Homeschool Events 9/20 – 10/15

9/20 – IL – Day Time Board Game Day

9/24 – MO – Jefferson College Homeschool Student Resource Night

9/24 & 9/25 – MO – MAC Homeschool Day at the Zoo

9/29 – MO – FHE Hew Homeschool 101 Seminar

10/2 – IL – Elite FT Homeschool Soccer Camp (runs through 11/6)

10/5 – IL – Caring for Horses Class (runs through 11/9)

10/6 – MO – EKHO Entertainment Christmas Performance Auditions

10/6 – MO – Classes begin at Learning Labs

10/9 – MO – Rock Roll-O-Rena Roller Rink Homeschool Skate

10/11 – MO – SHARE Homecoming Dance (register by 10/4)

10/13 – MO – FHE Homeschooling High School Seminar

10/15 – MO – MO History Museum Homeschool Day: Haunted History

ONGOING

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

Christian Homeschool Speech & Debate Club in South County (Affton)

Epiphany Lanes Homeschool Open Bowling

Dyslexia Tutoring

 

 

9/20 – IL – Day Time Board Game Day

Board game day! Noon to 6pm. Come in to play board games of all kinds. Food and drinks will be available. Board games will be discounted during the event. Come out and have some fun!

The Underground Dojo – 209 E Main St. Collinsville IL 62234

9/24 – Jefferson College Homeschool Student Resource Night

As an information resource for area homeschool students and parents, Jefferson College will host a free Resource Night on Monday, Sept. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. on the Hillsboro campus in an effort to provide information about classes, transferability, facilities, and potential reduced costs. It is the first time that Jefferson College has ever hosted such an event for our homeschool community!

I’m writing to kindly ask if you would please share this information with your families and group members as a free resource to benefit those looking for dual-credit or college credit classes. For your convenience, I’ve attached a graphic that can be sent to those on your email list or posted via social media.

We have also created a Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/317791698975117/ and invite you to share this as well.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Enrollment Services Director Holly Lincoln at (636) 481-3230.

9/24 & 9/25 – MO – MAC Homeschool Day at the Zoo

Missouri Association for Creation is declaring God’s wisdom and goodness at the St. Louis Zoo again!

Bring your family and learn of God’s divine nature and eternal power through that which He has made.

MAC Zoo Tour 2018 Fall Edition is scheduled for Sept 24th & 25th.

Where: The St. Louis Zoo, in Forest Park

When: Two Dates – Choose Monday (Sept 24) or Tuesday (Sept 25)

Two Times – Choose 9:30am – noon, or 1:00-3:30pm

  • Learn about the amazing design features of God’s creatures from MAC speakers, while seeing those animals up close. Special presentations on the following animals: Giraffes, Zebras, Camels, Kangaroos, Reptiles, Monkeys, Birds

  • Receive a colorful, informational booklet on the animals, with “fill-in the blanks” from the speaker’s presentation. These are great for later family discussions.

  • At each animal location, a speaker will give a 10 minute presentation about that animal emphasizing the remarkable design by our awesome Creator.

Please sign-up with your homeschool group coordinator, and include the following information:

1) Family name

2) Name of homeschool group (if any, so we can put you together)

3) Which date and session you plan to attend – Tues or Wed, and am or pm

4) Number of people attending over the age of 5, and

5) An alternate session you can attend.

Children 5 and under are welcome to attend as well but just need not be included in your count. If the count exceeds the maximum size of the tour, you will be informed and put on the wait list for that session.

If you do not have a homeschool group coordinator, would you like to be one?  Let me know.  Or individual families can send an e-mail to MACZooTour@gmail.com for registration or for more information.

To help cover the costs of the tour, we recommend a donation of $5 per family to MAC. Please wait until your attendance is confirmed, then you will receive an e-mail with additional information to donate.

We are thrilled to be serving you again and would appreciate your prayers for good weather and that this event would glorify our awesome Creator, loving Redeemer, and all-powerful King.

9/29 – FHE Hew Homeschool 101 Seminar

Saturday, September 29 from 10:00-noon

Daniel Boone County Library, Room #2, 300 Clarkson Rd, Ellisville, MO 63011

New to homeschooling in Missouri or just need a refresher on the law? Join me for this free seminar where we will cover MO homeschooling law, record keeping, logging hours, curriculum ideas, learning styles, organization and more. Please do not contact the library for any information. Register at fhemoregion5@gmail.com. Although the event is free, registration is needed for a headcount so that I have enough information packets for everyone. FHE membership($20 per year) and First Things First homeschooling resource books ($10) are available if wanted. See you soon.

10/2 – IL – Elite FT Homeschool Soccer Camp

Homeschool Kids only

Campers will learn dribbling skills, play fun soccer games and finish with small sided, yet non-competitive scrimmages

Ages 5-14

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:10pm

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6

The Sports Academy, 101 The Game Dr, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Cost: $55

To register click here. View Soccer Camps, click Search, scroll down and check the Session Type: Homeschool, click OK.

There are also options starting November 13th and January 15th that your families can register for now as well.

10/5 – IL – Caring for Horses Class (runs through 11/9)

This is a class offered to homeschooled students for 8 weeks. Meeting Fridays from 9-11am.

October 5 through November 9.

This is designed for beginners wanting to learn how to care for horses, learn how horses communicate, safely handle horses on the ground, also basic anatomy and breed identification will be a part of this class. There will be homework and weekly quizzes on materials covered. Anyone interested can contact Liz Buck at 618 541-5450.

Class is limited to 10 students.

Ages 9-12

Cost is $320

There will be 1 make up class at the end of session.

There is no riding in this class.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/306715340105570/

Triangle H Farm, 2082 South Moreland Road

Edwardsville, IL 62025 Farm: 618.692.4823

10/6 – EKHO Entertainment Christmas Performance Auditions

Dear Homeschoolers,

Many years ago a young homeschooled girl began a theatrical production company called “Backyard Kids”. Her name is Trina Sindelar and she is amazing. Her production company was very successful and was able to generate thousands of dollars that went to various charities.

Well, she is back at it again, but this time with a new name and a new cause. EKHO Entertainment (Everyone Knows Hope Overcomes) is a non-profit performing arts organization comprised of local, volunteer performing artists who have a passion for using their artistic vision and talents to impact the community. EKHO Entertainment strives to inspire its cast, crew and audience to be the change they want to see echoed in their community.

I’ve gotten to know Trina pretty well as she and Josh are friends. She was a rock for me when Jesse went to heaven. If you attended Jesse’s Memorial service and viewed the displays or received a bookmark or donut holes on your way out, it was all due to Trina! She is an extremely talented organizer, producer, director, writer, set designer, costumer, dancer, and more!

She has asked me to invite the homeschool community to audition for this Christmas production, as her roots run deep in home education. She has also asked me to tell you that if there are any “special needs” students who would like to audition, they are very welcomed. In fact, she’d like to be able to put a few of them in her show. Special kids have a special spot in Trina’s heart! heart

So all the information you need is below. Please forward this on to any homeschooler that you think might be interested in being involved with an awesome production. In addition to performing, I imagine there are many other types of “jobs”, like stagehands or set makers, that she is looking to fill. I guarantee it will be a wonderful experience. Be sure to click on the EKHO Entertainment link to watch the video.

If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks so much,

Cathy Mullins

P.S. Oh! I forgot to tell you that she is dedicating this year’s performance to my Jesse, because he had such a passion for the performing arts. No wheelchair ever kept him from dancing and he never heard a song he didn’t like!

🎭 IT’S HERE! Auditions for EKHO Entertainment’s December show, A Timeless Tradition, are now open! Held at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, this production will benefit Crisis Aid International’s Refuge House, here in Saint Louis.

💃 Auditions will be held on: Saturday, October 6th

🎤 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

🎟 Where: Kirkwood Community Center, Room 200A/B

🎶 We are looking for dancers, singers, and actors. You DO NOT have to do all three to be considered for this production. 🎶

📝 ****Registration Required****

These auditions are the only open-call auditions for EKHO Entertainment’s Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. production of A Timeless Tradition, held at the Robert G. Reim Theatre, 111 S Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122, benefiting Crisis Aid International’s Refuge House. Auditions are recommended to every performer who wants to be considered for the production.

