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posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:46 AM by Cynthia Friedman

RCO News - One last restaurant night!  Mazzi’s Italian Restaurant will host our last restaurant night for this school year.  Come connect with friends, new and old, for a delicious family meal.  Monday, June 12, 5pm - 9pm.  3377 East Amazon Drive.  Mazzi’s is generously donating 30% of the proceeds from your meal.  This includes take out orders and alcohol!  Fliers will go home with kids so dig through those backpacks.  Fliers will also be available in the office.  

 

Please join us for the last RCO meeting for the school year, next Tuesday, June 6th at 6pm.  Childcare is provided with sign up in the office prior to the meeting.  We will approve RCO’s plan for fundraising events next school year.

 

Record Your Hours – Please remember to record all your volunteer hours for the 2016-17 school year before you head off to summer vacation! We want to know about ALL your hours, even those beyond 40 hours. Thank you all for your time; we would not be the amazing community we are without all your help!

 

G.A.Y.L.E. - Ridgeline is founding a Gender and Attraction Youth League for Equity! GAYLE is being created upon student request, and will ultimately be run by students. The goal of this intersectional space is to support age-appropriate discussion around gender and attraction, and allow GAYLE members to share their lived experiences in order to learn more about themselves and their peers.

 

 - Any student who is at least 11 years of age and is interested in supporting themselves and their peers around the two aforementioned issues is welcome to join.

 

 - Students must return signed permission slips to the office before attending any of the meetings, and are welcome to join the league at any point. Permission slips are available at the office.

 

June 14th from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. is our final meeting for the 2016/2017 school year! We would enjoy any donations of rainbow colored snacks, and hope to see some new faces that plan on returning in September.

 

Middle School Assistant Maizzy Phayt will continue to facilitate the meetings on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. in the 2017/2018 school year.

 

Watermelons – 9 watermelons needed for Field Day. Email Cynthia if you can donate a watermelon for field day. Watermelons need to be dropped off on Wednesday, June 14 in the morning (or the night before at the end of year picnic). Please keep your watermelon refrigerated if you purchase it early as sometimes we end up throwing out rotten melons.

 

Rummage Sale Donations – Take advantage of the upcoming weekend and clean out your closets, garage, etc. We are excited to receive the items you no longer need.

Please hold on to unwanted items for donation; drop off your items Friday, June 9th at the Ridgeline gym between 8:40-11:00am and 1:15-7:00pm.  

 

 

Only 10 days of school left and we have A LOT on the calendar. There are still many opportunities to get your volunteer hours in! Please read all the items below and email Cynthia to volunteer!

 

Volunteer Needs –

Fridge Cleaner Needed – Volunteer needed to clean the fridge in room 11. Oh my, filth. Contact Cynthia.

 

Organizational Lovers Needed! - 2 projects

Supply Room Overhaul – We are looking for volunteers to help us with an HGTV style makeover of the supply room. We have big visions and plans and we need your help! If this is a project that interests you please contact Cynthia. We are still working out specifics, but most likely we will need help during the last two weeks of school.

The Shed – Another BIG project in the queue is a deep cleaning and purging of THE SHED. If you have been out to the shed you know what we are talking about! This is the large storage area (approx. 400 square feet) behind the covered area on the south playground. It is full of stuff, a good portion of which we inherited with the purchase of the building. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic individuals, hopefully some folks with trucks, to help haul away items and then organize what remains. This project is scheduled to happen the week after school gets out, June 19-23rd. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

Field Day – We need 8 volunteers on Wednesday, June 14th for field day to assist our middle school students who are organizing field day with PE teacher, Danielle Ragan.

 

2 Watermelon Slicers – We need two volunteers at 8:30am, Wednesday, June 14th to slice watermelons for field day. Please bring a large sharp knife and cutting board.

Summer Watering Coordinator – We are looking for a parent to be the point person for summer watering here at Ridgeline. The coordinator creates a summer watering schedule and emails volunteers. Contact Cynthia for more information and to volunteer.

