Newsletter 9/22/13

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

Happy Sunday! I hope you find this newsletter with a cup of hot cocoa in your hands, maybe doing a crossword puzzle while looking at the light rain falling, or perhaps stretched out on your couch doing nothing. Either way, we’ll make this newsletter short and sweet. πŸ™‚

Many, many, many thanks to Rachel Weiss, Ami Brusca and Clark Springer for chaperoning on the Upper Elementary trip to Weaverville. Many more thanks to all the Upper Elementary students for their excellent job planning many of the logistics for the trip. By all accounts the trip was a great success. We hope you enjoy the stories and photos as they trickle out.


1. MINIMUM DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
2. RUMMAGE SALE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
3. PERSONAL EMERGENCY KITS – UPDATE
4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS
5. WISH LIST

1. MINIMUM DAY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

There will be a Minimum Day this Thursday, September 26th. Please pick up your child at 11:30. There will be no lunch at school that day. Staff will be meeting through the afternoon to assess the first few weeks of school and make adjustments to best serve the needs of each child.

2. RUMMAGE SALE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Next Saturday is our school rummage sale from 8 to 4 in the SRM parking lot. There’s still time to clean out your garage.

Donations of gently used items are wanted!! Please drop-off your items at the school by Thursday the 26th or Friday the 27th between 10 to noon. If you have large items we can arrange a pick up time for you.

Help is needed to run the sale in the following areas:

Working a shift
Folding tables to borrow
Clean Up
A sign up sheet is posted on the door

If you have questions or can work during the sale contact me directly.

Thank You,
Hope Morello
Fundraising Committee Chair

3. PERSONAL EMERGENCY KITS – UPDATE

Please have your child’s Personal Emergency Kit delivered to school this week if you have not done so yet. I want all kits in by Thursday so I can have them in the storage unit, secured and ready to go. Please help secure your child’s safety and save me the time of not having to contact you personally by having your kit in this week. Thanks.

4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Water Bottles

We highly encourage students to bring their own water bottle to school. Bottles can be filled throughout the day with filtered water. By bringing their own water bottle we avoid a lot of cups having to be washed at the end of the day and long lines at the drinking fountain after hot September playtime sessions!

End of Day Dismissal

We’ve shifted our end of day dismissal procedures to ensure a more orderly and safe environment at pick up. Students are now not allowed to leave the building until their parents have arrived at school. Once a staff member sees that a parent is here the child will be dismissed out of the building.

With more students there is more traffic in the parking lot. As always, please keep a watchful eye on your child and others and drive slow and safe through the lot.

5. WISH LIST

-Digital camera (good quality)

Education Quote of the week:

β€œThe real role of leadership in education … is not and should not be command and control. The real role of leadership is climate control, creating a climate of possibility.” β€” Sir Ken Robinson