Faith's Weekly Update 10-7-11

posted Oct 12, 2011, 9:36 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Silent Auction Basket
We look forward to creating an art and handwork basket for Ridgeline’s Capital Campaign Kick-Off on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southtowne Shoppes, located at 27th and Oak St. ( Students will bring items for the art and handwork basket to school in the coming week, before or on Oct. 13. We will put together the basket the week of Oct. 17. A special thank you to Polly Sturdivant and Betsy Brandenfels for volunteering to work with our class on the basket.

Here are some suggestions from the class of items to contribute to the basket:
colored pencils
drawing paper
water color paper
sketching pencils
construction paper
knitting and crocheting needles
knitting and crocheting pattern books
sewing needles
embroidery patterns
felting material
sewing patterns
water color paints
water color pencils
paint brushes
pencil box
oil pastels
supplies to make pot holders

If you have other ideas for art, craft, or sewing items, please feel free to contribute them! Thank you!

Community Service & Going Out
Our class has begun serving the larger Ridgeline community! Some of the students have begun supporting lower elementary students with writing. There will be other opportunities for our students to support lower elementary and kindergarten students with reading and the Montessori materials. In addition, students will have the opportunity to engage in service for the larger community of Eugene. Some students are also in the process of brainstorming ideas and planning for going out-- small group field trips fueled by student interests that expand on learning in the classroom. More details to come!

Curriculum Sharing
Please join us for curriculum sharing night on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. This is an opportunity for your child to share with you his/her favorite work and for you to learn more about the power of the Montessori materials to engage your child in moving from the concrete to the abstract.

Ridgeline Calendar of Events
10/13 Curriculum Sharing (3:15 p.m. to 4:15p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
10/14 No School (state in-service day)
10/22 Capital Campaign Kick-Off at Southtowne Shoppes (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
10/27 Picture Retakes
10/31 and 11/1 No School (family conferences)

It is an honor to work with your children!
Faith & Donna