Volume 13| November 17, 2019
Middle School News
Humanities Highlights!
As a pre-reading activity for Fahrenheit 451, our Seventh and Eighth Graders participated in an  almost  silent discussion about some of the issues facing society today. They are continuing to work on their research papers as they plow their way through Fahrenheit 451. 
Sixth Graders began presenting their Buy My Book Projects in class. They also used primary sources to answer the question, what was the problem that existed in China prior to the Cultural Revolution. As they read the memoir, Red Scarf Girl, they will continue to explore primary sources to understand how a solution to an actual problem became so out of control.

They also helped their reading buddies disguise their Thanksgiving turkeys. These pages will become a book that will be read together next week. 
SCIENCE GETS CLEAN!
In 6th grade science, students had the opportunity to create their own shower/bath product using their chemistry skills. They then had to use the scientific method to create a unique lab that tested their products concentration of ingredients and effect that it had on its ability to clean.  

Raf is checking a strand of hair on the microscope and counting the number of particles on it before and after he washed it with his shampoo. 

ROYCEMORE ON THE ROAD!

6th Grade Students Onstage at Curt's Cafe!

On Wednesday, the sixth-grade class went to Curt's Café on Central Street in Evanston to tell their Moth inspired stories led by Ms. Wilson, the middle school drama teacher. Raf, Aliza, Marko, and Jacob also recited their biographical poems written in French from French-Drama Workshop taught by Mme. Michaelson and Ms. Wilson. 

When offered the opportunity to share their work outside of school, the students enthusiastically accepted the challenge to share their personal stories and poetry at Curt's. Ms. Wilson and Mme. Michaelson are so proud of the students' work and their courage in stepping outside of their comfort zones! 


Homeroom & Advisory this past week

LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP
In Homeroom and Advisory, students have been discussing what it means to be a leader a. Mr. Tain had his homeroom elect a leader to help them get out of the human knot. They then discussed the process. 
The whole Middle School gathered last Monday to commemorate Veterans Day. Each Middle School Student who had a family member stood up and shared who in their family served in our armed forces and what branch or what theatre of combat they served in. Incredibly, over half of the students in the room stood and shared their family's connection to our armed forces. We talked about courage and ways that we can all be courageous, and we watched THIS VIDEO in tribute to our veterans.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. THANK A VETERAN!
PJ's and Polar Express- A Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who signed up their children for the babysitting night to support the 7th & 8th grade spring trip to New York Friday night. There were a total of 22 students signed up, 13 babysitters and two adult chaperones.

More nights will be planned in the new year! The students had a blast and earned money to support their trip in the process!

A REMINDER: Please remember when you need more information, such as lunch menus, the weekly bulletin, and reminders of upcoming special events, go to the Parents' Page on our web site at  http://www.roycemoreschool.org/parents
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Sports and Clubs this coming week!!*
Mon:
  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Board and Video Game Club: 3:30-4:30pm
  • 5th Grade Tumbling-3:30-4:10pm
  • Speechless Tumbling 4:10-4:30pm
  • Friend Like Me Tumbling 4:30-5:15pm
  • MS Boys Basketball- No Practice

Tues:   
  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • 5th-7th Grade Girls Basketball 3:30-4:10pm
  • 7th-12th Grade Girls Basketball 4:00-5:15pm
  • MS Boys Basketball 3:30-4:30/ 4:45pm

Wed:
  • Homework Club 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Robotics Club- 3:30-4:30pm
  • 5th-7th Grade Girls Basketball 3:30-4:10pm
  • 7th-12th Grade Girls Basketball 4:00-5:15pm
  • MS Boys Basketball 3:30-4:20pm

Thurs:
  • Virtual Reality: Video Game Programming & Design 2:00-3:00pm 
  • Math Club 2:15-3:15pm
  • Chess Club  3:00-4:00 pm
  • Fencing 3:15-4:15pm
  • Community Yoga 5:00-6:00pm
  • 7th-12th Girls Basketball 3:00-3:45pm
  • MS Boys Basketball 3:00-4:00/4:15pm
  • Friend Like Me Tumbling 3:45pm-4:30pm

Fri:
  • Drama/ Improv: 3:30-4:30pm
Upcoming Dates

NOV. 18TH EISNER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

Nov. 26th, 9am-11am- Grandparents & Special Friends Day (yes! We still do it in Middle School! Special activity planned for Middle School Grandparents and & Special Friends!)
Pr oject Linus

Many of you know the great project this is and the wonderful work Project Linus has done. As a school, we tie blankets during a portion of Wassail, one of our all-school traditions, right before winter break. 

In order to do this, we need to cut the blankets into rectangles and then fringe the ends. The directions are simple and require a person to be able to measure and cut in a straight line. If you or anyone you know can help Ms. Byrnes get these blankets prepared, we would be so grateful. Please let her know if you would like to volunteer:  kbrynes@roycemoreschool.org  
Middle School Community Guidelines
We will create a community in Roycemore’s middle school based on RESPECT. We will respect ourselves, our space, and our peers. In doing so, we will assume the best intentions of others and create a space where we are welcomed, feel we belong, and are known!
(created by representatives from each grade 2019-20)
SHOW YOUR GRIFFIN SPIRIT!!
Please visit our online store at    www.roycemoreschool.org/schoolstore    to get   wonderful items to wear and use. I know you will all love what the RFA has chosen.  There are COOL NEW items available that you will love!!