Homeschool Events List for May 24, 2017

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ACT Workshop
Ninja Home School Event
Used Curriculum and Book Sale
Tinkergarten
Patriots Basketball
Homeschool Football
Introduction to Residential Electricity
Introduction to Residential Plumbing
Coin Show
Sewing Classes
Homeschool Convention
Eagle Learning Center
Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network
High School Homeschool Classes
Dual Enrollment at STLCC

ACT WORKSHOP
Bob Johnson Tutoring is offering an ACT Workshop in O’Fallon on Saturdays, May 27 and June 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  More details, including registration instructions, can be found at www.BobJohnsonTutoring.com.  If you have any questions, call Bob at 314-646-9548, or e-mail him at Bob@BobJohnsonTutoring.com

Ninja Home School Event
First timers to KoR Komplex will take an intro class. Everyone who takes the intro class MUST sign up 3 days prior to save their spot. Spots limited to 35 kids, only sign up if you are for sure coming so we can make sure all kids who want to come get their chance!
We will be offering this class on Monday May 29th from 9am-11am. Can sign a waiver in advance along with pay online to save time when coming in! Show up 15 minutes prior to check in.
If your child has already taken the intro class they can sign up for the same class and have open gym. Sign up still under Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
Cost $10 per head pay in retail “kid obstacle intro class”
WE ARE SHUTTING DOWN THE GYM DURING THIS TIME SO ONLY HOME SCHOOLERS WILL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THE GYM FROM 9AM-11AM.
SIGNING WAIVER *MUST BE SIGNED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GARUDIAN
~Head to www.korkomplex.com
~Hover mouse over “home” and click on “new client” will show.
~Click “My kid is new to kor komplex! I am parent/legal guardian.”
~Complete waiver
SIGNING UP FOR CLASS
~Head to www.korkomplex.com
~Hover over “home” & click “sign up for classes”
~Login in with username and password created when you signed waiver
~Find Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
~Click “sign up”
~You can pay online or when you come in. (Purchase Kid Obstacle intro class)

FCM Used Curriculum and Book Sale
Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the beautiful Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131. The sale will be located in the gym on the first floor. Conveniently located just off Hwy 40/64 between Hwy 270 and 170, a little north of Frontenac Plaza.
Both buyers and sellers have told us that this one is the best! We have people come from all over the state and other states. Sellers may begin setting up at 8:00 a.m. Tables are $13 for a 6-ft. table.
To reserve your table, please contact Sonia at fcm@familycovenantministries.com or 314-920-6135. Please mail checks payable to FCM, c/o Sonia Summers, PO Box 586, Fredericktown, MO  63645.

FREE Tinkergarten Summer Trial Classes
Have you tried a FREE Tinkergarten class yet?! Tinkergarten is an outdoor child-enrichment program for children aged 18 months through 8 years (and a caregiver) that allows kids to do what they do best: learn through play! Children today seem to be getting fewer and fewer opportunities to freely explore and direct their own play, especially outdoors–so much so that child-led play seems to be becoming a lost art.  Tinkergarten provides a community of like-minded parents hoping to give their kids some of the childhood experiences that they themselves enjoyed — sensory rich, imaginative, hands-on play that will link learning with a positive emotion and help build life-long lovers of learning!
Tinkergarten Leaders are holding FREE 75 minute trial classes in the month of May and June and paid summer season classes will begin in June!  Because the age range is 18m- 8 years, Tinkergarten classes are perfect for siblings! Check out www.tinkergarten.com/classes  for details on free and paid classes close to you!

St. Louis Patriots Basketball Skills and Scrimmage Camps
At Missouri Baptist University for boys entering 5th through 12th grades
Thursday, June 1 – 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, June 8 – 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, June 15 – 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, June 22 – 1:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 25 – 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday, July 26 – 9:30-11:30am
Two groups:  Boys entering 5th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades
Cost is $10 per day.
Missouri Baptist University, Sports & Recreation Complex Gymnasium- Lacey Gym
One College Park Dr., St. Louis, MO  63141
To register send player name, birthday, grade for this fall, and parents’ names and cell phone # to mjmaichel@sbcglobal.net.  Please list the dates player will be attending.  Bring waiver signed by parent.

HOMESCHOOL FOOTBALL
The Central Panthers first football camp for the upcoming season is June 5-8! Location will be announced soon as Buder Park is still questionable due to flooding. Sign-up for the season is at this link: http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=933389 Registration is $450 with a $100 refund through raffle ticket sales during the playing season. A $25 discount is available if registered before June 1!! A deposit of $50 is all that’s necessary to register at this point (deposit is only $25 if prior to June 1).
Please note – anyone who registered and paid for the May clinic (cancelled), will be receiving direct communication regarding your plans for the season. Please direct any questions to Bob Kusterer: 314-452-6328 or bob.kusterer@gmail.com

Introduction to Residential Electricity
Wednesdays, June 7 – July 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This DVD series provides an entertaining and practical introduction to the world of residential electricity. This class is for students 8 and up. It includes quizzes and a final test. Class fee is $10.00 per student for the workbook. The series will include a hands-on demonstration.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
www.thefamilyvision.org

Introduction to Residential Plumbing
Thursdays, June 8 – July 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
This DVD series provides an entertaining and practical introduction to the world of residential plumbing. Students will learn about water pressure PSI, schedules of PVC pipe and their applications, valves and fittings, identification and labeling of the parts of a toilet and of a valve, and much more!
This class is for students 8 and up. It includes quizzes and a final test. Class fee is $10.00 per student for the workbook.
The series will include a hands-on plumbing and soldering demonstration.
The Family Vision: South County, 1387 Covington Manor Lane, St. Louis, MO 63125
314-939-1222   www.thefamilyvision.org

ONE DAY COIN SHOW
St Louis Numismatic Association
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Machinist Hall, 12365 St Charles Rock Road, St Louis, MO 63044
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
45 COIN DEALERS
FREE ADMISSION
FREE PARKING
Collectors, Dealers, Public Welcome
Visit www.stlouiscoinclub.com for more info

Sewing Classes for Children Summer 2017
This is a one week sewing class for students in grades 3-5.  Students will learn beginning sewing skills and use these skills to sew projects they can take with them.  The cost of this one week class is $150 and includes all the materials that will be needed.  Classes will be held at Brentwood Congregational Church at 2400 S Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, MO 63144.
Session 1 is July 10–14 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and session 2 is July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  These sewing classes will be taught by Stephanie Wyatt who is an elementary teacher.  Please contact Stephanie at (314) 704-2955 with any questions.

The Great Homeschool Convention in St. Louis, Missouri
Gearing Up for its debut!!!
The website is updated:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri/#schedule
Registration is open:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/registration/missouri/
Speaker schedule is up—print it out!:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-St-Louis-Workshops-2017-05-12.pdf
Vendors are listed:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri/#schedule  (scroll down)
Children’s Program is open:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/special-tracks/childrens-conference/
Thursday Evening, July 13th
*Free Shopping, like always!!!!
*Free New Homeschooler Workshops!!!!!
Friday and Saturday, July 14th-15th
Special Guest on Friday: Inge Auerbacher!
You and your students have read about and researched the Holocaust, and here is your chance to hear first-hand from a concentration camp survivor, Dr. Inge Auerbacher. Your whole family will be deeply moved by her amazing story. This special event is also a great way to add depth and new insight to your students’ research papers
Special Guest on Saturday: Matt Walsh!
Matt Walsh is a writer, speaker, and one of the Religious Right’s most influential young voices. His columns on The Blaze are read by millions of people. Matt will be available for a meet and greet after his speaking session.
Registration Pricing increases on June 2 and also increases at the door. The earlier you register, the more you save!

Eagle Learning Center
Classes meet at The Rock Church 15101 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011
Registration is underway for current families.
New families may begin registration on May 25th.
Classes are held on Mondays, 8:15 to 4:00 pm, for two 12-week semesters
FALL: September 11 – November 27, 2017
SPRING: January 8 – April 9, 2018
(no classes February 19 & March 12)
All homeschool families seeking instruction in a Christ-centered environment may apply.
Classes available for First Grade through High School
Students may enroll in any number of classes, from one up to a full day.  For breaks between classes, students can choose to sign up for study hall – a supervised, quiet environment, or go to the break room for shorter breaks and to eat lunch or a snack.
Elementary Grades
Art, Music, Geography, Science, Spanish, Theater, Writing, Cooking & Lego Lab
Middle & High School
Art, Music, Classical Geography, Composition, Logic, Latin, Public Speaking, Apologia Science — General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry & Physics, War of World Views, Spanish, Personal Finance, Theater, Cooking & Photography
Some middle & high school classes require students to begin coursework on their own before classes begin.  Preliminary assignments will be sent by the teachers via email.  Students in high school classes will also receive assignments to be completed in December.
To view the Class Schedule and detailed Course Descriptions, visit www.homeschool-life.com/mo/elc

Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network
Registration for the upcoming school year 2017-18 is open for CPC’s Homeschool Network.  HSN offers a day of classes on Thursdays for students in grades K-8, as well as classes for students in high school.  The K-8 classes this year are writing (communication), literature, geography, art, music, science and PE.  The high school classes, called 9Up, are Apologia Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Saxon Algebra 1 and 2, British Literature, Writing, Government and Economics and Entrepreneurship.  Complete information and registration forms are available at www.chespres.org under Ministries and then Children.

