Wednesday, April 11, 2012

News From the Forest

Welcome back! It sounded like everyone had a wonderful Spring Break. The Forest Class teachers were looking at the calendar and realized we are speeding towards the end of the school year! We have a lot of learning and a ton of fun to have before the end of the year. 

Middle School Riser Night
The Middle School Riser Night will be held next Tuesday evening, April 17th at 7:00pm. If you have a child rising to the Middle School next year we strongly encourage you to attend this information meeting. 

Forest Class Overnight
Forest Class is making plans for its annual overnight at school! This will be held on Thursday, May 10th. Each child was sent home with a note containing more information about Overnight. Here is a little more information about this event.  

What is overnight all about?
The children will come to school as usual on Thursday for a “normal” day.  They should bring their own snack and lunch.  At 3:00, parents may come to help students set up their tents.  (Not everyone sleeps in tents so don’t feel obligated to bring one.)  The tipi and the ger will also be options for folks to sleep in should they choose. We will designate one of these shelters as a girls sleeping option and one as a boys sleeping option. We ask that anyone bringing a tent should be able to set it up on their own or with the help of one of their parents on Thursday after school.  Teachers will not be able to set up or take down the tents. We understand that overnights are not for every child. Staying the night is optional. If your child chooses to not spend the night, they can plan to stay with us until 9:00pm, Thursday night and they can then return anytime after 7:00am, on Friday morning.  We always have some students who choose this option.  Please reassure your child that they will not be alone if they decide to make this choice.

Volunteers Needed
We will plan activities with the children for Thursday night and Friday day.  Parents will be needed to help prepare snack, dinner, breakfast, and lunch for the students on Thursday as well as on Friday.  We could also use help on Friday with cleanup prior to dismissal.  Please let us know if you can help. 

Plans for Friday May, 11th 
We have a fun outing planned for Friday morning before lunch. We are working out the details for this outing and we will send out information as soon as we have everything confirmed. It is going to be a LOT of fun!  Friday afternoon we’ll have a subdued schedule with movies, outside time and quiet games.

Forest Class' Mongolian Museum was featured in the Herald Sun 
The Forest Class' study of Mongolia was featured in the Herald Sun last week. We are so proud of our kids!

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