Jon's Weekly Update 2-24-12

posted Feb 24, 2012, 9:19 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Dear Middle School Family,

Please watch for the field trip permission slip coming home early next week. The Coast trip from March 20-22 is a go. We still have room for one more parent volunteer... The cost for the trip will be $45 per student, including housing, meals, and activities (sandboarding!). No student who wants to participate will be excluded because of financial restrictions. Please contact Kayla in the office for more information about financial support.

Our June Adventure Trip to the Redwoods is coming up quick. The estimated cost for the Adventure Trip will be $150-$200 per student for the week. (Total cost: $3,000-$4000.) We really need a parent volunteer to lead our fundraising efforts. HELP!

School work is getting exciting around here: the UO scientists are coming back in a couple week to help the students develop and design their project plans for the UO Science/Invention Fair. We've got Puppet Shows in production. Our Essential Inventions Presentations are starting next week... We're digging deeper with our work these days. This is the good stuff.

Please volunteer to work with these fantastic kids. Trips during the week are hard, I know. The Science/Invention Fair Projects would be a good place to pitch in. Once we get our projects rolling, I'll let you know what we're up to, so you can find a niche. Every Monday we work outside from 1:30-3pm at Tugman and in the campus garden. As the weather gets better, we'll be spending even more time working outdoors--probably Wednesday afternoons.

Our kids need adult mentors to laugh and work with them. (Now in their life more than ever.) Remember, each family has committed to volunteering at least 40 hours a year to support the school. It's your support that makes Ridgeline such a Resource-Rich learning environment. HELP!

See you at the Ukulele Concert (aka DDD Spaghetti Dinner) this Friday at 6:15pm,
Jon and Carrie