Cheri's Weekly Update 2-6-15

posted Feb 6, 2015, 9:26 AM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 10:09 AM ]

 Upcoming Events:
Sunday, Feb. 15 Our class dances at the Asian Celebration, 
Monday, Feb. 16 No School - President’s Day                        
Tuesday, Feb. 17 “The Orchestra Rocks” Student Concert at Hult Center (10:30-11:20)

 **HOMEWORK: Please return homework packets Friday morning. 

ASIAN CELEBRATION 2015! Once again our students are invited to participate in the Bhangra dance performances during the 2015 Asian Celebration. This amazing event is held at the Lane Events Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 14-15. Our kids are scheduled to dance on Sunday at 4:45. Instructor SatPavan asks that children arrive by 4:25. Admission is $6.00 a day for adults but families of children that participate will receive one free admission. Please let me know if your student wishes to participate and I’ll be sure your name is on the list. They are learning an awesome dance! Hope you can make it. Visit the website for more information

The Orchestra Rocks! Our students will attend a special performance at the Hult Center on Tuesday, February 17. Our new music teacher, Stephanie Duve, has been preparing the children by teaching about the instruments and sections of an orchestra. The cost for this event is $5.00 per person. Unfortunately, only a limited number of adult supervisors are allowed. We will travel by LTD, leave school at 9:15 A.M. and return by noon. Students will walk from the downtown bus station to the Hult Center. Please remind your student to dress appropriately. Raincoats and boots are fine but no umbrellas please. A small, non-messy snack (like a cereal bar or cheese stick) can be tucked into a pocket and eaten on the way. Please complete the attached permission form, include cash or a check to Ridgeline for $5.00 and send to school as soon as possible. If the cost presents a hardship and you would like scholarship information, please contact Cheri.

Sharing Theme: 2/2- An item whose name begins with a vowel, 2/9- An item from another country 

Parent Volunteers: Please make sure that you log your hours. Mid-year tallies are coming up, and we want to count you in. 

HISTORY: This week our history lessons include a story…The History of Writing. This Montessori Great Lesson tells about the development of written language, beginning with ancient cave drawings, Cuneiform tablets of the Sumerians, pictographs, hieroglyphs, the Phoenician, Greek and Roman alphabets and early Chinese and Japanese characters. It’s fascinating to think about the many ways humans satisfied their need to communicate through writing and drawing! If you have books or materials that support this learning please consider sharing with the class. 

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

The Orchestra Rocks Permission Form
On Tuesday, February 17, the class will attend an elementary youth concert sponsored by the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. During this concert the students explore rhythm, pulse and groove through a multimedia and interactive learning experience. The performance takes place at the Eugene Hult Center and transportation will be by LTD bus. We leave school at 9:15, and return by 12:00, in time for lunch. The cost for the event is $5.00 per person. Please complete the attached permission form, enclose a check made out to Ridgeline Montessori (or cash) and return it by Wed., Feb. 11. Scholarships are available for this performance. If you would like scholarship information, please call the office, (541-681-9662) or email 

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My child, _________________, has permission attend a special Elementary Youth concert at the Eugene Hult Center on Tuesday, February 17. Students will be transported by LTD bus.                      

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parent signature date

 ____ I have enclosed $5.00 for performance ticket.