This Week - May Faire, May Faire, May Faire!
5/7 * Wednesday, 1:30-2:30pm Festivals Committee Meeting in Community Coordinator’s office
5/8 * Thursday, 1 :30-3:30pm May Faire Clean Up out back > VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
5/9 * Friday, 3 pm – 6:30 pm May Faire Prep. Work > VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
> We are still running short on Volunteer sign-ups for Friday after School
If you can stay after school on Friday to help move tables and chairs etc. We would really appreciate it!
5/10* Saturday, 10:30 am – 3 pm the MAY FAIRE
> VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
> still need more sign-ups for FREE Activities for the kids and for Clean Up help
More details: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B44A9AA29AB9-mayfaire
The Annual Blue Oak May Faire – Final UPDATE
Saturday, 5.10.14 from 10:30 am – 3 pm
> MATERIALS NEEDED <
We always count on donations from our community to help supplement the materials required to pull off the crafts and decorations. To see the “wish list” follow the link below.
A DONATION STATION is set up in the Great Room. You can drop items there all this week. Please wait to bring in any fresh greenery and cut flowers until at least Thursday.
> BAKE SALE Items DONATED <
Don’t forget that we count on your Bake Sale Donations to run a Bake Sale Booth which helps us cover the costs of the festivals and raise money for the school.
Please bring them Saturday morning directly to the Bake Sale Booth. Volunteers will be there to greet you and help you label your items.
> VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED <
This is the biggest event of the year. It takes many volunteers to pull it together.
VOLUNTEER NEEDS: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B44A9AA29AB9-mayfaire
Each year, each grade has an assigned responsibility. For example, Grades 1st through 4th are responsible for providing the support for the FREE Crafts & Activities for children. Without their support there would not be activities for the children to do. Please sign-up for a grade slot before other slots. Visit link to sign up online or sign-up on printed sheets in the Parent Corner on the Volunteer Board. Remember that DOUBLE HOURS can be recorded for anyone who stays and helps with clean up.
As of today it is looking like we’re at about 44% Participation on the sign-ups.
The 4th Grade activity will be cancelled if it does not receive the Volunteers that it needs - leaving 3 Free Activities for the kids to do at the Faire.
> WHAT TO BRING TO THE FAIRE <
- Your festive selves, dressed in your best May Day attire!
- Bake Sale Items (each dish earns you one raffle ticket)
- Cash for Local Vendors and Classroom Fundraisers
- Lunch Foods will be sold – pack a picnic lunch if you do not want to purchase lunch
- Reusable Water Containers
- Your own dishware for lunch
- Half Sheet Info Flier (earns you one raffle ticket)
* there will be several FREE raffle prizes given out at the Faire
- Gates Open ~ 10:30 am
- Opening festivities ~11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Green Man skit by 8th grade students
May pole dance:
2nd Graders dance while faculty Sings
3rd Graders dance while 6th Graders plays accompaniment music
4th Graders dance while 7th graders play accompaniment
- Faire Opens ~12 noon
All booths open, music starts and the fun begins!
This year there will be Fundraising booths selling lunch food, various snacks and a Bake Sale booth. If you do not want to purchase your lunch then we suggest you pack a picnic lunch.
Musical Guests – Alli Battaglia & the Musical Brewing Company + Blue Oak Student performances
- Faire Closes ~ 3pm
Clean-up will begin inside the back fencing at ~ 3:15 pm, but the Local Vendor Marketplace will remain open for shopping (outside of gates) until at least ~ 4 pm.
- May Faire Significance -
Half way between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, Blue Oak School welcomes the earth’s bountiful rebirth with their annual May Faire. As the Green Man chases away King Winter to make way for Lady Spring and the King and Queen of the May, the children gather around the brightly colored May Pole for dancing. Older children provide musical accompaniment while younger children dance a rainbow of ribbons in various patterns around the flower adorned pole. When the dancing has commenced, the community is invited to continue in merriment with food, live music, free craft & activity booths for children, and local vendors. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the coming of Spring while joyously deepening connections with our school community.
