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Cheri's Weekly Update 5-5-17

posted May 9, 2017, 10:05 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:
Month of May: WALK & BIKE TO SCHOOL
Saturday, May 6: OUTDOOR WORK PARTY LEAD BY MIDDLE SCHOOL, 10:00-2:00
Wednesday, May 10: BIKE & WALK TO SCHOOL DAY
Thursday, May 19: JOG-A-THON
Monday, May 29: MEMORIAL DAY. NO SCHOOL.

*SHARING: May 8- A kitchen tool, May 15- A photo or greeting card

TEACHER APPRECIATION: It's so nice to be appreciated! Thank you for your wonderful cards, gifts, flowers, gift cards, cookies and other goodies. Kristin, Yang Yang & I especially like our decorative, door-sized poster! :-) If you haven’t seen it, take a look next time you're at school. It's beautiful! We are very grateful for the support of our Ridgeline community.

Calling all summer birthdays! I’d like students with summer birthdays to have an opportunity to celebrate with their class. Please contact me and we’ll plan a time when your student’s special day can be shared. The children so enjoy seeing photos and hearing stories about their classmate’s early years. To schedule your student’s ‘walk around the sun’, send me an e-mail or a note to the classroom.

MAY IS BIKE & WALK TO SCHOOL MONTH – Please encourage your student to walk, bike, or use another non-motor powered means of transportation. Even walking a few blocks counts for those traveling a long distance. Students will ‘record’ their mode of transportation daily.

CONFERENCES: No conferences are scheduled for the end of the year but if you’d like to get together to discuss your student’s progress and goals, just let me know. Email, send a note or call the office (541-681-9662)

News from Azusa! - Hello from Doernbecher. Satsuki's third cycle of treatment started today. We enjoyed 2 weeks of break very much. Satsuki was able to spend a lot of time with her buddies including getting dressed for prom and the photo shoot. She continues to maintain a great spirit and positive attitude. We get so many compliments from the doctors and nurses. During last cycle my mom was able to visit from Japan and she was so impressed by the whole thing and went home feeling assured about Satsuki's recovery. Thank you again for all the support Ridgeline has been giving us. You are giving me so much strength to go through this bump in our life.

Thanks for sharing your joyful children!

Cheri

Cheri's Weekly Update 4-4-17

posted Apr 5, 2017, 1:32 PM by Cynthia Friedman

HOMEWORK: Please return Homework on Friday.

SHARING Theme: Week of 4/3-An item made with wood; Week of 4/10- A joke or comic strip

GET READY FOR PROJECT FAIR!!:
Every year Ridgeline holds a Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with Legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree.” Most projects are completed at home with family support as necessary. Poster Boards for Project Fair ($3.00) are available for sale in the office.

This year’s Project Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25. On that day families and friends can tour the classrooms and enjoy the displayed projects after school at 3:15-4:15 or in the evening from 6:00-7:00. Let me know if you would like more information, project ideas or a cardboard display.

UPDATE ON AZUSA: Azusa, Satsuki and family spent the week relaxing and enjoying being home in Eugene. They will return to Doernbecher Hospital soon for additional treatments. We are grateful for Kristin Warner, our substitute assistant, and for the parent volunteers that provide classroom support. Please keep Azusa and her family in your thoughts.

SNACK MATS: Our snack mats are nearly finished. Students stitched their fabric/color choices before Spring Break. Volunteers took the mats home to reinforce the seams with a sewing machine. The kids can hardly wait to use their own mat for daily snack. And having personal mats will reduce the number of cloths that are used each week. Watch for pictures of children using their mats on our Facebook page.

