Journey Through Sixth Grade
Week of February 8th
Things to look forward to...
- February 10: Ash Wednesday Service, 9:10 am, Gym
- February 11: Middle School Mix-It Up Lunch, 12-1 pm, Gym
- February 12: Grandparents' and Special Friends Day, Concert Dress, School Dismissal at 11:00 am
- February 12 & 15: Extended Programs Closed
- February 15-19: Winter Break
- February 16-19: Extended Programs Open
- February 22: School Resumes
Grandparents and Special Friends Day!!!
The Egypt Cardboard Arcade Challenge has begun!
On Wednesday, students will be building their arcade games and preparing for the actual arcade on Thursday!
Mix It Up at Lunch Day—Be Kind and Pass It On!!
This year, on Thursday, February 11, 5th graders will be hosting our 5th annual “Mix It Up at Lunch Day”—a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance over a decade ago. This year, over 2,700 schools across the nation have committed to host a Mix It Up at Lunch activity in order to challenge their students to cross social boundaries and share a meal with someone they may never have spoken to before.
We will celebrate the day by giving all middle-school students (grades 5-8) a free “mix it up” dress day on February 11. Students are encouraged to wear something that is entirely mis-matched as a reminder that we each have unique and colorful gifts to offer each other and the world. (Parents, please make sure their free dress choices are mixed up, yet still school appropriate!)
All 5th-8th graders will have lunch together in the gym. They will meet together first in family groups at their normal family meeting place, and their fifth grader will escort them to the spot in the gym where they will join another family group to “Mix It Up.” The two family groups will eat together and play ice-breaker games designed to create connection across grades and across group divisions. The 5th graders will also show some of their Great Kindness Project videos and encourage the entire middle school to participate in random acts of kindness throughout the rest of the school year!
If it is possible, please have your middle-schooler pack a lunch that day. (Although California Fresh will be available we are hoping to keep the line short!) As a special treat, the 5th grade class will be providing dessert for the occasion.
Lighting class with Mr. V (Technology)
They explored different kinds of photography lighting and effects. Including Fresnel lights, Chinese lantern, Bounce Board, colored gels, and Duvatyne (Black, felt-like material).