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 aca2middle@
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.
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
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
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: Typing.com 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
The Intermediate Teachers
Miss Dubitsky, Mrs. Gonzalez, and Miss Albertoni