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Hello Families!

I am always surprised when I sit down to take a look at the next items to highlight in my quarterly letter and realize it is the LAST quarter of the school year! We are always having so much fun and working hard on school improvements that I really do lose track of time.

As most of you know, parent – teacher conferences were last week so hopefully you were able to connect with your child’s teachers and learn about all the great projects and programs that they are involved in. As always if you missed out on conferences please feel free to reach out to their teachers. Each teacher has a page with weekly classroom updates and we have listed all of the teachers’ emails on our Staff Contact page under our ‘about’ section.

We finished up our third quarter electives and were able to get in a few more runs down the mountain before our recent summer weather hit. This quarter we have some of our favorite electives such as rock climbing and disc golf but we’ve also added some new electives that the students are excited to get started. The two new electives are Music & Worship as well as an opportunity to work with power tools and create some hands-on projects at the DIY Cave. The students love to be creative and we love to find new ways for them to express their creativity.

Fourth quarter is an important quarter not only because summer is approaching but also because we host our annual walk-A-thon which is our main fundraiser for the year. This year’s walk-a-thon theme was inspired by the Summer Olympics in Rio and is called: “Going for Gold & Leading the Way in 21st Century Education.” The event will be held on school grounds May 6, 2016 and all proceeds will go toward equipment and support materials for courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Please consider asking family and friends to sponsor your student’s efforts as it encourages them to go for the ‘GOLD’ and we’ll have plenty of prizes that will excite them as well. Take a look at our prize flyer and ask your student which prizes they would like to work towards. We also have several volunteer opportunities on the day of the event such as counting the students laps and providing water and snacks as well as encouragement to all participants. Please contact the office to sign-up to help.

Lastly, please remember to check our calendar for upcoming events, hot lunches and the last week of school schedules. Our last academic day will be Wednesday, June 15th and our annual field day will take place on the 16th and your student will be released at noon.

As always we thank you for stopping by our website and please feel free to call or stop by for a tour of our campus.

Educationally Yours,

Joe Bales



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