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Clint's Weekly Update 5-2-18

posted May 2, 2018, 11:43 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Alternate Homework for the Month of May

With the state tests taking up about an hour per day for students, I would like to ask that students do something a little different with homework in order to continue making progress towards completing their 2019 calendar projects. Instead of practicing touch typing it would be helpful if students completed note cards on their calendar research topics instead. If at least ten notecards have been checked off any subtopic, then students are encouraged to start creating the accompanying artwork.


Practice State Tests Start This Week

Starting this week we have been taking our practice session for the Smarter Balanced tests so students can become familiar with the structure of the test.  The actual state tests begin the week of April 30 and will be conducted in Room 11.


May 7 – 11

English Language Arts - Performance Task

May 14 – 18

MATH - Computer Adapted Test

May 21–25

MATH - Performance Task

May 29 – June 1

5th Grade Science and extra time as needed


In the past, students gave each other the following advice for the English Language Arts tests:

  1. Read the directions!

  2. Take your time.

  3. Use the paragraph model that you know works for you: TS CD E1 E2 CS.

  4. Cite your sources.

  5. Revise. Revise. Revise.

  6. Self edit. Seriously... Self edit! Nobody is going to be there to catch the fixies you don't catch.  



Supporting Your Child During Testing

The night before any big test, make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. For optimal school performance, most Upper El-aged kids need about 10 hours of sleep.


On test day,  fuel your child's brain with a healthy breakfast. One study showed that kids who eat a healthy breakfast (about one-quarter of the day's nutritional requirements) make fewer errors on tests.


Breakout Biology Message for 6th Year Families from Sharon Fitzsimmons

I have been honored to teach this year's 6th grade Breakout Biology for all of Upper El at Ridgeline. I just wanted to let you know that we're coming up on our last unit of human biology: we're ending with reproduction.


On May 1, your student had a basic anatomy lesson which talked about puberty and the reproductive functions of human parts. We used the terminology "people with male bodies" and "people with female bodies" in reference to these functions. We discussed sexual intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases. We asked students to save their questions about sexual relationships for their families at home, since many people have strong opinions on this topic.


On May 8, your student will have a lesson about human growth and development. This will involve basic methods of pregnancy prevention, the development of a fertilized egg, and the process of birth. Per Oregon state health standards, students will receive the message that abstinence is the most effective method of prevention from STD/HIV and pregnancy. (HE.1.5.7)


In both of these weeks, I stress to students that their questions are normal and helpful. I do make very clear that any research outside of the lesson should be done at home (not in the classroom) and *with an adult,* since there is inappropriate and false information on the internet on this topic in particular.


If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them! Thank you for entrusting me with your children!




Clint's Class Weekly Update 4-36-18

posted Apr 26, 2018, 12:39 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Room 10’s Weekly Update for Weekly Update for April 23-27

 

Thank You for Supporting the Ridgeline Project Fair


On behalf of all of us in Room 10, thank you for visiting the Greatest Art Gallery during the Project Fair. In case you missed the chance to enjoy the unique creations on Tuesday, images of the contributors are below.


Practice State Tests Start This Week

Starting this week we have been taking our practice session for the Smarter Balanced tests so students can become familiar with the structure of the test.  The actual state tests begin the week of April 30 and will be conducted in Room 11.


April 30 – May 4

English Language Arts - Computer Adapted Test

May 7 – 11

English Language Arts - Performance Task

May 14 – 18

MATH - Computer Adapted Test

May 21–25

MATH - Performance Task

May 29 – June 1

5th Grade Science and extra time as needed


In the past, students gave each other the following advice for the English Language Arts tests:


  1. Read the directions!

  2. Take your time.

  3. Use the paragraph model that you know works for you: TS CD E1 E2 CS.

  4. Cite your sources.

  5. Revise. Revise. Revise.

  6. Self edit. Seriously... Self edit! Nobody is going to be there to catch the fixies you don't catch.  



Supporting Your Child During Testing

The night before any big test, make sure your child gets plenty of sleep. For optimal school performance, most Upper El-aged kids need about 10 hours of sleep.


