Newsletter 1/9/14

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

What a wonderful return from Winter Break! The students are full of energy and enthusiasm and we look forward to a great second half of the school year.


1. MINIMUM DAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 14th
2. MINIMUM DAY – RAMPART SKATE PARK OPEN
3. BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th
4. UPPER ELEMENTARY EXCURSIONS – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th
5. LOWER ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT

1. MINIMUM DAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 14th

Next Tuesday, January 14th, will be a minimum day due to a scheduled transformer replacement and power outage in our neighborhood.

School will start at 8:00 and end at 11:00.

2. MINIMUM DAY – RAMPART SKATE PARK OPEN

Rampart Skatepark in Arcata is willing to open for business after our minimum day Tuesday, January 14th from 11 – 3 as an option for our students. The cost would be $20 per child if we can get at least ten students to sign up.

Everyone must sign a waiver. If there are children under 10, at least one adult must be on site that is responsible for watching them (volunteer?). Children over 10 are permitted without adult supervision. Helmets and pads are required. Some pads, helmets and boards are available to borrow. A skate instructor will be available for new-to-the-sport enthusiasts! Please contact Rebecca if you want to sign up or have any questions.

3. BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th

The SRM Board of Directors meeting is on Thursday, January 16th at 6PM at the school. All are encouraged to attend. An agenda for the meeting is attached to this newsletter.

4. UPPER ELEMENTARY TRIPS – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th

Upper Elementary students will be on separate excursions next Thursday. The girls are attending an overnight arts intensive with Bridget and Rebecca in Healdsburg. The boys will be engaging in a ropes course that afternoon at Redwood Park. Myself and Sue will be at school with the Lower Elementary students.

5. LOWER ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT

We are excited to welcome Martha Manzo-Adame into the classroom as an assistant. Many of you may know Martha as she has worked at Mad River Montessori. Martha will be with us on Monday mornings through February 10th.

Education Quote of the week: “Geometry rules!” -Ian Letts