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November 2017 Newsletter

Important Dates:

  • Nov. 3-5 – Crystal Cove Camping Trip
  • Nov. 6-9 – Scholastic Book Fair
  • Nov. 8 & 9 – Bake Sale
  • Nov. 9 – Last Day Fall Enrichment K-6
  • Nov. 9 – Neon Dance -5:30pm-8:30pm – Gr. 6-12
  • Nov. 13-17 – Meeting Week
  • Nov. 14 – Board Meeting, 4:30 pm
  • Nov. 17 – Elf The Musical
  • Nov. 20-24 – Thanksgiving Break – No School
  • Nov. 29 – Yearbook planning & check-in 12:30 pm in parent lounge

Parent Workshops:

K-6 Parent Workshops:

  • Thursday, Nov 2 (10:45) Learning Games – K-6
  • Thursday, Nov 9 (9:15) Informative Writing – K-2
  • Thursday, Nov 9 (10:45) Informatie Writing & Research – Grades 3-5

6-12 Parent Workshops:

  • Wednesday, Nov 8 (3:30) Informative Writing & Research – Grades 6-12
  • Wednesday, Dec 6 (3:30) ERS Workshop focusing on research tools for STUDENTS & PARENTS!  3:30 classes will be cancelled so everyone can attend.


Deep Dive Fundraisers

Poinsettias for Sale!  – Order by Nov. 11th with any Deep Diver or at the front desk with Heather. Plants are $16.00 for one or $25.00 for two. Profits go toward helping our students get to Scotland. Flowers will be delivered the weekend following Thanksgiving.

Tamales & Enchiladas for Sale!  Place orders through December 13th. 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

November 3 & 25, December 2 & 8 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Improve demonstration sites, plant trees and shrubs, and burn.   Professor and students from COS will be working.  ERCLC families are welcome to join in.

Camping Trip – Crystal Cove

November 3 – 5 – Families are headed to Southern California to spend the weekend camping by the beach.

Scholastic Book Fair

November 6-9 The Book Fair will be in the Library from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.

Store Class Field Trip

November 8 In N Out field trip.  Meet at 8:35 for a 9:00 am tour.  Sign up with Sher or Bobbi.

Bake Sale

November 8 & 9 – 9:00 am  Support the high school students traveling to a science camp on Catalina Island in May.

Neon Dance

November 9 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for Grades 6-12.  Enjoy food, music, and dancing. $5.00 admission includes glowsticks, admission to the dance, and the potluck. Sign-up for the potluck on the sheet outside Bobbi’s office, or emailing Bobbi.

Robotics Club

November 16 –  We will meet at 2:00 pm in Elderberry during meeting week. Open to all 2nd-6th graders. For questions and concerns please email us at robotics@erclc.org

Elf the Musical

November 17 – We have tickets for the school performance of Elf, 9:00 am at the LJ Williams Theatre in Visalia.  Please sign up with Nancy.


Parents have shown an interest in helping create this year’s book, yay! Please ask your students if they would like to work in a yearbook class.  If so, please contact bobbi@erclc.org.  Also, please email photos for the yearbook to: yearbook@erclc.org

Step-Up Project

This year’s project is focusing on Veterans.  Did you know that 22 Veterans commit suicide a day?  Our group would like to make a difference for Veterans.  If your family has a Veteran, or an active member of the military, AND would like to be contacted by our eager team, please contact bobbi@erclc.org or stepup@erclc.org

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

Auditions for K-6 Spring Showcase

December 5, 12:30 pm Auditions for the Spring Showcase which will be Thursday, March 22nd at the Ritchie Barn. K-1 students who have taken Drama may audition. Students who are interested must be able to attend Tuesday and Thursday drama classes throughout the Spring. Parents must be able to help students with line memorization and help with transportation to the Ritchie Barn during Show week. Audition scripts will be available the week after Thanksgiving break. Email her, peggy@erclc.org if you have questions.

Tulare County Spelling Bee

February 21 – If you are in 4th – 8th grade and would like to participate, see Sher or Roseann for more details and a study guide. Our school wide Spelling Bee will be held on January 10th at 2:30 pm.