Homeschool Events List for February 5, 2017

Last Homeschool Magic House Visit – TOMORROW! (Monday)
Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. – speaking
Homeschool Choir
Homeschool Gymnastics
YMCA Fieldtrips
Dayspring Open House
Harry Potter Trivia Night
Homeschool Ninja Warrior Event
Homeschool Performance
First Impact
Expo Board Announcements

Last Homeschool Magic House Monday for this school year!!
Monday, February 6, 2016 from 9:30-11:30 am
Please remember to finish your beverage before entering and then stay with your children during our allotted time (per the Magic House).
PLEASE NOTE: The Magic House has a new exhibit being brought in so we CANNOT use the Educational Entrance.  Please enter through the main entrance in front of the building.
P.S. Organizer says- Thank you for those that used a credit card last time and had to wait for the system to reboot. Due to the extra time the Magic House gave us 10 extra minutes. In my 7 years, this was a first. Thank you again for your patience.
I am very thankful we have a homeschool day at the Magic House where our children may burn off extra energy while learning. I was asked by the Magic House to remind you that it is policy that all children are with an adult while there. Please do not let your children get ahead of you. No running is allowed. There were children running and they were not with an adult. The children did not listen to the staff to stop running. We all need to obey the rules of the Magic House; the rules are for everyone’s safety. Thank you.
-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
-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.

Academic and Elite Angst Over Homeschooling: Be Prepared
OR, alternate title,
Come Here Some Good Reasons to Homeschool Your Children 🙂
Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.
President of the National Home Education Research Institute and Homeschooling Father of Eight Children
Date:     February 9, 2017   7:00P.M. – 9:00P.M. (doors open 6:30pm)
Place:    The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO  63376
636-447-6900     (Near Hwy 70 and Cave Springs Blvd Exit 225,
Contact Person(s):
Lisa — or The Family Vision 636-447-6900
Dr. Brian Ray – at NHERI, or 503-364-1490
Free Admission; a freewill offering for the nonprofit National Home Education Research Institute will be taken up. Books, reports, & videos on sale.
Dr. Ray’s message will challenge and educate those who wonder, “What are some professors complaints about homeschooling? What are their real motives? Why should liberty lovers and Christians homeschool? What does the research say? Dr. Ray will encourage both the homeschool-curious and veteran homeschoolers.
Dr. Ray will help you consider the answers to questions such as the following?
~Why are so many American professors worried about homeschooling?
~What is the purpose and effect of public/state schooling?
~Does research support the idea that home education is good for children and families?
~Why should liberty-lovers and Christians homeschool?
Bring the curious, the critic, your friend, your pastor/elders, journalists, and your children’s grandparents. Dr. Ray will bring solid books and reports on homeschooling and child training for sale.
Dr. Ray has been critically reviewing research in the area of home education for about 33 years. He is the founding editor of Home School Researcher, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal on home education; has published numerous articles on home education in professional journals (e.g., Peabody Journal of Education, Educational Leadership), Christianity Today, and The Old Schoolhouse magazine; has been interviewed by numerous radio, print, and television media, including two appearances on the “NBC Today Show” with presidents of the National Education Association; is a former professor of education at the undergraduate and graduate levels; is a former classroom teacher in private and public schools; is an outstanding researcher, and takes a logical and friendly approach to home education. His Ph.D. is in science education from Oregon State University. His newest books are Home Educated and Now Adults and Worldwide Guide to Homeschooling (available online Dr. and Mrs. Ray homeschooled all of their eight children (and they have eight grandchildren), and live on a small farm in western Oregon.
If you have an interest in or concern about the “outcomes of home education,” think that homeschooling is bad for society (or good for society), or you are a veteran homeschooler who just needs a little morale boost, you won’t want to miss this presentation. Good books and other relevant resources on child training and homeschooling will be available.
National Home Education Research Institute Salem OR 97309   503/3641490
free research news —

Homeschool Choir
Looking for choir? North County Homeschool Choir – this is your INVITATION! We rehearse Tuesdays, 4-5 pm at 1185 Shackelford Rd in Florissant. This semester we are going to take on BROADWAY, so if you love musicals, come join us. Grades 5-12, $10.
Donna Kennedy
Worship Leader, North Campus
Have Bible Will Travel
Kennedy Music Studio
314-799-8674 cell

