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May 20, 2015

Director's Notes 5/18/15

May 18, 2015 Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
Thank You and Appreciations Thank yous and appreciations go out to all of our wonderful students who took part in Alice in Wonderland. Whether you were a flower, a caterpillar, a twin, or manning the lighting booth you all worked so hard and put on a wonderful show.  Thank  you for your commitment to the musical and to Bridges. State Science Fair Good luck to Nick Pinto preparing for competition at the California State Science Fair. 4-H CLUB 4-H grows confident, capable, and caring kids with the life skills to thrive in today's world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Working in partnership with 110 universities, 4-H programs are research-backed and offer life-changing experiences to youth around the world. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change. Reports show that 4-H youth excel beyond their peers. 4-H'ers are about:
  • Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);
  • Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);
  • Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);
  • Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12); and
  • 4-H girls are two times  more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.
If interested, please contact Sabrina Monney at smonney73@gmail.com. For more info, visit www.4-H.org Lost and Found! Please look through the lost and found.  Anything left this Thursday, 5/21, will be donated. Dress Code Reminder Now that it is getting hot, please remember that dress code for shorts is "Skirts and shorts should fall at least halfway down the thigh."  If your child is brought up to the office for dress code they will need to remain in the office until appropriate clothing is brought to them. Our Community of Learning This is a place where we as a community of parents, teachers, staff members and students can share resources that support our philosophy of Whole Child education. Take a look at these two schools who are exploring a variety of Whole Child approaches: Mission Hills School - A  public school that has been able to approach learning holistically and still meet or exceed accountability targets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzXOmDVHXug&feature=youtu.be Key Learning Community: With a curriculum based upon Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, this K-12 Indianapolis school emphasizes exploration and deep understanding over rote memorization. http://www.edutopia.org/key-learning-community-multiple-intelligences-video

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