Newsletter 2/13/14

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

Lots of love shared today in the classroom. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Remember that next week is President’s Week and there is no school. We’ll see you back on Monday, 2/24.


1. NEW STUDENT – ELIZABETH SCHROER
2. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MARCH
3. GREAT BACKYARD BIRDCOUNT
4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. NEW STUDENT – ELIZABETH SCHROER

We are very excited to welcome the Schroer Family – Michael, Alessandra, Elizabeth and Sebastian – into our school community! Elizabeth started here on Monday in the 3rd Year class and Sebastian is attending Strongbridge Montessori.

2. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MARCH!

Hikes, performances, parent education, minimum day, basketball fundraiser – it’s all happening in March! More details to come on all of these events, but take a moment to mark your calendars. I am ready to start signing up drivers for field trips so be in contact if interested.

March 6th – Minimum Day. Pick up at 11:30. No lunch at school.

March 10th – 1st Year and new 2nd+3rd year Patrick’s Point field trip. 9:00 – 12:00. Drivers needed.

March 12th – All school trip to Arcata Playhouse for “Well At The End of the World” performance. 1 – 2PM Drivers needed.

March 13th – Board Meeting @6PM

March 16th – Basketball fundraiser. Time TBA.

March 17th – 2nd Year and new 3rd year Patrick’s Point field trip. 9:00 – 12:00. Drivers needed.

March 20th – All school trip to HSU for Imago Theater presents “Frogz”. 8:45 – 11:30. Drivers needed.

March 27th – Parent Education Night. 6:30 – 8:00

3. GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

This is a great way to participate as citizen scientists this weekend!

http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

SRM Sweatshirts Still Available

There are still some SRM sweatshirts for sale! Just inside the front door of the classroom there is a coat closet with some sweatshirts hanging on the door. There is also a Manila envelope with available sizes, prices and instructions for purchasing. Grab you one before they’re gone!

Communicate With Your Board

The SRM Board would like to invite (and encourage!) all members of our school community to feel free to contact us any time with questions, concerns or suggestions you may have. Parents and other community members are always welcome at our monthly meetings (2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm). We have a forum time set aside specifically for your input.

If you can’t make a meeting, but would like to have your voice heard, please
contact a board member. Any one of us will be happy to bring your comments to the meeting and return a timely response to you. We welcome phone calls, individual emails and being nabbed in the parking lot. You may also use our SRM Board email address:
board@sixriversmontessori.org

Our board believes the more communication we receive from the rest of the community, the better we will be able to serve. To read the mission of the SRM Board, see a list of current members, or peruse minutes of past meetings, check out the Board of Directors page on the school website:

Spanish Music In the Classroom CD’s For Sale

We are excited to welcome Lisa Monet to the classroom! Lisa is a renowned children’s music artist and has been coming in to sing Spanish songs with the children on Tuesdays.

Lisa left us with some of her CD’s and they are for sale from $12-$15/each. You will find the CD’s atop the the student lockers. She is donating half of the proceeds to our school! If you would like to purchase one, cash or a check are accepted. Make the check out to our school.

You can learn more about Lisa and her music at
http://www.lisamonetmusic.com/

Education Quote of the week:

“Exercise and recreation are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.”
-Thomas Jefferson