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Our Kids Rock!

Fall is officially here and our little school is as busy as can be. The first few weeks at Ready Springs are always an exciting combination of new beginnings and annual adjustments to the ebb and flow of student needs. The start of fall seems to be the settling in of the year. Fall activities include school sports, our Annual Walk-a-thon, fifth grade law day and the start of the Farm to School, as well as the first meetings of the year for Site Council, PTC, and Roots and Wings.

The sports that have begun are girls basketball, flag football and cross country. One of the benefits of a small school is that if you want to play a sport, from fourth grade up, you will most likely make the team. Cross country begins in fourth grade and, depending on the year, other sports can begin as soon as fifth grade.

Ready Springs is proud to be continuing with Farm to School this year, starting with a weekly produce cart each Tuesday afternoon, under the oak tree, and then at the ACES program, until the produce is gone.

We are lucky to have fresh, organic produce from local farm Indian Springs Organic Farm.

We’ve also had our first Harvest of the Month tasting of Asian pears. Harvest of the Month will continue throughout the year, providing each student with a taste of something yummy at the beginning of each month.

Ask your student about the strawberries (coming in early October). In November, we’ll also have a guest chef visiting. Last year, students were able to see the process of making cheese.

We would like to thank Roots and Wings this year for funding our contribution to the program for all of Penn Valley district schools.

If you happened to be in Nevada City on Sept 18, you might have wondered at the hundreds of fifth grade students around the court house. Ready Springs and Pleasant Valley fifth-graders joined students from around the county for Law Day. Each group participated in a mock trial, working alongside an actual judge, attorneys and court employees, as well as getting a tour of the old jail and an introduction to the juvenile hall processes.

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