WELCOME!!!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Mr. McDowell's classroom blog. I am very excited to have a classroom webpage and I hope that you will find it useful. The purpose of this blog is to provide a convenient (and reliable) communication link between students, parents, the school and Mr. McDowell. I invite you to check this blog on a daily basis as I will be posting valuable information about the classroom and the school - including daily homework assignments, important dates, classroom/school news, etc.

For your convenience, you can also sign-up to receive "daily updates" from this blog that automatically gets sent to your email every day there is a new posting. Simply type in your email address into the 'submit' box found on the right side of this blog.

More importantly, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your son/ daughter, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone, email, or this blog:

M.C. Knoll School - 786-5540
Email - benson.mcdowell@gssd.ca



Monday, September 29, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 29

Happy Monday!

Thanks to everyone who donated to the Terry Fox Fundraiser.  The total amount fundraised is TBD.

A newsletter about "volunteering at MC Knoll" was sent home today.  If there is anything of interest to you, please sign and return the form by Friday, Oct. 3.

Reminders:

- The "Noon Hour Permission" form is OVERDUE.
- The "MC Knoll School Picture Pose" form is also OVERDUE.
- MC Knoll School Picture Day is Wednesday, October 1.  Bring your smile!
- For the Friday, Oct. 3 Adventure Ed. class, students will need a bike and helmet.

Homework:

LA - ALL Before, During and After Q's and Activities (OVERDUE)
Math - Decimals Pre-Test (OVERDUE)
Science - 7th Generation Skit (Wednesday, Oct. 1)
Career Guidance - Career Survey Graph (Friday, Oct. 3)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)

LA - Writing Folder Design (with magazines) (Monday, Oct. 6)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB          - CP             

Friday, September 26, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 26

Great job to all cross-country participants.  You make MC Knoll proud!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Reminders:

- The "Noon Hour Permission" form is OVERDUE.
- The "MC Knoll School Picture Pose" form is also OVERDUE.- I encourage you to donate at least $2 to the annual Terry Fox fundraiser.  All donations/pledges are due back to the school by Monday, Sept. 29.  Our MC Knoll goal is $1000.

Homework:

Art - Art Folders (OVERDUE)

LA - ALL Before, During and After Q's and Activities (Monday, Sept. 29)
Math - Decimals Pre-Test (Monday, Sept. 29)
Science - 7th Generation Skit (Wednesday, Oct. 1)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)

LA - Writing Folder Design (with magazines) (Monday, Oct. 6)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- Mr. Nobody             

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Adventure Ed. - Corn Maze

Classroom News - Sept. 25

The Adventure Ed. class was "A-mazing"!

Reminders:

- The "Noon Hour Permission" form is due tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 26).
- The "MC Knoll School Picture Pose" form is also due tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 26).
- Cross-country runners will continue their excellence tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 26) at Saltcoats.

- I encourage you to donate at least $2 to the annual Terry Fox fundraiser.  All donations/pledges are due back to the school by Monday, Sept. 29.  Our MC Knoll goal is $1000.

Homework:

Art - Art Folders (Friday, Sept. 26)
LA - ALL Before, During and After Q's and Activities (Monday, Sept. 29)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)


* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP             

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 24

Ask your son/daughter about the "Number Relationships" math test.

For tomorrow's Adventure Ed. class (Thursday, Sept. 25), students will be travelling to Canora-area for a "mind-boggling" experience - dress accordingly.

Reminders:
- The annual MC Knoll Terry Fox Walk is tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 25).  I encourage you to donate at least $2 to the cause.  Any donations/pledges that you receive are due back to the school by Monday, Sept. 29.  Our MC Knoll goal is $1000.
- The "Noon Hour Permission" form is due by Friday, Sept. 26.
- The "MC Knoll School Picture Pose" form is also due Friday, Sept. 26
- Cross-country runners will continue their excellence on Friday, Sept. 26 at Saltcoats.

Homework:

LA - Before, During and After Q's (Thursday, Sept. 24)
Art - Art Folders (Friday, Sept. 26)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)


* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP             

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 23

A few items were sent home today including:
- Noon Hour Permission form (return by Friday, Sept. 26)
- Boys and Girls club newsletter (optional to attend)
- MC Knoll School Picture "Pose" form (return by Friday, Sept. 26)

Reminders:

If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by tomorrow (Wednesday, Sept. 24).

- The annual MC Knoll Terry Fox Walk will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25.  I encourage you to donate at least $2 to the cause.  Any donations/pledges that you receive are due back to the school by Monday, Sept. 29.  Our MC Knoll goal is $1000.
- For the upcoming Adventure Ed. class (Thursday, Sept. 25), students will be travelling to Canora-area for a "mind-boggling" experience - dress accordingly.
- Cross-country runners will continue their excellence on Friday, Sept. 26 at Saltcoats.

Homework:

LA - "Extreme Survival Stories"  Questions and Comic (OVERDUE)
Music - Rhapsody in Blue Sketch (Wednesday, Sept. 24)
Math - Number Relationship TEST (Wednesday, Sept. 24)
Art - Art Folders (Friday, Sept. 26)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)


* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP             

Monday, September 22, 2014

Classroom News - Sept. 22

Hello, once again.

I am glad to hear that everything went smoothly, at the end of last week, during my absence.  I appreciate the maturity!

The annual MC Knoll Terry Fox Walk will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25.  I encourage you to donate at least $2 to the cause.  Any donations/pledges that you receive are due back to the school by Monday, Sept. 29.  Our MC Knoll goal is $1000.  Information was sent home last Friday.

Reminders:

If interested in ordering from the Sept. Scholastic book order, please return the form and appropriate fees by Wednesday, Sept. 24.
- For the upcoming Adventure Ed. class (Thursday, Sept. 25), students will be travelling to Canora-area for a "mind-boggling" experience - dress accordingly.
- Cross-country runners will continue their excellence on Friday, Sept. 26 at Saltcoats.

Homework:

LA - "Extreme Survival Stories"  Questions and Comic (OVERDUE)
Math - 1.7 Factors (Tuesday, Sept. 23)
Music - Rhapsody in Blue Sketch (Wednesday, Sept. 24)
Math - Number Relationship TEST (Wednesday, Sept. 24)
Art - Art Folders (Friday, Sept. 26)
LA - Sept. Writing Folder (Friday, Oct. 3)


* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP             - AR

Wednesday, September 17, 2014