Cheri's Weekly Update 1-29-15

posted Jan 29, 2015, 11:10 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Our beautiful amaryllis finally blooms!

Upcoming Events:
Friday, Jan. 30 No School. Grading Day.
Tuesday, Feb. 3 RCO Meeting. “Transitions to Upper Elementary”
Monday, Feb. 16 No School. President’s Day                        
Tuesday, Feb. 17 “The Orchestra Rocks” Student Concert at Hult Center (10:30-11:20)

 **HOMEWORK: Please return homework packets Thursday morning. (No school Friday)

Sharing Theme: 1/26-A tool that measures time, 2/2- An item whose name begins with a vowel 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT RIDGELINE: Several organizations are now offering after school programs at Ridgeline! If you are interested in after school activities for students see details near the bottom of the eNews in a new section called “After School Programs At Ridgeline.” Current programs include: Imagination Yoga, Young Rembrandts, and TGA Tennis & Golf.

GRADING DAY FRIDAY: Tomorrow, January 30, is a grading day. No School for students.

RCO Meeting - Please join us at the RCO meeting on Tuesday, February 3rd at 6:00pm where we will be joined by our fantastic Upper El Teachers. They will discuss the transition from Lower Elementary to Upper Elem and share information about their classrooms. Lower El families are strongly encouraged to attend and all are welcome. Childcare is also available.

ATTENTION GARDENERS: Seeds for Spring! Territorial Seed Fundraiser: catalogs and special fundraiser order forms were sent home with your student. Ridgeline will receive 45 cents per dollar ordered. This is a fabulous way to get a jump-start on your spring planting and support Ridgeline at the same time! Friends and family are welcome to order, but they MUST include a Ridgeline contact person, as seeds will be send home with students. Hurry! Seed orders due February 4!

HISTORY: This week our history lessons include a story…The History of Writing. This Montessori Great Lesson tells about the development of written language, beginning with ancient cave drawings, through pictographs, hieroglyphs, the Phoenician, Greek and Roman alphabets and early Chinese and Japanese characters. It’s fascinating to think about the many ways humans satisfied their need to communicate through writing and drawing! If you have books or materials that support this learning please consider sharing with the class. 

Thank you for your investment in your child’s education! Cheri and Azusa

 *For more information about Ridgeline events, visit the website: