Monday AM Notes, May 6

Hello Fine People,
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! You have lots of love coming your way this week–embrace it and know that you deserve every ounce of it! A quote to kick off the week of appreciation:

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
~John Steinbeck

A few notes to get us going:
1) In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week there will be 2 meals provided for you this week–Tuesday lunch hosted by classified, Friday breakfast (bagels, pastries, fruit) hosted by me.

2) EasyCBM this week:
*Kinder@10:45am on Wednesday, May 8
*Grade 1@10:45 on Tues, May 7
*Grade 2@9:15am on Tues, May 7
*Grades 3/4/5 please let me know when you will administer in classrooms

3) It’s National School Nurse on Wednesday.

4) March for Students Rally on Wednesday. You can make your way down to the old Mill to march with others by 2:30pm, or you can meet up with those who have marched from various locations at the Ed Center at 2:45pm.

5) Amity Pint Night at Worthy on Tuesday from 4-9pm. Try and make it if you can, I’ll definitely be there.

6) Bowl-a-thon this Friday! Kinder/1/5 at 9:15am, 2/3/4 at 11:45. We’ll have to do lunch a little early for the second crew–11:30. Please remind parents to get all forms in–the one with shoe size must be here by the end of the day tomorrow (Tues).

7) The district has selected an architectural firm for the Amity remodel (summer ’20). They’d like to start meeting with a small group–me, Patti, Jim, and 2 teachers. We’ll have a few meetings to get the ball rolling (date/time TBD). If you are interested in being part of the initial conversations please let me know.

8) Bend Food Project collection pick up is Wednesday–please make one more push in communications with families if you can.

9) Field Trips this week:
*Today: Grade 5 to Dillion Falls
*Thursday: Grade 2 to Ryan Ranch
*Friday: Bowl-a-thon

10) Grade 4 hosts Cafe Amity this week

11). Heidi has been working with a group of students on a rendition of Cats and they will perform on May 16. Here’s Heidi’s invite that will go out to parents in the newsletter today: Come one, come all as our own 3rd/4th grade performers bring Amity style to the musical CATS! Celebrate the genius of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and writer T.S. Elliot wrapped in the Creeker spirit! Showtime: May 16 at 2:30 in the gym.

12) Jodie Chusid has a free weekend lift ticket that she’d like to give to an Amity staff member. Let me know if you want it.

13) Fire Drill Thursday, 1:45.

Upcoming:
May 7: Pint Night at Worthy Brewing, 4-9pm
May 8: Bend Food Project donation pick up
May 10: Bowl-a-thon
May 16: Cats, 2:30pm
May 17: Last Bread and Jamity of the Year–don’t miss it!
May 21: Middle School Move-Up Day–Grade 5
May 27: No School, Memorial Day
May 29-31: Grade 5 to Tamarack!
May 30: Oregon Trail Celebration
June 3/4: Camp Amity
June 5: End of Year Family BBQ, 5-7pm
June 6: Volunteer Tea, invites sent out soon–please submit names! We’ll do right after Community Time and send the kiddos out to play so you can be present for the event (about 15 mins).
June 10: Grade 4 Cardboard Regatta
June 11: Grade 5 Art Night (Grade 5 and their families only)
June 12: Grade 5 Graduation, 1-3pm
June 14: Last Day, 2pm

Here’s to a great week ahead!
Andy

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