Wednesday, April 11, 2012

UE Newsletter 4/11/12

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • Montessori Parent Education Night: Join us TOMORROW, 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 5:00-8:00 pm! Admission is $5.00 per person. There will not be any judges--this will simply be a showcase of talent. Please bring background music or instruments, if needed. Acts must be 3 minutes or less. Proceeds go to the Middle School Catalina Island Trip. Contact Julie at 928-204-6464 or 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 THIS 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
  • AIMS: This year our school is scheduled to take AIMS beginning Tuesday, April 17th and continuing until Friday, April 20th. Testing will take place between the hours of 9:30am and 12:00pm, though students will be given extra time if needed. Make ups will take place April 23-25.
  • Neighborhood Night Event: On Tuesday, April 17th at the Wildflower Bread Company in the Hyatt Shops in Uptown Sedona, a group of Sedona Charter School students will be working to raise funds for their upcoming trip to New York City to participate the Montessori Model UN (MMUN). Montessori Model United Nations has partnered with the United Nations to inspire Upper Elementary and Middle School Montessori students to global citizenship through classroom- or after-school study which culminates in a two day global education simulation experience in New York. The final assembly will be held in the General Assembly building at United Nations headquarters.

  • 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. 
  • 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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