Cheri's Weekly Update 4-15-15

posted Apr 17, 2015, 12:06 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Apr. 18                  Parents’ Time Out 2:00-5:00  

Wednesday, Apr. 22              Earth Day

Saturday, Apr. 25                  Grounds keeping and Outdoor Work Party

Thursday, April 30                 Project Fair

Month of April                        Smarter Balanced testing for students in 3rd though 8th grade.

Friday, May 29                       Move-Up Day for students moving to a new classroom in September


HOMEWORK: Please return Homework Packets on Friday


SHARING THEME:  4/22- A favorite card or photo, 4/27- A leaf, flower, bud or seed.


PROJECT FAIR: Every year Ridgeline holds a Project Fair. Students choose a topic of their choice then create a visual display to share the information with others. They might also decide to rework a research completed earlier. The projects are primarily prepared at home (families can help!) and Ridgeline staff will provide support as needed. Also the office sells tri-fold cardboard displays at cost. Project Fair work can be substituted for all homework except Math Journal.

 This year’s Project Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th. Families are invited to come and enjoy the project displays right after school from 3:15-4:15 or come later in the evening from 6:00-7:00. If you need more information or project ideas, let me know.




GROUNDS KEEPING AND OUTDOOR CLASSROOM WORK PARTY: Come help us keep Ridgeline beautiful!  A volunteer grounds-keeping work party will be held Saturday, April 25.  We'll be digging a path in the north field, weeding, pruning, raking and generally having fun; kids welcome too.  Bring gardening tools if you've got them, plus gloves & rugged clothing.  Meet at the outdoor classroom. All Family members may log volunteer hours.


Capital Campaign Benefit Concerts - Laura Wayte, the wonderful soprano, UO voice professor, and proud Ridgeline mom who has charmed audiences in Eugene, performing with Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Opera and in recital, will be donating her talent to raise funds for the Capital Campaign. Laura will perform with pianist Nathalie Fortin, presenting American folksongs from Appalacia, ballads from England and a love story from Norway.

WHEN: 7:30 pm, Friday, April 24; WHERE: At the beautiful home of Tina and Hiro Matsuno

PRICE: a donation to Ridgeline’s Capital Campaign: Space is limited! Contact Tina Matsuno at or 541-343-1974 to reserve your seat.

For more information, please visit



Two University of Oregon externs will be visiting our classroom over a period of 4-6 weeks to teach a social skills unit that they are designing specially for our students here at Ridgeline. Please contact Principal Sharon Martin if you have any questions:


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