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Updated Tue, Dec 18th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I passed back a lot of graded work during 6th period today.  Please ask your child to see it.  Additionally, Academic Achievement certificates were sent home today.  Please look out for those as well.
 
We are going to have a LUNCHTIME PIZZA PARTY TOMORROW.  Lunch begins at 11:53 am on Wednesday.  We still need the following items, however:
 
*Plates
*Napkins
*Capri Sun 
 
Please let me know if you would be able to bring any of these items for the party.  Additionally, your child may bring in a dessert to share (e.g. cookies, etc.)  
 
Just a reminder that we will be heading off to science camp on Tuesday, 1/15/19 and returning to school on Friday, 1/18/19.  Please make camp checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  The amount for science camp this year is $320.00.
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
 
Homework for 12/18/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  Complete Ruth and Naomi summary paragraph (if not already completed).
 
Math:  
 
*Finish scale pictures
 
*Finish house layout sheet
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  We started our unit on India today.  PLEASE DO NOT THROW AWAY THE PINK SHEET FOR INDIA.  ALSO, MAKE SURE THAT THE SECTION 1 VOCABULARY STAYS BEHIND THE PINK SHEET IN THE BINDER. 
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Mon, Dec 17th
Happy Monday,
 
We are going to have a LUNCHTIME PIZZA PARTY on Wednesday, 12/19.  Lunch begins at 11:53 am on Wednesday.  The pizza is being taken care of by one of our generous parents (in this case, a very generous grandparent).  We still need the following items, however:
 
*Plates
*Napkins
*Capri Sun 
 
Please let me know if you would be able to bring any of these items for the party.  Additionally, your child may bring in a dessert to share (e.g. cookies, etc.)  
 
Your child’s last day of school before the break is Wednesday, 12/19.  Just a reminder that we will be heading off to science camp on Tuesday, 1/15/19 and returning to school on Friday, 1/18/19.  More payment papers were sent home today.  Please make camp checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  The amount for science camp this year is $320.00.
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
 
Homework for 12/17/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  Rewrite Ruth and Naomi summary paragraph, if necessary (I have written “rewrite” on the paper.)
 
Math:  A reminder to bring in candy for your child’s gingerbread house.     
 
Science:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  No homework 
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Dec 13th
Happy Baskin-Robbins Thursday,
 
There will be NO Homework Center TODAY.
 
The band concert was wonderful!!  The beginning band did not sound like a beginning band!!  They were amazing.  :)
 
I sent home science camp statements to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.  IF your child has not done any fundraising (either the gold or green group), you can submit your payment at any time.  The amount is $320.00.       
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending TOMORROW.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be TOMORROW.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/13/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW
 
Math:  Complete both sides of the worksheet
 
Science:  No homework 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study ALL index cards in the Israel foldable (due TOMORROW)
 
*Israel test TOMORROW.
 
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Dec 12th
Happy Wednesday,
 
There will be NO Homework Center TOMORROW.
 
There will be a band concert TONIGHT at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
I sent home science camp statements today to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.    
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/12/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/14/18
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  
 
*Study for the organ system test TOMORROW.
 
 We learned a lot from our classmates during their organ system presentations.  Please study for the science test tomorrow.  Here is a basic list of what you will need to know:
-The main organs in each of the organ systems (You will be identifying the organ system from a list of some organs.)
-The main functions of each organ system.
-Vocabulary (definition/organ system): pathogen, antibody, tissue, glands, white blood cells, hormones, spinal cord, enzymes, kidneys, tendons, etc.
 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study ALL index cards in the Israel foldable (due Friday)
 
*Israel test on Friday, 11/14 (I may postpone the test until Monday if I don’t think students are ready on Friday)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Dec 11th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I sent home science camp statements today to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.    
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
There will be a band concert TOMORROW, 12/12 at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/11/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/14/18
 
Math:  Complete worksheet
 
Science:  Study for the organ system test on Thursday
 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study Israel foldable (due Friday)
 
*Israel test on Friday, 11/14 (I may postpone the test until Monday if I don’t think students are ready on Friday)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Dec 11th
Happy Tuesday,
 
I sent home science camp statements today to the gold group (except for those students who have either a) paid in full or b) are selling chocolate bars).  Please make checks payable to RHMS and make sure to include your child’s name in the memo portion of the check.    
 
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s after-school program that gives 6-8th grade girls the tools to
be healthy, happy, and confident. Heart & Sole is more than just a running program! The 10-
week curriculum focuses on the whole girl - body, brain, heart, social, spirit - using fun games
and activities to teach her how to set goals and boundaries, ask for and receive help, set up a
support system, and more! Physical activity is woven into the program, helping the girls increase
their strength and endurance for the Girls on the Run 5K on May 18. Registration is open! Go
to www.gotrsv.org for more information and to sign up!
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
There will be a band concert TOMORROW, 12/12 at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.    
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/11/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Study grammar review
 
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 11/14/18
 
Math:  Complete worksheet
 
Science:  Study for the organ system test on Thursday
 
Social Studies:  
 
*Study Israel foldable (due Friday)
 
*Israel test on Friday, 11/14 (I may postpone the test until Monday if I don’t think students are ready on Friday)
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Fri, Dec 7th
Happy Friday,
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.  A reminder to return money and any unsold candy bars to your child’s core teacher.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.  FINAL camp payments need to be made BEFORE we head off to camp.  If it is financially possible, it would be better to make the payment BEFORE we head off for winter break.  I’ll be sending home statements sometime next week (except for those students selling candy bars).  
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
There will be a band concert on Wednesday, 12/12 at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome.   
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/7/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  GOLD GROUP ONLY —   Show STAR Reading Diagnostic report to parents.  Reports should be taped into the back of the student’s planner.  New points have been assigned for the new trimester.  I expect ALL students to reach their AR goal by the end of trimester 2 — March 8, 2019.
 
