Dana's Weekly Update 4-25-14

posted Apr 25, 2014, 11:35 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Dear Fabulous Families: 

Shakespeare: In this week's Friday Folder you will find a volunteer form for our upcoming play. Please look it over and let me know if you can help us prepare. We will perform it during the second week of June. That's only seven weeks away!!! We would love to have some parent help with costumes, set design and with practicing the play in small groups. You don't have to have experience or expertise (but of course we welcome that too!).  

May is Bike & Walk to School Month – Please join us in encouraging our students to travel to school by walking, biking, or some other non-motor powered means of transportation. Even walking a few blocks counts for those traveling a long distance. We will log the number of students who bike or walk each day. It's a fun and easy way for the kids to get their exercise!

OAKS testing coming up: Each year Ridgeline students, like all students who attend public schools in Oregon, participate in an online assessment that looks at students’ growth in math, reading and science. Our students will begin OAKS testing the week of April 28th and every student will be done by May 22nd. We keep the tests fairly low key, but if your child gets anxious about testing or you would just like to help your child prepare so they can show their best work, you can visit the OAKS practice website at
http://www.oaks.k12.or.us/portal/students/ and choose the Practice Test link. Students can sign in as a guest and work on some practice reading and math activities. They will not get feedback on their answers, unfortunately, but it will help get them familiar with the test and is a good opportunity for you to talk through some problems if you like.  

If your child needs more practice at math, Ridgeline is now offering an after school math club, on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 in the library. RSVP Sharon at

Upcoming Events: 
· 4/28/14 Mazzi’s RCO fundraiser 5-9pm
· 5/20/14 Music Showcase (Churchill HS Auditorium)
· 5/29/14 End of Year Picnic & Outdoor Classroom Dedication
· Week of 6/14 Performance of Midsummer Night's Dream  

Thanks for your support of your child and of Ridgeline!
Dana and Rozelle