HIGH SCHOOL HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
School Year 2017-18 (Sept-May) 32 Weekly Classes 2:30-3:30pm
Tuesdays: Music Theory & Composition
Wednesdays: Music Appreciation
Thursdays: Symphony Sessions (highly discounted group tickets will be made available for purchase in addition to the class fee)
Location: South City
Tuition for the year: $480
Contact: Julia Proleiko info@foxparkmusic.com
http://foxparkmusic.com/home-school-classes/
Students will be creating their own portfolios. Written teacher evaluations will be given upon request.

DUAL ENROLLMENT AT STLCC
St. Louis Community College has some great news for Dual Enrollment students – ½ price tuition – starting this fall!
Public, private and homeschool students are eligible for this new price reduction. $63.00 per credit hour (includes fees) for district residents.
This action enables high school students to benefit from a reduced tuition rate when they take dual enrollment courses through STLCC.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the change at its meeting on May 18.
For more information about STLCC’s dual enrollment and dual credit options, and requirements visit stlcc.edu/jumpstart.  Students with questions may also contact the dual credit/enrollment partnerships team at dualcredit@stlcc.edu or 636-422-2203.

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you
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Homeschool Events List for May 1, 2017

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High School Crash Course
Knights Basketball
MHM Homeschool Day
CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Class
Seussical Jr.
SCCHE Used Book Sale
High School Boot Camp
Help PT Students

High School Crash Course
On Tuesday, May 9, from 10:00-12:00, SCCHE is holding an informational event to go over information to help you homeschool for high school. In order to keep it separate from the four-hour Boot Camp in June, we are calling this event the High School Crash Course. We are going non-stop for two hours, giving out information about homeschooling for high school. Registrants will receive a packet of hand-outs upon arrival.
?Date: Tuesday, May 9
?Time: 10:00-12:00. We will begin as close to 10:00 as possible.
?Location: Lincoln County Fire Station, 700 E. Cherry, Troy, MO 63379
?What are we going to talk about? We are going to cover the following:
~The Missouri Homeschooling Statute
~Planning your classes for high school
~Building a transcript
~Options for classes outside of the home
~Getting into college
~Testing (ACT and CLEP)
~Dual enrollment
?How to sign up? We need for people to register for this event so we can plan for seating and hand-outs. Please sign up this ONLY via email to me. My address is mccrain@centurytel.net. Subject line should be Troy High School Clinic. Please give me your name and how many will be coming from your family.
?Deadline to sign-up:  Wednesday, May 3, at midnight
?Who may attend: Although this event is sponsored by SCCHE, anyone interested may attend. This includes parents, grandparents, high school students, and people considering homeschooling. Quiet, nursing babies are welcome. Please be respectful of others who need to hear the speaking, if you do need to bring your baby.
?Cost: $3 per family to cover copying costs. Please pay at the door.
If you have any questions, please ask me via email at the above address.

Knights Basketball
Please mark your calendars for your St. Louis Blue Knights Camps and Clinics…
-Quick Trigger Shooting Camp June 5-7
After playing and coaching professionally Wayne Mendezona started Quick Handle Camps. Coach Mendo is one of only 166 FIBA Certified Coaches and has trained over 30,000 players over the last 21 years. This camp will concentrate on Shooting Form, Proper Footwork, Quick Release and more. Camp takes place from 9 am – 4 pm each day at Community Christian Church (623 Meramac Station Road in Manchester) and is open to all boys and girls public, private and home school athletes 4th grade – graduating Seniors. Discounts are available for Early Registration (by May 15), Team Discount (Code:Knights17), Sibling and multiple camps discounts. To register visit www.quickhandle.com
-Lady Knights Skill Development Camp May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Former William Woods University Guard and Current Lady Knights Coach Amber Plymale will lead a girls skills development camp at Progress Park (968 Meyer Rd in Wentzville) each Wednesday in May. The Camp will be for HomeSchool Girls ages 8-15 from 12-1 pm. There is no fee for this camp, but Progress Park does charge an admission fee to enter the gym.
-Skill Development Camp 1 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Former Lindenwood University Guard and Current Knights Coach Eric Darst will lead a skills, quickness and agility camp at Progress Park (968 Meyer Rd in Wentzville) each Wednesday in May. The Camp will be for HomeSchool Boys ages 14-18 from 1-3 pm and ages 9-14 from 2-3:30 pm. There is no fee for this camp, but Progress Park does charge an admission fee to enter the gym.
-Skill Development Camp 2 May 22, 23, 25, 26
Starting Point Guard for Maranatha Baptist University and former Knight, Jonathan Book will lead a skills development camp concentrating on ball handling, offensive and defensive skills at C4 (12691 Conway Rd in Creve Couer). The Camp will be for HomeSchool Boys ages 14-18 from Noon – 2 pm and Boys ages 9-13 from 1-3 pm. The cost for this camp is $20 and can be paid at the door.
For more information on these camps or the St. Louis Christian HomeSchool Blue Knights Basektball organization please email stlblueknights@gmail.com

MHM HOMESCHOOL DAY
Monday, May 15, 10am-2pm
This year is the 100th anniversary of America entering World War I.
In recognition of this, our next Homeschool Day, Remembering War and Honoring Veterans, will feature tours, crafts, and workshops that highlight the impact of war on our community and the ways we can remember and honor the past. This is the final Homeschool Day of the 2016–2017 school year, so please come learn and create with us!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE for this month’s program schedule
Please note: The facilitated workshop People and Places of the Civil War will be held at our Library and Research Center, located at 225 S. Skinker Boulevard, and will run a bit later than our usual Homeschool Day time. We’re excited to offer you this program that lets students interact with authentic primary sources in an incredibly personal way. To provide an engaging experience and ensure the safety of our artifacts, a maximum of 30 people will be allowed in this workshop, and students must be accompanied by a chaperone. We also strongly encourage you to follow the age recommendation (ages 12–18) so your students can get the most out of this experience. Email rcrouch@mohistory.org to reserve your space. Reservations are free and first come, first served, but email confirmations will be required to participate.

CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Class
WHEN? Saturday, May 20, 2017
TIME? 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (1 hour break for lunch)
WHERE? St. Andrew’s Catholic School Homelink Location 309 Hoffmeister St. Louis, MO 63125 (park in the back on lot)
WHO? Homeschoolers ages 13 and over Adults welcome also
PRICE? $40.00 per person
WHAT? You will receive a certification card for the skills of CPR, AED and Basic First Aid
HOW? To register, please mail a check made out to Mark Chrun: Mark Chrun 8126 South Park Court St. Louis, MO 63125 PLEASE INDICATE THE NAMES AND AGES OF THOSE TAKING THE CLASS.
GOT QUESTIONS? Contact Mark at 314-488-9321
NOTE: You must register as early as possible so that Mark can order your CPR card.
DEADLINE: Saturday, May 13, 2017

LifeLight Youth Theatre presents SEUSSICAL Jr for 4 shows only!  
WHEN- Thursday, June 1, 7:30pm (A portion of the proceeds of Thursday night’s performance will be donated to the Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home);  Friday, June 2, 7:30pm (everyone’s favorite, FREE Friday night reception before the show featuring food from over 20 local restaurants); Sat. June 3, 2:30pm;  Sat., June 3, 7:00pm (please note earlier start time for Saturday night).
TICKETS- CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS  Purchase online and all seating is reserved, a ticket is required for all ages 3 & up and 2 and under must sit on a lap.  For more information- visit our website at https://www.lifelightarts.com/seussical.html  or call 636-294-2978.
WHERE- Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63017
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza.  This amazing homeschooled cast is ready to share their gifts with our audiences with this can’t miss show.  A portion of the proceeds of Thursday night’s performance will be donated to the Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home.  Since Seussical’s main theme is “a person’s a person, no matter how small”, supporting a ministry that protects the smallest of the small, the unborn, and their mothers is perfect. Come early and enjoy the SEUSSICAL FAMILY FUN CARNIVAL.  It’s a FREE family friendly event that takes place alongside of LYT’s production of Seussical. Our aim is to create an event where families can make it truly a day to remember with the show and fun times before the show.   An educational study guide is available for homeschool families and can be requested at treasure1@charter.net.  **Groups of 15 or more may schedule an educational backstage tour that will take place after the show and can be scheduled after ticket purchase by emailing the above email address.
We are looking for businesses to participate in this great community event by hosting one of the Carnival Game/ Activity Booths.  Please email treasure1@charter.net for more information.

