Haiku Reminder
We recently checked our readership and noticed that it is lagging at this time of the year. This is just a reminder that Haiku is our primary weekly communication about what is happening in each class in elementary. There are pictures, resources, and homework expectations posted and it gives you a great way to connect with your child about their learning. Thanks for visiting!

4-5 Science... Pi Day!
This week in science, 4th and 5th grade students are creating activities to celebrate Pi Day next Tuesday, March 14. A few of the activities students will be participating in and/or leading are memorizing the digits of Pi, measuring circumferences, and pie eating/tasting! IF you are able to send in a pie on or before Tuesday, March 14th for all of elementary to enjoy, please email Bari. 4th and 5th grade parents: this form was sent home on Tuesday with your child.  Forms were due Thursday, 3/9, so that we can prepare materials and activities. If you didn't see and/or sign the form, please contact Bari ASAP to acknowledge that the items will be at school by Tuesday, 3.14.

Young Authors

Student writers of Journeys School are busy preparing pieces of writing to submit to the Wyoming Young Authors competition this week. Entries are due to the district by March 10th. From that point district judges are assembled to choose and first place and honorable mention for each grade in the following categories: poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. We will let you know when we hear of results! Congratulations to students moving on to district judging.

Author Visit
Thanks to Kjera, Tracy, Dabney, and Megan for coordinating and taking our K-3 grade students to hear a presentation by the Author Eric Litwin (he wrote the first 4 Pete the Cat books, Groovy Joe, and a few others). Thanks to the library for hosting us at this event. It was a fabulous, dynamic, and entertaining event.

End of the Trimester
Winter trimester comes to a close Friday (march 10). The early release is for students only on that day; teachers will stay to work on assessments, grades, and reports. It will still be a few more weeks before reports make it home to you. Thanks for your patience.

We will also be changing up dens and afternoon rotations for the final trimester. This allows students a fresh perspective and helps to alleviate cabin fever. Everyone still has two recess and lunch together, but their afternoon rotations will look different. K-1 students will be working on a play for the final trimester.


Thank you to Norene and many parent volunteers for a fantastic production of Dreamcatcher. The students were confident and composed while they acted, sang, and played music.

Spring Break
Please let your child's advisor know ahead of time if you will be missing any additional school around spring break. This allows teachers to plan and utilize our school days to make each day count!

Thank you Meladi for teacher treats! Thanks to families for participation in the Salsa Celebration. Thanks to Kjera for taking on the role of snack and rag parent this week. Up on 3/10: Heather, Amy T. on snacks and Cindy D. on rags for the next two weeks.