SUMMER!

summer

The summer is a wonderful time to relax and spend quality time with your family and friends. This summer will be even more special since we will be able to gain the benefits of the blessed month of Ramadan. Remember to make lots of dua for yourself, your family, your school, and your teachers :)

We have worked very hard the entire year and the summer is a good time to also maintain the skills we have learned.

Remember the VERY BEST way to maintain your ELA skills is to READ READ READ!!! You should still continue to read 2-3 novels per month! Also take some time to read informational text, even if you grab a magazine and read about current events- that’s still reading! :)

This summer you will have a Required Summer Reading Assignment. Click here to see the assignment requirements. This assignment will be due within 1-2 weeks after school begins and will count as one of your grades for the first quarter. 

books

Below are some resources you can use to practice the skills we have worked on all year!

Helpful Websites

  • http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hme/6_8/grammar        Great website for reviewing grammar skills.
  • http://www.vocabulary.co.il/analogies/middle-school/middle-school-analogy-match/          Vocabulary Practice

 

Have a wonderful Summer! I can’t wait to see everyone August 21st! :)

 

EOC

thank you

I wanted to extend another thank you to all the parents and students who made out teacher appreciation week awesome! All the effort put in by each and everyone of you was so appreciated! Thank you so much!

Next Monday and Tuesday will be the ELA EOC. It will take place over the course of two days. Please see class newsletter pages for more info on preparing for the EOC.

End of Year Review

 

 

First I would like to take the opportunity to thank all parents who helped us out on our trip to Washington DC this past Friday. The students had a wonderful time and it couldn’t happen without all of your help and cooperation.

Now that we are back, we have a busy month ahead of us. This month we will spend most of out time in review to prepare for End of Year Testing. Please see the calendar below for details about this month’s exam schedule.

Updated May Calendar-MS

Please note that for ELA we will do most of our review in class and some study materials will be sent home for preparing for the EOC. The ELA EOC will take place on Monday and Tuesday of next week. (5/8-5/9)

 

Washington DC

DC-2017

This Friday the Middle School will be going on their annual trip to Washington DC. Parents are requested to attend the information session that will take place on Monday, April 23 at 3:45 to discuss all details of the trip. Please plan to attend. Click the attachments below for detailed itinerary.

DC Information Session 2017

Welcome Back!

welcome-back-from-spring-break

 

I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Spring Break! This Friday interims for the 4th quarter will be sent home. Please review with your child.

Spirit Week!

 

spirit week

This week will be Spirit Week! Students may dress up in the following themes:

Monday- Book Character Day (No villains)

Tuesday- Dress up for school pictures

Wednesday- Wacky Tacky Day

Thursday- Pajama OR Sports Day

Friday- Hat Day

:)

Upcoming Tests

 

test

7th and 8th grade will be taking tests this  Friday 0n the units we were studying. Students are encouraged to study by reviewing study guides and playing review games that will be posted this week. 7th graders will be tested on Poetry and 8th grade will have a test on “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Report Cards

report-card

Report Cards will be sent home this Friday. Please review your child’s report card and schedule a conference with your child’s teacher, if needed.

ISF Presentation

Slides on Notebook

 

All students should have their presentation slides completed for ISF this week. Slides should have all important information and translation in Arabic.