Red Wing High School
RWHS will host parent/teacher/student conferences Tuesday March 5 and Thursday March 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Courtyard Café. There is a list of teacher availability on the RWHS webpage. Mid-quarter grades will be available at that time.
Please enter the building through door 40 and remember that parking is not allowed in the circle. Students will be released from school at 12:15 on both conference days.
Explore and PLAN
Jill Rivard, district assessment coordinator, will offer a session at 6 p.m. March 5 in the CFI to parents on how to read and interpret the Explore and PLAN tests results received by students in grades 8 and 10 respectively.
College information session
Jill Rivard will offer an information session 6 p.m. on preparing for college to any interested parent.
Spring sports registration
SPR is scheduled for Monday March 4. Payment for spring sports will be due at the meeting. Individual sports meetings will also be held; attendance is strongly encouraged. Doors will open at 5 p.m.
On Feb. 27, 23 students participated in Sunnyside Sneaker. The winner was Landin Ramstad, from Ms. Feders’ first-grade.
Parent Advisory Council
The next PAC will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday March 8 at Burnside Elementary.
There will be an art show at the Depot Gallery in Red Wing from March 2 to 31 featuring the work of Sunnyside students and other students from area schools. Kindergartners with work in the show are: Anna Gora, Jayla Lindgren and Adam Roe. First-graders include Eddie McDowell, Olivia Wiggin, Abby Shimek, Taylor Shelstad, Olivia Dunford and Aiden Doughty. Sunnyside second-graders showing art will be Avvagael Plank and Caden Osterberg. The reception for the show is 1 to 5 p.m. today. Participants will be introduced at 4:30 p.m.
The kindergarten registration process has moved to Sunnyside Elementary. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to register. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
First-graders will be going to the Sheldon Theatre Monday March 4 to attend the production of “The Gruffalo.”
Parent/teacher conferences are from 2 to 8 p.m. both Tuesday March 5 and Thursday March 7. School will be released early both days at 1:30 p.m.
Jump Rope for Heart
Burnside students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart March 1-13. Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Your child will receive their packet Friday March 1 and all donations are due Wednesday March 13.
Parent advisory council
The next PAC meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Friday March 8 at Burnside Elementary.
There will be a student art show at the Depot Gallery in Red Wing from March 2 to 31 featuring the work of Burnside students and other students from area schools. Second-graders participating in the show include Vivian Rasmussen, Caleb Smith, Annalee Fick, Bennett Scott, and Mercedes Nelson. Third-graders include Aliyah Daley, Preston Carlisle, Mallory Bade, Nic Olson, Ashton Morrow, Mason Overman, Ellie Clemens, Raina Caddo, Joshua Kolby, Nessa Flom, Reyana Leise, Chase Steele, Tori Senty, Kayla Shelstad, Damien Hamilton, Emily Ahdunko, Tabetha Bowes, Jr., (Ismael) Mendez, Faith Karger, Halle Rudawski and Luis Catarino-Santiago. Fourth-graders with work in the show are Cade Wallin, Cecelia DeJong, Emma Kronbeck, Felicity Buss, Hayden Luhman, Lola Wells, Lily Niebeling, Kayden Bollum, Emily Clancy and Molly McDowell. The reception will 1 to 5 p.m. today. Participants will be introduced at 4:30 p.m.
Twin Bluff Middle School
March 5 and 7 are parent/teacher conferences from 1:15 to 7:15 p.m. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. both days.
Following conferences March 7, there will be an Internet safety presentation for parents and students in the TBMS auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
St. John's School
The students had a fun time dressing up and participating in the festivities during spirit week.
Parent will transport their children home March 5 and 7. School is in session from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15.
Student teacher install
The student teacher will be installed at the 10:30 a.m. service March 3.
Red Cottage Montessori
Many Red Cottage children are learning about music through their set of C major scale bells. As 3-year-olds, they use their “pincer” grip to hold the mallet to strike the bell, which helps strengthen their hand muscles for their pencil grip. As 4-year-olds, they learn to match the pitch to the identical bell and grade mixed up pitches from lowest to highest. As 5-year-olds, the children explore the G-clef and musical staff, learning notes, spaces, lines and ledger lines. By age 6, many are writing and reading music.
Extended-day children have been experiencing the art and practice of yoga. They have mastered six and have now put them to music to have a peaceful, mindful daily routine. They have been discussing parts of the brain affect our actions in different ways. Three children learned the concept of division this week using the decimal beads and decimal cards.
Children read “Throw Your Tooth on the Roof” this week to illustrate the fact millions of people in the world do not do things the same as we do. This book was a compilation of traditions from around the world of what a child does with his or her tooth when it falls out.
Extended-day children discovered that the tooth fairy only exists in the United States, Canada and a handful of countries in Europe. The two most common traditions were to either throw the tooth on the roof or place it in a mouse hole.
Colvill Kids 3’s
Miss Katie’s classes are reading “Sheep in a Jeep” by Nancy Shaw. They will introduce rhyming words from the story and play a matching game with rhyming words. They will act out the story and using our "go fingers," glue cotton balls on a sheep and will practice counting objects to five.
Colvill Kids Mixed Ages
Ms. Lila’s classes will be talking about Dr. Seuss. They will read, “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think” by Dr. Seuss. During the week they will make a hot air balloon and on it put a picture of what they want to be when they grow up.
Colvill Kids 4’s
Miss Catie’s classes are having Doughnuts with Dads on Tuesday or Wednesday. Dads or another family members/friends are invited to school for the last hour of class.
Conferences will be held on March 6 (evening), March 7 and 8. If you do not know your conference time, please call 651-385-8000.
Colvill Kids will not have class March 7 and 8. Head Start will be in session March 7.
The circus is coming. Children dress up in animal and clown costumes. The vendors cart had popcorn, peanuts and cotton candy to sell as children learned about working with money and taking turns. Tracing, coloring and counting helped children develop fine-motor skills.
Second Step lesson focused on learning how to speak up assertively and respectfully. Children practiced by using strong, positive statements with each other.
Kindergarten Readiness Preschool
The classroom was made into "The Big Top” with large-motor skills like tumbling on the mats, tight rope walking and how to juggle. Many art projects of the circus were made.
On Friday, children celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Children wore crazy socks while enjoying books. Children practiced the letter "Zz" on their writing boards.
Under the Rainbow
Karmen's Preschool 1 friends discussed the weather this week. During their group activity they practiced recognizing the letter Jj, the number 10, shapes and colors. They worked on Spanish words for red (rojo) and hello (hola.) They were taught the sign language for “I love you.” Their favorite book this week was "Storm is Coming" by Heather Tekavec.
The 3-year-olds in Mary Ann's classroom learned about the five senses. They learned about the color yellow, triangles, the number five and the letter Ff.
Laurie's Jumpstart Team
Laurie's 4-year-olds learned a lot about the "Food Pyramid." They discussed why they should eat healthful foods, what foods are in the grains group, what dairy foods are and what everyone's favorite fruit and veggie is.