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I will be traveling to Australia next summer with a group of 5th and 6th graders from the area through an organization called People to People. I have traveled with them twice previously and have really enjoyed each trip! The itinerary is below, but you can also find it here.
Brandon Perlow is Head of Admissions for the Midwest (and lives in Buffalo Grove). He is offering $250 scholarships to those who sign up ASAP. He wrote that he only has a small pool of money left, though. Here is his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what he wrote to me:
I will be at an informational meeting at the College of Lake County on 9/18 at 7pm. Please come and check it out if you're curious! If you can't make the meeting, but still want information just let me know!!!
People to People supports 21st Century learning in many ways similar to what we do in our classroom:
2014 MAP Reports
If you have not already picked up your MAP reports, they will be sent home via backpack mail on Tuesday. The envelopes will be sealed.
Third Trimester Report Cards
Thursday, June 5th Reports Sent Home with Students
Last Day of School
The last day of school will be Thursday, June 5th. It is a FULL DAY!
What Students Worry About Entering Middle School
Please keep this in mind for your child!
- Peer issues and peer pressure – 20%
- Adjusting to multiple teachers – 17%
- Opening lockers – 16%
- Managing time – 11%
- Finding their way to classes – 11%
- Other – 4%
- Organization – 2%
Source: “What Do Students Entering Your School Seem to Worry About or Struggle With Most?” in ASCA School Counselor, May/June 2014 (Vol. 51, #5, p. 40), no e-link available
There is no Review Packet or Test for Unit 10.
2014 MAP Reports
Mark Your Calendar 2014-2015
Farewell Tour Dr. Jerome May 22 at 915-945AM
The Review Packet is tentatively due on: May 28th.
The Test is tentatively scheduled for: May 29th.
Field Day for all students is: Tuesday May 13th. (The rain date is Friday, May 16th.) If it rains both days, we will not have Field Day this year.
Parent volunteers are used to run stations and help with classroom management. Dawn Dalton has made a Signup Genius for parents to sign up to help with Field Day. (If we need to, she will make a second one for the rain date.) Parents sign up on the site and click on morning or afternoon to help out. A master list of parents will be in the main office for them to “check in” on. The website is : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EA9AE2AA7FC1-westgate
Field Day for 5th Graders will be in the afternoon!!!
12:00-12:30 Intermediate lunch
12:30-12:45 Students are given directions in the classroom
12:45-3:15 Field Day
Please remind your children of the following rules/requests: