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January 2018 Newsletter

Winter Break

December 18th – January 5th


  • Dec 5 – Maker Break
  • Dec 5-15 – MAP Assessments
  • Dec 6 – Last Day 6-12 Enrichment/Support Classes
  • Dec 69:00 am SCICON meeting – see information below
  • Dec 11-15 – Meeting Week
  • Dec 12 – Robotics Club Meeting at 1:00 pm in Elderberry.
  • Dec 12 – Board Meeting, 4:30 pm
  • Dec 18Jan 5 – Winter Break – ERCLC is Closed
  • Jan 10 – Funschool Day – Grade 6-12 – 10 am – 2 pm
  • Jan 10 – Catalina Fundraising meeting – 2:00 pm
  • Jan 10 – ERCLC Spelling Bee – Grades 4-8 2:30-3:30
  • Jan 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – ERCLC is Closed
  • Jan 16 – First Day Spring K-6 Enrichment Classes
  • Jan 17 – First Day Spring 6-12 Enrichment/Support Classes
  • Jan 22-26 – 6th Graders to Scicon
  • Jan 29 – Feb 2 – Meeting Week


Research Tools Workshop – December 6th, 3:30-4:30
This workshop will really help get students’ research projects off on the right foot. We invite students and parents to come and learn about online research tools.  Drama & Woodshop will be cancelled for this hour to enable those students to attend.


Deep Dive Fundraisers
December 4th –  Deep Divers will be selling cookies only. A dozen for $5.00 or they can be purchased individually.

Dec. 4th – 7th – Many of the students from Dominica are still suffering greatly from Hurricane Maria. We would like to help our friends at Convent High School in Roseau, Dominica pay for their Fifth Form exams that they must take to graduate high school. They are approximately $200 each. Over 70 raffle items will be on display in the library. Raffle tickets can be purchased from Heather. $1.00 = 2 tickets, $5.00 = 15 tickets, $10.00 = 30 tickets, $20.00 = 75 tickets.

December 12th – Tamales & Enchiladas for Sale!  Place orders through. All food is handmade by La Mejor in Farmersville. Tamales are available in chicken, beef, pork or Ortega chile and cheese. Enchiladas are available in chicken, beef or cheese. All are $18.00 per dozen. These will be available for delivery on the afternoon of December 19th. heather@erclc.org

Nature Restoration Workdays
December 2 & 8, January 15, February 23
10 am – 1 pm. Goals: improve demonstration sites, plant trees, shrubs and burn.
Bobby Kamansky, COS professor and students from COS will be working. ERCLC families are welcome to join in.
TCOE Planetarium
December 4th – Homeschool Day
Dawn of the Space Age screens at 2:00 pm. Admission is free for students in grades K-8, and each enrolled student may bring one parent for free.  Additional adults are $4, non-enrolled kids 11 and under are $3.  This show is usually shown to 5th graders but it is appropriate for students in grades 2 and up.
Hour of Code
December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week.  For resources on how you can learn more about computer programming in free and easy tutorials with your favorite characters from Star Wars, Frozen and Minecraft – go to www.code.org
Maker Break
December 5th – 1:00 in the Library
With the long break between enrichment classes, are you looking for ideas and resources for your students?  Join us as we share great Maker activities to do with your child over the winter break.  Leave with some unique maker resources from our library, as well as a list of recommended resources online and in our community.
Audition for K-6 Spring Showcase
December 5th  Auditions for Charlotte’s Web – 2nd-6th grade – @ 12:30 in Sage classroom. More information here.
MAP Assessments
December 5-15 – For grades 2-11, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day.  We will be conducting MAP assessments in the Elderberry Room.  Please arrange to have your student(s) assessed in Math and Language Arts.  Each test should take approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Step Up Project
Care Packages for Sailors – Due December 5th
The Step Up team is mailing care packages to sailors serving on the Theodore Roosevelt. Please consider having your students color pictures, make small gifts, write letters to sailors and contribute items to our care packages.  All contents are due Tuesday, Dec. 5 to bobbi@erclc.org.  Also, join us in a quick (30 min.) field trip behind the scenes of the Exeter Post Office: 135 S D St, Exeter, CA 93221 before we mail our boxes off on Thursday, Dec. 7th @ 10:30 am.
SCICON  for 6th Graders
December 69:00 am Registration and informational meeting.  A SCICON representative will be on hand to answer questions.  Meet in the Valley Oak classroom to fill out paperwork, get information, and arrange carpools. Students will attend Scicon January 22-26.
Yearbook Update
Please take and submit pictures of your students learning at home, and out and about while learning on the road. yearbook@erclc.org
Funschool Day
January 10th 10 AM – 2 PM – Grades 6th -12th
Students are invited on campus to reunite in the new year, break the ice with games and fun, and have lunch on ERCLC. Don’t miss the fun!
Catalina Island Fundraising Meeting
January 10th – 2 pm—immediately following Funschool Day!
TCOE Art Exhibition Submissions Deadline
January 10th – Artists: Bring your beautiful and unique artwork to Leslie or Yasoda.  It will be exhibited at TCOE and ERCLC.  We love showing off your amazing talents!
Enrichment and Support Classes
January 16th & 17th – Enrichment and support classes resume on the 16th for younger students and on the 17th for older students.  Schedules will be handed out by your EC at your next meeting, and can also be found here.
Carpinteria State Beach Campout
February 9-11 Come spend the weekend on the beach, explore Santa Barbara, share a potluck dinner and experience the great outdoors. Sign up with Nancy starting January 16th.