Homeschool Events 4/6 to 4/28

In this issue:

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

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

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

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

4/10 – MO – City Museum Field Trip

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

4/12 – MO – Bach & Jazz free performance

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

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

4/17 – MO – St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Days

4/19 – MO – SHARE Prom 2018: The Great Gatsby

4/21 – MO – Moonlight Masquerade Spring Formal

4/26 – IL – Camp Manitowa Homeschool Field Trip Day

4/28 – MO – Shine St. Charles Black & White Ball

 

ONGOING

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

God’s Green Acre Ranch Association

Homeschool Quiz Bowl

National Bible Bee Summer Study

 

UPCOMING

5/2 – MO – Cedar Hill Homeschoolers Curriculum Sale

5/3 – IL – Mad Hatter’s Metro East Homeschool Ball

5/4 – IL – Camp Manitowa Homeschool Field Trip Day

5/5 – MO – FHE New Homeschool Seminar

5/12 – IL – SCCCHE Annual Curriculum Sale

5/12 – MO – Kindergarten graduation – open to all

5/18 – IL – Camp Manitowa Homeschool Field Trip Day

 

The Story of Esther

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

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

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

ADMISSION: FREE

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/159927921325636/

 

Junior Achievement Finance Park Homeschool Visit Day

Monday, April 9, 2018

Ages: 12-8 year olds (7th – 12th grade)

JA Finance Park is a mini-city in which kids discover how the “real world” works. After 12 lessons taught in the home, students come to JA BizTown for a tablet-based simulation visit day and are prepared to make financial decisions, manage income, establish savings, make a budget in 21 categories, shop and make payments.

For more information and to register: jastl.org

Or contact: Lori Marsh, JA Finance Park Manager | lmarsh@jastl.org | 636-728-0707

 

Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

Homeschool Day is an exclusive event for homeschool families on Mondays throughout the school year. We offer a reduced rate for an open gym environment that includes the Adventure Island Giant Inflatable. Barron also offers instructional classes during daytime hours for a discounted rate.

DATE: Apr 9, 2018

TIME: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

PRICE: $11.00 + tax

FAMILY DISCOUNT: $7.00 + tax

AGES: 14 months through 22 years old

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

A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment. Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine. Register here.

CANCELLATION DETAILS:

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

 

Homeschool Skate at Fun Spot in Belleville, IL

Tuesday, April 10 2pm to 4pm

Spring Celebration Homeschool Skate!

Admission is $7 and includes regular skate rental; upgraded skate rental is $2. Concessions will be open for purchase. Come visit us online at www.funspotrocks.com or in person at 1400 West Blvd., Belleville IL 62221.

 

City Museum Field Trip

Tuesday, April 10 at 9:45am

Enjoy a day at City Museum for only $7 a person (yes, the price has increased by a dollar), 3 yrs old and up (2 and under are free). Cash parking is available in the lot or metered parking on the street.

We have space available at noon to eat together – you may bring your lunch, snacks, water and coats inside since we have a group reservation. They provide us with an unlocked ballroom to stash our stuff & eat in. Floor seating only. The City Museum also has fairly reasonable food options, so you could buy lunch there as well. Your ticket gets you in all day, so stay as long as you’d like.

More information and signup here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-city

 

Twin City Homeschool Group Curriculum Sale

WHO: Twin City Homeschool Group in Festus/Crystal City

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: 9-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Faith Baptist Church, 11835 County Road CC, Festus, MO 63028, in the gymnasium.

WHAT: There will be curriculum (of course!) and the kids will also be selling crafts/baked goods/projects. Something for everyone! This event is free to attend. So far, we already have 20 sellers, so this should be a good one! Any questions, or if you need more information, please contact me directly.

CONTACT: Paula Koranda paulakoranda@gmail.com

 

Bach & Jazz free performance

Bach and Jazz is geared toward middle and high school students and features St. Louis musicians: jazz guitarist, Steve Schenkel and jazz pianist, Kim Portnoy. At Bach and Jazz, students will experience the similarities between improvised jazz and Bach’s music, giving them a better understanding of improvisation and how Bach still continues to influence our music today.

Bach was known as the master of improvisation. At this one-of-a-kind FREE concert, students will

experience the similarities between improvised jazz and Bach’s music, giving a better understanding

of how the Master of Baroque still continues to influence modern jazz. The hour-long educational concert will also include time for Q&A with the performers.

Featuring St. Louis musicians Jazz Guitarist, Steve Schenkel and Jazz Pianist, Kim Portnoy

There are two FREE performances of this exciting educational concert available to choose from as part of the 2018 St. Louis Bach Festival, presented by Centene Charitable Foundation:

Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:30-10:30am at First Baptist Church of Ferguson: 333 North Florissant Road, St. Louis, MO 63135

Thursday, April 19, 2018 10-11am at The Ethical Society of St. Louis: 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117

For more information on how to register students for this event, please contact Monica Orban: educationdirector@bachsociety.org

 

Deadline for Holocaust Museum & Learning Center 2018 Art & Writing Contest

Students in grades 6 through 12 can win cash prizes; entries accepted through April 13

The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center (HMLC) is seeking entries for the 2018 Art and Writing Contest. The contest asks creative middle and high school students to express the difficult and inspiring lessons of the Holocaust. This is the 15th year that the annual competition has been held in dedication to the memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of the grandchildren of sponsors Dr. Ira (of blessed memory) and Judith Gall. Winning entries in each division will be awarded cash prizes and will be displayed at the Museum.

Click here for rules and an entry link.

 

Secret Keeper Girl Masterpiece World Tour

The Secret Keeper Girl Masterpiece World Tour is for 7-12 year old girls and their moms that takes them back to the Garden of Eden where they’ll discover just what a masterpiece this whole world really is. It will show them that THEY are a masterpiece created by God. And every masterpiece must be protected. Learn the secrets of modesty and true beauty, while enjoying a girls night out. Tickets can be found at https://purefreedom.brushfire.com/skg-masterpiece-world-tour/440633.

 

St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Days

Work together at the St Louis Area Food Bank packing food in their warehouse. Area families and seniors depend on the food that our volunteers sort, box and repackage in our Volunteer Center.

Date: 4/17, 9am to noon

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 3-hour 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.

 

SHARE Prom 2018: The Great Gatsby

All homeschooled high school students (9th-12th grade) and homeschool alumni are invited to the SHARE Prom. Each homeschool student attending may bring one guest (space is limited, so this will be enforced). All attendees must be under 21.

Location: Andre’s West Banquet Center, 211 South Old Highway 141 Fenton, MO 63026

Time: 7pm – 11pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

Cost: $35 per person, paid before April 7th. For payments received April 7th to April 12th, cost is $45 per person. Dinner is included.

This is a non-smoking event and attendees will be required to sign a dress code policy. However, themed attire is allowed.

Don’t delay – register today! Space is limited and we always hit capacity early. The absolute deadline to register is midnight on April 12th – no late registrations will be accepted, and each individual attending must register.

TO REGISTER FOR THE PROM, VISIT www.sharehomeschool.com

TO VOLUNTEER, EMAIL joetracyclark@charter.net.

Feel free to pass this information along to other homeschoolers…..thanks!

 

Moonlight Masquerade Spring Formal

Homeschooler Link invites you to the Moonlight Masquerade Spring Formal

Saturday April 21st, 2018

7:00 – 11:00 pm

Trigg Banquet Center (300 O’Fallon Plaza, O’Fallon, MO)

$25 per ticket includes dinner

This event is open to all homeschoolers regardless of group memberships. Photobooth available with free prints & digital copies provided after the dance.

Please go to www.homeschoolerlink.com for more information and to register – registration is due by April 14th.

 

Camp Manitowa Homeschool Field Trip Day

Camp Manitowa is inviting all homeschool families to a field trip like none other. Experience an adventure filled day at the Camp Manitowa 2018 Homeschool Field Trip Days. Take part in favorite camp activities, while having fun with your homeschool friends old and new.

Camp Manitowa owns and operates two residential camps and retreat facilities nestled amongst the forests and lakes of Southern Illinois where campers gain confidence, independence and maturity, as well as make lifelong memories.

At Camp Manitowa’s Homeschool Field Trip Days, families can get a taste of camp life in one fun packed day.

  • Outdoor Education

  • Kayaking

  • Arts and Crafts

  • Canoeing

  • Hiking

  • Campfires

  • and more!

Your family can join us for one or all four field trips dates. Try one at each facility for the total camp experience!

April 26th & May 18th, 9am to 4pm: Camp Manitowa – Cedar Point, Makanda, IL

May 4th & May 25th, 9am to 4pm: Camp Manitowa – Rend Lake, Benton, IL

Cost: $10 per person/$50 max per family

We would love to have you experience Camp Manitowa with us. Bring your family and your homeschool friends for a fun day you won’t forget! For more information or to register, visit http://campmanitowa.com/retreats/homeschool-field-trips-at-camp-manitowa/

 

Shine St. Charles Black & White Ball

All homeschool students ages 13-18 are invited to attend the SHINE St. Charles spring prom, the Black & White Ball. Prom will be held Saturday, April 28 from 7pm to 11pm at Trigg Banquet Hall, 300 O’Fallon Plaza, O’Fallon MO. The cost is $22, including dinner.

A full court will be announced. Senior guests will receive a souvenir glass to commemorate the dance. To register, please visit www.shinestcharles.com and look for the Prom 2018 tab.

 

ONGOING

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

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

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

God’s Green Acre Ranch Association

God’s Green Acre Ranch Association is great for anyone with a girl aged 13-18 who is interested in horses. My daughter had been taking lessons for several years and participating in shows but we were not in a position to own a horse. We were able to join the ranch in September and my daughter loves it!

The girls go to the ranch on Saturdays from 9:30-3:30, where they are responsible for both household and barn chores, caring for their horse, riding their horse in the outdoor arenas or trail riding on the 165 acre ranch. There is also a girls’ board which has meetings every Saturday morning.

The girls hold board positions and facilitate these meetings with adult supervision. They sponsor and participate in horse shows in the summer and participate in parades throughout the year. Families are welcome to come on Saturdays as well and can explore the property or go fishing. Families are also able to utilize the property throughout the week, Saturday evenings, and Sundays. Some families have birthday parties, camp outs, etc. If you or someone you know is interested and would like more information, please contact Nancy Sarocco at 314-941-3410.

Homeschool Quiz Bowl

Now recruiting elementary, middle school, and high school quiz bowl teams for the 2018-19 school year. Quiz bowl is an exciting academic competition where teams of students use buzzers to score points for their team by answering a wide range of questions. Topics include history, literature, math, religion, science, geography and fine arts.

We will be training and practicing together approximately twice a month and competing in several Saturday competitions throughout the year. Practices will most likely be either st Charles or west/mid county. There may also be an opportunity to travel (possibly Atlanta, DC, or Chicago) if we qualify for nationals. Please contact Jen Farra (jenfarra@gmail.com) for more information.

National Bible Bee Summer Study

Can you spare just 20 mins a day to study God’s Word? Then you have time for the summer study this year. Our family is a “HOST” Family this year and will be putting together just 3 “meetings” to help encourage you, equip you and share in your summer study. Once you sign up, you’ll recieve a “Discovery Journal” which walks you through what to do each day – memory verses, cross references, Greek words and more. You’ll be surprised at the richness of this and you may find your children start telling YOU things you didn’t know about the scriptures. (Ask me how I know!)

There really is no way better to spend your summer than diving into God’s word. This I can promise. And at just 20 mins. a day, everyone can do it. But you may find that the soon the desire becomes to spend more than 20 mins a day…

Learn more about how to register and sign up at www.biblebee.org

You can join our host group and get ready for a great 8-week study. And if your child loves that – he/she can sign up to try for the National’s which are held in San Antonio each year in late Fall. Makes a great family vacation even if your child doesn’t “qualify” for the Nationals – it’s the only family vacation we’ll take this year. And it was our children’s choice. Something amazing happens when you attend and hear the scriptures recited by kids from around the country, aged 7 – 18… you go home invigorated and ready to do God’s work in your home!

If you are interested, we would LOVE to have you. Just check the website above for more information, sign up online, and feel free to contact us with any questions at: keithgeorgefamily@gmail.com

Blessings,

Sheri George

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CORRECTION — Metro Rec Plex Homeschool Day

Metro Rec Plex Homeschool Day

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

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

RSVPs are required for this event — please RSVP to ephillips@metrorecplex.com with the number of people attending and whether they will be swimming, skating, or both. 

Homeschool Events 3/8 to 4/7

In this issue:

Panthers homeschool football

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

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

3/17 – MO – FHE New Homeschool Seminar

3/19 – MO – SLHN Open House

3/20 – IL – Metro Rec Plex Homeschool Day

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

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

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

4/7 – MO – FHE High School Seminars

 

Ongoing events

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

 

Upcoming events

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

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

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

4/10 – MO – City Museum Field Trip

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

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

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

 

Panthers Homeschool Football

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

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

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

Homeschool pre-prom dance lessons (8 weeks)

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

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

The topics will include:

• Dance Etiquette

• Basic Dance Steps

• Popular Dance Moves

• Traditional Dance Basics

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

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

The class is run by:

Gabriella’s Step by Step Dance Studio

310 East Main Street

Belleville, IL 62220 US

Website: http://www.ballroomdancetoday.com/home.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BallroomDanceToday?ref=br_tf

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

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

Take 3 Theater presents Phantom Tollbooth Jr.

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

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

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

ADMISSION: FREE

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880496412001283/?event_time_id=1880496415334616

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

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

The Story of Esther

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

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

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

ADMISSION: FREE

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/159927921325636/

FHE New Homeschool Seminar

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

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

Please register for the seminar you will be attending by sending an email to Kim Quon at fhemoregion5@gmail.com.

SLHN Open House

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

Metro Rec Plex Homeschool Day

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

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

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

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

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

Click here for contest rules and a link to enter.

Discover Nature Schools early learning program

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

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

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

To register for the workshop, visit the Teacher Portal: https://goo.gl/4o6sdm.

Pre-school workshop

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

To register for the workshop, visit the Teacher Portal: https://goo.gl/wqLjGJ.

For questions about either of the workshops or more information about MDC’s Discover Nature Schools program, contact Cole at Kim.Cole@mdc.mo.gov or 636-300-1953, ext. 4126 or visit https://mdc.mo.gov/education.

FHE High School Seminars

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

April 7, 2:00-4:00

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

Please register for the seminar you will be attending by sending an email to Kim Quon at fhemoregion5@gmail.com.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

Instructional Gymnastics 1 hour class, no previous experience necessary

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

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

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

For more details and to register, please visit: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-gymnastics6

KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

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

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

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

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

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

Homeschool Events 2/24 to 3/13

In this issue:

2/24 – MO – FHE High School Seminars

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

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

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

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

3/5 – IL – Running Start Homeschool Information Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ONGOING

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

 

FHE High School Seminars

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

February 24, 1:30-3:30

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

Please register for the seminar you will be attending by sending an email to Kim Quon at fhemoregion5@gmail.com.

 

SHINE St. Charles Graduation Information Meeting

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

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

Where:

Meeting Room B

McClay Library

2760 McClay Road

St. Charles, MO 63303 US

Please visit our calendar at www.shinestcharles.com to register.

 

Gifted Resource Council’s Academic Challenge Cup Creative Convention

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $90 per team

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

 

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

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

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

Grades: 2-5

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

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

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

 

Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

Homeschool Day is an exclusive event for homeschool families on Mondays throughout the school year. We offer a reduced rate for an open gym environment that includes the Adventure Island Giant Inflatable. Barron also offers instructional classes during daytime hours for a discounted rate.

DATE: March 5, 2018

TIME: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

PRICE: $11.00 + tax

FAMILY DISCOUNT: $7.00 + tax

AGES: 14 months through 22 years old

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

A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment. Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine. Register here.

CANCELLATION DETAILS:

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

 

Running Start Homeschool Information Meeting

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

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

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

For more information and reservations, contact Jane Sparks at 618-235-2700, ext. 5490, or jane.sparks@swic.edu.

 

Clementine (Family Theatre Series)

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

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

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

#1 James J Eagan Dr. Florissant MO 63033

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

More information and registration here:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-clementine

 

Dierbergs Homeschool Cooking Class (6 week session)

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

TOPICS WE WILL COVER

  • Knife Skills and Kitchen Safety

  • Food Safety and Basic Nutrition

  • Grocery Shopping for Efficiency and Cost

  • Creating a meal plan.

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

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

COST & REGISTRATION:

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

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

 

Free basic archery instruction for teachers & homeschool parents

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

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

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

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

To register for the workshop, visit https://goo.gl/8Us4rp. For more information, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist at Dennis.Cooke@mdc.mo.gov, or call 314-301-1500 ext. 4218. Registration deadline is Feb. 28.

For more information about MoNASP, visit https://goo.gl/SRxq7T.

 

HELPS Used Curriculum and Used Book Sale

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

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

 

Reach for the Stars! Homeschool reading pledge drive

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

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

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

 

Homeschool bowling with ARCH Co-op

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

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

Date: 3/13

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054baaa72ea64-bowling

 

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

We are located at 4153 Jeffco Blvd.

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

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

 

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

 

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

Instructional Gymnastics 1 hour class, no previous experience necessary

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

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

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

For more details and to register, please visit: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-gymnastics6

 

KOR Komplex Homeschool Classes

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

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

 

North County Secular Homeschoolers Park Days

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

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

Homeschool Events 2/1 to 2/20

In this post:

  • 2/2 – Metro East Homeschool Winter Dance
  • 2/4 – Childgrove Country Dancers Family Dance
  • 2/13 – Homeschool bowling with ARCH Co-op
  • 2/14 – Functional Fitness Kids’ Group Training (8-week session)
  • 2/17 & 2/18 – “Raise the Roof” from Dayspring Arts & Education
  • 2/20 – St. Clair Homeschool Bowling (6-week session)
  • Preview of March events

 

Note: These are all new events, not repeats from the last post’s list! As always, please feel free to send me any events or resources that you think would benefit the St. Louis homeschool community — I may do a resource-specific post next week. You can reach me at stlmoevents@gmail.com or on the St. Louis Homeschool Events Facebook page. Thank you for reading!

 

Metro East Homeschool Winter Dance

Come shake your winter blues away! Homeschool students 8th grade and up can join us for dancing, games, hot chocolate, cupcakes, and more fun. The dance will be held Friday, Feb. 2, at Christ Church (Scott Campus) 4091 Illinois Rt. 161, Belleville IL 62221. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Go to paypal.me/honakera to pay by 2/1 and save!

 

Childgrove Country Dancers Family Dance

All are welcome: young and old, new dancers and experienced ones! Bring yourself and your children or grandchildren. We call simple, fun dances anyone can do to live music. All of the dances are designed so that children who are uncomfortable dancing with people they don’t know yet can stay with the person they chose to dance with – a parent, grandparent or friend.

DO I HAVE TO KNOW HOW? No prior experience is necessary to enjoy the dance. All of the dances are taught and walked through, and when the music plays, the caller continues to prompt the dances. There is usually much laughter and fun, and “mistakes” are treated as a part of that fun.

