Newsletter 11/14/13

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

It was a short and sweet week here at school.

All are excited for our annual Thanksgiving potluck next week. Important information regarding the potluck follows.


1. THANKSGIVING POTLUCK INFORMATION
2. CALYPSO BAND FIELD TRIP – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
3. FIELD TRIP PAYMENT – 2013/14
4. LOWER ELEMENTARY ANNOUNCEMENTS
5. ARTICLE RECOMMENDATION

1. THANKSGIVING POTLUCK INFORMATION

Our annual Thanksgiving Potluck is coming up next week, Thursday, November 21st. We will celebrate in the social hall at the United Methodist Church/NPA at 1761 11th Street in Arcata from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The children will start us off with a short program, and then we will share a community meal. Please note that this is a community event and staff members are not responsible for your children on this night.

A sign up sheet for the potluck is now available at school. It is sitting on top of the lockers in the entranceway by the bulletin board. Please sign up to bring a dish to share. You can also sign up for a shift to help set up or clean up. We can’t wait to see you there.

The Community Events Committee.

2. CALYPSO BAND FIELD TRIP – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6TH

A field trip has been organized to attend the HSU Calypso Band performance on Friday, December 6th. This is not a full school day, just a special trip!

Staff will receive your children at the Library Circle at 10:40 AM. Please pick up your children up at the same location at 11:45.

We do need 1-2 parents to help with chaperoning. Your ticket will be covered by the school. Let me know if you can help.

If your child cannot attend the event, please let us know beforehand.

3. FIELD TRIP PAYMENT – 2013/14

We are asking $20 for each child to pay for the HSU shows we will see this year and help offset the general costs of field trips. This money will cover two shows at HSU ($13) and the remainder ($7) will go into the general field trip fund to help reimburse drivers for gas and cover other costs that arise on our trips.

Please note that certain trips organized throughout the year may have their own costs associated with them that families will be asked to help cover.

Please submit your payment into the little field trip money box located in the entranceway. If you pay with cash, please put your name with it somehow.

4. LOWER ELEMENTARY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The following announcements pertain to Lower Elementary students only:

Mad River Mouth Field Trip – Wednesday, 11/20

All Lower Elementary students will go on a field trip to the mouth of the Mad River on Wednesday, 11/20 from Noon – 3:00. We will park off of Letz Rd. and walk down the Widow White Creek trail to the beach. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothes and footwear. Also bring a water bottle and granola bar.

Drivers are needed for this trip. Please contact me if you would like to drive.

Stone Soup – Bring Something to Share

Please have your child bring in one vegetable to share for a stone soup we will be making here at school for the Thanksgiving potluck. They should bring in their vegetable on Thursday, 11/21.

Portfolios

The portfolios for Lower Elementary students will be available for pick up on the Monday following Thanksgiving Break. Your children are working hard and look forward to sharing their work with you!

5. ARTICLE RECOMMENDATION

The Community Wellness group recommends that you read this article from the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics titled, “Children, Adolescents and the Media”
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/5/958.full.pdf+html

Education Quote of the week:

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt