Intermediate News

September 30th, 2019


Coastal Cleanup

Permission slips for Coastal Cleanup went home two weeks ago and are due back this Friday Sept 27th. Students who do not turn in a permission slip for Coastal Cleanup or mark that they will not be participating will help clean up our campus instead of the creek. All students will be participating in community service that day, whether it is helping to clean the creek or our campus.


Cal Academy of Sciences Permission Slip

Intermediate will be visiting the California Academy of Sciences in November. Permission slips for that field trip went home on Friday. If you are interested in chaperoning, please make sure that your insurance and DMV record is turned into the office at least one week before the trip. This helps ensure that all of our drivers are cleared to drive before the day of the field trip. All permission slips must be turned in by the due date. If your child needs a scholarship or you would like an extension on the donation, please write that on the permission slip and turn it in by the due date. We are unable to make accommodations for students who turn in their permission slip late!


Research Presentations are the Week of October 21st

Research presentations for all students will be the week of October 21st. Your student will be informed of their presentation date this week, but the schedule will also be posted in each classroom in case they need a reminder. Presentations will take place in SSR groups between 12:45 and 2:00 Monday-Thursday of that week. Parents are welcome to attend their child’s presentation. Please arrive before 12:45 and sign into the office. Presentations should be around 5 minutes and students are expected to present 3-4 of their performances.



As you may have noticed, the Intermediate teachers are beginning to experiment with using gradelink as an online grading system. Each teacher is using the system in their own way as we get comfortable with it. You may notice grades popping up for certain classes or whole class emails being sent from the system. Please make sure that your student’s information is current in our system! We will continue to update you as we use Gradelink more.


Trapper Keepers aka Zipper Binder

As students complete their weekly assignments, they should file their old work under math, language arts, social studies, science or their elective, if appropriate. At test time, they will be able to pull out and review relevant topics.  For example, science students are given hand-outs that should be filed until test time. Science students get to use those materials during the test.


Scholastic Book Orders – Last Call for Scholastic Book Orders!

Our first scholastic book order form will be going home in student mailboxes this week. Please remember that we are doing online orders only. Orders are due by Friday October 4th.


You can order online at, where you’ll find a wide selection of quality children’s books that are just right for your child’s reading level and interests. Remember, you help our class earn FREE Books and supplies with every order. Thank you for supporting your child’s reading both at home and in the classroom!


First Time Ordering Online?

  • Go to

  • Enter our one-time Class Activation Code: PTZ2W

  • Shop and submit your child’s book order.

  • Your books will be delivered directly to the classroom.


Weekly Work

Students received their Weekly Work folders this week. Inside those folders you will find all of their assignments. We will also include the assignments each week in the newsletter just in case.


All Intermediate Students

Research: Performance #3

Lifeskill: Organization

Social Studies: Age of Discovery

Writing: Opinion Writing

Science: Food Chain

STEM: Lines of Symmetry #2



LA #1: Scholastic News

LA #2: How to Use Commas

LA #3: V & V

LA MobyMax: Commas

Spelling/Grammar: Unit 4

Math #1: Geometry Cards (2)

Math #2: 1 – Green N&O Cards (6)

        2 – Green N&O Cards (6)

        3 – Yellow Sequence Card

Math #3: 1 – Unit 1-2s4

        2 – Unit 1-3s1

        3 – Unit 1 Review – Test on Wednesday!

Math MobyMax: Quadrilaterals



LA 1: Inferences “Elvis” & “Mess”

LA 2: Opinion Writing

LA 3: none

LA Moby Max: Identify…Volume


Spelling: “Against”

Grammar:  Five Idiom Sentences

Math 1: 2 digit x 2 digit

Math 2: Multiple Game + Worksheet

Math 3: “Milo’e..” & “Thinking”

Math Moby Max: Fact Fluency

Other:  Volume Word Problem Test



Language Arts #1: Bud, Not Buddy Ch. 9-12

Language Arts #2:Vocabulary

Language Arts #3: Comprehension Questions

LA MobyMax: Inference

Math #1: Math Journals

Math #2: 2.2.1

Math #3: 2.2.2

Other: 2.2.3

Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency (20 minutes for the week)

Spelling: x2


Dates to Remember:

Oct 4th – 2nd Cup of Coffee

Oct 4th – Scholastic Book Order Due

Oct 4th – Coastal Cleanup

Oct 7th-14th – October Break

Oct 16th – DC Trip Info Night @ ACA 6:00pm

Oct 31st – Halloween Party (Minimum Day)

Nov 1st – Adjusted Minimum Day (9:15am-2:00pm)