Please join us Thurs 5/30 6:30p for our Last Meeting of 2012/13 to elect new officers for Next Year.
Consider taking on a leadership role in your PTA. You can make it difference in the scholastic experience of our children at Eagle Rock Elementary...join us!
Below is a list of a few of the openings for the coming 2013-2014 School Year.
Click on the position for a description.
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, Decoration Day was established as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers by the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.
In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events.
Click here to learn more about the history of Memorial Day.
Support #Moore response by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 or at www.redcross.org
The Red Cross has set up shelters, but said they’re still assessing the greatest needs. In the short term, they ask that you donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by sending a text message. Text the word REDCROSS to 90999. As in the case with other donations via mobile phone, the donation will show up on your wireless bill. The Red Cross also suggests giving blood at a local hospital or the community blood bank. To donate online go to American Red Cross.
The Salvation Army is organizing disaster response units to serve hard-hit areas in central Oklahoma, including Moore, where it is sending mobile kitchens that can serve meals to 2,500 people a day.
Supporters can donate online via the organization's website at SalvationArmyUSA.org. You can also text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation via cellphone.
If you want to send a check, the Salvation Army asks that you put the words "Oklahoma Tornado Relief" on the check, and mail it to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK., 73157. Phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).
United Way of Central Oklahoma
A disaster relief fund is being activated as of May 21 so that individuals can specifically donate to tornado relief-and-recovery efforts. Their website states that the best way to help is to make financial contributions. Donations can be made online at United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Fund is open. Checks, with a notation of "May Tornado Relief" can also be sent to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK , 73101.
Through its network of more than 200 food banks, Feeding America, whose mission is to "feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks," will deliver truckloads of food, water and supplies to communities in in Oklahoma, and will also "set up additional emergency food and supply distribution sites as they are needed." Phone: 1-800-910-5524.
Take your kids on a fun filled family film adventure @CalArtsREDCAT
Saturday and Sunday (5/11 & 5/12) is the second of 3 weekends of family friendly international short-films at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CALARTS Theater) located at the spectacular Walt Disney Music Hall Complex.
This global tour of charming, funny and poignant films —hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan, among others—is an awe-inspiring journey for the whole family. Festival highlights include the latest in both live action and animated shorts, and a very special Nickelodeon Family Fun Day!
Tickets are only $5!
REDCAT is located at 631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Click here for additional information
Saturday, May 11
12:00 pm Short and Sweet
1:30 pm Path Waves
Sunday, May 12, Nickelodeon Family Fun Day
12:00 pm Nick Jr.
3:00 pm Nickelodeon
Saturday, May 18
12:00 pm Animal Kingdom
1:30 pm For the Beauty of the Earth
3:00 pm Shiver and Shake
Sunday, May 19
12:00 pm Short and Sweet
1:30 pm China Fantasia
3:00 pm Caleidoscopio
Support #EagleRock Elementary at our Annual Silent Auction 5/11 (7:00p) @EREEF90041 @OxyNews
Please join the Eagle Rock Elementary Educational Foundation this Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7pm in Gresham Hall in the Johnson Student Center at Occidental College for their Annual Silent Auction where all proceeds will benefit Eagle Rock Elementary. Tickets are $50. For tickets, call 323-206-4134 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event.
Thanks to all our amazing teachers/staff for all the wonderful things you do for our children.
You truly are the best and we at Eagle Rock Elementary are lucky to have you all!
For your support and helping #EagleRock Elementary raise $5250 for the 2013 Annual @RelayForLife
We'd also like to thank Dan and Nancy Marfisi once again for their commitment and leading our team of awesome parents, teachers, students and community members who logged a total of 36 hours during the 24 Hour Event from Saturday, April 27 9:00a until Sunday, April 28 at 9:00a.
Awesome Work Everyone!