Emily's Weekly Update 10-15-18

posted Oct 16, 2018, 10:15 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Mosaic Making
We are starting an exciting mosaic project this week.  As we plan our projects, we will ask students to bring in a dozen (or more!) items that could be incorporated in a mosaic.  These could be bottle caps, coins, flat stones, pieces of sea glass, chunks of stoneware, glass beads, metal nuts, washers, tiles, or anything else that could be incorporated into a small mosaic tile.  These will be pooled and made available to all children - special treasures that your child doesn't want to part with should be kept separate.  
Are you interested in helping out with this project on Tuesday afternoons?  We would love an extra pair of hands this Tuesday and next Tuesday (the 16th and 23rd).

Salmon Egg Delivery - Volunteer Needed
We need a volunteer who can go to the ODFW office in Springfield on the morning of October 23 to pick up our salmon eggs, then deliver them to us at Ridgeline.  Join us in welcoming them into the home where they'll hatch and begin their long journey to the sea.  
Thank you to Matt Peterson for picking up the aquarium equipment and to Lindsay Ramsey for setting it up!

Fire and Earthquake Safety
On Wednesday, firefighters will visit Ridgeline.  We'll talk about fire safety and learn about firefighting equipment.  On Thursday, we will join in the Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill.  Be ready to talk about your family's plans in the event of a disaster. 

Curriculum Sharing
What is the work of a Montessori student? Come see first hand at Curriculum Sharing on October 24th from 3:05 - 4:05 or 6:00 - 7:00.  Your child will show you what they've been working on, and maybe even give YOU a lesson! 


You may have noticed that this year you are receiving a lot more communication regarding the importance of regular attendance.  This year we are beginning an attendance awareness campaign designed to increase awareness, educate, and ultimately improve student attendance at Ridgeline.  Good attendance is strongly linked to academic, social, and emotional success.


We believe that students and families that feel they are included in the school community are more likely to show up consistently.

We believe that good attendance will allow your child to fully contribute to and fully benefit from the classroom community.  

We believe good attendance will not only build strong academics but also build strong socially and emotionally capable humans.


Thank you for learning and growing with us!