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OUR WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL

AUGUST 24, 2016

703 Seventh Grade Newsletter


Ms. Shirley Orozco & Ms. Sara Palmer
email: sorozco@owncs.org & spalmer@owncs.org Telephone: (718) 274-2902 ext. 113

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MAKE SURE YOU ARE
PREPARED
Its important that you
have your notebooks,
folders and class
materials. We start our
learning on DAY ONE!

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Welcome to 7th grade!
We are very excited to welcome you and your family to the 7th grade.
Learn about me, school expectations and important information for the
first month of school. THREE IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND!!!!

GETTING TO KNOW MS. OROZCO


Welcome BACK New Leaders!
Last year I had the amazing opportunity to teach many of you in 6th grade and
experience their 1st year in middle school. For my 5th year at OWN, however my
19th year of teaching. I am excited for all the new faces, new opportunities and
for the extraordinary year we will have that will be filled with new memories and
tons of learning.
Just a little bit about me. I am the youngest of five and I was born and raised in
New York City. I have a Masters in General Ed. and Special Ed. and I also have a
Culinary Degree. YES, I am a Chef and I love food! I have a strong background in
reading and writing instruction with students from first grade to high school. I
love learning and growing as an individual and I hope to bring that passion to life
in everyone of my students. I cant wait for this new journey to start.
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Ms. Orozco

TREAT EACH OTHER


WITH RESPECT
We will be working
together all year and
respecting each
others opinions, work
and class environment

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COME TO CLASS
WITH A LEARNING
ATTITUDE
This is an extremely
important year and
coming to class ready
to do our very best is
important.

OWNCS MIDDLE SCHOOL

AUGUST 24, 2016

EXPECTATIONS

entries will always be checked when they are


due. Students will also be working on one writing
project every month. The project will require
students to complete a draft, to make revisions,
and to produce a final written piece.

LETS START OUR 7TH GRADE YEAR


SUCCESSFULLY

Dear 7th Grade Students & Parents:

Homework follows a very regular schedule:


writing is due Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
A reading response is due Tuesday and Thursday.
Reading logs are expected to be completed each
night and filled out completely. Students have
received instructions on how to complete the
writing and reading homework.

Welcome to 7th grade ELA! This year I will be


working with Ms. Palmer as co-teachers in ELA.
We are looking forward to working with all of
you this year and hope that you are excited
about this opportunity to learn new things. As
the year begins, wed like to let you know a bit
about what you can expect.

Students must remember to bring the


appropriate supplies to class each day. In ELA 7,
students will need 2 Red folders, 2 marble
notebooks, pens/pencils and Post-Its. It is not
acceptable for students to use a binder or to
share a notebook for reading and writing. Please
be sure to bring in new Post-Its from time-totime as we will be using them throughout the
year.

In ELA 7, students will continue the reading and


writing workshops in which they participated in
6th grade. Each day we will read independently
and together, and will work on writing projects
independently and together.
Each evening,
students will be required to read and to
complete their reading logs. The reading log will
be checked each day and must be initialed by a
parent. If a student forgets his/her reading log
at school, the parent may initial the Student
Planner instead. However all information must
be later entered on your log. Students are
expected to read 40 minutes every night.

We are always glad to hear from parents and


students, so please do not hesitate to contact us
if you have any questions or concerns.
We wish you all a wonderful year!

In writing, students will be asked to make


entries, usually at least one page long, in their
writing notebooks. This will take place 3 times
each week. Like the reading log, the written

~Ms. Orozco and Ms. Palmer

IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION:


*School day starts at 8:00am -and ends at 3:30pm
* No lunch will be served for the first two weeks. Make sure to pack a healthy lunch!
* Every student needs a black folder which is their PARENT FOLDER. This is where we
send home announcements for you
Dates to remember:
Aug. 29th -First day of school
Sept. 5th - Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
Sept. 12th- School Closed--Eid al-Adha
Sept. 15th- Back to School Night
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