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Monday, June 5, 2017
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376
It’s time to get a table and sell your stuff at our annual Used Curriculum sale! This is a great time to gather together for fellowship, fun, and a time to buy and sell your curriculum!  We have a number of tables available to rent, and we offer them to SCCHE members first before opening up the registration to others in the area.
TO RENT A TABLE…
~If you would like to rent a table, the cost is $10 per table for families of SCCHE.  Do it soon – tables tend to go fast!
~Table rental will be available to non-SCCHE families on May 10th, and rental fee will increase to $15 per table
Click HERE to sign up for a table.  Proceeds for table rental benefit the SCCHE Widow’s fund.
TO DONATE YOUR BOOKS TO THE WIDOW’S FUND…
We will also have a Widow’s fund area and Fran Froelich is coordinating that this year.  The widow’s fund books are books that have been donated to be sold at the Widow’s fund part of the used book sale.  So, if you want to get rid of your books, but have no desire to price them and sell them, you can bless our widows by donating them to be sold at the Used Book sale.  However, please do NOT donate old teacher’s guides and stuff that you know won’t sell.
Here is Fran’s note on the Widow’s fund…
Spring cleaning is in the air. It’s that time of year to clear off your book shelves & donate to a worthy cause. I am collecting curriculum, books of all subjects or any school related supplies/items . A drop box is located at the Family Vision Library or you may contact me to make arrangements for pick up.
I will also need help sorting, pricing, setting up for the sale and cleaning up after the sale.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions, books to donate, or would like to help out!
Fran Froelich   636-544-7850   ffroelich@charter.net
WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS!
Plus, we will be offering a New Homeschool Workshop, an elementary panel discussion and a high school panel discussion at 9:00, during the set up time for the book sale!
EARLY BIRD SHOPPING…
We also offer early bird shopping – just $3.00 to get in for the first 90 minutes before the sale opens to everyone.  And that $3.00 also all goes to the Widow’s fund.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY…
9:00 – 10:15 am
-New Homeschool Workshop
-Q&A Elementary Panel Discussion
-Q&A High School Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:30 am
-Early Bird shopping: $3.00 admission fee (cash or check only) proceeds go to Widow’s Fund
11:30 – 2:00 pm
-Regular shopping, no admission fee
Questions?  Please Contact Tia Houghton at:  tiahoughton@hotmail.com

High School Boot Camp
Our 2017 High School Boot Camp will be held Tuesday, June 13, at the Family Vision Library.  This is our big event of the year to assist parents of high schoolers in planning their high school course of study, in making transcripts, and more.  This is different from the High School Crash Course in Troy.  We will cover more topics and spend four hours doing it. Registration is required so we can plan for seating and hand-outs.
? Date: Tuesday, June 13
? Time: 10:00-2:00. We will begin as close to 10:00 as possible and end as close to 2:00 as we can.
? Location: Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr, St Peters, MO 63376
? What are we going to talk about? We are going to cover the following:
~The Missouri Homeschooling Statute
~Planning your classes for high school
~Building a transcript
~Options for classes outside of the home
~Getting into college
~Testing (ACT and CLEP)
~ Dual enrollment, and more
?  Please sign up for this ONLY via email to me. My address is mccrain@centurytel.net. Subject line should be 2017 Boot Camp. Please give me your name and how many will be coming from your family.
? Deadline to sign-up: Thursday, June 1
? Who may attend: Although this event is sponsored by SCCHE, anyone interested may attend. This includes parents, grandparents, high school students, and people considering homeschooling. Due to the lengthy nature of this event, we must ask you not to bring children. Quiet nursing babies are welcome. Please be respectful of others who need to hear the presentations.
? Cost: $5 per family to cover copying costs. Please pay at the door.
You should bring your own lunch and drinks.  We will not take a lunch break, and you may eat at any time you wish.
If you have any questions, please ask me via email at the above address

Help PT Students
I hope you have all are having a good Spring.  As we wind down this school year, I am already working on a great opportunity for Home Schooled Students for this fall.  As a former Home Schooling mom and Physical Therapist, I have, for the past 25 years, partnered with the Washington University School of Physical Therapy to bring together our students and the Washington University PT students so the PT students can practice their posture evaluations in the PT lab with their professors.
Briefly, this is a Physical Therapy class in their doctorate program at Washington University who practice their posture evaluation skills on our children in classroom setting.  It takes place in an open lab and moms are welcome to sit in the lab near their child during the eval.  The location is 4444 Forest Park Blvd., just past the old Jewish Hospital building (BJC North).  I will send directions and more details to those attending.  Would your 2nd-6th grade child(ren) like to participate?
This year we will be meeting on 4 Fridays in September. The first session is Friday, September 1st….which is the Friday of Labor Day weekend.  Can you please reply to this email address, bethbachman1999@gmail.com and let me know if you are available for the Posture Evals for this Fall and which date works best for you.
This year we will have 4 different dates with 10 students for each date.  Please hit “REPLY” and let me know if you can make any of the dates below.  You must register with me to be able to attend.
Lab #1:  Friday, Sept 1  from 8-10 am
Lab #2:  Friday, Sept 8 from 8-10 am
Lab #3:  Friday, Sept  22 from 8-10 am
Lab #4:  Friday, Sept 29 from 8-10 am
Payment:  The home school students will be reimbursed $30 for every 2 students in a family.  So if there’s one student in a family participating, they will get a check for $30/class.  If there are 2 students in a family, they will split the $30/class.  If there are 3 students in a family participating, they will receive two $30 checks/session.
Again, if you are able to participate this fall, please check your calendars and reply to this email address now to let me know if you are available for 1,2,3, or all 4 of the dates.
bethbachman1999@gmail.com
Blessings,
Beth
PS:  Please feel free to forward this email to any homeschool families you know who would like to participate, but they must register with me to be able to attend.  Thank you!

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you
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Homeschool Events List for April 20, 2017

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Intensity Volleyball
Catholic Homeschool Conference
HELPS Used Curriculum Sale
ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale
SCCHE Used Book Sale
S.H.A.R.E.  Used Curriculum/Book Sale
Thinking Money

Intensity Volleyball Clinics & Tryouts
Intensity Homeschool Volleyball has been SERVING girls in the St. Louis metro area for over six years. Teams are available for girls ages 10-18. We are SET to offer clinics & tryouts, where each player will learn new skills & BUMP up their existing ones. Fill out the attached forms & return by mail or at the door when you attend a clinic. For more information email stlintensity@gmail.com. We hope to see you at the gym!
CLINIC DATES & TIMES:
Monday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 from 7-9PM for Girls ages 14-18 (*experienced players)
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 from 7-9 PM for Girls ages 10-14 (*beginner/less experienced players)
*Player to discern their best fit.
TRYOUT DATES & TIMES:
Tuesday, May 30th from 7-9PM for Girls ages 10-14 (JH tryouts)
Thursday, June 1st AND Friday, June 2nd from 7-9 PM for Girls ages 14-18 (JV & Varsity tryouts)
LOCATION:
Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122
COST:
$10 per session (prepay by mail or at the door)
Make checks payable to:
Intensity Sports Association (ISA)
c/o Dee Chambers
11000 St. Raphael Lane
St. Ann, MO 63074

The IHM St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Conference
Friday, May 5, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm
DoubleTree Hotel, St. Louis at Westport
1973 Craigshire, St. Louis, MO 63146
Admission is completely FREE, and there is no need to preregister! Donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested donation: $10 per person or $15 per family.
Speakers: Fr. Chris Seiler, Mrs. Colleen Billing, Mr. Domenico Ruggiero
Vendors include: Seton Home Study School ($30 discount per child for full enrollment at the conference), Catholic Heritage Curricula, Homeschool Connections, HSLDA, Sacred Heart Books and Gifts, Stone Tablet Press, Teaching Textbooks, Holy Family Resources.
For more information or to see the schedule, please visit: www.ihmconference.org/stlouis

HELPS Annual Used Curriculum Sale
May 6, 2017
Everyone is welcome to join us for our annual used sale. Come to shop for bargains of things you need for the fall. Need to sell? No problem. Go to the website below to register for your table. Tables are limited so don’t wait too long.
Location: Trinity Church, 3515 Shackelford, Florissant, MO 63031
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Table set up for sellers is 8:00 am
To register for a table, please send an email to helpsfieldtrips@gmail.com.   A confirmation email will be sent to you with payment information.
Non-HELPS member cost for table: $10

ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Please join ARCHE for our annual used curriculum sale! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 23rd from 10AM to 2PM!  The sale will be at First Baptist Church of Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Rd., Arnold, MO 63010.  If you would like to reserve a table please email gingerrooni@att.net. Anyone is welcome to reserve a table, ARCHE participants pay $5 a table and non-ARCHE participants pay $8 a table. Reservations are not firm until fee is paid.  Please contact the sale coordinator at the above email to arrange payment.  Last year’s event was a huge success, please join us to make this year even better!  We look forward to shopping with you!

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Collect all those excellent materials you no longer need and price them for the used book sale.  The sale will be held on Monday, June 5 at Grace Community Chapel at 7661 Mexico Rd in St. Peters from 10:30 – 2:00 (10:30-11:30 will be $3 early bird shopping).  There will also be several workshops held in the morning before the sale.  From 9:00 a.m.-10:15a.m. there will be a new homeschoolers workshop, a separate elementary Q & A panel and another highschool Q & A panel.  Wow!  This is not an event to miss!
There will be more information on the website and via the forum regarding table rental and sign up.  This is to inform everyone so that the sale can get on your calendars.

