Homeschool Events List for October 19, 2016

Monthly Gym Class
Young People’s Concerts
Homeschool Craft Fair
Magic House Homeschool Days
MHM Homeschool Days
Barron Gymnastics
Southwestern Illinois College – CORRECTION
Position Available
Stossel in the Classroom
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916 Main Plaza Dr., Wentzville MO 63385
Stacey’s Gymnastics is very excited to announce a new class, Homeschool Gym Starz. This one hour gymnastics class is offered at 10am the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Homeschool Gym Starz is designed for boys and girls ages 6-12. A minimum of 6 children committed is required to hold each class. Please sign up on our website, or in person.  Sign-ups will close 10 days before the class date to ensure appropriate gym staff will be present. Each class is $10 per child. If you are interested in our once a month Homeschool Gym Starz class, but need a different day and time, we would be happy to open an additional class with a minimum of 6 children.
Private Homeschool Class (once a week)
Would you like to…
-Participate in a weekly gymnastics class?
-Set your own day and time?
-Have your best friends join you in the fun?
Stacey’s Gymnastics can make that happen!  With 5 committed children a private class will be started just for you. This offered is exclusively for homeschoolers and will be available weekdays during school hours.  The best part, you are getting a private class for the same price as our regular classes. We also offer discounted rate for families with more than one child attending class.

The 2016-2017 Young People’s Concerts
SHARE has organized attending as a group the following dates (open to all homeschoolers):
“Symphonic Seasons,” Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
The St. Louis Symphony rejoins forces with the Saint Louis Zoo to take you on a musical journey through the four seasons! Learn how your favorite animals navigate Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall at the Zoo. Featuring selections from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
“Up Close:  Beethoven 5,” Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 am
Why does some music withstand the test of time and other music does not? Join the St. Louis Symphony as we dive into to most famous four notes in music and find out what makes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 a masterpiece!
For (VERY) important information and registration visit HERE. Please read the important information before registering.

November 5th; 10a.m. – 3 p.m. West County Assembly of God in Chesterfield. (Free admission)
13431 N. Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Please mark your calendars and stop by.  We have seen what these crafters will be selling and you don’t want to miss it!  Come and encourage the young homeschool crafters and enjoy the wares of the experienced crafters!
Attendance prizes! Raffle drawings & games! Concessions available!
We have a few booths available if you would like to join the fun! for the application but please email the information also if you want to register to  All booths are now $15.

Homeschool Morning at the Magic House
November 7, 2016
EXCITING NEWS: For all the dates, the price will only be $3.00 per person again (ages 12 months and older)
Once again the Magic House, has graciously agreed to give us the wonderful $3.00 price for ALL of our Magic House Mornings this school year.  We have promised them that “if they make it affordable, we will come”.  Please, please spread the word about this great deal and make plans to attend one or all of the Homeschool Mornings at the Magic House.  It’s such a wonderful experience to have that entire venue full of like-minded families.  You can let your children have a lot of freedom knowing that the building is closed to the public and is open to only homeschool families and sweet Magic House employees.  Our goal again this year is to fill the Magic House with hundreds of homeschoolers and show our appreciation to the Administrative Staff of the Magic House for their generosity towards us!
Please note the following:
-Price:  $3.00 per person (adults included)
-Children under the age of 12 months are free.
-You may NOT use any membership pass or discount coupons as this is already a special price.
-Sign up is not necessary. You may pay at the counter and you may use the following: Cash*Check*Credit Card*Debit Card
-Be sure to use the entrance to the new Educational Center…do NOT use the old entrance (facing the school) and do NOT use the front doors facing Kirkwood Road.
-THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS, SO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! Please feel free to copy this and forward to them.  It is important that we have over 400 participants or the price could be raised.
-There is no December event.
-Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
-Mark your calendar for these future dates:
January 9, 2017 (2nd Monday)
February 6, 2017
-If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Mullins at

