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Last Day Reminders

Sent May 24th 2017

Good Afternoon, We are looking forward to a fun last day of school!  Fingers crossed that the rain will hold off.  Regardless of the weather we will be having our picnic at 12:00. The 6th grade t-shirts will be passed out in the morning.  Students are welcome to bring a Sharpie or permanent marker to sign each other's shirts throught the day. Just a reminder of our schedule: 10:00 - 6th grade awards 12:00 - picnic 1:00 - Kickball finals 2:20 - clap out I look forward to seeing many of you tom...

McLaren class message week of 5-23

Sent May 23rd 2017

May 23, 2017 Good morning, It’s hard to believe that this will be my final list serve of the year.  I just want to take a moment and thank all of you for a wonderful year.  I really appreciate all of the support that I have received from each family in this room.  Since this is a short week that is jam packed with so many activities here is an update for each day: Tuesday:  Book Challenge Celebration – students who successfully completed our book challenge by reading 28 books with a...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent May 15th 2017

May 16, 2016 Good Afternoon, Only 8 more days of school and so much going on!  Here are some reminders and highlights for this week. Field Day:  This will take place this Wednesday, May 17 in the morning from 9:00-10:30 for 6th grade.  Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for this event, it looks like a sunny day so sunscreen and a bottle of water would be a good idea!  In addition, parents who are volunteering that day or who have volunteered this year are invited to ...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent May 8th 2017

May 8, 2017 Good Morning, I want to thank everyone for all of the thoughtful treats and gifts that were sent in for teacher appreciation week.  I truly felt appreciated!  Some updates for this week: End of the Year Picnic:  A flyer went home last week with your child regarding the 6th grade end of the year picnic and 6th grade t-shirts.  This will take place on Thursday, May 25, the last day of school.  Families are welcome!  There is a $2 charge per person attending the picnic as wel...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent May 1st 2017

May 1, 2017 Good Morning, Just a few updates for this week: Midterms: I am sending home a paper copy of student midterms today.  Please look these over and sign and return them to school by Friday.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Book Challenge:  We are down to the last few weeks of the yearlong book challenge.  The last day for the challenge is Friday, May 19th.   At the beginning of the year I challenged all of the students to read 28 books on their level with at ...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent April 24th 2017

April 24, 2017 Good Morning, Just a few updates for this week: ISTEP:  We will begin ISTEP tomorrow with our first 2 tests in math.  Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast each morning this week.  We will be testing through Monday of next week. Curriculum Update [*]Language Arts:  We are continuing with our mystery unit.  All students have been assigned a mystery novel to read in a literature circle. Lit circles will meet twice a week for the next two...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent April 17th 2017

April 17, 2017 Good Afternoon, Some updates for this week: ISTEP:  Sixth grade will begin ISTEP next week.  We will test Tuesday, April 25-Tuesday, May 2 in the mornings.  Please avoid any appointments during this testing window if possible.  Curriculum Update [*]Language Arts:  We are continuing with our mystery unit.  We read the Sherlock Holmes story, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” and will be watching the movie this week.  Students will write an opinion essa...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent April 11th 2017

April 11, 2017 Good Morning, Some updates for this week: Middle School Information:  Band and Orchestra:  If your child is interested in joining band or orchestra there is a Try-On night that they will need to attend to choose their instrument for next year.  [*]FCV has their Instrument Try-On nights Tues. April 11 and Thurs. April 13 from 4:30-7:00 in the FCV music area.  [*]Belzer has their Try-On nights Tues. April 25 and Wed.  April 26 from 4:30-7:00.  ISTEP:  The second ro...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent March 20th 2017

March 20, 2017 Good Morning, A few important updates for this short week before spring break. Science Fair:  Students will be judged tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15.  We will be setting up in the gym first thing tomorrow morning.  We will have judges here during the morning and the students will answer questions about their projects and be judged.  Tomorrow evening students are invited to return to school with families from 6:30-7:30 to view projects.  We will announce the winners at 7:00. ...

6-Mrs. McLaren's Class Message

Sent March 13th 2017

March 13, 2017 Good Morning, Science Fair:  It’s almost here!  All projects are due next Monday, March 20.  Students should have already completed their experiments or be currently working on them.  I will give students time in class towards the end of the week to type up results, make tables/graphs, print materials, and work on their boards.  On Tuesday March 21, we will have judges here and the students will answer questions about their projects and be judged.  Tuesday evening st...

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