S.H.A.R.E.  Used Curriculum/Book Sale
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM (gives you a morning or afternoon time to shop)
Set-up begins at 9:30 am
WHERE: Homelink Location: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church School Cafeteria
309 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125
COST: Sellers can donate based on their sales
Buyers come for free!
WHAT: We only have round tables, 1 per customer. Feel free to set up displays with shelves or stacked boxes. We have about 20 tables available, but we can always extend into classrooms on the upper floor.
HOW TO GET A TABLE: Email Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com

THINKING MONEY
The University City Public Library will host Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition May 19-June 24 in its gallery. This interactive traveling exhibition focuses on teaching teens and tweens about financial literacy through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content, and other fun activities. Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self, and avoiding financial fraud. UCPL is one of only two libraries in Missouri — and the only one in the St. Louis area — chosen to host this exhibit, which was developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association.
Thinking Money is accessible at any time the Library is open, and is free. University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Thinking Money Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.; artist talk at 7 p.m.
Visit the University City Public Library for an opening reception for Thinking Money, an interactive family-friendly exhibition focused on financial literacy, and Thinking Money: Piggy Banks, a portrait series featuring UCPL friends, family and patrons, by local photographer Kristi Foster. Foster will discuss her project in an artist talk at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all.
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Both exhibits will be on display in The Gallery at University City Public Library through June 24. The Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Mad City Money
Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Teens are invited to University City Public Library for Mad City Money, an interactive program that challenges participants to create a realistic budget based on real-world situations and learn some helpful financial skills along the way. This 90-minute program is presented by the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibition in the Gallery. Free and open to all!
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Talking to Your Kids About Money
Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m.
Parents and caregivers of young children are invited to attend a moderated discussion focusing on how to introduce the ideas of saving money and making a budget to their children at University City Public Library. Meanwhile, their children will participate in a story time focused on saving, and each child will go home with a book of their own! This program is presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibition in the Gallery.
The program is free and open to all, though registration is required.
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Figuring Out How to Pay for College
Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.
The University City Public Library will host an interactive and informational program to help teens and their parents understand the FAFSA, financial aid sources, and how to put together the puzzle of paying for college. The program is presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibition in the Gallery. The program is free and open to all.
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you
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Homeschool Events List for April 9, 2017

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Homeschool Skating
Stanford Achievement Test
Ambleside Christian Academy
Academy at DaySpring
Christian College Fair
Homeschool Field Day
Drama Class productions
SCCCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Twin City Homeschool Group Curriculum Sale
Driver’s Training

Homeschool Skating
Rock Roll O Rena- Arnold MO
WHEN: April 11, 2017
TIME: 1-3 p.m.
PRICE: $4 admission plus skate rental regular skates 2$ and inline $3.75 (or bring your own skates); They prefer cash payments, but do accept credit cards.
Last skating day for this year!!

STANFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST
Grades 1 – 12
This event is open to all homeschoolers
Click here for 2017 Registration form and details
LOCATION: The Pillar Foundation, 15820 Clayton Rd, Ellisville, MO 63011
TESTING DATES: Wednesday May 31st, Thursday June 1st & Friday June 2nd, 2017
TIME: 8:30 A.M. to 12 noon
NOTE : Not all grades need attend each day . However, please plan on students attending each day from 8:30 till 12. We will let you know via email of any schedule changes.
TESTING FEE: $57.00 for first student in grades 4th and up, $54.00 for each additional student in the same family.
*$67.00 for first student in grades 1-3. $64.00 for each additional student in the same family.
*1st through 3rd grade tests cost $10.00 more from the publisher because the tests are in a different format than in grades 4 -12.
The testing fee includes the cost of the test, taxes, administration fee, scoring, postage and detailed report.
TO REGISTER: submit this completed form, along with a check made out to Kim Budnick
Mail to: Kim Budnick 310 Quinnmoor Dr. Ballwin, MO 63011
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: April 11th, 2016
For more information contact : Tawnia Jones, Kathy Side or Kim Budnick at stlouisstanfordtesting@gmail.com

Ambleside Christian Academy
Registration for Fall 2017 is now open for Ambleside Christian Academy! We started out last year as a forest school, with Jeff Bader teaching nature/drawing, and Cort Hubbard teaching PE. This year we have expanded to include other programs as well! Students can be enrolled in 1-4 days per week, allowing parents to customize an educational plan for their children. In addition to the forest school, we now offer Field Trip Days, which include two days per month where students are immersed in the creativity of a master – learning from museums, buildings with amazing architecture, artists, small businesses, charities, and more! The other two days a month students study architecture and entrepreneurship, and spend most of their day in studio time, working alone or in small groups to design and implement a project inspired by the master works. We have also added our Checkpoint workshops, where we focus on communication and relational skills, as well as math, writing, grammar, Latin, and memory work. We have lots of details on our website if you want to learn more! amblesidestl.com
If you are interested in the Charlotte Mason approach to teaching, you might want to look into this program…it is highly recommended!

The Academy at DaySpring
Creating New Choices in Education
Where students learn to think critically & creatively while building communication & collaboration skills
Offering a viable and unique option for your child’s education
Open House April 17-21
Tours available anytime between 9:00-2:00.
Evening Informational Meeting
Friday, April 21 at 7pm
Talk to staff, teachers, and fellow parents.  Look through curriculum and samples of a weekly schedule, and of course ask questions.
Plan on attending?  Tours are available anytime between 9:15 & 2 Mon-Fri.  Please give the office a call at 314-291-8878 so we can be sure to have the appropriate materials ready.
Can’t make it the week of the 17th? Call or email AngieMather@dayspringarts.org to schedule an alternate appointment.
Visit our website for more info about our mission, vision, and curriculum.
DaySpring Arts & Education   www.dayspringarts.org  314-291-8878

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR
St. Louis Area – Free Admission
Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Christian High School, 1145 Tom Ginnever Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63366
christiancollegefairs.com

Franklin County Annual Homeschool Field Day!
May 22, 2017
You must register!
Please share with your homeschool friends. There are some changes this year, please read through. Can’t wait to see y’all.
It’s that time of year again! Homeschool Field day Sign-Up.
29th Annual Homeschool Field Day will be May 22nd at the Union City Park, Union, Mo 63084.
Come join us for a day filled with fun, fellowship, and WATER! You won’t want to miss this. For families from birth -12th grade. Are your children wanting to make new friends? Do you feel like you need to meet more homeschool moms? Here is your chance this is not only for the kids and moms. We have a lot of dads that take a vacation day so that they can come and enjoy the day as well. We will only be allowing 100 families to participate this year. I have copied and pasted the sign-up sheet below. By the way the water events are in the afternoon. 🙂
29th Annual Field Day May 22, 2017 Sign-Up Form
REGISTRATION DEADLINE, APRIL 28, 2017!!!!!
FAMILY NAME ______________________ NUMBER ATTENDING__________
ADDRESS______________________________________________________
COST/PERSON $3.50(until April 28) $4.00( until May 6)
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PHONE # _____________________________AMOUNT ENCLOSED______________
EMAIL____________________________________________________________
(Please print clearly, students’ names for Certificates)
NAMES OF ALL CHILDREN GRADE AGE M/F
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NAMES OF ADULT(S) ATTENDING____________________________________
WHAT JOB WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO? (LIST 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD CHOICE)
_________Set-up be at park by 7:15 am.
_________ Clean-Up after Field Day
_________ Kitchen
_________ Nursery
_________Run Event – Which event? _____________________________
_________Group Leader, Grade_____________
MAKE CHECK OUT TO BRUCE STUESSE
PLEASE SEND THIS FORM TO: BRUCE & JANET STUESSE
384 Vee Cee Estates Lane
Beaufort, Mo 63013-1734
(573)-484-3085
(636)-744-2077
Please make check payable to Bruce Stuesse
*Registration fee is $3.50 a person until April 28, 2017. After April 28, it is $4.00 a person. If we have not received your fee by May 6. Your family will be removed from the field day and we will give your spot to a family on the waiting list. We are only allowing 100 families this year.
FRANKLIN COUNTY HOMESCHOOL FIELD DAY 2017
The 29th Annual Homeschool Field Day will be held on May 22nd at the Union Park. Cost is $3.50 per person. All Homeschoolers are welcome. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 28th !!!
NOTE: A sign-up form for Field Day is necessary to register!!! Please indicate what grade for the 2016/2017 school year for each child. The sign-up deadline is so all teams are assigned, parents can be placed in job areas, and certificates prepared for each student. A confirmation letter or email will be sent after the deadline to all families that have signed up including a list of any last minute items needed for events. If you know of anyone who would enjoy this event, please pass this information on to them and/or give them a copy of this sign up form including other email or home school support groups. All Field Day forms will be sent to Janet Stuesse. See below. Field Day will be held at the Union Park, Union, Mo 63084!
Jobs and Descriptions for Field Day include the following: (Every parent will have time to watch and enjoy their children participating in Field Day, while still serving at some point in the day)
-Set up events – You will make sure each event has all of the supplies, put up event signs. You will need to be at the park by 7:15 am.
-Clean-Up – After Field Day, you will help with cleaning up supplies, Packing things up correctly, removing signs, cleaning up pavilion, park, and loading all supplies in trucks.
-Nursery – You will watch children up to 2 year olds
-Kitchen – You will assist with getting kitchen ready for lunch, taking food from families as they arrive, setting up tables, supplies, & drinks. Set-up snacks for nursery, preschool and Kg. class, prepare the serving line, and cleaning up kitchen after lunch. There will be two separate shifts this year.
-Group Leader – You will go with your assigned age/ grade group to each event. You will need to let us know which age group you would prefer to work with. Last year we had enough children that all age groups where on their own: 3 & 4 year olds, 5 year olds, Kg, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th together.
-Run Events – You will be in charge of the event, time each child if needed, write down the order of completion, and return supplies to pavilion after the event. The morning events are Obstacle Course, 100 Yard Dash, Power Hit, Triple Jump, Baton Relay, Sack Race, Soccer Relay, Tug of War, Water Relay. The afternoon events include Musical Buckets, Water Balloon Sheet Toss, Water Balloon Toss, Capture the Flag, and Baby pool Kick Ball & Baseball. All supplies are provided for the events and they will be at the park on Field Day. We are looking for new events so if you have any ideas or suggestions, let us know now so we can plan for next year.
-Special Needs Children – If you know of families with special needs we would be happy to accommodate anyone let us know what we can do to help them participate and have a blast.
>>>Jobs are appointed as registration comes in, the earlier you get your registration in the better chance of getting the first job you picked. There are no promises though. We have a lot of families and lots of jobs to fill to make this event run smoothly. I promise, you will have a great day no matter what your job is.
Please have the courtesy and consideration to contact Janet no later than 7am on May 22nd if you and/or your children will not be at Field Day.
Bruce & Janet’s Cell is (636)-725-9334/(636)-744-2077. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding.
In Him, Bruce & Janet Stuesse Home: (573)-484-308

