Science In Action
Kevin Taylor, wildlife biologist, will be teaching the Groovy Ground Squirrels about using binoculars/spotting scopes as tools of a naturalist. The students will search for a hidden bear skin on the hill!
Also, next Thursday, November 2, the 2-3 group will be journeying to the Wilson bridge in collaboration with art class and the 9-10 classes. This multi-age group will be working with the Snake River Fund for a mural project that focuses on phenology. We'll be leaving around 11:00 and back by noon for lunch.

Halloween Celebrations
Students are invited to come to school in costumes on Tuesday, October 31st for our mini- Halloween parade through the Middle School. Parents are welcome to come watch. We will gather in classrooms and then walk through the Middle School at 8:40. When we return to classes, students will be engaging in author's teas and class activities. At 10 am (recess) we ask students to transform back into themselves so please have them bring regular clothes. This is a G-rated event that includes PreK students, so please leave fake weapons and gore at home.

Other important dates coming up soon:
No school this Friday October 27th (conference trade day)
Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween parade and classroom happenings; Presentation from Robbie Bond fourth grade founder of Kids Speak for the Parks and 4-5 journey
Wednesday, November 1st: Dia de los Muertos MORNING celebration; 4-5 afternoon journey to the SHIFT conference to see Robbie Bond present.
Wednesday, November 8th: 4-5 Drama Performance at 2:30 in the elementary building.
Friday, November 10th: 12:30 early release; end of the trimester

If you have not yet signed up for one slot to help with snacks and rags, we would really appreciate your participation: Sign up here
Thank you to Vonde and Lisen for helping with snacks and rags this week, Heidi for taking the job on 11/3 and Aimee for 11/10. We appreciate our parent rep help with Halloween and Dia de los Muertos next week. Thanks to Kate Falk for helping to get our library organized- much needed support!


For Parents of 2nd-5th Grade Students:
Megan and Rachael are piloting a new after-school initiative at Journeys School to better meet parents' after school needs and engage students in fun and exciting ways. This is a 6-class program where students will explore the magical world of Harry Potter through crafts, cooking, and games. We may even dabble in potions, herbology, and magical beasts! We look forward to this exciting opportunity!
Dates: Thursdays- 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, and 12/14 (Sorry, but drop-ins/partial enrollment are not available)
Times: 3:30-5:30pm
Cost: $250 for the full session of Hogwarts Winter Term (Family discount for multiple students- first child $250, additional children $200)
*Cost is non-refundable
Please click here for the google form link and to fill out the necessary information.