The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
--Brian Herbert

*****Parents' Corner*****No school on Friday 9/13. Teacher In-Service Day!Top of Page

A big shout out and thank you to Mrs. Darling for bringing in that big bag of class donations. We will certainly use up the tissues and candy. For those of you who were asking about what else we need....we could still use peppermints-keeps them alert and focused. Tissues, they never go bad, and the time will soon be here with all the runny noses. Thank you all for caring so much.
Scope Scholastic....These aren't optional subscriptions:) All 7th grade students will be using them. We are just trying to help pay for them. We are asking for 10.00 donations. We purchased enough for each student. It amounts to 1.00 a month for the subscription, so it's a great buy and it is a very useful magazine. These are great non-fiction stories of high interest and writing prompts that are perfect lessons and practice for the CAASPP test at the end of the year. Also...if you know that you gave your child 10.00 to turn in....please double check with them and see if it is not stuck at the bottom of their backpack.....It has happened in other classes. Also please check to see if it wasn't accidentally used at the snack bar. hahaha That has also happened. Thank you for your support!
If you are interested in your student going to London and Paris this summer......
There was a meeting in Mrs. O'Brien's room at Olympus on Thursday evening (Sept 5th at 6:00). Please contact her at Olympus if you couldn't make it and need additional info or assistance in getting signed up. This trip is for both Cavitt and Olympus!

English and History (Core) HomeworkTop of Page

A.M.. and P.M. Core classes:
 H.W. for the week of...Sept 16-20  H.W. is due on Thursday 9/19
Do not wait until the last minute. Get started on planning your h.w. with your busy schedules:)
See me at lunch time for help in planning out your schedule, I'm happy to help!:)
 Spelling- wk 4 pages 30,31,32 No "Think and Write" this week.
Roots-Ject- to throw
Reading log- 5 nights x 20 minutes and signed
History- Ch 2 sec 3 ques 1-4. You are graded for quality, content, punctuation, spelling, capitalization. Every answer must have the question re-worded into the answer. There are no short answers. Please do not use pronouns where there is a reference to a person's name in your answer. Use the name of the person or people; when you go back to study, you will not know who "she, he they or it" are.These are to be done in pen:) You may type them if you prefer.
Study Skills Class:
 Be sure to get your planner signed every night-even if you think you have no h.w.
Your planner should be neat and clearly planned out for success.
General study rule---Please be sure to study for all upcoming sp and voc tests and history quizzes.
Don't wait until the night before!
General H.W. quality expectation---As always---All answers must be in complete sentences. Use the correct heading.
Please use proper grammar. Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling (that is used in that section) are evaluated as part of the grade for h.w. In other words, quality counts:) We still can't get the correct heading on our papers. Let's pay attention to detail;)
 School Supplies- please see list on this web page----PLEASE have them:)
Also be sure to come to your two period class with everything you need for both classes.
Medieval Project was assigned on 4/5 of this week. It is due Tues May 9, 2017- Do continue to work on this if you haven't spent much time on it.
Medieval Project was assigned on 4/5 of this week. It is due Tues May 9, 2017- Do continue to work on this if you haven't spent much time on it.

Peppermints- for testing:)Top of Page

PEPPERMINTS please! It really does help them to stay focused:)
 Boxes of tissues- we are begging PLEASE!
Jolly Ranchers
Tootsie roll or Dum Dum pops
Thank you to our wonderful mom who brought in candy and tissues!

School Supplies- Our students are running low on their supplies. Please check with them.Top of Page

For English and History you will need:
English Binder-2 in
History Binder-1 1/2 in and binder rings for I- notebooks
One set on dividers for the English binder
Binder paper- will be used for both classes
Pens-black or blue
Three highlighters of different colors
Extras- color pencils, glue sticks, mini stapler, binder paper reinforcements, white out tape
 For "Study Skills"
Pens, pencils, and paper
Your planner