Week of April 18

posted Apr 18, 2016, 7:48 AM by Holly Spriggs   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 7:53 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Monday: Continue informative paper unit.  All research information is due by the end of class.
Tuesday: 3 Key elements/supporting details due today. Students will use their research to plan an outline for their 5 paragraph essay. 
Wednesday:  Grammar
Thursday: Students will complete the rough draft of their introduction and conclusion.
Friday: Students will work on the main body of their essay, using the 3 key elements and supporting details.  We will work on elaboration and transitions.

Students need to continue writing in their home writer's notebook.  As a reminder, this is a place to record thoughts, ideas, pondering, wondering, observations, etc. They need to write in it 2 times a week for 20 minutes each time, which should consist of a page. They may also type their entries, but the typed pages must be 12 point font, and cut neatly and glued or taped into the notebook.  The next due date is Friday, May 13.  They should have 15 more entries for a total of 60 entries.
I will put all homework assignments on my calendar at the bottom of the page. Please check it daily.

You have the power to be a superhero! Join us as we WALK to raise our goal or $10,000 in the Stargate School: Walk to Stop Diabetes on April 27th to support our three students and two teachers living with type 1 diabetes!

Your donations towards our Stargate School: Walk to Stop Diabetes stays right here in Colorado to support the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Sweet Pea for kids ages 5-10 years old and Camp Colorado for kids ages 9-17 years old living with type 1 diabetes. Campers can enjoy traditional camp activities, while being surrounded by health professionals who provide continuous medical supervision. Campers learn how to manage their own diabetes-care, while interacting with counselors who may have diabetes and serve as positive role models. They meet friends who understand what it's like to be a person living with diabetes and have fun at summer camp - just like any other kid! Every dollar you donate helps to send a Colorado kid to diabetes camp!

Donate directly on our webpage:


Here’s how it works: By MONDAY, APRIL 25TH turn in your envelope to your Homeroom teacher or Advisory, totaling online contributions as well as any enclosed cash/checks (payable to American Diabetes Association). The homeroom, advisory group, or staff group with the highest fundraising will receive a LUNCH PARTY, provided by our friends at the ADA.

Then, on April 27th, be sure to join us (along with your fellow students, parents and friends) for a Pep Assembly at 12:30pm, followed by the Stargate School: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Also – the first 300 students or staff members to donate $25 or more get a T-shirt to wear on the Walk! 

For questions, please reach out to Mrs. Pecosky, Teacher Sponsor (deborah.pecosky@stargateschool.org) or Adrian Miller, Parent Champion (amillers@comcast.net). Thank you for making an impact here in our community and for supporting Camp Colorado and Camp Sweet Pea!


Lisa Griffin,
Apr 18, 2016, 7:48 AM