week of January 13 Newsletter
I hope you all had a wonderful new year and a very happy holiday season. The sixth graders came back to school after the break excited to see one another and eager to learn! This Wednesday, we will be starting the GREAT program. Officer Grace will come in every week and teach our students about Gang Resistance and Training. She works well with the students and is a great resource to have in the classroom!
As we start our Ancient India chapter, the sixth graders studied the physical geography of ancient India and how it shaped their civilization. One natural disaster they studied were the monsoons and how the storms affected India. One solution was using their stupas, the Buddhist shrine, to protect them from the storms. The sixth graders invented their own stupas and overcame the challenge of the “monsoon.” They learned a lot of the struggles the ancient Indian civilizations faced and how some ideas were not always the best solutions.
All this week and next, Toronado Tabitha, a team member from APEX, has been coming in our classroom and teaching us amazing life lessons and how to overcome challenges along the way. The students seem to really enjoy their time with Toronado Tab and are excited whenever she comes in! Please see below a message from Toronado Tab.
-We will be taking a field trip to the Chinese Historical Museum on Monday, January 27. I am looking for a parent chaperone for this field trip. If you are interested, please email me.
-On Monday, January 27, we have our Spaghetti Dinner night. The sixth graders need to be here at 5:15 p.m. and we will end at 7:00 p.m. Please make sure they are here on time and ready to serve!
Overview of academics for next week
Have a great weekend,
As of today, we are halfway through our Apex leadership lessons! We learned all about habit #3 in becoming a GAME ON leader, which is tomove forward. The apex team talked about how we can only be game changing leaders by moving forward!
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The top 3 classes are:
- Spadafora at $95.51
- Swain at $58.47
- Raymond at $46.51
Here is tonight’s challenge-
The class that jumps up with the most pledges over the weekend will be enjoying a pizza party on MONDAY with the apex team.
The Apex Team
Tabitha Ulmer, Team Lead
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School Wide Events
Thursday, June 4th TALENT SHOW @ 12:45PM
Talent Show at 12:45 - 2:30pm
Congratulations to our Class of 2020 6th Graders! Dismissal after graduation - NO AFTER CARE.