FINAL FUNDRAISER EVENT!
Welcome to S.H.A.R.E.!
Thank you for checking out our website!
S.H.A.R.E. (St. Louis Homeschooling Activities, Resources and Encouragement) 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 but 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!
Our Homelink Learning Center
HOMELINK is a homeschool learning center that is sponsored by SHARE. You do not have to attend Homelink classes to be a SHARE member! Homelink is an activity just like a field trip or a dance. All SHARE activities are open to all SHARE members, regardless of what learning center they may or may not be attending.
Click HERE to view classes we offered last school year. CLICK ON EACH CLASS TITLE TO SEE COURSE DESCRIPTION, GRADE LEVEL, PRICE, ETC.
Click HERE to go to a page that talks about Homelink policies,location, and more.
**If you are interested in classes for next year, follow this guide**
March 2019 - Interest Boards are simple sign-up sheets that we have in the Homelink Cafeteria that you can tentatively let us know that you are VERY interested in having your student take a certain class next year, even though the schedule is not out yet. This does not obligate you for the class nor is it considered registration. This is an aid to help us to design the schedule with the hope of making it work for every student. These boards will be up some time in March for present Homelink families to sign.
April 2019 - The first two weeks of April will have our Interest Boards available to everyone and we will also be offering tours of the facility with the option to sit in on classes. Appointments will need to be made for tours and sit-ins, but you can come any time to look at the Interest Boards. A reminder email will be sent out to SHARE members.
April 2019- The last two weeks of April will find Sandy Arneson and myself “living at Panera” designing the 2019-20 schedule.
May 6, 2019 - If all our plans go well, this will be the first day that you can register for the 2019-20 Homelink classes. Or you can think about it all summer and we plan to have an Orientation Night, like always, in late August. Classes will begin either September 3 or 10—not sure yet.
13th ANNUAL ART SHOW COMING IN APRIL!
Due to the high volume of entries, this event is for
SHARE members only...sorry!
SHARE members, please LOG-IN to register for
the SHARE 13th ANNUAL ART SHOW.
Please LOG-IN and then look for the graphic that says Art Show. Click on it and you will be taken to a page where you can get all of the necessary information and register for the Art Show.
IDEA! While you are logged in, go to TOOLS>PHOTO GALLERY>ART SHOW 2018 for photos from last years event.
It's one of our best attended events of the year!
Click on image to register for the prom. SHARE members using Paypal, LOG-IN first.
STANFORD 10 ACHIEVEMENT TESTING--MAY 28-39 (mornings)
THIS TEST IS OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS IN THE AREA
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A SHARE MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE.
The SHARE Stanford 10 Achievement Test will be held on the mornings of
May 28, 29, & 30th. 9 am-12 pm
St. Andrew Catholic Church
St. Louis MO 63125
(Our Homelink location)
Testing is for students in grades 3-12, this present school year.
Cost: Grade 3-----$60 ($55 if ordered before April 22)
Grades 4-12---- $50 ($45 if ordered before April 22)
THE ABSOLUTE DEADINE FOR SIGN-UP AND PAYMENT IS
THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH
Click HERE to register and pay online.
Click HERE to print out a form and mail it in with payment.
If you have any questions about taking the test, please email
Janel Schrunk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall HOMESCHOOL CRAFT FAIR is back!!!!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
The Homeschool Craft Fair is back! You have plenty of time to plan and make those crafts! Spread the word!
The 2019 Homeschool Craft Fair will be held November 9th from 10 – 2 p.m. at West County Assembly of God gym. For more information or to download a registration form, go to www.homeschoolcraftfair.com. Tables are only $20 and can be shared if you only have a few things to sell.
This is a great opportunity for the entrepreneur in your family.
MAC ZOO DAYS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS!
The Spring Tour is scheduled for April 29th & 30th.
Where: The St. Louis Zoo, in Forest Park
When: Two Dates - Choose Monday (April 29) or Tuesday (April 30)
Time: Two Times - Choose 9:30am - noon, or 1:00-3:30pm
Learn about the amazing design features of God's creatures from MAC speakers. Special presentations on the following animals: Zebras, Camels, Kangaroos, Giraffes, Birds of Prey, Reptiles, and Monkeys.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 our homeschool group coordinator, Michelle Sifford at email@example.com , and include the following information:
1) First and last name with your cell phone number
2) name of homeschool group (SHARE or SCCHE)
3) which date and session you plan to attend – Mon or Tues / morning or afternoon
4) total number of people attending over the age of 5 (both students and adults)
5) an alternate session you can attend
6) Please use the email subject line : MAC Zoo Day
Children 5 & under are welcome to attend as well but we do not need them included in your count.
If our count exceeds the maximum size of the tour, you will be informed and put on the wait list.
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.
