week of 1-26-15

posted Jan 26, 2015, 1:43 PM by Shalaine Root   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 1:43 PM by Lisa Griffin ]
We have started researching our topics this week: Seven graders will be doing an aspect of life around the topic of Japan and how it has changed over time and why and the sixth graders will be doing an explorer that they have been assigned in Social Studies and the impact of their explorations of their world at their time.  We will be researching all week - you are welcome to bring in your own device and/or research materials.

I am working my way through the first drafts of our contest essays - please make sure to get your permission slip in by the end of the week

WN entries 39 by 2/1/15.

Astronomy- see if you can spot the comet this month as well as see some of the planets that are out now.

Gifted Discussion groups are this Wednesday :)

Remember to go to this site to take the practice test by this Friday: 


Please go to this site and take the grade level appropriate practice test so that you are familiar with the format before the actual test.  There will be a page at the end with your score, please print that sheet and bring it in for a homework grade.  You will receive a homework grade for making a reasonable attempt at the practice, not the score that you score. This will be due no later than January 30.  Please have your parents sign the sheet before you bring it in.  Knowing that the test is a little over an hour, you should work on it for no longer than the actual test time.

Also please fill out the parent satisfaction survey, here is the note from the Accountability committee:  They have extended the due date to January 31.

Attention all parents! We need to hear your voice! The Accountability Committee is conducting a Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. The survey will be open to all parent stakeholders on January 6, 2015 and will continue through January 18, 2015.

The survey is an important tool for the Board of Directors to collect YOUR valuable Stakeholder feedback to evaluate our special community’s progress toward our goals.

Help your child’s class win an ice cream sundae bar party served up by the Accountability Committee members. The class with the most survey responses wins the party!

Please follow these steps when you finish the survey:

1. Print the final page (the confirmation page)

2. Write your child’s and teacher’s name on the page

3. Return it to the front desk or send it to class with your student

Please use the following link to take the Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey:


On February 19 we will have a parent night with Dr. Rich Shade and Patti Garrett Shade working on creativity.  Our staff will be having a staff development with them the Friday, February 13.  It should be a fantastic time and I am looking forward to the time spent.  Please look for more information in the Star News and the flyers sent home.  Their website is www.curiosiateaching.com.

Have a great week!!!