Homelink Drama Class productions
May 11, 2017!
All performances take place at Homelink (St. Andrews), 309 Hoffmeister, 63125 in the beautiful upstairs gymnasium…it’s free! Drama teacher: Amanda Oliver
Drama I Class – “Holka Polka” 9:45 a.m.—Someone has cast a sleeping spell on the Prince. Can a young, sweet witch figure out who did it and wake him up?
Drama II Class – “The Audition” 11:30 am—-Enjoy the bizarre characters who come and audition for a play. You will definitely hear and enjoy some Shakespeare, among other offerings.
Intro to Drama Class – “The Lost Pot of Gold & The Pirates” 1:15 p.m.—Can the leprechauns find the king’s lost pot of gold before St. Patrick’s Day? And what will happen when 2 landlubbers are picked up by pirates?
(Homelink Class Interest Boards will also be available at this time.)

Used Curriculum Sale
May 11, 2017 in Belleville, IL
The St. Clair County Christian Home Educators group would like to invite you to join us for our annual Used Curriculum Sale at: First Assembly of God, 900 Fair Oaks Drive, Belleville, IL 62221
You are welcome to come and shop, and are equally welcome to set up a table and sell your own used curriculum. There is no charge for you to come and sell, and sign-up is easy.
I only need a name and how many 8′ tables you think you will need. You may email, call or text (info below).
The sale starts at 7:00 PM, so you need to arrive early to set up.
Please also alert your homeschool group and friends to come and sell/shop. The more people we have buying and selling, the better our chances of productivity.
Thanks and God Bless,
Josh Peterson
618-806-5674
SCCCHE Google Group Administrator
sccche@gmail.com

Twin City Homeschool Group Annual Curriculum Sale
Wednesday, May 31 at 9 AM – 11:30 AM
Faith Baptist Church
11835 County Rd CC, Festus, Missouri 63028
Annual used curriculum sale! Tables are $3 each, and the money goes as a donation/thank you to the church. Sellers need to be there to set up at 8, get ready and shop each other from 8-9, then open to the public at 9. At 11:30 we wrap it up, haul it out and clean up. Everyone will have an assigned clean up job so no one gets stuck all day.
Everyone pays their $3 that day, I will collect it that morning while we set up. If you tell me you are coming please show up. If something happens last minute, please let me know. I make sure tables are set up for everyone. Last year we let kids sell baked goods and crafts, too. That seemed to go over well, so we can do that again. Otherwise, ONLY homeschool materials – books, videos, education games, project kits, etc. All good! No vendors, other types of products, etc.
We will not have a free table. Last year I filled the back of my Suburban with the stuff left, and it was mainly loose papers and things that donation places did not want. This year, please feel free to have a free box at your table, but you have to take it with you when you leave.
Last year we had enough room to partition off part of the gym and let some of the sellers’ kids hang out there and shoot baskets. Depending on turnout/available space, I will try to do that again.
Want a table? Contact Paula Koranda at paulakoranda@gmail.com

Driver’s Training
Hello. My name is Tom Heisserer. I am a homeschooling father of eight children. I am starting a driver’s training service in the St. Louis area. My background includes being a former Missouri State Highway Patrolman and a current accident reconstructionist and insurance claim investigator with a large insurance company. I have a current unrestricted Missouri driver’s license and am fully insured. I have taken the Protecting God’s Children class and have my background checked every two years through the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Training will include: reviewing the Missouri Driver’s License guide; taking practice written tests; learning how to change a tire; and one on one driver training in all types of traffic situations. In addition, I will provide instruction on what to do if you’re in an accident as well as what to do if you are pulled over by the police. I will keep a log of hours for the Missouri driver’s license test.
Whether you have a permit and no driving experience; or you have some experience and need to brush up on your skills before taking the driving test; or you need help studying for the written test before your permit; or even a newly licensed driver that could use a bit more practice I can tailor the training to you.
Students needing driving instruction must provide a currently licensed vehicle to practice in, a driver’s permit and proof of insurance.
For more information on availability, rates, or any other questions you may have please call me at 314-837-4337 or by email tdheisserer@yahoo.com.
Thank you

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you
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Homeschool Events List for March 31, 2017

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Homeschool Convention
MHM Homeschool Day
Ice Cream Social & Used Book Fair
Ninja Home School Event
Homeschool Picnic
Chemistry Class
Tartan Day – SATURDAY!
Smart Kids Robotics
Earth Day 2017
Save our Monarchs

This is just a reminder that the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo has been cancelled for this weekend, March 30-April 1.  The church will be closed and no one will be there.   BUT…..
Homeschool Convention
July 13-15, 2017
Reduced price tickets right now! ($25-35 at this printing) https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/registration/missouri/

MHM Homeschool Day
From ground-level activism to groundbreaking court rulings, St. Louis has been front and center in contesting racial inequities. Our next Homeschool Day, St. Louis’s Civil Rights Legacy, examines this history through theatre, workshops, and tours of MHM’s newest exhibit, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis. Join us from 10am to 2pm on Monday, April 10, to discover St. Louis’s complex, compelling, and too-often-forgotten civil rights story.
Please register here to join us on April 10. We can’t wait to see you!
This Month’s Program Schedule

Ice Cream Social & Used Book Fair
This is a great opportunity for you to connect with other homeschool families. Mark your calendar and plan to come out and enjoy this wonderful family event.
Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Harvest Bible Chapel, 17795 Wild Horse Creek Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005
Details: Go to the WCCHE website (www.wcche.org) and sign up for this event.
What is this event?
> Great opportunity to connect with other homeschool families
> Fun family event for the children to play outside then top it off with a yummy bowl of ice cream – FREE
> An opportunity to purchase a fun meal for your family without having to go out to fast food or a restaurant for dinner – Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase.
> Opportunity to sell curriculum that you no longer need
> Opportunity to purchase curriculum at very reasonable prices
> An overall wonderful time to celebrate a great school year!!
Who do I Contact if I want to be involved?
Used Book Sale Tables: Contact Heather Kesselring to reserve a table if you wish to sell used homeschool items and curriculum. davidkess@hotmail.com 314-593-0047
> Book-sellers can arrive at 4:00 to set up their tables
> Costs:
WCCHE members – FREE for your first table / $10 for subsequent tables
Non-WCCHE members: $10/table
Help Serve Ice Cream: Contact Darlene Fallon at fallond@att.net or Krisi Maichel at krisimaichel@att.net if you would like to help serve the Ice Cream.
Set up and/or Clean Up: Darlene Fallon at fallond@att.net or 636-575-0774
For any other questions regarding details, contact Heather Kesselring at davidkess@hotmail.com

Ninja Home School Event
First timers to KoR Komplex will take an intro class. Everyone who takes the intro class MUST sign up 3 days prior to save their spot. Spots limited to 35 kids, only sign up if you are for sure coming so we can make sure all kids who want to come get their chance!
We will be offering this class on Monday April 24th from 9am-11am. Can sign a waiver in advance along with pay online to save time when coming in! Show up 15 minutes prior to check in.
If your child has already taken the intro class they can sign up for the same class and have open gym. Sign up still under Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
Cost $10 per head pay in retail “kid obstacle intro class”
WE ARE SHUTTING DOWN THE GYM DURING THIS TIME SO ONLY HOME SCHOOLERS WILL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THE GYM FROM 9AM-11AM.
SIGNING WAIVER *MUST BE SIGNED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GARUDIAN
> Head to www.korkomplex.com
> Hover mouse over “home” and click on “new client” will show.
> Click “My kid is new to kor komplex! I am parent/legal guardian.”
> Complete waiver
SIGNING UP FOR CLASS
> Head to www.korkomplex.com
> Hover over “home” & click “sign up for classes”
> Login in with username and password created when you signed waiver
> Find Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
> Click “sign up”
> You can pay online or when you come in. (Purchase Kid Obstacle intro class)
Contact us @ 636-724-8166

