Cheri's Weekly Update 3-8-18

posted Mar 8, 2018, 12:11 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings time-move clocks forward one hour
Tuesday, March 13: Hult Center Youth Concert and library visit field trip
Tuesday, March 13: State Testing presentation for Families (6:30-7:30pm)

3/5 A poem or joke, 3/12 An instrument or collection

Montessori Parent Education Night:
Supporting the Montessori Program, Supporting Your Child
Thursday, March 8th
6-7:30 pm

Montessori teacher and consultant Annabeth Jensen will be joining us for a rich night of Montessori parent education. The evening's presentation will focus on supporting the Second Plane Child, our 6-12 year old students in lower and upper elementary. This is also an excellent opportunity for kinder parents to learn more about what changes to expect in the Montessori classroom as their kiddos progress through the program. Learning more about the scientific, child-centered approach of Montessori is a powerful way to support the school, the classroom, and your child.

Annabeth is a Montessori teacher, consultant, mentor, and instructional coach. She has lectured at Montessori teacher training programs and conventions nationwide, has served as the president of the Oregon Montessori Association board of directors, and has been working as an AMI Elementary Consultant for the past eight years. Her dedication to inclusive practices in Montessori classrooms has guided her work with public Montessori schools in Oregon.

Childcare provided.
RSVP to 541-681-9662 to reserve a spot

MARCH 13 FIELD TRIP TO HULT CENTER & EUGENE LIBRARY: The class will attend an elementary youth concert at the Hult Center, Tuesday, March 13. The Orchestra Swings concert is sponsored by the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. The class leaves Ridgeline at 11:10 on LTD bus. We’ll walk from the downtown bus station to the Hult Center. After the concert, the class will walk to the Eugene Library and enjoy a tour of the sorting room and a story. Please complete the attached permission form along with a payment of $6.00 per student. Scholarships are available for this performance. If you would like scholarship information, please email:

Your children already know so much about the Solar System! Ask for some facts and they’ll share their knowledge with you. Soon we’ll explore Inner Earth!

RESEARCH: A popular aspect of the Montessori elementary curriculum is the opportunity children have to complete independent research. As we progress through studies in science and social science topics, a student may develop a special interest in a particular animal, country, invention, civilization, etc. Teachers welcome this interest and encourage the student (or students) to gather and organize information into a research project. When complete, students generally present the project to their classmates.

Speaking of research, the Ridgeline Project Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24. Our upcoming Spring Break would be a great time to spend time working on a project! Wondering what the Project Fair is??...

PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a school-wide Project Fair. Students research a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share information with others. Here are some examples of projects completed by students from previous years: a model of a car engine built with Legos, pictures of pets and how to care for them, pictures and facts about the life of Houdini, a mobile of the solar system, a volcano model, pictures and facts showing the life cycle of a frog, a plant experiment, rules and playing instructions for soccer, 3 generations of a “family tree.” Most projects are completed at home with family supporting students as needed. Poster boards for Project Fair ($3.00) are available for sale in the office. This year’s Project Fair is Tuesday, April 24. On that day families and friends can tour the classrooms and enjoy the displayed projects after school at 3:05-4:05 or in the evening from 6:00-7:00. Let me know if you would like more information, project ideas or a cardboard display.

Cheri & Azusa *For more information about Ridgeline’s calendar of events, visit website:

“The Orchestra Swings” Permission Form

On Tuesday, March 13, our class will attend the Elementary youth concert, The Orchestra Swings, sponsored by the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. After the 12:30 performance at the Eugene Hult Center we’ll walk to the Eugene public library where we’ll enjoy a story and a tour of the sorting room. An LTD bus will transport us to and from school. The class will leave school at 11:10 and return by 2:45. The cost for the concert, tour and transportation is $6.00 per person. Please complete and return the attached permission form and payment (check to Ridgeline Montessori Charter School or cash) and return as soon as possible. Scholarships are available for this performance. If you would like scholarship information please email:

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My child, _________________, has permission to attend the Orchestra Swings concert followed by a tour of the Eugene Public Library onTuesday, March 13. Students will be transported by LTD bus.

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parent signature date

____ I have enclosed $6.00 for performance ticket and transportation.