Homeschool Events List for April 19, 2016

Teen Coffee House Night
Homeschool Football
Homeschool Field Day
Thank you from the Expo Board
Edison’s Christian Family Night
Science Fair Judges Needed
Introduction to Geocaching
Musical Theatre summer camp

Teen Coffee House Night
April 22 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
You asked for it and you got it! Open mic night–all are invited.
This is an opportunity for our youth to express themselves creatively. A Christian night filled with God-honoring music, comedy, poetry reading, and other inspired performances (nothing inappropriate—no vulgarity, no profanity).
No charge. Free snacks! Invite your friends. Sign up today!
The Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376  636-447-6900

The Central Panthers Homeschool Football team is getting fired up for our 2016 season! We are having a clinic in May for boys ages 6-18 to enjoy learning more about football and experience the camaraderie of football in general. Please consider joining us! No commitment to the team necessary to participate at this clinic.
Clinic is Thursday and Friday nights, May 19-20 (6-9 pm) and Saturday, May 21 (10 am – 1 pm) and will be held at Buder Park: 1919 Valley Park Rd. Fenton, MO. $50 fee includes all sessions, snack on Saturday, and a t-shirt! Please send in: Fee, Student Name, Phone, Email, Address, and Age to: M.E.M.H.S.F.A. at 3016 E. Rainbow Dr., High Ridge, MO 63049 to register. Players and parents will be asked to sign a waiver at the clinic stating that the player has insurance coverage. Call Bob Kusterer for more information: 314-452-6328

Homeschool Field Day
(Families come from as far as Springfield. It is a great day!)
28th Annual Homeschool Field Day will be May 23rd at the Union City Park, Union, Mo 63084.
Come join us for a day filled with fun, fellowship, and WATER! You won’t want to miss this. For families from birth -12th grade. Are your children wanting to make new friends? Do you feel like you need to meet more homeschool moms? Here is your chance this is not only for the kids and moms. We have a lot of dads that take a vacation day so that they can come and enjoy the day as well. We average between a 100-120 families that come and participate. I have copied and pasted the sign-up sheet and if you go to my Facebook wall, I reposted the photo album from last year. If you are not friends with me, send me a friend request. By the way the water is in the afternoon events.
28th Annual Field Day May 23, 2016 Sign-Up Form
FAMILY NAME ______________________ NUMBER ATTENDING__________
ADDRESS___________________________COST/PERSON $3.50___________
PHONE # _____________________________AMOUNT ENCLOSED______________
(Please print clearly, students’ names for Certificates)
NAMES OF ADULT(S) ATTENDING______________________________________________
_________Set-up be at park by 7:15 am.
_________ Clean-Up after Field Day
_________ Kitchen
_________ Nursery
_________Run Event – Which event? ________________
_________Group Leader – Grade____________________
384 Vee Cee Estates Lane
Beaufort, Mo 63013-1734
Please make check payable to Bruce Stuesse
***NOTE: I must have a check by May 1, 2016. We CAN NOT carry a balance until Field Day!!!***
The 28th Annual Homeschool Field Day will be held on May 23rd at the Union Park. Cost is $3.50 per person. All Homeschoolers are welcome. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 29th !!!
NOTE: A sign-up form for Field Day is necessary to register!!! Please indicate what grade for the 2015 / 2016 school year for each child. The sign-up deadline is so all teams are assigned, parents can be placed in job areas, and certificates prepared for each student. A confirmation letter or email will be sent after the deadline to all families that have signed up including a list of any last minute items needed for events. If you know of anyone who would enjoy this event, please pass this information on to them and/or give them a copy of this sign up form including other email or home school support groups. All Field Day forms will be sent to Janet Stuesse. See below. Field Day will be held at the Union Park, Union, Mo 63084!
Jobs and Descriptions for Field Day include the following:(Every parent will have time to watch and enjoy their children participating in Field Day, while still serving at some point in the day)
1. Set up events – You will make sure each event has all of the supplies, put up event signs. You will need to be at the park by 7:15 am.
2. Clean-Up – After Field Day, you will help with cleaning up supplies, Packing things up correctly, removing signs, cleaning up pavilion, park, and loading all supplies in trucks.
3. Nursery – You will watch children up to 2 year olds
4. Kitchen – You will assist with getting kitchen ready for lunch, taking food from families as they arrive, setting up tables, supplies, & drinks. Set-up snacks for nursery, preschool and Kg. class, prepare the serving line, and cleaning up kitchen after lunch. There will be two separate shifts this year.
5. Group Leader – You will go with your assigned age/ grade group to each event. You will need to let us know which age group you would prefer to work with. Last year we had enough children that all age groups where on their own: 3 & 4 year olds, 5 year olds, Kg, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th together.
6. Run Events – You will be in charge of the event, time each child if needed, write down the order of completion, and return supplies to pavilion after the event. The morning events are Obstacle Course, 100 Yard Dash, Power Hit, Triple Jump, Baton Relay, Sack Race, Soccer Relay, Tug of War, Water Relay. The afternoon events include Musical Buckets, Water Balloon Sheet Toss, Water Balloon Toss, Capture the Flag, and Baby pool Kick Ball & Baseball. All supplies are provided for the events and they will be at the park on Field Day. We are looking for new events so if you have any ideas or suggestions, let us know now so we can plan for next year.
7. Special Needs Children – If you know of families with special needs we would be happy to accommodate anyone let us know what we can do to help them participate and have a blast.
>>>Jobs are appointed as registration comes in, the earlier you get your registration in the better chance of getting the first job you picked. There are no promises though. We have a lot of families and lots of jobs to fill to make this event run smoothly. I promise, you will have a great day no matter what your job is.
Please have the courtesy and consideration to contact Janet no later than 7am on May 23rd if you and/or your children will not be at Field Day.
Bruce & Janet’s Cell is (636)-725-9334/(636)-744-2077. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding.
In Him, Bruce & Janet Stuesse Home: (573)-484-3085