A MESSAGE FROM LYNNE LUCAS: Ridgeline has joined the Terracycle ​Energy Bar Wrapper Recycling Program -which accepts any of the following: foil lined energy bar wrappers, foil food pouches, foil granola bar wrappers, meal replacement bar wrappers, protein bar wrappers. Wrapper and pouches from these companies are accepted: Clif Bars, kids Z-bars and kids Z-fruit bars, MOJO, Luna bars, Builders, Crunch, Kit's Organic, Shot Blocks, Shot Gels and Shot Drinks. Please have your child put wrappers and pouches in the Terracycle box in the lobby. Lynne Lucas 541-337-0179

AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY CONFERENCE
One of the keynote speakers at the conference was Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure. Her message echoes Montessori’s philosophy that when children are given the freedom to make mistakes and then persevere in finding solutions they will become more competent and confident learners. In other words, the less we do for our kids, the more they learn to do for themselves. Chrystell purchased a copy of The Gift of Failure for our Parent Library case if you’d like to read it. There are also several YouTube videos of Jessica delivering her message to parent and teacher groups.

My goal this week is to step back and allow children time to solve problems independently!

Your children have participated in discussions about the loss of one of our 5th grade students, Elijah Taylor. I have been moved by their compassionate response to this sad event. The children talked about their feelings of sadness, anger and fear that the same thing might happen to them. Today many of our students chose to comfort Elijah’s classmates by making cards for them. Please check in with your children to address questions and concerns. Ridgeline has resources available for kids and adults. Let us know how we can help. Cheri

Cheri's Weekly Update 3-21-17

posted Mar 21, 2017, 2:10 PM by Cynthia Friedman


HOMEWORK: Please return homework on Friday.

SHARING Theme: Week of 3/13-An instrument or collection; Week of 3/20- A favorite book

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree”. Let me know if you have questions, need advice or if you’d like a cardboard display board. This year’s Project Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25. Families can come and enjoy the displays right after school at 3:15 or later in the evening from 6:00-7:00. If you need more information or project ideas, let me know.

PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER: What a successful fundraiser this was! $3668 was raised! Thank you for all you did to support this fun evening.

UPDATE ON AZUSA: Azusa continues to provide support for her daughter who is ill. We are grateful for Kristin Warner, our substitute assistant, and for our wonderful parent volunteers that provide classroom support. Please keep Azusa and her family in your thoughts.

SNACK MATS
In order to reduce the number of clean cloths used each day, the students will stitch their own small mat to be used for snack or lunch. We'll include these cloth snack mats with the laundry that goes home on Friday. The children will begin constructing the mats soon. A grandparent has offered to donate printed cotton fabric for one side of the mat. We are asking for donations of cotton towels that we can cut and sew as an absorbent backing for each mat. If you have an old, lightly-colored towel that you no longer use, please consider donating it for this sewing project. We’ve had one parent offer to help reinforce the students’ hand stitches with a sewing machine. I’m hoping to find one more. This work can be done at home in the evening or on the weekend. If you can help with this project by donating fabric, volunteering in the classroom and helping our youngsters stitch the mats, or by machine sewing the mats after they are completed, please let me know.

AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY
The Montessori Conference was wonderful! I felt so inspired by the workshops, keynote presentations and the fabulous classroom materials on display. The theme of the conference was “Beyond Borders”. This theme was woven throughout the conference, highlighted by Alice Renton’s work and the keynote speakers Nicholas Kristoff and Jessica Lahey. There were numerous workshops relating to public Montessori as well as an AMS Continuing Improvement Session, “Public Sector Montessori -The most important work of our movement?” You will be hearing more about the conference in future updates.

Thank you for sharing your resilient children.
Cheri

 

 

 

Cheri's Weekly Update 3-3-17

posted Mar 3, 2017, 12:23 PM by Cynthia Friedman

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 5pm

PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER

WED-FRI, MARCH 8-10

AMERICAN MONTESSORI CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO

 HOMEWORK: Please return Homework on Friday.

SHARING Theme: Week of 2/27- An item from another country; Week of 3/6- A measuring tool

MUDDY PUDDLE CLOTHES DESPERATELY NEEDED: We are in need of extra clothes, especially elastic waist pants (sweat pants and leggings are ideal), and simple plain short sleeved or long sleeved t-shirts. If you have clothes that your student has outgrown that you can donate to the muddy puddle box, please drop them off at the office.

PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER: Come break bread with your Ridgeline family. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for the whole family. Please remember to bring you own plates and utensils. We’ve got amazing items to raffle as well as our BEAUTIFUL pasta bowls and platters for auction. Each class participated in painting a pasta bowl or a large platter for auction. They are beautiful! You don’t want to miss this evening! Music performances by TRUE, the adult uke group, and music specialist Melanie Germond will lead kindergarten and lower-el students in a few songs.

UPDATE ON AZUSA: Azusa is taking time away from Ridgeline to be with her daughter through a serious illness. We are grateful for Kristin Warner, our substitute assistant and for our parent volunteers. Please keep Azusa and her family in your thoughts.

SNACK MATS: In order to reduce the number of clean cloths used each day, the students will stitch their own small mat and keep it with their cubby. This mat can be used for snack or lunch. We'll include these cloth mats with the laundry that goes home on Friday. I'm hoping to use colorful cotton cloth for one side of the mat and terrycloth for the other side. After each student hand sews a mat I would like volunteers with a sewing machine to reinforce the sewing. If you can help with this project, either by donating fabric or sewing mats, please let me know.

100 DAY CELEBRATION, MARCH 6: This Monday we’ll celebrate 100 days of school. Children can bring 100 small objects to glue onto a 100 square paper grid. In past years children brought beans, popcorn and other seeds, cotton balls, macaroni, stickers etc… Use your imagination! We will write, count, add, subtract, divide and multiply 100!

Please help (if necessary) your child count 100 items, put in a container or bag and bring to school. If you have questions, send me a note, call (541-681-9662) or e-mail me.

AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY: AMS is the largest Montessori organization in the United States. It accredits Montessori teacher training programs and offers support to schools, staff and families. This year the 2017 Annual Conference is happening on the West Coast in San Diego and I plan to attend! I’ve scheduled a tour of a public Montessori school in the area as well as several workshops and seminars.

I’ll be out of the classroom Wednesday through Friday, March 8-10. I can’t wait to share all that I see and learn! I’m grateful to Ridgeline for encouraging and funding participation in professional development opportunities such as this. If you are interested in learning more, check out this website: https://amshq.org/Events/AMS-Annual-Conference/2017-Annual-Conference

Cheri and Azusa

 

 

Cheri's Weekly Update 2-15-17

posted Feb 15, 2017, 11:17 AM by Cynthia Friedman

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14


VALENTINE’S DAY

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

BHANGRA DANCE PERFORMANCE (ASIAN CELEBRATION)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

PRESIDENTS DAY-NO SCHOOL

TUESDAY,  FEBRUARY 21

PRE-LOTTERY INFORMATION SESSION                        

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

LULAROE FUNDRAISER                             

 HOMEWORK: Please return Homework on Friday.

SHARING Theme: Week of 2/13- An item from another country. Week of 2/20- A recipe, song or poem

FIELD TRIP TO HOUSE OF CHEN & ART MUSEUM: We had a wonderful trip, including an exciting ride on the ‘bendy’ bus. Lunch was delicious and enjoyed by all. The art museum tour was inspiring. Many thanks to the volunteers that accompanied us and kept our kids safe and happy.

VALENTINE’S DAY: VALENTINE’S DAY IS TOMORROW, FEBRUARY 14. IF YOUR CHILD WOULD LIKE TO BRING CARDS FOR THEIR CLASSMATES, PLEASE BRING THEM TOMORROW MORNING. THE CHILDREN WILL WEAVE SPECIAL, HEART-SHAPED ENVELOPES TO HOLD THEIR CARDS. CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO WEAR PAJAMAS, SLIPPERS AND ROBES. WE’LL EAT POPCORN AND DISTRIBUTE VALENTINE CARDS. A LAP-SIZED STUFFIE CAN JOIN THE FUN. PLEASE BE SURE PJS ARE WARM AND APPROPRIATE FOR SCHOOL.

