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Sixth Grade Newsletter No 16

December 4 - 8, 2017

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Dear Parents,

Progress reports were emailed home last Wednesday; if you did not receive your child’s or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the middle school teachers.

Pig Races - Wednesday, December 6, from 10 AM - 12 PM

Our annual Pig Races is a special assembly filled with fun and games centered around team competition. The entire TCS student body will be divided up into teams of different colors. The Races will be held on Wed., Dec. 6th. Set-up will begin at 8:30 am in the gym. Mrs. Barnett needs some parent volunteers to help set up for the Races. Please let me know if you can help out. The event will be 10 am - Noon.  Plan on joining us for a fun time!

TCS Christmas Concert - Tuesday, December 19th, 7 PM

Invite your family and friends to this wonderful evening of music and singing!

Cookies & Drinks needed for Christmas Concert

For refreshments please bring:

Dress Attire & Punctuality

Please do not be late; this is a big part of their Music grade.

Late Start - Wednesday, December 20th

Wednesday, December 20 will be a late start @ 9:25am. School will not begin at 8:25

Middle/High School Christmas Celebration - Friday, December 22

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior on the last day before Christmas break. Middle/High school students and teachers will be walking to Brookfield's restaurant for breakfast and then back to campus for a Christmas gift exchange game. Information regarding the trip to Brookfield's restaurant will be sent home as soon as details are available.  Students should also bring a wrapped gift with no names on it if they wish to participate in the gift-exchange game. This gift should range from $5 - $10 and appropriate for either a boy or a girl grades 6 - 9. On this day, students will be allowed to wear any Christmas themed apparel to school (please dress modestly). The middle school and high school will be having an “Ugly” Christmas sweater contest, and the winner will receive a  prize.

TCS Christmas Break - Monday,  December 25 - Monday, January 7

Friday, December 22 is a Minimum Day & No Daycare will be available. Students must be picked up at 12:00 noon.

Christmas Break  - All facilities closed December 25th - January 1st, Monday - Monday.

School will resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 (Daycare available 2nd - 5th, Tuesday - Friday)

Blessings,

Middle School Teachers

THIS WEEK:

Bible (Mr. Ortiz)

This week we will be discussing King David and principles we can learn from his life. The scripture for this week is Psalm 51:1-2. This is to be memorized by Friday.

Language Arts (Mrs. Johnson):

This week students will take a spelling test on List 14 (skipping List 13). In grammar, students will continue to work on expository writing. Students will be reciting their assigned poem on Friday - they will also write and present a brief interpretation of the piece. In reading, we will be reading Scout partly in class and at home as well.

*Students should continue to study their ACSI Spelling Bee words.

Math 7/6 (Mrs. Johnson):

Students will complete Lessons 51 - 54.

Math 6/5  (Mrs. Svirida):

 Students will complete lesson 51-54.

Social Studies (Mrs. Daniel):

Thank you to the parents who helped make “A Taste of India” and the Dreidel game a success!  The students had a great time tasting the food from a different culture - naan, basmati rice, beef curry, samosas, and chicken masala.  They also had fun learning a common Jewish game with the dreidels!  Thank you for your support and donations!

This week, we will finish Chapter 5, “Ancient India” and review in class.  Pastor Abe will be joining the class for a few minutes on Monday and sharing some pictures from his trip to India.  

The test will be on Thursday, December 7th.  The majority of studying should be done on Monday and Tuesday nights with a quick review on Wednesday.  The test essay question is on p.76 in the Activity Manual.  Students took notes and should be prepared to write a one paragraph essay answer.  Here is the link to our class quizlet site- make sure students study the Chapter 5 and the map of India.  https://quizlet.com/join/u7Yhwrs5D

Science (Mrs. Northman):

This week we will begin a new unit entitled “Our Fascinating Earth”.  This week we will be covering the structure of the earth, weathering, and earthquakes  There will be no science class on Wednesday due to pig races.

Music (Dr. Muntean):

Preparing for Christmas Concert.