Homeschool Events List for October 5, 2014

Homeschool Bowling League
Homeschooling Thru High School Meeting
Jefferson Sale
Open Gym
Homecoming Dance
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
World Bird Sanctuary’s Open House
Homeschool Day Barron Gymnastics
The Nutcracker School Performance
Homeschooler Native American Day
Free Gymnastics Day
2015 JA Finance Park Homeschool Visit Day

Homeschool Bowling League
I am wanting to start a Bowling League for homeschool youths during the week at St Charles Lanes. $6.00 per bowler per week minimum of 4 weeks as many as the kids want. Will have coaching instruction, 2 games each week. Instruction on score keeping. Certificate of completion. Season ending stats sheet, and a small cake and soda/lemonade party at the end. Any day of the week between 11AM and 1PM minimum number of students would be 8. Let me know if you would be interested. Please share with others who may be interested as well.
Laura Whitcomb, Junior Director, St. Charles Lanes, 2187 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301 636-949-0311

Homeschooling Thru High School Meeting
Are you scared, confused, or overwhelmed about homeschooling in high school? Well, we all are. Join us for a support meeting at the Middendorf Kredell Library on Hwy K for an informal discussion. Bring your questions, ideas, or curriculum to share. We have a great line up of seasoned homeschool moms to teach us the ropes and help us figure out how to get our children into colleges and tech schools. I don’t like to say leave the kids at home, but if at all possible please do so. Homeschooler Link is hosting this event for free to all homeschool families, regardless of group membership.
DATE: 10/6/2014 (Mon 6:30PM – 8:00PM)
LOCATION: Middendorf Kredell Library, 2750 Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368

Jefferson Sale
October 9 – 10
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
Why the Jefferson Sale? Because prices are so low at this book sale, a two-dollar bill—the portrait of our third president—is sure to get you something good.
We have to clear out a lot of books. They’re good books, but we just don’t have the space. Maybe you can help find a new home for some of them. Maybe the low prices will help you out. Be sure to stop by during our Jefferson Sale.

We are offering a Home School Open Gym every Friday from 1:00-2:30pm beginning October 2nd, 2014.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Cheer Legendz, 17387 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

S.H.A.R.E Homecoming Dance 2014
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: $15.00 per person
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
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.

Saturday October 11th 10:30am
We’ll share some hilarious laughter as we Join Abbott and Costello in meeting Frankenstein, Count Dracula and the Wolfman
High-Def quality for only $5.00
A great chance to introduce the children in your life to movies as they were meant to be! Be there for the scare if you dare!
THE HI-POINTE THEATRE, 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, MO 63117

World Bird Sanctuary’s Open House
125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road Valley Park, MO 63088
Open House coincides with the Fall bird migration – and this year at Open House, we are giving you a closer look at who our native birds might come across as they head south for the winter! That’s right – it’s a celebration of birds from the southern Hemisphere – where you’ll get to meet birds that you won’t find anywhere else in the mid-West!
Those in the know will tell you that the WBS Open House is one of the most entertaining Fall events in the St. Louis area.
~It’s all about What We Do!~
Open House is your opportunity to learn first-hand all about World Bird Sanctuary and the work we do to save threatened bird species and their habitats. Special activities include:
– Behind-the-scenes guided tours of our breeding barn, animal behavioral and training center and the wildlife hospital. These areas are closed to the public for the rest of the year.
– Shows featuring live animals native to the southern hemisphere presented in our amphitheater three times daily, including: Red-legged seriemas, king vultures, flying macaws, talking parrots, bateleur eagles, tawny eagles and more!
– Raptor project concerts.
– Photo opportunity – have your photograph taken while holding a live owl!
– Craft activity center for kids, and special kids programs featuring live animals!
– Be sure to catch the bus to the “Lower Site” where you will meet special birds in our endangered species breeding program and our animal behavior and training center)
Here’s what you need to know:
– Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October, 2014
– 10:00am – 4:00pm
– Admission and Parking is FREE.
– Free adults and kids activities!

The nice folks at Barron Gymnastics have once again graciously opened their doors exclusively to homeschooling families for a once a month open gym, with a reduced rate for homeschoolers.
When?   3rd Monday of every month
October 20
November 17
(No December event)
January 19
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
Where?   Barron Gymnastics, 5411 Jedmed Court, St. Louis, MO 63129
Time?     10:45 am. – 12:00 p .m. (1 hour and 15 minutes)
Cost?     1st child = $10.00         Each additional family member = $7.00
>1.25 hours of supervised unstructured time where children enjoy fun and excitement.
>Equipment available includes: Beams, Bars, Vault, Spring Floors, Foam Pits, 30’ Long Trampoline, 2 In-ground Tramps, 18’ Rope Climb.
>Includes the Giant Adventure Island Inflatable!
>Homeschool Day is for children 14 months up to 22 years of age.
>A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade.
Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk.
Adults are not allowed on equipment.
>Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine.
>All participating non-members must have a release form signed by their parent.
Registration available Online ( or by calling the Front Desk at 314-892-6909.
Here’s what else you need to know:
>Barron’s must have at least 18 children to make this event happen.
>They can only take a maximum of 60 children.
>Refunds only given for illness and Barron’s must be notified before the event begins.
>If event is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified the Saturday before the event by an email.
>>>Note: This is not to be confused with the Homeschool Program at Barron’s Gym.

