Back to School
Sixth Grade - Mrs. Weber
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
District Mission Statement
Based on the belief that all students can
learn and with the understanding that
students’ capabilities may vary, our
mission is to promote the growth of the
whole child by providing a caring, stable
environment where each child has the
opportunity to develop to his/her fullest
8:00 First Bell
8:05 Last Bell/Classes Begin
Student considered tardy
12:40-1:00 Noon Recess
2:00-2:40 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday) Study Hall with homeroom teacher
Need note if not following the signed departure
Milk and Morning Snacks
We have snack on Fridays Great Value
Follow our school’s Honey or Cinnamon
Graham Crackers, Cheese
Wellness Policy Snacks-variety of flavors,
Barnum’s Animal Crackers Vanilla wafers
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sunshine Brand Cheeze Its
Crackers General Mills Cereals
Rold Gold Pretzels Kix and Honey Kix,
Microwave Popcorn Cinnamon Toast Crunch,
Nabisco Teddy Grahams Cheerios-original, chocolate,
multi-grain, Apple Cinnamon
Kellogg’s Cereals Cookie Crisp, Chex Mix-
Fruit Loops, Chocolate Cheddar and Traditional
Mini Wheats, Apple Snack donations are
Cinnamon Toasters Snack milk is $.30
Music 9:40-10:20 Library 9:45-10:25
Art 9:40-10:20 P.E. 9:50-10:20
Remember tennis shoes
Computer Lab 9:50-
Remember tennis shoes
Students will be given their band schedule
after school starts
Tuesdays from 2:00-2:30
Any student who is interested may join
chorus, but they do not get to pick and
choose which weeks they go. Once they are
signed up, they are expected to go each
Same discipline procedures in every 6th grade class.
Students will be given checkmarks for inappropriate
behavior and “incompletes” for late/incomplete
When a student has an incomplete assignment, he/she will
serve a working lunch during lunch recess on that same
After 3 checkmarks or 3 incompletes in a week, the
student will serve a noon detention.
After each subsequent 3 checkmarks or 3 incompletes in
the same week, another noon detention will be assigned.
Parent contact is made for each detention assigned.
After 3 noon detentions in a quarter, after-school
detentions will be assigned.
Grades will be given on performance
of specific skills, tests, and projects.
Progress reports and report cards
sent home for each grading period.
Each need a signature slip returned
School wide evaluations
AimsWeb, ISAT, STAR
Do not reflect on report cards
School Wide Grading Scale
F 65% and below
6th Grade Teachers
Mrs. Weber – homeroom teacher
Social Studies, Language Arts and Spelling
Mrs. McGuire (Ms. Beard is substitute for first nine weeks)
Literature – Mrs. Mattis
Reading practice is very important for
Read the assigned story and drill on the
vocabulary for each story.
Read nightly in AR (library) book
At least 15 minutes.
A point goal will be assigned by Mrs. Mattis
Math – Mrs. McGuire
Daily math assignments
Homework packets due before tests
Tests and quizzes over chapters
Science – Mrs. Furlong
Homework, projects, quizzes and tests
Spelling – Mrs. Weber
Spelling list will be sent home each Friday
with the weekly calendar.
Pre-test is each Monday.
Final test is each Friday.
Those who earn an A+ trial test do not take final test.
Spelling pages are also due each Friday.
Social Studies – Mrs. Weber
Studying ancient history and world
civilizations this year
Grades will be taken on in-class
assignments, homework, quizzes, tests,
projects, current events and class
Study guides will be sent home two days
before each test
Students will have homework most nights
of the week in at least one subject.
Study Hall – use time wisely to limit the
amount of homework that needs to be taken
Incomplete assignments the next day mean a
working lunch and an “incomplete” on the
AR reading – at least 15 minutes a night
Study for tests using study guides
Students will be required to bring to school each
day the school calendar/handbook issued during
Checkmarks will be given if a student does
not have his/her calendar.
Assignments for each subject will be written
down each day in the calendar.
Parents can check his/her child’s assignments for
each day by looking at the calendar.
Students need to bring their Trapper
Keeper and backpack daily, as well as any
textbooks, library books, and homework
Thank you in advance for sending back
parent signature slips on time.
Students earn tickets for good behavior,
answering questions in class, being helpful
and kind to others, etc.
After 30 tickets are earned, students can
cash these in for reward coupons:
20-minutes of computer time
sit by a friend for the day
get out of a checkmark
free page of spelling
read anywhere in classroom for AR
Special Incentives (continued)
Once 25 apples are earned on the class tree, then the
class will get a special reward recess and snack
Quarterly Fun Day
Those who meet behavior requirements set by 6th
grade teachers will get to participate
Asking for $10.00 from each student by September
30th to help cover expenses of fun days and field
Those who meet AR goal each quarter receive a
Conferences are Thursday, October 25
(4:00-7:00p.m.) and Friday, October 26
A note will be sent home to schedule
You will meet with your child’s homeroom
teacher unless circumstances merit a
meeting with the other teachers in the 6th
I can be reached during the school day at
826-2355 or by e-mail
Check out my webpage:
Weekly calendars with spelling list
Downloads of documents that need to be
signed/returned to Mrs. Weber
Visit classroom and other areas of the
building and playground
It is going to be a great year!!!!