6th Grade Newsletter - February 25, 2013

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Pennies for Patients:  Through the month of February, advisory classes are collecting spare change to donate to support childhood leukemia and lymphoma research.

Conferences:  This Thursday evening and Friday morning we are meeting with selected parents and students.  Our schedule is already quite full.  If you would like to arrange for a conference at another time, please contact one of the 6th grade teachers. 

Language Arts


Ms. Carrick will begin this week.  Students will begin to read "Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech.
Reading Homework Journals are due today, Monday, Feb. 25, and next Monday, March 4.


Probability moves fast!  We are wrapping up the unit this week with a final unit test on Thursday.  


Homework is assigned on Mondays and Wednesdays, and due the next day.   It should usually take no more than 30-45 minutes.  Students will have detailed notes from class to use to help with homework.  The idea of homework is to practice what was learned in class or review previous mastered concepts. 


Thank You!

 Ms. Wilson


Last week, we spent a lot of very focused time figuring out how to draw and interpret graphs of distance vs time, and showing what speeding up and slowing down look like on these graphs.   


Students were remarkably patient about collecting and graphing data.  


This week:  1.  Finish our study of speed and graphing (there will be a quiz next week, also including a review of gravity and Newton's Laws of motion.)    2.  We may be making a K'Nex roller coaster;   3.  There may be one more class experiment about Newton's Laws.  4. Some students may wish to improve their performance on the elastic forces experiment homework from a couple weeks ago.


Homework this week:  Experimenting with paper wings (or rotors).


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:  We will be beginning Ch. 7 that looks at westward expansion into the MN territory and the newcomers to this territory and the role they played in MN History.


HOMEWORK FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK:Harriott Bishop Homework due March 4, 2013.


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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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From Social Worker Julie Peterson:
Minneapolis Public School's goal is to get all students to attend school 95% of the time.  

Students who attend school at least 95% of the time:

  • Are one-and-a-half times more likely to be on track to graduate on time
  • Perform better in math and reading
  • Have fewer suspensions
  • Are less likely to fail a class
  • Are more likely to achieve their dreams and enroll in college

Tips for improving attendance/tardiness:

  • Know start time (student should be in their first hour class at 8:05am)
  • Set the alarm clock at night (your child can help with this!).
  • Use quiet evening time to prepare for school the next day.
  • Avoid watching T.V. or playing video games in the morning or late at night.
  • Allow extra time to get ready for school to avoid being rushed 

How to Help Your Child Catch their ZZZ's:

  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night. That helps the body get into a routine.
  • Follow a bedtime routine that is calming such as taking a warm bath or reading.
  • Limit foods and drinks that contain caffeine. Those include sodas and other drinks. Hot chocolate would be great!
  • Think twice about having a T.V. in your child's room. Research shows that kids who have a T.V. in their rooms sleep less.
  • Be careful of what your children watch before going to bed. Scary T.V. movies or shows can make it hard to fall asleep.


Dates to Remember:
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 Wed., Feb 27  -- Mid-quarter progress grades available 


 Friday, March 1  -- NO SCHOOL 


Sunday, March 10 -- Daylight Savings Time begins  (set clocks ahead one hour)


Friday, March 22 -- School dance 6:30-8:30

("Black-out" Theme)


Thursday, March 28 -- Last day of Quarter 3


Friday, March 29 -- NO SCHOOL 


Friday, March 29 - Sunday, April 7 -- Spring Break


Monday, April 8 -- Quarter 4 begins



Community Opportunities:




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

Quick Links

Parent portal Log-in


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.

This email was sent to seth.leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us by alan.husby@mpls.k12.mn.us |  
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