Week of December 5th

Bonjour!

It’s hard to believe it but December is upon us. Midterm Progress Reports are also around the corner, on Wednesday, December 14th. Be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s grades.

Nine Free Days at Lan Su Chinese Garden: December 3rd-December 11th

Lan Su Chinese Garden is partnering with the Oregon Food Bank to present Nine Free Days Saturday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 11th. Lan Su is offering complimentary admission (regularly $9.50) to the garden with a donation of canned or non-perishable food items. For more information, check out the Lan Su Garden website: http://www.lansugarden.org/.

Celebration of Excellence: Friday, December 16th

To encourage students to do their best academically and to be good classroom citizens, I will hold a two-period Celebration of Excellence in my classroom during both core classes on Friday, December 16th. I will show a student-chosen film and provide hot cocoa and hot apple cider. Students are welcome to bring snacks if they would like. To qualify for the celebration, students: 1)  should have no D’s or F’s, 2) no parent contacts home regarding classroom behavior issues, and 3) receive a positive note from the substitute I will have on Tuesday, December 13th, for a district-required Language Arts training. Students who don’t qualify for the celebration will partake in a study hall in Ms. Wortham’s classroom.

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral isssues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are not allowed in my core classes, and should be stored in student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, December 8th. Current Events Sheet

A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

To further understand what life is like for Muslim people, students will pretend to be a newspaper columnist whose work is published in the religion section of a national newspaper. In the role of the columnist, students will write a story entitled, “A Day in the Life of Muslim Teenager,” focused on how Islamic beliefs and practices influence one devout Muslim teen. The story must be a minimum of 500 words, be typed or neatly handwritten in ink, and include: the name of the main character and appropriate dates; at least eight of the following words: Allah, Muhammad, Qur’an, Sunnah, zakat, shahadah, salat, siyam, Ramadan, hajj, jihad, and shari’ah; include details about how Islamic beliefs influence the character’s daily life; and include supporting evidence in the form of anecdotes (stories), descriptions, and examples.Students will have time to type their essays in the computer lab this week, though they may need additional time outside of class to complete the assignment. The essay is due on Friday, December 9th.A Day in the Life of a Muslim Teenager Essay

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitoins from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize chapters thirteen through seventeen: “Desert Storm,” “The Thirsty Dead,” “Derawar,” “Ramadan,” and “The Landlord.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, December 8th 

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!! At the concert, I will play the part of a French chef in the operetta, “Aunt Rhodie’s Appetite.”

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of November 28th

Bonjour!

I hope everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating time with friends and family over the past five days.

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral isssues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either positively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are no longer be allowed in my core classes, and should be stored student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, December 1st. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 9: The Teachings of Islam

In this chapter, students will learn about the beliefs and practices of Islam, including the significance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah, the Five Pillars of Faith, the meaning of jihad, and the role of shari’ah in Islam. Students will read pages 93-103 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 55-59 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Friday, December 2nd.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitoins from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will read and summarize chapters eight through twelve: “Shatoosh,” “Dowry,” “Nosepegs,” “Channan Pir,” and “Sharma.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, December 8th 

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!!

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of November 21st

Bonjour!

I enjoyed chatting with so many parents last night at the Beaumont Foundation Mixer! Thank you for supporting our school!!

Restorative Justice

In my classes, I utilize restorative justice practices to build community and handle any behavioral isssues that might occur. From time to time, we will have talking circles, to discuss various academic, social, or classroom issues. The goal is to help students talk through and understand how their actions impact others in our community, either postively or negatively, and construct ways to be good classroom citizens.

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices are no longer be allowed in my core classes, and should be stored student lockers prior to class.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Tuesday, November 22nd. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 8: The Prophet Muhammad

In this chapter, students will learn about the life of Muhammad and the rise and expansion of Muslim rule through the 700s C.E.. Students will read pages 83-91 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 49-54 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Tuesday, November 22nd.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will continue to read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitoins from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will get the novel from the library, and read, and summarize the sixth and seventh chapters: “Sibi Fair,” and “The Bargain.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

No School: Wednesday, November 23rd – Friday, November 25th

There will be no school from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Beginning Band and 7th/8th Wonder Band Showcase: Thursday, December 8th 

Come enjoy Beginning Band and the 7th/8th Grade Wonder Band Showcase on Thursday, December 8th, at 6:30 p.m.!!

