Homeschool Events List for August 18, 2014

DaySpring Arts
Pizza Hut Book-it
Eagle Learning Center
HIM Co- op
Band, Guitar and Ukulele
Academy at DaySpring
Homeschool PE
Young Actors Workshop
SHARE Bowling Day
Chick-fil-a Employment
Presenting the U.S. Presidents (Elementary)

DaySpring Arts & Education
Open House & Registration Day!
Performing & Fine Arts, Music, and Dance
Saturday, August 23rd, 10:00-1:00
A creative place for children and adults to learn skills in the arts! Daytime and afterschool classes are available in Art, Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre, Circus Arts, Technical Theatre, Music lessons and classes… and more. Now is the time to Register!
Join us for an open house to learn about DaySpring’s programs, performance opportunities, and most importantly, to meet our students, teachers, and staff. Tour the facilities, see classes and rehearsals in progress and ask any questions you might have.
Can’t make it? Our full class schedule is available online or you can call us at 314-291-8878.

Pizza Hut Book-it
The program for the 2014-2015 school year is open for registration. Registrations are due September 1st. You can register your homeschool students in grades K-6 by going to the website:

Eagle Learning Center
Classes meet at First Baptist Church of Ellisville on Clarkson Road. The learning center is administered by homeschool volunteers.
Classes are held on Mondays, 8:30 to 4:15 pm, for two 12-week semesters
FALL: September 8 – November 24, 2014
SPRING: January 12 – April 13, 2014
(no classes February 16 & March 16)
All homeschool families seeking instruction in a Christ-centered environment may apply.
Registration is underway for current families.
Classes available for First Grade through High School
Students may enroll in any number of classes, from one up to a full day. For breaks between classes, students can choose to sign up for study hall – a supervised, quiet environment, or go to the break room for shorter breaks and to eat lunch or a snack.
Elementary Grades
Art, Geography, Latin & Greek Roots, Public Speaking, Science, Spanish, Theater, & Writing
Middle & High School
Art, Career Exploration, Choir, Classical Geography, Composition, Analytical Grammar, Health, Humanities, Latin & Greek Roots, Latin, Logic, Rhetoric, Public Speaking, Saxon Math, Spanish, Apologia Science (General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry & Physics), Worldviews
Some middle & high school classes require students to begin coursework on their own before classes begin. Preliminary assignments will be sent by the teachers via email. Students in high school classes will also receive assignments to be done in December.
To receive detailed course descriptions and an application packet, please contact Laura Hecht at

HIM Co- op
The following classes will be offered this Fall at the co-op meeting at Pacific at Mission Community Church. Please contact Kelly Grimm at or 636-257-3393 for more information.
All Ages-Choir, Private Violin Lessons
PreK/K-Activities Centers, Sprinkling of Spanish
1st-3rd-Science Wetlands, Art
1st-5th–Fun & Fitness
4th-6th-Creating A Masterpiece, A History of Israel & it’s Holidays
4th&Up-Chess Club,Crochet
6th&Up-Whole Foods Nutrition, Science Fair Projects
7th&Up-Drama, Creating A Masterpiece, Spanish
8th&Up-Biology Lab, Literature Analysis, Journalism

2014-15 Music Classes: Band, Guitar and Ukulele
Homeschool Music Classes meets on Mondays at Zion United Methodist Church, 1603 Union Road, St. Louis, 63125.
The classes are endorsed by SHARE, but independent of our Homelink classes. Students must be SHARE members to participate in band (so that they are covered by our insurance plan). However, there is no Homelink registration fee, as these classes do not meet at the Homelink location. There will be a small fee to cover the cost of renting the room at Zion United Methodist Church.
All levels of musical experience are welcome—beginning, intermediate and advanced. Band instrumentation includes brass, woodwinds and percussion. Mr. Heitmann, band director and teacher, is highly recommended by the homeschool community.
Classes are VERY reasonable at $20.00 per month (with a small building rental fee….see below.)
New this year: We must ask that each family (not student) pay a $10 per semester fee to cover the cost of renting the building. You can just give that payment to Steve and he will see that Cathy Mullins gets it in order to pay the rental fee to the church. Thanks!
Classes are 50 minutes long and begin Monday, September 8, 2014.
Recommended Grade: Varies–each student must be able to read the written word. They do not have to read music, but must be able to physically hold their chosen instrument so it works properly.
Contact Steve Heitmann at 636-208-6914 or for more information.
Teacher: Steve Heitmann has a Music Education degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis along with lifetime certification in instrumental music for K-12. Steve has taught and performed music in all types of settings for many years. This is his 15th year of teaching band for homeschoolers. Steve is the orchestra leader of his church, where he also plays trumpet. Steve and his wife Cheryl are homeschool parents of 6 children, ages 12 to 26.
Planned Schedule (Mondays)
9:30 Beginning ukulele class
10:30 Beginning guitar
11:30 Intermediate guitar
12:30 Advanced guitar
1:30 Worship band
2:30 Band
3:30 Beginning band

