Homeschool Events List for March 7, 2017

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Sky Zone Homeschool Day
Jets Track
Homeschool Football
Barron Gymnastics Homeschool Day
Homeschool Skating
Geocaching for Beginners
MHM Homeschool Day
SHARE Prom
Tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park
Frogwatchers
Teen Science Café
Adventures at the Library
Piano Lessons
Suggested Writing Resource

Homeschool Jump at Sky Zone Fenton
March 8, 2017
Sky Zone Fenton, MO is owned and operated by the homeschooling Launsby family.
Sky Zone offers many FUN trampoline activities for all ages.  “If you can walk, you can jump.”  We have a large open court, 3 dodgeball courts, Sky Slam (3 leveled basketball hoops on trampolines), Sky Hoops (shoot hoops against an opponent), Foam Zone, and a Challenge Zone.  All activities take place on trampolines.
We are advocates for the homeschool community and offer discounts and opportunities for all homeschool families.
Location: 631 Gravois Rd, Fenton, MO 63026
Website:  http://www.skyzone.com/fenton
At Sky Zone Fenton, we offer two homeschool jump sessions EVERY week.
Homeschool Jump Sessions
Times:
Wednesday — 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Friday — 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Homeschool discounted pricing: $10 for 90 minutes of jump time AND only $5 for each additional sibling

JETS TRACK
Our Track & Field season starts with an info/registration meeting at Washington High School Track on March 12 at 4pm. All kids in the Four Rivers Area ages 8 and up can join.
The season starts April 3 at 5:45 and runs through the first week in June culminating with the AAU and USATF regional qualifiers and national meets. Athletes may continue to join through the end of April (end of May for high school and experienced athletes).Practices are Monday and Wednesday at 5:45 on WHS Track beginning April 3. Meets are on Sundays starting late April and are optional.
To join the Jets, simply fill out the registration form that can be found at www.franklincountyjets.com. You can contact us at jetscoachayers@gmail.com or by calling Stacey at 636-667-7160 or Mason Duchatschek at masonduke@gmail.com

HOMESCHOOL FOOTBALL
Informational meeting for Panthers Football for boys 7th – 12th grade
Family Vision Library – Monday, March 13 – 6:30 to 8 pm
2020 Parkway Dr, St Peters, MO 63376
Questions?  Contact: Bob Kusterer, 314-452-6328, bob.kusterer@gmail.com

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 May, June and July
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
Details-
-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.
-INCLUDES THE GIANT ADVENTURE ISLAND INFLATABLE!
-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.
CANCELLATION DETAILS:
-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.

Homeschool Skating
Rock Roll O Rena- Arnold MO.
WHEN: March 14, 2017
TIME: 1-3 p.m.
PRICE: $4 admission plus skate rental regular skates 2$ and inline $3.75 (or bring your own skates); They prefer cash payments, but do accept credit cards.
For more info, contact:  benjamin.weaver@sbcglobal.net

Geocaching for Beginners
Location: Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, 801 Strodtman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138
Date: Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am – 01:00 pm
(Families)
This modern day treasure hunt combines technology and nature into an adventure in the great outdoors! Join us as we learn about this exciting and sometimes challenging hobby. GPS units will be supplied. Dress for the weather. Call 314-877-6014 Wed.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

MHM HOMESCHOOL DAY
March is Women’s History Month, which is why our upcoming Homeschool Day, Women’s History, will examine both the iconic and the sometimes forgotten women who made St. Louis their home. Join us from 10am to 2pm on Monday, March 20, to discover more about the wonderful women who left their mark on St. Louis’s history through their work as artists, educators, and activists.
Please register below to join us on March 20. We look forward to celebrating women’s history with you!
REGISTER HERE   SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

