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Weekly Update 9/25/2016
Campaign Week for Student Council ~ Elections Thursday, September 29th. We are excited for our week of student council candidate campaigns. Officers will be elected by the students and will work together to organize and run a variety of student events and activities throughout the school year, Leadership through student council is one way to promote school spirit and help build student involvement in our community. Be sure to cheer on all students campaigning. This is a week where many young citizens on our campus are stepping outside of their comfort zones, public speaking and growing!
Cross Country Hawks Final Meet Wednesday~ Join us at H. Clarke Powers school at 3:15 to cheer on our runners in their final races this year. Runners will be dismissed at 2:15pm and will wear their jerseys to school to be recognized on Wednesday. View the Meet Schedule here. Cross Country families we will celebrate our season right after the meet at The Yogurt Shop in Loomis Raleys shopping center to hand out awards.
Enrichment ~ Registration for Session 2 EDMO is NOW OPEN! Click HERE to sign-up. Science and Technology Session (2) is Oct 7-Nov 4.
K-2 Spy Maker & Science Maker Mash Up (Almost full!) Develop your detective and spy skills by designing gadgets, dusting for fingerprints, making secret codes and hideaways. Science- matter, electricity chemical reactions, oh my!
3-4 Robotics and Fab Lab Students will develop their skills in design and circuitry as they create a variety of robots that move. Fab lab- design process. Engineering design, prototype , test, update and advertise a product of their creation.
5-8 Coding and Fab Lab Learn to create and code your own game. Build your very own game world! Fab lab- design process. Engineering design, prototype , test, update and advertise a product of their creation.
Friday drop-off is at 8:30am, classes run 9:00am-12:00pm.
Evacuation Drill Thursday October 6th ~ Pending clear weather, the school will be conducting an Evacuation Drill next Thursday, Oct 6th. All students will be walked up to the Methodist Church at the conclusion of their school day, and they will be picked up outside the church. Kindergarten students will be picked up at the church at 1:00, and students in grades 1-8 will be picked up at 2:30. We practice this process at least once a year so that we are prepared in case of an actual evacuation. Please click HERE to read more about our emergency/safety procedures. Please make sure to review the map for pick up. We are asking parents to ENTER from Old State Highway via Taylor Road, and turn left onto Buena Vista. Please wait patiently as we check students off and load them into vehicles. You will continue on and out of the neighborhood going one way. Just a reminder that neighbors are out and about, so we need to be courteous as we wait. IF WE NEED TO CANCEL DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW VIA TEXT AND EMAIL.
Hand in your hand me downs to the office ~ We are in need of a few gently used clothing items for our spare clothes cubby. Girls size 4-6 or 6-8 underwear, socks and leggings are items we need. Boys 4-6 Underwear, socks, shorts/pants and 6-8 underwear are needed.
Hot Lunch served Thursday, September 29th ~ Chicken Burrito Bowls! Lunches are $3.50 each. We encourage you to go on to the Sign-Up Genius link HERE . Volunteers still needed. Click HERE to pay online or bring in your payment by Thursday to be included in next weeks count. 7/8th reduced because of field trip absence Oct. 20th.
Parent Driver Update ~ Stop into the office this week to update your parent driver information on file. This info needs to be updated annually and field trips are just around the corner.
PTO DUGOUT ~ The Play By Play
October 4th- Monthly PTO Meeting from 2:45-3:45
October 6th- Fall Flavors Cooking Competition & Fundraiser
Each trimester the classes will compete to be Box Top Champions! If you’ve been collecting Box Tops, send them in to your child’s teacher.
TB Clearance & Fingerprint ~ Just a reminder that all parents who are on campus during school hours and working with students, MUST have their fingerprint and TB clearance through our District. The fingerprint form is available HERE or in the school office. We LOVE having you a part of our school day, so please get fingerprinted and TB cleared and come join the fun!
Volunteer Hours ~ Connect with our cooperative school through volunteering alongside students and staff or take on a job with another family! Click on the job below to sign up for a date and time to complete it.
*Repaint garden picnic table
Student Council candidates are practicing leadership skills like these listed to the left. Take a minute this week to speak to a student candidate and to your student and offer words of affirmation to them about leadership qualities you see in them.
Newcastle-Ophir Youth Soccer Club
Signups for fall now open! Click HERE for more information.
Dates To Know
Sept 26: Governance Council Meeting
Sept 27: 1/2 Apple Harvesting
Sept 28: Cross Country Meet HCP
Sept 29: Student Council Election
Oct 4: PTO Meeting
Oct 6: Long Distance Evacuation Drill
Fall Flavors Cooking Competition
Governance Council Meeting
Our annual all school ropes course field trip challenged many of us and fostered our belief in a growth mindset. We also made fantastic memories and deepened our relationships.
Harvest Ridge Cooperative Charter School