Homeschool Events for the week of 8/13

8/16 – MO – Orientation for Chesterfield Presbyterian Homeschool Network

8/22 – MO – Paid Opportunity for Homeschool Families (through 9/19)

8/23 – MO – Homeschool Open House at Lacefield Music

8/24 – MO – 1 Day Junior Achievement Finance Park Experience

10/1 – MO – Magic House Homeschool Morning



8/16 – MO – Orientation for Chesterfield Presbyterian Homeschool Network

Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network is about to begin their fall semester!

The learning center offers a full day of enrichment classes on Thursdays for grades K-8. Classes this year are art, music, geography, literature, writing (IEW), and science, as well as PE. Information and registration materials are on the church website, under Children’s Ministries and Homeschool Network, or contact the director, Noel Kellogg, at

High school Spanish 1 and 2 and Apologia Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science will also be offered this fall through the Homeschool Network 9Up learning center at Chesterfield Presbyterian. Prices are $400 for Spanish for the year and $400 for Physical Science for the year, not including text and workbooks, and $500 for Biology and $500 for Chemistry for the year, not including text and tests and solutions manuals. More information is on the church website, under Children’s Ministries and Homeschool Network, or contact the coordinator, Linda Thompson, at Orientation is August 16 and classes start August 23.

Team Central Gymnastics August – December

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 do not already get this signup emailed to you directly & would like to make sure to get all the future gymnastics invites, email Kim Kuntz at to give her your email address.

Location: Team Central’s gym at 2675 Metro Blvd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043


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

Parent must remain on the premise in the waiting area unless you arrange with another parent to take responsibility for your children while in class. Toddler area is NO LONGER provided for kids under 3!

Credit, debit, check out to “Team Central,” or EXACT cash when you arrive and check-in.

You can attend as many sessions as you’d like. Sign up for more than one! If you register & then can no longer come, please remember to cancel your registration because the gym looks at our registration to hire their staff. SIGNUPS ARE CLOSED AT NOON THE DAY BEFORE THE SESSION!

You should receive an auto-reminder email from signupgenius a few days before any session you sign up for. If you are not getting these emails, check your junk/spam folder and change your email settings to receive them in your inbox.

Session size max: 50 students, min: 8 students

Paid Opportunity for Homeschool Families

Beth is once again looking to homeschoolers to help PT students at Wash U learn how to do a posture evaluation. They will pay your children for their participation!!!!! Keep reading! 🙂 Cathy

Beth Bachman writes….


I hope you have all are having a good Summer. I have a great opportunity for Home Schooled Students for this fall. As a former HomeSchooling mom and Physical Therapist, I have, for the past 25 years, partnered with the Washington University School of Physical Therapy to bring together our students and the Washington University PT students so the PT students can practice their posture evaluations in the PT lab with their professors.

Briefly, this is a Physical Therapy class in their doctorate program at Washington University who practice their posture evaluation skills on our children in classroom setting. It takes place in an open lab and moms are welcome to sit in the lab near their child during the eval. The location is 4444 Forest Park Blvd., just past the old Jewish Hospital building (BJC North). I will send directions and more details to those attending. Would your2nd-6th grade child(ren) like to participate?

Can you please reply to this email address, and let me know if you are available for the Posture Evals for this Fall and which date(s) work best for you.

This year we will have 4 different dates with 10 students for each date. Please hit “REPLY” and let me know which dates you can attend. You must register with me to be able to attend.

Lab #1: Wednesday, Aug 22 from 1-3 pm

Lab #2: Wednesday, Sept 5 from 1-3 pm

Lab #3: Friday, Sept 14 from 8-10-am

Lab #4: Wednesday, Sept 19 from 1-3 pm

Payment: The home school students will be reimbursed $30 for every 2 students in a family. So if there’s one student in a family participating, they will get a check for $30/class. If there are 2 students in a family, they will split the $30/class. If there are 3 students in a family participating, they will receive two $30 checks/session.

Again, if you are able to participate this fall, please check your calendars and reply to this email address now to let me know if you are available for 1,2,3, or all 4 of the dates.



314-518-9336 cell

8/23 – MO – Homeschool Open House at Lacefield Music

My name is Faith Joyce, and I’m a homeschool alumni and musician myself, and have experienced the lifelong benefits of a quality music education. It is my passion, and Lacefield’s mission, to foster comprehensive musicianship in the next generation of children.

That’s why I’m excited to let you know about a new opportunity Lacefield has to offer homeschoolers.This month we are launching a Yamaha Music School at our South County location, and we want your homeschool group to get in on the action! The school will offer Yamaha Music Education System (YMES) courses, as well as private instruction in piano, voice, and guitar. We are also pleased to offer these courses at our St. Charles location.

Please join us on Thursday, August 23rd, from 10am to 12pm, for a Homeschool Open House. You’ll get a chance to learn about the YMES program, meet our teachers, get a free preview lesson, and have the opportunity to enroll for the fall semester.

Yamaha Music School Director

Lacefield Music

(314) 329-5320

Junior Achievement Finance Park Experience

Hello Junior Achievement Finance Park Home School Educators,

We are having a 1 day experience at JA Finance Park on Friday August 24, 2018. The day will run from 9:30am-2:00pm. There is no curriculum requirements and no charge to attend. Students need to bring a sack lunch and JA will provide a drink. Space is limited to the first 125 students (7th-12th)

Send email to for enrollment form.

Lori A Marsh, JA Finance Park Manager

Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Dennis & Judy Jones Free Enterprise Center

17339 N. Outer 40 Road

Chesterfield, MO 63005

636-728-0707 ext 234

10/1 – Magic House Homeschool Morning

Once again the Magic House is graciously opening its doors so that only homeschoolers may attend.

However, due to poor attendance last year, we have been reduced to 3 days instead of 4.

Please continue to patronize these special days or we could lose them altogether.

Time: 9:30am until 11:30am

The Educational entrance on the lower level is where we are to enter (unless otherwise directed). No passes are allowed. Cash and credit cards are accepted. There will be two lines. When looking at the building the credit line will be toward the right (near the construction play area) and the cash line will be toward the left (under the trellis).

Please remember you are to stay with your children at all times – no one is allowed to be unattended. Remember no running is allowed. All morning drinks must be finished prior to entering the Magic House (closed water bottles are accepted). There is a coat rack on the second floor near the Bubble room/Blues area so please do not feel you need to stand in line and freeze during colder weather prior to entry.

Please share these dates with other homeschool families that would love to attend. Have a great time knowing that only trusted homeschoolers and workers are in the building. This gives your children the freedom to learn and exercise while you visit with another mom you know or get to know someone new.

Please email any questions that you might have to Michelle Sifford at: Special thanks to Michelle for setting this up and moderating it again this year!!!