Inclement Weather

Dear Dickerson Parents,
Due to inclement weather, CCSD is cancelling ALL after school and evening activities except for ASP for today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible. In addition, the district and superintendents office will be monitoring the weather situation and they hope to make a decision regarding tomorrow by 10 pm this evening. Please stay tuned.
Sincerely,
Dr. Carole Brink
Principal, Dickerson Middle School

January 16th-19th

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. On Friday, we will be making bagel pizzas. Feel free to send in English muffins, shredded mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce. Friday will be “Decade Day.” Feel free to dress your child in decade clothing and send in $1.00 for Relay for Life. I’ll most likely be wearing 80’s gear.  Information for the Atlanta Zoo Field Trip at Dodgen is attached. Please send in $30.00 if you wish for your child to go. Cash or check is acceptable. Please place in the white envelope, sign the permission form, and return by Friday. This Field Trip will take place on Friday, March 9th.

Language Arts/Reading- We will finish reading the adapted story of Red Badge of Courage. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on Water in Earth’s processes. Students will learn about precipitation, evaporation, condensation, and collection in the water cycle.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Canada. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

January 9th-12th

I hope everyone had a great long weekend and stayed warm! Wednesday will be a DMS Challenge Day. The 6th grade Honor Roll celebration will be on Wednesday. The 7th grade Honor Roll celebration will be on Thursday. The 8th grade Honor Roll celebration will be on Friday. Students who receive all A’s will be able to participate in these celebrations. Earning all A’s means that you participate in subject areas. Students will receive a certificate and a treat in the cafeteria. On Friday, we will cook macaroni and cheese. Friday will also be a BLUE OUT. Since we were awarded a Blue Ribbon School, we will be having a party for students. Students will be served BLUEbell ice cream. Have students dress in BLUE.  Reminder that Monday is MLK Day, and there will no school.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the adapted story of Red Badge of Courage. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. See attached for a list of your child’s spelling words. Please practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on Water in Earth’s processes. Students will learn about precipitation, evaporation, condensation, and collection in the water cycle.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Canada. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

January 4th-5th

I hope everyone had a great break! Happy New Year and welcome back!  This week there will be no homework or spelling words. We will resume homework next week since it is a short week. On Friday, we will be making salads. Feel free to send in lettuce, onion, cucumbers, carrots, celery, or cheese. Students’ Progress Reports from last grading period are in their agendas. Please review these and let me know if you have any questions. I have also attached the January monthly calendar. We now have 12 new 8th grade peer mentors that will be spending this 9 weeks with us. We are very excited to meet them and miss our old peer mentors already!

Language Arts/Reading- We will begin reading the adapted story of Red Badge of Courage. Students will work on identifying characters, settings, character traits, and plots. There are no spelling words this week.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will begin our unit on Water in Earth’s processes. Students will learn about precipitation, evaporation, condensation, and collection in the water cycle.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Canada. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

December 18th-20th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Students will have a holiday party on Wednesday. Feel free to send in any treats. I went ahead and gave students their gifts today since this week is going to be a little crazy. We will also celebrate the birthday of a student in our class on Wednesday. Reminder that Tuesday and Wednesday are early release. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm. There will be no homework this week. I will be sending home all graded work this week. Progress Reports and Report Cards will go home in January. I hope everyone has a great break and Happy New Year! See you next year. 

Language Arts/Reading- Students will work on holiday reading activities. We will also make cards to thank our peer helpers for their help this 9 weeks. There are no spelling words this week.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will finish our unit on planets and the solar system.

Social Studies- We will finish our unit on Australia and start our unit on Canada (if time permits). We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

December 11th-15th

I hope everyone had a great LONG weekend and stayed warm. This week, 8th grade peer mentors will present their final projects. On Tuesday, students will cook s’mores. On Wednesday, students will complete a balloon experiment and make cookies. On Thursday, students will complete a “fizzy” science experiment. On Friday, students will decorate snowman cookies. Reminder that this THURSDAY we will attend our CBI trip to Johnny’s and the Dollar Tree. If you have not turned in the required forms I sent home, please do so. Otherwise, your student will not be able to attend. Also, please send in money if you wish for your child to do Christmas shopping. Also-please send in a list of items you want your child to buy. This will be a great way for students to practice money skills in the community. Also, please send in money for Johnny’s Pizza if you wish for your child to eat there. If you do not wish for your child to eat there, please send in a lunch or let me know so that I can get them a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Friday will be Tacky Sweater Day at Dickerson. Dress your child in tacky Christmas clothes and donate $1.00 to Relay for Life.

Language Arts/Reading- We will finish the book Little House on the Prairie and start our next book called A Christmas Carol. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on planets and the solar system.

Social Studies- We will finish our unit on Australia and start our unit on Canada. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

December 4th-8th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. This Wednesday will be a DMS Challenge day. On Friday, we will be making hot chocolate and Rice Krispie treats. Feel free to send in hot chocolate mix or Rice Krispie cereal. Next Thursday will be our first CBI trip. We will be going to the Dollar Tree and eating lunch at Johnny’s pizza. At the Dollar Tree, we will be buying presents for family members. If you wish for your child to practice money skills and buy presents for members of your family, please send in money and a list of family members/gift ideas. If you wish for your child to eat at Johnny’s pizza, please send in money, too. If not, they will have a sack lunch from the cafeteria. I am sending home the CBI parent permission form. Please fill out, sign, and return by the end of the week.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the book Little House on the Prairie. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on planets and phases of the moon.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on Australia. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

November 27th-December 1st

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break! On Friday I will be sending home the calendar for the month of December. This week, we will be cooking grits and biscuits to go along with our Little House on the Prairie book. We are still in need for facial wipes for our classroom.  I have no further announcements for now.

Language Arts/Reading- We will continue reading the book Little House on the Prairie. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will continue our unit on planets and phases of the moon.

Social Studies- We will begin our unit on Australia. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin

November 13th-17th

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Friday will be our Thanksgiving Feast! Feel free to send in ham/turkey, green beans, rolls, potatoes, etc. If you are sending in food, please let me know. Friday will be CAMO day. Students can wear camo and bring $1.00 to support Relay for Life. Next week there will be no school as it is Thanksgiving Break. I hope everyone has a great week and Thanksgiving! We still need facial wipes. Feel free to donate!

Language Arts/Reading- We will begin reading the book Little House on the Prairie. Students will learn about characters, settings, plots, emotions, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling words are attached. I encourage you to practice these daily with your child. Spelling tests will be on Friday.

Math- Students will work on IEP goals related to math (time, addition, subtraction, money, counting, etc.)

Science- We will begin our unit on planets and phases of the moon.

Social Studies- We will continue our unit on the Middle East. We will continue to learn about News2You topics, too.

As always, email me with any questions/concerns!
-Mrs. Galvin