Kansas City Catholic Homeschool Conference

Kansas City Catholic Homeschool Conference


The MOScholars program was signed into law in August of 2021 and provides scholarships in the neighborhood of $6,000 to low and moderate income families for attendance at a school of their choice. The bill that was passed is, by most accounts, a positive step and will provide many parents who could not otherwise afford private or homeschooling options.

We have now entered the rule-making phase of the process and a copy of the proposed rules as drafted by State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick's office can be found here:https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/AdRules/moreg/2022/v47n5March1/v47n5a.pdf (see pp. 318-331).

Although this is an opt-in program and presently would not govern non-participants, I am concerned that these rules set a dangerous precedent for future interaction between homeschoolers and the State.

Among other things, the rules require homeschoolers to:

1. Comply with federal anti-discrimination provisions.
2. Submit a proposed curriculum plan.
3. Submit background checks for every adult residing in the home school.
4. Provide any other information as requested by the Treasurer.

I hope that you will review the rules and provide commentary on the proposed rules before March 30 (the deadline for comments) to:
Office of the State Treasurer, Harry S. Truman State Office Building, PO Box 210, Jefferson City, MO 65102, or by email at [email protected].

In addition to writing, I urge you to call his office to voice your concerns: 573.751.8533.

Please share.
Is there any update on whether the conference is happening this year? We're starting to make summer travel plans. Please remember, Siobhan and Angelina, that many of us are willing to help you in any way we can! 😊

God bless! Thank you for all you do and have done!
I am interested in being a vendor if you are doing this conference this year. Who do I contact? (My business is Faith & Puppets)
Add this to your calendar! A drop-in for some important shopping for next year at The Catholic Used Curriculum & Book Sale, hosted by the Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers, will be held from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Coronation of Our Lady Parish Gym, 13000 Bennington Ave, Grandview, MO 64030. Please go to http://kccatholichomeschooler.org/ for more information and updates on what will be available for sale! (I’m bringing my collection of Teaching Textbooks self-grading CDs and books!)
Information on the used homeschool curriculum and book sale April 17 at Coronation of our Lady in Grandview. We'd love to have you as a buyer or a seller -- or both! Hope to see you there!
I have set up a Lecompton/Civil War era tour. 12:30 pm on Friday, September 6th. The website is not the best, but for $4 per person, you'll get:
'the Lecompton Reenactors will perform our “Bleeding Kansas” play for your group, approx.. 1.5 hours in length, followed by guided tours of the Territorial Capital /Lane Museum, where the play is performed, and Constitution Hall, if you want and have the time for them. You might want to bring along a sack lunch that you can eat at the city park and playground located two doors down from Constitution Hall.' https://www.lecomptonkansas.com/
It's about 50 minutes from south OP.
You can go out early and eat lunch with the group ahead of the tour or eat on your way out.
Paypal FRIENDS and FAMILY (to avoid fees) me @ [email protected] with comment about # of people attending. $4/person Or send me a check.
The Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival is starting that night in St Marys. http://www.flinthillsshakespearefestival.com/ Twelfth Night is the play. It's about 50 minutes past Lecompton.
The Oz Museum in Wamego is 18 minutes past St Marys in case you want to go there the next day. Lots of other stuff to do out there if you hang out in that area. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is good, as is the K-State Insect Zoo when it's open, plus it's cheap! Both of those are in Manhattan.

Hello ladies! Looking forward to next week! If you have a list of speakers you would like to hear your committee is looking for a few volunteers to introduce our amazing speakers!! Let me know or comment below! Thanks so much! Getting really excited for all the JOY!
Today is the final day to receive the early bird fee discount. We are still looking for 10 more players for this years high school baseball team and if you're interested, we'd love for you to join us. If you have immediate questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
You can find more information at www.kceastlions.com.
Coach Klee Nelson
I HOPE EVERYONE IS REMEMBERING THAT FEBRUARY WILL PASS!! And eventually we will have May and June!! And then the Conference will be here!!
If you lost anything at the conference, message or email me with what it is as I likely have it at home now!
Today is national doughnut day and Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts! http://www.krispykreme.com/NDD

And so are other doughnut stores:

***(LAMAR'S is in the list below and is near KU Edwards campus at 12520 Quivira - VERY near Ascension if you're attending today. I've never been so I don't know how lines are.)***


This year is the 16th Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers.

