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.
Please Check Math and Language Arts Links above for more information. Extra READING LOGS are on the forms page.
4th Grade: Reading Log (Always assigned on Tues. and due Fri.)
Occasional Projects (please check the Tuesday Times weekly)
5th Grade: Reading Log
Spelling Contract-practice each night
Daily Math- See math link above
(5th grade has math due each day. Please check agendas.)
6th Grade: Reading Log
Daily Math- See Link Above
(6th grade has math and other assignments due each day. Please check agendas.)
Other Important Papers / Projects due by Friday:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Email Eppie Chung at email@example.com 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.
Hold On Tight, some of the next events in Upper
4/13 Whole School Minicourses
4/13 Genius Hour 1:30-2:30 Last Session
4/17 ⅘ Exploratorium 7:30-3:30
4/19 SBAC Math 11-12:30
4/20 Presentation of Genius Hour 1:30-2:30
4/24 -4/25 SBAC ELA TESTING 9-10:30
4/27 Sports Day, Spirit Day
4/27 Upper Department Mini Courses
5/1 SBAC ELA 11-12:30
5/4 Stem project 1:30-2:30
5/7-5/8 SBAC SCIENCE TEST 5th grade
5/8 PARENT MEETING (FAMILY LIFE Viewing of material) 4-5 in library
5/10 OPEN HOUSE 6-7
5/11 AG Day field trip to MJC Stem project 1:30-2:30
5/14-5/16 Family life in the classroom
5/18-5/23 REading theatre performances
5/23 AUTHOR’S DAY 9:30a.m.
5/24-5/25 4th and 5th Camp of Consequences
5/25 Minimum Day
5/28 NO SCHOOL
5/29-5/31 Minimum Days
5/30 PLAY DAY
5/31 TALENT SHOW