Weekly Update 9.11.23

Good afternoon,

I hope you all had a great weekend! I wanted to remind you all that we have a teacher workday on Monday, September 18th.
We are excited to welcome our new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) teacher, Christine Preddy, who has written an introduction to ERA families and students on her STEM Google site. 
Here are this week’s updates and reminders:
1. Yearbooks: They are now on sale for the lowest price of the year. Click here to purchase. In addition, the yearbook staff is requesting photo submissions of the following:
  • Middle school fall sports photos
  • Elementary and Middle School Summer Adventures
  • Kindergarten, 5th grade, and 8th grade promotion ceremony photos from last school year
  • First day of school photos
  • Photos of students in their extracurricular activities
To submit your photos for the yearbook this year, email photos to yearbook@enoriveracademy.org. Please include the first and last names and grade levels for all students pictured and a short description for each photo submitted.
2. Clubs: Club meetings are starting up next week! I’ve included for you the linked information and calendar for all K-8 club meeting dates and more detailed information.
  • Battle of the Books (Middle School) – Has had a few meetings already! Read specific books and prepare for a quiz-bowl style competition. (must provide own books)
  • Crochet Club (grades 3-8) – Learn to crochet (must provide own yarn and hook)
  • “Bees” Club (grades 5-8) – Practice for the Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, and more quiz-bowl style competitions.
  • 4-H Cloverbuds (grade 2) – Discover what 4-H is, do experiments, learn about insects, and maybe hatch chicks! ($40 club fee – includes T-shirt)
  • 4-H Explorers (grades 3-5) – Work on your service learning skills in cooking and sewing and become experts with pets and forestry. ($40 club fee – includes T-shirt)
  • 4-H (Middle School) – Dive into robotics and advancing technologies in the food production system while completing service learning projects. ($40 club fee – includes T-shirt)
3. Hispanic Heritage Celebration: We want to welcome you and your student(s) to our 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on September 21st from 4-6 pm which will take place outside of the Elementary and Middle school. We will be having food, music, dance and arts/crafts. This is designed for all school-aged children (elementary/middle and high school). This is put on entirely by the Spanish III and IV class students. Please show your support for their hard work! We look forward to celebrating the rich and unique heritage that makes up our wonderful country. There will be some restaurant gift card door prizes for those who check in and get a raffle ticket (you have to be present to win). ¡VAMOS A CELEBRAR!
We need your help! If you are willing and able to support our event, we would greatly appreciate it! We have two sign up genius options that you can click below to help with food and/or art supplies or scan the QR code.
4. September Board of Directors Meeting and Retreat: The annual board retreat will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, in person, at the high school. The monthly meeting will be held from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
5. Teacher Workday: Just a reminder that we have a teacher workday on Monday, September 18th.
Have a great week!