Eric's Weekly Update 6-11-14

posted Jun 11, 2014, 9:13 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Thursday, 6/5 Middle School Graduation 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, 6/6 NO SCHOOL – Grading Day
Friday, 6/6 Drop off Donations for Capital Campaign Rummage Sale
Saturday, 6/7 Capital Campaign Rummage Sale 9am-2pm
Mon. 6/9-Thurs. 6/12 Middle School Adventure Trip
Monday, 6/9 Bring Watermelons to the office
Monday, 6/9 Field Day 12:45-2:45pm
Wednesday, 6/11 Capital Campaign Committee Meeting 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, 6/12 Board Meeting 6:30-8:30pm
Friday, 6/13 Last Day of School 

This week                      
This week we painted our yin-yang inspired clay creations as part of the extension work relating to Taoism. A big thank you goes out to Sat Pavan who came into the classroom to talk about Sikhism and answer questions. We were educated well and learned many new things about the history and practice of Sikhism.

We also studied Confucianism and practiced how to apply the wisdom found in the writings of Confucius.

As an added bonus to the work we have already done in the classroom, there are opportunities to look more closely at the practice of Buddhism this weekend. Below you will find some information regarding some Buddhist monks that will be presenting several works of art, a mandala creation, and more.    

Next week 
Remember that Pancake Day will be on the last day of school. During the last week I would like to take the class for some daily walks around the jogging path. We will not go too far, but I want to give them some time outside and a chance to use some of that energy that is building like an airplane engine revving up for take-off! This will have the added benefit of getting us used to walking together nicely before our trip to Tugman on the last day of school. Please make sure that lunch items on that day do not need a microwave.

Field day is Monday so please make sure your child has appropriate clothing and a water bottle if possible. 

June 6th Tibet Night- Friday Art Walk 5:30-8:30 - Eugene Hilton Hotel Composer’s Hall 

Palmo Center for Peace & Education presents an evening celebrating Tibetan Culture and Art during the First Friday Art Walk in Eugene. The famed multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery will chant and perform the Black Hat dance. There will be opportunities to meet the monks who will be selling Tibetan goods. Tibet Night also includes a silent action, display of children's art, slide show of Tibet and guest speakers including the Mayor of Eugene Kitty Piercy and Tulku Jigme Rinpoche Spiritual Director of the Eugene Sakya Center and the Palmo Center for Peace & Education. 

June 7 - June 12 Mandala Sand Painting Creation

Palmo Center for Peace & Education and Lane Community College presents Mandala Sand Painting where millions of grains of colored sand will be laid into place on a flat platform over six days to create an exquisite art piece to generate energies for global healing. Mandala creation open to the public - Sat June 7th 12:00-6:00; Sun June 8th -Thurs June 12th 11:00-6:00 with the Opening Ceremony Saturday June 7th at noon and the Closing Ceremony Thursday June 12th at 6:00 pm. Donations gratefully accepted to help sponsor this event. 

Where: Lane Community College – Downtown Campus Center for Meeting and Learning, 101 W. 10th Ave Eugene Or., across from the Eugene Pubic Library 

June 13th - Mystical Arts of Tibet: Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery present Sacred Music Sacred Dance Performance 7:30 in the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon.

The famed multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery offer transcendent temple music and dance that delight the senses and nourish the spirit. The monks chant and use traditional instruments such as 10-foot long dung-chen horns, drums, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpets to create sacred music. Rich brocade costumes and masked dances, such as the Dance of the Sacred Snow Lion, add to the exotic splendor. Tickets available through the Hult Center $25 - $42 Youth $15 "Remarkable....the music and dance evoke sacred ecstasy...." New York Times ".....Fascinating and entertaining...." Chicago Tribune 

June 14th - Run with Peace 5K/10K run at 9:00 am in Alton Baker Park presented by the Palmo Center for Peace and Education and the Noble Peace Laureate Project.