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please be sure to check Synergy to monitor your child’s progress. https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of November 14th

Bonjour!

It was wonderful to meet with so many of you during parent teacher conferences and celebrate so many student successes! I’ve been pleased to see students make such great advances in reading, writing, and history. Way to go, core students!!

Core Unplugged

Cell phones and devices will no longer be allowed in my core classes. Students will need to put their devices in their lockers prior to class. I was glad to hear so much parent support for this change at parent teacher conferences.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Tuesday, November 17th. Current Events Sheet

Ch. 7: The Geography of the Arabian Peninsula

In this chapter, students will identify and describe the physical features and climate of the Arabian Peninsula, and explain how geography affected patterns of life on the Arabian Peninsula in the sixth century.Students will read pages 75-81 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 43-48 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Friday, November 18th.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitoins from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women. This week, students will get the novel from the library, and read, and summarize the first five chapters: “Guluband,” “Birth,” “Kalu,” “Safari,” and “The Bugtis.”

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Beaumont Foundation’s Fall Happy Hour: Saturday, November 19th @ 6:00 p.m.

Please join parents and staff for Beaumont Foundation’s annual Fall Happy Hour. This low-key, festive, adults-only gathering is the perfect way to catch up with friends and kick off the holiday season. Aaron and Erika Kohn have graciously offered to host the event at their home on Saturday, November 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages have been generously provided by Cha Cha Cha, La Bonita, Pambiche, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Vincent Wine, McPeet’s — and possibly more. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, and $35 per person after Nov. 11th. Reserve your tickets at www.AllHandsRaised.org. 1) Click “donate”  (in red – top right), 2) For donation amount, click “other” and type in the total @ $30 per person (2 people = $60), 3) Select Recipient: Beaumont MS, 4) In “Additional Instructions” type in “Beaumont Happy Hour tickets” and the number of tickets. Food, beverages and entertainment are all donated, so funds raised from ticket sales go directly into Beaumont classrooms. Questions? Contact beaumontfoundation@gmail.com.

No School: Wednesday, November 23rd – Friday, November 25th

There will be no school from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports: Wednesday, December 14th

Second Quarter Midterm Progress Reports will be calculated on Wednesday, December 14th.  Please 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/

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

No School on Monday, January 16th

There is no school on Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th

There will be a Late Opening on Wednesday, January 18th so Beaumont staff can partake in Professional Development. Students may enter the building at 11:00 a.m. that day.

End of Second Quarter: Thursday, January 26th

Second Quarter ends on Thursday, January 26th. Please 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/

No School on Friday, January 27th

Students will not have school on Friday, January 27th so teachers can complete report cards and plan for Third Quarter.

Synergy

Please 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/

Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux

I am very excited to invite students and parents to Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux! As background, on this educational trip to France, students will experience such amazing places as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. In the Loire Valley, they’ll see the Chartres Cathedral, Amboise, and Chenonceau. In St. Malo, they’ll see Mont St. Michel, St. Vincent Cathedral, and the Jacques Cartier plaque and tomb.In Normandy, students will tour the D-Day beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and the Caen Memorial. Finally, after returning to Paris, students will take a guided tour of Versailles, including the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Gardens. For more information online, here’s a link to the EF Educational Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1826882ZS. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of November 7th

Bonjour!

I hope everyone remembered to “fall back” and change their clocks this weekend!

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Tuesday, November 8th. Current Events Sheet

Arabian Peninsula Geography Challenge

With a new quarter begins our next unit of study: The Rise of Islam. To learn about the causes behind the rise and spread of Islam in Medieval times, students will interpret and label physical features on a map of the Arabian Peninsula. Students will need to read pages 72-73 in their History Alive: Medieval World and Beyond textbooks, and complete pages 40-41 in their Interactive Student Notebooks. This assignment is due on Tuesday, November 8th.

