Holy Family TORCH, Traditions of Roman Catholic Homes, a homeschool support group that is not affiliated with the school will be holding its annual Kick-off and Information night Saturday, AUGUST 4, 2018 at 7pm. Come learn what Holy Family TORCH has planned for the coming year, meet with friends, and register.
Registration for the 2018-2019 year opens at Kick-off. Annual dues are $50 if paid by Sept 7, 2018. Afterwards they increase to $60. In addition, each family helps coordinate 2 activities per year.
TORCH members meet throughout the month/year for field trips, spiritual celebrations, academic functions, family fun events, corporal works of mercy, and weekly co-op/drama. Please note attendance is optional at any event and all events are family oriented. All events are included in the annual membership fee, except where noted. Events are primarily held at North metro Atlanta parishes.
Further, each family is required to help plan/organize 2 events each year.
Here are the events that fall under each category:
Field Trips: 1-2 per month and typically on Fridays. We try to make them on the first Friday but sometimes that does not work out with scheduling.
Spiritual celebrations (weekend events)
- Mary's Birthday picnic with a cupcake rosary
- All Saints Party where adults and kids dress up as their favorite saint and play saint inspired carnival games.
- Pentecost party
- Corporal works of mercy - we try to have at least 1-2 events per semester. (2-4 per year)
- May Crowning at the end of May after Friday morning mass.
- Fun spelling bee
- Science Social Studies fair
Family Fun Events (weekend events) Donations may be asked at some of the larger events.
- Ice cream social
- Father Daughter dance - this year's theme is 50’s sock hop (additional fee - $25 per family)
- Father Son event
- Mother Son event (may have an additional fee)
- Mother Daughter Tea
- Fall and Spring family camping (families pay for their own site reservation)
- Family fun night
- Family dance night with an instructor (may have an additional fee)
- Talent show
Plus moms meet monthly for a moms night out or morning out. We sometimes meet for dinner/coffee or at someone’s house and learn something. In the past we have learned how to make soap, fermented foods/drinks, lotion bars, knitting, nutrition, homeschool tips, etc.
Co-op/ Teen Drama (In 2018-19 Co-op/Drama will be replaced with Park Days and Field Trips)
Co-op is for ages nursery through 6th grade (11 years). We meet on Fridays from 1:30-3:30p (expect the first week we start at 1pm) for 6-8 weeks in the fall and 6-8 weeks in the spring. Each semester covers one topic. This fall's theme is Art and the spring theme is Catholic Inventors and Scientists. Kids are grouped in classrooms by age and moms are assigned a classroom to teach. Each class has 10-12 kids and 3-4 moms. One mom per week leads the discussion and plans the activities. We sometimes have a central snack room that is based on the theme for the semester. Fees are $10 per child per semester. You can participate in one semester and not the other, both, or neither.
Teen Drama/co-op is for kids 12-18 years. If they are not having drama then this age group participates in co-op. Teen Drama/coop fees are $20-25 per child per semester. The teen group meets at the same time as co-op.