Mary's Weekly Update 10-27-16

posted Oct 27, 2016, 1:44 PM by Cynthia Friedman
Bike Safety Training Course
The Upper Elementary Bike Safety Training Course with the City of Eugene has been a huge success! The kids loved their time on the bikes and they learned so much! Please encourage your student to ride whenever they can so that they can put that new knowledge into real-life practice.

Time Utilization
Many students have admitted to not using their time effectively, and so are not completing their assignments. Work that is not completed in the classroom is encouraged to go home and be completed there (where possible). The goal is to complete 70%-100% of assignments each week, so please help your student by asking these questions each day:

- did you complete 3-5 works today?
(this guideline should ensure that they stay on top of their work)

- did you complete at least two pages of math today?
(there are four pages of regular math and four pages of review or geometry assigned per week).

There is always time built into the school day to complete assigned works, so it is up to the student to use their time efficiently. Please encourage your student to use the Post-It Note Club if they need/want help organizing their work.

Parent Conferences
If you have not already signed up for a slot for Parent Conferences, please do so. You can find the link in the email sent out 1-2 weeks ago or type in: http://signup.com/go/ztjC53 . This conference is a vital part of the ways in which we can all work together to support your student.

Dismissal Time
Please be kind and pull your vehicle as far forward as possible (all the way up to the telephone pole by the exit to the street) so that more parents can move into the main pick-up area. Also, remind your student that they will need to walk along the sidewalk until you are at a full stop and they can get in.

Birthday Bash
Our Birthday Bash for November birthdays will be held on November 18th. If your student has a birthday that month, please feel free to send in a healthy snack for the whole class to share on that date.

Barnes and Noble Bookfair
We will be doing renditions of some of Aesop's Fables for the Barnes & Noble Bookfair this year. The bookfair is on November 18th, so we will be choosing actors for key parts soon and practicing parts. We really hope to see you there.

RIDGELINE CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Friday, October 28, 2016 6pm - 9pm MS Dance
Monday, October 31, 2016 NO SCHOOL - Conferences
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 NO SCHOOL - Conferences
Friday, November 18, 2016 Birthday Bash in Room 8 and Barnes & Noble Bookfair
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