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Attendees' List for the SHARE Prom, "Tangled", April 18, 2024


Please click HERE for a list of students who 
made the official prom list.
We are very sorry that so many were
still on the waiting list, so if you are signed up
and will not be able to make it, please contact
Cathy at Ekcjmullins@gmail.com asap.

Your money will be refunded.

2024 ART GALA!

Please LOG-IN to register or get more information on this amazing event! The registration page...it has 4 steps! You will love this event! It is the climax to our school year!

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO SHARE MEMBERS ONLY. (Note: This is not just a Homelink event.) Even if you are not entering a piece this year, feel free to drop by and view the works of our amazing artists!

Many thanks to Shauna Schoenborn and her team of helpers for making the Art Gala happen this year!

Tours of Homelink

Homelink will be open next year! Hooray! If you would like a tour of our facility, please click on the image below to be taken to a Google Form.

Feel free to bring your children!

SUGGESTION ON CHOOSING A DATE: If there is a certain teacher or class that you are interested in seeing, please check the schedule to see which days they are at Homelink. A link to that schedule is on the Google Form.

Please note that our schedule will probably not be out until the first week of June.

New Skating Event!

Skating Party on May 3rd! Click on image to sign up! PLEASE REGISTER SKATERS ONLY.

SHARE members, you can sign up and pay either way with Paypal, but if you want an invoice, you will need to LOG-IN first and then go to the calendar date.

2nd Field Trip to Union Station!

If you missed this opportunity the first time, here it is again!

THIS EVENT IS FOR SHARE MEMBERS ONLY.
Please LOG-IN and then go to the calendar date to register for this field trip.

Health Works Field Trip

This field trip is for SHARE members only. Please Log-In first and then go to the Calendar date of May 1st to sign up.

This event is open to all SHARE members, but for Homelink students who are taking Mrs. Keilholz's Cooking
Classes, it will probably emphasize all the nutritional things that Kelly has been teaching in her classes!

NOTE: PLEASE MAKE A POINT OF PAYING PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  I HAVE TO WRITE A CHECK TO THE VENUE AND GET IT TO MARY THE DAY BEFORE.   THANKS! ~Cathy

Picnic with PE Games

Let's end the school year with a bang!

SHARE members who are paying with Paypal: Please LOG-IN and go to the calendar date of May 17 to sign up.

SHARE members NOT using Paypal or friends of SHARE members, just click the flyer below to sign up.

Sleeping Beauty

***SORRY...FILLED AND WITH A WAITING LIST*****This is for SHARE members only as we only have 60 seats available.

Please LOG-IN and go to the calendar page of April 26 to register for this event.

Baseball for a Cause...

Gather a group of homeschool friends and head to a Cardinal game....for a good cause too!

Hats for sale!

We will be selling these at Homelink through October...........

Homeschool Band

Band and Guitar Class End-of-Year Performance! Free!

Homelink Classes

WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR IF WE ARE ABLE
TO SIGN A LEASE FOR THE BUILDING...
WE HOPE TO BE PLANNING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
BY NEXT WEEK AND HAVE A SCHEDULE OUT
THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE. laugh


Many of the Homelink classes, especially our three new ones, can successfully be taken even if the student was not in the first semester.  Please email Cathy Mullins with any questions you may have about this:  Ekcjmullins@gmail.com 

Click HERE to be taken to the Homelink PUBLIC HOME PAGE, where many of your questions can be answered.

Please remember that in order to actually register for a class, you must first be logged in. That way when you click on the schedule matrix to sign up, your children's names will appear on the right side of the page so that you can choose their names to register for classes. 


Here's Kevin, our Homelink mascot!

Homelink Classes


PLEASE CLICK the HOMELINK LOGO BELOW AND YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO
THE "Official Public Homelink Base Page". 

We have 3 new classes beginning on January 9, 2024. 
(See flyers below.)

