Have a nice Thanksgiving Break...no school!
Our Winter Party and Talent Show will be held in the Fine Arts Building on the Redwood Empire Fairground, beginning at 6 PM. Students wanting to participate in the Talent Show must have turned in a permission slip signed by their parent/guardian indicating what they will be performing. During the week before the Talent Show, staff hold auditions for performers with the purpose of coaching to refine performances. The party is a potluck, so please bring some food to share! Sign up on ParentSquare to help with set up, decorating, or clean up.
No school during Winter Break...enjoy your vacation time!
Your child's Guide will prepare a progress report about all the things your child has been learning this semester. You, your child, and the Guide will then decide on new goals for the next semester's learning. School is dismissed at 1:30 during semester conferences.
No school today!
Enjoy a nice long 4 day weekend as we celebrate our Presidents!
Our school science fair showcases what students are learning about in science. Each child can work individually or with up to 3 other students to explore a science question, perform an experiment, and create a display that educates the public about their work. Projects will be judged by staff and parent/guardian volunteers after school for the purpose of giving students feedback and deciding which projects qualify for the county science fair. Our school science fair is open for public viewing from 4-5:30.
We open our schoolhouse to the public to display our classrooms and student work samples. The office will be playing short informational videos about Montessori education. The public is invited to see our school and meet our staff.
Meet with your child to check in on progress toward goals, to share a work portfolio, and to spend some quality time with your child. Please make your appointment on ParentSquare. School is dismissed at 2:30 on Tuesday and Thursday, and at 1:30 on Wednesday.
Roots & Shoots is our big dinner and auction fundraiser of the year. The more people who show up, the more money gets donated to help us with field trip expenses and site projects. This year's event will be held at Barra of Mendocino. Check back on our website later in the year for more information.
No school during Spring Break...enjoy your vacation!
During Green Week, the school community will focus on ecology and the environment. We ask families to be especially aware this week of how much trash is reduced by using reusable containers and buying in bulk instead of purchasing individually packaged portions of lunch foods.
The school participates in Screen-Free Week as a way of bringing awareness to the excessive amount of time many children spend watching screens instead of being active and creative. Media also has a way of barraging us with commercial messages and different sets of values that we may not welcome. Use this week of screen-free time to have some fun together with your children playing active games, dancing, playing music, making art, doing service projects...what else can you think of?
State-mandated assessments will take place for students in grades 3 and up during the testing window between April 29-May 17. Families should not plan to take vacations during this time! CAASPP testing is for language arts and mathematics for all levels, and science for grade 5. PFT is a physical fitness test for grade 5 that involves a pacer run, curl ups, push ups, and flexibility tests.
No school today...enjoy your long weekend!
Join your child's Guide and your child to review and discuss progress for the year and share a work portfolio. Please make your appointment on ParentSquare.
School dismissal is at 2:30 today. Enjoy your summer vacation!