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eNews 10-15-18

posted by Cynthia Friedman

Due Monday! Small Hands Orders – Small Hands is a catalog presented by Montessori Services with educational toys for young children. We will be sending home catalogs and order forms to kinder and lower-el families on Thursday for those interested in placing an order. Orders benefit Ridgeline by giving us credit at Montessori Services. Extra catalogs and order forms are available in the office for families with upper-el and middle-school students who may have a special little person in their lives. Orders will come in in time for December holidays. If you are planning on placing a Small Hands order with the group order, please return your completed order form to the office by Monday, October 15.


Curriculum Sharing – Parents new to our program are in for a treat! Curriculum Sharing is a time when children can bring you into the classroom and show you some of their favorite work. The format is informal and student led. This experience empowers students in a special way. They can demonstrate the confidence and independence gained since school began. Curriculum Sharing is Wednesday, October 24. The classrooms will be open 3:05-4:05 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.


Conferences Are Coming – Mark your calendars: conferences will be held Thursday, November 8, and Friday, November 9. The link to conference sign-ups will be available in next week’s eNews. Note that there is no school on conference days.


Super-Cutter & Laminator Needed – We are looking for a super-cutter volunteer! There is a huge cutting and laminating project that we cannot seem to get finished, and now another one has been ordered! We need your help! Please contact Cynthia if you can come to school and laminate, and/or if you have time to take home cards to cut. The upper-el classrooms would like to have these materials available for students.


eScrip Coordinator Needed – We are looking for a new eScrip coordinator. The coordinator promotes eScrip by putting information in the eNews and on Facebook, preparing handouts to be sent home, and being a presence at evening events to help families sign up. EScrip has the potential to be a larger fundraising opportunity than it currently is; all we need is a passionate coordinator! Contact Cynthia for more details and to volunteer.


eScrip Upadate Here’s how to use the new Text-to-Register feature!  

Group Name:  Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School

Group ID:  6288709

It’s simple, easy and fast! Follow this link, then select the area where you live and shop to get started.     http://escrip.com/merchants/identity/text-to-register/index.jsp

   

CONTINUING NEWS

Lifetouch Picture Day –  Ridgeline’s Picture Day is Wednesday, October 24. Lifetouch order forms will be sent home tomorrow. If your child misses picture day, retakes will be on Wednesday, November 28.


Kindergarten Grandparents’ Day This year Grandparents’ Day will be for kindergarten families only. The first event will be on Friday, November 16, the same day as the book fair, and the second event will be Friday, April 26, 2019. Mark your calendars and watch for information about registration in the next few weeks. We plan to offer a schoolwide Grandparents’ Day every three years.  


Shoe Fundraiser Coordinator Ridgeline will be participating in a shoe drive fundraiser this year, and we are looking for a second coordinator. The coordinator will oversee promoting the drive, bin collections, packaging the shoes, and sending them off. Contact Ann Carney for more details at anncarneynelson@gmail.com.


Student Marketplace Are you already thinking about this year’s Student Marketplace and Continental Breakfast? I know that we are at our house! Our 3rd annual Student Marketplace will be Saturday, December 8. Many students may have a favorite craft they love to make or a new craft they want to try. All grades can participate, and students in every grade have made amazing creations for our event.


Now is the time for students to think about what they want to create and make. All students who want to participate need to submit their proposal through our new Google form. Submissions are due by November 7.  All upper-el and middle-school students have access to this through their Ridgeline email, but all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade can also submit through parent email as well. To learn more, email RCO@ridgleline.org.



TAG Testing All of our students are gifted and talented; that's the truth! But did you know that there is also a special designation under Oregon law for a student with special needs who may be identified as Talented and Gifted, or TAG?


Under Oregon law, Talented and Gifted (TAG) students are those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special services to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:

  • General or specific intellectual ability (tested at or above the 97th percentile)

  • Specific academic aptitude in reading (tested at or above the 97th percentile)

  • Specific academic aptitude in math (tested at or above the 97th percentile)

This fall, 4J will test Ridgeline students who are referred by an adult (or are self-referred), or who have some other classroom, portfolio, or testing history that supports the recommendation.

The testing window is open from November 19-21.  


Referral forms are available from the front office.  If you feel like your child fits the description above, please return the completed referral form(s) to the front office by November 12.  


You can find more detailed information in the family handbook section about TAG.  