Operating as usual


Dear all,

I will no longer be the coordinator for the Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers. The fictitious name, "Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers," expires at the end of July. This is a legal thing needed to open a business bank account, which I will close at the end of July. We will shut down the website at the end of July as well. We will no longer answer emails at this address at the end of July.

I do believe that a conference is a worthy event needed not only for the individual homeschools but also to build community. I believe that for it to continue, it needs new vision and new leadership. I am willing to mentor that new leadership with a committee of committed, supportive members. However, I will not seek out nor pursue people; the desire for the conference's continuation will encourage them to seek any needed guidance, not necessarily from me.

May God bless each and every one of you and your families. May you all remember how very precious you are to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May you do all for the greater glory of God. May you remember to take time to develop and grow yourself as a teacher, to invigorate and enrich yourself as mom, and to pray and be at peace with yourself as a child of God so you can nurture saints for Heaven.

God Bless you,
Siobhan DeFeo


The Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers is right around the corner on June 4, 2022! We are excited to welcome the following vendors to our Vendor Hall:

Benedictine College
Chesterton Academy
Catholic Teen Books
Dumb Ox Publications
Kolbe Academy
Magdalen College
The Purgative Way
Regina Caeli Academy
Teaching Textbooks
Thomas Aquinas College
Wyoming Catholic College
Please join us on June 4 to meet these wonderful vendors in person! There will be several Used Book Tables as well. Have you registered? https://kccatholichomeschooler.org/registration/

Registration - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference Register here for the 2022 conference! You can fill out the registration form here, and follow the link to find our PayPal for payment. If you’d prefer to send a check, instructions can be found at the end of the registration form. https://forms.gle/afsf1FQ6PkccuSaf9 Your …


Wondering about the SCHEDULE? https://kccatholichomeschooler.org/schedule/

Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022.

Vendor Hall will be open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

There will be two talks on Friday afternoon and one speaker Friday evening at 7:00 pm.

The conference will close at 8:00 pm.

Registration will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

First Saturday Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 am.

Continental Breakfast will be served at 9:00 am

There will be four talks presented on Saturday.

The conference will close at 3:00 pm.

Schedule - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022. Vendor Hall will be open from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm There will be two talks on Friday afternoon and one speaker Friday evening at 7:00 pm. The conference will close at 8:00 pm.  …


Dear all,

After much prayer and deliberation, I've decided to work towards an easy conference this year, with the hopes that I can bring a new coordinator in to guide for the 2023 conference - which should pull in more speakers since we will have more time to plan it.

For the time being, please note the following and mark your calendars:

Professional Development Day for Catholic Homeschoolers
Friday, June 3, 2022 (afternoon/evening) -
Saturday June 4, 2022 (9 - 3)
at Coronation of Our Lady in Grandview.

More details should be forthcoming in the next week/two weeks.

all homeschooling parents - new, in the trenches and veteran - your wisdom is needed! This conference will be a benefit for all homeschoolers. Suggest a topic or two. Offer to present something that you've found to make homeschooling a reality in your home.
All help is needed.
God bless you, Siobhan DeFeo


Dear all,

Due to the protocols put in place by parishes, the diocese, the city, the county, the state and the federal government, we have been unable to hold a Catholic homeschool conference in the Kansas City area for a couple of years. This is sad. I miss the camaraderie, the encouragement, the interaction. From personal experience as a young homeschooling mom and as a struggling homeschooling mom, I know that an annual conference was very beneficial to me as it would be to others.

As the most recent coordinator for the Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers I feel obliged to either continue in this role or pass this role on to someone more deserving and with more of a vision to the future of homeschooling. Society has changed to such that I hardly recognize it and I don't easily function in it. How do people meet? How do people interact nowadays? How do we learn from one another? How do we inspire each other? I believe that the answers to these questions should not be via an electronic device; however, I feel alone in this thought.

Putting on a conference isn't hard, but it does take commitment and it does take vision. I could not have accomplished the past conferences without the aid and assistance of many lovely and wonderful fellow homeschoolers. I also looked to the path paved by the previous coordinator, Linda Nelson, former homeschooler and owner of Sacred Heart Books and Gifts. I am willing to coordinate another conference for the homeschooling community OR guide another person willing to take on this challenge. Either way, help is needed by many hands.

But the first question to address is should we even take the effort? Would parents take the time to attend? Is a conference a strong need or want for families? If the answer is a yes, are you willing to help? If the answer is conferences are obsolete - then please advise as such.

Over the next few weeks I will glean answers to these questions and input from anyone and everyone. I will pray and discern definitively what to do and post future plans by Ash Wednesday.

- PLEASE forward this email to any Catholic Homeschooler in the area you may feel this affects.

God Bless you all,

Siobhan DeFeo


Today is the day!

Join us from 9-3 at Coronation of Our Lady Gym!

Photos from Kansas City Catholic Homeschool Conference's post 04/17/2021

Browse here to see what you might find tomorrow! Join us from 9-3! Bring cash!

KCCCHS Used Curriculum Sell List 04/10/2021

Angelina says: What are you selling? I’m getting ready for the sale, and I’ve compiled my list! Check it out here to see what I’m bringing: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fh_ktocVD5hQ-Zkw5s-4PW8OtuJhBW1Lqv7mRslrgMw/edit

KCCCHS Used Curriculum Sell List Sheet1 Subject,Title,Author,Price Education/ Classical + Montessori,Natural Structure: A Montessori Approach to Classical Education at Home,Edward and Nancy Walsh,$5 Parenting,Parenting With Grace: Catholic Parents Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids,Gregory K. Popcak and Lisa Popcak,$2 Litera...

Photos from Kansas City Catholic Homeschool Conference's post 04/08/2021

Kerrie says: Hi there! I'll be a seller at the Used Homeschool Book Sale on Saturday, April 17 from 9-3 at Coronation of Our Lady in Grandview, and wanted to share a few things I'm bringing. I'm selling from my own stash, but also am selling from the stash of books to raise funds for Christ the King Academy Homeschool Co-op, as well as Christ the King Church. I'm THREE sellers in one, so I'll be restocking my table all day! Here are just a few of the items I'll be bringing along. See you there!


Our Used Book Sale is coming up quickly! Plan to join us at Coronation of Our Lady on April 17!


Working on plans for the 2022 Conference!

But for now, it's time to focus on finding all the good deals at the Used Homeschool Book Sale on April 17 at Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church in Grandview!

Please invite your friends to like this page, and stay tuned for details about the Book Sale!

(hint: we need buyers AND sellers!!!)


The 2019 Conference starts TOMORROW at Coronation of Our Lady Parish in Grandview, MO! If you’re not pre registered, you can still attend-$25 at the door!


Unfortunately, due to very low numbers of teens signed up, we have decided to cancel the teen track this year. Any teens already signed up can attend the adult talks, or get a refund. Email us at kc.cchs(at)gmail(dot)com with any questions.


Ah, the start of a new week...this weekend will be the start of planning for a new school year!

Join us, even if you haven't registered online. You can register at the door for just $25!


Only five days! You can still register at the door for $25!


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please register at the door!



There will be used books for sale at the 2019 Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers!!
Registered attendees may sell their books and curriculum supplies for $5 per table.

Those not attending the conference but who wish to have a table to sell their things may rent a table for $15 per table.

This year used books will be up and available for the entire conference bringing JOY to moms who need to clean out shelves, to families who need to find that one book, and to students who get books loved by previous owners!!

We have a limit of 15 tables-first come, first served.

Email us at [email protected] to get more information!

Home - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference 05/23/2019

Hello homeschooling families!

I wanted to let you know that Jon Krebsbach, the Benedictine College Director of Transfer Enrollment, will be representing Benedictine at a table in the vendor hall at the upcoming Kansas City Catholic Homeschool Conference - June 7 - 8. If you will be at the conference, please stop by the table and introduce yourself to Jon!

Because Jon assists students wishing to transfer to Benedictine, he is also a great resource for homeschoolers who are interested in learning how community college and other dual enrollment courses transfer to Benedictine. Jon is also a homeschool dad, so he understands the ins and outs of homeschool family life.

