Tuesday, October 29, 2013

MS Announcements- October 29, 2013

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

31- James H.
3- Mrs. Laureana Piragine

Community Time

Tuesday- Advisory

Thursday- Advisory
Friday- see below

Friday's Schedule
B1-B3- normal Friday schedule with B3 ending at 1:00
Block 4 class starts at 1:05
LS Parade at 2:05
MS assembly at 2:35

Announcements


Little 8 Update
Morning games: 
Boys: Graded 1-0 vs. EAB
Girls: Graded 4-0 vs. EAB
Afternoon games:
Boys: Graded 0 vs. 0 Chapel (Penalty Kicks Chapel 4-Graded 3)
Girls: Graded  3 vs. 0 Chapel

Best of luck to the Boys and Girls Basketball teams who leave on Wednesday and begin their games on Thursday!

Halloween
We will participate in the Halloween parade and have a costume contest in assembly on Friday.  Come dressed in a costume to be a contestant!

Middle School Dance
As most of you know, the Middle School Dance is coming up! Lots of excitement going on! Here is some important information that you guys should know:

When: Friday, November 8
What: Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: In the Black Box Theater
Why: To have fun!

A quick reminder, you don’t need a mask. If you don’t have one, no need to go buy one. Natural Beauty also counts! There also might be some spare mask so you can just take one. Something else that I would like to clarify is that you do not need to bring a “date”. If you want to, you can. However, you are not required to. If it makes you feel uncomfortable, no need to bring one. I hope you guys can all make it to the dance! Have fun!

"This I Believe...." Share Out
Next Tuesday, November 5, our 8th Graders will be sharing out their "This I Believe...." project with the 6th and 7th graders.  Be ready to find out what our 8th graders think, feel and believe is true next week!!

Library Writing Contest

Seek The Unknown Writing Contest
Grades 6 -10
Short Science Fiction Stories
ACTIVITY:
Students write a short story with an Extraterrestrial character. 
              Any format is acceptable                
REQUIREMENTS:
 No more than 1000 Words
 Portuguese or English
 Must be new and original work
 Must have an ET character
May include illustrations
 May be in any form, i.e., narrative, poetic, journalistic, graphic 
HELPFUL HINTS :
 Keep a global audience in mind
 Keep LARK in mind
Judging criteria will be based on clarity of ideas, purposeful organization & strength of voice.

 Send stories via email to: Ms. Zanforlin or Ms. Pannunzio

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MS Announcements- October 22, 2013

MS Announcements

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

22- Mrs. Silvia Tolisano & Omar T
24- Dana Z.
26- Tomas A.
27- Laura E.

Community Time

Tuesday- Third Culture Kid Follow-Up/Discussion- here is the presentation

Thursday- Advisory
Friday- Friday Activities- this will be the 9th, and final one for this session.  You will sign up for new Friday Activities next week (you'll be able to see what the options are in assembly next Monday)

Announcements

Congrats to everyone involved in the Strings Festival and the Grimm Spectaculathon.  Both performances were outstanding!



Greetings all! The Ilha do Cardoso group in the HS is looking to make the lives of the children there better by donating school supplies. Would you be willing to help? You can bring in here is anything from this list: 

- new or lightly used pencils
- colored pencils
- erasers
- markers
- crayons
- pencil sharpeners
- pens

Here is a picture of some of the children and where they live.


Library Writing Contest

Seek The Unknown Writing Contest
Grades 6 -10
Short Science Fiction Stories
ACTIVITY:
Students write a short story with an Extraterrestrial character. 
              Any format is acceptable                
REQUIREMENTS:
 No more than 1000 Words
 Portuguese or English
 Must be new and original work
 Must have an ET character
May include illustrations
 May be in any form, i.e., narrative, poetic, journalistic, graphic 
HELPFUL HINTS :
 Keep a global audience in mind
 Keep LARK in mind
Judging criteria will be based on clarity of ideas, purposeful organization & strength of voice.

 Send stories via email to: Ms. Zanforlin or Ms. Pannunzio

Thursday, October 17, 2013

MS Announcements

Thursday, October 17, 2013


MS Announcements

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

18- Kevin S. & Nico A.
21- Joseph V.

Community Time

Tuesday- Strings Festival

Thursday- SLC Make-Ups (for some)/Advisory

Friday- SLC Make-Ups (for some)/Friday Activities


Announcements


If you have not presented your Student Led Conference yet, please talk to your advisor about your situation.  You will present to someone on campus, hopefully by the end of this week.  


The following students SHOULD NOT be in advisory right now as they are scheduled to be presenting their Student Led Conferences to an adult on campus:

6th: Simon P.; Juan Pablo Lopez Rojas; Breno S.;
7th: Carolina H.; Robbie G.; Paulina L.; Stephanie M.; Isabel P.;
8th: Rachel B.; Gabi L.; Marcela R.

Tomorrow the following students will present tomorrow during Friday Activities:
6th: Abhay B.; Caiua M.
7th: Flor U.; Gigi M.; Clara M.; Mariana H.; Isabel A.
8th: Victoria M.; Guilherme P.; Tomas M.



There have been a couple of instances recently where students have pulled so hard on their locks, that the part of the locker that keeps the lock in place has broken.  Please don't pull down so hard on your lock that you break your locker.



Library Writing Contest

Seek The Unknown Writing Contest
Grades 6 -10
Short Science Fiction Stories
ACTIVITY:
Students write a short story with an Extraterrestrial character. 
              Any format is acceptable                
REQUIREMENTS:
 No more than 1000 Words
 Portuguese or English
 Must be new and original work
 Must have an ET character
May include illustrations
 May be in any form, i.e., narrative, poetic, journalistic, graphic 
HELPFUL HINTS :
 Keep a global audience in mind
 Keep LARK in mind
Judging criteria will be based on clarity of ideas, purposeful organization & strength of voice.

 Send stories via email to: Ms. Zanforlin or Ms. Pannunzio

MS Play

Wednesday, October 16th at 4 pm in the 3rd Grade Courtyard
Thursday, October 17th at 4 pm in the 3rd Grade Courtyard
Friday, October 18th at 4 pm and 7:30 in the Black Box Theater







Tomorrow will be Spirit Day- wear red and show your Graded Spirit!!!  Boys and Girls Basketball games will be happening in the Main Gym starting at 6:00.

Masquerade Dance!
Friday, November 8th from 6:30-9:30pm in the cafeteria. 
Come join us for a festive night of music and dancing! Don't forget to wear a mask!
If you would like to be part of the Masquerade Committee, please contact Mr. Tuttle 


Middle School Dance

As most of you know, the Middle School Dance is coming up! Lots of excitement going on! Here is some important information that you guys should know:

When: Friday, November 8

What Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: In the cafeteria (Black box was closed due to the play)

Why: To have fun!

A quick reminder, you don’t need a mask. If you don’t have one, no need to go buy one. Natural Beauty also counts! There also might be some spare mask so you can just take one. Something else that I would like to clarify is that you do not need to bring a “date”. If you want to, you can. However, you are not required to. If it makes you feel uncomfortable, no need to bring one. I hope you guys can all make it to the dance! Have fun! 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Student-Led Conferences

Dear students,

Good luck as you wrap up your blogfolios and all of your reflections for this past quarter. I have seen some amazing work so far this year, so I am looking forward to hearing your reflections about it all. Please don't hesitate to come by my office at any point to discuss your past accomplishments and future goals.

Remember that tomorrow (Friday) are student-led conferences. This is your opportunity to be reflective and honest about your year so far. Use this time as a launching pad to what is coming next for you in second quarter.

Monday is when parents can sign up for individual conferences with teachers. This is another opportunity for reflection and growth.

Please continue to use your resources here - teachers, administrators, counselors, fiends, etc. - in order to truly grow as a learner.


Take care - Mr. Tuttle

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MS Announcements- October 8, 2013

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

8- Carolina L. & Anika B.
10- Ms. Weiss, Mrs. Hancock & Diego M.
13- Laura P.
14- Isabel H., Pedro H. & Ms. Janewicz

Community Time

Tuesday- Final Touches to Blogfolios

Thursday- Final Blogfolio Polishing/Practice Presenting 

Friday- No classes- Student Led Conferences


Announcements


Please practice your Student Led Conference at home and at school so that you can have clear communication about your learning with your parents on the 11th.


USA Sports Trip
If you are interested in a great trip with sports, entertainment and fun in Miami and Orlando please talk to Mr. Ricardo Vieira to find more information.

MS Play
Wednesday, October 16th at 4 pm in the 3rd Grade Courtyard
Thursday, October 17th at 4 pm in the 3rd Grade Courtyard
Friday, October 18th at 4 pm and 7:30 in the Black Box Theater

Masquerade Dance!
Friday, November 8th from 6:30-9:30pm in the cafeteria. 
Come join us for a festive night of music and dancing! Don't forget to wear a mask!
If you would like to be part of the Masquerade Committee, please contact Mr. Tuttle 

Lost:
An Adidas sports bag with PE clothes in it.  The bag is camouflage and has a Barcelona shirt in it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MS Announcements

October 1, 2013

Graded Mission Statement

Graded is an American school that serves an international community of learners by inspiring individual excellence in a collaborative setting, fostering intercultural competence and empowering students to become engaged, ethical citizens in a dynamic world.


Birthdays

1- Juan L.R. & Laura S.
2- Cian M.
3- Ana Karen S.G.
4- Owain G. & Bethany G.
6- Gabi R. & Sophia B.

Community Time

Tuesday- 

Work on Blogfolios


Thursday- Grade Level Yearbook Photos in the gym
6- 1:15
7-1:20
8- 1:30


Friday- Friday Activity


Announcements

Wednesday and Thursday of this week you will be taking your picture for the yearbook during your Science block.  Please do this as orderly and quietly as you can as it should be efficient and not interrupt other classes.

Please practice your Student Led Conference at home and at school so that you can have a strong relay about your learning to your parents on the 11th.


Lost:
There were two bracelets found last week.  If you lost some at school, please see Ms. Suely.