The Academy at DaySpring
DaySpring is a unique educational experience that offers…
Preschool through High School Academics in all the core subjects and elective classes to enrich.
University Model Education
-Hybrid of Home School & Private School
-Two days a week in classroom
-One day of enrichment labs
-Two days at home with parents
Challenging Curriculum
Creative-Imaginative-Investigative-Cooperative styles of learning
Parent and teachers working cooperatively to see growth in students
A safe-healthy environment that encourages individuality and a love of learning
Creative Arts Preschool — 3 to 5 years old
Discoverers — Kindergarten
Explorers — 1st & 2nd grade
Adventurers — 3rd & 4th grade
DawnTreaders — 5th & 6th grade
Springboardesr — 7th & 8th grade
High Schoolers — 9th through 12th grade
**A La Carte Options for 7th grade and above
Looking for a specific class?
We offer “A La Carte” classes for students 7th grade and above needing to take specific classes.  Below are the choices for next year:
Science with Labs: Biology, Earth Science, Physics
Math: Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Trigonometry
American Classics Literature, Civics, Eastern Hemisphere Study
Spanish (Beginners through Level 3)
Personal Finance
**Placement for classes will need to be discussed with the Academy Director.
Want to learn more?
Make an appointment.  We would love to meet you and your child.  We want to be sure this is the right fit for you and your family.
Tour the Facilities.
Classes begin after Labor Day.
Visit our website for more info about our vision and mission, and for many more details concerning curriculum etc. for your child.
For More Information…
Please give the office a call at 314-291-8878 for any questions you might have.
Email to schedule an appointment.
Or just stop by 2608 Metro Blvd at Dorsett in Maryland Heights, MO 63043, just east of I-270.

The Pointe at Ballwin Commons
#1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, MO 63021
Wednesdays September—May 1:00 – 2:30 PM
This physical activity class is designed to provide home school students the opportunity to participate in group activity which includes, sports, fitness, health and wellness activities. Children get to swim in The Pointes indoor pool and last class of each month. Monthly fees vary based on the number of week. Fees vary monthly between $15 and $25 per child. A 15% discount is available for each additional child if you register two or more children from the same household For more information contact Chris at 636-207-2352 or

Where: First Free Church 1375 Carman Rd. Manchester
When:   Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm Beginning Sept 4.
Who:     Ages 10+
What:     weekly classes working through several resources devoted to skills training. The semester culminates in a fully staged public performance.
Where: 78 Meadowbrook CC Estates Ballwin
When:   Mondays 9:00- 12:00
Who:     Ages 12+
What:   Multiple class offerings including works of Shakespeare and Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. Classes are each 75 minutes long and students will engage in oral interpretation (reading aloud) of each work along with discussion.
Registration: please email me at
For complete details please visit:

SHARE Bowling Day
New format this year!!!
~No teams…just come when you can—one time or every time.
~You can still bowl with your friends!
~High games will be listed on a Leader Board based on gender and age. See if you can maintain your status!!!!
~Winners will receive gift cards at the end of the semester.
~A great way to socialize! Bring friends and/or make new ones!
>>>Thanks to Ed and Nancy Ockrassa, who, even though they have graduated their children, continue to come and help keep bowling organized and well run!!!!!! BTW, if you live in the Sullivan area, they have just purchased a bowling alley there and would love your business!!!!
When?  Wednesday mornings beginning September 10, 2013
Time?  10 a.m.
Where?  Imperial Bowl, 6045 W Outer Rd, Imperial, MO 63052
What? 3 games!
Who?  Anyone in your homeschool family can bowl! Moms, Dads, Kids!
How much?  $5.00 each week; this includes shoe rental (you pay weekly, not by semester)
Questions? Contact Ed and Nancy Ockrassa @ or 314-537-4771 or JUST SHOW UP!

Dear Homeschool Families:
My name is Jill Hume and I am the Human Resources Director at Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza. We will be hosting our second Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza Homeschoolers Informational Meeting on Thursday, September 11th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Sunset Hills Community Center. Our Owner/Operator, Eric Benting, will share the Chick-fil-A story as well as our vision and values. He will tell you about Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose, which is, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A”. We are looking for energetic team-members who lead with a servants heart and are excited to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others.
The address for the community center is:
Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills, MO 63127
We will serve samples of our delicious Chick-fil-A Nuggets and refreshing iced tea while you learn more about why Chick-fil-A Sunset Plaza is such a rewarding place to work. Homeschool students who currently work with us will also be there to answer questions. We are located in Sunset Hills off Lindbergh, offer competitive pay, flexible schedules and are closed on Sunday.
If you would like to attend, please e-mail me at to reserve your spot. Please include candidate’s name and total number in your party.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We look forward to meeting you!

Taught by Becca Hubbard at the Salvation Army, 824 Union Road
Classes begin the week of September 16, $70 for 13 weeks
Contact Becca at (618) 281-4944 or to register for classes
Classes are recommended for 6 to 12-year-olds, but ages can be flexible.
Presenting the U.S. Presidents
~We’ll learn about the lives of ten of our Presidents.
~What has made them famous among presidents?
~What were their growing-up years like?
~We’ll learn a little bit about the first ladies and the “first kids” too!
~We’re going to explore:
Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, Reagan, and Obama
Come join this fun exploration!
Classes are available at these times, but depend on a minimum of six students enrolling.
Please contact me if you have any questions!
Tuesday Thursday
10:45 – 11:45 9:45 – 10:45
12:00 – 1:00 11:00 – 12:00
1:00 – 2:00 12:00 -1:00
1:00 – 2:00
I am also available for tutoring in many subject areas!
Becca’s Bio
This is Becca Hubbard’s 27th year of teaching and the sixth year she has offered elementary enrichment classes to the St. Louis homeschool community. Becca’s degree is in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, and her teaching experience has ranged from pre-K through adult education in public school, Christian school, Sylvan Learning Centers, and private tutoring. Becca has been the moderator for the St. Louis Area Homeschool Geography Bee for the past four years and is married to long-time Homeschool P.E. teacher Coach Cort Hubbard.

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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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