May 5th Newsletter

Ana and Mary’s News ~ May 5th, 2017

“This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” Chief Seattle


From the Classroom:

More than 150 years ago Chief Seattle gave a powerful speech –addressed to all future generations. His words are passed on and illustrated in the book Brother Eagle, Sister Sky.  We challenged our students this week to “synthesize” his message. To synthesize means to “put together ideas” and as always our learning community rose to the challenge. Some of the conclusions were:  Chief Seattle is saying “to love the earth”, “to think of earth first”, “to be thoughtful about our actions since they have consequences”, “to study and learn and observe before we act”.

During writing time all students drafted and published poems. The Seaturtles’ weeklong exploration of dandelions culminated in dandelion poems. The Dolphins celebrated special objects in their lives through poetic renderings.

Our week ended with a wonderful, active, fun-filled Field Day. Thank you Rosie and David!!!!

Suns’ (3rd Grade) : Suns are bringing home their next portfolio homework assignment – to write a letter to their future advisor. It is due Friday, May 12th. These special pieces are part of showing IA-readiness.

PTSO: Please consider joining PTSO.  The group is looking for more participation and ideas! Next meeting is May 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the library.

TODAY! Parents Night Out – May 5th: Mother’s Day is right around the corner and you deserve a night off to celebrate all of the work you have done all year long! The good news for you is May 5th is a Parents/Mother’s Night Out. Snacks, games, and entertainment will be provided! Meanwhile you will be treating yourself to a fantastic night off, all the while knowing that your kids are having the time of their lives. Cost is $30 per kid, and $10 per additional kid from the same household.  TIME: 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Adult Sponsor – Mary Korte – ELC Advisor)

Contact with questions.

Looking Ahead

Fri., May 5 – Parents’ Night Out (3:30 – 10:00)

Fri., May 12 CancelledHiking Field Trip to Chief Hosa  (Parent volunteers very welcome for this last field trip of the year!!!)  – rain or shine. Students need to be dressed in layers, wear good walking shoes, bring plenty of water and a sack lunch in a backpack, and have sunscreen applied.  Leaving 9am, returning to school 1:15ish.-  No cost! 

Fri., May 12 –  6:00 pm JCOS Film Festival

Mon., May 15 – Teddy Bear “Overnight” – Children may bring a stuffed animal to school – the stuffed animals will spend the night in the classroom (not the children)

Wed., May 17 /Thurs., May 18 – Suns (3rd Grade) Trip to Estes Park

Wed., May 24 – End of Year Picnic

Thurs., May 25 – Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 1pm

Website: Remember to check out our website,

Peace, Ana and Mary


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