Newsletter 3/27/14

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

We are now a federally recognized 501 c3 non-profit organization! This means we are exempt from most federal and state taxes and can receive tax-deductible donations.

I wish to recognize Autumn Feral and Aaron Weiss for their ongoing attention to the non-profit application process. It was a path covered with bureaucratic hoops and both Autumn and Aaron graciously and intelligently maneuvered our organization through them. Excellent work!


1. CO-OP SCRIPT
2. CHILDREN & MEDIA TALK – APRIL 30TH
3. SQUARE DANCE FUNDRAISER – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. CO-OP SCRIPT

Dear Families,

We have a new way to create funds for our school by buying Coop Script. For every dollar our families spend at the North Coast Coop our school can retain 5%! Here is how it works:

1. Put check or cash (labeled with family name) in the Coop Script box, any amount from $50 on up. If it’s a check, please make it out to ‘Six Rivers Montessori’ and write ‘Coop Script’ in the memo line.

2. On the 15th & 1st of each month these funds will be tuned into pre-paid Coop gift cards of the total amount that the family has contributed. On the 17th and the third (or the next business day) the cards will be available for pick up at school and can then be used the same as cash at the register of either Coop location.

For example, if Autumn Feral puts a check for $100 into the script box on March 28th, she will have a gift card waiting for her on April 3rd worth $100. What happens in between is that the fundraising committee will deposit the $100 check and then pay the Coop $95 for a gift card worth $100. Thereby the Coop has donated 5% of the subsequent purchases to our school.

I’m excited to see our school take advantage of this ‘free money’ through families that are making Coop purchases anyway. Please contact me if you have any questions, I’d be happy to talk.

Best,
Autumn Feral & the Fundraising Committee

2. CHILDREN & MEDIA TALK – APRIL 30TH

We are excited to present a presentation and discussion called “Growing Up (Batteries Included): Renewing Consciousness Around Screen Time and Growing Minds”. It will occur on April 30th, 5:30 – 6:45PM at the SRM classroom.

The presentation and discussion will be led by Humboldt State Psychology professor Jeff Lough. Jeff is a nationally certified school psychologist and a former school principal.

Contents of the talk will revolve around the impact of screen time on brain development, learning and behavior and ways we as parents and educators can responsibly and consciously work with children in the digital age.

All Six Rivers families are highly encouraged to attend. The event is open to those outside the Six Rivers community.

No childcare has been arranged as of yet. Stay tuned for more details.

Contact Nicole Nada for more information.

3. SQUARE DANCE FUNDRAISER – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Save the date for our Fundraising Event

The SRM Fundraising Committee will be hosting a fundraiser square dance!

When: June 7th, 7PM to 11PM

Where: The Bayside Grange

Details: Music by the Striped Pig String, silent auction and raffle

For more information contact Hope. Also, minutes from the most recent Fundraising Committee meeting are attached to this newsletter.

4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lower Elementary Music Night – April 17th

Lower elementary students will be presenting various musical pieces they’ve been practicing on the evening of April 17th from 6:00 – 7:30PM.

Mark your calendars now. More details to come later.

Education Quote of the week:

“Not in the service of any political or social creed should the teacher work, but in the service of the complete human being, able to exercise in freedom a self-disciplined will and judgment, unperverted by prejudice and undistorted by fear” -Maria Montessori