Fill yer sails with the amazing work of ye mateys at NP3!
February 8, 2016
drop that anchor tho...
Playing Pyramid using the topic of engagement strategies we've learned this year!
Partners switch and use different lists of topics or vocabulary from the Pyramid!
Competition gets the crowd going, for real! Ashley followed this activity up with a Twitter statement, used as an exit slip!
Use "mail call" as an opener to a unit; asking students about what they know and want to know about the topic or essential question.
Passing mail and responding to others' questions and comments allows for processing and exchanging of ideas!
Stations using varied prompts and directions of where to head to next, based on responses, allows for personalized movement from one concept to the next!
NP3 Announcements Mateys!
For Teachers Only:
Off Campus: Anzelc, Edwards, McGuire and Silas will be out at a symposium for "Leader In Me" Tues, Wed, and Thur this week.
Give One To Get One: Be prepared to give up a prep week of Feb 22 to learn from your colleagues!
Rainy Day: Rainy day schedule is as needed, it will not be scheduled. You will be notified if students need to be inside or not via email prior to any snack or lunch break. At that time teachers will communicate the expectations to students. The email re: room availability is something available to students at a minimum, plus any additional rooms available moment of. Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility!
Infinite Campus: Infinite issues take a rather long time to resolve most of the time; with this in mind, please be sure you practice entering of scores and that they appear appropriately so any issues can be taken care of now, rather than report card week. Report any issues to Anzelc! Thank you for your "infinite" patience!
Students Moving Classes: Infinite Campus does not save scores/grades for a student that moves between classes. This means that if a student is to be moved, you will be notified (most likely by a counselor or Sharon Maccini), and you will need to print whatever information is needed for documented scores in the new class.
CELDT FORMS: Please turn them in this week. They are due now.
6th Celebration: The next one is 2/19.
AICs: Heads up! They are scheduled for Wed. Feb 10th.
Trash-Pick-Up: Silas & Ms. S 2/9, Snelling & Thao 2/10.
Advisory Survey!: Will be conducted on Monday February 8th for student government. A rep from the class will be there to help assist with the process.
Share with Advisees:
Film Club: Film Club voted and will begin viewing Interstellar this Tuesday the 9th. As it is a PG-13 movie, permission slips are required prior to viewing the film! If you do not have one, you will be turned away. Extras are always posted at lunch on Ms. Michaelis’s door, O-4.
NP3 HS Shadow Days: 8th grade students will be shadowing NP3 HS students the week of Feb 15 and Feb 22. Each Advisory will shadow for two periods on an assigned day.
HWC: Homework Center is open after school Monday-Wednesday until 4pm. All students are welcome to check out books, use computers and work on homework!
Booster Meeting: The next one is 2/8! There are always snacks! 6:30pm in the NP3 Library.
No School 4-day Weekend: Fri Feb 12th - Mon 15th for Presidents Day weekend.
Valentine Grams for Sale: 6th grade wing will be hosting February 8th-10th at snack and lunch.
Yearbook Prices: $25 for soft cover $30 for hard cover. Order online @ YBpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook code: 10582516
Pennies for Patients: NP3 Advisories will be collecting money for our annual drive Feb 2-Mar 2. The goal is to raise over $2000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and remain among the highest contributing middle schools in Sacramento. Last year our top Advisory raised $382 and as a site we raised over $1000! We want to keep that momentum going! Each Advisory will have their own goal and flyers are being sent home. Students can collect spare change in the mini boxes provided in Advisory and easily transport money between home and school. Donations can be cash, check, or coins. The Advisory that raises the most money will win a pizza party.
Project Guardian: Project Guardian is a new program NP3 is implementing to celebrate and promote kindness on campus. Nominations for Feb are due Feb 22nd and should be turned into Mrs. Silas.
Treasure Chest Music Fest Auditions: Held at lunch Feb 23, 24 and 26. This is a 6-12 event that will be held on March 4th and will showcase a variety of musical talent. Please see Mrs. Silas for details.