Rivendell Middle Kids

Monday Newsletter

Welcome back from the long weekend.  We hope you had some time to enjoy the Fall weather, rain and shine, and are ready for another full week.  It was great meeting with so many of you on Friday.  It is always enjoyable to share the progress of your children and set goals for the year.  If you have any other questions or concerns, please come talk to us or send an email.  We will see the rest of you this week.  Remember, there is no school or daycare or Friday.

Friday evening is our annual fundraiser and Fall carnival, Fun Fest.  This is a great time to meet other Rivendell families, see former Rivendell students and just have fun.  We are still in need of helpers to run games. There are one hour shifts available from 5:30pm until 8:30pm.  If you are able to help, please sign up as soon as possible.      

This week our space exploration takes us into the heart of nebulae where we will discover how stars are created and the various stages of a star’s life.  We will learn about our star and write from the perspective of the sun.  We will also pay a visit to the Starlab where former Rivendell teacher, Dee Wanger, will teach us more about the constellations and the phases of the moon.  We also shared our amazing recitation projects today.  The kids did such an amazing job.  Take a look at some of the photos below this newsletter.

On November 7th we are taking a field trip to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.  We will tour the museum at 10am and see the movie “Cosmic Journey” before lunch.   We will be needing parent drivers to transport the kids to and from the museum so if you are available on this morning, please let us know.  We are especially interested in parents who drive larger cars like SUV’s and minivans because it cuts down on the number of vehicles traveling  back and forth. Tomorrow we will send home a permission slip in the homework folder.  We are also asking for $8.00 to cover the cost of this trip.  This will be a wonderful way to end our space unit.

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