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posted Nov 14, 2019, 1:59 PM by Cynthia Friedman

Stone Soup Veggie Slicing Volunteers! – Ridgeline’s annual Stone Soup celebration is just around the corner. On Tuesday, November 26, students will bring veggies to school and will slice them at school. The veggies will be turned into delicious soups cooked by parent volunteers. Sign up here to help students slice vegetables. 

Crossing Guards STILL Needed – We are still looking for crossing guards for several days of the week before and after school. Volunteer here to help.


Book Fair Performance Schedule

Classroom Performance Schedule:

6:00 pm          Diana’s Class – reciting poems “What Is a Book?” and “I Like Fall”        

6:10 pm      Emily’s Class –   “Waving Flag” & “A Place in the Choir”

6:25 pm          Rachel’s Class – “Sarasponda” & “The Water Is Wide”

6:40 pm          Cheri’s Class – “59th Street Bridge Song” & “This Little Light of Mine”

6:50 pm     Combined lower elementary – “Dona Nobis Pacem”

7:00 pm          Meridy’s Class – Aesop’s Fables

7:15 pm     Jasper’s Class – Commercials from before the dawn of time

7:30 pm      Adam’s Class – TBA

7:45 pm          Middle School – T.R.U.E. performance

What’s Your Ridgeline Story? – As we prepare for charter renewal we are seeking letters of support to share with the 4J board and district leadership. What do you love about Ridgeline?  How are we positively impacting your child’s life? Please share your story by emailing by November 18. If you missed last week’s email, please read the Big Works 2019-20 Issue #6 about Ridgeline’s charter renewal.

Planned Absence – As the holidays approach it is tempting to take a few extra days off from school. Please avoid planned absences whenever possible. Planned absences can add up and may lead to chronic absenteeism. We sincerely want all our students to benefit from all the learning opportunities that regular attendance provides.
Some life situations are unavoidable; if you must take a planned absence, please fill out the planned absence request form for review by Principal Michelle. Planned Absence Request Form 


Weekend Volunteer Opportunity – Marketplace needs a team of volunteers. At Marketplace, students and community members sell their crafts and creations and donate a portion of the proceeds to their school. This is a rare weekend volunteer opportunity. Click here to take you to the Track it Forward events page. Scroll down to see Marketplace volunteer needs. Volunteers are needed before and during the event. 


AmazonSmile – Do you purchase products from Amazon? If so, please consider purchasing through AmazonSmile, which will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Ridgeline Montessori. Be sure to use the link below to ensure your purchase benefits Ridgeline. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know—same products, same prices, same service. Support Ridgeline by starting your shopping at




Let’s Talk! Student Success Act: Investments for Success – New funding is coming to 4J schools. Oregon’s Student Success Act is expected to provide Eugene School District 4J about $12–13 million per year, starting with the 2020–21 school year—about a 5% increase in the district’s general fund budget.


The district is engaging staff, families, and community members to inform the planning for how to spend these funds to best support student success. The funds must be targeted to increase academic achievement, reduce disparities among student groups, and meet students’ behavioral and mental health needs. You’re invited to join the conversation.  


Community Conversations

Childcare, light refreshments, and Spanish interpretation will be provided.

• Wed., Nov. 13, 7–8 p.m., Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Road

• Tue., Nov. 19, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road

• Thu., Nov. 21, 7–8 p.m., North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane

• Mon., Nov. 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m., South Eugene High School, 400 E. 19th Ave.  

Meeting in Spanish, with English interpretation:

• Tue., Nov. 19, 7–8 p.m., Churchill High School, 1850 Bailey Hill Road 


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