Please take a second to click the button to the right to see the result of all the 6th graders hard work these last few weeks.  They have created some amazing nonprofit organizations that will surely do good for our community.
Don't forget to bring money for the cupcake walk, which will be held during Field Day this Thursday.  All proceeds go toward new gym equipment for you! 

Upcoming Dates


We will have a history test tomorrow (Friday).
Reading Blogs are due next Wednesday.
Short Stories are due next Wednesday.
Spelling Test next Wednesday.

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This year, all 17 6th graders joined 259 other people from our community in the Sue C. Boynton poetry contest, and out of all those poems, they picked 10 winners, of which Liam was one.  Way to go, Liam!

There will be a Poetry Awards Ceremony at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal at 7pm on Thursday, May 16th.  All the students' poems will be on display and Liam will be invited to read his poem aloud to the audience.  Put it on your calendars now!  It should be an amazing night!
Starting Monday the entire school will be doing the SATs.  We take these tests as a school so we can see how we are doing as a school and also to help each student see areas of strength and areas for goals.  Scores will not be factored into report cards, but each child should do their best.

Students should bring:
  • #2 pencils,
  • a book to read when they finish, and 
  • a healthy snack

Make sure you get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast before you come to school!

The testing schedule will be as follows:
Monday: Reading Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Tuesday: Math Problem Solving and Math Procedures
Wednesday: Spelling and Language
Thursday: Science and Social Studies
Friday: Take a deep breath!  You're done!

Walk for Life


Zari is doing the Walk for Life this year (as she has for as long as she can remember).  She's actually raised money for the Whatcom County Pregnancy Clinic since she was in first grade.  

She is inviting anyone in the class or even parents, to walk with her as part of her group on May 18th.  The walk will start at Abundant Life Church and is about 2 miles.  If you want more information, be sure to talk to Zari!
Just a reminder that all reading blog posts are due by 8am on Monday.  Students may turn in two per school day.  Parents, check with your kids and see if they have at least written a blog post for Nate Saint, which we read as a class this trimester.
Just a reminder that all students need their library books for their research projects in class tomorrow.  If the books have not come in yet, that is okay.  Just bring what you have.  If you don't have anything yet, make sure to bring a note from your parents explaining that you don't have your books yet.  That way you can show that you are being responsible.
Parents, I want to keep you in the loop as soon as possible because I know it can be hard to fit a trip to the library into your schedules.

We had planned on reserving books online today so that you could all pick them up when they came in.  Unfortunately, only two student came with their library card information.  Because of this, I'm not going to take a class period to reserve books, but I'm going to leave it up to students to reserve books on their own.

Students should reserve books as soon as possible (preferably tonight) so that they have time to come in from around the county.  Also with the long weekend coming up the library will be closed more days that normal, so we want to get an early start.

The expectation is that every student will use a real book in addition to their internet research, and by next Wednesday, students need to either have their books or a note from their parents explaining that they were not in yet.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks!