Dear Upper Elementary Parents,
On Tuesday, October 7 the Pinewoods Board of Directors will be meeting at 7 p.m. to discuss important school issues and events. Our very own Lauren Walker is this year’s president. Why not come and enjoy an evening with the school’s leadership committee and offer your own ideas and wish list for our school? I hope to see you there.
We will be taking school pictures October 8, the next day. Fourth grade only happens once, make it a great memory.
Small Hands Catalog orders are due on October 20. Small Hands offers Montessori inspired books, toys, and activity kits for toddlers through middle school. Your orders earn Pinewoods free classroom materials. Take a moment to check out the catalogue when making your holiday gift list.
This year our Fall Festival is on Friday, October 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The PTO has been busy making plans, organizing games, and coordinating volunteer opportunities. Because it is on Halloween, many families will be leaving the festival and will immediately start their Trick or Treat marathon. So rather than just offering snacks at the Fall Festival we will be selling sandwiches, wraps and more substantial offerings. I volunteered your daughters to make, pack, and sell sandwiches at the Fall Festival in return for the proceeds going to the upper elementary class to help defer the cost of our spring field trip to Asheville. Is it possible for your daughters to work the Fall Festival before attending any Halloween party or event? We could close the food concessions before 6:30 if that would influence your decision. Please let me know by the end of the week if we can count on the upper elementary students, otherwise, other arrangements will be required.
Our next field trip is October 17. We will be celebrating Colonial Living at the Alamance Battlefield in Alamance County. This field trip is free.
Thank you to Chrissy Foy for helping us work on the outdoor learning environment on Friday.
We are reading Project Mulberry in class by Linda Sue Park. The book is about a young Korean-American girl, Julia, her friend Patrick and their project for the state fair. The book touches on racism, first-person commentary between chapters about the writing process. On Friday we read a chapter where the two protagonists were embroidering and your daughters wanted to learn how. Is there anyone who can come into the classroom and teach them how to embroider?
Have a great week,