K-8 September E-Newlsetter

Happy Autumn everyone!

The school year has gotten off to a strong start, and everyone is beginning to settle into our new routines as we all relearn how to be in-person in school everyday. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support as we have gotten this new year off the ground. It is going to be an amazing year.

Please remember that if your child is sick it is very important that they stay home, and if they are exhibiting Covid symptoms they should get tested right away. Our full Covid-19 policy is on our website. Please don't hesitate to call the school if you have any questions.

We are excited to announce that we have launched our Afterschool Reading Club from 2:15-3:15 for our 1st-4rd grade students and our STEAM Club from 3:30-5:00 for our 3rd-8th grade students. Please let your child's teacher know if you would like them to participate in either of these programs.

Each class has begun to roll out our outdoor learning days. Your child's teacher will let you know when and where their class will be going each week. Please let us know if you are available to help with transportation.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our Back-to-School Family Forum next Wednesday, September 22nd from 6pm-7pm. This will be a great time to ask questions, see what your child has been accomplishing, and to sign up for volunteer opportunities. In order to keep everyone safer, we are going to skip our traditional potluck meal and have the beginning of the meeting outdoors. Afterwards, families will have a chance to visit their child's classroom and have conversations with their teacher.

Lastly, I wanted to remind everyone that there is no school on October 11th in order to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples' Day. Please use this day to recognize the Indigenous People who have stewarded this land continuously for thousands of years.

Thank you for everything you do. Please let me know if you have questions and concerns. Take care everyone. PEACE!

-Todd Orenick, K8 Director

The Kindergarten-1st grade class has started their outdoor days at Windy Hollow Farm where they are establishing a routine of story time, nature journaling, hiking, and climbing.

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