Raggant Standard

January 2022

Letter From the CheerMan

As we round the corner on the second half of ECS' tenth year, this section of the Standard will be devoted to sharing reflections from some of those who have been here since the beginning: teachers, spouses, board members, and students -  many of whom have filled a variety of these roles over the years! 

We begin with Chuck Weinberg, the 'older' Charles Weinberg and father to the teacher Mr. Weinberg. He has been the ECS Board's Chairman (fondly called the "CheerMan") from before we opened that basement door in September of 2012.


10 years - Crazy how quickly time has gone. 

When we decided to start the school the common model was to start in Kindergarten and add a new grade each year as that class went up in age. We had students in grades spreading from K-10, so we decided that we would ignore all the experts and accommodate all the ages. It was risky, it was hard, and it could have failed AND it didn't fail. God blessed our small beginning and we are starting to feel the blessing more as we continue to bust out of our space. 

I also remember talking through the budget during planning sessions and the UH was/is always thrifty and trying to get his numbers exactly correct. Have fun trying to do that when you have no really solid idea of how many students you will have. It was somewhat laughable since each of the first few years we were increasing the size of the school by so many students that it was 'musical-chairs' with new families coming in, how many grades were together in one classroom and such, all while trying to be fiscally responsible. And just like "it didn't fail" God also took care of those small beginnings and blessed the financial piece as well. 

One of the things I really enjoy is stopping by the school, on the way home, and seeing my four Raggant grandkids as well as the "other Mr. Weinberg." Never did I imagine that Grant would be a teacher at the school and LOVING it. When our kids are young we try to imagine what they will be when they grow up; I'm still working on that myself, and being a Math and Science teacher wasn't anywhere on the radar for Grant in my head. Next year, Lord willing, I will have five Raggant grandkids. Small beginnings and who's to say that some of those Raggants won't also be doing something on staff or teaching at the school some day? 

- Mr. Weinberg
ECS Board CheerMan

The school will be conducting a Homework Survey January 14th - 20th. Your student will receive a personalized survey on Thursday, January 13th, from his primary teacher with more details and directions. Please send your completed survey with your student's regular homework to his teacher on Monday, January 24th. We appreciate your participation as we gather this data to better serve you! There will be a prize for the grammar class and the secondary House with the highest participation. :)

Inclement Weather
In the case of delayed start or school closures due to snow, ECS usually follows the Marysville School District’s decisions.

Families will receive an email by 7:00am if there is any change to the normal schedule; no email means that we will be on the normal schedule, and email is the best means of communication vs. text or call. 
We will be hosting our annual Information Night on Tuesday, January 25th at 6:30pm. We are planning an In-House Information Night this year...more details to follow on what that will look like!  
Grammar Speech Meets
Each class (1st - 6th) will be hosting its own Speech Meet on Tuesday, January 18th! Students should be putting the finishing touches on their pieces over the next few weeks - if you have any questions, either contact your student's teacher or Mrs. Blake (
ECS Spelling Bee

Classroom Bees for 1st - 8th grades will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd, and the Intra-school Bee will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd. More details will be available in the February Standard, and students will soon be receiving their spelling lists to study! If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Aisha Bone, our resident Spell Mistress (
Rhetoric Tournament
The Rhetoric Tournament will be run over two days: Wednesday February 16th (prelims) and Thursday the 17th (finals). Students will be competing in Impromptu, Single and Duet Literary Interpretation, and Persuasive Speech. Parents, friends, and family are heartily invited to the Finals. Secondary Students have received more details; sign-ups are now open! 
Upcoming Events
  • 1/3: Return to School
  • 1/5: Hospitality Club @ 3:15pm
  • 1/6: Dress Uniform and Assembly @ 2:15pm featuring 1st Grade with Mr. Olson speaking
  • 1/18: Grammar Speech Meets in classrooms
  • 1/20: Dress Uniform 
  • 1/14 - 1/20: Homework Survey (please return with your student on Monday, 1/24) 
  • 1/25: In-House Information Night @6:30pm 
  • 1/27: End of Quarter 2 and Semester 1!

January Birthdays

  • 1/3: Sarah Olson
  • 1/5: Mr. Sarr & Jackson Serres
  • 1/8: Ben Nesterenko
  • 1/9: Bellamie Moore
  • 1/12: Abigail Sarr & Olivia Barnts
  • 1/14: Nehemiah Hacke
  • 1/19: Elijah DeyArmin
  • 1/20: Adam & Calista Crowell
  • 1/21: Apollos Liden
  • 1/24: Mr. Giddings
  • 1/29: Scarlett Barnett & River Leyde 
  • 1/30: Miss vanderBeken & Josiah Lawson
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