PLEASE MAKE A CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX!
WE ARE COLLECTING
CHRISTMAS SHOESBOXES AGAIN!!!!
IF you are doing a Christmas Shoebox, you can bring them to Homelink
or bring them to our Harvest Skating Party (working on a date);
however, you are not required to participate in our Christmas Shoebox Project to skate!
Skating is for everyone whether you bring a shoebox or not.
AGAIN THIS YEAR!
*We have purchased official Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes that you may pick up at the Homelink (in basement) any Tuesday or Thursday for FREE! I only ask that if you take one, you bring it back full.
*I’ll also have lots of extra box labels too. A $9 donation per shoebox gift is critical to provide for shipping and other ministry expenses.
This year we also have "tracking box" labels.
*Be sure to check out this resource page…I love the Let’s Be Friends page to insert in the box: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/childrens-ministry-resources/
*Here’s help on what to pack in a shoebox based on gender and age. Click on the different ages to see the scree change: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions/ This page will also show you items that are not allowed…no candy or toothpaste among others.
*Here are some great shoebox stories to show your children:
*Don’t forget to include a $9 donation per shoebox to provide for shipping and other project costs. If you donate online, you can use a special Follow Your Box label and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.
IMPORTANT!!! If you can't come to the skating party and have made a shoebox, you can bring it to Homelink any Tuesday or Thursday before November 19 OR drop it by Cathy's house (3675 Montana 63116) OR call Cathy and she will come get it! (314-769-7965).
Don’t hesitate to ask!
[email protected] Pack and pray!
Field Trip to Pierce Century Farms
This event has been RE-SCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 22ND. Please sign up again if you signed up for the 15th. Your payment will be applied.
Click on image below to sign up. If you are using Paypal to pay, please log-in first and then head to the October 22nd calendar page. That way your invoice and payment will be automatically generated. Other ways to pay will be shared at the end of sign-up.
This is for all SHARE members but it is held at Homelink
No sign-up, just come!
Volleyball class beginning October 28th!
Halloween Party - October 27th!
S.H.A.R.E.'s Homelink Learning Center is now open for registration!
*******Please read the following instructions before you go any further!********
#1 IF YOU ARE JUST BROWSING, PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW AND YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE "Official Homelink Base Page".
From there you can do the following:
- View the Homelink Schedule matrix - When you get to the matrix, please notice that if you click on a class, the description will open up. If you click on a teacher's name, a biography/photo will open.
- Find our Homelink location.
- Read our Homelink Philosophy
- Get a Printable Schedule
- View Suggested Class Progressions
- Read about our Operation Fee
- Read our Handbook
- Read various testimonies from Homelink parents
- View our Calendar for the year
- View our teachers and access their email addresses so that you can write them questions
- Ask a question
- Find the steps to register for classes
#2 IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS TODAY, PLEASE LOG-IN FIRST!
You will not be able to register your student for a class unless you are logged-in SHARE member.
Find the Homelink Logo and you will be taken to the 5-step process page to become a Homelink Family. Here you will do the following:
- Step 1: Pay your SHARE membership if you have not already done so
- Step 2: Fill out a Homelink Registration Form for emergency situations
- Step 3: Register for Classes - You will be sent to the matrix schedule and when you click on a class as a logged in member, your student's name will show up on the right
side. Checkmark the name of the student(s) for that class. NOTE: Be sure to go to the Operation Fee matrix (first one) and use one of your students to sign up
for your Operation Fee invoice.
- Step 4: If you have not already done so in the past couple of years, please sign up to be on our text message service, Remind. You will only receive messages concerning
cancellations due to weather or reminders about special upcoming Homelink events.
- Step 5: Read our Payment Policies
The price is only $20 per year and your membership is good through 8/31/22.
You can use Paypal, a credit card through Paypal or send cash or check (details on the form).
S.H.A.R.E. is an independent support group founded and operated by volunteer parents who home educate their children in the Greater St. Louis Area. Families from all over the St. Louis region and nearby Illinois counties are members of SHARE, although we are based in the South City, South County and Mid County areas.
We are a diverse group of homeschoolers with a wide variety of learning and teaching styles. Some families are large, others are small; some are homeschooling veterans of twenty years, many are just beginning.
The majority of members are Christians and leadership is totally Christian; however, people of all faiths are welcome in S.H.A.R.E. We are united by our choice to homeschool our children and give them the best possible educational experience AND by our desire to protect homeschooling rights in Missouri and elsewhere.
Our main goal is to inform, equip and encourage families in their homeschooling journey!
S.H.A.R.E. offers many activities and classes to supplement and enrich your home education experience, including an E-NEWSLETTER that is filled with both upcoming SHARE activities and other opportunities that your homeschoolers may benefit from. Be the first to find out about such events as:
*DANCES AND THE PROM
*OUR ANNUAL ART SHOW
*OUR ANNUAL GEOGRAPHY BEE
*NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
(We hold 3!--Kindergarten, 8th grade, and High School)
*STANDARDIZED TESTING...and more!
Meet Cort Hubbard
The Sound of the Band!
Band Registration Forms
Boxtops Ongoing Tally
Our 2021-2022 earnings goal is: $500.00 So far this year, SHARE has earned: $12.10 (updated 9/26/21)
Please click on the image above to go to our Boxtops Page where all your questions can be answered. No more clipping cardboard boxes...just take a picture of your receipt with the app on your phone!
We were about $880 short of our 20-21 goal. Let's lower it to $500.00 this year and see what we can do.
Thanks for your support!
