Newsbits
October 12, 2015
Issue No: 
8

Contents

Host Families Needed

Click here for information on becoming a host family for the Montana Student Council Conference in Great Falls October 18-20, 2015

 

AAUW 57th Annual USED BOOK SALE

October 14-18 & 21-25, 2015

Great Falls Public Library 3rd Floor

Early Bookworm Sale:
Wednesday, Oct 14……. 12 noon-7pm $2 at checkout* $2 per book
Thursday, Oct 15…….12 noon-7pm
Friday, Oct 16…….. 12 noon-5pm
Saturday, Oct 17……. 11am-5pm
Sunday, Oct 18……… 1pm-4pm

Half Price Sale Days:
Wednesday, Oct 21……. 12 noon-7pm
Thursday, Oct 22……. 12 noon-7pm
Friday, Oct 23…….. 12 noon-5pm

Sack Sale Day:
Saturday, Oct 24…… 11am-5pm
Sunday, Oct 25…… 1pm-4pm

 

UPDATE: FITNESS CLASSES and FITNESS CENTER

FITNESS CENTER – will be closed the afternoon on Thursday, October 15, 2015
CIRCUIT TRAINING – Circuit Training will be starting at 4:15pm, instead of 4:00, beginning this week. Classes are held on Monday & Wednesdays.
ZUMBA CLASS – There will be no Zumba Class Tuesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 15.
YOGA CLASS – There will be no Yoga Class Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15, 2015.

 

ELL Corner for October 12th

What is LANGUAGE and How Do I Teach It?

When we think of language, many aspects of this phenomenon come to mind: grammar, vocabulary, sounds, and letters, to name a few. However, those elements only come alive when we attach meaning and purpose to the language act. The primary purpose of language is communication and relating meaning, therefore successful language instruction is based on activities where students are actively engaged in creating, sharing, and receiving meaning. Group and partner work allows ELLs to negotiate meaning in a sheltered, safe environment where they can use language to complete authentic language tasks. Encourage your ELLs to use the language everyday by speaking, listening, reading and writing, which will yield better results than worksheets.

In addition to teaching students, you also need to communicate with parents who may have different language abilities. If you need a translator, for parent-teacher conferences or any other parent-teacher interaction, contact Lisa Jahraus or Irina Payne ASAP!

Lisa Jahraus, Title TSA, 268-6028
Irina Payne, ESL Teacher, 268-6056

 

34th Annual Cross Town Run Around

34th Annual Cross Town Run Around
October 27, 2015 (Tuesday)
Paris Gibson Education Center
Race begins at 4:15 pm

The date for our Annual Cross Town Run Around has been set since 1982, typically the Tuesday of Cross Town Football week. Although it has been on the district calendar since early last spring, we wanted to remind you of the date and hope you can attend. As many of you know it is quite a lot of fun to walk or run with staff from all-round the district. This event happens rain or shine….sleet or snow! More details to follow and look for posters in your building. Be thinking of a theme as the 7 trophies are up for grabs once again! As our dear friend Mikie Messman would say “Rally the troops and join us for Cross Town!”.

 

Edcamp-Bootcamp

 

Online Courses for Educators

 

Education is Prevention

Angela Meyers, LCPC

will be presenting on disorders co-occurring with domestic violence.

Montana Meth Project Winner-Peyton Schliep!

Congratulations to CMR student artist Peyton Schliep, who was the winner of the Montana Meth Project contest. Great job Peyton!