TONIGHT! Montessori Parent Education Night – Dr. Casquejo will be presenting the Montessori Planes of Development from 6:00-7:30 on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Childcare is provided for potty-trained kids aged three and older. Sign up for childcare here.


Luz Casquejo Johnston is one of the most energetic, passionate, and brilliant Montessorians around! She’s also pretty funny! This is the perfect parent education night to come to if you want to learn about Montessori in a down-to-earth, interactive way.


In this workshop, you will learn about Dr. Montessori's Planes of Development. After a short presentation, Dr. Casquejo Johnston will facilitate a discussion/workshop. Families will leave with an understanding of the planes of development, how they can support their children, and practical strategies and supports to build a Montessori home.


Luz Casquejo Johnston has experience in every facet of Montessori life – student, parent, lower-elementary guide, director(principal), and now program director. She is the Program Director for the Montessori Teacher Education Program at Saint Mary's College of California, which offers both an Early Childhood and an Lower Elementary/Upper Elementary credential. Her greatest joy has been raising her children in the Montessori way and watching them become thoughtful, purposeful young adults. Daughter Sofia is in her second year of a master’s program in counseling, focusing on college student services, and son Ben is a junior in the sport business program at University of Oregon...Go Ducks!


The Track It Forward app This app can be added to your phone. If you are a first-time Track It Forward user and have not set up an account, you will need to create an account first. If you already have an account, skip to step two.


Step 1:

Go to https://www.trackitforward.com/site/ridgeline-montessori

Select sign in.

Create your account.


Step 2:

Go to the app store on your device and search for Track It Forward.

Download the app.

Log in.

You are all set!



Planned Absence Request Form

Attendance: attendance@ridgeline.org   


Board of Director Meeting Minutes


COMMUNITY NEWS

Zimbabwean Percussion & Rhythms for Kids!

Drumming~Dancing~Culture~Singing~Marimba

Who: Children Ages 7–12

Instructor: John Mambira

When: Saturdays, Nov. 3–Dec. 8

(no class Nov 24) 11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.

Cost: $40 for 5 classes

Where: Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center

3411 Willamette Street, Eugene

RSVP: Sue Dickman, suedickman@comcast.net


Cultural Event – 4J Community Equity Forum is hosting the documentary film, "14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim ark and Vanessa Lopez," followed by a conversation with writer and director Anne Galisky. It's free and all are welcome. Thursday, October 18 at 5:45; Churchill High School Auditorium, 1850 Bailey Hill Road. "Our Stories: Immigrants of America Photographic Essays" will also be on display.



October Is Bullying Prevention Month

Wednesday, October 10 6:30p - 9:00p

Join us in our quest to prevent bullying.  

Come watch WONDER in the Y Gym and join the discussion afterwards.

Bring Your:

Dinner, lawn chairs, friends and family.

(there is no 4J elementary schools Thur/Fri, that's why we picked a Wednesday night)


Eugene YMCA

2055 Patterson

Eugene OR 97405


Halloween Party @ the Y

Friday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Costumes encouraged. Inflatables, swimming, dance party, food and scary fun.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Admission: 1 nonperishable food item per family.

Donations go to First Place Family Center.

Eugene YMCA

2055 Patterson

Eugene OR 97405


Play in the Rain Day 2018

Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum, FREE!

Play in the Rain Day: Saturday, November 10, 10 am-3 pm, Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Free outdoor activities for families including hayrides, nature crafts, hikes, campfire cookery, archery, and much more! Rain or shine! Sponsored by the Youth in Nature Partnership. Questions?  Call (541) 222-9241 or visit www.youthinnature.org.


Private Art Classes, $40 for 4!  

We teach private art classes for children ages 10 and up. My husband is the instructor. I am the scheduler/coordinator.  


Payment of $40 (four 1-hr classes) is due upon first class. We accept cash, check, PayPal, or credit card through Square (with $3 added fee). Each class is accounted for, so that if you miss a class for any reason it does not count as one of your paid classes.  


My husband has an Associate's Degree in Illustration & Graphic Design. He has been working with children his entire life, beginning with kids’ summer camps. He has taught art to children in the Eugene community for the past 8 years. He has worked with a video game company, illustrated several books, and has been a freelance artist for 20+ years.


Classes are tailored to each and every student. Depending on your child's current level, they will go from they are or begin in concept development and learn the basics before moving on to more complex topics. Topics range from animation, perspective, anatomy, Photoshop digital work, comic panels, painting, sculpture, etc. The sky is the limit. You supply the medium; we teach the technique. Photoshop work is done on our computer under supervision.


