Cheri's Update 2-11-2020

posted Feb 11, 2020, 8:41 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Friday, February 14

Valentine’s Day, Stuffies and Pajama Day

Sunday, February 16

Students from Cheri’s Class dance at the Asian Celebration

Monday, February 17

Holiday: Presidents Day. No School

Friday, February 21

Family Game Night and DDD Kick-off


SHARING (suggested theme)  Week of 2/17- A poem, a song or a recipe, Week of 2/24- Your choice


HOMEWORK ENVELOPES: Please help your student to remember to return their homework folders by Friday

of each week. Thanks.

VALENTINE’S DAY & PAJAMA DAY: Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14. If your child would like to bring cards for their classmates, please bring them in Friday morning. The children will weave special, heart-shaped paper 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.

Students are also invited to wear pajamas, slippers and robes. A lap-sized stuffie can join the fun. Kids will eat popcorn and write about their stuffy. Please be sure PJs are warm and appropriate for school.

Bhangra Dance performance this Sunday. Our class will perform during this year’s Asian Celebration this Sunday, Feb 16, at the Lane Events Center.  Please arrive by 2:45 & check in with Azusa or Cheri behind the main stage. Girls are encouraged to wear colorful clothing. Boys are asked to wear their burgundy Ridgeline T-shirt. They will also wear a colorful sash and headband provided by Ridgeline. Admission for this 2-day event is $6.00 per person (12 and older) however, a list of our students was submitted to the performance registration table and one adult per family will be admitted free. Consider coming early in the day to enjoy the incredible variety of foods, displays & performances! See you Sunday!

RIDGELINE FAMILY GAME NIGHT ON FEBRUARY 21 -  All Ridgeline families are invited to join us for this all-age community event.  There will be all sorts of games to play, and friends with whom to play them!  For those coming straight from work or tired after a long week, there will be food trucks serving food, coffee, and hot chocolate! Our Family Game Night will also serve as the formal kick-off event for our annual month-long Direct Donation Drive (also known as the DDD.  From February 21 - March 20, while we work together towards our DDD fundraising goal, we will celebrate and talk about the many important programs, materials, and spaces that your financial contributions provide here at Ridgeline.  If you haven't already made your annual donation, please consider doing so at Game Night (via cash, check or credit card) and help us get a head start on our DDD goal!  

INTENT TO RETURN IN MARCH: Every year we ask our current families what their enrollment plans are for the upcoming school year. This year the intent to return online form will be available starting March 16th. This is how you retain your student’s spot at Ridgeline. 

POLAR REGIONSThis week we research the animals that live in polar or tundra environments. Ask your student animal they will choose to research. If you have items/books that support these studies please consider sharing. Our culminating project will be a diorama made with a cardboard shoebox. Since storage space in our classroom is limited, be on the lookout for a smallish box. We’ll let you know when to send them.

BIRTHDAYS: We love seeing photos and hearing about each child’s life. If you would like to schedule a school birthday celebration, please contact Cheri in advance. Also, if your student missed their birthday or has a summer birthday please consider a ‘half- or third- or anytime-birthday’ celebration at school. Let me know! Send an email or a note to school.

For a full calendar of Ridgeline events visit

Thank you,    

Cheri & Azusa