MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: March 4-15
Lunch Rotation: 6,7
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This Week in the MS: SPIRIT WEEK
Monday, March 4
Day 4 - 6785
Tuesday, March 5
Day 5 - 3412
Wednesday, March 6
Day 6 - 7856
Thursday, March 7
Day 7 - 4123
Friday, March 8
Day 8 - 8567
Saturday, March 9
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30 pm, Main Gym
No School for MS Students
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 8:30 am-12:00 pm, Main Gym
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 1:00-4:00 pm, Main Gym
No School for MS Students
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Main Gym
NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
MS Season 4 After School Activities Begin, 3:45pm
Board Meeting, 5:00 pm, BCR
MS/HS Dance Recital, 6:00pm, Theater
DIrector’s Coffee, 8:30 am, BCR
PSA Meeting, 9:00-10:30 am, BCR
Grade 5 Parent Orientation, 3:45 pm, HOP
MESAC Season 3 Travel Meeting, 5:00 pm, HOP
MS Parent Coffee, Grade 5 Orientation, 8:30 am, HOP
Director’s Town Hall Meeting for Faculty that was supposed to happen on March 4 has been cancelled.
SERVICE LEARNING DAY
March 28 is a full day of service learning, there will be no regularly scheduled classes. Please be aware that since there is no 1-8 period day this week, you will need to plan for this. March 27th is a day 8 (8567), March 28th-no classes will meet so you lose day 1(1234), March 29th is a day 2 (5678). Teams will be communicating more information about this day. Grade 6 will be on campus, Grade 7 will do an Aanchal school exchange and Grade 8 will do their PeOPle project Field trips.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES March 13-15
Please let Melissa or Anthea know this week if you will not be here during conferences this semester. Lalit will send the link to parents and it helps to avoid confusion and frustration if your name is removed from the sign-up link. Here is the guideline for Parent Teacher Conferences
Please take accurate attendance as it helps us to track and follow up with students who are having issues. If you are having an issue with a student coming to class on time please email the parents and loop in the counselors or one of the administrators.
MS Office Site - For everything you need
OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Here is the link to the newly launched Office for Teaching and Learning site. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
Amanda, Shirley and Rosy
Here’s What We Know:
Google Arts and Culture: Check out this website, especially grade 7 teachers as there are some great British Library resources for Harry Potter!
Makerspace and after school activities: Do you have an idea for an after school activity in the fourth quarter? We have space and room and would love to help!
Google Classroom update: Classroom now allows you to change the order of announcements on the stream.
Newsela and Nearpod: They have partnered together to create some great lessons!! Check them out. Nearpod is an app on the iPad that is interactive. Let me know if you are interested and I can push it to all of your students!
Ask your colleagues:
Ask Kyle about NoodleTools. His grade 7 Science classes are starting to do some research on their passion projects. Linda has been working with them on note taking via NoodleTools. It is a great way to help students organize their thoughts and organize their research.
Ask Grade 6 about their upcoming Greece unit. We’ll be building catapults, making jewelry and painting myths on ancient pots!
Professional Development Opportunities: A list of conferences for technology has been added to the office of teaching and learning website..under Other conferences. Also, check out the calendar of Professional development, this is a great resource!
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:
After School Activities
After School Activities Season 3
First day of Season 3 will be on Monday, January 21 and you can find the brochure and descriptions in the below links.
Visiting Author George O’Connor - George will work with all MS students this week, following this schedule. Copies of his Olympians books are for sale in the library.
Kool Skool Book Fair - The Kool Skool Book Fair will be on the sidewalk running from the admin building to the gym this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with books for all ages. Bring your classes!
Used Book Sale - The library is holding a used book sale in the Tagore Room this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Books are for sale for 50 rupees each or 30 rupees each if you buy 10 or more. Books you want to add to your classroom library are free. All proceeds go to the Community Library Project. If you’d like to donate books to the sale, please bring them to the library by Friday.
Video Streaming Service - The library is considering a contract with Kanopy, a video-streaming service that allows up to 3 free viewings of any film before the account is charged for it. Please take a look at their collection and see if you think this would be useful for your teaching.
Old Magazines - Please let us know anytime throughout the year if you need magazines in your classroom for their content, to make collages, to study language, etc. We have a wide selection of back issues that we can send your way.
Thanks in advance for supporting Spirit Week! On Tuesday, twin/triplet/etc. day, all MS faculty and staff are encouraged to wear blue jeans, a white T-shirt or shirt, and a pair of Keds, Converse, or other brand of canvas shoes (if you own a pair)!
I will be out of school next week. If you are ill and require cover, please contact Pooja and/or Anthea by phone or text.
Semester 2 can be viewed in the MS Private Calendar.
You can use this form to let the MSALT2 students know what teacher announcements you would like to make. Please share this information before Thursday at 3:30pm each week so they have time to plan for the announcements.
This is where you can submit anything that you would like to be added to the Tiger Tales / WAG / SWAG.
This link has the final chaperone schedule for SY1819. We have also sent calendar invites to the chaperones involved in every event for the respective date and time.
The Play The Land of Stories was a huge success. Congratulations to Thaba and the HS student directors Tess McCartney and Mihir Dhawan. Tess McCartney was also the scriptwriter. Thanks to Caitlin, Revati and Courtney for their roles in making this happen.
A large group of teachers attended the four day Adaptive Schools Training. Our PE department, Kim, Megan, Kate W and myself had the chance to take a deeper dive into what it means to be a part of and contribute to an adaptive school. We are fortunate to have these opportunities to grow our own practice and our community. If you have the opportunity to take this course please do.
Richard Frazier, March 12
Jan Cantrill, March 15