November Updates

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No School Thursday

Reminder: No School Thursday, November 11 for Veteran's Day.

Announcing New (returning) OCEAN Teacher MB Armstrong

We are excited to welcome MB Armstrong as an OCEAN Teacher starting December 2. MB will be taking over all of Molly's classes. MB was an OCEAN teacher for the 2020-21 school year and brings with her a strong background in experiential learning.

MB directed environmental education centers on the east coast and started maritime, place based programs on the west coast. MB has worked as a staff trainer for multiple organizations including Outward Bound, Sound Experience and the Northwest Maritime Center. She has travelled the 4 corners of the country working on sail training vessels and commercial fished in both Alaska and New Zealand.

She has an undergraduate degree in Earth Science and a Master’s degree in Education. MB has a K-8 teaching certification with endorsements in Reading, Special Education and English Language Arts. MB has worked in math intervention at Salish Coast as well as been the Language Arts teacher in OCEAN.

MB is excited to work with you and your child and deeply believes in supporting a strong parent partnership to help all students rise.

Conferencing Days - No OCEAN Classes

Due to holidays and school breaks we will have four days where there will be no OCEAN classes to allow for family conferences.

Please add these no classes days to your calendar.

November 22nd - Monday

December 14th - Tuesday

February 28th - Monday

April 26th - Tuesday

Volunteers Needed: Logs with holes drilled for K-5 Science

We are looking for volunteers to support a fungus growing experiment for K-5 science students. As an OCEAN team, we will be studying northwest trees, their habitat and the plants and animals that live around them. We will be conducting experiments and trying to grow fungus in the classroom and at home. Can you help with this hands-on-science project?

  • 45 poplar or other soft hardwood species
  • 4' in length
  • 4" or more in diameter
  • Drill 5 holes in each log ( each hole being 1" deep and 5/16" in diameter)

If you are willing to help with any part of this project, let MB Armstrong know: Even if you can supply the logs OR drill the holes it would allow this project to move forward! Timeline = before December.

Thanks so much and I look forward to working with you, rolling up our sleeves and engaging in hands-on learning! MB

Upcoming Events

No School, Veteran's Day, Thursday, November 11

K-8 Student Exhibition, Thursday, November 18, 5-7pm

OCEAN Family Resource Meeting, Thursday, November 18, 7-8:30pm, Zoom link

No OCEAN Classes Conferencing Day, Monday, November 22

Thanksgiving Break, No School, November 25-26

No OCEAN Classes Conferencing Day, Tuesday, December 14

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