We have a lot of activities coming up this month and hope that everyone is able to fully participate. Please mark these events in your calendar and let us know if you can help us out in any way.
Show-Me Night: Thursday, October 5th
We invite you and your child to come into our classroom any time between 5 and 7 to show their work in the classroom and perhaps even give a Montessori Lesson or two. They will also talk to you about their story boards. Childcare is available for younger siblings. Tutoring will be canceled that day because of show-me night.
Mercado: 5-7 PM, Friday, October 27th
This year, our first big fundraiser will be our Halloween Mercado, where our students will be able to earn real money to help us pay for the bus to Camp Surf. Everyone has planned some high quality products and activities that will be available to the general public. Please invite your friends and family to what will be an unforgettable experience of food, games, crafts, and creepy Halloween fun! We appreciate the support of parents during the planning process and during the event itself. If you are able to help in any way, please let us know!
Extended Writing and Research Projects
This year, our students decided to get an early start on their publishing projects at the start of the year. They will present their story boards to their peers as a way to build excitement for their planned books. We will begin our ancient civilizations research project when the story boards are finished and will present them as a wax museum in November, at a date to be determined. We will begin science research in January, as we have done previously. Changes in dates will be updated to the blog as well as emailed out.
6th Grade Fundraisers
Our sixth graders are spearheading several fundraisers including a school cookbook and a silent auction and raffle. They are seeking donations of special family recipes to publish in their full color cookbooks. They are also seeking items that can be auctioned or raffled that are appealing to children and/or adults. We already have donations of hotel stays and movie posters, but if you know of a corporate resource that our students could contact for donations, please let us know. The experience of contacting organizations outside of school is very valuable for our students' growth and development.
Please make sure that all snacks and birthday treats are nut free. We had an incident where a student had an allergic reaction due to cross contamination of ingredients and we had a talk with the class about food allergies today. We want to ensure that our class is safe for everyone.
Extended Work Cycle
Students are always welcome to stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4/4:30 to catch up on work and gain extra practice. We have opened tutoring to anyone who would like to catch up on work after school or even continue projects started earlier. Please let us know if you would like your child to participate.