We posted on the Expo website and Facebook page, but for those that haven’t seen it, we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you that supported this year’s Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo! We are SO grateful to the hard-working volunteers, and to everyone that attended the seminars, shopped in the Exhibit Hall, and/or purchased an ad! Without your support it would be impossible to keep the prices low while bringing in such helpful speakers and exhibitors. In this day of “virtual” homeschool groups, seminars, and shopping, it is wonderful to connect with other homeschoolers in a “real” and meaningful way!
We are already planning for our 12th Expo on March 30-April 1, 2017! Many speakers book up over a year in advance, so now is the time for scheduling. We REALLY want your feedback to help us decide on speakers, exhibitors, and seminar topics. Please take the time to fill out the online 2016 Expo Feedback Form  on the website at  You can remain anonymous or leave your name to be entered in a drawing to win one of four 2017 Expo admissions. The drawing will be held on May 1st at 5:00 pm
We will have some other “feedback” contests on the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators Expo Facebook page so “like” the page and check back during the upcoming months.
You can also check the Facebook page to view the 2016 Expo pictures taken by photographer and homeschool mom Diane Sanfilippo, of Diane Sanfilippo Photography.  Many thanks to Diane, and also Homelink photography students Heather Ritter and Rebekah Segrist. You can see more of Heather’s work at Heather Elizabeth Photography. They did an awesome job capturing the special moments of this year’s event.
Don’t forget to check the 2016 Expo Seminar Handouts page on the Expo website for links to many of the speaker seminar handouts. You can also purchase the CDs or MP3s of almost all the seminars you missed from Rhino Technologies. They are in the middle of website updates and will post our 2016 seminars under “STL Expo” when they are ready for purchase.
See below for the list of Expo Lost & Found items. If you recognize something of yours, please contact Cathy at  Include your mailing address and she will see that you get it back.
Thanks again for your help and support!
The Expo Board
2016 Expo Lost & Found
2 Polar Bottle Insulated water bottles
1 navy blue Bubba water bottle
1 gold headband with bow
1 pink bow
1 plastic ax
1 black mitten
1 blue plastic circles teether
1 little plastic toy person
1 square gold earring (pierced ear)
1 tear drop shaped gold earring with “diamond” inserts (pierced)
1 DVD “Evolution Under the Microscope”
1 grocery bag containing:  guaze pads, 2 snack packages, blue/cherry Gatorade
1 diaper bag with name: Lucie Bausell
Girl’s gray jacket with pink zipper, size 3T
Navy blue sweatshirt, no size
Gray coat, red lining, Old Navy size XS
Brown Arizona Fleece with half zipper, size SMALL
Star Wars jacket with cape, size LARGE

