Newsletter: Week 26 of 37

Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
March 19 - 23, 2018

   We had a great field trip to the Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals! Thanks so much to all of the chaperones who helped make it a successful visit! Regarding grades, I updated Renweb early Friday morning last week. A few students turned in a few assignments later that day, but other than that, the grades that show in Renweb right now will be the grades that will appear on report cards unless missing work or corrections are turned in this week (see "Topics to Talk About" below). Make it a great week, everyone!

Person of the Week

Nobody this week!

Topics to Talk About at Home

Are you happy with your grades on Renweb? If not, then the last day students are able to turn in missing work or Correction Forms from this trimester is on Thursday, March 22nd, which is the last day before Spring Break.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 20 - Seussical After School Rehearsal (3:05-5:00)
  • Mar 22 - Riedl Bank Auction #6
  • Mar 22 - Puberty Talk (details below)
  • Mar 22 - Last day to turn in missing work or Correction Forms for 2nd Trimester
  • Mar 22 - Last day of 2nd Trimester
  • Mar 23 to Apr 01 - No School (Spring Break)
  • Apr 02 - First day of 3rd Trimester
  • Apr 02 - Riedl Bank Payday
  • Apr 03 - Riedl Bank Rent Due
  • Apr 06 - Spirit Wear Day!  ShoWHCSchooSpirit!   
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Curriculum and Exams

  • Bible - Unit 11: Deborah Helps Others | Memory verse: Psalm 121:1-2 | 
  • Math - Chapter 6: Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators
  • Science - Unit E: Solid Earth Unit | Test on the Tuesday after Spring Break
  • Social Studies [Mrs. Hawkins] - Egypt
  • Read Aloud - The Cay by Theodore Taylor
  • Reading - Treasures Unit 4: Ultimate Field Trip 5
  • Writing - Persuasive Business Letter (students received info packet)
  • Spelling - No new unit this week
  • Grammar - Adjectives Unit
  • Other - N/A
  • View the Classroom Calendar for more

Science Lab Assignment: Rock Collection Project

Our science lab instructor, Mrs. Swain, assigned the students a Rock Collection Project, which is due on the morning of Wednesday, March 21st. Each student should collect at least 8 different rocks or minerals in order to identify them. The students must NOT know the type of rock or mineral collected (it would defeat the purpose of attempting to identify it in Science Lab). Please use an ordinary egg carton to collect them, numbering the carton spots #1-8 for the rocks or minerals to be placed in. If anyone has extra egg cartons at their house, please bring them in for students who do not have one to use for collecting. This has already been explained to the students in class. Thank you, and please direct any questions to Mr. Riedl or Mrs. Swain!

Puberty Talk

Each year, the 5th and 6th grade classes schedule a talk with the students (boys and girls separately) regarding adolescence and general changes to expect. This year's Puberty Talk will be held on Thursday, March 22nd. You should have already received a permission/email notification from our school nurses. Please read their message and if you do not want your child to attend, you may reply to them indicating that you wish for your child to be excused from this talk. If you do not respond to their email, they will assume that your child has permission to attend. Please feel free to contact me or the school nurses if you have any questions.

Other School-wide Events

Be sure to read the WHCS Weekly News to learn more about other school-wide events at West Hills Christian School. It is emailed to the entire school regularly on Fridays. Thanks so much!

Teacher Contact

Mr. Riedl | RiedlTeach.com | 503-756-3309 (mobile) | aaron.riedl@whcs.org
Mrs. Hawkins | visit her website | 503-977-5488 | hillary.hawkins@whcs.org