"So What Did You Learn Today?"

*Keeping parents up-to-date about what's going on in class!

Dear parents:

If your son or daughter is anything like how I was in Junior High, you might find yourself a bit more "in the dark" about what's going on at school than you like to be! This monthly newletter is designed to keep you up-to-date about what we're doing in your son or daughter's history class.

Interested in finding out when and where the upcoming event or fieldtrip will be? Or maybe you'd like to stay informed about what topics we're covering in class to stir up dinner conversation? Either way, tune in each month for the inside scoop.

Talk to you soon,

~Mr. Symanowitz

AND SO IT BEGINS!

Happy September everyone:

If you're reading this newsletter, your son or daughter has completed the first day of school! Cudos to you all for getting your little ones off to school today. I know this is often easier said than done!

We had a wonderful first day of school today. Both faculty and students were in high spirits (which doesn't always happen). But before you know it we will be up and running full speed ahead, which means exams, homework, and classroom activities, so I want to make sure you're all up-to-date!

If you have not yet recieved the take-home fliers from your little ones yet, I have passed out permission slip forms for the upcoming department field trip to Gettysbury, and also a sheet to fill out and return for parent-teacher conferences this upcoming up next month. Remember, the early bird catches the worm!

If you have not recieved copies of these and would like to schedule a conference with me personally, feel free to call or email me @fakeemail@fooledyou.net, or call my cell number listed below.

Here's a full list of upcoming events and dates THIS MONTH:

1. PTA Meeting: September 22

2. Exam One: October 3

3. Gettysberg Trip: October 10

4. History Project: Due October 12

5. Parent-teacher conferences: Week of October 12-17

6. 7-8th grade TALENT SHOW! October 22

This Month's Theme for September: "The Underground Railroad"

Anti-slavery leader Frederick Douglass began his escape from slavery by boarding a train in Baltimore dressed as a sailor. He rode to Wilmington, Delaware, where he caught a steamboat to the free city of Philadelphia, then took a train to New York City where he came under the protection of the Underground Railway network.