Sixth Grade Newsletter

Week of November 9 - November 13, 2015

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Important Dates!!!

November 5th - PDQ Gift Card Sale -

November 9th - Canned Food Drive - Fred T. Foard JROTC

November 17th - Cookie Dough/Tumbler Pick-Up (2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

November 20th - Cookie Dough/Tumbler Fundraiser Mega Party

November 23rd - Field Trip—Biltmore House

November 24th - Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

November 25th - Annual Leave

November 26th - Holiday

November 27th - Holiday

December 4th - School Spelling Bee

December 8th - PDQ Night - 5:00-9:00

December 11th - School Dance

December 14th - December 17th - Holiday Shop

December 14th - 6th grade rehearsal @ Newton-Conover Auditorium

December 15th - 6th grade Play @ Newton-Conover Auditorium

December 17th - PTO Community Meeting

December 21st - Workday

December 22nd- Annual Leave

December 23rd - December 25th Holidays

December 28th - December 31st Annual Leave

January 1st - Holiday

January 12th - PDQ - 5:00-9:00

January 15th - Class Picture Day Clubs/Candids

January 15th—Outreach Program - Catawba Science Center

January 18th - Holiday - NO School

January 19th - Workday

January 20th - Workday

January 25th - Report Cards

February 3rd - Field Trip - Class Productions for Students - Freedom Train

February 9th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

February 15th - Workday

March 8th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

March 23rd - Field trip—Catawba Science Center

March 25th - Workday

March 28th - Holiday - NO SCHOOL

March 29th - Annual Leave

March 30th - Annual Leave

March 31st - Annual Leave

April 1st - Annual Leave

April 8th - Spring Pictures

April 12th - PDQ Night - 5:00-9:00

April 14th - TLIM - Leadership Day

May 6th - Workday

May 10th - PDQ Night 5:00-9:00

May 30th - Holiday - NO SCHOOL

June 1st - EOG Testing

June 1st - BLT Mtg

June 2nd - EOG Testing

June 8th - Faculty Mtg

June 9th - TA Mtg 7:30 am

June 9th - Last Day for Students

June 10th - Workday

June 13th - Workday

June 14th - Report Cards

Thanksgiving Pie Day!

We will be providing students with pie on November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. If you would like to contribute to Pie Day, please sign-up below. We will also need a few volunteers to help serve and clean up that day. Thanks for your support.

Chick-Fil-A is Coming to BLACKBURN!!!

On Tuesday November 17 Blackburn will be participating in a pilot program with Chick-fil-a. Chick-Fil-A will be delivering chicken sliders to the school that day and they will be counted just like a regular meal. All schools in the Fred T. Foard feeder district will be participating.

Expectation for the Biltmore House

We have received our tickets and earbuds for our trip to the Biltmore on November 23, 2015. The Biltmore House has asked the teachers to convey the reminders and expectations of our students while touring the Biltmore House.


Reminders and Expectations

In keeping with George W. Vanderbilt's vision and in Biltmore Estate's grand tradition to "Preserve the Enchantment" it is the goal of our education program to provide an extraordinary student experience that also enhances the classroom curriculum. The Expectations set by Biltmore help make that experience a good one for all our guest. As it is our pleasure to welcome your students as our guests we ask that you please remind them to respect the Legacy of Biltmore and property accordingly.

  • Please know that any student that is asked to leave due to disruptive or destructive behavior will be waiting at our sevurity offices until the rest of the class is finished. behavior may result in the entire class being asked to leave the estate.
  • Encourage students to dress for the weather. Biltmore is not air-conditioned nor does it get overly warm in the winter. The beginning and end of the tour is outside.
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended as you will be walking a lot. Shoes with wheels (such as Heelys) are prohibited in any estate building.
  • Out of respect for your tour guide, all personal electronic devices are to be turned off before the tour.
  • Food, drinks, chewing gum or tobacco products of any kind are not permitted inside the Biltmore house.
  • Photography inside the BIltmore House is prohibited. This included phone cameras.

Thank You,

Biltmore Staff

Biltmore House

Parents that will be chaperoning will be:

Mrs. Lunsford's Homeroom: April Hullender

Mrs. Westerfield's Homeroom: Sharon Whalen

Mrs. Wilson's Homeroom: Angel Parrish

Ms. Henson's Homeroom: Anita Nelson

Lunch Plans: Biltmore McDonalds - Students will need to plan on bringing $10 to each lunch.

Biltmore Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - Leave Blackburn for the Biltmore House

10:00 a.m. - Parents that are chaperoning should be at the front gate of the Biltmore House waiting on the buses to arrive.

10:30 a.m. - Arrive at the front of the house to unload.

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Guided Tour of the Biltmore House

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Cafe and shopping time at the stables of the Biltmore House

***Please note, if you have purchased tickets and would like to check your child out, this would be the time to do that. You can also continue your visit separately after checking your child out.

1:00 p.m. - Leave the Biltmore House

1:15 p.m. - Arrive at Biltmore McDonalds - across from the entrance of the Biltmore House

2:00 p.m. - Leave McDonalds heading home - this is another time that you may check your child out.

4:00 p.m. - Arrive back at Blackburn.



Chorus Costumes

We are looking forward to the performance of “Pirates” on December 15th. The
Chorus will need the items listed below for their costumes. Please do not go spend
a lot of money on costumes. You might already have these items at home or could
go to Goodwill to find them. We will provide Pirate bandanas for all Chorus

Girls - White Shirt, dark colored pants or skirt, Belt, jewelry

Boys - White Shirt, dark colored pants, Belt
**note for the top you can take a white tee-shirt and cut the bottom in a zigzag

Sherry Schlagenhauf

Play Schedule for the Month of November

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