Our latest newsletter March 30th is now available.
Dear Birch families,
We hope this finds you well. With snow storms, 1/2 days and other happenings, we have been deep into MEA preparation. Students will start Monday afternoon and will alternate morning/afternoon until April 2nd. Each session will take 2 periods and most other classes will continue as usual.
What can do you to help your test-taker? A simple good night sleep and a nutritious breakfast will go a long way. Some gum and a snack will help with anxiety. They can do this!
Quick update from L/A:
Our archaeologists were deep into their dig with the Ancient Civilization Research Project. Students uncovered pages of facts and skillfully crafted engaging paragraphs to share their knowledge at our upcoming Archaeology Fair.
This week, alternating with MEA testing, our LA classes are going to practice their DEBATE skills — making a claim, supporting it with reasons, evidence, and a counterclaim, as well as preparing a rebuttal. My students have strong opinions, so this should be fun!
Dear Birch families,
We want to thank you of your support this last week and today especially, together the 6th grade raised $1,051.00 for the Santa Fund. THANK YOU!
We also want to congratulate our Birch Bees: Loring, Hazel, Emily, Coco; Bert and Leo. Our alternates are William, Naomi and Greta. SO PROUD!
We have our Santa Auction (affiliated with the Times Record) next Friday. In order for it to be a success, we need some help from the kids. Time to clean out closets, under beds and other places to find any unwanted toys, games, decorations, home goods, etc. that are no longer wanted in your homes.
We will take donations all next week leading up to the auction on Friday. If anyone wants to purchase something from the auction, money is needed on Friday. Items can range from $.25 to $4.00. It’s loads of fun and we earn a significant amount of money to help families in need. It certainly is a win, win.
Thanks, enjoy your weekend.
Please look for a BLUE permission slip to go to see the movie “Wonder”. This film is based on the award-winning novel by the same name.
Its themes of Courage, Kindness, Friendship, and Character building are paramount in the middle school years.