Cheri's Weekly Update 9-23-11

posted Sep 23, 2011, 11:50 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Picnic on the Playground: Let’s get to know each other! All families from Cheri’s Class are invited to come to school for a ‘Meet and Greet’ picnic, Thursday evening, 9/28, from 5:30-6:30. Bring a picnic and a blanket. We’ll meet out by the new climbing structure! Questions? Call 541-681-9662, e-mail or send a note.

We are happy to welcome two students from the Univ. of Oregon’s International Internship Program. Jung Fong and Lui Kai will work in our classroom and in the Kindergarten classroom this semester. We look forward to learning about Chinese language and culture.

Sharing theme (week of 9/26): Something that begins with ‘b’ or ‘d’.

Inside Shoes & placemats: Please be sure your child has a pair of hard-soled, inside shoes and a small, cloth placemat to keep at school. The placemat will be used use for snack and lunch.

RCO Meeting: Please try to attend this month’s Parent meeting. Emily Burton, Lower Elementary teacher, will present information about the Montessori Great Lessons. The meeting takes place Tuesday, September 27 from 6:00-7:30. Childcare is provided.

Biomes: Again this year we will study geography, climate, plants, animals and people through our study of Biomes of the World. A biome is a habitat and has it’s own climate and living conditions. We will study five different biomes: Aquatic, Desert, Polar Regions, Temperate/Rain Forests, and Grasslands. Please send a small shoebox to school for the construction of a biome diorama. Our Biomes study begins with Oceans of the World. The students will research marine plants and animals.

The Board of Directors of Ridgeline invites you to celebrate the Ridgeline capital campaign kick-off on October 22 at The Southtowne Shoppes in South Eugene. Join us to support the Ridgeline community’s efforts to rebuild in our very own school building after being fractured by the fire of June 2009. The celebration will feature art by students, a raffle, merchant discounts and donations, a silent auction, refreshments, dancing, and a chance to help the Ridgeline community’s efforts to relocate into our own new home. Email Jennifer Wilson to volunteer or donate,

Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, 9/27 RCO Meeting 6pm
Thursday, 9/28 Cheri’s Class Family Picnic 5:30-6:30 pm
Friday, 9/30 Vision Screening
Saturday, 10/22 Ridgeline capital campaign kick-off

Thanks, Cheri and Azusa