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Weekly Update 01/21 - 01/25

Announcements:
  • No School on Monday, January 21st.  
  • Monday, January 28th is a half-day for conferences.  Conferences on the Secondary campus are by invitation only.  Invitations were sent on 1/14 and sent out by the company, Sign-Up Genius.  
  • Picture day is Wednesday, January 30th.  It will be free dress.  
  • All students need to vote on the kickball shirt for this year.  The Google Form is on Ms. Lovas' Classroom.  As of right now, only 45 of 80 students have voted on the shirt design.  Voting will end on Friday, 1/25 so we can order the shirts.  Thank you. 
 
 
Social Studies Update:
  1. Government Mini-Project due on Tuesday, 1/29
 
Monday 01/21:
 
No School 
 
 
 
Tuesday 01/22 - Friday 01/25 (A):
 
Work on Government Project 
 
 
Homework: None 

Weekly Update 01/14-1/18/19

 
 Announcements:
  • Picture day is Wednesday, January 30th.  It will be free dress.  
 
 
Social Studies Update:
  1. Map of Europe due Tuesday 1/15
  2. Government Mini-Project due on Tuesday, 1/29
 
Monday 01/14:
1st - 3rd periods: Who Rules reading and Power Point 
4th-6th periods: Government Power Point finished 
Homework: Map of Europe due tomorrow 
 
Tuesday 01/15:
***Map of Europe Due***
1st - 3rd periods: Quizlett Live
4th - 6th periods: Who Rules Reading
Homework: None 
 
Wednesday 01/16:
1st - 3rd periods: Start Government mini-project 
4th - 6th periods: Quizlett Live 
Homework: None 
 
Thursday 01/17: 
Government Mini-Project
Homework: None 
 
Friday 01/18 (B):
Government Mini-Project 
Homework: None 

Weekly Update 12/17-12/20

Announcements:

 

1. Last day of 2nd Quarter is Thursday, 12/20.  It is a half-day.  Students will have a holiday surprise that is a NYOS 6th grade tradition.  More information will be sent out with a Sign-Up Genius.  

2.  No backpacks on Thursday.  It is also free dress so students just need to follow dress code.  

 

 

  

Social Studies Update:

***All late and missing work must be turned in by Friday, 12/14 in order to impact 2nd Quarter's average.  Any work given during the last week of the quarter will go on the 3rd Quarter cycle.  ***

 

Weekly Update 12/17 - 12/20

Monday 12/17:

Study for Final Exam on Quizlett

Homework: Study

 

Tuesday and Wednesday 12/18 - 12/19:

Final Exam - two days for extra time

If Final finished early, students will use Chrome Books to study the geography Europe.  

 

Thursday 12/20:

Holiday party, half day 

No backpack, free dress 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update 12/10 - 12/20

Announcements:

1.Progress Reports were sent home on Tuesday, 12/4.  If you did not see your child's progress reports, please contact your child's homeroom teacher.  

2. Ms. Lovas thanks you for the donations! We should be good for a couple months!

3. Last day of 2nd Quarter is Thursday, 12/20.  It is a half-day.  Students will have a holiday surprise that is a NYOS 6th grade tradition.  More information will be sent out with a Sign-Up Genius.  

4. Friday tutorials will be held for the next few Fridays.  Please check your email for requests for your child to attend tutorials.  We will specifically be focusing on students who do not have passing grades or who are missing assignments.  

 

 

  

Social Studies Update:

***All late and missing work must be turned in by Friday, 12/14 in order to impact 2nd Quarter's average.  Any work given during the last week of the quarter will go on the 3rd Quarter cycle.  ***

Homework: None

              

Monday - Wednesday, (12/10 - 12/12)

 Read Bull Run and fill in Character sheets.  

 

 Thursday and Friday, (12/13 and 12/14)

Lesson, games, and Practice on Primary and Secondary Sources

 

*** All late and missing work due today by 12 pm.***

 

Weekly Update 12/17 - 12/20

Monday 12/17:

Study for Final Exam on Quizlett

Homework: Study

 

Tuesday and Wednesday 12/18 - 12/19:

Final Exam - two days for extra time

If Final finished early, students will use Chrome Books to study the geography Europe.  

 

Thursday 12/20:

Holiday party, half day 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update 11/26 - 11/30

Announcements:

1. We have reached the point in the school year where students are struggling to get their work turned in complete and on time.  Please help your child set up healthy work habits by going over the weekly newsletter and asking specifically about the work assigned that week.  Also, if you haven't done this already, please sign up for Parent Portal so that you can see your child's grades.  It is the fastest way to get feedback on their progress.  You can set up guidelines so the website contacts you if an assignment is not turned in or is below a 70%.  We have many students this quarter with failing averages and we need support from home to make sure they are getting their work turned in.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

2. Ms. Brown needs her classroom library books returned!  Thank you!

3. Ms. Lovas' room needs band-aids and feminine hygiene products.  Thank you!

  

Social Studies Update:

Homework: Create a Culture Project due on Wednesday 

 

Monday 11/26 and Tuesday 11/27:

Create a Culture Project 

Homework: Create a Culture Project due on Wednesday 

  

Wednesday 11/28:

Present Create Your Own Culture Project

Homework: None

 

Thursday 11/29:

Lesson on Primary Sources

Homework: None

 

Friday 11/30:

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Play 

Homework: None 

 

 

 

Weekly Update 11/12 - 11/16

  Announcements:

1. We have reached the point in the school year where students are struggling to get their work turned in complete and on time.  Please help your child set up healthy work habits by going over the weekly newsletter and asking specifically about the work assigned that week.  Also, if you haven't done this already, please sign up for Parent Portal so that you can see your child's grades.  It is the fastest way to get feedback on their progress.  You can set up guidelines so the website contacts you if an assignment is not turned in or is below a 70%.  We have many students this quarter with failing averages and we need support from home to make sure they are getting their work turned in.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

2. Ms. Brown needs her classroom library books returned!  Thank you!

3. Ms. Lovas' room needs band-aids.  Thank you!

  

Social Studies Update:

Homework:

1. "The Religion of Sikhism" reading due on Monday, 11/12.  

2. Time Line Project due on Tuesday, 11/13.

 

Monday 11/12:

Finish Time Line Project from last week

Homework: Time Line project due tomorrow 

 

Tuesday 11/13:

Time Line Projects due!

Ancient Civilizations and Read Westlandia

Homework: None 

 

Wednesday - Friday "A" Day ,  11/14 - 11/16:

Create Your Own Culture Posters

Due end of class on Friday

 

 

 

Weekly Update 11/5 - 11/9

1.  Diversity Fair Thursday, November 8th, 2018.

The event is taking place at our secondary school campus (12301 North Lamar Blvd.) from 6-8 pm.  Student attendance will get them extra credit in Social Studies!

 2.  Ten Pen Pals Needed!  Anyone interested in writing letters to another student in a school in Africa, please contact Ms. Lovas.  

3.  We have reached the point in the school year where students are struggling to get their work turned in complete and on time.  Please help your child set up healthy work habits by going over the weekly newsletter and asking specifically about the work assigned that week.  Also, if you haven't done this already, please sign up for Parent Portal so that you can see your child's grades.  It is the fastest way to get feedback on their progress.  You can set up guidelines so the website contacts you if an assignment is not turned in or is below a 70%.  We have many students this quarter with failing averages and we need support from home to make sure they are getting their work turned in.  Thank you for your attention to this matter. 

4.  Friday, November 9th is the ELA Benchmark.  

5. Ms. Brown needs her classroom library books returned!  Thank you!

6.  Ms. Lovas' room needs band-aids.  Thank you!

 

 

 

Social Studies Update:

Homework:

1. "The Religion of Sikhism" reading due on Monday 11/12.  Students must read for comprehension and include annotations (40% of their grade).  

2. 4th and 6th Period Social Studies Students: Physical Map of Mediterranean is due on Monday, 11/12.  

 

Monday 11/05:

How to read timelines

 

Tuesday 11/06:

Timelines continued: how to use math to find elapsed years and centuries

Game

 

Wednesday 11/07:

Quiz on timelines

Timeline Poster project 

 

Thursday 11/08:

Timeline Poster project 

 

Friday 11/09:

ELA Benchmark 

Homework: Reading on Sikhism due on Monday 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update 10/29 - 11/02

1.  Diversity Fair Thursday, November 8th, 2018.

The event is taking place at our secondary school campus (12301 North Lamar Blvd.) from 6-8pm.  Student attendance will get them extra credit in Social Studies!


We also are in need of students and/or their families who are willing to teach 5 - 7-minute rotations about their cultural backgrounds. 

