Homeschool Events List for April 29, 2014

A Beka Book Display
Cub Scouts at Great Skate
Swing Dance Fundraiser
MHM Homeschool Day
Homeschool Network
Classical Conversations- O’Fallon, MO
Bolduc House
Classical Conversations- High Ridge
West County Used Curriculum Sale
National Velvet
Classical Conversations- Maplewood
The Josties
Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gym
Classical Conversations- Eureka
ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale
FCM Used Curriculum Sale
Troy Used Curriculum Sale
Homeschool Choir Performances

A Beka Book Home School Materials Display
April 30, 2014; 11am-3pm
Here is a great opportunity for you to view A Beka Book home school materials and take advantage of the following discounts.
–  20% Discount on all A Beka Book orders
–  25% Discount on all A Beka Book orders over $350
–  Flex Pay available. A Beka Book orders over $150 (before discounts) may
be split into 2 monthly payments with at least a $40 down payment
–  Free Shipping on all A Beka Book orders
Holiday Inn, 313 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 Directions: I-64, Exit 12 (IL 159)
A Beka Book Representative: Tim Hufhand

Cub Scouts At Great Skate!
Cub Scouts Earn The Skate Belt Loop on Saturday, May 31
Learn About Skating and Earn Your Belt Loop! Join us for a fun evening of learning about skates, skate techniques and skate games. Have fun while earning your Cub Scout Skate Belt Loop.
Cub Scouts Skate is 5:00 – 7:30 PM
$10 admission Includes:
Skating, Skate Rental, Popcorn, Sm Soda, and the Cub Scout Skate Belt Loop.
Please feel free to share this message with your friends. The more people, the more fun we can have together. Please call to reserve your space by May 2. See you there!
Great Skate
130 Boone Hills Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

Swing Dance Fundraiser
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:30pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Harvester, MO. $6 per high school student. American Heritage Girls Troop MO-3368 is hosting this to raise funds to help send our girls to summer camp this year. Come out and have a great evening and help out our girls!
For more information – feel free to contact Cheryl Bates at 636-345-2283, or

We are looking forward to our upcoming Homeschool Day on Monday, May 5th!
Our theme this month is Celebrating Missouri! For this Homeschool Day we will highlight all the diverse qualities that make our state unique. We are also offering FREE entry for homeschool families with advance registration for our newest exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. All ages are welcome.
Please RSVP if you are planning on joining us. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, May 5th! This is also our last Homeschool Day of the school year; we will start up again in September.

K-8 Homeschool Network Classes
Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network is now accepting 2014-15 school year registrations.
HSN offers a day of classes on Thursdays for home-schooled students in grades K-8.
Classes for grades K-3rd include writing, literature, science, geography, art, music and PE.
Classes for 4th/5th grades include writing, literature, science, a speech class, art, music and PE.
Classes for grades 6th/7th include writing, literature, science, Classical Geography, art, music and PE.
Eighth graders take the same classes as 6th/7th but have the option of taking Apologia Physical Science instead of general science.
Complete information, brochures and registration forms are available at (under the Children’s Ministry section) or contact Noel Kellogg at

I am holding an informational meeting about Classical Conversations this coming Monday, May 5th at 7pm at Liberty Christian Church in O’Fallon, MO.
If you have not heard of Classical Conversations before, we aim to assist homeschooling parents in providing a classical education for their children. CC provides classical based learning programs from pre-k all the way through highschool. Come learn what it is all about!
If you have heard of Classical Conversations before and think you are not interested, I would encourage you to still come to a meeting to learn about it and be well informed about your child’s education. You never know what God might show you!
I will be giving an overview of what Classical Education is and what Classical Conversations does to help parents in the homeschooling of their children. Just come and listen!!! There is no obligation!
709 Crestview Drive, O’Fallon MO 63368
*Park at the west entrance
Also, please let me know if you will be able to make it. I like to have an idea of how many people to expect!
Andrea Bond