Summer Watering –If you live in the neighborhood and have time to help water the outdoor plants at Ridgeline over the summer please email Cynthia and let me know when you are available and how many week(s) you are able to help.

June 9th Mover Volunteers – We are looking for a couple strong folks to help us move a washer and dryer, along with other items from the shed to the gym for the Rummage Sale. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – The Rummage Sale coordinators are still looking for help. Please contact Jen Boita (jenwieck@yahoo.com) or Lily Leitermann (lilyleitermann@gmail.com) to volunteer.

 

Hole Digger – We need a volunteer to dig a hole for the time capsule that will be buried during the end of year picnic as part of the Capital Campaign Celebration on Tuesday, June 13. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

 

Set Up/Clean Up Volunteers – We need a couple of people to help set up and clean up for the end of the year picnic and Capital Campaign celebration. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

 

Cake Servers – We need one volunteer to help with cake cutting and serving during the end of year picnic on Tuesday, June 13th as part of the Capital Campaign Celebration.

 

CONTINUING NEWS -

 

Supply Fee Payment Made Easy! We still have over 100 students with unpaid supply fees! Do you pull up to school and think, “Darn, I forgot my checkbook again to pay the supply fee?”  Now you can pay the supply fee in the comfort of your home! Clink on the link below for an easy online payment option!

 

http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ridgelinesupplyfee

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS –

Super Summer and SEP - Website: http://oakhillschool.com/summer-2017/.  We received two Chintimini grants and have funds for tuition assistance for Super Summer and SEP.

 

Pioneer Living History Festival, Saturday June 10th, 10am- 4pm
At Singing Creek Educational Center
91949 Purkerson Rd, Junction City
$6 ea or $20 for a family of four
Have fun going back in time and doing pioneer activities and games! Hayride, music, fresh baked goods from the farm, kids passport through time, spinning, weaving, pioneer laundry wash and more! Fun for all ages! Wheelchair accessible. More info: www.singingcreekcenter.org

 

Kids age 10+, teens and adults can learn to sail or hone their skills at the Eugene Yacht Club’s Sail School, June 25-30. No membership required. This week-long, overnight camp offers hands-on, small group on-the-water classes. Moms, check out our women-only class! Camp fees cover instruction, use of class boat (except for Laser classes), all meals, evening activities and on-site camping. For an informational video and more information visit https://www.eugeneyachtclub.org/sailschool or call June at 541-554-7412.

 

The Eugene YMCA is now registering for 2017/2018 school year. We offer before school, afterschool, and no school days. We offer an exciting and fun enrichment program centered around the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and value. In our program your child will develop science, math and other skills needed for academic success, as well as outdoor play/ activity time that's important to their growth and development. The before school care begins at 7:00 am until 8:25, when school begins. Afterschool starts right when your child gets out of school and transported to the Y (3:15 or 11:15- 6:00 pm)

Registration can be done online here , or in person at 2055 Patterson st. Financial assistance and scholarships are available. 

For questions or more information, contact Chrystal 

funclub@eugeneymca.org

541-554-9265-- 

Thanks

Chrystal Jolicoeur

Fun Club Site Director

541-554-9265

 

 

Free Lunches for Kids Ages 2-18

 

Food for Lane County operates one of the largest summer food programs in the state. They provide free meals to youth ages 2 to 18. Most sites open June 26. To see a list of lunch sites, please visit the FOOD For Lane County website, at www.foodforlanecounty.org/summerfood or emailinfo@foodforlanecounty.org or call 541-343-2822.

 

SUMMER ROCK CAMPS AT MUSIC MASTERS!

Join us in South Eugene for our 4th annual Rock Camps!

We are offering camps the weeks of:

July       10 - 14

July        24 - 28

August   7 - 11

All instruments and skill levels welcome!

End of week performance with your new band!

Call 541-461-8000 for pricing and availability today!

