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Ecms open house celadon 2010

  1. 1. Open House Ephraim Curtis Middle School 22 Pratts Mill Road Sudbury, MA 01776 978-443-1071 Welcome to the Celadon Team
  2. 2. Who’s Who <ul><li>Mr. Rob MacMurray - ELA and Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Maggi Taurone - Math and Science </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Ann Eppling - Special Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Kelly Campbell - Grade Six Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Chris Hardiman - Guidance Counselor </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to Reach Us: <ul><li>Cycle Reports - Electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Phone Calls </li></ul>
  4. 4. Contacting Us - Please Feel Free <ul><ul><li>Send a note with your student to the homeroom teacher, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send an email message to: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>’ </li></ul><ul><li>’ </li></ul><ul><li>’ </li></ul><ul><li>’ </li></ul><ul><li>’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Contacting Us - Please Feel Free <ul><li>Telephone or leave a voicemail message at 978-443-1071, ext: </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Rob MacMurray 4342 </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Maggi Taurone 4345 </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Ann Eppling 4301 </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Kelly Campbell 1115 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Chris Hardiman 1114 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parent / Teacher Conferences Conferences are not required for each student in middle school. However, parents are welcome to schedule a conference with the core teachers and other team members as needed. Conferences are scheduled either by contacting a teacher or Mrs. Jean Pallone in the Student Services office at: 978-443-1071 ext. 1117.
  7. 7. TEAM PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>All students are capable and responsible. </li></ul><ul><li>All students should feel safe (physically, emotionally, and intellectually). </li></ul><ul><li>We will promote critical thinking as well as other lifelong learning skills (i.e. study skills, organization, good listening skills, and presentation skills). </li></ul><ul><li>We will foster communication and promote collaboration among students, parents, and teachers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. CURRICULUM / CONTENT <ul><li>ELA </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Health/PE </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Study Skills and Strategies </li></ul>
  9. 9. Literature Anthologies Greek Myths Poetry Short Stories Novels for Classroom Study Maniac McGee By Jerry Spinelli And other novels from the Core Literature List
  10. 10. Literature Anthologies Greek Myths Poetry Short Stories Novels for Classroom Study Maniac McGee By Jerry Spinelli And other novels from the Core Literature List
  11. 11. Mathematics <ul><li>All About Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>All About Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Fractions and Decimals </li></ul><ul><li>Making Sense of Percents </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring Graphs </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing Data </li></ul><ul><li>Variables and Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry and Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Solving Equations </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Probability </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social Studies Geography <ul><li>Map/Atlas Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Country Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures of the World </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Research Skills and Research Project </li></ul>
  13. 13. Science <ul><li>Earth’s Changing Surface </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Inside Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul>
  14. 14. Writing The Writing Process Persuasive Essays Expository Essays Personal Narrative Poetry Writing Across the Curriculum Journals Research Reflection Short Answer Assessments
  15. 15. How is your child assessed? <ul><li>Formal Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>tests </li></ul><ul><li>quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>CML (math) </li></ul><ul><li>homework </li></ul><ul><li>projects </li></ul><ul><li>activities </li></ul><ul><li>Informal Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>observations </li></ul><ul><li>conferences </li></ul><ul><li>participation </li></ul>
  16. 16. Getting School Work when Absent If a student is absent, please telephone the main office at 978-443-1071 before noon. The school work may be picked up at the end of the day. You or a designated student may retrieve it before 6 PM at the main office.
  17. 17. IMPORTANT INFORMATION <ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Birthdays </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Help – Tuesdays and Thursdays until 2:40 </li></ul><ul><li>Back packs – there are many books online or on CD. </li></ul>
  18. 18. SPECIAL EVENTS <ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MetroWest YMCA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>September 20 th and 21 st </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Volunteers Needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CORI forms required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NEW guidelines </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. How can you help? <ul><li>Sit with your child every Thursday to review cycle letter / email and record scores on the Grade Record Sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Clean out Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA binder when a unit is completed and store in a box. </li></ul><ul><li>If needed, spend 10 minutes a night making sure they have all the papers they need by checking off items in the agenda book and put in backpack for morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Let us know if there is anything unusual or concerning. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank you for sending us your children!