Cheri's Weekly Update 10-6-11

posted Oct 6, 2011, 1:45 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Curriculum Sharing: Please come to the classroom next Thursday, Oct. 13 and let your student show you some favorite classroom activities. Come anytime between 3:15-4:15 or 6:00-7:00 pm. This is a special time for your child to shine!

Questions? E-mail
cheri.spies@ridgeline.org, call 541-681-9662, or send a note.

Sharing theme (week of 10/10): Something with a 3-syllable name
Transportation Help: Our teacher interns need your help getting to Ridgeline in the mornings. Their host families live in the North Gilham area. Wong Fung lives at 3194 Downing Street, Liu Kai’s address is 2460 Snelling Drive. Please let me know if you can help. Even one or two mornings a week will make it easier for them.

Cafeteria Lunches: Please be sure to order and pay for your child’s lunch in advance!

We need to place the order a week in advance.
Biomes: Many types of fish inhabit aquatic biomes and this will be the first class of vertebrates (animals with backbones) that we study. We’ll look at the basic parts of fish and some of the many types. We’ll also discuss characteristics of vertebrates including body covering, reproduction, habitat, ability to control body temperature, respiration and locomotion.

Silent Auction Basket: Please send in donations for our “’International’ basket. Yaeko Sumida, (Kai’s Mom) has volunteered to help collect items and organize our basket. Please e-mail her if you have questions Invited♫
yaeko_sumida@hotmail.com

Save the date!! Ridgeline’s capital campaign kick-off is scheduled for October 22 at the Southtowne Shoppes in South Eugene. This is a family event. The celebration will feature student performances, a raffle, merchant discounts and donations, a silent auction, refreshments, and a chance to help the Ridgeline community’s efforts to relocate into our own new home. Email Jennifer Wilson to volunteer or donate, jennifer.wilson@ridgeline.org

Field Trip to the Library: Our trip to the library was great! No rain and lots of book time. Many thanks to parents that joined us and supervised students.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, 10/13 Curriculum Sharing (3:15-4:15 or 6:00-7:00)
Friday, 10/14 No School. State In-service day/budget reduction day
Saturday, 10/22 Ridgeline Rising capital campaign kick-off
Thursday, 10/27 Picture Retakes
Mon./Tues, 10/31-11/1 No school: Family Conferences

Thanks, Cheri and Azusa
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