From our Principal_______________________________
> Laurie Kopping 879-7483 or Laurie@blueoakcharterschool.org
Dear Blue Oak Families,
In planning for an amazing 2014-15 school year, many of us are working out schedules and calendars that will best support student learning and teacher instruction. We are considering a change next year to providing a semester and year-end report card for parents (we currently provide report cards at the end of each of three trimesters). School wide parent teacher conferences would be held in January. You would still have the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher if at any point in the school year you had concerns about their achievement. This would support better rhythm for students and teachers in implementing benchmark assessments and would be important in supporting our success with the Smarter Balance testing.
If you have any feedback for us about this proposed change, please email me at email@example.com. We want to include parents in this decision and make sure that we are meeting everyone's needs.
Blue Charter School Elections are happening all this week. Please stop by the front lobby to place your vote. Each family group may place no more than 2 votes.
Why is this important?
The Charter Council (aka the Board) is our governing body and you (parents & staff) are its electorate. If you want a say in who is governing your child’s school; this week is your opportunity.
Questions about the Elections may go to Damon Fadale @ firstname.lastname@example.org
CALENDAR (coming up)___________________________
5/13 * Tuesday, 6 pm Charter Council Meeting
5/14 Wednesday, 9 – 11:30 am LAST School Tour of the year
5/20 * Tuesday, 6 pm 2nd Grade MacCleod Class Parent Meeting
5/26 Monday – NO SCHOOL – holiday
5/27 * Tuesday, 6 – 8 pm LAST Parent Council Meeting of the year (PC for 2014-15 will be decided)
6/2 Monday, 6 – 8:30 pm SPRING STRINGS CONCERT
6/13 Friday, HALF DAY and LAST DAY OF THE YEAR
Next School Year-
2014 – 2015 School Year Calendar has been approved.
Our first day of school will be Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
FROM ONE TO ANOTHER____________________________
> from Jeanna Hand
A Yard Duty is.....
I am more than "just" a yard duty
I am a referee
I am a nurse maid
I am a counselor
I am a mother
I am a jokester
I am a kid
I am a teenager
I am a wiper of tears
I am a comforter
I am a hugger
I am a confidant
I am a conflict and resolution instructor
I am a coach
I am a friend
I am a Tetherball champ (until I got beat by a third grader)
I am an encourager
I am a listener
I am a hand holder
I am a boo boo fixer upper
I am a high fiver
I am dance judge
I am a goofball
I am your child's friend as well as their "yard duty/teacher." I am someone who loves them for their individuality. I am a tool in helping your child be successful. They are a tool in my success too.
Your child is a blessing to me.
Your child is the joy added to my day.
Your child's "hello's" and hugs are an added bonus to my every day.
Your child's smile makes my heart melt and their tears make me love them even more.
Your child's enthusiasm makes me giddy inside.
Your child's openness makes me appreciate their innocence.
Your child's wonder of the clouds, makes me remember the days I laid on the grass at recess and saw an animal in the sky.
Your child makes me remember my Yard Duties and the love they had for me when I was little.
Your child makes me want to be young again, then again I wouldn't go back either.
Your child's compassion towards another student "WOWS" me!
Your child makes me love my job.
Your child is often in my thoughts when I know they've had a special day planned.
Your child and I connect over pizza and Shel Silverstein.
Your child is amazingly wonderful in their own unique ways.
Your child is valued.
Your child is loved.
Your child is cherished.
Your child is imaginative.
Your child is creative.
Your child is genuine.
Your child is receptive.
Your child is intelligent.
Your child is remarkable.
Your child is out of this world awesome!
Your child is a spit fire.
Your child is a chatter box (just like my yard duty nick named me when I was 8!)
Your child is unlimited.
Your child is bright.
Your child is ....... Loved.
Thank you for letting me spend my days with your child.
Jeanna Hand 3/11/14
(How about a big thanks to Jeanna Hand for being an awesome member of our community!)