Team Cayuga News

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Important Upcoming Dates

Thursday, 10/15 – Open House (see below)

Friday, 10/16 – Progress reports sent home / fun night

Open House is this Thursday

CMS Open House will be held on Thursday, October 15th. As a result of parental feedback from last year, the Middle School will be following a different open house format this year. (Click HERE to view the open house schedule). Team Cayuga will be starting at 6:00 with a team presentation in Room 88. We hope to see you there!

Social Studies Quiz this Friday

We will be having a "small" quiz on Friday (10/16). This quiz will cover the material that we have learned about so far in this unit. Students have three pink note sheets that they should study: (1) The Age of Exploration, (2) Columbian Exchange / Colonization, (3) Claiming Land & Creating Colonies (packet).

Math Update

All math classes will be completing chapters this week. Tests will either be Friday or early next week depending on how pumpkin carving affects class time.


All classes: Please look HERE for thoughts on how to help your child succeed in Mrs. Olvany's math class.

English News

Students are continuing to read A Long Walk to Water. If you have not yet read this book yourself, it is highly recommended!


We will be having a special presentation November 2nd for our students to wrap up this novel.

Science Unit Test Next Tuesday

We will be having a unit test next Tuesday (10/20). This test will cover parts of the plant and their functions, parts of the flower and the process of pollination, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration.

Pumpkin Carving

Team Cayuga will be carving pumpkins this week for the Ontario Pathways Annual Pumpkin Walk. (The Pumpkin Walk is Saturday, October 17th).

Progress Reports

Five-week progress reports will be sent home with students on Friday (10/16). Be sure to ask your child for to show these to you. (You might be surprised how often students' progress reports end up lost in kids' lockers or backpacks).


Also - please remember to sign the progress report envelope and have your child return it to his/her advisory teacher so it can be used again next semester.

Is there any homework tonight?

All 7th grade students are expected to have and use their agendas throughout the day. Agendas should be the first source for info about assignments, tests, etc. If your child forgets to bring his/her agenda home, (or if what your child recorded is unclear or illegible), you can also try our "homework hotline". You can also check up on missing assignments and/or grades through our Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal.

Teacher Webpages

Some teachers have their own classroom websites. You may be able to find more information, links, assignments, etc. by visiting their classroom webpages.


NOTE - the password to visit all school websites is: Canandaigua


Mrs. Olvany is particularly good about keeping her website up-to-date with assignments. Click HERE to visit her webpage.

How to contact your child's teachers

Follow SOCSTUDIES & CMS_Braves on Instagram

You can learn many interesting, historical facts and see lots of fun social studies photos by following SOCSTUDIES on Instagram. You can also follow CMS_Braves to see school-related photos.