MGM 6th Grade House News

March 9, 2018

Welcome!

Welcome to 6th Grade! Please read below for house news, upcoming assessments, and 6th-grade house highlights! These newsletters will be sent out every week on Friday!

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Learning Commons News

"Paws for Books Book Fair" - Spring Scholastic Book Fair


Our spring Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Learning Commons from April 9th to April 13th (the week after Spring Break). Stop by the Learning Commons from 7:35 to 4:00 to shop for some great books of all ages or shop our online fair at http://www.scholastic.com/bf/meadowglenmiddleschool1 from April 4-17th. Because our theme is pets, we will have a donations drive to help a local shelter and rehabilitation center. Here is what students can bring to the Learning Commons to help our furry friends in need:

  • 30 gallon trash bags
  • tall kitchen trash bags
  • unopened canned dog and cat food (any brand)
  • unopened dry dog and cat food (any brand)
  • new cat or dog toys
  • dog collars of any size
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • newspapers
  • plastic grocery bags
  • bleach
  • postage stamps
  • Dawn dish washing doap
  • dishwasher detergent
  • liquid laundry detergent
  • antibacterial soap
  • facial tissues (lotion free)
  • paper towels
  • mops
  • towels, sheets, blankets
  • new feather dusters
  • scrub brushes
  • 75W reptile heat bulbs
  • 100W Night Heat bulbs
  • 48: UVB fluorescent bulbs

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to work at the Book Fair, please email Ms. Kohout-Tailor at jkohout-tailor@lexington1.net. Thanks!


Fireflies Baseball Reading Program


Would you like for your student to be able to go to a Fireflies baseball game for FREE? All they have to do is read 4 "just right" books from February 7th until March 30th. If they meet their reading goal, they will receive a free ticket to a Fireflies baseball game, a hot dog, drink, chips, and surprise while at the game! This is a great opportunity to have your student make a reading goal. Students can get their reading log from their ELA teachers, in the Learning Commons, and from the Learning Commons Schoology Course.

PTO News

Dear MGM Families,

The PTO has recently updated their email and we want to make sure you are receiving updates from us regarding events and volunteer opportunities. It is very likely we have lost some emails during the transition. Please check your junk or spam folders for emails from mgmsptogators@gmail.com and email us to be added or re-added to continue to receive updates.


Our upcoming events include:

March 13-14 Pelican's Snowballs during lunch

March 23 - Swamp Fest

April 13 - PTO Meeting at 8:15am

April 13 - Chick Fil A biscuit sale

April 17- Staff Appreciation

April 17-18 - Pelican's Snowballs during lunch


Volunteer sign ups will be sent out for Swamp Fest and Staff Appreciation.


Thank you,

MGMS PTO Board

Save the Date - Miss MGMS Gator Pageant

Save the date for Miss MGMS Gator Pageant! Saturday, April 21. This is our largest fundraiser for Relay for Life! More details to come.

Counseling News

*Register today for Edventure’s free Be A Boss Summit. Your student will learn how making healthy decisions now will help them be successful later. https://sales.edventure.org/patroneducation.aspx?pid=4013

A Note From the Nurse


Attention all rising 7th Grade Parents

Your student is REQUIRED to have a T-dap vaccine to enter 7th grade in 2018-2019. If your student has already complied and received this required vaccine, please send in an updated immunization record.

Upcoming Assessments

If you have any questions about assessments below, please email your child's teacher!

Math: See Schoology


ELA: ELA All Classes: We will have conferences about students' drafts of their Ocean Pollution Infographic on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will be given a formative grade for their drafts.


Social Studies: Silk Road Narrative Journal due 3/12.


Science: See Schoology


Encore: See Schoology


World Language: See Schoology

Simmons

  • Novice A:

    • Week of 03/12: Summative Interpersonal Speaking Assessments

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!