SHARE/P.E. PICNIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION
– The SHARE/ P.E. Picnic is Thursday, May 25, at Lemay Park, 236 Fannie, St. Louis MO 63125 from about 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Some families stay much later. Families can come at any time during the day, but it can be hard to join the group games if you are late.
–  This event is free but PLEASE sign-up through the SHARE website so we can give the park officials a head count and plan the group games and DJ contests. Go to: www.sharehomeschool.com and click on either the “SHARE/P.E. Picnic” link on the black bar at the top of the screen or the picnic clip art on the page. You will be directed to another window with info about the picnic. Go to the bottom of the window and hit “Click here to sign up.” Fill in the appropriate information, listing BOTH names and ages of your children in the 2nd part.
– If your child is participating in the group games, it is best to arrive by 10:30 am for group instruction- and to find a seat/table in the Pavilion for your “stuff.” Please bring a simple dessert to share if possible, along with your picnic lunch, water bottles/beverages, sunscreen, “water” clothes or bathing suit, tablecloths, sports gear, squirt guns, water toys, toddler toys, blankets, cameras, etc.
– There will be an Information Table in front of the Pavilion where you can ask questions and sign a thank-you card for Homeschool P.E. founder and teacher Coach Cort Hubbard. We are also hoping that since the Picnic is free, everyone will be able to donate a monetary gift to Cort! We will put the bills and checks in a special card and give it to him when the games are over.  Cort does SO MUCH for homeschoolers and gets paid very little! After you sign the card, you can put your dessert on the special snack table.
– The P.E. Picnic begins with “P.E. style” group games from about 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in the big field. Cort, Cathy & Kerrie will meet with each age group at about 10:30 near the Pavilion to give instructions. Parents can then take their children out to the field to join the age group they think is best. The age groups will probably be 5-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14 & up. The age cut-offs are flexible if your child wants to move up or down to be with friends or siblings. Cort and parent volunteers will have signs that direct you to a group. (NOTE: This can sometimes be a very confusing time for those who are late and/or have not played group games. Those in P.E. are familiar with the games and can jump in easily. If your child has never played a group sport or game or you are late, you should try to stay close by as a helper).
– We DESPERATELY need parents or older teens to help with the games from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon. Contact Kerrie Tate at kertatefieldtrip@aol.com if you would be willing to volunteer and she will send you all the details. Please include your phone number and age-group preference.
– So sorry, but the group games are not for preschoolers. Your child must be five years old to participate. We don’t want younger children to get injured or feel frustrated.  There is also a large, new playground right next to the Pavilion for preschoolers to enjoy. The park sprinkler will be on for water fun,
– After the games are over at about 12:00 noon, we all go back to the Pavilion to give Cort his gift and eat lunch and have dessert. Everyone will have a 2nd chance to sign the card before we give it to Cort! You might want to bring a blanket and/or chairs in case there are not enough seats under the Pavilion.
– In the afternoon if it is not too hot, Cort and parents or students sometimes organize casual baseball/softball, soccer, football, or basketball games for those that are interested. Bring your sports gear! Parents are welcome to participate with the kids.
– When it is hot, the kids tend to prefer squirt gun battles in the afternoon instead of sports games. Pleased remind your child to be respectful of others and the “squirt gun battle etiquette” while at the park. NO shooting water in the bathrooms, pavilion area or on the playground equipment.
– Also at about 1:00, homeschool dad (and professional DJ) Mark Chrun will be in the Pavilion to DJ with music, games and prizes for all ages! (Including everyone’s favorite –the Limbo contest!)
– We have the Lemay Pavilion until dusk and people are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow.
– Thank you for dressing modestly! No “booty” or extra-short shorts, “sagging” pants, skimpy tank tops, or camisoles. Avoid showing cleavage and/or midriffs. Older students wearing a bathing suit to play in the park sprinkler should also wear a cover-up or t-shirt.
– BE SURE AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR ANY CHANGES AND UPDATES!

Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
2017-2018 School Year
Tuesdays 9:40-1:00   First Evangelical Free Church
Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information Kaceymarner@gmail.com
The Chemistry course is designed for homeschool high school students. The class will meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks per semester. The first two hours of the course will focus on the content of Chemistry. This will consist of answering questions from the homework the previous week, a quiz, and teaching of new material through lecture and examples. Most weeks the last hour will consist of a lab where the students will have the opportunity to experience Chemistry first hand. The class includes over 25 labs as well as notes, grades, test, quizzes, labs, homework, and the text.

Tartan Day 2017 – Scottish Immersion Event!
April 1, 2017
Scotland! Have you always wanted to visit, do you have Scottish ancestry or just ‘Scottish-curious’ based on what you’ve seen in movies and heard in music? This event is for you!
Our event celebrates Scottish and Scottish-American culture and history. Immerse yourself in various aspects from kilts to cuisine to language. See demonstrations of dancing, music and even participate in a game of curling!
This is a perfect ‘drop-in’ event. Join us anytime between 1:30-3:30 or stay the entire time. This event is open to all, FREE of charge and is perfect for families (and a great opportunity for homeschoolers). We will have a children’s storytelling area and, while the event itself is indoors, there’s a beautiful park (Southwest Park) that shares the parking lot so bring a picnic lunch and make it an entire afternoon! There’s plenty for adults to do, as well, including giveaways and whisky education!
The Hearth room is located at 1155 S Rock Hill Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119 (behind the Hawken House and in Southwest Park). FREE parking, FREE event, lots of FUN! See you there!
PLEASE share this event and invite your friends!  Slàinte mhath!

Smart Kids Robotics
Register online now for the upcoming 6-week session of unique STEM robotics courses at Smart Kids Robotics starting the week of April 3, 2017! At Smart Kids Robotics, kids learn to use LEGO® Mindstorms® (the same robotics technology as used in FIRST® LEGO® League & World Robot Olympiad®) and advance their engineering and programming skills!
Online registration is now available: SmartKidsRobotics.com
(Limited participants per course during each 6-week robotics session.)
Register online for a robotics course during the next session beginning the week of April 3!
Looking for a summer robotics camp full of STEM fun? Check out the Smart Kids Robotics Summer Sumo Robotics Camp taught by Coach Goff this summer at The Neutral Zone (Chesterfield Mall)

Earth Day 2017
Earth Day 2017 will be held Friday, April 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Missouri’s 23rd Annual Earth Day offers a variety of fun and educational opportunities for students interested in finding out more about how they can improve the world around them.
This year’s theme is the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017! The Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse will be the first total eclipse of the sun to visit Missouri in 148 years! The 1869 eclipse only clipped the northeast corner of our state, but the 2017 eclipse will begin its sweep from the northwest corner of Missouri to Cape Girardeau. Solar Eclipse Resources
Erin and Matt, 94.3 Kat Country, radio personalities, will host on the main stage at the Earth Day event. Get ready for a couple of rounds of our new educational “Solar Eclipse Survivor” game!
In addition to numerous displays and activities about the environment, Missouri American Water will sponsor the World Bird Sanctuary for two very special shows (11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.).
You won’t want to miss this year’s Earth Day celebration! Teacher registration for students in grades 4 through 6 is now open.

SAVE OUR MONARCHS
Every school is invited to participate in the Save Our Monarchs Pollinator Garden Program. Once enrolled, schools will receive three (3) FREE Milkweed Seed Packets and one (1) Pollinator Seed Packet, containing 25 wildflower varieties, for students to plant in a Butterfly & Bee Garden!
Our goal is to get EVERY school to plant a 10’ x 10’ garden plot designed just for pollinators, including monarch butterflies and bees. There are about 35 milkweed seeds per packet. Just chose a sunny area at the school, or on the playground to do the planting.
So we encourage every teacher to SIGN UP HERE or send your seed request to:
Schools Program
Save Our Monarchs Foundation
PO Box 390135
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Our goal is to plant over 1,000  Pollinator Gardens across the US. This is a great hands-on experience for the students to follow the development of the garden and observe the daily growth of the Monarchs.
We plan to publish photos of all of the Pollinator Gardens  on Facebook.com/SaveOurMonarchs later this summer.
This program ends May 30, 2017.
JOIN US!

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you
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Homeschool Events List for March 13, 2017

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Classical Conversations
Healthy Snack class
Homeschool Speech and Debate Club
Used Curriculum Sale
Jefferson Sale
HELPS Annual Used Curriculum Sale
Homeschool Prom
Holy Family Homeschool Association
International Music Festival
Suggested Resource
Visual Manna Art Academy
Wetlands for Kids Day

Classical Conversations
Contact: Amy Russell
arussell7@gmail.com
If you’ve ever been interested in Classical Conversations or homeschooling in general, here’s your chance to learn more! The Kirkwood community will be having an informational meeting on March 18 from 2-4 pm. Please come and find out more about this great program and have all of your questions answered! Please RSVP for location. Hope to see you! Amy Russell

Mom and Me Healthy Snack class
Free, for ages 6-12
Tupperware Studio Demo Kitchen; March 19th at 2:00pm
Must RSVP to the Facebook Event Page at the Deanna’s Tuppertastic Tupperware page
We will be making Trail Bars and other healthy snacks. I will dry to different cooking classes each month.  Next month I plan to have a Mom’s Chocolaty Night Out.

