Happy Friday, Families!
Many students called our spring retreat on Wednesday the best trip of the school year! Thanks to lots of shade and a couple of popsicles, the heat didn’t even hold us back. Ask your children which rotations they chose: Did they observe and sketch nature, hike in the woods, move with horses, or practice yoga beneath the trees? We thought about the importance of connecting with nature, and encourage your family to do the same this weekend and over the summer!
This week we also dove into the family life lessons that all Albemarle County middle school students learn. We encouraged students to ask questions, check in with Nurse Purdy and talk to you all at home about experiences during puberty. Much of the curriculum comes from the Kids Health website, www.kidshealth.org. Take a look with your kids, and open up the line of communication at home.
In our final week, we will spend time working on a reflection project, preparing our school for the summer, and planning for next year. It will be jam-packed until the very end! Remember that the 8th grade promotion ceremony will be Thursday, June 6 at 10 am in the gymnasium. Our last day of school is a half day on Friday, June 7; dismissal is at 12:30 pm. How is there only one week of school left?!
Have a fantastic weekend,
Stephanie and the Community Middle Team