 

This year we would like to focus on the art of cultures (music, dance and artistry).  

 

The structure for the evening:   Students and families will travel from room to room to learn about different cultures in the beginning.  During this time, families are welcome to visit the vendors.  We just started sending out requests for vendors to join, so I am not sure how many we will have.

 

  •   The tours are taking place from 6-7:15.  The idea is that in order for you to sample the food dishes, you would have to participate in the learning at the educational rotations. The tours would be about 7-10  minutes at a time, for about 5 rotations.  We will time them so that each rotation is starting and ending at the same time. 

 

  •  7:15-7:30 - Is a pit stop on the white top.  This is where everyone transitions to vendor booths, music, and mingling before the performances in the gym. 

 

  • 7:30 will start the finale that is a fashion show/performances related to different continents and subcultures. 

 

Below is the link to the presenter application. Please share this link to students and families that are interested in teaching about their culture. And feel free to fill it out as well if you are interested in teaching about your culture. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfA34Cdlj5q7_jyRK0jvlQz_SHaHqr1Pmo8oB8v1N_lgRuK3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

2. Thank you for the donated supplies!  We should be good till next semester!  

3.  Ten Pen Pals Needed!  Anyone interested in writing letters to another student in a school in Africa, please contact Ms. Lovas.  

 4.  Halloween is on Wednesday.  Students must come in uniform.  Please do not allow your child to bring candy to school.  Any candy brought with the intention of eating in class will be thrown out.  Also please have your child go to bed at a reasonable hour. School is hard enough without being excessively tired and coming off a sugar rush.  Thanks for your understanding! 

5. MISSING ESSAY FOR SOCIAL STUDIES: Essays for our project were to be submitted on Google Classroom this past Friday.  As of Sunday morning, 29 out of 80 students did not submit their essay.  Emailing or "Sharing" the essay with Ms. Lovas does not count, since ownership of the document does not change.  This means that students could still be editing their paper giving them an unfair advantage over other students. Please double check that you submitted your essay on Google Classroom.  We spent a week of class time on this essay, so it will be a major grade for this quarter.  

 

6. With the enrollment deadline quickly approaching, I wanted to reach out as a reminder to you and your child of our 2020 STEM Tour to San Francisco!  The Fall enrollment window will close November 2nd at midnight. Secure your spot today to ensure the lowest monthly price.

 To enroll, visit our Tour Website: www.efexploreamerica.com/2188485JY.

 

 

 

 

Social Studies Update:

Homework: "The Origins of World Religions" reading due on Thursday.  Students must read for comprehension and include annotations (40% if their grade).  

 

Monday 10/29 and Tuesday 10/30:

Students will present their projects to the class.

 

Wednesday 10/31 and Thursday 11/01:

Power Point on World Religions

Homework: Religion reading due on Thursday 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Update 10/22 - 10/26

 
 
 
 
 
1. A big thank you to the parents who attended the field trip to the UT Performing Arts Center to observe the Ragamala Youth Dance Company, a South Indian dance troupe.  We couldn't have done it without you!

 

 2. Diversity Fair Thursday, November 8th, 2018.

The event is taking place at our secondary school campus (12301 North Lamar Blvd.) from 6-8pm.  Student attendance will get them extra credit in Social Studies!


We also are in need of students and/or their families who are willing to teach 5 - 7-minute rotations about their cultural backgrounds. 

 

This year we would like to focus on the art of cultures (music, dance and artistry).  

 

The structure for the evening:   Students and families will travel from room to room to learn about different cultures in the beginning.  During this time, families are welcome to visit the vendors.  We just started sending out requests for vendors to join, so I am not sure how many we will have.

 

  •   The tours are taking place from 6-7:15.  The idea is that in order for you to sample the food dishes, you would have to participate in the learning at the educational rotations. The tours would be about 7-10  minutes at a time, for about 5 rotations.  We will time them so that each rotation is starting and ending at the same time. 

 

  •  7:15-7:30 - Is a pit stop on the white top.  This is where everyone transitions to vendor booths, music, and mingling before the performances in the gym. 

 

  • 7:30 will start the finale that is a fashion show/performances related to different continents and subcultures. 