 

 

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 10816 would like to invite girls already in kindergarten to attend our troop's first event called Daisy Days, which is intended to introduce girls to Girl Scouting and to build troop membership. The sessions are scheduled for May 25, June 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Bertha Holt Elementary School.

 

Please let me know if it is possible for you to print or electronically distribute the attached flyer to parents of girls already in kindergarten as soon as possible, and if you require me to bring printed copies to your office or not. Our troop is just starting out and has no finances as of yet.  We serve the Bertha Holt Elementary School area in Eugene, OR.

 

Thank you,

 

Steve Martin

(541) 632-4252

troop10816@gmail.com

Daisy Troop 10816, Service Unit 66

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

 

UNLIMITED SUMMER FUN!

The 1PASS, a partnership between Lane Transit District (LTD), Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the City of Eugene, gives youth summer travel and recreation options!

 

The 1PASS helps youth get to parks, ballgames or even a summer job. For $50, youth ages 18 and younger can get a 1PASS good for travel on all LTD routes May 29th- Sept. 4th. It also grants the pass holder free entry to the following places in the Eugene-Springfield metro area:

 

Amazon Pool, Camp Putt, Cascades Raptor Center, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, Emerald Lanes, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, River Road Park Pool, Science Factory, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, Skate World, Splash! At Lively Park, Willamalane Center & Willamalane Park Swim Center. 

 

www.willamalane.org/1pass

 

 

 

 

Food Pantry Is Empty! –

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:43 AM by Cynthia Friedman

 We have run out of everything for the food pantry, including string cheese. Only 10 days of school left. If you can bring in a pantry donation to help us get through the end of the school year that would amazing. Thank you!

Two Liter Bottles Needed –

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:42 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Emily’s class needs two liter bottles with lids for a class project. Please drop off rinsed empty bottles to the office.

Due Tomorrow - Jog-a-thon! Turn in Pledges! –

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:41 AM by Cynthia Friedman

 On May 19 Ridgeline students ran over 723 miles during the jog-a-thon! That's like running up to Portland and back, three times! Now it's time to turn all of that running into PE, music, and more by collecting and turning in pledges!  Please turn in those packets by Friday, June 2nd!  And remember, pledges can be paid online, at this link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ridgelinejogathon2017.

eNews 5-25-17

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:58 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Ems Ticket Orders – Just a reminder that if you are planning to order tickets to the Ems game that order forms are due in one week.

 

Watermelons – 9 watermelons needed for Field Day. Email Cynthia if you can donate a watermelon for field day. Watermelons need to be dropped off on Wednesday, June 14 in the morning (or the night before at the end of year picnic). Please keep your watermelon refrigerated if you purchase it early as sometimes we end up throwing out rotten melons.

 

Rummage Sale Donations – Take advantage of the three-day weekend and clean out your closets, garage, etc. We are excited to receive the items you no longer need.

Please hold on to unwanted items for donation; drop off your items Friday, June 9th at the Ridgeline gym between 8:40-11:00am or 1:15-7:00pm.  

 

 

Only 14 days of school left and we have A LOT on the calendar. There are still many opportunities to get your volunteer hours in! Please read all the items below and email Cynthia to volunteer!

 

Volunteer Needs -

Truck Volunteer Needed – We are looking for a volunteer with a truck to pick up 5-6 bookshelves from LCC Downtown (or possibly their warehouse) next Wednesday between 11am-2pm. The shelves are 8 feet tall, 3 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

 

Assembly Mat Set Up Volunteers Needed – 2 volunteers needed at noon on Thursday, June 1st to set up mats in the gym for the assembly. (I you can help but noon does not work for you, please email Cynthia to negotiate the time!)

 

Chair Set Up Volunteers Needed – 4-6 volunteers needed to put the mats away from the assembly and then put out chairs for the Gender Revolution film screening on Thursday, June 1st. Volunteers are needed at 3pm. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

 

Organizational Lovers Needed! - 2 projects

Supply Room Overhaul – We are looking for volunteers to help us with an HGTV style makeover of the supply room. We have big visions and plans and we need your help! If this is a project that interests you please contact Cynthia. We are still working out specifics, but most likely we will need help during the last two weeks of school.

