Homeschool Events List for June 14, 2014

High school Choir
Fashion Design 2D Camp
English Country Dancing
Curriculum Sale
Classical Conversations
DigiGirlz Camp
Special Needs Boot Camp
Summer Concert
Great Skate
Historic Village Open House
General Book Scholarship
Freedom Celebration
Ballet Initiative
Teens in Motion

High school Choir Forming at ELC-Fall of 2014
Please e-mail Lisa at: by June 21st if you might be interested!
This choir will be geared towards students in 9th-12th grade, or ages 14-18 and will meet on Mondays with ELC for 75 minutes, from 11:30 – 12:45.
(Students age 12-13 may audition for the choir.) ELC, Eagle Learning Center, meets at Ellisville Baptist Church, on Clarkson Rd, near Manchester Rd. This is 7 minutes south of Hwy 40, around the corner from The Pillar Foundation. 🙂
**This choir can be used towards a high school Fine Arts credit. If you need help adding to the hours needed, I am here to help!
The selection of choral literature aims to glorify God in worship as well as familiarize students with a variety of musical genres such as Baroque, Classical, Renaissance, folk tunes, hymns, spirituals, etc.   Students will be singing quality choral literature, both sacred and secular.
Skill Focus:
some two but mainly three part singing
singing with dynamics
solfege skills
sight reading
The choir will perform at least once each semester.   ( I would like to perhaps go into an area nursing home/retirement community and perform during the Christmas season.)
Concert attire will be required. Details will follow, but from what I have been looking at, the options run from $35 – $100+. I will make every effort to keep the cost on the lower end.
Please take a moment to let me know if you have a student or students who might be interested in joining our group!
**An expression of interest will NOT be taken as a commitment! I simply need to understand the interest level before I can finalize details and purchase music, hire an accompanist, etc.
*** Please let me know no later than June 21*** This will enable me to place music orders, etc. in a timely fashion.
If you have a child interested, please let me know their name, age, and previous vocal experience.
My bio:
My name is Lisa Mozingo, I am a home school mom of 4 boys. I have a degree in Vocal Music Education K – 12 from University of Missouri – St. Louis. Prior to attending UMSL, I also attended Southwest Baptist University. I have taught private voice lessons and worked in a variety of choir settings over the past 20+ years from the pre-school level to the adult level. I previously taught at ELC (when it was BCLC, Ballwin Christian Learning Center) for 4 years.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call! 314-440-7247
** I have had several questions regarding the registration fees associated if taking just choir at ELC. I confirmed with the Board, and the policy is below:
“Every family who has a student at ELC is responsible for a registration and individual class fee per semester. These funds go for building use fees, as well as liability insurance and supplies to purchase.   There have always been families whose kids take just one class. In acknowledgement of that, ELC keeps our registration fee comparatively low and implements a $5 per-class fee, which causes those who take more classes to cover more of the costs. (Our family has personally done this in the past, with a child taking only one class.)
So, the amount paid and service requirements would be the $40 annual registration fee and a $5 per-class fee (per semester), as well as work a 4 hour supermom shift each semester. Think of it this way: the total fees outside of class tuition are $50 for the whole year – that’s just over $2 per learning center day to help cover costs. Plus, on the 11 ½ days per semester that you aren’t working a supermom shift, other moms are on duty, doing the set-up and clean-up required and helping to ensure the safety of your child. It’s a cooperative effort.”

