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.


This is a different location than past years!

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.