Homeschool Events List for June 27, 2017

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STL Food Bank Volunteers
CORRECTION-Chemistry Class
Jefferson Sale
Paws for Reading
Remarkable Raccoons
Build a Better World
Fishing Lesson
Juggling Jeff
Historic Village
WCCHE Picnic

St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Opportunity
Work together at the St Louis Area Food Bank packing food in their warehouse.
You can make a difference in your community!
Area families and seniors depend on the food that our volunteers sort, box and repackage in our Volunteer Center.
Whether you’re volunteering as an individual or as part of a group, spending a few hours at the Foodbank makes for a great field trip or team-building experience.
Our Volunteer Center bustles with activity five days a week and the results are real.
Last year, volunteers packaged 5.6 million pounds of food.
Where:
St Louis Area Food Bank
70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044
Dress Code:
Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.
Shift:
You are signing up for the whole 9-12pm shift.  Please commit to being there the whole shift.  If you think it may be too long for kids, they do provide water, breaks & a places to sit.  Everyone is welcome to work at their own pace.
Ages:
Two years and up.
Date: 07/07/2017 (Fri.) Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT Location: 70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044
Please click this link to register:  St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Day

CORRECTION-Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
2017-2018 School Year
Tuesdays 9:40-1:00   First Evangelical Free Church
Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information Kaceymarner@gmail.com
Unfortunately my email would not receive emails the first 2 weeks of June and I fear that it may have affected the class enrollment. We are in the process of determining whether the class will make for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. We are asking those interested to make written commitments by July 10th and then if the class makes to follow up with the deposit in the next few days.
The Chemistry course is designed for homeschool high school students. The class will meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks per semester. The first two hours of the course will focus on the content of Chemistry. This will consist of answering questions from the homework the previous week, a quiz, and teaching of new material through lecture and examples. Most weeks the last hour will consist of a lab where the students will have the opportunity to experience Chemistry first hand. The class includes over 25 labs as well as notes, grades, test, quizzes, labs, homework, and the text.

Jefferson Sale
July 11 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Why the Jefferson Sale? Because prices are so low at this book sale, a two-dollar bill—the portrait of our third president—is sure to get you something good.
We have to clear out a lot of books. They’re good books, but we just don’t have the space. Maybe you can help find a new home for some of them. Maybe the low prices will help you out. Be sure to stop by during our Jefferson Sale.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376   www.thefamilyvision.org

Paws for Reading
Ages 5-11
7/17/2017, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Did you know that dogs love to hear you read? Bring a book, or choose one of ours. Practice reading out loud to these furry friends!
Click for Required Registration
Thornhill Branch, 12863 Willowyck Drive, St. Louis, MO   Small Meeting Room

Remarkable Raccoons
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122
July 18, 2017 09:30 am – 11:00 am
(Ages 6 and up) Raccoons are remarkable for their resourcefulness, adaptability, and intelligence. Have fun learning more about them with activities, games, and crafts. (Reservations begin June 28 by calling 314-301-1500.)

Build a Better World
Ages 6-11
7/18/2017, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Use recyclable materials to create wondrous structures. Click for Required Registration.
Rock Road Branch, 10267 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Ann, MO   Meeting Room 1

Discover Nature – Fishing Lesson #1
August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Lake #15
Jul 18, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The program is designed for young anglers, and children participants must be 7-15 years of age and accompanied by an adult. Adults are encouraged to fish alongside their children.
This first class includes instruction as well as hands-on fishing to teach young anglers and families basic fishing techniques and skills. Participants will learn parts of a fishing pole, how to properly and safely cast a spincast fishing pole, how to fasten basic fishing tackle, and how to properly handle and release a fish. This lesson must be taken before registering for any of the other lessons. Register online at DiscoverFishingSTL.com

The Juggling Jeff Show
7/27/2017, 10:00 AM
Comedy, improv, juggling, jump roping and audience participation await you at this interactive show.
Groups, please contact hosting branch for registration and to inquire about space availability for all summer programs.
Grant’s View Branch, 1010 Meramec Station Rd., Manchester, MO   Meeting Room 1

Historic Village Open House
Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd Chesterfield MO 63017
The historic homes in the Village will be open for free tours on the select weekends this summer. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as, the heritage gardens that are lovingly attended to by dedicated volunteers. Varying number of buildings may be open due to staffing. For more information call (314) 615-8328.
Admission is free

West County Christian Home Educators Picnic
Sign-up Required
August 12, 2017
04:00 PM (We’ll eat around 5:30ish)
You don’t want to miss this upcoming event. The Back-to-School Picnic is an annual event.
-It is a great way to meet new friends and re-connect with others.
-It’s an opportunity to be encouraged by veteran homeschool families.
-It’s a great opportunity to acquire information about your homeschooling adventure.
-There will be tables set up so you can get information and sign up for various extra-curricular activities in the homeschool community.
Mark your calendar and plan to come out and enjoy this wonderful family event
This event is open to all perspective, new, and veteran homeschool families.
Location: Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021
Details: Go to the WCCHE website (www.wcche.org) and sign up for this event on the calendar. Barbeque will be provided by West County Christian Home Educators
What to bring:
-Last name A-L Bring a side dish and a beverage to share
-Last name M-Z Bring a dessert and a beverage to share
-Bring lawn chairs
How can I Help at this event?
-Help set up or clean up:
-Help with Decorations: Contact Darlene Fallon at fallond@att.net
-Help with Grilling
-Help with supplies
For any other questions regarding details: Contact Heather Kesselring at davidkess@hotmail.com or text her at 314-593-0047

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
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If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
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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
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Homeschool Events List June 22, 2017

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Homeschool Shooting Sports
Panthers Football
Missouri Homeschool Convention
Chemistry Class

Saint Louis Area Homeschool Shooting Sports
Home Schooling families in the St. Louis region: do you have kids, ages 10+ through high school, interested in shooting sports? Whether their interests involve shotgun, rifle or pistol (or if they’re not sure), we may have an opportunity that appeals to them, and now may be an opportune time to get involved.
The competition season will be winding down soon for the Saint Louis Interceptors Homeschool Shotgun Team, and registration will be open for the 2017-2018 season starting September 1st. If shooting clay targets in flight in the sports of trap and/or skeet might appeal to your youth then consider coming out to a practice this summer to see if they might be interested in joining the team for the 2018 season. Practices are on Tuesday evenings at Saint Louis Skeet & Trap Club in Pacific, MO.
In addition, we are starting a new (yet to be named) pistol and rifle action shooting team. Like the shotgun team, registration for the 2017-2018 season will be open on September 1st, but our first practice (which will be an educational classroom session) will be next Monday, 6/26, 6:00 pm at Eagle Eye USA indoor range in Wentzville, MO. This session will be $5.00 per youth participant; parents are welcome and encouraged to sit in. Practices will be on Mondays at 6:00 pm at the same location.
If you’re interested in participating, have questions or would like more information, please email Monty Schrunk at monty@slahss.org
Feel free to share this information with homeschoolers around the Saint Louis area.

