Jon's Weekly Update 1-4-12

posted Jan 5, 2012, 10:09 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Dear Middle School Family,

We're back! This is going to be an action-packed week, so I wanted to prepare you ahead of time.

We'll be doing more community-building work this week to get us all back into the groove (much like how we started the school year). Please be sure your student is dressed for Action! and brings a hearty lunch and snack.

Thursday night is the Middle School Sleepover! (slash Roller Skating slash Dance Party?!) Permission slips were sent home over the break and are DUE WEDNESDAY! Please send them in with your students along with $10 for food and snacks. Thank you Cherri Rose, Leanne Collis, and Karen Cross for volunteering to help make it happen!

We will be working in the school garden for about an hour each day this week, cleaning up and transferring the mountain of leaves to the garden beds.

Friday, students will take the test for their Food Handlers' Cards. It's pretty exciting. Once we have these in hand, we can use the school's certified kitchen to produce and sell food. The Food Handlers' Cards cost $10 and are good for 3 years. Please send in a check or cash this week to cover the cost of your student's card.

Electives start next Friday. Right now, we will continue to offer the Textiles elective with an optional pull-out for a half hour ukulele lesson. Karen Hewitt will teach a cooking class. Leanne Collis has offered to teach a crafty class. We're still trying to work out the details for an 'active' elective. It's not too late to join in the fun!

Welcome back!

Jon and Carrie--