Tuesday, February 19, 2019

February Field Trips

This week there are TWO field trip dates. 

First up is the ballet on Thursday. We will be leaving school at 11:00 AM and returning at approximately 1:30. 

Thank you to Mrs. Maguire, Mrs. Houghton, Mrs. Bader, and Ms. Feeser for chaperoning. Students will wear their regular uniforms. 

Explore enduring life lessons in a fairy tale’s retelling.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Noon
Keller Auditorium
Everything starts with a wish in everyone’s favorite fairy tale. Against the backdrop of Prokofiev’s luscious score, Ben Stevenson’s ballet brings Cinderella to life with both slapstick humor and lush romanticism.
Cinderella suffers cruelly at the hands of her step-mother and two step-sisters, and yet is loving enough to offer a poor beggar woman some bread when she knocks at the door. Little does she know that the beggar woman is really her Fairy   Godmother, prepared to grant her most fervent wish – to go to the Prince’s ball. Cinderella’s magical night unfolds against the backdrop of gorgeous sets and spirited dancing.
But when the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella must make a choice – to tell the Prince who she really is, or return to a life overshadowed by her   stepmother’s cruelty. A triumphant tale of courage, hope, wishes … and magic.

Friday's field trip to the Bonneville Dam has been cancelled for now. We will be on campus working on an electricity project. Students will wear jeans and their class t shirts. We are moving up the potluck from next week to this Friday since we'll be on campus and there is no regular hot lunch. The theme is salads! 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bandstand Is Here!

They've worked incredibly hard to create historically accurate and educational performances. We look forward to seeing you at 12:30 to see what they've learned. In the  meantime, look how fantastic they look.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Spring Plant Fundraiser

This is it, the final fundraiser of the year. The ever popular spring plant sale is back. Check in with friends and family and gather orders between now and the 9th of April. All plants will be delivered on the 30th of April.

Monday, February 4, 2019

February and March Health Lessons

For the next two months, we will be partnering with Clackamas Women's Services for our weekly health class. Each week experts in their field will be teaching about the prevention of sexual violence. Each of these lessons are designed to address specific Oregon State health standards. Parents are always welcome to sit in. Our speakers will be here from 2:00 - 2:45 each Tuesday afternoon.

This is what we will be covering:
Bystander Intervention
  • Identify types of bystanders and actions that constitute different types of violence: physical, verbal, and visual.
  • Assess situations that can help or hinder bystander intervention.
  • Develop a goal and practice methods to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual violence).

Sexual Violence
  • Explain community sources of support which they can access if they or someone they know is experiencing sexual or relationship violence.
  • Discuss situations that constitute sexual assault or rape, including who survivors can be and why survivors are not at fault.
  • Define key sexual violence terms including consent as a freely given yes, and situations in which a person cannot give consent.

Dating Violence
  • Define dating violence.
  • Identify characteristics and behaviors that constitute an unhealthy relationship or dating violence.
  • Demonstrate effective strategies to support or intervene in unhealthy relationships or dating violence.

  • Define power and oppression, and identify behaviors that demonstrate respect and equality amongst diverse groups of people (people of different sexual orientations and gender identities, races, socio-economic classes, abilities, etc.).
  • Discuss how power imbalances, and how inequality can sometimes lead to violence (verbal, visual, physical).
  • Practice respect and empathy for individual differences and ways to promote respect for others.

Gender Socialization & Identity
  • Assess external influences that have an impact on one’s attitudes about gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Explain gender roles, and the differences biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression.
  • Identify strategies to communicate respectfully and support people of all gender identities, gender expressions and sexual orientations.

Healthy Relationships
  • Analyze media messages one may have learned about romantic relationships.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that foster healthy intimate relationships
  • Demonstrate and/or assess effective conflict management or resolution strategies.

Pornography and Violence
  • Report on the pornography industry and how it influences may encourage young people to engage in risky, addictive behaviors.
  • Analyze the relationship between pornography and sexual/dating violence.
  • Identify effective ways to communicate personal boundaries and respect the boundaries of your partners when using technology and social media in a relationship

Victim Empathy
  • Understand the impacts of sexual violence and practice and advocate for empathy for those who have experienced sexual violence.
  • Discuss situations and behaviors that constitute rape and sexual assault.
  • Analyze cultural beliefs about consent, sexual assault, and rape.

Bystander Intervention Practice

  • Practice and demonstrate effective ways to promote respect for others, and to manage or resolve conflicts.
  • Practice and demonstrate effective communication skills to report and/or access help in dangerous situations.
  • Develop a goal and practice methods to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual violence).