Volume 1, Issue 14 - November 17, 2017
I want to remind you that school will not be in session November 22-24. I hope you can enjoy Thanksgiving with your families and loved ones, I certainly plan to do the same.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you how thankful my family and I are for the warm welcome we have received in this community. I appreciate your emails, phone calls, and conversations where you show genuine interest for how well we are adapting to Columbia, how well my daughter is doing at school (she is a 4th grader at Mill Creek and loves it!), and your worries about how well I can drive with ice on the roads! For those of you that keep asking... At some point I'll sport the Mizzou black and gold, but I am still wearing my Nebraska Huskers red when I have a chance... But I promise I will at some point!
Have a great Holiday!
After School Activity Bus
Part of that plan are positive reinforcements through different incentives for students. PTSA has graciously agreed to fund the incentives for students.
The last 3 weeks of the semester we will start a competition among grade levels which consists in accumulating the least among of tardies as a grade. The grade level that wins each week will receive a reward during lunch time (every student in that grade!) The winner of the 3 week run will receive cookies in their advisory (again, the entire grade level!) In addition, we will recognize individual students that are on time to all their classes every week!
Please, help our students be on time by bringing them to school before 7:21am (School starts at 7:30am), and by reinforcing the importance of being on time. After all, it is a life skill!
Coats at Gentry
As we try to remind you every week, your child will be OK if they are uncomfortable for a few minutes a day. We, as adults, do it all the time!
First Semester Finals - 8th Grade
Wednesday, December 20th
Math (Part 1)
World Languages (Part 1)
Thursday, December 21st
Math (Part 2)
World Languages (Part 2)
Other courses may have unit test. Teachers will communicate with students and families about it, and we will include it in our weekly communication!
Mental Health Minute
Krispy Kreme Fundraiser - Thank You!
8th Grade Visit to Rock Bridge and Career Center
Dates to Remember
November 17 - IPR's sent home
November 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break - No school
December 7 - Spring Musical Auditions
December 7 - 7th Grade Band Winter Concert
December 8 - Shakespeare's Fundraiser
For practices and games check Gentry website!