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Mar 22

7th Grade – March 22, 2015

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Hi, Everyone,

Congratulations to Melissa Wojcik who won first place in Congressman Lipinski’s All-American Boy and Girl Contest; Natalie Tejeda who won third place; and Genevieve Fialkowski and Kevin Murphy who were finalists. Our seventh-graders stood out among 1,000 applicants from all over the area!

Some of the seventh-graders are still not bringing a lunch daily. Please be sure that your children are bringing a lunch to school each day if they haven’t ordered hot lunch. The lunch lady has reported that several seventh-graders are trying to purchase lunches every day, and she can’t always accommodate them. Please note that the Mothers’ Club Lunch on March 27 is only for those who ordered. If your child did not order, it is necessary to bring lunch. There is no hot lunch on that day.

The Accelerated Reader Program is up and running so please encourage your child to read, read, read, and take A.R. quizzes. With that in mind, please be reminded to initial your child’s reading log, and have your child bring the log to school every Monday. Your child should be reading at least 1/2 hour daily, and you should initial the log every Sunday, to be checked at school on Monday. This reading should be in addition to class assignments and is considered homework.  It is by reading that students become better readers!

We will read That Was Then; This Is Now by Hinton soon. I recommend purchasing the novel through Amazon or the Half-Price Book Store to save money.

Reminders:

Monday (March 23) Reconciliation 10:30

Tuesday (March 24) gym

Wednesday (March 25) 8:00 Mass

Thursday (March 26) gym

Friday (March 27) Rainbow Dress-Down ($2.00 to benefit Kayla); Mothers’ Club Lunch (for those who ordered) – No hot lunch

Tentative Homework (March 23-27)

Spelling: Unit 12 vocabulary, Pretest Mon., corrections 5x each, Word List Test Fri.

Vocabulary: Unit 12, WB 148-155.

Religion: Lent – text 340-345.

Reading: Drama Unit – culminate discussion of Romeo & Juliet, book jacket due Tues.; plays as assigned; reading log due Monday.

Science: Atmosphere Unit, read & outline text 350-355, worksheets as assigned, review game Thurs., test Fri.; April current event due 4/15.

English 6: Adverb Unit, text 424-431; begin “I Am From” poem, rough draft due 3/25; revised research paper due 3/24.

English 7:  Research Paper Unit, topic due 3/23, two sources due 3/25, thesis statement due 3/26, text 282-284 & MLA Worksheet; begin “My Heart Soars” poem – rough draft due 3/24.

English 8: Sentences Unit – text 450-459; Persuasive Research Paper Unit – revised essay due 3/26; spring poem due.