ASIAN CELEBRATION 2017 IS THIS WEEKEND!! Students from our class have been invited to participate in the Bhangra dance performances during the 2017 Asian celebration. This amazing event is held at the Lane Events Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 18 and 19. Admission is free for kids and $6.00 a day for adults but families of children that participate will receive one free adult admission for both days of the festival! Please let me know if your student will participate and I’ll be sure your name is on the free admission list. The dance they have been practicing is wonderfully energetic. Our kids are scheduled to dance on Sunday at 4:30. Please arrive by 4:00 and check in with Azusa or me behind the main stage when you arrive. Bhangra dance instructor, SatPavan encourages girls to wear a colorful outfit-skirt or pants. Boys are asked to wear jeans and a plain, light colored shirt. We’ll have a colorful sash and headband for them to wear. Hope you and your student can attend! Visit this website for more information: http://asiancelebration.org

GEOGRAPHY: The students have been studying about Africa; it’s countries, flags, landmarks and biomes. This week, thanks to artist Helen Liu, they will create African-style masks. Today we learned about the importance of preserving the native people’s culture through masks and ceremonial dancing. Ask your student to describe types of African masks. If you have books or other materials that support our studies, please consider sharing with the classroom.

Thanks for sharing your kind and caring children.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information visit website: www.ridgeline.org Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-9662)

Cheri's Weekly Update 1-25-17

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:09 AM by Cynthia Friedman

MONDAY, JANUARY 30

GRADING DAY. NO SCHOOL.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

FIELD TRIP TO HOUSE OF CHEN

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

VALENTINE’S DAY

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

BHANGRA DANCE PERFORMANCE (ASIAN CELEBRATION)

 HOMEWORK: Please return Homework Friday.

SHARING Theme: Week of 1/23- A favorite book, Week of 1/30- An item made with wool
A new sharing list is attached. If you would like a hard copy, just let me know.

*WATER REFILL? The students enjoy having access to drinking water in the classroom. Can you help fill our water bottles with filtered water? We leave the empties just outside our classroom door in the lobby. Questions? Email (cheri.spies@ridgeline.org), write a note or call the office 541.681.9662

No school Monday, Jan. 30: Monday is a no-school day for students and a grading day for teachers.

FIELD TRIP TO HOUSE OF CHEN on Thursday, Feb. 9: In honor of Chinese New Year, our class will travel to the Chinese restaurant, House of Chen on Franklin Blvd. Our buffet style lunch will include vegetarian choices: vegetable chow mien and fried rice, as well as Mar Far chicken. The students and their adult supervisors will travel by LTD leaving Ridgeline at 9:30 and returning around 1:30. The cost for our lunch and bus ride is $6.50 per person. If you are interested in supervising students please let us know. If the cost for this field trip presents a hardship and you would like scholarship information, please call the office (541-681-9662)

ASIAN CELEBRATION 2017! Once again our students are invited to participate in the Bhangra dance performances during the 2017 Asian Celebration. This multi-cultural event is held at the Lane Events Center on Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 18-19. Our kids are scheduled to dance at 4:30pm, Sunday (Feb. 19). Watch for information regarding free admission in the next update. Visit this website for information: http://asiancelebration.org/

OUR CLASSROOM FACEBOOK ACCOUNT IS UP AND RUNNING: Karna, our classroom parent, has volunteered to set up our classroom facebook account. Participants need to be ‘invited’ (and accept) in order to access this facebook group. You should be hearing from her soon. Be sure we have your current email address. Please let me know if you have questions. I’m looking forward to posting photos from Grandparent’s Day and from last Thursday’s Chinese calligraphy lesson. The kids enjoy sharing their artwork!

PANTRY: Thanks for helping to keep the pantry stocked with healthy snacks and lunch items.

