Showing posts from January, 2018

Camp Surf Meeting and Other February Activities

We hope to see everyone at our Camp Surf Meeting this Thursday, from 5:30-6 pm.  We are so close to meeting our fundraising goal for the chartered buses and now is the time to plan the next steps ahead.  Most everyone has returned their childcare forms that were sent home last week.  We hope to get a final total of participants and chaperones this week.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but have questions or would like to chaperone, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make sure you have the necessary paperwork.  Also, please remember that we need a total of $300 in payments or tax credit donations submitted by April 15th in order to cover the cost of the camp itself.  We are open to hosting more fundraisers if needed and will discuss further options at the meeting.
Superstition Mountain Museum We sent home permission slips for our trip to the Lost Dutchman Museum, on February 15th, the day after Arizona Statehood Day.  We are in need of three drivers to accompany us…

Important Dates for the Second Half of our School Year

We have enjoyed getting back to work with your children after the holidays. We are so excited about the activities we have planned for Upper Elementary during school hours and also a few excursions outside the classroom. We are approaching the busy part of the school year, where testing, fundraising, and field trips converge and we want to make sure you are aware of all the approaching dates and activities. We hope to see everyone at our parent night, where we will talk about all the details of our upcoming trip to Camp Surf.
Please keep checking your email for further details about each carefully planned activity. We are thrilled to take part in so many unique learning opportunities!

Important Dates January 17: Field trip to symphony hall January 30: upper Elementary meeting, tutoring canceled February 13: In-class Author presentation at MEC February 1: Big trip parent meeting 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. childcare provided February 15: Arizona Statehood activities/field trip, drivers and/or…

Phoenix Symphony: Perspectives and Reflections

Tomorrow morning, we will be attending the Phoenix Symphony performance, entitled: Perspectives and Reflections.  This concert covers history and language standards as it explores the origins of various European military marches and how many of these later became music for graduations or a symbol of patriotism on this side of the world.  We will be taking the light rail to Symphony Hall and will eat lunch at Civic Space Park, near the venue.  Please make sure your child arrives early and prepared with a backpack packed with a lunch, water bottle, snack, and things to do on the train, including a book or notebook and pencil.
We would like all students in room 102 to arrive at our school at 8:00 in the morning and go directly to our classroom so that we have time to take attendance and give last minute instructions. We will not charge students for childcare since they will be in our room, however siblings in other classes will be charged if they arrive early.  We would like to leave the …