Language Arts:  We will continue our unit on summarizing and paragraph writing next week.
 
Math:  Bring Module 7 to class!
Science:  Complete the self/group evaluation sheet
 
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Thu, Dec 6th
Happy Wednesday,
 
There was a Walden West representative here at school today.  Hopefully, many questions were answered for your children.  Unfortunately, the blue forms were due today and some of them were incomplete.  Mrs. Harrington will be sending home emails asking that these forms be completed and returned to school ASAP.  Again, the green form is only necessary if your child will be bringing medication to camp.    
 
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.  FINAL camp payments need to be made BEFORE we head off to camp.  If it is financially possible, it would be better to make the payment BEFORE we head off for winter break.  I’ll be sending home statements sometime next week (except for those students selling candy bars).  
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
 
There will be a band concert on Wednesday, 12/12 here at RHMS.   
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/6/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  AR BOOK CHECK FOR ALL STUDENTS TOMORROW. 
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet
*Grammar quiz TOMORROW
*Complete the 3 boxes on the sequencing design worksheet (“Birds on a Wire”).  Remember that there should only be ONE sentence in each box!  Use your sequencing map.  We will work on topic sentence and concluding sentence in class tomorrow.
 
Math:  
 
*Complete pages 170-171
Science:  We are continuing with presentations on organ systems.  If your child has not presented, he/she should be practicing at home.  Please ask to see his/her notes (blue and green papers).  Also, if your child has already presented, they should bring their self-evaluation sheet.
 
Social Studies:  No homework
 
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Wed, Dec 5th
Happy Wednesday,
 
The candy fundraiser will be ending on Friday, 12/14.
 
Just a reminder that we will be attending science camp from Tuesday, 1/15/19 through Friday, 1/18/19.  FINAL camp payments need to be made BEFORE we head off to camp.  If it is financially possible, it would be better to make the payment BEFORE we head off for winter break.  I’ll be sending home statements sometime next week (except for those students selling candy bars).  
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS TOMORROW to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.
 
There will be a band concert on Wednesday, 12/12 here at RHMS.   
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/5/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 minutes every night including weekends!  Green group students ONLY - Show the STAR Reading Diagnostic Report to parents.  New AR points have been set for the trimester, since all points have been zeroed out from the first trimester.  FOLD AND TAPE THE REPORT INTO THE BACK OF THE STUDENT PLANNER. 
 
AR BOOK CHECK FOR ALL STUDENTS ON FRIDAY, 12/7. 
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 12/7
 
Math:  
 
*Complete page 167
*The quiz for all of Module 6 will be TOMORROW. 
Science:  We are continuing with presentations on organ systems.  If your child has not presented, he/she should be practicing at home.  Please ask to see his/her notes (blue and green papers).  Also, if your child has already presented, they should bring their self-evaluation sheet.
 
Social Studies:  No homework.  We’ve created a 3-pocket foldable (white) for our unit on Israel.  You will not be seeing a pink cover sheet with this assignment.  The Israel map will be drawn directly on to the foldable.  The foldable will be due on the day of the test. The test will occur prior to heading off for winter break.  
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington
Updated Tue, Dec 4th
Happy Tuesday,
Please remember the RHMS Toy Drive!  We are asking for new toys appropriate for middle school aged children (no video games or gift cards, please).  The last day to donate toys will be Friday, 12/14.  Thanks as always for your support.
There will be a Walden West representative coming to RHMS on Thursday, 12/6 to talk to our students about what to expect at science camp.
 
There will be a band concert on Wednesday, 12/12 here at RHMS.   
 
COLLECTING ALL BOX TOPS!! If you have been collecting BOX TOPS, Please bring then to your 1st period teacher.  PLEASE put the BOX TOPS in a baggie and write your child’s name/# of BOX TOPS on the baggie.  We will be collecting BOX TOPS throughout the year, so if you can start saving them now, that would be great!!  Thanks for your support.
Homework for 12/4/18: 
 
Reading/Literature:  READ 25 mins. every night including weekends!  Green group students ONLY - Show the STAR Reading Diagnostic Report to parents.  New AR points have been set for the trimester, since all points have been zeroed out from the first trimester.  FOLD AND TAPE THE REPORT INTO THE BACK OF THE STUDENT PLANNER.  
 
Language Arts:  
 
*Review grammar worksheet
*STUDY the vocabulary packet - Lesson 27
*Vocabulary quiz TOMORROW
*Grammar quiz on Friday, 12/7
 
Math:  
 
*Complete the math worksheet
*The quiz for all of Module 6 will be this Thursday, December 6. 
Science:  We are continuing with presentations on organ systems.  If your child has not presented, he/she should be practicing at home.  Please ask to see his/her notes (blue and green papers).
 
Social Studies:  No homework.  We’ve created a 3-pocket foldable (white) for our unit on Israel.  You will not be seeing a pink cover sheet with this assignment.  The Israel map will be drawn directly on to the foldable.  The foldable will be due on the day of the test. The test will occur prior to heading off for winter break.  
Have a great night.
 
Ms. Perris/Ms. Harrington