*The Homelink Learning Center is an"arm" of the S.H.A.R.E homeschool support group.
 
*You must be a member of SHARE to take Homelink classes;
however, as a member of SHARE, you do not
have to take classes
.  (Many have asked.)


Families camped out in the Homelink cafeteria
(The other side of the room looks the same way! laugh)


Our youngest volunteer!


Homeschool PE - UPDATED FOR 2023-24

>>>>>>>Click HERE to view details about the
2023-24 P.E. PROGRAM 
at the Salvation Army.

>>>>>>>Click HERE to print a 23/24 registration form.

Good News This Year!!!!
You only need to register once.
Fees cover the entire year!
Note:  Cort says:  "The fees include classes for the entire year.  If any parents have questions, please let me know."


Early registration is encouraged!wink

Meet Cort Hubbard

The Salvation Army's Coach, Cort Hubbard,
has been hosting our homeschool physical education
classes for 35 years!!!

Click on Cort's photo below to go to the SHARE page
that gives more details on our P.E. program.

2023-24 PE Info Quick Print

2023-24 PE REGISTRATION FORM QUICK PRINT!

NEW!!!!! This year PE is being offered for 1 price for the entire year!

Homeschool Band & Guitar Classes

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO LEARN ALL ABOUT HOMESCHOOL BAND & GUITAR CLASSES! Copy and paste this link into your browser to hear a piece from their concert last year--a tribute to John Williams: https://youtu.be/2Myx6Q_P7kg?si=VXQ-UhMbmxQ7UnR_

Steve Heitmann has been teaching homeschool band for over 25 years! He and his wife have home educated and graduated all their children and now have grandchildren!

These classes are on Wednesdays at our Homelink location, but they are separate from Homelink and you pay Steve directly.

Homeschool Ice Skating for 23-24

Ice Skating Every Monday Afternoon for only $5.00!

SESSIONS CONTINUE THROUGH THE SPRING SEMESTER. IF A SESSION IS CANCELLED, AN EMAIL WILL GO OUT THROUGH THE SHARE FORUM.

Homeschool Roller Skating

The original homeschool skate fell apart...this is the NEW one for the 2024-25 school year!

This is the same location where SHARE has their skating parties. You can skate with homeschoolers every month and not just occasionally!

Bingo Days: Updated for Spring 2024

This is for all SHARE members but it is held at Homelink.

No sign-up, just come!
Cost is free, but we love donations!

SHARE is helping the Lions' Club

Bring any of the items below to Homelink or a SHARE event.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Apr
16
Tour of Homelink
Tuesday, April16, 2024
Apr
18
CHESS CLUB!
April 18 - Thursday
Apr
18
Tour of Homelink
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Boxtops Ongoing Tally

Our 2023 total was $580.60; however, the $500 was the result of Cathy winning a Boxtop contest. We really only made $80.60.

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!

Chess Club!

Learn to play chess!

An Encouraging Word!




Become a SHARE member

               

 ***CLICK HERE TO BECOME A
S.H.A.R.E. MEMBER TODAY!***


The price is only $25 per year and your membership is good through 8/31/24.
laugh
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:

*HOMELINK CLASSES

*FIELD TRIPS 

*PARTIES  (volunteers needed!)

*DANCES AND THE PROM

*OUR ANNUAL ART GALA

*NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (volunteers needed!)

*PROJECT FAIR

*GRADUATIONS 
(We hold 3!--Kindergarten, 8th grade, and High School)

*CHESS CLUB

*HOMESCHOOL BAND

and more!

Families for Home Education (FHE)
gives Missouri homeschoolers
excellent support!

NEW HOMESCHOOLER SEMINARS!

Know anyone who wants info on homeschooling? Direct them to these great seminars! This is by far the best event to attend if you know very little about homeschooling in Missouri (sorry, not Illinois--they basically have no restrictions). All of your questions will get answered!

Click the image below to register for a Zoom Seminar!

