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posted Dec 3, 2018, 1:01 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Book Covering Volunteers Needed - Now that we have all these amazing new books for the classrooms we need help preparing them. Volunteers are needed to cover book covers with contact paper and stamp them. If you are a detail oriented person who can cut a straight line, we would love to have your help! Contact the office or stop by to volunteer.


Laminating Volunteer - There is still a mountain of hot laminating to be done. If you have laminating experience and/or are a detail oriented person, we would love to have your help. Contact Cynthia for more details and to volunteer.


Marketplace Volunteers -

The Student Marketplace is coming up in less than two weeks and we still have 21 volunteer slots open! We need your help supporting the students to make the Student Marketplace a successful event! Six volunteers are needed on Friday, December 7, 3-5pm for set up, and 15 volunteer slots need filling on Saturday, December 8.


The day before, Friday, December 7, 3-5pm

3 volunteers for food prep.

2 volunteers to set up breakfast area

1 volunteer to set up tables

Volunteer here


The day of the Marketplace, Saturday, December 8

8:30-9:45am   5 volunteers to set up the continental breakfast

10am-1pm      2 volunteers to be runners to support vendors

11:30am-1pm 1 volunteer to be cashier for the continental breakfast

1-2:30pm        9 volunteers to clean up

Volunteer here


String Cheese Emergency - The food pantry is low on the many items, especially string cheese. We do not have any yogurt of viable oranges. While hummus seems like a good idea we did not have any success handing it out to students. If you have a donation of single serve fruits, veggies, protein bars, nuts, string cheese, etc. we will gladly accept your donation. Thank you!


Portable CD Players Needed - Do you have any of those old portable CD players in your cupboards? You know, the ones you played music on before the invention of the ipod. We would love to have some for students. Please bring any portable CD player donations to the office.


Joy of Sharing – Each year we have a food drive before winter break. Ridgeline families bring in donations of non-perishable food, toilet paper, and other personal hygiene items, which are not accessible with food stamps. Boxes are then created for Ridgeline families who can use a little extra help over winter break. We will be making the boxes on Thursday, December 20. Please let us know if your family would benefit from receiving a Joy of Sharing box; contact the office and we’ll put you on the list. Donation boxes will be placed in the lobby the last week before winter break.


RCO Meeting - Join us for our “Montessori at Home” community conversation on December 10, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (free childcare is provided). Several community members with extensive experience in Montessori practices will be there to guide our conversation. We will be discussing ways to support our students at home.  We will also share strategies to put in place at home to support our students engagement in our community and ways to foster their sense of autonomy. As always, when you volunteer at RCO events and attend meetings, it counts toward your volunteer hours.


Student Marketplace and Continental Breakfast is next weekend December 8, from 10-1! We really hope you join us and invite your friends and family! We have amazing student vendors who are participating and we would love for you to come and support them. We will have soaps, jump ropes, jewelry, scarves, 3D art, and much more! Its is going to be an amazing time. We need more volunteers to make this our best event for our kids, please check the volunteer opportunities and sign up today!


Service Project Update - Thank you to everyone who participated last night at RCO’s community event in partnership with Little Hands Can. We had a full library and the kids and families created so many amazing cards and first aids kits! We really appreciate the support and participation of our community. Remember that volunteering at RCO events counts toward your volunteer hours.  


#GivingTuesday - This past Tuesday, November 27 was #GivingTuesday!  Thank you to everyone who hosted a private fundraiser and those who donated to support Ridgeline Montessori!  It was a great opportunity to share the Ridgeline story with our friends and families! Please remember to send the names of people who contributed to your fundraiser to giving@ridgeline.org so we can recognize their contributions!

 

Shoe Drive - Our Shoe Drive will officially start in January, but we'll have a pre-collection in December, for those who want to get a head start on clearing out your closets and asking your friends!  We will be collecting new, used and gently worn street worthy shoes (no skates, ski boots, etc.) Shoes must be free of holes, have intact soles, and be in good wearable condition. Look for more details next week!

 

In the meantime, is your family part of any clubs?  Sports teams? Neighborhood organizations? We're looking for partners who can help us collect shoes from their customers / members /employees.  Could your employer serve as a collection site? Could you help pick up shoes from local partners? The more shoes we collect, the more money we can make for Ridgeline!!!  Interested in helping? Please contact Ann or Nancy.  

