This Week’s News

For our last day of school, we will participate in the “one word” activity, which is from the One Word Three Sixty Five website. The activity is designed to define each new year, and I think it will be a perfect way to begin to frame your future educational journey. By next Thursday, please post your one word as a comment on this page or submit your word, explanation, and visual image on the index card provided in class. I know each of you will select an amazing word to guide and define you in the coming year, and I’d love you to be able to check back here to remind yourself of your aspirations, and I’d also love your one-word goals to help other students find their own one-word ambitions. At the end of this post, there are a few student examples, and the One Word website has many more examples.

Below is an excerpt from the One Word website to remind you of the task.

One word can change everything.

One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live or what you want to achieve by the end of your seventh grade year.

One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

It will take hard work, and will require intentionality and commitment. But if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word.

365 days.

A changed life.

What’s Your One Word?

One word that will become a filter, a diving board, a prod?

One word that will serve as a compass for your actions, decisions, and priorities. All year long.

One word.

Because that is easy to remember. All 365 days of the year.

It becomes the filter through which you see and live your life. It steers your decisions and guides your steps.

It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought or a feeling or an action. It can be a character trait or an accomplishment or a place you want to end up.

A word that can be a reminder, a nudge. A word that you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.

One word that will serve as a compass for your actions, decisions, and priorities. All year long.

Your word can be anything you want it to be. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you. This isn’t your mother’s word. Or your sibling’s word. Or your friend’s word.

This Week’s News

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This Week’s News

As we head into the final stretch of sixth grade, students will engage in many special end-of-the-year activities while continuing their academic work after camp. There is much to do!

The teachers and students are busily planning the promotion ceremony itself, and the students have selected the decorating theme for this year. The theme is Hollywood. The slogan is “Everyone Is a Star,” and the decorating colors are red and gold.

This year Old Adobe is in charge of coordinating the District-Wide Sixth Grade Pool Party. We are seeking volunteers to shop for and help serve breakfast refreshments at this event on Tuesday, May 31.

Here are some important upcoming dates:

Monday, May 9 – Friday, May 20, has been designated as the sixth grade testing window for SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing. The testing will begin first thing in the morning and continue till lunchtime each of those days.  It is possible that testing may extend to the following week.

Friday, May 13, is a minimum day for staff appreciation. Students will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m.

Tuesday, May 17, is Eastside Relays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The students will ride a bus to Casa Grande, but students must either be picked up at Casa or given written permission to walk home from there.

Friday, May 20, is a minimum day for volunteer appreciation. Students will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m.

Thursday, May 26, is Old Adobe’s Open House and pasta dinner. The pasta dinner will run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and classrooms will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Monday, May 30, is a holiday in celebration of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31, is the district-wide pool party from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Petaluma Swim Center.  Each student should bring a lunch.  A morning snack and bus transportation will be provided.

Wednesday, June 1, is promotion. The ceremony will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. with a short reception following the ceremony. Students should dress up a bit for this event.

Friday, June 3, is field day. It is also the last day of school for the year, and the student dismissal time is 11:50 a.m. Each sixth grade class will need three parent volunteers to help with Field Day.

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