Jon's Weekly Update 5-5-13

posted May 6, 2013, 9:52 AM by Cynthia Friedman

SUNDAY!, May 5, 10am-4pm: OUTDOOR  CLASSROOM! Work Party

Tues, May 7, 3:15-4:15: Ukulele Rehearsal

Sat, May 11, 10am-4pm: OUTDOOR  CLASSROOM! Work Party

Tues, May 14, 3:15-4:15: Ukulele Rehearsal

Fri, May 17: Jog-a-thon (Amazon Walk)

Sat, May 18:  UO Science Fair

Sat, May 18, 10am-4pm: OUTDOOR  CLASSROOM! Work Party

Tues, May 21, 3:15-4:15: Ukulele Rehearsal

Thurs, May 23: Canopy Connections Trip to H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest

Fri, May 24, 1:15-2:15pm: Uke Dress Rehearsal

Fri, May 24, 5:30-8:00pm: Uke Jam at Cozmic Pizza

Sat, May 25, 10am-4pm: OUTDOOR  CLASSROOM! Work Party

Thurs, June 6: 8th Grade Graduation

Sat, June 8, 10am-4pm: OUTDOOR  CLASSROOM! Work Party

Mon, June 10, 9am-3pm: 8th Grade Escape!

Wed, June 12: Field Day (Run by the Middle School)



Dear Middle School Family,


We are in a whirlwind state as we approach the end of the year.  Much of our routine academic work is fading out, so we have more time to focus on big projects and events.  Science fair projects and movie making take a lot longer than one would hope they would.


UO Science/Invention Fair Projects--Ridgeline Project Fair

Our Science projects, at this point, should be well under way.  They're not.  Please help your student gather materials, so they can complete their science project at school next week.  Our goal is to complete the experiments next week and write lab reports explaining our process and discoveries.  The following week, the week before the Science Fair on Saturday, May 18, we'll put together our display boards.  I've sent home a packet with all kinds of information about the event.  It's crunch time!  I've set pretty clear weekly goals for the students to lead them through the process, but big projects are hard for all of us.  Above all: help them keep it simple!


UO Canopy Connections Field Trip

HELP!  Carrie and I can transport 11 students in our own cars.  We need drivers to transport 19 more students!  This is one of the best, funnest field trips ever.  We get to explore an old growth forest and climb 90 feet into the canopy!  Thursday, May 23.  8am-3:30pm.  Please contact me ASAP if you'd like to join us.  Please join us!


Ukulele Jam at Cozmic Pizza

Friday, May 24, we're performing at Cozmic Pizza with five other schools to showcase our uke programs.  The whole show runs from 5:30-8pm.  Ridgeline has been slated with a 25 minute set (6 songs).  If your student would like to participate, they MUST attend the extra rehearsals on Tuesday, May 7, 14, and 21 until 4:15.  We'll also do a "Dress Rehearsal" after school on Friday, May 24 until 2:15.  Our dedicated uke group has been working hard after school all year, and it's really paid off.  The kids sound great!


Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend.


Jon and Carrie


Jon Labrousse
Middle School Teacher