Monday AM Notes, June 10

Good Morning!
Hard to believe, but happy to say, it’s the last week of school! It’s been another year filled with great growth, plenty of challenges, lots of love, and tons of fun.

I read this quote over the weekend: “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” Thank you for all you do to make life beautiful for the kiddos and their families at Amity! I feel so fortunate to work with such an incredible group of loving people. This week is the last time this particular group of people will be together so let’s make it amazing!

A few notes to get us going for the last time this school year:

1) Schedule for this week:
*Grade 3 to Black Butte
*Grade 4 Cardboard Regatta

*Egg Drop all morning, groups are organized
~Groups will work until Choice Time, Drop after Chocie until Lunch

*Graduation 1-3pm
~K-2 will stay for first part, 3/4 will stay for entire ceremony
~EAs and parent volunteers will watch K-2 on the playground (reaching out to parents today)

*Grade 5 movies and Time Capsules at Community Time
*Staff vs Grade 5 Kickball, after Choice until Lunch
*Memory Books after lunch
~with your class until Choice Time, all school after Choice to end of day

*Staff hosts Community Time, skit (Scott to organize)
*With your own class until Choice Time
*All School Invitations, 3 rotations: 10:45-11:15/11:15-11:45/12:45-1:15
*Last 45 minutes with your class
Note: I’ve eliminated the movie from the day, I think it’s important that kids are interacting with each other and us rather than watching a movie.

2) PE this week: Please check in with Brad and let him know if you want him to do PE for your class. With so many other things going on please just confirm with him whether or not you want him to do PE

3) Please help: If you bring your class out to play after the afternoon Choice Time please be sure to bring in all equipment that the kids take out. Thanks!

4) Reminder: Wednesday is a FULL school day, Friday we are out at 2pm

5) Please be sure to get your end of year writing scores into the assessment tracking document (use the tabs at the bottom to locate your class):

6) Before you leave school for the summer please be sure your room is ready for Jim and the cleaning crew. Please make it as easy as possible to move things out of your room for cleaning.

7) Staff gathering at 3pm on Friday. Bend Brewing Company.

Here’s to a phenomenal last week!

Monday AM Notes, June 3

Good Monday Morning!
10 days left, and we get to spend the first two of the 10 days at Camp Amity! As usual, the last two weeks are going to be a bit crazy, but lots of good fun ahead.

Just something to keep in mind. As much as we are all excited for summer, summer time is not always something to look forward to for some of our kiddos. For kids that don’t get to take family vacations or go to camp, summer can be a long 10 weeks. For these kids we may see more behavioral challenges in the next two weeks. Please reach out if you feel like you need some extra help or support with any of these kiddos–let’s work together to support them the best we can!

A few notes to get us going:
1) Family BBQ is this Wednesday from 5-7pm. Any and all help needed: set up, working the grill, serving, clean up.

2) Volunteer Tea is Thursday AM immediately following Community Time. We’ll send the kiddos out with the EAs so you can participate for a few minutes. You will have a chance to say something if you want. ALSO, if you haven’t already, please take some time on Wednesday to have your kiddos make some thank you cards for the volunteers from your classroom.

3) Library Summer Reading Assembly Wednesday:
K-2 at 9:15
Grades 3-5 at 9:30.

4) Fire Drill on Friday at 10:10am. Last one of the year!

5) We’ll have a Staff Meeting on Wednesday at 2:30. Heidi’s room.

6) Field Trips this week:
Mon/Tues: Camp Amity
Friday: Kinders to Bend Sci Station

June 3/4: Camp Amity
June 5: End of Year Family BBQ, 5-7pm
June 6: Volunteer Tea, invites have been sent!
June 7: Kinders to Bend Science Station
June 10: Grade 4 Cardboard Regatta at Juniper Fitness
June 10: Grade 3 to Black Butte
June 11: Egg Drop (we’ll discuss details at our Staff Meeting on Wed)
June 11: Grade 5 Art Night (Grade 5 and their families only)
June 12: Grade 5 Graduation, 1-3pm
June 14: Last Day, out at 2pm

Here’s to a fantastic week ahead!