Fashion Design 2D Camp
Audience- Girls ages 6-10 years old
Time – 12:00-2:30 p.m.
Days – Monday-Friday
Parents can choose from:
June 16-20
Or July 7- 14
Or July 14-18
Or July 21-25
Pricing: $106.25
Does your child love designing clothes? Does your he/she have a an incredible imagination? This class incorporates creativity with design skills. Each class your child will create a moveable poster board doll, design a background setting and add embellishments. The characters   and other props will be mounted onto the poster board creating a 2D effect. A week filled with fun, drawing and innovation!
Contact: Terri Canis

If you’re a student (or the parents of a student) interested in earning college credit (dual credit) or pursuing a degree while maintaining flexibility, saving money and preparing yourself for future adulthood, you should attend an informational James Glenn (from CollegePlus) will be co-hosting next Thursday on June 19th, from 7:00-8:30 PM at the Hampton Inn in Maryland Heights. There will be a presentation and a Q&A session. I would like to invite you to learn how CollegePlus is revolutionizing higher education. Be sure to let anyone else know that might be interested!
You can read more about the event at the link below:
View more info & RSVP
Hampton Inn St. Louis/Westport
2454 Old Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 80104
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

English Country Dancing
Summer Session 2014  to benefit the SCCHE Widows Fund
All are welcome! Partners not required!
All dances will be taught as we do them. No prior experience necessary!
The English Country Dance quadrille is a precursor to American square dancing, but English Country Dance uses many other forms as well: circles, longways sets, etc. It’s the genteel dancing you’ll see in the many Jane Austen or Charles Dickens films, set in the early 1800’s.
We will be using volunteer callers for these dances.
All proceeds will go directly to the “SCCHE Widows Fund”.
Three stand-alone events. Come to any one or all three, as your schedule permits.
Friday, June 20, 7-9 PM
Friday, July 25, 7-9 PM
Friday, August 15, 7-9 PM
Cost: Suggested Donation: $5/person per evening
Donations may be cash or a check to
“SCCHE” with “Widows Fund” on the memo line.
For location, contact and usage information, please visit:

Good afternoon, I work at Willott Christian Academy in St. Peters. We have decided to close our Elementary and Middle School and have quite a bit of curriculum. We will be holding a curriculum sale on June 24 and 25th from 9-12. We have mostly Abeka and Bob Jones curriculum.
Located at: 1610 Willott Rd, St Peters, MO 63376
I was wondering if any of you have a way to get the word out about our sale to homeschool families or if you have a contact of someone who would be able to do this?
Thank you,
Kellie McEnaney

Classical Conversations/Challenge A is hosting another information meeting at the Eureka Panera Bread Company on June 30, 2014 from 7-9 PM. 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. Please join me, Shelly Redman, Challenge A Director for the Eureka campus, as we discuss this wonderful program for middle school and high school-age students. Applications and enrollment information will be presented. RSVP to Shelly Redman (636) 938-3869. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Workshop Opportunity for Girls
We want to share this opportunity for 8th-12th grade girls, offered by our friends at The Saint Louis Science Center this August: GIRLS Only! The Saint Louis Science Center is hosting an opportunity for you to participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops, connect with Microsoft employees and learn about careers in technology!
Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Camp is fun, fantastic and FREE! This program is for ALL girls entering 8th through 12th grades — Don’t miss this GREAT opportunity! August 5 & 6, 8:30a – 4p.
Saint Louis Science Center (Breakfast and lunch are included each day.)
During this camp you will experience many forms of technology firsthand, participate in tours and demonstrations, network with women in the field and hear from executive women. You will also have a chance to win some amazing participation prizes.
Register by July 11, 2014! To register, go to . If you have additional questions, call 314-289-4439.
Pamela S. Braasch, Director of Education Programs
Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., Saint Louis, Mo 63110

Special Needs Boot Camp
We are going to have a Boot Camp for homeschooling parents of special needs kids! We have reserved the Family Vision Library for Friday, July 11, from 10:00-2:00, and are working on a great line-up for you. We will cover topics that are specific to homeschooling kids with special needs. Carrie Salyer and some of her staff from Leaps and Bounds will give some of the presentations. Some of the information will concern high school ages as well as elementary and middle school kids.   As with the other Boot Camps we are holding, this crash course in homeschooling a special needs child is a FREE event, membership in SCCHE is NOT necessary, but registration is required. Please email me (Carita Crain) at and let me know you plan to come. We do not have provision for child care and ask that you not bring your children with you, so everyone can get the most out of this event. Nursing babies are always welcome, as long as you be respectful of others who need to listen.
Bring paper and pencil for taking notes. We will not be taking a lunch break, so bring your lunch and drinks and feel free to eat anytime during the sessions.

