08 Dec

December-January News at ERCLC


[fruitful_dbox] Dec. 19th – Jan. 3rd Winter Break[/fruitful_dbox]

MAP testing

All students in grades 2 through 12 need to take the MAP test sometime this week. Tests usually take about an hour for Math, and an hour for English. Students can do both sections on the same day (with a break) or on separate days. Testing is “come when available,” in Elderberry:

  • Monday: Starts at 9am and ends at 3:00pm
  • Tuesday: No testing during World’s Fair– testing starts at 1pm and ends at 3:00pm
  • Wednesday: Starts at 9am and ends at 3:00pm
  • Thursday: Starts at 9am and ends at 3:00pm
  • Friday: Starts at 9am and ends at 3:00pm

Hour of Code

Join in the The Hour of Code, a worldwide week of computer programming and skills. There are dozens of self-directed online lessons for students in grades K-12, featuring tutorials around Minecraft, Starwars, Disney movies and more. Most take about an hour to complete, and students can do as many as they want.


World’s Fair

December 6th, 10am-Noon. Set up begins at 9 for families sharing something with our community. “Customs”opens at 9:15 where passports are being handed out to be stamped as your student travels through our world’s continents to explore what others have been learning.

Nature Restoration Work Day

December 9th, 10:00 – 3:00 contact Jeff Alexander jeff@erclc.org for information

Tamale & Enchilada Fundraiser

December 9th – is the deadline to order tamales or enchiladas from the Deep Dive Dominica students who are selling them to fundraise their way. All are $18 per dozen and are handmade by La Mejor in Farmersville. Tamales come in pork, beef, chicken or chile-cheese. Enchiladas are beef, chicken or cheese. If you can’t find one of our travelers, please see Heather@erclc.org in the office. We will be picking them up for delivery on Dec. 16th.

FunSchool Day

January 11th, 10 AM – Noon for 6th-12th grade students. Come and play! Reunite with old friends and make new ones! A sandwich lunch will be served to participants at noon.

Grand Canyon Fundraising Meeting

January 11th, 1 PM (after Funschool Day)

Parent Math Help Sessions

January 11th and 18th. Do you have a question or concern about your student’s math progress, or want ideas for different ways to teach a topic? Tracey Dunn, a math specialist with Tulare County will be on campus all day on Jan 11th and 18th to answer your questions.

ERCLC School Spelling Bee

January 11th, 1:00 pm for all of you super spellers in grades 4-8. Finalists will participate in the TCOE Spelling Bee Final on February 22nd @ 9:00 a.m. Please email roseann@erclc.org or sher@erclc.org for more information.

Nature Restoration Work Party

January 16th, 10:00-3:00 contact Jeff Alexander jeff@erclc.org for information

Scicon Information Meeting

January 17th, 1 PM in Sage Scicon Information Meeting

Maker Faire

January 21st , 10 AM – 1 PM Show something you have made, lead a hands-on activity, or sell a craft. Come and Enjoy the show!

Spring Semester Start Dates

  • January 23rd – Enrichment classes begin for M/W students 6th – 12th
  • January 24th – Enrichment classes begin for T/Th students K – 6th

Research Month

Start thinking about a topic and begin gathering information so you can begin writing in January.

Library News

Thank you for supporting our Scholastic Book Fair! It was great to see excited kids! Part of our rewards from that fair will be on display after World’s Fair Day. Many thanks to all the gracious parent volunteers and book donations received. Next semester, during the week of February 6-9, the Usborne Book Fair will be in the library!

Volunteers: Kate Gibson-Cates, Jeannie Burton, Martha Haley, Sarah Kelm, Catie Karplus, Jennifer Rowland, Brad Scott, Kelley Williams and Tiffani Wolfe.

Donations: Cates, Duong-Pauls, Finneys, Lees, Karpluses, Schenhers, Schmidts, Stingers and Swans.

Take the time to return loitering resources for a fresh supply that will last through the winter break. For ERS materials, you have three options:

  • Return to ERCLC by 12/6 drop-off
  • Return directly to ERS after the 6th
  • Renew online/phone.

Don’t forget you have online resources from both of us all year round. Enjoy!

[fruitful_dbox] Happy New Year! [/fruitful_dbox]