Posted by: aoifelove | January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

Dear Seventh Grade Parents and Students,

Happy New Year!  I hope that this new year will bring you all much love, happiness, smiles, laughter, success, good health, and lots of surprises on a daily basis.    I trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas with your families.  I hope that your children will return to school happy and rested.  On Monday, we will begin a new year in the education of your children.  We have a lot of new and exciting work to study, learn, research, ponder, explore, and discuss before June, 2015.

THANK YOU once again for all the great gifts that you showered upon me and my colleagues for Christmas.  We are indeed very lucky to have such thoughtful and generous parents.  THANK YOU also for your generous donations of food and gifts to our adopted family.  You made their Christmas!  A very special THANK YOU to my homeroom mom, Michelle Acosta, and her team of parents who organized the making of the gingerbread houses.

On Monday, the Seventh Graders will prepare for our field trip to The Getty Center, in Los Angeles.  They be given an introduction to the history and appreciation of art and artists.  Their study of the “History of Art” will continue with me, following our trip to The Getty Center.

This week in literature, the Seventh Graders will continue to read Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren.  In addition to this, they will also work in their grammar and comprehension workbooks.  This week, we will focus on literary terms, journal writing, and their next writing assignment, “Design a Magazine.”

This week in history, the Seventh Graders will prepare for their next History Test of Chapter 17, which will be based on “The Renaissance.”

The homework for this week is as follows:

  • Study spelling/vocabulary of Lesson 10 in Wordly Wise for Thursday, January 15.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 10 of Wordly Wise for Thursday, January 15.
  • Write up the history definitions in Chapter 17.
  • Work on your “Magazine Project.”

Reminders: 1. The Middle School will have a field trip to The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, January 6.  Please bring your permission slip and $5 fee on Monday, January 5, if you haven’t done so already.  The $5 fee is to cover the cost of parking($15), at The Getty Center. The Eighth grade class is covered for drivers, however, the Sixth and Seventh Grade classes still need drivers for this field trip.  If you are available to drive, please contact your homeroom teacher on Monday.  Many, many thanks!  We will depart at 8:00a.m. and return to O.M.M.S. at 5:00p.m.  Each child will need to bring his/her lunch, water, and snacks. Our “Mass” uniform is required for this field trip.

2.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the results of the ITBS Testing, please do not hesitate to contact me and my colleagues, Miss Lida and Ms. Jessica.

3.  On Wednesday, I will send home large envelopes of all the work to date, from the Seventh Graders’ files.  Please sign the envelope, to assure me that you have received the work, and return the empty envelope to me on Thursday.  MANY THANKS!

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead.


Miss Susan