Panthers Football
Fall Football is fast approaching for the Panthers 2017 season. July Camp is approaching and it’s not too late to consider being a part of the team!!
July 10th, 11th, and 13th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: Buder Park
(Buder Park is located at I-44 & 141 in Valley Park. We practice in the athletic fields located on the North side of I-44. We are NOT in the “South Buder Park” location south of I-44)
Register for the season at the link below. If you need more information or have questions about Panthers Football, please contact Bob Kusterer at 314-452-6328 or bob.kusterer@gmail.com and he will put you in contact with one of our coaches.
http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=933389

Missouri Homeschool Convention
Please stick with us this year!  Please don’t assume it will be anything less than what we have offered in the past–it will be better!  The Deans and their assistants are wonderful people who really care about homeschoolers.  They think very much like the Expo Board–they believe that homeschoolers should make their own decisions about their own families.  They realize the diversity in the homeschool community and all are welcome through their doors. However, most of the talks are from a Christian perspective because that is who they are too.
*Workshop talk schedule can be found here: https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri/#schedule (It may change a bit before the event, so be sure to check the website closer to the date.)
*Please share this with everyone you know!
*Last count I made was 52 exhibitors and we only used to have about 60 because that’s all we could fit in.  So that is not much different from the expo.
*Expo board members plan to be there helping as much as we can!
*Go to this website page and please sign up today:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/registration/missouri/
*Did you know that conservative blogger, Matt Walsh, will be speaking Saturday evening to end the conference?  I know that many of you follow his blog!
*Both HSLDA and our own, Families for Home Education (FHE), will be represented!
*You will see lots of your friends there and many will be volunteering, just like in years past–it will still be a great reunion place!
*Abby Brookman (now Abby Odehnal and new mommy) will be running the kitchen just like she always has and you know she tries hard to make the food healthy, yet affordable.
*Thursday will be free—just like it always has been!!!!!
Mark your calendar and plan to get away and enjoy yourself on July 13-15. You will be glad you did!
Thanks!
The Board of the Greater St. Louis Area Home Educators (Expo)

Chemistry Class for Homeschoolers
2017-2018 School Year
Tuesdays 9:40-1:00   First Evangelical Free Church
Mrs. Kacey Marner
Email for more information Kaceymarner@gmail.com
The Chemistry course is designed for homeschool high school students. The class will meet 3 hours a week for 16 weeks per semester. The first two hours of the course will focus on the content of Chemistry. This will consist of answering questions from the homework the previous week, a quiz, and teaching of new material through lecture and examples. Most weeks the last hour will consist of a lab where the students will have the opportunity to experience Chemistry first hand. The class includes over 25 labs as well as notes, grades, test, quizzes, labs, homework, and the text.

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
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If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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
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Homeschool Events List for June 12, 2017

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Chickasaw Nation
Sports Camps
Freedom Christian Learning Center
Home Educator Institute
Photo Contest
Berea Academy

Native American Culture
The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe will be at Cahokia Mounds June 17 & 18, 10 am through 4:30 pm.   They will demonstrate dancing and games and offer social opportunities for visitor participation.  There will also be storytelling.  This is a free event and will be held outside, weather permitting.
http://cahokiamounds.org/wpress/

Sports Camps
Kingdom Sports Missions – Upcoming FREE Sports Camps have hit the calendar, and there are more to come. Mark your calendars and encourage boys and girls ages 6-16 to register to join us. We’re building skills, character, hope and sportsmanship with God as the foundation. Plus, we’re having FUN!!
June 19-21, 2017 FREE Baseball/Softball Camp
-Larson Park, 520 West Kirkham Avenue, Webster Groves, MO
-8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
-Boys and Girls ages 6-16
-Register at https://form.jotform.co/71466603213854
July 17-19, 2017 FREE Baseball/Softball Camp
-Pacific Youth Association, 650 South 6th Street, Pacific, MO
-8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
-Boys and Girls ages 6-16
-Register at https://form.jotform.co/71466603213854
More Camps to come…stay tuned!!

Freedom Christian Learning Center
FCLC classes are open for registration on the TCCHE website. This year we are offering classes on Tuesday and Thursday so please look at class registrations carefully. Currently registration fees are discounted to $10.00 for early registration. After July 31, 2017 class registration fees will return to the standard price of $15.00 so make sure you don’t miss out!
Registration fees are payable by paypal however, teachers do not accept paypal as payment for classes or supply fees. Please read the class description for more details on how/where to make your payment.
Additionally, in order to register for classes you will need to become a member of TCCHE if you are not already. You can register for TCCHE membership and FCLC classes at this link TCCHE (Tri-County Christian Home Educators)

Homeschool Educator Institute
Teaching About the Judicial Branch
Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 South Tenth Street, 63102
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
10:00 AM-2:30 PM
Check-in begins at 9:30 AM
Parking and lunch will be provided
FREE summer institute for homeschool educators.  Join the United States Courts and the Judicial Learning Center for a full-day of learning at the federal courthouse.
This workshop will include a live courtroom observation and informative sessions with judges and other legal professionals.  NEW content will be added this year, including select sessions from our teacher workshop on founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Participants will:
-Learn about U.S. government, especially the judicial branch;
-Take home a wealth of free resources for instruction;
-Learn about fall field trip opportunities to include the traveling exhibition – “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America,” which will be displayed at the courthouse in Fall 2017.
If students are of high-school age, they are also welcome to register and attend, with a parent.  Sorry, no younger children for this event.
This event is FREE, but registration is required so that complimentary parking, lunch, and materials can be provided.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: by Friday, July 14
To make a reservation, visit:  http://judiciallearningcenter.org/homeschool-registration/

