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A happy, blessed Easter to you and your family. I pray that you are all healthy!
Attached are the 5th and 6th grade schedules & checklists for the upcoming week.
(I’m sending these today rather than Sunday due to the holiday).
I also have a few updates for you:
Quarter 3 report cards were emailed to all middle school families on Wednesday.
Please let us know if you did not receive yours.
Weekly schedules will be posted and emailed no later than 6PM on Sundays for the upcoming week.
Schedules are ALWAYS posted on Google Classroom as well
(generally in the Language Arts Classroom).
Students are expected to participate in Zoom meetings as scheduled.
This important learning time is the equivalent of a class period.
We need to communicate important concepts and information,
and they need to attend.
I will be scheduling 1:1 meetings via Zoom with all students next week.
This is for me to talk to them about how things are going,
and to give them some encouragement.
Please be aware that your students are chatting with each other
via Google Hangouts and in Zoom chat.
We will be shutting down the chats in Zoom moving forward,
but we do not wish to shut down Hangouts at this time
(they use it to communicate with teachers).
Please remind your student that messaging over a chat is not at all
like speaking to someone in person; a lot of messages are misunderstood,
and I am encouraging the kids to talk it out — like over the phone — when issues arise.
Be sure to reach out to us if there are any issues or concerns.
That is all for now!
Mrs. Grant, Middle School Homeroom Teacher and Referee
November 5, 2019
Please note these reminders about tomorrow’s field trip.
Arrive at 7:30AM in uniform
Pocket money optional
We will return to school between 3:30 and 4PM
Drivers are: Jill Grant, Kristen Sproul, Karin Croke, and Mary DelPriore. Additional chaperones are George Evensen, Pilar Mitchell, and Colleen Hartman.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Yours in Christ,
P.S. Note for 7th and 8th graders’ Parents!
I wanted to fill you in on what I’ve noticed.
Today, we concluded a two-week unit on poetry writing with a tea party and poetry reading, and I have to say, your kids are some fantastic poets!
Please take a moment tonight to ask your student to share a poem or two. They might just blow your socks off! I’m so proud of all of them.
September 26, 2019
As promised, here is the email regarding the PTFA yard sale
Saturday, October 5th. Middle school typically has a bake
sale table at the yard sale, and 100% of the proceeds go
o the middle school trip to DC.
We need both baked goods and volunteers; parents can earn
service hours right alongside their kids. In fact, we’ve had
yard sales where most of the kids showed up and
had a great time together.
Items that sell the best are mini loaves (banana bread,
pumpkin bread, etc) as opposed to single cookies.
Another good seller are donuts and coffee (don’t forget the cream and sugar!).
Please use this link to sign up (and to sign up your kid!):
If you signed up to help at the fundraising meeting, please also sign up here.
A not-so-brief update for you (there’s a lot going on!):
Midterm is THIS FRIDAY. Expect a midterm progress report
to head home next week.
In the meantime, you can always check RenWeb for grades.
Please, continue to check planners! I do a planner check with the 5th and 6th grades every Monday, and I put a stamp in the
planner to indicate I’ve checked it.
All students should be writing their homework in their planners
throughout the week! If they’re not, they are not following
instructions. Your help on this is much appreciated.
Reminder that Yankee Candle order forms are due THIS FRIDAY.
The PTFA yard sale is happening on October 5th.
Bring items to donate after school (just bring them in to the gym)
starting Monday. Middle school is having a bake sale;
be on the lookout for a separate email on that.
Craft fair is happening on November 2nd;
also be on the lookout for a separate email on that, too.
We need a lot of help on this one!!
Book club “Planet Middle School” will meet tomorrow night
from 5-6:30! We are reviewing chapters 2&3.
It’s OK if you missed the last meeting; we’d love to have you!
Childcare is available if needed.
Picture day was yesterday. You will receive a free proof in
a couple of weeks; at that time you can decide to purchase
(if you haven’t already done so) or to have your student
retake their photo. Retake date is TBD.
The DeMar marathon is this Sunday!
Information for students who qualified for the 1.2 mile
fun run went home in a bright purple bag yesterday.
Be on the lookout for a TCS representative at the marathon start.
Remember that gym is on Tuesdays and Thursdays;
students need a change of clothes. An order form for
t-shirts went home this week if you need a few spares.
Ice cream social is TONIGHT at 6:30PM! We’d love to see you!
Order your yearbook by next Monday to get the discount.