6th Grade Newsletter - March 18, 2013

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From Counselor Wendy Wolff and the Student Council:

This Week is Field School Spirit Week and Friday is the Black Out Dance from 6:30-8:30!  Student Council will have a small prize for student demonstrating the most school spirit during each lunch.

Monday - Ugly Sweater Day

Tuesday- Too Big Clothes Day

Wednesday - Water Day

Thursday - Superhero Day

Friday - Pajama Day


Please remind students that spirit days can be fun and energizing but the expectation is that they come ready to learn everyday...even in their pajamas!  Also Student Council has chosen clean water as their global issue to raise awareness and money this week. All proceeds from the dance will go to "Free the Children" clean water projects and Wednesday is "Water day" (wear blue) and we will be selling water during lunches and after school to raise more money for the issue.. watch the video link below to learn more about the clean water crisis. 


ALC After-School Tutoring:
Great news! ALC is adding an after school tutoring program starting after spring break! Tutoring will be available for 5/6th graders on Mondays April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 13, 20 from 2:45 -3:45 p.m in the Art room.  There will be a $12 fee for the 6 weeks and we can accept up to 15 students so get your applications in by March 28. More information is available in the office or contact Wendy Wolff, School Counselor or Karalyn Swanson with Community Education.


Language Arts


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


We are continuing our work on plotting coordinate pairs, making tables, and making graphs.  We will also start writing and solving equations, in order to make a table and then graph the data.


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


This week we finish up with bicycle engineering and move on to sound energy (vibrations and waves!).  


Homework:  None this week (so far . . .)


Some students may wish to talk with me about a plan for improving their understanding of how to calculate the speed of a moving object, and how to use a speed vs time graph.


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 our unit on the Civil War and how it impacted MN.  We will be beginning, as usual, with our vocabulary activities and then jumping into the text.  We will also be reading a short novel entitled A Soldier's Heart.


HOMEWORK FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: No homework this week.


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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

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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