Homeschool events 10/20 – 11/29

10/20 – MO – Nutcracker on Ice Placement Day

10/29 – MO – Register for Great Homeschool Conventions with a discount code

11/2 – IL – Masquerade Madness Homeschool Costume Dance

11/5 – MO – Magic House Homeschool Morning

11/12 – MO – MO History Museum Homeschool Day: Latino History

11/13 – MO – St. Louis Family Theatre Series – Pete the Cat

11/13 – MO – Rock Roll-O-Rena Roller Rink Homeschool Skate

11/29 – MO – St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Days (ARCH co-op)

 

10/20 – MO – Nutcracker on Ice Placement Day

Would you be interested in being a part of the 14th annual production of the Nutcracker On Ice, presented by the Metro Edge Figure Skating Club in Webster Groves? Skaters of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Group registration is now open! If you are interested in being a part of this great production as one of our group cast members (i.e. flowers, mice, toy soldiers, snowflakes, Fritz’s friends, sweets, party guests etc.), register now! Visit www.NutcrackerOnIce.org for the link to register.

ALL ages (tots to adults) and ALL skating levels are welcome! We have skaters who are just learning to skate around the rink to skaters landing double and triple jumps. All skaters are cast and we have roles for both boys and girls. No cuts. If you don’t own skates, no worries. Skate rental is included with the registration fee.

Group placement day will be October 20th, 9:30-10:30am at the Webster Groves Ice Rink. Registered skaters will be assigned to groups during this session based on skater skill level (not age).

Practices are most Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30 or 10:30-11:30 (depending on group placement) starting Oct. 27 through show weekend. Practices are led by local skating coaches.

Shows are at 2 and 5pm on Saturday Dec. 8 and 9. All cast skaters are required to participate in all four shows. Tickets to see the show(s) will be on sale later this fall.

The fee to skate in a Nutcracker group is $85 and includes skate rental (if needed). A costume deposit is also collected and returned show weekend after the costume has been returned in good condition.

Here is a link to a news story about a past show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TElcZU117Y

10/29 Register for Great Homeschool Conventions with a discount code

Great Homeschool Conventions will be back in St. Louis again; however, they are returning back to the old Expo time of being in March—and so many are thrilled about this!

March 28-30, 2019…mark your calendar!

And…once again they have graciously given me a code that will get $5.00 off of your registration price. The code is presently only good till October 29, so you might want to register before then. I am not sure if they will extend it for us or not.

I cannot begin to explain how I have enjoyed working with the folks at GHC. Their hearts are for home educators and they truly want to help you make your homeschool journey a success.

To get the code, please click on the link below, which will take you to an html page with lots of information.

https://greathomeschoolconventions.com/mullins/email.html

Thanks! Cathy

11/2 – IL – Masquerade Madness Homeschool Costume Dance

All ghouls and boys (8th grade and up) are hereby invited this November 2nd to join us dressed as their alter ego in celebration of madness! More will be revealed about this mysterious masquerade as time moves forward…

In the meantime, we are still actively searching for volunteers to be a part of the committee. All parents and teens alike are warmly welcomed to join us! If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact one of the admins for more info! We’d love to have you. ️

Stay tuned for new updates,

Metro East Homeschool Dance Committee / MEHDC

11/5 – Magic House Homeschool Morning

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

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

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

Time: 9:30am until 11:30am

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

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

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

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

11/12 – MO History Museum Homeschool Day: Latino History

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

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

Tickets are available two weeks prior to the event. This is a free event but registration is required.

11/13 – MO – Rock Roll-O-Rena Roller Rink Homeschool Skate

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

11/13 – St. Louis Family Theatre Series – Pete the Cat

St Louis Family Theatre Series returns this year for yet another fantastic season of bringing books to life through outstanding on stage performances!

Date: 11/13/2018 (Tue.)

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm CDT

Location: Florissant Civic Center Theatre, #1 James J Eagan Dr. Florissant MO 63033.

Cost: $4 a person & we have a reservation of a block of 50 tickets that will go to the first to pay Kim Schlanger-Kuntz via PayPal using this link: paypal.me/KimKuntz

No children under the age of 3 are allowed 😦

When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his manners – and boy are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up, so the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. The whole family, that is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet earth. As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus.

Mark your calendars now for the spring 12pm shows!

  • January 15th Tuesday “The Cat in the Hat”

  • February 4th Monday “Penguin Goes to Flight School”

  • March 4th Monday “The Ugly Duckling”

11/29 – St. Louis Area Food Bank Service Days

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.

