MGM 7th Grade Gator News

November 16, 2015

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Be sure to read through for house news, upcoming assessments, and highlights!

News & Updates

Farm & Factory Field Study--Wednesday!

We are excited to be going on our farm and factory field study this week on Wednesday! All students who are attending will need to bring their fully charged iPad. The weather is calling for rain, so consider wearing a rain jacket on Wednesday as well!


All students not attending the field study will participate in a virtual field study as well as complete other class-related assignments while they are at school.

Fall Festival/Dance on Friday!

We hope your gators will join us this Friday night for our Fall Festival/Dance from 5:00-7:00 PM--all proceeds will go to supporting Pulsera Project! Tickets will be sold at 7th and 8th grade lunches this week! Tickets cost $5.00. There will be games, a photo booth, and snacks for sale as well! Thank you for supporting our service project!

We Need Your Help!

We need your help with donating snacks and drinks for the upcoming dance on November 20th. This will help us raise money for Pulsera. Suggested snack items to donate include:


  • ** Prepackaged Little Debbies, brownies, Cosmic Brownies, etc.
  • Candy
  • Chips: Bags of pre-packaged snack-sized bags
  • 2-liter drinks--any flavor soda!


If you are able to send in snack donations, please have students bring them to Mrs. Palen's classroom.


Pulsera Sales--Nov. 30-Dec. 4

As part of the 7th grade house service project, the Pulsera sale will take place the week of November 30 - December 4 at lunch. Pulseras, or bracelets, are $5 each and all profits will be sent back to Nicaragua to support education and provide sustainable jobs.

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Upcoming Assessments

Check with your child's teacher if you have questions!

Math & Accelerated Math: None



ELA & Accelerated ELA: Students will begin work on a summative writing assignment this week--this is an argument essay based on the book Lyddie. Students will work on this daily up until the due date which is December 9th. They will turn in a completed graphic organizer on December 2 for a formative grade and a rough draft on December 4 for a formative grade. Because this essay is written over a period of time with feedback along the way, there is NOT a redo option.


Science: Digestive & Excretory Systems Vocabulary Quiz Tues


Social Studies: Students will be creating their own Constitutions in groups that will be a formative grade after receiving feedback.


World Language French Immersion (7th): Unit 13.1 Summative assessment

World Language French Passport: None

World Language Novice A: None

World Language Novice B2: None

World Language Novice C1: Summative 10.1 assessment

World Language Novice C3 Spanish: None

World Language Novice C3 French: Unit 14.1 Summative Assessment

World Language Latin Novice A: None

World Language Latin 1: None

World Language Latin2: None

Thank you for sharing your children with us each day!