Friday, October 14, 2016

Team Fusion Communication: October 14

Hi all,
Wow - the energy is palpable around Team Fusion.  Students are pumped for Montreal!  Please check in with your child about the following things:
  • How is the tour guide presentation going? What is your topic?
  • What is your group planning on doing for lunch?
  • What do you need from us to be ready for this trip?

Otherwise, check out some other things of interest with Team Fusion.

High Interest Reading Material
The team has a couple of study halls on Friday afternoons - dominated by young males - who usually do not have a lot of schoolwork to complete.  We are asking for donations of past issues of high interest reading material - sports, outdoor, music - that these groups could use in a structured reading setting.  Materials would have to be donation only - they will not be returned.  Please send in ASAP.  

Laptops Over the Weekend and School Breaks
As a general rule, 7th graders should not have their laptops home over the weekend.  If a 7th grader brings a laptop home for the weekend, please check in with Mr. Pless as to why:) Team Fusion 8th graders are permitted to take laptops home, and they should be used for schoolwork.

Over the coming long weekend (October 21-23), no laptops should be home. The team will be conducting an “audit” for the tech department Thursday, October 20.

Montreal Field Trip
*Weather still looks fine - it will be blustery so dressing for fall is a must.

**New England Federal Credit Union in Williston DOES CHARGE a small fee to non-members for converting to Canadian $. A recent non-member reports they were able to get $25.50 Canadian for $20.50 American.

***Please, Please, Please - make sure your child has plenty to eat for the trip and has money for lunch - or is bringing a lunch.

October 19 (date change!)- Montreal Day Trip ($45)
October 21 - Team Fusion Conference Day; no classes
October 21-23: Laptop-free Weekend!
November 9 - Two Hour Delay
December 2 - 7th Grade to Vermont International Festival (Tentative)

Academic Area Update

Back next week - have a great weekend!