WHO: Children and adults of all ages are welcome. We’ve seen 4-year-olds who get awfully good at this, but it’s probably better for children age 6 and up. We choose dances that are fun for kids to do with their parents or each other, so please come prepared to join in!

WHEN: The Family Dance is from 3:00-4:30pm on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

WHERE: The Monday Club at 37 South Maple in Webster Groves.

FEE: Children, $3 each // Adults accompanied by children, $5 each // Families – maximum $16 // Unaccompanied Adults: $7 (includes the Contra Dance at 7pm that night)

Sign up with ARCH Co-op here, or view the Facebook event.

 

Homeschool bowling with ARCH Co-op

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

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

Date: 2/13

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054baaa72ea64-bowling

 

Functional Fitness Kids’ Group Training (8-week session)

Functional Fitness in Alton is offering an 8-week kids’ group training program, including body weight, core, and strength training. All ages welcome.

Deadline to sign up: Feb. 12

Day and time: Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:15 (starting Feb. 14)

Cost: $40 per child for 8-week session

Location: 2712 Corner Ct. Alton, IL 62002

Contact: Chad Campbell, 618-365-1427

 

Raise the Roof” from Dayspring Arts & Education

Music in the 90s reflected the individuality and general consciousness of the misfits who defined this decade. Asserting their uniqueness, artists pioneered and stretched the boundaries of many genres. The music students of Rebecca Garcia, along with DaySpring’s Dance Department and a live professional band, have worked hard preparing for this concert that will surely entertain!

Early bird tickets on sale NOW!

$8 children, $12 adults (online fees apply)

www.dayspringarts.eventbrite.com

At the door: $10 children, $15 adults

DaySpring Black Box Theatre

2500 Metro Blvd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Help us get the work out! Join our event on facebook!

 

St. Clair Homeschool Bowling (six-week session)

When: Feb. 20 – Apr. 17 (no class Mar. 27)

Time: 9:30am

Who: All ages

Details: A parent-led class will begin at 9:30. There will be two classes, divided by age/ grade. The first four weeks will include class and two games of bowling. The final four weeks will be bowling only.

Cost: $5 per student per week (includes shoes and two games of bowling). Paid weekly.

To register, join the Facebook page and post the names and ages of participating students.

 

Here are some dates to save for March:

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

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

3/5 – Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

3/6 – Clementine (Family Theatre Series)

3/13 – Homeschool bowling with ARCH Co-op

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

 

 

Homeschool Events 1/19 to 2/15

In this post:

1/22 – Missouri History Museum Homeschool Day

1/25 – City Museum Field Trip

1/26 – Turkey Hill Grange Dance (plus more 2018 dates)

2/3 – Gifted Resource Council’s Winter 2018 Learning Lab

2/5 – Magic House Homeschool Morning

2/5 – Pinkalicious the Musical

2/8 – “Academic and Elite Angst Over Homeschooling” Lecture

2/8 – “College, Careers, and Preparation” Panel Discussion

2/12 – Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

2/13 – Homeschool Skate at Rock-Roll-O-Rena in Arnold, MO

2/15 – City Museum Field Trip

 

Ongoing events:

Driver’s Training

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

Private piano, voice, and flute lessons

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

 

But first: A huge thank you to everyone who has helped me out so far with events! Please continue sending over any events, classes, or resources that you think could benefit the St. Louis homeschooling community.

 

Missouri History Museum Homeschool Day

Our city and state are culturally diverse places, thanks in part to the many immigrants who have settled here. At this month’s Homeschool Day, students will consider questions such as: Why do people immigrate? How do people build a community in a new place? What are some ways to make a positive impact in a new land?

Join us from 10am to 2pm on Monday, January 22! Click here to register.

Turkey Hill Grange Dance

Greetings, friends!

