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Turner Tribune 2/2/18

Happy Friday!


It was Peace Week at PCCS, and we covered many topics relating to peace during ELA. Among those topics were: heroes for peace (Gandhi, MLK Jr., Dalai Lama, etc.), possible barriers to peace, and general lessons from books we read like I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark & Zen Shorts. Also in ELA, students have been continuing their dystopian novels and started their creative roles. In Social Studies, students have been working in groups to create 3-dimensional maps of the Nile River, and surrounding sites/features. This project will be wrapped up early next week; students have been putting in a lot of hard work on these, and they are very in-depth and creative! In our specials, we created dialogue related to birthdays, ages, and family (Spanish), finished our feather murals (Art), began our pickleball unit (P.E.), and discussed the dangers of smoking and drugs (Health).


On a different note, students participated in one of two class meetings today about respect and problem-solving. We hope to have your support in reinforcing today’s discussion about positive behaviors toward peers and during class time, lunch/recess, and transition times. In addition to getting them set up for success in 6th grade, we aim to guide their growth as positive citizens of the greater school community and the world.


Mr. Freeman and the Multicultural Parent Advisory Council are hosting a Make-your-own-Dumpling night in honor of the Lunar New Year! The event is on Thursday, 2/15 from 5:00-6:30 PM; a flyer can be seen here.


Important Dates:

Monday, 2 /5: Carson Hoops for Heart Assembly, 9am in the gym

Tuesday, 2/6: Green Assembly, 8:10 in the gym

Friday, 2/9: 8th Grade Fun Fair, 4pm-7:30pm in the gym

Monday, 2/12: Lunar New Year Assembly, 8:10 in the gym

Wednesday, 2/14: PBIS Winter Celebration, PM in the gym (alt activity available – email Ms. Turner for info)

Thursday, 2/15: Early Release, 1pm

Friday, 2/16: No School (Teacher In-Service)

Have a nice (Super Bowl) weekend!
Ms. Turner & Mr. Hurwitz