Dear Parents,

This week we are completing the Science and Social Studies Benchmark tests.We will be having the Reading Benchmark after Spring break. Spring break will be April 6-10th. Please work with your child on counting money with pennies, nickels, and dimes. Practice counting nickels with pennies, dimes with pennies, nickels with dimes, and nickels, dimes, and pennies together. Please follow the money guide that was sent home earlier.


Reading: Read for 20 minutes each night. Spelling words are:eat, each, please, treat, clean, ea, team, dream, beach, lean    Sight vocabulary words are : colors, sign, over, show, could, great, draw, drew, going, asked

Math: Complete workbook pages 179-184.

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Weekly Update March 30-April 3, 2015

Reading:  We are reading different stories review of long vowels and patterns, adjectives that tell number, compound words, and verb endings of –ed and –ing. We are finishing with predicting.  We are working on capitalization and punctuation in writing, as well as sharing our writing with others.

Math: We are finishing with money will review all skills.

Science: We are reviewing for plants and animals benchmark April 2.

Social Studies:  We are working reviewing famous leaders for our benchmark April 1.

PTA program Wednesday, April 1. Students will check in at their teacher’s classroom at 6PM. Parents will pick up their students at the classroom once the performance is finished.

Friday, April 3 is a full day. Spring Break is April 6-10. Enjoy!

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2015 Suffolk All-City Band Showcase

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Summer Employment for Middle and High School Teachers

Information and applications can be found on this post for teachers and staff interested in the Middle School Summer School, High School Summer School or SOL Academy programs.

Middle School Summer School

Middle School Summer School Announcement

Middle School Teacher and Staff Application


High School

High School Summer School Announcement

High School Summer School Application

High School SOL Academy Announcement

High School SOL Academy Application


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Week of 3/30 – 4/3

Reading/Writing – Read for 20 minutes and write a half page summary for what was read. Turn in four summaries on Friday in your AR folder.

History – 3NW Benchmark is tomorrow. Review Text chapters 6-7 (US1.7a – US1.8d). Please sign your students packet to show proof of study or sign a piece of paper to indicate they have studied their text. Your student may read their text for 20 minutes and write a summary on that content.

Science – 3NW Benchmark is Wednesday. It will cover 5.6 Oceans. The remainder of the test will consist of 4th grade Living Systems, planets, and moon phases. There may be some questions that scored low on previous tests also. Please have your student study/signature on 3NW packet. It contains vocabulary, key information, sample questions, and lookalikes. Please sign your student’s book with date for Monday and Tuesday nights.

Math – Because of testing and flexible grouping on Friday, we may not get to cover much new content in Math. If we do get some time this week, I will add the assignments and alert you through an email.

Thanks for all you do at home to help your child at school.

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Homework 3/30/15

Math: Cumulative Review Sheet


Science: Draw and label the phases of the moon on a sheet of paper.

Study 4.7, 4.8 notes

Benchmark test is Thursday

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2015 All-City Orchestra Showcase

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March 30- April 3, 2014 Homework

Science- Benchmark Test- Tuesday, March 31

Mon.- Complete Review Questions 5.6 & 4.8- due tomorrow

Math- Mon.- Find Perimeter- P. 301 # 5-10,  Find Area- P. 304 # 5-10 and P. 305 # 15-18 due Wed.

Wed.- textbook P. 306 # 5-11 and 308 # 5-10

Thurs.- Complete Triangle Area Sheet 2

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Homework & Information Mon 3/30

Sign up for Remind. Check it out on Use this phone number: (757) 809-2118, and use the code for your class (see below).

2nd block – Remind code: @stoneblk2  Nine Weeks Test next class. The test focuses on Genetics; DNA, Protein Synthesis, & Mutations; and Cells. There are also some questions from other areas. Vocabulary Project definitions due on Tues 4/14. Vocab Quiz #1 (Ch 15, 17, and 2) on Mon 4/20. Vocab Quiz #2 (Ch 3, 4, and 5) on Wed 4/22.

4th block – Remind code: @stoneblk4  Nine Weeks Test next class. The test is cumulative, so you will need to review a little bit of everything. Evolution Vocab. Quiz on Thurs 4/16.