The Shed – Another BIG project in the queue is a deep cleaning and purging of THE SHED. If you have been out to the shed you know what we are talking about! This is the large storage area (approx. 400 square feet) behind the covered area on the south playground. It is full of stuff, a good portion of which we inherited with the purchase of the building. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic individuals, hopefully some folks with trucks, to help haul away items and then organize what remains. This project is scheduled to happen the week after school gets out, June 19-23rd. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

Field Day – We need 8 volunteers on Wednesday, June 14th for field day to assist our middle school students who are organizing field day with PE teacher, Danielle Ragan.

 

2 Watermelon Slicers – We need volunteers 8:30am, Wednesday, June 14th to slice watermelons for field day. Please bring a large sharp knife and cutting board.

Summer Watering Coordinator – We are looking for a parent to be the point person for summer watering here at Ridgeline. The coordinator creates a summer watering schedule and emails volunteers. Contact Cynthia for more information and to volunteer.

Summer Watering –If you live in the neighborhood and have time to help water the outdoor plants at Ridgeline over the summer please email Cynthia and let me know when you are available and how many week(s) you are able to help.

June 9th Mover Volunteers – We are looking for a couple strong folks to help us move a washer and dryer, along with other items from the shed to the gym for the Rummage Sale. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

Rummage Sale Volunteers Needed – The Rummage Sale coordinators are still looking for help. Please contact Jen Boita (jenwieck@yahoo.com) or Lily Leitermann (lilyleitermann@gmail.com) to volunteer.

 

Hole Digger – We need a volunteer to dig a hole for the time capsule that will be buried during the end of year picnic as part of the Capital Campaign Celebration on Tuesday, June 13. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

 

Cake Servers – We need 2 volunteers to help with cake cutting and serving during the end of year picnic on Tuesday, June 13th as part of the Capital Campaign Celebration.

 

CONTINUING NEWS -

Vacuum donation needed – Do you have an unwanted yet functional vacuum in your closet? Jon’s room is looking for a vacuum. Contact Cynthia to donate.

 

August Mailing - If you have moved over the school year please update your address at the office. In August we will be mailing the back-to-school packet and if we do not have the correct mailing address you will miss out on crucial back to school information! In order for us to update your address in the computer system we need two proofs of address – a lease or mortgage AND a utility bill, document from a financial institution, insurance company, government agency, or pay stub.

 

G.A.L.E. - Ridgeline is founding a Gender and Attraction League for Equity! G.A.L.E. is being created upon student request, and will ultimately be run by students. The goal of this intersectional space is to support age-appropriate discussion around gender and attraction, and allow GALE members to share their lived experiences in order to learn more about themselves and their peers.

 

Permission slips to join the league will be available to any and all upper elementary and middle school students who are interested in supporting themselves and their peers around the two aforementioned issues. Students must return signed permission slips to the office before attending any of the meetings, and are welcome to join the league at any point.

 

Meetings of GALE will be held on three of our last four Wednesdays; May 31st, and June 14th; and run from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Middle School Assistant Maizzy Phayt will facilitate, and School Counselor Michael Michel will attend the beginning of each meeting.

All Are Welcome - Did you know that Ridgeline board meetings are open to the public? The Ridgeline board of directors meets at least once a month during the school year to provide financial, legal, and administrative oversight to the school. We welcome visitors at all public sessions. You can always find board minutes and meeting agendas on our website and links to minutes in the eNews. 

The board is currently made up of seven people, all volunteers and Ridgeline parents, although we welcome those who are not current parents. While the board will sometimes reach out to individuals who may bring a needed skill set to the board, all are welcome to apply. Those interested in board work should attend a few meetings. If they are still interested, the next step is to reach out to a board member to discuss their interest and get a better feel for the job and its expectations, as well as current topics the board is working on.  