Science Classes at Homelink
Upper Level Science Classes
Do you have a teen who needs a science credit? We have many to choose from! Instructor, Lisa Hummel, has been teaching at Homelink since the program began in 2006! This could be the answer to that blank space on your student's transcript! CLICK ON IMAGE TO GO TO OUR SCHEDULE. CLICK ON THE CLASS TO SEE A DESCRIPTION.
VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
Looking for Encouragement?
This is great support for new and veteran homeschoolers!
CITY LOCATION JUST ANNOUNCED!
Tower Grove Park, Concession Picnic area
4256 Magnolia Ave, St Louis 63110
Friday, November 5
Bring a lawn chair, your favorite non-alcoholic drink, and dress warm. I will have the snacks.
I'm not reserving the spot, but we will be close to the restrooms and playground area for the children if you need to bring them. I have no childcare available.
New Homeschooler Seminars!
FHE New Homeschool 101 Zoom Meeting Schedule
(all seminars are the same, but just different dates)
*Thursday, September 9th at 7 pm
*Monday, October 4th at 7 pm
Pick your date for this free zoom meeting and send an email to Kim Quon at [email protected] with the date you are requesting. A confirmation email will be sent back to you (make sure it doesn't go to junk) with the zoom id and password, along with an attachment of some additional information that would be helpful.
The meeting will cover MO homeschooling law, record keeping, tracking hours, curriculum ideas, learning styles, etc. Feel free to share with your friends who need more information about homeschooling in MO.
FHE High School Zoom Meeting Schedule
(all seminars are the same, just different dates)
*Tuesday, September 14th at 7 pm
*Thursday, October 21st at 7 pm
Pick your date for this free seminar and register by sending an email to Kim Quon at [email protected]. Please note the date of the meeting you plan to attend. A confirmation email will be sent back to you (make sure it doesn't go to junk) with the zoom id and password, along with an attachment of some additional information.
The meeting will cover requirements, classes for high school, transcripts, GPA, scholarships, testing, dual enrollment, etc. Feel free to share this with friends who might need this information on how to homeschool high school in MO.
Looking for How to Homeschool? Watch this!
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE RESOURCES ARE LISTED BELOW!
Support Groups, LearningCenters/Co-ops in the Area
Families for Home Education
Families for Home Education is our Missouri homeschool lobbying organization. Good resource to get a withdrawal letter sample at their home page. Also, check the page for upcoming homeschool seminars--they are wonderful!!! Clicking the logo below will take you to their Region 5 page, which is our area.
Speech and Debate Club
Do you know about the ARCH Speech & Debate Club?
We are a STOA speech and debate club that meets weekly, on Mondays at Rooftop Church in Affton (South St. Louis County) from 2-5 p.m. Club leader is Jeremy Zilkie. They are also beginning a St. Charles group this coming fall.
Stoa Speech & Debate is for Christian homeschool students between the ages of 12-18.
· Students ages 10-11 can attend, but need to be “mature” in their educational interests and emotional development.
· The materials and concepts we cover can be challenging and require focus.
Jeff Bader's Inspire Your HeART Club is meeting regularly. Please contact Jeff for more info.
Jeff Bader is a long-time art/science teacher at Homelink. He has taught at various other homeschool learning centers too. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, are wonderful Christian people. They home educated their children and have been working with homeschool students for quite a few years.
If you have a teen who is serious about their art, please give Jeff a call with more information such as dates. I highly vouch for both Jeff and Lisa--love them dearly! ~Cathy Mullins
Bloom and Grow Speech Therapy
Do you have concerns about your child’s speech or language?
Does your child struggle with academics, vocabulary, following directions, or reading?
Detecting a speech or language problem can be tricky if you don’t know the traits of typical development. The simple rule of thumb is a language problem may exist if a child doesn’t understand and/or express what they want to say as well as other children of the same age. Research shows that the earlier problems are detected and treated, the better children progress and keep pace with peers in learning and social relationships.
Stacy Bick, former homeschooling mom and Speech Therapist at BLOOM AND GROW SPEECH THERAPY (formerly Victory Speech Therapy and Autism), now has openings to help your child with any concerns you may have from articulation, vocabulary, language, listening skills, auditory processing, stuttering, to vocal quality. She is offering a free 15 minute screening. And if therapy is needed, she offers a 50% discount to homeschooling families. Virtual Therapy is also available, if desired!
Contact her at [email protected] or call 314-635-5400.
Focus and Read
Solutions for Struggling Readers of all Ages!
Joan Brennan is a good friend to the homeschool community. Her desire is to see children become better readers! Copy and paste the following link to get some helpful advice and recommended resources:
Sky Zone - Fenton
French Colonial Life Museum in St. Genevieve
Field trips can be arranged by contacting:
The Centre for French Colonial Life
Education Program Coordinator
HOMESCHOOL DISCOUNT AT BARRON'S GYM!
Classes offered two days per week, 55 minutes per class. Homeschool discount is available on weekday, morning classes only, Monday – Friday with start times between 9:00am-12:00pm.
See our specific class days and time pages for class availability and enrollment.
CLICK ON IMAGE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE PAGE.
This is a new tutoring company that is being started by one of our Homelink teachers, Lisa Hummel, and her husband. Both of them are amazing teachers and come highly recommended by the homeschool community. They know and understand homeschool families!
Note: There is no link to a website yet as it is still under construction. Call: 314-570-6090 or email: [email protected]
Liberty Mission Farms
Liberty Mission Farms is family-owned, local-market farm, focused on healing the land. They are also homeschoolers. They purpose to use a specific method of growing produce and raising animals without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or GMOs.
Garden Produce, Poultry, Eggs, Honey, Baked goods, Hand crafted jams,
Personal care products such as soaps and goat's milk lotions.
Starting in 2018, they will be adding dairy (goat milk). They deliver to St. Louis on a regular basis.