Your support as a parent of a middle school age student is important. Students this age have many activities to schedule. Helping your child plan ahead and plan time wisely is key as school assignments require increased responsibility at home to complete.
HOMEWORK: To track current homework, visit the CALENDAR page for your child's grade. (Menu Bar)
Curriculum: Read Course Descriptions
PARENTS may print a copy of this document and sign it, and your child can receive 5 Extra Credit points in Writing Skills.
(Offer expires: September 30)
Supplementary Reading: This list is provided for parents to be aware of the literature selected for use beyond the textbook itself. During the year we take "Book Breaks" to focus on a novel, short story, or specific genre such as mythology. In most cases a traditional "Book Report" is not used to evaluate the student's reading; students are tested on the material as instructed in class.
PARENTS may print a copy of this list and sign it to show you are aware. Your child will receive 5 Extra Credit points in Literature.(Offer Expires September 30)
Supplementary Reading List for Grade 6-8
Folders: In upper grades I send home student folders every 2-3 weeks with papers to show progress. These are NOT necessarily sent home on Fridays, but as class time allows, and as needed.
Students are expected to return the folder within 2 days, with parent signature on pages. The date the folder was given to the student is always stamped on the record sheet inside the folder.
Student Scrapbooks: The 7th grade has Scrapbooking Day as a homeroom activity 4-5 times a year. Do you have Scrapbooking Skills? I would love to know if you are available to help- one hour of your time, generally on Wednesday mornings, 10:00- 11:20.
Room Parent: A Room Parent Volunteer in appreciated in Grade 7, but not overworked! There are 3 things I ask from our 7th grade Room Parent: Help fill the class birthday box, help prepare one of the games for the Charistmas Party (the students plan the food), and plan an ice cream sundae party in June (you don't have to personally be there, if others are set up to cover it). Other perks are fun, such as freezer pops dropped off on a hot day, and occasionally I will tap into the class email message group through the room parent. Can you help us? Please let me know if you are available.
Binder Set up, Grading system, and Other Dos and Don'ts for Mrs. Stader's class -
You can read about these things on the Parent Letter for New Students posted at the top of this page, or visit FAQs.
Wish List: There are many items we use in the classroom that do not always fit in the school budget. Donations are welcomed at any time!
See Wish List on MENUbar.