Hello Middle School Families,
I hope you all enjoyed a much deserved 3-day weekend.
Progress reports will be ready for you to print out on Tuesday after school. Please login to Gradelink, print out the progress report, sign it, and return it with your student by Friday. If you are unable to print, you or your student may write down the grades on a piece of paper and you can sign and return that instead. Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns.
5th & 6th Grade Language Arts
We are continuing our novel study of The View from Saturday. Last week we discussed themes in fables, and starting this week that information will be applied to our novel study. The novel depicts characters from different cultural and religious backgrounds, and also includes characters with different abilities. In class, we will be talking about multiculturalism, inclusion, and celebrating differences. Talk with your students about these themes at home too! Please remember that reading is due each class period except Fridays, and 6th graders also have a vocabulary chart to go along with the reading.
7th & 8th Grade Language Arts
We’ve gotten to the trial in To Kill a Mockingbird! This week, we will finish up the trial and students will complete a deep dive into the trial as court reporters. Please remember that as students read, they also need to be annotating with sticky notes, and also logging in to Google Classroom to complete the vocabulary assignment that goes along with each reading.
The 7th and 8th grade will be entering The City of Escondido’s 27th Annual Earth Day Poster contest again! Students will receive the information and guidelines for the project this Thursday during art class, but it’s not too early to start collecting some recyclables. Over the next few days, have your student look through your recyclables to find some inspiration for an art project. Students will begin planning and sketching their project on Thursday and it would be great if they already had some items in mind. The final art project will be due no later than Friday, March 8th. Students will be working on this primarily during art class on Thursday afternoons leading up to the due date.
Washington D.C. Trip
It’s time to start planning for the 2020 Washington D.C. trip! Students in grades 6 and 7 will get to see an informational video this week, and an information packet will be sent home. Once you receive this packet, talk with your student to see if your family might be interested in the trip! It will happen during Easter vacation in 2020, and is open to next year’s 7th and 8th graders. A parent informational meeting will be held at the beginning of February.
As the school year has reached the halfway point, school supplies start to disappear. While we do have some extra pens and pencils in our rooms, it is still the students’ responsibility to have their own. In addition, working headphones are a requirement. Please make sure your student has a pair so she/he can fully engage in online activities.
STAR Makeup week: 1/22 – 1/25
Martin Luther King Day- No School: Monday, 1/21
Check Progress Reports: Tuesday, 1/22
Progress Reports Due (signed): Friday, 1/25
Catholic High School Placement Exam: Saturday, 1/26 (good luck 8th graders!!)
Catholic Schools Week: 1/28 – 2/1
Early Dismissal: Friday, 2/1