Sixth Grade Newsletter
Week of October 12 - October 16, 2015
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
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.
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 Balls
- Jump Ropes
- Soccer Balls
- Copy Paper
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.
____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.
Parent Signature Date
Please click on the link below to see the 6th Grade More About Changes Agenda:
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.