Diana's Update 10-15-19

posted Oct 15, 2019, 12:27 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Mt. Pisgah field trip is Tuesday, October 29th. Permission slips and cost is due by Monday, October 21st.

Recent Shape and Say stories: “The Moaning Mountain” and “Sammy the Slider.” We have completed the first set of letters (t,c,a,m,s)and their sounds. 

Our Coping in Kindergarten story: “Simmy’s Problem,” with focus on expanding one’s circle of friends.

Each child will sew a pumpkin pillow this month using the newly learned running stitch. These will be sent home on the 31st.

The cooking project this month was pretzels.

For gardening, each student planted a flower bulb. They will enjoy hyacinths and daffodil blooms in the spring.

The children are participating in yoga on Monday afternoons, in addition to Maria’s Math.

Seasonal poems and songs: “I Like Fall,” “Five Little Pumpkins” and “Spin, Spider Spin.”

Listener training is set for Friday, October 25 from 1:30-2:00. This is for parents who are available to listen to individual children read during our morning work-time. We will cover how the readers are organized and how progress is recorded.

Other October events:

Picture Retakes, Wednesday, Oct. 23rd.

Curriculum Sharing, Two sessions Oct. 24, 3:15-4:15 and 6:00-7:00.

End-of-month fun: 

Wednesday, Oct. 30 is Pajama Day.

Thursday, Oct. 31 is Crazy Sock Day.

Friday, Nov. 1 is Rainbow Day.

One mission, One Vision, One School, One Community

Schoolwide News

3rd Attendance Message:


Thank you for being a part of Ridgeline’s community.  Here are a few ways you can help keep your child’s attendance regular.


·      Make appointments with the doctor or dentist in the late afternoon so your child misses as little school as possible.

·      Call the school as soon as you know your child will be absent and tell the school staff why your child will be out and for how long.

·      Be prepared to get a doctor’s note when requested by school personnel.

·      Schedule trips exclusively during school breaks.

·      Reach out to staff, RCO, or the class parents if you don’t feel connected.  Connection matters!