August 2019 Family Newsletter

Welcome Back, CERC Families!
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!
Box Tops Changes

Changes are coming! Check it out in the video linked below.
Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Hh94b2BvFK4
For more information or to download the new Box Tops app visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping
features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable
organization of your choice. Just be sure to choose Christian Educators Resource Center!

We Need Your Help!

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

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

Bookstore Closed this Week

The Bookstore will be CLOSED this week.  Watch for an email regarding our Anniversary Sale next week!!  Not getting our emails?  Join our Email list today!

Bookstore Closed

Liz will be on Vacation for Senior trip and her anniversary!  So please excuse her absence!  Come see her in the next couple of weeks!!

CERC Bookstore Hours

Varied hours due to off-site testing.

Please call 972-475-4138, or see CERC Front Desk for assistance.

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.

Deadline to order ITBS Testing for June 2019

You need to order your tests by this date if you plan on your student testing with CERC on June 12th-14th.

Click on our Testing tab for all the information about ordering your student’s tests and reserving a seat for testing on those dates.