6th Grade April Update from Scott Ringenbach and Teresa Taylor
We hope that you had a relaxing time to recharge over spring break. Many students are sharing stories of seeing family, traveling to sunny spots, or staying home to enjoy some time to play with neighborhood friends.
Don’t forget to have your child submit his/her registration form by tomorrow! We are pleased to have so much choice to offer for next year.
There is much excitement about our upcoming time to witness and cheer on the participants in the Special Olympics on 4/19, Thursday. Many students have decorated bags for our guests and will be encouraging them on what we hope is a memorable day. For this day, the team has planned some key events and points of discussion which center around the important Lead from Here competency, Inclusivity. Students should wear athletic shoes with their “dress down” apparel to be comfortable for what is planned. We, too, are looking forward to the lunch which will be provided. Because we witness their numerous interactions, we can say with confidence that our sixth graders know how to be friendly, encouraging, welcoming peers. We will continue to build upon the positive interactions and experiences among our grade as we explore the benefits of a community where all feel a part.
On Wednesday, we will be having a “trashless lunch,” discussed in a recent email sent by Denise Colpitts. Our community does much to promote an awareness of how a how choices impact the environment. We feel lucky to have many dedicated places to recycle and compost, and we consistently emphasize being a good steward of what we have, avoiding waste. Thinking about mindful choices about what we use daily, even while packing a lunch, is a thought-provoking endeavor.
On April 27, our sixth grade will be going to the International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, NC. Students will need to be at school no later than 7:50 am and will be back at 3:30. Students will need to bring a lunch, including a water bottle. This day is not a dress down day; instead, we would like for students to wear their “Croft It” T-shirts. If this shirt is not available, a similarly colored shirt will be fine. Also, we are asking that students avoid wearing hats and that they leave cell phones at home or school. Students may bring a book to read on the bus. Snack will be provided. Lastly, using sunscreen will be helpful since we have lunch at a nearby park. It is a meaningful learning experience!
To summarize important upcoming events, see the following:
- April 18: Middle School Earth Day Celebration & Trashless Lunch, 12:05 – 1:40 p.m.
- April 19: Wake County Special Olympics hosted at Ravenscroft School; Grade-level specific activities
- April 20: The Social Institute Middle School Parent Presentation, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m., Library Technology Center
- April 27: 6th Grade Field Trip to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum
- April 29: Lower, Middle, and Upper School Strings Concert, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Jones Theatre
- April 29: Fine Arts Awards & Recognition Ceremony, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Campus Green
- April 29: Middle and Upper School Band Concert, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Jones Theatre
- May 1: Middle School Spring Sports Fan Day, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- May 2: Lower, Middle, and Upper School Choir Concert, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Jones Theatre
- May 4: Middle School Dance, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Dining Hall
- May 5: Middle School All-State Orchestra Clinic
- May 7 to May 10: Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 11: No School, Middle School Professional Development Day
- May 11: Middle School Ensembles Perform at Busch Gardens Festival
We continue to appreciate your partnership!
Scott, Teresa, and the 6th Grade Team