If you have questions, please contact board@ridgeline.org.

 

Supply Fee Payment Made Easy! We still have over 100 students with unpaid supply fees! Do you pull up to school and think, “Darn, I forgot my checkbook again to pay the supply fee?”  Now you can pay the supply fee in the comfort of your home! Clink on the link below for an easy online payment option!

 

http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ridgelinesupplyfee

 

 

Nextstep Electronics Recycling - In May, our school is participating in an Electronics Waste Recycling Contest. The school that recycles the most pounds of “e-waste” wins! All materials will be donated to NextStep recycling, who is collaborating with Partners for Sustainable Schools to make this happen. NextStep will recycle anything that has a plug, or takes batteries (including any working or broken: cell phones, monitors, computers, toys, etc.).

 

There are 2 ways to donate your e-waste:

1) Donate directly at NextStep during the month of May. When you drop off your electronics, tell them the name of our school and NextStep will add it to our total collected pounds. (Drop off location: 2101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene.)

 

2) Drop off donations directly at school between May 22nd - 26th. Our school will have a large collection box located onsite (ask at the office).

 

Together we can help divert electronic devices from our landfills! (If you know of anyone else interested in donating their old electronics, that would help too!)

 

COMMUNITY NEWS –

The Eugene YMCA is now registering for 2017/2018 school year. We offer before school, afterschool, and no school days. We offer an exciting and fun enrichment program centered around the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and value. In our program your child will develop science, math and other skills needed for academic success, as well as outdoor play/ activity time that's important to their growth and development. The before school care begins at 7:00 am until 8:25, when school begins. Afterschool starts right when your child gets out of school and transported to the Y (3:15 or 11:15- 6:00 pm)

Registration can be done online here , or in person at 2055 Patterson st. Financial assistance and scholarships are available. 

For questions or more information, contact Chrystal 

funclub@eugeneymca.org

541-554-9265-- 

Thanks

Chrystal Jolicoeur

Fun Club Site Director

541-554-9265

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Lunches for Kids Ages 2-18

 

Food for Lane County operates one of the largest summer food programs in the state. They provide free meals to youth ages 2 to 18. Most sites open June 26. To see a list of lunch sites, please visit the FOOD For Lane County website, at www.foodforlanecounty.org/summerfood or emailinfo@foodforlanecounty.org or call 541-343-2822.

 

SUMMER ROCK CAMPS AT MUSIC MASTERS!

Join us in South Eugene for our 4th annual Rock Camps!

We are offering camps the weeks of:

July       10 - 14

July        24 - 28

August   7 - 11

All instruments and skill levels welcome!

End of week performance with your new band!

Call 541-461-8000 for pricing and availability today!

 

 

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 10816 would like to invite girls already in kindergarten to attend our troop's first event called Daisy Days, which is intended to introduce girls to Girl Scouting and to build troop membership. The sessions are scheduled for May 25, June 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Bertha Holt Elementary School.

 

Please let me know if it is possible for you to print or electronically distribute the attached flyer to parents of girls already in kindergarten as soon as possible, and if you require me to bring printed copies to your office or not. Our troop is just starting out and has no finances as of yet.  We serve the Bertha Holt Elementary School area in Eugene, OR.

 

Thank you,

 

Steve Martin

(541) 632-4252

troop10816@gmail.com

Daisy Troop 10816, Service Unit 66

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

 

Hello families, advocates, and allies of gender diverse and transgender children:

Juli Heffernan at UO and Tina Schmich have started a support group for parents of gender diverse students.  They met for the first time in September and will meet again the third Thursday of each month at the location below.

Families of Gender Expansive Youth Support and Advocacy Group

Third Thursdays   | 5:30-6:30pm

1685 West 13th Ave | Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene

 

The facebook event posting for this month’s meeting can be found and shared here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1317758461597676/

For questions, please contact Julie at jheffern@uoregon.edu or Brianna Stiller at stiller@4j.lane.edu.

 

UNLIMITED SUMMER FUN!

