8th Grade Newsletter - August 25, 2014

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8th Grade News
For the Week of August 25, 2014

Welcome to the 8th Grade Newsletter 


This newsletter will be coming to your inbox the first of every week during the school year, and will help to keep you posted on all of the great happenings in 8th-grade at Field school this year.


Please read through the newsletter each week, and share the information with your child.


  -  The 8th Grade Team


English Language Arts (ELA)
Welcome back 8th graders and families!
It was a pleasure meeting many of you at Open House last week!  I look forward to connecting with the rest of our students and families in the upcoming months.

I will be sending home a syllabus this week that will include an overview of the upcoming year, our class expectations, routines, and contact information. This will also be available on my website (SOON!).  Please feel free to contact me through my email account if you have any further questions. 


(Sorry. This was not on the supply list.)

Our first week we will include building and establishing our classroom culture, expectations, and routines. 

Monday:  Syllabus / Goals
Tuesday: Expectations / Routines
Wednesday:  Cornell Notes:"The Road Not Taken" 
Thursday & Friday: Identify the qualities of an "ideal" community- preparing for "The Giver"

Look for a 1,000,000 words (or less) assignment this upcoming Wednesday. This is an assignment for parents to complete, with input from their child.  This assignment will be due the following Wednesday (9/3)!



Mr. Sundlin
Intermediate Algebra

Ready or not, here we go!! Welcome back to school!! I am very excited about this year and all the math we will be doing.


I will be sending a syllabus home during the first week.  Students and guardians are to read over the content and sign it.  If you have any questions or comments, you are welcome to email me at erin.lindsay@mpls.k12.mn.us.


I will be updating my web page weekly.  Here you will find a calendar where the week's activities will be posted.  


Mrs. Lindsay's Webpage



Monday--Expectations and Routines

Tuesday--Group Work Roles and Syllabus


Thursday--Order of Operations

Friday--Evaluating Expressions



It was wonderful meeting so many students and parents at the open house night - I look forward to meeting many more of you in the next few few weeks.

It is going to be a great school year with a lot of science happening in room 112.

Mon. - Tue. - We will be examining our classroom procedures for iPad use, Labs, Group Work, and assorted "stuff".  
Wed. - Measuring weather and examining forecasts.

Thur. - Fri. - Notes on the Atmosphere and Measuring the Weather/Tools of Meteorology.

I'll be handing out a syllabus - ask the 8th graders to show you it if you haven't seen it by the end of the week.
Please email me if you have any questions about science!  

Mr. Iverson
Global Studies  
 Welcome to 8th grade Global Studies!  This week will be focused on getting students comfortable with some of the tools we will be using to explore the world as well as seeing what they already know.  If you would like more detail about what we are doing each week feel free to visit our class website: 

Monday: Syllabus/Sacred Rac
Tuesday: What do you know about the world?
Wednesday: iPad Rules/Textbook Scavenger Hunt
Thursday: What can maps tell us?
Friday: Elements of a map and mapping practice
Reader's Workshop
Hello Field 8th grade 
students! I'm new here 
this year. Stop by room 113 
and meet me.
I'll be teaching Advisory 
and B.E.S.T classes.

Ms. Halvorson
Reading Specialist
Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember 


  • Sept 15: Field Picture Day (during L.A. and S.S. classes)
  • Sep 23:Field Curriculum Night (7:00-8:30pm)
  • Oct 14: Conferences  (3:30-7:30pm)
  • Oct 15: NO SCHOOL - Conferences  (7:30am-3:00pm)
  • Oct 16-17: NO SCHOOL
    - Education MN Teacher's Convention (formerly the "MEA break")
  • Oct 23: Conferences  (3:30-7:30pm)
  • Oct 24: 
    Field Picture Re-Take Day
  • Oct 30: End of Quarter #1
  • Oct 31: NO SCHOOL - Record Keeping Day
  • Nov 3: Quarter #2 begins
In This Issue
Language Arts
Intermediate Algebra
Global Studies
Reader's Workshop
Dates to Remember
Contact Info
Site Council
From Our Administrators
School Counselor News
School Social Worker News
Other Important Field Community School

Quick Links

Parent portal Log-in


Field web site

Contact Info:

Language Arts 
Michael Sundlin


Social Studies

8th Grade AVID

Additional Advisory teachers:

Ola Lloyd

Bev Halvorson


School Social Worker:
Chris Yohe


Anna Sonmore-Costello

Reading Specialist:

Bev Halvorson



Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt





Site Council Representatives for 8th grade:




Main Office (and Attendance):


Traci Lynstad

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 the 8th grade representative to be added to the agenda.

From our Administrators:

School Counselor News, from Chris Yohe

News from Mariam Graff, 
School Social Worker
Other important Field Community School news:

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