MRS. MAHIDDIN Welcome to Back to School Night Room #28 Mrs. Roya Mahiddin B.S. from California State University East Bay (Hayward) Dedicated 6 years of teaching with TUSD Husband- Assad, Daughters- Alina (8) & Jahan (7), Son- Ryhan (3) Lived in Tracy since 1999 Love to Read, play sports, watch my kids play sports, travel My Philosophy “I AM A FIRM BELIEVER THAT EVERY CHILD HAS THE ABILITY TO LEARN. I AM HERE TO EMPOWER STUDENTS AND TEACH THEM LIFE SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM BUILD CHARACTER AND SELFESTEEM. I WANT TO INSPIRE MY STUDENTS AND ALLOW THEM TO MAKE DECISIONS ON HIS/HER OWN. I WANT TO CHALLENGE MY STUDENTS TO DO THEIR BEST. I VALUE EACH STUDENT’S DIFFERENT STYLES OF LEARNING AND WILL BE IMPLEMENTING DIVERSE STRATEGIES TO FULFILL THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.” Tardy bell rings at 8:20 Monday dismissal at 1:30 Tuesday-Friday dismissal at 2:50 Please make all attempts possible to schedule vacations and doctor appointments during non-school hours! Students are required to make up all work missed during absences. Students are in charge of finding out missed work. Students may check for work in the Absent Binder. Reading (A R in clu d e d) Language Arts -Spelling -Writing -Grammar History Science (Brown/Delucchi & Boehmer) Math (Quintana & Mahiddin) Music Science Camp •September 29-October 3, 2014 •Jones Gulch in Pescadero, CA •Mrs. Brown/Delucchi attending???? •New students may still attend •$295.00 per child •Cash or Money Order only: Due September 2nd! DIGITS NEW MATH PROGRAM, PILOTED 2014 + STANDARDS ARE COMPLIANT TO COMMON CORE + ALL COMPUTER BASED +STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS CLASSWORK WILL BE PAPER/PROJECT BASED. ?( MALL FIELD TRIP) – CALCULATE % PLEASE SEE ME PERSONALLY IF THERE WILL BE AN ISSUE WITH COMPUTER ACCESS FOR STUDENTS AT HOME. Accelerated Reader (AR) - 3 or 6 week grading period - Individualized goals/points - Students test within ZPD - Test below ZPD is no credit - Test above ZPD with teacher approval only - Fail 2 tests within grading period can’t test again until next grading period (70% passing) • Late assignments are NOT accepted “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education-” Martin Luther King Jr. • Homework/Classwork = 60% • Tests/Quizzes = 40% • Exception: Reading (AR 20%, HW/Class work = 50%, Tests/Quizzes = 30%) Student Guidelines R- Responsible (be accountable for your own actions) E- Enter ready to learn (have all of your materials out and ready) HW S- Support (be supportive to one another, fair, and understanding) P- Positive (have a positive attitude towards your school, peers, & teachers) E- Equality (NO put downs… be kind and respectful towards everyone) C- Cooperation (work effectively with one another) T- Trust ( ALWAYS tell the truth, it builds character and trust) Lanyards @ George Kelly All students (6th-8th grade) are required to wear a GKE lanyard with student ID $3 to replace lost lanyard Consequences: 1st: warning 2nd: detention 3rd: Friday School 4th: Suspension DONATIONS • Suggested items: Baby wipes Tissues Clorox Wipes Copy paper, Copy Paper, Copy Paper • Grab Box Prizes (gift cards, supplies, stickers, etc.) *See packet for additional items • We also have volunteer opportunities available on clip boards. Please keep an eye out for jobs in my family emails. • Parent Club Pledge Sheet (office) Communication EMAIL: [email protected] AGENDA: CHECK FOR HW,IMPORTANT INFORMATION. (INITIAL) WEEBLY: [email protected] CLASS DOCUMENTS, UPDATES, IMPORTANT DATES Questions? Comments? Concerns?