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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17th, 2014

 

 

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 

 

 Report cards were sent home on Friday, November 14th.

 

Fall conferences will be Monday, Nov. 17th through Friday, Nov. 21st for grades 6 to 8. As mentioned at Back to School Night, the 6th through 8th grade teachers will not be meeting with all of their homeroom parents. We are planning to meet, as a team, with all of the parents of students new to ICS and with the parents of students who we feel will benefit from a conference at this time. 

 

 Please note that the teachers are available to meet with you throughout the year whenever you feel there is a need, however we cannot fit all parents in the days we have scheduled for conferences.

 

The Book Fair is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17th through Friday, Nov. 21st. A letter was sent home on Friday, Nov. 14th with the details. Our class will be previewing the books on Mon. Nov. 17th and purchasing books on Wed. Nov. 19th. If you want your child to purchase books, please send in money with them on Wed. Nov. 19th.

 

 An email was sent home as well as a hard copy with information about the Family Life Reproduction Unit in 6th grade that will be presented on November 20th. The boys’ program will be facilitated by Msgr. Randy and Dr. Fischer and the girls’ program by Ana Flynn and Dee Wright. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in this valuable program, please sign and send in the form that was sent home by Monday, Nov. 17th.

 

Food Pantry -- student council has started the Food Pantry Drive. Please send in any items that you can because the food pantries in the area are in need of all items. 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 ICC Cheerleading , ICS Book Fair, American Girl Doll Show, Bricks 4 Kidz, Girls on the Run, Box Tops, Used Uniforms, Hunterdon Mohawks, Operation Christmas Child, Walk- Through Living Nativity (actors and volunteers needed), the ICC Christmas Concert, the Gala and information from the Nurses Desk.

 

Looking ahead (see Friday Packet for details)—

·        Nov. 19--12:15 dismissal

·        Nov. 17 to 21-- Conferences.

·        Nov. 17-21--ICS Book Fair

·        Nov. 26--12:15 dismissal, no aftercare

·        Nov. 27-28--School closed, Thanksgiving

 

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

 

Please re-cover your child’s books with new paper bags as they begin 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.

 

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 will continue with Chapter 6, Energy. We will complete our discussion about heat energy and begin to discuss chemical energy. There will be a test on the chapter on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd. I don’t want to give a test right after Thanksgiving but I don’t think the students will be ready before Thanksgiving and if they don’t take it Dec. 2nd we will need to wait until Dec. 11th which is too far from when we will finish the material.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

                                         Dec. 2nd--Ch. 6 test --A study guide will be given

                                                                           out on Tues. Nov. 18th.

                                         

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We will continue with Chapter 21, Substances, Mixtures and Solutions. This week we will finish up the section on Solubility. There will be a quiz on Friday, Nov. 21st. The study guide for all three lessons was given out for the first quiz. The section 2 vocabulary words start with “aqueous” and end with “concentration.” Students should also review the vocabulary from section 1 because it will also be on the quiz.

 

Click here for the STUDY GUIDE

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                        Nov. 21--Ch. 21, Lesson 2 quiz

                                                                      

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

 

Science Fair:

·     December 10--Science Fair Research paper due with Work Cited

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

·     Students’ topics were returned last week. Please check PowerSchool or with your child to see if he/she needs to modify or change their topic.

 

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 have completed Chapter 15, The Periodic Table There will be a Take Home, Open Book/Note test on this chapter. We will begin Chapter 16, Chemical Bonds.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                    

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292

 

Have a great week