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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Monday, June 12, 2017


Welcome! 

Thank you!
Thank you for your support and trust as we worked with your child this year.  It has been a privilege.  Here's to a joyful summer and then on to 7th grade!

IMPORTANT GRAND SLAM INFO:
Students will need to wear SOCKS in order to jump on the trampoline.  If a student forgets, there will be socks available at a cost by Grand Slam.

Students may bring extra money for extra arcade tokens or snacks.  

SOME SUMMER INFORMATION:
1. "No Kid Hungry":  If you have or know of a child in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text "FOOD" to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.   More info:  Hunger Hotline at 1.866.348.6479 for immediate assistance.

2. "Girls Who Code" summer immersion program at the U of M. Scholarships available!  Check it out here: http://girlswhocode.umn.edu

3.  Summer activity ideas from your local science teacher:  Summer Ideas for Interesting Kids!

End of the year field trip planned:
We are scheduled to go to Grand Slam (an indoor recreation center) on the final day of school, to celebrate a successful year of learning and growing.  All 6th graders are invited to attend, within the following expectations:

Academic expectations:
No "F"s in any core classes.  (In special cases a student may appeal to a teacher by showing evidence of their active effort to learn and to improve;  ex. coming in for extra help.)
  
Behavior expectations:
We must be able to trust students to make responsible behavior choices on field trips; otherwise we cannot risk taking students out of the building.  Student behavior during school is our only way of assessing that trust.

To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all, students who exhibit any of the following behaviors between now and the end of the year will be required to have a parent or guardian accompany them during the entire trip (including bus rides and during each activity):
        - 5 or more "Reflection recess" sessions* assigned
        - 3 or more removals from class due to behavior
        - suspension, either in-school or out-of-school

*  "Reflection recess" is our way of helping students who exhibit certain classroom behaviors to learn from their mistakes and to make things better.  A student is asked to come in during recess to talk with a teacher, write what the problem was and how they will make it better, and then call a parent to report on it.

    Language Arts     

 

Thank you again to all the families who have donated books!  The students are very excited to see the library grow!


notepad
This week in Language Arts:

Monday: Holes
Tuesday:
  Letter to my 8th Grade Self
Wednesday: 
  Last day wrap up!


Have a wonderful and safe summer!  We will see you in August!



        -- Ms. Risinger

    Social Studies      
   
CLASSWORK:

Monday: Guest Speaker Suzy Wheeler on "Money" to enrich
                  our chapter on the Great Depression and look at
                  money from a more modern perspective
Tuesday: MN Basics Quiz
Wednesday:  Field Trip to Grand Slam


HOMEWORK:  None! End of Year!

Feel free to email at any time with questions :)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig
    Science              

Greetings!

This week:
          
Monday:  Prepare "review" sheets for use in 8th grade 
Tuesday:  Prepare "review" sheets for use in 8th grade 
Wednesday:  final class!
- Mr. Husby


Notes:
Almost all homework and class assignments are available on Husby's school web page.   (Click on "Homework" or "Class Assignments.")

"What to expect in your student's planner and notebook"  and "Successful studying":  check here
    Math                
Greetings:
Thank you for sending fabulous students to Field school.  We have covered a ton of material this year and the students should feel prepared for the rigorous course work in 7th grade.  
                  Enjoy the summer.                                                          

We are still busy working, the year is not over yet.  This week we are looking at operations with negative numbers.  This is the first unit of 7th grade so why not get a jump start on some basic understanding of negative numbers.    

Monday: Intro to negative numbers
Tuesday:  Basic adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers
Wednesday:  Shortened classes-Field Trip


- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Wednesday, June 14 -- Last Day of School (and 6th grade field trip)
TEACHING STAFF:

Alan Husby
(Science)
Alan.Husby@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
 
Bronwyn Wuchpfennig 
(Social Studies)
Bronwyn.Wucherpfennig@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Stacy Risinger
(Language Arts)
Stacy.Risinger@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Lonna Wilson 
(Math)
Lonna.Wilson@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
 
Heather Walker  
(AVID) 
Heather.Walker@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640 
____________________________
Other 6th Grade Advisors:

Marni Heck
Marni.Heck@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640

Chase Burkhart
Chase.Burkhart@mpls.k12.mn.us
612-668-3640
___________________________

Other Field School Student Resources:
 
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
Days at school: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
(612) 668-3640
Mariam.Graff@mpls.k12.mn.us

____________________________
Field School Site Council
6th Grade Parent Reps:
 
Cathe Brandt
brandtmpls@comcast.net

Lisa Purcell
lisa.purcell@gmail.com
 
** Site Council meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 and are open to anyone wishing to attend.  If you have a topic to discuss you must be on the agenda prior to the meeting.  Please contact your grade rep. to be added to the agenda.

 
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 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

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