Homeschool Events List for May 19, 2014

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ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale – TUESDAY, MAY 20
Classical Conversations Chesterfield
Spanish Class Informational
Beauty and the Beast
Ol’ Man River Tribute Concert
The St Louis Speech and Debate Club
Panthers Volleyball – Location Change Notice
High School & Elementary Parent Boot Camp
Science with Dr. Darby

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.

Classical Conversations Chesterfield
Chesterfield campus is moving to a new location! Our new place is at Gateway Christian Church on Des Peres Rd. Beginning in September, we will meet on Tuesdays from 9-1 pm for our Foundations classes and 1-3 pm for Essentials of the English Language.
If you are interested in Classical Conversations and would like to learn more, please meet me at St. Louis Bread Co., located at 13275 Manchester Rd. (near Trader Joe’s) on the evening of Thursday, May 22. Please contact me for an exact time and to R.S.V.P. at 314-602-3176 or
Looking forward to meeting you,
Lori Snell, Classical Conversations Chesterfield (Town and Country) Director

Fall Spanish Class Informational
Wednesday May 28, 2014; 10-11am
Location: Playgrounds and Pavilion connected to the back parking lot of First Baptist Church of St. John
(Also known as Home Heights Park) 8665 St Charles Rock Rd, St Louis, MO 63114
Join me, along with some of my current students and their parents, for an informational hour on May 28. I will help answer your questions, take sign ups for the fall and tell you about my classes and what you and your child can expect as my Spanish student!
I will also be providing information about the multiple Spanish Camps happening around town this summer!
There is a playground next to the pavilion for the kids to play on while you get all the info you need.
Feel free to RSVP at the email address/phone number listed, or just show up!
Refreshments will be provided.
Check out our online classes in 7 different languages!
Becca Castañeda, owner and founder of Foreign Language Online, offers Spanish Classes to grade school and highschool groups throughout St. Louis
Sign up for a fall session before July 1 and receive 2 classes free

As performed by the all homeschooled cast of LifeLight Youth Theatre.
LifeLight Youth Theatre presents Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST jr! DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST TICKETS ON SALE NOW ONLINE at Tickets online at or BY PHONE AT 636-294-2978.
WHEN: 4 show times- Thursday, May 29TH at 7:30pm; Friday, May 30TH at 7:30pm; Saturday, May 31st at 1pm & 7:30pm
Pre- show events include: Be Our Guest Parties & FREE pre-show reception on Friday with over 20 participating restaurants.
WHERE: JOIN us at the Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town & Country, MO 63017
ABOUT BEAUTY & THE BEAST : This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as new songs from the Broadway show, BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR. It’s a tale as old as time! The heart-warming musical tells the classic tale of Belle, an intelligent beauty who is imprisoned in a forbidding castle, where she forms an unlikely friendship with her captor, a hideous beast. The stage show features all the enchanted characters from the popular film including Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Chip and Cogsworth. The unforgettable score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice includes the show-stopping “Be Our Guest,” the rousing “Gaston” and the romantic “Beauty and the Beast,”the Academy Award®-winning Best Song plus additional songs not heard in the film. This wonderful stage adaptation was Disney’s Theatricals first show on Broadway where it ran for more than 13 years. Bring the entire family to experience this enchanting fairy tale.
Ticket prices: RESERVED SEATING- $10.00
**Groups of 15 or more may schedule a backstage tour that will take place after the show.

Ol’ Man River Tribute Concert
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Free
Join Eulen Von Troop, the Eulentrop family’s musical group, for this special evening! Eulen Von Troop and special musical guests The Beckmann Brothers will be at The Family Vision for one night only. Put this FREE concert on your calendar now!
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive St. Peters, MO 63376

The CPC Homeschool Network at Chesterfield Presbyterian offers classes for high school credit through the 9Up program. Classes being offered for the upcoming school year include Apologia Biology and Apologia Chemistry with Julie Darby, Art and Culture, and Rhetoric with Beth Unger, and a new science elective, Introduction to Toxicology, with Dave Thompson. All classes will provide hours for a full year’s credit except for the toxicology class, which will be for 1/2 year’s credit. Classes are held on Thursdays at CPC in Chesterfield. Costs and times are listed below for your convenience. Registration forms and class details are available at
8:00-9:15   Intro to Toxicology     $100/year
9:15-10:20   Art and Culture     $120/semester, $240/year
10:25-11:30   Rhetoric     $240/year
12:30-2:00   Apologia Chemistry   $500/year
2:00-3:30     Apologia Biology   $500/year