Suzanne Fisher Staples’ Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

Students will read Suzanne Fisher Staples’ 1996 coming-of-age novel, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Taking place in Pakistan’s Cholistan Desert, the story explores how Shabanu transitoins from childhood to adulthood in her culture, and explores the themes of connectedness to nature, family bonds, arranged marriage, and the social position of women.

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, January 19th. Independent Novel Project

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th

Please send me an e-mail at jcoyne@pps.net or call me at 503.916.5610 if you didn’t have a chance to sign up for an appointment with me at Parent Teacher Conferences already on Wednesday, November 9th or Thursday, November 10th.

Hollywood Veteran’s Day Parade: Friday, November 11th

Enjoy watching Beaumont’s Wonder Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band march and play to honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Here’s a link to the Parade Route: https://reddot.pps.net/CMS/ImageCache/D098EDF4011F460D923B4A01E7717149/FBF58DB4487843A3BB3A7D19D3052478/VE/Veterans_Day_Parade_Route_2013_Map.pdf

No School: Friday, November 11th

There is no school on Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.

Beaumont Foundation’s Fall Happy Hour: Saturday, November 19th @ 6:00 p.m.

Please join parents and staff for Beaumont Foundation’s annual Fall Happy Hour. This low-key, festive, adults-only gathering is the perfect way to catch up with friends and kick off the holiday season. Aaron and Erika Kohn have graciously offered to host the event at their home on Saturday, November 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages have been generously provided by Cha Cha Cha, La Bonita, Pambiche, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Vincent Wine, McPeet’s — and possibly more. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, and $35 per person after Nov. 11th. Reserve your tickets at www.AllHandsRaised.org. 1) Click “donate”  (in red – top right), 2) For donation amount, click “other” and type in the total @ $30 per person (2 people = $60), 3) Select Recipient: Beaumont MS, 4) In “Additional Instructions” type in “Beaumont Happy Hour tickets” and the number of tickets. Food, beverages and entertainment are all donated, so funds raised from ticket sales go directly into Beaumont classrooms. Questions? Contact beaumontfoundation@gmail.com.

No School: Wednesday, November 23rd – Friday, November 25th

There will be no school from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

Synergy

Stay informed about how your child is doing in all of his or her classes by looking at Synergy: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/

Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux

I am very excited to invite students and parents to Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux! As background, on this educational trip to France, students will experience such amazing places as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. In the Loire Valley, they’ll see the Chartres Cathedral, Amboise, and Chenonceau. In St. Malo, they’ll see Mont St. Michel, St. Vincent Cathedral, and the Jacques Cartier plaque and tomb.In Normandy, students will tour the D-Day beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and the Caen Memorial. Finally, after returning to Paris, students will take a guided tour of Versailles, including the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Gardens. For more information online, here’s a link to the EF Educational Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1826882ZS. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of October 31st

Bonjour!

Can you believe that this Thursday is the last day of first quarter? My, how time flies! Be sure to check Synergy to see if your child has any missing assignments in his or her classes: https://parent-portland.cascadetech.org/portland/.

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

 

 

Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead: Overcoming Obstacles Essay

Now that students have finished reading Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead, and completed character silhouettes for many characters in the book, they will write a multi-paragraph essay based on their analysis. The essay should focus on one character and the obstacles he or she overcomes. Students may use stories to help the reader understand the concept of overcoming obstacles more thoroughly, use examples of how and why obstacles are overcome, or include a metaphor that helps the reader “see” the concept of overcoming obstacles in a new way. All essays should integrate a strong thesis statement, at least three quotes from the novel, with page numbers, a minimum of 500 words and five paragraphs, and be MLA-formatted (12 point font, double-spaced). The essay was due on Friday, October 28th, though I will gladly accept essays this week. Crispin Cross of Lead Overcoming Obstacles Essay

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment was due on Thursday, October 27th, though I will gladly accept projects this week. Independent Novel Project

 

End of First Quarter: Thursday, November 3rd

The end of first quarter is in Thursday, November 3rd. 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/

No School: Friday, November 4th

Students will not have school on Friday, November 4th, while teachers finalize first quarter grades and plan for second quarter.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th

Please send me an e-mail at jcoyne@pps.net or call me at 503.916.5610 if you didn’t have a chance to sign up for an appointment with me at Parent Teacher Conferences already on Wednesday, November 9th or Thursday, November 10th.

