Intermediate News

December 9th, 2019


International Potluck

Intermediate will be holding our annual International Potluck on Friday December 20th, the last day before winter break. The International Potluck is part of our Christmas season celebration. Each student is asked to bring in a dish that is special to his/her family. It can be their favorite food, a family recipe, or special cultural recipe that they’d like to share. The dish should be labeled with the name of the dish and the main ingredients. Students are encouraged to bring in main dishes, not desserts (which will be provided by the teachers). Parent volunteers will be needed to help serve food at the International Potluck. Please let us know if you are able to volunteer that day between 9:00 and 12:00. We definitely need volunteers!


Secret Santa Christmas Gift Exchange

Each year the Intermediate class does a gift exchange. Students drew names at random for Secret Santa last week. Be sure to ask your student who they have if they haven’t shared that already! Each student will purchase a small gift for the person whose name they drew. The maximum cost should be no more than $15, which includes the price of wrapping the gift. If your student needs help with gift ideas or is unable to participate, please let us know right away. The gift exchange will take place right before the International Potluck on Friday December 20th. All students must bring their gift before or on that day.


Research Projects have begun!

Just a friendly reminder that students will be completing their bibliography and their second page of notes for research this week. Our 2nd trimester research project is on American Landmarks. Please check in with your student about their project and have them show you their planning sheet!


From the Family Network:

12/13/19 – Hotdog fundraiser

Slips are going out today. Please remind your student to have the yellow form returned back WED 12/11 for Friday’s hotdog lunch!


WEDNESDAY 12/18/19 – Chipotle DINE OUT

4:00pm-8:00pm – Pittsburg Century Plaza

Out holiday shopping next Wednesday near Century Plaza or don’t feel like cooking AND cleaning? Pick up dinner at Chipotle! ACAII will earn 20% back. Simply show the attached flyer on your phone or print one out to present. Share this flyer with family and friends for maximum potential!


FRIDAY 12/20/19 – Chuck E. Cheese

3:00pm-9:00pm – Brentwood location

Come out and lets have some fun outside the classroom. Chuck E.Cheese donates up to 20% and a 15% minimum of sales generated from this event back to our school when purchases are made at the main REGISTER. Funds added onto playing cards at the vending machines don’t count. Family and friends are welcome to come and enjoy an exceptional coupon exclusive to fundraising events! Coupon flyer will go out to students Monday 12/16/19. Fundraising will have extra coupons at the event.


Tree-Lot thanks yous!

Tree Lot team would like to thank the Kesslers for driving to Oregon and retrieving Tree-Lot’s trees. Thank you Greene family for letting the Kesslers use the trailer and hosting our craft tables. The kids really enjoyed themselves as well as the parents. Thank you Vela for the string and windpipe performances. They sounded fantastic. And thank you Teachers for the live dance performances. You and the kids really rocked out the holiday cheer. Gelanda for hosting the bake sale, Samuel family for delivering trees for us. Gilbert and Octavio for getting the Vet’s their trees and the many more fantastic volunteers we’re missing but were crucial for Tree-Lot’s operation. We hope everyone enjoyed this years Tree-Lot as much as we did. Happy Holidays – FNB


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.


Hour of Code Week!

This week is Hour of Code Week! Hour of Code week is designed to bring awareness to computer science and computer coding. created the event in 2013 to give students everywhere a way to try computer coding. ACA II has participated in Hour of Code since the very first one in December of 2013. In Intermediate, students spend their writing classes in December writing code on Hour of Code is not just for the kids! Beginning coders of all ages can try their hand at computer coding using the games and activities on the website. Try for yourself at!



Study Guides for next week’s test (Dec. 16-19) are going home this week.  Please review them with your student to see what they know. The test will be “open book” so students may look at their notes during the test.  They may not look at their study guide during the test.


Weekly Work

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


All Intermediate Students

Research: Bibliography/Notes #2

Lifeskill: Pride

Social Studies:

Writing: Hour of Code #2

Science: Ecocolumns & Study Guide




LA #1: Winter is Coming

LA #2: Complete/Simple Subject #2

LA #3: 1- Revolutionary War on Wed

    2/3 – Because of Winn Dixie

LA MobyMax: Complete Subject

Spelling/Grammar: Unit 10

Math #1: Cloud 9 Word Problems

Math #2: Unit 5-3

Math #3: 1 – Unit 2 Review/Test

        2 – Unit 3-1

        3 – Unit 3-2

Math MobyMax: 20 Minute Math



LA 1: Scholastic News Review & Graph

LA 2: Prewrite

LA 3: Bud, Not Buddy Ch. 8

LA Moby Max: VerbTenses and Sequence

Spelling: “Between” + 5 sentences

Grammar:  Past Perfect Tense

Math 1: Divide Decimals

Math 2: Convert Improper to Mixed

Math 3: Fraction Story Problems

Math Moby Max: Fact Fluency. 20 min. total

Other: Fraction Quiz



Language Arts #1: Body Paragraph #1

Language Arts #2: Body Paragraph #2

Language Arts #3: Body Paragraph #3

LA MobyMax: None

Math #1: Coordinates

Math #2: Battleship

Math #3: Ratios

Other: Ratios

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

Spelling: x2

Grammar: None


Dates to Remember:

Dec 20th – Minimum Day & Secret Santa/International Potluck

Dec 21st-Jan 5th – Winter Break