3 shows to choose from
Performance dates- Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014 at 9:30am or 12:30pm or Fri., Dec. 19 at 9:30am
Each December, students fill the Edison Theatre from schools all across the St Louis metropolitan area for the annual educational performance of “The Nutcracker” presented by Missouri Ballet Theatre.
Missouri Ballet Theatre is the only professional ballet company in St Louis to offer educational performances of “The Nutcracker” and for only $8.00 (public performances tickets range from $30- $40).
Give your students the opportunity to experience the “magical” art form of ballet. We look forward to seeing you again at “The Nutcracker”.
Open to Public Schools, Private Schools and Homeschools.
Missouri Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” Educational Performances are always an early sell out, and MBT needs your reservation/order form and payment returned by October 31, 2014.
*To make your school’s reservation, print out the reservation/order form, (FOUND HERE) fill out needed information and mail back to MBT.   Once we receive your reservation/order form, you will receive a confirmation email, with all the details for your school’s attendance.
Questions Email Us at –
We look forward to seeing you at the show.
Missouri Ballet Theatre
Education/Outreach Dept. Coordinator
Missouri Ballet Theatre is a professional ballet company who also cast the children’s roles from students who auditioned and were cast from across the St Louis area.

Homeschooler Native American Day
At Kraus Farms Equestrian Center
November 6, 2014
Come learn about Native Americans of the Plains. We will talk about foods, games, clothing and how horses impacted everyday life and more. Native American presentation is done by re enactor with appropriately attired horse.
Option #1
-11:00 am- noon ride one of our lesson horses
-12:15- 1:00 pm lunch in our indoor lobby
-1:00 pm- 2:00 pm Native American presentation
-$46 per rider
Option #2
-1:00 pm- 2:00pm Native American presentation only
-$ 22 per participant
Call 636 225 9513 to register. You must pre-register by Nov. 5. We reserve the right to cancel if minimum enrollment not met. Min 15/ Max 20 Event will be held indoors rain or shine.
Kraus Farms Equestrian Center 333 Hillsboro Rd High Ridge, MO 63049

FRIDAY, November 7th
12 – 35 months; 9:30–10:15 am
3 – 5 years; 10:30–11:20 am
6 years and up; 11:30–12:20 pm
Olympiad Gymnastics in Chesterfield, Missouri, is offering homeschool families an opportunity to participate in an awesome day of physical education, fitness and healthy activity through the sport of gymnastics. This event is FREE of charge for all homeschool families.
Sessions are age and skill specific, for children’s safety. Children will receive guided instruction as well as free time to explore. Activities have been designed to develop social skills, body competence, strength, agility, balance, flexibility and basic tumbling skills. Instructors will work to help each child feel challenged, while celebrating each success. A circle time will be conducted at the conclusion of the class. This activity is FREE of charge for homeschool families but requires pre- registration.
-No prior experience in gymnastics is necessary, as the curriculum is designed for all children of all skill levels.
-Pre-registration is required.
-Please call Olympiad Gymnastics to register at 636-532-6909.
*Each session is limited to 40 children per time slot, so reserve your spot as soon as possible.*

2015 JA Finance Park Homeschool Visit Day
The JA Finance Park Homeschool visit date for the 2014/15 school year is February 26, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
Please Note: If you are unable to register, it probably means that the event is full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please send an e-mail to Nancy Armstrong
Curriculum Pickup is on January 13, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Register Online
Download a Registration Form
A.G. Edwards JA Finance Park offers the same program for our home schooling parent/teachers and students as we do for our traditional school settings.
The JA Finance Park program curriculum is composed of 13 required teacher-taught lessons that are easy to use, with minimal preparation time.
-Students recognize the role of financial institutions and the various services they provide. Through case study, games, graphing, and other group activities, students understand the advantages of saving, investing, and using credit wisely.
-Students explore saving and compare investments as a part of their overall financial planning. They also examine risk and how insurance may help protect savings.
-Students compare financial institutions and their services. Through discussion and game activities they also weigh the advantages and disadvantages of debit and credit. Lastly, students examine the role of credit scores and credit reporting have on personal finances.
-Students discover the importance of spending money wisely and recognize a budget as a valuable tool. They create personal budgets based on saving and lifestyle goals and day-to-day situations.
-Students experience the JA Finance Park simulation, where they apply classroom learning by creating a family budget based on a hypothetical life situation. Students recognize the impact of credit history on budget planning and purchasing options.
The curriculum culminates in a hands-on tablet based (paperless) budgeting simulation that is implemented at our A.G. Edwards JA Finance Park facility, with the assistance of volunteers. The simulation is approximately 4 1/2 hours long.
JA Finance Park in Day: High school students taking a personal finance class are welcome to participate in the A.G. Edwards JA Finance Park simulation as a stand-alone experience. Student Fee: $10
All other students should complete the 12 required teacher-taught lessons, before participating in the JA Finance Park simulation experience and 1 debrief lesson following the simulation. Student Fee: $25 (Includes Curriculum, Workbook & Simulation)
All Teacher Guides are to be returned to Junior Achievement on the Simulation Day
Questions: Contact Cheryl Bohlen,, JA Finance Park Manager.

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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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