Hello Parents and Families!
Field Trip on Tuesday!
On Tuesday, October 23rd we will be walking to The Ark (www.theark.org) on Main Street for the performance COMMON CHORDS: Telling America’s Story Through Music and Cultural Expression. COMMON CHORDS is a highly-acclaimed, interactive educational program in which performers and educators Matt Watroba and Robert Jones perform, entertain, educate and explore American history and diversity, friendship and fun through the evolution of music over the course of time. For a sneak peek at a previous performance, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92LLHfqIg48.
We’ll leave at 10am and walk to The Ark. The show is 10:30-11:30, we’ll walk back to school after the show just in time for lunch. A permission slip for this trip is being sent home today. We’ve got room for 4 chaperones - if you’d like to join us on this trip, please contact Ko.
We’ve spent a lot of time in class this week planning and preparing to finish our October book projects and Cursive by October 31st. Each kid figured out how much he/she needs to do each day to complete these projects on time. You can help your kid avoid the last-minute blues by checking in with them about their plan!
As the weather is getting colder out, please make sure your child is coming to school dressed appropriately (especially for our field trip on Tuesday, since we’ll be walking!). We’ve had some kids coming to school without coats and jackets, and it’s getting a little too cold for them to be outside for recess without them!
Spread the Warmth Clothing Drive
Speaking of warm clothing...We’re collecting new or gently used coats, boots, gloves and scarves for Spread the Warmth Detroit. Spread the Warmth was established by former Ann Arbor Open Student (and former Rick and Ko’s class student) Eli Kim in 2014. Donations go to homeless and housing insecure families in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. See attached flyer for more details.
Early Release Day
Next Wednesday, October 24th is an EARLY RELEASE DAY. We will have lunch at 11:48 and dismiss at 12:52pm. If you need childcare, the Girl Scouts at Open would love to help you out. 10-15 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls + 3 adults will be supervising. There will be a movie (Coco), time outside, crafts, snacks, and fun! Cost is $20/child. Pick up by 5:30pm. Sign up here if you’re interested. Need more info? Contact Abbey Woodman at email@example.com
Here are some things to ask your child about to give you an idea of what’s been happening in class lately.
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