Tarheels/ Team 1 Newsletter

September 19, 2014

Upcoming Dates/Events/Information

  • Dance Tonight! 6:30-9:00 p.m. Please make sure to walk your child in. Dress code does apply. If students owe the school more than $10.00, they may no attend.
  • September 19th from 6- 6:30 p.m. OR September 26th - AIG Parent Conference/Group Meeting with Team 1 Teachers at 9:00-9:30 a.m. - an invitation has been sent home along with a learning profile sheet. Please either return the sheet to school or bring it with you to the parent meeting.
  • September 26th- No school for students/Teacher Workday
  • September 30th - Midterm progress reports are being sent home.
  • Planners need to be signed once a week by a parent/guardian but PLEASE check nightly for notes and assignments. Students are held accountable for not filling in their agendas.
  • Lanyards need to be worn every day. First two offenses result in silent lunch each time and 3rd offense results in After School Detention
  • Students need composition books- if you are able donate any extra it would be GREATLY appreciated. Each student needs several a year for each class.
  • Please come out and support our sports programs if you are able. They are doing a great job and are we are proud of all of our athletes!
  • Classroom supplies: We are in desperate need of Kleenexes, Band Aids, Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Wipes

Academic Class Information

Language Arts

This week we worked with our anchor text, The Outsiders focusing on the impact of the setting and the development of characters and conflict (internal and external). Students in Period 1 have been assigned a Text to Text project that is due October 3rd. This assignment has a time invested commitment and a project outline and rubric were sent home with your child today. On Wednesday, "The Crazy Fish Lady" (our guidance counselor) was our guest speaker. Students were well behaved and had a great time. We also looked at Latina gangs in Chicago and the effect it has on individuals and the community. Next week's Non-Fiction focus will be on Irish Immigration and Loneliness depending on the class your child is in.
There is a test on Monday on Stem List 3.


We are working with multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals. We will be taking a test next Tuesday on integers and rational numbers.

Social Studies

We are finishing physical location and relative location. We will be learning map skills and cultural geography next week.


We have completed our Science Inquiry Unit. We are discussing the characteristics of all living organisms and next week we will begin our exploration of cells and the human body.