Emily & Alyson's Weekly Update 9-20-12

posted Sep 21, 2012, 10:58 AM by Cynthia Friedman   [ updated Sep 21, 2012, 10:59 AM ]
Readathon News
New! Improved! This year's Readathon is an action-packed week of literature, celebrations, and literacy in all its glory. Instead of logging minutes, your child can do fun reading activities (like reading to a pet or younger child). One option is to listen to a
recorded book. I highly recommend TumbleBooks, an animated online children's book service available for free through the public library. Visit
http://eugene.libguides.com/kidsbooks and click on TumbleBooks. My family loves the books by Robert Munsch, read quite
entertainingly by the author, but there's lots to explore. The Readathon Kickoff is this Friday at 6 pm. We'll see you there!

Homework On the Horizon
Here it comes... extra practice in math, spelling, and writing. We've been working behind the scenes to create a homework program that is simple, meaningful, and fits easily into your family's schedule. Homework folders will go home Mondays and be returned on Friday, with a simple checkoff system to record students' work. Be on the lookout for a homework folder next week!
New Faces
A big welcome to Nathan, our newest first year student. We're happy to welcome you to the Ridgeline community!

Volunteer Thank Yous
Already we have so many people to thank: Violette's mom Sheryl for material making, Arthur's dad Mark for help packing up before the
move, Tovi's parents Daniel and Judy for collating, Elizabeth's mom Cindy for classroom set up, Gabriella and Veronica's mom Rhonda for Readathon work, and to Krelis' dad Joris for setting up the loft. Special thanks to Cindy, Rhonda, and Calvin's mom Elin for
volunteering to work with young readers on a weekly basis. Do YOU have a few extra hours, or a skill to share? We welcome your
participation, and the children reap the benefits.