HSLDA’s 13th annual photo contest
For homeschooled students aged 7—19
June 1st to August 1st
This is a fun opportunity for students to get out in the world and capture its beauty using the lens of their inspiration. If you’re a parent, this is a great opportunity to encourage your child to find unique perspectives and discover bits of treasure in ordinary life.
Winners will receive a free canvas print of their photo or another photo of their choice, thanks to our generous friends at ColorInc. Winners will also receive cash prizes up to $200! View contest and info guidelines here.
Category (Ages 7–10): Best Friend
Who is your best friend? What makes that person (or furry friend!) so special to you? Put them in their best light as you spend a fun afternoon together capturing snapshots of the things you love about them!
Category 2 (Ages 11–14): Food as Art
Intricate tiered cakes, mouth-watering fruit statues – every gourmet chef knows the importance of a meal’s aesthetic appeal. Food can be more than just delicious, it can be a work of art formulated in the kitchen! Snap a photo of one such eye-catching delicacy.
Category 3 (Ages 15–19): Summertime Festivity
What is your favorite summertime festivity? From patriotic holidays to weddings and family vacations, this time of year is alive with opportunities to celebrate. Share your enthusiasm with us through your best “festive” shot!
Click here to view the contest guidelines. Happy Shooting!

Berea Academy
Grand Opening!!!
Parents planning to homeschool for the 2017/2018 school year, check out Berea Academy’s website! An amazing group of educators are ready to work with you and your children to make learning an exciting, engaging, and a low stress experience.
http://www.bereaacademystl.org/
We are pleased to announce that we are now ready to take applications for Berea Academy St. Louis. This new Community Learning Center is located on two campuses: Wednesdays at Canaan Baptist Church, in Oakville, and Thursdays at Southgate Church, in Crestwood. Fridays we are planning a number of workshops, field trips and other activities in a program we call Fabulous Fridays.
This fall 2017 we have a full line up of core classes and brand new elective ones, for younger elementary through High School. We even have some classes for adults. Our staff includes over 20 qualified teachers and experienced professionals who are committed to Berea’s mission, preparing the youth of today for the challenges of tomorrow. We are excited to provide college preparatory education as well as life preparatory training. Our goal is to create a community of loving support and excellence. Our lineup includes over 50 classes!
College preparatory core courses
Musical Theater
Private music lessons
Dance
Fine arts in different mediums
Foreign Language
STEMS and Lego Robotics
and more!
Check out the details on our website and look for Class Info and Application for Admission.
Parents will need to fill out an application for each student they desire to take classes at Berea Academy.
The form is a one page on-line form and the cost is a $10 one time Application fee. You will find our mission, our teacher bios, our class schedule and fees, up coming events and more.
Don’t delay or wait until the middle of the summer to sign up.  Many of our classes are expected to max out and close, especially Mrs. Musick’s Literature and Composition classes.
“Mrs. Musick’s classes have been my most challenging classes in all of high school, but they’ve also been the most rewarding.  Until I took her class I hated writing.  I also used to hate poetry. Now I have caught myself voluntarily wanting to write about books I’ve read or thoughts I’ve had, which I never would have done before.  I felt comfortable taking the AP English test; I know I got more out of this class than I would have at a Community College.  Mrs. Musick is a patient and selfless teacher.  She has been a blessing  to me, not just for high school now, but for how I think and view the world and how I feel  about the written word.”    -Isabelle (former student)
Judy Musick
Executive Director
314-920-7197
judysfun@sbcglobal.net

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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
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Homeschool Events List for June 2, 2017

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SCCHE Used Book Sale
SHARE Used Book/Curriculum Sale
TCCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Swansea Illinois Used Book Sale
Whitaker Music Festival

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Monday, June 5, 2017
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376
WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS!
Plus, we will be offering a New Homeschool Workshop, an elementary panel discussion and a high school panel discussion at 9:00, during the set up time for the book sale!
EARLY BIRD SHOPPING…
We also offer early bird shopping – just $3.00 to get in for the first 90 minutes before the sale opens to everyone.  And that $3.00 also all goes to the Widow’s fund.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY…
9:00 – 10:15 am – New Homeschool Workshop, Q&A Elementary Panel Discussion, Q&A High School Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:30 am – Early Bird shopping: $3.00 admission fee (cash or check only) proceeds go to Widow’s Fund
11:30 – 2:00 pm – Regular shopping, no admission fee
Questions?  Please Contact Tia Houghton at:  tiahoughton@hotmail.com

S.H.A.R.E.  Used Curriculum/Book Sale
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM (gives you a morning or afternoon time to shop)
Set-up begins at 9:30 am
WHERE: Homelink Location: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church School Cafeteria
309 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125
COST: Sellers can donate based on their sales
Buyers come for free!
WHAT: We only have round tables, 1 per customer. Feel free to set up displays with shelves or stacked boxes. We have about 20 tables available, but we can always extend into classrooms on the upper floor.
HOW TO GET A TABLE: Email Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com

TCCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Monday, June 12, 2017 9am-12pm
Troy First Baptist Church, 1000 Elm Tree Road, Troy, MO 63379
Anyone interested in buying or selling curriculum or educational items is welcome to participate.
Sellers – Reserve a table for $10 – Table reservation fees will be donated to Niños Amados, an orphanage in Guatemala. Money made from the sale of your items is yours to keep.
Volunteers – I will need adult and teen volunteers to come early to help set up for the sale and to break down afterwards. Also if I get enough teen volunteers we may offer a childcare area during the sale. Please let me know if you can help in any of these areas.
Shoppers – Come shop the sale and get some great deals on your curriculum for next year and consider a donation to Niños Amados.
Contact Charlotte Schlup at 314-596-8083 or cschlup@centurytel.net to reserve a table or get more details.

Used Book Sale
I am having my own used book sale at my home in Swansea, Illinois on Thursday, June 15 from 1-5 and Saturday, June 17 from 9-noon. I’m selling lots of books I’ve accumulated over 25 years of homeschooling. Still homeschooling, but downsizing. If anyone would care to join me in selling, that would be fine but they would have to bring their own tables. I only have room for a few folks. Could you pass this along and they could contact me if interested in buying or selling. Thank you!
Carrie Gaxiola   kinghill10@att.net

Whitaker Music Festival
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Wednesdays, May 31 to August 2
Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Last entry at 9 p.m.
Free admission after 5 p.m.
The Children’s Garden remains open with free admission from 5 to 7 p.m.
Birds singing in the warm, rose-scented evenings signal it’s time for the summer Whitaker Music Festival. The open-air festival presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every summer.
Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers. Please refrain from bringing glass into the Garden. Picnic fare, beer, wine, soda and sno-cones are also available for purchase on-site.
The festival is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote common heritage, celebrate diversity and encourage vitality within the community.

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
Comments are not available, but sharing is.
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
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Homeschool Events List for May 24, 2017

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ACT Workshop
Ninja Home School Event
Used Curriculum and Book Sale
Tinkergarten
Patriots Basketball
Homeschool Football
Introduction to Residential Electricity
Introduction to Residential Plumbing
Coin Show
Sewing Classes
Homeschool Convention
Eagle Learning Center
Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network
High School Homeschool Classes
Dual Enrollment at STLCC

ACT WORKSHOP
Bob Johnson Tutoring is offering an ACT Workshop in O’Fallon on Saturdays, May 27 and June 3 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  More details, including registration instructions, can be found at www.BobJohnsonTutoring.com.  If you have any questions, call Bob at 314-646-9548, or e-mail him at Bob@BobJohnsonTutoring.com

Ninja Home School Event
First timers to KoR Komplex will take an intro class. Everyone who takes the intro class MUST sign up 3 days prior to save their spot. Spots limited to 35 kids, only sign up if you are for sure coming so we can make sure all kids who want to come get their chance!
We will be offering this class on Monday May 29th from 9am-11am. Can sign a waiver in advance along with pay online to save time when coming in! Show up 15 minutes prior to check in.
If your child has already taken the intro class they can sign up for the same class and have open gym. Sign up still under Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
Cost $10 per head pay in retail “kid obstacle intro class”
WE ARE SHUTTING DOWN THE GYM DURING THIS TIME SO ONLY HOME SCHOOLERS WILL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THE GYM FROM 9AM-11AM.
SIGNING WAIVER *MUST BE SIGNED BY PARENT OR LEGAL GARUDIAN
~Head to www.korkomplex.com
~Hover mouse over “home” and click on “new client” will show.
~Click “My kid is new to kor komplex! I am parent/legal guardian.”
~Complete waiver
SIGNING UP FOR CLASS
~Head to www.korkomplex.com
~Hover over “home” & click “sign up for classes”
~Login in with username and password created when you signed waiver
~Find Home School ONLY INTRO CLASS/OPEN GYM.
~Click “sign up”
~You can pay online or when you come in. (Purchase Kid Obstacle intro class)

FCM Used Curriculum and Book Sale
Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the beautiful Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131. The sale will be located in the gym on the first floor. Conveniently located just off Hwy 40/64 between Hwy 270 and 170, a little north of Frontenac Plaza.
Both buyers and sellers have told us that this one is the best! We have people come from all over the state and other states. Sellers may begin setting up at 8:00 a.m. Tables are $13 for a 6-ft. table.
To reserve your table, please contact Sonia at fcm@familycovenantministries.com or 314-920-6135. Please mail checks payable to FCM, c/o Sonia Summers, PO Box 586, Fredericktown, MO  63645.

FREE Tinkergarten Summer Trial Classes
Have you tried a FREE Tinkergarten class yet?! Tinkergarten is an outdoor child-enrichment program for children aged 18 months through 8 years (and a caregiver) that allows kids to do what they do best: learn through play! Children today seem to be getting fewer and fewer opportunities to freely explore and direct their own play, especially outdoors–so much so that child-led play seems to be becoming a lost art.  Tinkergarten provides a community of like-minded parents hoping to give their kids some of the childhood experiences that they themselves enjoyed — sensory rich, imaginative, hands-on play that will link learning with a positive emotion and help build life-long lovers of learning!
Tinkergarten Leaders are holding FREE 75 minute trial classes in the month of May and June and paid summer season classes will begin in June!  Because the age range is 18m- 8 years, Tinkergarten classes are perfect for siblings! Check out www.tinkergarten.com/classes  for details on free and paid classes close to you!

St. Louis Patriots Basketball Skills and Scrimmage Camps
At Missouri Baptist University for boys entering 5th through 12th grades
Thursday, June 1 – 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, June 8 – 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, June 15 – 1:00-3:00pm
Thursday, June 22 – 1:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 25 – 9:30-11:30am
Wednesday, July 26 – 9:30-11:30am
Two groups:  Boys entering 5th-8th grades and 9th-12th grades
Cost is $10 per day.
Missouri Baptist University, Sports & Recreation Complex Gymnasium- Lacey Gym
One College Park Dr., St. Louis, MO  63141
To register send player name, birthday, grade for this fall, and parents’ names and cell phone # to mjmaichel@sbcglobal.net.  Please list the dates player will be attending.  Bring waiver signed by parent.

