New Events for 8/1/2011

Remember to visit the website often, a link can be found at the top of this email. There you will find additional events under Ongoing Offerings, the Homeschool Business Listings and several Educational Helps. Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop since it has become SO EASY! My contact information is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions

Salvation Army P.E.

Homeschool P.E. is great way for your child to learn valuable physical AND social skills that will last a lifetime. Whether your child is an athlete on a ‘select’ sports team, or an artist that has never kicked a ball…Homeschool P.E. has something to offer. Homeschool parents also enjoy the time of fellowship for themselves and their preschoolers as they wait at the Salvation Army for older students.
Cort Hubbard and the Salvation Army are the sponsors of Homeschool P.E., but SHARE helps to spread the word! Since the Salvation Army building is near Homelink (St. Andrew) we try to coordinate with some of the class times and organize carpools. You can  download the P.E. Registration Forms, schedule, pricing, and other details from the SHARE website. Go to and click on “SAL P.E. 2011″

– The Homeschool Physical Education Program is sponsored by the Salvation Army, and takes place at their Gateway Citadel Worship and Community Center, 824 Union Road, St. Louis Mo., 63123. This is the 25th year of the classes, taught by founder Cort Hubbard.
– Teacher/Coach Cort Hubbard has a Bachelors Degree from Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, a Masters Degree from the University of Mississippi, and a K-12 teaching certificate. There is not enough room to list Cort’s experience and accomplishments! (And he would be mad if we tried!)
– Homeschool P.E. course description – “These classes promote physical exercise, skills development, and sportsmanship. The typical Homeschool Physical Education class will begin with prayer, followed by calisthenics, coordination skills or jogging, skill development (teaching session), and fun games which often incorporate the skill being taught. The specific material a student will learn is based on their age and skill level, seeking to introduce new skills, or improving on skills already acquired.”

– Fall 2011 classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and run for 14 weeks from September 6, 7, or 8 until December 13, 14 or 16. (Same as Homelink schedule). There will be no classes during the Thanksgiving holiday week on November 22, 23 & 24.

-Classes are divided by age, but there is some flexibility allowed. See the link below for the complete fall 2011 schedule. Due to class size and safety issues, it is not always possible to move your child to an older or younger class. (Cort let my 4-year old in the 5-8 year-old class because he was the size of an 8-year-old, and the class was only half full).


Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm; ages 7-15

#1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, Mo. 63021

Session dates: Fee:
9/7—9 /28 /2011   $16
10/5-10/26               $16
11/2-11/30                $16
12/7-12/28               $16
1/4-1/25                     $16
2/1-2/29                     $20
3/7 -3/28                   $16
4/4-4/25                    $16
5/2-5/30                    $20

This physical activity class is designed to provide home school students the opportunity to participate in group activity which includes, sports, fitness, health and wellness activities. Monthly fees vary based on the number of weeks and we offer $5 discount to each additional child if you register two or more children from the same household.


Brunswick Zone XL in St. Peters has homeschool bowling leagues forming now for Mon and Weds starting in September.

Jubilation Chorale Home School Choir

Junior high/high school

Meeting Dates:  The class will meet on Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:30 PM beginning 9/7

Place:  Canaan Baptist Church Choir room; 5409 Baumgartner Rd., St. Louis MO 63129

Age:  12 yrs (by 9/1) through 18 — grades 7-12

Cost:  $20 per month for the first child $35 per month for 2 or more children

Contact:  Mrs. Scheidhauer at 314-402-5038  or  n2singin @ swbell. net

Class Description:

The choir will focus on music literacy, practicing good vocal production, singing in 3 and 4 part harmony, sight-singing and performance etiquette.  Although most of the class will be participation in the choral ensemble, it may also include written assignments and both singing and written tests.  No audition is necessary for participation in this class but a vocal evaluation will be done to determine the ability level of the students and individual placement within the group.  Literature will include a variety of musical styles and time periods.  The choir will have the opportunity to perform several times each semester.

Guitar Instruction

As a home school family, I know how important it is to provide education that is rooted in Biblical values. That is why I am offering faith-based guitar lessons in a state of the art learning studio at a very reasonable price. I am able to teach all skill levels 9yrs of age up to adults. My beginner students are playing worship songs within 6-8 weeks of lessons. For details visit my website at

Thanks!  Dave Milliken

Archaeology Day at Cahokia Mounds

Discover Ancient America! August 6, 10-4:00

See experts demonstrate Flintknapping & Tool Use, Bow & Arrow Making, Bone, Gourd & Shell Carving, Fingerweaving & Fiber Spinning, Native plant usage. Archaeologists will be on hand to show Electronic & Magnetic Survey, Conduct Global Positioning Techniques, Explain Rock Art, and Identify Animal Bones.  H ands-on activities; dig tours, participate in washing 1000 year old artifacts.  Plus listen to a storyteller, throw spears with an Atlatl, play Chunkey, and tour the Cahokia Mounds Museum.  There is no charge for this event.  Sponsored by CAS & CMMS. Food will be available for purchase.


Parent Information Meetings for American Heritage Girls Troop MO1345
7pm, August 10 at St John School
Seeking a Christ-centered Troop for your daughter? Learn more about the premier national character development organization for young women, Kindergarten through high school, that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.” American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop MO1345, chartered at St. John Church in Ellisville, will host a Parent Information Meeting, 7pm, August 10 in room 170 of the school  building. Enter the St. John campus on the East parking lot and enter the main school doors.  AHG is open to all girls in the community. What’s the difference between American Heritage Girls and and girl scouts, anyway? Get the facts and the fun at these information sessions. Invite your friends who may be interested in AHG for their daughters. Visit and contact Jody at kjtoken @ gmail .com


Back-to-School Time Is Here!

Let the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Education help you supplement your lessons this year with a wide variety of resources. Access details about all of these items through

 – Field Trip Packs for Loan to Early Childhood Educators – NEW ITEM!

Aquatic Illinois Video Podcasts and Lessons– NEW ITEM!

Field Trip Tips for Educators – NEW ITEM!

– IDNR Publications

– Spanish-language Materials

 – Illinois’ Natural Resources Trading Cards

– CD-ROMs and DVDs

– Resources Trunks for Loan

– Grants

Earth Day in the Parks

– Wildlife in the Classroom

– Illinois Facts


The South City Family YMCA (SCTY) Storm swim team is getting ready to kick off its 2011-2012 swimming season.  This team is open to kids, ages 5 – 21, who want to be a part of a competitive swim team.   All swimmers will be required to swim 25 yards (1 pool length) freestyle and backstroke WITHOUT assistance.  Swimmers must also be able to swim with their face in the water.

Informational meetings have been scheduled at the South City Family YMCA, 3150 Sublette Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63139 on the following days:

Saturday, August 6 – 11:00 a.m    Thursday, August 11 – 6:00 p.m.   Sunday, August 14 – 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in signing your child up for the SCTY Storm swim team, please come to one of these meetings for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach (and homeschool Mom) Jamie Hamilton at coachjamie. sctystorm @gmail .com


Fall Classes now registering. Class sizes limited.

Choose from classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays; 2:00 – 5:00pm


Shakespeare Scene Study

Directing I


Visit for complete class descriptions and registration information.

Kids Block Party and Touch-a-Truck

Sat, Aug 13, 2011

The ultimate free family day out that encourages healthy, active, and safe lifestyles for children ages 3 – 11.
Components and vendors for this years event include:
Bounce House
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Giant Inflatable Slide
St. Charles Parks and Recreation
St. Louis Science Center
America’s Incredible Pizza Company
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Boys and Girls Club
River City Rascals
Trucks/Vehicles at this years event include:
Army Cargo Truck
Police Car
Police Motorcycle
St. Charles Fire Truck
If you have a child-related business and want to participate in the event, please call 636-669-3009 or email Joe Capitanelli at


If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana 87 96 [at] yahoo [dot] com  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, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions). Those marked with an asterisk (*) do not take place within the target area for this list, but are open to all homeschoolers who live in the target area. NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the list 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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