Dana's Weekly Update 4-24-15

posted Apr 22, 2015, 9:47 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Families,


Shakespeare:  Students have been working hard on our upcoming Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet!   In addition to learning about the characters and story and learning lines, we have completed a couple of projects to help teach the storyline to student at Ridgeline prior to our performance.  The first is a fabulous book of original illustrations that accompany a version of the play in verse. Please feel free to take the opportunity to look at this books while you are here for the project fair.  The second project is a rewritten, short version of the play in modern language written by some of our talented students.  These students will be performing their version for interested classrooms as another venue for students to learn the storyline.  We are hoping to get a start on our painting our backdrops and creating props soon.  If you are interested in helping with these aspects of the play, please let me know when you are available.


Ridgeline Project and Science Fair:  Please join us in Room 8 for our annual Science Fair next Thursday, April 20th from 3:30-4:15 or from 6:00-7:00.  Come marvel at the amazing final projects that have come out of the last couple of months of scientific discovery, creativity, organization, hard work and collaboration!  


Smarter Balance State Testing:  This week we will be completing the Language Arts assessment with the “performance task” portion.  I have been very impressed with student’s concentration and hard work on the assessment thus far.  Thanks to Niko’s family for the snack donation this week.  If you would like to help us provide “brain food” for the tests, we would love it!  Ideas include crackers, pretzels, cuties, dried fruit, string cheese…


Capital Campaign Benefit Concerts -

WHAT: Laura Wayte, (Henry and Alice’s mom!) the wonderful soprano, UO voice professor, and proud Ridgeline mom who has charmed audiences in Eugene, performing with Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Opera and in recital, will be donating her talent to raise funds for the Capital Campaign.

Laura will perform with pianist Nathalie Fortin, presenting American folksongs from Appalacia, ballads from England and a love story from Norway.

WHEN: 7:30 pm, Friday, April 24

WHERE: At the beautiful home of Tina and Hiro Matsuno

PRICE: a donation to Ridgeline’s Capital Campaign:

Space is limited! Contact Tina Matsuno at tinamatsuno@yahoo.comor 541-343-1974 to reserve your seat.

For more information, please visit www.LauraWayte.com


Field Trip to Alton Baker:  Please be sure to send your child to school with appropriate clothing, lunch and water for our field trip on Tuesday the 28th to Alton Baker.


Upcoming Events


·      Friday 4/24                         Laura Wayte’s CC Benefit Concert

·      Saturday 4/25                     Outdoor Work Party

·      Tuesday 4/28                      Field Trip to Alton Baker

·      Thursday 4/30                     Ridgeline Project and Science Fair


Thanks for your support and for loaning us your amazing kids! Dana and Rozelle