7th Grade Friday Note

Hello, seventh grade parents,

We hope that you’ve had a good week so far and that you’re looking forward to the Martin Luther King Day weekend with your families. We have just a couple announcements and reminders before that weekend begins.

For our Seeds of Change project in Cultural Studies, students will be watching and taking notes on a documentary related to their topic. For a full description/reminder of the assignment, please see the webquests on our class Edmodo page. That page also contains links to some of the documentaries, though many of them are available for instant streaming on Netflix, and of course for purchase and download via iTunes or Amazon.

Look a bit farther forward in the Seeds of Change process, we want to make sure that all seventh graders have a Philadelphia Free Library card. If you child already does, great! If not, please follow this link https://know.freelibrary.org/MyResearch/register, where you will find instructions for applying online, in person at your local branch, or with a printable paper form. They will need these cards by the week of February 8. Be sure to let us know if you have any difficulty obtaining a library card for your child -- we are happy to help any way that we can.

Finally, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., TPS is hosting a morning of service here at school (in the Garage from 9:30 to 11:30am)  on Monday, during which we will be preparing sandwiches for local homeless shelters. If you would like to volunteer, sign up here https://docs.google.com/a/tpschool.org/forms/d/1X8SppD7RpeGqdBlVfdAWPrqkTg9GaOnUKzV_FAlmpDM/viewform. We hope to see many of you there!

Some questions to ask your child over the long weekend:

  • How did your seed group’s presentation go this week? 
  • How is Junior’s time at Reardan going? What new challenges is he facing? What new friends has he made? 
  • How was the Piffaro performance on Thursday?

Until next week,

Virginia, Steve, and David