Week of August 29th


I’m so excited to meet my new students this year! This week, we’ll focus on getting to know each other, assigning lockers, checking out textbooks and novels at the library, and filling out the many forms that the beginning of a new school year always brings.


So we can all start getting to know each other, students will compose biopoems for publication on our classroom bulletin board. Biopoem

Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead

We will start the year by exploring Medieval Europe. Students will begin by learning about the legacy of the Roman Empire, and begin their novel study of Avi’s historical fiction novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead. This coming-of-age historical narrative features a 13 year-old peasant boy, who flees his village in 14th-century England. Themes include fate, family, friendship, and feudalism.

European Geograpy Challenge and The Legacy of the Roman Empire

In Social Studies, we continue the foray into Medieval Europe! Students will complete their European Geography Challenge, and then learn about the legacy of the Roman Empire. Students should turn in pp. 4-10 of their History Alive Interactive Student Notebooks by Friday, September 2nd.


Labor Day Holiday: Monday, September 5th

There will be no school on Monday, September 5th to celebrate the Labor Day holiday.

Beaumont Back-to-School Night: Wednesday, September 7th, at 6:30 p.m.

Come to Beaumont, meet staff, and learn more about your student’s classes!

Alliance Française de Portland Open house: Thursday, September 8th, at 6:15 p.m.

Please join the Alliance Française de Portland (http://www.afportland.org/)for our Portes Ouvertes (Open House) on Thursday, September 8th, at 6:15 p.m.. We’ll be at the beautiful and historical Kamm House, located in Goose Hollow, on SW 20th and Jefferson. For the Portes Ouvertes, you can savor fresh-made crêpes while mixing and mingling with other francophiles and the fabulous staff of the AF! I hope to see you there!

Beaumont Back-to-School Picnic: Friday, September 17th, at 5:30 p.m.

Bring a picnic dinner and your family to Beaumont’s Back-to-School Picnic! Meet Beaumont staff and families and enjoy the lovely autumnal Oregonian weather.

Beaumont Late Opening: Wednesday, September 21st

Students will arrive two hours later than usual for our monthly Late Opening, as staff partakes in professional development.

Beaumont Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, September 28th

First quarter midterm progress reports will be finalized on Wednesday, September 28th. Be sure to check Synergy to see how your child is doing in all of his or her classes: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/


Jennifer Coyne

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