There are two items that you may like to know about happening here in May. First, next Tuesday will be the Eastern Woodland Indian Homeschool Tuesday. We’ll meet as usual from 10AM to Noon at the Linden House office. Then we’ll go out to the Eastern Woodland Indian Village area where the participants will help Patti plant the Three Sisters Garden and they will also get to help put prairie grass siding on the wigwam. Next we’ll hear some stories and do some games or crafts depending on the weather. It should be really fun. The cost is the normal $4/participant and $10/family maximum. So, please let us know if you plan to attend and with how many people by emailing, calling the office at 573-883-3105, or “joining” the event on our Facebook Page.
We are also thrilled to announce the formation of a junior militia here at the Bolduc House Museum. It is for kids aged 8-15. Meetings will be the second Monday of the month beginning May 12 from 4PM-5PM. This “club” will be led by three of our regular militia adult volunteers and the junior militia members will learn to march, drill with wooden rifles, learn outdoor survival skills, and get to know our history as they learn to do historic skills and crafts. Please let us know if your child would like to join this “club” and then be here by 4PM on May 12th. The meetings will be outdoors in the wooded, fenced yard of our newly acquired Francois Valle House but meet at the Linden House to register. Please call Robbie at 573-883-3105 if you need more information.
Lesley Barker, Director
Bolduc House Museum, 125 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Are you worried that your child is not getting a quality education?
Are you concerned about teaching High School?
Join us for a night of Q&A. We will be meeting at Peg’s Restaurant on High Ridge Blvd. (Shop N Save Center) Thursday, May 8 at 6:30. We will be discussing Homeschool issues and investigating ways that Classical Conversations can enhance your teaching experience. The new CC in House Springs is also in need of tutors. Call Tracy for further details 314 971 3335

Friday, May 9 – 3-8 P.M. at New Community Church, 16801 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO 63040
Tables or free for members, $10 for non-members
For information about reserving a table, contact – Karla Goldammer at
An ice cream social will be held at the same time!

In the frenetic movie business very few people or places survive 9 decades. A few weeks ago one of those rare folks died. Mickey Rooney’s remarkable career began in 1926 and continued until 2014
To commemorate his life Brian has chosen one of Rooney’s most memorable films to share with us.
May’s classic film will be
starring Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor
Saturday, May 10th 10:30am
Tickets $5.00
Bring the whole family for this
Timeless family classic at
Our own St. Louis Classic!
THE HI-POINTE THEATRE, 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63117

If you would like to learn about the Classical Conversations program, please join us for either of two upcoming Information Meetings at Ryan Hummert Park in Maplewood.
On Tuesday, May 13, we will meet from 12:30 – 2:30 in the afternoon.
Feel free to bring your kids and bring your questions! Many experienced CC moms will be there, and this will be a great time to meet them and learn about the program.
Please RVSP if you would like to join us!
Lisa Gray, Foundations / Essentials Director
Classical Conversations of Maplewood, MO, Thursday Community
Discover CC at

The Josties in Concert
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for this FREE concert! From Southern Alberta, the Jost family brings an organic blend of acoustic country/folk and light contemporary music along with humor and a desire to exalt the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. For more information, visit:
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gym
May 19; 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Barron Gymnastics, 5411 Jedmed Court, St. Louis, MO 63129
The nice folks at Barron Gymnastics have once again graciously opened their doors exclusively to homeschooling families for a once a month open gym, and the best part is that they are going to continue giving us a reduced rate for the 2013-14 school year!!
Cost? 1st child = $8.00 Each additional family member = $6.00
>1.25 hours 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 Tramps, 18’ Rope Climb.
>Includes the Giant Adventure Island Inflatable!
>Homeschool Day is for children 14 months up to 22 years of age.
>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.
>All participating non-members must have a release form signed by their parent.
Registration available Online ( or by calling the Front Desk at 314-892-6909.
Here’s what else you need to know:
>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 Barron’s 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.
>>>Note: This is not to be confused with the Homeschool Program at Barron’s Gym.

