Sixth Grade Newsletter

Week of October 12 - October 16, 2015

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Important Dates!!!

October 23rd - Blackburn Blast

October 26th - Workday (Conference Day)

October 27th - Council of Adolescence

October 28th - Council of Adolescence

October 29th - Council of Adolescence

October 28th - Report Cards

October 29th—Field Trip (Old Post Office Playhouse) - morning

October 30th - Halloween Dress-Up

November 10th - PDQ 5:00-9:00

November 11th - Holiday NO SCHOOL

November 23rd - Field Trip—Biltmore House

November 25th - Annual Leave

November 26th - Holiday

November 27th - Holiday

December 8th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

December 14th - 6th grade rehearsal @ NC Auditorium

December 15th - 6th grade Play

December 21st - Workday

December 22nd- Annual Leave

December 23rd - December 25th Holidays

December 28th - December 31st Annual Leave

January 1st - Holiday

January 12th - PDQ - 5:00-9:00

January 15th - Class Picture Day Clubs/Candids

January 15th—Outreach Program - Catawba Science Center

January 18th - Holiday - NO School

January 19th - Workday

January 20th - Workday

January 25th - Report Cards

February 3rd - Field Trip - Class Productions for Students - Freedom Train

February 9th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

February 15th - Workday

March 8th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

March 23rd - Field trip—Catawba Science Center

March 25th - Workday

March 28th - Holiday - NO SCHOOL

March 29th - Annual Leave

March 30th - Annual Leave

March 31st - Annual Leave

April 1st - Annual Leave

April 8th - Spring Pictures

April 12th - PDQ Night - 5:00-9:00

April 14th - TLIM - Leadership Day

May 6th - Workday

May 10th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

May 30th - Holiday - NO SCHOOL

June 1st - EOG Testing

June 1st - BLT Mtg

June 2nd - EOG Testing

June 8th - Faculty Mtg

June 9th - TA Mtg 7:30 am

June 9th - Last Day for Students

June 10th - Workday

June 13th - Workday

June 14th - Report Cards

BLACKBURN BLAST - October 23, 2015

We need help! Grade parents have created a sign-up genesis for items and volunteers needed for the Blackburn Blast!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ea8ac2aa46-blackburn/

Biltmore House

Parents that will be chaperoning will be:


Mrs. Lunsford's Homeroom: Sharon Whalen

Mrs. Westerfield's Homeroom: April Hullender


Mrs. Wilson's Homeroom: Angel Parrish

Ms. Henson's Homeroom: Anita Nelson


Lunch Plans: Biltmore McDonalds - Students will need to plan on bringing $10 to each lunch.


Biltmore Schedule:


7:45 a.m. - Leave Blackburn for the Biltmore House

10:00 a.m. - Parents that are chaperoning should be at the front gate of the Biltmore House waiting on the buses to arrive.

10:30 a.m. - Arrive at the front of the house to unload.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Guided Tour of the Biltmore House

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Cafe and shopping time at the stables of the Biltmore House

***Please note, if you have purchased tickets and would like to check your child out, this would be the time to do that. You can also continue your visit separately after checking your child out.

1:00 p.m. - Leave the Biltmore House

1:15 p.m. - Arrive at Biltmore McDonalds - across from the entrance of the Biltmore House

2:00 p.m. - Leave McDonalds heading home - this is another time that you may check your child out.

4:00 p.m. - Arrive back at Blackburn.


PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PARENTS OTHER THAN THE FOUR CHAPERONS WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN, OR TOUR WITH THE STUDENT GROUPS. THIS IS THE BILTMORE HOUSE POLICY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Sixth Grade Wish List!!

Playground Equipment
  • Freebies
  • Playground Balls
  • Jump Ropes
  • Soccer Balls
  • Basketballs

Classroom Supplies
  • Copy Paper
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters

Council on Adolescents of Catawba County

Please sign and return. This letter was attached to progress reports sent home on 10/06/15.


October 1, 2015

Dear Parent or Guardian:

This year, your child will have the opportunity to participate in the program “More about Growing Up.” This program is part of a pre-teen series that is specifically designed for 6th graders. Educators from the Council on Adolescents of Catawba County who have been thoroughly trained in this area will present the course.

This three-day course examines the physical, emotional and social changes of boys and girls during puberty. Students are separated according to gender to help all students feel more comfortable with the topic. Discussions and other activities allow the teacher to guide the youth to solutions of age-appropriate situations and practice respectful behavior toward one another.

We look forward to having your child participate in this class. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Council on Adolescents of Catawba County at 828-322-4591.

The class will be held at Blackburn: October 27 – October 29, 2015 – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sincerely,

Jessica Minton-Cable

Principal

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____Yes, my child has permission to take part in this program.

____No, my child does not have permission to take part in this program with the understanding that he/she will have an optional assignment.


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Parent Signature Date


Please click on the link below to see the 6th Grade More About Changes Agenda:


http://www.coacatawba.org/images/stories/6th%20outline-1.pdf

Halloween Requirements!

Students will be allowed to dress for Halloween on Friday, October 30th if they would like. Here are the requirements for costumes:


1. Students must come to school dressed in their costume already. Hairspray, makeup, etc should all be taken care of before they enter the school building.

2. Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. This means no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, cause problems on the bus with sitting or visibility for the driver, prevent sitting at desks, or prevent participation in PE. They must not obstruct movement in the hallways. Students must wear shoes and should not wear a mask.

3. Costumes may not be violent or suggestive. They should not be insulting to a particular ethnicity, religion, or gender.

4. Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.

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