SPECIAL POST: Greater St. Louis Area Home Educator’s Expo

The Greater St. Louis Area Home Educator’s Expo is early this year – March 19-21!
 For our 10th anniversary we have an extra special line-up of speakers and exhibitors!

Still only $10 per person, with something for everyone!
Come be informed, equipped, and encouraged with
OVER 30 speakers, 80 seminars, and 60 curriculum exhibitors!
Register “extra-early” by midnight on February 15th to win Expo Cash!!

If you pre-register “extra early,” by midnight on February 15th,
your family’s name will be placed in a drawing
for one of six “Expo Cash” certificates—
three worth $100.00 each and three worth $50.00 each,
redeemable at the exhibitor of your choice at the 2014 Expo.

Don’t forget to “Like” the Expo Facebook Page and check
each week for fun contests to win Expo Cash, free admission, and other prizes!

Go to www.stlhomeschoolexpo.com for all the details

Thanks for your patience as we work hard to update the pages!
DON’T MISS…..

Speakers
Andrew Pudewa (Institute for Excellence in Writing), Diana Waring (History Revealed), Dr. Jay Wile (Exploring Creation with Apologia and Science in the Beginning), Steve Demme (Math-U-See, Building Faith Families), Ethan Demme (Demme Learning), Dr. Karen Holinga (Reading Doctor Inc., Spelling-You-See), Wally Long (Created to Communicate), Vicki Bentley (HSLDA Toddler to Tweens), John Thrower (Family Vision Library), Diane Kummer (HSLDA High School), and
MANY OTHERS!

Curriculum Exhibitors
Rainbow Resource, A Beka, My Father’s World, Math-U-See, Notgrass Company, Institute for Excellence in Writing, Sonlight, Lamplighter Publishing,  Creating a Masterpiece, Rod & Staff, BJU Press, One Year Adventure Novel, Miller Pads & Paper, Teaching Textbooks, and MUCH MORE!

Seminars and Workshops
(seminar descriptions and schedule grid pages coming soon)
A wide variety of favorite topics for ALL types of homeschoolers

Children’s Program
A fun, educational event for ages 6-12 with workshops by guest presenters
along with crafts, music, games, skits, and more!
(Register by February 15th for chance to win $50 in Expo Cash!)

FREE Thursday Night
Exhibition Hall open 5:00 – 9:00 pm, with a free New Home Educators Seminar,

Homeschooling for High School Seminar, and Missouri Law Seminar
Leaders’ Fellowship
A fun get-together along with a special seminar for area homeschool leaders!

Homeschool Clinic
Helpful one-on-one advice and encouragement from veteran homeschoolers

Special Needs Workshops
(special needs page coming soon)
Expert guidance for struggling learners, gifted learners, and “special needs” of all kinds

Youth Track
(youth topics and schedule page coming soon)
Exciting speakers, seminars, workshops, Q & A sessions, and demonstrations
geared for ages 12 & up

High School Helps Area
(high school page coming soon)
Valuable information and support for families home educating in jr. high & high school 

Authors’ Corner
(authors’ page coming soon)
A chance to visit with published authors and see their latest works

The Expo Board are homeschool volunteers that strive to provide a high-quality, affordable educational conference (with a FREE night!)
Here’s how you can help us and ensure our prices stay low:

  1. Spread the word about the Expo to the homeschool community through support groups, co-ops, learning centers, churches, Facebook, blogs, etc. (print Expo Flyer here)
  1. Attend the Expo Seminars and purchase items from the Expo Exhibitors
  1. Volunteer at one of our many (fun!) Expo “jobs” like Registration Table, Thursday set-up, Saturday clean-up, Room Monitor, etc.
  1.   Purchase an ad for your business or organization in the Expo Program or the Business & Services Guide.  You can also buy an insert/flyer to go in the  Expo Bags. (Contact Cathy Mullins at ekcjmullins@gmail.com for pricing and other details)

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Looking forward to an awesome 10th anniversary conference! 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions…The Expo Board

Advertising at the Expo!

Attention home educators, business owners, tutors, piano instructors, and more!
The 10th Annual St. Louis home Educators Expo will be March 19 to 21, 2015, at First Evangelical Free Church, Manchester, MO.  Would you like all the attendees from over 1,000 families to know about your business or service that you offer?

