Homeschool Events List for October 8, 2015

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Jefferson Sale
MHM Homeschool Day
National Geographic Bee
SkyZone Fenton
Piano Lessons
Spin City Skating
Spanish Tutor

Jefferson Sale
October 9, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr., 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.

Registration is now OPEN for the October 19th Homeschool Day!
Get ready for our upcoming Homeschool Day, Economics and Entrepreneurship, on October 19th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Come learn about business and economics in conjunction with our special exhibition Coffee: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup! The day is full of tours, activities, and crafts for your families to enjoy.
Please note: The Economics and Entrepreneurship: Coffee tour will be ticketed. All children 5 years of age or older and adults are required to have tickets to attend a tour. To ensure the safety of our artifacts and to provide an engaging experience, there will be a maximum of 60 people allowed on each tour. You may request tickets at the registration table. Tickets are free, and first come first served. Also, to ensure that everyone has a quality experience in the History Clubhouse, we are implementing a timed-entry system starting at 11 a.m.. You may request tickets at the registration table. Tickets are free, and are first come first served. As a reminder the History Clubhouse is intended for children age 2 to 10, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please RSVP to join us. We look forward to seeing you!
Visit to download the 2015-2016 Homeschool Days flier

National Geographic Bee
Homeschooler Link (St. Charles County homeschool group) is going to host a National Geographic Bee. If you have a 4th – 8th grader that would be interested in participating in the National Geographic Bee please let us know by contacting us at This competition is open to all homeschoolers in the area from 4th through 8th grade. We will have a couple of practice sessions for everyone and then a real geobee competition. The winner may qualify to go the state competition and then on to nationals where they could possibly win a $50,000 scholarship, a lifetime subscription to National Geographic magazine, a Galápagos trip, and $500 cash. The 2nd place winner receives a $25,000 scholarship and $500 cash. The third place winner receives a $10,000 scholarship and $500 cash. The 4th -10th place winners receive $500 cash each.
Once I receive feedback that there is enough interest, I will set up a couple of practice dates for everyone to sign up to attend.

Sky Zone Fenton
Offers Deep Discount to Home School Families
Sky Zone Fenton, 631 Gravois Road, Fenton, MO 63026 * 636.364.4444
Sky Zone Fenton offers a weekly home school hop every Friday from 1:30pm-3:00pm for 90 minutes of jump time. The first child is $10, and each additional child is $5. Reusable SkySocks are $2 per pair. Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park and the inventors of “fun fitness.” Sky Zone Fenton is located near Gravois Bluffs and offers open jump, dodgeball, basketball, Sky Slam, Sky Joust and Foam Zone to home school students needing PE credit or exercise in disguise. Capacity is limited and a parental waiver and SkySocks are required. Sky Zone Fenton is owned by Shawna and Bron Launsby, who home school several of their six children. Learn more at and 636-364-4444.

Marsha Medley, Piano Plus
An in-your-home-or-mine piano studio where humor and excellence are always included. Music history and style are part of the lesson, and for those interested, there is music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition, and casual singing.
SUBSTANTIAL discounts available to those students who can come to my home in Ferguson on weekday mornings during the school year.
For detailed information on Marsha Medley’s education/experience, policies, rates and a blog on learning/teaching/playing the piano go to
Text or voicemail: 314-441-6748.

Spin City Skating Center in Troy IL
Spin City would like to be considered for possible field trip or outing for your homeschool group. We have multiple skating sessions to choose from:
Fridays 7-10 pm is our teen night
Saturdays 11am-1pm is geared for kids 8 and under
Saturday night 7-10pm is our Family night
Sundays 1-5pm is also great for any age.
$2 Tuesdays 6-8 pm any age
We also offer all day skates on school holidays and could set up a private party just for your group. Our website is

Spanish Tutor for Kids
(Central West End)
Are you looking for a fun and effective way for your child to learn another language?
My name is Ana Ruiz Manzano and I am a native Spanish speaker from Spain and I offer IMMERSIVE Spanish classes for children. In my classes we play in Spanish, sing in Spanish, dance in Spanish, cook in Spanish, paint in Spanish, and do lots of other things… in Spanish.
We learn our mother tongue in an immersive environment and we should try to mimic that process for our second language. Children learning a language internalize it more when there is a native speaker talking to them, instead of “translations” or “list of words” in the class. My classes are specifically designed to introduce vocabulary and grammar to small groups of young children via an immersive environment. I use age-appropriate activities and games to engage my students and start them on the path to Spanish fluency. I teach children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old.
Check my website if you want more information and contact me with any questions.

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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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