Clint's Bi-Weekly Update 10-24-18

posted Oct 24, 2018, 10:08 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Curriculum Sharing

Thank you to all of those that made it to Curriculum Sharing Night.  I get so much joy out of having families visit the classroom. Please enjoy a few photo highlights:



Friday Drumming with Nathan (Eden’s Dad)

Eden's dad would like to offer drum class to small groups of interested students on Friday mornings between 10:15 and 11:15. We hope to start these groups on Friday, October 26.


The students interested in working with Nathan are asked to have a small throw pillow and round 5 gallon bucket for their practice sessions. It is understandable that not every participating student will have an extra pillow or bucket, so if you have extras we would gladly use them.



Aerotril Mission Update

All planets now have their wall friezes displayed!


And most space shuttles have been moved to their launch pads:

Crew members are methodically preparing for our launch on the first Great Mission to Aerotril!


Attendance

Here at Ridgeline we have set an attendance goal of 95% for each student.  Essentially, out of 172 school days, you should strive to miss less than 8.5 total days.  Regular attendance is the base element in a rigorous education. Did you know?

  • 83%of students chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade do not read at grade level by third grade.

  • Students that cannot read at grade level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out prior to graduation than students that read at grade level.

  • Build good habits early, most children’s habits are unlikely to change much after age nine.

  • Parents whose children were often absent under estimate the number of days absent by about 45%

 

Thank you for being such an important part of your child’s education!


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