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Updated Tue, Sep 19th

Happy Tuesday,

It is important that I share with you that several of our teachers and students are extremely sensitive to smells.  Therefore, we are striving to keep our classrooms “scent-free”,  meaning no perfumes, Axe deodorants, lip balms, hand sanitizers, etc.  Non-scented items can be substituted for some of these items.  We thank you in advance for your support!
Sonali Ranaweera (one of my former students) has published a book with IEEE-USA as an eBook.  Sonali has become the youngest author to have a manuscript accepted by this professional organization.  Sonali wrote this short story when she was in 6th grade.  She plans to donate all proceeds from the sale of this book to make a difference in the lives of others.  Please consider purchasing the book — perhaps for a younger sibling or to donate to a library.  I am very proud of Sonali, not only because she is a published author but because she understands the meaning of giving back to her community.
 
 
The CIA (Compassion in Action Club) is collecting items for our homeless community.  They are collecting the following items (short list):  travel toothbrush, travel toothpaste, travel tissues, deodorant, socks, mittens/gloves, chapstick, baby/adult wipes, beef jerky, oatmeal pouches, etc.  Whatever you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.
 
We are officially collecting BOX TOPS.  Please place BOX TOPS in a baggie, along with your child’s name and the number of BOX TOPS enclosed.  Have your child give them to his/her core teacher.  As always, thank you for your support.
 
The following is a brief letter from the Project Cornerstone Team:
 
Dear Parents,
 
Good news! Project Cornerstone is in its second year at Rolling Hills.  This anti-bully/high self esteem program for youth is rolling out as follows and we need your help.  Our goal is to find volunteers to work in pairs in the classroom for the following:
 
- 5th grade has the ABC Reader, in-class program.  (3 classes, need 6 volunteers)
 
- 6th is in its second year of a planned in-class curriculum adapted from Cupertino Middle School's program (11 classes, need 22 volunteers)
 
- 7th grade is in the planning stages, possibly using the same curriculum as last year's 6th graders but nothing is scheduled until we see what parent resources we have. (Not sure of class needs yet)
 
- 8th grade is planning to rollout a modified version of last year's 6th grade in class curriculum. (Probably need about 20 volunteers to get 2 in each class)
 
- Lunch recess is also a time when we plan to be a presence at school, especially on Wednesdays when all students take lunch at the same time. Last year we worked with the Student Leadership class to create fun activities and will do so again (Infinite happy adult faces!)
 
If you have an interest in helping youth first hand, or working with a team of other parents committed to helping youth make healthy choices socially and in school, please contact Gini Bellawala immediately via text at 408.394.5280 and let her know your name, child's grade and if you are available during school hours twice a month.  Or contact any of the team leaders listed below.
 
Our informational meeting and first training for 6th - 8th grade is 
- Wednesday 9/20, 8:45am - 10am in the Teachers Lounge.  5th grade already had a training last week but will repeat it sometime but please feel free to drop in on our 6th - 8th grades 
 
Thank you from the entire Project Cornerstone Team
Nedda Ashjaee, Gini Bellawala, Anna Maria White, Amy Dalziel
 
The following is an announcement from our librarian, Mrs. Panus:
 
Hello everyone,

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held October 30 through November 3, 2017.

The dates were changed to coincide with Parent/Teacher conferences. 

I am seeking volunteers for:

Before School – 8:00 – 8:35 a.m.

Break – 10:05 – 10:25

Lunch – 11:45 – 12:45

After School – 2:07 – 2:45

Thank you,

Gail Panus

Information Resource Tech 

Rolling Hills Library Staff

1-408-364-4235 x 5188
  
Announcements:

1.  Science camp will be from October 23 - 26.  Regarding the YELLOW camp forms — Please complete the forms as soon as possible.  Your child should give the form to his/her core teacher.  Additionally, if you are paying the tuition in full, checks are appreciated as soon as possible.  Checks should be made payable to Rolling Hills Middle School.  Make sure to include your child’s name on the check.
2.  Miss Thompson is looking for a few volunteers to help us sort and distribute cookie dough on Oct. 12 — the day the cookie dough is being delivered.  We will need help sometime in the morning.  Please let me know if you would be interested.
 
3.  Mrs. Donovan will hold her homework center on Mondays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.
 
4.  Miss Perris will begin her homework club on Thursday, September 21 from 3:15 - 4:15.  Meetings are Tuesday and Thursdays.
 
5.  CHEER TRYOUTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Homework for 9/19/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only): 

*Review grammar worksheet (5 mins.)

*Grammar quiz on Friday, 9/22
 
***IF your child receives a score of 6 or lower on a grammar quiz, he/she should retake the quiz.    
Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework
Math:  Page #50 (#1-6), page 51 (#10-12), page 52 (#18)
 
Science:  Return yellow science camp form.  We are still missing MANY yellow camp forms.  Please return them ASAP. 
 