There are half-off sibling discounts for families with more than one child who wants to take classes.


Classes are held in our home in SE Eugene. Parents are welcome to stay and hang out in adjoining room for kids to feel comfortable. Once both parents and child(ren) feel comfortable, parents are not required to stay during class. Older children who are allowed to take the bus can take the bus over as well.


Summer classes are tailored around your summer activity schedule (vacation/camps/etc.) and ours.  Normal summer days and hours are Monday through Thursday between noon and 4pm. If other times are needed, please let us know, as we try to be flexible when able. Because we keep track of classes, the classes can be intermittent between summer activities.


Once school begins, afterschool hours can be arranged for kids in school between the hours of 2pm and 4:30pm.  Homeschooled kids may choose classes between hours of 11am to 2pm. If you need special hours outside of those times, talk to us to see if something can be worked out.


One of the advantages of private lessons with us is the flexibility of being able to miss certain days/weeks due to appointments, vacations, illness, etc. without having to pay for any missed classes.  I just keep track of which class the student is on, and after four attended classes, we start over with another four.


Many of our students who begin with our instruction in middle school or younger stay with us through high school.  


Please contact me, Kesha Hawk, at thehawksaerie@gmail.com for scheduling and all questions.


—Kesha and Matt Hawk


No School TOMORROW –

posted by Cynthia Friedman

Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow, Friday, October 12. This is a statewide in-service day, and Ridgeline teachers will be in workshops with our visiting Montessori consultant, Luz Casquejo.


TONIGHT! Montessori Parent Education Night –

posted by Cynthia Friedman

Dr. Luz Casquejo will be presenting the Montessori Planes of Development. Details: 6:00-7:30, Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Childcare is provided for potty-trained kids ages three and older. Sign up for childcare here.  See Continuing News for more details.)


Jog-a-thon Pledges due on Monday! –

posted by Cynthia Friedman

The jog-a-thon was a great success! Now it's time to make sure all that running for Ridgeline turns into donations for Ridgeline. Please turn in students' pledge packets by Monday, October 15. Pledges can also still be submitted online at: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Fall2018Jogathon

Thank you to our amazing jog-a-thon coordinator, Matt Peterson, and all the volunteers who made the event possible.


eNews 10-4-18

posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:38 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Supervision Hours Reminder - Please remember that Ridgeline does not start supervising students until the doors open at 8:15 a.m. While we are thrilled that students are excited to be at school, there are a lot of unsupervised lower-el students waiting on the front steps well before 8:15 a.m. Please talk to your child about making good choices and waiting in a quiet respectful manner. We encourage you to wait with your child until the doors open.


Pull Forward - Parents are reporting getting trapped behind cars that are not pulling all the way forward in the drop off driveway. Do not stop to let our kids out in the driveway, at the corner of building B, etc. Pull as far forward as possible before letting your student exit the vehicle.  


Lifetouch Picture Day- Mark your calendars, Ridgeline’s Picture Day is Wednesday, October 24. Lifetouch order forms will be sent home tomorrow. If your child misses picture day, retakes will take place on Wednesday, November 28th.

 


Kindergarten Grandparents’ Day - This year Grandparents’ Day will be for kindergarten families only.  The first event will be on Friday, November 16, the same day as the bookfair and the second event will be Friday, April 26, 2019. Mark your calendars and watch for information about registration in the next few weeks.  We plan to offer a school-wide Grandparents’ Day every three years.


Shoe Fundraiser Coordinator - Ridgeline will be participating in a shoe drive fundraiser this year and we are looking for a second coordinator. The coordinator will oversee promoting the drive, bin collections, packaging the shoes, and sending them off. Contact Ann Carney for more details at anncarneynelson@gmail.com


Student Marketplace - Are you already thinking about this year's Student Marketplace and Continental Breakfast? I know that we are at our house! Our 3rd annual Student Marketplace will be Saturday, December 8th! Many of our students may have a favorite craft they love to make or a new craft they want to try. All grades can participate, and students in every grade have made amazing creations for our event.


Now is the time for students to think about what they want to create and make. All students who want to participate need to submit their proposal through our new Google form. All submissions due by November 7th.  All upper-el and middle school students have access to this through their Ridgeline emails, but all students Kindergarten through 8th grade can also submit through parent emails as well. If you would like more information about our Student Marketplace, email RCO@ridgleline.org and we will be happy to tell you more.

