Homeschool Events 3/8 to 4/7

In this issue:

Panthers homeschool football

3/8 – Homeschool pre-prom dance lessons (8 weeks)

3/16 – MO – Take 3 Theater presents Phantom Tollbooth Jr. (2nd performance 3/17)

3/17 – MO – FHE New Homeschool Seminar

3/19 – MO – SLHN Open House

3/20 – IL – Metro Rec Plex Homeschool Day

3/30 – Deadline for St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

3/30 – MO – Discover Nature Schools K-2 program (Pre-K program 3/31)

4/6 – MO – The Story of Esther (also 4/7 and 4/8)

4/7 – MO – FHE High School Seminars


Ongoing events

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days


Upcoming events

4/9 – MO – Junior Achievement Finance Park Homeschool Visit Day

4/9 – MO – Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

4/10 – IL – Homeschool Skate at Fun Spot in Belleville, IL

4/10 – MO – City Museum Field Trip

4/10 – MO – Twin City Homeschool Group Curriculum Sale

4/13 – Deadline for Holocaust Museum & Learning Center 2018 Art & Writing Contest

4/14 – MO – Secret Keeper Girl Masterpiece World Tour


Panthers Homeschool Football

For a superb opportunity to grow young boys into responsible, team playing young men, check out the Panthers Homeschool Football team! Students will learn that others count on them. When they make a mistake or don’t show up when they are needed, the whole team suffers. When they really work and do their best, the whole team benefits.

They will receive encouragement and support from the coaches and teammates. It’s a great opportunity to learn responsibility, accountability, and how to encourage others when they are down. The coaching staff is fabulous and works to train the boys firmly and with discipline, but also so each one knows the coaches care about them individually.

To find out more, contact Head Coach Bob Schembre at 314-807-6359, or visit the website at Registration is open for this upcoming season, and there are two football camps coming up as well. We need both middle school and high school players! Hope to see you on the team!!

Homeschool pre-prom dance lessons (8 weeks)

This class runs for 8 weeks, Thursdays, March 8th – April 26th. Time: 6-7 pm.

This class is for students age 14+ (no exceptions).

The topics will include:

• Dance Etiquette

• Basic Dance Steps

• Popular Dance Moves

• Traditional Dance Basics

• Partner Basics (how to lead, how to follow), and more.

• This class will provide your young adult with an often-overlooked basic life skill. It will also give them an opportunity to learn with other young people their age in an appropriate setting.

The class is run by:

Gabriella’s Step by Step Dance Studio

310 East Main Street

Belleville, IL 62220 US



COST: $40 per participant for the entire 8 week session. Payment is due at the time of registration. We will need 10 students signed up for this class to run. Please share with other families that may be interested.

TO REGISTER: Contact the studio to hold your spot. We must have 10, but spaces are limited. Phone 618.340.1694 ​

Take 3 Theater presents Phantom Tollbooth Jr.

Talented Homeschoolers of Take 3 Theater are presenting a FREE Musical Performance of The Phantom Tollbooth Jr. Join the fun and entertainment of this performance based on the children’s book of a young boy’s magical journey which proves that life is the greatest adventure of all.

DATES & TIMES: March 16, 7:00 PM & March 17, 3:00 PM

LOCATION: Mission Community Church, 316 East Central Street, Pacific



The Phantom Tollbooth Jr., An adaption for the Musical Theatre of Norton Juster’s novel, The Phantom Tollbooth, Music by Arnold Black, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Norton Juster and Sheldon Harnick.

This one act version of Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth was adapted from an opera created by the same authors. The commissioning of the opera was made possible by a grant to Opera Delaware from Meet the Composer/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund.

The Story of Esther

Join us for ESTHER, a FREE Musical Theater Performance that portrays Bravery, Truth, Will and Providence. It’s the true story that will engage our hearts, souls and minds. The skilled and talented Homeschool performers of Take 3 Theater are bringing this magnificent story to life. Plan to join the fun, joy, hope and entertainment!! There are 3 nights to choose from, or plan to attend all 3. We hope to see you there!!

DATES & TIMES: APRIL 6, 7, 8 (3 Nights) at 7:00 PM

LOCATION: The Rock Church, 15101 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO



FHE New Homeschool Seminar

Join us for this free seminar March 17 from 1:30 to 3:30. We will be covering MO law, record keeping, curriculum ideas, learning styles, organization and more.

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

SLHN Open House

The St. Louis Homeschool Network (SLHN) is hosting an open house on March 19, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Grant’s View Library! Come get all of your questions answered and check out our secular co-op, park days and resources!

Metro Rec Plex Homeschool Day

Metro Rec Plex in O’Fallon IL is opening their door for home schoolers to enjoy their facility on March 20, 2018. From 10-12 there will be ice skating and from 12-2 they are opening their pool to us.

The price is $4 per person for either the skating or the swimming session. If you want to do the whole day, it is $7 per person.

Deadline for St. Louis Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

Cinema St. Louis (CSL) and the Saint Louis Science Center are excited to announce the first edition of a science fiction and fantasy short film contest – an opportunity for regional filmmakers to let their imaginations shine.

This juried competition will award cash prizes to the top three entries: $500 for Best of Fest, $200 each for Best Sci-Fi and Best Fantasy selections. The winning shorts will then be featured at the Science Center’s First Friday program on Friday, May 4, 2018, and will screen in the Science Center’s OMNIMAX® Theater. In addition to the three cash-prize winners, additional works will be chosen to screen throughout the First Friday program.

Click here for contest rules and a link to enter.

Discover Nature Schools early learning program

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites K-2 teachers to an upcoming workshop that will provide free training on improving conservation education in their classrooms, home-school classes, or youth groups. The Discover Nature Schools: Nature Unfolds workshop will take place on Friday, March 30, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the MDC St. Louis Regional Office at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D in St. Charles.

“The Discover Nature Schools program is an excellent way to get students of all ages outside and to enrich their learning through outdoor experiences focused on Missouri plants, animals and natural systems,” said MDC Conservation Education Consultant Kim Cole.

This workshop will prepare educators to teach Nature Unfolds, the hands-on, standards-based unit for grades K-2. Teacher’s guides and classroom sets of student guides and science notebooks are provided for free, and eligible schools can receive non-competitive grants for field experiences and classroom materials that support Nature Unfolds. Space is limited and participants must register by March 27 to ensure enough supplies.

To register for the workshop, visit the Teacher Portal:

Pre-school workshop

The preschool workshop will take place on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the MDC St. Louis Regional Office at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, 2360 Highway D in St. Charles. Space is limited and registration is required by Wednesday, March 28. This workshop will prepare early childhood educators to teach Nature Revealed, a hands-on unit for preschool students that is based on Missouri Early Learning Goals and the Project Construct framework. MDC will supply free teacher guides and additional resources to support the curriculum.

To register for the workshop, visit the Teacher Portal:

For questions about either of the workshops or more information about MDC’s Discover Nature Schools program, contact Cole at or 636-300-1953, ext. 4126 or visit

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.

April 7, 2:00-4:00

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



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!!