7th block – Remind code: @stoneblk7  Nine Weeks Test on Wed 4/1 & Thurs 4/2. The test is cumulative, so you will need to review a little bit of everything. Evolution Vocab. Quiz on Thurs 4/16.

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March 30 – April 3

No hw

Weather test Odd Tuesday
Even Wed

Quiz chapter 15 vocabulary 
Thursday – Odd
Friday Even

9 week assessment
Odd Monday April 13
Even Tuesday April 14

have a great spring Break!!!!!!!!

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Verb List for Foldables – Due April 30/May 1

Present tense – regular –ar, -er, -ir
Present tense – irregular yo form
Present tense – stem-changing
Present tense – irregular
Present progressive tense
Past progressive tense
Imperfect tense
Imperfect tense – irregular
Preterite tense – regular
Preterite tense – irregular
Preterite tense – spelling changes
Preterite tense – stem-changing
Preterite tense – irregular stems
Reflexive verbs

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Gifted Nominations

GiftedGifted Education Program Accepting Nominations

Suffolk Public Schools is now accepting student nominations for next year’s Gifted Education program for students in grades 3-7.

Parents, teachers, administrators and community members can nominate a student for gifted services by Friday, April 17.


Forms should be submitted to the school’s gifted teacher; Susan Brugeman or Maria Lawson-Davenport, Advanced Instruction Specialist, via e-mail.

Please click Link here for a flyer.

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Congratulations C. Williams, City-Wide Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to our very own Catherine Williams who was named the 2015 Suffolk Public Schools City-Wide Teacher of the Year!

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March 30, 2015

B1: no written homework

B2 and B3: Complete the worksheet on INp. 44.

Quadrilaterals quiz on Wednesday for everybody.

Benchmark test will be April 16th and 17th. It will cover everything we have learned this entire year.

You will need a new notebook by April 21st.

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Digital Citizenship Assessments on Common Sense Media

These interactive assessments aim to measure students’ knowledge gain, attitude change, and behavioral shift after completing units within our Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum.

The assessments’ interactive questions are a mix of multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and short answer. GRADES K-5:  Each assessment has fifteen questions; three per lesson. GRADES 6-12: Each assessment has twenty questions; four per lesson.unit test

Step 1: Teach all five lessons in a given unit (see the Scope & Sequence:

Step 2: Send students individually to Ask them to find their applicable grade band and then click on the aligned unit to launch the assessment.  Grades 3 – 5 are best for the unit on Digital Passport.

Step 3: Instruct students to: • Read the directions on the welcome screen. • Enter their name (this name will appear on the end printable certificate). • Enter their teacher’s email in order to send assessment results (optional).

Step 4: Students should take these assessments independently. Feel free to read questions and answer choices as needed. If students SUBMIT an incorrect answer, they will be prompted with constructive feedback to TRY AGAIN. If they submit an incorrect answer a second time, they will be given an opportunity to see the correct answer by clicking SHOW ANSWER before proceeding on to the NEXT question. *Note: the final results only report a student’s first answers.

Step 5: At the end of each assessment, students receive a percentage score on a printable certificate. The percentage score is an aggregate number based on first answer attempts. Students then can VIEW RESULTS to see a table outlining their answers in comparison to the correct answers. The short answer responses are documented in these tables and are not counted as part of the overall percentage score.

Students can PRINT RESULTS or EMAIL RESULTS to their teacher if they entered a teacher’s email address on the initial welcome screen (please see our privacy policy, which explains that we do not collect any personally identifying information about students).

They can also RETAKE ASSESSMENT (which clears their previous assessment score).

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City-Wide Teachers of Year Named

Congratulations to Catherine Williams (Lakeland High) – 2015 City-Wide Teacher of the Year…

Teresa Abdulbaaqee (Booker T. Washington Elementary) – City-Wide Elementary School Teacher of Year…

Sandee Darden (King’s Fork Middle) – City-Wide Middle School Teacher of the Year

Amanda Bondi (Pioneer Elementary) – City-Wide Rookie Teacher of the Year

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March 30, 2015

This is our last week in the theme, “Let’s Move!”  This week, we will read stories about following directions and solving problems. We will read a book called Do like Duck Does in class. The letter of the week is letter Ii.  Please continue to work on all the letters and letter sounds with your child.

