JCMS Team 2 Newsletter

March 30 - April 3

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Team 2 students and families,

The last month has been a very strange and confusing time for all of us. I would like to thank you all for the patience you have shown and willingness to help us make this transition go as smoothly as possible. The Math teachers have all been working together to recreate our curriculum so that we will still achieve the academic goals we have set.

On Monday April 6 we will begin our e-learning adventure. Students will login to Schoology daily to access the assignments/lessons for the day. I will have these separated into folders to help eliminate any confusion on your end. Our assignments will consist of videos, live discussion sessions, and i-Ready. We will be covering two main topics for the remainder of the year, Geometry and Statistics.

This will be an interesting and challenging time as e-learning is new to all of us. There will be changes as we go and things will not always work perfectly so do not panic. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. We are all in this together and we will get through it.

We Got This!

Mr. Schinstock

Language Arts

Students, parents, and families,

I want to thank you for your patience and communication over this unexpected extended break. We in the Language Arts department have been working to revamp our curriculum to make it more streamline with e-learning. Please check out the new e-learning syllabus and welcome video posted in Schoology for more information about what to expect.

Starting Monday April 6th students will log into Schoology each day to locate their daily assignments. We will be starting with the short story, "All Summer in a Day". I will have each week posted in a separate folder to hopefully make things easier for each of you to locate. I will also be posting a schedule of activities and assignments for the month of April to help you plan accordingly.

Please know this e-learning process is new to all of us so there may be changes along the way to make things the most effective and efficient that we can. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions along the way.

I look forward to this new adventure with you!

Mrs. Riley


I am so proud of our sixth graders and of their families! Change can be very challenging, and I am so happy that we are embracing it as a team and making the best of this situation. During continuous Learning students should log into schoology daily for an assignment for science. Every other day they will have a live session with their class. Those links will be posted in schoology as well. Please encourage your student to use kind and appropriate manners just as they do every day in class.

We will be starting off with a review of atoms and molecules, then move from there into chemical reactions and finally to health by the end of the term. The syllabus with specific dates and deadlines will be posted in schoology. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Social Studies

It's hard to believe March 6th was the last time we were in school! For continuous eLearning, students will log into Schoology for daily assignments in social studies. Every other day, starting Monday, students will have a live session with their class. The links will be posted in the social studies Schoology page.

On April 6, we will continue to learn about Ancient Rome and how it transitioned from Republic to Empire. At the end of April, we will begin learning about Ancient African Kingdoms. Finally, in May, we will learn about medieval Europe. Deadlines for activities will be posted on Schoology. I hope everyone is doing well! Please feel free to email me with any questions you have.

Other Information to Know

Book Club!

Team 2 students, especially my CAT time students, join me and listen to an online book. When you click on the following link, https://stories.audible.com/start-listen you will see several choices – click on Elementary or TWEEN. Choose any book you are interested in and listen to it. Let me know how you like it by filling out the Online Book Club form located on Schoology – Courses – JCMS Library Media Center 19-20 – JCMS Online Book Club or by sending me an email. I will respond.

Best regards,

Gloria Woods

Library Media Specialist

Free Webinar Available for Parents

Positive and Productive Childcare While the Kids Are Not in School

Presented by Randy Sprick

Choose one of these sessions:
April 1 at 4 pm ET
April 8 at 2 pm ET

April 8 at 8 pm ET

As parents, there are times our children drive us crazy! In this time of rapid change and, for most of us, some kind of confinement at home, this can be especially true. Getting through the day can become tense, and we can be unsure about how to discipline our children.

Join us for this free web-based meeting with Randy Sprick. Randy is a parent (and yes, sometimes his children drive him crazy), a grandparent, and a world leader in effective behavior management. His presentation will cover things you can do to help your children learn to behave better and become more independent and responsible.

  • Learn how and when to use consequences for misbehavior
  • Learn how and when to use praise
  • Learn to make daily life more pleasant and relaxed around the house
You will learn that you are already doing many things exactly right and add strategies for making things better! Come and join us for a fun and entertaining session.

Please share this information with parents in your community.

Register now for one of these upcoming sessions:

April 1, 4 pm PT (3 pm CT, 2 pm MT, 1 pm PT)

April 8, 2 pm ET (1 pm CT, 12 pm MT, 11 am PT)

April 8, 8 pm ET (7 pm CT, 6 pm MT, 5 pm PT)

Randy Sprick is the founder of Safe & Civil Schools, an educational consulting company based in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada.

Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways.

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