September is at an end, and so is fall MAP testing. Our students did a great job of working diligently to show how much they’ve progressed since they were tested last winter!
As questions and concerns arise, please communicate openly and directly with your child’s teachers. We request that you always include Ms. Venture and Mr. Vieira in the conversation, as we work very closely together to ensure your child’s success and well-being. For methods of communication, please see the end of this letter.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Jog-A-Thon
Our annual JOG-A-THON will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6th! This fundraiser put on by the PTA raises money for classroom stipends which pay for hands-on materials (such as our simulation table), guest speakers, bonus field trips, and much more. Green pledge sheets with more information came home last week. Please read and strategize with your child about obtaining donations, then join the fun by cheering on our class as students jog as many laps as they can in 30 minutes! This is our ONLY classroom fundraiser of the year! Fundraiser forms are due back Monday, October 3rd. Please contact us if you your form has been misplaced and we will send home another. Thank you for your support!
Student picture day is this Wednesday, October 5th! Seventh grade will take their pictures at 8:30 and sixth grade will take theirs at 10:00. Remember to wear your best smile!
October 1st- RIGGS Class for parents @ 9:30-11:30
October 3rd- Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser forms DUE
October 5th- Student Picture Day (for Middle School)
October 6th- JOG-A-THON Fundraiser
October 6th- Harvest Festival
October 8th- Take it Away Sale @ 8:00-2:00
October 13th- High School Information Night @ 7:00 pm
October 21st- Friday Field Trip Day
School Rummage Sale
Are you looking for a wonky desk or a fun architectural piece for your home, work or treehouse? Come on over to Cascade Height's Take It Away Sale, October 8, from 8-2. For a few bucks you could find yourself with a cool desk, table, bookshelf or other interesting find to spice up your space! This sale is open to the public, so tell your friends and neighbors! We hope to see you there!
The Harvest Festival is a chance for CHPCS families and friends to get together and celebrate the turning of the season with music, games, and a baking contest. Hayrides, pumpkin decorating, tug o war, and needle in a haystack will keep the young and old entertained for hours. The fun begins October 6th at 6:00 p.m. and ends at dusk or 7:00 p.m., whichever is first
High School Information Night
On October 13th Mrs. Adams will be meeting with the 8th grade families to discuss high school options. She would like to extend an invitation to 5th, 6th, and 7th grade parents to also attend. We know many of you are starting to think about high school options and how Cascade Heights supports your child in making the transition. The meeting will be held in the 8th grade classroom at 7:00 pm. We hope you are able to make it.
Ms. Venture’s Updates:
Science: This week sixth grade students learned about supernovas, black holes, and stellar movement. Here is the presentation if you would like to see what was covered: http://prezi.com/uehvqwteaqlo/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
Seventh grade students began writing their first lab reports on last week's experiments. We are using Perdu's website as a guide: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/c.php?g=352816&p=2377934
Literature: We are continuing to develop knowledge of classical literature through The Prince and the Pauper (6th) and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (7th). Please ask your student to share with you information about storyline, characters, and interesting new vocabulary they have learned!
Computer/Library: The school’s library is looking great and is being used by all classes thanks to the continued efforts of 6th and 7th grade students! We are looking forward to the end of MAP testing so that we can begin our computer studies.
Mr. Vieira’s Updates:
Riggs (Spelling): This week we did not get any new words, as we spent both Tuesday and Wednesday in the lab. We will resume new words next week.
History/Geography: This week we wrapped up our focus on world geography. We will now move into our studies of historical events. Sixth grade begins its studies with a focus on world religions, and seventh grade begins by taking a look at American imperialist ambitions in the late 1800s. For a more detailed overview of each grade’s studies, visit the blog:
6th Grade: http://chpcsvieira.weebly.com/6th-history.html
7th grade: http://chpcsvieira.weebly.com/7th-history.html
Writing: Both grades continue to practice the art of taking notes, creating outlines, and writing rough drafts. Next week we begin the transition to lengthier writing pieces and will introduce the editing and final draft steps of the writing process.
Looking to volunteer?
We have a couple of odd jobs that we could use help with:
Student Files Labeled (6th grade room)
Sort Math Copies (6th grade room)
Sharpen Pencils (can take home to do)
Please let us know if you would like to assist with any of these!
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
To sign up for conferences, please visit the following links:
6th and 7th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-conferences
To sign up for volunteer opportunities, please visit the following links:
Room Cleaning: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-67room
Guided Reading: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-67guided
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