All auditioning performers must send a current (1) head-shot, (2) performance resume, and (3) a pre-screen audition video clip (if available) with either a monologue, song, and/or dance material to ekho.org@gmail.com

Pre-screen audition video clip instructions:

– All: Include a brief oral statement including full name

– Actors: 2 contrasting, 1-minute monologues

– Singers: 16 bars up tempo, 16 bars Ballad

– Dancers: Solo piece no longer than 90 seconds

Organization Overview

EKHO Entertainment is a non-profit performing arts organization comprised of local, volunteer performing artists who have a passion for using their artistic vision and talents to impact the community. EKHO Entertainment strives to inspire its cast, crew and audience to be the change they want to see echoed in their community; Each original production strives to bring awareness to current issues, as well as raise funds to support an annually chosen charity. The organization was originally started in 2000 by Director and Producer, Trina Sindelar, at the young age of 15; in the beginning stages, it was titled, “Back Yard Kids Helping Kids Show”. Over its twelve year span, EKHO Entertainment has raised over $50,000 for local and national charities.

Dec Production Funds Benefit Crisis Aid International

EKHO Entertainment’s Dec 21st production of A Timeless Tradition will benefit Crisis Aid International’s Refuge House in Saint Louis, Missouri. The goal of this production is to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking and raise funds to support Crisis Aid International’s Refuge House.

A Timeless Tradition Storyline

Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Time is running out! Don’t miss the striking of the clock as EKHO Entertainment gears up for their power-driven musical production of A TIMELESS TRADITION! Benefiting Crisis Aid International’s Refuge House in Saint Louis.

This new-fashioned, steampunk Christmas tale is originally written, and narrated by Father Time himself, a charismatic and dynamic man who arrives like clockwork every Christmas Eve to the town’s clock tower, in order to lead the way for tomorrow’s positive change.

Inspired by the retro-futuristic inventions and designs of the steam-powered 19th-century, this timeless tale transports audiences on a time traveling journey through the presentation of iconic tunes from decades past.

Christmas favorites “Zat You Santa Clause,” “Some Day At Christmas” and “Carol of the Bells,” are just a some of the classic tunes that bring this musical rendition to life!

Narrated by the grand master of ceremonies from past, present and future, Father Time takes audiences on this inspirational and musical journey that radiates and spins hope for building a brighter tomorrow!

10/6 – Classes begin at Learning Labs

Registration now open for Gifted Resource Council’s Fall 2018 Learning Labs:

Learning Lab is enrichment classes for bright and talented students from pre-school through eighth grade. Classes are held on six Saturday mornings and afternoons beginning October 6th. They will be held at Wydown Middle School.

Learning Lab challenges students academically and creatively. Students make new friends while they explore a topic in-depth and/or develop new skills. Class sizes are limited to achieve optimal student/teacher interaction.

Learning Lab has excellent teachers who are chosen for expertise in their area and their skill in working with bright students.

Here is the link with more information on the classes:

https://www.giftedresourcecouncil.org/index.php/learning-labs/

10/9 – MO – Rock Roll-O-Rena Roller Rink Homeschool Skate

Fall homeschool  roller skating Rock Roll-O-Rena Roller Rink in Arnold from 1-3pm  $4 to skate, regular skate rental $2, rollerblades $3.75 

10/11 – SHARE Homecoming Dance (register by 10/4)

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11

Time: 7pm – 11pm

Place: Genesis Banquet Center, 2651 Telegraph Rd. St. Louis, MO 63125

Cost: $15 per person if you register by Sept 27, $20 per person after that

Dress: Semi-Formal – Please read the SHARE dress code.

There will be no registrations allowed after October 4th!

This dance is aimed at high school-aged homeschoolers; 8th graders are invited to the Winter Dance, but not to the Homecoming Dance. Students may bring a guest (homeschooled or not), but guests must register as well.

Click HERE to go to the SHARE website to register. Just hit the Fire & Ice photo link, or go straight to the Calendar from the top navigational bar. However, if you are a SHARE member and paying by Paypal, it is best to LOG-IN first so that the website can automatically post payment to your account. If you are not a SHARE member, just register through the public calendar.

We will need approximately 15 volunteers to assist with decorating, cleaning up, and everything in between. Here’s the hot link for signing up to be a volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c48aaaf22a20-share5 and it is also on the homepage of the website near the Homecoming widget.

10/13 – FHE Homeschooling High School Seminar

Saturday, October 13 from 10:00-noon
Daniel Boone County Library, Room #2, 300 Clarkson Rd, Ellisville, MO 63011

Getting ready to homeschool high school or already in the trenches?  Join me for this free seminar where we will cover high school requirements, credits/classes, transcripts, creating a class, GPA, scholarships, ACT/SAT testing, FAFSA, curriculum ideas, dual enrollment, changes at 16, etc.  Please do not contact the library for any information.  Register at fhemoregion5@gmail.com.  Although the event is free, registration is needed for a headcount so that I have enough information packets for everyone.  FHE membership ($20 per year) and First Things First homeschooling resource books ($10) are available if wanted.  See you soon.

