Category Archives: Announcements

Smoothing The Way

Thank you for your interest in Smoothing The Way (STW)! Smoothing the Way exists to encourage you in your home schooling efforts. During the monthly member meetings you will learn information that will make your first years
less confusing and you will meet other new home schoolers who are sharing your experiences – both good and bad! In addition, you will meet veteran home schoolers who can reassure you that these experiences are very normal and can help you navigate through your first years.

There are currently two STW groups in San Antonio, one in Central San Antonio, and one in Northwest San Antonio. We have listed the details for each group below so you can determine which group would work best for you and your family.
Smoothing The Way @ Family Educators Association of South Texas (STW-FEAST)
25 Burwood Lane
San Antonio, TX 78216
Donna Faucett (210) 878-8025 or
Meets 2
nd Tuesday, 10 a.m. -12 p.m., at FEAST. Children welcome. New to homeschooling
and special needs focused.
Smoothing The Way @ Northwest Community Church (STW-NW)
8900 Guilbeau Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78250
Amy Decker
Meets 1
st Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m., at NWCC. No childcare provided. New to homeschooling
and mentoring focused.
Whichever group you decide to attend, we know that you will benefit from your time in
the member meetings and the relationships you will make.
The Smoothing The Way Leaders 2017-2018

FEAST Co-op Meet and Greet

FEAST Co-op Meet and Greet
and Orientation!
Thursday, July 27, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Bring your students and come meet our fantastic co-op staff and teachers! Look over the sports options and the many class selections and curricula
that will be used at the FEAST Co-op this year. You do not need to commit to taking classes to attend our Meet and Greet, however if you find classes that you like, you may want to sign up and pay the class fees along with the first semester supply fees, as classes will fill up quickly. The FEAST Co-op Meet and Greet is an exciting way to see what is upcoming for the 2017-2018 FEAST Co-op year.

San Antonio FEAST Fall Football Season Registration is Open

Fall Football Season
Registration is Open
Practice begins August 7, 5 – 7:30pm at FEAST
Fall Football Registration is Now Open! Calling all young men that are interested in being part of the FEAST Patriots Football Team. Middle School Athletes – ages 12-14 (as of Nov 1, 2017) and High School Athletes – ages 15-18 (as of September 1, 2017) are invited to register. Families must be a Patriot Pass Holder to REGISTER. Please see note below regarding the requirement for the Patriot Pass.

Registration Fees are…click here to find out more!

Children’s Vegetable Garden Fall 2017

Set at the park’s Historic Homestead, the PHP Children’s Vegetable Garden is a place for children 7 to 14 years old to get their hands dirty as they learn every aspect of gardening, from planting to harvesting.

With the help of volunteers from the Bexar County Master Gardeners, children begin the morning each Tuesday with a hands-on activity in the garden, followed by a related lesson. Children have fun gardening while learning about team work, agricultural commodities, nutrition, and how to be good stewards of the land.

The PHP Children’s Vegetable Garden is a cooperative project of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

Registration begins Monday, July 10, 2017

  • Parent-Guardian Orientation Tues., Aug. 15, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
  • Volunteer Orientation Tues., Aug. 15, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Program Begins Tues., Aug. 22, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Classes meet every Tuesday from
    August 22 – December 5
  • Cost is $75 per plot with up to three children in a family sharing a plot
  • Contact  for more information

Event Details

Starts Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 8:30 am
Ends Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 11:30 am
Registration Start Date Monday, Jul 10, 2017 9:00 am
Available 4
Cut-off Date Monday, Aug 7, 2017 11:00 pm
Individual Price $75.00
Location Voelcker Homestead (PHP East)

Junie B. Jones the Musical

The Magik Theatre with Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
Playwright(s): Based on the books by Barbara Parks; Book and lyrics by Mary Heisler; Music by Zina Goldrich
Opens on: 06/16/2017 and Runs Through: 06/25/2017

  • Fri. June 16, 2017 : 7:00PM
  • Sat. June 17, 2017 : 2:00PM
  • Sat. June 17, 2017 : 7:00PM
  • Sun. June 18, 2017 : 2:00PM
  • Fri. June 23, 2017 : 7:00PM
  • Sat. June 24, 2017 : 2:00PM
  • Sat. June 24, 2017 : 7:00PM
  • Sun. June 25, 2017 : 2:00PM
Junie B. Jones the MusicalIt’s time for first grade, and Junie B. can’t wait to see all her old friends! But over the summer old friends have drifted away, and new ones have moved to town. Junie B. soon learns that things don’t always stay the same, and that doesn’t have to be a problem.
Location: 226 N. St. Marys Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Tickets: Prices Vary
Purchase online:
Our Website:
Contact/More Information: Go to or call 210.227.2751 for reservations or more information.

Knitting Lessons

KNITTING THE GAPS is all about engaging your child’s brain through knitting. Groups forming for the Fall. The Fall is divided into two 6-week sessions consisting of a 1-hour class each week. Minimum of two students per group with a maximum of four students. Ages 8 and up. Contact Penny for more exciting information or 832-341-5676

LEAP Class Day Academy

Need a little help with the tough classes?
A little accountability to help you through?
Want to keep the dissections off the kitchen counter and get your teen a lab partner?

Looking for a bridging program to help your high school student to prepare for a college class setting?


At LEAP Class Day Academy, we support you on your homeschooling journey.  Sometimes challenges arise.  We’re here to help.


LEAP is a drop off program that offers academic and enrichment classes to home educated students grades 5th-12th in Northeast San Antonio.  All instructors are qualified tutors and have homeschooling experience so we all know where struggles can exist.  We keep the cost as low as possible to assist families and still keep quality tutors.


Family registration discount ends on March 31st!

Meet the Teachers Registration Night – June 27th, 6:30-8:30pm


Bill of Rights in Action (Summer 2017) Available to Download Now!

This edition of Bill of Rights in Action focuses on ideas that provoke change.

U.S. History: Martin Luther King and the Philosophy of Nonviolence by guest writer and New York Times deputy op-ed editor Clay Risen

World History: Vietnam Today by longtime contributor Carlton Martz

U.S. Government/Current Issues: Free Speech on Campus: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Controversial Speech at U.S. Colleges by guest writer Aimée Koeplin, Ph.D.