ETS Events 2011-2012

We need to have a large parental presence to make our events run smoothly. Parents do not need to come to every event, but we ask that you attend at least half as many events as your student attends. Younger family members are certainly welcome at events appropriate to their age. All events are at the Hinrichs residence unless stated otherwise.

Potluck and barbeque instructions

Please bring your own drinks, plates and utensils. Please bring a main course and if your last initial begins with A-L please bring a salad or side dish and if M-Z, a dessert. Please bring an amount proportionate to the number of mouths you bring with you. The barbeque will be available if you would like to cook meat or vegetables. If you are not able to bring food, please bring $4 per person for the pizza fund. Please give the money to Mr. Hinrichs as soon as you can the day of the event so he knows how much to order.

September 8th- Thursday
Ice Cream Social
12:00 Please stay after class to get to know your classmates around some good ice cream!

September 9th- Friday
Ice Cream Social
12:00 Please stay after class to get to know your classmates around some good ice cream!

September 10th - Saturday
Grape Day Parade
Come and see the Hinrichs/Stiff family celebrate 100 years in Escondido by marching in the Grape Day parade down main street in Escondido.

Date October 28th and 29th
Sacramento Mini-fling
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October 14th- Friday
Full Moon Oktoberfest

ETS will be hosting an Oktoberfest event celebrating German culture! We would like to serve authentic German food at this event. Mr. H will be providing a variety of Bratwurst as well as some high detail dishes. However there are dishes which he will not have the capacity to make. Therefore to spread the load, we are asking that you bring one of the "Brighton approved" German dishes and pay $2 per person for the bratwurst. Please email Brighton at with the item on the food page that you would like to bring. Brighton will suggest the serving size of your recipe.

It would be helpful if any families planning on attending could pay Mr. Hinrichs by the 12nd and email Brighton what dishes they wish to bring. Please see below for the whole schedule:

12:30 Choir: Non-choir members are all welcome as we will be learning some traditional German folks songs to sing at the Oktoberfest.
1:30 Dance Practice: We will be learning a number of new traditional German dances.
3:00 Film: Sissi
5:00 Sports- Croquet, bocce, basketball, volleyball
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Dancing and singing
9:00 Conclusion

November 18th- Friday
Movie Viewing and Discussion
12:30 Babbett's Feast

December 23rd- Friday
2011 Christmas Ball
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January 25th Wednesday
GBT V Paper presentations - Online
2:00 Christina G.
3:00 Anne W.
4:00 Allison H.
5:00 Kathleen D.

January 26th Thursday
GBT V Paper presentations - Online
2:00  Cassie A.
3:00 Teal S.
4:00 John E.
5:00 Wesley N.

January 27th Friday
GBT V Paper presentations - Local
8:00 Abigail J.
9:00 Jennafer L.
10:00 Ryan M.
11:00 Addison H.
1:00 Christina L.
2:00 Kanan DLS.
3:00 Jennifer R.
4:00 Matt M.

January 28th Saturday - *Please note change of date
Theater and Choir Showcase and GBT V paper presentations - Local
8:00 Jessie S.
9:00 Nicholas B.
10:00 Chloe R.

12:30-3:00 Choir practice with instrumentalists
Instrumentalists- please be diligent to practice your part with finale beforehand so that we can assemble the pieces quickly during the practice.

4:00--6:00 PM Afternoon performance
7:00-9:00 PM Evening performance

February 1st Wednesday
GBT V Paper presentations - Online
2:00 Rosalie B.
3:00 Adam C.
4:00 Ryan F.

Date: TBA
Full Moon Mammoth Snow Trip
For information please click here.

March 1st - 11th
Italy Trip - Please email for more details.

April 13th
Shakespearean Full-Moon Dance
Be ready to cook some renaissance food and learn some renaissance and Elizabethan dances.

2:00 Movie- TBA
4:00 Sports - Volley Ball, Croquet, Etc...
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Dancing
9:00 End

Please bring a main dish and a side dish or a main dish and a dessert proportionate to the number of people you are bringing. Here is a website ( with a list of foods mentioned in Shakespeare, along with quotes from the plays. You might try making something using these ingredients.

For example, you could make a salad using

apples, ( Henry IV, part I, III, 3:
FALSTAFF: Bardolph, am I not fallen away vilely since this last action? do I not bate? do I not dwindle? Why my skin hangs about me like an like an old lady's loose gown; I am withered like an old apple-john.)
walnuts, ( The Taming of the Shrew, IV, 3:
PETRUCHIO: Why, this was moulded on a porringer; A velvet dish: fie, fie! 'tis lewd and filthy: Why, 'tis a cockle or a walnut-shell, A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap: Away with it! come, let me have a bigger.) and
lettuce ( Othello, The Moor of Venice, I, 3:
IAGO: Virtue! a fig! 'tis in ourselves that we are thus or thus. Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners: so that if we will plant nettles, or sow lettuce, set hyssop and weed up thyme, supply it with one gender of herbs, or distract it with many, either to have it sterile with idleness, or manured with industry, why, the power and corrigible authority of this lies in our wills.)

For fun, you could write out the quotes in which your food items are mentioned and tape them on the food dish.

After dinner, we will teach some Elizabethan dances and also do some of the dances we already know. We will end with singing. Please feel free to dress in Elizabethan costume or as characters from Shakespeare’s plays.

Looking forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hinrichs -

Wednesday - April 18th
Chicago Mini-Fling
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Saturday - April 21st
Texas Mini-Fling
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May 4th
Greek (Mediterranean) Full-Moon Dance
Be ready to cook some Greek food and learn some Greek dances.

2:00 Movie- Oedipus Rex
4:00 Sports- Volley ball, Croquet Etc.
6:00 Potluck - Please email for recipes.
7:00 Dancing
9:00 End

May 11,12
CFS Expo Escondido- ETS will be there!

May 25th

Used curriculum sale / exchange / give-away
If you have curriculum that you would like to sell, exchange or give away, please bring them to the tables next to Hall this Friday 10:00- 12:30.

June 18th-23rd
Spring fling-
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