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Charity Project Update
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on February 06, 2020 at 10:08pm

Students will be bringing home their bank, completed essays and display headings this next Monday, Feb. 10th or Tuesday, Feb. 11th. This should give them plenty of time to get their banks displayed and collect enough donations before they are due back for our March Family Connection Day (March 31st). This will give them about 7 weeks. At the last FCD, we agreed that about a month was enough time to display the banks. Obviously, 7 weeks is longer than one month but it can give you and your child extra time to set up or use the bank in other ways to collect donations. Some students had some brilliant ideas! One student mentioned taking the bank with him to church to see if any donations could be collected after the service. Another student said she wanted to make phone calls to family and friends. Feel free to encourage your child in anyway that feels right to you. If you are planning to leave the bank on display at a business, you do not need to display it longer than a month but please make sure it is in a location that can be closely monitored.  

The banks should be brought back to school for our March FCD on the 31st of March from 1:00-2:00. At this time, students and parents will count the money and we will take the first steps in getting the money to the charities.  

Thank you for your support throughout this project! It's so much fun to watch the kids get excited about making a real difference.

Charity project and parent involvement is needed!
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on December 09, 2019 at 7:42pm

Parents,

We are beginning a charity project and your involvement will be a big help! 

This project involves research, writing, art, math and much more. Here is a quick break down.

  1. Your child will be researching charities and will be asked to choose one they really care about. They must have one chosen prior to our Family Connection Day on December 18th. They will have some time to research at school but they should also be researching at home.
  2. Your child will write an opinion essay explaining why someone should donate to that charity. The writing of the essay will be completed by January 30th but will be completed ONLY AT SCHOOL. Although I encourage students to talk with their families at home about the charity and research at home, they are not to work on any of the writing at home.  
  3. Your child will create a paper mache bank representing the charity. This bank will be displayed in a location of their choice in Enumclaw or a surrounding community (along with their opinion essay) to collect money for the cause. Your child will need to come to school on December 18th with their structure prepared so we can focus on the messy paper mache during our Family Connection Day on December 18th from 9:00-10:30. 
  4. We will paint the banks and add the final touches during our January Family Connection Day on January 30th from 1:00-2:00.
  5. Your child will need to get approval from a local or nearby business, church or other organization so they can safely display their bank there for donations. Your child will also need to retrieve the bank at a given date. 
Parent Assistance

Charity Research and Opinion Writing:

  • Talk to you child a home about what a charity is, what types of charities are out there and what someone should consider before donating to a specific charity.
  • Talk to your child about which charity they want to focus on and why.
  • Help your child research their charity at home. This is only brainstorming and collecting information. Please do not help your child with any of the writing for this project as all writing should be done at school.

Paper Mache Bank:

  • Help your child decide on a reasonable paper mache design that relates to the charity. The design should capture the attention of people walking by and makes sense based on the charity chosen. 
  • Help your child build the structure of the bank before December 18th. We will do the paper mache during our Family Connection Day on December 18th from 9:00-10:30 so please do not do that part at home. (I am extending this FCD by an extra 1/2 hour so we have enough time to do the paper mache)
  • Help your child with the paper mache during the December FCD if you can make it.
  • Help your child with the painting and final touches during our January FCD if you can make it. This is on January 30th from 1:00-2:00.

Setting up and retrieving the bank:

  • Help your child choose a safe location to set up the bank for donations and get early approval from the owner of the location. This could be at a local or nearby business, church or other organization. The opinion essay should be on display next to the paper mache bank.
  • Help your child set up the display within the few days following January 30th. 
  • Help your child retrieve the display (date TBD).

We will be discussing this more at school but please let me know if you have any questions. 

Remember... 

*Only have the basic structure ready on December 18th so we can do the paper mache here. Do not bring the bank already done.

*Students should not get any help with their writing at home. This makes it extremely hard to teach them if I don't know what they can do on their own. 

Family Connection Day Dates!
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on October 18, 2019 at 6:17pm

Family Connection Days are a time families can come join our class with a fun project. The projects vary and may include activities related to art, science, math, literacy, team building and more! Just check in at the office and head to the classroom at the start time listed below!

*Wednesday, October 30th 9:00-10:00

*Friday, November 22nd 10:45-11:45 (early dismissal day because of conferences)

*Wednesday, December 18th 9:00-10:00

*Thursday, January 30th 1:00-2:00

*Monday, February 24th 9:00-10:00

*Tuesday, March 31st 1:00-2:00

*Monday, April 27th 9:00-10:00

I do try to use every moment I have with your child in a purposeful way. With this in mind, I would appreciate it if you would please let your child finish out the school days after Family Connection Day events rather than taking him/her home early.

On November 22nd our activity is at the end of the day. You are welcome to stay until dismissal and take your child with you at that time.

Thank you!

District Calendar (English and Spanish)
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on September 21, 2019 at 12:09pm

No School October 4th
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on September 21, 2019 at 12:07pm

No school October 4th

Picture Day October 2nd
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on September 21, 2019 at 12:06pm

Picture Day October 2 - Say...cheese on October 2nd! Order forms were sent home Thursday, September 26, for individual picture day on October 2.  

 

Open House Thursday, September 26th 6:30-7:30
Posted by Kolleen Bourdage on September 21, 2019 at 12:05pm

Join us September 26 at 6:30 PM for our Open House.  We will start in the gym for a whole school message and then break out into classrooms to meet teachers and have the opportunity to ask questions.  This year, students are invited back to the classrooms with you to help share the message of what their day looks like and to share information about their class routines.