For only $10, you can advertise in the Expo Business and Service Guide, which every family attending the St. Louis Homeschool Expo will receive in their conference tote bag.  Last year the Business and Service Guide was included in the program book, but for 2015 it will be an independent publication, separate from the program book.  We hope this will draw more attention to it and allow families to easily keep it close by as a resource.  Our hope is that families will want to keep their Guide and refer to it all year long when they are searching for a particular product or service.

Here are examples from last year’s Business and Service Guide:
Studio Forte Dance and Fine Arts – At Studio Forte, located in Maplewood, we value the creative potential of all children and adults, and strive to foster their individual gifts–physical, emotional and intellectual– through dance! Age appropriate choreography and costuming is the highest priority!  Visit our website at http://studiofortestl.com/  Lindi McDonald, owner and instructor, is a homeschool graduate and can also be contacted at lindi@studiofortestl.com or  314-537-0251.

Metro Janitorial Services – Ken Williams is a homeschool dad with seven children.  Metro has specialized in cleaning commercial businesses since 1988.  For a free estimate, please contact Ken at 314-691-4830 or williams10@sbcglobal.net  For more information, go to www.metrojanitorialstl.com

All 2 His Glory Web Site Design – Tawnia Jones is a homeschool mother and has designed and built websites for the last 8 years, including many for ministry organizations.  Visit www.all2hisglorywebsitedesign.com for more information or to view portfolio.  636-222-2311

This year we are only accepting Business and Service Guide entries via e-mail.  To enter the Business and Service Guide, simply send your 6 line ad to:  Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com.  Payment can be made in one of these two ways:

    • Make check out to GSLAHE and mail to:
      226 Victor Ct., Ballwin, MO 63021
      OR
    • Make a PayPal payment to the following account:

stlexpo@att.net

If you generated new business because of your ad last year, please let us know.  We’d love to share the news, and show people how supporting the Expo can help their business too!  As you can see at www.stlhomeschoolexpo.com, we are keeping the same low, low, low entrance price for the Expo this year!!!  How can we do this? Because ads such as yours support the Expo and offset our costs.

If you would like to advertise your business in our other formats, please see the information below.  Of course, feel free to purchase a larger ad, but a $10 Business and Service Guide listing is geared to smaller family businesses.  Ask your piano instructor, karate teacher, dojo, dance studio teacher, house painter, car mechanic, or anyone you recommend, if they might like to use $10 of their advertising budget in this way.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com  Thanks so much!
Blessings!
The Expo Board

OPTIONS TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS OR SERVICE

      1. Expo Registration Bag Inserts (printed material you provide inserted into the complimentary bags given to each Expo guest):

1,000 single sheets                     $100
1,000 multi sheet (max 3)           $200
1,000 ½ sheet or postcard        $  75
Catalog rates: Inquire at stlexpo@att.net

      • Materials should  be sent (or delivered) to arrive no later than March 16th to:   Pat and Kerrie Tate, 617 Bacon Ave., St. Louis, MO  63119-1514
      • Make check out to GSLAHE and mail to:
        226 Victor Ct., Ballwin, MO 63021
        OR
      • Make a PayPal payment to the following account:

                                stlexpo@att.net

      1. Expo Program Book Ad (printed media inserted directly into the Expo Program Book):

Business Card size ad          $  50
¼ page                                   $125
½ page                                   $200
Full page                                 $300

      • All ads must be sent in jpg format, proofed by you and be print ready.  Deadline is February 28, 2015Email your ad to:
        Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com
      • Make check out to GSLAHE and mail to:
                                226 Victor Ct., Ballwin, MO 63021
        OR
      • Make a PayPal payment to the following account:

                                stlexpo@att.net

      1. Expo Business and Service Guide Ad (6 lines of print provided by you):

Cost of 6 lines or less:    $10.00

      • Email your print ready ad to:
        Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com
      • Make check out to GSLAHE and mail to:
                                  226 Victor Ct., Ballwin, MO 63021
        OR
      • Make a PayPal payment to the following account:

                                stlexpo@att.net

 

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ 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 AND TWITTER (@STLHSEventsList)!
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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