Wow! This last week flew by!
What a great week we had at Creekside Middle School. In my classes, students are learning about goal setting, growth vs. fixed mindsets, learning profiles, classroom culture and respect, and team building. Next week students will dive into the math and science curriculum.
Shout out to Amy Rosen, Liz Moriel, Allyson Schreiber and Steve Mollin for the generous donations selected from my amazon classroom wishlist. I am extremely grateful, as are the students! Also, thank you to all families for the classroom/student supplies; Gretchen and I are well stocked for the school year.
We have field trips and important dates coming up! Please mark your calendars.
Shirley Canyon Hike. Wednesday of next week, 7th and 8th-grades will be hiking Shirley Canyon. Please remind students to dress appropriately for hiking, including proper footwear, and bring a water bottle, lunch, and small backpack to carry it in. Things like hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also a good idea.
Field trip! We have an upcoming field trip for 7th and 8th-grades on September 18th to Project Discovery. This is a leadership challenge program designed to help students with communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Ms. Gretchen has done their program several times in the past, and it is an excellent experience that truly brings out the best in the students. Please be aware that is a long day (leaving school at 8:00 and returning at 5:00), and we are in need of parent drivers! Please let me or Ms. Gretchen know if you can drive and how many students you have space for in your car. Also, if you have not had fingerprinting done with us before, you will need to do that ASAP before you can chaperone. You can pick up the fingerprinting form from Lynn in the office.
Pizza Thursdays. Sign up now for fall semester on the PTO website, http://creeksidepto.org Your child will get pizza served at lunch every Thursday.
Open House. Please join us on Sept. 11, 5:30-7:00 for our Open House. There will be a lot of important information, and it is mandatory for at least one parent.
Picture Day. Our school picture day is Tuesday, June 12. Please let me know if you did not get an envelope for ordering.
And the following information comes to you from our awesome Middle School Enrichment Team:
Middle School Enrichment begins September 8th!
We have an exciting program shaping up for our kids available Fridays this fall, starting Friday, September 8th. Our season kicks off with a day of Rock Climbing and Meditation on Donner Summit. We will text and email details to parents who sign up HERE on or before September 5th.
Other outdoor field trips include Mountain Biking, BMX and Bike Park Volunteer Maintenance, and a special Kayaking / History tour on Lake Tahoe. Six Fridays will be based out of the Truckee Rec Center with age - appropriate programming in Music, 3D-Art, Rock Climbing, Swimming and Community Service Leadership.
Details and waivers will go out to parents who sign up HERE on or before September 5th.
This is going to be a wonderful year!
Welcome to my class website. I teach middle school math, science, and art. Here you will find important information, weekly updates, resources, and class photos. I live in North Lake Tahoe and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. My dog Bear joins me on all my adventures and often visits the classroom. Bear is currently training to become a therapy dog!