New Homework Policy

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Effective immediately, homework will be due once a week on Monday rather than each day.  The hope is that this will provide both students and families with the flexibility they need to find room for homework in our busy, full schedules.  Make sure you keep on top of it though so procrastination doesn’t creep in!

Kids Expo This Week!

“One Fizz, Two Fizz, Red Fizz, Blue Fizz….Come get your Kids Fizz!!”

This week during lunches the sixth grade will be selling “kid Fizz” flavored sodas as part of the Kids Expo.  Thank you to the volunteers who have donated their time and resources to help make this a success!  Feel free to stop by during lunch and try one for yourself!  The kids have developed some creative drinks, including the Green Alpaca, the Pink Fluffy Unicorn, and the Professor Umbridge!  Just $1 each!

Sign up for text reminders!!

This year I’m using Remind to send updates about important class information, specifically homework and student daily behavior updates. If you’re not already signed up, please take just a moment and register either by clicking this link https://www.remind.com/join/mrrogh and following the instructions, or by simply texting @mrrogh to 80110.  The messages are routed through a third party application so you do not have to share your personal phone number to receive the notifications.  You are however, able to send messages to me through text in addition to receiving them.  Several parents have already been receiving the homework messages, but I hope to be sending them to all of you soon!

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Halloween Party!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The sixth grade will be holding our annual Halloween party on Tuesday, October 31st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  The plan currently is that the whole grade will participate in the party by rotating through different activities in each of the three classrooms.  One classroom will be either an escape room, a murder mystery, or minute-to-win-it games.  The second classroom would be some sort of scary story or Halloween movie, while the third classroom would be a Halloween craft and treats.  We would love to have volunteers to help plan the activities, bring supplies or treats, or run an event in one of the classrooms.  Please let us know if you’d be willing to help with the party in any way.

Thank you so much for all of your help and support!

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Finish Strong!

Thank you for a great Parent-Teacher conference last week!  I appreciate those of you that were able to come and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your student’s progress.  I’m impressed with the parental involvement and the investment you all are making in your child’s education! Please feel free to call, email, or just stop in if there is anything that you have questions about.

First quarter ends on October 18th so encourage your sixth grader to finish the quarter strong by turning in all their work, studying for assessments, and being committed to doing their best work!

“Be humble.  Be Hungry.  And always be the hardest worker in the room.”     

– Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Make Sure to get your Math e-book set up!!!

Sixth grade will be using CPM math this year.  A nice feature is that every student has access to the e-book.  Not only does the e-book allow you to pull up the text book online, but it also has several interactive tools that can be used at home and that we will use in the classroom.  There are about a dozen students that have not done this yet!  Please set up your e-book as soon as possible  by following the instructions below:

Each student will need to create a username and password for their e-book for CPM.  In order to do this, please do the following:

  1. Go to ebooks.cpm.org
  2. Click on “enroll”
  3. Enter the PIN “A8RTC”
  4. Have the username be your students’ first name and last name, all lowercase, together without a space (i.e.  John Smith’s username would be johnsmith)
  5. Enter a valid e-mail address
  6. Have the password be “Highmark1″

“Spellcabulary” Test Tomorrow!!!

Don’t forget to study your spelling/vocabulary words for the test tomorrow!!  Remember, for each word you will need to be able to:

  • Spell it
  • Identify the part of speech (verb, noun, adjective, etc…..)
  • Define it in your own words
  • Use it in a sentence

The words can be found under the Language Arts tab on the homepage of my blog if you want to review them there.

 

 

 

Parent – Teacher Conferences

It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time, but parent-teacher conferences are just a couple weeks away!  HighMark is using SignUp.com to schedule our conferences.  Follow the instructions and the link below to schedule your conference.  Let me know if there are any problems and I can schedule an appointment for you.  Please note that I may or may not be able to accommodate you at times other than your scheduled appointment.  We need to stick with the schedule to ensure all student’s receive equal time.  If you feel like you will require more than the allotted fifteen minutes, please let me know and we can schedule a separate appointment.  I look forward to meeting with you all and discussing your student’s progress thus far.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link (or copy and paste into your browser) to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/235855754091
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Thanks!