Homeschool Events List for September 5, 2016

Homeschool Dance Class
Trail Life
Homeschool PE – Pool Party this Wednesday
Pokémon Go Homeschool
Homeschool Boy’s Basketball
Family Day at Mercantile Library
S.H.A.R.E. Dances
Laptops for Students
Women’s retreat

Homeschool Dance Class
JD Conservatory
Fall Dance Program:
Dance 1  3-4yrs.  2:30-3:30 Ballet/Tap
Dance 2  5-6yrs.  3:30-4:30 Ballet/Tap
Dance 3  7-9yrs.  10:30-12 Ballet/Tap
Dance 4  10& up  12-2:30 Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Fall session begins:
September 6th 2016
Girls: Dark leotard with pink tights. Pink ballet shoes and tan tap shoes. Hair should be in a bun.
Boys: White t-shirt with black gym shorts. Black ballet and tap shoes
Tuition due 1st class of the month
1 hour: $40     month
1.5 hour: $60    month
2 hour: $75    month
2.5 hour: $90    month
3 hour: $105  month
Registration Fee: $55 per child paid to the Salvation Army. It will cover the child for the entire 2016 year.
We will learn basic to advanced repertoires and vocabulary. Throughout the whole semester we will be focusing on body positioning and strengthening muscles to prevent injury. The younger students will learn through song and games making it a very enjoyable experience. Dance is an opportunity for the student to learn discipline, focus, determination, respect, musicality, coordination, strength, cooperation and many other valuable traits. Classes canceled or missed for weather, illness or holidays can be made up in a different class. The registration form will be available at the first class. Private Classes are available. Contact Jennifer Story to set up a time.  I am open to adding additional classes if there is a need. Feel free to email me with any questions. Classes with less than 5 students may not run.
Jennifer Story:
She has been dancing since the age of 2. She has true passion for the performing arts. She has studied and performed with numerous companies and performing arts schools including Webster University, Washington University, Butler University, Alexandra Ballet, The Conservatory, DCK, Nutmeg Ballet, Illinois Ballet, Ballet Canadian, Dance Kaleidoscope, Dance Concert Society along with many more master classes. She has achieved many high honors and awards for her dance and performances. She has been teaching for 16 years. She is a homeschool mom of two beautiful daughters who enjoy dancing as well.
Salvation Army, 824 Union Rd., Affton, MO 63123  314-482-4197

Trail Life USA, Troop MO-1613
Southgate Christian Church, 9820 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126
Troop meetings:
1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:45 – 8:15
First Meeting: Tuesday,  Sept. 4th
Contact: Bill Wade (314)398-4106

The Ballwin Pointe invites YOU – all homeschoolers are welcome to register for Homeschool PE class online at : (bottom of page)
Questions? Contact Emily Chamberlin,
Parents and children are welcome to a homeschool pool party to kick off the year on Sept 7th, invite other homeschoolers too, to come check out P.E. at the Pointe for ages 7 to 12, 90 minutes, for $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.  Every Wednesday 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Pokémon Go Homeschool
STL September Events
Our teen homeschool Pokémon GO group will meet twice in September to have fun, get to know one another, and of course hunt pokémon!
Thursday, September 8 at 1 PM – 4 PM at Creve Coeur Park
Friday, September 23 at 1 PM – 4 PM at Creve Coeur Park
We will meet up at the Greensfelder Memorial Shelter in Creve Coeur Park which has a playground and easy access to the trail around the lake, and restrooms.
Bring your devices, portable chargers, water, and comfy shoes, along with ideas for the next meet-ups.
For more information and discussion email or join our Facebook group for STL area homeschooled teens & their parents here:

The St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball Program announces our Camps/Tryouts for the 2016-2017 season. Patriots basketball is for homeschool boys in 5th-12th grades.  We will be looking to fill openings at all levels:  Middle School, Junior High, Junior Varsity, and Varsity.  Please visit our website for more information:
-Thursday, September 15 @ Parkway South Middle School, 760 Woods Mill Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
Middle School and Junior High  (grades 5-8) 6:00-7:30pm
High School (grades 9-12) 7:30-9:30pm
-Friday, September 23 @ Parkway Central Middle School, 471 N. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
Middle School and Junior High  (grades 5-8) 6:00-7:30pm
High School (grades 9-12) 7:30-9:30pm
Boys are encouraged to attend both nights if possible.
Each boy should bring a basketball with his name on it, a water bottle, a dark shirt and a white shirt for scrimmaging.
To register for the tryouts, please email with your son’s name, birthday, grade, parents’ names, and cell phone numbers.
There is no cost for these events.