Summer Concert Series at Faust Park
The tradition continues this summer at Faust Park Amphitheater as the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and St. Louis County Parks present free concerts and family entertainment. Held every Tuesday through August 12 (no concert on July 1). Enter Faust via the north entrance for free parking close to the stage. Bring your own seating. Small coolers are allowed. Great food from local restaurants is available for purchase. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Scheduled bands will be posted on the web. Call the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce at (636) 532-3399 or Faust Park at (314) 615-8328 for more information. Keep updated via our Facebook page! Admission is free.

Great Skate
130 Boone Hills Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
Get out of the heat this summer! Great Skate is offering Open Skate Times Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 4 PM each week. Summer Skate goes through August 12, 2014.
Open Skate Times; Tues – Fri, 1 – 4 PM
$5 admission / $2 skate rental:
Please call 636-441-2530 for more information.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Open Pickleball Play
Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m. / Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Affton Community Center
Come play this fun game which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Cost is $2/person. First come, first serve.

Faust Historic Village Open House
Saturday, June 21-Sunday, June 22 and Saturday, June 28-Sunday, June 29, 1-5 p.m., Faust Park
The 19th-century structures and heritage gardens of Faust Park will be open to visitors on select weekends. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions. Call (314) 615-8328 for more information.  Admission is free.

The Goedeker’s General Book Scholarship is available to any high school senior or currently enrolled college student. As a company we are committed to supporting families and want homeschool students to be aware of this opportunity.
The official scholarship page can be found here:
We will handle everything. We just want to promote the scholarship with your members. You can help us promote the scholarship by posting the above link on your website, including it in a newsletter, sharing it on your social networks, or some other way.
Thank you very much for your time. Please let me know if you need any other information.
Matt Davids
Goedeker’s, Director of SEO and Reputation Management
Phone: 636-207-7277 ext. 343

Seventh Annual Freedom Celebration
June 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm; Free, but registration required
Join us for food, fun, and fellowship! Enjoy bluegrass and patriotic music with The Worthing10s Family Bluegrass Band.
Please bring lawn chairs, a finger food, and a dessert to share. Please sign up early–we anticipate a great response.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376

Ballet Initiative
Beginning next week, Ballet Initiative will present a two week summer dance intensive featuring world renown teachers who work one on one with local students. This is their free public lecture demonstration and workshop performance culminating the end of the program. I want to invite you and the homeschooling community to a free ballet performance on June 27th at the Missouri History Museum. The program begins at 7pm.
Ballet INITIATIVE is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise the profile of dance in the Saint Louis community through preservation, promotion and the presentation of affordable exposure and access to quality ballet.
Ballet INITIATIVE teaches students to dance, helps them excel in dance and educates the public about ballet in an effort to help sustain the art form in Saint Louis for generations to come.
Ballet INITIATIVE strives to make the art form of ballet accessible, understood, supported and enjoyed by our community.

Teens in Motion
Are the families in your organization looking for free, fun, family events in the St. Louis area? That’s what we plan through As You Go Events. We are a Christian organization striving to provide clean, family fun. This year we are planning our first event with a focus on teens. It will be held July 19 and 20 at the District 9 Hall in Bridgeton. It’s free to attend. We are hoping this will be the first of many activities for teenagers to participate in. Would you be interested in getting involved and sharing the benefits of home schooling? Or, maybe you know some teenagers who are looking for something to do. We need their ideas and suggestions for a successful event.
I would love to speak with you. I can be reached at 636.492.1750.
Thank you.

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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  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 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, 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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