8th Grade Newsletter - November 17, 2014

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8th Grade News
For the Week of November 17th, 2014

Welcome to the 8th Grade Newsletter 


With the weather getting colder now is good time for a reminder that all winter gear should be stored in students' lockers while they are in class.  This includes hats and is both a school and district policy.  Thanks for your cooperation.


Please continue to check your student portal to stay up to date on grades and missing assignments.  There has been a bit of a slip in students both turning things in and taking advantage of re-do opportunities.  Both are important pieces of the learning process.


English Language Arts (ELA)

Retakes and Redos
Reminder: Any student who earns below a '3' on any learning target is expected to complete a redo/retake action plan.  If you are working to show EXEMPLARY(4) work, you are always encouraged to complete a redo/retake action plan.  Make a plan, talk to your teacher, and show improvement in your learning!
We will be working on our This I Believe revisions and editing all week in class and at home.
This I Believe Final Essay (Type 5) Due Friday, November 
This I Believe Recordings are due Tuesday, November25th


Mr. Sundlin's webpage is located here

Monday: Peer Editing: Type 4
TuesdaySoW #9 / Peer Editing
Review your SoW #9 notes.
: WoW #4: Roots and Stems / 
This I Believe (TIB) Recording Directions
Review your WoW Set #4 notes.
Thursday: Independent Reading / Final Essay Writing (Type 5)
Friday: TIB Finals are due today! / TIB Recording time (Additional recording time will be offered next Monday and Tuesday in class.) 


Mr. Sundlin
Intermediate Algebra

For those who filled out an Action Retake Plan, retakes will be given Wednesday and Thursday during Best and Advisory. 


We are currently in the middle of the Linear Function Unit.  The unit test will be on Tuesday, November 25th.  


Mrs. Lindsay's Webpage



Monday-- Arithmetic Sequences

Tuesday-- Arithmetic Sequences

HW: Finish Classwork

Wednesday-- Graph Stories

HW: Linear Relationships

Thursday-- Linear Relationships Sort

Friday-- Connecting Different Representations of Linear                    Functions/Short Quiz






We've got a busy week in class with labs scheduled for Mon/Tues and A presentation scheduled to be presented on Friday.

Our schedule for this week:

Cleaning/Filtering our water lab.

Cleaning/Filtering out water lab II

Mississippi River Presentation work day.
Mississippi River Presentation work day II
Water Cycle and Water in the Air test.
In class presentation of the Mississippi River Project.

Have a great week!
Mr. Iverson
Global Studies  
Students will be getting back their tests this week.  Students may make corrections on their tests and resubmit them to earn half points back.  Please see Mr. Kafura if you need help or have any questions.

Monday: Physical Geography of East Africa (due Wednesday)
Tuesday: Resources of Africa Photo Analysis
Wednesday and Thursday: Physical Geography of West Africa
Friday: Physical Geography Writing Activity (due Tuesday next week)

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 
  • Nov 17:Barnes and Noble Fundraiser @ Galleria in Edina from 6-8PM
  • 11/26-28: No School
  • December 3: Site Council
  • December 5: Grades 6-8 Dance
  • 12/7-12/13: Spirit Week
  • December 9: Fall Holiday Concert 
With November comes Movember! Field students are invited to support the Movember campaign that will be raising funding for the Movember Foundation's Men's Health Programs.   Teachers at Field Community volunteered to support this campaign by sporting a new beard/mustache style for the month of November. During the lunch periods on November 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, students can vote for a teacher of choice and a beard/mustache style for that particular teacher to grow and  wear. Each vote will be $.25. Students can vote for multiple teachers or even a single teacher multiple times. At the end of the month each teacher will shave and groom as determined by the collection of student votes.

If you want to learn more about the Movember foundation, go to us.movember.com

Thank you for your support and let's have some fun with this!

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

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

High School Open Houses:

*       Roosevelt: Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

* South:

 Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

 News from the PTA

 Barnes and Noble Book Fair TONIGHT!


Monday, November 17

6-8 pm

Galleria Edina


If you can't make the event you can still support the school and do some holiday shopping.  All week, November 17-23, you can go to www.bn.com/bookfair and put in our number of 11455029 .  We will receive credit for your purchases.


Thank you all so very much!

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