Dear Parents,
Here is the weekly update for February 25-29th. 
-Report cards go home on Monday, March 4th. 
-Student-led conferences will be on Thursday from 4-8pm and Friday from 8-1pm.
-Band Forms are due ASAP for the Kiwanis Music Festival on March 6th. Please email Andrew Bolen if you have any questions.
-Attached below is more information on the fun Casino event that is taking place on March 2nd. It is not a fundraising event, but is instead intended to be a parent social event.

Outdoor Ed. Students/Parents
- Just a reminder to all 6.3/6.4 outdoor ed. students that the bus for Wednesday's trip will leave CSS at 8am and return at 4pm. As such students will need to be dropped off and picked up. 

Students will be completing and submitting their Winter Camp news articles for the Spectrum early this week. They will also begin their novel study and work together to answer the following question: "Was life in ancient Athens fair?" 
We will also have students creating SMART goals for the upcoming term based on some of their reflections about their successes and challenges in term 2. 

To start the week there is a Sky Science quiz Monday. This is an open book quiz in which student may use their notes and any work they have generated to answer questions they help to write. We will also be starting the Evidence and Investigation unit this week. In math there will be a fractions quiz on Wednesday. Students going on the Outdoor Ed. Trip wednesday will write the quiz on Thursday. We will also begin working on problems involving Algebra (patterns and relations), as well as graphing. 

Have a great week, 
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Dear Parents,
We hope you had a fantastic extra long family day weekend. 
Here is the weekly update for February 20-22, 2013. 

- Please return Kiwanis Music Festival field trip forms ASAP. 
- Fun Casino is on March 2nd.  It is not a fundraising event, but is instead intended to be a parent social event.
- Report cards go home on March 4th. 
- Student Led inferences are March 7th, 4-8pm, and March 8th, 8am - 1pm.
- We have made some updates to our class website. We tried to make it a little easier to navigate. Please let us know if you like the changes. 

This week students will compete their Winter Camp news articles for The Spectrum. We will also review the provincial government quizzes and examine how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects our individual and collective rights. Next week we will begin our unit on ancient Athens, as well as begin our novel study. 

We will continue working with fractions. Several videos have been posted on the blog from last Tuesday, Feb. 12th. They are a good resource. We will have a short quiz Friday on comparing, adding, and modelling fractions and mixed numbers. Sky Science wraps up this week. Wednesday morning we are having a visit from an astrophysicist. Students will be involved in writing the quiz and study guide for this unit. Sky Science Quiz will take place early next week. 

Just a reminder that the SETI wrap-up problem and Bird Seed Problems are due Wednesday, Feb. 20th.

Our next unit is Evidence and Investigation. In preparation Mr. Neil and Mr. Cadman are looking for experts in the fields of forensic sciences, criminal investigation, fire investigation, law enforcement, and many others. If you are interested in being a guest speaker, or know someone who might me, please email Mr. Cadman. 

Dear Parents, 
Here is the weekly update for February 4-8, 2013.

- CSS School Wide Science Fair February 6th. Open Viewing is available in the gym from 12:45pm – 3:00pm. Please feel free to drop by any time that is convenient.

-Grade 6 Science open house, February 6th, 1 - 2:15pm in all four grade 6 classrooms. Please feel free to drop by any time that is convenient.
-Please note the Time Change-


This week students will complete their provincial government presentations and they will complete a group assessment.  We will also begin to examine how to write effective news articles and to demonstrate their understanding, students will write a news article about their experience at Winter Camp. A few of these articles will be chosen for The Spectrum. 

Thanks again to all of the parents who volunteered for Winter Camp. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Explorer project presentations will wrap up early this week. The rubric for these projects should come home mid-week. Please sign and return these assessments.
In science we are hoping to wrap up the Sky Science unit in the coming weeks and start on Evidence and Investigation prior to the spring break. 
This week in math we will be focusing on fractions. Students will be starting with manipulatives/tiles and moving towards models and drawing before using fractions in equations. When are able to demonstrate there understanding with fractions we will tackle some larger problems involving fraction operations. 

John Cadman & Jody Pereverzoff
6.3 / 6.4 Teachers
Calgary Science School