Homeschool Events List for March 17, 2016

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Mastodon Fair Family Day
For Readers and Writers
St. Charles Symphony
Shotgun Team Organizational Meeting
Opportunity for homeschool group leaders

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!
Presented by DaySpring Arts & Education
Friday, March 18 at 7pm
Saturday, March 19 at 3 & 7pm
DeSmet High School Theatre 23 N. New Ballas Rd., 63141
Tickets available online
$8 Child, $12 Adults, $15 VIP
We would love to have you at our Peanuts Pre-Show Party!  Saturday, March 19 at 1:30pm
Appropriate for children ages 5-12
Party Tickets $8 per child and choose “Peanuts Party”

2016 Mastodon Fair Family Day School Maker Faire
Saturday March 19th from 9 am – 2 pm
Jefferson College Fieldhouse in Hillsboro, MO.
This event is free and open to the general public.  Please join us for fun and educational art and science demonstrations and activities!  Check this website and our facebook page for the latest event updates!

You are invited to meet local authors
Purchase autographed books
Get advice on writing and publishing
SATURDAY MARCH 19 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
CORNER COFFEE HOUSE, 100 N. Florissant Rd in downtown Ferguson
Students Welcome

St. Charles Symphony
Free performance
Sunday, March 20 2016; 2:00 pm
St. Charles Foundry Arts Center, 520 N. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301
The St. Charles County Symphony Society thrives under the leadership of co-artistic directors Kenneth Beckham and David Peek. Consisting of professional musicians, teachers, talented adults and serious students from our community, the symphony brings a rich combination of musical talents to St. Charles County.

Shotgun Team Organizational Meeting
There will be an organizational meeting for the homeschool shotgun team Tuesday, March 22, at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria at Homelink.  Homelink is located at Saint Andrew Catholic Church and school, 309 E Hoffmeister Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125.  For those unfamiliar with the location, drive around to the back (on Military Rd.), park in the back lot, enter the school building next to the church and go down the stairs.  Please attend if your youth are interested in the team.  Attendance isn’t a requirement for participation, but I hope that the meeting will be an effective way to provide communication, answer questions and come to agreement on any concerns that need decisions.
Based on my poll results, Tuesday evenings were favorable for most families over Thursday so we will plan to hold practices on Tuesdays.  I know that this is not convenient for everyone and I apologize for those who may not be able to attend.  Our first field practice is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 29, at Saint Louis Skeet and Trap Club, 18854 Franklin Rd, Pacific, MO 63069.  We’ll start at 6:00 pm or as soon as I can get to the club from Homelink after teaching my class.  Practices may be held on a weekly basis but that is to be determined.
Shotgun Class:
I think it would be very beneficial for those students with no shotgun shooting experience to complete the NRA Basic Shotgun class before participating on the team.  The class will provide a foundational understanding of the parts and operation of the guns, safe handling, and shooting fundamentals before the students set foot on the range.  It won’t be mandatory for team members to take the class, but I think those that do will have an easier time picking up the skills.
If a location can be found, who would be interested in an all-day Shotgun class on Monday, March 28?  If I can find a location where the class could be held without charge, then the class would cost $80 per student.  If I rent a location the price would be $100 per student.  Because this is for the team, particularly, I plan to donate $50 per student to the team as seed money.  The shooting exercise for this class would be on Tuesday, March 29 during the first team practice.
Please reply to let me know if your students would be likely to take the class on this date.  Also please let me know if you have access to a church or business meeting room, or other meeting facility, that might be available for this shotgun class on 3/28.
Monty Schrunk, Chief Instructor,
Full Armor Defense, LLC

Summer 2016 Brochure is now available!
Pick up your copy at the front desk or check out our website.
Overview of this year’s workshops:
Art: Mixed Medium for all ages, Clay Week, and new this year Manga!
Musical Theatre Workshop with performance of Peter Pan
Drama Workshop with performance of Taming of the Shrew
Improv Week
Technical Theatre
Lego Week
Dance: Dance Intensive, Jr. Dance Intensive, and Young Dancer’s Workshop – Toy Story
Music: Piano & Strings Beginner Camps, Rock Experience, and Private Lessons
>2016-2017 Core Registration: Registration for the 16-17 school year for our Academy Core Program began in February for current academy families, and is now open for new families.  We offer creative academics for grades K-12 two or three days a week.  Invite your friends to come now for a visit and interview with Angie Mather, Academy Director, or visit during our Open House Week, April 18-22. Evening Informational Meeting to see the curriculum, sample schedules of a week and ask questions… Friday, April 22nd at 7pm
>New! 3 Day Preschool next year! Creative Arts preschool will have a 2 or 3 day program next year for ages 3-5.  Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday students will have the option of a full Friday of class. Visits to arts studios will be included throughout the week for experiences with Art, Music, Circus and Dance. There will still be a one day option on Friday as well, and half days are still available.
>Our Enrichment Schedule for 16-17 will be available in late March.
To learn more about our Academy Programs please check out the website or stop by and ask questions.
2500 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

SHARE Prom 2016
Welcome to the Oscars
~~~~April 21, 2016~~~~
All homeschooled high school students (9th – 12th grades) and homeschooled alumni are invited to the SHARE Prom.
Each guest may bring one friend.
Location: Andre’s West Banquet Center, 211 South Old Highway 141, Fenton, MO  63026
Time:  7:00 – 11:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cost:  $35 per person from March 7 – April 6th ($45 – April 7 – 13)
Last day to register is Wednesday, April 13th at midnight (no late registrations forms will be accepted)
Registration is on the SHARE website–please go to and look for “The Oscar!” or click on top bar marked “Prom”.
DRESS CODE:  Formal attire. Thanks for respecting the dress code and dressing modestly.
Girls – Dresses should not be too low cut in back or front and not too short. You should be able to dance and sit without showing too much upper leg. No midriffs showing.
Boys – Slacks and dress shirt with tie.  Jackets and tuxes are optional.  No pants “sagging.”
As with all SHARE sponsored dances, this is a non-smoking event.

Homeschool-Life is coming to the Greater St. Louis Area
Michele Gross, Homeschool-Life Trainer, is coming to the Greater St. Louis Area to do a training workshop.  Michele is the founder and President of two homeschool support groups and co-ops in her community, in addition to being on the Board of her state homeschool association.  Michele’s groups have been using Homeschool-Life Websites, and she has been their Site Administrator for the past 10 years. Michele brings a great deal of knowledge into the workings of Homeschool-Life’s website.
All homeschool group leaders are invited for this free event!
-Learn more about how will meet your needs.
-See how to manage your accounting, class registration, and online calendar sign-ups.
-Join us as Michele takes you into the inner workings of
-Don’t miss the live training sessions with opportunity for Questions and Answers.
Lunch is provided.  Bring your groups leaders, a notebook and pencil, and get ready to discover how to set up and maintain your own group website. Bring your laptop if you can–wifi is provided too!
When: Saturday, April 30 from 9 am – 3 pm
Where: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 309 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125
RSVP: Sign up on the SHARE website today (it’s on our public home page) so that we can make better preparations, and feel free to share this with others who either use HSL or would like to learn more about it.

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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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