 

Below is the link to the presenter application. Please share this link to students and families that are interested in teaching about their culture. And feel free to fill it out as well if you are interested in teaching about your culture. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfA34Cdlj5q7_jyRK0jvlQz_SHaHqr1Pmo8oB8v1N_lgRuK3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

3. San Francisco STEM Field Trip, Summer 2020

Your child has been invited to attend our class STEM trip to San Francisco in, 2020! Ms. Lovas will be hosting an enrollment meeting to discuss our itinerary, inclusions and price and how you can secure your spot on tour.

  

MEETING DETAILS

NYOS Charter School

Classroom #115 Building A

Thursday October 25th at 6PM

 

 

 

  

4. Thank you for the donated supplies!  We should be good till next semester!  

6.  Ten Pen Pals Needed!  Anyone interested in writing letters to another student in a school in Africa, please contact Ms. Lovas.  

 

Social Studies Update:

Monday - Friday 

Culture and Society Essay

Students need to research on art piece from their selected country and write an essay over it.  Monday and Tuesday will be dedicated to writing the rough draft.   Wednesday and Thursday will be for editing.  Essay is due on Friday and will be submitted digitally and Google Classroom.   As a reminder, the art project portion is being done at home.  Students can create visual art, music, dance, drama, sculpture, or literature.  The piece they pick needs to be able to answer the following three requirements:

1 - What is the history of the art piece?

2- What is the theme of the art piece? What is the message the artist is trying to show you?

3- How does the art piece relate to its culture?  Is it religious? A result of conflict? etc.

Homework:

Art Project due on 10/25

Essay due on 10/26

 

***Friday is career day.  There will still be classes but they will be shortened.  

 

 

 

Weekly Update 10/15 - 10/19

1. MS Boy's Basketball 
 Try-outs will be held on October 16th, and October 18th, here at the Lamar gym 5:30PM-7:00PM.  
 
Before students can try-out they must have the following three items turned in to Shawn Treston.  
 
1. All students must have a physical and turn in this physical form prior to tryouts. Students cannot tryout without a physical.
2. Complete the Basketball Registration Form. Do not pay the sports fee until you've learned if your student has made the team. 
 
2. Jag Fest 2018 is around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know:

PRE-PURCHASE WRISTBANDS

Did you know that you can pre-purchase wristbands for Jag Fest 2018? Bypass lines and get to the fun quicker! Activities include: haunted house, games,


START BIDDING ON ITEMS

The auction is live! Items include:

  • Gift cards to your favorite Austin restaurants and stores (Mighty Fine, InStep, Chuys)

  • Baskets full of goodies from Terra Toys, art supplies, Disney, scrapbook supplies, chocolate, “geek goods,” fun stuff from 80’s, great outdoors, coffee.

  • Experiences: Sea World Tickets, Surfing at NLand Surf Park, Private Bat Watching Cruises, Bowling, Ziplining, Wine Tasting and Disc Golf, and Texas State Aquarium  


Register now and start bidding on items. (Or buy it now!) Share with family/friends and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!


BRING YOUR TALENT

Entertainers are still needed for the festival - contact Noelle at Noelle Peschka noellepeschka@gmail.com if you want to perform.


VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Get credit toward your 20 volunteer hours by signing up to help with setup Jag Fest or booth staff. Sign up here
 
3. Picture Retakes: Wednesday, October 24th.  It is not a free dress day so students will need to change back into uniform. 
 
4. Field trip to UT, Thursday, October 18th.  

 

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the sixth grade will be attending a field trip to the UT Performing Arts Center to observe the Ragamala Youth Dance Company, a South Indian dance troupe. They will also visit the Blanton Museum to view The Making of Africa Exhibit and also visit the Harry Ransom Center to view the Gutenberg Bible and first photograph. Students will also participate in a scavenger hunt on UT’s campus.

The cost of the field trip will be $5 for students, and $9 for chaperones to cover the price of museum admission.  Additionally, students will need to bring a sack lunch.

We will be departing from NYOS at 9:00 am and will be returning by 3:30 pm. We will eat lunch on the UT Campus.

Because of limited space on this bus, we are asking for 10-14 parents to participate as chaperones who can also transport students.

 

Middle School Dance and Costume Party, Friday October 26th from 6 to 9 pm in Lamar Campus Gym.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Ticket purchase includes a desert bar, snacks, and punch.  Pizza will be available for purchase.  

 

 Diversity Fair Thursday, November 8th, 2018.

The event is taking place at our secondary school campus (12301 North Lamar Blvd.) from 6-8pm.  Student attendance will get them extra credit in Social Studies!


