Co-Op Handbook

ANCHOR CO-OP Fall 2022


We have this hope as an anchor to the soul. Hebrews 6:19

Directing Team:

Director: Anna Cotuna (703) 973.3436

Anchor Co-op Purpose:

  1. To give children opportunities to interact with others.
  2. To experience classes better taught in larger groups.
  3. To enjoy classes that do not contradict scripture or the ANCHOR statement of faith.

Classroom Locations:

11591 Pradera Reserve Blvd, Riverview, FL.

Time Schedule:

  • Classes meet most Thursdays starting in August. Co-op will run from 10:00am-11:30am. There will be 12 classes total, when considering holidays and Event days.
  • Deadline to register is August 11th, 2022.
  • Deadline to submit your class syllabus/plan is August 11th. (If you need help determining that, please, reach out to our Co-Op team).


  • $10 per child per semester.
  • Co-op fees are non-refundable.


  • Nursery – Middle School
  • 60 minute classes and park time (subject to change).

Sick Policy:

  • In order, for co-op to be successful we need full commitment for the entire semester. We understand that life happens, and children get sick. If you must miss a week, please follow the procedure below:
    1. Contact Anna Cotuna via text message (703) 973-3436.
    2. Notify your assistant teacher immediately. It is your responsibility to make sure they have what they need to teach in your absence.
    3. Notify the teachers of all your children via text. This will assist them in planning for their classes.
  • If your child or any member of your family has had rash, fever, diarrhea or vomiting within 24hrs of co-op please keep all your family home from co-op. This is for the health and safety of all our children and families.

Attendance Policy:

  • Co-Op can only be successful if families are committed and flexible. Attendance is necessary each week.
  • Families with more than 2 absences per semester will not have priority registration for the following semester.

Class Budget:

Each class is allotted a $25 budget. Reimbursement can be obtained by turning in receipts to our Co-Op Director.

Student Behavioral Expectations:

  1. Students are expected to be respectful of teachers and peers.
  2. Students are expected to be quiet and attentive when any teacher is speaking to the class. (This is very important in case of an emergency and beneficial to your students learning experience).
  3. Students are expected to participate in class activities to the best of their abilities.
  4. Students are expected to walk in the building and use inside voices when indoors.

Teacher Classroom Expectations:

  1. Provide 12 weeks course of study.
  2. Prepare engaging activities that will include students of all capabilities.
  3. Teach students to listen when you are speaking.
  4. Plan to have activities/instruction for the full class time. (clean-up included)
  5. Have Fun! This co-op is meant for hands-on learning and movement. Students should not be expected to sit at the desk for a class period without activity.
  6. Teachers should be mindful of all allergies in the classroom. Food items should not be provided for students. IF your class absolutely needs to have food involved please clear it with the board first.
  7. Rewards are acceptable but please NO CANDY or any food item. Stickers and pencils work well.
  8. Videos used in class should be no longer than 10 minutes.
  9. Prepare materials at least 2 weeks in advance. Our Co-Op team is available to help you get things ready and photocopied. Be prepared in advance in case our equipment is out of order.

Steps for poor behavior:

If a student is being unruly or unsafe please follow these steps.

  1. Give the student a verbal warning.
  2. Ask another teacher to speak to the student one-on-one. (This will allow the students voice to be heard). Often they are acting out because they need something or aren’t feeling well.
  3. Assistant teacher should get a board member. (Board member will speak to teacher and student. They will also determine if student should return to class).

3 strikes policy. If behavior isn’t corrected by student speaking to a board member the child will be asked to remain with parent for the remainder of the day.

If student is removed from the classroom 3 times during a semester they may be asked to not return.

Parent Expectations

  1. Teach one to three classes per semester and assist your team when you are not teaching.
  2. Speak to your children about rules and expected behaviors.
  3. If you have to miss co-op YOU must inform your assistant teachers and the board.
  4. If you have 2 no call/no shows in a semester you will be asked to leave the co-op.
  5. Commit to being here on time for 12 weeks.
  6. Flexibility is key to a successful co-op.
7th and 8th graders in Art History class.
Pre-K Art