Friday, April 14, 2017


Family Fun Day

Thanks all for a fantastic Family Fun Day, especially Rowan and Emerson, who wrote the proposal.  I hope parents had an opportunity to get a glimpse of a typical day for kids at the Open School.

Next week we are preparing for two big events.  The Night of Exhibitions is Wednesday, and kids are working to finish up their posters for presentation.  Ask your students what they can do this weekend to help themselves over the weekend.  Can they draw a picture, find a map, chart or graph, find and print a photo? We will also be finalizing our trip preparations.  Check in with your student about the packing list. Ask about how tent set up was.

Have a great weekend,


Friday, April 7, 2017

     Hi folks!  I hope you all enjoyed the spring break with your kids.  We are wrapping up our school year and its hard to believe, but we're only seven weeks away from summer!  Thanks for all of the great conversations at conferences, too.  

     We still have a lot to do in these seven weeks, though.  We have completed our essays for our What Matters To Me projects, and are now researching for our second writing component, as well as planning our poster presentations.  I hope you can all join us for our Learning Expo on Wednesday, April 19th, from 5:00 to 6:30, where we will share our final projects.  

     You can visit science museums and interactive student led exhibits in classrooms in the elementary wing.  In the commons area, work from Pre-walkabout students will be on display.  Come and learn folk dances with Melody and end your evening by learning from our LEAP (9th Grade students) who will present projects.

5:00 - 5:30  Elementary Students will go to their classrooms to present their work
5:30 - 6:30 Families can tour exhibits in classrooms and the commons together
6:30 - 7:00 DOR Presentations (appropriate for 4th, 5th, 6th grade students and families to attend)

Folk Dancing with Melody - Please go with your child to Melody's music room at your scheduled time.
5:00 Per's Advising
5:15 Bryan's Advising
5:30 Molly and Jim's Advising
5:45 Jana's Kinder Advising
6:00 Mary and Ana's Advising
6:15 Kristi's Advising

This is an evening for families to spend together looking at and appreciating student work.  Please keep your children with you throughout the evening.  We hope to honor student work by speaking to students, asking questions, and learning together.

Trip Meetings

We have our mandatory trip meeting for our spring trip on Monday, April 10th at 3:45 in Kristie's room.  Our parent volunteer meeting is the following week, Monday, April 17th, also in Kristie's room.  Or trip is only two weeks away!

Downtown Day

The IA will be doing our annual Downtown Day on Wednesday, May 17th.  We are looking for parent volunteers to take a small group of students downtown for the day.  If you are interested in volunteering for Downtown Day, let me know.  

Have a great weekend,