Intermediate News

March 2nd, 2020


Conferences are coming up!

Conferences are the week of March 9th – 13th. Spring conferences are a little different from Fall conferences in that they are either by invitation or parent request. Requests for conferences by the teachers have already been sent out. If the Intermediate teachers are not requesting a conference this trimester, then you may choose to either request a conference or elect to receive your child’s report card without a conference.


If you received an email with a link to sign ups, please use that link. If you did not receive an email, then conferencing is up to you! If you would like to request a conference, you may sign up at the links below:


Miss Dubitsky:


Mrs. Gonzalez:


Miss Albertoni:


Science Fair has begun!

For the next six weeks our students will be working on their science fair projects. A packet of information went home before break outlining the project and the due dates for each part. Also, an electronic copy of the packet is attached to this newsletter. All science fair projects will be on display at Intermediate Celebration Night on April 30th along with each student’s Young Authors book and projects social studies.  Tri-fold boards and their paper report are due April 17th.


Young Authors

Please read the attached letter with information about how you can help you student complete their Young Authors book. Here is a description of what your student needs to bring in so that they can bind their book:


In the past, students have enjoyed creating covers for their books. If your student would like to do this, they will need to bring 2 pieces of cardboard 8 ½ X 11 size or 9 x 12 size foam sheet(called foamies-soft/flexible)  Many students like the foamies much better . They also need ½ yard of any fabric they choose for their cover.  Foamies can be found at most craft stores. Each student only needs two sheets and they are sold individually. Color doesn’t matter.  Here’s a link to the ones from Joann’s:


If your student does not wish to bind their book this way, they can choose to bring in 2 sheets of white card stock paper for the cover and back (good idea to send a few extra in case of mistakes). In this case the cover will have the title, the student’s name, and an illustration. We have some binding combs and a machine to bind them.


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, March 6th.


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, singing, yoga, volleyball, sign-language, origami, escape room design,ukulele instruction 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: Science Fair Planning Sheet Final Draft

Lifeskill: Perseverance

Social Studies: Test

Writing: Future Rough Draft

Science: Electricity

STEM: Harnessing Energy


Instrumental Music: Practice Your Instrument Everyday



LA #1:STAR Test

LA #2: Reading Assessments

LA #3: 1- Fourth Grade Rats

    2/3 – Because of Winn Dixie

LA MobyMax: Reading Level

Spelling/Grammar: Unit 17

Math #1: 1 – Intro Decimals

        2/3 – Mixed Practice Word Probs

Math #2: 1 – Division

        2/3 – Pink DD

Math #3: 1 – Unit 4-2

        2 – Unit 4-3

        3 – Unit 4 Review

Math MobyMax: Decimals



LA 1: Scholastic Back Cover; Main Idea & Detail

LA 2: Figures of Speech

LA 3: Bud, Not Buddy Test

LA MobyMax:  Journal -Plots

Spelling: Lesson 23 “Origin”

Grammar: Duolingo 50XL

Math 1: Rounding Money

Math 2: Division Stories

Math 3: Box Puzzlez

Math MobyMax: Fact Fluency. 20 min. total

Other: Math quiz on decimals & Youth Survey



Language Arts #1: Giver Group Project

Language Arts #2: YIPS/YEPS

Language Arts #3: Group Presentations (Thursday)

LA MobyMax: STAR Test

Math #1: Rates

Math #2: Absolute Value

Math #3: 5.1.1

Other: 5.1.2

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:

Mar 6th – Scholastic Book Orders Due

Mar 6th – 2nd Cup of Coffee

Mar 9th-13th – Conference Week (minimum days)

Mar 20th – Walk-a-Thon

Mar 24th – Spring Pictures

Apr 3rd – 2nd Cup of Coffee

Apr 6th-10th – Spring Break

Apr 20th – 30th Intermediate CAASPP Testing

April 30th – Intermediate Celebration Night