Black and White Ball – SHARE Prom
~~~~April 20, 2017~~~~
All homeschooled high school students (9th – 12th grades) and homeschooled alumni are invited to the SHARE Prom.  Each homeschool student attending may bring one guest – space is limited so this will be enforced. Guest must be under 21.
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 until April 7th.  April 8th – April 13th cost will be $45.
Dinner is provided.  Space is limited, so don’t wait to sign up. (NO late registrations forms will be accepted)
Register today at: www.sharehomeschool.com
If you are a SHARE member, please log in first then click on the Prom graphic.
If you are not a SHARE member, just register from the public page Prom graphic.
As with all SHARE sponsored dances, this is a non-smoking event.
A limited number of volunteers are needed, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c48aaaf22a20-20163 to sign-up to help.
Special notes:
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 are required; tuxes are totally optional.  No pants “sagging.”
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SIGN-UP:  Sign-up includes room for you to indicate your age and grade, write in 2 song requests, any food allergies that must be addressed by Andre’s, and nominations for the Prom Court.  The eligibility for court is only for SHARE members and is as follows:  Senior girls-Queen; Senior boys-King; Junior girls-Princess; Junior boys-Prince.  VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DANCE ON YOUR CELL PHONE.   Only age and grade are required; other choices are optional.

Tour of Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127
314-615-5267
Register required: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054baaa72ea64-laumeier
This 1 hour interactive tour, led by a trained Laumeier docent, is designed to engage participants in exploring the relationship between art and nature.  All ages are welcome.  Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Most trails are stroller friendly.  Meet in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center.  We will pay there and be divided into groups of 20.
Cost: $3 for ages 4 and up, Cash preferred, but credit cards also accepted.
When: Friday, April 21, 1-2:30pm
Feel free to stay longer to explore on your own.  Picnics are allowed.
Date: 04/21/2017 (Friday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

FROGWATCHERS – STL ZOO
Jump in and become a FrogWatch USA™ volunteer with the Saint Louis Zoo! St. Louis-area “citizen scientists” are needed to monitor frogs and toads from their backyards, parks, fields, creeks or just about anywhere. The information gathered can ultimately lead to practical and workable ways to stop amphibian decline.
You do not have to be a frog or toad expert to join FrogWatch. You won’t even need to see or touch these amazing amphibians to participate. All you need is an interest in frogs and toads and the time to attend a training session. You’ll be asked to make a commitment to monitor a site of your choosing for at least three minutes twice a week throughout the frogs’ breeding season, which ranges from about February to August.
“In just a couple of hours, we will train you to distinguish the croaks, peeps and various calls of the 10 most common frog and toad species around the St. Louis area,” says Michael Dawson, an education conservation liaison at the Zoo and coordinator of the St. Louis chapter of FrogWatch USA. “Breeding calls vary greatly and are often mistaken for birds or insects. Their volume ranges from a soft musical trill to a deafening chorus.”
If you’re ready to take that leap, sign up for one of three FrogWatch trainings held this spring at the Forest Park Visitor Center or at Shaw Nature Reserve, Highway 100 and I-44 in Gray Summit. Registration for training is requested. The program is designed for adults, families, and for students entering grade 9 and up.
2017 Training Schedule:
Tuesday, March 7 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
Tuesday, March 28 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carriage House at Shaw Nature Reserve
Friday, April 14 — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Forest Park Visitor Center
FrogWatch USA is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ flagship citizen science program. It allows individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting the calls of local frogs and toads. For over 10 years, FrogWatch USA volunteers have been trained to enter their information. Ongoing analyses of this data have been used to help develop practical strategies for the conservation of these important species.
For more information and to hear some frog calls, visit stlzoo.org/frogwatch or aza.org/frogwatch. For more information, contact Michael Dawson at dawson@stlzoo.org or (314) 646-4551

Teen Science Café
FREE EVENT
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, 6-8 pm
Dr. Yi-Hsien Chen, Wash U
Synthetic Biology: New Techniques that Might Change Human History
It’s called Syn Bio for short. And it could change everything in Biology, from medicine to mosquito control. Synthetic Biology is a relatively new field that combines biology, engineering, and genetics. It is the artificial design of biological systems, or even living organisms, for applications in the real world. A scientist can put together standardized DNA parts to create something entirely new. CRISPR, one syn bio technique, made the cover of TIME last year as “The Gene Machine”. Could this lead to artificial life? Or a cure for malaria? Or become a new bioweapon? What are the ethical implications? Come find out about this amazing new field!
Taylor Center, 4900 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Food will be served at 6pm. Reservations are required.
Teens, please RSVP to Kathleen Stevison at Kathleen.Stevison@slsc.org with your name, age and any dietary restrictions.

The Adventures at the Library
Tabletop Gaming event is scheduled for Saturday 4/1/2017 at 1:00 PM at the McClay Branch.
The description for the event is: Create a legendary character and adventure through the lands of make-believe! Join our library Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) group for some tabletop adventuring. We’ll supply the tables and dice, you supply the imagination! We will open each session by helping new players create their characters, and then begin a single-session adventure. Each session will stand-alone and players do not have to attend all sessions of this program – just make the ones you can! We will be playing using version 3.5 or 5 and will have a player’s handbook and a monster manual on-hand, bring any 3.5 or 5th edition materials you have with you. Please register using the form below so we can be sure to have enough character sheets for all.
Please click on the following link in order to sign-up for the event:
Adventures at the Library: Tabletop Gaming

Boyer, Bill
314-277-7843
www.billboyerpiano.com
billboyermusic@gmail.com
Kirkwood & South County, St. Louis
Former homeschooler with a Bachelors in piano performance and over 12 years teaching experience. Offers in-home lessons for homeschoolers, or at City Music in 63126. Weekday morning and afternoon times. Recital opportunities.

Suggested Writing Resource: There is a website that students can refer to that explains in-text citations and how to properly cite the source, no matter which type (book, mag, web, etc.). The website is: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ (this is for MLA format specifically) The entire site is great (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/) because it has several resources for students, teachers, and parents for different types of writing.

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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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