Announcements

Parent contact survey

Please fill out the survey from the link below so that I have your correct contact information for the 2016/2017 school year.  It will only take about 3 minutes.

https://docs.google.com/a/rps30.k12.ar.us/forms/d/1_xqIqf3wUEkLOJooa8Qt_Uo6H-iZowu2StoI1RIiHAE/viewform?usp=send_form

Google Classrooms signups for students

We will use Google Classroom often throughout the year.  It's essentially a place where we can keep all of our assignment sheets (you can print directly from here), it helps keep us organized, reminds us of due dates, you can ask questions about assignments, and parents can use it to see exactly what we are working on and what is coming up.  It's our interactive way of being able to communicate and work on projects at our own pace!  Go to the link below, and use your school email (your username that you login to the computers with and @rps30.k12.ar.us  Example: John Smith would be jsmith01@rps30.k12.ar.us .  Then use your e= and your lunch number password.  Example: e=123321 )

https://classroom.google.com/

Elmwood 6 use code: kk2vxd

Elmwood 7 use code: pse4wh

Elmwood 8 use code: 
fak2euu

Remind sign up for text updates

I will send out regular text reminders on remind.com for upcoming assignments, projects, and announcements.

https://www.remind.com/

You can sign up by following the directions below

<sign up for 6th grade REACH>

text @6threac to 81010 

or click on this link

remind.com/join/6threac


<sign up for 7th grade REACH>

text @7threac to 81010 

or click on this link

remind.com/join/7threac


Class projects and events

6th Living Museum
6th graders will visit Bonnie Grimes Elementary on _____ (TBD) where they will take on the persona of their biography subject to give the elementary students a first-hand look into the subjects' life!

6th Trip to University of Arkansas
6th graders will visit the U of A to explore many hands on projects with different departments.  We will hold our own science fair around the same date.

7th grade Global Market
We will hold our marketplace to sell our products that we have created during our economics and entrepreneurship unit to help raise our tuition for our Heifer trip.
Will be held during all three lunches on ____ (TBD)


7th grade Heifer Dates
As our culminating experience for REACH and the 7th grade year, we visit Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas for an overnight experience.  
Our overnight trip will be ____(TBD)
We will depart EMS at 8:00 and arrive back the following day around 2:00

Read Across America Day
8th graders will visit Bonnie Grimes for Read Across America Day in March to celebrate literacy and the great master, Dr. Seuss!  

Quiz Bowl teams and tryouts
The first round of tryouts for Quiz Bowl will be held in the library at 7:45 am on Tuesday, August 29. It will be a written trivia test.   

The 2nd round of Quiz Bowl tryouts will be held in the REACH room on Wednesday, August 30 at 7:45 am.  

Practices will be held on Wednesdays from 3:05-4:15.
(Students should bring snacks and drinks with them.  Parents, if you'd like to send something for the whole team we would LOVE that!)

Competition is usually in November or early December.

There will be a 6th grade team that consists of 10 players.

There will be a combined 7th/8th grade team that consists of  10 players.  (Competition for this team is always tight as there are kids from 2 grade levels vying for just 10 spots.)

The first round of tryouts will include a list of trivia type knowledge questions.  The top 20 scorers for each team will advance to the next round.

The second round of tryouts will consist of determining how committed students are to being successful on the QB team.  QB requires a commitment to studying common topics that appear in competitions.  We are looking for kiddos who wants to be here, have fun, and learn along the way!  A great attitude is a must.  For 2nd round, students will receive several category topics that they will need to study (state capitals, presidents, amendments, geography, etc.).  Then, we will host a mini-quiz bowl tournament to determine team members. Students exhibiting special skill in a particular area that can assist our team will be given first priority for team spots.  

Parents, if you'd like to volunteer to help out, we would LOVE to have you!  Any questions, please ask me!

Quiz Bowl Tournament Dates
6th
(TBD early November typically)

7th/8th
(TBD late November typically)

Chess Tournaments
(pre-registration with Ms. Duncan required)

Springdale Sonora Middle School 
(TBD generally October and February)

Rogers NewTech High School

(TBD generally Novmeber and March)


Scholastic Books
If you are looking to buy books for your child, Scholastic.com has great deals.  If you enter our class code at checkout, L3YDT , we will also earn bonus points to order books for our classroom library.  Which is ALWAYS awesome and super appreciate
d!  

https://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LogonForm