We also are in need of students and/or their families who are willing to teach 5 - 7-minute rotations about their cultural backgrounds. 

 

This year we would like to focus on the art of cultures (music, dance and artistry).  

 

The structure for the evening:   Students and families will travel from room to room to learn about different cultures in the beginning.  During this time, families are welcome to visit the vendors.  We just started sending out requests for vendors to join, so I am not sure how many we will have.

 

  •   The tours are taking place from 6-7:15.  The idea is that in order for you to sample the food dishes, you would have to participate in the learning at the educational rotations. The tours would be about 7-10  minutes at a time, for about 5 rotations.  We will time them so that each rotation is starting and ending at the same time. 

 

  •  7:15-7:30 - Is a pit stop on the white top.  This is where everyone transitions to vendor booths, music, and mingling before the performances in the gym. 

 

  • 7:30 will start the finale that is a fashion show/performances related to different continents and subcultures. 

 

Below is the link to the presenter application. Please share this link to students and families that are interested in teaching about their culture. And feel free to fill it out as well if you are interested in teaching about your culture. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfA34Cdlj5q7_jyRK0jvlQz_SHaHqr1Pmo8oB8v1N_lgRuK3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

San Francisco Field Trip, Summer 2020

Your child has been invited to attend our class STEM trip to San Francisco in, 2020!

Ms. Lovas will be hosting an enrollment meeting to discuss our itinerary, inclusions and price and how you can secure your spot on tour.

 

 

 

MEETING DETAILS

NYOS Charter School

Classroom #115 Building A

Thursday October 25th at 6PM

 

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Supplies needed! 

  • All six grade teachers are almost out of paper towels
  • Ms Lovas needs packages of black pens and packages of blue pens.
  • Ms. Holton and Ms. Brown need Clorox Wipes 
  • Ms. Holton has requested healthy snacks, specifically apples
 
 

Thanks you!  

 

Social Studies Update:

Monday - Wednesday, Friday :

Work on our Culture and Society Group Project 

Homework: Map due on 10/17 and Art Project due on 10/25

 

Thursday: Field trip to UT 

Announcements

Annoucements:
 
1. Tuesday, October 9th: Chipotle Fund Raiser (Parmer and Metric Location, 4 to 8pm).  Please help support the Middle School students who are attending the Boston/NY Field Trip.  My goal is to get this trip affordable for all students to attend.  Please help us reach our goal by sharing this event with coworkers and family!  Thank you!

Weekly Update

Announcements: 
 
 
  • All late and missing work due by Friday, September 14th!  All work done during the last week of the Quarter will be on 2nd Quarter's reporting period, not first.  This policy is to insure that your child's grade reflects their knowledge of the content, not whether the work was turned in on time and graded by me.  This also allows for students who are absent to receive a grade and not and incomplete.  Please email alovas@nyos.org if you have any questions. 
  • Thursday is a full day.  However we will have presentations in the afternoon.  We will have 4th-6th period classes in the morning.  We will follow a modified "B" day schedule. 
  • Mix-it-up on Friday 9/21: No backpacks! This semester's mix it up will be like a field day. Wear comfortable clothes.

     

  
 
  • Jag Fest sign-ups are open!   Claim your spot today!

     
    What is NYOS Jag Fest?
    Jag Fest is an annual fundraiser led by NYOS families and the PTA. There will be food, games, activities, and more for all ages to enjoy. The revenue from this fundraiser supports our PTA programs. Our goal is for every NYOS employee, student, and family to feel an integral part of this annual event. All families are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.
     
    For more information, please send an email to nyosjagfest@gmail.com.

     

 
 
 
Weekly Update for 9/17 - 9/21:
1.  Map of South America due on Thursday
2. NO READING ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK.  You are welcome.  
 