GEOGRAPHY STUDIES: Our Geography Studies began with an overview of the continents of planet Earth. Recently we studied a variety of countries of Africa, learning about capital cities, flags and landmarks. This week we begin to learn about biomes of Africa and the plants and animals that inhabit them.

VALENTINE’S DAY: Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14. If your child would like to bring cards for their classmates, please bring them in Tuesday morning. The children will weave special, heart-shaped envelopes to hold their cards. A list of the student names is attached so the kids can label cards. Please remember: distributing cards is optional. However, if your child chooses to bring valentine cards, please be sure there is one for every student. Also, this year children are invited to wear pajamas, slippers and robes. We’ll eat popcorn and distribute Valentine cards. A lap-sized stuffie can join the funJ Please be sure PJs are warm and appropriate for school.

Cheri & Azusa
*For more information visit website: www.ridgeline.org Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-9662)
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House of ChEN 2017 permission form

To complement the Chinese New Year celebration our class will visit Chinese Restaurant, House of Chen, on Franklin Blvd. We’ll enjoy a buffet style lunch that includes vegetarian choices (vegetable chow mien and vegetable fried rice) and Mar Far Chicken. Our trip is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017. The students and their adult supervisors will travel by LTD bus, leaving school at 9:30 and returning by 1:30. At the bus station, we’ll see the Rosa Parks statue as we have been reading about Rosa’s courage and the ways in which she and others helped to end segregation in our country.

The cost for our trip is $6.50 per person. This includes lunch and LTD bus fare. Please complete the attached permission form and return it with cash or a check to Ridgeline Montessori Charter School. If the cost presents a hardship and you would like scholarship information, please call the office (541-681-9662). Adults interested in supervising students, or sponsoring a student, please let us know.
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My student, ________________, has permission to travel with the class to

House of Chen restaurant Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Transportation will be by LTD bus. We leave school at 9:30 and return by 1:30.

___________________ parent signature

____ Signed permission form

____ $6.50 (cash or check to Ridgeline)













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheri's Weekly Update 12-1-16

posted Dec 2, 2016, 12:01 PM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Dec 2, 2016, 12:05 PM ]

Saturday, December 3, 10am-noon  Student Marketplace & Continental Breakfast
Monday-Friday, Dec. 12-16  Joy of Sharing
December 19-January 3 Winter Break
Wednesday, January 4 First day back to school

HOMEWORK: Please return Homework on Friday.

SHARING Theme: Week of 12/5- A sign of Winter

JOY OF SHARING BASKETS Our annual food drive, the Joy of Sharing, begins December 12 and runs through December 16. Please bring non-perishable donations to school during this week. In addition to food, other items such as toilet paper and personal hygiene items are welcome. With the donated items, we will create and distribute food baskets to Ridgeline families in need, to help them over winter break. Please contact Kayla if you have questions.

BAKING BREAD IN THE CLASSROOM: Next week we’ll begin bread baking in the classroom using a bread machine. We’ll start first thing in the morning so children can enjoy a slice of warm bread with their morning snack. If you have questions or would like to donate ingredients, please contact us through email, send a note or call the office 541-681-9662.

PANTRY: Thanks for helping to keep the pantry stocked with healthy snacks and lunch items.

NEW LAUNDRY BAG: Thanks to Karna Robbins, Lucanne’s mom, we have a beautiful new laundry bag! And thank you to the families that faithfully wash and dry the classroom cloths we send home every Friday.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS: Scholastic Book Order forms were sent home Friday. Remember, the holidays are fast approaching and books always make great gifts. Please review the choices and submit your order forms either with a check made to Ridgeline or (preferably) order online! Ordering online is quick and easy. When your books are delivered to school, we’ll send them right home with your student. Order online by visiting this link: https://orders.scholastic.com/DXTXN (Our class code is DXTXN). Feel free to order from any book club on the Scholastic site.

If you choose to return order forms to school, please write your student’s name on each form, cut out the forms and include them with a check to “Scholastic Books” or cash is okay too. Please return order forms and payment to school by Wednesday, December 7, to allow enough time to receive books before Winter Break.