Classical Conversations/Challenge A is hosting an information meeting at the Eureka Panera Bread Company on May 19, 2014 at 7-9PM. The Challenge A Program is a rigorous, middle school program that incorporates the classical model using texts and materials from Classical Conversations, Inc. Students must be at least twelve years old by September 30, 2014 to enroll in Challenge A.
Please join myself, Shelly Redman, Challenge A Director for the Eureka campus, and Debbie Keane, Challenge B Director, as we discuss this wonderful program for middle school and high school-age students. Applications and enrollment information will be presented.
RSVP at Shelly Redman (636) 938-3869. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, May 20th from 11am till 2pm at First Baptist Church of Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Rd, Arnold, MO 63010. 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.

Wednesday, May 28, 9:00 a.m.- Noon at Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Dr., Town and Country, MO 63017.
Sellers may begin setting up at 8:00 a.m. Tables are $13 for an 8-ft. table. To register for a table, send your check payable to FCM (Family Covenant Ministries), Sonia Summers, 236 St. Louis Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63135 or contact her at 314-521-8487.
Directions: From Hwy 270 go west on Hwy 40/64. Get off at the Maryville Centre exit. Make an immediate left over Hwy 40/64 going south. This goes directly into their campus.

2014 Troy Used Curriculum Sale
The homeschoolers from Troy First Baptist Church in Troy, MO will be hosting a Used Curriculum Sale. All homeschoolers and others interested in buying or selling curriculum or educational items are welcome to attend. There will be no admission charge to buy or sell. The first 50 people that reserve a table will be able to sell their books. Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Location: Troy First Baptist Church, 1000 Elm Tree Rd., Troy, MO
Times: 9:00-10:00: Check in and Set Up (Tables must be reserved ahead of time; see below.) Sellers may buy and sell to each other.
10:00-1:00: Regular shopping. No admission fee.
1:00–2:00: Clean up. Volunteers welcome!
* TO SELL YOUR BOOKS: You need to reserve a table ahead of time, bring your books with you, and set them up to sell at that table. You should label them with prices and bring your own change.
* There is no charge for a table rental. Because of this, there is a limit of one table per family. You may share a table with one other family.
* Since there is no charge, you may be tempted to reserve a table and then not show up. Or you might bring a couple of books to sell just so you can get early shopping. Please do not do this.
* Please email your name, address, email address, and phone number to Carita Crain, We have small, medium, and large tables available. It will be first come, first served on the day of the sale. You will be sent an email confirmation.
* You will be asked to sign in at the door, and two adults per table will be allowed to sell. There will not be any tickets mailed to you.
* Please do not sell any food or drinks. You may bring your own lunch and drinks, but we ask you to clean up after yourselves.
* Please remember that this is a curriculum sale, not a garage sale.
* Please be respectful of the church property and of other people.
* Please keep your children with you at all times and do not allow them to walk around unsupervised. Under no circumstances are they to be roaming the hallways of the church.
* If you sign up, I expect you to show up. Please let me know if circumstances keep you from attending so I can give your table to someone else.
If you have any questions, please send an email to Carita Crain at Please put “Used Book Sale Information” in the subject line.

I am the director of an auditioned high school choir in Rochester, MN. All the students are home educated. We are planning a tour to the St. Louis area May 27-30, 2014. Our hope is to sing for 2-3 churches while we are there. Ed Schmidt of St. Louis was recently at one of our concerts, and is willing to be a local reference for us. (See more information about Ed, former teacher and principal in a Lutheran school, below.)
Here are recent samples of our choir on YouTube:
We would love to sing for the members of your congregation (not just homeschoolers)! We don’t charge anything to come and sing, but we would appreciate a meal before the concert if possible. We estimate there will about 40 students on the tour. It is up to you whether you have a freewill offering for us or not. We just want to share our music with others and praise the Lord in song. J Would you pray about having us come and sing for you? Thank you for considering this. There are many more details below if you are interested. I am available by phone or email, and would love to answer any questions you have.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Suzy Johnson
507-356-8248 (home)
507-358-5850 (cell)
p.s. If your church would allow us to stay there overnight, or if you have low cost housing ideas for us, we would greatly appreciate it! (We have references from churches that allowed us to stay in their buildings last year during our Chicago trip as well as proof of insurance.)

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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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