February 21, 2018

Week of October 17th

After a long wait, we will at last be working with our buddies on Monday, October 24, to design and build plankhouses and their accompanying surroundings. Some students will team up on the structures, others will create people, and still others will add landscaping. Please send branches, bark, seeds, cones, pebbles, and assorted other materials that will be useful.

Mark your calendar for the Salmon Festival, sponsored by Mt. Hood Community College Geography Department and the U.S. Forest Service. This free event promises fun and information for the whole family. Head to Multnomah Falls on Sunday, November 6th, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Our attention is now turning toward Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery. We will learn of their goals, the people on the expedition, the tribes they met, plants and animals that they documented, and important events. Students will keep a journal and timeline, research the members of the Corps, prepare and present a speech on one of the animals that were catalogued, and read books and magazines about the people and time period.

Lastly, please endeavor to get your child to school on time each morning. We are constantly being disrupted by late arrivals. We begin promptly at 7:55 a.m. Students need to arrive five to ten minutes prior to that time so that they have their materials (and themselves) ready to go. Thank you!

Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, October 25th ECO project – be prepared to work outdoors
  • Tuesday, October 25th, and Wednesday, October 26th Conferences
  • Thursday, October 27th PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m. MPB
  • Sunday, November 6th Salmon Festival at Multnomah Falls 10 am-4pm
  • Thursday, November 24th Thanksgiving Holiday (No school Thursday or Friday)



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