Questions? Email cheri.spies@ridgeline.org, send a note or call the office 541-681-9662

Xtramath.org: Our students have the opportunity to use this free online program for practicing math facts at school or at home. We included a flier in the student homework folders with details for accessing Xtramath from home. If you have questions send an email, note or call the office (541) 681-9662.
THIRD GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL: A Kidsports 3rd grade girls basketball team is forming. Please contact Randy Schindler eugeneschindlers@comcast.net for more information. Deadline for registration in this Monday, December 5.

Thanks for sharing your awesome children….Cheri & Azusa

*For more information visit website: www.ridgeline.org Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-966

Cheri's Weekly Update 11-16-16

posted Nov 17, 2016, 11:40 AM by Cynthia Friedman



Friday
, Nov. 18    6:00-8:30

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Vegetable peeling and cutting in the classroom

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Stone Soup Celebration

Thursday, Friday, Nov. 24-25

No School. Thanksgiving Break

 HOMEWORK: Please return Homework Packets Friday.

MATH CONCEPTS: In math our students are working with coin values (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) and measurement (inch, foot, yard, centimeter, meter, etc.). Help support this learning by playing games or practicing in real life situations, i.e., buying items at the store, measuring height/length of household items/people. Thanks.

iCOMPOSE PROGRAM AT THE HULT CENTER: We really enjoyed listening to the Eugene symphony orchestra share information and music from a variety of composers, including young local talent. Many thanks to the Eugene Symphony Guild for making this experience possible for Eugene area elementary students.

BAKING BREAD IN THE CLASSROOM: After the Thanksgiving holiday we’ll be baking bread in the classroom using a bread machine, during the winter months so children can enjoy a slice of warm bread with their morning snack. If you have questions or would like to donate ingredients, please contact us through email, send a note or call the office 541-681-9662

Xtramath.org: Our students have the opportunity to use this free online program for practicing math facts at school or at home. We included a flier in the student homework folders with details for accessing Xtramath from home. If you have questions send an email, note or call the office (541) 681-9662.

BOOK FAIR AT BARNES & NOBLE, NOV. 18, 6:00-8:30pm: This popular fundraiser is scheduled for November 18, 6:00-8:30. A percentage of the book fair purchases at Barnes & Noble will go to Ridgeline. This includes friends’ and family purchases at stores around the country! Just give them the book fair ID number 12002556. You must tell the cashier you are with the book fair and give the ID number for it to count toward the book fair. All purchases need to be made November 18-23.

Please have your child at the bookfair by 6:30pm if they plan to sing with the class. We will be performing at 6:37pm.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information visit website: www.ridgeline.org

Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-9662)



 

 

 

 

 

Cheri's Weekly Update 11-9-16

posted Nov 9, 2016, 10:06 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Cheri’s Class Weekly Update November 9, 2016

Thursday, Nov. 10     7:00pm

The Physics of Rock ‘n Roll in Ridgeline gym

Friday, Nov. 11

No School - Veterans Day

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Field Trip to Hult Center

Friday, Nov. 18    6:00-8:30

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Stone Soup Celebration

Thursday, Friday, Nov. 24-25

No School - Thanksgiving Break

 THE PHYSICS OF ROCK ‘N ROLL: Mark your calendars and spread the word! UofO Physics Instructor, Stanley Micklavzina and Ridgeline alum, Alden Micklavzina, bring the Physics of Rock 'n Roll to Ridgeline on Thursday, November 10th. It will be an evening of sound, lights and physics ‘phun’! Gym doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. A $5 donation per person or $20 per family will benefit the capital campaign. Ridgeline Rising thanks Dr. Stan Micklavzina for supporting our forever home!

