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1 WALNUT CREEK INTERMEDIATE Incoming 6 th Grade Parent Night 2015

2 WCI Principal – Mike Cannon Welcome General Information School Day – Core, Math, Science, PE – 1 - Elective (The Wheel, Band, Intervention, Resource) Becoming a Squire

3 Incoming PTA President – Greg Sasser Being a member of the PTA – Middle School vs. Elementary School Parent Volunteer Opportunities Tri-S (Sign-ups, Sales and Schedules) Adult Social – Wild West Casino Night

4 WCI Instrumental Music – Rita Zigas-Brown Elective Offering Philosophy/Approach Bands for 6 th Grade – Squire – Cadet – Strings Band Pathways for students Performances

5 WCI Counselors Emily Foster/Dayna Wagner Counseling Services Overview – Academic (Grades, Homework) – Social (Peer-Peer, Bullying) – Personal – Communication

6 6 th Grade Core- Jann Taylor Core 6 Block (English-Language Arts/Social Studies) – 3 Period Block – Core Teacher is transition teacher for students Content Overview – English-Language Arts – Social Studies – Technology Family Concept with Math/Science – Students share teachers – Informal and Formal Collaboration to help students Grades – Progress Reports, Grades – Parent Conferences (November)

7 Core Continued Communication – WCI Website – Schoolwires – Contacting Teacher – Email/Phone Back to School Night – Attendance is important – Learn specific details about class Smooth Transition Keys – Attend WEB Day – Establish Consistent Routines – Find Homework Buddy

8 Math Overview – Diane Dias 6 th Grade Curriculum Key Standards – First Quarter: Ratios and Proportional Relationships – Second Quarter: Number Systems – Third Quarter: Expressions and Equations – Fourth Quarter: Geometry and Statistics/Probability Homework and Tests – HW (Monday-Thursday) MARS Tasks/Problem of the Month After School Homework Help

9 Science Overview – Sarah Kious Curricular Overview – Integrated Earth, Life and Physical Science – Energy, Water, and Life on Earth Middle School Science – 5 Days a week – Homework Science Fair – Spring Quarter – All students participate

10 PE Overview – Myra Adams PE Activities/Sports – 10 units through the year – Rotate every 3 weeks PE Clothes – Purchase at Tri-S – Wear Every Day – Wash on Weekends Locker Room – Individual Locker with Combination – Period Locker Participation and the Mile – Participation/Effort: Most Important – Mile is run every Wednesday Student Hygiene – Deodorant – Washing Clothes

11 “The Creek” – Kristy Miller Program Overview – Daily After School to 6pm – Full-Time, Part-Time, Drop-In Available – Homework Support – Food, Games, Fun – Community Service – Register/Visit tonight in Room 501 after program

12 WCI Vice-Principals – Leah Dubinsky and Steve Miller Transition Keys – Attend WEB Day – Walk Campus in August – Be Friendly! Student Safety – 1200 students on campus Transportation – Bikes/Skateboards/Walkers – Buses – Parents Communication – Student encouraged to work with us – Call/E-Mail to share concerns

13 Questions – Mike Cannon General Questions Thanks for coming and we look forward to seeing you in August! Key Dates: Tri-S: August 19 th (Get Schedules) WEB Day: August 20 th First Day of School: August 26th

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