8th Grade Weekly Note

Dear Eighth Grade Parents,

Just a short note since the students are in Washington and enjoying both the many attractions of the nation’s capital and also this unbelievable spring-like weather!

A reminder that student-led conferences will be held next week: Ashley’s advisees on Monday, Ethan’s on Wednesday, and Emily’s on Thursday, unless you have made other arrangements. Please come directly to the Middle School; most conferences will be held in Ethan’s room as classes will be going on all around us.

On Wednesday, April 26, the eighth grade will be attending the dress rehearsal of The Marriage of Figaro, the opera they have been studying in music this term. We will leave TPS after lunch and return to TPS at 5:45 p.m. Remind your child to dress appropriately (no shorts or hats).

Please continue to monitor homework by making sure two hours are available for that work. There are a number of long-term projects under way; please inquire about progress on those fronts. In addition to nightly assignments, there are weekly journals due (personal journals on Friday; SSR journals to advisors this month delivered first thing Monday mornings). There is also the expectation that students are reading for 20 to 40 minutes each night. There is never no homework!

Have a restful weekend!

Emily, Wendy, Ethan, and Ashley