Important Camp Information

Parents,

We’re finally getting into the swing of things with a full week of school.┬áMost important announcements for this week is that ALL camp money needs to be turned in by Friday, January 30th. There will not be any exceptions to payments after that because we’ve already extended the deadline from last year’s of Dec. 20th to adding a whole month. Payment for camp needs to be paid in full for all campers three weeks before we head out, and that will be the first week of February (aka after the Super Bowl). If you missed the parent meeting, no worries because I’ve attached the video we watched on here and also shared the links with the supplies/gear your child will need to bring to camp.

Here is the link to the list of supplies/gear that your child needs. (Click Here) If you’re wondering if you child can bring something that is not on the list, then do not bring it. This includes the big question about technology or cell phones. The camp will take anything that is not on the list away for the safety of the campers and prevention of anything happening to it. There is a camp store where your child can purchase souvenirs, and the list of the cost can be seen by Clicking Here. Money will be collected by me and stored in an envelope that will be turned in to the camp store when we arrive, and you child we be purchasing their camp souvenirs based on a “checking account” type system. Thus your child will never see the money, unless they have change and I’ll return that the Monday morning after camp.

Lastly, please be sure to follow @camsix415 on twitter to stay updated with all that is happening. I do my best to take group photos and give updates at camp, but please understand that there are hundreds of kids and I’m not always exploring the wilderness with their camp counselors.

If you have any questions regarding camp payments, this is the week to tackle those questions. Any other questions about packing I’ll be glad to answer in the oncoming four weeks before we head out.

Thank you and here’s to a great week of studying, learning, and reading!

Mr. Garcia

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Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Parents,

In the mist of all the racial negativity that has occurred within the news from Furguson, Missouri to the issues of the awards being handed out at the Oscars it is crucial that we find a moment to discuss with our kids the struggles that have previously happened. I have assigned our students a quiz (Please click here to view and confirm with them that they need to take it.

Enjoy this video entitled “Our Friend, Martin.” It’s a great video with an amazing message of peace to work out differences.

Have a great Monday off, and remember to be thankful (and continue to hope for the best) for the progress we’ve made in Civil Rights.

Mr. Garcia

Welcome back to 2015

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Parents of CamSix415,

Welcome back to a new year and a new quarter. I’m looking forward to what we have to accomplish together for the remainder of the school year. Here’s a few important announcements that I’d like to make sure you’re aware of for the week.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Your kids come back for a Minimum Day. Also, after school tutoring will not be in session until further notice.

Wednesday: Camp Marston Information Parent Meeting from 3:00 – 3:30pm in the Library/Media Center

Other than that, it will be business as usual.

Lastly, I’ll be in touch with some of you in regards to your child’s reading progress. Looking at some of the progress after quarter two I am concerned for a few students, but ultimately all of my students. I can’t emphasis how important reading is and the impact it has across all curriculum and content areas. One challenge I’ve given myself is to put Hulu, Netflix, and my XBox360 away until the weekend. What I’m doing during the week and the evenings is reading, and what I’m reading is both informational and fictional books. I would like to encourage you to help your child with a similar schedule. I can’t promise, but almost confident enough to say that we’ll see a rise within their grades this quarter because of that dedication.

Have a great Sunday watching some amazing football or staying cozy as it’s raining outside. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Mr. Garcia