Tarheels/ Team 1 Newsletter

March 4, 2015

Proctors Needed for End of Year Testing

We need 6 proctors each day from our Team for our testing days. The days will be June 2, 3, and 8. If you are able to help with any day we REALLY need your help. Please email Mrs. Pavese with your name and phone number included, as well as, the days you are available.
Thank you to the 1 parent who has volunteered so far!

End of Year Cookout! TIME CHANGE

Tentatively set for June 10th from 11-1.
Below is a list of items/contributions needed:
  • Parent volunteers
  • Pop up tents
  • Griller- we have the grill we just need someone who would be willing to grill the hot dogs.
  • Canned sodas
  • Water
  • Hot dogs
  • Buns
  • Condiments
  • cookies or Little Debbies
  • individual chips in bag
  • Slip-n-slide
  • Anyone willing to organize any other game/activity.

Media Survey Opportunity

The Library Needs Your Input!

The Catawba County Library has spent the last 10 months working in our strategic planning process, including gathering varied community input—from library staff and customers, a community planning committee, our city and county leadership, and from the overall community through interviews, public surveys, focus groups, and public forums.

We have DRAFT strategic plan that hopes to capture the combined input of the community and drive our plans for growing library services over the next years to best meet the needs of our community. Of course, with any strategic plan, many goals and objectives are dependent on funding and how we can best partner in the community to share resources and best accomplish these goals.

As a valued community member, we need your input! Please complete the survey linked below to let us know if we’re getting it right, or missing anything.

Also, please join us for a public forum to share your input on Thursday, April 30th at 7 pm at the Main Library in Newton – your opinion matters!


Fourth Quarter Reward Criteria for School Reward

Event: School Carnival

Date/Time: June 10th 1-3 p.m.

1) No majors

2) No more than 2 minors

3) No unexcused absences

4) No more than 2 unexcused tardies

5) No more than 1 zero per period on a classroom assignment/test/project

Academic Class Information

Language Arts

This week students looked at analyzing figurative language in Prose. We examined short stories and discussed how using figurative language is essential to this type of text to provide, mood; impact; imagery and to really make the story "come alive" (idiom).
Next week we will look at analyzing figurative language in Non-Fiction and its effectiveness.
Students are given their homework on Monday. Each day a new activity is due and the final sheet is to be turned in on Friday. This is assignment is tagged "Brain Drain". Please encourage them to do all the activities. Each day we will have a "mini lesson" on the activity that was due that particular day. These skills offer a variety of things they should already know and address weaknesses they exhibited throughout this school year.

Math Group Tutoring and Afterschool Help Sessions

Afterschool help scheduled for this coming Monday, May 11th. (3-4 p.m.)


Students have been reviewing equations. We have finished chapter 8 and are now starting with 3D figures. Students will be calculating volume and surface area of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms and pyramids.

Students need to review and complete all homework daily. We have several more strands of the Standard Course of Study to complete so please encourage your student to be at school everyday.

Social Studies

We have taken a closer look at the New England Colonies. We ended last week/began this week learning about the importance of the Mayflower Compact, the differences between the Puritans and the Pilgrims/Separatists. Yesterday we began to dissect the Middle Colonies: names, founders, businesses/industries, what made them the most prosperous of all the colonies, and the impact of religious freedom and diversity. The week ended with beginning the Southern Colonies, and quiz on the first ten vocabulary words. Tuesday will bring #11-21 vocabulary terms quiz.


This week, we are using the three equations we learned last week, S=d/t, D=(s)(t), and T=d/s, to calculate the motion of objects. We are learning how to represent the motion of an object in a distance-time graph. Students should gain an understanding of how to read a distance-time graph, how to interpret the graph, and how to create a graph of an object's motion.
On Monday, April 27, students were given a rubric and information about their last science project of the year. Working in groups, students are constructing balloon powered race cars. Students have now met with their team members twice to determine needed supplies and responsibilities. Teams will be constructing their cars in class on May 4 - 6, and racing their cars on May 7. Please help your students be prepared for this task. All information is on the sheets they were given on Monday.