CRMS Update for 3/27/17

posted Apr 13, 2017, 3:36 PM by Marcy Reynolds   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 3:37 PM ]

Dear CRMS Families,

One more week until spring break.  I hope you are all well and can make it to class this week!

Marcy Reynolds

Coast Redwood Middle School

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, 3/30:  Month 8 Attendance Due to your child’s green binder in the classroom.


April 3-7, Spring Break


April 12, 13, 19 & 20, CAASPP Testing at CRMS.  We’ll participate in the annual state standardized testing ritual as part of each regular class day.


Wednesday, 4/19, 2:15-3:30pm, CRMS Parent Meeting


Save the Date:  End-of-Year Advancement Ceremony and Celebration, Tuesday, June 6, 3-6pm.



To Do/Homework:


1.   Please prioritize working on project presentations.  I have set up a preview meetings with all of you at this point.  If you are unsure of your meeting time, please let me know. 


2.   Please encourage your child notice business logos as you go about your daily life.  Are they abstract or representational?  What do the designs convey?  Which ones are they most attracted to?  Why?


3.   Intent to Return forms are due by 3/31. 


4.   Ski trip $. Thanks!


Parent Meeting:  We had a snow trip check-in.  I showed the kids’ mission statement videos.  We checked-in about the upcoming CAASPP testing.  Rachel gave a Parent Advisory Council meeting update where LCAP funding was discussed.  Rachel asked if families would be interested in having their child(ren) participate in a theme-based 6-8 week math class next year.  All present said they would participate if the theme was appropriate to their child’s level and it was at a time when their child could participate.


Summary of Class Activities:


Class Business:

The kids watched the videos of each of them proclaiming their personal mission statement and wrote down key words that they heard from each statement.  We looked at those key words and identified which ones could also apply to our business mission.  I read them examples of a mission statements from a variety of different non-profit agencies, then they tried their hand at writing their own, including what we were doing, how we were doing it, and why we were doing it.  The variety of statements they came up with was great and we’ll be able to use them all somewhere in our advertising.


Kira (Hannah’s mom) came to class and did a graphic design activity with the kids to get them thinking about expressing emotions and ideas through shapes.  Thanks to her leadership we already have some good ideas for our business logo to go with the business name the kids chose –Healthy Redwoods-.


The kids split up all of the returned lotion sample surveys and tallied the results on the tally sheet that the survey group had made.  Not all the kids were able to look at all the surveys, but they did get some idea of trends and also made some improvements in the tally sheet.



The kids played lots of Dodgeball, both during the parent meeting and on Thursday.  We also played Banana Tag during lunch.



The kids cleared and amended three beds and transplanted the pea seedlings they had started a few weeks ago.


Trip Meal Follow-Up:

Looking at receipts from the food purchased for the snow trip, the kids compared their estimated meal costs to the true costs, taking into account food that was purchased and not used and food that was donated.


Project Presentation:  We had our first presenter this week who taught us about the Golden State Warriors and their history.  Thanks Amelia for starting us off!



Wish List:

*Empty & Clean Lotion/Hand Cream Containers:  This week the kids will be investigating packaging possibilities.  It would be great to see/experiment with as many different types of dispensers/bottles possible.

We could still use more hot pads and another small saucepan.

*Parent Help:  We could use some help weeding in the garden.  If you have a few minutes as you’re coming or going to drop by, your help would be appreciated!   We could benefit from the use of a pick-up truck to transport our weed and trash pile at the base of the garden to the dumpster.  The pile is growing so large that soon it will be difficult to get in and out of the gate.



The first track and field practice is Monday March 27th from 2:30-4:00.  Dress in comfortable clothes and meet the coaches outside the locker rooms.  Remember, there are no cuts and there is an event for everyone.  Hope to see you there!  The more the merrier.

Boys Volleyball (all grades) Tryouts Mon.-Wed. March 27, 28 and 29 4-5:30

Girls Softball Tryouts Mon.-Wed. March 27, 28 and 29  

6th-7th grade tryouts from 2:30 to 4 

8th graders from 3:30 to 5


Cool program coming up through BC Recreation and Parks!


Date: March 23rd        Days: Thursdays         Time: 3-5pm                Ages: 11-15 years

Cost: $35 per month                                       Location: Visitor Center meets at 3pm- 5pm

Appropriate for middle school and young high school students. The program is a mix of learning DJ skills and radio broadcast equipment, as well as projects and community related fundraising efforts.

Instructor: Angela Evans


Screenagers: Wednesday, April 19, 7-9 pm, Performing Arts Center on the Tri-campus. 7105 Highway 9, Felton, 95018. Suggested donation of $10  Please contact Danelle Matteson at 335-0932 for more info.