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Safety Busing Week and Upcoming Events

October, Tue 21, 2014 - Sage International

NEWS & NOTES

SAFETY BUSING WEEK

The week of October 20th  thru October 23rd is Bus Evacuation week AND Bus Driver Appreciation week. The drivers will have a paper with emergency procedures that they will go over with the students on the bus every morning. This means that the busses may be a little later than normal. On Thursday morning (October 23rd) the students and drivers will practice the rear door emergency evacuation at the school.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SECONDARY (6TH – 11TH) PARENT NIGHT – Tuesday, October 21st – 6pm @ Downtown Sage (TONIGHT!)

This month's Parent Night is for parents of 6th-11th graders and will center on "Being Reflective" (one of the IB learner profile attributes).  Teachers Stefanie Shebley and Lindsey Lockwood will be joined by a student panel of 6th-11th graders.  This team will share strategies for students and parents to reflect on students' progress as IB learners at each grade level, including:

  • Using Skyward to track due dates and progress toward learning targets
  • Sage's scaffolded approach to homework 
  • Opportunities for extension of learning beyond what's taught in the classroom

SAGE WARM SPRINGS PARK CLEAN-UP – Saturday, October 25th – 9am- Noon @ Warm Springs Park (directions below)

Led by Kristin Gnojewski, Sage has adopted Warm Springs Park!  This park is located adjacent to Warm Springs Golf Course.  It is a 19.4-acre undeveloped community park that provides valuable wildlife habitat and vegetation in a wetlands demonstration area. The park also features a segment of paved Greenbelt pathway and a spur to the Baybrook Court foot bridge across the river just under a half mile from the Sage Parkcenter Campus.  Students and parents are invited to join together this Saturday morning to help with necessary maintenance prior to the onset of Winter.  All ages are welcome.  Please come dressed to work and bring garden gloves if you have them.  All other tools will be supplied.  Parking is available north of the park off Marden Lane.  If you have questions, please contact Kristen Gnojewski.

SAGE COMMUNITY NETWORK SCARECROW STROLL – Sunday, October 26th – 3:30 - 6pm @ Idaho Botanical Garden

The annual Sage Scarecrow Stroll, sponsored by the Sage Community Network, will be held this weekend! Put on your costumes and join the fun!  You can walk through the gardens and check out the scarecrows while mingling with other Sage families to boot.  Please log on to VolunteerSpot and sign-up to bring your favorite spooky treat to this festive finger-food potluck.

SAGE TOWN HALL MEETING – Monday, October 27th – 6:30pm @ New Parkcenter

The Board subcommittee will be conducting its second Town Hall Meetings in order to solicit feedback from Sage families regarding changes to the end of day schedule. Comments and suggestions from this evening will be combined with additional input from the staff and administration.  The Committee will share its findings with the Administration and the Board for their consideration at the November Board meeting.  If you are unable to attend but would like to provide input, please contact Stephanie Wicks-Pooser.

PRIMARY (K – 5th) PARENT NIGHT – Thursday, October 30th – 6:30pm @ New Parkcenter

Parents, join us on Thursday, October 30 from 6:30-7:30pm at the new Parkcenter building to learn more about the Primary Years Programme at Sage International.  The focus of the evening is to become more knowledgeable about the Learner Profile Attributes, the Programme of Inquiry with a focus on a unit of inquiry, and 5th grade exhibition.  If you need something for your younger set to do, Linda Bu and her BSU students have an evening of art planned for children at the little Parkcenter building in her studio.  

MS/HS DANCES (Two Events!) – Thursday, October 30th - 6 – 8pm (6th/7th graders) & 8:15 – 11pm (8th – 11th graders) @ Downtown Sage

It's time for our first Sage Dance of the year!  The students are interested in having a costume dance celebrating Halloween, The Day of the Dead, or Dressing Up for Fun.  Costumes are not required to attend but costumes worn should be school appropriate.  For this dance, we will be holding both MS and HS the same night with staggered times. Costume sontests will be held for Best Group, Best Individual and Best chaperone!  Admission is $5 OR five cans of food for the food bank OR a snack to share (please no sodas/drinks as they spill everywhere!)

Times

  • Parkcenter middle school students: 6-8 pm
  • Downtown Students: 8:15-11 pm

RESOURCES

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

We have been getting a lot of requests for this, so we thought we should post the 2014-2015 academic calendar again.  We have also placed a new link to the pdf on the Calendar page.  This is a short-term solution until we are able to redesign the functionality of this page on the website.    

KEYBOARDING

For those of you interested, here are two online resources for helping your students get better at finding their way around a keyboard

Typeonline.co.uk

Typingweb.com

The Intro to Computers class will expose kids to a lot of keyboarding practice and the 4th & 5th graders will also be spending some time on keyboard skills as a part of their DT curriculum.  Mr. Dent says that aside from the two listed above, there are a number of handy online resources available if you look around a bit.

CHEERS!