Link to Google Submission Form: here


TAG Testing - All of our students are gifted and talented.  That's the truth! But did you know that there is also a special designation under Oregon law for a student with special needs who may be identified as Talented and Gifted, or TAG?


Under Oregon law, Talented and Gifted (TAG) students are those whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special services to meet their educational needs. Gifted and talented students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas:

  • General or specific intellectual ability (tested at or above the 97th percentile)

  • Specific academic aptitude in reading (tested at or above the 97th percentile)

  • Specific academic aptitude in math (tested at or above the 97th percentile)

This fall, 4J will be testing Ridgeline students who are referred by an adult (or self-referred), who have some other classroom, portfolio, or testing history that support the recommendation.


The testing window is open from November 19-21.  


Referral forms are available from the front office.  If you feel like your child fits the description above, please return the completed referral form(s) to the front office by November 12.  


You can find more detailed information in the family handbook section about TAG.  


CONTINUING NEWS -

RCO Parent Education Night - Join us Monday, October 8th at 6:00 - 7:30 pm for our first Parent Education Meeting where we will be discussing physical and emotional safety at Ridgeline. Principal Sharon Dursi-Martin and Counselor Curtis Dunham will be presenting about how bullying is handled at Ridgeline, what the process is if you suspect bullying and how our school balances teaching the students to work out issues between themselves and when to know to ask an adult to step in. Come and join us for a presentation and discussion about this important topic. We will come together as a community to discuss how to make sure that Ridgeline is a safe place for all of our students to learn.


Montessori Parent Education Night - Dr. Casquejo will be presenting the Montessori Planes of Development
6:00-7:30 on Thursday, October 11, 2018

 

Luz Casquejo Johnston is one of the most energetic, passionate, and brilliant Montessorians around!  She’s also pretty funny! This is the perfect parent education night to come to if you want to learn about Montessori in a down-to-earth, interactive way.


In this workshop, you will learn about Dr. Montessori's Planes of Development. After a short presentation, Dr. Casquejo Johnston will facilitate a discussion/workshop.  Families will leave with an understanding of the planes of development, how they can support their children and practical strategies and supports to build a Montessori home.


Luz Casquejo Johnston has experience in every facet of Montessori life - student, parent, lower elementary guide, director(principal) and now program director. She is the Program Director for the Montessori Teacher Education Program at Saint Mary's College of California which offers both an Early Childhood and an Lower Elementary/Upper Elementary credential. Her greatest joy has been raising her children in the Montessori way and watching them become thoughtful, purposeful young adults.  Sofia is in her second year of a masters program in counseling focusing on college student services and Ben is a junior in the sport business program at University of Oregon...Go Ducks!.

Childcare is provided for potty trained kids three and older. Sign up for childcare here


Sign up for child care here

 

Road Construction Update - There will be paving south of 39th Place to just south of E. 37th Place this Friday.  This work will not impact the trail access for the Jogathon.

The Fox Hollow intersection will likely be closed again for a short duration around the 3rd week of October.  This is anticipated to take about a half day to one day. There will also be permanent striping the last week in October, but this will not require closing the intersection.  The W. Amazon Reconstruction project is anticipated to be complete by the last week in October.


Help Keep Our Kids Safe! - Parking too close to intersections makes it unsafe for pedestrians to cross because they can not see traffic and drivers can not see them.  We realize the construction has impacted the commute and pick-up for students. It is our collective responsibility to keep our students safe.  We have had numerous reports of parents parking illegally, impacting traffic flow and forcing students to make unsafe choices in order to cross the street.  According to ODOT, pedestrians account for 10-15% of traffic fatalities each year.


There are a number of different places where you are not allowed to park whether you are in the vehicle or not. You are not allowed to stop or park in a traffic lane on streets. You cannot park in an intersection, a crosswalk, on a sidewalk, yellow curb area, or a bike lane.  Parking in front of a public driveway or private driveway and hindering access to the driveway is illegal. When parked, you need to be at least 10 feet away from fire hydrants, 20 feet away from marked or unmarked crosswalks at intersections, and 50 feet from a traffic sign.  Please take the extra time to find a legal place to park, even if you must park farther away. Our students’ safety is worth it. Thanks!


Small Hands Orders – Small Hands is a catalog presented by Montessori Services with educational toys for young children. We will be sending home catalogs and order forms to kinder and lower-el families tomorrow for those interested in placing an order. Orders placed benefit Ridgeline by giving us credit with Montessori services. Extra catalogs and order forms are available in the office, for families with upper-el and middle school students who may have a special little person in their lives. Orders will come in in time for December holidays. If you are planning on placing a Small Hands order to be part of the group order please return your completed order to the office by Monday, October 15th.


The Track It Forward app can be added to your phone -   

If you are a first time Track It Forward user and have not set up an account you will need to create an account first.  If you already have an account skip to step two.


Step One:

Go to https://www.trackitforward.com/site/ridgeline-montessori

Select sign in

Create your account.


Step Two:

Go to the app store on your device and search for Track It Forward.

Download the app

Log In


You are all set!



🌈G.A.Y.L.E.🌈 Update: Our first meeting date has changed to OCTOBER 10th!

Middle School Assistant Maizzy Phayt will continue to facilitate the meetings. Meetings are held in Room 6 from 3:15 to 4:15pm on Wednesdays. Permission slips are available by request at the office, or from Maizzy or her whiteboard in Room 12, and will be required for participation. Permission slips must be returned to the office or given to Maizzy before a student (grades 6-8 only) attends a meeting.



Items for eNews must be submitted electronically (in print ready format) to Cynthia Friedman cynthia.friedman@ridgeline.org by Thursday at 8:30am.


Planned Absence Request Form

Attendance: attendance@ridgeline.org   


Board of Director Meeting Minutes


COMMUNITY NEWS -


Cultural Event - 4J Community Equity Forum is hosting the documentary film, "14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim ark and Vanessa Lopez," followed by a conversation with writer and director, Anne Galisky.

It's free and all are welcome.  Thursday, October 18 at 5:45. Churchill High School Auditorium, 1850 Bailey Hill Road.  "Our Stories: Immigrants of America Photographic Essays" will also be on display.



October is Bullying Prevention Month.

Wednesday, October 10 6:30p - 9:00p

Join us in our quest to prevent bullying.  

Come watch WONDER in the Y Gym and join the discussion afterwards.

Bring Your:

Dinner, lawn chairs, friends and family.

(there is no 4J elementary schools Thur/Fri, that's why we picked a Wednesday night)


Eugene YMCA

2055 Patterson

Eugene OR 97405


Halloween Party @ the Y

Friday, October 26, 6:00p - 8:00p

Costumes encouraged.

Inflatables, swimming, dance party, food and scary fun.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

Admission is 1 non perishable food item per family.

Donations go to First Place Family Center.


Eugene YMCA

2055 Patterson

Eugene OR 97405


Holly Kriz Anderson

VP Operations

Youth Development Director

EUGENE FAMILY YMCA

2055 Patterson Street, Eugene, Oregon 97405

541.686.9622

holly@eugeneymca.org

www.eugeneymca.org

www.newymca.org

Founded in 1887, We’re Lane County’s Oldest Non-Profit Organization





Parent Education Nights -

posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:37 PM by Cynthia Friedman

We are thrilled to offer two parent education nights next week! Please join us for “Physical and Emotional Safety” presented by Ridgeline’s Principal Sharon Dursi Martin and Ridgeline’s Counselor, Curtis Dunham on Monday, October 8, 6-7:30pm at the RCO Meeting and Thursday, October 10, 6-7:30pm, Montessori consultant, Dr. Casquejo will be presenting the Montessori Planes of Development.  See continuing news for more details.


Bike and Walk to School Day -

posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:36 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Wednesday, October 10th is National Bike and Walk to school day. We encourage Ridgeline students to bike, walk, or roll to school not only on Wednesday, but everyday! Walk or bike from your house or join the biking and walking trains leaving Tugman Park. Parent volunteers will bike and walk with students. Walkers will depart at 7:45 a.m. and bikers at 8:00 a.m.. Remember to stop by the table in front of the school to get in the raffle.


