6th Grade Weekly Note

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

The year is winding down, but the 6th grade is still on the move. This was a busy week and the main focus was on the 2016 TPS 6th Grade Rite of Passage Night. Students spent the week in rehearsals and in groups creating original ways to present each of the ten beads we earned this year. Their hard work paid off as the evening was moving, fun, and wonderful way to honor and celebrate our efforts this year.

Featured at Rite of Passage Night were student TED Talks, which showcased student reflection, research and personal growth. The experience of watching each others' talks was powerful and helped build trust within our 6th grade community and within ourselves.

Finally, on Friday we walked to the Philadelphia Art Museum to see the exhibit “Creative Africa.” Students explored bold and expressive photography, architecture, fashion, and traditional African art.


Go Play...In The Woods: A Presentation of Play Sites and Ideas Tuesday, June 7, 10:30 - 12:30 @ Smith Memorial Playground.

Questions to ask your 6th grader:

  • What was the coolest piece of art at the Creative Africa exhibit?
  • What is your play philosophy?
  • What is the best feature of your outdoor play space at Smith?
  • How do you feel about the end of this school year?

Graduation is next Friday, with dismissal at 11:30am. 

Take care,

Terry, Mike, Jess & Katrina