Newsletter 2018-11-15

Thursday, November 15, 2018

** NO SCHOOL all next week, Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. The Chrysalis team would like to thank each and every one of you for being part of this amazing community. **

Field Study

  • Thursday, Nov 15 - 7th and 8th - Narnia GIS
  • Fri, Nov 16 - 1st grade Palo Cedro Park with Sara (PM)
  • Kinder and 1st grade will be celebrating Thanksgiving with activities and a feast 
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade will be making Stone Soup.
  • Everyone else on campus or walking 

School News

  • Thank you to all the parents who helped create such a special night out for our kids at the Greatest Showman movie night! We had so much fun and appreciate all you do. 
  • Those of you who’ve been at Chrysalis in recent years are familiar with our annual giving campaign that takes place around this time. The Development Committee has decided to postpone our giving campaign so that those of us with the ability to give a little time or money to others can focus those efforts on strengthening our community as it recovers from recent wildfires. Thus, look to an organization that speaks to your heart this holiday season — the Red Cross, the Salvation Army, One Safe Place, the Good News Rescue Mission, the Shasta Community Foundation. Gift cards for families at Shasta Elementary who lost their home are being collected through noon on Friday this week. If you are looking for ways to help victims of the Camp Fire, here’s a good article from the Record Searchlight.
  • Hearing Screenings: Our school nurse will be on campus Thursday, December 6, 2018. She will be doing Hearing Screenings on our Kindergarten, 2nd, 5th and 8th grade students.  A letter from our school nurse will be coming home Friday November 16, 2018.  This is a free service provided for our students! 
  • Happy Thanksgiving! We live in a world where material things are constantly calling our attention — the TV, kids games, our cars, our homes… The feelings of wanting things and not having enough will rob us of enjoying the moment and being present in the life we have right in front of us. This holiday season, let's think about the things we are thankful for. Even the simplest things can inspire feelings of gratitude: a child’s smile, a song shared with friends, twinkling lights, the warm hand of a loved one. It is important to note that gratitude is not just about being thankful for the good things in your life, but it is about being thankful for every thing in your life. There are things in your life which might initially seem bad, but upon further reflection actually, give you an opportunity to learn and grow. Part of gratitude is recognizing these blessings in all things. 

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Nov 19 - Fri Nov 23 - NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving break
  • Tue, Nov 27 12-1:30 - open enrollment drop in Q&A with Lee Cohen
  • Wed, Nov 28, 3 pm Parent Club meeting
  • Tue, Dec 11 -- MINIMUM DAY, 12:30 release -- teacher collaboration
  • Tue, Dec 11, 6:00 pm Winter Program dinner and show!
  • Wed, Dec 12 - 4-6 pm Board meeting
  • Thurs, Dec 20 - No Project SHARE 
  • Fri, Dec 21 - Mon, Jan 7 -- NO SCHOOL, Winter break
  • Tue, Jan 8 -- School back in session