JU-C Weekly Note

Dear Families,

HMS News: Yesterday’s performance was terrific — everyone agreed that things were improved since last week’s dress rehearsal. We also agreed that there were ways in which it can be even better for Wednesday evening. The students are excited about how it went and are looking forward to our final performance. A reminder: For the evening performance on March 16, we will provide students with a place to hang out after school and a snack (pending discussion with Sara, snack will probably be something like pretzels or crackers, though of course a student may bring something else to eat instead). We will then take a bus to HMS (leaving around 5 p.m.) to arrive by 5:30 p.m.

This week we started two new books — Everyday Life in Ancient Greece and Archimedes and the Door of Science. For Everyday Life, students are using one of four types of responses to a nonfiction text after reading each section. With Archimedes, we are reading some chapters of the book aloud as an introduction to who Archimedes was. We will delve more deeply into some of his discoveries later in the spring. Students seem to be enjoying both of these books.

We continued to read Maniac Magee, and we continued to learn about fractions (and decimals, for 4th graders) in our math classes. This morning we attended a great Middle School recital, and yesterday we visited the 7th grade “Seeds of Change” exhibits. We have also been preparing for the upcoming student-led conferences!

And speaking of conferences, a word about child care: Conference child care: If you need child care (for a TPS-enrolled sibling) during your conference time on March 24 or 25, it will be available in the Lombard Street building from 7:30am to 5:30pm. A receptionist will direct you to the room where supervision will be available. Children may not wait in the office. Thanks!

Spring has sprung, and it looks to be another mild weekend. Hope you enjoy it!

Laura and David