NEWS FROM OUR CLASSROOM
March 6, 2013
River Day School Mission Statement: River Day School provides an inclusive educational environment that helps students become lifelong learners. Our students are inquisitive and confident builders of their future.
Together, we strive to be a community of learners where all members care about one another in an environment of cooperation, with respect for diversity and individual differences.
Last week I had said that I will be sending home books from A-Z. I would like for your child to read it at home and then return it to school to read with me. They will then get another book to practice at home. This Thursday they will have their first books come home. I hope they enjoy this process. Just take it easy and have fun. They are reading pictures and a few words like “the”.
First graders are excited to be taking spelling test. Each child has their own list as they are in different spaces in their spelling. They practice here at school using the different methods like etch-o-sketch, salt, stamps, white boards, etc.
This week our Friday lunch will be manicotti.
Our Adventure is Sky High Jumps. We will need waivers signed before your child can participate. If you have any concerns or do not wish your child to participate let me know.
Next week we are looking at going to Lincoln Park.
Conferences: The last week of the month we will be holding conferences before and after school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Let me know what times will work for you and your significant other. I can also accommodate other times if needed. The kids again will be presenting their work and you will see the growth and progress they have made.
Green School : Kelly and Nicole have been working for over a year toward the school becoming a “Certified Green School.” They have succeeded in this endeavor. On March 20th between 9-9:30 a representative
from Washington Green Schools will be here to present us with our flag, award, and certification. We are the second school in Spokane to earn this certification.
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge: March 28th an Amicore person from Turnbull will be coming to the school to teach us about Owl’s and their adaptations.
On March 22nd the school will begin checking bluebird boxes at Turnbull
Lunch: Our lunch menu has changed. Please see attached sheet.
New Facility: Plans are coming along for the new facility. OF course there is always red tape to go through to make this happen. We will keep you posted.
March 19th is an Open House from 9 – 6:30. Let your friends know so they can tour the school.