I had fun watching the 7/8th class gear up and leave for their Leave No Trace backpacking trip yesterday morning. What a great way to empower students!
A reminder to any family who has not paid their Outdoor Education fees: this is the time of year we really feel the pain of not having all monies accounted for. If you have not already done so, please pay your OE fees. We have some big, special trips coming up where students get to participate at a very reduced cost. We are working on making our OE/field trip fees process more streamlined next year, and sharing with all families an itemized list of all trips when you pay your fees at registration. New teachers and new administration over the past 2 years has not made for the best process this year, but we will strive to provide less last minute permission slips and fees next year, and we hope families all can strive to pay their fees in a timely manner.
We are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of John Muir Magnet School! Please come join us May 4th at 2pm in the small gym. We will be singing songs, sharing memories, and honoring the founding teachers and staff that planted the seed of JMMS 10 years ago, back in the 2006-07 school year! 10 years later, JMMS has grown into a school that continues to offer Ashland families choice, and nurtures students from the roots up. I am looking for parents to help set up and break down. Please let Rebecca or Laura know if you can help!
We continue to plug away at our state assessments. Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a good sized breakfast so their brain is fully charged! If you want to know the assessment dates, please check with teachers.