Jon will have at the conference copies of Benedictine's free guide for homeschool students and parents: The Catholic Homeschool Student & Parent Guide to Preparing for College Admission. Stop by the Benedictine table for information about how to access the guide. Or go online and request it ahead of time: http://www.Benedictine.edu/homeschoolguide.

It's not too late to register for the conference: http://kccatholichomeschooler.org/

God bless,
Megan Fassero
Homeschool Outreach Coordinator

Home - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference This year is the 15th Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers. Over the years, the Conference has been facilitated by different committees, and in different locations, yet always with the same goal-to encourage each other in our vocations as Catholic home educators. Each year, Catholic …

Start Here 05/23/2019

Kelly Mantoan is our KEYNOTE SPEAKER! You can read her blog her, with links to posts that show her hilarious style. You won't want to miss her talk at the Conference! Only a few weeks away-REGISTER today!

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Our Lady of Good Counsel invites you to our annual Graduation Mass and reception, honoring all 2019 homeschool graduates.

Sunday, June 9
11:00 am

If you have a high school or grade school graduate who would like to participate, please contact Mrs. Kathy Stockard at [email protected] and include your students’ name and grade level. Thank you!


Happy May Day! What’s your favorite way to honor Mary?

Speakers & Panelists - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference 04/27/2019

We are pleased to announce Mrs. Rosey Lebold will be speaking this year, with a talk entitled: 'Entrusting All to Jesus, Through the Immaculate Heart of Mary'

Rosey Lebold is a Catholic wife and mother who wrapped up 21 years of homeschooling several years ago. Having experienced a conversion in her late twenties, her passion and desire is to encourage others to seek the Lord with all their heart, mind and strength, and to give Mary, their mother, a corresponding place in their spiritual lives. She enjoys reading books on the interior life and Carmelite saints, cooking, and gardening.

Find out more on our website: http://kccatholichomeschooler.org/speakers-and-panelists/

Speakers & Panelists - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference More speakers will be announced very soon!   KEYNOTE SPEAKER Kelly Mantoan Kelly Mantoan is a Catholic wife, mother to five, and homeschooler with more than a decade of home education under her denim jumper. She has learned that clear goals, well written lesson plans, …


ALLELUIA! We are able to offer a TEEN TRACK after all!
Saturday, June 8, we will have four different and exciting talks just for them! More information coming soon.

Register yourself and your teens here: https://forms.gle/gajzzY1TzPe7SuW89


What’s your favorite inspirational homeschool book to fall back to when the joy seems hard to come by? Comment with yours and we will compile a list!

Speakers & Panelists - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference 04/14/2019

Cindy See will be speaking on the Joy of Music!

Music is a natural part of life. Music helps us find our emotions and is an important part of life’s most memorable milestones. It has amazing impact on brain and spiritual development. You don’t have to have a music degree to reap these benefits. Creating little Beethovens is not nearly as valuable as cultivating a love and appreciation for music that will grow as your family grows! We’ll talk about its value, practical use in homeschool life and ways to touch your child with the beauty, love and joy of music.

Find out more at: http://kccatholichomeschooler.org/speakers-and-panelists/

Speakers & Panelists - KC Catholic Homeschooler Conference KEYNOTE SPEAKER   SPEAKERS More speakers will be announced very soon! Mark and Lisa Boutross   Benedictine oblates Mark and Lisa Boutross have been married 34 years. During that time, they homeschooled all nine of their children. Four of their children have religious vocations: two sons …


Stay tuned for some JOYFUL NEWS!

And, by the way...have you registered yet? :)

Seven Acts of Mercy - Google Arts & Culture 04/12/2019

Some neat Friday art study on Caravaggio’s Seven Acts of Mercy.

Do you practice Picture Study in your homeschool? How does it bring joy?

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This year is the 15th Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers. Over the years, the Conference has been facilitated by different committees, and in different locations, yet always with the same goal-to encourage each other in our vocations as Catholic home educators.

Each year, Catholic home educators, ranging from prospective to veteran, enjoy inspiring talks and presentations. They also enjoy a vast array of curriculum, books and resources for their children’s education. The conference is enriched by our Catholic faith with confession, Mass, and other devotions.

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Grandview, MO

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Saturday 8am - 3pm
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