Homeschool Events and Activities
***MOM'S COFFEE NIGHT***
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Hazel's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Company
4001 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO
All homeschooling moms are invited to share an evening
of fun and fellowship the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. - ?
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY
September 26 is SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY.
Here is a link to the participating St. Joseph Museums from last year
This will take you to the Smithsonian page.
SHATTO DAIRY FAMILY DAY AT THE FARM
September 26th, 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The event is free of charge and will include, free lunch while supplies last, an opportunity to milk a cow, pet the baby calves, hay rides, music, games and a lot of free samples.
Click here to go to their website.
Recurring Events and Activities
HOMESCHOOL CLASSES AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO
Waiting for information regarding the fall 2015 courses
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AT LEGOLAND
LEGO® Education and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City have partnered to deliver high quality, curriculum-relevant, educational experiences that will prepare today's students for tomorrow's world. Visit before April 1st and save $1 per student on workshops. Call us now to book your visit at 816-556-3234 or email KCGroups@merlinentertainments.biz.
Choose from the following series of LEGO Education workshops and download the workshop guides for teachers from their website.
ICE SKATING SESSIONS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Wednesday mornings from 10am - 12 noon
Bode Ice Arena, 2500 SW Parkway, St. Joseph
Cost: $5.00 (this includes skate rental)
If there is enough interest, Bode can provide Basic Skills group lessons for the skaters. It would be an 6 week class on Wednesdays from 12 noon - 12:45pm. Cost for the class is $60, which includes a punch card for 6 free public sessions.
If you have questions, please call the ice rink at 816-271-5352.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS OF THE MISSOURI STATE CAPITOL
Educators can have free educational tours of the Capitol in Jefferson City. Groups of 10 or more can register email@example.com.
LOWES FREE BUILD & GROW CLINICS
Build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggles, patch, and much more.
Visit their website for more details and to sign up.
Home Depot Free Monthly Kid Workshops
Build a project the first Saturday of each month beginning at 9am.
Visit their website for more details.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Various dates and times (usually the third Wednesday or Thursday of each month,
check the Calendar of events each month for the exact date, time, and each month's topic).
MDC NW Regional Headquarters on the campus of MWSU in St. Joseph, MO.
They will have a limit of 45 participants at each program.
Parents attend with children. Age recommendation: 6 years through 18.
All programs will be held at the Enter campus from the north on Faron Street. MDC is the first building on your left AFTER the baseball complex and pond. All programs are FREE.
Please RSVP to Shelly at 816-271-3111 ext. 1442 or via email Shelly.Cox@mdc.mo.gov
Please make sure that you sign up early...programs frequently reach full capacity. Also, please cancel your reservation if you find you are unable to attend so that other families will have the opportunity.
REMINGTON NATURE CENTER ACTIVITIES
Friday Feeding Frenzy - come help feed the fish every Friday at 10:30 a.m.
Second Saturday Kids Quest - second Saturday of every month (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Last Sunday Craft Club - last Sunday of every month (June-August, except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Last Saturday Craft Club - last Saturday of every month (September-May, except holidays) at 1:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to 816-271-5499 if you plan to attend.
Check our Calendar of Events for more details or visit stjoenaturecenter.info.
ROLLING HILLS LIBRARY FUNDAY MONDAY CLUB
Fourth Monday of every month September through May, 1:30 p.m., Belt Branch, St. Joseph, MO
Check the Calendar of Events for details on each class.
Seating is limited so advance registration is required. To sign-up, call 816-232-5479.
Visit Rolling Hills Library Calendar for more information.
HOMESCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL TEAMS
Anyone wanting information about girls volleyball and basketball teams can contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be hosting several fund raisers this summer to raise money for nationals, gym fees, jerseys and referee fees. If you are interested in being in charge of a fundraiser, have ideas for a fundraiser, or any other ideas or suggestions for volleyball or basketball, please contact Rachel at Revelationch.email@example.com.
HOMESCHOOL DISCOUNT SKI PASS FOR SNOW CREEK
Anyone who is interested in purchasing one can visit skisnowcreek.com/school_programs.html.
Mondays will be HOMESCHOOL DAYS AT SNOW CREEK this coming season! Each Monday, home school groups will gather at Snow Creek to enjoy the wonderful sport of skiing/snowboarding and to connect with their fellow home-schoolers. The price is very affordable and includes lift tickets, rental equipment, lessons, and a lunch.
B&J SKATE CENTER SUMMER SKATING PASS
Discounted Summer Skating Pass for only $26 for 12 Admissions to our sessions May 16th - Sept. 6th on Wednesdays 1:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 1:30-4:00pm & 6:00-8:30pm and
EXCEL SPEECH SERVICES
Kathy Blair is the owner of Excel Speech Services, providing speech therapy for the community. A speech pathologist specializing in working with pediatric patients and homeschool students of all ages. As an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certified, Missouri Teacher Certified, State of Missouri Licensed speech pathologist with over 20 years of experience, Kathy Blair has worked with many children over the years with various speech-language deficits. Speech therapy targeting articulation, receptive language, expressive language, overall language deficit, fluency (stuttering), speech apraxia, phonological process errors, resonance disorders (related to repaired cleft palate), speech delays related to ear infections and hearing loss, etc., Kathy has much experience helping children from the early childhood age range up through high school age. Her form of therapy focuses on the positive and involves play activity for younger children. As a homeschool mom herself, Kathy is homeschool friendly, providing therapy in a non-threatening, professional, parent/speech pathologist team manner. She currently offers speech evaluation and speech therapy services for a low, cash only, rate. This makes effective speech therapy available to the homeschool community at an affordable cost. She currently has many openings for new clients in her schedule. If interested in contacting Kathy Blair, please contact her through email or by phone!
MUSIC CLASSES FOR HOMESCHOOLERS
Jill Swann is offering a music classes for home school students in grades K - 6. She has a Bachelors of Music Education and a Masters of Church Music and has been teaching music to preschoolers for 11 years in St. Joseph. She now has her own studio and would love to expand her teaching to the elementary ages. She could teach either three classes (k-1, 2-3, 4-6), or two classes (k-3, 4-6) depending on the interest and wishes of the parents. She could even offer a 6th grade only class and include recorder and/or choir. She is open to the needs of the community.
Email Jill for more information.
HOMESCHOOL ART CLASSES
Art Teacher Tracy Porter, with 18 years of experience teaching elementary/middle school art
is offering to teach art lessons to homeschool students.
A variety of art lessons will be taught, utilizing several medias and covering a range of elements and principles of art. Lessons will include focus on master artists, as well as integration of other subject matters: science, history, music, literature, and more. Each lesson will be finished within a two hour time frame. If there is extra time, we may have time for drawing lessons or other short projects.
Cost: $10 per child per lesson
Supplies to bring are noted for each lesson, some supplies will be provided.
If interested, contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-591-5679
Class size will be limited to 15 students, ideal age is grades 2-8
Ms. Porter needs a location for classes. If you would like to host classes in your home, you will receive a discounted lesson price.
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