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*ACA & ACA II Middle School Dance this Friday.  Make sure you pick up your student by 6:30 (7pm if they are on the committee).  Students must have a permission slip.  Cost is $4 until Wednesday, then goes up to $6.
*Farm Visit to the Family Harvest Farm (Pittsburg) for experiential learning:  Group 3 will be going out Thursday, May 19 from 9:45am – 12pm. We need drivers for this trip.  Please let us know if you can drive! Make sure your student is dressed appropriately for working on a farm!  The rest of the students will have a normal school day.  

Group 3: May 19, from 9:45~12pm

*Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment (State Testing) for Middle School will continue to take place 5/16, 5/17, 5/19, 5/20, 5/26, 5/27.  Please do not schedule appointments on test dates (testing takes place in the mornings, before lunch).  
Weekly Work (additional assignments may be added by teachers)
Vocabulary Assignment: due Wednesday, quiz on Friday
Writing: Students will begin a Poetry/Writing Unit in class this week. Assignments will either be in class or due the following day. This unit will be for the entire 6 weeks.
RJW:  due on Fridays
Literature (Nation): read assigned pages by Thursday, quiz on Fridays
Extreme Earth Project: Students should continue to research & create slides, a PSA, and a science experiment for this project. Practice Presentation is on May 12th.
Writer’s Workshop:  Portfolio of writing assignments. Past due.  If your student didn’t finish theirs they still have time to turn it in before they receive a 0.
Science:  Extreme Earth (assignments are in class, unless they don’t finish, then it is homework)

Passion Project yearlong project with assorted benchmarks/due dates.  Students are given an hour a week in class to work on this project.  Students are starting to present their projects to the class.  Ask your student when they will be presenting!