Cheri's Weekly Update 3-20-15

posted Mar 30, 2015, 9:02 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Thursday, March 19 Parent Meeting about new state testing. 6:30 pm
March 23-29 Spring Break. School resumes Monday, March 30  

TONIGHT! NEW STATE TESTING PARENT MEETING – Please plan to attend an IMPORTANT parent meeting tonight, March 19, at 6:30. There are big changes to state testing (grades 3-8) this year and we want to make sure you are informed as a parent. This meeting is geared towards parents of 3rd through 8th grade students. No childcare will be offered. Students may attend with parents but must remain with parents throughout the meeting. Questions? Please email me or call 541-681-9662. 

SHARING THEME: 3/30- Your Choice, 4/8- A joke or comic 

SPRING BREAK: next week, March 23–27. See you bright and early Monday, March 30. 

PARENTS OF THIRD GRADERS: Suggestions for helping your students prepare for Smarter Balanced testing:
· Plenty of rest and physical activity
· Encouragement with a “Do the best you can” theme
· Reminders that test scores don’t reflect ability, only skills/concepts learned. A test is just one way to show what’s been learned. (NO ONE repeats a grade due to a test score!)
· Reminders that as human beings we are all wonderfully different. We learn at different rates and have different gifts and talents. However you are is just right for you! 

QUIET SPACE SUPPORT/TUTOR NEEDED: We’re looking for volunteers who have time in the morning to support students working in a quiet space outside of the classroom. Students may be working on individual work plans, on quiet partner work, or on group projects. The volunteer would introduce herself or himself, ask the children what they’re working on, stay close by to help when needed, and help maintain an attitude of focus in the space. Please contact Cynthia if you’re interested. 

**PARENT SURVEY** The annual Ridgeline Parent Survey is here! We want to hear your opinions on a variety of topics. Site Council uses the information obtained from the parent survey to continually strive for improvement. The survey deadline is March 20th. Click on the following link to complete the survey or contact the office if you need a paper copy: 541-681-9662 

CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS: We are in need of volunteers available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings anytime between 9:00 and 11:00. Please let me know if you are available. 

Thank you for sharing your joyful children!       

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