New Events for 8/29/11

Remember to visit the website often, There you will find additional events under Ongoing Offerings, the Homeschool Business Listings and several Educational Helps, as well as the ability to search all past posts. 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.


Wednesday, August 31st 1:00 P.M.

Reservations are required – so be sure to call ASAP to reserve your spots…. the open house will include bowling, shoes, and normally a soda and slice of pizza …

Lakeside Brunswick Lanes

1254 Dougherty Ferry Road

Valley Park, MO 63088-1400

(636) 225-2400

All ages are welcome; coaches will be on hand to give pointers, etc….

This event is free and open to any and all homeschoolers SO PLEASE spread the word.


BOOK IT! runs every school year from October through March. The teacher sets a reading goal for each child in the class. A tracking chart and reproducibles are included to make it that much easier. As soon as a child meets the monthly reading goal, the teacher gives him or her a Reading Award Certificate.

BOOK IT! goals are based on reading ability. Number of books, number of pages, or number of minutes – they all work. BOOK IT! can also be used with the reading curriculum or as support for comprehension or intervention programs. For children not reading independently, the goal can be set where a parent or others read to the child.

Pizza Hut is proud of all BOOK IT! readers! The restaurant manager and team congratulate every child for meeting the monthly reading goal and reward them with a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza, BOOK IT! card and backpack clip If you would like to participate in the Pizza Hut Reading Incentive Program, please click here. Pizza Hut is accepting homeschooling families on an individual basis only (not group). You must register yourself. The 2011-12 enrollment deadline is Septmeber 1, however, they will continue to accept enrollment requests on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. This program is for Grades K-6.
Note: There is alot of fun “teacher stuff” on their website…be sure to check that out too!


Thursday, September 8th; 1-3 p.m.

Reservations Required.

Brunswick Zone Chesterfield

176 Four Seasons Shopping Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (1 block west of 141 & Olive)


Includes 2 hours of bowling, rental shoes, a slice of pizza, soft drinks and more! Find out about our weekly homeschool bowling club when you visit and how to receive your very own bowling ball!

460 Saint Peters Howell Rd
Saint Charles, MO 63304
(636) 928-1115
Homeschool classes: (special pricing available- ages 6 and up)
Tuesdays – girls: 11am-11:55am
Wednesdays- boys: 3pm-4:15pm

Jubilation Chorale Home School Choir for 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

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{at}swbell{dot}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.


Laura Scheidhauer holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri, St. Louis with an emphasis in choral/vocal music.  She has taught high school and junior high music in both private and public schools and is presently teaching K – 8th music at Cornerstone Academy.  Laura has actively worked in the music and/or youth ministry of her local church for over twenty years, leading choirs, ensembles and youth ministry.  She performs as a soloist and has been a member, off and on, for the past fifteen years of the Cornerstone Chorale and Brass, a professional ensemble performing across the United States, including concerts at the Sheldon in St. Louis, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Laura is married with four children and has homeschooled and used private Christian school for their education.  Her heart is to help young people discover and develop their talents for the glory of God with a commitment to excellence.

DaySpring Open House/Orientations for Performing Arts and Dance

All of these events are for old and new friends, parents and students, returning and new and Visitors!  This is a great introduction to the individual departments for the new year!

Red Carpet Blast!

For Returning and New Students and Parents in the Performing Arts Department-

Drama, Musical Theatre, Circus Arts, ages 5 and up

Tuesday, August 30 from 7-8 pm

Come and enjoy the enjoy the evening

Meeting the teachers

Finding out about being involved in performances this year

Be there for the Big Reveal of the performances this season at DaySpring!!!!

Enjoy desserts and snacks with your friends

Dance and Dessert!

For Returning and New Students and Parents in Ballet 2 and Up, Jazz, Modern & Tap Classes

Thursday, September 1st–

5 pm: Tap Party! Come and meet our new Tap Teacher, Jan Cosby. We will have a fun time tapping at all levels so that we can get to know each other and be sure that we are placing everyone in the right levels. And have cookies!

6 pm: We will have a “sample” jazz/modern class experience with Mary Virtue and Vanessa Wagonner tag teaming the class (at all levels). The idea is to get everyone dancing in different styles that maybe you haven’t been exposed to before…..try something new.

7 pm: More cookies with a short meeting and questions about anything in the dance department….

Petite Allegro Ballet Princess Tea Party!

For Ballet students ages 3 through 8 and Parents, returning and new, and Visitors!

Saturday morning, Sept. 3 from 10 am to 11:30 am

This tea will include snacks and drinks as well as various Ballet Princess activities including dancing, coloring, storybook corner, and a live performance from one of our advanced dancers! Wear your favorite dress up or dance costume to the tea. Teachers will be on hand to help with registration levels and so on.

Music Department Orientation/Open House for New and returning students and parents

Monday, August 29, 7 to 8 pm

Whether you’re new to private lessons or have been with us for years, we’d love the chance to talk with you about your students & to share our ideas for the new school year.

Meet & talk with DaySpring teachers & families, learn about new opportunities in the Music Department, and find out how to help your child get the most out of private lessons this year.

Homeschool Enrichment Open Houses

Wednesday, August 31 at Maryland Heights

Friday, September 2 at Crestwood

9-11:30 am

Come and meet our teachers and try out the activities in the classes at both locations.

For More Info please call us at 314.291.8878 or see our website at

The Incredible Human Body: A 3-D Look into How Your Body Works
This exciting program provides a unique opportunity for homeschool families to examine the internal workings of the human body in 3-D! Utilizing a state-of-the-art operating microscope and a fully dissected human cadaver, an anatomy specialist will guide participants through a visual tour of the major organs and body systems and lead a discussion of some medically important disease processes. During this presentation by the Adventures in Medicine and Science outreach program of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, participants will view the body in sections and learn how the various organs and systems interact to form the fully-functional human body. After the 3-D tour of the human body, Saint Louis University medical students will facilitate several engaging hands-on activities for participants.
Cost: $10 per person (ALL in attendance must have a ticket, including parent chaperones)
Location: SLU’s Young Hall at 3839 Lindell, St. Louis Mo., 63138
Age Group: Homeschool Students, ages 12 and older
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Program Length: 2 hours
To register for this class call the Science Center registration line at 314-289-4424. For questions, contact Amanda Tinnin at or 314-289-1459.

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  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 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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