To all of our wonderful teachers. Here's a terrific professional development program to consider offered at LACMA on select Tuesdays.
This Tuesday, October 2 is "Art and Architecture"
Explore the relationship between art and architecture through the work of LA-born ceramicist and LA-based architect Frank Gehry. Featuring Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, this program will highlight the late artist’s architectural influences from ancient Pueblo dwellings to contemporary New Mexican landscapes as well as his collaborations with long-time friend and designer Gehry.
For more information visit LACMA at: http://www.lacma.org/programs/education/evenings-educators#panel-tickets
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free at participating venues on Saturday, September 29.
Some of the local venues include:
Autry National Center, California Science Center,
Chinese American Museum, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA), The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and Zimmer Children's Museum
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Zhongqiu Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese dating back over 3,000 years. Farmers celebrate the end of the harvesting season on this date and Chinese family members and friends gather to gaze at the bright harvest moon and eat moon cakes.
As homage to this time of year, Los Angeles Chinatown will host the 74th Annual Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2011 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Very excited to see such a great turnout for our 1st PTA Meeting of the year. We wish to thank you all for your attendance and in sharing your voice as we plan for the 2012-2013 school year. We'll be meeting again in October to finalize our proposed $10,000 lump sum expense(s) after our teachers get another chance to share a conversation regarding what they would like for the year.
Join us on Thursday, 9/27 from 6:30-8:00 in the Multipurpose Room to help kick off another great year at #EagleRock Elementary. Meet other Eagle Rock Families, Faculty and PTA Board & Chairpersons, review proposed activities and budget for 2012-2013. Childcare and Refreshments provided.
Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/26. Tomorrow is also Yom Kippur which for the members of our Jewish community is the Jewish Day of Atonement and is the holiest day of the Jewish year often observed with strict fasting and ceremonial repentance.
Enjoy your day off and see you on Thursday!
The 2012 September equinox arrived on September 22, at 7:49 a.m. PDT (14:49 Universal Time).
The word equinox comes from the Latin words for "equal night." The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator. In the USA and some other areas in the northern hemisphere, the autumnal equinox marks the first day of fall (autumn).
On the two equinoxes every year the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not exactly.
Equinoxes are opposite on either side of the equator, so the autumnal (fall) equinox in the northern hemisphere is the spring (vernal) equinox in the southern hemisphere and vice versa.
The Autumnal Equinox signals the end of the summer months and the beginning of winter. At this time of year, days have been shortening since the Summer Solstice some three months earlier, and the Equinox is the point where nights reach the same length as days. After this point, the Sun will shine lower and lower on the horizon until the Winter Solstice in about three months' time.
Equinoxes occur because the Earth's axis of rotation isn't aligned with the plane of its orbit around the Sun: it tilts over by about 23½°. The direction of this tilt is effectively constant, relative to the stars, so that the Earth's north pole always points towards Polaris, the Pole Star, and the south pole always points at the constellation of Octans. (In fact, this direction is not completely constant, and the poles move against the stars by about a fifth of a degree every century).
Be a part of history! #NASA invites Californians to participate in #OV105 (Space Shuttle Endeavour) historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21.
At 8:00 a.m. PDT, NASA Television will air the departure of Endeavour from Edwards Air Force Base as it begins its California flyover: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Any time after 11:30 a.m., watch for flyovers of Endeavour passing regional landmarks such as
its future home at the California Science Center, Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, Disneyland, The Getty Center, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles City Hall, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Malibu Beach, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, the Queen Mary, Universal Studios and Venice Beach, among others.
Finally, the SCA and Endeavour will land about 12:45 p.m., at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for an arrival ceremony before Endeavour is taken off the 747. The orbiter will be transported to the California Science Center next month.
The exact timing and path of the ferry flight will depend on weather conditions and operational
constraints. Some planned flyovers or stopovers could be delayed or canceled.
For more information about NASA's transfer of space shuttles to museums, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/transition
Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Monday September 17, 2012. Enjoy your day off and we’ll see you all on Tuesday!
Join #EagleRock PTA Today! Ice Cream Party for each classroom with a 100% Response by 9/28. We're One Week into our Membership Drive and are looking forward to a strong turnout. We've also overhauled our membership processing system and are looking forward to a prompt issuing of membership cards!
Your $8 Membership helps fund our school programs, provides workshops and leadership and helps to promote activities and advocacy at the state and national level.
Did you know that with your PTA Membership Card you can also gain benefits such as:
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