Homeschool Events List for Septmeber 7, 2014

Homelink Learning Center
Fun School
Town and Country Symphony
Homeschool Bowling
Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball
Great Skate Roller Skating
Foundations in Self Government
Post-Secondary Education Fair
S.H.A.R.E. Homecoming Dance
MHM Homeschool Days
HSLDA Essay Contest
STLCC Homeschool Student & Parent Information Night
Green Bean Delivery- CORRECTION

Homelink Learning Center Classes 2014-2015
We have been flooded with questions about Homelink Learning Center classes – thanks for your patience as we try to return your calls, texts and emails! Many families are asking if they can still sign up for Homelink classes. The answer is YES – you can join (if there is room) until the first day of class…and later with teacher permission.
Homelink classes start Tuesday, September 9 and/or Thursday, September 11.
Some classes are full but there are still spots left in many. If you are interested, contact Kerrie Tate at or 314-791-0000 and tell her what classes you are considering. She will let you know if there are openings, and give you other important details.
For more details about the classes – including course descriptions, prices, teacher bios, curriculum requirements, schedule grid, etc – go to the SHARE website at  and click on the “Homelink Classes” link on the top bar. There are 12 helpful “pop-out” pages.
Feel free to contact us (or one of the tutors/teachers) for more information. The Fun School (classes for special needs students) schedule is also a “pop-out” page.
We would love to see you at Homelink this year!
Kerrie & Cathy (Homelink Coordinators)
Kerrie Tate ( and 314-791-0000)
Cathy Mullins ( or 314-769-7965)

Deanna Fisher will be teaching Fun School classes at Homelink again this school year. Fun School is designed for homeschooled children with special needs such as autism, Down Syndrome, and other diagnoses. The course descriptions are below. Please contact Deanna at
These classes are on Tuesday.
Note: These classes are geared to elementary students with special needs; however, older students with an aide may also be eligible per teacher approval. The elementary age Fun School Classes are also open to siblings who do not have special needs.
Whacky Fun Science – taught by Deanna Fisher (Tuesday 9:30-10:15) This is a fun, interactive science class where students will learn about space, weather, animals, and plants. We will explore God’s wonderful world through fun activities and experiments that are differentiated for students of all abilities.
COST: $120.00 for the first child, each additional sibling is $90.00 per semester. Material fee will be an additional $15
Inspiration Art- taught by Deanna Fisher (Tuesday 10:30-11:30) Inspiration Art is an open studio type art class for students of all abilities. Students can work on guided art projects or work on their own inspirations with or without help.
RECOMMENDED GRADE LEVEL: K-6 LENGTH OF CLASS: 45 minutes COST: $120.00 for the first child, each additional sibling is $90.00 per semester. Material fee will be an additional $15

Town and Country Symphony
2014 Season Opener
Sunday September 14 at 2:30pm
The Principia, Ridgeway Auditorium, 13201 Clayton Rd, Town and Country, MO 63136
John Meurer “Transformations”
Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1
Gloria Zhou, piano
No Charge for Admission!!!
The Town & Country Symphony Orchestra enjoys serving the St. Louis area through its free musical concerts. The Orchestra performs at local universities and schools, churches, malls, retirement centers and parks. The musical style varies from classical, broadway and pops to holiday. Music Director and Conductor: David Lowell Peek.
Halloween Concert
Sun. Oct. 26 at 2:30pm; The Principia
Orchestra Members will be dressed in costume!
Holiday Concert
Sun. Dec. 14 at 2:30pm; The Principia

Oasis Lanes has made arrangements to host a FREE Bowling Party for all
Homeschoolers in the Franklin County Area.
FREE Bowling Party,
2 Hours of Bowling, use of shoes.
Door Prizes @ Oasis Lanes
Wednesday, September 17th at 1PM
To RSVP Call Oasis Lanes to reserve your spot.
120 Dell Centrė Way – Union, MO
636-583-BOWL (2695)

