Tarheels Newsletter

September 16, 2016

OPEN HOUSE NIGHT- Meet and Greet

September 20th will be Open House night.

Please report to the gym at 6:30 and then Dr. Howell will release you to individual classrooms at 7:00. This will end at 8:00 pm.

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Upcoming Dates/Events/Information

  • 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. New ID tags are coming within the next 2 weeks.
  • Please come out and support our sports programs if you are able. Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country and Football are our Fall sports. Students may stay after school with parent permission to attend any home games for Fall sports. Please make sure you pick up your child promptly after the games are complete. Student ticket cost is $3.00 for most events. Football games are $4.00
  • Classroom supplies: We are in need of Kleenexes, Band Aids, Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Wipes.
  • Monday field trip permission forms for the Renaissance Festival attending on October 19th, will be sent home. The cost will be $15.00. Students will return before the end of the school day in time to ride the bus home. Parent chaperones will be given to those on a first come first serve basis. We will need chaperones for groups of 8. Total number of chaperones is limited to 11. Parents, unfortunately, you will not be able to attend this field trip along with your child unless you are a chaperone. We are visiting on a student day and this is not open to the general public. Please email Mrs. Pavese if you are interested in chaperoning.
  • Progress reports will go home on September 28th.

Academic Class Information

Language Arts

This week we continued discussing and practicing the elements of Plot and Fiction. We primarily focused on Direct and Indirect Characterization and Point of View and Perspective in the novel OUTSIDERS. Readings must be completed before returning to class so we can process and analyze the reading. We will rarely be reading together in class. If your child struggles with reading they can follow along with the audio readings located on my webpage under "Student Links".

Remember homework for my class will typically include:

  1. Article of the Week- There is a read aloud of this article as well on my Google Classroom and an electronic copy there as well.
  2. Assigned pages in The Outsiders novel.
Occasionally there will be additions, but this will be the bulk of the homework. You may read anything with your child to help them process it. Students who may need special assistance are welcome to come and work with me individually during Academic Academy on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


In Science this week, students have been working on learning the parts of cells. Students have been working on their Cell Unit Projects which are due next week.