Hollywood Veteran’s Day Parade: Friday, November 11th

Enjoy watching Beaumont’s Wonder Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band march and play to honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Here’s a link to the Parade Route: https://reddot.pps.net/CMS/ImageCache/D098EDF4011F460D923B4A01E7717149/FBF58DB4487843A3BB3A7D19D3052478/VE/Veterans_Day_Parade_Route_2013_Map.pdf

No School: Friday, November 11th

There is no school on Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.

Beaumont Foundation’s Fall Happy Hour: Saturday, November 19th @ 6:00 p.m.

Please join parents and staff for Beaumont Foundation’s annual Fall Happy Hour. This low-key, festive, adults-only gathering is the perfect way to catch up with friends and kick off the holiday season. Aaron and Erika Kohn have graciously offered to host the event at their home on Saturday, November 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages have been generously provided by Cha Cha Cha, La Bonita, Pambiche, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Vincent Wine, McPeet’s — and possibly more. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, and $35 per person after Nov. 11th. Reserve your tickets at www.AllHandsRaised.org. 1) Click “donate”  (in red – top right), 2) For donation amount, click “other” and type in the total @ $30 per person (2 people = $60), 3) Select Recipient: Beaumont MS, 4) In “Additional Instructions” type in “Beaumont Happy Hour tickets” and the number of tickets. Food, beverages and entertainment are all donated, so funds raised from ticket sales go directly into Beaumont classrooms. Questions? Contact beaumontfoundation@gmail.com.

No School: Wednesday, November 23rd – Friday, November 25th

There will be no school from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux

I am very excited to invite students and parents to Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux! As background, on this educational trip to France, students will experience such amazing places as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. In the Loire Valley, they’ll see the Chartres Cathedral, Amboise, and Chenonceau. In St. Malo, they’ll see Mont St. Michel, St. Vincent Cathedral, and the Jacques Cartier plaque and tomb.In Normandy, students will tour the D-Day beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and the Caen Memorial. Finally, after returning to Paris, students will take a guided tour of Versailles, including the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Gardens. For more information online, here’s a link to the EF Educational Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1826882ZS. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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Week of October 24th

Bonjour!

It’s Spirit Week! Monday is pajama day, so get that sleepy gear ready!!

Planners

Students write in their planners at the beginning of each week in my class, and in other classes. Please encourage students to bring their planners with them to all classes so they are fully aware of what assignments are coming down the pike.

Volunteers Needed

Beaumont has a great need for volunteers to help out in the Office and at Recess. This year, Beaumont does not have the TA elective, so office support is in short supply, especially in the morning. Volunteers are also needed to help supervise the huge number of students at recess. Please contact the front office at 503.916.5610 to get involved.

Enrichment Project Options

While some students feel that their class workload is just right, other students greatly benefit from enrichment projects in addition to regular class activities. To meet this need, I’ve put together several project options below for your child. These options would be considered extra credit assignments to be done outside of class, with point-values assigned based on the quality, care, and thoughtfulness given to their creation and presentation. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk more about these enrichment project options. https://mscoyne7thgradecore.wordpress.com/enrichment-project-options/

Spaghetti Dinner and Concert: Monday, October 24th

Come enjoy Beaumont’s Jazz Bands, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band and a scrumptious spaghetti dinner on Monday, October 24th, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Buy tickets online here: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Spaghetti-Dinner/Id7Q6

Annual TAG Parent Meeting: Tuesday, October 25th @ 6:30 p.m.

Tracy Temple, Beaumont’s TAG Facilitator, will host the Annual TAG Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 25th, at 6:30 p.m., in the library.

