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November 4th, 2019
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Did you miss our first open house?! Don't worry! We have another one coming up on November 16th.  Attending an Open House is a great way to get to know our community, tour our school, meet with our Head of School, talk to current and past students and see our educators in action!  Click on the date below to register for our fall Open House events.

NOVEMBER 16
Important Dates
November 5th
-9/10 Fieldwork
November 6th
-Parent Education Evening
November 11th
-NO SCHOOL

November 12th
-6/7 Fieldwork
November 14th
-Painting 1 Fieldwork
-Watershed 3.0 Visioning Session

November 15th
-Parent Social at Rayback

November 16th
-Admissions Open House
November 20th
-Cinema Fieldwork
November 25th-29th
-Thanksgiving Break
December 13th
-FAIR

All School Announcements

Watershed 3.0 - Visioning Session
Watershed began with a vision: to build a school that truly reflected the best research and thinking on learning and teaching.  This continues to this day, as we engage students in learning directly from experiences in the world, as we help them pursue work that matters to themselves and their communities, and as we build a school community where all are honored and valued as individuals with a contribution to make. 

Though it is an oversimplification, we can think of Watershed’s history in two phases: Watershed 1.0 on Canyon Road—a time of energy and excitement, a time of overcoming the inevitable struggles of building a viable organization.  Watershed 2.0 has been a time of stabilization and refinement—we are now an established school in Boulder known for our innovative approaches. It is now time for us to take the next step—Watershed 3.0—to be a school that is truly thriving, serving our students well, contributing to the Boulder community, and being a beacon of effective educational practice for schools around the world.

We are currently building the vision that will guide us into Watershed 3.0, and would love your help.  We will be holding a Visioning Session on Thursday, November 14th from 5:30-7:00p at Watershed.  We will have appetizers, drinks and spend time thinking together about Watershed 3.0!  We hope you will join us. Please
RSVP here so we can get an accurate count for the evening.


Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh Update
The Watershed Parent Association continues to explore the possibility of supplementing the current Monday, Tuesday, and Friday lunch delivery offered through Wholesome Foods.  For the next two Thursdays (November 7 and November 14), we will test run a lunch program with the Boulder location of Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh.
To participate, simply submit and pay for your student’s takeout order online by 10:30 am each Thursday (or up to a week in advance)
using this link. Please do NOT use the “Group Order” feature on the site, enter it as a “Takeout Order” and specify a pickup time of 11:00a.  VERY IMPORTANT:  When ordering, you must indicate Watershed School and your child’s name where it is circled in blue (please click here for an example),  otherwise our parent runner will not know to pick your order up.  A parent will pick up the orders each Thursday and have the lunches to school by the 11:15 lunch period.
If the response indicates interest in this restaurant as a lunch provider, we might be able to offer this long term. Questions? Contact 
Megan Dahlstrom or Tricia Chambers.
Garbanzo has GF options and other allergen information can be
found here.
Middle School Announcements

Tuesday, November 12th: The 6/7 Expedition will be off campus all day. They will be visiting the Denver Zoo, working with the zookeepers and studying animal behavior. *Please pack a bagged lunch and cancel any Wholesome Food Service Orders.**
High School Announcements

Tuesday, November 5th: 9/10 Expedition will be traveling to Denver to visit the State Capitol. They will depart during the lunch break and will need to pack a bagged lunch- there will be no opportunity to buy lunch on this trip.

Thursday, November 14th: The Painting 1 class will visit the Monet exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. They will miss skills classes on Thursday and will return in time for Expedition. 
 
Wednesday, November 20th: The Cinema History and Literacy class is headed to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  As part of a weeklong exploration of animation, students will tour the
Science of Pixar exhibit with the hopes of getting a solid grasp of computer animation.  Students need to be on time Wednesday morning, the buses will depart Watershed shortly after 8:10a.  They will return during the lunch hour before Community Meeting.
Counselor's Corner

Erin's hours are:
Monday/Wednesday: 9a-2p
Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30a-3:30/4p

Email
erin@watershedschool.org

Please join us for this special event with Michael Vladeck this Wednesday! The event is open to the public- feel free to share this information with anyone who might benefit from this presentation. 
Raising The Heart of Boys

November 6th, 6p-7:30p
Watershed School

Click here to learn more about this presentation by Michael Vladeck.

Math Moments
Our math classes are unlike any other math classes so we want to highlight their work in our new Math Moments section! Keep an eye out for updates! 

Students in Algebra 1 are working on noticing and quantifying patterns in the world around us. On Friday, some students found patterns within Watershed; door hinges, floor tiles, lockers, shoe laces, and circle proportions. They represented those patterns mathematically in tables, equations, and graphs.
Watershed Parent Association

Watershed Grocery Program
Click on this link to see the easy ways you can give back to our community! Reach out to 10th grade parent, Kim Franco, with any questions.

Watershed Parent Social
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Calling All Watershed parents!
Read on for a truly-terrible poem inviting you to a truly-terrific event.

Watershed parents love libations.
Come join us for fun b'fore vacations.
We'll have a grand time;
Eat tapas and sip wine!
Bring canned food or soap for donations.

What: Watershed Parent Gathering


Where: Rayback Collective  (2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder)
When: Friday November 15, 5:30-7:30p
Why: Did you know that November 15th is National Philanthropy Day?
Please join your Watershed Parent Association for good company, a celebratory drink and some yummy food at Rayback and please bring a donation for Boulder's Emergency Family Assistance Association.
EFAA currently is asking for:
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Fruit
  • Diced Chilis
  • Baby Food
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toiletries 
Around Town
*Please note these community offerings are not affiliated with or vetted by Watershed.* 


Watershed Alum teaching Sound Design 

Please see this flyer for more information about offerings from Watershed Alum Ian McKenna.

Boulder's Story Slam & Workshop: Teen Edition

Click here for information about an exciting story-building workshop offered at the Dairy Center!
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