Green Bean Advisory Update for 12/14/2015

Hi Green Parents,

This week: Outlines are due today, December 14. These outlines have the same requirements as last quarter and will be used in preparing power points and presentation notes. Notes were due last Friday, December 11.

Field Trip: We will see The Wizard of Oz at Children’s Theater tomorrow, December 15. All students are expected to attend as this is the middle school curriculum for the day. We will leave school by 9am and return for the busses in the afternoon. Students need a snack and a bag lunch since we will eat immediately following the show. We will also have a bit of time to explore the Minnesota Institute of Art after lunch before heading back to Northfield.

Interview Summary and Reflections are due this Friday, December 18. Many students have completed their interviews and are working on their reflections. Everyone has developed questions and follow-ups for their interviews and should be ready to begin. If your student has not completed the interview, please help them develop a timeline and complete the interview, summary, and reflection by this Friday, December 18.

Other Project Deadlines: Presentations begin Wednesday, January 6. All students must have their Power Points and Presentations completed by this day.

Secret Santas: We are in our gift-giving week of Secret Santas. Students should aim to give something (a note, drawing, puzzle, candy, cookies, etc) at least three times this week. We encouraged students to make gifts for their Secret Santa instead of buying gifts, but we also have a set guideline to keep the total amount spent under $10.
Final gifts must come to school by Tuesday, December 22. We recommend students bring their final gift on Monday, Dec 21 so if they forget, they have a day of grace. We will reveal Secret Santas at our holiday party in the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec 22.

Holiday Party: The middle school will have a holiday party in the afternoon next Tuesday, December 22 from 12:55-2:30pm. We hope to play some games and share some holiday treats. Here’s where we need your help: We are asking kids to bring in treats if they are able. We hope everyone can bring in a plate of cookies or a bag of pretzels or popcorn or something they’d like to share. They do not need to bring treats for everyone. If everyone pitches in just a little, we’ll have a pretty nice party!

– Secret Santas gift-giving this week
– The Wizard of Oz Field Trip – next Tuesday, December 15
– Holiday Party & Final Secret Santa gifts due – Tuesday, December 22
– Winter Break – Wednesday, December 23 through Friday, January 1
– First day back after Winter Break – Monday, January 4
– End of 2nd Quarter & Presentation Day at 12:45pm – Friday, January 15
– Arts for Martin – Friday, January 15 at 7pm
– No School – Monday, January 18

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!