Friday, September 2, 2016

Weekly Communication: September 2

Hi all,
It was a fast and furious three days - Team Fusion hopes your children are coming home tired, but positive.  For those of you receiving this communication for the first time, Team Fusion sends home a weekly communication email.  Generally, the email contains a description of the week’s academics and any important dates and events coming up in the next few weeks. Given school just started, academic summaries will not be included this week.

As we will be digging into academics more next week -  please be sure students have all of their needed supplies. The summer letter (which has the supply list) has been attached to this email, and is located on the team blog.
Team blog link:

September 14 - Two Hour Delay
September 15 - Field Trip Lake Elmore (free)
September 27 - Open House (generally starts around 6:30pm)
September 30 - Burlington Field Trip ($5)
October 12 - Two Hour Delay
October 14 - Montreal Day Trip ($45)

All students were asked to get a book this week (from the library or brought in from home). Books should be brought to all study halls and LA class each day.

Upcoming Field Trips
Much more detailed explanations of the three field trips will be coming early next week, but a basic summary for each trip is listed below:
  • September 15 - Lake Elmore State Park

  • September 30 - Burlington
    • Grade 7: Seventh Generation visit, investigate Church Street from a cultural perspective, possibly interview the Mayor of Burlington
    • Grade 8: Melosira research vessel, Career Unit exploration

  • October 14 - Invade Montreal!
    • Grade 7: Act as tour guides to the rich culture of the city
    • Grade 8: Act as tour guides of the historical connections between Montreal and the United States
    • Both Grades: Archeology Museum and over two hours free time with chaperones to investigate the city

Computer Contracts
The computer contracts have gone home for 8th grade students and will be going home Tuesday for 7th graders.  A student must return their contract before they will be allowed to take home their laptop home.

Thanks and have a great Labor Day Weekend,
The Fusion