The Grade 6 Spanish Language Arts classes were treated to a visit by Ecuadorian author Juana Neira. The students read her book, “Mi Amiga Secreta,” and were delighted to have the opportunity to meet and converse with the author (smiling faces evident in the above photo!).

Fine Arts Festival
Speaking of talented adults who live in the area... we are looking for parent volunteers to lead a workshop  at the Fine Arts Festival. The Festival is March 8 - 9 and the MS will spend these two days participating in workshops, musical concerts, and art displays. We rely on the AC community to help make this event a success! Please click on the Workshop Sign Up link for more information and to sign up. Thank you!

MAP Testing
The second round of Middle School MAP testing takes place this week, January 30, 31, and February 1. Please help ensure that your child is at school and especially well rested on these days. MAP test results will be distributed at Student Led Conferences.

Report Cards
First semester report cards will be available on Friday, February 2. Paper reports will be sent home with your child(ren) on Friday and are also available online via Skyward.

Student Led Conferences
Student Led Conferences are on the horizon for February 28. The Middle School and Elementary School will both be sending conference time sign ups and instructions after February 14.

This week our Boys and Girls Soccer teams will travel to Colegio Menor on Wednesday for their 4th game of the season. Basketball and Soccer practices continue as scheduled.

The upcoming break may be a perfect time to connect with your child(ren) about what is going on in their academic lives. Ask for a tour of Edmodo to see all class work, or a sneak preview of the ePortfolio.

I hope you enjoy the upcoming break and Carnival holiday.

With kind regards,

Sheryl Gruber
Middle School Principal
(593-2) 382-3270 ext. 2001
"We are responsible for being informed global citizens who understand and affect positive change."