Current Events

Students will analyze and summarize a newspaper article. The assignment is due on Thursday, October 27th. Current Events Sheet

Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead: Overcoming Obstacles Essay

Now that students have finished reading Avi’s Crispin: The Cross of Lead, and completed character silhouettes for many characters in the book, they will write a multi-paragraph essay based on their analysis. The essay should focus on one character and the obstacles he or she overcomes. Students may use stories to help the reader understand the concept of overcoming obstacles more thoroughly, use examples of how and why obstacles are overcome, or include a metaphor that helps the reader “see” the concept of overcoming obstacles in a new way. All essays should integrate a strong thesis statement, at least three quotes from the novel, with page numbers, a minimum of 500 words and five paragraphs, and be MLA-formatted (12 point font, double-spaced). The essay is due on Friday, October 28th. Crispin Cross of Lead Overcoming Obstacles Essay

Independent Novel Project

Each student will read a novel independently and complete an Independent Novel Project,. based on a variety of different project options. Through this activity, students will increase their reading of fiction; expand their skills in the six traits of writing; develop their knowledge of literary elements, including setting, plot, theme, characterization, and symbolism; and gain computer proficiency with different software applications. This assignment is due on Thursday, October 27th. Independent Novel Project

School Dance

Our quarterly school dance is on Friday, October 28th, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.. Tickets are $3 per student, and permission slips will be available at school starting October 24th.

End of First Quarter: Thursday, November 3rd

The end of first quarter is in Thursday, November 3rd. 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/

No School: Friday, November 4th

Students will not have school on Friday, November 4th, while teachers finalize first quarter grades and plan for second quarter.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Wednesday, November 9th and Thursday, November 10th

Please send me an e-mail at jcoyne@pps.net or call me at 503.916.5610 if you didn’t have a chance to sign up for an appointment with me at Parent Teacher Conferences already on Wednesday, November 9th or Thursday, November 10th.

Hollywood Veteran’s Day Parade: Friday, November 11th

Enjoy watching Beaumont’s Wonder Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band march and play to honor veterans on Veteran’s Day. Here’s a link to the Parade Route: https://reddot.pps.net/CMS/ImageCache/D098EDF4011F460D923B4A01E7717149/FBF58DB4487843A3BB3A7D19D3052478/VE/Veterans_Day_Parade_Route_2013_Map.pdf

No School: Friday, November 11th

There is no school on Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day.

Beaumont Foundation’s Fall Happy Hour: Saturday, November 19th @ 6:00 p.m.

Please join parents and staff for Beaumont Foundation’s annual Fall Happy Hour. This low-key, festive, adults-only gathering is the perfect way to catch up with friends and kick off the holiday season. Aaron and Erika Kohn have graciously offered to host the event at their home on Saturday, November 19th, at 6:00 p.m. Food and beverages have been generously provided by Cha Cha Cha, La Bonita, Pambiche, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Vincent Wine, McPeet’s — and possibly more. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, and $35 per person after Nov. 11th. Reserve your tickets at www.AllHandsRaised.org. 1) Click “donate”  (in red – top right), 2) For donation amount, click “other” and type in the total @ $30 per person (2 people = $60), 3) Select Recipient: Beaumont MS, 4) In “Additional Instructions” type in “Beaumont Happy Hour tickets” and the number of tickets. Food, beverages and entertainment are all donated, so funds raised from ticket sales go directly into Beaumont classrooms. Questions? Contact beaumontfoundation@gmail.com.

No School: Wednesday, November 23rd – Friday, November 25th

There will be no school from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

No School: Monday, December 19th-Monday, January 2nd

There will be no school from Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break.

Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux

I am very excited to invite students and parents to Spring Break 2017: Paris and the Châteaux! As background, on this educational trip to France, students will experience such amazing places as the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. In the Loire Valley, they’ll see the Chartres Cathedral, Amboise, and Chenonceau. In St. Malo, they’ll see Mont St. Michel, St. Vincent Cathedral, and the Jacques Cartier plaque and tomb.In Normandy, students will tour the D-Day beaches, Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, and the Caen Memorial. Finally, after returning to Paris, students will take a guided tour of Versailles, including the State Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, and Gardens. For more information online, here’s a link to the EF Educational Tours website: http://www.eftours.com/tour-website/1826882ZS. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Merci!

Jennifer Coyne

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