Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 21, 2019 No School Day for Students- Social Studies Extra Credit Opportunity
As we approach Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to share an opportunity for students to earn social studies extra credit. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a chance to implement Dr. King’s teachings that empower students and communities. Starting the week of January 14 until Feb. 14, students will have the opportunity to earn extra credit by completing a service project (volunteering or participating in a local event), researching a civil rights topic, or conducting a firsthand interview of life during the Civil Rights Movement.
To earn extra credit students will “artifact” the event. For example if you attend a rally take a picture and attach or send it to me electronically and write a reflection of event (what you did and what you learned). If you volunteer in the community take a picture and write a reflection. If you conduct an interview or research an event during the Civil Rights Movement and there should include a personal reflection of what was learned along with the interview or research essay.
I am excited for students to have the opportunity to choose a method of extra credit focused on the theme of service learning and honoring Dr. King’s legacy. Please email me if you have any questions.
Hi Parents! As we enter 3rd marking period we have a a ton of fun and exciting lessons planned to help us understand culture including a cross curricular project with ELA and SS, guest speakers for culture days, and a Lunar New Year Celebration. In order to make these events possible we are asking for donations. If you are able and willing please see the link below to our Sign Up. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Donations can be brought to school and dropped off in Mrs Heintskill's room in the morning by your student or dropped off at the main office labeled for 6th Grade Team A.
Please see the letter below from Mrs. Kinsman the PE teacher.
My name is Elizabeth Kinsman and I will be your students PE teacher for the third and fourth marking period of this school year. The third marking period starts right when we return from the holiday break, January 7th. I look forward to meeting your student and having them be a part of my class. I have attached our PE syllabus to this email so that you and your student know what they can look forward to while they are in PE.
One of the big differences that the students will notice in middle school PE is that they are required to change clothing while participating in PE class. This can sometimes be an intimidating change for the students, but I assure you we do everything possible to make them feel comfortable with this new procedure. There are different areas in both the boys and girls locker room that students can go (like the bathroom stalls) to change privately if they want. We will go over all of these procedures and answer all questions on the first day of class to hopefully help ease any worries (please feel free to email me directly if your student has a question they would like answered before that time or privately).
That being said, I wanted to email you ahead of the start date to give you time to double check that your student has proper PE attire. If you look at the syllabus it lays out what your student should wear when in PE. If they wear tennis shoes to school, they may wear those same shoes for PE. If they wear another type of footwear to school that day, they will want to make sure they bring a pair of tennis shoes along with them to school to wear while in PE. Another good option is to send your student with a combination or key lock so that they can rent a locker in the boys or girls locker room for both marking periods. That way they don't have to remember to bring their PE clothes daily, but can bring them on Monday and take them home on Friday to be washed.
I will be covering all of these topics and more with your student when I see them for the first time on January 7th. They will not need to change their clothes that day, but we will start "dressing" for PE the following day, January 8th. If you have any questions before that time or after please feel free to email me. I hope you have a fun a safe holiday.
Elizabeth Kinsman-Pinewood PE
Attached is the KIDS Winter Registration form. We have expanded our offerings and hope that many of our students are able to take part in this great program.
Remember - no need to preregister. Simply fill out the form, attach your money and bring with you to the first session. Hand it directly to the coach and start enjoying the fun.
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