FINAL WEEKLY UPDATE

  1. SCHOOL LAPTOPS: If you borrowed a school laptop, it’s time to return it to the school! All school devices must be turned in so they can be updated and reset for the next school year! You may drop off your school laptop and charger on Monday, June 14th from 9-1 at the middle school.
  2. SEVENTH GRADE SUMMER READING: Click here for the 7th grade summer reading list!  You will be asked to complete an assignment at the beginning of the year about one of these books. Please email seventh-grade teacher, Mary, with any questions.
  3. UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THE BLOG: This will be our last weekly update for this school year so you may want to go ahead and unsubscribe from the sixth-grade blog. To do so, please click the UNSUBSCRIBE button that the bottom of this email.

We have had a wonderful year and wish you all the best!

Did you borrow a school laptop?

If you borrowed a school laptop, it’s time to return it to the school! All school devices must be turned in so they can be updated and reset for the next school year!

You may drop off student laptops and chargers at the middle school on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday this week during school hours. (8:15-3:00)

You may also drop off your laptop and charger on Monday, June 14th from 9-1 at the middle school.

Please contact your Crew teacher with any questions!

Math EOG Reminders (Don’t forget your calculator!)

  1. The Math EOG is tomorrow! Please arrive between 7:45-8:15 and pick up students between 2:00-2:15. IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT AFTER TESTING, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CREW TEACHER SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

What to bring on Monday, June 7th?

  • CALCULATOR (any calculator with basic functions will be fine)
  • Lunch (There is NO snack so eat a BIG breakfast!)
  • Water bottle
  • Jacket/sweater in case classroom is cold
  • Pencils
  • Reading book
  • SCHOOL DEVICES AND SCHOOL CHARGERS (If you have borrowed one this year, plan on returning it tomorrow!)
  • Students may also bring their yearbooks

IMPORTANT: WEEKLY OVERVIEW AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Weekly Overview: Please check out the last Weekly Overview!
  2. Exploris Family Work Day: There is an Elementary Clean Up Day scheduled for June 5th from 8:30-2:00. All Exploris families are invited. Pizza will be provided!
  3. MATH EOG: The Math EOG is on Monday, June 7th. Please arrive between 7:45-8:15 and pick up students between 2:00-2:15. IF YOU ARE PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT EARLY, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CREW TEACHER SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

What to bring on Monday, June 7th?

  • CALCULATOR (any calculator with basic functions will be fine)
  • Lunch (There is NO snack so eat a BIG breakfast!)
  • Water bottle
  • Jacket/sweater in case classroom is cold
  • Pencils
  • Reading book
  • SCHOOL DEVICES AND SCHOOL CHARGERS (If you have borrowed one this year, plan on returning it on 6/7/21!)
  • Students may also bring their yearbooks

IMPORTANT: Reading EOG is tomorrow, Wednesday, June 2nd!

What to bring on Wednesday, June 2nd?:

  • Lunch (There is NO snack so eat a BIG breakfast!)
  • Water bottle
  • Jacket/sweater in case classroom is cold
  • Pencils
  • Reading book

EOG Reminders:

  • Please arrive on time! Students should be in their classrooms by 8:15.
  • Masks are required! Students must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose.
  • Students cannot wear or use smart watches or devices during testing.
  • Wednesday, June 2nd: Reading EOG
  • Monday, June 7th: Math EOG (please bring a calculator!)

IMPORTANT: End of Grade Testing Reminders

Sixth grade EOGs will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd and Monday, June 7th. These tests are taking place IN PERSON at the school. Arrival time is 7:45-8:15 and students should be picked up between 2:00-2:15. If you are picking up your child immediately after testing, please email your Crew teacher to let them know.

EOG Reminders:

  • Please arrive on time! Students should be in their classrooms by 8:15.
  • Masks are required! Students must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose.
  • Students cannot wear or use smart watches or devices during testing.
  • Wednesday, June 2nd: Reading EOG
  • Monday, June 7th: Math EOG (please bring a calculator!)

What to bring on Wednesday, June 2nd?:

  • Lunch (There is NO snack so eat a BIG breakfast!)
  • Water bottle
  • Jacket/sweater in case classroom is cold
  • Pencils
  • Reading book

What to bring on Monday, June 7th?

  • CALCULATOR (any calculator with basic functions will be fine)
  • Lunch (There is NO snack so eat a BIG breakfast!)
  • Water bottle
  • Jacket/sweater in case classroom is cold
  • Pencils
  • Reading book
  • SCHOOL DEVICES AND SCHOOL CHARGERS (If you have borrowed one this year, plan on returning it on 6/7/21!)

The Neighborhood Ecology Corps (NEC) is looking for students entering grades 6-8 to join the Fall 2021 NEC Cohort!

More about the Neighborhood Ecology Corps

The Neighborhood Ecology Corps is a free after-school program focused on exploring nature and the community in order to develop environmentally literate citizens. With our hybrid learning model, students can expect weekly meetings through a combination of video conferencing and socially distant gatherings at Walnut Creek Wetland Park.

The year begins with a week-long Summer Immersion Camp: an in-person, weeklong day camp August 9-13, 2021 that fosters community within the NEC cohort. Students will form lasting friendships, meet the NEC program instructors, and have fun investigating the outdoors through nature games and interactive team-building activities.

Students will meet weekly from 4-5:30pm, starting the 2nd week of September 2021 and continuing throughout the school year. Students will receive a $200 stipend upon the completion of their first year and may elect to continue into a 2- or 3-year program.

Through the Neighborhood Ecology Corps, students will have the opportunity to engage in: 

  • Outdoor excursions: Students will take field trips to places like local and state parks, museums, and nature preserves
  • Journaling: Students will keep journals throughout the year to record and reflect on their experiences in nature
  • Environmental stewardship: Students will work to protect and improve green spaces in their community by planting trees, gardens, and native plants, participating in stream clean ups, and working on trail restoration
  • Education and career opportunities: Students will meet and network with environmental professionals and local universities to learn about course offerings, internships, college, and career opportunities 

For more information, please contact NEC Program Coordinator Dymond Generette at dymond.generette@raleighnc.gov.