Welcome To the upper departmeNT
This is a great way for students to have a choice about what to read about. Newsela comes up with new articles daily about sports, science, politics, media and kids. Students will need to choose an article and a lexile level. Either of the lower two lexile levels usually work. When they are done they should take a quiz to see how well they understand what they are reading.
Make sure you log off all of the google drive accounts first. Everybodies password is open456
PLEASE GO TO THE SPELLING LINK PAGE ABOVE FOR YOUR CHILD'S SPELLING LIST FOR THE WEEK.
NEWS THIS WEEK
GENIUS HOUR CHOICE: [Click Here for Link to Form]
FOP EVENT PHOTOS / MEMORY BOOKS: Please share your digital photos for MEMORY BOOK CREATION! You may share through google drive with email@example.com. Email Eppie Chung at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
MINI COURSES: Please think about teaching a course at some point this year. It is a wonderful opportunity to work with students from across Upper Department
PARENT SURVEY: Please take a moment to complete the following form so we can gather relevant contact information from all parents and keep you informed! Click on link to complete:
Parents lead Mini-Courses from 1:30 to 2:30 one Friday each month. In the past we've had classes such as sports like volleyball and basketball, lots of crafts, sewing, poetry writing, beading, yoga, cooking, arcade building, computers, scientific discoveries, first aid, Spanish, and one-minute mysteries, just to mention a few. Mini-courses are a great way for parents to show a talent or teach a new skill. (Some parents come every month!) and it's a whole lot of fun!
The FIRST Mini-Course date is Friday, August 25. Sign-ups for Mini Courses will go out in the Tuesday Folder on the bottom of the Tuesday Times each week Starting: August 9th. Have your child bring these sign-up slips to their teacher by Thursday the week of Mini Courses.
The "Founding Parents" of Open Plan established a guideline of ONE HOUR of volunteer time PER WEEK per child of parent participation for each family and $130 per child to help fund the variety of field trips and experiences offered at FOP to enrich student learning. These are essential to the success of Open Plan! Complete and return your Parent Participation Form as soon as possible and pay your FOP parent fund drive obligation online:
JOIN THE REMIND GROUP! We are excited to use a school-wide system that will allow Teachers to send messages to families within their departments. Your cell number will remain private. You will NOT receive SPAM messages. It will be used primarily for last minute announcements and important information (Tie Dye and Tuesday Times are still the first lines of communication, but the texting system will supplement those things in a useful way. This is an OUTGOING only system, not group messaging. You will not be able to reply. This system will ensure ease of communication throughout the year. Please sign up for each grade relevant to your family.
Send a TEXT MESSAGE to the phone number 81010 (this does not look like a typical phone number, but it is a "texting" number). The body of the text should simply be @code. See appropriate codes below. Once you text your code you will receive a confirmation text back that you are now part of the group. You may be asked to reply with your name if you are new to app.
Primary (Kinder/1st grade): @foppr
Middle (2nd/3rd grades): @fopmi
Upper (4th Grade): @fop4th
Upper (5th Grade): @fop5th
Upper (6th Grade): @fop6th
BACK TO SCHOOL:
SUPPLY CHECK LIST FOR BACK TO SCHOOL:
FOR DAILY USE: Pencil pouch or pencil box (with name on it), Sharpened Pencils, White Board Pens, eraseable ink pens (optional), 2” Binder, 5 Spiral bound Notebooks, 2 Composition Books
FOR 6TH GRADE: A binder with pockets and a zipper is a great aid to one of our important goals for the year which is student organization. Please label all personal supplies with your child's name.
AGENDAS are required in class daily for 5th and 6th graders to record their homework. The agendas will be used the 2nd week of school.
1st Minimum Day
3rd Minimum Day
5th Daylight Savings Time Ends
7th Pie and Cookie Dough Pick UP 2:30 - 4:00pm
7th LCAP Meeting - Downey High School
9th Rockin' Jump Play Date 4:00 - 8:00 PM
10th NO School
15th -17th & 20th-21st
Parent/Teacher Conferences & Minimum Days
21st PAG Meeting - 6pm Library
22nd Genre Day #2 & Minimum Day
23rd - 24th NO School
29th Minimum Day
6th Open House for Interested Families 6pm - 7pm
13th Minimum Day
22nd Peace Assembly - Downey HS & Minimum Day
December 25 - January 15 - No School Winter Break