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Hello parents!

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

Hello parents!

Please note these reminders about tomorrow’s field trip.

  1. Arrive at 7:30AM in uniform

  2. Bring snack/lunch

  3. Pocket money optional

  4. 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,
Mrs. Grant

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

Hello families!

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!):

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f44ada82ea2fb6-middle

If you signed up to help at the fundraising meeting, please also sign up here.

 

Thank you!

Mrs. Grant

 

Hello families!

A not-so-brief update for you (there’s a lot going on!):

GRADES

  1. Midterm is THIS FRIDAY.  Expect a midterm progress report

    to head home next week. 

    In the meantime, you can always check RenWeb for grades.

  2. 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.

FUNDRAISING

  1. Reminder that Yankee Candle order forms are due THIS FRIDAY.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

OTHER NEWS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. Ice cream social is TONIGHT at 6:30PM! We’d love to see you!

  6. Order your yearbook by next Monday to get the discount.

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Mrs. Grant

 

Hello Parents,

 

Monday I will be teaching the 7th and 8th grade about 9/11.

The purpose of this is twofold; first, it is to prepare them

for our trip to the 9/11 memorial while we are in NYC.

Second, it ties into both the book we are reading together,

I am Malala, as well as our unit on Islam.

 

I have assigned the students to ask you questions about

your memories of 9/11, and the ways you perceive how

9/11 changed America (and the world) as we know it.

As you are aware, they were born into a post-9/11 world,

and have no concept of the incredible significance and

impact of that day.  We will bring these conversations

into our lesson on Monday.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Grant