Classics is a mini course designed to cover the foundations of drawing and
shading for the beginning and intermediate art student.
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.
Dates to Remember Oct. 1 Tuition due Oct. 16 Art Camp Begins (Details below) Nov. 13 Optional Make-up Day Nov. 25-28 Thanksgiving Break Nov. 29 Fall 2020 Class Submissions due (Details below) Dec. 12 9th Annual Chili Cook-off & Student Bake-off (Details below) Dec. 13 – Jan. 5 Christmas Break – CERC closed Jan. 6 Spring Semester begins
CERC is accepting class submissions
Yes! You read that correctly! It is time to think about which classes you would like to offer for the next academic year. Current instructors, if you plan to offer the same class(es) that you are currently teaching for next year, you need only complete the date, instructor’s name, and class title on the form. If you need to request days/times for the class, please complete that section of the form as well. Then if nothing else has changed, in the “Required Student Textbooks…” spot just write “Keep everything the same.” New instructors and/or new classes will need to have a completely filled form turned in. The deadline for class submissions is November 29, 2019.You may drop the forms at the front desk at CERC, place them in Tabitha’s teacher folder or email them to Tabitha at Education@CERConline.org Please help us get the word out that class submissions are being accepted! Have interested persons email Education@CERConline.org
Volunteer Spotlight Mrs. Johnson and Mr. Girdler ensure that our CERC parking spots are available for our families. They have faced the heat with grace and a smile. Thank you for your dedicated service!
Box Tops is changing! Yes! Box Tops is in the process of changing over to an app. However, you’ll find products that still have to be clipped out. We are collecting those too! Bring them in and place them in the Box Tops mailbox across from the front desk. Download the new Box Tops app and choose Christian Educators Resource Center when you set it up.
Fall Into Perspective This fall mini session allows the student the opportunity to work with acrylic and watercolor paints and create two beautiful works of art.The students will receive step-by-step instruction to create the basic painting. Yet, both paintings will allow for individual details the student desires to focus on such as, forest animals, pumpkins, and other ideas. For more information on this Art Camp and how to register visit: https://conta.cc/34vyp0b
Annual Chili Cook-off and Student Bake-off Now is the time to begin perfecting your best pot of chili to bring to CERC on Thursday, December 12. See if you can claim the top prize! Students, we need you to put your baker’s hats on and come up with the most creative or most flavorful desserts you can and bring them on December 12! The festivities will begin at 6:00 pm. This end-of-the -semester get together is always enjoyed by allso you really do not want to miss this event! Of course, even if you cannot bring chili or a dessert please come anyway!! We want to fellowship with all of our families on this special night.
Yes! You read that correctly! It is time to think about which classes you would like to offer for the next academic year.
Current instructors , if you plan to offer the same class(es) that you are currently teaching for next year, you need only complete the date, instructor’s name, and class title on the form. If you need to request days/times for the class, please complete that section of the form as well. Then if nothing else has changed, in the “Required Student Textbooks…” spot just write “Keep everything the same.”
New instructors and/or new classes will need to have a completely filled form turned in. The deadline for class submissions is November 29, 2019.You may drop the forms at the front desk at CERC, place them in Tabitha’s teacher folder or email them to Tabitha at Education@CERConline.org Please help us get the word out that class submissions are being accepted! Have interested persons email Education@CERConline.org
Come to class prepared! Classes begin on Monday, August 19th! Please make sure you’ve checked your student’s required materials list for each class. The lists can be found on our website in each class description. The schedule can be found HERE. Just click on the class name and scroll down to required materials. Don’t forget to check the bookstore! We may have what you need!
Having students prepared on the first day allows the instructors to hit the ground running!
Still Looking For A Class? It’s not too late to add a class! You can view the Class Schedule HERE. Stop by the front desk to fill out an Add Form.
Make-up Orientation for those who were unable to attend the mandatory orientation meeting on August 13. When: August 27, 2019 Where: CERC Time: 6:30-7:30pm Please plan to attend!
Parking Please make sure you have your yellow CERC Family parking permit in your car and displayed prominently for our parking monitors to easily see. If you don’t have a parking permit, please stop by the front desk and request one. Allow extra time for drop-off and pick-up during the first week, or so, of classes as we work out the “kinks”. “Pack” your patience and Thank a Parking Volunteer!
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We are so glad to have you in the CERC family. We’re currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. To make this year a success, we need your help. Each family participating in classes has the opportunity to offer aide for as many hours as your student(s) are in class. Commitments for service aide hours are on a monthly basis and will afford a $5 discount towards tuition per month per class. Volunteer opportunities include:
Parking Monitor responsibilities include:• Ensure all vehicles parked in CERC spaces have CERC permit showing.• Talk with drivers not displaying CERC permit to ensure they are visiting CERC or the Bookstore. If not, politely ask them to move their vehicle to another parking space or risk being towed.• Inform a board member of repeat offenders.• Monitoring the safety of students and families in the parking lot.
Class Assistant responsibilities include: (Instructor must request)• Grading assignments• If instructor needs and requests an assistant, assist instructor with any classroom activities that require more supervision than normal
Clean-up Crew responsibilities include:• Wiping down tables, desks, door knobs, light switches, bathroom counter, bathroom sink, toilet, kitchen sink, and kitchen counter with disinfecting wipes or spray.• Vacuuming (if possible) and/or sweeping classrooms, bathroom, and kitchen.• Dumping trash cans and replacing trash bags.• Check off check-list each week in supply closet
Desk Help responsibilities include:• Answer phones and take messages• Sell snacks• Take tuition and write receipts. (Cash or check only)
Box Top Coordinator responsibilities include:• Plan with Director of Programs monthly incentive program• Gather, trim, and package by 50’s Box Tops• Mail once a quarter Box Tops
Snack Bar Coordinator responsibilities include:• Monitor what is selling, not selling, expiring from Snack Bar• Purchase items by quantity at best prices• Store, stack, replace items on snack bar• Update pricing list with CERC board member
CERC will honor requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please let us know what hours you will be available to volunteer and which position you are most interested in. The Service Aide Coordinator will contact you with your approved designated time slot. Aides must sign-in each service hour to show attendance and completion of responsibilities in order to receive your monthly discount.
CERC Board of Directors Sadly, many of our long time board members have graduated their last student and retired from homeschool. In addition to the considerable opportunities listed above, we also have several essential Board positions currently vacant.
Director of Marketing Director of Programs Director of Facilities Director of Communications
We ask that you prayerfully consider utilizing your talents in one of these essential positions. CERC greatly appreciates your assistance and servant’s heart in order to ensure a clean, safe and orderly environment in which our children will learn and grow. Sign up to volunteer by emailing Nottfamily5@gmail.com or call 972-475-4138
Thank you for all you do to make our homeschool community a better place! Sincerely, Michelle Nott CERC, Board President
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.
The Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) is a rigorous assessment for high achieving students in areas such as reading, listening, vocabulary, writing, science (online only) and mathematics. Verbal and quantitative reasoning subtests are part of the CTP beginning in Grade 3. The CTP helps compare content specific, curriculum-based performance to the more conceptual knowledge base found in reasoning tests.
The Comprehensive Testing Program is a product of the Education Records Bureau (ERBlearn.org) provided by Homeschool Testing Services for homeschool families. See the ERB web-site for more information and Family Resources.
Testing dates are now available for 2018 for grades 4-10. Additional grades may be offered in the future!
Through a partnership with Homeschool Testing Services, CERC will be administering the CTP for all families interested in this test on May 23rd – 24th (our Event page).