Junior High Weekly Update: Oct 9th-13th

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend! The students enjoyed our First Friday REACH assembly focused on Empathy with a guest speaker and furry visitor from the Human Society last Friday. Students also partnered up with students from other classes to trace each other’s shoes and learn something from their perspective.I look forward to meeting with families for the first semester parent-student-teacher conference. It is important that your student also attend the meeting as we will be talking about their NWEA testing results, grades, and discuss any improvements or support that your student can benefit from. Please contact me to sign up for a meeting if you haven’t already!
In English this week students will start our unit on suspense with titles “The Dinner Party”, “A Running Brook of Horror” and “The Lady or the Tiger”. These stories focus on strategies to create suspense in writing and illustrate how to use cliff hangers to make your audience interpret the ending.Students will begin their study of verbs and helping verbs in Grammar and will begin Lesson 4 in their Vocab books. In Life Science, students will begin Chapter 5 “Cell Energy” which will teach students the many processes that cells utilize to create and use energy, such as photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Students will also learn how cells replicate through the process of mitosis. In art students will be drawing their own version of one of the California missions using chalk on black construction paper.
Thank you to all who made it out to movie night and endured the technical difficulties. I have found a solution and future movie nights should run more smoothly! We raised $62 for the Junior High Washington D.C. trip ūüôā
*Important Announcements*
1) School Spirit Week – Oct 9th-13th
School¬†Spirit¬†Week¬†is here! Students can show their¬†school¬†spirit¬†and earn class points for participating in this year’s Dress Up Themes and Games:
                                 Monday: Crazy Hair Day & Tug-of-War vs. the High School @ 1:45pm
                                 Tuesday: Hippy Day
                                 Wednesday: Color Wars = Green & Field Day @ 1:45pm
                                 Thursday: YOUnique Day (What are you passionate about?) 
                                 Friday: Mismatch Day & Sponge Relay/Water Balloon Toss @ 10:45am
Attached is a flyer going into what the TRCS School Spirit Week is all about ūüôā
2) School TShirts/Sweatshirts РOrders Due Oct. 31st
Order forms for the new¬†tshirt¬†and¬†sweatshirt¬†designs went home with students last week. For the first time, students can order t-shirts and sweatshirts in colors other than our school colors of blue and white, check out the new selection! The deadline to order your TRCS school gear is October 31st. Order forms can be turned in to Mrs. Mollett at the office or to your student’s teacher. I have also attached the order form to this email.
3) See’s Candy Fundraiser – Orders Due Oct. 31st
I just sent the students home with the¬†See‘s¬†Candy¬†Fundraising packet with the order form and collection envelope. For the next several weeks TRCS families are invited to help us raise money for field trips and classroom experiences. Please have customers pay at the time of order and make checks out to Three Rivers Charter School.¬†Please turn in the money and forms to your student’s teacher by October 31st. Students earn an osprey buck for every $10 sold and the class who sells the highest dollar amount will get an ice cream party! Attached are images of the instructions, candy selections, and order form. If you need an order form or have any questions please see Ms. Mollett.
4) October Break = No School Oct 16th-20th
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