Homeschool Events List for August 6, 2014

Visitation for Patty Yager
Wits, Inc
Classical Conversations
Private art Instruction
Re:Fresh Classes
Used Book Sale
Free Home Education Seminars
Volunteers Needed
Hebrew Classes
New Co-op
Homeschool Bowling
Another Co-op
Reinbrook Studios Art Classes
Speech and Debate Club

Visitation for Patty Yager
Patty touched countless lives in the homeschool community. She has been a member of almost every support group, and taught math and personal finance classes at Pillar, Homelink, and a variety of other places. She was instrumental in homeschool sports, spearheading and coaching the Patriettes volleyball clinics and teams.
There will be a visitation for all friends and family of Patty this Wednesday, August 6th, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road (at Holloway), in Ballwin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Andrews Foundation, 15820 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO. 63011. The Andrews Foundation is one of the charities Patty worked with to aid families with their foreign adoptions. Later in the week there will be a small private funeral for family members. Friends may also sign the Yager family’s on-line guestbook sponsored by the Schrader Funeral Home at
The most important thing we can do is keep the Yager family in our prayers. Steve told us that “he and the kids are in shock – that they just never expected a life without Patty.” The Yagers are strong Christians and know they will see Patty again, but the loss here on earth is unimaginable.

6th Annual Back to School and Free Sale
FREE Printers, Free Computer Items
After 10 years Wits, Inc will finally be moving to a new location.
As a part of our move we are offering special deals for desktop computers with monitors for $40. Laptops for $60 and Tablets for $80.
We will have FREE Computer items, computer parts and accessories including printers and computer upgrade items.
Dates: August 7, 8, and 9th from 9am to 5pm.
Location: 639 E Holly Saint Louis Mo 63147
For more information please visit or call 314-382-1650 ext 38.
All items are first come and first serve. Some quantity limits!

Classical Conversations Challenge A
Program in the West County area
My name is Kelly Flores and I’ve been teaching in one form or another for over 20 years. I’ve taught High School in both public and private schools, Sunday School for 6 – 12 year olds, science at Camp Invention, drama at High Hill Christian Camp, and at home for my own 4 kids.
This year, I am heading off in a new, exciting adventure by joining the Classical Conversations community in Town & Country. We will be meeting at Gateway Christian Church on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 9th. I will the Director of the Challenge A program specifically geared for 12 – 13 year olds. It is a rigorous program focused on helping students hone their writing and speaking skills.
I’d love to share more information with you about the program. Please contact me with any questions – believe it or not, it’s NOT TOO LATE to join the Town & Country Classical Conversations community.
Kelly Flores

Private art Instruction
For children, Ages 5-13
It will still be $10 per student, per class.
Students will also have to provide their own supplies. (Supply list will be updated closer to time of the class)
Age: 5-13, or grades K-7th
Date: Will begin the last week in August, on Saturday Afternoons, from 12pm-2pm
Class Location: 42 Cathcart Drive, Apt. D, Ellisville, MO 63021
Instructor Name: Miss Susanna Kelley
Instructor’s Number: (636) 284-0383
Please R.S.V.P if you plan on enrolling your children in my art course. Texting or calling me would be the best method.

We would love to have you join us this fall for classes with Re:Fresh
Fee: 15$ per student supply list will be handed out @ registration many times we order supplies online as a group a few projects in advance.
Where: Twin Rivers Worship Center, 10575 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis MO 63123
Contact: Dawn Leslie @ 636-212-0686 /
Registration: Friday, August 22 @ 11:00 a.m. @ Twin Rivers Worship Center.
>Creating a Masterpiece art class, ages 2nd grade to highschool. We will be learning art through different mediums and create quality projects your children will be proud to display. We have multiple ages in this class up to highschoolers. Younger children work to their level and capabilities.
>Jesus Freaks, age 7th grade and up: We will be discussing various topics with our youth equipping them to share the gospel and use their gifts and talents God has placed in them for His Kingdom. We will be missions minded and also learn about our brothers and sisters in Christ suffering for their faith.

