Please see below for a PDF of the Middle School Transition document that Kathleen Sullivan presented last Friday at the Parent's Coffee Meeting.
Please see below for important information from our PE teachers and the May Madness volunteers!
Don't forget! The Talent Show Application Form is due on Tuesday, May 1st. As a reminder, both parents/guardians and students must sign the form. We are looking forward to seeing your talents in action!
Note: a desktop or laptop computer is suggested if students would like to use Mixbook at home. iPads do not always save changes made, and it is difficult to manipulate the content.
I wanted to note an important change to our end-of-the-year field trip, as we are no longer going to Volente Beach. Instead, we are planning an all-day celebration at Main Event, where the students can enjoy:
What’s included? Lunch & $15 Fun Card!
Every student will be provided with a $15 fun-card to spend at the arcade as well as lunch. Lunch will consist of 2 slices of pizza, a medium drink, and fresh baked cookies. If your child has food sensitivities, please contact our contact person at Main Event, Breanna Venecia, for alternatives. She can be reached at 512-401-0000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Climbing Release of Liability:
If your child is interested in rock climbing, you must complete Main Event's Release of Liability. I am including the link below. Please submit the form online and - for safe measure - email your signed copy to me by May 1st. Unfortunately, if the online waiver is not completed prior to May 1st, your child will not be able to participate in rock climbing.
Rock climbing Release of Liability: https://www.smartwaiver.com/splash/18677/
We are looking forward to a great time together!
We have many important events coming up, listed below, so don't forget to mark your calendars!
Updated on Monday, 4/6
*In place of their 20 minutes of reading, students should work on their autobiography chapters and National Park brochures.*
Thursday ~ National Park Brochure due
Friday ~ Autobiography chapters 1, 2 & 3 drafted (typed up in Google Docs)
~ Present brochures at National Park Day!
Monday ~ 10-12 photos in your email inbox for autobiography
Across the past 2 weeks, class time has been dedicated to these two projects, and I have been wowed by the students' creativity and passion for teaching about their National Parks. We will continue to work on both assignments in class this coming week. If your child has any concerns about completing the tasks above on time, please have him/her come talk to me prior to the date they are due so that we can work together to make a plan!
As many of you know, the students have been planning and drafting stories about their childhood for an autobiography project that we will be working on in class across the fourth quarter. A large component of this project will be gathering photos to accompany each student’s story, and we would very much appreciate your help!
Each student should plan to include 10-12 photos with their writing. When selecting photos, students should consider the content of each chapter they write (i.e. which memories are they including in each chapter):
If you could help your child locate and email these photos, it would be very helpful. The pictures are best emailed in digital format to their school email address. If digital copies are not available, please take a photo of the hard copy and email them to your child’s email address. Pictures are due Monday, April 9th; however, we encourage students to collect pictures in their email inboxes prior to that date.
This is always a fun project that results in a beautiful published piece. We understand that all families are different with varying birth stories, traditions, and situations, and we encourage students to share only the information and memories that they are comfortable sharing. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In summary, your child needs help with the following:
Thank you for your help!
Just a reminder about next week's schedule:
Enjoy your long weekend!
Save the date!
May 11th, 1:45-2:45 Mother's Day Tea
Typewriter Rodeo Jr!
5/1: Talent Show App due
5/4: May Madness
5/9: Main Event Field Trip
5/11: Mother's Day Tea
5/11: No Homework
5/16: Science STARR
5/17: Squid Dissection
5/18: Talent Show
5/24: Graduation Rehearsal
5/25: Last Day!
5/25: Graduation, 8am
5/28: Memorial Day Holiday
5/29: Staff Inservice
8:40-9:05 Morning Meeting
9:50-11:05 Block I
11:05-12:20 Block II
1:25-2:50 Block III