April 28,   2017

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The Benefits of the Outdoors

This week the Cedar kinders took to the woods to read poetry and write on their own as part of junior great books. Their writing was based on the nature around us and the howling winds.  They of course made time to play in the elementary forts too!  However, this intentional outdoor time is more than a break from the classroom.  Outdoor time is beneficial in so many ways and this article from the Child Mind Institute explains why.  

"Recent studies have exposed the benefit-even necessity-of spending time outdoors, both for kids and adults. Some argue that it can be any outdoor environment. Some claim it has to be a "green" environment-one with trees and leaves. Others still have shown that just a picture of greenery can benefit mental health. These nuances aside, most of the studies agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors. While it's unclear how exactly the cognitive functioning and mood improvements occur, there are a few things we do know about why nature is good for kids' minds."

Read the full article  here!


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*Volunteers at the event get complimentary admission.  
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Community Updates

- This week's 25 cent State Theater kids movie is Monster Trucks!

*Private Tutoring Offered:  Click here  to find out about this service to our community.  

- GRASP reading and math summer program.  Information and sign up sheets can be found here!

- Summer Piano Lessons with Margaret Lott.   More information here!

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The Practice of Gratitude
So much to be grateful for this week!

-Thank you to Adam Sleder for providing music equipment and your time for the Spring Dance!!  It wouldn't be a dance without a D.J.

- Thank you to all the families and volunteers who attended the Spring Dance!  What a great way for our amazing community to celebrate this spring weather!

- Thank you Dani Greaci for the lettuce seeds donation!

- Thank you to the Lint, Mankowski, Craker, Sparling, and Davis families who donated to the Leelanau Outdoor Center experience!

-Thank you to the Macdonald family who donated to the Inland Seas Robotics experience!

-Thank you to the Sparling family for office snacks!

- Thanks Margaret Lott for another wonderful season of piano lessons with our children!!

Hot Lunch

 April Lunch Menu 

 * June 8th  that there will be no hot lunch*
Dates to Remember

This Week
April 29- Mini Classroom at Oryana Block Party
May 2- Moving Up Meeting 5:30
May 3- Parent Presentation Night
May 6-  Starry Night Evening of Art: Raising Funds for our Future

Coming Up
May 11 - May Erlewine Music Workshop!

June 9th  half day, last day of school!
In Search of:
-seeds of kale and lettuce
-tomato plants
-herb plants
-2 wooden picnic tables
- indoor and outdoor brooms- can be used
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Spring Dance!

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