6th Grade Panda Bear

January 2016

Welcome Back from Break!


Be sure to check each of our calendars on the school website www.gcms.ccs.nc.us > Click Directory > Scroll down to click the calendar button at the right of each teacher's name and email. Be sure to notice weekly updates, due dates, class projects and/or tests, etc.

Also, don't forget to keep up with your child's grades through the Power School Parent Module. You can get login information from the front office. The end to the 2nd quarter is coming up on January 15th and report cards will be distributed on January 22nd.

Student electives will switch on or around January 20th. If your student is not currently taking PE, they will be taking it in the 2nd Semester and will need the proper PE uniform. Please have your child speak with their homeroom teacher to get an order form if necessary.

Social Studies

Students are starting a new unit on ancient Greece the first week of January. They will be given their project guidelines, rubric and due date that week too. This project will be completely done at home with no class time given to work on it. We will discuss ancient Greece for three weeks then wrap everything up with a week on Greek mythology. Please encourage your child to keep up with their foldable/ notes and complete all homework and classwork and turn it in on time. Every grade / assignment counts and needs to be completed in order to be successful in class and achieve a good grade.

Upcoming Dates

January 14th - PTA Pizza Hut Night

January 15th - Winter Gala Dance-6-8

January 18th - MLK Holiday

January 19th - Teacher Work Day

January 22nd - Report Cards Sent Home

January 27th - Winter Fundraiser-Saving Book Kick off

February 5th - Awards Celebration (your child will receive an invitation if they are receiving an award)

February 8th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:45-4:00 (look for a flyer to come home with more information)

February 9th - PTA Skate Night