6th Grade Newsletter - April 22, 2013

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MCA Testing:
MCA math testing will begin Tuesday, April 23 during regular math classes.  That week students will be in the computer lab answering questions about everything 6th graders have learned about math.  


Please continue to encourage a good night's sleep, a good breakfast, and a positive outlook.  It really does make a difference!


Minnesota History Center and Capitol Trip:

Thanks so much to our intrepid chaperones who helped to make this field trip such a positive experience -- including meeting the governor and enjoying a brisk spring snowstorm!   


Field Clean-Up Day:  Saturday, April 27

Come help us improve our school grounds -- landscaping, raking, you name it.   Contact:  Jill and Mark Foreman, 612-823-4161, or Terry Mazig, 612-668-3646 or terry.mazig@mpls.k12.mn.us.


Volunteer Tea:  Tuesday, April 30

Chaperones, Tutors, Site Council, PTA, classroom helpers;  ALL of you who have volunteered your time and energy for Field School students this year:  Thank you!   We would like to show you our appreciation at the "Volunteer Tea, "  April 30, 2:45.   RSVP to:

terry.mazig@mpls.k12.mn.us    or   traci.lyngstad@mpls.k12.mn.us 


Science Opportunity:  "Energy and U"

"Flames, rock music, and screaming gummy bears -- they're all part of a unique and fun U of M  outreach program that aims to interest young people in science.  You and your family are invited to join us for a special all-ages show!"

Thursday, May 23, 7:00 on the University campus

Register now -- space is limited, and this show will sell out fast!



From Counselor Wendy Wolff:


Planning for next year:

It is almost time to begin choosing your child's courses for next year!  We will be asking all families to complete their course requests online this year. We will send out a link to a course survey within the next 2 weeks, along with descriptions of all the course options.  Music auditions are taking place currently so your child will know by that time which music class options are available to them. Stay tuned for more details or contact Wendy Wolff if you have any questions. 


Language Arts


From Ms Carrick:

Good bye students, parents and faculty of Field.  This will be our last week together so I have to make sure it is a good one.  We will be continuing to work on reading strategies that we had put on hold during testing and travel to the Capitol.  

There was no homework due over the weekend unless you have not turned in your letter to the teacher assignment.  Monday April 22nd will be the last opportunity to hand in your letter.

Another round of MCAs this week in math, Good Luck to all of you!!

Ms. Carrick


We will spend the week in the computer lab taking the MCA III math test starting on Tuesday, April 23rd.  Students will take the MCA during their regular math class.  Students should spend each night looking over math material for at least 20 minutes. 


Thank You!

Ms. Wilson


This week we finish our study of light energy and begin exploring living things.  (Remember the "ozone hole?"  That is an example both topics coming together.  Ask your student what the "ozone hole" has to do with light.


Homework: "Light," due Thursday.  Students take information from class notes, readings, and discussions with each other to apply their knowledge, make comparisons, and answer questions.


I am usually available during recess and lunch T-W-Th for students who want help.  


Homework assignments and some class activities for this quarter can usually be found at:  Husby's web pages 


Social Studies   


CLASSWORK THIS WEEK: Upon completion of our unit quiz, we will be beginning Ch. 10 entitled Sodbusters.  This chapter discusses the Homestead Act and the emergence of the railroads.  We will be doing a shortened version of our activities so we can get to a few more chapters. Instead of a test, students will be turning in their Cornell Notes which will detail the main ideas which would have been on the test.  For the past year, I have been reading the chapter with the kids and pulling the main ideas out with them to model how to look for the main ideas.  This time, students will be reading on their own and be asked to pull the main idea responses out on their own.




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New Field families can find out more about AVID at Field by viewing the information and student created video on our website  http://field.mpls.k12.mn.us/AVID2.html  Feel free to email me or stop by if you have further questions.
From our administrators, counselor, and social worker:
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Dates to Remember:
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Tues-Fri, April 23-26 -- MCA Math test during math classes.


(Sat., April 27 -- Clean-up day)


(Tues., April 30 -- Volunteer Appreciation Tea)


Friday, May 3 -- Ordway Field Trip


Mon., May 6 -- NO SCHOOL 

Community Opportunities:




In This Issue
Language Arts
Social Studies
From our Administrators
Dates to Remember
Community Opportunities

Quick Links

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Field web site

Contact Info:

(Language Arts)
Sandy Barry

Lonna Wilson

Alan Husby

(Social Studies)
Bronwyn Wucherpfennig

Heather Walker

Additional Advisory
Del Bey
Marni Heck
Kim Hotchkiss

School Social Worker:
Julie Peterson

Linda Reiner
Susanne Koob

Reading Specialist:

Tim Jungwirth


Math Specialist:

Rick Feuling


Site Council Representatives for 6th grade:


Main Office (and Attendance):

About the Site Council:

Site Council meetings are 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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