Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of
students and parents.
- Will my child be dissecting anything in science this year?
- Can I still come and join soccer even if I missed the first practice?
- How is my child doing in science?
- What resources are available for test preparation?
- What can I do to help my child learn science concepts?
- Why is soccer only available for seventh and eighth graders this year?
- When are you available for my child to get extra help?
Will my child be dissecting anything in science this year?
Maybe...the only thing that we dissect is a flower, and that will either be in
7th or 8th grade science this year. We will not be doing any animal
dissections at any grade level this year.
Can I still come and join soccer even if I missed the first practice?
Of course! Soccer practice is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
from 3-4 p.m. Anyone in seventh or eighth grader who comes out for soccer will
receive playing time. However, you must come to a practice by the end of the
second full week of school to be on the team..
How is my child doing in science?
Whenever you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at the
school at 465-4561 extension 164. This will get you to my voicemail where you
may leave a message for me. You may also click on the mailboxl icon in the
upper right-hand corner of my homepage to send me an e-mail. You may also
e-mail me directly at email@example.com.
What resources are available for test preparation?
For the Earth Science class, I have ordered and distribute copies of A Brief
Review in Earth Science. This book contains short summary passages and
questions that students can use to help prepare for tests. For general science
students Sciencesaurus by Great Source Education Group is a great reference.
What can I do to help my child learn science concepts?
Flashcards are a great resource for learning science. Science concepts are
usually closely tied to the vocabulary that defines them, and just like
learning a new language, knowing science vocabulary will help your chuld to
more easily learn and excel in the course.
Why is soccer only available for seventh and eighth graders this year?
I have limited the team to seventh and eighth graders at this time due to
numbers. In prior years, I have had up to 44 students came out for soccer
between fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. I am unable to coach a soccer
team that is so large by myself. Also, I had to split the team into two
squads, which really
limited each player's time on the field, and I really want everyone to get
equal playing time as often as possible this season.
When are you available for my child to get extra help?
I am available most days during your child's recess and lunch time
(12:48-1:29), during ninth period when your child has study hall (2:14-2:55)
and after school on most days (3:00-3:55) unless I have a meeting. Simply have
your child touch base with me to be certain that I do not have a meeting or
another commitment so that I may help him or her during some free time.