Valencia Area Groups

Area Groups

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We are waiting on the updates for PE . Please share this information with us if you have it! Due to COVID-19, I am guessing there will be limited meetings and social interactions for the school year.

October is Soccer at Soccer Fields South of Daniel Fernandez Park, 1:30-2:30
Dec. is Heritage Park

2018-2019 (previous year’s schedule)

Nov. PE is kickball at the Bosque Farms Community Center. 2 PM on Fridays. (Probably no PE during Thanksgiving weekend) You do not have to be a member of any group to participate in PE, just show up. Parents are required to stay during PE.

Feb. 1, 8, 15, & 22 PE is Basketball at the Daniel Fernandez Gym (on Hwy 314) 1:30-2:30, Must sign waiver to participate. FEB 15th CANCELLED

March 1, 8, 22, & 29 PE is Softball/Baseball at BFCC ( to the W of Bosque Farms Community Center) 2-3, please bring mitts.

April 5, 12, & 19 is Tennis at San Antonio Park (in N Los Lunas) 2-3, bring what you have.

April 26, PE is Track and Field at Heritage Park (between Smith’s and Albertson’s to the SE) 2-3.

-Please bring any sporting equipment you have for the events. Don’t worry if you do not have equipment, as sharing is understood. Times and locations are subject to change. If you know that the times or locations are incorrect please email me at, so that I may update them. Thanks

Valley Home School Fellowship previously was Calvary Chapel Homeschool Group. The group is changing it’s name and location of meetings. It will now be Valley Home School Fellowship. You can find the group through Valley Home School Fellowship on Facebook.

Valley Home School Fellowship will be meeting at it’s new location on the first Thursday of the month at 10 AM at 1st Baptist Belen (one block west of the Belen Library). Cassie H. sends out emails before and after meetings, get on the email list if you can not attend the meetings. It’s a free group. You do not have to be a member of any church in order to participate in meetings, art classes, field trips, and parties.

Hello VHF Members!

Welcome to a few new names on the email list. Please remember you can always join our facebook group: Valley Homeschool Fellowship for the latest and most updated information. However, I do try to keep the main events sent out via email if facebook isn’t your thing. We’re glad you are here!

First of all, our Thanksgiving Party is this Thursday, November 7 at 10 AM at First Baptist Belen. (Downtown Belen behind the MVD) Please bring a side or dessert to share. We are having a meal, playing a few games, and having a few giveaways! Hope you can come! Also, we could use some kid sized plastic cups, and some hot cups for tea and coffee (which will be provided).

The following Thursday, November 14 at 10 AM we are having our last art class of the semester. There will be a ‘show and tell’ the first 20 minutes or so of that class. Kids of all ages are welcome to brings something or tell about something that they think is awesome.

We have two field trips coming up: Dion’s fieldtrip November 20. Contact Janell for more info. You must sign up in advance for this one. Secondly, there is a field trip in the works to Mystery Rock with Heritage Museum. No date has been set for that one yet. Contact Maggy Fitzgerald for more info.


Wondering about about Christian Classical education and Classical Conversations here in Valencia County?

Join me for a Parent Info Meeting to get your questions answered. Our local community provides support, accountability, and encouragement for homeschooling families plus great fine arts projects and interesting science experiments. We want to equip you for the journey ahead!

We will be covering information about all three of our programs (Foundations Ages 4-12) Essentials (Ages 9-12) and Challenge (Jr/Sr High) and you can always find more information at our website check out their website

Here is link to an article in local paper featuring Classical Education in Valencia.

Bible Study
Bible study is on Fridays ongoing from 3:30 to 4:45 and we are studying the Covenants of God at the Belen Library in the small conference room in front of the library. Here’s the blog if people want to keep up on what the studies will be. Check out their website here.

Homeschool Band (updated 9/11/2020)
Mid-Rio Grande Homeschool Band with Mr. Brad Bratcher email:  Check out their website here.

Albuquerque Home Schoolers,
Making music is so important to the development of children, and joining other kids to create music only enhances that experience. The Mid-Rio Grande Home School Band is still providing classes for 10-18 year olds in Band, Guitar, Jazz, and this year, World Music Drumming. This class is safe, social, educational, and most importantly – FUN! Kids will sing, drum, chant, move, and learn about other cultures and styles of music.
World Music Drumming lasts two semesters, but we also offer six week classes, called BasiCamps, in ukulele, recorder, and bucket drumming. These are perfect to get your 8-10 year old out of the house and explore different instruments.
Registration is open and classes start September 8. For more information, visit or contact Brad Bratcher at

In Harmony,

Brad Bratcher


Valencia County Wildcats sponsored by the Valencia County HomeSchool Activities Association This organization provides recreational and athletic activities for homeschool children ages 9 – 18. The group sponsors boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, and cross-country teams. I have heard great things about this organization from other home school families. For more information, visit the group’s website. Visit their site

VAFE – Valencia Area Family Educators

VAFE is no longer a separate group, but has merged with VHF Valley Homeschool Fellowship (see above) this information was obtained through a Facebook post on the VAFE site.

This group serves the Valencia County area and will start meeting again in September. Membership fee of $10/year/family. Parties are scheduled for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, and Closing Party.


There will be PE offered again this year on Friday afternoons in the area parks. It is not necessary to be a member in order to participate in the P.E. See top of page.

Other School Options in the Area

Los Lunas ISD and Belen ISD both offer Family School, a hybrid to homeschool. The kids go to public school part of the week and homeschool for part of the week. Parents are responsible for 50% of the teaching. I have heard good things about both of them. It is important to signup early as there are limited spots available and those with currently enrolled sibling qualify for spots first.

Valencia Co also offers a Charter school, School of Dreams (SODA) and several private schools.

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