 

Winter Weather: Snow Day Information  

In the case of inclement weather that would make roads, school parking lots, driveways or sidewalks unsafe for travel, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School will be closed when the 4J school district is closed. If Ridgeline is scheduled to be in session, and no announcement is made, school is still in schedule as planned.


Ridgeline Montessori will delay opening when 4J schools are scheduled to open on a delayed schedule.

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School may be in session on a day when 4J happens to be already out of session. In this case, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School will make the announcement on our website, http://www.ridgeline.org.

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School values safety. Neither 4J nor Ridgeline can make a decision based on conditions near individual families or staff. Families and staff are encouraged to consider road and sidewalk conditions in their areas and make decisions based on safety. Ridgeline Montessori honors parents’ decisions about school attendance in these conditions. Staff members should contact the school and exercise leave options available to them when they believe they are unable to get to work safely.

Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

School Closure = No school for students. Decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.

Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the usual school dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time.  

 

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.


CONTINUING NEWS -

Help Promote Ridgeline! - Ridgeline’s Information Sessions and 2019-2020 lottery will be held earlier this year. We need your help to promote Ridgeline and our Information Sessions which will take place in January 2019. Poster hanging volunteers are needed. We have a list of places to hang posters and the posters are now available in the office for you to pick up. Contact Cynthia or stop by the office to sign up for locations and take posters. Spread the word about Ridgeline and lottery dates to friends and family!

Lottery information sessions:

Saturday, January 12, 10:00am

Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm

Applications due: January 31

Lottery: February 8


Ridgeline Holiday Tree Fundraiser – 43111 McKenzie Hwy., Leaburg, 541-896-3483. Purchase your holiday tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Ridgeline! Tell them at the farm when you purchase your tree that you would like to donate to Ridgeline. Noble Firs are locally grown at Spring Creek Holly Farm and at their wholesale facility, Whitewater Ranch, using low-impact and sustainable farming practices. They have pre-cut trees, or you can choose and cut your own. They also offer handmade holly wreaths, table decorations and bulk greens. Start a new holiday tradition, take a drive down the beautiful McKenzie Highway, enjoy a cup of hot apple cider, and support Ridgeline! Spring Creek Holly Farm is open until December 23 from 9am to 5pm every day of the week

 

Firewood For Sale to Benefit Ridgeline - Cheri’s husband, Cliff Worley, is once again offering cords of wood for sale with the proceeds going to Ridgeline. He has a mix of oak and fir green wood, split 16” or cut to fit and delivered for $150 and a cord of all oak for $160. If you are interested, call Cliff at 541-912-8937.


Track it Forward App https://www.trackitforward.com/site/ridgeline-montessori


Planned Absence Request Form

Attendance: attendance@ridgeline.org   


Board of Director Meeting Minutes






Stone Soup -

posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:58 PM by Cynthia Friedman

What an amazing Stone Soup celebration this year! Thank you so much to all our helpers. Lead cook Shannon Overbaugh and her team - Charlie Kelley, Elise Spiro, Michael Thorne,  and Thomas Mele created tasty soups from all the student cut veggies. All day volunteers Erica O’Grady, Nancy Willcox-Trent, and Katie Ebbage over saw the bread slicing, set up crew, clean up, etc. Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with veggie slicing the day before, bread slicing, gym set up, and soup serving. You are amazing!


Neighbors Upset -

posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:57 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Yesterday another upset neighbor called at dismissal yelling about our families blocking the travel lane on W. Amazon. Do not stop in the travel lane and block traffic. If the line is too long circle around and come back or park somewhere legally and walk to pick up your student.


Book Fair Update -

posted Dec 3, 2018, 12:57 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Thank you to everyone who came to the book fair on the 16th. It was a fun evening of student performances, bookmark making, and visiting. Thank you to our door greeters, Naomi Friedman, Jean Kang, and Marianne Kaczmarek, and to Melanie Germond and Pete Goldlust for running the bookmark making table. Ridgeline brought in almost $8,000 in sales (a book fair record) and Ridgeline will receive $1,500 back in gift cards for the teachers to buy books for their classrooms.


eNews 11-29-18

posted Nov 30, 2018, 11:20 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Book Covering Volunteers Needed - Now that we have all these amazing new books for the classrooms we need help preparing them. Volunteers are needed to cover book covers with contact paper and stamp them. If you are a detail oriented person who can cut a straight line, we would love to have your help! Contact the office or stop by to volunteer.


