Cheri's Weekly Update 9-27-13

posted Sep 27, 2013, 11:11 AM by Cynthia Friedman
 
Dear Ridgeline Families,

Sorry the update is a little late. I was out of the classroom Monday through Wednesday this week. The Montessori Accreditation Committee for Teacher Education (MACTE) organization invited me to join a team of Montessori professionals and participate in a Montessori training site visit down in San Jose, California. The process was professionally exhilarating! It is always inspiring to watch committed Montessori instructors work to teach adult learners the Montessori method. 

Sharing: 9/30: Something blue. 10/7: A sign of Autumn
*Artist of the month: Van Gogh *Composer of the month: Vivaldi

Library Field Trip: This Thursday, October 3, the class will go to the Eugene Public Library. We’ll ride LTD, leaving at 9:15am, and enjoy a story and tour. We’ll return to school at 11:45, just in time for lunch! Please print, complete and return the attached permission form. Or if you would like a hard copy sent home, just let us know. Call 541-681-9662, email
cheri.spies@ridgeline.org or send in a note. 

Inside Shoes: Please be sure your child has a pair of inside shoes. Much of the ‘work’ in our classroom involves hands-on materials used on the rug. Inside shoes keep our classroom cleaner and quieter.

Homework Program: Our homework program begins Monday, October 7. We’ll send home the students’ homework packets every Monday. Please return the packet to school Friday mornings. 

ALL SCHOOL Meeting!

Ridgeline’s Board of Directors is hosting an All School Meeting on Wednesday, October 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 in the gym. We hope that every family will attend!

The meeting offers the opportunity to kick off a new school year, plus a chance to learn more about Montessori education and how you can support your child's education. We'll also provide a short briefing on the purchase of our "forever home" here at 4500 West Amazon, detailing how the important work of the Capital Campaign will build on our success for many years to come. 

Call Ridgeline's office to reserve childcare, if you need it, because space is limited. We'll have a potluck cookie bar, so please bring your favorites to share. Ridgeline's new T-shirts will be on sale, too!

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday, 10/2 All School Meeting 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday, 10/3 Library Field Trip 
Friday, 10/4 Vision Screening
Friday, 10/11 No School. State In-Service Day
Thursday, 10/17 Curriculum Sharing, 3:15 or 6:00pm
Friday, 10/18 Parent Time Out 5:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, 10/23 Picture Retakes 

Thank you for sharing your amazing children.
Cheri and Azusa







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Eugene Library Field Trip Permission Form



On Thursday, October 3, Cheri’s students will visit the Eugene Public Library. We will leave school at 9:15 and ride the LTD bus to the downtown station. The library is right across the street. After our library tour and story we’ll have some time to browse the children’s library before boarding our return bus. We plan to return by 11:45, just in time for lunch and recess. There is no charge for this field trip. Please complete and return the enclosed form as soon as possible.



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My child, _____________, has permission to travel with his/her class, via LTD bus, to the Eugene Library on Thursday, October 3.







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