Our first dance of 2018 is coming up a fortnight hence on Friday, January 26. As is tradition, doors open at 6:30pm, with dancing 7-9pm. If anyone wants to stick around afterwards for extended visiting and additional dances, feel free to do so! Pricing remains at $5 per dancer with a maximum of $20 per family. Attire is simply nice-casual; this is not a themed event.

Turkey Hill Grange

1375 IL-15

Belleville, IL 62220

2018 Dance Schedule:

January 26

March 23

May 25

July 27

September 28

November 23

City Museum Field Trip

Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9:45am

Enjoy a day at City Museum for only $5 per person in January (will increase to $7 after Jan.), 3 yrs old and up (2 and under are free). Cash parking is available in the lot or metered parking on the street.

We have space available at noon to eat together – you may bring your lunch, snacks, water and coats inside since we have a group reservation. They provide us with an unlocked ballroom to stash our stuff & eat in. Floor seating only. The City Museum also has fairly reasonable food options, so you could buy lunch there as well. Your ticket gets you in all day, so stay as long as you’d like.

More information and signup here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-city

Gifted Resource Council’s Winter 2018 Learning Lab

Saturday Learning Lab classes begin February 3.

Learning Lab offers enrichment classes for bright and talented students from pre-school through eighth grade. Classes are held twice yearly in the Fall and Winter on six Saturday mornings and afternoons. They will be held at Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton MO 63105.

Learning Lab classes challenge 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, and our teachers are chosen for expertise in their area and their skill in working with bright students.

Click here for more information on Winter Learning Lab classes, as well as an application and downloadable brochure.

Magic House Homeschool Morning

Monday, February 5, 2018, 9:30am until 11:30am

This will be the last homeschool morning of the 2017-2018 school year! Let’s make sure we have a great turnout so we can continue to get this amazing opportunity to visit the Magic House at an amazing price and have a great time allowing the kids to learn and exercise while you visit with another mom you know or get to know someone new.

The Educational entrance on the lower level is where we are to enter (unless otherwise directed). No passes are allowed and it is $3 per person for ages 2 and up (under 2 are free). Cash and credit cards are accepted.

Pinkalicious the Musical

Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toes – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Date: Monday, 2/5/18 Time: 12pm

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

#1 James J Eagan Dr. Florissant MO 63033.

Cost: $4 a person, pay Kim Schlanger Kuntz via PayPal using this link: paypal.me/KimKuntz to get tickets. We can not pay at the door, the money has to be paid in advance.

More information and registration here:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-pinkalicious

Academic and Elite Angst Over Homeschooling

Talk by Dr. Brian Ray, President of the National Home Education Research Institute and Homeschooling Father of Eight Children

Date: February 8, 2018 (Thurs.) 6:30P.M. – 8:30P.M. (doors open 6:00pm)

Place: The Family Vision

2020 Parkway Drive

St. Peters, MO 63376

636-447-6900

(Near Hwy 70 and Cave Springs Blvd Exit 225, http://www.thefamilyvision.org)

Contacts:

The Family Vision 636-447-6900, Lisa — Lisa Payne-Naeger lisa.naeger@me.com

Dr. Brian Ray – at NHERI, mail@nheri.org or 503-364-1490

Free Admission; a freewill offering for the nonprofit National Home Education Research Institute

will be taken up. Books, reports, & videos on sale.

Dr. Ray will help you consider the answers to questions such as the following:

  • Why are teachers’ unions and so many American professors worried about homeschooling?

  • What is the purpose and effect of public/state schooling?

  • Does research support the idea that home education is good for children and families?

  • Why should liberty-lovers and Christians homeschool?

  • Plenty of time for Q. and A. and discussion and even debate ☺

Bring the curious, the critic, your friend, your pastor/elders, journalists, and your children’s grandparents.

Dr. Ray will bring solid books and reports on homeschooling and child training for sale.

College, Careers, and Preparation” Panel Discussion

St. Clair County Christian Home Educators is having a Panel Discussion with Q&A on “College, Careers and Preparation”

Thursday, Feb 8 at 7:00 PM.