On test day,  fuel your child's brain with a healthy breakfast. One study showed that kids who eat a healthy breakfast (about one-quarter of the day's nutritional requirements) make fewer errors on tests.





Clint's Weekly Update 3-2-18

posted Mar 2, 2018, 12:15 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Museum Trip
On February 15, our class made our third visit to the Natural and Cultural History Museum to learn about the exhibit called “Adapt, Move, or Go Extinct.” We investigated Oregon's ecosystems and learned how plants and animals adapt to changing environments. We also toured through the exhibit “Explore Oregon” and saw what habitats and animals the museum has here.

CWOSE Science Fair SCHEDULE (SPICE is for Elementary Students and CWOSE is for Middle and High School Students) - Saturday, March 3, 2018


Below is the location and schedule for the science Fair this Saturday. We hope that you are able to attend and support Kaiyon, Violette, Jack Steinman, Cedar, and their interns.


LOCATION

This is a different location than past years!




SCHEDULE
8:30 – 9:30 AM: Project set-up (Gerlinger Annex B54) -
9:30 – 9:50 AM: Welcome (Gerlinger 220)
9:50 – 10:10 AM: Science Fair Rules (Gerlinger 220)
9:00 - 10:30 AM: Judges look at posters (without students present after 9:30)
10:30 AM –12:30 PM: Judging (up to 12 minute 1:1 sessions with students)
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch (Gerlinger 220) Entrants are welcome to start lunch as soon as they’ve finished being interviewed by judges.
1:30 PM –3:00 PM: Public viewing of posters (Gerlinger Annex B54)
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Lab visits and demos (Willamette, Columbia and other science buildings)***
4:00 – 4:30 PM: Awards ceremony for Middle School (Gerlinger 220 )
5:30 – 6:00 PM: Poster take-down (starts at ~4:30 PM for MS Students)

Administrative Visit to Discuss Campus Safety

The Ridgeline administration made a visit to each classroom this week to address some of the feelings and questions that have come up around violence in schools. They created a safe place for our students to discuss the topic in open, sincere, and developmentally appropriate ways.

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

End of the Year Trip Registration and Payment

Last week the End of the Year Trip (EYOT) Committee presented to a room of interested parents and students. Thank you EOYT Team!

Those in attendance received their Trip Information and Chaperone Packets.

For those not in attendance the packets were sent home last week in Home Folders. (If additional copies of any of the forms are needed, please let me know.)

The Student Sign-up Sheet and Student Health History needed to be returned to me by Friday, February 23

The Official Chaperone Sign-Up Sheet was also due back to me on Friday, February 23.

To receive a $5 discount on the trip please submit the $40 payment for your child before March 23rd (Spring Break). After March 23rd the cost is $45.

Information packet cover:



Clint’s Class, End of Year Trip to Cape Perpetua

Wednesday June 6th - Friday, June 8th

Dear Families,

We are pleased to announce that Clint’s class will be going on our annual overnight field trip in June. This will be a three-day, two-night adventure to the central Oregon Coast. It will offer students a variety of fun, educational activities designed to give the students a chance to experience science in nature.


When: We will be leaving Wednesday, June 6th at 9am and we will return Friday, June 8th, around 4pm.

Where: We are heading to Cape Perpetua at the Oregon Coast

Cost: $45 per participant (including adult chaperones). Receive a $5 discount and only pay $40 if you pay in full before March 23rd (Spring Break).

Activities: Some of the activities will include camping, exploring the outdoors, hiking, Native American history, tidepool discovery, scavenger hunts and biodiversity study. A trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is also being explored. The student committee is currently reviewing the options available and deciding on activities.

