Parent Notice May 2nd, 2012
- Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:41
Corvallis Montessori School
May 2, 2012
May 2nd, 3rd, 4th -Elementary Overnight Field Trip
The elementary students will be away on a field trip in the Cascades for the rest of the week. We hope they have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing all the news on their return.
May 8th – Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
There is a board meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. –all are welcome.
May 12th – Spring Clean-Up Day
The PA has organized a spring clean-up day at school on Saturday, May 12th. We would greatly appreciate volunteers to join us in making the grounds and building as perfect a place as possible for the children. There will be care for the children at school that morning as well as snacks for the children. Please sign up on the notice board if you can help. The sign-up sheet has a list of tasks needing to be completed. If there are any jobs, which you would like to do but cannot come to school on the 12th, you may work at a time that better suits your schedule – just let Nicole Sharp or Jon Pugsley be aware that you are available to help at a different day and time. Many thanks in advance.
May 15th – Annual School Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Just a reminder that our Annual Meeting is on Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 p.m. Pizza and childcare will be available that evening. Please sign up on the notice board if you will need childcare so that we may plan accordingly.
May 17th - Parent Education Night from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
We are delighted to welcome Kathleen Lloyd as a speaker on Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. The topic of the talk will be “Creating Pathways for Self-Regulation” –A Secret of Childhood. Philomath Montessori School is sponsoring the event. They would like to use our facility to accommodate their parent group.
We are delighted to offer this workshop to CMS parents. Kathleen Lloyd is a delight to listen to and you will come away with many great ideas to implement at home as well as a new understanding of young children’s behavior.
Kathleen Lloyd, earned a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science From OSU where she also taught for several years. She is currently on the Early Childhood Education faculty at Lane Community College.
Self-regulation involves that ability to sustain attention, control reactions to stress, and recognize and interpret social cues. Citing temporary research, Dr. Kathleen Lloyd will address its tremendous impact on children’s social and cognitive development.
There will be childcare available that evening as well as snacks for the children. Donations will be on a sliding scale: $0 - $10. For more information call: (541) 929-2672
Piano Lessons at CMS
Piano lessons will be available on Thursday afternoons at school in the commons
Marie Stingle (Kailea and Claire’s grandmother) is an experienced piano teacher who has enjoyed teaching private piano lessons for a number of years. She loves working with children and watching their confidence grow as their ability to play increases as well as watching students grasp new concepts. Making music lessons a positive experience for students is a high priority for Marie as it will translate into a lifelong appreciation of music.
Marie studied piano privately through college. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Multnomah University.
Art for Art Project
You may have noticed a selection of “iPad” art hanging above the Bamboo cubbies. Arnie Yasinski, Adele’s husband, has donated them to CMS to sell for $35 each. The funds raised through the sale of the pictures will go towards hiring an art teacher for the school. Parents also have an option of buying the pictures, unframed, for $20 each.
If you would like to commission Arnie to draw a particular subject, please write it down on the clipboard hanging by the drawings. There is no obligation to buy the art if you change your mind. All checks should be made out to CMS.
The First Alternative Co-op
Did you know that when you buy groceries at the co-op next door, you can ask for the 1% donation to go to CMS? You don’t need to be a co-op member or have a co-op number but ask that they give the 1% to our school. It is that simple! Apparently a local public school made $3,000 last year by many small donations.
CMS partnering with OSU's Computer Engineering
Last fall CMS submitted a proposal to the OSU Computer Science program to create a database system for the school. Niddy Lindsley, Sarah, and Adele have been collaborating with the four OSU students as they worked on creating our database system from October 2011 to May 2012 and there project will be on display at the exposition below.
Please stop by to see their work on Friday, May 18th!
May 18th - OSU Exposition
When: Friday, May 18, 2012, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Kelley Engineering Center
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
The 13th annual OSU Engineering Expo, happening on Friday, May 18, 2012, promises another mind-boggling display of undergraduate engineering talent.
This year's Senior Design Showcase features more than 100 student-built projects from across the disciplines: Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Construction Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; and Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics. For a special exhibit of clean technology and green energy solutions, be sure to check out the Expo’s Sustainability Showcase.
And the fun doesn't stop there! This year's Robo*Palooza includes the TekBot® Triathlon, an award-winning Mars rover, and FIRST robots from local high schools. Other inspiring engineering innovations will also be on display. And to complete this year’s Expo experience, be sure to tour the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Lab!
We think it's a fun learning opportunity for high school students who are considering a career in engineering or are just interested in science and technology. If you and your students plan to join us as a group, please call the College of Engineering at 541.737.3101 to reserve a time.
If you're an OSU student, faculty, or staff, consider volunteering for the Expo. Sign up to work for two hours and get a free t-shirt.