HOMESCHOOL FOOTBALL
The Central Panthers first football camp for the upcoming season is June 5-8! Location will be announced soon as Buder Park is still questionable due to flooding. Sign-up for the season is at this link: http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=933389 Registration is $450 with a $100 refund through raffle ticket sales during the playing season. A $25 discount is available if registered before June 1!! A deposit of $50 is all that’s necessary to register at this point (deposit is only $25 if prior to June 1).
Please note – anyone who registered and paid for the May clinic (cancelled), will be receiving direct communication regarding your plans for the season. Please direct any questions to Bob Kusterer: 314-452-6328 or bob.kusterer@gmail.com

Introduction to Residential Electricity
Wednesdays, June 7 – July 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This DVD series provides an entertaining and practical introduction to the world of residential electricity. This class is for students 8 and up. It includes quizzes and a final test. Class fee is $10.00 per student for the workbook. The series will include a hands-on demonstration.
The Family Vision, 2020 Parkway Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
www.thefamilyvision.org

Introduction to Residential Plumbing
Thursdays, June 8 – July 27 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
This DVD series provides an entertaining and practical introduction to the world of residential plumbing. Students will learn about water pressure PSI, schedules of PVC pipe and their applications, valves and fittings, identification and labeling of the parts of a toilet and of a valve, and much more!
This class is for students 8 and up. It includes quizzes and a final test. Class fee is $10.00 per student for the workbook.
The series will include a hands-on plumbing and soldering demonstration.
The Family Vision: South County, 1387 Covington Manor Lane, St. Louis, MO 63125
314-939-1222   www.thefamilyvision.org

ONE DAY COIN SHOW
St Louis Numismatic Association
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Machinist Hall, 12365 St Charles Rock Road, St Louis, MO 63044
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
45 COIN DEALERS
FREE ADMISSION
FREE PARKING
Collectors, Dealers, Public Welcome
Visit www.stlouiscoinclub.com for more info

Sewing Classes for Children Summer 2017
This is a one week sewing class for students in grades 3-5.  Students will learn beginning sewing skills and use these skills to sew projects they can take with them.  The cost of this one week class is $150 and includes all the materials that will be needed.  Classes will be held at Brentwood Congregational Church at 2400 S Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood, MO 63144.
Session 1 is July 10–14 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and session 2 is July 17-21 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  These sewing classes will be taught by Stephanie Wyatt who is an elementary teacher.  Please contact Stephanie at (314) 704-2955 with any questions.

The Great Homeschool Convention in St. Louis, Missouri
Gearing Up for its debut!!!
The website is updated:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri/#schedule
Registration is open:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/registration/missouri/
Speaker schedule is up—print it out!:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-St-Louis-Workshops-2017-05-12.pdf
Vendors are listed:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri/#schedule  (scroll down)
Children’s Program is open:
https://www.greathomeschoolconventions.com/special-tracks/childrens-conference/
Thursday Evening, July 13th
*Free Shopping, like always!!!!
*Free New Homeschooler Workshops!!!!!
Friday and Saturday, July 14th-15th
Special Guest on Friday: Inge Auerbacher!
You and your students have read about and researched the Holocaust, and here is your chance to hear first-hand from a concentration camp survivor, Dr. Inge Auerbacher. Your whole family will be deeply moved by her amazing story. This special event is also a great way to add depth and new insight to your students’ research papers
Special Guest on Saturday: Matt Walsh!
Matt Walsh is a writer, speaker, and one of the Religious Right’s most influential young voices. His columns on The Blaze are read by millions of people. Matt will be available for a meet and greet after his speaking session.
Registration Pricing increases on June 2 and also increases at the door. The earlier you register, the more you save!

Eagle Learning Center
Classes meet at The Rock Church 15101 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011
Registration is underway for current families.
New families may begin registration on May 25th.
Classes are held on Mondays, 8:15 to 4:00 pm, for two 12-week semesters
FALL: September 11 – November 27, 2017
SPRING: January 8 – April 9, 2018
(no classes February 19 & March 12)
All homeschool families seeking instruction in a Christ-centered environment may apply.
Classes available for First Grade through High School
Students may enroll in any number of classes, from one up to a full day.  For breaks between classes, students can choose to sign up for study hall – a supervised, quiet environment, or go to the break room for shorter breaks and to eat lunch or a snack.
Elementary Grades
Art, Music, Geography, Science, Spanish, Theater, Writing, Cooking & Lego Lab
Middle & High School
Art, Music, Classical Geography, Composition, Logic, Latin, Public Speaking, Apologia Science — General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry & Physics, War of World Views, Spanish, Personal Finance, Theater, Cooking & Photography
Some middle & high school classes require students to begin coursework on their own before classes begin.  Preliminary assignments will be sent by the teachers via email.  Students in high school classes will also receive assignments to be completed in December.
To view the Class Schedule and detailed Course Descriptions, visit www.homeschool-life.com/mo/elc

Chesterfield Presbyterian’s Homeschool Network
Registration for the upcoming school year 2017-18 is open for CPC’s Homeschool Network.  HSN offers a day of classes on Thursdays for students in grades K-8, as well as classes for students in high school.  The K-8 classes this year are writing (communication), literature, geography, art, music, science and PE.  The high school classes, called 9Up, are Apologia Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Saxon Algebra 1 and 2, British Literature, Writing, Government and Economics and Entrepreneurship.  Complete information and registration forms are available at www.chespres.org under Ministries and then Children.

HIGH SCHOOL HOMESCHOOL CLASSES
School Year 2017-18 (Sept-May) 32 Weekly Classes 2:30-3:30pm
Tuesdays: Music Theory & Composition
Wednesdays: Music Appreciation
Thursdays: Symphony Sessions (highly discounted group tickets will be made available for purchase in addition to the class fee)
Location: South City
Tuition for the year: $480
Contact: Julia Proleiko info@foxparkmusic.com
http://foxparkmusic.com/home-school-classes/
Students will be creating their own portfolios. Written teacher evaluations will be given upon request.

DUAL ENROLLMENT AT STLCC
St. Louis Community College has some great news for Dual Enrollment students – ½ price tuition – starting this fall!
Public, private and homeschool students are eligible for this new price reduction. $63.00 per credit hour (includes fees) for district residents.
This action enables high school students to benefit from a reduced tuition rate when they take dual enrollment courses through STLCC.
The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the change at its meeting on May 18.
For more information about STLCC’s dual enrollment and dual credit options, and requirements visit stlcc.edu/jumpstart.  Students with questions may also contact the dual credit/enrollment partnerships team at dualcredit@stlcc.edu or 636-422-2203.

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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
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Homeschool Events List for May 1, 2017

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High School Crash Course
Knights Basketball
MHM Homeschool Day
CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Class
Seussical Jr.
SCCHE Used Book Sale
High School Boot Camp
Help PT Students

High School Crash Course
On Tuesday, May 9, from 10:00-12:00, SCCHE is holding an informational event to go over information to help you homeschool for high school. In order to keep it separate from the four-hour Boot Camp in June, we are calling this event the High School Crash Course. We are going non-stop for two hours, giving out information about homeschooling for high school. Registrants will receive a packet of hand-outs upon arrival.
?Date: Tuesday, May 9
?Time: 10:00-12:00. We will begin as close to 10:00 as possible.
?Location: Lincoln County Fire Station, 700 E. Cherry, Troy, MO 63379
?What are we going to talk about? We are going to cover the following:
~The Missouri Homeschooling Statute
~Planning your classes for high school
~Building a transcript
~Options for classes outside of the home
~Getting into college
~Testing (ACT and CLEP)
~Dual enrollment
?How to sign up? We need for people to register for this event so we can plan for seating and hand-outs. Please sign up this ONLY via email to me. My address is mccrain@centurytel.net. Subject line should be Troy High School Clinic. Please give me your name and how many will be coming from your family.
?Deadline to sign-up:  Wednesday, May 3, at midnight
?Who may attend: Although this event is sponsored by SCCHE, anyone interested may attend. This includes parents, grandparents, high school students, and people considering homeschooling. Quiet, nursing babies are welcome. Please be respectful of others who need to hear the speaking, if you do need to bring your baby.
?Cost: $3 per family to cover copying costs. Please pay at the door.
If you have any questions, please ask me via email at the above address.

Knights Basketball
Please mark your calendars for your St. Louis Blue Knights Camps and Clinics…
-Quick Trigger Shooting Camp June 5-7
After playing and coaching professionally Wayne Mendezona started Quick Handle Camps. Coach Mendo is one of only 166 FIBA Certified Coaches and has trained over 30,000 players over the last 21 years. This camp will concentrate on Shooting Form, Proper Footwork, Quick Release and more. Camp takes place from 9 am – 4 pm each day at Community Christian Church (623 Meramac Station Road in Manchester) and is open to all boys and girls public, private and home school athletes 4th grade – graduating Seniors. Discounts are available for Early Registration (by May 15), Team Discount (Code:Knights17), Sibling and multiple camps discounts. To register visit www.quickhandle.com
-Lady Knights Skill Development Camp May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Former William Woods University Guard and Current Lady Knights Coach Amber Plymale will lead a girls skills development camp at Progress Park (968 Meyer Rd in Wentzville) each Wednesday in May. The Camp will be for HomeSchool Girls ages 8-15 from 12-1 pm. There is no fee for this camp, but Progress Park does charge an admission fee to enter the gym.
-Skill Development Camp 1 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Former Lindenwood University Guard and Current Knights Coach Eric Darst will lead a skills, quickness and agility camp at Progress Park (968 Meyer Rd in Wentzville) each Wednesday in May. The Camp will be for HomeSchool Boys ages 14-18 from 1-3 pm and ages 9-14 from 2-3:30 pm. There is no fee for this camp, but Progress Park does charge an admission fee to enter the gym.
-Skill Development Camp 2 May 22, 23, 25, 26
Starting Point Guard for Maranatha Baptist University and former Knight, Jonathan Book will lead a skills development camp concentrating on ball handling, offensive and defensive skills at C4 (12691 Conway Rd in Creve Couer). The Camp will be for HomeSchool Boys ages 14-18 from Noon – 2 pm and Boys ages 9-13 from 1-3 pm. The cost for this camp is $20 and can be paid at the door.
For more information on these camps or the St. Louis Christian HomeSchool Blue Knights Basektball organization please email stlblueknights@gmail.com

MHM HOMESCHOOL DAY
Monday, May 15, 10am-2pm
This year is the 100th anniversary of America entering World War I.
In recognition of this, our next Homeschool Day, Remembering War and Honoring Veterans, will feature tours, crafts, and workshops that highlight the impact of war on our community and the ways we can remember and honor the past. This is the final Homeschool Day of the 2016–2017 school year, so please come learn and create with us!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE for this month’s program schedule
Please note: The facilitated workshop People and Places of the Civil War will be held at our Library and Research Center, located at 225 S. Skinker Boulevard, and will run a bit later than our usual Homeschool Day time. We’re excited to offer you this program that lets students interact with authentic primary sources in an incredibly personal way. To provide an engaging experience and ensure the safety of our artifacts, a maximum of 30 people will be allowed in this workshop, and students must be accompanied by a chaperone. We also strongly encourage you to follow the age recommendation (ages 12–18) so your students can get the most out of this experience. Email rcrouch@mohistory.org to reserve your space. Reservations are free and first come, first served, but email confirmations will be required to participate.

CPR/AED/Basic First Aid Class
WHEN? Saturday, May 20, 2017
TIME? 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (1 hour break for lunch)
WHERE? St. Andrew’s Catholic School Homelink Location 309 Hoffmeister St. Louis, MO 63125 (park in the back on lot)
WHO? Homeschoolers ages 13 and over Adults welcome also
PRICE? $40.00 per person
WHAT? You will receive a certification card for the skills of CPR, AED and Basic First Aid
HOW? To register, please mail a check made out to Mark Chrun: Mark Chrun 8126 South Park Court St. Louis, MO 63125 PLEASE INDICATE THE NAMES AND AGES OF THOSE TAKING THE CLASS.
GOT QUESTIONS? Contact Mark at 314-488-9321
NOTE: You must register as early as possible so that Mark can order your CPR card.
DEADLINE: Saturday, May 13, 2017

LifeLight Youth Theatre presents SEUSSICAL Jr for 4 shows only!  
WHEN- Thursday, June 1, 7:30pm (A portion of the proceeds of Thursday night’s performance will be donated to the Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home);  Friday, June 2, 7:30pm (everyone’s favorite, FREE Friday night reception before the show featuring food from over 20 local restaurants); Sat. June 3, 2:30pm;  Sat., June 3, 7:00pm (please note earlier start time for Saturday night).
TICKETS- CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS  Purchase online and all seating is reserved, a ticket is required for all ages 3 & up and 2 and under must sit on a lap.  For more information- visit our website at https://www.lifelightarts.com/seussical.html  or call 636-294-2978.
WHERE- Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis, MO 63017
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in this fantastical musical extravaganza.  This amazing homeschooled cast is ready to share their gifts with our audiences with this can’t miss show.  A portion of the proceeds of Thursday night’s performance will be donated to the Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home.  Since Seussical’s main theme is “a person’s a person, no matter how small”, supporting a ministry that protects the smallest of the small, the unborn, and their mothers is perfect. Come early and enjoy the SEUSSICAL FAMILY FUN CARNIVAL.  It’s a FREE family friendly event that takes place alongside of LYT’s production of Seussical. Our aim is to create an event where families can make it truly a day to remember with the show and fun times before the show.   An educational study guide is available for homeschool families and can be requested at treasure1@charter.net.  **Groups of 15 or more may schedule an educational backstage tour that will take place after the show and can be scheduled after ticket purchase by emailing the above email address.
We are looking for businesses to participate in this great community event by hosting one of the Carnival Game/ Activity Booths.  Please email treasure1@charter.net for more information.

