2016-2017 Quarter 2 Newsletter
Grade 5 Math and Science
Officer Pruitt finished teaching students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in early
December. Students participated in the D.A.R.E. graduation assembly and many parents attended this event.
Mr. Lemon's World Cultures Classes
Ms. Lyon's Grade 6 World Cultures Classes
From the Nurse's Office
Changes in Immunization Requirements
All 7th grade students in 2017-18 (next school year) will be required to provide proof of having received a dose of meningococcal vaccine (also called Menactra) and a booster dose of Tdap (also called Boostrix and Adacel.) These vaccines are in addition to the vaccines required for kindergarten. Most children receive these vaccines at age 10 or 11.
Parents of current 6th graders are urged to
Check with their child’s health care provider to see if the child has received these vaccines.
Schedule an appointment for the child to receive these vaccines BEFORE September 5, 2017.
Provide verification of the immunizations to the school nurse.
More information about these vaccines is available at the Office of Health Services website http://www.bcps.org/offices/sss/health/.
We are finishing up our Ecology unit where students learned about how biotic (living) things and abiotic (nonliving) things interact within an ecosystem. A group of 8th graders took a field trip to Honey Go park to evaluate the health of the local ecosystem. They determined it to be a healthy ecosystem.
7th Grade GT Science has just begun to explore waves. Over the next few months they will learn how waves provides us with sound and earthquakes.
Students examine the health of a local ecosystem.
Engaging, hands-on learning in an outdoor classroom.
The Book Fair had many excited customers in grades 4-8!