Jon's Weekly Update 10-5-12

posted Oct 8, 2012, 11:24 AM by Cynthia Friedman
Dear Middle School Family, 

Thanks to those of you who came to the Parent Night on Wednesday. I appreciate your support and enthusiasm! 

I LOVE your idea of having a Community Meeting to plan the Adventure Trip this year. Please note that I've scheduled the kickstart meeting for Wednesday, November 28, from 6-7pm in the Middle School Classroom. We will brainstorm and settle on a location and duration for the trip, as well as come up with some broad learning goals. Please bring your students! Our (tentative) plan is to do the Adventure Trip from June 3-June 6 this year. We're flexible. 

Just one more thing:  
WEEKLY PLANNERS! Right now, we've got a 50% participation rate, so I want to make sure we're on the same page about this key piece in supporting your student. 

On Monday, your student will bring their WEEKLY PLANNER home to share their week's SCHOOL-WORK with you. Monday morning, the students sit down and map out their deadlines for the week. They also get started on a work-plan. 

Please discuss their plan to get their SCHOOL-WORK done at school. Please sign their planner. Your signature indicates: 1. You know what your student is up to this week, and 2. You've talked with them about how it's going.   

My super-hope is that you will take the time to sit down with them at Jupiter Grades when they bring you the planner, and help make sure that they've got it all in there. It'll be a great opportunity to check in with how they're doing with their assignments, as well. A chance to talk about how it's really going. 

Next week is the last week of the 2nd Cycle. (Already!) We're still getting the hang of things. If your student is stressing out about missing assignments, please encourage them to get them turned in! They have until the end of the school day Thursday, October 11. Yes, really. 

No school next week Friday (October 12). 
Happy weekend!

Jon and Carrie