Meals: All meals will be group meals, except for lunch Wednesday, June 6th (the day of departure). Students are asked to bring a sack lunch this day. Students will be involved in preparing and cleaning up each meal. Please indicate on the attached sheet any food allergies, sensitivities, or other requirements.

Clothing: In May, a very detailed packing list will be sent home with clothing and personal gear requirements. In the meantime, please think about packing multiple layers and rain appropriate clothes as weather conditions can quickly change in Oregon. The coast might be rainy and cold so warm, water-proof clothes will be required. If your child does not have rain gear, River House has agreed to lend us some of theirs. Insects and poison oak are possible, so long pants are a good choice. A warm hat, sun hat, warm gloves, wool socks, and long underwear are strongly recommended. Sturdy waterproof/water resistant shoes (if possible) will make the time outside safer and more enjoyable. Flip-flops and sandals will not be allowed.

Gear: Each student will need to bring their own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and other basic camping gear (if possible) that will be on the detailed packing list. We will need families to loan tents and various other camping equipment to the group. More details on how to sign up for this will be emailed.


Clint's Weekly Update 1-23-18

posted Jan 24, 2018, 9:12 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Room 10’s Weekly Update for Weekly Update for Jan. 22-26

 

Parent Meeting for the End of the Year Trip - February 8, 6-7:00pm, Room 10

On the evening of February 8, the End of the Year Trip Committee is hosting an information night to discuss the planned camping trip. Plan on attending to find out where and when we are hoping to camp, along with other important details.



 

Science Fieldtrip Series: UofO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Our journey last Thursday through the eons to examine Earth's dynamic geology was a success. From sandstone to serpentinite, we learned how different rocks fit into the spectacular story of the rock cycle. We also discovered what rocks are found in Oregon in the Explore Oregon exhibit.


Our next fieldtrip to the museum is scheduled for Thursday, February 1 and will focus on how wolves and humans have coexisted for thousands of years. We’ll find out more about our dynamic relationship with these wild creatures while exploring the Wolves & Wild Lands in the 21st Century exhibit.


REMINDER: No School on Monday - Grading Day



Clint's Weekly Update 1-10-18

posted Jan 10, 2018, 9:41 AM by Cynthia Friedman

No School on Monday - MLK, Jr. Day



End of the Year Trip Committee

Adult Committee Members

  • Shannon (Eli’s Mom)

  • Jen (Erin’s Mom)

  • Michael (Malia’s Dad)

  • Patrick (Jack Steinman’s Dad)

  • Dena (Kaiyon’s Mom)

  • Matt (Milo’s Dad)

  • Todd (Cole’s Dad)

Student Committee Members:

  • Auden

  • Cedar

  • Eli

  • Jack Steinman

  • Kaiyon

  • Urah


Science Fieldtrip Series: UofO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

For our “Ride the Rock Cycle” Fieldtrip to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on Thursday, January 18, we will be taking a journey through the eons and examine Earth's dynamic geology. From sandstone to serpentinite, you'll learn how different rocks fit into the spectacular story of the rock cycle. Discover what rocks are found in Oregon in the “Explore Oregon” exhibit.


We have nine drivers that have said they are available. Before the trip can officially go ahead, the drivers need to get approval from the office.


Clint's Weekly Update 1-4-17

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:15 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Room 10’s Weekly Update for Weekly Update for Jan. 3-5


Science Fieldtrip Series: UofO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Our class is fortunate enough to have reserved five dates between now and Spring Break to participate in the UofO Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s science programs.


COST: $10 per student for all five workshop! Please send your money by Friday, January 12.


DRIVERS: With fieldtrips for our class we rely on parent drivers to get us to where we need to go and back again. Depending on how many students can fit in each car we might need as few as six cars or as many as nine. If we don’t have enough drivers for a particular workshop, we will need to cancel the trip. Please let me know if you are able to drive, for which dates, and how many students can fit.


