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Team Sailors' Weekly Newsletter

Each week Team Sailors teachers write a brief summary of the week's topics and any important announcements for class in our team newsletter.  Please scroll down to see updates.  If you are interested in having the newsletter sent directly to your email, please sign up below.  Thank you!

May 8-12|| Keep on working hard!

posted May 8, 2017, 1:44 PM by Melissa Gallagher


Interim reports went home last Friday.  Please sign and return the report as soon as possible .

Week at a Glance
In science we continue to study plants and look closely this week at photosynthesis and respiration.    There is a weekly workout for homework this week in science and it is due on Friday.  We have a test next Wednesday on the Plant Unit.

May 1-5|| 6th grade field trip time!

posted May 1, 2017, 1:18 PM by Melissa Gallagher

Our class field trip is planned for Wednesday, May 3.  Please sign and return the please return the field trip permission slip if you're child is planning on attending.   Look for interim report cards on Friday!

Week at a Glance
In science we continue to explore plants and will be observing plant processes during our field trip this week.  There is a homework calendar due this week on Friday, May 5.

April 24-28|| Getting ready for the 6th grade field trip!

posted Apr 24, 2017, 1:05 PM by Melissa Gallagher

Our field trip is coming up soon. We are in need of about 5-10 parents to help us chaperone.  If you are interested please let us now at your earliest convenience. Permission slips must be signed and return along with $14 for students to attend the trip.  Money is due as soon as possible. 

Week at a Glance
In science we have finished discussion rocks and soil and have quiz tomorrow.  There is a homework calendar this week which is due Friday.  We begin our new area of study, plants, on Wednesday.  

April 17-21 || Welcome back!

posted Apr 17, 2017, 1:27 PM by Melissa Gallagher

As we head into our final months please continue to support your child by signing their agenda to ensure communication between you and your child’s teacher.  This week we will have abbreviate core instruction to administer spring benchmark exams.  This is purposefully done as a preparation for our end of grade testing.  


Week at a Glance

In science this week, we continue our study of rocks and soil.  There is a weekly homework assignment for this week which is due on Friday.  We will also have a vocabulary quiz next Tuesday on this week's words.  

April 3 - 7 || Quarter 4 begins!

posted Apr 3, 2017, 10:49 AM by Melissa Gallagher

As we begin the last quarter of school please continue to check powerschool and monitor grades.  Our reward day is rescheduled for this coming Friday.

Week at a Glance
In science we are beginning our study of rocks and soil.  There is a weekly homework assignment for this week which is DUE on THURSDAY.  We will also have a vocabulary quiz Thursday on this week's words.

March 20-24 || Quarter ending soon!

posted Mar 20, 2017, 1:22 PM by Melissa Gallagher

March 20-24 || Quarter ending soon!
Our school is participating in a parent survey.  Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey which will give us valuable feedback.  It can be found on the here: Advanced Ed Survey.

Week at a Glance
In science we are moving into our investigation of light waves and the eye.  Our class will be watching a cow eye dissection at the end of the week.  On Wednesday students will take a quiz on sound waves and the ear.  There is a weekly homework assignment this week due on Friday.

March 13-17 || March Madness!

posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:35 AM by Melissa Gallagher

Spring Picture day is TOMORROW March 14!  Many students continue to miss work and not get it completed or made up.  The end of the 9 weeks is March 28th.  All missing work needs to be completed by March 23rd so that grades can be entered in time for report cards.  Please have your child check Powerschool with you so you can see what they need to get done.  Additionally, students who have not made up test/quizzes after one week will be issued a "not following directions" fine.  

Week at a Glance
In science we continue to explore waves.  This week we will focus on sound waves.  We will take a quiz this Wednesday on wave vocabulary.  Please use the quizlet linked to this week's homework to study. There is a weekly homework assignment this week due on Friday.

February 27-March 3 || Moving into March

posted Feb 28, 2017, 5:12 AM by Melissa Gallagher

Week at a Glance
In science we finish up earth in the universe this week and will take a test this Wednesday.  There is no weekly homework assignment this week.


February 20-24 || Interim Reports go out Friday!

posted Feb 20, 2017, 6:09 PM by Melissa Gallagher

As we approach the mid point of the quarter, students must complete missing assignments and continue to keep up with their weekly work in all subjects.  Please monitor power school closely and agendas to determine if there are missing assignments or work that needs to be completed.

Week at a Glance
In science we continue to explore our solar system and learn about the planets and Earth's place in the universe.  There is a homework assignment this week it is due on Friday. 

February 6 -10|| Getting ready for the 6th grade field trip!

posted Feb 7, 2017, 9:38 AM by Melissa Gallagher

Report cards went home last Thursday.  Please sign and return the report card as soon as possible  Our field trip is coming up soon. We are in need of about 5-10 more parents to help us chaperone.  If you are interested please let us now at your earliest convenience. 6th Grade will host the Valentine's Day dance this Friday from 4-6.  Permission slips must be signed and return along with $5 for students to attend the dance.  You do NOT need a date for the dance!

Week at a Glance
In science we continue Sun, Earth & Moon this week in anticipation for our field trip to the planetarium.  There is a weekly workout for homework this week in science.

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