E-mail List Descriptions

Holy Rosary Catholic Homeschool Group

FORWARDING POLICY

All messages are considered private and may not be forwarded unless otherwise noted. Be careful not to forward any personal or contact information of other members.

MAIN LIST – The business focused, members-only e-mail list for our group is holy-rosary-homeschool@googlegroups.com. This is called our “Main List” or “Group Business List” and messages on this list concern official group events. Messages may only be sent by event coordinators, administrative volunteers, management committee members, etc. All posts require moderator approval.

This is our official list for all Holy Rosary Homeschool Group business and announcements about events and activities that are open only to current members.

Topics and other information:

  • Enrichment Class notices;
  • Field Trip announcements;
  • Calendar reminders for events;
  • Newsletters and Membership Directories (and updates)
  • Replies go to the original sender. (Please do not “reply all”.)
  • Required setting is for individual messages.
  • Attachments are delivered with messages.

E-Mail Address for the Main List: holy-rosary-homeschool@googlegroups.com

Web Address for Main List: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/holy-rosary-homeschool 

FAMILY LIST – The personal focused, sharing website and e-mail list that connects our “family” community of homeschoolers, both past and present is called the Family List. To send a message, just write a normal e-mail and address it to: hrhs_family@googlegroups.com. This list is for sharing of items of interest and support to our homeschooling families. Messages may be sent by all members of this group and do not require moderator approval. All members may participate in the discussions. This is our “Sharing List”; see below for topics, guidelines, etc.

DO NOT FORWARD THESE MESSAGES

If there is an event or announcement that you would like to share, cut and paste only that info and remove all personal information including e-mail address and contact info of the original sender, unless specifically noted otherwise.

Topics:

  • Share tips on curriculum, websites, contests, events, advice, etc;
  • Ideas on family, marriage or parenting issues, home management, etc;
  • Ask questions on / discuss these topics, etc;
  • Family needs and updates including contact info, prayer requests, and baby news;
  • Meal trains for member families with a new baby, having surgery, etc;
  • For Sale or Want to Buy/Borrow items – please put FS / WTB / FREE / etc in the subject;
  • Political items directly related to homeschooling are of course on-topic. We also allow pro-life / pro-marriage political announcements as long as they’re not too frequent, because that is such a large part of our engagement with the culture.
  • Advertising of and fundraising for outside schools and co-ops is limited to once per school year per school/co-op.  This policy ensures we are supporting the opportunities available in the outside community without overshadowing the efforts our volunteers put forth within our own group.

Guidelines and other information:

  • When sharing article links, include a brief summary of the topic in your email.
  • Keep in mind – The 10 Commandments for Email Discussions
  • Keep messages to the topic in the subject line. Send a separate message if you have a second topic to discuss.
  • Replies go only to the sender unless you change the recipient. You can choose whom to reply to at the bottom of each message.
  • Preferred setting is for individual messages. You may elect to change your setting to receive these messages in the “Daily Digest” format so that all messages of the day are sent in a single combo message. This causes a delay in delivery of these messages and removes all attachments.
  • Members who choose “no messages,” post discourteous comments, or otherwise violate list rules will lose their privilege to post unmoderated messages.
  • Failure to respect the privacy of this message forum will result in removal.
  • Moderators may ask members to move discussions off-list. 

E-Mail Address for the Family List: hrhs_family@googlegroups.com
Web Address for Family List: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/hrhs_family 

COURTESY LISTING:

CHAT LIST – This is a local discussion based email list that provides a charitable Catholic venue to share off-topic and controversial conversations.  To send a message, write an email to PHSCatholicChat@googlegroups.com. Messages may be be sent by any member of this list, and there is no moderation of topics. Anything that does not fit into the parameters of the first two lists may be posted here, as long as they still adhere to charity and honor the Magisterium.

Example Topics:

  • Hot button topics such as vaccines, healthcare, immigration
  • Politics not related to homeschooling, pro-life and pro-family issues
  • Recruitment for schools, accredited co-ops, and outside groups
  • GoFundMe requests, fundraising, or petitions not related to homeschooling or our specific members
  • Anything else that doesn’t fit the parameters of the other 2 lists.
  • No MLM messages or selling

Guidelines and other information:

  • When sharing article links, include a brief summary of the topic in your email.
  • Keep in mind – The 10 Commandments for Email Discussions
  • Keep messages to the topic in the subject line. Send a separate message if you have a second topic to discuss.
  • Replies go only to the sender unless you change the recipient. You can choose whom to reply to at the bottom of each message.
  • No personal attacks.
  • This list is a community list hosted by people who have been in our group before, but unlike the “Main” and “Family” lists it is not controlled by the group.

E-Mail Address for the Chat List: PHSCatholicChat@googlegroups.com

Web Address for Chat List: https://groups.google.com/d/forum/phscatholicchat