6th Grade Newsletter - March 11, 2013

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Dancing Chaperones?  Please contact Wendy Wolff if you are interested in being a chaperone for the 6th-8th grade Spring Dance! The "Black Out" dance will be held in the Field Commons on Friday March 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We need volunteers to help with set up, managing the food table, coat check, supervising the dance floor and inspiring students to have fun in a positive environment. I can be reached at 612.668.3654 or via email, wendy.wolff@mpls.k12.mn.us. We look forward to another fun event!


Thanks to the Field COMMUNITY for all your fantastic efforts raising money for Pennies for Patients and the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. We raised $908.73! Many praises to the top 5 fundraising Advisories! We will make the official announcement on Monday at Lunch to students!


1)      Marni HECK! 6th grade- $215.28

2)      Mark USEM! 5th grade- $202.92

3)      Ruth LEMAY! 5th grade - $78.38

4)      Lonna WILSON! 6th grade- $59.63

5)      HALASZ! 7th grade -$52.77


Below are links to Pennies for Patients videos of kids who are fighting cancer who benefit from the research and programs that are developed with the money raised...they are very grateful...   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MAl7sKttNc&list=PL8DBC313F78C72701



These efforts help us teach students to CARE and be AWARE of issues that impact others.

Language Arts


Students will continue to read and study "Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech.
Reading Homework Journals are due each Monday.


The results of last week's order of operations quiz are great.  Students really took their time to show their work and make sure the answer was correct.  There are some non-passing scores and students will be able to re-take the quiz.  It is up to the child to DO THE WORK to re-take the quiz.  Students will HAVE to show the practice work they have done in order to re-take the order of operations quiz.   


This week we will work on plotting coordinate pairs, making tables, and  making graphs.  This should go very quickly because students have already been doing this in Science.  That will allow us more time to practice solving and writing equations before spring break.  


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, students showed their knowledge of speed, motion, graphing, and a review of Newton's Laws on a quiz. I will have the results entered this week.  If students are not happy with their performance, they are welcome to talk to me about reinforcing their understanding and then showing their learning in a different way.   


Homework this week is "HW7 Strange Vehicle;" an opportunity for students to apply their understanding of forces and motion to a different type of vehicle.  It is due Thursday.


This week we briefly explore the forces of flight and the engineering genius of the Wright Brothers.  I also plan to look at the braking and gearing systems of bicycles.


Our next unit will focus on light energy and sound energy.   


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:  Our activities will involve looking at the life of Alexander Ramsey and completing some art projects involving his life from the MN Historical Society.


HOMEWORK FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: Study for Ch. 7 Test next Monday, March 18, 2013.  We have talked about ways to study in class and how I am looking for complete answers to their essay questions.  The kids came up with setting a piece of paper next to their questions in their Cornell Notes and trying to write the response-as they will have to do on the test- on the paper without looking at their notes.  This will encourage them to be able to be ready to write a complete answer.  Let me know if you have any questions!


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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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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

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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.

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