Thursday, March 29, 2012

Newsletter 4/29/12

Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • One Day Without Shoes: On Tuesday, April 10th, our class will be participating in One Day Without Shoes, a national event to raise awareness of the millions of people across the world who live their lives without shoes. Students are encouraged to wear flip-flops or other footwear that can be easily removed on this day. We will be screening the documentary For Tomorrow: The TOMS Shoes Story in the afternoon and parents/guardians are invited to attend. For more information visit and
  • Middle School Play: On Wednesday, April 4th at 6:30pm the Middle School will present "The Wizard of Oz" with a steampunk twist at the Sedona Public Library. Admission is $5.00 per person.
  • Supplies Needed for Woodworking Elective: Steve Donovan has volunteered to run a woodworking elective for the remainder of the school year and is need of the following supplies:
        • tools (screwdrivers, saws, hammers, etc.)
        • wood
        • nails
        • screws
  • Chaperones for End of Year Trips: The 4th and 5th Years will be taking a number of trips on the last week of school (May 21st-25th) while the 6th Years are in the Grand Canyon. If you would like to chaperone any of these trips, please let us know. More information to come.
  • 6th Year Hikes: Bill will be taking all 6th Years on the following hikes to prepare them for the Grand Canyon. If you would like to drive and/or chaperone any of the hikes, please contact us.
        • Chimney Rock: Friday, March 30th from 12:30-3:00pm
        • Devil's Bridge: Friday April 13th from 12:00-3:00pm
        • Bell Rock/Court House Butte: Friday, April 20th from 12:00-3:00pm
        • West Fork: Friday, April 27th from 11:00am-3:00pm
        • Bear Mountain: Friday, May 4th from 9:00am-3:00pm
        • Badger Springs: Friday, May 11th from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Homework: Beginning Friday, February 24th we will be sending home weekly homework packets with each student according to the following schedule:
        • Math packet assigned Friday 2/24, due Friday 3/2
        • Language Arts packet assigned Friday 3/2, due Friday 3/9
        • Writing packet assigned Monday 3/12, due Friday 3/23
        • Math packet assigned Friday 3/23, due Friday 3/30
        • Language Arts packet assigned Friday 3/30, due Thursday 4/5
        • Writing packet assigned Thursday 4/5, due Friday 4/13
    • Intra-Personal Intelligence Course: Bridget Van Block will continue working with the 6th year students each Tuesday afternoon beginning March 20th and ending April 17th. 
    • AIMS: This year our school is scheduled to take AIMS beginning Tuesday, April 17th and continuing until Friday, April 20th.
    • Class Plays: Save the date! UE class plays will take place Thursday, May 10th from 5:30-7:30pm.
    • We would like to encourage students and/or their parents to first speak with their Advising Teacher should personal or academic issues arise. If necessary, the issue will then be taken to Marsha as Principal Educator and further action taken if needed.
    • We do not have a microwave available for students to heat up their lunch at school
    • Please send a reusable water bottle to school with your student to keep in their cubby
    • Students are encouraged to bring a snack to school to eat before lunch 

    Volunteer Opportunities
        50 Parent/Guardian Volunteer Hours per year are required for each SCS student unless other arrangements are made with the Principal Educator. Below are the current volunteer opportunities for the UE classroom. Be sure to log your hours in the main office!

    • Parent Help Needed: We are looking for parent volunteers to help out with various tasks (tutoring students, grading, roving) within our classroom Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00-12:00 (or any increment of time between these hours). If you are interested, please contact us.
    • Classroom Library Organization: We need help organizing our classroom library which includes ordering and coding our wide variety of novels.
    • Laminating/Hole Punching/Editing: If you are available to help us with these tasks during the school day, please let us know or drop by.

    Jacki, Marsha, Bill, and Andrea

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