Intermediate News

February 11th, 2020


Research Binders are due this week!

This is a friendly reminder that completed research project binders are due Thursday!



Students will be given time to pass out Valentines, if they choose, after Fantastic Friday classes on Friday, February 14th. They should bring a bag for collecting valentines and whatever they plan to pass out in the morning when they arrive at school. To make the process go smoothly, please have students sign that the Valentine is from them, but do not address them to individual students. If they choose to give out valentines they must either give to everyone in their skills groups or everyone Intermediate. Intermediate has a total of 65 students. Dubitsky- 24 students, Gonzalez- 20 students, Albertoni-21 students


We need Silent Auction Volunteers!

Have you heard about our amazing spring event, the Silent Auction? This will be our 10th year of bringing you a night of fun and merriment which includes a silent auction, raffle prizes, food, and of course, fundraising! The Silent Auction is a special event loved by many ACA II families and staff members that has helped to bring in over $5,000 each year for our program.


We are looking for a team of volunteers to help with planning the Silent Auction, which includes gathering donations and helping volunteer the day of the event. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer. We really need your help putting it on this year and we will have to cancel this event if we are unable to get more volunteers! If you are interested in helping out please email Miss Dubitsky right away at Without you we cannot put on this event!!!


Spring Scholastic Book Orders

Does your student need new books for SSR? Our spring scholastic book order form will be going home in student mailboxes this week with exciting new reads. Please remember that we are doing online orders only. Orders are due by Friday February 28th.


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.


Trimester 3 electives teachers needed!

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


If you have a special talent you are willing to share or can supervise an activity on one of our elective days, please let us know ASAP.  Electives are offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00. 3rd trimester electives will run from March 16th through May 21st.


Weekly Work


All Intermediate Students

Research: Finishing Touches/Binder Due

Lifeskill: None

Social Studies: Government

Writing: Present Rough Draft 2

Science: Matter & Math

STEM: Light Up Your World



LA #1: The Struggle for Equality

LA #2: Relative Adverbs

LA #3: 1- Revolutionary War on Wed

    2/3 – Because of Winn Dixie

LA MobyMax: None

Spelling/Grammar: None

Math #1: 1 -Adding Decimals

        2/3 – Decimal Word Problems

Math #2: 1 – Fraction Concepts

        2/3 – Intro to Decimals

Math #3: 1 – Unit 3 Review/Test

        2 – Unit 4-1

        3 – Unit 4-3

Math MobyMax: 5 Minute Fact Fluency



LA 1: none

LA 2: “Peer Pressure” Q & A

LA 3: Bud, Not Buddy Ch 17 & 18

LA MobyMax: none

Spelling: “write”

Grammar: Duolingo 50XL

Math 1: none

Math 2: Fraction, Decimals and Money + Dec./Frac. Equivalents Chart

Math 3: Round, Add and Subtract Decimals

Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency. 20 min. total

Other: Math quiz



Language Arts #1: Free Write

Language Arts #2: Vocabulary 19-23

Language Arts #3: The Giver Ch. 19-23

LA MobyMax: None

Math #1: Evaluating Expressions

Math #2: Writing Expressions

Math #3: Quiz

Other: TOWRE Test

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

Spelling: (On Advanced: only need to do 1 lesson per week)

Grammar: None


Dates to Remember:

Feb 17th-21st – February Break


Thank you,

The Intermediate Teachers

Miss Dubitsky, Mrs. Gonzalez, and Miss Albertoni