CAMP/TRYOUT FOR 2014-15 Season
The St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball Program announces our Camps/Tryouts for the 2014-2015 season. Patriots basketball is for homeschool boys in 6th-12th grades. We will be looking to fill openings at all levels: Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity. New this year, we will be looking to add a 6th grade team.
Junior High (grades 6-8) 6:00-7:30pm
High School (grades 9-12) 7:30-9:00pm
Thursday, September 18 @ Parkway South Middle School, 760 Woods Mill Rd., Ballwin, MO 63011
Friday, September 26 @ Parkway Central Middle School, 471 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
The boys should bring a basketball with their name on it, a water bottle, a dark shirt and a white shirt for scrimmaging.
To register send player name, birthday, grade and parents’ names and cell phone # to
There is no cost for these events.

First Friday Skate is BACK!
School has started up again. Great Skate is back to its normal School Year schedule.
Every month, we offer a First Friday Skate from 1pm to 4pm. Cost is $5 to skate and $2 for skate rental. Non skaters are free. We offer free WiFi and have a wonderful concession area with great lunch and snack options.
First Friday Skate was initially introduced in response to Home School family requests. We hope you enjoy these special dates and look forward to seeing you then.
Great Skate
130 Boone Hills Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376

Foundations in Self Government
Takes place on October 4, 2014 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Pillar, 15820 Clayton Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011.
Cost: $20.00
The Center for Self Governance is very excited to be offering a Level 1 class for The TEEN EAGLES!
Welcome to the Center for Self Governance. This Level 1 course is designed to introduce the concepts surrounding self-governance, civic authority and bring everyone up to a common level of knowledge regarding our role in exercising our civic responsibilities and authority. This course is foundational and will lay the groundwork necessary to successfully implement the lessons learned in future courses.
Your workbook is included in the $20 registration fee.
Please prepay on our website for this class via Paypal or credit card as this will allow us to anticipate a smooth check-in process.
Supplies to bring include: paper, pen, and your enthusiasm! This is an interactive class and we look forward to hearing from you. Please dress comfortably and bring a sweater/jacket as facility temperatures can be unpredictable.
We do have Center for Self Governance merchandise available for purchase online. You can preview these items on our homepage and click the STORE button.
Trainer: Mark Herr
If you have any further questions, please email Mishelle at

Sixth Annual Post-Secondary Education Fair
For home-schooled students. This event will take place Friday, October 10, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 Nifong, Columbia, MO. This fair is a wonderful opportunity for home schooled students and parents to visit with many different universities, four-year colleges, community colleges, and vocational-technical/trade schools at one time. The 2008 -2013 fairs included 45 different types and styles of schools, not only from Missouri, but also from states as far away as Wyoming and Tennessee. The schools in attendance will showcase their degree and certification programs and the relaxed environment encourages students to converse with the school representatives. The fair not only gives students and parents information concerning schools and their offerings to our home- schooled students, but it also allows home schooled students to explore the variety of opportunities waiting for them in post-secondary education.
We will again offer the mini-seminar, “Preparing your High School Home-schooled Student for Post-secondary Education,” led by Cindy Campbell, a home school mom of three. Mrs. Campbell’s seminar was much appreciated by the families that attended the past two years. She guides and advises home schooling families as they prepare their home-schooled high school student for college. The seminar will address what subjects and records are needed to assist your students with their college preparation. Mrs. Campbell’s oldest child is working as an ASL interpreter and on a master’s program to prepare for a career in speech pathology, her middle son is a full-ride-scholarship graduate of Westminster College and is now earning his doctorate at MU on a full scholarship, and her youngest has attended Westminster and completed his degree at MU and has entered his career in Occupational Therapy.
Hart Career Center, will again this year be offering free of charge, “Education and Career Interest Assessment.” This will be offered to each student that would like to take advantage of this service. It is voluntary and only for your personal benefit.
Woodcrest is located in an area that has many types of restaurants close at hand. The church has been very good to us and we would like to respect their building by asking that you eat away from the building and do not carry food/drink into the building. Closed water bottles would be fine to bring.
If you have any questions about this Post-Secondary Education Fair, please contact the sponsors,
Ron and Brenda Crowe, past home-schooling parents of three at or at their business 573-581-1377 or 573-473-6110

