Course 1 Math (6th Grade)   Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar
Mrs. Salter 

6th Grade
9:00-10:00 am   Room 8

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26

     This is a math class for students who are working in the Course 1 McGraw Hill math book. Each class will preview 3 or 4 lessons.  Students should come prepared to take notes, practice sample problems, and ask questions. A spiral notebook will be needed.    

 

Course 2 Math (7th Grade)   Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

Mr. Cagney

7th Grade

9:00-10:00 am   In the Computer Lab

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26

     This is a math class for students who are working in the Course 2 McGraw Hill math book. Each class will preview 3 or 4 lessons.  Students should come prepared to participate in Iready lessons, practice sample problems, and ask questions as well as share their thought process as they work through problems. 

 Course 3 Math (8th Grade)           Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

Mr. Cagney

8th Grade

10:00-11:00 am In Room 8

Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

 This is a math class for students who are working in the Course 3 McGraw Hill math book. Each class will preview 3 or 4 lessons.  Students should come prepared to participate in Iready lessons, practice sample problems, and ask questions as well as share their thought process as they work through problems.   

   

Yearbook Club Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

Grades 4-8 

Mrs. Nicosia

10:00-11:00 am   Computer Lab

Tuesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

      Help create a Yearbook for the Charter School.  Our Yearbook will include photos, writing, and information about projects or trips. There will be enough work to go around for everyone. 

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Geography based Writing

Mrs. Oh

Grades 3-5

9:30-10:45   Room 8

Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1

    Using the classic works of Holling C. Holling students will discover and discuss the panorama of American wildlife, the opening of new frontiers, transportation systems, industry and heroic struggles. Students will learn to take notes, summarize references, write from pictures, compose a story and a personal letter. Students will also complete map work and put together a research report.

Our Winter/Spring course requires that you completed the first semester of IEW Geography. If you took this course in the fall of 2016, you are automatically enrolled. Questions, email Mrs. Oh.

Maximum 15 students.

Note: This class is 1.25 hours. Questions: email Kerry Oh; koh@fcusd.org

  

Institute for Excellence in Writing - Level B

Mrs. Oh

Grades 6-8

10:00-11:00

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2

     The structure of writing is taught by having students read literature, outline the literature, narrate from their outline and then write their own piece. IEW teaches style by providing children with a checklist of things that should be included in their writings.

Our Winter/Spring Student Writing Intensive (SWI) courses for IEW are for experience writers only. Students who have completed the Student Writing Intensive Level A or B can continue on with this enjoyable writing course. This course picks up where the Student Writing Intensive Level A and Level B left off and advances writing strength.New models and techniques will be presented while allowing for ample practice and reinforcement.

Students continue to use the same binder and charts, while learning new models and techniques not previously presented in the SWI.

There will be a maximum of 20 students per class.

Prerequisites: This course assumes that the student has completed the Student Writing Intensive Level A or B or has had equivalent instruction. You will be unable to take this course if prerequisite is not met or gained approval from instructor.  Note: This class is 1 hour. Questions: email Kerry Oh; koh@fcusd.org



  Programming Class   Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

Mrs. Nicosia

9:00-10:00 am in the Computer Lab

Grades 4-5- Tuesdays, January 3, 17, 31

Grades 6-8-Tuesdays, January 10, 24

No experience necessary. Learn the basics of programming to create fun icons, games and more.

 

Grades 1-3

Mrs. O’Rourke

12:00-1:00pm         In the Computer Lab

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31

 Do you want to become a published author? Over the course of this workshop, students will learn to write and publish books on their own. This workshop will take the students through the process of writing: brainstorming, writing, revising, editing, sharing, and publishing. The students will create several stories over the year. They will be instructed to choose two that will be sent away to a company that will make them into real books!

 

Grades 1-3 

Mrs. Curtis

1:00 - 2:00pm Meet in Room 9

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31

Be a part of the early planning for a community garden. Using the huge garden area on our new site, learn about how food comes from the soil to our table. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get dirty! Rain or Shine!

 

Grades K- 1

12:00-2:00 (Two hour Integrated Learning)    Room 9

Mrs. Cataldo 

Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2

Join Mrs. Cataldo and other primary students for two hours of learning and discovery. Seasonal activities, art science, group games, geography, and gardening are all a part of the fun!

 

Voyagers Club Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

(2 Hour Integrated Learning)  

Grades 2- 3

12:00-2:00 (Two hours)    Room 9

Mrs. Cataldo

Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1

      Join 2nd and 3rd grade students for two hours of integrated learning. Seasonal themes will combine activities in art, science, group games, geography, and gardening. STEM activities will also be a part of the Voyagers Club.

 

Explorer Club   Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

(2 Hour Integrated Learning)  

Grades 4-5

12:00-2:00 (Two hours)   Room 8

Mrs. Stafford & Mrs. Brainard 

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2

Become a part of the 4-5 learning team! Each week students will participate in a mixed bag of activities that integrate science, art, social studies, reading and math.

 

Adventure Club (2 Hour Integrated LearningClick Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

Grades 6-8

12:00-2:00 (Two hours) Room 8

Mrs. Oh and Mrs. Brainard 

Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1

      Become a part of the 6-8 learning team! Each week students will participate in a mixed bag of activities that integrate science, art, social studies. Community service projects will be a part of the mix. Jan 11 & 18 we will be preparing for our annual Science Fair for 6th-8th graders by walking through two experiments using the Scientific Method. Students will learn how to create each step of their chosen science fair project. Presentations will be January 25 during class. More information coming later.

 

Cooking around the World   Click Here for a Link to the Sign-up Calendar

(Once a Month) 

Grades 3-5th

9:00-10:00 am   In the Kitchen!

Mrs. Nicosia 

Wednesday, January 11

      Are you an adventuresome eater? Learn about foods from around the world and in the process about people who live different life styles from us. Be ready to help prepare a range of new flavors.

 

Harry Potter Book Club

Mrs Salter 

Grades 4-8

12:00 – 1:00

Tuesday, January 17

Harry Potter fans unite!  Our book club will commence once a month with the first class on Tuesday, November 15th!  Students will be expected to read (or re-read) the designed Harry Potter novel prior to the book club meeting.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be split into two meetings due to the upcoming holidays.  Please read up to page 130 in Sorcerer’s Stone for the November meeting.  Students will be sorted into their respective Hogwarts houses, and House Points will be awarded accordingly.  Please make sure to read the book – the movies are great, but are no substitute for the actual books. 

 

Food Lab (2nd Thursday Monthly)

Mrs Oh
Grades 6-8

12:00- 1:00PM (In the Kitchen)

Thursday January 12

Minimum 5 students

Max 15 students

Using food as a window into Science, we will create delicious recipes while learning concepts such as estimation, measurement, temperature, and the difference between mixtures and chemical changes.

 
January Family Community Event - Popcorn and Board Games
Thursday, January 26th
11:00-12:00 
 
Bring your favorite board game to play with other students, or join in on playing one of their games!  No electronic games or phone ap games, please.  This is old school fun!  The Charter School will supply popcorn and bring your games!  Sign up on our website!
 
JANUARY FIELD TRIP
 
 
FOLSOM POLICE DEPARTMENT
46 Natoma Street, Folsom (meet Mrs. Cataldo on the front steps at 11:45)
 
Friday, January 20th
11:45am to 1:30pm
All students
 
 
All students are invited for a  tour of the Folsom Police Department.  We will be touring the 911 Call Center, the Evidence Room, Detective Room, jail, the inside of a police car,  meet the police horses and watch a K9 demonstration (weather permitting).  This is a great opportunity!!!!   Please stop by the office to sign up with Nancy.
 

 
 
 
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