Newsletter: Week 24 of 37

Spirit Week was a blast!
March 7 - 11, 2015

   Spirit Week was wrapped up on Friday, and our class did a great job shooting hoops to earn money for our school! This week, we will be going on a field trip to the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals, so please read details below. There are only two weeks left before Spring Break, so let's be sure to finish the trimester responsibly. Make it a great week, everyone!

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 08 - Field Trip: Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals (9:00-1:30, details below)
  • Mar 17 - Puberty Talk (details below)
  • Mar 17 - Last day of 2nd Trimester
  • Mar 18-27 - No School (Spring Break)
  • Mar 28 - Start of 3rd Trimester
  • Apr 01 - Report cards emailed
  • [more] - click to view calendar

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Lesson 14: Samson | Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 |
  • Math - Chapter 5
  • Science - Rocks & Minerals Unit
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Proulx] - Ancient Rome Unit
  • Reading - Novel study
  • Read Aloud - Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
  • Writing - Finishing book reports in class
  • Spelling - In-class practice | Bi-weekly assessment
  • Grammar - Adjectives Unit
  • Other - Music [Mrs. Brumley] - Classical Quiz 3/14

Upcoming Field Trip

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals - On Tuesday, March 8th, we will see amazing geological wonders at the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals! A bus will take us to Hillsboro from 9:00-1:30pm, so please let me know if you won't be able to make the trip. We will be indoors for most of the time. Bring a sack lunch to be eaten there. If you would like to bring a little spending money to purchase something from the gift shop, that is optional. Last year each student was allowed to choose one rock from a pile outdoors to take home as a souvenir. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Science: Rock Collection Project

Our science lab instructor, Mrs. Swain, assigned the students a Rock Collection Project, which is due on the morning of Tuesday, April 5th. Each student should collect at least 8 different rocks or minerals in order to identify them. The students must NOT know the type of rock or mineral collected (it would defeat the purpose of attempting to identify it in Science Lab). Please use an ordinary egg carton to collect them, numbering the carton spots #1-8 for the rocks or minerals to be placed in. If anyone has extra egg cartons at their house, please bring them in for students who do not have one to use for collecting. This has already been explained to the students in class. Thank you, and please direct any questions to Mr. Riedl or Mrs. Swain.

Puberty Talk

Each year, the 5th and 6th grade classes schedule a talk with the students about adolescence and general changes to expect. This year's Puberty Talk will be held on Thursday, March 17th. You should have received a permission/email notification from our school nurses last week. Please read their message and if you do not want your child to attend, you may reply to them indicating that you wish for your child to be excused from this talk. If you do not respond to their email, they will assume that your child has permission to attend. Please feel free to contact me or the school nurses if you have any questions.

Person of the Week

Chris Gowens!

Other School-wide Events

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Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | www.riedlteach.com | 503-756-3309 | aaron.riedl@whcs.org
Mrs. Proulx | visit her website | 503-977-5488 | sylvia.proulx@whcs.org

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