The 1PASS, a partnership between Lane Transit District (LTD), Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the City of Eugene, gives youth summer travel and recreation options!

 

The 1PASS helps youth get to parks, ballgames or even a summer job. For $50, youth ages 18 and younger can get a 1PASS good for travel on all LTD routes May 29th- Sept. 4th. It also grants the pass holder free entry to the following places in the Eugene-Springfield metro area:

 

Amazon Pool, Camp Putt, Cascades Raptor Center, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, Emerald Lanes, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, River Road Park Pool, Science Factory, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, Skate World, Splash! At Lively Park, Willamalane Center & Willamalane Park Swim Center. 

 

www.willamalane.org/1pass

 

 

 

 

Last Chess Club Today –

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:55 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Please note that today is the last meeting of the chess club for the school year.

Jog-a-thon! Turn in Pledges! -

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:54 PM by Cynthia Friedman

 Last Friday, Ridgeline students ran over 723 miles during the jog-a-thon! That's like running up to Portland and back, three times! Now it's time to turn all of that running into PE, music, and more by collecting and turning in pledges!  Please turn in those packets by next Friday, June 2nd!  And remember, pledges can be paid online, at this link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ridgelinejogathon2017.

Gender Revolution Documentary Screening and Q&A –

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:53 PM by Cynthia Friedman

There are only 25 tickets left for this event so reserve your tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-revolution-documentary-screening-and-qa-tickets-34519281099 to ensure a spot. The screening is Thursday, June 1st 6-8pm.

eNews 5-18-17

posted May 24, 2017, 9:49 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Project Installation Volunteer Needed - Emily’s class is painting tiles with images of birds and plants to create a permanent, outdoor display of Ridgeline wildlife.  Our tile “field guide” will be mounted around the door to the playground.  We are looking for a few volunteers to help us mount the finished tiles on backer board and then attach the display to the building.  This project would require a trip to the hardware store (reimbursement provided) and some basic skills - or just an adventurous spirit and a willingness to watch instructional YouTube videos.  Get some volunteer hours in and help create an art installation with lasting value for the school!  Please contact emily.burton@ridgeline.org.

Supply Room Overhaul – We are looking for volunteers to help us with an HGTV style makeover of the supply room. We have big visions and plans and we need your help! If this is a project that interests you please contact Cynthia. We are still working out specifics, but most likely we will need help the during the last two weeks of school.

Tall Sturdy Shelves Needed – We are looking for tall sturdy possibly doubled sided shelving units to use in the supply closet. The type we are looking for wouldn’t typically be found in homes, but more institutional. If you work somewhere that is getting rid of this type of shelving or have any leads, contact Cynthia.

The Shed – Another BIG project in the queue is a deep cleaning and purging of THE SHED. If you have been out to the shed you know what we are talking about! This is the large storage area (approx. 400 square feet) behind the covered area on the south playground. It is full of stuff, a good portion of which we inherited with the purchase of the building. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic individuals, hopefully some folks with trucks, to help haul away items and then organize what remains. This project is scheduled to happen the week after school gets out, June 19-23rd. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

June 9th Mover Volunteers – We are looking for a couple strong folks to help us move a washer and dryer, along with other items from the shed to the gym for the Rummage Sale. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

G.A.L.E. - Ridgeline is founding a Gender and Attraction League for Equity! G.A.L.E. is being created upon student request, and will ultimately be run by students. The goal of this intersectional space is to support age-appropriate discussion around gender and attraction, and allow GALE members to share their lived experiences in order to learn more about themselves and their peers.

 

Permission slips to join the league will be available to any and all upper elementary and middle school students who are interested in supporting themselves and their peers around the two aforementioned issues. Students must return signed permission slips to the office before attending any of the meetings, and are welcome to join the league at any point.

 

Meetings of GALE will be held on three of our last four Wednesdays; May 24th, 31st, and June 14th; and run from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. Middle School Assistant Maizzy Phayt will facilitate, and School Counselor Michael Michel will attend the beginning of each meeting.

