Newsletter 5/15/14

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

We are looking forward to our end of the year picnic this Saturday. Details for that and more below!

1. SCHOOL PICNIC – SATURDAY, MAY 17TH
2. CONFERENCE SIGN UPS
3. UPPER ELEMENTARY FORUM RESCHEDULED, MAY 27TH
4. CO-OP SCRIPT UPDATE
5. BARN DANCE FUNDRAISER
6. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. SCHOOL PICNIC – SATURDAY, MAY 17TH

Hello SRM friends!

This is a reminder that our annual school picnic is coming up Saturday, May 17th from 3-7PM.

We will meet at Camp Bauer at 3pm to play softball, share a potluck and BBQ dinner and just generally have fun and relax together as a community.

I’d like to remind everyone to bring their own dishes, cups and cloth napkins to make this a zero waste event.

There will be a sign up sheet for meal planning on the outside bulletin board, so please keep an eye out for that over the next two weeks.

Bring your baseball mitts and helmets if you’ve got them.

Unfortunately, there are NO DOGS allowed on the premises, not even in your car. So I’m sorry but please leave your dogs at home or with a sitter. They are quite serious about this rule.

Camp Bauer is so beautiful and this promises to be a really fun final event for our school. We look so forward to seeing everyone there!

Directions to Camp Bauer are attached to this email.

If you have any questions contact Mica.

2. SPRING PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UPS

Conferences are right around the corner! Please sign up for a conference with Bridget or Rebecca on the big calendar in the entranceway.

3. UPPER ELEMENTARY FORUM – RESCHEDULED, MAY 27TH

The Upper Elementary forum has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 27th 6:00-7:30PM. Third year families are invited to the Upper Elementary forum. The forum will focus on transitions and changes going into next year.

The forum will include a potluck dinner here at school. The school will provide pizza, but we ask families to bring salad, drinks and dessert if they can.

3rd years: salad
4th years: drinks
5th years: dessert

4. CO-OP SCRIPT UPDATE

Do you shop at the North Coast Coop? Every purchase you make could be donating 5% of what you pay to our school! Monday & Tuesday of next week you can put cash or check (make out to Six Rivers Montessori with ‘Script’ in the memo line) into the script box and by Thursday morning it will be come a prepaid gift card (in the same amount) for you to use at the register like cash. So far we have raised $195!

5. BARN DANCE FUNDRAISER UPDATE

The raffle donation bucket is filling up but we need more! Sign up sheets for the benefit are above the cubbies, and it is all coming together! Thank you for your support. See the full announcement for this fundraiser in the Ongoing Announcements section of this newsletter. Any questions please contact Missy.

6. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Barn Dance Fundraiser

The Six Rivers Montessori Benefit Barn Dance is on Sat. June 7th at the Bayside Grange from 7pm-11pm. Kids 12 & under are free!

Please look for the Barn Dance Info. Center on the wall above the cubbies. Here you can turn in your ticket money or pick up extra Raffle Donation Receipts. Please contribute to the Raffle by soliciting a business, donating a homemade craft or purchasing items for our themed gift baskets; WINE & CHOCOLATE, ARTS & CRAFTS, LOCAL PRODUCTS or THE PICNIC BASKET.
The Fundraising Committee Appreciates Your Contributions & Support!

Create Art, Help the Library

The Friends of the Redwood Libraries are looking for artists ages 5 to 12 to enter their 2015 Children’s Art Calendar contest. The top 12 entries in this year’s contest will be featured in the Friends’ 2015 Art Calendar. All sales from the Art Calendars benefit our Humboldt County Libraries.

Check their website at http://www.eurekafrl.org/calendar/ for details or to download an entry form. Entry forms and additional information are also available at local libraries and the Serendipity Bookstore. Deadline for entries is August 15, 2014.

Education Quote of the week: “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori