Homeschool Events List for March 21, 2013

More  information about area events can be found at  and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And you can always use the search feature to look through all past posts and any pages. 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is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions and please let me know if you find incorrect/out of date information with the current changes.

Classical Conversations OPEN HOUSES
Tuesday, March 26, 2013  or  Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Our doors are open for any families with children preschool age thru junior high desiring to learning more about Classical Conversations!
Families are welcome to attend an open house.  You will be able to see a CC day in the flesh!  Your children may participate in the class for the day.  There will also be a time where parents may ask questions regarding Classical Education and Classical Conversations. We are happy to share more specifics about each level of the CC programs.
If you would like to attend either one of these OPEN HOUSES, please RSVP to Melanie Carter ( to reserve your family’s place. SPACE IS LIMITED. Once you RSVP, more details will be emailed to you.
Please include with your RSVP which program(s) you are interested in observing, and names/ages of your children. (Our nursery is full, but lap children are welcome.) Please plan to bring lunch along for you and your family.  This will enable you to get to know our group and gain insight from other families in our CC of Wildwood/Eureka program.
Here are the specifics of our CC Community:
For preschool age 4yrs. old-6th grade, CC offers the Foundations program from 9:00am-1:00pm. Then in the afternoon, CC offers a FULL Language Arts program, which includes grammar, mental math games, and IEW history  based writing. The Language Arts Program is called Essentials and it meets from 1:00pm-3:00pm (targeting 4th-6th grades).
New in August of 2013!
For Middle School Students, our CC offers Challenge A, which meets on campus from 8:30am-3:30pm, and is directed by Debbie Keane (

LOCATION:  The Pillar Foundation, 15820 Clayton Rd, Ellisville, MO  63011
TESTING DATES:  May 28, 29 and 30, 2013     TIME:  8:30 A.M. to 12 noon
TESTING FEE:  *$57.00 for first student, *$54.00 for each additional student in the same family.
The testing fee includes the cost of the test, taxes, administration fee, scoring, postage and detailed report.
Questions?   Contact Tawnia or Kim at  <<<<
Click here for the 2013 Application as a PDF download
Members of the WCCHE group has been coordinating  Stanford Testing sessions  for many years.
The tests dates are usually at the end of May and the applications for the current year are available on the WCCHE website in February and March.
NOTE: Parents may now self administer Stanford Tests themselves.  Please see the bju website for information on how to become and administrator and order tests for your homeschool.
For further information on testing options available for your students or specific information on the Stanford Test please visit

Swap-O-Rama-Rama! 2013
Saturday, April 13; 12:00-4:00pm
Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
The ultimate community clothing swap and DIY upcycled clothing workshop is back!  Bring at least one bag of your unwanted (but clean!) clothes to contribute, then dive in and find the treasures you would like to keep.  Take your finds home as is, or head to our sewing room where volunteers will help you alter, transform, and even silkscreen your new duds.  Sewing notions provided.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama accepts:
Clothing for all sizes and ages (no underwear, please!)
Old fabric and fabric scraps
Craft supplies
Sewing notions (appliques, trimmings, etc.)
All leftover clothing will be picked up by Remains, Inc. Textile Recycling.

Registered kids receive 2 FREE games of bowling every day all summer long; some centers start as early as April. For lane participation information and registration go to

Cat in the Hat Spree
Oh the things you will see,
if you come and meet me,
at our Cat in the Hat Spree!
When: Saturday, May 4th at 1:30pm
Where: Pattonville High School Community Auditorium, 2497 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
What: Dr. Seuss Party… join us for crafts, games, snacks, meet the Cat in the Hat & other characters and so much more.
Ages: appropriate for ages 3 to 12
RSVP: Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time (no later than Friday, April 26th).  Limited party tickets available, so purchase early, $14 for child’s show and party ticket.
Musical performance of Seussical directly after the party on Saturday or at 7pm on Friday (5/3).
>>>Parents are expected to attend
See the Maryland Heights office for more info 314-291-8878 or
DaySpring School of the Arts, 2608 Metro Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63043

The ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 11am till 2pm at First Baptist Church of Arnold.
Tables are $3.00 each for ARCHE members and Tables are $5.00 each for Non-members.
Sellers may start setting up at 10am.
If you would like to rent a table please contact Dianna Baer at or 636-797-5803

Hello fellow homeschoolers.  I wanted to let you know about a really great summer camp happening in June and can be logged as 32 hours of science without any mess in your house!
June 10-14; 9:00 – 3:30
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church/School , 4355 Butler Hill Road (South County)
Register at:
Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
This year at Camp Invention we have four exciting modules.  In the Cache Dash™ module, children navigate their way to treasure-filled caches and solve global challenges from youth around the world. Tools are invented to reveal hidden messages while exploring the Earthy realms of sky, sea, land and underground in the Ecoverse™ module. In the I Can Invent: Launchitude™ module, children will take apart broken or unused appliances using real tools and re-engineer the gears to invent an awesome Duck Chucking Device! Finally, in the Amazing Atlas Games™ module, classic high-energy games will be fused with global fun.
The cost is $190 for the week if you register by March 28th!
Some discounts available for volunteers and limited scholarship money may be available.  Please email me if you are interested in these options.  Jocelyn Wofford;

Hands-on History Adventure Day Camp
June 17-21, 2013
Ages 3rd-6th grade
Hands-on History Adventure Day Camp, located in the heart of old St. Charles, MO at the First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site, is an opportunity for your camper to have five fun filled days of exploring Missouri’s history hands-on. Campers will learn about Missouri history and 1800s era skills and crafts in a fun and interactive hands on approach. Campers will have an exciting new experience with a different learning theme each day. Campers will be able to earn their Missouri State Parks Explorer patch. Each participant will receive a camp t-shirt, water bottle, drawstring bag and patch as remembrances from this unique camp.
Costs and Schedule:
Camp starts at 9 a.m. and goes till 2 p.m. A $1 fee will be charged for every minute late after a 15 minutes courtesy wait. Early drop off is available at 8:30 for an extra $2 per day. For a full session (9a.m.-1p.m. Mon.-Fri.) $100 or per day sessions are available at $25 per day Mon.-Thurs. Fri. $30. Campers should bring a sack lunch each day except for Friday when an 1820s period lunch will be provided. There will also be a $20 registration fee that includes camp T-shirt, water bottle, drawstring bag, and patch.
Camp will be held at the First Missouri State Capitol S.H.S., 200 South Main Street St. Charles, MO 63301.
For more information, contact Sue Love or Vikki Love by phone at:  (636)-940-3322 or by email

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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