HOMESCHOOL SPEECH AND DEBATE
As we approach the season when our minds all turn towards plans for next year, we want to let you know about our local homeschool speech and debate club. Have you ever wondered, “Why exactly would a student want to participate in speech and debate?” If so, take a look at the following video which gives a wonderful glimpse into the benefits of competitive speech and debate: http://stoausa.org/what-is-stoa-like/
Is this something you would like for your student? Our weekly club meetings help prepare students to compete as a part of the Stoa League. We help students learn speaking skills and practice logical argumentation, providing support and encouragement as they gain increasing confidence in public speaking. Each tournament provides multiple opportunities to present to judges and receive feedback. We find that tournaments provide the challenge and excitement that energizes the learning process.
Would you like to know more?
We hope so! Here are two opportunities to find out more:
1. Come visit our upcoming tournament on March 22-25. Students will be gathering from across the region to debate and present speeches that will be as varied as a comical interpretation of Tom Sawyer, an expository speech on synesthesia, and an impromptu analysis of the movie Inside Out from a Christian perspective. Come as a guest—or better yet, come as a judge! This experience will give you an even better understanding of this wonderful activity. For more information on the tournament go to https://gatewayclassic2017.homeschooldebate.net/
2. Later this spring, we will be sending out information about next year. We will most likely be meeting at West County Assembly of God on Monday afternoons. (In the past, we have met on Tuesdays.) If you would like to be on our email list, please contact Kathy at stlspeechdebate@outlook.com.
Hope to see you soon!
The St. Louis Speech and Debate Club

USED CURRICULUM SALE
April 1, 2017; 10am-1pm
First Baptist Church, 8265 Local Hillsboro Rd, Cedar Hill, MO 63016

Jefferson Sale
April 7 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Why the Jefferson Sale? Because prices are so low at this book sale, a two-dollar bill—the portrait of our third president—is sure to get you something good.
We have to clear out a lot of books. They’re good books, but we just don’t have the space. Maybe you can help find a new home for some of them. Maybe the low prices will help you out. Be sure to stop by during our Jefferson Sale.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
www.thefamilyvision.org

HELPS Annual Used Curriculum Sale
May 6, 2017
Everyone is welcome to join us for our annual used sale. Come to shop for bargains of things you need for the fall. Need to sell? No problem. Go to the website below to register for your table. Tables are limited so don’t wait too long.
Location: Trinity Church, 3515 Shackelford, Florissant, MO 63031
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Table set up for sellers is 8:00 am
To register for a table, please send an email to helpsfieldtrips@gmail.com.   A confirmation email will be sent to you with payment information.
Non-HELPS member cost for table: $10

HOMESCHOOL PROM
Homeschooler Links and H.E.L.P.S. invite you to attend
“A Night Under the Stars” Formal Prom.
When: Saturday May 6th  7:00pm-11:00pm
Where: St. Pauls’s Evangelical Church, 980 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
Cost: $20
This dance is open to those 13-18 yrs old who are homeschooled, regardless of any group memberships.  Each attendee may bring one guest who is not homeschooled.
King and Queen along with a full court will be crowned.  Senior parents may join the dance at 10:50pm for a last dance with their student.
Please go to www.homeschoolerlink.com to register.  You will be asked for 2 song requests and allergy information when you register.  Songs must have a “clean” version and be appropriate to be added to our request list.
Dress Code:  girls – nothing too short or too revealing; boys – shirt, tie and dress pants required.
Prom Registration for a direct link to register.

Holy Family Homeschool Association
The Holy Family Homeschool Association is a Catholic homeschool group open to Catholic families in Farmington and the surrounding areas.  We meet the third Wednesday of the month for faith, fellowship, and planned activities for the children. Please contact Lauren Stein for more information at lauren.r.stein@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
with the WORLD FIDDLE ENSEMBLE performing Swedish, Arabic, Scottish, Americana, Celtic music and more!
(Fiddlers! look below to participate!!!)
Joined by Faculty and Friends of DaySpring including
Jermaine Smith, Tenor
John & Paula Kasica, percussion & flute
David Seitzinger, guitar
Lacey Lee, harp
Gary Lee, cello
Jaime & Vanessa Zayas, tango dancers
and select student performers
Performing music by composers Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), Carlo Domeniconi (Turkey), Paterson, Bonds/Langston Hughes (early 20th century Black American artists), and music from Japan, France, & Romania.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Festival Concert – 6 pm
General Admission Tickets available at dayspringarts.eventbrite.com
$12/adults; $8/students (12 & under)
Limited seating available
Fiddle/Strings Masterclass –
4 pm, only $5 ($15 for participants-concert included)
CALLING ALL FIDDLERS!!!! on violin, cello and harp to participate in an afternoon Master Class with the featured ensemble–please contact DaySpring by March 24 if you are interested in participating! (elizabethkusterer@dayspringarts.org)
DaySpring Student Performers will be featured in an International Recital – 3 pm (free)
All events take place at DaySpring Arts & Education in the DaySpring Black Box Theatre.
2500 Metro, Maryland Hgts – Just east of I-270 off Dorsett Rd    314.291.8878

Suggested Resource: PBS Learning Media site.  You can register for a teacher account and create lesson plans or view content.  You can also register for a student account to view content and lessons.  Looks like some helpful video clips, visual aids, timelines, and documents. https://ninenet.pbslearningmedia.org/  –Thank you, Gwen

Visual Manna Art Academy Program
I wanted to write and tell you about the Visual Manna Art Academy Program. It is similar to when I wrote the big art curriculum, however more advanced as I have incorporated advanced elements from my three approved AP classes. Students will be able to get 9 hours of AP credit if they choose to. It is a 20 hour online program and then we will take mission trips. Each student in order to graduate has to do two mission trips. They will be in Kansas City, etc and abroad. I am scheduling one with Chris Davis to Israel to do work for some ministries there…as in murals…so exciting. My plan is that when these students graduate that will be able to do a one month intern program at Christian ministries or businesses. At any rate, I have been working several months on the material and Monday I got a call to substitute in Graphic Art at the technical institute in Rolla, and there was the cutting edge information I needed for that part of the program. I am starting small with a couple of students, but want to offer this opportunity to many as I believe this is a huge need in the homeschool community. I know the Lord has led me to put it together and it will be under the nonprofit Visual Manna Art Academy and will give all these young homeschoolers an opportunity to know what to do when they are gifted with talent in the visual arts. Our motto is Be Bold, Be Original and Be Excellent!
Sharon can be contacted at: visualmanna@gmail.com

Wetlands for Kids Day
Kids of all ages and their families can learn about these unique places during a day of fun and engaging activities.
You can call them water filters, or flood buffers, but many unique plants and animals call wetlands home. On April 1, you’ll definitely call them fun.
The annual Wetlands for Kids Day celebration is set for Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles. Wetlands for Kids Day is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Ducks Unlimited (DU). The event, supported by grants from MasterCard, Purina Pro Plan, and the Mississippi Valley Duck Hunters Association, is free for both kids and adults.
Wetlands for Kids Day is designed to help families have fun discovering nature while also learning about the importance of these vital habitats in Missouri.
Activities will include more than 20 education stations where visitors can learn about wetland wildlife firsthand. There will be a chance to see live birds of prey, courtesy of the World Bird Sanctuary. A live reptile and amphibian station will provide a close-up look at these wetland inhabitants. Kids can explore the Duck Wing Maze while learning to identify ducks by wings and plumage along the way. They can also crawl through a simulated beaver den.
Retriever demonstrations are popular with visitors who enjoy watching the dogs perform. Other stations include fish tasting, air rifle shooting, archery, DU Laser Shot, and a rod-and-reel casting station for the little ones. The Discover Nature—Fishing program will also offer a fishing opportunity on Lake 15.
Each child who attends gets a free subscription to the MDC Xplor: Adventures in Nature magazine for kids. They will also receive a DU Greenwing membership and a subscription to Greenwing magazine.
In keeping with its watery theme, Wetlands for Kids Day will be held rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to come no matter the weather as there will be activities both indoors and out.  Food will also be available for purchase during the event.
To learn more about Wetlands for Kids Day on April 1, call 636-441-4554. The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is located in St. Charles on Route D, about two miles west of Highway 94. For more information on other upcoming events, go to mdc.mo.gov/events.

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you
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Homeschool Events List for March 7, 2017

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Sky Zone Homeschool Day
Jets Track
Homeschool Football
Barron Gymnastics Homeschool Day
Homeschool Skating
Geocaching for Beginners
MHM Homeschool Day
SHARE Prom
Tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park
Frogwatchers
Teen Science Café
Adventures at the Library
Piano Lessons
Suggested Writing Resource

Homeschool Jump at Sky Zone Fenton
March 8, 2017
Sky Zone Fenton, MO is owned and operated by the homeschooling Launsby family.
Sky Zone offers many FUN trampoline activities for all ages.  “If you can walk, you can jump.”  We have a large open court, 3 dodgeball courts, Sky Slam (3 leveled basketball hoops on trampolines), Sky Hoops (shoot hoops against an opponent), Foam Zone, and a Challenge Zone.  All activities take place on trampolines.
We are advocates for the homeschool community and offer discounts and opportunities for all homeschool families.
Location: 631 Gravois Rd, Fenton, MO 63026
Website:  http://www.skyzone.com/fenton
At Sky Zone Fenton, we offer two homeschool jump sessions EVERY week.
Homeschool Jump Sessions
Times:
Wednesday — 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Friday — 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Homeschool discounted pricing: $10 for 90 minutes of jump time AND only $5 for each additional sibling

JETS TRACK
Our Track & Field season starts with an info/registration meeting at Washington High School Track on March 12 at 4pm. All kids in the Four Rivers Area ages 8 and up can join.
The season starts April 3 at 5:45 and runs through the first week in June culminating with the AAU and USATF regional qualifiers and national meets. Athletes may continue to join through the end of April (end of May for high school and experienced athletes).Practices are Monday and Wednesday at 5:45 on WHS Track beginning April 3. Meets are on Sundays starting late April and are optional.
To join the Jets, simply fill out the registration form that can be found at www.franklincountyjets.com. You can contact us at jetscoachayers@gmail.com or by calling Stacey at 636-667-7160 or Mason Duchatschek at masonduke@gmail.com

