Newsletter 5/23/13

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

There are three weeks left in the school year and a lot going on! Fire
starting is easy, finishing well is the hardest part. We’d like for our
students to finish this school year on as strong and positive a note as
possible. To this end, please help us out by assuring good diet, exercise,
sufficient rest, strong attendance, and home support in the next three
weeks.

Of course, we also want to celebrate a great year! Follow announcements
regarding our upcoming end of the year picnic on June 7th and closing
circle at school on June 12th.


1. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UPS
2. MEMORIAL DAY – MAY 27th
3. COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE MEETING
4. END OF SCHOOL YEAR POTLUCK, JUNE 7th
5. LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE
6. SPRING CARNIVAL – A SUCCESS
7. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UPS

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for June 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and
11th. Conferences are 30 minutes. They are being scheduled at 30 minute
intervals from 2:00 – 4:30 on those dates.

Sign ups are on the big calendar in the entranceway. Please sign up for
your conference by May 29th.

Parents of siblings should sign up for two, 30-minute sessions.

2. MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY, MAY 27th

There will be no school on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

3. COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE MEETING – THURSDAY, MAY 30th

A community governance meeting will be held on Thursday, May 30th from
5:30 – 7:00PM. All members of the community are invited to attend.

All committee chairs will be present. The purpose of the meeting is to
consider our overall governance structure, assess strengths and
weaknesses, and address the weak areas with solutions; discuss
volunteerism and where we need more energy; talk about how the committees
can better collaborate; consider ways to get new families involved for
next year; and whatever else we feel would be good to talk about!

If you have any specific items for the agenda, please send them to me
beforehand.

4. END OF SCHOOL YEAR POTLUCK, JUNE 7th

Please join in the fun at Camp Bauer (in Korbel- directions to come),
Friday, June 7th, from 4-7pm. Brown will lead a softball game for adults
and kids, please bring mitts and hardhats, if you have them. Sign up sheet
for potluck items will be at school next week. An email invite will be
sent to all families and prospective families, where you can also sign up
for potluck items to contribute. To keep waste at a minimum, please bring
your own dishes, cups and utensils. There are picnic tables, and BBQs
available to use. Unfortunately, Camp Bauer does not allow dogs on site,
not even in your vehicle, so please leave pets at home- thank you.

Please contact Julie Lerwill or office@sixriversmontessori.org, for any questions.

Thank you-
The Community Events Committee

5. LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL SCHEDULE

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 12th. We will have a closing
ceremony that day from 3:00 – 4:00PM for all families. More details on
this soon.

Monday, June 10th & Tuesday, June 11th will be half-days. Please pick up
your child at 11:30.

6. SPRING CARNIVAL A SUCCESS!

Thank You to all of the Carnival Helpers!
Saturday’s Carnival was a great event. We came together as a school
community to set up the giant canopy, make baked goods, organize games,
crafts, pony rides, and a petting zoo, sell tickets, ice cream, drinks,
and plants, paint faces, tell fortunes, and play music to make one
afternoon of fun. Thank you to all who helped make the carnival a great
success!

Thank You,
Hope Morello
Fundraising Committee Chair

7. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mini-Classes – Would You Like To Offer One?

On Monday, June 10th & Tuesday, June 11th from 9:00 – 11:30, we would like
to offer mini-classes to our students led by parents or other members of
the community who have something to offer or share.

Do you have a particular skill or subject area that you would like to
share with our students? They can be whole group or small group lessons or
activities.

Contact me with your ideas and we can work on the details. Please note
that depending on interest we may not be able to fit everyone in this
year. If it’s a success then we will do it again next year for sure!

Education Quote of the week: “An expert is one who knows more and more
about less and less.” – Nicholas Murray Butler

There will be no further Classroom Notes this year. A recap of the last
month of school will be included as part of your Parent/Teacher
Conference.