All Are Welcome - Did you know that Ridgeline board meetings are open to the public? The Ridgeline board of directors meets at least once a month during the school year to provide financial, legal, and administrative oversight to the school. We welcome visitors at all public sessions. You can always find board minutes and meeting agendas on our website and links to minutes in the eNews. 

The board is currently made up of seven people, all volunteers and Ridgeline parents, although we welcome those who are not current parents. While the board will sometimes reach out to individuals who may bring a needed skill set to the board, all are welcome to apply. Those interested in board work should attend a few meetings. If they are still interested, the next step is to reach out to a board member to discuss their interest and get a better feel for the job and its expectations, as well as current topics the board is working on.  

If you have questions, please contact board@ridgeline.org.

Treat Thanks! – The staff has been so happy with all the Wednesday treats that have been arriving. What amazing bakers we have in our community.

 

Thank You for the Plastic Bags! – Thank you for all your plastic bag donations. This is a game changer for end of school year bagging needs.

 

Ems Lead STILL Needed - Once again Ridgeline will be the featured nonprofit at the Ems baseball game on Friday, June 16th – the last day of school. We are looking for a lead volunteer for this event. The lead will transport items (to and from the game) and set-up a promotional table and signage at the game. Contact the office to volunteer and for more details.

 

CONTINUING NEWS –

Sunscreen – With the nicer weather students are spending more time outside. If your child needs sunscreen, we encourage you to apply it prior to school. If they will need another application during the school day, please send a bottle labeled with their name in their backpack. It is not feasible for staff to apply sunscreen for all of the students.  Please give your child a lesson on how to apply sunscreen and remind them not to share with their classmates (due to allergy concerns).

 

Gender Revolution Documentary Screening and Q&A -

Join Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School on June 1 at 6pm for a screening of this riveting documentary that takes a deep look at the personal journeys of intersex and transgender people.  Host Katie Couric explores the meanings of gender, gender identity and gender expression, and what science tells us about gender, gender and childhood, and how gender politics play out in the larger culture. There will be a facilitated Q&A after the screening. To learn more about the documentary: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/.  This event is for adults. Childcare will be provided for the students of Ridgeline families only by calling the office. 

There is limited space available, so please RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-revolution-documentary-screening-and-qa-tickets-34519281099 to ensure a spot.

 

First Aid Kit Inventory Volunteer – We are in need of a volunteer to go through all the first aid car kits that are used on field trips to remove expired items and to replenish them. Contact Cynthia to volunteer.

 

Supply Fee Payment Made Easy! We still have over 100 students with unpaid supply fees! Do you pull up to school and think, “Darn, I forgot my checkbook again to pay the supply fee?”  Now you can pay the supply fee in the comfort of your home! Clink on the link below for an easy online payment option!

 

http://weblink.donorperfect.com/ridgelinesupplyfee

 

Rummage Sale to benefit Ridgeline Montessori June 10th! -

• Please hold on to unwanted items for donation; drop off your items Friday, June 9th at the Ridgeline gym between 8:40-11:00 or 1:15-7:00.  

• Rummage Sale event hours will be June 10th from 9:00-3:00

• VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the following: 

- Help hang signs Thursday, June 8th

- Help set up tables, accept and sort items Friday, June 9th from 8:30-11:00

- Help accept and sort items Friday, June 9th from 1:15-7:00

- Help the day of event Saturday, June 10th from 8:00-3:30

• Contact Jen Boita (jenwieck@yahoo.com) or Lily Leitermann (lilyleitermann@gmail.com) to volunteer

 

Nextstep Electronics Recycling - In May, our school is participating in an Electronics Waste Recycling Contest. The school that recycles the most pounds of “e-waste” wins! All materials will be donated to NextStep recycling, who is collaborating with Partners for Sustainable Schools to make this happen. NextStep will recycle anything that has a plug, or takes batteries (including any working or broken: cell phones, monitors, computers, toys, etc.).