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Monday, June 5, 2017
Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd, St. Peters, MO 63376
It’s time to get a table and sell your stuff at our annual Used Curriculum sale! This is a great time to gather together for fellowship, fun, and a time to buy and sell your curriculum!  We have a number of tables available to rent, and we offer them to SCCHE members first before opening up the registration to others in the area.
TO RENT A TABLE…
~If you would like to rent a table, the cost is $10 per table for families of SCCHE.  Do it soon – tables tend to go fast!
~Table rental will be available to non-SCCHE families on May 10th, and rental fee will increase to $15 per table
Click HERE to sign up for a table.  Proceeds for table rental benefit the SCCHE Widow’s fund.
TO DONATE YOUR BOOKS TO THE WIDOW’S FUND…
We will also have a Widow’s fund area and Fran Froelich is coordinating that this year.  The widow’s fund books are books that have been donated to be sold at the Widow’s fund part of the used book sale.  So, if you want to get rid of your books, but have no desire to price them and sell them, you can bless our widows by donating them to be sold at the Used Book sale.  However, please do NOT donate old teacher’s guides and stuff that you know won’t sell.
Here is Fran’s note on the Widow’s fund…
Spring cleaning is in the air. It’s that time of year to clear off your book shelves & donate to a worthy cause. I am collecting curriculum, books of all subjects or any school related supplies/items . A drop box is located at the Family Vision Library or you may contact me to make arrangements for pick up.
I will also need help sorting, pricing, setting up for the sale and cleaning up after the sale.
Feel free to contact me if you have questions, books to donate, or would like to help out!
Fran Froelich   636-544-7850   ffroelich@charter.net
WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS!
Plus, we will be offering a New Homeschool Workshop, an elementary panel discussion and a high school panel discussion at 9:00, during the set up time for the book sale!
EARLY BIRD SHOPPING…
We also offer early bird shopping – just $3.00 to get in for the first 90 minutes before the sale opens to everyone.  And that $3.00 also all goes to the Widow’s fund.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY…
9:00 – 10:15 am
-New Homeschool Workshop
-Q&A Elementary Panel Discussion
-Q&A High School Panel Discussion
10:30 – 11:30 am
-Early Bird shopping: $3.00 admission fee (cash or check only) proceeds go to Widow’s Fund
11:30 – 2:00 pm
-Regular shopping, no admission fee
Questions?  Please Contact Tia Houghton at:  tiahoughton@hotmail.com

High School Boot Camp
Our 2017 High School Boot Camp will be held Tuesday, June 13, at the Family Vision Library.  This is our big event of the year to assist parents of high schoolers in planning their high school course of study, in making transcripts, and more.  This is different from the High School Crash Course in Troy.  We will cover more topics and spend four hours doing it. Registration is required so we can plan for seating and hand-outs.
? Date: Tuesday, June 13
? Time: 10:00-2:00. We will begin as close to 10:00 as possible and end as close to 2:00 as we can.
? Location: Family Vision Library, 2020 Parkway Dr, St Peters, MO 63376
? What are we going to talk about? We are going to cover the following:
~The Missouri Homeschooling Statute
~Planning your classes for high school
~Building a transcript
~Options for classes outside of the home
~Getting into college
~Testing (ACT and CLEP)
~ Dual enrollment, and more
?  Please sign up for this ONLY via email to me. My address is mccrain@centurytel.net. Subject line should be 2017 Boot Camp. Please give me your name and how many will be coming from your family.
? Deadline to sign-up: Thursday, June 1
? Who may attend: Although this event is sponsored by SCCHE, anyone interested may attend. This includes parents, grandparents, high school students, and people considering homeschooling. Due to the lengthy nature of this event, we must ask you not to bring children. Quiet nursing babies are welcome. Please be respectful of others who need to hear the presentations.
? Cost: $5 per family to cover copying costs. Please pay at the door.
You should bring your own lunch and drinks.  We will not take a lunch break, and you may eat at any time you wish.
If you have any questions, please ask me via email at the above address

Help PT Students
I hope you have all are having a good Spring.  As we wind down this school year, I am already working on a great opportunity for Home Schooled Students for this fall.  As a former Home Schooling 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 your 2nd-6th grade child(ren) like to participate?
This year we will be meeting on 4 Fridays in September. The first session is Friday, September 1st….which is the Friday of Labor Day weekend.  Can you please reply to this email address, bethbachman1999@gmail.com and let me know if you are available for the Posture Evals for this Fall and which date works best for you.
This year we will have 4 different dates with 10 students for each date.  Please hit “REPLY” and let me know if you can make any of the dates below.  You must register with me to be able to attend.
Lab #1:  Friday, Sept 1  from 8-10 am
Lab #2:  Friday, Sept 8 from 8-10 am
Lab #3:  Friday, Sept  22 from 8-10 am
Lab #4:  Friday, Sept 29 from 8-10 am
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.
bethbachman1999@gmail.com
Blessings,
Beth
PS:  Please feel free to forward this email to any homeschool families you know who would like to participate, but they must register with me to be able to attend.  Thank you!

