Pacific Crest Weekly Email - November 30, 2017

Pacific Crest Weekly Email
November 30, 2017

Dear Families,

Our rocket blasting through space!

Our rocket blasting through space!

Upcoming Events

2017 Annual Fund Campaign
Monday, November 6th through Thursday, December 14th
Wow, our rocket has definitely achieved escape velocity! As of now, we’ve raised $54,567.
It’s so important for every family to contribute to this fund at a level that is meaningful to them: 100% participation is our goal! Our friendly competition is heating up and, this week, Elementary is in the lead with 33.8%. Middle School is next with 32% and Primary comes in third place with 25%.  

Help us get to 100% soon and our children will see the cups of cocoa fill with marshmallows. Hey, it’s not rocket science! Pledge cards and donations can be turned in to the front desk and credit card payments can be made online here. Remember, we accept installments, too. Thank you for your support!

Winter Gear Swap
Monday, November 13th through Friday, December 15th
Gather your gently used gear and bring it to the gallery in the main building. Buy and sell gear for your rapidly growing children. Gear for ages 3 - 14 years old welcome! 

Wreath Making and Book Fair
Friday, December 1st, 12-5
Saturday, December 2nd, 10-2

Get December started with a festive holiday event! Children love designing their candy-covered gingerbread houses. There are plenty of delicious baked goods and hot beverages at the bake sale! The whole event is planned and run by the 8th graders to fund their end of year trip. Come on Saturday & rub elbows with returning alumni families - it’s a beloved tradition!

The accompanying book fair is put together by our library volunteers and Phinney Books - 
shop from your elementary student’s wish list, browse the teacher request table for a book to donate to the classroom, and get your holiday shopping started! Proceeds help to sustain the classroom libraries as well as the libraries in the gallery and the Middle School. 

Elementary Intro Night for Current Parents
Tuesday, December 5th, 7pm
Are you the parent of a Primary student and curious to know more about the Lower Elementary classrooms? Are you thinking about your options for elementary school and want to know how the Montessori program meets the specific learning needs of the next plane of development? Please join Sonya and Jen for their introductory presentation designed especially for current Montessori families at this special event.
Are you a parent of a third grade child?  Join Erin in the Upper Elementary Classroom to discuss what to expect when your child enters 4th grade.

Middle School Intro Night for Current Parents
Thursday, December 7th, 7pm
Are you the parent of an Upper Elementary student? Curious to know more about the Middle School? Please join Middle School teachers as they discuss how Montessori education meets the specific learning needs of the adolescent mind at this presentation designed specifically for Montessori Elementary parents and Montessori 5th grade students.

Ice Skating
Wednesday, December 13th, 12-2
The Lower Elementary classes plan this annual outing to the Highland Ice Arena for the Elementary and Middle School students. Look for invitations, more details, and paperwork for signing coming soon. 

Solstice Celebration and Noon Dismissal
Friday, December 15th
In a beautiful, student-run tradition, all students and staff come together in the Middle School to share wishes for the new year and to understand and celebrate the return of longer days.  All are dismissed at 12 noon.