CRMS Update for 5/22/15

posted May 27, 2015, 9:22 AM by Marcy Reynolds

Dear CRMS Families,

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, May 26:  Survey Monkey Survey Due.  Please complete our online, 10-question, year-end survey.  Here’s the link: 

Month 10 Attendance due, Monday, June 8:  If you feel confident projecting out the last week’s-worth of homeschooling activities it would be a great help to me if you could turn in your month 10 attendance early.  If you don’t feel confident in projecting activities, then the final due date is the last day of school, Thursday, June 11.

Thursday, June 11, 11am-2pm: CRMS Advancement Ceremony and End of the Year Potluck Celebration at the Trowbridge residence in Bonny Doon. We’ll send out details as we get closer to the date.


*Send content for the yearbook (see yearbook below).

*Complete project presentation self-reflection.

*Complete writing and math benchmarks

*Sign-up for an end-of-the-year conference.

Benchmarks:  As you know, we use beginning and end of year writing and math benchmarks to help pinpoint next steps for growth.  The benchmarks also serve as an adjunct to monthly logs and work samples in demonstrating your child’s academic growth between the beginning and end of the year in these areas.  Optimally, your child will have completed these benchmarks by the time we have our end-of-year conference, but I realize that might be unrealistic for those of you who have signed up for an early conference next week.  In that case, please turn in the benchmarks with your Month 10 attendance paperwork. 

The writing benchmark is attached to this email, so your child can work on it as soon as they have time.  For the math benchmark we’ll be using the Moving with Math (Foundations) assessment online.  Early next week, I will send you each a personal email with your child’s login information.  It is not a difficult interface and will certainly be much easier for your child than the CAASPP tests they just took.

End of Year Conferences:  In addition to the benchmarks, please have your child bring his/her project presentation self-reflection to our end-of-year conference so that we can reflect back on it.  I have attached the document to this email.  If you have not signed up for a conference yet, I will contact you with possible times when I get back to the classroom next week and can look at the schedule.  I am looking forward to meeting with each of you and reflecting on the year!

Summary of 5/20-21:

I was not able to have the kids to fill out their planner sheets this week.  Here are the activities:

Project Presentations:  This week we learned about police dogs, children with down syndrome, and parkour.  Thanks to all of our presenters!

Yearbook:  The kids worked on their yearbook writing and photo editing & transferring.  Some kids are completely finished, others need to complete pieces and send them to me.  As soon as I can I’ll be working on putting the yearbook together and sending it off for printing so that we can have copies at our end of the year celebration on June 11.  I’ll provide more details on pricing as soon as I place the order and know the cost.  Below is a reminder of what needs to be done.  Last week’s update lists which class activities the individual kids are writing about.

*A write up of a group activity (mentioned above)

*A personal biographical paragraph

*Answering the question, “If you were a medicinal plant, what plant would you be and why?”

*A photo of that medicinal plant (need not be an original).

*A reflection on the positive qualities of each classmate

*8 photos for their personal page

*More good photos for group pages

Some kids will have enough time to complete the list in class, but most will need to do at least part of it at home.  I’ll let you know what is left to do at the end of this week.

Hiking:  We took a wonderful, wet hike into Fall Creek State Park, played a nature awareness game, and refreshed our earlier learning about limestone mining and processing in the valley.

P.E.:  We played Capture the Flag.


Tdap Booster Needed to start 7th Grade Next Year

For the 2015-16 school year, and all future school years, students entering,

advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called Tdap) for school in the fall. The new requirement was signed into law in 2010. Students without proof of immunization will NOT be allowed to attend school on the first day of school in August.  Please be sure to bring proof from your doctor to the charter office by June 1. It is still possible to wave the Booster.  Please contact Holly in the charter office to get the form and find out the procedure. 


Redwood Mt. Faire Fundraiser

The Booster Club will be doing The Redwood Mt. Faire Fundraiser again this year.  We have been assigned to the beverage ticket booth.  We will have 18 slots that will be split up 3 per program, with the extra slots being allotted first come first serve.  The money will go directly into each program's individual Booster Club funds.  The following is a link for sign-ups.

I have signed up for Sunday, 5/31 from 5:30-9:00pm since that’s when I can make it.  Does anyone want to join me or volunteer at another time?  We need to sign up before May 22.



4-H Summer Camp (flyer attached)

April recommends this summer camp.  It looks like a lot of fun at a great price.  You don’t need to be a 4-H member to attend.



I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Marcy Reynolds

Coast Redwood Middle School

(831) 512-9331