washhomeschool.org
Phone: (425) 251-0439
For Website Updates please email WHOOffice@washhomeschool.org

Classical Conversations of Olympia – Classical-Christian-Community

Website: www.classicalconversations.com
Contacts: Carline Dally (Foundations/Essentials) – dallyhomestead@gmail.com or,
Victoria Keister (Challenge A) – vkeisterCC@gmail.com

Classical Conversations Programs of West Olympia

Foundations/Essentials – Jennifer Slemmer – jslemmer@classicalconversations.com
Challenge A – Renee-Michelle Kirk – rmlkirk@hotmail.com
Challenge B – Cathy Barbuto – c.barbuto@comcast.net
Challenge I – Leasha Edminster – leashae217@gmail.com
Challenge II – Michelle Olson – michelle5@centurytel.net
Challenge III – Cheri Bywater – 6byh2o@comcast.net
Challenge IV – Cindy Clendenen – cindyclen@gmail.com

E.D.U.C.A.T.S.- (Educating Diverse & Unique Children w/ Alternative Teaching Styles)

We are a 4-H affiliated homeschool group.

Contact: Deann Boyd – dablefty@gmail.com – (360) 507-2607 or,
Jane McCormick – JaneMyron@aol.com – (380) 754-2497

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts gives girls in K-12th grade access to life-changing experiences that inspire them to do something big. Each Girl Scout designs fun and challenging activities that empower her to discover her world and herself, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Annual membership is only $15. Financial assistance is available for optional materials such as uniforms, books, workshops, etc.

Visit our website at: www.GirlScoutsWW.org
Contact us at: (800) 541-9852 – comdevsouth@girlscoutsww.org

Greater Olympia Ed-ventures – Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater

This group is open to both homeschoolers and virtual-schoolers primarily living within Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater.
Our activities range from meeting at the park to burn off some energy to organized learning fieldtrips. Our focus is on helping our children build close local friendships. For this reason, families living outside the greater Olympia area will have their membership request denied. New members are given a 14 day trial to view the groups activities before deciding to pay the dues and become a full member; at which time, they must adhere to the group policies.

Website: www.meetup.com/Oly-Edventures

Homeschool Meetup of Pierce & Thurston County

We support all homeschool families in the Pierce and Thurston County area of Washington and use an online forum and calendar tool through meetup.com. Here is our link and our information:

Website: www.meetup.com/HomeschoolMPTC/about
Email: homeschoolMPTC@live.com

Lewis County Homeschoolers

Contact: Erica Engle – homeschool@localaccess.com – (360) 740-1637
Address: 156 Bunker Creek Rd, Chehalis 98532

Lewis-ThurstonHSers E-mail List

Website: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Lewis-ThurstonHSers

Mountain to Mountain Homeschool Club

We are a group dedicated to serving ALL homeschoolers/unschoolers in the East Lewis County/South Pierce County Area. Are you from Packwood, Randle, Glenoma, Morton, Mossyrock, Salkum, Onalaska, Mineral, Elbe, Eatonville or Ashford? Join us on Facebook!

Contact: Genny Greiter – (360) 496-0524 – genevieve.greiter@gmail.com.

Newaukum Christian Home Educators Support Group (Salkum)

Contact: Cindy Chapman – (360) 985-2880
Address: 4003 State Highway 508, Cinebar 98533

Olympia LDS Home Educators

Contact: Michelle Howe – (360) 705-2829

Olympia Parents of Special Needs Kids

Website: www.WyattsHouse.org
Address: The Wyatt Holliday Foundation 855 Trosper Rd. # 108-202, Tumwater, WA 98512
Phone: (360) 507-0944
Email: info@wyattshouse.org

P.A.T.C.H. Co-op (Pierce and Thurston Community Homeschoolers Co-op)

PATCH is an inclusive homeschool group where each member’s beliefs and racial and cultural background are respected and valued at all of our activities and in all our gatherings. We seek to encourage a close-knit, active group by offering weekly co-op classes, field trips, and other opportunities for homeschooling families, in order to create lasting and supportive relationships. Because PATCH strives to minimize the cost of classes and activities, we rely on the volunteer efforts of our members who serve in administrative, teaching, and auxiliary roles. We aspire to establish and foster an effective relationship between military and civilian homeschoolers with the goal of helping current and incoming JBLM homeschooling families find timely and easily-accessed homeschool support in the larger community.

Website: www.homeschool-life.com/wa/patch
Contact: patch.coop@gmail.com

TLC Homeschool Group

Contact: Leeann Tourillott – Ltourti@earthlink.net – (360) 412-0366 or,
Lori Ramsdell – lori.ramsdell@comcast.net – (360) 970-4870

“Under Our Lady’s Mantle” Catholic Homeschool Group

Contact: Pam Pellegrino – pampellegrino@comcast.net – (360) 754-8531

Unschoolers of Lewis and Thurston Counties

Serving Whole Life Unschoolers, Unschoolers and Secular Homeschoolers

Website: www.facebook.com/groups/514700331918264