Date and Time

Museum Program

Drivers

January 18

Leave Ridgeline @ 12:15

Return to Ridgeline @ 2:45

Ride the Rock Cycle

Journey through the eons and examine Earth's dynamic geology. From sandstone to serpentinite, you'll learn how different rocks fit into the spectacular story of the rock cycle. Discover what rocks are found in Oregon in the Explore Oregon exhibit.

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February 1

Leave Ridgeline @ 12:15

Return to Ridgeline @ 2:45

Wild About Wolves

Wolves and humans have coexisted for thousands of years. Find out more about our dynamic relationship with these wild creatures while exploring the Wolves & Wild Lands in the 21st Century exhibit.

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February 15

Leave Ridgeline @ 12:15

Return to Ridgeline @ 2:45

Adapt, Move, or Go Extinct

Investigate Oregon's ecosystems and learn how plants and animals adapt to changing environments. Tour through the exhibit Explore Oregon to see what habitats and animals we have here.

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March 1

Leave Ridgeline @ 12:15

Return to Ridgeline @ 2:45

Famous Fossil Find

Be a paleontologist for a day! Identify mysterious creatures by piecing together clues found throughout the Explore Oregon exhibit.

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March 22

Leave Ridgeline @ 12:15

Return to Ridgeline @ 2:45

What Do You Know About H2O?

Investigate how water impacts your daily life and how you impact water on this planet. Explore the Smithsonian’s H2O Today exhibit to learn more about Earth’s most precious resource.

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Clint's Weekly Update 12-7-17

posted Dec 7, 2017, 1:24 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Creative Expressions

I hope you were able to stop by on Saturday for the Marketplace! It was such an amazing event! Our students made fabulous creative items and donated a portion or all of their profits to Ridgeline!  A huge thank you to Shannon (Eli) and all of the other volunteers that helped make our class booth at the Ridgeline Student Marketplace such a success. We ended up netting almost $300 for a big field trip in the spring!


3 Islands Project

Students are drawing parallels between our class’ 3 Islands Project and some history content.


Parents are also catching the excitement! One parent emailed that, “As I tucked (my son) in tonight and asked how his day went, his eyes lit up and he said his day was a '10!'  He couldn't stop grinning as he told me the class had figured out a lot about the Three Islands project.  He proceeded to tell me all the information they discovered...and I could tell he was thrilled to be part of it all.  His satisfaction and feeling of accomplishment and teamwork means a lot.”


I am really impressed by some of the extra research that some students are taking on in order to convince me that their connections are strongly supported. For those of you that are interested in viewing the connections list, please visit Eli’s Google Document aptly titled “3 Islands Evidence” by following this link: “https://docs.google.com/a/ridgeline.org/document/d/1etGHuXJmKnSUk432GWFR-WP9525CVEG6W5oHlTDeJ0A/edit?usp=sharing


As a bonus, I am planning on providing history lessons that I will start teaching in January. These lessons may help facilitate further student interest in making historical connections to the 3 Islands...




LuLaRoe – On Saturday, December 9, from 11am-1pm, seven local LuLaRoe consultants will be bringing their inventories to the Ridgeline gym for a fundraising event to benefit Ridgeline Montessori. For each piece sold that day, a donation will be made to the school and LuLaRoe will match that donation! Combined donations for this event will be between $3 and $6 per item sold and are based on the value of each piece. Last year, we were able to donate nearly $1,000 to the school! We hope to make this year even bigger!


There will be over 4,000 pieces of inventory available to shop from, so proceeds to Ridgeline could be substantial. There will also be a raffle for free leggings! Be sure to join the Facebook Event page for photos, updates, and announcements: https://www.facebook.com/events/1204821566316356/  


Get those holiday shopping and teacher gift lists, and head on down to the gym on the 9th. You don't want to miss this!

