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eNews 6-1-17

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 ( or Lily Leitermann ( 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.




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!




Super Summer and SEP - Website:  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:


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 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



Chrystal Jolicoeur

Fun Club Site Director




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 or or call 541-343-2822.



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

Daisy Troop 10816, Service Unit 66

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington



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.