Notes to Home for the Week of March 4, 2013
General:All - Student Government News---Keep sending in your coins for Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This program continues for three weeks. The next school dance will be on Friday, April 5th from 7-9. Please let the office know if you can chaperone.
Upcoming Spirit Days are as follows:
Friday, March 8 Dress like a teacher day
Friday, March 15 Wearing of the Green (for St. Patrick's Day)
Friday, March 22 Bathrobe/ Snuggie Day
Monday, April 1 Baseball Opening Day---Wear your favorite baseball team gear.
Auction - Congratulations to the Auction Committee-- Chairperson Carol Cobb and her coordinators and right-hand ladies - Margie Berkley and Cynthia Cole, to Gretchen McPherson for designing our invitations and for her handmade Heads or Tails game pins. Thanks, Susan Finegold for running the wine raffle and Linda Roy for heading cashiers. Thanks to our electronics wizards Warren Nash for tonight's video presentation. A special shout-out to Tony Williams for lugging in his sound system and providing our sound track and audio as well as for his emceeing talents. Thanks as well to all Auction Committee helpers along the way from planning meetings through Saturday night's crew.
And a big thanks to our bidders for coming out on Saturday night and for your spirited and generous support. So many items went over their valuation!
Bake Sale Friday - There will be a bake sale this Friday that will be hosted by the Global Citizenship seminar. Money raised will go to children affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Bring your money! And, if anyone not involved in this seminar would like to donate a baked good to sell, that would be wonderful!
Celebrate National Youth Art Month - and the creativity of our students by attending the Annual Youth Art Show Reception at the Orleans Town Hall this Friday, March 8th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Several CCLCS students are participants in this exhibit, which also includes works from Nauset Middle School and Nauset High School. The student art will be exhibited until April 1
Lower Cape Baseball - Lower Cape Junior Babe Ruth Baseball
Serving Athletes 13-15 In the School Districts of Chatham, Harwich and Nauset
Lower Cape Junior Babe Ruth is a non-profit local program, operated by volunteers, that provides competitive baseball to age-eligible players of the Lower Cape communities.
PLAY 2013 BASEBALL WITH LCJBR -- There is no reason a player can not do BOTH -- play for your school team and also Lower Cape. We not only allow it, but encourage it!! Our games are on weekends so not in conflict with school sports, and coaches do not penalize players who can not attend practices during the week due to school activities. LCJBR offers an extremely competitive schedule against teams all throughout southeastern MA.
Please register online at lowercape.baberuthonline.com Deadline of 3/15/2013
lcbrbaseball (at) gmail.com for general League inquiries
MCAS are Coming.... - Here is the schedule. The English Language arts tests are in March/early April, the Match and Science and Tech for 8th graders are in May. We'll need students here on time and well rested and with good hearty and healthy breakfasts under their belts.
6th grade: March 27 and 28 ELA Reading Comprehension A & B
7th grade: March 19 ELA Composition, March 20 and 21 Reading Comprehension A & B
8th grade: April 3 and 4 ELA Comprehension A & B
6th grade: May 10 and May 13 Math A & B
7th grade: May 8 and May 9 Math A & B
8th grade: May 14 and 15 Math A & B; May 16 & 17, Science and Tech 1 & 2
Reports from our Destination Imagination Teams - who go into competitions this Sunday, March 10th. They have been working incredibly hard on their challenges. Here are team reports. A huge thank-you to our team leaders - Pam and Frank Smith, Margie Berkley, and Kim Rocha.
The Smith DI team has taken on the Community Service Challenge called "Real to Reel." The team was required to find a COMMUNITY and solve a NEED for that entity including a COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP, then give a presentation at the DI tournament about the "PROJECT " they produced and results in the form of a Presentation, self produced Movie, and a live Press Conference.
Sounds easy! Our Team partnered with the Eastern Mass American Red Cross to solve a youth safety education need they had. How to get basic safety info across to K to 2nd graders. The team created a curriculum from Red Cross info and "Kidified" it. Then designed a 'Fair" that included games, characters, prizes, and a whole lot of fun that also got across ,in a interactive way, the safety messages of the Red Cross.
The Red Cross loved the program the team created and had all the D I teams props, logos, coloring books, hats ,rulers signs, etc -professionally produced (for a cost of apx $1000 paid for by Red Cross )and the team put on their at The Laurel School in Brewster to rave reviews.
The whole "Fair " package will be handed over to our Partners so the Red Cross can use the format designed by your classmates to reach tons of kids in their region with a effective safety education program.
Now its off to the Tournament.... No matter what happens there this group of Lighthouse kids did a great job and created something special that will do lots of good for a long time to come..
The team: Mike Sandborn, Jack Andre, Vicky Whitney, Tori Sci, Christian Griffin , Bevin Burns, and Noah Smith
"In the Zone" Led by Margie Berkley
This team challenge is an eight minute performance that includes the release of three vehicles powered by at least three sources (thermal, magnetic, etc.) and propelled in three different ways (ramp, etc.). The performance is a story about what can happen when dangerous driving situations occur and is told from the perspective of one of the vehicles. Team members include: Michaela Berkley, Sarah Foley, Ben Garside, Rachel Giffee, Tesfu Kerse-McMillan, and Molly Rudman. This Team Challenge will be at 9am on Sunday, 3/10 at DY High School.
Music:FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - This week: just regular rehearsals during seminar time, including tutorial on Thursday. Please help your kids get AHEAD on homework so that they can be ready for next week. Miss Allie MAY schedule an after school rehearsal this week if she thinks it's necessary, but the show is in great shape.