Edison’s Christian Family Night
Sunday April 24, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Edison’s Entertainment Complex, 2477 South State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL 62025
For just $20 (plus tax) each, guests will enjoy a hot dog, a soft drink, and UNLIMITED bowling, laser tag, and arcade play from 4-9pm this Sunday, April 24!
We’ll be playing contemporary Christian music all night long, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Metro East FCA.
All walk-ins are welcome! Payment will be collected upon arrival. RSVPs are requested but not required, so bring your friends!
It’s the perfect opportunity for church groups & families to have get together for food, fun, and fellowship!
Click Here To RSPV Your Group!
Got questions? E-mail or call (618) 307-9020 and we’ll be happy to help!

2016 Science Fair Judges Needed
Judge Grades K-12 Science Fair Projects at the Academy of Science – St. Louis Science Fair.
JUDGING DATE:  Wednesday, April 27, 2016
TIME:  Open for judging 10:00 am through 8:30 pm (takes about 2 hours)
WHERE:  Queeny Park, Greensfelder Rec Plex, 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
QUALIFIED JUDGES include:  science and engineering professionals, teachers, retired teachers, pre-service teachers, adult service groups, college students, grad students, doctoral students, post docs, high school honors students (grading elementary projects), and all interested in inquiry-based science.
-How long does judging take:  Judging takes about 2 hours to judge 15 projects; however you can stay longer and judge additional projects!
-Are students present at judging:  No, you will judge their very comprehensive poster and log book (scoring rubric provided)
-Refreshments:  Snacks provided throughout the day and free judge dinner between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.
-Children:  please make arrangements for your children as the judging portion of the fair is open to adults only.  However, your children are welcome on Friday when the fair is open to all!
Online registration is here.

Introduction to Geocaching
Geocaching is an adventurous activity like a modern day scavenger hunt. Tying technology and nature together, this outdoor hobby is enjoyable at any age. Bring your family to Fort Belle Fontaine Park to learn how you can be modern day explorers. Join us for an introduction on the basics of geocaching and then try your hand at hunting for hidden objects on the area. GPS Units will be provided. Please bring your own lawn chair. Meet at the Grand Staircase. Stop at the guard house at the entrance to the property to sign in as a visitor and get directions to parking. In Partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Advance registration required. Call 314-877-6014. For ages 7 and up. This is a free event.
Saturday, April 30
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Fort Belle Fontaine Park

June 20-24, 2016
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd, St Peters, MO 63376
LifeLight Youth Theatre musical theatre camp is the way to spend a super cool week exploring the story, characters, and wonderful songs from some of your Disney musical favorites. This camp is filled with princesses, princes and pirates.   “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf? Then join us and “Let it Go”!
During camp, students learn musical theater skills and are instructed in stage presence, characterization, improv, dance, choreography, proper vocal technique and projection, learning musical numbers, building the set & props, create believable characters, establish objectives and obstacles, and dissect scenes by being in workshop sessions and going through the rehearsal/performance process.  On the last day of the camp/workshop, family and friends are invited to Friday performance of the musical.
Click on the link below to register or to get more information.
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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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