Home Activities:

*Ii Poster – Look for Ii in newspaper and magazine headlines with your child.  Cut out the letters and glue them to a large piece of paper.  Encourage you child to circle capital I with a red crayon and lowercase I with a green crayon.

*Keep practicing personal information (address, phone #, birthday, etc.)

*Practice rote counting and counting objects.

*Practice sorting things into categories.  (In class, we sort by size, shape, and color)

*Have your child practice writing his/her name.  (First and last name with a capital at the beginning and lowercase letters in the rest of the name)

Egg Hunt

We will be having a Spring Egg Hunt and picnic on Friday, April 3rd at 11:00.  We need each child to bring in 12 plastic eggs, a bag of individually wrapped candy, and a 12 slotted egg carton. Please send in eggs, candy and egg cartons by Wednesday, April 1st.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

The History 9 Week Test is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st (no fooling!) – STUDY ?

Students should make sure that they have completed ALL the Try-It activities in the 3rd nine week blue review booklet.

Field Trip and Talent Show are on Thursday, April 2nd.

Last Day before Spring Break – Friday, April 3rd.

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Daily Announcements 3/30/15

Wellness Tip of the Day –  Don’t put it off.  When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no, “I’ll start tomorrow”.

  • Girls Basketball- tryouts for the Girls Basketball Future League team will be TODAY, March 30 from 3:30-5:30 at NRHS.  Any freshmen interested in playing should attend!!
  • Band – Flag and majorette tryouts for the marching band are cancelled today!!
  • Career Expo for SENIORS-   is this Thursday, April 2nd.  Seniors you can still turn in your permission slips to attend.  See Ms. Smith in Rm. 123 for one TODAY.  All you need is 6 copies of your resume and money for lunch. Seniors DON’T miss this opportunity!!!
  • Mrs. Newsome’s Writing-  has been cancelled for TODAY.  She will be available tomorrow, Tuesday 3/31 after school if you come then.
  • Science Club-  The Science Club would like to thank everyone who brought plastic bags to school.  The last day for plastic bag recycling is tomorrow, March 31st.  Please take your bags to Rm. 218 and 219.
  • Volleyball Open Gym-  We will be holding an open gym time for students interested in playing volleyball during the 2015-2016 school year.  Open gym will begin after Spring Break on Tuesdays and Thursday directly after school until 4:30.  You must have a 2.0 GPA and have your own ride home at 4:30.
  • Cap and Gown-  make up pictures will be April 15th and 16th.
  • Marketing-   Congratulations to the following Marketing students that earned their NRF Foundation Customer Service and Sales Certification:  Matthew Allmond, Christian Arnquist, James Boone, Desiree Cieslak, Leonard Floyd, and Noah Rice. A job well done!!
  • Cheerleading – There will be an interest meeting for the 2015-2106 Cheerleading season on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 pm in the cafeteria.
    • If you are interested in cheering for JV or Varsity next year please attend this meeting.
  • Dual Credit Class-  Any student interested in taking a dual credit class needs to sign up for the placement test.  See your counselor for more details!!
  • FBLA – is accepting applications from qualified and motivated students who are interested in serving as an FBLA chapter officer next school year.  There are 6 positions open to all grade levels.  Applicants must take a business elective course next year.  If your’rs confident that you can lead our FBLA to bigger and better things next ear, we want you to pick up an application from Mr. Bartholomew in room 121.  Completed applications are due April 14th.
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City-Wide Teachers of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Catherine Williams (Lakeland High) – 2015 City-Wide Teacher of the Year…




Elementary TOY_BTWTeresa Abdulbaaqee (Booker T. Washington Elementary) –
City-Wide Elementary School
Teacher of Year…


Sandee Darden (King’s Fork Middle) –
City-Wide Middle School
Teacher of the Year…




Rookie TOY_PIO

Amanda Bondi (Pioneer Elementary) –
City-Wide Rookie Teacher of the Year

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