NEXT WEEK IS SHOW WEEK, and this is the schedule. If your child is participating please clear their afternoon schedules. We are at Cape Repertory Theater in Brewster Monday-Saturday.
Monday March 11: 3:30-5:00 Cape Rep. Pick up your student at the Theater, and please be prompt.
Tuesday March 12: We will leave at lunch, and be there until 5:00. Please provide your student with a hearty snack AND a BAG LUNCH. It's going to be a long one!
Wednesday March 13: 3:30-5:00. Prompt pick-up.
Thursday March 14: Same schedule as Tuesday, and snack requirements the same.
Friday March 15: IF POSSIBLE, drop your student directly at the theater at 8:30. FIRST SHOW (for the school) is at 10 am. PROVIDE YOUR STUDENT WITH LUNCH. We will just stay at the theater between shows. Second show for the school is at 1. ALL STUDENTS WILL RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR REGULAR DISMISSAL. Then, bring your student back at 6 for a 7:30 performance.
SATURDAY MARCH 16. Drop students at 12:30 for 2:00 show. Back in the evening at 6 for a 7:30 show.
ALL TICKETS ARE $6.00.
REMEMBER TO PLACE YOUR AD IN THE PROGRAM BOOK!!!!!!!
The students in the show are pulling off the impossible-as usual--and the show is coming together in record time.
MUSIC SECTIONALS THIS WEEK:
Trumpets, Tuesday fifth period
Clarinets: Thursday fourth period.
String Ensemble - STRINGS! Please refer to the long email I sent to everyone last night. It has the schedule for
this WED. Thank you! Mrs. Schultze
Seminars:Seminar Field Trip - Sculpture Masters Seminar Field Trip to Robert Rindler's Studio this Thursday, March 7: Van will leave school at the end of lunch period at 11:50 and return to school by 2:40. Students are reminded to please turn in permission slips to Mrs. Greenwood by Tuesday, March 5. Students attending the trip also need to check with teachers before the trip to get any missed assignments.
Spa Science - Spa Science Seminar will be leaving school directly after lunch tomorrow for their field trip to Atlantic Spice Company in Truro. Remember to bring money in case you want to buy anything.
Grade 6:Immunization Clinic 3/19/13 - Last chance to get those permission slips in for this free clinic!!!!!!!
Social Studies - Giraffe Keynote presentations will begin this Thursday and will run into next week. Those who are finished will be the first to present. If students are still in need of time to work on their Keynote, they will need to find time - during tutorial, before school, during recess, Wednesday HW club. Please see me if you feel like you will need additional time beyond this.
The Walk for Water will take place on March 22, World Water Day. A letter with all the details went home with students today, along with a sponsor form.
Grade 7:Social Studies - The Greece project was assigned today and is due on April 1 (not a joke!!). Students will continue reading about ancient Greece this week as we delve into government and philosophy!
Spanish - Hola! Tomorrow we begin chapter 3 in class -- que bien! But of course, chapter 2 never goes away, and to prove it your student will be asking you to sit down and do another BRAVO! sheet with him or her based on the material from chapter 2 (especially verb conjugation!) Muchas gracias in advance for supporting them in their Spanish acquisition. Also, a reminder that Term II ends this week, and any outstanding work and/or assessments missed due to absence needs to be made up by Friday. Gracias!
Grade 8:Language Arts - It's a week of new curriculum in 8th grade LA! We finish the movie of To Kill A Mockingbird today. Graded essays will go home tomorrow (Tues). If any student borrowed a book, I will be collecting them tomorrow. We also begin prepping for MCAS this week, with occasional prompts and writing. Technically, we've been preparing all year, with our thesis work, critical analysis, and journaling. We will start our brief unit on Latin this week. Just a 3-4 week introduction to the structure and language. Finally, we start House on Mango Street this week. Look for journal work to come home tomorrow.
Social Studies - Artifact Project is due on Wednesday! Please have your students double check the rubric before they turn it in to make sure they have all parts completed! Today in class we went over a new long-term in class "project" that will continue between now and April break...ask your students for details! 98% of the work for this project will be done in class on Fridays.
Spanish - Hola! Today, your students handed in their postcards and brochures from their (imaginary) trip to a warm, Spanish-speaking country. Some of them presented their projects in front of the class in Spanish for extra-credit. Bravo! In the meanwhile, we are well into chapter 8, the house chapter, and I will soon be giving them the assignment to label the rooms and furniture around their house in Spanish I hope you will support them in this activity. Stay tuned for this assignment to come home towards the end of this week. A reminder also that grades close this Friday for Term II, and any outstanding work or assessments missed due to absence are due at that time. Gracias!
Club Schedules:Art Spark - ART SPARK will meet after school this Wednesday from 2:55-4:45. Please remember to bring a healthy snack if it is your turn to share.
GSA - GSA will meet this Wednesday at lunch in Ms. LedDuke's room.
No Drama Club This Week or Next - due to rehearsals for the School Musical. Drama Club will resume on Thursday, March 21st.
School Calendar:School Calendar - Fri, March 8 Term 2 ends
Sun, March 10 Destination Imagination teams compete; Southeast Districts
March 11 1:30 Mr. Conrad from Nauset HS talks to 8th graders about transitioning
to high school
Tues, March 12 6:30-7pm 8th grade meeting about end-of-year activities
7pm Mr. Conrad talks to 8th parents about high school transition
March 15 7:30pm School Musical, Cape Rep Theater
March 16 2pm and 7:30pm School Musical performance, Cape Rep Theater
Tues, Mar 19 MCAS begins with 7th Grade ELA Composition