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WEEK OF JANUARY 26th, 2015

 

 

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

 

 Students that wore his/her dress uniform to Mass this past weekend are entitled to a dress down day. Please send in a note with your child’s name on it stating that he/she wore the dress uniform and the name of the parish.

 

Diaper Drive—

·        We are collecting diapers for the local Diaper Bank the month of January.

·        Please consider sending in diapers with your child.

 

Re-registration forms are due by Jan. 30 for returning students.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is January 25th to 31st. We have many fun activities planned. See the schedule below.

 

 Sunday, 1/25--Open House 10:00 am–12:00 pm (liturgy 10:30 am)

 

 Monday, 1/26Comfy/Cozy Day and Teacher Surprise.

·        Students may wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

 

Tuesday, 1/27 Get Up and Move Day

 

 Wednesday, 1/28Open House, students wear dress uniform

 

Thursday, 1/29“Teacher for a Day”

                                    

Friday, 1/30Imagination Day

·        Students may wear gym uniform and sneakers of choice.

·        Students will visit the Cardboard Arcade in the morning and families may visit in the afternoon. A schedule will be provided closer to the event.

  Imagination Day Schedule

 

·        Please send in $1 with your child to purchase a Student Pass to the ICS Arcade   All money will be donated to Feed the Need.

·        Students will visit the ICS Arcade in the morning

·        Lunch will be in the classroom due to the arcade in the MPR. Please send a bag lunch with your child. If you prefer your child to buy lunch, a bag lunch with egg salad sandwich will be available. There is no alternate lunch.

·        12:30 to 2:00--Arcade is open to visitors.

o   Cost is $1 per child, $2 per adult, with a maximum of $5 per family. All money will be donated to Feed the Need.

 

 The marking period ended Friday, Jan. 23rd. Report cards will be distributed Friday, Jan. 30th.

 

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 Annual Gala, Gala T-Shirt sales, Junior Lions Cheer, Just Chill Frozen Yogurt Gala Fundraiser, Speed Stack Tournament, Art Room Wish List, Box Top Contest, Hunterdon Mohawks Lacrosse, Women’s Cornerstone, and information from the Nurses Desk.

Looking ahead --

·        Jan. 25 to Jan. 31—Catholic Schools week         

·        Feb. 14--Gala

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 will continue our study of electric circuits. Students will create simple circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits using circuit boards.

 

Homework Due Dates:  See PowerSchool for assignments

 

Textbook website: www.red.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C1C37B0365

 

SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE

We will continue with Chapter 8, Life’s Structure and Classification.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

                                                              

Textbook website: www.green.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  C9927901AD

Science Fair:

·     February 6 -- The Science Fair research and work cited should have been handed in.  The next due date is February 6th which is for the hypothesis, materials list, procedure and empty data charts. All items should be typed. Once those items are graded and returned, the students may begin their experiment.  I will check the assignment as students turn it in so if your child wants to get started earlier, he/she should turn it in earlier than February 6th.

·     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 begin a chapter on Weather.

 

Homework Due Dates: See PowerSchool for assignments

 

Textbook website: www.blue.msscience.com 

Online Book Access Code:  E113A89292