Homeschool RESOURCE FAIR!!!!!

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! If you are new to homeschooling or new to the area, you need to come to this event! IT IS FREE! Mark your calendar now!

Join us for our Annual Homeschool Resource Fair. Meet organizations and support groups/co-ops around the region (usually 50-60 groups) who offer classes and programs to our homeschool community. We've expanded the hours and added on some extra rooms at Day Spring to bring you more great resources. Bring the whole family. No registration is needed!

Each family will receive a bag full of additional information while supplies last.

Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm... It is an open house format.
Location: DaySpring in Maryland Heights off Dorset and 270. Exact address coming in future posts.

There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcome so that we can continue to offer this event every year. See you this summer!!!

Homeschool Conventions 2024

Here are the conventions that are in Missouri.
If anyone knows of others, please email Cathy. 


                                                                           Click the links below (not above) to go to the convention websites:                                                         

https://greathomeschoolconventions.com/locations/missouri

             https://midwesthomeschoolers.org/events/homeschool-conference/

https://teachthemdiligently.net/conventions/branson-2024/

The SHARE Library is amazing!

DID YOU KNOW? Anyone who is a SHARE member can check out books for 4 weeks and curriculum for an entire year!!!!

Looking for How to Homeschool? Watch this!

REASONS TO HOMESCHOOL

Click on the image below to read 6 reasons to choose to home educate your child(ren).

WHY JOIN A HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP?

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO READ AN ARTICLE EXPLAINING WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN A HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP.

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Donations are greatly appreciated!laugh

We try to keep our SHARE membership as low as we can, and we never turn away a family for lack of funds. If God has blessed you, please consider making a donation to help defray this cost. 

Ghandi quote

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.

HSLDA

HSLDA can be your homeschool lawyer!

Did you know that you can get a $15.00 discount on your HSLDA membership just by being a SHARE member?
If you are a SHARE member, our group number to write down on your HSLDA application is: #299887

Great Homeschool Convention

Great Homeschool Convention in St. Louis...March 21-23, 2024!!!!

St. Louis Teen Eagles

You are invited to fly with the Eagles!

If you want to make a difference in our culture while learning some valuable skills, then come and find out about our new method of action! 

Take a tour of our updated studio, test out some of our tech equipment, and meet other like-minded peers! We will also have some light snacks!

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 bloomandgrowst@gmail.com or call 314-223-2289.

Speech and Debate Club

ARCH is an amazing community where children as young as ten can learn alongside seniors in high school. The lessons in rhetoric and public speaking will never be forgotten. This club is a must for any homeschooled child in St Louis!

We are a STOA speech and debate club that meets weekly:
South STL County (Rooftop Church) - Mondays from 2-5pm.
St. Charles County (Liberty Church) - Tuesdays from 7-9pm.
Mon, Aug. 22-1st Meeting South STL County.
Tue, Aug. 23-1st Meeting St. Charles County.
Club leader is Jeremy Zilkie.
(314) 489-4607

. 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.

archdebateclub@gmail.com

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:

https://www.homeschool-life.com/283/file_retrieve/64468

Sky Zone - Fenton

Sky Zone in Fenton has a special day for homeschoolers!
Be sure to ask about their all new Home School Hop Membership!

Dayspring School of the Arts

Barron's Gymnastics

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.

Josh & Lindsey Photography

Josh & Lindsey Photography

Since I work on the website many hours a week, I thought it only fair that I get to plug my son's business. Please check out his website by clicking on the image below. Or visit his Facebook page, Josh & Lindsey Photo. Of course he does engagement photos and weddings, but he LOVES the family pictures. Your children will think he is fun! ~Cathy

Looking for a K-3 tutor? Try Kim Mattox!

Kim teaches our Lapbook classes at Homelink, but also has a passion for working one-on-one with individual students. You can stop by her classroom anytime on Thursdays to meet Kim and inquire about her tutoring schedule.