The St Louis Speech and Debate Club
Opportunities for the 2014-2015 School Year
Our club provides the opportunity for homeschooled students ages 12-18 to gain skill in public speaking and debate. We offer a combination of instruction and practice opportunities that prepares students to speak with confidence and poise. Our group is affiliated with the Stoa Speech and Debate League ( which provides the opportunity for competition at tournaments throughout the Midwest and beyond! (Note: This year we will be unable to offer a Junior class for younger students.)
Time: Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30
Location: West County Assembly of God
Dates: September 9-November 18; January 6-May 12 (March 31-break)
Registration Deadline: June 10, 2014
Facility Fee: $100 (due by registration deadline)
Late fee (for registrations after June 10): $15
Club Fees: $180 for the year (payable in two installments, Sept. & Jan.)
*These fees are per student.
Information Meeting:
2:30 p.m. on June 3
West County Assembly of God
If you would like more information or would like to request a registration form, please email Laura at

Panthers Volleyball Camp & Try-outs — Location Change Notice
(Original post May 6, 2014)
We are changing the location of our summer camp to make room for more girls!
We had the opportunity to gain access to a larger gym, with multiple courts. It is located just 5 miles from our original location. We will be using the gym at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cottleville. The address is 1355 Matherhead Rd, Cottleville, MO 63304.
— Girls 6th to 12th grade — Welcome! Please email for application.

We are now taking sign-ups for the High School Parent Boot Camp on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Family Vision Library. We will cover a multitude of topics about homeschooling a high schooler, from setting up a 4-year plan to preparing for after graduation (college, trade school, military, stay at home, work force). Each topic we cover will be about 20-30 minutes long, and we will be using our own people as speakers. It is not necessary to be a SCCHE member, and there is no charge. Please bring a sack lunch because it will run from 10:00-2:00. If you can’t stay the whole time, just leave when you need to.
If you want to sign up for this, or if you have any questions, please email Carita Crain at High School students are welcome to attend.

We are now taking sign-ups for the Elementary Parent Boot Camp on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Family Vision Library. We will cover a multitude of topics about homeschooling an elementary child, from setting up your learning area, what to do with toddlers, record-keeping (what defines an hour anyway?), Missouri law, types of curriculum, learning styles, and more. Each topic we cover will be about 20-30 minutes long, and we will be using our own people as speakers. It is not necessary to be a SCCHE member, and there is no charge. Please bring a sack lunch because it will run from 10:00-2:00. If you can’t stay the whole time, just leave when you need to.
If you want to sign up for this, or if you have any questions, please email Carita Crain at

Apologia Science with Dr. Julie Darby
Dr. Darby is available to add an additional class location for 2014-2015 if you have students wanting to do Apologia General Science, Physical Science, Biology or Chemistry as a group.  You can form a new class with just a minimum of three students.  Wednesday afternoon and Fridays are available.
Contact Julie Darby at :
See example class agendas and sample welcome letter from this past year at:
Scheduled classes for 2014 – 2015
~Mondays – Eagle Learning Center, 1st Ellisville Baptist, Clarkson and Manchester
Biology 8:30 – 10
Physical Science 10 – 11:20
General Science 12:50 – 2:10
Chemistry 2:10 – 3:40
~Tuesdays – Speech and Debate Club, West County Assembly of God, Hwy 40 and Maryville Center
Schedule to be determined June 3rd
~Thursdays – see
Different info for 8th  grade and 9th – 10th grades
Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, Clayton Rd, near Baxter
Physical Science 10:35 – 12
Chemistry 12:30 – 2
Biology 2 – 3:30
Course rate: $200/semester for General Science and Physical Science
$250/semester for Biology and Chemistry
(some locations have registration fees)
Dr. Julie Darby is a Christian wife, teacher and private tutor. She has taught science in St. Louis area schools at the middle and high school levels, and has taught home school classes for six years.  Following her bachelor’s degree in Biology at MIT, Julie earned her PhD in Cell and Structural Biology at University of Illinois and later did post-doctorate work at Washington University. She left the lab when she discovered her love for small-scale instruction and home schoolers. She has been a member of West County Assembly of God for more than ten years and involved in their Bible Quiz program as a quizmaster and coach.

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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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