HOMESCHOOL FOOTBALL
Informational meeting for Panthers Football for boys 7th – 12th grade
Family Vision Library – Monday, March 13 – 6:30 to 8 pm
2020 Parkway Dr, St Peters, MO 63376
Questions?  Contact: Bob Kusterer, 314-452-6328, bob.kusterer@gmail.com

Homeschool Day at Barron Gymnastics
Homeschool Day is an exclusive event for homeschool families on Mondays throughout the school year. We offer a reduced rate for an open gym environment that includes the Adventure Island Giant Inflatable.
Dates (All Mondays): No homeschool days in May, June and July
Homeschool Day Open Gym – March 13, 2017  Register
Homeschool Day Open Gym – April 10, 2017  Register
Time: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: $11.00 for 1st child, $7.00 for additional children within same family
Ages: 14 months through 22 years old
Details-
-1 hour and 15 minutes of supervised unstructured time where children enjoy fun and excitement.
-Equipment available includes: Beams, Bars, Vault, Spring Floors, Foam Pits, 30? Long Trampoline, 2 In-ground Trampolines, 18? Rope Climb.
-INCLUDES THE GIANT ADVENTURE ISLAND INFLATABLE!
-A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment.
-Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine.
CANCELLATION DETAILS:
-Barron’s must have at least 18 children to make this event happen.
-They can only take a maximum of 60 children.
-Refunds only given for illness and we must be notified before the event begins.
-If event is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified the Saturday before the event by an email.
YOU MUST REGISTER BY THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE EVENT! Registration available online or by calling the Front Desk at 314-892-6909.
NOTE: These days should not be confused with the homeschool gymnastics classes Barron Gymnastics offers during the daytime at a reduced rate.

Homeschool Skating
Rock Roll O Rena- Arnold MO.
WHEN: March 14, 2017
TIME: 1-3 p.m.
PRICE: $4 admission plus skate rental regular skates 2$ and inline $3.75 (or bring your own skates); They prefer cash payments, but do accept credit cards.
For more info, contact:  benjamin.weaver@sbcglobal.net

Geocaching for Beginners
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138
Date: Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
(Families)
This modern day treasure hunt combines technology and nature into an adventure in the great outdoors! Join us as we learn about this exciting and sometimes challenging hobby. GPS units will be supplied. Dress for the weather. Call 314-877-6014 Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

MHM HOMESCHOOL DAY
March is Women’s History Month, which is why our upcoming Homeschool Day, Women’s History, will examine both the iconic and the sometimes forgotten women who made St. Louis their home. Join us from 10am to 2pm on Monday, March 20, to discover more about the wonderful women who left their mark on St. Louis’s history through their work as artists, educators, and activists.
Please register below to join us on March 20. We look forward to celebrating women’s history with you!
REGISTER HERE   SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

Black and White Ball – SHARE Prom
~~~~April 20, 2017~~~~
All homeschooled high school students (9th – 12th grades) and homeschooled alumni are invited to the SHARE Prom.  Each homeschool student attending may bring one guest – space is limited so this will be enforced. Guest must be under 21.
Location:
Andre’s West Banquet Center, 211 South Old Highway 141, Fenton, MO  63026
Time:  7:00 – 11:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cost:  $35 per person until April 7th.  April 8th – April 13th cost will be $45.
Dinner is provided.  Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up. (NO late registrations forms will be accepted)
Register today at: www.sharehomeschool.com
If you are a SHARE member, please log in first then click on the Prom graphic.
If you are not a SHARE member, just register from the public page Prom graphic.
As with all SHARE sponsored dances, this is a non-smoking event.
A limited number of volunteers are needed, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c48aaaf22a20-20163 to sign-up to help.
Special notes:
DRESS CODE:  Formal attire. Thanks for respecting the dress code and dressing modestly.
Girls – Dresses should not be too low cut in back or front and not too short. You should be able to dance and sit without showing too much upper leg. No midriffs showing.
Boys – Slacks and dress shirt with tie.  Jackets are required; tuxes are totally optional.  No pants “sagging.”
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SIGN-UP:  Sign-up includes room for you to indicate your age and grade, write in 2 song requests, any food allergies that must be addressed by Andre’s, and nominations for the Prom Court.  The eligibility for court is only for SHARE members and is as follows:  Senior girls-Queen; Senior boys-King; Junior girls-Princess; Junior boys-Prince.  VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DANCE ON YOUR CELL PHONE.   Only age and grade are required; other choices are optional.

Tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127
314-615-5267
Register required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054baaa72ea64-laumeier
This 1 hour interactive tour, led by a trained Laumeier docent, is designed to engage participants in exploring the relationship between art and nature.  All ages are welcome.  Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Most trails are stroller friendly.  Meet in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center.  We will pay there and be divided into groups of 20.
Cost: $3 for ages 4 and up, Cash preferred, but credit cards also accepted.
When: Friday, April 21, 1-2:30pm
Feel free to stay longer to explore on your own.  Picnics are allowed.
Date: 04/21/2017 (Friday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

FROGWATCHERS – STL ZOO
Jump in and become a FrogWatch USA™ volunteer with the Saint Louis Zoo! St. Louis-area “citizen scientists” are needed to monitor frogs and toads from their backyards, parks, fields, creeks or just about anywhere. The information gathered can ultimately lead to practical and workable ways to stop amphibian decline.
You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to join FrogWatch. You won’t even need to see or touch these amazing amphibians to participate. All you need is an interest in frogs and toads and the time to attend a training session. You’ll be asked to make a commitment to monitor a site of your choosing for at least three minutes twice a week throughout the frogs’ breeding season, which ranges from about February to August.
“In just a couple of hours, we will train you to distinguish the croaks, peeps and various calls of the 10 most common frog and toad species around the St. Louis area,” says Michael Dawson, an education conservation liaison at the Zoo and coordinator of the St. Louis chapter of FrogWatch USA. “Breeding calls vary greatly and are often mistaken for birds or insects. Their volume ranges from a soft musical trill to a deafening chorus.”
If you’re ready to take that leap, sign up for one of three FrogWatch trainings held this spring at the Forest Park Visitor Center or at Shaw Nature Reserve, Highway 100 and I-44 in Gray Summit. Registration for training is requested. The program is designed for adults, families, and for students entering grade 9 and up.
2017 Training Schedule:
Tuesday, March 7 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
Tuesday, March 28 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
Friday, April 14 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Forest Park Visitor Center
FrogWatch USA is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ flagship citizen science program. It allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads. For over 10 years, FrogWatch USA volunteers have been trained to enter their information. Ongoing analyses of this data have been used to help develop practical strategies for the conservation of these important species.
For more information and to hear some frog calls, visit stlzoo.org/frogwatch or aza.org/frogwatch. For more information, contact Michael Dawson at dawson@stlzoo.org or (314) 646-4551

Teen Science Café
FREE EVENT
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 6-8 pm
Dr. Yi-Hsien Chen, Wash U
Synthetic Biology: New Techniques that Might Change Human History
It’s called Syn Bio for short. And it could change everything in Biology, from medicine to mosquito control. Synthetic Biology is a relatively new field that combines biology, engineering, and genetics. It is the artificial design of biological systems, or even living organisms, for applications in the real world. A scientist can put together standardized DNA parts to create something entirely new. CRISPR, one syn bio technique, made the cover of TIME last year as “The Gene Machine”. Could this lead to artificial life? Or a cure for malaria? Or become a new bioweapon? What are the ethical implications? Come find out about this amazing new field!
Taylor Center, 4900 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Food will be served at 6pm. Reservations are required.
Teens, please RSVP to Kathleen Stevison at Kathleen.Stevison@slsc.org with your name, age and any dietary restrictions.

The Adventures at the Library
Tabletop Gaming event is scheduled for Saturday 4/1/2017 at 1:00 PM at the McClay Branch.
The description for the event is: Create a legendary character and adventure through the lands of make-believe! Join our library Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) group for some tabletop adventuring. We’ll supply the tables and dice, you supply the imagination! We will open each session by helping new players create their characters, and then begin a single-session adventure. Each session will stand-alone and players do not have to attend all sessions of this program – just make the ones you can! We will be playing using version 3.5 or 5 and will have a player’s handbook and a monster manual on-hand, bring any 3.5 or 5th edition materials you have with you. Please register using the form below so we can be sure to have enough character sheets for all.
Please click on the following link in order to sign-up for the event:
Adventures at the Library: Tabletop Gaming

Boyer, Bill
314-277-7843
www.billboyerpiano.com
billboyermusic@gmail.com
Kirkwood & South County, St. Louis
Former homeschooler with a Bachelors in piano performance and over 12 years teaching experience. Offers in-home lessons for homeschoolers, or at City Music in 63126. Weekday morning and afternoon times. Recital opportunities.

Suggested Writing Resource: There is a website that students can refer to that explains in-text citations and how to properly cite the source, no matter which type (book, mag, web, etc.). The website is: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (this is for MLA format specifically) The entire site is great (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/) because it has several resources for students, teachers, and parents for different types of writing.

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