The Connect

An 8th Grade Newsletter. Edition 6

The First Six Weeks Have (Almost) Been Completed !

Hello All!

It is almost impossible to believe that we are halfway through the first 8th grade trimester. On Friday grades close for the first progress report grading period. It is important to keep in mind that this grade is a "snapshot" of how your child is doing up to this Friday. This is a "living" grade book and grades will continue to change as assignments are entered into the grade book. Please check your student's grades and enter them into the Thursday Folder that was sent home today. Progress reports will be sent home shortly. We have noticed many of our students have had some absences due to illness. We know it is very difficult to catch up on missed lessons and classwork, but all missing work has a negative effect on grades. Please encourage your student to set up a time before or after school to make up tests, quizzes, or labs.

Day Creek Intermediate School is holding parent teacher conferences after the 6th week of school. Parent Conferences will take place during the week of September 25 - 28, 2016. These conferences are a chance for teachers to share strategies for success with parents of students who may be struggling with eighth grade curriculum. If your student is receiving A’s and B’s in their core classes, then scheduling a conference is optional. Available conference times are found using the Bloomz Website/App which is found at:

Each conference will be approximately 15 minutes in length. If you are having difficulty with the Bloomz sign up site, please feel free to contact either Mrs. Kaneshina or Mrs. Daley for help.

This upcoming Monday, September 17th is a minimum day and it also is the District Disaster Drill. We will be outside on the basketball courts for approximately one hour. Please wear long pants as the ground gets hot! Sunscreen, water bottles, and hats are a good idea as well! A book or deck of cards will help alleviate boredom!


Monday 9/17- Minimum Day/ Disaster Drill- 1:00 dismissal

Thursday 9/21 - Kona Ice for sale at lunches $3.00

Friday 9/21 - Progress Reports sent home with student / Gym-a-palooza 2:30-4:00

Monday 9/25 to Friday 9/28 - Minimum Days - Parent conference week - 1:00 dismissal

Monday 9/25 - PTSO Menchies fundraiser 1:00-8:00

Tuesday 9/27 - Intramural Basketball begins

Wednesday 9/26 - Student of the Month and Renaissance Reward Day (6th grade only)

Friday 9/28 - Spirit Day (crazy socks/mismatch/Day Creek attire)

Saturday 9/29-E3 Fun Run!