Escondido Tutorial service

Current Events

2020-2021

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 on classdays and at events when accompanied by a parent. As we anticipate the possibility of a large group of younger siblings this year, please be aware that our property is fairly large and rambling and children need to stay in the lighted areas where official events are happening. Younger siblings who do not abide by    the rules will be asked to stay home at the next event.   All events are at the Hinrichs' residence unless stated otherwise.

Potluck and Barbeque Instructions

There is a Sign Up Genius page for each potluck.  Please sign up to bring a dish proportionate to the amount of people you are bringing.  Paper goods will be provided.  Dinner will start at 6 PM.  The barbeque will be available if you would like to cook meat or vegetables.

If you will be attending an event, please make sure that you can stay till the end once you arrive. 

September 4th,
8:00-10:00 AM Test Session for zoom software 

September 8th- Tuesday
5-7 PM Online- Introduce your familiy gathering
Please bring as many of your family as possible to the computer to introduce them.

September 11th- Friday
Ice Cream Social and Full Moon dance (Choir cancelled)
12:00 Ice Cream Social
Please stay after class to get to know your classmates around some good ice cream!
1:30 Movie-  Coriolanus (Shakespeare)
3:30 Singing
4:30 Sports
6:00 No Potluck- please bring your own picnic dinner.
6:30 Dancing
9:30 End

October 30th-  Friday
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.  Please sign up through the Sign Up Genius email which you will receive prior to the event. If you have issues with the page, you can email me at christy@hinrichs.org with what you would like to bring.   This event is $2 per person attending. Please pay in advance so we can order enough good German sausages.  
It would be helpful if any families planning on attending email Mrs. Hinrichs what dishes they wish to bring. Please see below for the whole schedule



Schedule:
12:45 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 traditional German dances.
2:00 German Film: Sissi
5:00 Sports- Croquet, badminton, bocce, basketball, volleyball, etc
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Dancing and singing
9:30 Conclusion

PS- This is rumored to be the best beerless Oktoberfest in the area!


November 20th- Friday

Gratitude Gathering

1:15 Thanksgiving hymn sing

2:00 Watch Babette's Feast, the world's slowest movie
This ETS classic will get you thinking about your Montaigne reading in new ways!

4:00 Sports, socializing

5:00 No Potluck
6:00 Tell your story
Please come ready to tell your family story. Start with the basics- where did all your parents and grandparents come from? What were their professions and story of faith? From there.. just keep it interesting and clean! 5 to 10 minutes!

7:30 END for non-musicians
7:31 Music practice for folks who would like to help with ETS dance band
The ETS dance band needs more members!  If you would like to bring your instrument, I would be happy to help you learn how to play our songs with us.  Just about any instrument is welcome!  Please see the attached music if you would like to practice.  Just download the free trial of Finale.   I would like to take our ETS music in an Irish direction and have purchased a BODHRÁN to help with that. Here is a helpful intro lesson on playing it if you would like to give it a try.  Please come join us. 

8:30 End for musicians

December 4th-  Friday
Caroling party and Winter Septathalon v

Choir cancelled
1:00 Christmas Movie- Elf
3:00 Winter Septathalon
5:00 Dinner
6:00 Practice singing Christmas Carrols
7:00 Caroling
8:00 Cocoa and gift exchange

Bring a $5.00 gift if you would like to participate
(please be creative, this does not have to be something someone would want under normal circumstances)

  • Because we will be transporting everyone for our caroling adventure, we ask that younger siblings not attend this event. 
  • If you are able to drive, we would love a little extra help.  We will have three cars available to fill with students.
  • If you would like to bring finger foods to share, savory or sweet, that would be great.  We will provide cocoa, cider, and eggnog.
  • Please arrange for your own dinner.
  • Feel free to dress in bright Christmas colors.
  • The White Elephant gift can be something you already own and would like to pass on, something unusual, or something people might actually want.  The fun of a White Elephant exchange is having some odd gifts to shuffle around. 

We are happy to say that the farmer who runs our local farm stand is looking forward to our caroling at her Christmas tree lot.
We are delighted to kick off the season of anticipating Christ’s birth with you.


Christmas Ball- December 18th
For details, please click here.
**** Please note that the Ball will at the Hinrichs home this year. ******



February 25th
6:00
PM - ETS tutorials informational meeting Online

Escondido Tutorial Service offers online homeschoolers classes in Great Books, Geometry, Shakespeare, History of Math and Science and Classical Greek.  If you would like to hear more about these classes and ask questions, please come to our online classroom..  Go to www.gbt.org, click on the online classroom.  If you have questions, please email gbt@gbt.org

Fritz Hinrichs has been teaching the Great Books for over 25 years and is a graduate of St. John's College and Westminster Seminary.  He has worked both locally and online with over 1100 Great Books students.  He and his wife of 20 years, Christy, have five children.  For more information, please go to www.gbt.org.



March 4th
7:00
PM - ETS tutorials informational meeting in Escondido

Escondido Tutorial Service offers homeschoolers in the Escondido area classes in Great Books, Geometry, Shakespeare, Choir, Music Theory, History of Math and Science and Classical Greek.  If you would like to hear more about these classes and ask questions, please come to the ETS local classroom at 7:00 PM, March 4th.

Fritz Hinrichs has been teaching the Great Books for over 25 years and is a graduate of St. John's College and Westminster Seminary.  He has worked both locally and online with over 1100 Great Books students.  He and his wife of 20 years, Christy, have five children.  For more information, please go to www.gbt.org.



March 12th -22nd - Europe trip (cancelled)

April 23rd- Friday
Shakespearean Full-Moon Dance- NOT open to prospective students

Please join us for festivities celebrating Shakespeare's life and writings

We will be having a costume/recitation contest before dinner. Please dress as a character from Shakespeare's plays or his time period and memorize a few lines that would be appropriate for that character. Costuming does not have to be from the Elizabethan Era. Shakespeare plays are performed in many different time periods. For example, a Coriolanus costume could be a military uniform from any era. First prize is a Starbuck's card and first position in the potluck line at all GBT events until the next Shakespeare dance! Second and third place will receive Starbuck's cards of lesser value and second and third position in potluck line at all GBT events until the next Shakespeare dance. We are looking forward to a fun evening celebrating Shakespeare and the Renaissance.

12:00 Lunch
1:30 Singing practice
2:30 Movie- WIT (EDITED)
4:30 Sports - Bocce, Basketball, Croquet, ping-pong, Chess, Etc...
5:30 Costume / Recitation Contest
6:00 Dinner (Potluck)
7:00 Dancing / Singing
9:30 End


Please sign up through the Sign Up Genius email you will receive.

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 - christy@hinrichs.org

May 28th- Friday- NOT open to prospective students
Greek (Mediterranean) Dance
Be ready to cook some Greek food and learn some Greek dances. Please sign up through the Sign Up Genius email you will receive.

12:00-1:30 Lunch- No Choir
1:30 Movie-TBA
3:30 Singing
5:00 Sports- Volley ball, badminton, Chess, Croquet Etc.
6:00 Potluck - Please email for recipes. $2 per person please.
7:00 Dancing
9:30 End



June 4th- Friday
Ice Cream Social
12:00-1:00 Please stay after class to say goodbye to your classmates around some good ice cream! 
Choir will meet from 1:00 to 3:00.

June
7th-12th (official portion June 9th-12th)
Spring fling- Please see click here.

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https://www.gbt.org/events/FamFling2021.htm

 

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