Laminating Volunteer - There is still a mountain of hot laminating to be done. If you have laminating experience and/or are a detail oriented person, we would love to have your help. Contact Cynthia for more details and to volunteer.


Marketplace Volunteers -

The Student Marketplace is coming up in less than two weeks and we still have 21 volunteer slots open! We need your help supporting the students to make the Student Marketplace a successful event! Six volunteers are needed on Friday, December 7, 3-5pm for set up, and 15 volunteer slots need filling on Saturday, December 8.


The day before, Friday, December 7, 3-5pm

3 volunteers for food prep.

2 volunteers to set up breakfast area

1 volunteer to set up tables

Volunteer here


The day of the Marketplace, Saturday, December 8

8:30-9:45am   5 volunteers to set up the continental breakfast

10am-1pm      2 volunteers to be runners to support vendors

11:30am-1pm 1 volunteer to be cashier for the continental breakfast

1-2:30pm        9 volunteers to clean up

Volunteer here


String Cheese Emergency - The food pantry is low on the many items, especially string cheese. We do not have any yogurt of viable oranges. While hummus seems like a good idea we did not have any success handing it out to students. If you have a donation of single serve fruits, veggies, protein bars, nuts, string cheese, etc. we will gladly accept your donation. Thank you!


Portable CD Players Needed - Do you have any of those old portable CD players in your cupboards? You know, the ones you played music on before the invention of the ipod. We would love to have some for students. Please bring any portable CD player donations to the office.


Joy of Sharing – Each year we have a food drive before winter break. Ridgeline families bring in donations of non-perishable food, toilet paper, and other personal hygiene items, which are not accessible with food stamps. Boxes are then created for Ridgeline families who can use a little extra help over winter break. We will be making the boxes on Thursday, December 20. Please let us know if your family would benefit from receiving a Joy of Sharing box; contact the office and we’ll put you on the list. Donation boxes will be placed in the lobby the last week before winter break.


RCO Meeting - Join us for our “Montessori at Home” community conversation on December 10, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (free childcare is provided). Several community members with extensive experience in Montessori practices will be there to guide our conversation. We will be discussing ways to support our students at home.  We will also share strategies to put in place at home to support our students engagement in our community and ways to foster their sense of autonomy. As always, when you volunteer at RCO events and attend meetings, it counts toward your volunteer hours.


Student Marketplace and Continental Breakfast is next weekend December 8, from 10-1! We really hope you join us and invite your friends and family! We have amazing student vendors who are participating and we would love for you to come and support them. We will have soaps, jump ropes, jewelry, scarves, 3D art, and much more! Its is going to be an amazing time. We need more volunteers to make this our best event for our kids, please check the volunteer opportunities and sign up today!


Service Project Update - Thank you to everyone who participated last night at RCO’s community event in partnership with Little Hands Can. We had a full library and the kids and families created so many amazing cards and first aids kits! We really appreciate the support and participation of our community. Remember that volunteering at RCO events counts toward your volunteer hours.  


#GivingTuesday - This past Tuesday, November 27 was #GivingTuesday!  Thank you to everyone who hosted a private fundraiser and those who donated to support Ridgeline Montessori!  It was a great opportunity to share the Ridgeline story with our friends and families! Please remember to send the names of people who contributed to your fundraiser to giving@ridgeline.org so we can recognize their contributions!

 

Shoe Drive - Our Shoe Drive will officially start in January, but we'll have a pre-collection in December, for those who want to get a head start on clearing out your closets and asking your friends!  We will be collecting new, used and gently worn street worthy shoes (no skates, ski boots, etc.) Shoes must be free of holes, have intact soles, and be in good wearable condition. Look for more details next week!

 

In the meantime, is your family part of any clubs?  Sports teams? Neighborhood organizations? We're looking for partners who can help us collect shoes from their customers / members /employees.  Could your employer serve as a collection site? Could you help pick up shoes from local partners? The more shoes we collect, the more money we can make for Ridgeline!!!  Interested in helping? Please contact Ann or Nancy.  

 

Winter Weather: Snow Day Information  

In the case of inclement weather that would make roads, school parking lots, driveways or sidewalks unsafe for travel, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School will be closed when the 4J school district is closed. If Ridgeline is scheduled to be in session, and no announcement is made, school is still in schedule as planned.


Ridgeline Montessori will delay opening when 4J schools are scheduled to open on a delayed schedule.

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School may be in session on a day when 4J happens to be already out of session. In this case, Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School will make the announcement on our website, http://www.ridgeline.org.

Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School values safety. Neither 4J nor Ridgeline can make a decision based on conditions near individual families or staff. Families and staff are encouraged to consider road and sidewalk conditions in their areas and make decisions based on safety. Ridgeline Montessori honors parents’ decisions about school attendance in these conditions. Staff members should contact the school and exercise leave options available to them when they believe they are unable to get to work safely.

Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

School Closure = No school for students. Decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.

Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the usual school dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time.  

 

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.


CONTINUING NEWS -

Help Promote Ridgeline! - Ridgeline’s Information Sessions and 2019-2020 lottery will be held earlier this year. We need your help to promote Ridgeline and our Information Sessions which will take place in January 2019. Poster hanging volunteers are needed. We have a list of places to hang posters and the posters are now available in the office for you to pick up. Contact Cynthia or stop by the office to sign up for locations and take posters. Spread the word about Ridgeline and lottery dates to friends and family!

Lottery information sessions:

Saturday, January 12, 10:00am

Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm

Applications due: January 31

Lottery: February 8


Ridgeline Holiday Tree Fundraiser – 43111 McKenzie Hwy., Leaburg, 541-896-3483. Purchase your holiday tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Ridgeline! Tell them at the farm when you purchase your tree that you would like to donate to Ridgeline. Noble Firs are locally grown at Spring Creek Holly Farm and at their wholesale facility, Whitewater Ranch, using low-impact and sustainable farming practices. They have pre-cut trees, or you can choose and cut your own. They also offer handmade holly wreaths, table decorations and bulk greens. Start a new holiday tradition, take a drive down the beautiful McKenzie Highway, enjoy a cup of hot apple cider, and support Ridgeline! Spring Creek Holly Farm is open until December 23 from 9am to 5pm every day of the week

 

Firewood For Sale to Benefit Ridgeline - Cheri’s husband, Cliff Worley, is once again offering cords of wood for sale with the proceeds going to Ridgeline. He has a mix of oak and fir green wood, split 16” or cut to fit and delivered for $150 and a cord of all oak for $160. If you are interested, call Cliff at 541-912-8937.


Track it Forward App https://www.trackitforward.com/site/ridgeline-montessori


Planned Absence Request Form

Attendance: attendance@ridgeline.org   


Board of Director Meeting Minutes





Stone Soup -

posted Nov 30, 2018, 11:19 AM by Cynthia Friedman

What an amazing Stone Soup celebration this year! Thank you so much to all our helpers. Lead cook Shannon Overbaugh and her team - Charlie Kelley, Elise Spiro, Michael Thorne,  and Thomas Mele created tasty soups from all the student cut veggies. All day volunteers Erica O’Grady, Nancy Willcox-Trent, and Katie Ebbage over saw the bread slicing, set up crew, clean up, etc. Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with veggie slicing the day before, bread slicing, gym set up, and soup serving. You are amazing!


Neighbors Upset -

posted Nov 30, 2018, 11:18 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Yesterday another upset neighbor called at dismissal yelling about our families blocking the travel lane on W. Amazon. Do not stop in the travel lane and block traffic. If the line is too long circle around and come back or park somewhere legally and walk to pick up your student.


Book Fair Update -

posted Nov 30, 2018, 11:17 AM by Cynthia Friedman

Thank you to everyone who came to the book fair on the 16th. It was a fun evening of student performances, bookmark making, and visiting. Thank you to our door greeters, Naomi Friedman, Jean Kang, and Marianne Kaczmarek, and to Melanie Germond and Pete Goldlust for running the bookmark making table. Ridgeline brought in almost $8,000 in sales (a book fair record) and Ridgeline will receive $1,500 back in gift cards for the teachers to buy books for their classrooms.


eNews 11-15-18

posted Nov 20, 2018, 1:55 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Veggie Slicing and Stone Soup Volunteers - As with all big school events it takes a team of people to make it happen! We still have volunteer openings for both veggie slicing day and Stone Soup day. Volunteer here to help on Wednesday and here to help with veggie slicing on Tuesday.


Help Promote Ridgeline! - Ridgeline’s Information Sessions and 2019-2020 lottery will be held earlier this year. We need your help to promote Ridgeline and our Information Sessions which will take place in January 2019. Poster hanging volunteers are needed. We have a list of places to hang posters and the posters are now available in the office for you to pick up. Contact Cynthia or stop by the office to sign up for locations and take posters. Spread the word about Ridgeline and lottery dates to friends and family!

