Jasper's Update 1-20-2020

posted Jan 21, 2020, 10:33 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Parents,


Welcome back to school. I hope everyone had an amazing break and spent a lot of time with family and friends.


Classroom Happenings - We are back to work and are hitting the ground running. We are beginning our ancient Egypt unit. We are starting by watching a documentary and the students are tasked with tracking a timeline of Ancient Egypt and taking notes. For the next steps for this project, each student will be coming up with questions they have about Ancient Egypt. They will attempt to answer these questions by researching in books and on the computer. They will then develop new questions from the information the Classroom Happenings - We are back to work and are hitting the ground running. We are beginning our ancient Egypt unit. We are starting by watching a documentary and the students are tasked with tracking a timeline of Ancient Egypt and taking notes. For the next steps for this project, each student will be coming up with questions they have about Ancient Egypt. They will attempt to answer these questions by researching in books and on the computer. They will then develop new questions from the information they just learned. Eventually, students will develop a research question and project that will help the class answer our overarching research  which is: “What makes Ancient Egypt great?” There may be a celebration day where students share their project in the future where parents will be invited!


Ridgeline's charter renewed! - Last night the 4J Board voted to renew Ridgeline's charter for the next 10 years. Thank you to all of you who shared your Ridgeline stories with 4J as part of the renewal process. Thank you to the District staff and administration for their continued support. And, most of all, thank you to our amazing staff. Their everyday work with and for our children and their commitment to the idea of public Montessori are what make our success possible.


PULL-OVER HOODIES ARE COMING!!! - LAST CHANCE to order your purple and blue Ridgeline T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS plus, here’s your chance to order a PULL OVER HOODIE!  Did you miss the fall order for t-shirts and hoodies? Don’t fret, you get another chance! Orders are due by February 3rd. We will not be making exceptions for late orders, so if you want a t-shirt or sweatshirt, please get your order in to the office by February 3rd. Order forms will be sent home tomorrow and extra forms can be picked up in the office. We do have a very limited selection of sizes to browse in the office, so stop by and see what size you should order.  Women’s t-shirt sizes run small. Questions? Email Michelle at michelle.lodwig@ridgeline.org


Biking Survey - As part of Safe Routes to School program we need to evaluate student transportation. We ask that you take a few minutes to fill out our Parent Survey for Ridgeline to help us as we work to improve the safety for students to walk, bike and roll to school. This link is specific for your school. If you have more than one student at this school please fill out one for the older student only. If you have students at more than one school please fill out one for each school you receive a link for. Thank you for your time!

 

Thank you,

 

Jasper Weinrib


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