Wednesday, September 7, 2011

9/7/11 Newsletter

This Week in Upper Elementary

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

School Pictures

    School Pictures will be taken the week of September 27th. More info to come.

Art and Cooking Elective Volunteers

    Thank you to parents Anja Mora and Tasha Gregg for volunteering to lead the art and cooking electives for the semester (and maybe longer!)

Title 1 After School Math Tutoring

Jacki will offer Title 1 math tutoring Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for grades 4-6 in the Upper Elementary Classroom. Please be prompt when picking up your students.

Library Trips

   Each grade will be visiting Sedona Public Library bi-weekly to do research and check out books for personal reading. 6th Years will visit every other Monday starting September 12th; 5th Years will visit every other Monday starting the 19th; 4th Years will visit every other Tuesday beginning September 6th.

Laminating Volunteers

    If you are available to help us with laminating during the school day, please let us know or drop by and check in with Marsha. 

U.E. Support Team Volunteers

We are looking for two parent/guardian volunteers per grade to help us with classroom needs (fundraising, field trip and event planning, etc.) If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at More information to come.

Movie Night

Our first Movie Night will take place this Friday, September 9. Seating begins at 6:45 and the movie begins at 7:20. There is a $5 per person entry fee and there will be snacks for sale. Please email us at to volunteer.

Montessori Madness Book Group

    There will be a book club the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the UE Classroom to discuss the book Montessori Madness. The first meeting will take place next Wednesday, September 14th from 12:15 to 1:15 pm.

Montessori Parents Evening Program 

    Please join Robyn Brieman from CMTE/NY (Center for Montessori Teacher Education) and the Sedona Charter School staff for an evening of Montessori enlightenment. The event will take place in the Upper Elementary classroom next Thursday, September 15th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

End of Day Procedures

We greatly appreciate you waiting outside of the classroom at the end of the day to pick up your student. Our school day ends at 3:15pm and we will are unable to dismiss students until then without a parent signing them out in the office.

Upcoming Events 

9/9 - Movie Night, 6:45pm

9/13 - Hearing Screening

9/14 - Montessori Madness book club, 12:15-1:15pm

9/15 - Evening Program with Robyn Brieman from CMTE/NY, 6:00pm

9/23 - Celtic Day, 9:00am-3:00pm

9/27 - School Pictures Begin

10/6 - Movie Night

10/7 - Teacher In-Service, No School

10/10 - Columbus Day, No School

10/13-14 - Tuscon Field Trip to Colossal Cave

11/8 - Flagstaff/Sedona Symphony 10:15am

Jacki, Marsha, Bill, Andrea, and Gayle

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