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posted Jan 23, 2014, 11:02 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Upcoming Events:
Friday, Jan. 31 Ridgeline Talent Show
Thursday, Feb. 6 All School Meeting
Friday, Feb. 7 No School for students. Grading Day for teachers
Sunday, Feb. 16 Cheri’s students dance at Asian Celebration (4:30pm)
Tuesday, Feb. 18 Field Trip to “Musical Time Machine” Concert at Hult Center
Friday, Feb. 21 Pasta Dinner 

Sharing theme: Week of Jan. 27: A favorite card or photo, Week of Feb. 3: A Poem or recipe 

HOUSE OF CHEN: In honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year, we’ll enjoy lunch at House of Chen Chinese Restaurant this Thursday, January 23. Our buffet style lunch will include three vegetarian choices and Mar Far Chicken. Students and adult supervisors will travel by LTD bus, leaving school at 9:15 and returning by 1:00. The cost is $7.00 per person. Student scholarships are available. If you would like scholarship information, call the school office 541-681-9662. 

HOMEWORK: Remember to return homework packets this Friday morning!! 

Asian Celebration: It’s that time again! SatPavan, our Bhangra dance teacher, has invited the students to perform during the annual Asian Celebration. This year’s Celebration, held at the Fairgrounds, is scheduled for Feb. 15-16. Our class will perform their Bhangra Dance routine on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16, at 4:30. Please meet behind the Main Stage by 4:00. Children are admitted free and every dancer’s family will receive one free adult admission ($4.00). The Asian Celebration is an incredible experience. Come early and spend the day! We need to know the names of children that will attend so a ticket can be reserved for your family. Please send e-mail or a note to confirm your student’s attendance. Check the website for more information:

ART UPDATE: Information from Yaeko, our wonderful volunteer art teacher.

We have finished with our lessons on Van Gogh, Kandinsky, and Matisse. Since the break we have had a great deal of fun making beaded and paper snowflakes. Our new artist is Paul Klee, pronounced “clay”. We have learned a little about him and his style and now we are creating some inspired new pieces. We are incorporating geometry into our lessons as it is so prevalent in Klee's work. In February we will be making centerpieces for the pasta dinner, Feb. 21. We need donations of tissue paper and aluminum cans- (15 oz. and clean) Please send these items to school with your student. Our composer for February will be Beethoven. 

GOOD-BYE: We’ve so enjoyed getting to know Yifan, our teacher-intern. Since September, she has shared her Chinese language and culture. She’s also shared her kind and gentle nature and her artistic talent. We’ll miss you, Yifan! 

Cheri and Azusa