6th Grade Newsletter - May 20, 2013

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Reminder about End of Year Field Trip to Saints North:

Students have received permission slips 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


Continuing the novel Touching Spirit Bear this week we complete this classwork: Chapter 11-18, Study Guides pp. 14, 16, 19, How Well Do You Know Cole p.15, and Vocabulary p. 30.

I am sending home a survey for students to fill out. There's a place for parent signatures on it; I would appreciate it if parents had the time to review it with their student, comment, and sign it as well. Thank you for your feedback!

The last Reading Homework journal is due May 28. The last week of school students can use their homework time to complete the Reading Guide for Touching Spirit Bear.


We will continue working with similar figures and how scale factor effects similarity.    Students will use their knowledge of ratios and proportions this week to calculate missing measurements. 


Ms. Wilson


Last week students continued to look at micro-organisms with their new-found microscopy skills.


This week:  finish looking in pond water, continue to learn about the differences between animal and plant cells, and begin a focus on how plants live  (transpiration, reproduction, etc.).


Homework this week:  Read and respond about cells, and conduct an experiment to test how different materials can absorb an impact (to prepare for next week's "egg drop."  Due Thursday.    


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:  We will be completing chapters titled Industrialization and Bigger, Stronger, Faster.  Along with our last couple chapters, we will be completing another segment of the My Life Plan for Minneapolis Public Schools with our counselor, Wendy Wolff.




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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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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:


GEMS Garage Sale to benefit  Tirimbina Trip to Cost Rica  2014.
Grage Sale, Hand Crafted Jewelry and Bake sale.
Saturday May 25th 8-6pm
4937 Elliot Ave South.
If you wish to donate or help please visit our volunteerspot.
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In This Issue
Language Arts
Social Studies
From our Administrators
Dates to Remember
Community Opportunities

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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.

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