Reading/Literature:  Please read 20 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great night.

 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Gillie

Updated Fri, Sep 15th

Happy Friday,

Well, we’ve made it through another week.  :)  Students seem happy and are learning a lot!  Please help support your child in reading 20 mins. every day.  
 
The CIA (Compassion in Action Club) is collecting items for our homeless community.  They are collecting the following items (short list):  travel toothbrush, travel toothpaste, travel tissues, deodorant, socks, mittens/gloves, chapstick, baby/adult wipes, beef jerky, oatmeal pouches, etc.  Whatever you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.
 
We are officially collecting BOX TOPS.  Please place BOX TOPS in a baggie, along with your child’s name and the number of BOX TOPS enclosed.  Have your child give them to his/her core teacher.  As always, thank you for your support.
  
Announcements:

1.  Science camp will be from October 23 - 26.  Regarding the YELLOW camp forms — Please complete the forms as soon as possible.  Your child should give the form to his/her core teacher.  Additionally, if you are paying the tuition in full, checks are appreciated as soon as possible.  Checks should be made payable to Rolling Hills Middle School.
 
2.  Cookie dough order forms are due back NEXT TUESDAY (9/19).  Please make sure to check your child’s order form to see that it is correct.  Also, make sure to total the numbers at the bottom of the order form.  This will really help us out.  
 
3.  Miss Thompson is looking for a few volunteers to help us sort and distribute cookie dough on Oct. 12 — the day the cookie dough is being delivered.  We will need help sometime in the morning.  Please let me know if you would be interested.
 
4.  Mrs. Donovan will begin her homework club on Monday, September 18 from 3:15 - 3:45 pm.  
 
5.  Miss Perris will begin her homework club on Thursday, September 21 from 3:15 - 4:15.  Meetings are Tuesday and Thursdays.
 
6.  CHEER TRYOUTS - Clinics:  Meet in room N2 on Monday, 9/18 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm and Tuesday, 9/19 from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.  PARENT MEETING: Wednesday, 9/20 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.  TRYOUTS:  5th/6th grades - Thursday, 9/21 at 4:30 pm.  For more information, contact Mr. Aguayo in room N2.  
Homework for 9/14/17:
 

Language Arts (Perris only): No homework

Social Studies (Perris only):  No homework
 
Math:  No homework
 
Science:  Return yellow science camp form.  
 

Reading/Literature:  Please read 20 MINUTES every day at home.  An AR book should be in a student's backpack at all times.  

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Miss Perris/Mrs. Donovan/Mr. Gillie

Updated Tue, Jun 13th

Hello Parents,

 
Well, the party was a success!!  A big thank you to all of our parents!! 
 
For tomorrow, students should bring:
 
*ALL classroom reading books
*ALL RHMS library books
*Yearbook (if they have one)
 
There is no need to bring a backpack.  I am still looking for someone who can take care of the classroom plants.  Perhaps, 2 families could split up the 8 plants??  I would really appreciate it.
 
Have a great night.  Only 1 more day!
 
Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia
Updated Mon, Jun 12th
Happy Monday,
 
Our party is tomorrow, and it looks like we have everything we need.  We have cups and utensils coming in now which should complete the list.  Lunch will be set up in Ms. Garcia’s room (B-4).
 
Unfortunately, I am still grading work that was turned in late.  Therefore, grades are not final at this point!
 
PLEASE have your child look at home for any books that belong to my classroom library.  I need ALL books returned by WEDNESDAY!
 
Lastly, I have 8 classroom plants that need a home over the summer.  I usually have one of my previous years’ parent take them home, but it looks like it will not work out.  The plants are very easy to take care of.  Please let me know if you would be willing to take them home with you.
 
A reminder that these next 2 days are minimum days.
 
We appreciate all of the support!  
 
Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia   
Updated Fri, Jun 9th
Happy Friday,
 
So, all assignments should have been turned in today.  Come to find out there were argumentative essays turned in that were not even complete.  Additionally, there are many other assignments that are missing.  Many students do not seem to understand that this will be a problem in 7th grade.  After having said that, I WILL accept work on Monday, which of course, leaves me very little time to grade it.  I am not sure if I am really doing these students a favor, because again, it will not work like this next year.  :(
The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
 
Our class party will be on Tuesday, June 13.  If it’s okay with all of you, we’ll do it like we did last time.  You can email me and let me know what you would like to bring in.  Then, I will keep a running list that we can send back and forth.  Since it is a minimum day, lunch will be at 11:57 am.  Of course, students can bring things in with them when they come to school in the morning.
 
Ms. Garcia is doing a fun experiment with the kids on Monday.  She needs 8 or 9 inch round cakes unfrosted for Monday.  She needs a total of 16.
 
Students should continue their 30 minutes of reading every day.
 
Have a great weekend.
 
Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia   
Updated Thu, Jun 8th
Happy Thursday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  The class party will be on Tuesday, June 13.  We’ve decided to have a picnic in the classrooms!  Please talk to your child about what you might like to bring in to share.  The end of the day will end with a school rally!!
 
I have been looking on Powerschool, and there are quite a few missing assignments.  Students need to get these assignments turned in, so I have enough time to grade them!!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/8/17:
 
Language Arts:  Jaguar project is due TOMORROW.
 
Social Studies:  
*BRING SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOK BACK TO CLASS TOMORROW!!
**Study the Rome packet in preparation for the test. Rome test TOMORROW.  Test will only be on chapter 9.  Rome packet due TOMORROW.
 
Math:   BRING A BAG TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.  STUDENTS WILL BE CLEANING OUT THEIR HALLWAY LOCKERS.
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature:  THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great night.

 

Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia

Updated Wed, Jun 7th
Happy Wednesday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  The class party will be on Tuesday, June 13.  We’ve decided to have a picnic in the classrooms!  Please talk to your child about what you might like to bring in to share.  The end of the day will end with a school rally!!
 
I have been looking on Powerschool, and there are quite a few missing assignments.  Students need to get these assignments turned in, so I have enough time to grade them!!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The Annual Notes & Floats Band Concert is TONIGHT, June 7.  Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
3.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/7/17:
 
Language Arts:  Students need to work on their final Jaguar project at home.  Jaguar project is due FRIDAY, 6/9.
 
Social Studies:  
*BRING SOCIAL STUDIES TEXTBOOK BACK TO CLASS BY FRIDAY!!
**Study the Rome packet in preparation for the test.  Students were given time in class today to assemble their packets.
***Rome test will be on Friday.  Test will only be on chapter 9.  Rome packet due at the time of the test.
 
Math:   BRING A BAG TO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY.  STUDENTS WILL BE CLEANING OUT THEIR HALLWAY LOCKERS.
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature:  THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great night.

 

Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia

Updated Tue, Jun 6th
Happy Tuesday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  Ms. Garcia and I are in the process of planning an end-of-the-year party.  The class party will be on Tuesday, July 13.  The end of the day will end with a school rally!!
 
I have been looking on Powerschool, and there are quite a few missing assignments.  Students need to get these assignments turned in, so I have enough time to grade them!!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The Annual Notes & Floats Band Concert is TOMORROW, June 7.  Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
3.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/6/17:
 
Language Arts:  Students need to work on their final Jaguar project at home.  Jaguar project is due FRIDAY, 6/9.
 
Social Studies:  
*Section 4 vocabulary
**Study the Rome packet in preparation for the test
***Rome test will be on Friday.  It WILL include some of chapter 10.  Rome packet due at the time of the test.
 
Math:   No homework
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature:  AR BOOK CHECK TOMORROW!  

 

THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great night.

 

Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia

Updated Mon, Jun 5th
Happy Monday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  Ms. Garcia and I are in the process of planning an end-of-the-year party.  More news will be sent out next week.  :)
 
I have been looking on Powerschool, and there are quite a few missing assignments.  Students need to get these assignments turned in, so I have enough time to grade them!!
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The Annual Notes & Floats Band Concert is on Wednesday, June 7.  Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
3.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/5/17:
 
Language Arts:  Students are working on their Jaguar final project!
 
Social Studies:  
*Section 3 vocabulary
**Study the Rome packet in preparation for the test
***Rome test will be on Friday.  It WILL include some of chapter 10.  Rome packet due at the time of the test.
 
Math:   No homework
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature:  THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great night.

 

Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia

Updated Fri, Jun 2nd

Happy Friday,
 
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another school year.  Ms. Garcia and I are in the process of planning an end-of-the-year party.  More news will be sent out next week.  :)
Announcements:

 

1.  Scholastic Book orders can now be placed online for your convenience.  Our Class Code is H3YRK.  The site is easy to use, but please let me know if you do have any problems with ordering.

 
2.  The Annual Notes & Floats Band Concert is on Wednesday, June 7.  Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
3.  The last day of school is Wednesday, June 14.  Monday, 6/12 - Wednesday, 6/14 are all minimum days.
Donations:  
 
1.  Goldfish or pretzels
 
Homework for 6/2/17:
 
Language Arts:  No homework
 
Social Studies:  Chapter 9 Rome test will be on Friday, June 9th.  We will read chapter 10, but it will not be tested.  In 7th grade, students will start their year in social studies working on Rome.
Math:   No homework
Science:  No homework
 

Reading/Literature:  THE LAST DAY TO TAKE AN AR QUIZ WILL BE MONDAY, JUNE 12.

 

Please read 30 MINUTES every day at home.  Bring your AR book to class every day.

 

If you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an AR book, please go to www.arbookfind.com.  Please have your child see me if he/she needs help with book selection.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Miss Perris/Ms. Garcia