Oak Farm Community Memo

April 10, 2015

Dates to Note:

Wednesday, April 15:
  • 5th & 6th graders to McMillan Health Center
  • Golf Match @ Cobblestone
Thursday, April 16: Toddler - Bring your parent to school day! 9:30-11:00
Friday, April 17:
  • Upper Elementary to Merry Lea
  • Infant/Toddler Closed
  • Golf Match @ Colonial Oaks
Monday, April 20: School will be in session - MAKE UP DAY!
Friday, April 24:
  • Book Fair ALL DAY in the Vic House library!
  • Community Coffee with Megan (8:45 - 10:00)
  • EARTH FEST!!!
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Earth Fest - 2 weeks from TODAY!

We are excited about this year's celebration of "all things Earth!" Here is a main schedule of what will be happening. The whole campus is involved and all of the students and their families are encouraged to come!

Friday, April 24 - normal school day for all
3:30 Kindergarten & Lower Elementary Students sing in the Victorian Farmhouse
4:05 Upper & Middle School Students sing in the Out Building at the North Campus (One of the barns near the Middle School)

3:30 - 6:00
  • Earth Fest activities will be happening on the lawn of the Victorian house - a list of those who will be in attendance will be published next week. This includes the annual book fair!

  • Classrooms will be open for families to take a look at their child's work from throughout the year.

  • Do you remember all the caps and plastic bottles they needed all year?! The projects are done and will be installed for all to see in/around the Lower, Upper and Middle School buildings.

We have a few other treats in the works still. We are confident this will be an event to remember! We hope you can make it!
(parking is going to be interesting... please carpool if possible!)

Scholastic Book Fair!

Dear Parents and Families:

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

We invite you to visit our Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair.

Book Fair Dates: April 18 - April 28, 2015 (includes on-line shopping dates)
Shopping Hours: 8:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m on Friday, April 24.

We would especially love to see you on April 24 when our school hosts our EARTH FEST CELEBRATION from 3:30-6:00 p.m.

We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school.

Sincerely,
Bonnie Schultz
Library Specialist

PS:
Not able to attend our on campus book fair?

Our Scholastic book fair will also be on-line! The online Fair dates are 4/18 – 5/01. To place an order between the above dates, go to the following URL
http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/oakfarmmontessorischool
You may also want to download the free Scholastic Book Fair App for easy shopping.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - APRIL 24

We have some things going on Earth Fest that we could use a few parent/family volunteers to help make sure they run smoothly - here is a list - there will be more to come next week too!

BOOK FAIR - 9:00-11:00am on Friday, April 24
BOOK FAIR - 1:00-3:00pm on Friday, April 24
MUSIC in UPPER - help with the Boomwhacker activity 4:30-5:30
CAMP FIRE - help Sandy & Jill tend the fire in the woods 3:30-4:30
BUILD a MAZE - stay close to an interactive display near the Victorian House 3:30-4:30
BUILD a MAZE - 4:30-5:30
CLEAN-UP - help with fold tables, trash/recycle round up, etc 6:00-6:30

*there will probably other opportunities to help... stay tuned!

TALL OAK OVERNIGHT- update!

There is a correction to a previous statement - if your child is not able to make it to the Elementary Overnight on Friday, May 15 PLEASE let Macy know ASAP.

We WILL issue you a full refund as long as we know by Wednesday, May 13.

There is a waiting list, so if your child cannot make it, please know that there is another that fill the spot!

Contact Macy with questions.

Machine Museum @ Middle School

Now that spring is here, you might be more inspired to look into that garage, basement or closet, to see what clutter should be "outa here!"

The Middle School science program is looking for old electronics (such as broken computer components, clocks), or kitchen gadgets with moving parts (such as grinders, blenders), and other small appliances. We'll use them in upcoming "tech" units. What a great win-win donation! And thank you!

Looking for a road trip this weekend?

Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 takes place in Detroit, Michigan, from April 9-12, 2015.

Student teams will bring their ultra-energy-efficient vehicles to compete on the streets, global thought leaders will address energy challenges of the future, and visitors of all ages will enjoy a FREE look into the future of energy, technology, and mobility. A local team of Trine University students will be competing, as well. For more information visit: https://www.shell.com/global/environment-society/ecomarathon/events/americas.html