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February 1, 2016

It's a desk party!

Mr. Larin! How do you do that engagement strategy you did?!

Students review for an assessment by showing what they know and learning from others!

Students begin with brainstorming ideas about their given topic. They are responsible for making a visual for their topic, in addition to providing a definition and why their topic is important. Then, students record a minimum amount of topics and information from around the room. Desk party time!

Need variety? Make the end result of this activity your exit ticket or have students work in partnerships to complete the first step of the activity.

Gooooo Pirates!

show what you know!

learn from your peers!

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

  • 6th Celebration: The next one is 2/5.

  • Trash-Pick-Up: Missio & Pagan 2/2, Qasmi & Ounkeo 2/3, Sakanari &Shifrine 2/5.

  • AICs: They are scheduled for Wed. Feb 10th. Invite parents!

  • 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!

Share with Advisees:

  • High School Shadow Days: 8th grade students will be shadowing NP3 HS students in February!
  • Homework Center: Homework Center is open after school Monday-Wednesday until 4pm. All students are welcome to check out books, use computers and work on homework!

  • State Testing: Please see the attached letter in regards to our spring 2016 state testing, SBAC and CST science.

  • Booster Meeting: The next one is 2/8! There are always snacks! 6:30 pm in the NP3 Library.

  • Yearbook: $25 for soft cover $30 for hard cover. Order online @ YBpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook code: 10582516

  • No School: February 12th-15th for Presidents Day weekend.

  • 2016 FINAL DC Trip Meeting: This is for current 8th grade students who are going on the March 2016 DC trip. The meeting will be 2/4 @ 6:30 in the small room in the Gym.

  • Pennies for Patients: NP3 MS will run their annual drive February 2 - March 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 be coming up with a goal. 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. Students or teachers may nominate as many teachers or fellow students who exemplify the below: February - acts of kindness towards the campus due Feb 22, April - acts of kindness towards others due April 25, May - random acts of kindness due May 23.

  • Pizza Sale: Student Government is selling Pizza after school on 2/4.