Newsletter 9/5/13

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

We’ve bursted upon an exciting journey together of learning, sharing, and growing. The classroom has glowed with enthusiasm this week and students are off and running on a wide variety of works and projects. This first
week has also been a time to learn and relearn classroom protocols and effective ways to share space together.

The spirit of cooperation and community is strong.

We look forward to seeing you all tonight at Back to School Night starting at 6:30 and ending by 8:00.

1. RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER – SEPTEMBER 28th
2. PERSONAL EMERGENCY KITS
3. BOARD MEETING – SEPTEMBER 12th
4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS
5. WISH LIST

1. RUMMAGE SALE – SEPTEMBER 28th

The Six Rivers Montessori Fundraising Committee is hosting our 2nd annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, September 28th from 8AM to 4PM in the glorious SRM parking lot. All proceeds go to benefit the school.

Donations of gently used items are wanted!! Please drop off items at the school. If you have any large objects to donate, please contact Hope to arrange how and where to drop it off.

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

Set up
Working a shift
Clean up
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Organizing items

Contact Hope at 599-0812 or hopemorel@gmail.com

2. PERSONAL EMERGENCY KITS

Six Rivers Montessori strives to be as prepared as possible to deal with an emergency situation. Our greatest danger is from earthquakes. The school maintains an outside storage container with necessary first aid and practical supplies.

We also ask families to prepare a Personal Emergency Kit for their child. These kits are stored in the outside storage container with the other supplies.

What follows are messages for new families and returning families regarding Personal Emergency Kits.

New Families & Students:

Please put together a Personal Emergency Kit for your child and bring it in to school. Earthquakes don’t have schedules or deadlines, so I’m not going to provide one for you to get the kit turned in, but ASAP would be best.

Returning Families:

Next week (9/9 – 9/12) I will have your child’s emergency kit in your child’s locker and available for you to inspect. If you want to change out water or snacks please take it upon yourself to do. I will be returning
the packs to the storage container on 9/12 afterschool.

3. BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th

The SRM Board will be meeting on Thursday, September 12th at 6PM at the school. All are invited to attend.

4. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spare Box of Clothes

Please bring a spare set of clothes for your child in a shoebox or similar sized box. Label the box with your child’s name. These boxes will be stored in the bathrooms.

5. WISH LIST

-Digital Camera (a good one)

Education Quote of the week:

“This school is different because if you have to go to the bathroom you don’t have to ask and if you want to have a snack you can just go have one. I’m going to go have snack right now!” – Maria Lia Hulse, 1st year student at Six Rivers Montessori, at about 10:30 this morning wandered into my office to inform me of this revelation.