Homeschool Events List for September 8, 2017

Meet Your Local Homeschool Resources
Indoor Archery
Blue Knights Basketball
Homeschool Roller Skating
Homeschool Bowling (x2!)
City Museum
Dare to Draw
Reading, wRiting & Ravioli Program
Patriots Boys Basketball
Job opportunity
Faust Park Heritage Festival
Video Production Class
iGen Cyber Games
Science and Math help
Music Educator
Piano Plus
Children’s Chorus
Cinema for Students 2017 Program
Input on the Future of Your Parks

Meet Your Local Homeschool Resources

Did you have a wonderful time at the GHC convention?  We sure hope you did!  They covered just about everything; however, due to the limited space of having it in a church setting, many local organizations did not get to exhibit.  But don’t worry, next year the conference will be at the St. Charles Convention Center July 19-21, 2018, and there will be plenty of room for everyone to have a booth!
So, for this year, the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators (who used to do the Expo) has invited many local resources (both Missouri and Illinois) to a morning called “Meet Your Local Homeschool Resources”.  If you are new to homeschooling, new to the area, or just want to be reminded of who can help you enhance your home education, please stop by and visit these wonderful resources…. it’s free of charge!
WHO?     *Local Homeschool Support Groups     *Learning Centers     *Co-ops   *Homeschool Sports Teams    *Scouting Groups    *Fine Arts programs     * Tutors    *Instrumental teachers
WHEN?     Saturday, September 16, 2017      TIME?   9am -12:00 pm
WHERE?   Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 South Lindbergh (at Highway 40), St. Louis, MO 63131
COST?        Totally FREE!  No registration! Just come in and walk around   from table to table to become aware of what is available to you and your students.  If they were unable to attend, some groups have sent brochures.
GOT QUESTIONS?     Contact Cathy Mullins at or Marianne Brookman at

LHYA Indoor Archery
Tuesdays 1pm – 2:30pm (10 & 20 yard)
Our indoor schedule operates on seasonal 8-week schedules Fall and Winter.  We are looking into ways to support a Spring season but do not have the coaching availability for that yet.  Each class is for 90 minutes. New enrollees begin at the 10 yard distance UNLESS their experience qualifies at 20 yards.  Enrollees are encouraged to make at least 6 out of 8 classes each season to allow maximum participation.  Mid-season openings are usually not filled until the following season.
Fees are $60 for the first child and $40 for each additional child based on members of the same household for each 8-week season.  Payment is due at the first class of each season.  Please give us plenty of notice if you will not be re-enrolling or need to cancel to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity.
To enroll, please complete the online form (  Your information is kept private and used only for enrollment and program related purposes.​
Phone: (636) 279-4659

Blue Knights Basketball
The St. Louis Christian HomeSchool Blue Knights Basketball Organization is excited to announce registration for the fall session is now open for boys and girls ages 8-14 now through September 15. The cost for the Fall Session is $85/player. Practices begin in October. Games begin in November. For more information or to register email Lori at
The Blue Knights offer competitive and developmental teams for HomeSchool boys ages 8-18 and girls ages 8-14. Try outs are required for competitive teams, but not developmental teams. Try Outs for the following competitive teams have already taken place for BOYS 12U, 14U & 16U as well as GIRLS 14U.
Varsity Boys Try Out information
September 12 1:30-3:30 pm @ St. Charles County YMCA (3900 Shady Springs Lane St. Peters, MO 63385)
September 13 3-5 pm @ OFallon YMCA (3451 Pheasant Meadow Drive OFallon, MO 63368)

Homeschool skate days
Please share with all your friends
We have planned to do the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  We have Sept. 12, Oct. 10, and Nov. 14 scheduled. We do not usually have one in Dec. Times are from 1-3 pm. It costs $4 to skate plus rental (unless you bring your own.) They prefer cash (but do accept credit cards) Rock Roll O Rena in Arnold

Homeschool Bowling
Brunswick Zone Lanes in Valley Park is beginning their Homeschool Bowling League this September.  This is open to any homeschoolers that would like to participate in a 12-week league.  Bowlers will be on the same team each week, with team and individual scores printed out so you can keep track of your progress and team standings.  All ages and skill levels are welcome!  Please call the lanes directly at (636) 225-2400 to sign up and ask for Coach Dave for details.



