Ocean Week is Coming May 16–22, 2014
We Need Parent Help!
Ocean Week is a 22-year tradition here at RSF and needs help in several areas. This is an exciting time—when teachers and science specialists focus on ocean activities, rotating among their grade level classes, conducting field studies, and decorating their classrooms.
Here are several ways that you can help:
- helping to decorate the school in an ocean theme--areas include the entry areas of the PAC, the front office, office display cases, library, and the staff lunchroom (especially for the OW Staff Luncheon!)
- taking photos of events during Ocean Week, i.e., kids dissecting squid, the Ocean Week play, guest speakers, etc. also help assembling pics into slide show
- inviting someone you know who has a water/ocean-related, or environmental, career who might join us as a guest speaker
- collecting sand samples from beaches world-wide (a small zip-lock bag ½ filled with dry sand--labeled with location) for a library sand display
We will host an additional Reading Workshop meeting soon for those who had a scheduling conflict. Additionally, Lindsey Donaldson will present a Writing Seminar for parents. The math team is planning to host a seminar in the Spring.
Middle School Philanthropy Project
A few years ago Drü and Asher, the starters of Sole Hope, were like many young couples pursuing the American dream. They served as foster parents and were considering adopting a child from Africa when Asher came across a YouTube Video on jiggers and their devastating impact on children.
Jiggers is is a parasitic arthropod found in most tropical and sub-tropical climates like Africa. When they saw the devastating impact, they started Sole Hope.
Sole Hope is an organization that uses heavy material to make shoes for people that don't have them in Africa to help prevent jiggers.
The middle school student council will be hosting a "shoe cutting party" and we need old jeans, plastic milk jugs, or other heavy material to help make shoes. We will start collecting fabric on April 14. Please encourage your kids to donate materials and come to the shoe cutting party on April 24!