Monday AM Notes, June 14 2021

We made it! When this school year started we had no idea where it would take us. From online to hybrid at North Star, and eventually settling back in to our beloved home, it has been a wild ride! Your perseverance and determination have been nothing short of extraordinary. And all the while you kept the joy and love alive and well–I am in awe of each and every one of you!

We have a busy last week ahead, here are some notes:
1) We’ll have a short Staff Meeting on Tuesday starting at 2:45pm in the staff room.

2) Schedule this week–please note your class time with Mindy on Monday:

3) For Egg Drop: Please create groups of 4 (plus or minus one as needed) with your buddies. Supplies will be ready to go Tuesday AM. Please take time with your class and with buddies to explain the activity:
*Groups will have 1 hour to create something to hopefully keep their egg safe when dropped from the roof
*They can only use the supplies provided–each group will get the exact same supplies
*Olders should make every effort to include the Youngers in the planning and creating
*They may work anywhere (just about) in the building–hallways, classrooms, gym
*Building will occur from 8:30-9:30am and then everyone will go for Choice together.
*We’ll meet on the playground after Choice to do the drop–we’ll cone off a drop zone

4) We may shift the graduation day schedule a little depending on how rehearsals go early this week–we may need to have Choice time a little earlier so we can start the festivities a little earlier in hopes of finishing by lunch. Here’s how the schedule looks as of right now:
*Grade 5 enters with their Grade 2 Buddies (Kinder-created hats on seats)
*Welcome (Ray)
*Slide Show and Speeches: Tiana, Eli F, Charlotte, Talus
*Grade 1 Gift
*Slide Show and Speeches: Logan, Wade, Koa, Hayley
*Grade 2 Gift
*Slide Show and Speeches: Lucas, Mitchell, Alazar, Shay
*Movement Activity
*Slide Show and Speeches: Olivia, Eli V, Kirra, Miles
*Grade 3 & Grade 4 Gifts
*Slide Show and Speeches: Kearina, Ari, Rush, Abby
*Grade 5 Dances off

We are setting up the chairs Tuesday after school so students will be able to sit for the graduation.

Please remember to have your classs gift for Grade 5 ready for Graduation!

5) Field Day information will be in your inbox this afternoon (Mon) or early Tuesday AM.

6) Please check in after school on Wednesday to see if we need help getting ready for the afternoon graduation event. I am hoping that all staff members will be able to attend the afternoon event.

7) Let’s gather at Bend Brewing Company at 3pm on Thursday to celebrate!

Upcoming this week
June 16
: School lets out at 2:30pm
June 16: Grade 5 Graduation with families, 4pm
June 17: Last day! 1pm dismissal
June 17: Staff gathering at BBC, 3:00pm (changed from 3:30)

Signing off for the insane 20-21 school year,

Monday AM Notes, June 7

I hope you had a wonderful, fun packed weekend! I’m really looking forward to these next two weeks. We’ve been through a lot this past year and I am so proud of how we have managed to find joy every day, to be here for our students and families, and take of each other–we have a lot to celebrate as the year winds down. There’s a bright light shining at the end of the tunnel and I’m starting to feel it’s warmth…

A BIG Happy Birthday to Sara today (if you’re reading this Sunday it’s tomorrow).

A few notes for the week:
1) I’ll be sending out a full schedule for next week’s activities–stay tuned, it should be in your inbox by Wednesday.

2) I had a great meeting with a small group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to plan Community Time for Magic Mindy Monday. We have a few nice things planned!

3) Grade 2 interviews on Tuesday starting at 3pm in Ray’s room.

4) Community Time this week on Thursday and Friday at 1:30. Grade 2 on Thursday, Kinder on Friday

5) This will be the last week for Music and Art.

6) Please remember to have your classs gift for Grade 5 ready for Graduation next Wednesday!

7) A few things regarding End of Year Celebrations (Grows and Glows):
*They are due before you leave for the summer–meaning you can finish them after school gets out if you want.
*Please remember we agreed that in the Additional Comments section you will be writing a short note directly to the child.
*Please let me know if you did not receive a link to your google folder from me. If you didn’t it may be in your junk or spam folder.

8) Earthquake and Fire Drill this week on Thursday at 10:45am. Apologies, but we still have to get these done for the month of June. We’ll announce the Earthquake drill and students will need to seek cover under their desks. We’ll keep this short and then activate the fire alarm. We should be done by lunch time.

9) We also need to do a Lock Out drill on Friday at 10:45am. This just means we lock all external doors, announce that we are in Lock Out, and it’s business as usual inside the building. During the lock out you are not allowed to leave the building. We’ll do this for 5 minutes.

June 8: Grade 2 Interviews, 3pm
June 10: Earthquake/Fire Drill, 10:45am
June 11: Lock Out Drill, 10:45am
June 16: School lets out at 2:30pm
June 16: Grade 5 Graduation, 4pm
June 17: Last day! 1pm dismissal
June 17: Staff gathering, 3:30pm

Here’s to a great week ahead!