Emily's Weekly Update 5-18-17

posted May 18, 2017, 2:49 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Farm Field Trip TUESDAY

Check those backpacks for a permission slip!  We are going to Winter Green Farm in Noti on Tuesday, May 23.  We’ll learn about how this organic farm is managed for the health of plants, people and wildlife.  Volunteers, if you can join us to chaperone on such short notice, please do!  This is always a beautiful and educational trip.  We leave Ridgeline at 9:00 and return before 1:45.

 Jog-a-thon Tomorrow

Students should:

(1) wear good running shoes

(2) bring a good snack and lunch

(3) bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if it has been rainy

(4) plan for sun protection and grass allergies as needed

 Musical Performances – Save the Dates

We have THREE amazing performances coming up.  Our big year end concert is Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 pm in the gym.  Then, we’ve been invited to perform a song at the year end picnic Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (exact performance time coming soon).  Finally, we will be singing the Canadian national anthem at the Ems home game on Friday, June 16 at 6:30 at PK park.

 Peacemaker Project

How have the people who have come before us made the world a better place?  What character traits help people overcome obstacles?  What kind of kid grows up to be a hero?  And what does it mean to be a peacemaker?  These are the questions that we are tackling in our end of the year peacemaker biography projects.  Each child has chosen a peacemaker – someone who broke down barriers, sought peace, or helped the earth – to study and share with classmates.  Ask your child who they’ve chosen, and take this opportunity to share your own values with your child.

Nature Tiles Volunteers Needed – Help Create a Lasting Art Installation!

This week the students chose birds, plants and wildlife to illustrate on our schoolyard field guide tiles.  Over the next two weeks we’ll paint tiles, then fire them.  The tiles will be displayed around the door to the south playground. 

We need one volunteer to purchase and cut backer board to fit around the door.  Another volunteer could help mortar the tiles into place (with or without the kids’ helping hands).  All that’s required is some extra time and a lot of YouTube instructions.  Who will be the amazing volunteer that takes this on?

All our student artists will be so proud to see their tiles displayed.   In the meantime, special thanks to Starr Amrit for helping typeset our tiles, to Yaeko Rodrigues for art instruction, to alumni parent Sheryl LeBlanc for ceramics expertise, to Rachael Friese for birdwatching help, and to Rae Kelley for doing our runs to Georgie’s Ceramics. 

Emily Burton