Emily's Update 1-14-19

posted Jan 15, 2019, 9:02 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Ocean Studies

We are splashing into our newest biome study – the oceans!  Over the next few weeks, we will take a dive to the deepest layers of the ocean and learn about the antiquity and diversity of invertebrate life.  If you have interesting artifacts or books that would help us learn about the oceans, please send them in.


Backpack Check!

New homework assignments were sent home on Friday.  First graders will be making a collection of 100 items and grouping them in different ways (by twos, by tens…).  Second graders will build a ramp and investigate how the height of their ramp effects the distance a toy car travels.  Third graders are excited to build a marble run and determine how long it takes for their marble to drop.  Our Homework Gallery will be February 4, at 8:30 am. 


Land Talk Entries

The December Land Talk homework was amazing!  The projects showed great depth and variety.  Many great projects didn’t make it onto the Land Talk website.  If you’d like to contribute to the database, please visit http://landtalk.org and go to submit conversation.  Parent and Land Talk team member Erik Steiner is happy to help if you have questions.  You can reach him at ebs110@stanford.edu


Montessori for a Peaceful Community  Tuesday, January 15, 6-7:30pm

Montessorian Debbie Sheehan leads a discussion of Grace and Courtesy and how Montessori ideals and practices can shape our families, our communities and the world! This should be a really worthwhile talk – hope to see you there!


Conferences January 31 and February 1

This year, Ridgeline is holding conferences instead of sending out mid-year report cards.  Please join me to discuss questions, concerns, or to check on your student’s progress.  If you have questions (or are wondering whether to sign up), please contact me! Or, just sign up for a conference time that works for you. 



INTENT TO RETURN & Sibling Enrollment Form

It’s lottery season and we need to know your plans for the next school year.  Thursday morning you received an important “Intent to Return” email with links. Please read it thoroughly and complete the Intent to Return by January 18.  In order to qualify for sibling preference, you must complete the online enrollment application for any incoming sibling by January 31 (we encourage you to complete this as soon as possible).  Contact Jen Hackstadt if you did not receive the “Intent to Return” email.



Jan. 15:  6:00-7:30pm Presentation: Montessori for a Peaceful Community

Jan. 24:  6:30 pm  Information session for new families interested in attending Ridgeline

Jan. 16-17:  Dickie Jo’s restaurant fundraiser

Jan. 25, 6:00: Ridgeline Talent Show

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1: No school - Conferences

Feb. 4, 8:30am:        Homework Gallery