Clint's Weekly Update 11-22-16

posted Nov 22, 2016, 12:50 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Calendar Project

This week I received 5 orders from families for extra printed 2017 Calendars (only a couple were sent back because there wasn’t any money included).  Thank you for supporting your child by placing your order early and emphasizing the importance of meeting the deadlines that we have for completing this very long and complex work.

Also, thank you to those parents that are available to word process student writing.  My hope is that students will take the responsibility of doing this themselves and will only contact you if they need extra typing support.

As students finish having their paragraphs edited and typed up, I am asking that they transition to creating their hand drawn images.  For 4th Years, it is really helpful if students can bring in pictures of each of the family members or friends that they chose to write about.  

Below are some unique artwork that students chose to include in their 2016 Calendar:

Alden’s drawing to accompany his description of Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi.

Ethan’s artwork to go along with is paragraph on Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee:


Jack Armstrong’s cover decorations describing how he feels about his family and friends:

End of the Year Trip

The student team members have been hired to serve on the End of the Year Trip Committee!  The following students are currently working to learn their new roles:




Budget/Fundraising Director and Assistant to the Educational & Camp Activities Coordinator


Gear Guru and Assistant to the Budget & Fundraising


Educational/Camp Activities Coordinator and Assistant to the Food/Meals


Transportation Chief and Assistant to the Gear Guru


Food and Meals Manager and Assistant to the Transportation Chief


Editor for Fundraiser publicity and Food preferences collector from peers;


Camp Activities (Part Time)


Assistant fundraiser (Part Time)

Sage M

Assistant Transportation (Part Time)

International Math Competition

We’d like to let you know that the UO Mathematics Department is hosting an international math competition, Math Kangaroo, for students in grades 1-12. It is especially good for the Elementary and Middle school students. It is an excellent opportunity for the advanced learners to try their abilities at solving interesting problems. All participants receive T-shirts and gifts, and the winners receive extra prizes. In the past the children who came enjoyed the experience. For more information please check the Math Kangaroo in USA website:

Please share this information with the students who might be interested. The competition date is March 16 and the registration deadline is December 15. The registration is done through the national website: