Field trips, school visits, and CK Events begin!
The Loud & Clear Workshop for our 5th through 8th graders kicked off our field trips, school visits, and CK events which are essential to our program. Watch for information in the weekly teacher newsletters.
Reminder: the parking lot becomes one way only at 7:20am and 2:20pm. The first three parking spots near the front door are held open for 10-minute visits when you need to drop off or pick up your child outside of car line times. The PSO will provide signage soon!
Kids Like Languages
There are 4 students enrolled, but the club needs 2 more students to participate. Use promotion code 20OFF for $20 discount for classes.
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Kids Like Languages Sign-up
Our own fried green tomatoes!
The middle school students fried green tomatoes harvested from our own garden which were delicious. What a wonderful way to experience the fruit of hard work, persistence, and patience -- key traits essential to a successful life.
Watch for continued PSO information and emails about the MITCH Marathon -- our next big fundraiser and community building event.
Have a great weekend,
2:50 Science Matters
6:30 TTSD Board Meeting
2:50 Yoga for Kids
2:50 Kids Like Languages
2nd Lan Su Chinese Gardens
*** This is Mrs. Baker's weekly blog- just a sneak peek so that everyone can see the happenings around MITCH!***
MITCH Marathon: This is a fun participation event for all! Good exercise for students, picture opportunities for parents and donation possibilities for your family members and neighbors. Lets get into the spirit of the event!
At Home Volunteers: An extra thank you to the parents who have been ripping pages out of workbooks and organizing work for our class for the school year. It saves me countless hours for which I am very grateful and gives you volunteer time so don't forget to input your time!
OMSI: The "Marvelous Magnet" program will be presented by OMSI next week. They do a fabulous job of presenting learning opportunities in a fun hands on way.
Agriculture in the Classroom: This was our first exciting week with Mr. Ketel and Agriculture. We learned that there are 7 "F's" that we will be studying this year! Farming, Fiber, Food, Fisheries, Forestry, Flowers and Fuel. We looked at Wool samples and sang along with the familiar nursery rhyme 'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep', we even learned a couple of new verses that were added to our basic rhyme. We drew our two favorite foods and left space to draw where these foods come from. Mr. Ketel even challenged our students to learn to explain to you that cake is made from flour, which comes from grinding up wheat and that we should eat cake (pasta, crackers...etc) to support our Oregon Wheat Farmers! We had a fun lesson with Mr. Ketel!
Coat Season: It is time to start sending those larger raincoats to school. Don't forget those labels and that they don't have to be blue or black as we only wear them outside. If your student tends to be chilly in the morning it is still alright for them to have their black or blue sweatshirts/sweaters...Happy Fall!
Oregon Department of Education Report Card
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Our new Kinders are a bit more prepared for the first day of school, primary families now know which teacher will teach their child, and middle school students are really curious about the new locations for their lockers. It has been a successful week.
Thank you to every volunteer and parent who made this week a success. We could not have done it without you!
MITCH families come from all over the world and we speak 11 languages. We are quite diverse, and yet it is what we hold in common which makes MITCH an incredibly supportive environment for our students. In preparing today's newsletter I overheard a conversation taking place in the hall which makes my heart sing! Two parents were saying hello, becoming better acquainted after the summer, and one asked where the other was from -- they exchanged countries and launched into a discussion of recipes. Wow. All in a few moments.
While it may appear to have been simply polite conversation on the surface, I believe this short exchange between parents reveals far more about us than the fact we are well-mannered. We are people who naturally take every opportunity to build a strong community for our children -- I witness over and over small acts of community building and know it is an incredible privilege to be a part of your children's education.
One more week!
Last Call For......
Lost & Found -- wow, there are so many sweatshirts, water bottles, lunchboxes left by children. Make sure to check for your child's lost items.
Medicines -- pick up medicines by June 21st.
PE Uniforms -- order your shorts, t-shirts, or hoodies by June 23rd.
It's short week!
PE Clothing orders are due June 23rd!
MITCH Charter School Resources
Enjoy the Sun!
It is tempting to let our focus wander since the sun has finally shown up, but there are only four and half weeks remaining in the school year -- let's finish strong! Students are completing the state standardized assessments and need plenty of rest accompanied by a healthy breakfast to do well. And everyone needs extra water on the warmer days.
Sometimes I hear the thought "well, there really isn't any teaching going on at the end of the school year," which is not true at MITCH. We are teaching through to the last day and encourage students learning until they walk out the door on June 21st. No checking out!
Have a great weekend!