6th Grade Newsletter - May 13, 2013

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End of Year Field Trip to Saints North:

Students received a permission slip last week for our end-of-the- year field trip to Saints North Rollerskating.  


We are excited about celebrating our year with the 6th graders with this field trip. We need to be able to expect that students will listen to adults -- for their safety and the safety of others, both inside the school walls and out in public.  We want the trip to be enjoyable for all. Therefore, students who receive three or more yellow cards or one or more red cards for not following Field School expectations will need to be escorted by a parent on the last day field trip, or arrangements will be made for the child to stay back at school. Parents/guardians will be notified by phone if their child has found themselves in this situation.  Please talk with your student about Field School Expectations.  We really want the end of the year trip to be a blast for everyone.

Language Arts


This week we will read TSB Chapters 6-10, complete study guide questions on pp.10, 12, vocabulary on p. 29, Spirit Bear facts on p.13, Understanding Circle Justice on p. 11, and our Character Chart on p. 7. We are enjoying this novel and are working hard to complete it by the end of the year!
As we finish this year, students will be absent from class for a variety of reasons: concerts, vacations, illness. I am asking them to make sure they know what they missed and what they need to do outside of class. The final study packet is due on Monday, June 3 and the grades for that will be entered on Wednesday, June 5. 
Reading homework journals are due on Monday, May 13.



Students worked on similar figures and how they translate by using algebraic rules.  This week we will continue working with similar figures and how scale factor effects similarity.    There will be a quiz at the end of the week on translations and scale factors.


Ms. Wilson


Last week students learned how to use the compound microscopes.  This week, we use those skills to look closely at plant cells and single-celled protists.


Students will also be introduced to cells this week.


Homework this week:  Prepare an "insect" that can be camouflaged to hide in plain sight in the classroom.  (HW5)  Students will bring them in and "hide" them on Thursday or Friday.


Final Light Assessments:  If your student is missing this, they need to get on the ball -- time is running out to show that they understand these ideas.

I have done what I can do in the classroom -- it is now each student's responsibility.  Most have successfully completed this assignment and are moving on.


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   






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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 Counselor Wendy Wolff:
Fourth Quarter PROGRESS GRADES will be available for you to view via the parent portal on Wednesday May 8, 2013.  Progress grades are an important indicator of how students are doing BEFORE final quarter grades are submitted June 5, 2013.  There is still time for students to talk with teachers, make improvements and set a grade goal to achieve before it's too late.  Make sure you check the parent portal at the end of this week and contact Wendy Wolff if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress.  

Specialist Course Requests:

The deadline has PASSED for submitting specialist course requests through the online survey. I will be meeting with students this week who did not submit their requests and having them make their selections so we can hopefully get schedules set before students leave on the last day of school. PLEASE NOTE... Spanish will no longer be offered during BEST but French and Spanish will be offered during the specialist rotation. I have heard from a few students that they did not select a language in their specialist rotation because they assumed they would choose it for BEST. I will  extend the course survey deadline until next Tuesday if you need to resubmit your choices with that information. Please contact me if you have questions about specialist choices for next year.

Dates to Remember:
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Mon., May 27 -- NO SCHOOL  (Memorial Day)


Tuesday, June 4 -- Last day of school;  6th grade end-of-year trip to Saints North roller rink

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 sethjleavitt@gmail.com by alan.husby@mpls.k12.mn.us |  
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