Team Cayuga News

Monday, December 14, 2015

Upcoming Events

TOMORROW (12/15) - GEVA Field Trip

Wednesday (12/23) - Last day of school before break

Social Studies: Unit Test Next Tuesday

We will be having our Revolution unit test next Tuesday (12/22).

Students should study their (pink) class notes for this unit. (Copies of our class notes are available on my website or by clicking HERE for note-sheet #1 and HERE for note-sheet #2. Additional notes will be posted on my website as we complete the notes in class).

Students should complete their own condensed, "creative" notes by Wednesday (12/16). (Students can also check my creative note examples to make sure they have included the important information).

In order to help students learn this material, students have a Vocabulary Review Packet that will be due on Monday (12/21).

GEVA / Team Breakfast

Tomorrow (12/15) is our field trip to GEVA Theatre to watch "A Christmas Carol".

Please remember to have your child bring a PEANUT-FREE bagged lunch to eat on the bus. Also, before departing for GEVA, we are planning on having a team breakfast. If you are interested in helping out, it is still not too late. We would appreciate donations of any of the following items:

- bagels

- doughnuts/doughnut holes

- cream cheese

- butter

- juice

- cups

- fruit

- anything else?

Please note - we are only allowed to accept prepackaged food items. (Sorry - no home baked goodies). Also - we would appreciate that breakfast items be peanut free.

Please email Katie Michalko at if you are willing to donate any of these items.

Math Update

A message from Mrs. Olvany:

Math: All Classes will be finishing up chapters on which they have been working.

All classes will have short quizzes on Wednesday, December 16 and will be testing current chapters on Tuesday, Dec 22.

Period 2: Chapter 2: percents

Period 3, 4, 7, 9: Chapter 6B multi-step equations

Teachers have a faculty meeting on Tuesday, December 15, so I am unavailable to stay after school to provide help. I am after school Wednesday until almost 3 and Thursday and Friday until 3:25.

Be sure to check my website if you need copies of notes or assignments.

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

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.

If students have work that has been saved on the school's network, they should be able to access the school network by clicking HERE; NOTE: The password for all school webpages is Canandaigua .

Secret Snowmen

Cayuga students selling "Secret Snowmen" during advisory this week. Secret Snowmen are holiday greetings with a candy cane that students will be able to purchase during lunch periods. They are 50 cents each, and are "secretly" delivered to recipients during advisory the day after they are purchased. Team Cayuga has sold Secret Snowmen as a community service for the past several years and has raised hundreds of dollars which has been donated to families in need of help during the holidays. So, if your child asks for a few extra dollars that week, it might be for a good cause.

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.