Homeschool Gymnastics
Stacey’s Gymnastics is very excited to announce a new class, Homeschool Gym Starz! This one hour gymnastics class is offered at 10am the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Designed for boys and girls ages 6-12. We also offer a 3-5 year old class at the same time! A minimum of six children committed is required to hold each class. Please sign up on our website, or in person. Sign-ups will close 8 days before the class date to ensure appropriate gym staff will be present.  Each class is $10 per child.

YMCA Fieldtrips
YMCA offers Field Trips for Homeschool groups.  $6.00 a person minimum students 15 for field trip.  .  Contact 314 849-9622 Ext 236.  We also have Preschool Playtime and be willing to start a Homeschool gymnastics class. 12736 Southfork Rd St. Louis MO 63128.

DaySpring Academy Open House
The Academy at DaySpring Creating New Choices in Education
Where students learn to think critically & creatively while building communication & collaboration skills
Offering a viable and unique option for your child’s education
Open House February 13-17
Tours available anytime between 9:00-2:00.
Evening Informational Meeting: Friday, February 17 at 7pm
Talk to staff, teachers, and fellow parents.  Look through curriculum and samples of a weekly schedule, and of course ask questions.
DaySpring is a unique Educational Experience that offers…
Preschool through High School Academics & STEAM classes
Structured in a University Style
Hybrid of time at home with parents and time in a classroom with teachers and peers
Students work in the classroom 2 or 3 days a week; then at home with parents the other days of the week
What day to visit?
To help you schedule your visit, find your child’s level below and take note of the day those classes meet.
Preschool – ages 3-5
Kindergarten through 4th
Attend Tues & Thurs
Preschool – ages 3-5
5th & 6th grade
Attend Mon & Wed
7th through 12th grades
Attend Mon, Wed, & Fri
Call us today!
*Placement for classes will need to be discussed with our Academy Director. Class options differ from year to year.
For more information…
Plan on attending?  Tours are available anytime between 9:15 & 2 Mon-Fri.  Please give the office a call at 314-291-8878 so we can be sure to have the appropriate materials ready.
Can’t make it the week of the 13th? Call or email to schedule an alternate appointment.
Visit our website for more info about our mission, vision, and curriculum.
DaySpring Arts & Education | | 314-291-8878

Harry Potter Trivia Night
Benefits a homeschool group of students (attending Dayspring) who are planning a summer trip to New York City.
When: February 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
Doors open at 6:00, Trivia starts promptly at 7:00
Where: Dayspring School of the Arts, 2500 Metro Blvd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
$200 per table of $10
Bring your own food/snacks, beverages will be available for sale including soda, water, tea, coffee and Butterbeer.
Call 314-291-8878 to reserve your table or send in this form with payment (reservation is not guaranteed until payment is received). If you are interested but don’t think you can fill a full table, let us know, we can put your name on a list and contact you if we can match you up with others!
Contact Number:
Team Name:
# of Tables:

Home School Ninja Warrior Event
First timers to KoR Komplex will take an intro class. Everyone who takes the intro class MUST sign up 3 days prior to save their spot. Spots limited to 35 kids, only sign up if you are for sure coming so we can make sure all kids who want to come get their chance!
We will be offering this class on Monday February 27th from 9am-11am. Can sign a waiver in advance along with pay online to save time when coming in! Show up 15 minutes prior to check in.
If your child has already taken the intro class they can sign up for the same class and have open gym. Sign up still under Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
Cost $10 per head pay in retail “kid obstacle intro class”
Head to
Hover mouse over “home” and click on “new client” will show.
Click “My kid is new to kor komplex! I am parent/legal guardian.”
Complete waiver
Head to
Hover over “home” & click “sign up for classes”
Login in with username and password created when you signed waiver
Click “sign up”
You can pay online or when you come in. (Purchase Kid Obstacle intro class)
Contact us @ 636-724-8166