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. Please make sure to include a link to the List website whenever forwarding or sharing even a small part of a post. Thank you.
FOLLOW THE LIST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. 
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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
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Homeschool Events List for April 20, 2017

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Intensity Volleyball
Catholic Homeschool Conference
HELPS Used Curriculum Sale
ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale
SCCHE Used Book Sale
S.H.A.R.E.  Used Curriculum/Book Sale
Thinking Money

Intensity Volleyball Clinics & Tryouts
Intensity Homeschool Volleyball has been SERVING girls in the St. Louis metro area for over six years. Teams are available for girls ages 10-18. We are SET to offer clinics & tryouts, where each player will learn new skills & BUMP up their existing ones. Fill out the attached forms & return by mail or at the door when you attend a clinic. For more information email stlintensity@gmail.com. We hope to see you at the gym!
CLINIC DATES & TIMES:
Monday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 from 7-9PM for Girls ages 14-18 (*experienced players)
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18 from 7-9 PM for Girls ages 10-14 (*beginner/less experienced players)
*Player to discern their best fit.
TRYOUT DATES & TIMES:
Tuesday, May 30th from 7-9PM for Girls ages 10-14 (JH tryouts)
Thursday, June 1st AND Friday, June 2nd from 7-9 PM for Girls ages 14-18 (JV & Varsity tryouts)
LOCATION:
Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis, MO 63122
COST:
$10 per session (prepay by mail or at the door)
Make checks payable to:
Intensity Sports Association (ISA)
c/o Dee Chambers
11000 St. Raphael Lane
St. Ann, MO 63074

The IHM St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Conference
Friday, May 5, 2017
12:00pm to 6:00pm
DoubleTree Hotel, St. Louis at Westport
1973 Craigshire, St. Louis, MO 63146
Admission is completely FREE, and there is no need to preregister! Donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested donation: $10 per person or $15 per family.
Speakers: Fr. Chris Seiler, Mrs. Colleen Billing, Mr. Domenico Ruggiero
Vendors include: Seton Home Study School ($30 discount per child for full enrollment at the conference), Catholic Heritage Curricula, Homeschool Connections, HSLDA, Sacred Heart Books and Gifts, Stone Tablet Press, Teaching Textbooks, Holy Family Resources.
For more information or to see the schedule, please visit: www.ihmconference.org/stlouis

HELPS Annual Used Curriculum Sale
May 6, 2017
Everyone is welcome to join us for our annual used sale. Come to shop for bargains of things you need for the fall. Need to sell? No problem. Go to the website below to register for your table. Tables are limited so don’t wait too long.
Location: Trinity Church, 3515 Shackelford, Florissant, MO 63031
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Table set up for sellers is 8:00 am
To register for a table, please send an email to helpsfieldtrips@gmail.com.   A confirmation email will be sent to you with payment information.
Non-HELPS member cost for table: $10

ARCHE Used Curriculum Sale
Please join ARCHE for our annual used curriculum sale! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 23rd from 10AM to 2PM!  The sale will be at First Baptist Church of Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Rd., Arnold, MO 63010.  If you would like to reserve a table please email gingerrooni@att.net. Anyone is welcome to reserve a table, ARCHE participants pay $5 a table and non-ARCHE participants pay $8 a table. Reservations are not firm until fee is paid.  Please contact the sale coordinator at the above email to arrange payment.  Last year’s event was a huge success, please join us to make this year even better!  We look forward to shopping with you!

SCCHE Used Book Sale
Collect all those excellent materials you no longer need and price them for the used book sale.  The sale will be held on Monday, June 5 at Grace Community Chapel at 7661 Mexico Rd in St. Peters from 10:30 – 2:00 (10:30-11:30 will be $3 early bird shopping).  There will also be several workshops held in the morning before the sale.  From 9:00 a.m.-10:15a.m. there will be a new homeschoolers workshop, a separate elementary Q & A panel and another highschool Q & A panel.  Wow!  This is not an event to miss!
There will be more information on the website and via the forum regarding table rental and sign up.  This is to inform everyone so that the sale can get on your calendars.

S.H.A.R.E.  Used Curriculum/Book Sale
WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM (gives you a morning or afternoon time to shop)
Set-up begins at 9:30 am
WHERE: Homelink Location: St. Andrew’s Catholic Church School Cafeteria
309 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125
COST: Sellers can donate based on their sales
Buyers come for free!
WHAT: We only have round tables, 1 per customer. Feel free to set up displays with shelves or stacked boxes. We have about 20 tables available, but we can always extend into classrooms on the upper floor.
HOW TO GET A TABLE: Email Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com

THINKING MONEY
The University City Public Library will host Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition May 19-June 24 in its gallery. This interactive traveling exhibition focuses on teaching teens and tweens about financial literacy through an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content, and other fun activities. Thinking Money explores themes like wants vs. needs, preparing for a rainy/sunny day, imagining your future self, and avoiding financial fraud. UCPL is one of only two libraries in Missouri — and the only one in the St. Louis area — chosen to host this exhibit, which was developed by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association.
Thinking Money is accessible at any time the Library is open, and is free. University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Thinking Money Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.; artist talk at 7 p.m.
Visit the University City Public Library for an opening reception for Thinking Money, an interactive family-friendly exhibition focused on financial literacy, and Thinking Money: Piggy Banks, a portrait series featuring UCPL friends, family and patrons, by local photographer Kristi Foster. Foster will discuss her project in an artist talk at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to all.
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Both exhibits will be on display in The Gallery at University City Public Library through June 24. The Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Mad City Money
Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m.
Teens are invited to University City Public Library for Mad City Money, an interactive program that challenges participants to create a realistic budget based on real-world situations and learn some helpful financial skills along the way. This 90-minute program is presented by the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibition in the Gallery. Free and open to all!
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Talking to Your Kids About Money
Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m.
Parents and caregivers of young children are invited to attend a moderated discussion focusing on how to introduce the ideas of saving money and making a budget to their children at University City Public Library. Meanwhile, their children will participate in a story time focused on saving, and each child will go home with a book of their own! This program is presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibition in the Gallery.
The program is free and open to all, though registration is required.
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.
>>>Figuring Out How to Pay for College
Wednesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.
The University City Public Library will host an interactive and informational program to help teens and their parents understand the FAFSA, financial aid sources, and how to put together the puzzle of paying for college. The program is presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in conjunction with the Thinking Money exhibition in the Gallery. The program is free and open to all.
Thinking Money is funded by a grant from the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The University City Public Library is located at 6701 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO, 63130. For information call 314-727-3150.

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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
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