Mrs. Martie’s Newsletter for the week of February 26, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I know you are enjoying this spring like weather! It’s exciting to see the daylight lasting longer in the evenings also.
Please see attached flyer about our annual Math/Science night.
Please check that your student is doing their homework.
Important things to know about homework are:
• Please make sure your child reads every night (preferably to you) for 20 minutes. This is in addition to the 20 minutes of homework allowed by the school district. They can check out books on Monday during library. However, if they need a new one before then, they can go before school.
• The spelling words are part of the reading skills for that week so please check that they are doing one menu item nightly and returning the assignment to school every day.
• I’ve sent home a 2nd spelling menu so the children will now have 12 activity choices.
In Reading we will continue to work on all the skills I’ve listed previously.
In Science this week, we continue our unit on Life Cycles, moving on to the life cycle of a plant. Please note, the Life Cycle test will be on Wednesday.
In Math we will continue working with patterns. We will also continue to work on finding the sum/difference for two digit numbers. If you could practice adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers with your student it would be a great help. This is a VERY difficult skill for many students.
In Social Studies we continue our study of Ancient Egypt and begin studying Ancient China.
Mrs. Cindy Martie
Seniors: please pay your dues to Ms. Manning in the chorus room if you have not already done so. Dues are $70. If you do not pay them, you cannot attend the prom or any other senior activities.
There will be a winter athletic banquet on Monday, March 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeland auditorium.
There will be girls tennis tryouts today from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. come to the tennis courts on time!
Teachers, we now have high school summer school and SOL academy applications available in the main office. If interested, please stop by the main office. The deadline to submit application is March 9th.
Attention all E Sports Club members: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 27 in room 114 from 3:15 – 4:45 pm. See Mrs. Kemp for more details.
The Science Club will meet on Tuesday, February 27 at 3:15 pm in room 219. Please have a ride home by 4:00 pm. New members are welcome.
Seniors: Cap & Gown pictures will be taken in the Auditorium today and tomorrow. Please be on time for your scheduled appointment.
NRHS family: You are invited to attend our African American History Month program on Friday, February 23 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Come out and see our students show their talents. Featured performers are the NRHS Jazz band, NRHS Gospel Choir, NRHS Marching Band and speaker Dr. Wayne Faison. You can get your free tickets from Ms. Beverly, Ms. Porter and Mr. Woodis.
Auditions for the spring musical, The Lion King, will be held on Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28 after school until 5:00 pm. Please prepare a one minute piece that includes singing; your song choice should preferably be a Disney song but does not have to be. Part of your audition may be a monologue, but you must sing. Auditions are open to the entire school. If you have any questions, please see Dr. Neighbours.