Junior High Weekly Update: Dec 11th-15th

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend! I am still in need of progress reports to be signed and turned in, please check with your student if you haven’t seen one yet! Students will be receiving the last progress reports of the first semester when we return to school in January. Students are encouraged to work on any missing assignments over the break to improve their grades before report cards come out at the end of the semester (January 26th).
In English this week students will continue writing their NaNoWriMo novels. This is the final week of novel writing! The deadline for the novels is December 15th. Students will be lerning how to diagram sentences In Grammar and finish Lesson 7 in Vocab with a test on Thursday. In Life Science, students will finish Chapter 8 with The Battle of the Beaks lab which focuses on adaptations and take the test on Thursday. In art students will do an outdoor landscape sketch and then use watercolor to enhance the piece. In PE students have finished the unit of flag football and will begin the new unit on hockey. A parent has also volunteered to come in to the class twice a week and teach dance!
The class has earned their first popcorn party of the year by exhibiting good behavior and exemplifying the REACH goals as a group. The feature presentation will be “The Labrinyth” (PG). The popcorn party will take place from 10:00am-11:45am this Friday. Students are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to share. I will provide caramel corn 🙂
*Important Announcements*
1) Canned Food Drive – Deadline Thursday, Dec 14th
The TRCS Student Council has organized a school-wide canned food drive. Students are asked to bring in canned food and boxed dry food like pasta, please no plastic wrapped food. Don’t forget to check the expiration date on all food items!
2) Winter Dance – Friday, Dec 15th 6pm-8pm
The TRCS High School and Junior High students are invited to attend the Winter Dance Friday, December 15th from 6pm-8pm in Mrs. Tulley’s classroom. Admission to the event is free and students are encouraged to bring finger food snacks to share. This event is completely student driven and junior high students will provide the decorations and music. I will be chaperoning but need at least one more adult to supervise as well. Please let me know if you are able to help me chaperone the dance 🙂 
3) Winter Break = No School Dec 18th – Jan 1st – Happy Holidays!
4) T-Shirt/Sweatshirt Orders – Orders are scheduled to arrive the first week of January.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Samantha Walz

Three Rivers Charter School

1211 Del Mar Drive

Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-1128

REACH: Respect, Empathy, Achievement, Citizenship, Hard Work

Samantha Walz loves teaching junior high students at Three Rivers Charter School, which she has enjoyed doing since 2011. Ms. Walz earned a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies, a teaching credential, and an Individual Subject Matter Authorization in Mathematics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In addition to her classroom adventures, Ms. Walz has taken the lead on Yearbook, Student Council, and educational field trips to Washington, D.C. You will often find her dressed up in amusing costumes for special school events or just because it is Pi day. Outside of TRCS, Ms. Walz likes to kayak, bake (ask for her famous oatmeal cookies or caramel corn) and read