Mark your calendars:
April 26: Pinewoods School Wide Yard Sale
The annual Pinewoods yard sale takes place on April 26 on site and is the perfect opportunity for you to sell or donate those items that you no longer need. Families are invited to drop off any donated items on Friday afternoon, April 25 or join us on Saturday morning to sell toys, clothing items, household goods, etc. This is a fund raiser for the school and a percentage of all sales does go toward purchasing new materials for the classrooms.
If you are new to the sale or have any questions, please contact Jennifer or me through school or email.
May 13: Field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Chaperones and drivers are needed. We will leave campus by 8:45 and return to campus after lunch.
May 17: Pinewoods Montessori Auction. This year's theme is a beach party. It will be held at the Churton Grove club house. Please plan on attending. It is one of the last times that our entire community will be together in the 2013-2014 school year.
Earth Day is April 22 and the elementary class will be working in the gardens for the next couple of weeks. Students should bring a large shirt or apron to put over their clothing as we will be getting dirty. We welcome any donations of plants, potting soil, or parent involvement as we try to beautify our outdoor environment.
April is National Poetry Month and students are working on biography poems and learning different styles of poetry. If you would like to come into the class and share a favorite poem, please let us know. All aspiring poets are welcome.
Last year's STEM fair was a huge success. While the students put in so much work, I think the general consensus was that they were interested in doing it again. I propose that we hold a STEM fair on Saturday, May 31. This would give the students 7 weeks to work on a project. Some of the work could be done in class, but parent involvement would be necessary. I welcome your feedback in deciding whether we would have sufficient participation to make this a success.
Jo Ann and Summer