 

There are 2 ways to donate your e-waste:

1) Donate directly at NextStep during the month of May. When you drop off your electronics, tell them the name of our school and NextStep will add it to our total collected pounds. (Drop off location: 2101 W. 10th Avenue, Eugene.)

 

2) Drop off donations directly at school between May 22nd - 26th. Our school will have a large collection box located onsite (ask at the office).

 

Together we can help divert electronic devices from our landfills! (If you know of anyone else interested in donating their old electronics, that would help too!)

 

COMMUNITY NEWS –

Free Lunches for Kids Ages 2-18

 

Food for Lane County operates one of the largest summer food programs in the state. They provide free meals to youth ages 2 to 18. Most sites open June 26. To see a list of lunch sites, please visit the FOOD For Lane County website, at www.foodforlanecounty.org/summerfood or emailinfo@foodforlanecounty.org or call 541-343-2822.

 

SUMMER ROCK CAMPS AT MUSIC MASTERS!

Join us in South Eugene for our 4th annual Rock Camps!

We are offering camps the weeks of:

July       10 - 14

July        24 - 28

August   7 - 11

All instruments and skill levels welcome!

End of week performance with your new band!

Call 541-461-8000 for pricing and availability today!

 

 

Daisy Girl Scout Troop 10816 would like to invite girls already in kindergarten to attend our troop's first event called Daisy Days, which is intended to introduce girls to Girl Scouting and to build troop membership. The sessions are scheduled for May 25, June 1, 8, and 15 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Bertha Holt Elementary School.

 

Please let me know if it is possible for you to print or electronically distribute the attached flyer to parents of girls already in kindergarten as soon as possible, and if you require me to bring printed copies to your office or not. Our troop is just starting out and has no finances as of yet.  We serve the Bertha Holt Elementary School area in Eugene, OR.

 

Thank you,

 

Steve Martin

(541) 632-4252

troop10816@gmail.com

Daisy Troop 10816, Service Unit 66

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington

 

Hello families, advocates, and allies of gender diverse and transgender children:

Juli Heffernan at UO and Tina Schmich have started a support group for parents of gender diverse students.  They met for the first time in September and will meet again the third Thursday of each month at the location below.

Families of Gender Expansive Youth Support and Advocacy Group

Third Thursdays   | 5:30-6:30pm

1685 West 13th Ave | Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene

 

The facebook event posting for this month’s meeting can be found and shared here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1317758461597676/

For questions, please contact Julie at jheffern@uoregon.edu or Brianna Stiller at stiller@4j.lane.edu.

 

UNLIMITED SUMMER FUN!

The 1PASS, a partnership between Lane Transit District (LTD), Willamalane Parks and Recreation District and the City of Eugene, gives youth summer travel and recreation options!

 

The 1PASS helps youth get to parks, ballgames or even a summer job. For $50, youth ages 18 and younger can get a 1PASS good for travel on all LTD routes May 29th- Sept. 4th. It also grants the pass holder free entry to the following places in the Eugene-Springfield metro area:

 

Amazon Pool, Camp Putt, Cascades Raptor Center, Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center, Emerald Lanes, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, River Road Park Pool, Science Factory, Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center, Skate World, Splash! At Lively Park, Willamalane Center & Willamalane Park Swim Center. 

 

www.willamalane.org/1pass

 

 

 

 

Jog-a-thon is tomorrow! -

posted May 24, 2017, 9:48 AM by Cynthia Friedman

The weather forecast looks great for tomorrow's Jog-a-thon!  Make sure students are ready for this exciting event:

(1) Wear good running shoes and a Ridgeline t-shirt

(2) Bring a good snack and lunch

(3) Bring an extra set of clothes and shoes if it has been rainy

(4) Plan for sun protection and grass allergies (please put on sunblock before school, if possible)

(5) And don't forget to keep getting more pledges!

 

We welcome any parents who wish to come and cheer on the students! Please remember to sign in at the office when you arrive and get your badge.

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