***All grades from this week will be on 2nd Quarter Report cards, not first.  ***
 
 
Monday 9/17:
1-3rd:
Go over study guide, work on map of South America
4th-6th:
Study Guide for Final Exam
Quizlet
Homework: Study Guide
 
Tuesday 09/18:
1-3rd:
Start Final Exam
4-6th:
Go over study guide
Map of S. America
Homework: Study for final
 
Wednesday 09/19:
Final Exam, work on map of South America 
Homework: weekly homework due
 
Thursday 09/20: "B" day 
4-6th:
Finish Final Exam, work on map of South America
Homework: Map of South America due 
 
Friday 09/21:
Mix it up!
No backpacks
 
 

Weekly Update 9/10 - 9/14

Announcements: 
 
 
  • All late and missing work due by Friday, September 14th!  All work done during the last week of the Quarter will be on 2nd Quarter's reporting period, not first.  This policy is to insure that your child's grade reflects their knowledge of the content, not whether the work was turned in on time and graded by me.  This also allows for students who are absent to receive a grade and not and incomplete.  Please email alovas@nyos.org if you have any questions. 
  • Mix-it-up on Friday 9/21: No backpacks! This semester's mix it up will be like a field day. Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Book Orders due to Ms. Lovas by Friday, Sept. 14th. 

    To order online:

    1. Sign in:
      1. Have an account: Scholastic.com/bookclubs
      2. New to book Clubs: scholastic.com/newparent
    2. Connect to Ms. Lovas by using the Class Code: RRG3Q
  
  • Boston/NY FT Club: we will start meeting in Ms. Lovas' room on Thursdays during lunch/recess to plan our fundraisers.  
 
 
  • Boston and New York Middle School Field Trip Info:
To enroll online, use the Tour Website link: www.efexploreamerica.com/2149543ua or call Customer Support at 888-333-9756 (open Monday – Friday, 8-4:30 pm CST).

Looking forward to having you join us in New York City and Boston! Please email me at alovas@nyos.org with any questions or comments.
 
 
  • Jag Fest sign-ups are open!   Claim your spot today!

     
    What is NYOS Jag Fest?
    Jag Fest is an annual fundraiser led by NYOS families and the PTA. There will be food, games, activities, and more for all ages to enjoy. The revenue from this fundraiser supports our PTA programs. Our goal is for every NYOS employee, student, and family to feel an integral part of this annual event. All families are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.
     
    For more information, please send an email to nyosjagfest@gmail.com.

     

 
 
Social Studies Update 09/10-9/14:
 
Homework for this week:
  1. Human Geography of North America reading due on Thursday 
  2. Map of North America due for 4th/6th period on Thursday 
 
 
Monday 09/10 and Tuesday 09/11:
Population and Settlement PowerPoint
Population and Settlement Vocabulary  
 
Homework: None
 
  
Wednesday 09/12:
Migration and Urbanization Reading  
Homework: None
 
 
 
Thursday 09/06:
*Map of the World due for 4th/6th period students 
*Human Geography of North America Reading due 
How to read a population map
Homework: None
 
 
 
Friday 09/07, "B" Day:
Landform and Latitude/longitude games
Homework: None
 
Weekly Update for 9/17 - 9/21:
1. Weekly Reading: Animals of North America due on Thursday
2. Map of South America due on Thursday
 
***All grades from this week will be on 2nd Quarter Report cards, not first.  ***
 
 
Monday 9/17:
Study Guide for Final Exam
Homework: Study Guide
 
Tuesday 09/18:
Go over study guide
Map of S. America
Homework: Study for final
 
Wednesday 09/19:
Final Exam
Homework: weekly homework due
 
Thursday 09/20:
Final Exam
Map of South America
 
Friday 09/21:
Mix it up!
No backpacks
 
 

Weekly Update 09/03 - 09/07

Announcements: 
 
  •  No school on Monday, September 3rd!   
 
 
  • Book Orders due to Ms. Lovas by Friday, Sept. 14th. 

    To order online:

    1. Sign in:
      1. Have an account: Scholastic.com/bookclubs
      2. New to book Clubs: scholastic.com/newparent
    2. Connect to Ms. Lovas by using the Class Code: RRG3Q
  
  • Boston/NY FT Club: we will start meeting in Ms. Lovas' room on Thursdays during lunch/recess to plan our fundraisers.  
 
 
  • Boston and New York Middle School Field Trip Info:

A reminder that the enrollment window will close Friday, August 31st at midnight, and the cost of the tour is subject to increase. Please act quickly to reserve your spot since we are limiting the tour to 40 students. To enroll online, use the Tour Website link: www.efexploreamerica.com/2149543ua or call Customer Support at 888-333-9756 (open Monday – Friday, 8-4:30 pm CST).

Looking forward to having you join us in New York City and Boston! Please email me at alovas@nyos.org with any questions or comments.
 
 
  • Jag Fest sign-ups are open!   Claim your spot today!

