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Bookstore COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

We value you as a member of our CERC homeschool community and are constantly monitoring the local, state, and national COVID-19 landscape to ensure we make the best possible decision for how to re-open our bookstore space. We will always put your safety, and the safety of our volunteers and board members, as our top priority during this unprecedented time.

Procedures in the Bookstore

The CERC Bookstore is taking steps to maintain the safety of our volunteers and customers. We have already implemented curbside pickup, online orders, and phone orders. We will continue to have these options as our main form of low-contact shopping. We will continue to adapt as necessary.

In order to maintain procedures for keeping the bookstore clean, we have created shopping guidelines that are required for anyone entering the bookstore. We ask for your patience and understanding as we attempt to protect and serve everyone involved.

Shopping – Summer 2020 Temporary Guidelines
  • To allow all of our customers the freedom to move about the store as they shop without worrying about social-distancing, we have put together one (1) hour time slots for individuals.  
  • Customers and volunteers are required to wear face masks at all times within the bookstore. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY WEARING A MASK.  This is a courtesy to everyone involved and is not negotiable.
  • Volunteer staff will wash hands, sanitize work stations, and clean commonly used equipment and surfaces frequently. We will be cleaning between appointments, and at the end of each day.
  • If you, or someone with whom you have regular contact, are in the high risk category, or you do not feel well, please do not come to the bookstore. We will be happy to be your personal shopper!
  • Reusable bags will not be allowed at this time.
Curb-side Pickup

Curb-side pickup is still available for all families. Through messages and pictures we can find what you need and arrange for curb-side pickup during regular hours.

  1. Call the Bookstore during regular business hours with your short list of books. 972-475-4138
  2. Have a LONG list? No problem! Email your list to liz.hach@cerconline.org
  3. You can also text us through FaceBook messenger.
Shop by Appointment

We are using Sign-Up Genius to schedule appointments for those who wish to shop! These are (one) 1 hour time slots. As a courtesy to others, please only schedule ONE time slot initially. There will be plenty of time to discuss and find what you need for the Fall.

Please follow all guidelines (and these are subject to change depending on state and local requirements.) MASKS ARE REQUIRED. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY WEARING A MASK.

Shopping Online

Our NEW STORE WEB-SITE has been published. Although many more titles will be added, you can explore the new online bookstore. Email or call us with any questions regarding specific titles.

Selling Books by Appointment

Currently, the CDC guidelines are unclear in the handling of used merchandise. However, there are many statements regarding “limit the sharing … of objects that cannot be easily cleaned” {paraphrased}. Obviously, we want to take every precaution possible. The purchase of used textbooks and curriculum will be handled with this in mind. All books purchased will be handled with gloves, cleaned if possible, and will be held for 2 weeks before being placed on the shelf for purchase.

Beginning in June, there are Book appointments for selling books. Appointments are offered at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the summer. Your patience and consideration will be greatly appreciated while we work through the best way to bring in much needed curriculum.

  • We will only process one (1) box per appointment and within the 1 hour appointment.
  • Books must be clean (no dust, dirt, or liquid stains).
  • Customer does not have to remain in the store during the appointment.
  • All other regular bookstore Buy Back policies are still in effect.

CERC Bookstore

The CERC Bookstore has more than what is listed online! Email Liz at liz.hach@cerconline.org or through the CERC Bookstore Facebook page.

We continue to monitor Dallas County reports on cases, as well as their recommended policy. By May 20th, we hope to have a plan for shopping by appointment. Please make sure you’re on our mailing list!

Send me your list or questions about curriculum or books. I will be happy to help you out! We will be happy to help you find what you need. We can do curbside pickup or mail packages.


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2020-2021 Fall Schedule… Start Here

Fall Schedule is now available! To enroll, Start Here!

We are so excited to publish our new Fall 2020 class schedule. Many classes are returning, but we also have some NEW classes! As we head into our 14th school year, we continue to maintain our high standards, and exceptional quality co-operative classes in Science, Math, History, English and Electives for all grade levels. Spend some time reviewing our schedule, and then you can print or pick up an enrollment packet. Have all documents and checks ready to enroll.

1. Check out the Fall 2020 schedule. To see a class description, click on the class name.

2. Print and complete the enrollment forms. If you have enrolled your family before, follow the current family instructions.

If you’re a NEW family, follow the new family instructions. All forms must be complete to enroll. I recommend reading through our Class Info page, and the connecting enrollment pages.

Enrollments will be accepted at the CERC Front Desk by a Board Member only Monday through Thursday 9:00 – 2:00 PM.

3. Important start and end dates, as well as all holidays, are available on our Academic Calendar. Take the time to print this handy one page calendar to keep track of important dates!

Quilting: Block of the Week

Quilt group options:

This is an open workshop.  Attend as many workshops or little as you like or are able.  All Quilters can arrive 15 minutes early to set up.

Meeting Saturdays at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Starting January 18, 2020)

Available on Amazon

Bible-based quilt blocks.  Quilting through the Bible.  Each square represents verses, symbols, and people from the Bible.  Squares are intricately pieced.  Two (2) patterns and instructions will be provided for your choice of the week.  This is a great quilt for using scraps of fabric, or you can purchase Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, or Fat Quarters.  Size of quilt is your choice. All finishing instructions will be provided as we get closer to completing the blocks of our choice.

Blocks will be 8×8″ blocks. Original pattern is 6×6″, so we will be making some small adjustments.

