Homeschool Events 2/24 to 3/13

In this issue:

2/24 – MO – FHE High School Seminars

2/28 – MO – SHINE St. Charles Graduation Information Meeting

3/1 – MO – Gifted Resource Council’s Academic Challenge Cup Creative Convention

3/2 – MO – Deadline to sign up for spring break programs at The Green Center

3/5 – MO – Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

3/5 – IL – Running Start Homeschool Information Meeting

3/6 – MO – Clementine (Family Theatre Series)

3/6 – MO – Dierbergs Homeschool Cooking Class (6 week session)

3/8 – MO – Free basic archery instruction for teachers & homeschool parents

3/10 – MO – HELPS Used Curriculum and Used Book Sale

3/12 – IL – Reach for the Stars! Homeschool reading pledge drive

3/13 – MO – Homeschool bowling with ARCH Co-op

3/13 – MO – Homeschool Skate at Rock-Roll-O-Rena in Arnold, MO



Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days


FHE High School Seminars

Join us for this free seminar. We will be covering graduation requirements, transcripts, GPA’s, ACT/SAT tests, scholarships, and more.

February 24, 1:30-3:30

Daniel Boone County Library, 300 Clarkson Rd, Room #3, Ellisville, 63011

Please register for the seminar you will be attending by sending an email to Kim Quon at


SHINE St. Charles Graduation Information Meeting

Do you have a senior who is interested in graduation with SHINE St. Charles? At this meeting we will go through information about SHINE’s graduation scheduled for May 26th and you’ll be able to ask any questions you have. Please sign up so we know how many people to expect.

Date: February 28, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Meeting Room B

McClay Library

2760 McClay Road

St. Charles, MO 63303 US

Please visit our calendar at to register.


Gifted Resource Council’s Academic Challenge Cup Creative Convention

Looking for an enrichment opportunity to broaden your child’s creative problem-solving skills in a friendly team competition?

Gifted Resource Council’s Creative Convention, for children in grades 2 & 3, requires no advance preparation other than practice in creative problem-solving and working as a team. Creative Convention teams of up to five 2nd and 3rd graders work together to develop, design and construct a solution to a lifestyle problem.

These STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities challenge children in a fun environment, fostering cooperation and creativity. Imaginations soar as children use STEM skills to build their creative engineering designs. Registration ends soon, so register a team today!

GRC’s 34th annual Creative Convention will be held at UMSL’s Millennium Center on Thursday, March 1st and Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

Competition Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $90 per team

More information for those interested in registering a team can be found on our website at under the Academic Challenge Cup tab. You may also call the GRC office at 314.962.5920 or email us at


Deadline to sign up for spring break programs at The Green Center

Spend your spring break at one of The Green Center’s Nature Explorer Spring Break sessions! Second, third, fourth and fifth grade students are invited to attend one or more sessions that will take place on March 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 & 21 from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Our sessions will get your child outdoors and learning about the plants and animals that live around them! They will hike and investigate natural habitats such as our tall grass prairie, forest and wetland ecosystems. Students get to learn about our resident chickens, create art projects with natural items, plant spring vegetables in our diversity garden beds and much more throughout the week.

Grades: 2-5

Cost: $25 per day (includes all materials and a snack)

Registration must be received (with payment) by Friday, March 2. For more information, contact Kathleen at 314-725-8314, ext. 105, or by email at

Visit our website for a registration form and information about our summer camps.


Homeschool Day at Barron’s 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. Barron also offers instructional classes during daytime hours for a discounted rate.

DATE: March 5, 2018

TIME: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

PRICE: $11.00 + tax

FAMILY DISCOUNT: $7.00 + tax

AGES: 14 months through 22 years old

LOCATION: 5411 Jedmed Ct. St. Louis, MO 63129 | Phone: 314-892-6909

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. Register here.


Barron’s must have at least 18 children to make this event happen; there is a maximum of 60 children. If an event is canceled due to low enrollment, you will be notified the Saturday before the event by email.


Running Start Homeschool Information Meeting

The Southwestern Illinois College Running Start program will host an informational meeting for homeschool students and their parents interested in the accelerated program.

The meeting will take place Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Liberal Arts Complex Room 2311-2313 at the SWIC Belleville Campus. Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are welcome to attend.

Running Start allows highly qualified students to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from SWIC.

For more information and reservations, contact Jane Sparks at 618-235-2700, ext. 5490, or


Clementine (Family Theatre Series)

Clementine is having a terrible week, but this spunky eight-year-old doesn’t let her daily visits to the principal’s office get her down! Come join America’s favorite curly-haired carrot-top as she navigates the hilarious waters of friendship, family, school and mischief on an epic third grade adventure you’ll never forget.

Date: Tuesday, 3/6/18 Time: 12pm

Location: St Louis Family Theatre Series/Florissant Civic Center Theatre,

#1 James J Eagan Dr. Florissant MO 63033

Cost: $4 a person & we have a reservation of a block of tickets that will go to the first to pay Kim Schlanger Kuntz via PayPal using this link:

More information and registration here:!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-clementine


Dierbergs Homeschool Cooking Class (6 week session)

Dierbergs West Oak in Creve Coeur, MO is excited to be offering a 1/2 credit cooking elective for home schooled students grades 9-12! This 6 week program will run on Tuesdays from 10 am—1 p.m. on March 6, 13 and 20 and April 4, 10 and 17. There will be no class on March 27.


  • Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety

  • Food Safety and Basic Nutrition

  • Grocery Shopping for Efficiency and Cost

  • Creating a meal plan.

  • Basic cooking skills including: Vegetables, Poultry & Meats, Sauces,

  • Baking, Egg Cookery, Stir-fry and Fruits, Sandwiches and Salads.


Cost for the 6 week program is $225 per student.

Registration will be done through the Dierbergs School of Cooking website:, or by calling 314-432-6505. Registration will begin Tuesday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m.


Free basic archery instruction for teachers & homeschool parents

[note from Shelby: I confirmed with Education Outreach Coordinator Eric Edwards that homeschool parents are eligible to participate in this program]

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) basic archery instructor training class for teachers from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive in Chesterfield.

This is a free training class and is meant for teachers (& homeschool parents) who are interested in incorporating MoNASP instruction into their school’s curriculum. Teachers must attend the entire training session to receive the Basic Archery Instructor (BAI) Certification. BAI training is required for schools to participate in MoNASP and to qualify for related grant money. MoNASP is taught as a two-week unit during the school day and makes the school eligible to compete in a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) tournaments on a local, state, national and international level. Schools must qualify for the NASP competitions. NASP is a national program that teaches International style target archery to students in grades 4-12.

Statistics show school archery programs improve school attendance, increase participants self-esteem and physical activity, helps kids relate to learning subject matter and gets them outdoors to discover nature. Participants also learn an activity they can enjoy for the rest of their lives in the form of recreational target shooting or bow hunting.

To register for the workshop, visit For more information, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist at, or call 314-301-1500 ext. 4218. Registration deadline is Feb. 28.

For more information about MoNASP, visit


HELPS Used Curriculum and Used Book Sale

Homeschoolers Encouraging Learning and Providing Support, also known as HELPS, is a board-run home school support group whose goal is to provide educational encouragement and support for those families that home school their children.

We’ll be holding our Used Curriculum & Used Book Sale Saturday, March 10, from 9am to noon at Trinity Church in Florissant, MO. This event is open to the public, and non-members are able to sell their materials. Visit us on Facebook for more details.


Reach for the Stars! Homeschool reading pledge drive

Sign up for the Reach for the Stars reading program, and help your children develop a love of reading while giving back to the community!

Participants work to collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for reading at least 300 minutes from 3/12-3/26. The money your children collect from pledges goes to two places: 1. Back to them! They can use 50% of the pledge money to purchase books from the Usborne and Kane Miller catalogs (over 2000 titles!). The other 50% of the pledge money will be used to purchase books for donation to Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Centers in Granite City.

Our kickoff party will be held March 12 from 1pm to 3pm at Pride Gym in Collinsville. The event is free of charge to all reading program participants. Visit our Facebook page to sign up!


Homeschool bowling with ARCH Co-op

Come bowl with us! Open-play (non-instructional) bowling time slots are available on these dates from 12pm-3pm. All ages welcome – parents/caregivers welcome to bowl too. (Feel free to pass registration info on to friends.) You can sign up for as many hours and individuals as you’d like, but space is limited (only 8 lanes!) so signing up is necessary. Cost is only $1.50 per bowler, per hour, to be paid in CASH there. Shoes are included.

Location: Epiphany Lanes, 3164 Ivanhoe Ave, St Louis MO 63139

Date: 3/13

Sign up here:


Homeschool Skate at Rock-Roll-O-Rena in Arnold, MO

We are located at 4153 Jeffco Blvd.

Homeschool skating on Tuesday, Mar. 13 from 1-3pm. Prices: $4 to skate, $2 for regular rental, $3.75 for rollerblades.

Our facility has been in business since 1965. Now owned and operated by second generation Glen and Jo Donna Neifert. We take pride in our “Family Oriented Atmosphere”.



Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

STARTING AUGUST 18TH: Join us on Fridays from 1:30pm-3pm for Homeschool Jump! Homeschool students will get a discounted rate of $10 for 90 minutes of jump time, and each additional sibling is just $5 for 90 minutes of jump time! Check out our Hours & Calendar for availability!


Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

Instructional Gymnastics 1 hour class, no previous experience necessary

These will be reoccurring monthly classes on the 1st Tuesdays, second Thursdays & last Fridays every month, Aug-May with a break during the summer months. Please note that the times may change a bit every month because the gym has a busy schedule that they are trying to fit us in. Please register for each class you’d like to participate in.

If you are not in the ARCH Co-op & would like to make sure to get all the future gymnastics invites, email Kim Kuntz at to give her your email address.

$5 for your first kid ages 3-teen, and $3 for additional kids

For more details and to register, please visit:!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-gymnastics6


KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

We offer homeschool classes on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 9am to 11am.

This is a two hour event, where we take them through a brief warm-up, followed by a demonstration of the obstacles. We have 30+ obstacles and a parkour section. Parents can come and watch or drop off. The price is $10 per child and it is ages 5 and up. All parents must sign a waiver for their children. We also have regular open gym times – check our website for details!


North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

It’s Park Day season!! We meet on Wednesdays from 12ish until 3-4ish at the following parks:

Join us on Facebook, and come out and play at the park!!

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