Carrie's Weekly Update 5-26-16

posted May 26, 2016, 11:22 AM by Cynthia Friedman


Friday, May 27


Monday, May 30

NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

June 10 - July 4

Crowdfunding Campaign! - Get ready to share your love of Ridgeline Montessori far and wide! The online campaign will run June 1st – July 4th. Individuals, families, staff, board and many more will be sharing their love of Ridgeline online and via email with a link to the Youcaring Campaign to support public Montessori now and forever! Send your story to to be put on the “schedule” to share. If you are not comfortable sharing your story you can share other postings with your friends and family. Hopefully they will share it again and again and DONATE!

Friday, June 3

Move Up Day

- Next year’s 8th Graders take a hike with next year’s 7th Graders

- A Day at the Arcade for this year’s 8th Graders

Saturday, June 4

Capital Campaign Rummage Sale

Thursday, June 9


8th Grade Graduation


Monday, June 13  to

Thursday,  June 16   

Middle School Adventure Trip--Florence

Saturday, June 25

Ridgeline will be the Non-Profit of the Night at the Eugene Emeralds  

- Order your tickets before May 26! The ticket order form with details is available in the office.



Late work!  I will accept late work only through next Friday, June 3rd.


Personal World  – The Collage Expo was a huge success.  Having all the art on the wall has improved the ambiance of the environment immensely.  Students have really enjoyed looking at each other’s work, and reading each other’s artist statements.  

I would like to note an interesting parallel I have observed between math and art. Inevitably, a number of students will say, “I’m terrible at math”, and with some guidance, and consistent effort, they improve. Sometimes to an immense degree. There are a number of people (usually a different group) that say, “I’m NOT an artist”, and with some guidance, and consistent effort, they improve in ways they never imagined.  When we exert ourselves and access our curiosity, realms of enrichment open themselves up to us. This is, to me, one of the greatest benefits of choosing to take advantage of an education.  


Science Tuesday we took a quick walk down Amazon Trai, sat in the sun, and created field journal entries in our notebooks. This involved a little art, a little scientific observation, a little leaf pattern identification skills, and a lot of presence. Wednesday, we brainstormed ideas to improve our school’s carbon footprint, and Thursday we built the tallest marshmallow topped building we could engineer out of spaghetti noodles, tape and string, and discussed (again) how we show up in a group.

A good week for science all in all.


Room 11 Math -  This week we finish up our Reviews, return books, and practice for the state test. The whole group will be state testing, beginning Tuesday, May 31st.