8th Grade Newsletter - January 12, 2015

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8th Grade News
For the Week of January 12th, 2015

Welcome to the 8th Grade Newsletter 


Welcome Back!


2nd Quarter and 1st Semester End Thursday, January 15th!


Please check your student portal to make sure you have taken care of any missing assignments, test corrections, or re-dos before that date.




English Language Arts (ELA)

Poetry / Spoken Word

Final assignments for the semester are due this week by Thursday:
-Poetry Anthology
-December Independent Reading Survey and Activity

Poetry Anthologies are due by Thursday, January 15th.

Our spoken word residency is this Thursday, with Tish from TruArtSpeaks organization!

While participating in "Open Mic Fridays", sharing and exploring spoken word poetry in class, students now have an opportunity to apply their writing and verbal skills in our community! 
begins this month!
Click HERE and check out this opportunity to be heard!

All registration will be done online. Register now to reserve your space at any one of the upcoming preliminary bouts:

  • January 16th at Walker West Academy, 760 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55104 at 6:00p
  • January 23rd at Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55406 at 6:00p 
  • (Mr. Sundlin will be there on 1/23!)
  • January 30th at Black Dog CafĂ©, 308 Prince St., Saint Paul, MN, 55101 at 6:00p
  • February 6th at Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th St., Minneapolis, MN, 55410 at 6:00p
  • (Mr. Sundlin will be there on 2/6!)
  • February 13th at Macalester College Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., Saint Paul, MN, 55105 at 6:00p
No SoW(sentence of the week) 
and WoW(words of the week) this week. 
Mr. Sundlin's webpage is located here


Complete Bronx Masquerade  Review/complete Poetry Anthology 
Wednesday: Poetry Anthology Due today!
Thursday: Poetry Residency w/Tish!
Friday: No School / Record Keeping Day

Welcome back families! 

Mr. Sundlin

Intermediate Algebra

Redo Action Plans are due Wednesday, January 14th.  Retakes will be given Wednesday and Thursday.  

Correlation Coefficients

Systems of Linear Equations

Systems of Linear Equations

Systems or Retakes (depends on the number turned in)

In just a few days we will be at the end of the second quarter!  Wow - time flies.

Our schedule for this week:

Making Crystals Lab/Reviewing Minerals/Igneous Rocks Note-Taking

Observing Igneous Rocks Lab

Minerals/Igneous Rocks Quiz

Record Keeping Day

Have a great week!
Mr. Iverson
Global Studies  
As the 1st semester ends next week, it is a good time to remind everyone I will accept any missing assignments and test/project corrections through the end of the day Thursday.

Monday: Oil in the Middle East
Tuesday: Water in the Middle East
Wednesday: Oil, Water, Conflict, and the Future of the Middle East (Students will have a note packet related to these 3 days they will turn in at the end of class today)
Thursday: Review Activities

Next week Wednesday Students will have a quiz on the material we have covered so far.  Students will NOT be able to use notes on the quiz so they should spend part of their long weekend reviewing on their own.
If you would like more detail about what we are doing each week feel free to visit our class website: 
Reader's Workshop

Dates to Remember
Dates to Remember 
  • January 16: No School / Record Keeping Day
  • January 19: No School / Martin Luther King Day

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Please note the last day for orders is February 13th, 2015
After that date any extra options such as foil stamped personalization's and icons are no longer available and the price of the yearbook will increase to $17.00 


If you have any questions, please call Mike Lieb at 612-822-2064 or

by email at liebc1@msn.com 

Student Council Boxtops Fundraiser
For the next month+ Advisories will be collecting Boxtops to raise money for Field Community.  General Mills donates directly to schools at $.10 per Boxtop.  We are hoping to collect over 50 Boxtops per student.  

To encourage participation, advisories will be competing in a contest to collect the most Boxtops.  The advisory with the most Boxtops on February 24th will win a pizza party
sponsored by the PTA.  The top 4 individual contributors will also win a gift card to Chipotle, iTunes, or Target.  Student Council will count and track Boxtop collections.  
Please place them in a Ziploc bag and fill out an information sheet (# of Boxtops, Name, Advisory Teacher) to place in the bag. 

8th Grade Ski Trip
Our eighth graders will  have an opportunity 
to enjoy this winter weather with a trip to Hyland Hills Ski and Snowboard Area on 
Friday, February 6th.
More information will be coming soon!

In This Issue
Language Arts
Intermediate Algebra
Global Studies
Reader's Workshop
Contact Info
Site Council
School Counselor News

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:
Deirdre McMahon
Eric Muschler



Main Office (and Attendance):


Traci Lynstad

We are assembling a team to send to the Regional MathCounts Competition at the University of Minnesota on Friday, February 6, 2015.

Team membership is open to any 7th or 8th grade student.

We will meet Tuesdays and Fridays for Math lunch and recess in Ms. Lindsay's classroom (room 107). Students are welcome to come to as many or as few lunches as they choose.

We will hold our school competition on Tuesday, February 3 during lunch.  The top 4 finishers will compete for Field School in the Regional Tournament.

If you have any questions about the Math Team or the Tournament, please contact Seth Leavitt, Field Math Specialist.


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.

School Counselor News, from Chris Yohe
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