November 20th B Day 

On December 22 we will be taking both 6th grade teams to the Whittimore Center at UNH to go ice skating for a couple of hours. We are encouraging students early to try to find ice skates. We have a limited amount of extra skates here at school. If you have skates you are willing to let us borrow we would greatly appreciate it. If they could be brought in by the week of December 11th that would be great. They should be labeled with your name and we can either send it home with the student or they can be picked up. 

Students don't forget to sell your coupon book to raise money for our after school programs. If you can't sell it please make sure to bring it back.  They help support Ms. Mathison's Spirit Club and Ms. Bissell's Women in Science program and the monthly Family Fun Science Nights

Thank you for again for the wonderful response of interested and enthusiastic families who could attend the last Family Fun Science Night. We are blessed with a wonderful team of students,  and its clear where their kindness, patience, and curiosity comes from. The next Family Fun Science Night will be Wednesday, Dec 4th with the theme of Holiday Science from 6:30-7:30 in rm 226.

Attention 5th and 6th Graders!
Get ready for our next Outing Club trip of the 2017-2018 school year!  We will be learning about best practices in hiking, Leave No Trace Skills, and participating in some team-building! The trip will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29th from 3:05-4:15 pm @ ORMS.   We will meet in Room 232, but will spend the majority of our time in the Stolworthy Sanctuary.  Students should be prepared to be outside in the cold, and bring a healthy snack and water.
Students can be picked up at the BACK OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL at 4:15pm, or should plan on taking the LATE BUS or WALK HOME.
There is a limit on how many students can attend, so please turn your permission slips in right away.  Please get a permission slip from Mr. Sadana (Rm. 232) or Mr. Hall (Rm. 229) Permission Slips can be found under papers and forms.

Quarter one progress reports have been completed in PowerSchool.  Please take some time to sit with your child to review the progress they have made this academic year.  Here is an information video on how to navigate Powerschool:


If you would like to print a copy of your child’s progress report- find directions --> Here


Language Arts:

Class: Reading Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen-- approaching the text as a puzzle


Bring in an independent reading book for Friday!

This week (every week):
-90 minutes of reading (record!)
-3 vocab words (found and defined)

Next notebook checks:
-LA 1: 11/13
-LA 2: 11/14
-LA 3: 11/15
-LA 4: 11/16

Social Studies: We took our government quiz.

HW:  Have a nice break. Happy Thanksgiving!

Science: Finished and printed debates

HW None Unless debate is not complete

Math: We explored Unit Rates today with application problem. 

HW:  Problem of the Week (POW 6) due 11/21

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Email addresses for the daily Equinox Update- Everyday we send out homework and upcoming information in our "Equinox Update". Although this will not start for a couple of weeks after the start of the school year. if you would like to be included please click here- EQUINOX UPDATE EMAIL REQUESTIf you have any issues please feel free to email Susan Mathison at smathison@orcsd.org

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Ms. Geltz- Language Arts
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Ms. Mathison- Social Studies
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