Amboy Middle School

November 2018

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5th grade focus

Math - In math students are working on long division. Next, students will move into rounding and then decimals.

Reading - In reading students are working on compare/contrast skills. In November students will also begin persuasive writing.

Social Studies - In social studies students are learning about the early civilizations of North America. Later in November they will be learning about European exploration of North America.

Missing Assignments Sheets (or Congratulations! No Missing Assignments sheets) go home with students every Friday. These need to be returned to the homeroom teacher with a parent/guardian signature.

Fifth grade teachers are looking forward to Fall Conferences with parents/guardians. Students are welcome to attend the conference as well.

In November, the theme for Advisory is "Thankful". Students will be working on a couple of projects which fit the November theme during the month.

Please send students with more pencils, paper, and notebooks as they run out throughout the year.

6th grade summary

  • Conferences will begin next week! If you have not scheduled a time to meet with your student's teacher, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Please encourage your student to use Study Island at home as much as possible. The program is aligned with Common Core standards in reading and math. The more students practice, the more success they will find in class.
  • Many students have been bringing their Chromebooks to school and they have not been charged. We are asking for your help in helping your student get into a routine to charge his/her Chromebook each night. We also want to remind families that Chromebooks should be used for educational purposes only.
  • Grade sheets are sent home at least every other week. You can also check Family Access any time. If you do not have a Family Access account, please come into school and sign up in the front office.
  • Eagle Talon Challenge - As a grade level, any sixth grade student who is found to be doing something exceptional, beyond the required school/classroom expectations, has an opportunity to earn an Eagle Talon. When 5 talons are earned they must trade those in for a ticket. The ticket(s) can then be used to "buy" fun items at the Student Store. Also, at the end of every week, the talons are tallied and that information is then transferred onto our 6th Grade Challenge Wall! Our first goal is 1,000 talons!

7th grade scoop

Math - Both the regular math classes and the pre-algebra class are studying integers. In this unit, students will use positive and negative numbers to solve equations and real-life problems.

Science - We are studying electricity. We will soon be learning about circuits and comparing series and parallel circuits.

mr. bong's band beats

Amboy Middle School Marching Band will be marching in the Fort Vancouver National Trust Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, at 11 AM. Seventh and eighth grade band members will be marching with the assistance of several sixth graders in support roles.

North County Honor Band members from Amboy this year are:

Clarity Cook - Tenor Sax

Sydney Brown - Percussion

Chloe Porter - Trumpet

Amber Enzler - Alto Sax

David Young - Flute

They were selected as part of the 76 member band from nearly 100 applicants from local school districts ( Camas, Washougal, Hockinson, Battle Ground, La Center, Woodland, and Ridgefield).

Ms. Gatz's Gallery

November in Art will be full of color and self-expression. Students will start the month designing personal signatures in graffiti styles. Later on we will explore other elements of Art and Design.


Amboy Middle School is having a Mitten and Glove Drive during the month of November. You can help by donating new mittens or gloves which will be used for our Giving Tree this holiday season.


The Eagle Exchange is open and better than ever! Our student store now carries pop, candy, chips, and GUM! We also have art supplies, sports balls, and other fun items for students to "purchase" with their Eagle Bucks. Staff members give Eagle Talons to students who are exceeding expectations. When they earn five talons they can then turn them in for an Eagle Buck to use at our store.

If you are looking for an easy way to support our efforts, DONATIONS ARE GLADLY ACCEPTED! We especially need snack items. Please contact the office if you have any questions.

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Remember to vote by Tuesday, November 6.

In order to be counted, completed ballots must be returned by Tuesday, November 6. If delivering to one of the official ballot deposit locations, ballots must be received by 8:00 PM. If mailing in your ballot, it must be postmarked by November 6 (note that no stamp is required to mail your ballot this year).