Bethni Albright

March 12, 2018: 

I am absolutely blown away by how fast this year is zooming by!  Fourth Quarter has officially begun!  I am so excited as we prepare for our conferences on Friday!  This quarter, I had a chance to see some really hard work pay off!  There were several interruptions throughout 3rd Quarter, but the time in class was used by most and highly effective as we prepare for our first I-Check in our Living Systems module!  Thursday will be our first test of the new module.  Journals are being checked over, and moving forward, should not be missing any information.  It is the students' responsibility to enter any notes that may have been missed.  My journal is nearly always available to use for this before school.

Moving forward, I want to include a few reminders:
We are still following the Lower School Dress Code.  
   - Students may wear navy blue or white long sleeved shirts under their collared shirts.  
   - Ladies may wear navy blue or white leggings under uniforms skirts or jumpers.
   - Students should always have shirts tucked in and wearing a belt with appropriate pants.
   - Students may wear navy blue or white cardigan sweaters over collared shirts.
   - Students may wear a University Academy sweatshirt/hoodie over appropriate
     collared shirts. 
   - Students may not wear jackets/coats in classrooms or hallways.

It is also very important that planners are being filled out by students daily and signed by parents each night. Although, we are not officially checking planners for DOJO points, it's an excellent habit to promote success in your student before middle school.  Please also be sure to check DOJO for updates on behavior, as well as, any important messages your student's teachers may send.  These are the two easiest ways for us to communicate with you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via DOJO or by email for the quickest response!  I want to thank you for sharing your kiddos with us! 

Bethni Albright

Science Scoop -- Newsletter

Science Newsletter 3-12-18

Living Systems I-Check 1 Topics

Energy flow in ecosystems
Nonliving (Abiotic) factors in an ecosystem
Food Chains (be able to put one together)
Producers, Consumers, Decomposers
Terrestrial Ecosystems vs. Aquatic Ecosystems