City Museum

Colorbridge Arts
A non-profit arts gallery and teaching artist collective located in the Southampton Neighborhood, provides customized studio-based classes for schools and families: in-school, after-school, homeschool, private and small group lessons, on and off-site, bringing the benefits of art to new places.
We have a 6 week homeschool drawing class coming up called Dare to Draw and would love to have more participants! Not to mention we could offer more classes if we have more response from families.
Some of our past offerings include:
Colorwheel Connections: Handmade Books About Human Beings
Represent Your Best Self: Puppet Making and Play Writing
You can also find out more about Colorbridge here:

Reading, wRiting & Ravioli Program
The Reading, wRiting & Ravioli Program was created to improve the reading skills of grade school students and provide another tool for teachers to ensure the success of our children. The Pasta House Co. developed this program in 1989 and has more than 450 schools and more than 3,500 teachers participating in the St. Louis area. Over the past 30 years we’ve had more than 600,000 students participate in the program. In return for spending time reading, students and teachers earn free food from any of our locations.
Teachers, to receive detailed information on how students can receive monthly award certificates for free food to The Pasta House Co., please fill out the form at the link to register your class:

Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball
The St. Louis Patriots Homeschool Boys Basketball Program announces our Tryouts for the 2017-2018 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.
Fridays, September 15 and 22 @ Parkway South Middle School, 760 Woods Mill Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011
Middle School and Junior High  (grades 5-8) 6:00-7:30pm
High School (grades 9-12) 7:30-9:30pm
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.

High school job opportunity
My name is Eric Benting and I am the Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A of Sunset Hills. We will be hosting our 7th Chick-fil-A Sunset Hills Homeschooler’s Informational Meeting on Wednesday, September 13 from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Sunset Hills Community Center. I will share the Chick-fil-A story as well as our vision, mission and core values.  Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose is, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A”. We are looking for energetic team-members who lead with a servant’s heart and are excited to make a difference in the community and in the lives of others. Since we opened in November, 2013, we have employed many homeschoolers and find it to be a great partnership and relationship. Homeschool families really enjoy the friendly environment, the flexible hours we offer and they embrace our mission.
We will serve our delicious chocolate chip cookies that are baked in-house and refreshing iced tea while you learn more about Chick-fil-A and why it is such a rewarding place to work. The restaurant is located in Sunset Hills on Lindbergh Boulevard just south of Watson Road. We offer competitive pay, flexible schedules and are closed on Sundays. This opportunity is for employment at the Sunset Hills location only and for those who are at least 15 years old.
The address for the community center is:
Sunset Hills Community Center
3915 South Lindbergh Boulevard
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
If you would like to attend, please e-mail us at to reserve your spot.  Please include candidate’s name and total number in your party. Parents, please feel free to join us too! Thank you for your time and consideration.  We look forward to meeting you!

Faust Park Heritage Festival
Faust Historic Village gets back to its roots for an old fashioned folk festival held in the Historic Village. The 19th century homes will buzz with period dressed staff and traditional craft such as blacksmithing, pottery firing and other historical arts and crafts. Lots of activities for children. Hay wagons will be available to carry visitors around the parking lots from the main entrance. For more information call 314-615-8328. $5/adults, $2/child (4-12). 3 and under are free. Faust Park, Saturday, 9/16 and Sunday 9/17, 10 am – 5 pm each day.

Video Production Class
Ages 11 & up
Produce content from your own creative minds to showcase to the world! You will learn the fundamental elements of video and film productions. Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of those charged with the execution of a film, television production, how to read and breakdown a script, logistics, production management, working with crews, and scheduling. Students will gain experience in all aspects of the production stage of the moviemaking process, including operating digital video cameras and DSLR’s, setting up and operating lighting equipment, capturing location sound, and serving in all the main crew positions found on professional film sets. Dayspring Arts & Education

iGen Cyber Games
The iGen Cyber Games are free events (located in St. Louis and in Lebanon, IL) geared towards middle-high school students and focuses on teaching them the basics of computer coding while keeping it fun for the students.  Below are the links to the two events:
We would love to have some homeschoolers at these two events!

