Sixth Grade Newsletter
Week of November 9 - November 13, 2015
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!
Chick-Fil-A is Coming to BLACKBURN!!!
Expectation for 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.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO PARENTS OTHER THAN THE FOUR CHAPERONS WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN, OR TOUR WITH THE STUDENT GROUPS. THIS IS THE BILTMORE HOUSE POLICY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
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