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Indoor Garage Sale

Posted by Ty Salvant on June 24, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

We are hoping to host an indoor garage sale for members of NOLA Homeschoolers. Families would pay a nominal fee for a table where they can sell their own items. Other than the fee, families keep the profits, which could be used to offset co-op or field trip fees. We would also have a bake sale as a fundraiser for the ERC. Considerign the options below, let us know the one that best describes your interest. Please note this is not a commitment to participate- it is only to gauge interest.

I would pay for a table costing $25 per family, ERC Members pay $10

I would pay for a table for $10 for everyone

I would participate by shopping

I would donate a baked good for the bake sale

I would not participate

Teens applying for college or jobs...

Posted by Ty Salvant on June 11, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, July 1st from 10 am- 2pm, teens can receive assistance applying for jobs or scholarships. The workshop will include tips on resume building. Visit this link for details. Copy and paste this address if the link doesn't work.

Career Workshop Series

Posted by Ty Salvant on June 11, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

This series begins with resume writing/ edits and culminates with improving your business communications. Along the way there is a career fair, interview tips and the importance of job matching. Whether you're a young adult just beginning or a retired homeschooler transitioning back to the workforce, you will benefit from this series. 

According to the library description, "This series is presented by Jessica Rareshide, certified personnel consultant and certified staffing professional. These workshops will provide the strategies and techniques to find the right job and career for you."

Mark your calendar for the Career Resources Fair!

Attendees will take the Professionally You™ online survey prior to arriving at the Career Resources Fair at no cost to them. At the fair, Jessica will review résumés and consult with attendees.

Algiers Regional Library

Saturday, June 24 from 10:30am - 3:30pm

For more information, visit this link

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A Vocal Competition

Posted by Ty Salvant on May 4, 2017 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you have a singer in the house?  Here's a great opportunity for them!

The New Orleans Opera Association announces the judges for the Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition scheduled on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Tulane University.

Approximately 25 Louisiana high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be chosen to participate. Winners will sing three songs in French, German, Italian, with one selection in English. Award for the two first place winners will be $1,000 each (male and female) and second place winners (male and female) will receive $500.

The judges are as follows:

Kathleen Halm has been praised for her dramatic vocal portrayals of standard spinto soprano repertoire. Her most recent successes have been as the Foreign Princess in New Orleans Opera's production of Rusalka, for which the Times Picayune said "Soprano Kathleen Halm’s Foreign Princess has a villainous bearing and regal voice." She returned to New Orleans Opera's stage as Jade Boucher in Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking the following year.

Amy Pfrimmer has sung professionally across the US, in France, Germany, Canada, and England. Career highlights include appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and Baltimore Choral Arts Society, all in collaboration with the late pianist/composer Dave Brubeck.

Ellen Frohnmeyer holds the Charles Anthony Caruso Distinguished Professorship of Opera, at the Loyola University School of Music in New Orleans. Her private voice students have gone on to prestigious graduate schools, and many now have high school and college teaching jobs all over the country, as well as music therapist appointments at reginal and national hospitals. Many of her students are active in the opera, jazz and pop genres.

The Donald W. Wood Sr. Vocal Competition is presented by the New Orleans Opera Association and it is a collaborative effort with Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts Preparatory Program, the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

The French Connection

Posted by Ty Salvant on February 26, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Are you familiar with the wealth of French resources on PBS? From the alphabet to sports, there are tons of videos with closed caption to watch and immerse yourself in the language and culture. If you have a bedding French student, visit the link. Let us know how you enjoy it!" target="_blank">/

Play Therapy training sessions

Posted by Ty Salvant on January 22, 2017 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (3)

Would you like help communicating with your children?  Join us for a free series of classes.  We will be using a proven method of teaching parents play therapy techniques to improve communication with their children, learn to set limits, and just improve the relationship overall. This method has worked for parents and children with a variety of needs and backgrounds. The group will meet for 8 weeks on Tuesdays at Loyola from roughly 12:30-1:30pm. The group is only meant for parents or caregivers, children will not be in attendance. Parents will be required to have a 30 minute play session each week that they video tape and then get feedback on during our group meetings. These groups can be $400-$600 but we are offering it for FREE!


The flyer includes the phone number to call for registration and to ask questions.

ACT Prep

Posted by Ty Salvant on January 13, 2017 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you have a child prepping for the ACT?  Click here for a free practice test.  Feel free to join us at the ERC on Wednesday mornings for group study sessions. 

Year in Review

Posted by Ty Salvant on December 28, 2016 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A few years ago, we started completing a Year in Review, which had become a fun way to access the current year while contemplating the new year. Several versions are available online depending on the age of your child, topics you'd like to cover and how much writing you want involved.  Here's our current version.  Regardless of which one you choose, select one!  As a parent, you'll appreciate seeing their handwriting, thoughts, and interests evolve over the years.  Happy New Year!

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant TED TED

Posted by Christine on October 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

Posted by Christine on October 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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