8th Grade Newsletter - September 15, 2014

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8th Grade News
For the Week of September 15th, 2014

Welcome to the 8th Grade Newsletter 


Our weekly newsletter will normally be sent on Monday mornings by 8:00 a.m.  You will find information about weekly homework assignments, advisory topics, tests, and other information necessary for your 8th grade student's success.   


  -  The 8th Grade Team


*REMINDER! Curriculum Night is from 6:30 - 7:45PM on Tuesday, September 23rd! Parents/guardians are welcome to start arriving at 6:15 to allow time to find rooms. See you all there!


English Language Arts (ELA)
Our expectations and routines are in place!
We introduced our weekly grammar (Sentence of the Week), vocabulary (Words of the Week), and independent reading routines all last week.  Students will have time in class, and require time at home, to review their work.  My class website has online resources for reviewing grammar, practicing vocabulary, and support for finding independent reading books. Students should have an independent reading book by Friday (9/19). 
Mr. Sundlin's webpage is located here

Students are using their Reader/Writer's notebooks to share insights and discuss the gist of plot and character development in The Giver.  Students are identifying significant moments with explanations of their importance.

I am also returning student's first writing assignment this week, Ceremony of Twelve Essay.  Students have a week to resubmit their writing for an improved grade. Students will submit the retake/redo action plan with their rewrite. 

Monday:  PICTURE DAY (during language arts)
Ch 6-7 Timed discussions 
 Read Ch 10-11 by Thursday.
Ceremony of Twelve rewrites have a week to resubmit with  a retake/redo action plan.
Tuesday: Sentence of the Week (SoW #2)
 Ch 8-9  class discussion today.
Wednesday:  Vocabulary: Words #6-10 (WoW#1)
Thursday:    Ch 1-9 Quiz (short answer essay)   
Discuss Ch 10-11.  Read Ch 12 by Monday
Friday:  Bring your Independent Reading Book today!



Mr. Sundlin
Intermediate Algebra

Students will write their assignments in their planners in class!


Mrs. Lindsay's Webpage









Check out Mr. Iverson's website for this week's activities and assignments!

Our schedule for this week:


Wednesday/Thursday -

Friday -

Have a great week!

Mr. Iverson
Global Studies  
The bulk of this week will be focused on finishing our Tools of Geography Project.  Remember this is due on Thursday.  Students are being given daily goals to ensure project completion.  If they do not meet the goal in class they should be completing it as homework.  Please check in with your student to see if they are meeting these daily goals.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  Tools of Geography project (due Thursday)

Thursday and Friday: Physical Features of North America Jigsaw

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 


  • Sept 10: Flu Shot Clinic
  • Sept 12: Online Spirit Wear Sale Ends
  • Sept 13: Roller Skating Party for Students - PTA Sponsored
  • Sept 15: Field Picture Day (during L.A. and S.S. classes)
  • Sep 23:Field Curriculum Night (6:30- 7:45pm)
  • 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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