BAKING BREAD IN THE CLASSROOM: We will be making bread, using a bread machine, in our classroom during the winter months so children can enjoy a slice of warm bread with their morning snack. If you have questions or would like to donate ingredients, please contact us through email, send a note or call the office 541-681-9662

BOOK FAIR AT BARNES & NOBLE, NOV. 18, 6:00-8:30pm:
This popular fundraiser is scheduled for November 18, 6:00-8:30. A percentage of the book fair purchases at Barnes & Noble will go to Ridgeline. This includes friends’ and family purchases at stores around the country! Just give them the book fair ID number 12002556. You must tell the cashier you are with the book fair and give the ID number for it to count toward the book fair. All purchases must be made November 18-23.

Features at the book fair this year:

· Welcome table inside the front door of the bookstore for Ridgeline families to get a book fair schedule and book fair ID sticker. This sticker will assist Barnes & Noble staff in identifying book fair shoppers to ensure that all qualifying purchases count towards our book fair.
· All performances will be in the music area.
· Teachers’ wish list book bins and OBOB books will be in the children’s department, along with the bookmark-making table.

Book Fair Performance Schedule:


6:00pm Diana – Reciting poems “What is a Book?” and “I like Fall.”
Kindergarten singing with Middle School
Middle School – T.R.U.E. performance
6:25pm Eric's Class - limericks and haikus
6:37pm Cheri's Class - 2 or 3 songs
6:48pm Emily's Class – poetry recital
7:00pm book buying break!
7:15pm Clint's Class - Greek play "That City is Mine"
7:30pm Mary's Class – “Aesop's Fables"
7:45pm Sharon's Class – Skit from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
8:00pm Adult Uke Group

Cheri & Azusa *For more information visit website: www.ridgeline.org

Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-9662)





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cheri's

posted Nov 7, 2016, 2:04 PM by Cynthia Friedman

NOVEMBER 4, 2016

Sunday, Nov. 6

Daylight Savings Ends. Clocks back I hour.

Thursday, Nov. 10     7:00pm

The Physics of Rock ‘n Roll in Ridgeline gym

Friday, Nov. 11

No School. Veterans Day



Tuesday, Nov. 15

Field Trip to Hult Center

Friday, Nov. 18   

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Stone Soup Celebration

Thursday, Friday, Nov. 24-25

No School. Thanksgiving Break

 

SHARING Theme: Week of 10/31- A poem or jokeWeek of 11/7- An instrument or a collection

The Physics of Rock ‘n Roll: Mark your calendars and spread the word!  UofO Physics Instructor, Stanley Micklavzina and Ridgeline alum, Alden Micklavzina, bring the Physics of Rock 'n Roll to Ridgeline on Thursday, November 10th.  It will be an evening of sound, lights and physics ‘phun’!  Gym doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.  A $5 donation per person or $20 per family will benefit the capital campaign.  Ridgeline Rising thanks Dr. Stan Micklavzina for supporting our forever home!

INTERNATIONAL DAY: International Day was fantastic. Children researched countries from five different continents then shared their research with classmates. Afterwards we enjoyed a table filled with snacks from different countries. Yum! Thanks for your support. Special thanks for the help our volunteers provided.

DESERT BIOMENext week students continue to research plants and animals of the desert. I appreciate the books, plants and photos that children bring to share.

 SOLAR SYSTEM: We began with constellations, and our constellation, the Milky Way. We then looked at types, sizes and stages of stars. Now we are zeroing in on our own star, the Sun, and it’s family of planets, moons, and asteroids. If you have books or items that support our study of the Solar System please consider sharing. Thanks.

BOOK FAIR AT BARNES & NOBLE, NOV. 18, 6:00-8:30pm: This annual event is fast approaching. This year our class performance will include favorite songs in English and Chinese! Presentations begin at 6:00pm and our class is scheduled to perform at between 6-7:30pm. Please let us know if your student will be able to attend the book fair.

Questions? Email, send a note, or call the office (541-681-9662)

 Thanks for sharing your wonderful children!

 Cheri & Azusa                        *For more information visit website: www.ridgeline.org

 

 

 

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