Date: 11/29, 1pm to 4pm

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.

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Homeschool Events 9/20 – 10/15

9/20 – IL – Day Time Board Game Day

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

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

9/29 – MO – FHE Hew Homeschool 101 Seminar

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

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

10/6 – MO – EKHO Entertainment Christmas Performance Auditions

10/6 – MO – Classes begin at Learning Labs

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

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

10/13 – MO – FHE Homeschooling High School Seminar

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

ONGOING

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

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

Epiphany Lanes Homeschool Open Bowling

Dyslexia Tutoring

 

 

9/20 – IL – Day Time Board Game Day

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

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

9/24 – Jefferson College Homeschool Student Resource Night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where: The St. Louis Zoo, in Forest Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

1) Family name

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

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

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

5) An alternate session you can attend.

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

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

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

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

9/29 – FHE Hew Homeschool 101 Seminar

Saturday, September 29 from 10:00-noon

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

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

10/2 – IL – Elite FT Homeschool Soccer Camp

Homeschool Kids only

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

Ages 5-14

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:10pm

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

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

Cost: $55

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

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

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

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

October 5 through November 9.

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

Class is limited to 10 students.

Ages 9-12

Cost is $320

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

There is no riding in this class.

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

Triangle H Farm, 2082 South Moreland Road

Edwardsville, IL 62025 Farm: 618.692.4823

10/6 – EKHO Entertainment Christmas Performance Auditions

Dear Homeschoolers,

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

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

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

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

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

If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks so much,

Cathy Mullins

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

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

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

🎤 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

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

📝 ****Registration Required****

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

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

Pre-screen audition video clip instructions:

– All: Include a brief oral statement including full name

– Actors: 2 contrasting, 1-minute monologues

– Singers: 16 bars up tempo, 16 bars Ballad

– Dancers: Solo piece no longer than 90 seconds

Organization Overview

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

Dec Production Funds Benefit Crisis Aid International

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

A Timeless Tradition Storyline

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

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

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

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

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

10/6 – Classes begin at Learning Labs

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

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

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

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

Here is the link with more information on the classes:

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

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

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

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

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11

Time: 7pm – 11pm

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

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

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

There will be no registrations allowed after October 4th!

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

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

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

10/13 – FHE Homeschooling High School Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

 

ONGOING

Sky Zone Homeschool Jump

STARTING AUGUST 18TH: Join us on Fridays from 1:30pm-3pm for Homeschool Jump! Homeschool students will get a discounted rate of $10 for 90 minutes of jump time, and each additional sibling is just $5 for 90 minutes of jump time! Check out our Hours & Calendar for availability!

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

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

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

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

Details about the CLUB:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details about the CLUB LEADERS:

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

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

If interested…

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

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

Epiphany Lanes Homeschool Open Bowling

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

All ages welcome – parents/caregivers welcome to bowl too. (Feel free to pass registration info on to friends.) You can sign up for as many hours and individuals as you’d like, but space is limited (only 8 lanes!) so signing up is necessary. Cost is only $1.50 per bowler, per hour, to be paid in CASH there. Shoes are included.

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

See you there!

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

Epiphany Lanes, 3164 Ivanhoe Ave, St Louis MO 63139

Dyslexia Tutoring

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

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

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

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

Homeschool Events for the week of 8/13

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

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

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

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

10/1 – MO – Magic House Homeschool Morning

 

 

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

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

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

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

Team Central Gymnastics August – December

Instructional Gymnastics 1 hour class, no previous experience necessary

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

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

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

Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054baaa72ea64-gymnastics7

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

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

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

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

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

Session size max: 50 students, min: 8 students

Paid Opportunity for Homeschool Families

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

Beth Bachman writes….

Hello,

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

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

Can you please reply to this email address,bethbachman1999@gmail.com and let me know if you are available for the Posture Evals for this Fall and which date(s) work best for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bethbachman1999@gmail.com

Blessings,

Beth

314-518-9336 cell

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

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

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

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

Yamaha Music School Director

Lacefield Music

http://www.yamahamusicschoolstl.com

(314) 329-5320

Junior Achievement Finance Park Experience

Hello Junior Achievement Finance Park Home School Educators,

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

Send email to lmarsh@jastl.org for enrollment form.

Lori A Marsh, JA Finance Park Manager

Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis

Dennis & Judy Jones Free Enterprise Center

17339 N. Outer 40 Road

Chesterfield, MO 63005

636-728-0707 ext 234

www.jastl.org

10/1 – Magic House Homeschool Morning

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

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

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

Time: 9:30am until 11:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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!!