Safety Committee Meeting –

posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:33 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Monday, October 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. The Ridgeline Safety Committee will review results from our most recent safety inspection, discuss any work-related issues, and upcoming safety drills. We will also share the information obtained during campus walkthroughs from Troy DeYoung (PACE) and Carl Stubbs, 4J School Safety Officer.  Staff and community members are welcome to attend.


eNews 9-27-18

posted Sep 27, 2018, 2:33 PM by Cynthia Friedman

RCO Parent Education Night - Join us Monday, October 8, at 6:00 - 7:30 pm for our first RCO Parent Education Meeting of the year on the topic of physical and emotional safety. Principal Sharon Dursi Martin and Counselor Curtis Dunham will discuss how bullying is handled at Ridgeline and what to do if you suspect bullying. They will also share how our school balances teaching students to work out issues independently with helping them identify when they need adult assistance. Join us in the library for a presentation and discussion on this important topic. Let’s come together as a community to discuss how to make sure Ridgeline is a safe place for all of our students to learn. Childcare provided for those potty-trained and older.


NEXT WEEK Substitute Training – Ridgeline currently has openings on its substitute list. If you are interested, or know someone who is interested in getting on our sub list, please send a resume and three references with contact information to careers@ridgeline.org. Substitute training has been scheduled for Thursday, October 4th at 9:00 a.m. Substitutes take on the role of the classroom assistant and pay is $10.75 per hour. If you have questions about subbing, contact Cynthia in the office.


Bike and Walk to School Day - National Bike and Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 10th. Parent volunteers will lead students walking and biking from Tugman. Only one volunteer has signed up! This event is in two weeks. Volunteers are needed to bike and walk. Sign up HERE to help.


Board Meeting Recap - At last week’s meeting, the Ridgeline board approved the revised 2018-19 budget. Adjustments from last spring’s budget were made due to updated state school fund numbers, complete fall enrollment and staffing information, and final summer facilities expenses. The board also discussed work and goals for the coming year. This year the board will (1) continue (and hopefully finish!) updating our school policy manual, (2) participate in Ridgeline's school-wide goal focusing on communication as the key to trust, safety and belonging and (3) work with our administrators, staff, and broader community to define long-term financial plans around staff compensation and our facility. Minutes of board meetings are posted here or are available in a binder in the school library once they are approved. (Approval usually happens one month after the meeting happens, except over the summer.)  Board members are also happy to answer your questions about our work. Board meetings are open to the public, except when prohibited by law. Your attendance is welcome and encouraged! Our next regular meeting is Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m.

Small Hands Orders – Small Hands is a catalog presented by Montessori Services with educational toys for young children. We will be sending home catalogs and order forms to kinder and lower-el families tomorrow for those interested in placing an order. Orders placed benefit Ridgeline by giving us credit with Montessori services. Extra catalogs and order forms are available in the office, for families with upper-el and middle school students who may have a special little person in their lives. Orders will come in in time for December holidays. If you are planning on placing a Small Hands order to be part of the group order please return your completed order to the office by Monday, October 15th.


The Track It Forward app can be added to your phone -   

If you are a first time Track It Forward user and have not set up an account you will need to create an account first.  If you already have an account skip to step two.


Step One:

Go to https://www.trackitforward.com/site/ridgeline-montessori

Select sign in

Create your account.


Step Two:

Go to the app store on your device and search for Track It Forward.

Download the app

Log In


You are all set!

Want to know more about 🌈G.A.Y.L.E.🌈? Attend the parent information meeting in the Library from 7 to 7:30pm on Wednesday October 3rd, right after the Middle School Class Meeting. Ridgeline's Gender and Attraction Youth League for Equity's facilitator, Maizzy Phayt, will provide a short presentation and take questions.



🌈G.A.Y.L.E.🌈 Update: Our first meeting date has changed to OCTOBER 11th!

Middle School Assistant Maizzy Phayt will continue to facilitate the meetings. Meetings are held in Room 6 from 3:15 to 4:15pm on Wednesdays. Permission slips are available by request at the office, or from Maizzy or her whiteboard in Room 12, and will be required for participation. Permission slips must be returned to the office or given to Maizzy before a student (grades 6-8 only) attends a meeting.


CONTINUING NEWS -

Middle School Cookie and Popcorn Sales - Cookies and Popcorn will be sold tomorrow, Friday from 1:05 till 1:30 outside the gym. Cookies and Popcorn are 50 cents each. Thanks for supporting the middle school adventure trip fund! If you need to assist your student with their purchase please park and walk in; do not use the drive through pick up line.


Absent/Tardy Calls - 4J’s School Messenger system sends out automated absent and tardy calls each day. If your student is absent and you have not emailed us at attendance@ridgeline.org or called the office at 541-681-9662 by 9:00 a.m. you will receive an automated absent call at 9:35 a.m. Students who are late (other than appointments) will receive an automated tardy call at 5:00 p.m. that day.


