This newsletter is a
little late getting out this month because we moved our Student of
the Month assembly back one week. I always like to include the names
of our monthly winners in our newsletter. Our recipients this month
for “Humility” are Caleb, Joanna, and Aiden. Congratulations to
them. The word of the month for March is “Gumption”.
Bruce Arrington is
looking for volunteers to help in his classroom for the remainder of
the year. Please contact him if interested. He can work around your
Spring Break begins
on March 24. We (the building) return to school on Monday, April 3, and the DLP returns April 10. Right after
the break, preliminary work will begin on our seismic project. We
received grant dollars to use for retrofitting our building to make
it much more earthquake safe than it is now. Between spring break
and graduation, we will be doing some of the minor work that needs to
be done such as taking things off the walls, removing items from
classrooms, and storing small furniture until the project is
completed. Most of this preliminary work will be done by staff and
students here at school. Any major work will be done by the
engineering firm, the construction company, and the architects.
Construction will continue throughout the summer but may not be
completed totally until after school begins in August. We will have
contingency plans to start school on time even if construction is not
Celebration is scheduled for the weekend of July 28-30. The school
building will be accessible that weekend even with the retrofit
taking place. If you have any questions regarding the centennial
please contact Ashley O’Leary or Kaylin Arrington here at school.
We have several
students participating in the annual Battle of the Books. The
competition is taking place on Saturday, March 18 in Medford. Cindy
Wurtz is the coach of the teams. We have an elementary team and a
high school team competing this year. Our elementary team is Madison
F., Anna, Colton, and Caiden S. Our high school team is comprised of
Ashley, Jack, Makaylah, Eduardo, Adam, and Emir.
Learning kids are busy this month as well. They will be visiting the
Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville on March 16. Students in
Grades 1-8 are presenting speeches on such topics as Clouded
Leopards, Francis Scott Keys, Fennec Foxes, among others.
Students in both
programs have been taking state tests. Testing will go on through May.
Please talk with your student about getting proper rest and eating
well during testing so they do the best job they can on these state
Finally, in the area
of sports, I want to congratulate the boys and girls teams and their
coaches for a great season. We have started track season and have
several track meets scheduled for the spring. Also, we are starting
a co-ed soccer program next fall and will play an independent
schedule next year. To get ready for that we will be reseeding and
preparing our soccer field to get it in top shape for the upcoming
Wishing everyone a restful Spring Break. We will be busy between now
and the end of the year. Get ready for a great last few months.