Family Day at Mercantile Library
September 18, 2016
My name is Mandy Schneider, and I am the Library Assistant at the Mercantile Library on the campus of the University of Missouri- St. Louis. We are planning to hold a Family Day here at the Library on Sunday September 18th from 1-3pm. The event will be centered around our Natural History exhibit, Audubon and Beyond, which features artworks and books related to various aspects of nature, including different types of plants and animals, weather, etc. We will have several hands-on activities in an activity book, as well as snacks and prizes. We will also be inviting representatives from local nature groups to speak to the families and give out brochures, etc., and wondered if you might be willing to share this information about our event.
Please let me know if this is something that you might be interested in. I am happy to provide any additional information, including a PDF version of our event flyer and hard copies of the event flyer as well.
Thanks very much,
Mandy Schneider

HOMECOMING- Adventures in Wonderland
We invite all homeschoolers in grades 9 – 12 to join us down the rabbit hole for our Homecoming adventure.
Students may bring one guest but you must register them.  (Guests may be a non-homeschooled student or alumni)
DATE:  Thursday October 20, 2016
TIME:  7:00 – 11:00 p.m.  (doors open at 6:30)
PLACE:  Genesis Banquet Center –  2651 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125 – (314) 894-7073
COST: $15 per person until October 6th.    $20 per person October 7th – October 13th.
DRESS:  Semi-formal
NO REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 13TH.  Because this is being held at a banquet center we have to let them know in advance how many to plan for.  So there will be no late registrations accepted and we can’t accept any walk-ins.
What Grade?  — These dances are geared toward high school aged students.  We understand as homeschoolers the specific grade of your student is hard to pinpoint or somewhat fluid.  In this case though the level of work your student is completing is less important than their maturity level.  We would consider someone in ninth grade if the work they are doing is going on their high school transcript and they will be graduating from high school and moving on to college/career in four years. Thank you for understanding.
DRESS CODE: 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.  No pants “sagging.”
No Smoking allowed.
Click here to sign up:
Winter Dance: January 27th, 2017; 7:00 – 11:00 (Eighth graders welcome)
Prom: April 20th, 2017; 7:00 – 11:00

Microsoft Education Product Policy allows nonprofit NFS to offer in-classroom technologies (previously reserved for traditional public school facilities) to homeschool families. Based on Microsoft Education Product guidelines, on Tuesday April 1, 2014 the NFS Board voted to categorize homeschool families as schools and to implement homeschool purchasing to facilitate access of in-classroom technologies for individual homeschool families. Homeschool families are now able to acquire computers at the same pricing the NFS program affords to traditional public school facilities.
Over 3,200 homeschool families have purchased laptops through the NFS Homeschool Program as of July, 2016.
Homeschool families can purchase from NFS as individual families or form a group for a Group Order. In both cases the families must provide their homeschool documentation to NFS. The type of documentation is based by what is required by your state of residence.
For full details please visit;
About Notebooks for Students
Notebooks for Students is a nonprofit private operating foundation located in Carlsbad, Ca. Incorporated in 2011, our mission is to address the ever-growing Digital Divide within the national student body by increasing the availability of computers to all educators and their students. NFS operated the following programs: College Program, School Sales Program, BYOD Program, K-12 families, and Homeschool Program. General website is:
NFS Board
Notebooks for Students
2588 El Camino Real F253, Carlsbad, CA 92008
NFS Facilities
140 E. Stetson Ave, Ste. 176, Hemet, CA 92543
(800) 991-7631

Women’s Retreat
Good morning! I wanted to pass along to you about an upcoming event I am hosting again this year just for moms. It’s a one-day Retreat that will be held on October 29, 2016 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL, just across the river from St Louis.
We are a group of ladies who are trying our best to encourage other moms in their walk of motherhood and being a good, Christian wife. We meet weekly in Fairview Heights to encourage one another, to eat together and fellowship and also do a bible study. All are welcome to join us anytime.
You can read a little more about us and our Retreat/Conference at and sign up for the Retreat at
Deb Giles

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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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