S.H.A.R.E. PLAY GROUP DAYS
The SHARE CALENDAR
23 13th ANNUAL ART SHOW
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
25 SHARE PROM..."Beauty & The Beast"
Thursday, April 25, 2019
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
26 S.H.A.R.E. Play Group
April 26 - Friday
April 26 - Friday
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
01 Preston Art Glass Studio for a Mosaic Jewel Art Glass Class, 10:00 am
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
02 CHESS CLUB!
1st and 3rd Thursdays, October - November
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03 S.H.A.R.E. Play Group
May 3 - Friday
07 Face Painting at Homelink (fundraiser)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10 S.H.A.R.E. Play Group
May 10 - Friday
11 8th Grade Graduation
May 11 - Saturday
16 CHESS CLUB!
1st and 3rd Thursdays, October - November
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
17 S.H.A.R.E. Play Group
May 17 - Friday
17 High School Graduation
May 17 - Friday
18 Kindergarten Graduation
May 18 - Saturday
24 S.H.A.R.E. Play Group
May 24 - Friday
28 Stanford 10 Achievement Testing
May 28-30 (all 3 mornings)
29 Stanford 10 Achievement Testing
May 28-30 (all 3 mornings)
30 Stanford 10 Achievement Testing
May 28-30 (all three mornings)
31 S.H.A.R.E. Play Group
May 31 - Friday
31 SHARE/PE Picnic 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
WHO WANTS TO JOIN A BAND?????
Do you have a student who would love to play in a band? This might be your answer!
Click on the image to go to the page where you can easily read all the details. This is not a Homelink class; however, it is being held at the Homelink location. Contact Patrick Baker for more information or with questions. We hope to some day have a "battle of the bands" contest
USED CURRICULUM SALES THIS SPRING
KNOW WHAT YOUR HOMESCHOOL ADVOCATES ARE FIGHTING FOR!
Be aware of pending legislation:
2019 General Session Legislation FHE is watching
HB 203 – Specifies that parental liberty to direct the upbringing, education, and care of his or her children is a fundamental right – Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch – Read second time, 1-10-2019 – FHE supports
HB 538 – Requires children in the City of St. Louis and Kansas City school districts to enroll in a school by the age of five - Rep. Judy Morgan – Read second time, 1-14-2019 – FHE opposes
HB 583 - Modifies provisions relating to age for school entry – Rep. Ian Mackey – Read second time, 1-17-2019 – FHE opposes
HB 766 - Requires kindergarten attendance at the start of the school year for children who turn age five at any time during the calendar year – Rep. Chris Carter – Read second time, 2-4-19 – FHE opposes
SB 130 – Provides that no public school shall be a member of a statewide activities association if such association prohibits a home school student from participating in any event or activity offered by a public school in the school district in which the student resides – Sen. Ed Emery - 1/23/2019 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee – FHE is neutral
ATTENTION NEW HOMESCHOOLERS!
NEW HOMESCHOOLERS OR HOMESCHOOLERS NEW TO THE AREA...YOU NEED THIS!!!
This fair is vital to any new homeschooler in the area!
This is how newbies find out about support groups, coops & learning centers, fine arts programs, homeschool sports teams and more! Please print out the flyer and share with anyone new to homeschooling!!!
SOME OTHER THINGS S.H.A.R.E. HAS TO OFFER
S.H.A.R.E. offers many activities and classes to supplement and enrich the home education experience.
*HOMELINK CLASSES *HOMESCHOOL BAND
*PE AT THE SALVATION ARMY *FIELD TRIPS
*PARTIES *SPECIAL EVENTS
*ART SHOW *GRADUATIONS
*GEOGRAPHY BEE *SPELLING BEE
*STANDARDIZED TESTING *DANCES & PROM
To participate in many of these activities, you must be a member of SHARE (for insurance purposes). The full description of the various activities and classes can be viewed by clicking on their respective titles on the top navigational bar entitled "Activities".
If you have questions about the group or about homeschooling please feel free to contact us.
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!!!This link will take you to their Region 5 page, which is our area.
High School Seminar
April 13, 2019
Daniel Boone County Library,
300 Clarkson Rd, Room #2, Ellisville 63011
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Homeschool Convention
Great Homeschool Convention in St. Louis...March 28-30, 2019!!!
You do not want to miss this event...so many speakers...so many exhibitors & vendors...so many like-minded people under one roof! Attention New Homeschoolers! Mark your calendar for this chance to learn everything you need to know about home education!
WANT $5.00 OFF YOUR REGISTRATION COST?
THEN USE THIS CODE:
Homeschool Choir in South County
Jubilation Chorale, Jubilation Revelation, & Jubilee
Early bird discount of $5 per month for registering for the 2018-19 school year before July 1, 2018. After July 1 tuition will be $30/ month for the remainder of the year. Check out the savings and get the early bird discount price listed by registering early!
Studio Forte-Dance & Fine Arts
Miss Lindi was Jesse Mullins' great friend--she enabled him to dance in the rain!
Lindi Wimmer-Brown was born into an awesome family, homeschooled through high school, and has a fantastic story to tell about what God has been doing in her life the last few years. Oh...she is a wonderful dance and piano teacher too!
Gateway City Aquatic Club
French Colonial Life Museum in St. Genevieve
Homeschool Tuesdays at the Center for French Colonial Life in St. Genevieve
Click on image for more details about Homeschool Tuesday!
Field trips can be arranged by contacting:
The Centre for French Colonial Life
Education Program Coordinator
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:
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.