Emily & Alyson's Weekly Update 6-6-13

posted Jun 6, 2013, 1:35 PM by Cynthia Friedman
We Rock!
Thank you to everyone who came to our first ever Room 4 Rocks! performance. As one of the third graders said this morning, "That was the best thing I ever did in my life!" A second grader added: "I just felt so supported by everybody who was there." High praise. A special shout out to the volunteers who helped: Ben Brinkley, Rachael Carnes, Larry Wayte and Tim Danforth. And another shout out to our wonderful parent community for showing up and supporting the performers.   

Peacemakers Day Monday - Costumes Optional!

Many kids have written interviews with a peaceful hero, and on Monday we will film the kids acting out their interviews. Simple costumes are fun but optional.   

Tuesday Park Picnic,
Wednesday Field Day
dnesday Field Day We will be walking to Tugman Park on Tuesday for a picnic. Wednesday is field day - picnicking and playing outdoor games. Please make sure that your child is prepared! That means a WATER BOTTLE, WALKING SHOES, and SUN PROTECTION. Neither place has much shade, so consider sunscreen or a hat if your child needs it. 

Bags Needed
We will be cleaning out cubbies next week and need bags for kids to carry home. Donations of plastic or paper grocery bags are appreciated. 

Summer Programs for Every Kid 
Even if your child is not officially designated as TAG, these programs are worth checking out - especially if your child has a passion for science, art, math, or anything at all. I would be happy to support applications to TAG oriented programs with a note that highlights your child's strengths, if needed.

Southern Oregon University has a bunch of camps and programs:


The UofO Math Department is opening a new program for kids who enjoy math - see the attached flyer.

Springfield Schools are offering a Summer Engineering Camp that is open to everyone - another flyer is attached.

Imagine That! Camps are geared towards any kid who likes to be creative and perform, and they offer a chance to work with Rachael Carnes, our great movement volunteer.