News & Notes

Homework Diners
Parents, guardians, families, and students - you are invited to a FREE dinner plus homework help EVERY Monday from 5:30-7:00.  Students need to have a parent or guardian to accompany them.  The whole family is invited, little ones too!  Stop by, grab some food, and get your homework done for the week.  
Patriot's Pen Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to Cami P, Emily C, and Kyndall R - these three are the WINNERS of the Patriot's Pen writing competition, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Each of the winners will receive a monetary prize!  They will be recognized and honored at a ceremony on January 28th.  I am so proud of each of these three students!

Class DOJO
Every student is bringing home a paper with a sign up code for class dojo.  Parents - please sign this paper letting me know you've seen it, and I will give it back to students to keep.  Class dojo will allow you to keep track of what's going on daily in our class, as well as your child's daily behavior! It's a great tool, so please consider signing up!
Help us purchase a class set of novels!
My students need a class set of the novel Counting by 7s.  It's a powerful book about a girl who endures a horrific tragedy, combined with the struggles of being labeled as different, odd, and a genius.  We will use it as class novel to develop literacy skills such as cause and effect, context clues, and the ability to trace literary elements throughout a text.  Donate HERE.  Use code SPARK to double your donation!!
Midterms rapidly approaching!
Believe it or not, it's almost time for midterms to go out.  Make sure you're turning in all your work (including homework!).  Parents and students please remember you can check PowerSchool at ANY time for grades!  
Back to School!
Welp, it's about that time.  I can't wait to meet all my new students!!  Parents and students, don't forget meet your teacher for rising 7th graders is on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:00 am.  Come get your schedules and supply lists, and don't forget to meet all the teachers on your team!
Progress Reports
Progress reports went out on Monday, 3/4 for our team.  Parents, if you haven't seen these, please feel free to email or call us.  Emails are listed under our individual staff pages.  Also consider getting a Power School login at the front office - all you need is picture ID.  The login info will grant you instant access to our grade books so you can see EVERY assignment that your child has turned in (or not).
Appalachian Field Trip! 
We are going to Appalachian State University on Friday, April 11th.  We will start collecting money soon.  The cost is $25 and includes lunch, transportation, and a campus tour.  We will send home an informational letter next week.