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WEEK OF March 2, 2015

 

 

It is Terra Nova Time

 

The assignments for the week will be posted on PowerSchool.  Please keep in mind that the assignments that I post are based on my plans for the week.  Plans are subject to change, and therefore the dates that assignments are due may change.  Your child’s assignment book should be the most accurate location for assignments and due dates.  The assignments are listed ahead of time on PowerSchool so that you can get an idea of what we are doing.

 

HOMEROOM NEWS

 

Monday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day. Your child may wear a shirt/sweatshirt that is black, red, white or a combination of those colors along with his/her school sweatpants and sneakers. They MUST bring in a book for D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) at the end of the day.

 

Thursday, March 5th is First Thursday with a 12:15 dismissal so please remind your child to wear his/her dress uniform. If your child is in the Knock Out Tournament, he/she may wear the gym uniform for Mass or wear the dress uniform and change into the gym uniform after Mass.

 

 Terra Nova testing will begin Friday, March 6th and continue through Thursday, March 12th.  Mrs. Meyer has arranged for a snack and water for each day of testing. Please feel free to send in your own snack if you don’t think your child will like the snacks being provided. Please keep in mind that the snack should not require utensils and should not be messy.

 

 We test in the morning, so please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast during Terra Nova testing.  Please try to make sure your child arrives on time during testing.

 

Friday is Parents to Lunch so you may join your child for lunch.  You may order lunch, which is pizza, or bring in lunch for you and your child. If you want to order pizza, please remind your child to order for you in the morning.  Lunch is 12:00 to 12:25 for grades 6 to 8.

 

  Registration forms for the 2015-2016 school year are due for current students.

 

   Gertrude Hawk candy packets were sent home with your child, please consider ordering some candy.

 

 We will be attending school for a half day on Holy Thursday, April 2nd to make up our last snow day.

 

 Please recover your child’s books with new paper bags if they are beginning to rip.  Covering the edges with duct tape seems to work well to strengthen the covers.  If you choose to use duct tape, please do not put any tape on the book only the cover.  Thank you.

 

 Please check Happenings on the Hill each week for important school and class information; it can be easily accessed through the school’s website— www.icsclinton.org .

·        There are currently forms or information for the Knight’s of Columbus Fish Fry at St. Joseph’s parish, Hunterdon Hustle Basketball Tryouts,  Lego donations needed by the Hunterdon County Library, Junior Lions Lacrosse, Junior Lions Cheer, Speed Stack Tournament, tickets for the Faculty vs. 8th grade volleyball game, Girls on the Run, Hunterdon Mohawks Lacrosse, Women’s Cornerstone, United AAU basketball tryouts, Hunterdon Prevention Resource’s program on Strengthening Families, Mad Science, Gertrude Hawk Candy Fundraiser, and information from the Nurses Desk.

 
  Looking ahead --

·        March 20th--Faculty/staff vs. 8th grade Volley Ball Game

(see Happenings on the Hill for ticket information)

 

  Your child was given a copy of our class schedule. Click the link below to view the schedule:

 

Click here for SCHEDULE

 

Click here for MIDDLE SCHOOL POLICIES

 

Science

Click here for SCIENCE CLASS POLICIES

 

Click here for SCIENCE SAFETY RULES

 

Online access to textbook and resources. There is online access to the textbook and numerous resources that can be used to reinforce the material that we are studying in class.

 

NOTE: The book can now be accessed by two different methods; the original method and now through ConnectED. The link below has directions for accessing it by both methods. The link also contains information for ordering the textbook .

 

Trouble accessing the online textbook: If you are using a Mac and can see the cover of the book but cannot view the Online Student Edition of the book, follow these directions. Click on Technical Support at the bottom of the page and select “Can Only View Cover.” When the page opens titled “Online Student Edition (OSE)- Viewing PDFs on a Mac, follow the directions for the browser you are using.

 

Click here for ONLINE TEXTBOOK and RESOURCES

 

 

SIXTH GRADE SCIENCE

          We have completed our unit on Electricity and Magnetism. We will begin a study of the atmosphere and weather next.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

           DATE CHANGE Tuesday, March 3-- Ch. 7 test

 

Click here for the CHAPTER 7 STUDY GUIDE

 

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We will continue with Chapter 9, Cellular Processes.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                                                          

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

Science Fair:

·     Students’ procedures have been returned to them with my comments. I will be meeting with each student. Your child may begin his/her experiment as long as I did not write “please see me” on their paper.

·     Please, feel free to email me or meet with me with any questions that you may have about the Science Fair.

 

Click here for a COPY OF SCIENCE FAIR TIMELINE

 

EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE

Students were given directions for reading and presenting a current event in science.  Please help your child to remember his/her assigned date.

 

Click here for the CURRENT EVENT DIRECTIONS AND RUBRIC

 

We will continue with our unit on weather.

 

Exxon will be coming on Tuesday for Introduce A Girl to Science and Engineering. They will meet with the girls to discuss the many careers in science and engineering. They will also lead the girls in some fun activities. A photo release form from Exxon was sent home last week, please sign it and send it in if you don’t mind having your daughter’s picture taken during the event.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

 

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292