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WEEK OF OCTOBER 13th, 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   

 

 School will be closed Monday, October 13th for Columbus Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

 

Our class picture will be Thursday, Oct. 16th.  A flyer was sent home last week and information is on the school’s website.  Students should wear their dress uniform with an ICS sweater.  If your child does not own a sweater he/she should arrange to borrow one from a friend.

 

 There will be a Friday Bake Sale on October 17, 24 and November 7 after each lunch. The cost for each item is $1 and will benefit the school musical A Christmas Carol. The items last week looked AND tasted wonderful.

 

Please check the Friday packet each week for important school and class information and a letter from Mrs. Kitts. The first packet of the month also contains the menu and calendar for the month. It is important that you read this packet each week. The Friday packet can be easily accessed through the school’s website— www.icsclinton.org .

·        There are currently forms or information for Trunk or Treat, Bricks 4 Kidz, Array of Hope concert, ICC Consignment Sale, American Girl Doll Show, the ICS Theater Organization’s presentation of A Christmas Carol, and Hunterdon Mohawks.

·        There is also a parent workshop on Organizational Strategies and Motivational Tools with Ms. Dee Wright, our school counselor, on Wednesday, October 15th at 8:15 am (after Gathering)  in the Media Center

 

Looking ahead (see Friday Packet for details)—

·        Oct. 15-Organization/Motivation presentation by Dee Wright

·        Oct. 16--Lifetouch Pictures for 6J

·        Oct. 17-Array of Hope Concert

·        Oct. 17- Dress Down Day to benefit the school play, cost $1

·        Oct. 25- Consignment Sale

·        Oct. 31-Trunk or Treat (register by Oct. 20)--No Aftercare

 

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

          This week we will concentrate on density and complete a lab to prove that the density of an object doesn’t change as the volume of the object changes.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

                                         

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

Students have completed their experimentation and are working on the lab reports. We will go over how to make tables/charts and graphs on Word/Pages and Excel/Numbers. We will begin Chapter 21, Substances, Mixtures and Solutions.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments     

                                      

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

 

Science Fair: There will be a Parent Meeting for the Science Fair on

Oct. 15th in the Science Lab at 7:00. A letter was sent home with your child a couple of weeks ago.

 

Click here for a COPY OF SCIENCE FAIR LETTER

 

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 complete Ch. 14, Inside the Atom.  We will study the use of radioisotopes in medicine and radioactive dating.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                       Ch. 14 test—Tuesday, Oct. 21 (no study guide will

                                       be provided)

 

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292

 

Have a great week