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6th GRADE NEWSLETTER
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017


Welcome! 

Welcome from the 6th grade team!  We have been anxiously awaiting this first day with your new 6th graders.  We hope this will be a wonderful school year for all of us.  

Beginning next week, this newsletter will inform you about the week's plan for each core class, as well as any special events or information you should know.  The newsletter is typically sent on Monday mornings.  

This year we welcome Ms. Emily Ringold as our new English Language Arts teacher! Please join us in making her feel welcome at Field Middle School!


    Language Arts     

 

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This week in Language Arts:

Monday:   xxx
Tuesday:
  xxx
Wednesday: 
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Thursday:    xxx
Friday:     xxxxx


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        -- Ms. Ringold

    Social Studies      
   
CLASSWORK:
Monday:  Student Questionnaire, 6th gr Dance
Tuesday: Classroom Quiz, Introduce "Me Project" HW
Wednesday:  What is a Great Classroom?
Thursday:  State Symbols Cornell Notes
Friday:  State Symbols Cornell Notes

HOMEWORK:  Me Project Due Tuesday, September 5 after the weekend holiday break!  Students have a checklist which will help them complete all requirements.

HELPFUL PARENT INFO ABOUT MN STUDIES:
*Grades updated daily (unless I am absent).
*Students have time to write our weekly classroom activities in our planner the first day of the week.  (This week we will be doing it on our second day of school).
*Students also write their homework for the week in their planner on the first day of the week.
*So, every Monday (or Tuesday if we have Monday off), you should be able to look in your child's planner and see key information.
*General classwork and homework will be listed in this newsletter every week.  Sometimes, there is NO homework and I will list it here in this newsletter.
*Students will receive 50/50 classroom engagement points at the beginning of each quarter.  They will keep these points by being engaged in our classroom activities.  If students are struggling with staying on task, they will be given gentle redirects.  You can monitor your child's progress by watching the classroom engagement grade.  If it is going down, you might want to talk with your child or shoot me a quick email.

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

Greetings!
My goal in this class is to get students actively interested and involved in exploring the realm we call science and engineering. 

This week's probable schedule:  
          
Monday:  Intro to 6th grade, Observe "Cartesian divers." 
Tuesday:  Continue "Cartesian diver" exploration:  how does it work?
Wednesday:  Tour of the science classroom 
Thursday:  What are our expectations of each other?
Friday: Intro to metric measurements

Homework this week:  (due Thursday)  Safety contract and letter to Mr. Husby 

      - 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:
Planners:  Parents I am having students write in their planners DAILY what the specific homework assignment is for the day. Including Fridays.    
If your child does not have or remember their homework, please check the parent portal.  I will list the assignment.  If the assignment is a worksheet I will have a pdf of the worksheet attached to the title of the assignment. Click on the paperclip icon and the pdf will appear.

Hello everyone!  What an exciting first day we had in 6th grade math.  LOCKERS........Most students we able to open the lock and put stuff in their locker. We will keep practicing the combination and getting organized to only visit lockers first thing in the morning, at lunch, and then at the end of the day.  This cuts down on wandering in the hallways and missing important class time.  If there are any locker concerns please let Ms. Wilson know-email is the quickest.  

For class activity details the rest of this week please refer to the schedule below:
 
Monday:  First day of school:  lockers
Tuesday:  Group Activity-expressions-the number kind :)
Wednesday:  Do Now routine, go over syllabus-HOMEWORK assigned
Thursday: Collect HOMEWORK, focus activity on unit 1:  Numbers and Operations
Friday:  Whew!  Week one is done and we have Monday off!!!!! Addition of YET and Just Walk video

- Ms. Wilson
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, Sept. 4 -- NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)
  • Tues, Sept. 19 -- (evening) Curriculum Night
TEACHING STAFF:

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

Emily Ringold
(Language Arts)
Emily.Ringold@mpls.k12.mn.us

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

Kim Hotchkiss
Kim.Hotchkiss@mpls.k12.mn.us
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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

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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.

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

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