Homeschool Days take place once a month on Mondays. All activities are available from 10am to 2pm, and you can spend as much or as little time with us as you’d like.
Thanks to the generous support of our members, donors, and taxpayers, MHM Homeschool Days are completely free! We simply ask that you please RSVP by registering at Registration opens 2 weeks prior to the Homeschool Day date. Advance registrations allow us to make sure we have enough activity materials for everyone. We communicate information about the monthly program activities exclusively via email. Please sign up for our eNewsletter at to make sure you stay in the loop.
November 7- The Amazing World of Toys
December 5- Get in the Holiday Spirit
January 23- Making a Museum
February 20- Historic St. Louis
March 20- Women’s History
April 10- St. Louis’s Civil Rights Legacy
May 15- Remembering War and Honoring Veterans

Homeschool Day at Barron Gymnastics
Homeschool Day is an exclusive event for homeschool families on Mondays throughout the school year. We offer a reduced rate for an open gym environment that includes the Adventure Island Giant Inflatable.
Dates (All Mondays): No homeschool days in December, May, June and July
Homeschool Day Open Gym – November 14, 2016  Register
Homeschool Day Open Gym – January 9, 2017  Register
Homeschool Day Open Gym – February 13, 2017  Register
Homeschool Day Open Gym – March 13, 2017  Register
Homeschool Day Open Gym – April 10, 2017  Register
Time: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: $11.00 for 1st child, $7.00 for additional children within same family
Ages: 14 months through 22 years old
-1 hour and 15 minutes of supervised unstructured time where children enjoy fun and excitement.
-Equipment available includes: Beams, Bars, Vault, Spring Floors, Foam Pits, 30? Long Trampoline, 2 In-ground Trampolines, 18? Rope Climb.
-A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment.
-Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine.
-Barron’s must have at least 18 children to make this event happen.
-They can only take a maximum of 60 children.
-Refunds only given for illness and we must be notified before the event begins.
-If event is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified the Saturday before the event by an email.
YOU MUST REGISTER BY THE SATURDAY BEFORE THE EVENT! Registration available online or by calling the Front Desk at 314-892-6909.
NOTE: These days should not be confused with the homeschool gymnastics classes Barron Gymnastics offers during the daytime at a reduced rate.

Southwestern Illinois College – CORRECTION
Homeschool Informational Meeting Tuesday, December 6 • 6:30 p.m.
Belleville Campus Liberal Arts Complex Room 2311-2313
Parents and students welcome to attend! Running Start allows highly qualified high school students to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Southwestern Illinois College. For reservations: 618-235-2700, ext. 5490

Part-time Legal Office Position Available
This is a homeschool friendly firm.
Small law office in Affton is seeking a receptionist/secretary for 25-30 hours a week during the day.
Responsibilities include:  Answering incoming calls, setting appointments, contacting clients, filings, mailings, clerical duties, email, etc.  Office specializes primarily in bankruptcies.
Please submit interest to and include an updated resume.  No phone calls please.

Stossel in the Classroom
Our 2017 DVD is Now Available! Follow this link to order our newest FREE DVD, the 2017 Edition! The DVD includes nine new video segments covering social studies, civics, economics, government, science, and psychology; both English and Spanish subtitles; and an accompanying Teacher Guide (also in English and Spanish) containing lesson plans, graphic organizers, activity suggestions, viewing guides, assessment, and vocabulary. Order yours today!
Check out THE STUDENT CENTER! Your students can now register on our site and connect with you and their classmates. THE STUDENT CENTER allows students to view our videos and learn more about the topics discussed. They will also be directed to resources that can assist them in finding the right college, finding scholarships, and connecting to the liberty community on campus. Check it out!
BE A BETA TESTER: Certell, which offers several courses on Common Sense Economics, based on materials from some of the same economists who developed Stossel in the Classroom’s Economics DVDs, is currently developing an innovative new course in American Government. It will meet national standards for high school government courses, as well as be appropriate for an introductory college course in American politics. They are currently recruiting teachers to pilot the materials in their classrooms this fall. You can get more information about piloting the course here.

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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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