Homeschool Events List for June 1, 2014

Summer Reading Program
Bolduc Home School Tuesday
Patriette Lights Tryouts
Blue Knights Basketball
Build the History Clubhouse
Free Teacher Workshop
Summer Excavations

Clue into Reading!
Summer Reading Program
The Family Vision Detective Agency is looking for readers who want to Clue into Reading for our summer reading program! All you need to do to earn super-secret prizes is read books from The Family Vision this summer and keep track of the time you spent. Visit The Family Vision to load up on books and get your secret agent name badge beginning June 2!
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

Home School Tuesday
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, is the Rope-making Homeschool Tuesday. We’re going to talk about rope – what it is used for, how it is made, and more- plan on jumping rope and also doing a tug of war in addition to making rope using 18th century technology. As usual the activity starts at 10AM, ends by noon, and costs $4/person with a $10/family maximum. It helps to know how many people are coming so email or facebook us to let us know how many people you plan to bring if, indeed, you will be able to come.
Lesley Barker, Director
Bolduc House Museum, 125 South Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

St. Louis Christian Patriette Lights Tryouts
Immanuel Lutheran
June 6th; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Girls Varsity Volleyball Program
We have coaches and a schedule and gyms standing by. We’d like to make a Varsity, a JV, and 2 Junior High teams (girls age 5th grade to senior) this year but so far we only have 23 applications which isn’t enough players for 4 teams. Each team usually has between 8 and 11 players. That means we need anywhere from 32 – 44 girls to fill the teams – so we are quite short at this point.
You are certainly welcome to just show at tryouts but that does cost $10 per player. If you send the application in early then tryouts are free.
Please call or write me if you have any questions.
Patty Yager 314-566-3667
Athletic Director and Varsity Coach

The St. Louis Blue Knights Christian Home School Basketball Organization is excited to announce its 2014 BOYS’ SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE and our first-ever GIRLS’ SUMMER CAMP! All camps will take place on Monday evenings at Community Christian Church (623 Meramac Station Rd in Manchester, MO 63021).
>>>Summer Camp 1 – June 9, 16, 23, 30
Boys 16U/18U (ages 15-18)
5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10 per week
Boys 14U (ages 13-14)
6:30 – 8:00 pm
$10 per week
Girls (ages 8-14)
7:30 – 9:00 pm
$5 per week
>>>Summer Camp 2 – July 7, 21, 28, and Aug 11
Boys 18U (ages 17-18)
5:00 – 7:00 pm
$10 per week
Boys 12U (ages 11-12)
6:30 – 8:00 pm
$10 per week
Boys 10U (ages 8-10)
7:30 – 9:00 pm
$5 per week
The Blue Knights welcome returning special guest instructor Dwayne Polk to work alongside Knights coaches and alumni for our 12U-18U boys’ camps. As a High School player, Coach Polk won 3 High School State Championships before becoming a 4 year starter for the SLU Billikens playing under coaches Brad Soderberg and Rick Majerus.
The Blue Knights are also pleased to welcome college basketball player Lydia Chambers to lead our girls’ summer camp. Coach Chambers played 3 years in High School for the St. Louis Patriettes. At the college level, she has played for the past 3 years with Calvary Bible Warriors.
Each player needs to bring a basketball and a white/dark reversible practice jersey (or separate white and black/blue shirts). For more information, please contact Dona Funke at
The St. Louis Blue Knights are a Christian Basketball organization for Home Schooled students with competitive basketball teams 3rd-12 grade.

Missouri History Museum, Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Friday, June 20 & Saturday, June 21
FREE admission
We are creating a space just for families, and we need your help!
What should a family gallery look like? What do parents and children want to see in a space created just for them? History Clubhouse: Let’s Build It! allows families to step back in time and explore local history in a way that is active and fun. Plus, we invite families to provide input and feedback that we’ll use to complete our permanent History Clubhouse gallery, opening in 2015.
You won’t want to miss special Let’s Build the History Clubhouse weekends when you can learn and contribute even more. Join us June 20 & 21 to celebrate the World’s Fair in our very own Forest Park!
Kids will receive History Clubhouse hard hats and collectible stickers
Label-writing workshops
Music with Radio Disney, Celia, and Mark-O-Polo
Mural painting workshops with local artist Cbabi Bayoc
Movement workshops with Mama Lisa
Photo booth provided by GoodEye PhotoShare
Make postcards from the fair, sponsored by South City Open Studio and Gallery
Carriage rides
Ice cream cones
Circus performances and workshops
Ragtime music
See our website for specific program details and times!

Free Teacher Workshop
The French Heritage of St. Louis: Past and Present
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Old Courthouse 11 North 4th Street St Louis, MO 63102
In this workshop, designed to complement elementary and middle school curriculum, educators will come away with content knowledge, primary source documents, and classroom activities addressing the following themes: Founding French Families and their Legacy, Religious Foundations of St. Louis, Lifestyles of the Early St. Louisans, French St. Louis Today.
The workshop will also include a preview of our new museum located under the Gateway Arch, scheduled to open in 2016. Parking is Free. A box lunch is available for purchase for $5.00. For reservations or for more details, please call the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Education Office at 314-655-1635. This workshop is supported in part by Jefferson National Parks Association

30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
Summer Excavations may be viewed when in progress.
May – July; Mon – Fri, 8am – 3pm

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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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