Homeschool Performance!
Take 3 Christian Theater presents….
Lyrics by:  Tim Rice               Music by:    Andrew Lloyd Webber
Friday, March 31
Saturday, April 1
Sunday, April 2
7 PM
West County Community Church, Glencoe MO
Admission is FREE.
From the STL teenage homeschoolers who brought you “ACTS: a City Arising” and “Pilgrim.”,
Take 3 Christian Theater mission is to educate, edify, and entertain to the glory of God. We share the hope and joy of the Gospel message through quality, family-friendly quality musical productions.
Our 2017 musical retells the Biblical story of Joseph and his journey from Canaan to Egypt as he learns that no matter how bleak the situation may be, God always has a special plan for His children.
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Parent – Teen Session, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, St. Andrews Catholic School, 309 Hoffmeister Ave, St. Louis, MO (Please plan to arrive by 6:15 PM) Parking is in back of complex.
Do you know what the REAL risks are for teen drivers? Do you know what restrictions are in place for new teen drivers? Do you have a contract in place with your teen outlining your expectations when they get behind the wheel? Did you know that you can cancel your teen’s driver’s license until age 18? Learn about this and more in our parent-teen class, an essential part of our Driver Education classroom training and your teen driver’s success.
Experts on young driver behavior agree that effective parent involvement makes a difference in reducing young driver crashes. This class will help you understand the big influence you can have in helping your teen become a safer driver and will give you the tools to do so.
The class will:
1. Increase your awareness of the most common risks for teen drivers (it may not be what you think) and Missouri’s teen driver laws.
2. Increase your understanding of the strong influence you have on your teen’s driving behavior.
3.Provide information on GDL and tools you can use to help support your teen in driving safely.
The bottom-line: the more you know about teen driving risks, laws, and helpful ways to talk about them with your teen, the more you can help your child become a safer driver. For example, a study by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia shows that teens who said their parents set clear rules, paid attention to where they were going and whom they were with, and did so in a supportive way were:
– half as likely to crash,
– twice as likely to wear seat belts,
– 71 percent less likely to drive while intoxicated,
– 30 percent less likely to use a cell phone while driving,
(When compared to teens who said their parents were less involved.)
We look forward to sharing ideas with you to help supervise, coach, and support your new teen driver.
*How to Sign Up: Please go to the SHARE website public calendar ( and provide the names of those attending this presentation. This event is FREE.
>>Please keep in mind that your attendance is necessary to help your teen be the most successful driver possible.<<

From the Expo Board:
After much prayer and consideration the Expo Board has decided that it is necessary to cancel the 2017 spring conference.  The amount of time required to produce the quality-type conference provided in the past years is not available to the current board at this time.
Watch for upcoming announcements concerning speaker and specific seminar presentations that will be sponsored by GSLAHE and scheduled throughout 2017.
Exhibitors will be receiving an email with a request for where to send their refund for booth space reserved. Thank you to our faithful exhibitors! We were near sold out of space!
Please consider attending the SHEM conference in Springfield, MO the MPE conference in Kansas City, MO or the APACHE conference held in Peoria, IL. BUT see below first!!!
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity for the next Expo, please contact any GSLAHE board member. It would be especially appreciated if you have never volunteered in any area, but have attended and enjoyed the Expo in the past. We have a list of committed volunteers who serve every year. But that list needs to grow to lighten the load for all.
GSLAHE is a non profit organization run entirely by volunteers.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact any of the board members listed below.
God Bless,
Patrick and Marianne Brookman
Cathy Mullins
Pat and Kerrie Tate
Dana Williams
See below for the announcement…
>>>>>We did not want to leave you without a local conference this year and we are thrilled to announce that the Lord has worked it out so that we have been able to partner with Great Homeschool Conventions (GHC) for 2017.<<<<<
Get your calendars out because the date has changed:
July 13-15, 2017
However, the location is the same:
First Evangelical Free Church, 1375 Carman Road, Ballwin, MO 63021
For lots of details and to register, go to:
The Expo board is very excited about working with GHC and we highly encourage all our Expo fans (and those who have never been to our expo or any convention at all) to make plans to attend.  You will love it!
God bless you!
The Expo Board

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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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