Ms. Venture now has a snake in her classroom! Edward is a male ball python and is very sweet. He is currently hibernating, so students will not see much of him for a month or so. This should give anyone who feels some slight trepidation time to adjust before he becomes active. Last week, Ms. Venture checked with students to make sure everyone felt okay with having a snake in the classroom. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions or concerns.
February 24th - Field Trip Friday
March 2nd - Family Reading Night
March 3rd - Last Day for Conferences (please signup below)
March 4th - 8th Grade Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser
Ms. Venture’s Updates:
Sixth grade has begun their study of oceans. This unit will take several weeks and will culminate with their trip to Outdoor School where they will get the chance to interact with oceanic life and get hands one with fantastic creatures of the deep.
Seventh grade is continuing their study of the cell. We will move into Meiosis and Mitosis, followed by DNA, genetics, and heredity.
It’s drama time! For the next two months our classes will be working to bring classical literature to life. This year we have chosen to combine the story of The Prince and the Pauper with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde into a live, 80’s themed musical performance. Students have been assigned their parts and should be memorizing their lines and song lyrics!
Library time every Thursday morning. This is your child’s opportunity to check out and return books from the school library! We will meet up there first thing in the morning.
Students now have the goal of earning five stars on all Typing Club levels. They should work on this throughout the remainder of the year. Ms. Venture is available Mondays and Wednesdays after school and most Fridays. Please contact her if you would like to take advantage of the lab during these times.
Mr. Vieira’s Updates:
Riggs (Spelling): Your child should be practicing their new words each night. Students should also practice missed words each night. A running list of words can be found on the blog.
Sixth grade is studying the French Revolution. This is a time period that often energizes their sense of unfairness and frustration and feeling powerless. Please talk to your student about what they are learning!
Seventh Grade is studying the Great Depression in a week. Please ask your child about our discussions!
I have added copies of the slides to the blog here:
6th Grade- http://chpcsvieira.weebly.com/6th-history.html (Scroll down to Enlightenment Section. File is a PDF.)
7th Grade- http://chpcsvieira.weebly.com/7th-history.html (Scroll down to Section. File is a PDF.)
Please make sure your students are working hard on their novel. They should work on their novel for about 15 minutes each night. So far our classes have written a combined 50,000 words! They are weaving some wonderful stories, and will receive a hardback, bound copy of their story before the end of the year.
Family Reading Night: Our annual celebration of Theodor Geisel's (Dr. Seuss) birthday will be held on Thursday, March 2nd. On this day, students are welcome to dress as their favorite literary character! Students that choose to dress up must be prepared to read from the book in which their character appears. At 6:30 pm, families are welcome to join us for an evening of reading and fun activities. At 7:30 we have birthday cake in the cafeteria! All family members are welcome. Please use the signup link to reserve your spot. Remember, their are two sessions to sign up for: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4fa5af23a20-family1
8th Grade Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser: The 8th graders are raising funds for their end of the year trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. They invite you to join them at the Happy Valley Applebee’s on Saturday, March 4th from 8:00 - 10:00 am for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a beverage. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. There are order forms in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classrooms if you’ve misplaced yours or have more family members coming. Please return forms directly to 8th grade. Thank you for your support of this amazing opportunity for our 8th grade students!
To sign up for parent teacher conferences please visit the following link:
To sign up for field trips please visit the following links:
6th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-6thgrade
7th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-7thgrade
Room Cleaning Volunteer Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-67room
If you have questions or concerns, please let us know!
Ms. Janice Venture and Mr. Luke Vieira
Blog: 7thchpcs.blogspot.com Blog: chpcsvieira.weebly.com
Text/Call: 503.975.2441 Text/Call: 503.689.6572