Events List for April 30, 2012

The updates are happening a little more quickly (just a few hick-ups) and I still hope to be finished soon. Click on the tabs at the top when visiting the website, to view all the additional pages. You will find more events under Ongoing Offerings, as well as the ability to search all past posts and the new information. 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.  My contact information is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the coming changes.

Rescheduled SPRING PICNIC hosted by Teen Eagles!
Please send RSVP to Tim Jones at by Wednesday, May 2. Include student’s name, age, and number (including family) attending.
Open to all home educated teens in the St. Louis area. The picnic is open to the teens’ entire family. It is an opportunity not only for fun and fellowship, but there will be an opportunity for families to learn about Teen Eagles and how to get involved in this Christian, conservative, leadership developing, politically active organization. (Leadership skills are one of the things colleges look for during college admissions and scholarship evaluations.) Please feel free to share this information.
Saturday, May 5 ~ 4:00 pm till dusk
The Pillar Foundation (On the grassy knoll around back)
WHO is invited: Students aged 13 – 19 and their families
Including Teen Eagles’ families AND others interested in knowing more about Teen Eagles
– Have you ever wondered what Teen Eagles is all about?
– Are you a conservative Christian concerned with the direction of our country?
– Are you interested in developing leadership skills?
– Do you want to know how you can make a difference?
Please bring:
· A side dish to share
(Hamburgers/Hotdogs provided by Teen Eagles)
· Lawn chairs
R.S.V.P. Tim Jones at by Wednesday, May 2. Include student’s name, age, and number (including family) attending.

NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) The Nation’s Eyes
Friday May 4th at 2 PM at Sachs Branch-St.Louis County Library
“NGA’s vision is “Know the Earth… Show the way…Understand the World” NGA people collect information to describe the Earth and show what’s happening all over the world. When they put all of the information together, it’s called GEOINT (geospatial intelligence).
GEOINT helps us answer these kinds of important questions:

  • How can we rescue a soldier?
  • Which way is the best way to go?
  • If we get lost, which routes will lead us home?
  • How can we protect our country from our enemies?
  • Can we predict what will be damaged in a flood?
  • Where is it safe to sail a ship?
  • Where is it dangerous to fly a plane?

People who use NGA’s GEOINT include pilots, drivers, and ship navigators. NGA makes GEOINT for our nation’s military services and many types of government work. NGA provides GEOINT to government officials who make important decisions, including the president of the United States.” (from the NGA website)  This presentation may include some handouts.  Contact Susan Kumbera, for details and RSVP.

Free Day of Classical Education
Please come to a free day of classical education for elementary aged students. The class will include an art project, a science experiment, intro to public speaking, and learning facts from seven different subjects:
English Grammar
Latin (We’ll learn John 1:1a then translate it into English!)
This is a typical day of the Foundations level of Classical Conversations. If you’ve wondered what this program is, are thinking about joining, or even if you just want to get your kids out of the house for a day and count it towards logging homeschool hours, come and be a part of this event.
Hosts: The Greater St. Louis Area Classical Conversations Directors
When: Friday, May 4, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bring:  a sack lunch for your family
Who: Students ages 4-12 and a parent (Please note that moms or dads must stay with their own children; please do not send your children in with friends.)
Where: 13431 N. Outer 40 Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017

We’re excited about our upcoming Homeschool Day on Monday, May 7!
Our theme this month is “Celebrating Missouri.”  It’s a fun look at our state through traditions, the arts, and the stories that bring us together.
The Homeschool Day schedule is below.  If you’re planning on coming, please click here to register today!  Advance registrations help us to plan ahead and make sure there are enough activity supplies for everyone.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on Monday, May 7!
Families interested in participating are kindly requested to RSVP.

Nature and Technology: A Conversation about Conservation
Thu, May 10; 5:15 PM
Reception at 5:15 p.m., Conversation at 5:45 p.m.
AT&T Auditorium @ Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 North Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132
Doug Ladd, Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy in Missouri and Dr. James C. Carrington, President, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center discuss how to meet human needs while preserving a livable, productive and sustainable environment. Additional information.

ARCHE will be hosting a used curriculum sale on Monday, May 21st at First Baptist Church of Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010 from 11am till 3pm. If you would like to rent a table please contact Dianna Baer or 636-797-5803.
Table Rental is $3.00 per table for ARCHE members & $5.00 per table for non-members. Set up for sellers begins at 10am.
Please forward this information on to anyone who might be interested.
Arnold Region Home Educators (ARCHE)

BioBlitz at Creve Coeur Lake Park
Saturday, May 26; 7 a.m. – Noon
2348 Creve Coeur Mill Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Creve Coeur Lake Park BioBlitz. Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the BioBlitz in Creve Coeur Park. Expeditions leave every 30 minutes from the base camp.
Families with nature lovers, budding scientists and experienced naturalists of all ages are welcome as we study the biodiversity of one of the St. Louis area’s most cherished parks.
CREVE COEUR LAKE PARK BIOBLITZ is a CITIZEN SCIENCE INITIATIVE of the Academy of Science – St. Louis in partnership with the St. Louis Audubon Society, St. Louis County Parks, Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Department of Conservation, CH2MHill, the Butterfly House, and OASIS St. Louis.

New Girls Junior High Volleyball Team
The Patriette Lights; A Fun Volleyball Team for Christian Girls…Summer  Try-Outs
We are pleased to announce that the Patriette Lights have added a Junior High Team that will be coached by Doug and Heather Kelsey.
Tryouts Date: June 15th
Tryouts Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Tryouts Place: C4 in Creve Coeur
Cost: Tryouts are Free
Grades: 6th – 8th
Practice: Francis Howell School District
Frequency: Once per week
Length: One and a half hours
If you are interested in attending tryouts, please send an email to:
Our Junior High Team will have a great time, while making new friends and working to build valuable team-work skills. If you are interested in playing for the Patriette Lights, please attend the tryouts on June 15th.
The Junior High season will start August 7th  and ends October 6th. There will be an awards banquet the last week of October.
Learn more about us at:
Patty Yager, Athletic Director and Varsity Coach
St. Louis Christian Patriette Lights; Girls Varsity Volleyball Program

Summer Painting Class for Kids
Grades K-6
June 18-22, 10:30-noon at Hobby Lobby in Manchester.
Teacher:  Linda Thompson
Cost:  $25 plus $10 supply fee.  All materials provided except paint smocks.
Students will paint many pictures using tempera paint as they explore brushstrokes, color mixing and picture composition.
To sign up call Linda at 3one4- two76-5five84.

Used Curriculum Sale
Thursday, June 28th (back-up date Friday, June 29th)
Time: 9 am – 2 pm (set-up time starts at 7:30)
Location: First Baptist Church of Bethalto, 201 S. Moreland Road, Bethalto, IL 62010
Cost to participate: None
I know this is late in the year, but this gives everyone a chance to finish using this years books and get them sorted and priced. We will be using the gym in the church, so we will be cool and not have to worry about rain. The back-up date is in case someone from the church needs to use it (like for a funeral). There is a large playground outside for the kiddos and, if we don’t fill up the gym, they can use the basketball hoop inside also.
You can bring your children with you, but at this time there are no babysitters. I am going to ask my 15 year old about this and if there are any other teens who would help with watching the kiddos that would be great.
So now I need to know who is participating?? Tables will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The tables are either 6″ long or rounds, the church has both. Number of tables given will depend on the number of people who respond, I want to fit in everyone possible, so you may need to think about building your table “UP” (I am using some shelves my husband built me).
All responses need to be sent directly to my email, which is
Thank you for your interest!
Roberta Williams

Great Escape has announced their free summer movie lineup:

Contact: Igor Proleiko or call for more information (314) 664-2767
Jump Start Physics
Topics include: Scientific Method, Descriptions of Motion, Interactive Force Model, Constant Force Model, Central Force Model, Energy Concepts
$260 per student (parent may attend for free)
Early-bird registration $240 by May 25
9am – 1pm Monday-Thursday July 9-19
min 8 students max 12
Home-School Math Preparation for AP Physics
Topics from: Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry
$250 per student (parent may attend for free)
Early-bird registration $200 by May 25
2 hours 2x per week for 2 months (September – October)
min 8 students max 12
Home-School AP Physics B
Newtonian Mechanics, Energy & Momentum, Fluids & Thermodynamics, Waves & Optics, Electricity & Magnetism, Modern Physics
$550 per student (parent may attend for free)
Early-bird registration $500 by May 25
2 hours 2x per week for 5 months (November – April)
min 8 students max 12
Students must arrange for a location to take the AP Exam through AP Central College Board
Per College Board pre-requisites: Students must be familiar with Algebra & Trigonometry

New Giveaway from Memoria Press ~ Win a Curriculum Set!
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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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