The Friends of the Kirkwood Public Library will hold a book sale on August 22 and 23 in the Library meeting room at 140 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood. The sale will feature children’s and middle readers’ books, along with books on education, teaching, parenting and reference. Also included are books on crafts and holidays.
The hours of the sale are Friday, August 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no entry fee. Book prices are generally in the $,50 to $2.00 range, with payment by cash or check. No credit or debit cards.
Customers who join the Friends during the sale will receive a $5 coupon towards their purchase at the sale. And those who spend $10 or more will receive a 10% discount for purchases that weekend in Book & Beyond, the Friends Gift Shop.
All proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Public Library. For further information, call 314-821-5770, x1023 or email
Note- Multiple small sales will replace the single large sale Kirkwood Library has had in the past. I will try to post notice for each sale.

Free New Home Educators Seminar and High School Helps Seminar
Saturday, August 23rd, SHARE will be hosting back-to-back homeschool seminars. The free seminars will be held at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 7717 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves MO 63119.
See all the details below about our New Home Educators Seminar (for pre-school – 7th grade) from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, and our High School Helps Seminar (for 7th – 12th grade) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Parents of jr. high students are welcome to attend both seminars, but those jr. high families that have been homeschooling for a few years will probably find the morning session unnecessary. The afternoon session would be a good fit for both newbies and veterans with jr. high students. Remember – it is wise to start planning for the high school years BEFORE they arrive!
Both seminars are free but registration is required. We need to know how many are attending so that we can prepare enough handouts and decide what rooms to use. To register, go to Click on the “Sign-up” link under the Upcoming Events box (right side) and an online registration form will appear. Register all who will be coming and be sure to indicate which session(s) you are attending. Please write any questions you have in the appropriate box. It is very helpful to get your questions ahead of time!
Sorry – there is no childcare for this event but nursing babies are allowed, of course. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch or snacks to eat in the basement Fellowship Hall, or stop by one of the area restaurants (There are quite a few in the neighborhood). We will provide soda and juice and there is a water cooler with cups.
Got questions?
Contact Cathy Mullins at
Attend one or both of these free seminars on Saturday, August 23, 2014
Location: Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church, 7717 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves MO 63119
For those with students from preschool to jr. high
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Q & A period from 12:00 noon –1:00 pm
Topics to be covered:
– Common Homeschooling Myths
– Teaching Styles/Learning Styles
– Missouri Homeschool Law
– Record Keeping
– Curriculum Choices
– Special Needs
– Helpful Tips
For those with students in jr. high or high school
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Q & A period from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Topics to be covered:
– Planning Courses and Curriculum
– High School Record Keeping
– ACT and SAT Tests
– AP, CLEP, and SAT Subject Tests
– Making a Transcript & Resume
– Dual Enrollment, Learning Centers, Co-ops, etc.
– College Applications
– Post -Secondary Options

