Cheri's Weekly Update 10-2-15

posted Oct 6, 2015, 9:40 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Friday, 10/2: Vision Screening for all students
Friday, 10/2: T-Shirt Order Deadline for Ridgeline t-shirts/sweatshirts
Wednesday, 10/7: Bike & Walk to School Day
Friday, 10/9: No School. Statewide In-Service Day
Tuesday, 10/20: Curriculum Sharing 3:15-4:15 or 6:00-7:00
Full year calendar is available at:
Sharing Themes: Oct. 5- A favorite poem or recipe, Oct. 12- Something from another country

**CROSSING GUARDS STILL NEEDED: Please consider volunteering as a crossing guard
to help our students cross the “No Name” Street (adjacent to back parking lot). We need
adults willing to stand on the corner from 8:15-8:40. If you are able to commit for one (or
more) morning each week please let us know.
PEACE: This month the children are writing and drawing about peace; how it feels, tastes,
smells, looks and sounds. They are also brainstorming ways we can all promote peace in our
selves, families, schools, communities and world. It’s a big topic for kids and they have
wonderful ideas!

UNICEF FUNDRAISER: In honor of World Peace Day, Sept. 21, and as a way to promote peace,
Montessori schools across the world have joined together and pledged to raise money for
refugees. Ridgeline plans to participate in this important endeavor. UNICEF is the primary
organization providing food, water and services to many refugee families. Money collected will
be sent directly to UNICEF. In our class children are working to fill a container with coins. They
will also receive trick-or-treat for UNICEF boxes for Halloween. The fundraiser will last until the
end of October when we will announce the total amount donated. If you have questions please
email, phone or send a note.

ART VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please let me know if you are interested in helping with Art Class
on Thursdays. We have two art times this year: 10:30-11:30 and/or 1:00-2:00.

GENERATIONS IN READING: Every Wednesday, 10:15-10:45am, 6 students from our classroom
walk to the Emerald Valley Care facility next door. They sit with a group of elderly residents and
read stories aloud. This experience has been amazingly successful. The students gain insight
into the lives of older adults as well as make new friends. We have a team of helpers and are in
need of a couple more adult volunteers willing to walk with the children. Volunteers accompany
the small group of children in pairs. Let me know if you are interested.

GOT YARN?: Our yarn supply is low and the colors left are a bit drab. If you can donate brightly
colored yarn for weaving and embroidery projects, teachers and children will be so grateful!

HARVEST: This semester, we will be studying plant parts that we eat with a focus on plants
grown in our area. Next Thursday the children will enjoy corn on the cob during lunch.
PUMPKIN PATCH FIELD TRIP: Our field trip to Detering Orchards is planned for October 22.
Watch for more information in the next update.

Thanks, Cheri and Azusa