Cheri's Weekly Update 12-4-15

posted Dec 4, 2014, 9:57 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, 12/4 Nutcracker Ballet 1 pm - $1 donation per student
Thursday, 12/4 Math Club 3:15-4:15 pm
Friday, 12/5 Talent Show at school
Fri., 12/5 – Sun., 12/7 Dancing Weasel Fundraiser
Sat., 12/6; Sun., 12/7 Tree Sales
Sat., 12/12; Sun., 12/13 Tree Sales
Mon.-Fri.12/15-12/19 Joy of Sharing 

RETURN HOMEWORK PACKETS: Please return homework packets this Friday, Dec. 5. 

NUTCRACKER: The Nutcracker ballet performance is this Thursday! Please send a $1.00 donation with your student. 

STONE SOUP: The soup was delicious (as usual), thanks to our talented parent volunteer cooks. Eating together in the classroom with students and parents felt festive and more peaceful than sitting in the gym with the entire student body! The children REALLY enjoyed watching the hula-hoop and juggling performance during our pre-soup assembly! Thanks for your food donations and your support.    

WINTER HOLIDAYS: We’ll spend the rest of December and January discussing holidays around the world. We’ll especially focus on Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Los Posadas, Christmas and New Year’s Eve! I’m hoping students will share a one of their family’s holiday traditions with their classmates. If you have books or objects that support our studies please consider sharing. 

Día de la Familia
Free Day of Art for the Entire Family
Saturday, 12/13
11 am - 3 pm

You are invited to spend a fun-filled day at the museum enjoying free family-friendly activities at Día de la Familia! Art activities include creating pre-Columbian pendants with artist Sam Becerra, musical instrument making, ex-voto painting, and holiday card printmaking. Supported by a grant from the
Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Día de la Familia coincides with the Feast Day of the Virgin Guadalupe.

Schedule of Events
11 am – 3 pm
Free Art Activities
· Pre-Colombian pendants with Sam Becerra
· Musical instrument making and ex-voto paintings
· Holiday card printmaking and murals

11:30 am
Museum Tour - Tours available in Spanish and English

12:20 pm
JSMA Dragon Puppet Theatre will perform El Tigre y El Padre

1:00 pm
Eugene Public Library Story Time

2:00 and 2:30 pm
Springfield High School’s Mariachi del Sol 

Sharing: 12/8 A sign of winter, 12/15 Symbol of a holiday tradition 

Thanks, Cheri and Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline events, visit the website: