November 10th Newsletter

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter  Nov. 10, 2017

 “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” — Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”

From the classroom:

Our older writers have taken a stab at essay writing this week! Thinking about the prompt and what it is asking, organizing and sequencing thoughts, and finishing with a convincing conclusion are all skills they began to explore. The younger writers continued with a medley of stories while trying to include author’s tools such as similes, dialog, details, sound effects, and more.

Throughout the week we read more about Day of the Dead, developing additional schema and using this new schema for deeper understanding of stories set around this event.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 16 – Peace Night – Come join our JCOS community to celebrate peace.  Advising groups will have work on display.  Talk with students about their work around the theme of
    “Creating the World That Ought To Be”.  Our students will present their learning about Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez at 6:45pm in the library. 
  • The Harvey Relief trip will serve a delicious Southern dinner at 5:30, $8 for students, $10 for adults. The trip is also looking for donations of toiletries and pet shelter items.


  • Monday, Nov. 20 – Friday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Break, No School


Ana and Mary


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