Bonneville Science Tutoring and Mathematical Enrichment
Philip Bonneville
Clayton, MO
Email: philipbonneville {at} wustl {dot} edu
As of August 2017, I am a graduate of Washington University with a major in mathematics working as a tutor in the St. Louis area.  I offer tutoring in math, computer science, physics, and chemistry at the high school level and above, with a special focus on serving advanced students and/or homeschoolers.  Having been homeschooled myself, I would love to be able to support homeschooled students in the St. Louis area, whether just through individual tutoring or by offering homeschool classes if there is enough interest.  Please see my website for details on pricing, experience, etc.

Marjorie Flanagan
Piano, General Music, and Choral Music Educator
1049 Parkwatch Drive
Ballwin, MO 63011

Marsha Medley, Piano Plus
An in-your-home-or-mine piano studio where humor and excellence are always included.  Music history and style are part of the lesson, and for those interested, there is music theory, ear training, improvisation, composition, and casual singing.
SUBSTANTIAL discounts available to those students who can come to my home in St. Ann on weekday mornings during the school year.
For detailed information on Marsha Medley’s education/experience, policies, rates and a blog on learning/teaching/playing the piano go to
Text or voicemail: 314-441-6748.

Children’s Chorus
The Masterworks Children’s Chorus is committed to a disciplined and professional approach to the understanding of music through musicianship, quality literature and performance… [The program is] based on the premise that all children possess the capacity for artistic expression if provided an opportunity for its nurturing. To achieve its artistic goals, the Children’s Choruses are directed by respected artist/teachers who believe in the importance of challenging young people to pursue excellence.”
With a staff of four fine professionals, our student/teacher ratio is excellent, and we have much to share with your child about the wonders of music and music-making. The character of our concert events may change, but the quality will not. We appreciate your confidence in our program to provide a rewarding experience for your child.
Weekly rehearsals are held at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL.
For more information please call (618) 304-9094 or

Cinema for Students 2017 Program
We would like to invite you and your students to experience the art of cinema and all it can provide in the way of educational and creative development. Cinema St. Louis is offering Free Screenings during the 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival as part of our Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students Program. The screenings occur on Nov. 3 and Nov. 6-9, 2017. Full synopses of the films, including targeted grades, can be found by clicking here.
There will be 14 screenings on Nov. 3 and Nov. 6-9, beginning at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., or noon, at the Missouri History Museum (in Forest Park), Plaza Frontenac Cinema (in Frontenac), St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library (in downtown St. Louis), St. Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship (in midtown St. Louis), or Third Baptist Church (in midtown St. Louis).
If you have any questions about the educational programming or the festival in general, please do not hesitate to contact me, Caitlin Worthen; I am the school-outreach coordinator of the Georgia Frontiere Cinema for Students programming. I can be reached at 314-540-4650 or You may also call Cinema St. Louis operations supervisor Brian Spath at 314-289-4153. Brian can help coordinate reservations.
Fill out our online form here to secure your reservation or fax or e-mail me the reservation form located here –  you can fax the form to Brian’s attention at 314-289-4159​. If you have any questions regarding our in-school presentations with filmmakers, please call us. Our CFS documents and information will also remain available on our website.
To thank you for bringing your students to the program, we’ll provide all participating teachers with a pair of free ticket vouchers for the festival. I look forward to sharing this enlightening and educational experience with you and your students!

Give Your Input on the Future of Your Parks!
As users of St. Louis County Parks, we value your input.
We are developing a Park Master Plan to guide the next 20 years of development in our park system and we hope you will consider attending one of our five Open Houses in September to review draft recommendations.
Meeting dates and locations:
-Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5-8p, Pavilion at Lemay/Jefferson Barracks Park
-Wednesday, Sept. 13, 5-8p, Greensfelder Recreation Complex/Queeny Park
-Thursday, Sept. 14, 5-8p, North County Recreation Complex
-Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-4p, Crestview Middle School in Ballwin
-Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-8p, St. Vincent Community Center/St. Vincent Park
The meetings are set up so that attendees can come and go anytime during the three-hour time frame. Presentations are scheduled at specific times during the meeting and information can be found on the meeting announcement.
To learn more about the needs identified in your favorite park, visit the documents page of our website.  Click on the park specific assessments button and then the park name.
Please consider sharing this announcement with friends and family who might be interested. For questions, please contact Beth Quindry, Public Outreach Coordinator at (314) 497-3126 and

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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