The 6th grade middle school team is looking forward to conferences.  We are excited to share

your child’s strengths, as well as discuss strategies to encourage and support them in the classroom.  If you would like to schedule a conference, please do so through Sign- up Genius.  You will meet with all three teachers at one time.  

Please know that if you are unable to attend conferences,  we are always available to communicate with you via email, telephone, or in person.

Thursday 10/17 conferences will be from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and from 5:35 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday 10/18 conferences will be from 9:00 AM-noon.

Conferences will be held in room 119.

We want to respect everyone’s time during conferences, so please limit your conversation to 5-10 minutes.  If you feel you need more time, please contact your child’s teacher to schedule another time to meet.  Reminders to keep to the time limit will be used in order to alleviate wait time in the halls.  To make the most of your time, here is a list to help you prepare.

Checklist to do before conferences

𝥷 Review your child’s conference reflection sheet that will be going home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, before conferences.

𝥷 Discuss grades and missing assignments with your child (refer to their conference reflection sheet or Campus).

𝥷 Have a conversation with your child about the work they’re proud of and the things they struggle with in their classes.

𝥷  Prepare a list of questions, concerns or compliments you would like to share with each teacher.  

Things to bring to conferences

𝥷  Conference reflection sheet

𝥷   A pen

𝥷  A warm smile  

A presentation on our new Social Emotional Curriculum will be held in the library at 6:00 pm on Thursday evening.

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The Power of “Yet”, Encouraging a growth mindset.

Aug. 16, 2019

Dear Parents,

This 6th grade middle school has set the bar high for your scholars.  Scholars have begun  to learn how to juggle lockers,seven classes and changing teachers, meet high standard expectations, not to mention managing the homework load. We are working to equip them with many of the skills they will need for the school years to come and have been so impressed with the support we have received from parents as we go through this learning process.

One of the skills we believe important during 6th grade is an in-depth look at growth in ourselves.  It is an important life skill to evaluate areas to improve, as well as celebrate successes and challenges we have overcome.

Although many scholars are now getting the “hang” of middle school, they are discovering that some of the growing pains (missing work for example) is really affecting their grade. We have allowed them to feel the discomfort of this growing pain. Our goal is to help them grow in  the revelation that in the years to come, they will benefit from starting the year strong.  We are again impressed with our scholars parents as they keep their eye on the bigger picture and have supported their child and us, as educators, as well.

Since our main focus this first semester is to help students evaluate their progress, we are offering an opportunity to erase some of the mistakes of missing work or low grades.  Over fall break, we would encourage you to talk with your child about the challenges, strengths and growth they have made since the beginning of the year, as well as ways they can improve and goals they can set for the coming semesters.

With this in mind, scholars will have an opportunity to put this self evaluation into an essay form and use it in place of missing work, potentially improving their grades for the next session.

All scholars will be offered this opportunity and are encouraged to talk with you about their growth. They will be given the assignment and although we strongly encourage it for every scholar, it is not mandatory. We encourage you to allow them time to take the initiative on this if possible.  

We look forward to the next semester as we continue our journey together.

As always, thank you for everything you do,

The 6th grade middle school team