Clint's Weekly Update 11-16-17

posted Nov 16, 2017, 11:42 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Book Fair

Our annual book fair at Barnes and Noble is tomorrow (Friday, November 17)!  Please join us at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair to purchase holiday gifts, watch classroom performances, and enjoy a fun evening together. A percentage of the book fair purchases at Barnes & Noble will go to Ridgeline. This includes friends’ and family purchases at stores around the country! Just give them the book fair ID number 12212015. All purchases need to be made November 17-22. You must tell the cashier you are with our book fair and give the ID number for it to count toward the book fair. Online purchases do count, although the percentage back to Ridgeline is much less.

Book Fair Performance Schedule – (note: times are approximate. Please arrive with plenty of time to spare!)

6:00pm          Diana – reciting poems “What is a Book?” and “I like Fall”

6:15pm          Emily's Class – singing songs “Glorious” and “A Place in the Choir”             

6:30pm          Eric's Class – singing songs “Limerick Song” and “Sixpence”

6:45pm          Cheri's Class – singing songs “Over the River” and “This Little Light”

7:00pm          Middle School – T.R.U.E. performance

7:20pm          Book buying break!

7:35pm          Clint's Class – “Postcards from National Parks”

***Performers are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes early***

7:50pm          Sharon's Class – “The Adventures of Superman” radio show

8:10pm          Mary's Class – “Famous Journeys of Explorers” play


A special thanks to Mary Kate for organizing students for this fabulous event!


Thanksgiving Week Curriculum Focus

During the Thanksgiving week, school is still in session on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, giving us the chance to focus heavily on Calendar Research Projects and 3 Islands work.


For Calendar Projects some students started typing their formal drafts this week, with the hope to have them completed during Thanksgiving week. For others that are still working on revisions (4th Years) or outlining (5th and 6th Years) it is important that you are ready to start typing next week.



Stone Soup Plans

Ridgeline’s long standing tradition of Stone Soup is Wednesday, November 22. Students bring vegetables to school on Tuesday and slice them in the classrooms for the communal soups that our amazing volunteers cook outside the gym the next day.


Our class will be slicing veggies on Tuesday, November 21 between 10-11am in Room 11. Thanks to Ami, Ethan, Andi, Sarah Stanley for volunteering to work with our class.


On Wednesday, November 22, an assembly starts at 12:00pm. Students are asked to bring $2 for the assembly and a bowl and spoon from home if they can.

Our class will eat soup line at around 1:20pm.



Creative Expressions

Our last Creative Expression session will be tomorrow (Friday, November 17) and we will put the finishing touches on the array of products for the Ridgeline Student Marketplace on Saturday, December 2. In order to sell the items, we need students and parents to staff the table. Please contact our room parent Shannon (slhoell@gmail.com) if you and/or your child is available to help.


Clint's Weekly Update 10-9-17

posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:06 PM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 2:45 PM ]

Electronic Conference Sign-up

Ridgeline’s annual Parent/teacher/student conferences are scheduled Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31. If you haven’t signed up yet, please click http://signup.com/go/3fsfL4 to sign up. Your child is expected to attend the conference with you.  If that is not possible, please ask me about rescheduling so he or she can be part of this very important meeting.


3 Islands Storyline Update

A storyline is a structured approach to learning and teaching that builds on the key principle that learning, to be meaningful, has to be memorable, and that by using learner's enthusiasm for story-making, the classroom, the teacher's role and learning can be transformed. Storyline is a strategy for developing the curriculum as an integrated whole. It provides an opportunity for active learning and reflection as essential parts of effective learning and teaching. At the same time it develops in learners a powerful sense of ownership of their learning.


The 3 Islands Storyline Project is progressing at a steady pace with student groups finalizing their proposals for wall friezes and individual students creating their 3 Island characters.


Math Lessons

Students received their first formal math lessons starting two weeks ago.  Fourth years are reviewing their math facts; fifth years are reviewing the distributive property; and sixth years are either studying squaring or reviewing fractions.  I began introducing the topics in small groups of no more than five students with the premise that each student will complete the follow up assignments at his or her own pace, but by Thursday morning, in time for the weekly checking party.


For more detailed descriptions about what your child has been working on, please look at the top portion of their work plan.


4th Grade Support Meeting:The transition to 4th grade can be a significant transition to many students at a variety of schools, magnified perhaps at Ridgeline as the student makes the leap to upper elementary.

That is why we have scheduled a q&a panel discussion with teachers, administration and recent 4th grade parents for October 10th at 6:30pm. We are hoping this panel can help normalize the transition and answer questions you may have about expectations and adjustments your 4th grader may be experiencing.

In addition, or in lieu of, we are working on identifying parent mentors to answer questions and offer collegial support. Please reach out to your room parent or teacher if you need help connecting with someone.” --Stephanie Edwards

Please contact Stephanie Edwards at stephanie.edwards@ridgeline.org if you have any questions or need help navigating support resources.


The Pledge of Allegiance in Oregon Public Schools

Students requested that I send a description of Oregon law regarding the Pledge of Allegiance. Below is a description that I found posted on the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon’s website:


Many public schools in the United States ask students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Some students object to the practice for reasons of conscience. Both the Oregon Legislature and the courts have developed a common-sense solution to the conflict: a school may lead students in reciting the Pledge, but it must also respect the wishes of students who choose not to join in.


This has been the rule since the early 1940's. Nonetheless, some school officials impose school discipline or other punishments on students who refuse to recite the Pledge or require students to stand even though the student does not wish to participate in the flag salute. Such actions violate state and federal law.


The right of a student to refrain from participating during the pledge is part of Oregon's law governing school districts.


ORS 339.875  Procurement, display and salute of flags. (1) Each district school board shall:


(b) Provide students with the opportunity to salute the United States flag at least once each week of the school year by reciting: "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


(2) Students who do not participate in the salute provided for by this section must maintain a respectful silence during the salute. [Formerly 332.100 and then 336.045 and then 336.630; 1999 c.137 §1] (emphasis added)


This statute clearly indicates that student participation in reciting the Pledge is optional. This does not mean that non-participating students have license to cause disruptions while the rest of the class recites the Pledge. It does mean that if a student chooses to remain silent, the school must honor that decision.


Constitutional Sources for Oregon’s Statute


Oregon's statute is written this way to avoid infringing on students' freedom of belief, as guaranteed by the federal constitution. Many years ago, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a compulsory flag salute would violate students' First Amendment rights. The Court said:


"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."

- from https://aclu-or.org/en/pledge-allegiance-oregon-public-schools




Clint's Weekly Update 9-8-17

posted Sep 8, 2017, 11:12 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Room 10’s Weekly Update for September 6-15


Hello Returning and New Families of Room 10!


Successful Start to the School Year

Having a strong group of 5th and 6th Graders to perpetuate such a supportive classroom culture was so evident this week.  This week we played games, shared stories, learned about the 3 Islands Project, and started the year-long process of working and playing together.


Work Plans

There are two main reasons that we ask students to use a work plan here in Room 10.  First, it provides students with a convenient way of tracking their own progress on the work they are asked to engage with.  Second, it gives you an opportunity to ask specific questions about those works that your child has completed, are still working on, or have yet to begin.  Please take the time to go over the work plan at the end of each week and feel free to contact me if you have any questions that your child cannot clarify.  


Whole Class Parent Meeting - Monday, September 11, 6:00 pm

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for us to share ideas about curriculum, routines, and procedures that make our classroom work so well. This parent meeting also serves to help new families build meaningful connections with returning families. Plus, this year you will have the chance to get to know the classroom’s new and improved layout.


Volunteers

This year a hardy crew of volunteers helped Mary Kate and me prepare for the first day of school. The list below is long and varied. Thank you all for contributing!

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