S.H.A.R.E Homecoming Dance 2014
​Open to all homeschoolers in the area​
Friday, October 10th  from 7 pm – 11 pm.
Doors will open at 6:30 pm
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 4355 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, MO  63128
This dance is open to homeschool 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
Each may bring a guest who is non-homeschool or alumni.
*A light buffet will be served along with dessert*
Cost: $10.00 per person, $15.00 after October 6th.
Sign up early – Maximum youth 200
Dress Code:
Semi-formal attire. Please dress modestly.
Girls –nothing too low cut or too short.
Boys – dress pants w/tie, jacket optional
How: Go to the SHARE website to sign up for the dance.
Look on top bar for link or go straight to the calendar for October 10th
Directions for payment are on the site.
It takes volunteers to orchestrate a large dance, so parents, please consider clicking the link below to sign up for miscellaneous jobs.

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
Thanks to the generous support of our members, donors, and taxpayers, MHM Homeschool Days are completely free! All activities will be available from 10am to 2pm, and you can spend as much or as little time with us as you’d like. Families interested in participating are kindly requested to RSVP by registering at Advance registrations allow us to make sure we have enough activity materials for everyone.
We communicate information about these programs exclusively via email. Please sign up for our eNewsletter at to make sure you stay in the loop!
At the Missouri History Museum, we celebrate educational choice through our Homeschool Day programs. We take pride in experiences designed to best serve the needs of homeschool families.

Kick off your school year with HSLDA’s 13th annual essay contest! Offering cash prizes upwards of $200, this contest is open to all homeschooled students ages 7–19 and runs through November 1, 2014. Our themes for this year’s contest focus on inventions.
View Contest Info & Guidelines
Our world has been shaped by the inventions of the past, with inventors improving and building on the ideas of previous generations. Every item we use—from the toothbrush to the smartphone—was invented by someone using his or her God-given creativity and intellect to do something!
Category 1 (ages 7–10): God has given humanity great creativity, and so many amazing things have already been invented. But there is still so much room for ingenuity! If you were to invent something that has not yet been invented, what would it be, what would it do, and why would you choose to invent it?
Category 2 (ages 11–14): Let’s say you are stranded on a desert island, alone, where there is no electricity, no cell tower signal, nor any other sign of civilization. You have a stockpile of food and help is on its way—in a couple months—but in the meantime you must survive. What three existing inventions would you want to find washed up on the shore of the island with you and why?
Category 3 (ages 15–19): Though created with good intentions, to do something good, some inventions have had unintended negative consequences. They’ve solved one problem but created other problems—sometimes worse than the first. Choose one such invention and discuss its positive and negative impacts. Be sure to address whether or not the benefits from the invention outweigh its negative impact.
Each student is invited to enter up to two essays relating to the theme for his or her age category.
To get a sense of what to look for or avoid when writing an essay, you can view the judges’ comments from previous contests or read the winning essays from previous years!
Guidelines and entry forms can be found on our website, as well as information about our other annual contests: art, poetry, and photo.

STLCC Homeschool Student & Parent Information Night
The Home School Student & Parent Information Night will be held on Thursday, November 13, 6:00-8:00pm at the Wildwood Campus, 2645 Generations Dr, Wildwood, MO 63040   Multipurpose Room, Side A.
In addition to having St. Louis Community College staff and students present to provide insight and answer questions, I plan on having a few home school grads that are now St. Louis Community College students, along with their parents, answer questions and discuss the transition from home school to St. Louis Community College. This is a question that we get quite frequently, and hearing about the experience from families that have gone through it is very helpful for potential students!
The link to register for the event is below, and I would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word via the support group online forums that you mentioned when we last talked in March. We can accommodate a large group on campus for this event and look forward to making connections with many families!
We look forward to making many more connections in the home school community and are already grateful for your partnership!

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Please visit and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. LIKE THE LIST ON FACEBOOK!
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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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