Patterns based on the book The Bible Sampler Quilt: 96 Classic Quilt Blocks Inspired by the Bible by Laurie Aaron Hird. (The Book is not required as all information will be provided.)

Meeting Mondays at 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Starting January 20, 2020)

The IKAT quilt is a great modern pattern which uses Jelly Roll lengths for piecing.  Patterns and instructions are available on-line and during workshop.  Size of quilt is your choice.

Pattern by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic.

“An easy and quick project, even for beginners. Make use of an assortment of 2 identical Jelly Rolls plus 1/2 yard of a solid. The Jelly Rolls used in the instructions are HEY DOT by Zen Chic for Moda. “


Ages: 12+ invited, recommend 12-15 year olds be accompanied by parent, especially if new to sewing. Open to members and non-members.

Pre-requisite: Must have basic beginning sewing skills, and basic knowledge of your personal sewing machine. 

Materials Needed: Fabric (jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarter, fat eighths) and/or scraps for blocks and top, thread, sewing machine, scissors, marking pencil/pen, rotary cutter, 12×12 or larger cutting mat. (Yardage for finishing quilt will be provided at the meetings.)

Materials Fee/Tuition: $40 (every 6 months; fee covers supplies and building use.)

Spring 2020 Drawing Classics Art Camp

Instructor: Janet Rogers

Time Span: 1 hour a week for 7 weeks, beginning January 15 and ending February 26

Age Levels: 9 – 18

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

Class Period: Wednesday, 11:30-12:30

Materials fee: $10

Materials Needed: 9” x 12” Strathmore Sketchbook

Course Description:

Drawing Classics is a mini course designed to cover the foundations of drawing and shading for the beginning and intermediate art student.

Drawing from observation is the main focus. The student will be exposed to a broad range of drawing materials, such as pencil, oil pastel, and charcoal. Watercolor will be applied to some of the drawings as well. Various artists’ drawings will be explored in the context of each lesson.

Contact our Director of Education by Email: education@cerconline.org

A Beka Items for Sale! (Updated 10/17/19)

We have multiples of A Beka Curriculum available for sale! Please see the below list to shop Used A Beka products.

This list will continue to be updated as new items are added to the on-line bookstore. You can also use the Search feature on the menu bar to search by title. If you don’t see a particular title, please drop us a comment or e-mail so we can add that title right away!

Bible

Language Arts

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
    • Language B (3rd Edition)
    • Spelling Vocabulary and Poetry 5 (5th Edition)
    • Penmanship Mastery II (4th Edition)
    • Reading Program
  • Grade 6
    • Language C (3rd Edition)
    • Spelling Vocabulary and Poetry 6 (6th Edition)
    • Creative Writing (4th Edition)
    • Reading Program

Math

Science

So many titles are still in-stock, just haven’t been listed yet! Please call us at the Bookstore to see if we have the title you need!

A Beka Items for Sale!

We have multiples of A Beka Curriculum available for sale! Please see the below list to shop Used A Beka products.

This list will continue to be updated as new items are added to the on-line bookstore. You can also use the Search feature on the menu bar to search by title. If you don’t see a particular title, please drop us a comment or e-mail so we can add that title right away!

Bible

Language Arts

Health

2019 Testing Schedule

See our Calendar for scheduled Testing for 2019! 

Although testing is not required in the state of Texas, many home school families like to use the test as a gauge or to learn test-taking skills.  We encourage families to consider whether standardized testing meets their needs or homeschool lifestyle.

Stanford Achievement Testing

For May dates, you MUST register by April 2, 2019

Grades 4-8th May Dates

Grades 9-12th May Dates

  • Thursday, May 23rd
  • This is a ONE day test.        
  • Start Time: 8:30 am

Iowa Test of Basic Skills

For June dates, you MUST register by April 25, 2019

Grades 3-8th June Dates

Grades 9-12th June Dates

  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • This is a ONE day test.        
  • Start Time: 8:30 am

If you’re not sure which test to order, please read through the information available on Bob Jones’ web-site: BJU Press Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to read through and complete all Steps on the CERC web-site to insure you are properly registered for your selected dates.  For Stanford testing in May, you must register by April 2, 2019.

Fall 2019 Schedule is here!

Monday

CERC Room ACERC Room BCERC Room CCERC Room DCERC Room E
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College Prep Genius Master the SAT July 12-13th

Date:  July 12 and 13, 2018.
Time:  Thursday and Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Christian Educators Resource Center  4501 Rowlett Rd. Suite #105 Rowlett, TX 75088

This class has a limited enrollment of only 12 students.

Instructor: Dr. Paul Jessen   http://collegeprepgenius.com/teachers/

For more information, contact the class organizer Michelle Nott  nottfamily5@gmail.com

Register for Master the SAT Bootcamp here

Why take this class?

The College Prep Genius Class covers all the strategies and tips of the SAT & PSAT (NMSQT) that have helped students raise their test scores hundreds of points. During approximately 10 hours of course instruction divided into a multi-day format, this premier prep program introduces a unique approach to all SAT & PSAT (NMSQT) test sections: Evidence-Based Reading, passages, Writing, and Math. Students will receive class teaching, College Prep Genius textbook, workbook and access to online digital program.

• After first student, additional siblings can take the class for $195 each. (when booked together)

•Please bring a sack lunch, snacks, a drink, pencils and a calculator each session.

Please note that class registrations are only refundable in the event that a class is cancelled by College Prep Genius. In this case, you may be able to  transfer to another class as an alternate option.