1st Assembly of God

900 Fair Oaks Dr.

Belleville, IL 62221

Free and open to all homeschoolers.

Sorry, no childcare.

http://www.sccche.org

Homeschool Day at Barron’s Gymnastics

Homeschool Day is an exclusive event for homeschool families on Mondays throughout the school year. We offer a reduced rate for an open gym environment that includes the Adventure Island Giant Inflatable. Barron also offers instructional classes during daytime hours for a discounted rate.

DATE: Feb 12, 2018

TIME: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

PRICE: $11.00 + tax

FAMILY DISCOUNT: $7.00 + tax

AGES: 14 months through 22 years old

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

A parent or adult must assist children younger than 1st grade. Only adults assisting this age group are allowed in the gym after signing the blanket release located at front desk. Adults are not allowed on equipment. Parent viewing is available on the mezzanine. Register here.

CANCELLATION DETAILS:

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

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

We are located at 4153 Jeffco Blvd.

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

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

City Museum Field Trip

Thursday, Feb. 15 at 9:45am

Enjoy a day at City Museum for only $7 a person (yes, the price has increased by a dollar). Cash parking is available in the lot or metered parking on the street.

We have space available at noon to eat together – you may bring your lunch, snacks, water and coats inside since we have a group reservation. They provide us with an unlocked ballroom to stash our stuff & eat in. Floor seating only. The City Museum also has fairly reasonable food options, so you could buy lunch there as well. Your ticket gets you in all day, so stay as long as you’d like.

More information and signup here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-city

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Driver’s Training

Hello. My name is Tom Heisserer. I am a homeschooling father of eight children. I have a fully insured driver’s training service in the St. Louis area. My background includes being a former Missouri State Highway Patrolman and a current accident reconstructionist and insurance claim investigator with a large insurance company. I have a current unrestricted Missouri driver’s license and am fully insured. I have taken the Protecting God’s Children class and have my background checked every two years through the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Training will include: reviewing the Missouri Driver’s License guide; taking practice written tests; learning how to change a tire; and one on one driver training in all types of traffic situations. In addition, I will provide instruction on what to do if you’re in an accident as well as what to do if you are pulled over by the police. I will keep a log of hours for the Missouri driver’s license test.

Whether you have a permit and no driving experience; or you have some experience and need to brush up on your skills before taking the driving test; or you need help studying for the written test before your permit; or even a newly licensed driver that could use a bit more practice I can tailor the training to you.

I will meet you at your house and provide training in my Ford Taurus which is equipped with a passenger side brake pedal.

For more information on availability, rates, or any other questions you may have please email me at 8jsdrivertraining@gmail.com or call 314-837-4337.

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

Private piano, voice, and flute lessons

My name is Lisa Smith. I teach private piano, voice and flute lesson at The Music Room in the Tower Grove neighborhood. I teach beginners through advanced students of all ages. Lessons are $30 for a 30 minutes lesson. 45 minute and 60 minute lessons are also available. I can be reached at Syrinx0813@yahoo.com

Homeschool Gymnastics at Team Central in Maryland Heights

Instructional Gymnastics 1 hour class, no previous experience necessary

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

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

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

For more details and to register, please visit: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/70a054baaa72ea64-gymnastics6

Introduction and contact information update

Hello St. Louis & Metro East area homeschoolers!

Suzie, who has been doing a wonderful job of running this site for years, is leaving the St. Louis area, so she asked for a volunteer to take over the site. I volunteered, and am looking forward to continuing her work of connecting homeschooling families to events and resources throughout the region.

Any help you can provide by passing along information you know about local homeschooling events, classes, groups, field trips, etc., would be greatly appreciated! This site has been a big help as I start my homeschooling journey, and I hope it can continue to be that for every homeschooling family in the St. Louis area. You can reach me at stlmoevents@gmail.com, or by messaging the St. Louis Homeschool Events Facebook page. 

–Shelby Blanchard Stogner