Lottery information sessions:

Saturday, January 12, 10:00am

Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm

Applications due: January 31

Lottery: February 8


Ridgeline Holiday Tree Fundraiser – 43111 McKenzie Hwy., Leaburg, 541-896-3483. Purchase your holiday tree at Spring Creek Holly Farm and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Ridgeline! Tell them at the farm when you purchase your tree that you would like to donate to Ridgeline. Noble Firs are locally grown at Spring Creek Holly Farm and at their wholesale facility, Whitewater Ranch, using low-impact and sustainable farming practices. They have pre-cut trees, or you can choose and cut your own. They also offer handmade holly wreaths, table decorations and bulk greens. Start a new holiday tradition, take a drive down the beautiful McKenzie Highway, enjoy a cup of hot apple cider, and support Ridgeline! Spring Creek Holly Farm is open until December 23 from 9am to 5pm every day of the week


Giving Tuesday - #GivingTuesday, the 7thannual social media global day of philanthropy, is now just 12 days away.  If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to set up your very own small fundraiser via Facebook!  This is a great and easy way to invite friends and family to help support our school’s important work in our community and world.

It’s easy to do on Facebook:

1) Select “Fundraisers” from the left-hand side of the screen (under “Events”).

2) Click on “Raise money.”

3) Select “Ridgeline” from the non-profit listing.

4) Select your fundraising goal, deadline (November 27 is #GivingTuesday!) and briefly why you are asking others to support Ridgeline.

5) After the fundraiser, please send a screenshot of the donor list to giving@ridgeline.org so we can ensure donors are appropriately recognized! (Otherwise we won’t know who gave since Facebook processes these through Network for Good and will only send the lump sum amount to Ridgeline.)

You can also direct people to the Ridgeline website – but please ask them to include both #GivingTuesday and your child’s name in the tribute line so their gifts can be fully recognized by us as a #GivingTuesday contribution!


Marketplace Volunteers - We have the perfect off-hours, weekend volunteer opportunity for all you working parents! It takes a team of helpers to make the Student Marketplace a success. Show support for our super student crafters by signing up here to volunteer before the event and here for the day of the event. We also need sign makers and a food donation pick-up helpers! Sign up here to lend a hand with these tasks.


Shoe Drive - Do you have neighbors and co-workers? Are your children involved in any after school classes, clubs or teams?  Are you a member of a gym or another large community organization? Most importantly, do you know people who wear shoes?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are qualified to participate in our upcoming Shoe Drive! While our Shoe Drive will officially start in January, we'll have a PRE-COLLECTION period December 10-14, for anyone who wants to donate shoes before December 31, for tax purposes.  This is an excellent time to ask family, friends, co-workers and neighbors for donations of new and gently used shoes of ALL SIZES and types (no skates, ski boots or shoes with cleats)! If you are interested in helping out in other ways or would you simply like more information please contact Ann Carney Nelson or Nancy Wilcox-Trent.


Seeking Storage Space - We are seeking secure (and dry) storage space for our upcoming Shoe Drive.  Ideally we would find a storage facility that would be willing to donate a storage space for 5 months (December - April).  We are looking for space that is the size of a single car garage. It could also be a shared space, perhaps unused by a business, etc.  Any ideas? Please contact Ann Carney Nelson.


CONTINUING NEWS -

Book Fair – Our annual book fair at Barnes and Noble is TOMORROW, November 16!  Please join us at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair to purchase holiday gifts, buy books for classrooms, watch classroom performances, and enjoy a fun evening together.

A percentage of the book fair purchases at Barnes & Noble will go to Ridgeline. This includes friends’ and family purchases at stores around the country! Just give them the book fair ID number 12392569. All purchases need to be made November 16-21. You must tell the cashier you are with our book fair and give the ID number for it to count toward the book fair. Online purchases do count, although the percentage back to Ridgeline is much less.

 

Features at the book fair this year:

  • Welcome table inside the front door of the bookstore for Ridgeline families to get a book fair schedule and book fair ID sticker. This sticker will assist Barnes & Noble staff in identifying book fair shoppers to ensure that all qualifying purchases count towards our book fair.

  • All performances will be in the music area.

  • Teachers’ wish list book bins will be in the children’s department, along with the bookmark-making table.

Book Fair Performance Schedule – (note: times are approximate. Please arrive with plenty of time to spare!) Plan to leave extra time to get to Barnes & Noble due to the road construction on I-105 or take an alternative route.

6:00pm       Diana – reciting poems “What is a Book?” and “I like Fall”

6:10pm      Emily's Class – singing “The River Song” and “The Fox”        

6:25pm      Eric's Class – music performance -”Kookuburra” and “Scotmand’s Burning”

6:40pm      Cheri's Class – music performance - “Pierrot, the Moon” and “This Little Light of Mine”

6:53 pm Combined Lower-el - “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “Goodbye”

7:00pm      Middle School – T.R.U.E. performance

7:15pm Mary’s Class - “Mouse Woman and the Snails,” a reading

7:30pm      Meridy’s Class - Presentations from Room 9

7:45pm      Clint’s Class - Short skits on Montessori philosophy

 

Log Volunteer Hours - There is a lot of great volunteering happening (THANK YOU!) and we want to know about it. Please remember to log your hours on Track it Forward.


RCO Service Project Night - The RCO invites students and parents to join us for a night of giving back. On Wednesday, November 28, Ridgeline will partner with local nonprofit, Little Hands Can, to assemble mini first-aid kits and create holiday cards for persons staying at the Eugene Mission. From 6-7:30 p.m., we welcome families to join us in the library to learn more about giving back, compassion, and empathy. Little Hands Can’s Executive Director, Ashley Bohanan, will join us for the evening to read several books on kindness and giving back. Supplies will be provided, as well as snacks and warm drinks!

 

Firewood For Sale to Benefit Ridgeline - Cheri’s husband, Cliff Worley, is once again offering cords of wood for sale with the proceeds going to Ridgeline. He has a mix of oak and fir green wood, split 16” or cut to fit and delivered for $150 and a cord of all oak for $160. If you are interested, call Cliff at 541-912-8937.



Stone Soup Fable -  

For our new families, here is one version of the Stone Soup story -

Once upon a time, somewhere in Eastern Europe, there was a great famine. People jealously hoarded whatever food they could find, hiding it even from their friends and neighbors. One day a peddler drove his wagon into a village, sold a few of his wares, and began asking questions as if he planned to stay the night. "There's not a bite to eat in the whole province,” he was told. "Better keep on moving on."


"Oh I have everything I need,” he said. "In fact, I was thinking of making some stone soup to share with all of you." He pulled an iron cauldron from his wagon, filled it with water, and built a fire under it. Then, with great ceremony, he drew an ordinary-looking stone from a velvet bag and dropped it into the water.

By now, hearing the rumor of food, most of the villagers had come to the square or watched from their windows. As the peddler sniffed the "broth" and licked his lips in anticipation, hunger began to overcome their skepticism.


"Ahh,” the peddler said to himself rather loudly, "I do like a tasty soup. Of course, stone soup with CABBAGE - that's to beat."


Soon a villager approached hesitantly, holding a cabbage he'd retrieved from its hiding place, and added it to the pot. "Capital!" cried the peddler. "You know, I once had stone soup with cabbage and a bit of salt beef as well, and it is was fit for a king."


The village butcher managed to find some salt beef…and so it went, through potatoes, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and so on, until there was indeed a delicious meal for all.

Track it Forward App https://www.trackitforward.com/site/ridgeline-montessori


Planned Absence Request Form

Attendance: attendance@ridgeline.org   


Board of Director Meeting Minutes






Board Work Session and Meeting Tonight -

posted Nov 20, 2018, 1:50 PM by Cynthia Friedman

The Ridgeline board will have a work session this Thursday evening from 5:30-6:15 pm in the library. At this work session, the board, site council, and interested community members will hear a presentation from the Long Tom Watershed Council about a potential grounds project for the south playground. The purpose of this presentation is to inform the school of the scope of the proposal so that an informed decision can be made about its feasibility. Particularly of interest to the board are the financial and human resource required and any liability-related design concerns. This is one of many capital improvement projects that the board will be considering in the coming months. No decisions will be made at Thursday’s work session.


The board will have it’s monthly business meeting following the presentation, beginning at 6:30 pm. Items on the agenda include:  Ridgeline’s annual municipal audit, a discussion of long-term facilities priorities, and ongoing policy work. The full agenda can be found here.  Ridgeline board meetings are open to the public.


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