10/15 – MO History Museum Homeschool Day: Haunted History

Through a variety of workshops, fun challenges, and engaging crafts, consider different ways to take responsibility for your well-being and make healthy decisions.

The Missouri Historical Society (MHS) celebrates educational choice through recurring Homeschool Day programs at the Missouri History Museum. MHS takes pride in offering experiences that are designed to best serve the needs of homeschool families.

 

ONGOING

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!

https://www.skyzone.com/fenton/hours-and-calendar

https://www.skyzone.com/fairviewheights/hours-and-calendar

Christian Homeschool Speech & Debate Club in South County (Affton)

STOA (http://stoausa.org/) is a National Speech & Debate Organization that is helping produce great things in the lives of our children/students. They have local clubs all over the country for students ages 12-18. Our families have been a part of the West County Club in previous years and obviously have LOVED IT!!! We wanted to bring this same opportunity to families and students in the South Co./Jeff Co. region as well. Speech & Debate Club offers our children/students (1) a positive, edifying and encouraging environment, and (2) an academically inspiring community of like-minded students.

Details about the CLUB:

  • The group is being led by homeschooling parents and Speech & Debate enthusiasts – Jeremy Zilkie & Jason Arens.

  • We meet weekly on Mondays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rooftop Church in Affton (9217 Gravois Rd.)

  • The group will be specifically designed for novices & beginners, with an emphasis on teaching and developing basic speaking & debating skills.

  • Your student will learn about The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the basics of American foreign policy, and other current affairs that would be discussed in a debate course.

  • Your student will also learn how to write and deliver a speech and have the opportunity to sharpen their existing speech & debate skills.

  • An annual fee of $125 per student covers costs for the year.

Details about the CLUB LEADERS:

  • In addition to being active homeschooling fathers, Jeremy & Jason have extensive speech & debate experience.

  • Both presently serve as pastors in South County churches and have a passion to see Christian homeschooling students develop into the speakers and leaders needed in our country and culture today.

If interested…

  • Contact us at epicdebatestl@gmail.com so we can set up a time to talk about your child/student’s interest in the club.

  • If you are not sure about joining but have more questions, please email us at epicdebatestl@gmail.com and we would love to answer them and share with you more about our club.

Epiphany Lanes Homeschool Open Bowling

Come bowl with us! Open-play (non-instructional) bowling time slots are available on every third Thursday & last Tuesday of the month from 11am-2pm.* Please note that in December, the last Tuesday is Christmas! We will not be bowling on Christmas Day, but will instead meet on Dec 11th.

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.

They are allowing us to bring snacks and sack lunches. (Please be careful and clean up after yourselves!) You can also purchase food and drinks from their very reasonable snack bar.

See you there!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054baaa72ea64-bowling

Epiphany Lanes, 3164 Ivanhoe Ave, St Louis MO 63139

Dyslexia Tutoring

My name is Andrea and I am a special education teacher turned homeschooling mom. I am currently tutoring my own child with suspected dyslexia, as well as a few additional students, using Barton Reading and Spelling. This is a very specialized, multisensory, explicit reading and spelling program designed to be used with struggling readers who have a confirmed or suspected reading learning difference.

As I began this journey with my own daughter, I was extremely discouraged by the lack of affordable resources available to help children with dyslexia. Because of this, I decided to begin tutoring. I am seeking 2 or 3 students to tutor at a significantly reduced rate of $35 per hour (national average for this type of tutoring is $70/hr) with a requirement of two 55 minute sessions per week and a commitment to continue until at least level 6 of the program. You will receive this rate as long as you are continually tutoring with me, even after I have earned certification. You can get in touch with me at amh222@charter.net

I am available for in-person tutoring on a limited, part-time basis (Tuesday and Thursday evenings)at this time. I will also have the ability to conduct online tutoring sessions in the very near future.

Age of the student does not matter, but there should be a dyslexia diagnosis or a strong suspicion of dyslexia or other reading disability. If your student is struggling with reading I would be more than happy to discuss the possibility of tutoring with you.

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