Parker Weekly News

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Evaluation Form for our school year!  Thank you for your feedback! 

Field trip pictures taken by Joey


Wow!  Our final newsletter!  Where has the year gone?
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed this beautiful weather!
* Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep tonight to be ready for the Science test tomorrow!
* Wear tennis shoes on Tuesday for Field Day, no flip flops or sandals.  Bring or apply sunscreen before school.  
* Make sure all charges have been taken care of by tomorrow morning so your child can get a yearbook!
* Our quote this week is from Dr. Seuss, "You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
* Our hawk visit last week was amazing and we learned so much from the falconer who brought them!  What a great way to wrap up Frightful's Mountain.  
* By request, we will do a final Show and Tell on Wednesday.  Your child can bring any item that will fit in their locker to show the class.  
* Visit the new summer link on our website for some ideas for summer reading and writing.  Up to 2 years of reading progress can be lost just in the 2 months of summer if your child does not make reading part of their routine.  There are also some great writing sites to check out as well.
* Thank you to everyone who stayed up-to-date with newsletters, lesson plans, etc. all year.  I have tried hard to keep you informed, 6th grade is tough enough without being in the dark about what is going on academically with your child.  Each year I ask for feedback about the school year, what went well, what could have been better, etc.  This year has been an especially challenging one with multiple behavior issues and I am constantly second-guessing myself about ways I handle those challenges as well as just day-to-day teaching.  If you would be willing to fill out a quick evaluation for me I would appreciate any feedback you can give, my goal is to be a better teacher every year than I was the year before. Click here for the link to the evaluation form.  I will also put it on my webpage, you can print it off and fill it out or just make a copy of it, type into it and share it back with me.  (I would love for you to fill it out with your child so they can give feedback as well!)

It always seems impossible until it is done. 
-Nelson Mandela
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
-Helen Keller
Listen to many, speak to a few.
-William Shakespeare

Thank you for a year full of learning and leading! 
Please remember that school is not over yet and we still have learning to be done. We will finish up our mini-projects on Fermi questions and/or co-ordinate grids. If time permits we will do another mini-project.
Our homeroom will start cleaning out lockers on Monday by taking a few things home each day so by Wednesday the lockers will be empty.

Let's have a great last week of school! 

I am expecting students to do well on the NCFE science test. They worked hard this half of the year and I enjoyed teaching them.

This week we will finish out the year mainly looking at more space topics. They should bring in a toilet paper or paper towel roll on Monday to make a launch pad for "rockets".

Team news:
* Ameya and Pearl's hair looks great!
* Congratulations to Heidi for competing in the Murph Challenge last weekend!
* Daniel and Logan's haircuts look great!
* We love Selvin's new shoes!
* We will miss Shawn and hope he does well in Oklahoma!
* Thank you to Evan, Selvin and Josue for being so helpful on testing mornings!
* We are glad that Walker's brother is ok after his skateboard accident!
* We wish Boston good luck at his hockey tournament!
* Great job to Zackary for taking advantage of the extended day last week!
* We hope Alondra had a great time in Florida!
* Good luck to Jose as he starts karate lessons!
* Thank you to Lacey, Miguel, Mo, Catelyn. Brantley, Emma Kate, Ella, Gabi, Jianna, Finn, and Natalie L. for being awesome locker helpers for rising 6th graders!
* Mo will be getting braces soon!
* We are so proud of Isabel for helping her mom learn English!
* Congratulations to Gabi for being a Step Up student last week!
* We hope Joey had a great time kayaking in Georgia over the weekend!

Summer birthdays:
1st- Ian
7th- Zackary
8th- Christian
9th- Zarek
19th- Monserrat
26th- Christopher Malachowski
1st- Moksh
3rd- Natali R.
9th- Isabel, Natalie L.
11th- Selvin
17th- Jessica
24th- Tyler
​25th- Lacey
27th- Collin
31st- Markel
3rd- Sam
4th- Jamari, Albena
8th- Annette, David
12th- Nevaeh
15th- Daniel
19th- Kaiya
24th- Stacey​

​Other important dates:
5th- NCFE Science test
       Yearbooks are handed out
6th- Field Day 12:00-2:00
7th- School of Hard Knocks
8th- Yearbook signing 11:00-11:45
       LEAD Social 1:30
9th- Awards Ceremony 8:30
       Last day of school
       Early release (Mrs. Parker leaving at 12:00 to take daughter to graduation practice! Students will be divided among classes for dismissal.)

It has been an honor to teach your child! Have a great week and a wonderful and safe summer!