     
    What is NYOS Jag Fest?
    Jag Fest is an annual fundraiser led by NYOS families and the PTA. There will be food, games, activities, and more for all ages to enjoy. The revenue from this fundraiser supports our PTA programs. Our goal is for every NYOS employee, student, and family to feel an integral part of this annual event. All families are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.
     
    For more information, please send an email to nyosjagfest@gmail.com.

     

 
 
Social Studies Update 09/03 - 09/07:
 
Homework for this week:
  1. Physical Geography of North America reading due on Thursday 
  2. Map of North America due for 1-3rd period on Thursday 
 
 
Monday 09/03
 
No school
 
 
Tuesday 09/04:
Distribute reading on Physical Geography of North America 
5 Themes of Geography Notes 
Homework: Physical Geography Reading (due Thursday ) 
 
  
Wednesday 09/05:
Geographers Study Human and Physical Location map work  
Homework: Map of the World for "B" day students 
 
 
 
Thursday 09/06:
Map of the World due for 1-3rd period students 
Physical Regions Reading due 
 
Regions: physical, political, culture, and formal
Homework: None
 
 
 
Friday 09/07, "B" Day:
Map of North America 
Homework: Map of North America, due on Thursday (09/13) 

Weekly Update 08/27 - 08/31

Announcements: 
  • Progress Reports went home on 8/22.  Please sign and return the parent sheet and return to homeroom teacher.  You may keep the progress reports.  
 
  • Picture day is August 29th.  It will be a free dress day. 
 
  • College Fair Thursday, August 30, 4:30pm Lamar - All Grades Welcome!
    In addition to the Senior Orientation next Thursday, August 30 at 5:30pm, NYOS Secondary is hosting a College Fair beginning at 4:30pm. This portion of the evening is open to all grade levels. Colleges to attend include UT Austin, Southwestern, Concordia, ACC and St. Edwards. There will also be recruitment materials from Trinity University, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, and Texas Lutheran University. Come one, come all!
 
  •  
    No school on Monday, September 3rd!   
 
  • Parent Portal ID information went home recently.  This access allows you to monitor tardies, absences, and grades.  You can set alerts to get emails if your child doesn't turn in an assignment or doesn't pass an assignment.  It is very helpful for sixth graders to get parent support since it is challenging for them to stay organized with all the content and homework.  Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you need a digital copy of the form.
 
  • Boston/NY FT Club: we will start meeting in Ms. Lovas' room on Thursdays during lunch/recess to plan our fundraisers.  
 
  • Boston and New York Middle School Field Trip Info:
I am excited and pleased to see many already enrolled!

For those who were not able to make it to the parent meeting, I have included a link to our tour website at the bottom where you can find all the information we covered last night including the tour itinerary, tour inclusions, safety information and more. 

A reminder that the enrollment window will close Friday, August 31st at midnight, and the cost of the tour is subject to increase. Please act quickly to reserve your spot since we are limiting the tour to 40 students. To enroll online, use the Tour Website link: www.efexploreamerica.com/2149543ua or call Customer Support at 888-333-9756 (open Monday – Friday8-4:30 pm CST).

Looking forward to having you join us in New York City and Boston! Please email me at alovas@nyos.org with any questions or comments.
 
 
  • Jag Fest will be October 20th ~ 12pm to 3pm ~ Kramer Campus. Attached is a flyer with some details on the Jag Fest. Anyone interested in volunteering, please email nyosjagfest@gmail.com.  

 
 
Social Studies Update 08/27 - 08/31:
 
Homework for this week:
  1. Nile River Reading (due Wednesday) 
  2. Map of Continents and Oceans (due Thursday for 4th/6th period only)
 
 
Monday 08/27:
Reading on the Nile River that is due on Wednesday at the start of class.  
Power Point on Rivers
Homework: Nile River (due Wednesday)
 
 
Tuesday 08/28:
Do Now: Rivers
Power Point on Natural Resources
Homework: Nile River (due tomorrow) 
 
  
Wednesday 08/29:
Do Now: Natural Resources
How to read a Circle Graph  
Homework: Map of the World for "B" day students 
 
 
 
Thursday 08/30:
Map of the World due for 4th/6th period students 
DO NOW: Circle Graph 
Transportation and Trade in the United States 
Homework: whatever isn't finished in class
 
 
 
Friday 08/31, "A" Day:
Map of North America 
Homework: Map of North America, due on Thursday (09/06)