History-Loving Volunteers Needed!
Not many history buffs have a chance to walk in the same footstep as Ulysses S. Grant or Robert E. Lee or Jefferson Davis as well as those of the tens of thousands of troopers inducted into military service during WWII.
St. Louis County Parks invites those interested in local and national history to volunteer as Museum Attendants to welcome visitors and answer basic questions about the site at the two powder magazine museums at Jefferson Barracks County Park in South St. Louis County.
Low-key, two person shifts are available Wednesday – Sunday from Noon – 4 p.m. at the Old Ordnance Room, 346 Bagby Street, St. Louis, MO 63125 and the Powder Magazine Museum, 400 Bagby Street, St. Louis, MO 63125. Easiest access to Jefferson Barracks County Park is from the newly-refurbished North Gate Entrance, located just south of where Kingston Drive meets South Broadway.
Current volunteers enjoy the company of colleagues including veterans, retirees, history buffs and those with a desire to preserve the past for future generations while volunteering at the Powder Magazine Museum and Old Ordnance Room as well as attending various optional volunteer trainings and appreciation events during the year.
An information session followed by tours of both Powder Magazine museums for new Museum Attendant volunteers will be held Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center, 345 North Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125; advance registration is required. To register for the information session, email or call (314) 615-8822. Registrants are also welcome to attend the JB volunteer training session for current volunteers at 9 a.m. in the JB Visitor Center just before the new volunteer information session; coffee and donuts will be provided for all attendees beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Biblical and Conversational Hebrew
Hello. This is Mama Shoshanna( Susanna) and I am offering Biblical and conversational Hebrew for Beginners. A few years back, I had stumbled upon a Jewish Library and since I am part Jewish, I figured I would learn Hebrew. I also reaaly had a desire to go to Israel, so I studied hard. I learned the basics then went on from there. It was very interesting.
Now, I am attempting to create a class just for home schoolers, children and adults. Of course, I will separate children into one group and teens/adults into another section.
Cost: $20 per student, per class( Multiple family member discounts)
Ages: 5-12 Group A     (Saturday, August 30th, from 1pm-3pm)
13-Adult Group B (Saturday, September 6th from 1pm-3pm)
Class Location: 42 Cathcart Drive, Apt D, Ellisville, MO 63021
Instructor Name: Miss Susanna Kelley aka Mama Shoshanna
Instructor’s Number: (636)284-0383
Please R.S.V.P. a.s.a.p. if you or your children plan on attending my Hebrew course. Thank you and have a blessed day.

New co-op starting
My name is Liesl and I’m coordinating a coop that meets by Forest Park.
Memorial Homeschooling Coop meets Wednesdays from 9:30-12:00. Our students will study Astronomy (1st semester) and Chemistry (2nd semester) for the science hour and Drawing/ Artist In-Depth Study for the Art hour. We welcome all siblings; however, classes are for K-3rd. There is also a K-4 science mini-class, a preschool class for 2-4 and nursery. We also attend fieldtrips that connect to the content being studied. Our vision is to create a joyful, rigorous, hands-on learning environment for our children that glorifies God.   Please contact Liesl McDowell at, if you are interested.

Hard to believe it is already time to start getting everything pulled together for another school year.
Please mark your calendar now, and be sure to call and reserve your spot for the free bowling club sign up event:
Wednesday 9/3/14 at 1:00
Brunswick Lakeside Lanes, 1254 Dougherty Ferry Road, Valley Park, MO 63088 636-225-2400
The free sign up event is so that you can come and check out the lanes, ask any questions and decide if the home school bowling club is something that your student(s) would like to participate in. There will be no charge for the event but you must call to RSVP directly to the bowling alley 636-225-2400. Just let them know that you are signing up for the home school registration event and then we will see you there, it is that easy :)!
The 1st semester bowling league will begin 9/10 and run for 12 weeks through 11/12/14, they are holding the prices at $5 per week, per student for 3 games, including shoe rental, bowling begins at 1:00 each week and normally finishes up by 2:30 more or less.
Web Address:

Another co-op!
My friend and I will be working together to teach Latin, chemistry, art, and writing this year near Carondelet Park on Friday mornings. If you have well-disciplined children who are scholastically driven AND you are willing to enthusiastically teach or help serve in the nursery we’d love to have you join us. Please email me at if you have been seeking this kind of cooperative arrangement and we can discuss how we can work together this year.

Reinbrook Studios Art Classes
Reinbrook Studio is once again holding their Art Classes. The fall session will be held on Mondays, beginning September 8th and run for twelve weeks, ending on November 24th (unless there is a snow day). Classes will be held at Faith Church St. Louis on Highway 30 (13001 Gravois Rd in Sunset Hills) from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in their E-320 room. The classes are for grades K-12 and are usually split into a younger class and an older class, also depending on artistic ability.   Registration may be done online at their website, Sign-up is on a first come, first served basis, and fills up very quickly.   The list of needed supplies is also listed on their website. Tuition is $95 per student. For any questions, email Kathy

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)
Facility Fee: $100 (due by registration deadline)
Club Fees: $180 for the year (payable in two installments, Sept. & Jan.)
*These fees are per student.
If you would like more information or would like to request a registration form, please email Laura at

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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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