8th Grade Newsletter - May 27, 2014

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8th Grade News for the 
Week of May 27, 2014

Valleyfair & 8th grade Recognition Ceremony Information


8th grade Recognition Ceremony details


When: Friday, June 6, 2014 

Where: Field Commons

Time: Ceremony begins at 8:10


(Parents should plan to arrive by 8:00)

Ceremony ends at approximately 9:15


Valleyfair Details 


When: Friday, June 6, 2014


Busses leave Field School at 9:30

(after Recognition Ceremony is completed)


With Parent/Guardian permission, students will be able to stay at Valleyfair after the busses leave (at approximately 3:30) to bring students back to Field

(There will be NO Field staff left at the park after the busses leave to bring students back to Field) 


Busses arrive back at Field School at 4:30

**ALL students must arrange their own way home after the 4:30 drop off at Field School


Cost: $22 (includes entry ticket and transportation) 


Permission slips will be sent home with students on Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Questions?  Please email Erin Lindsay at erin.lindsay@mpls.k12.mn.us



Language Arts
 Good morning eight graders and families,
This week we are finishing Informative Speeches,  as well as working on Persuasive Speeches. Please see Ms. Schlick regarding any missing work you have. 
Next week we will be creating Call to Action commercials. 
Have a great day!
Intermediate Algebra

 Tuesday: Completing the Sq.

HW: Finish CW

Wednesday & Thursday: Quadratic Formula

                           Thursday HW: Study for test

Friday: Quadratic test

 Our final unit is winding down - we'll spend the week studying the most important star in our life - the Sun.

Mon. - Tue. - We will investigate the effects of radiant energy transfer.

Wed. - Notes on the Sun's energy.

Thur. - Fri. - Sunspots and space weather.

Our final quiz for the year will be next Tuesday.
 All late work is due by Friday of this week.  
Please email me if you have any questions about a student's missing or late work- thanks,

Mr. Iverson
Global Studies  
Students did extremely well at the Model UN conference.  The Model UN staff said that our students created some of the strongest resolutions they have seen out of 8th graders, which I believe is a reflection of the hard work our students put into their projects.  We will return to Asia for our last 2 weeks of the school year.  Also, remember you may still turn in missing work or do assessment corrections to raise your grade (these are the only two options as I do not offer extra credit).
Tuesday and Wednesday:  Over the course of these two days students will be learning about the British colonization of India and India's independence movement.
Thursday and Friday:  These two days will be spent looking at China's communist revolution.  We will also look at the reemergence of China as a global power in recent years.
Reader's Workshop

Good Morning, 
This week, we continue our work on standards connected to point of view as they relate to writing and reading. Some students will continue to skip portions of the lessons, as they have shown their mastery of parts of the standards based on their point of view pre-test. Students will receive feedback as this week goes on about their point of view writing from me.  Students will be viewing point of view power points that are set up for them based on their current understandings.

Have a great week of reading and writing!
Mr. J
Tim Jungwirth
K-12 Reading Specialist
Field Community School
From our Administrators:

School Counselor news from Wendy Wolff!

Teen Teamworks applications are also now available in Ms. Wolff's office. Teen Teamworks is a summer employment and educational program for youth ages 14-19. Teens receive supervised "on the job" training performing basic grounds maintenance in MPRB parks (removing trash, raking sand lots, pulling weeds, spreading wood chips, edging paths and other routine or special maintenance tasks. Youth earn a bi- weekly paycheck ($7.25/hour) and build work readiness skills. More information can also be found at...
 Here are some links for summer program 
resources...more to come!
Exploring Careers in Engineering and Physical Science (ECEPS) summer camps held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus and sponsored by the College of Science and Engineering and 3M. These summer camps give students a hands-on introduction to engineering, science, and math disciplines at the University of Minnesota.  Students will learn through demonstrations, hands-on activities, lectures, and interactions with faculty, students, and staff. This summer we will offer seven weeks for students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2014.  
News from Julie Peterson, School Social Worker
Dates to Remember:

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  • Friday, June 6th - Valleyfair 8th grade Last Day of School celebration
Other important Field Community School news:

In This Issue
Language Arts
Intermediate Algebra
Reader's Workshop
School Counselor News
School Social Worker News
Other Important Field Community School
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Contact Info:

Language Arts 
Merissa Scheumann

Erin Lindsay

Jon Iverson

Social Studies
Brian Kafura

8th Grade AVID
Additional Advisory
Ola Lloyd
Tim Jungwirth

School Social Worker:
Julie Peterson

Linda Reiner
Susanne Koob

Reading Specialist:

Tim Jungwirth


Math Specialist:

Seth Leavitt


Site Council Representatives for 8th grade:




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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.

This email was sent to seth.leavitt@mpls.k12.mn.us by wendy.wolff@mpls.k12.mn.us |  
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