7th Grade Newsletter
Field School- 7th Grade Newsletter (061217)

June 12, 2017
3 days of school left!
We've had a great year, and look forward to a few fun days to finish out this school year.

Upcoming Field Trips
Tuesday, June 13 - Rocket Day (Pearl Park)
Two sessions: morning and afternoon.  
  • Morning: Boler's 3rd and 4th periods (10:30 to 12:00) 
  • Afternoon: Boler's 5th and 6th periods (1:00 to 2:05)
Students will bring their school-made rockets to the park to launch.  They also can play some basketball, kickball, soccer, football, bocce ball, or just hang out.  Time will be limited since the walk will take about 25 minutes each way
- We would like to have extra adults stationed at different parts of the walk along Portland Ave. Also, parents are welcome to watch the rocket launches!  If you can attend one of the sessions please contact Mr. Boler at: leon.boler@mpls.k12.mn.us

Wednesday, June 14 - Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley)
- Leave at 8:30 am return by 2:25
What is there to see?  Habitats, abiotic and biotic factors, producers; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary consumers; Numerous mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and amphibians (also plants), including: dolphins, monkeys, leopards, moose, tigers, puma, elk, camels, coral reef fish, small sharks, bats, sun bears, etc.
  • COST:     $20 for admission and transportation - please pay what you can. (Additional scholarship funds are always appreciated!)  - Return slip and payment to Mr. Halasz       
  • LUNCH:  bring a lunch from home OR money to buy your lunch OR order a school bag lunch
We would like about 5 parent chaperones (no cost) - please contact Ms. Odermatt if interested at: Nicole.odermatt@mpls.k12.mn.us

Permission slips for BOTH Field trips can be found at the following LINK:
Be sure to SIGN & RETURN BOTH permission slips ASAP.

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We hope everyone has a great summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone back next year when they return as 8th-graders!

 - The 7th Grade Team 
    Language Arts      
mchHi all,
This is my last news letter of the year and I wanted to thank you for sending me such a great group kids to work with. We have had a good year and I look forward to seeing where the next phase in their adventures takes them. 

This last week we will be working on creating and giving our "Pet Peeve" speech.

Summer reading: anything you can get your hands on. :) 
    Social Studies      
Social Studies
Thank you Field Families!  It has been a great year and I have really enjoyed teaching your kids!  I'm always impressed with the way Field students interact with each other and engage in their learning.  I hope you have a great summer!

   - Ms. Odermatt
Just a few days left...

It's been a great year with a wonderful 7th grade class!  

Enjoy the summer - we'll catch you next year...

 - Mr. Boler

Last Friday we took our last Learning Target quiz on LT #6.3 & 6.4... writing, solving and graphing inequalities. 

DEADLINE for submitting any "late" or "missing" assignments form this quarter was last Friday, June 9.

It's been a good year. Students, even though they may not realize it, have really come a long way in being able to talk about and explain their mathematical thinking, and have learned concepts we studied at a deep, foundational level. Students have worked hard, and set the stage for continuing to advance in math as they move on to complete the algebra 1 concepts and go on to intermediate algebra next year. 

Wishing everyone a great summer break!

      - Mr. Usem 

Any students may re-take Learning Target quizzes to try to improve their score and to receive a passing grade showing that they understand the learning target. The top grade possible on a quiz "re-take" is an 85% score (a solid "B" grade). 
- The DEADLINE for re-takes on the LT #7.4 quiz is... Tuesday, June 13.
The webpage lists what classwork we've done in class each day, references students' homework assignments, lists an availability schedule for students who need extra help, and has resources for parents & students.
  • calendar art1JUNE 13: Science Class Rocketry Day
  • JUNE 14:  Last Day of school - MN Zoo Field Trip

Leon Boler
Nicole Odermatt 
(Social Studies)

Mary Catherine Halasz
(Language Arts)

Mark Usem 
voicemail  612-668-7729
Heather Walker  

Other 7th Grade Advisors:

Bev Halvorson Trowbridge
(Reading Specialist)

Field School Student Resources:
Mariam Graff 
(Social Work) 
(612) 668-3640

Field School Site Council
7th Grade Parent Reps:

Karen Stremick
(612) 220-5810

Cindy Goehring

** Site Council meetings are held 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.
Field Community School
 4645 Fourth Ave.South Minneapolis, MN 55419
Telephone: 612-668-3640 | Fax: 612-668-3661

Field School & Hale/Field PTAs, 4645 Fourth Avenue South, Field PTA, Minneapolis, MN 55419
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