Cheri's Weekly Update 12-14-12

posted Dec 14, 2012, 9:33 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Mon--Fri, Dec. 17-21: ‘Joy of SharinG’-Bring non-perishable food items to school           
Friday, Dec. 21 Last day of school before Winter Break
Dec. 24- Jan. 7 Winter Break
Tuesday, Jan. 8 Classes resume 

Joy of Sharing: Our Annual Joy of Sharing Food Drive kicks-off December 14, at the Talent/Un-Talent Show. We will be collecting non-perishable food items all week (Dec. 17-21). The food will be placed in baskets to help out Ridgeline families over winter break. 

Bhangra DVD:Our amazing Bhangra dance teacher, Sat Pavan Kaur Khalsa, is the volunteer parent that comes in weekly to teach students. She is offering to sell her Bhangra Instructional Workout DVD at a special price: $15.00, with a portion of the proceeds going to Ridgeline. This DVD would make a great gift for kids and adults with easy to follow instructions to a fun aerobic workout. You can include a dance CD for a total of $20.00. Call the school to place your order. (541) 681-9662

SatPavan also teaches weekly dance classes to kids, teens and adults outside of school. For information regarding rates/schedule, you may contact SatPavan directly. 541-515-0813. 

Sharing theme (week of 12/10): Symbol of a holiday tradition (week of 12/17): Your Choice 

Montessori kids helping Montessori Schools: Our wonderful students (and their families) raised $181.35 to help schools damaged by Hurricane Sandy! We are in contact with a Montessori school in Jersey City. 

Bars/Photos – Please 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 school soon. We have 15 so far. Thanks. 

Polar/Tundra Biome: A biome is a habitat and we are currently studying the Polar/Tundra biome. Much of this harsh environment is a frozen desert and yet it is home to a variety of plants, animals and people. The students are busy researching and sharing information with their classmates. If you have materials or books that support our learning, please send them in!