I am so grateful to Reneca for outlining the backdrop and facilitating the painting of it (along with Lauren). The same goes for Tracy, who has worked tirelessly to organize 23 bags full of costumes and plans to spend a couple different dress rehearsals. If you would like to help with either of these please send her an e-mail.
An exciting announcement about next year’s middle school explorations: Explorations will happen in thirds with one third of the year devoted to outdoor ed, one third devoted to woodworking, and one third devoted to pottery (taught by our current 5th grade teacher Ms. Chappelle, who took pottery classes in college). We are also in the early stages of trying to launch a 6th-8th grade cross country team for the fall. We will be able to offer a modest stipend for the coach and expect that practices would happen about 3 times a week with about 5 invitational races. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this please be sure to e-mail me.
Tuesday April 26 (initial dress rehearsal 10:05-11:50); the point here is to make sure we have everything we need for costumes and then have another undoubtedly rough rehearsal of the play. Please send in all items that your child needs for their costume (if you were in the e-mail from Tracy) by Monday so we can be sure we’re ready for this. If you have any questions, e-mail Tracy at
Monday May 2: Play Dress Rehearsal 10:05-11:50
Tuesday May 3: School Performance of Play (This will start around 9 a.m. so be sure to send your 7th grader to school on time so we have time to get ready.)
Wednesday May 4: 6:30 p.m. evening performance of play for families and friends
Saturday May 7: 9 a.m. May Fair. Please note that the May fair start time has been changed to 9 a.m. More details are at the bottom of this blog.
May 23-26: Sand Dunes Camping Trip
Sterling’s Class Report
Today we learned about Hernan Cortes in main lesson. Cortes led the Spanish in conquering the Aztec empire in Mexico. In math we learned about probability. Recess was fun.
Tuesday we worked on our puppets and worked on the play.
On Wednesday morning we had a math test plus recess. In gardening we did a lot of work. In main lesson we did the play. In hand work we did props. Finally at the final lesson we did creative writing.
On Thursday we had math then main lesson which was learning lines and learning about the Inca empire in South America. In music we sang a Prince song. L
On Friday we worked on the play and got through a few scenes. We also did probabilities in math.
May Faire Update from the Festivals Committee
May Faire is a chance for our community to come together to celebrate this joyful festival of spring. It is a magical weaving of song and dance presided over by the chicken chosen Queen and King of May.
Please join us!
When: Saturday, May 7th from 9:00am – 11:30am
Where: Mountain Sage Community School
What to Bring: Beautiful Flowers and Pieces of Nature to Decorate your Crown
We are looking for volunteers to help with set up and clean up! You can sign up to help out here:
There will be an optional picnic lunch and art show after our Maypole dances. Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the event!
Check out our website to see a detailed schedule, listen to May Faire Songs and much more: