Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Power Out! ——Sebastopol Ukulele Festival May 25——New Family Night

Lighting up the Dark

You don't need me to tell you: the power went out today.

No power means no water—and that means no toilets, no water in bathroom sinks & kitchen. No power mean dark computer screens which can be trouble for the upper graders.

So the office calls PG&E and, based on the power company's prediction of how long with power will be out, the principal must decide whether to close school for the day or to hold on and hope for the best.

PG&E thought the power would be out until this afternoon, so they made the call to you to pick up early.

Thank you, parents, for coming so promptly. The dismissal went smoothly.

The kindergarten class did well, even in semi-darkness. We opened the windows and doors. We are still between centers—we start new centers tomorrow—we had some free choice time. Some fantastic art was made. How about this painting of a butterfly?

The power is back on now.


The Sebastopol Ukulele Festival May 25

We started the day with about a half hour ukulele practice on our songs for the Ukulele Festival on March 25 in Sebastopol.

As you may remember, this class opened a ukulele night there last November. Everyone thought we were great back in November. The organizers invited us back to the much larger ukulele festival in Sebastopol.

Well, we have gotten A LOT better at singing and playing. We're really going to put on a great opener for the Festival. YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!! The kids get in free and each kid who performs will earn a festival admission for a family member for free ($25 value).

I'll have more to say about this, but seriously, make plans to be there May 25. It will be a memorable experience.


New Family Orientation

Tonight is new family orientation night.  The orientation part for new parents starts here at school at 5:30 and goes to 6:00. Then there's a mixer after that. Please come!

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