Intermediate News

October 21st, 2019


Research Presentations are THIS WEEK!!

Research presentations for all students are happening this week. 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 between 5-7 minutes and students are expected to present 3-4 of their performances.


Halloween Party Thursday Oct. 31

Intermediate’s Halloween Party will be on Thursday October 31st from 10:00-12:00. The party is being organized by the Halloween Party Committee. We will need a few parent volunteers the day of the party to help with supervising food and games. If you would like to volunteer that day, please let Miss Dubitsky know.


Halloween Costume Reminders

Students are allowed to wear Halloween costumes to the Halloween Party on the 31st. Please remember that all school dress code rules apply to costumes. In addition, students may not wear masks that cover any portion of their face or costumes with excessive gore. Students should be able to walk and move around normally in their costume. Weapon accessories are also banned from the Halloween Party and should not be brought to school.


Thank you First Trimester Elective Volunteers!

A HUGE thank you to all elective volunteers for providing opportunities for our intermediate and middle school students to participate in so many different activities.  Thank you Sara Wall, Iva McClurg, Stephanie Brooks, Jessica Gamble, Brandi Lopez, Annu Fuentes, and Adriana Solorio.

Also thank you to middle school students who stepped up to facilitate an elective: Jasmin Diaz-Munoz, Nicole Halbasch, Anthony Katusich, Enrique Martinez, Shudhit Sooch, Malcom Miller, and Seth Conner.


We need you!!!  Elective Help 2nd Trimester

We need volunteers to supervise/teach electives for our 4th-8th grade students. This is a vital part of our program allowing students to enjoy and be introduced to varied experiences.

 4th – 8th grade students have electives from 2:00 – 2:55 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  4th- 6th grade students have an additional elective 2:00 – 2:55 on Thursday.

Each elective is one day a week for one hour per day. Trimester 2 electives begin December 2nd and go through March 5th.

Some past popular electives and new ideas include: outdoor sports, board games, photography, recycle art, drama, woodworking, gardening, ultimate Frisbee, cooking, special effects makeup, film making/editing, costume design, choir, zumba, foreign language, fun with science, fundraising, roller skating and video game design. We encourage new ideas too!

Please email to let us know which day and type of activity interests you.


Instrumental Music students should be practicing at home!

A friendly reminder for all students in instrumental music: you need to practice your instrument as much as possible! This helps you become a better musician! Please schedule time in your week to practice. All instruments must be taken home from school everyday for students to practice. Please do not leave your instrument at school overnight.


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 #5

Lifeskill: Responsibility

Social Studies: Magellan

Writing: Persuasive Paragraph

Science: Food Webs #3

STEM: Coordinates #2



LA #1: Scholastic News

LA #2:Quotation Marks

LA #3: V&V

LA MobyMax: Quotations

Spelling/Grammar: Unit 5

Math #1: 1 – Target Circles

        2/3 – Multiples and Factors

Math #2: 1 – Green N+O Cards (6)

        2 – Green Prob Solving Cards (6)

        3 – Problem Solving Drawer C

Math #3: 1 – Unit 1-3s4

        2 – Unit 1 Review

        3 – Unit 2-2

Math MobyMax: 20 Minute Math



LA 1: Inferences #7 & #8

LA 2: Quiz Whiz

LA 3: 5 Paragraph Essay (rough draft)

LA Moby Max: Coordinating Conjunctions


Spelling: There, their, they’re

Grammar:  Coordinating Conjunctions

Math 1: Expressions and Equations

Math 2: Workshop (2 proofs) or Pass one Mult. level

Math 3: Agree or Disagree

Math Moby Max: Fact Fluency

Other:  none



Language Arts #1: Bud, Not Buddy Ch. 17-Afterword

Language Arts #2:Vocabulary

Language Arts #3: Comprehension Questions

LA MobyMax: None

Math #1: Greatest Common Factor

Math #2: Distributive Property

Math #3: Associative Property

Other: Commutative Property

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

Spelling: x2


Dates to Remember:

Oct 31st – Halloween Party (Minimum Day)

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

Nov 11th – Veteran’s Day (No School)

Nov 12th – Cal Academy of Sciences Field Trip

Nov 15th – Minimum Day

Nov 18th-22nd – Conference Week (Minimum Days)

Nov 25th-29th – Thanksgiving Break


Thank you,

The Intermediate Teachers

Miss Dubitsky, Mrs. Gonzalez, and Miss Albertoni