Six Rivers Update: December Activities - Feast, Fundraisers, Finals -Fighter Challenge and More

12/1/19Six Rivers Parents:
With just three weeks left in the semester, it is our hope that all of our Six Rivers students finish strong. I encourage all of you to check in with your students about their progress in the classroom and make a plan on how to make the most of the final days of the semester.  First semester finals will take place from December 18 to the 20th. Please remember that there will be minimum days during finals. While lunch will be served and buses with transport students, students will be dismissed at 12:40. Beyond the classroom, there is a lot going on. Here is a brief summary:
The Winter's Eve Feast is set for December 13th! Tickets are on sale from senior students or by calling Darlene and reserving your spots. A gourmet three-course dinner prepared by Six Rivers' very own culinary students and the traditional silent auction. Mark your calendars and secure your tickets. With only 120 seats, tickets typically sell out quickly.
The traditional Senior Class Silent Auction will take place at The Winter's Eve Feast. The auction has historically featured scores of items donated by local businesses and individuals. Because it will take place on December 13th, this will be a great opportunity to secure a holiday gift.  Six Rivers' seniors have begun the effort to canvas local business in the hopes of securing treasures for this event. If you are interested in supporting this effort or would like to contribute a handmade item, please contact me and I will connect you with Em Boyle who is planning this event for the senior class. Remember, all proceeds benefit our Senior Class Trip. Thank you all for your support.
The Six Rivers Historical Calendar is for sale in the Six Rivers office and at partner businesses in our community including McKinleyville ACE, Pierson's Building Center, SunnyBrea ACE, Coast Central Credit Union Branches, A&L Feed, and soon they will also be a Wildberries! At just $5 they make a great gift. This student production is a prime example of the service-learning completed in the Senior Project class. Profits from this project will fund the senior class trip. 
The Hunger Fighter Challenge, Six Rivers school-wide effort to benefit those hungry people in our community will end on December 19th. The class competition is close and school pride is on the line. As a school, if our community brings in more food and funds that last year, then students will earn a field trip to the Minor Theater for a movie! (See Attached Poster)
A Parent Advisory Meeting (PAC) is scheduled for December 5th at 6 pm. PAC will be reviewing progress toward school goals and providing input for teachers that will be used in crafting the school plan. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to contribute. 
Pirate Council will be holding a pre-finals winter celebration at lunch on December 13th. Students are invited to wear their ugliest sweater event and enjoy some holiday treats at lunch.   This is part of the Council's ongoing effort to build community at Six Rivers. Council is seeking parents willing to share cookies, pies, fruit, and other holiday treats on this day.  
On behalf of the staff at Six Rivers and leaders of the Pirate Parents I would like to share my thanks for the supplies that have been provided for students. Each and every day, students know they can access a snack when they need it and extra school supplies are on hand. I encourage parents to continue to support this effort as the impact has been immeasurable. Other projects that the Pirate Parents are looking for community support for include funding the student testing account that supports students who have a difficult time affording SAT or AP tests, acquiring a few more basketballs and a pump for the Six Rivers team, and gathering volunteers to support teacher appreciation day and testing week. See me if you have questions or come to the next Pirate Parents meeting.
Yes, I know this is a lot to take in. Though we are a small school there seems to a great deal going on all the time. As we navigate this season of giving thanks and celebration, I can't help thinking about how thankful I am to be part of this community.  
If you have any questions or simply would like to chat about your child and Six Rivers, please call.
It is good to be a Pirate.
Ron Perry
Six Rivers Charter High School