No Animals on Campus – Please remember that the Ridgeline school grounds are an animal-free zone. In order to ensure the safety of all students we ask that you leave your dogs at home when picking up and dropping off your children.

 

Site Council Open Positions - Site Council is a group made up of representatives from each of the school’s stakeholder groups. The main objectives of the Site Council are to provide visionary leadership for the school and to provide a forum for all stakeholder groups. Some of the topics site council addresses are the parent survey, traffic concerns, school calendar, and the School Improvement Plan (SIP). Site council meets monthly. The next meeting is Monday, September 24, 6-7:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.


STILL NEEDED - One Parent Representative Position - Parent reps are asked to serve a 3-year term and attend RCO meetings in addition to Site Council meetings. If you are interested in serving on our Site Council, please join our next meeting:  September 24, 6-7:30 p.m.


STILL NEEDED - Minute Taker - The minute taker is a neutral non-voting Site Council participant whose role is to take meeting minutes. The minute taker is responsible for sharing the minutes with Site Council members in a timely fashion after the meeting, incorporating edits, and communicating with the meeting facilitator.


Plastics Recycling Drive - In an effort to support our earth and our community and in conjunction with Lane County Waste Management’s 1-day Plastics Round-up event, the girls of Girl Scout Troop 11527 are collecting plastics to recycle at several schools. ONLY clean, clearly marked #2, #4 & #5 tubs, jugs, bottles, lids and beverage handles that have had any labels removed can be accepted. A marked bin will be at Ridgeline September 17, through the end of the school day on September 28. Thank you for helping us to keep plastics out of the landfill!

If you’d like more specific information on the event, visit: http://www.lanecounty.org and click on the Quick Link for the Lane County Plastics Round-up, 1 day event.


Items for eNews must be submitted electronically (in print ready format) to Cynthia Friedman cynthia.friedman@ridgeline.org by Thursday at 8:30am.


Planned Absence Request Form

Attendance: attendance@ridgeline.org   


Board of Director Meeting Minutes


COMMUNITY NEWS -


Young Rembrandts - Enroll your elementary student in a Young Rembrandts drawing class. In Fall 1 our bountiful selection of drawings introduces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Keeping with the season, our students will create fall-themed illustrations like taffy apples and a farmer's scarecrow. Stylized art styles will be explored our Van Gogh-inspired drawing featuring vibrant sunflowers. All this and more await your child in a Young Rembrandts classroom! Sign up today!


Rejuvenate your child's spark and creativity in Fall 2 with a Young Rembrandts Cartooning Class! Your child will learn that exaggeration and expressions can convey feelings in Cow Expressions and Elf Faces. Your sports enthusiast will enjoy Basketball Fun and in keeping with the season, our Baking and Decorating lessons will bring out your child's creativity! Give your child the gift of learning and artistry by enrolling him/her in a Young Rembrandts Cartooning Class today!



Amy James, Area Franchisee

Young Rembrandts, Inc. Willamette Valley

PO Box 40614

Eugene, OR 97404

541-357-7578

The Power of Drawing


UO Math Circle - We’d like to let you know that the Math Circle at the UO Math Department is offering two class for the middle school students who like mathematics (as well as classes for the elementary and high school students). The Upper Division I is designed for the 6th and 7th graders with no prior Math Circle experience as well as for the students who attended our Elementary program, while the Upper Division II is for more advanced students in grades 7 and 8. Please share this information with the students and parents who might be interested. Please go to our website to find program details. https://pages.uoregon.edu/nemirovm/emc.html


Best regards,

Maria Nemirovskaya


Math Circle Coordinator



Jog-a-thon is TOMORROW!

posted Sep 27, 2018, 2:30 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Lace up your tennies and join us for a fun filled day! Please send your child with a labeled water bottle tomorrow to use during the event. The weather is scheduled to be fantastic. We are still in need of 7 more general volunteers 9:30 am - 12 pm. Please sign up on Track it Forward, email Cynthia, or just show up tomorrow morning to help.


Here is the class schedule -

10:00 a.m. Middle School begins (1 hour)

10:15 a.m. Upper-el begins (45 minute)

10:30 a.m. Lower-el begins (30 minute)

10:45 a.m. Kindergarteners begin on school grounds (20 minute)

11:15 a.m. Popsicles


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