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October 2016

Supply Drive for the Lightbulb Lab: Tobias' MakerSpace

Listed below are a variety of materials that can be used in our school Lightbulb Lab, or Makerspace. Many activities center on using recycled materials. During conferences on November 8th and 9th, we will be having a supply drive If you are able to bring in any of the following items, that would be very helpful! Please make sure all items have been thoroughly cleaned. Here is a short video about with more information about MakerSpaces:

Donate broken or old appliances, computers, whatever, for students to take apart to investigate how it is made.

Thank you for helping to make our Lightbulb Lab a wonderful resource for engineering and creating!!

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Communication Counts

Build a strong relationship with your child’s teacher by communicating regularly. Here are some tips:

● Regularly access ParentVUE to keep on top of assignments and to monitor your student's academic progress in class.

● Ask the teacher about the best way to stay in contact. Do they prefer email, notes in your youngster’s backpack, or phone calls?

● Sign and return items as soon as possible. Your signature on a graded test or reading log communicates to the teacher that you’re interested in how your child is doing.

● Your youngster’s life at home can have a big impact on his life in school. Talk to the teacher right away about changes like a new custody arrangement or a parent’s military deployment. That way, you and the teacher will both be able to keep an eye out for any changes in his grades or behavior.

Academic Program Development Programs for October

Academic Program Development Events in October

Staff, students, parents, and other interested community members are invited to attend the following Academic Program Development events:

· Special Session of the Citizens’ Curriculum Advisory Committee (CCAC). Monday, October 17, 7-8:30pm, Administration Center, Room 100. Hear a panel discussion on ability grouping vs. heterogeneous grouping.

· Community Forum, Monday, October 24, 6:30-8pm, Administration Center, Room 100. Public comment regarding the October 17 panel discussion.

For more information, please visit the Academic Program Development page on the District website.

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