Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Newsletter 4/4/12

  • Fair-Trade Chocolate Easter Egg Hunt: On Thursday, April 5th at 12:30pm New Global Citizens will host a Fair-Trade Chocolate Easter Egg Hunt across the bridge. Admission is $2.00 and you get to keep the eggs you find! All proceeds go to charity.
  • Montessori Parent Education Night: Join us on Thursday, April 12th at 7:00pm. Guest presenter Laurie Ewert-Krocker will speak on how a Montessori education shapes a child for life. Laurie works with the North American Montessori Teacher's Association as part of a team that orients teachers who are beginning to work in Montessori Adolescent programs around the world. Parents will earn 5 hours of volunteer time for attending this event and UE will have a class party if more than half of our parents attend.
  • Smoothies: We are partnering with Zainey's and selling smoothies every Friday for $5.00 each. Proceeds go to UE end of the year trips.
  • Talent Show: Join us Friday, April 27th at 3:30pm! Admission is $5.00 per person. Proceeds go to the Middle School Catalina Island Trip. Contact Julie at 928-204-6464 for more info.
  • Food Drive for US Navy Solidier: Office Assistant Julie's cousin, Dennis Brandon, has been deployed to Afghanistan for the third time in the past four years. Besides missing his friends and family, the main thing he misses is junk food! Please send the following non-perishable items to our classroom by Friday, April 13th and we will send them to Dennis
    • Oreos (or any cookies)
    • Spaghetti-O's
    • Canned raviolis
    • Ramen noodles
    • Beef jerky/Slim Jims
    • Hard candy
    • Gum
    • Chapstick
    • Crossword puzzles, sudoku, brainteasers
    • Spices
    • Drawings/letters
  • 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 at 1:30pm and parents/guardians are invited to attend. 
  • Homework: Beginning Friday, February 24th we will be sending home weekly homework packets with each student according to the following schedule:
        • Language Arts packet assigned Friday 3/30, due Monday 4/9
        • Writing packet assigned Thursday 4/5, due Friday 4/13


  • Supplies Needed for Woodworking Elective:
    • 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: DRIVERS NEEDED
    • 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
  • 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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