Friday, October 23, 2015

End of Quarter 1 Update

Hello Parents and Guardians! 

We are wrapping up Quarter 1 and wanted to let you know what's coming up next week.  

Mon., 10/26: Kool Aid for School Aid- After school study session with FREE snacks in the Media Center from 3:10pm-4:30pm. Teachers will be available to help students. 

Tues., 10/27: Advisory Study blocks. Exams for periods 2, 4, & 6. (These are 90 minute block periods.)

Wed., 10/28: Exams for periods 1, 3, 5 & 7. (These are 90 minute block periods.)

Thurs., 10/29- Fri., 10/30: No School for Students

Mon., 11/2: Quarter 2 Begins. 

A lot of assignments and essays, along with exams are being turned in at the moment, so chances are your student has quite a few things to work on this weekend. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this. 

Thank you for your support this first quarter; it's been a great one! 

Your Teddy Team Teachers-

Ms. Belusa, Ms. Collins, Ms. Jensen, and Ms. Hahn

Friday, October 2, 2015

Greetings Parents and Guardians of 9th grade Teddies!

We have reached the halfway point in the quarter. Your student received midterm grades earlier this week, please ask to see them. A detailed outline of grades are always available online through the Parent portal.  Midterms are a great time to adjust study habits, make up missing work, etc. There are still four weeks left to adjust and improve and grow!

Most of us are available one day after school, and some mornings before school, if your student would like to come and connect.

Upcoming School Events:
·         Oct. 13th- English field trip to the play Of Mice and Men. Please make sure forms are turned in.*Scholarships available.
·         Oct. 13th- Conferences: 4-8pm. No sign up necessary.
·         Oct. 14th- Conferences: 8am-12pm. No sign up necessary.
·         Oct. 14th-16th- No school for students. FREE college visits available through Project Success.
·         Oct. 27 & 28th- Final exams. End of Quarter 1.

Please check out our Teddy Team blog and calendar for information about homework, quizzes/tests, and other important information.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to meeting you at conferences!

Your Teddy Team Educators,

Marika Belusa, Bronwyn Collins, Stephanie Hahn, Kristin Jensen, and Landon Nelson

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Teddies Team 2015-2016 is off to a great start!

Hello Teddies!

The first few weeks of school have been great!  We are so excited to be getting to know our new Teddy Team students.  Classes have been going well and we are all getting into the swing of things.  As the year begins we are focusing on community and routine building.  You can expect homework and projects to pick up as the year continues. 

The Teddy Team teachers are Ms. Belusa (English), Ms. Collins (Algebra), Ms. Hahn (Science) and Ms. Jensen (Geography).  An effort is made to keep students on team, but sometimes scheduling needs mean that a student is off team for some of these four classes.  The blog is a great way to stay up to date on team happenings, such as field trips. 

Please check the calendar for homework and upcoming events!

We will update the blog and calendar on a weekly basis, usually on Tuesdays.  Let us know if there is anything you'd like to see on the blog in the future!

Here's to a great year! 

-Ms. Belusa, Ms. Collins, Ms. Hahn & Ms. Jensen

Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly Update 5/18/15

Happy Monday! The school year is quickly winding down--time to finish strong, Teddies!

The 9th grade Poetry Slam last Friday was a wonderful success! Great job supporting one another as poets and artists.

MAP testing for reading will be today and Tuesday. MAP testing for math will be Wednesday and Thursday. Makeup day on Friday. Do your best and show off all you've learned this year!

The AVID and PREP celebrations were great successes. Many of our students celebrated their achievements in AVID and PREP this year.

Music and choir concert is this Thursday at 6:30. Come see our talented musicians!

Don't forget ArtCrawl III on Friday, May 29 from 5-7.

Go Teddies!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekly Update: 5/11/15

Happy Monday, Teddy students and families! Only 19 days of the school year left!

We are having a Fourth Quarter Homework Party on Tuesday 5/11 (that's tomorrow!) in room 231. Come after school from 3:05-3:45 to get caught up on missing work, get your questions answered by your teachers, get one-on-one help, and finish the year strong! Teachers from English, social studies, and math will be in attendance.

English classes will be having a Poetry Slam this Friday! Keep writing those poems!

Spring MAP testing will be 5/18 and 5/19 for Reading (this test will be taken in English class) and 5/20 and 5/21 for Math (taken in math class). Show off your learning and growth from this year!

Important field trips coming up:
--Wed 5/13: PREP field trip to Brunswick Zone
--Fri 5/15: AVID field trip

This Thursday 5/14 in the cafeteria from 6-7pm AVID students will celebrate their accomplishments this year and recognize graduating seniors.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Weekly Update 5/4/2015

Happy Monday, Teddy students and families! It's so beautiful outside!

Midquarters will be given to your student in advisory on Wednesday. This is a great time to check in with teachers, get missing work, and get prepared to finish strong in June!

We will be holding another Homework Party on Tuesday, May 12 in Ms. Oberg's room (room 231). Your student can use this time to get caught up with their classes and get one-on-one help from Ms. Jensen, Ms. Collins, and Ms. Oberg. Bring your grades up in geography, English, and math!

May 29 is Roosevelt's third Arts Crawl of the year, an event combined with our annual Mosaic arts and cultural festival. More info to come!

Several of our 9th graders will be performing on May 9 at 7pm in the Folwell Middle School auditorium in a production titled "O Most Courageous Day." Check them out!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Weekly Update: 4/27/15

Happy Monday, Teddy parents and students!

On Saturday, many of our students participated in the State World Savvy Competition at the University of Minnesota. They did a wonderful job and represented Roosevelt fabulously! Be sure to congratulate all of our participants, as well as Talia B., Claire K., and Maria M., who took second place in the Documentary Category. Other amazing participants who showcased their work include A'Davian S., Ana F., and Elizabeth N. Other important achievements from the day included Davi and Ana being interviewed for World Savvy promotional materials and a shout out to Elizabeth N. for "the most complete website that World Savvy has ever seen," according to one judge.

On Tuesday, our students will attend Concordia University in St. Paul for a day of teambuilding and learning about college options.

Midquarter grades are coming up so continue to encourage your student to get any missing work turned in! We will be holding an after-school Homework Party/Study Session for English, Social Studies, and Math very soon, so we will share that date with you ASAP.

Go Teddies!