Curriculum Connections

News from Ms. Welch, CST

Week of November 14-18, 2016

Upcoming Dates

Nov. 28 - School Governance Council Meeting @7:15am
Nov. 28 - Winter BAS testing begins

Nov. 28 - New Teacher Check-in @3:00 Collab room

Nov. 29 - 3rd grade Big Creek

Nov. 29 - BioBus 5th grade

Nov. 29 - PLC
Nov. 30 - CORE Team (make sure your data is updated!)

December 2 - School Spelling Bee (K and 1st send your winners at 8:00am)

December 5-9 Week of Code (see below)
December 12 - 18 Week Diagnostic Screening begins - BAS testing should be complete.

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Enjoy Your Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful for you! Have a safe and restful Thanksgiving break!

Favorite Pics This Week

Leveled Library Help Needed!

It takes a village! Please reach out to your parent volunteers! I need organizational assistance and help reshelving returned books to their correct shelf. Please email Ms. Welch if you are available to help at

If you would put this notice on your teacher blog or in an email blast/newsletter, I would appreciate it!

Articles & Resources

Week of Code

Computer Science Education Week is December 5-9, 2016. Our school will recognize this week by participating in the Hour of Code. You can do a coding activity at any time during the week! Use Twitter to communicate what you are doing to celebrate your classroom hour of code. Use the #HourOfCode. I am working with parent volunteers to come and speak with your classes. Let me know if you are interested.

What is the Hour of Code?

The Hour of Code is a first step in showing all students what computer science is all about. The Hour of Code is a self-guided activity that anybody can do. A variety of tutorials are available to teach the basics of computer science. The Hour of Code is sponsored by and aims to raise awareness and generate interest in the field of computer science.

What do I need to do?

New Prospect is already signed up to participate in Hour of Code. There are a variety of activities that you and your students can participate in (with little to no prep time). You can use the Chromebooks, IPAD carts (Apps will be loaded for you), computer labs, activboard and you can even do an activity unplugged (with no device). The choice is yours.

Here is a how to:

Other great resources for Hour of Code:

Science Olympiad

Below you will find the days that Science Olympiad will meet to practice Science Olympiad events. Practices will be on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45. If students attend Prime time, they may leave from SO practice. The county is only permitting one team per school at this year’s SO competition so we will have tryouts for the competition team.

First meeting on December 7
This will be our informational meeting detailing the events, requirements and answering student questions
December 14
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22 final practice and prep for competition
March 25th COMPETITION at Centennial High School

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