Cheri's Weekly Update 10-19-12

posted Oct 19, 2012, 11:05 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Pumpkin patch: Our Pumpkin Patch trip is scheduled for tomorrow Friday, Oct. 19. Rain is forecasted. Please send rain-wear (boots, rain coat, hat--No umbrellas) along with your child’s booster. Drivers, please arrive at school by 9:45 for our 10:00 departure. We will return to Ridgeline by 12:45. Pumpkins will stay at school for a couple of days so the children can wash, weigh and measure them. 

Field Trip to Library: Our trip to the Eugene Public Library was a great adventure. The children were polite, active listeners and asked relevant questions. Many thanks to the parent volunteers that joined us. 

Sharing theme (week of 10/22): A mask, scarf or funny hat, (week of 10/29): A Kitchen tool 

Biomes: Please send a small shoebox to school for the construction of an aquatic biome diorama. If you have items or books that support our study of Aquatic Biomes, please consider sharing with the classroom community. We have only 9 boxes so far :-(. 
International Children’s Day: Wednesday, Oct. 31, students in Cheri’s Class are invited to celebrate International Children’s Day by dressing in traditional clothing from another country or culture. The costumes can be anything from a ‘French beret’ or ‘Mexican sombrero’ to something more elaborate. As well as making flags and maps, each child will have an opportunity to research and share information about their country or culture. Afterwards we’ll snack on some international foods in the classroom. The snacks need to be commercially prepared/packaged or prepared at school. If you can help with snack donations or classroom set up, please let us know. 

Family Conferences are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, (Nov. 1-2). Please sign up for a time in the office. If times listed are not convenient and you’d like to meet at another time, send a note, call 541-681-9662 or e-mail:

These conferences are student-led. If you would like to conference without your student, please contact me and we’ll schedule an additional, adults-only meeting. 

Nutrition Bars – We are asking ALL families to send a cereal or protein bar labeled with your student’s name, and a family photo (for encouragement & comfort), in a ziploc bag. These will go into our emergency kits. The bars will be eaten in the event of an emergency or at field day, whichever comes first! Please send the bag (with the bar and photo) to your class and the teacher will check you off. Thank you. 

Upcoming Events:
Friday, Oct.19 Pumpkin Patch Field trip
Wednesday, 10/24 Picture Re-takes
Wednesday, 10/31 International Day in Cheri’s Class
Thur-Fri, Nov. 1-2 Family Conferences 

Thanks for your trust and continued support.
Cheri and Azusa