News & Announcement

Charter News • April 22, 2019

The teachers in our programs continue to offer a dynamic balance of classroom academic content and field experiences to enrich your students’ learning.  Many of the 8th graders from the QHIA program are heading to Ashland Oregon for the Shakespeare festival with students in the CRHS program. This special collaborative event was organized by CRHS lead teacher Kay Mendoza with Amber Walker from the QHIA program in a supporting role.  Next week, students in the Coast Redwood Middle School (CRMS) will be attending their semi-annual four day excursion to Headwaters Outdoor School. And then there was the Earth Day celebration put on by Mountain IS families for the Mountain school classes, and theme-based field trips coming up for Fall Creek, as well as Nature Academy 6th grade students attending Headwaters Outdoor School and the 7-8th grade students heading out to Catalina!

Charter News • March 31, 2019

A week off of school is also a good time to read and discuss a good book together. Reading aloud to or along with your child from a book that is not tied to school work will help them to become not just a ‘school-time reader’ but also to know that there are books that can stir your soul, make you laugh or cry, or just enjoy a simple story together transported away from the daily deeds and screen time distractions. Goodreads has some great lists for various age levels.  For those who may be interested, ...


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Charter News • March 17, 2019

We are finally getting a touch of Spring and it certainly feels good. Many of our programs are gearing up for extended field trips, such as to Headwaters Outdoor School, Catalina Islands or Ashland Shakespeare while at the same time working on their many classroom projects and preparing for the annual State testing. There are quite a few special events right around the corner so please read on to learn more.

Charter News • February 25, 2019

Research has shown that healthy sleep habits are linked not only to strong health but also to a positive sense of well-being, a healthy brain, and the ability to attain good ‘grades’ and positive participation in the classroom and in their learning. There are many, many articles on the subject. Here is a checklist that...

Charter News • February 10, 2019

Master Gardener Melanie Burgess is taking every grade level in every Charter program into the garden related to their program and teaching them from the Junior Master Gardener curriculum. “The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.”

Charter News • January 27, 2019

It is a highlight of my job when I have the opportunity to talk with parents about ways we can work together to better support their child’s learning.  Maintaining a consistent and sufficient level of support and encouragement is critical in order to ensure that they feel safe enough to ask for help. Helping your child learn how to ask for help is one of the most essential skills we can give them.  

There will be No School this coming Friday, February 1, as our teachers will be participating in a Professional Development Day.

Charter News • January 12, 2019

Dear Parents,


Welcome to 2019!  The New Year is well underway and I hope you and your children are looking forward to some fun, interesting, and/or exciting new plans to share with each other.  We all work better when we can think of something positive or rewarding. It is good to remind each other of the importance of maintaining healthy routines and open communication.  Doing so helps to ensure that you can best support each other in the daily schoolwork and home duties we have to complete.
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