Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a wonderful and restful fall break.

We really enjoyed sharing your scholar's growth with you during conferences.  They have made tremendous strides and we are so proud of all of our scholars.

Second quarter has started and now we are ready to move into second quarter expectations.  Working together, scholars have gained an understanding of why they have been learning to use their planners since second grade and how it will help them in the future. Scholars has also gained the skills of opening their lockers with ease, getting to class on time and keeping up with homework and classroom assignments.

Our field study to The Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs is coming up on November 7th.  We are leaving the school at 6:30 am and are returning around 4:30 pm.  Please be prepared to get a call from your child in case we get home early. This is a long, but very worthwhile field

                                                study.  Lunch is provided.  Thank-you in advance to all of                               .                                               our parent drivers.                                                                                                                      

Scholars are looking forward to their first school dance on November 9th from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m..  We will review what to expect in class to help scholars plan and can’t wait to see how adorable they all are! Parents are always welcome and encouraged to chaperone.


Conferences are just around the corner! We are so excited to share with you the growth we’ve seen in your scholar since the beginning of school year. We have been doing a lot of work evaluating students, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and we have been problem solving ways to help them be successful.  Conferences will be 15 minutes with both Mrs. Lynch and Mrs. Hares present.  This is a time where we will look at your scholars strengths and set goals for the remainder of the year and we look forward to collaborating with you and your child.

6th grade is working on team building and leadership skills throughout the year. Every Friday we spend 40 minutes in homeroom learning about leadership, being a positive team member, and developing relationships. We have an exciting new opportunity to help foster these team relationships during lunch. Scholars are sitting with present and future friends and competing in fun games such as Beat the Teacher and trivia.

Dana Point! We are able to extend the deadline until October 8th and there are a few spaces left for our trip to Dana Point, California in May. If you need another registration form, please let us know and we’ll send one with your student.


Whew……. We are now a few weeks into the school year and scholars have learned so much!  WooHoo (printable) | Flickr ...

 We have to give a big shout out to those 5th grade teachers as they have encouraged our scholars and prepared them to face the new exciting challenges of the 6th grade. Icon Men Celebrate Clipart ...

We are still looking for drivers for our Challenger Learning field study in Colorado Springs on November 7th.  In order to be a driver, you must be background checked through the district which requires you to pay $30 and get fingerprinted at the district office.  All of the money and time spent on this endeavor will count towards volunteer hours. Please email Mrs. Hares at Christina.Hale-Hares@jeffco.k12.co.us  if you are able to drive.

Scholars are bringing home the first long term project soon. Please keep an eye out for a sign up genius and information about this fun project.

Entrepreneurship Club will begin Wednesday, September 5th from 3:20 - 4:00. This club focuses on learning about the world of business and scholars who are going to Dana Point will have the opportunity to run their own student business. If your child is interested, please have them go to room 119 after school. Also, there will be a parent Entrepreneurship Club Meeting on September 26th from 3:20 - 4:00.

Thank you to all those parents who attended Middle school success night. It was our great pleasure to see you again and to brag about your child.  If you couldn’t join us for the evening, look for information in Friday Folders. As a quick reminder, we are still working on organization, time management, communication, problem solving and other skills that are necessary for success in life.  It’s a year long-life long process and we’ll continue to support your children as we know you will too.


 

SCHOOL IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT ANIMAL

     

Curriculum Night & Dana Point, CA Information Meeting

All Middle school (6th, 7th and 8th)

Wednesday, August 29

5:30-7:00

Join us for an important and informative night that will help parents support scholars for success in middle school.

This meeting will give you most of the answers about how to navigate and succeed in 6th grade.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Middle School Parent Night

The middle school team would like to invite you to an evening filled with important information about how we can work as a team this year to make your middle school student successful.  With so much to learn, you may want to bring a notepad and pen.

Wednesday, August 29th

All Middle School Families (6th 7th, and 8th)

5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

GYM: Our amazing middle school teachers will be discussing our new policies and sharing information about how we can work as a team to make sure your child is successful in reaching their academic goals this year.  You will also get to meet your new ⅞ Language Arts and Math teachers.

6:00-6:20

Sixth grade meeting.  This is a time for you to learn about 6th grade.  We will answer questions about the step up from 5th grade to 6th grade and everything we do to prepare your student to move on to their continued education. We will also show you how to access the My Week at a Glance Assignment Calendar and Schoology, which scholars use daily.

6:20-6:40

Dana Point information meeting. We are so excited to be going to California to study oceanography in May. Come find out the details! There is limited space available and it’s on a first come first serve basis. We’d love to have you join us!