8th Grade Panther Newsletter
September 14 - 25
Fall Festival is Quickly Approaching
The 8th Grade Booths at the Fall Festival are:
· Pizza & Canned Drinks/Water & individually wrapped sweets
· Jacob’s Ladder
· Estimation Jars
· 4 Silent Auction Baskets (Chef’s, Christmas, Outdoors, Sports)
Our “theme” is WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE!!! We are going to decorate our booth with a Jungle theme, leaves, palm trees, ferns, stuffed monkeys, etc… If you have ANYTHING that you are willing to let us borrow or donate to help decorate, please e-mail Mrs. Brown and let us know so that we can have an idea of what we have and what we still may need.
Here is what we need:
· We are asking for donations to help pay for the pizza.
Please send donations / checks in an envelope with your child’s name on the envelope to Mrs. Brown. If you write a check, please make it out to VAMS with 8th Grade F.F. in the memo. A receipt will be given to your child for the donation.
· We need each 8th grader to bring a 12-pack of drinks or case of water per the following –
Mrs. Brown’s 1st period – bring water & Cookies
Mrs. Brown’s 3rd period – Dr. Pepper & Brownies
Mrs. Brown’s 4th period – Diet Coke & Snack Bars
Mrs. Brown’s 5th period – Dr. Pepper & Cookies
Mrs. Brown’s 6th period – Sprite & Brownies
Mrs. Brown’s 7th period – Coca Cola & Cookies
· We need sweets to be individually wrapped!
Students can bring these any time before October 1st. The sooner the better so we know we have enough and don’t go buy more.
· We need ICE for the drinks!!!! And ONE more LARGE ice chest.
* We also need LOTS of goodies for our baskets. Please donate any items that would help fill them and bring a great profit - (Sports, Outdoors, Christmas & Chef's).
More information about volunteering will be coming soon!
September 15 Old School "Curriculum Night" 6:00 - 7:30
September 22 Fundraiser Orders Due
September 25 Dance 7:30 - 9:30
October 3 Fall Festival
"Old School" Curriculum Night
Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6-7:30pm
Van Alstyne Middle School
Solar Hot Dog Cookers Project & Picnic
Math & Algebra News
We will be studying surface area and volume for the next few weeks in Math class. In Algebra class, we will be solving multi-step equations and literal equations.
My tutoring schedule is as follows:
Tues/Wed/Thurs 7:35 to 8:00
Mon/Wed 3:30 to 4:00
US History News
Students will be finishing up Unit #1: European Exploration & Colonization this week. They need to study their notes for the upcoming test on Friday, 9/18. There will also be a smaller test over the original 13 colonies on Wednesday. Our next Unit of study will cover the Colonial Period of US History and the build up to the Revolutionary War!
STEAM projects (advisory) will be starting up next week! The project they will be completing in my class will focus on the amazing Billy Joel song, We Didn't Start the Fire! Students will be using technology to research events, people, books, and music that have impacted life since 1990. They will use this information to bring the song and video up to current times.
Tues/Wed 7:35 to 8:00
Wed 3:30 to 4:00
**If students need to come in on a different day, they need to email me.**
Washington, D.C. Trip Information
My friend, and D-list celebrity, Henry K. Iglesias, helped introduce this project with his musical talents.