The 5th grade class went to Outdoor School in October. This was an amazing opportunity to spend a few days connecting to the outdoors, and to stretch their experience of education - kids gained a meaningful exposure to fields related to science, engineering, and the arts.
Why are we sharing this with you? Before the tax year closes, we invite you to help send our kids into nature to have this authentic hands-on and science-based learning activities with a contribution to the general costs of outdoor school. As a public school event we want to reduce the overall cost so that no child has a barrier in attending. Please note:
Donations are easy! Click the donation link on the Candalaria PTA homepage, and list Outdoor School as the program your donation should benefit.
For those wondering about the recently passed measure that will support this activity for all kids in Oregon public schools, Measure 99, it does not go into effect until the 2017-2018 school year. As the measure is unfunded we are waiting to see what that means for the current 4th graders next year.
The 5th grade is going on a field trip to the Port Blakely Forest in Molalla, Oregon, to learn about forest ecosystems, natural resources and sustainability.
Dates: Mrs. LItchfield's AM class - Tuesday October 20
Mrs. Cain's AM class - Wednesday, October 21.
Departure Time: 9:15 am
Bring: Walking shoes, rain jacket, sack lunch
Permission slips went home on 10/9 and need to be returned by 10/14. Parents are welcome as chaperones. Contact Mrs. LItchfield or Mrs. Cain if you are interested.