Spring Update Roots Community School
Roots students started Spring off with a bang as they took on Invent Washington on Saturday, March 24th in Spokane with inventions they had been working on for a good part of the year. Invent Washington is an organization that promotes the idea that ALL children have the opportunity to become an inventor and entrepreneur and to let their passions guide them on this journey. 7 out of 16 Roots students that entered placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd for their inventions! They were joined by 200 other students from all over the region. Each student was asked to think of a problem, create a solution, keep a log book of thought processes, build a prototype for their invention and create a display showcasing their work. A huge congratulations to all the students for their passionate dedication to this project, and big thanks to teachers, parents, and helpers – this was such an inspiring event and a day that will never be forgotten!
We have something to look forward to on the horizon! Roots students are working with the lovely Cherylann Crego on a play – Frog and Toad. Kids have auditioned for their parts and have started rehearsals. The benefits to be gained during the preparation for this performance are countless but include; developing confidence, overcoming anxieties, learning memorizing skills, improving language and musical skills, problem-solving, creativity expansion, and increased social interaction and cooperation. We look forward to this event with great anticipation! Look forward to a matinee and evening performance on May 23rd and on May 24th an evening performance. More details to come!
This coming weekend we will be at Earth Day fair on Saturday April 21st from 9am to 4pm. Bring your kids by to plant some seeds of their own and gather information about the school. We will also be raffling off a gift basket with a $400 value to support an end of the year celebration for Roots students – it goes without saying that this first year has been a great success! Tickets will be for sale at the booth, $3 for one or 2 for $5. Winner will be announced at 4:00pm.
On April 28th from 2-4pm we will be hosting A Day of Giving – Roots Community School 1st Annual Fund event at Tunnel Hill Winery. The annual fund supports expansion of school programs and scholarships and creates real change in our students and our community. Light appetizers and wine will be provided as well as speakers offering information about the school and short performances from Roots students. This event is open to those interested in contributing to Roots Community School.
If you have a child enrolled in K-2 at Roots Community school for the 2018/2019 school year or are interested but not quite sure – join us on May 4th from 9:00am to 3:00pm to experience a day in the K-2 classroom at Roots. Your child will then be able to engage in the full experience to see if it is a good fit for you and your family. Parents are welcome to attend and ask any questions that may be coming up for you. Please contact lead teacher Rachel Robison with any questions at 509-888-2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.