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



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Adventure Ed. - Logan Green Bike Ride

Classroom News - May 26

Good luck to all of the ECDAA track and field participants today and tomorrow!

The following people have not handed-in their OVERDUE Skills Canada permission forms:
- AD          
 - CP                

Reminders:

The Skills Canada permission form is now OVERDUE.   The actual field trip to Saskatoon is scheduled for Friday, May 29 from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m..  
If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the yearbook order form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.

Homework:
Social - Needs and Wants (OVERDUE)
Math - Graphs Review Booklet #1 (Wednesday, May 27)
Health - Conflict Resolution Test (Wednesday, May 27)
Career G. - Resume (Thursday, May 28)
Phys. Ed. - Term 3 Assignment (Thursday, May 28)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

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

Monday, May 25, 2015

Classroom News - May 25

Happy Monday!

Ask your son/daughter about today's "exhausting" Adventure Ed. class at Yorkton's Logan Green... 

The following people have not handed-in their OVERDUE Skills Canada permission forms:
- AD           - PM           - CP                

Reminders:

- For those athletes who qualified, the ECDAA Track and Field Meet is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26) and Wednesday, May 27.  Athletes must make their own transportation arrangements.  
The Skills Canada permission form is now OVERDUE.   The actual field trip to Saskatoon is scheduled for Friday, May 29 from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m..  
If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the yearbook order form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.

Homework:
Math - Transformations Unit Test (OVERDUE)
Science - Plate Tectonics Webquest (OVERDUE)
LA - "Know Yourself and Others" Questions/Activities (OVERDUE)
Social - Needs and Wants (OVERDUE)
Math - Circle Graphs Intro (Tuesday, May 26)
Health - Conflict Resolution Test (Wednesday, May 27)
Phys. Ed. - Term 3 Assignment (Thursday, May 28)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AD            - BM           - CP               - SW             - LT

Friday, May 22, 2015

Classroom News - May 22

Ask your son/daughter about the Math test they accomplished today on "Transformations"...

The next Adventure Ed. class has been rescheduled to Monday, May 25 (instead of Tuesday, May 26).  Students must bring a bike and helmet in order to participate in the activity!

The following people have not handed-in their OVERDUE Skills Canada permission forms:
- AD           - BH             - BJ           
- PM           - CP              - LT       

Reminders:

- For those athletes who qualified, the ECDAA Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27.  Athletes must make their own transportation arrangements.  
The Skills Canada permission form is now OVERDUE.   The actual field trip to Saskatoon is scheduled for Friday, May 29 from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m..  
The yearbook order forms were sent home last week.  If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.

Homework:
Math - Transformations Unit Test (OVERDUE)
Science - Plate Tectonics Webquest (OVERDUE)
LA - "Know Yourself and Others" Questions/Activities (Monday, May 25)
Social - Needs and Wants (Monday, May 25)
Health - Conflict Resolution Test (Wednesday, May 27)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AB            - ASB             - AD              - BJ           - KK
- CL             - PM               - BM              - KM        - CP     
- AR            - SW               - LT

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Classroom News - May 21

I hope everyone had a fantastic long-weekend!

Sorry, once again, for the "no-post" yesterday.

We started our last ELA reading unit today - "This is Who I Am".

The following people have not handed-in their SAYCW survey permission forms:
- CP                 

Reminders:

An exciting newsletter and permission form from Skills Canada National Competition was sent home last week to grade 7 and 8 students about a field trip to Saskatoon on Friday, May 29.  Please review both items as necessary and return the permission form by tomorrow (Friday, May 22).
The yearbook order forms were sent home last week.  If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.

Homework:
Science - Plate Tectonics Webquest (Friday, May 22)
Math - Transformation Unit Test (Friday, May 22)
Health - Conflict Resolution Test (Wednesday, May 27)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- AD              - BM               - CP                - LT

Friday, May 15, 2015

Classroom News - May 15

Great job to ALL of the MC Knoll track and field participants yesterday.  You made us proud!

Ask your son/daughter if they qualified for the Tuesday, May 26 and Wednesday, May 27 ECDAA Track and Field Meet.

An exciting newsletter and permission form from Skills Canada National Competition was sent home today to grade 7 and 8 students about a potential field trip on Friday, May 29.  Please review both items as necessary and return the permission form by Friday, May 22.

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 18 (Victoria Day), as well as Tuesday, May 19 (School In-Service).  YAHOO!!!

The following people have not handed-in their SAYCW survey permission forms:
- CP                 


Have a wonderful long-weekend!

Reminders:

The yearbook order forms were sent yesterday.  If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.

Homework:
Health - Conflict Resolution Drama (OVERDUE)
Science - Natural Disasters Timeline (OVERDUE)
Social - Term Project (OVERDUE)
Science - Plate Tectonics Webquest (Friday, May 22)
Math - Transformation Unit Test (Friday, May 22)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB             - AD            - BM               - CP           - LT

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Classroom News - May 13

The annual GSSD outdoor track and field meet is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, May 14) at YRHS Century Field.  Be sure to prepare for being outdoors ALL day - bringing food and/or money for the canteen, water, appropriate track and field clothing, sunscreen, etc.  Come on out and cheer on our young athletes!

The following people have not handed-in their SAYCW survey permission forms:
- PM               - CP                 


Reminders:

- Grade 7 students will need to prepare for future Phys. Ed. classes by bringing a baseball glove.
The yearbook order forms were sent yesterday.  If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.
- There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 18 (Victoria Day), as well as Tuesday, May 19 (School In-Service).  YAHOO!!!

Homework:
Health - Conflict Resolution Drama (OVERDUE)
Science - Natural Disasters Timeline (Friday, May 15)
Social - Term Project (Friday, May 15)
Math - Transformation Unit Test (Friday, May 22)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB             - BM               - CP

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Classroom News - May 12

Happy Tuesday!

Sorry about the "no-post" yesterday...I was away from the school.


Ask your son/daughter about today's RAD assessment.


The yearbook order forms were sent home today.  If interested in cherishing the memories from the 2014-2015 school year, please return the form and $23 fee by Friday, May 29.

The following people have not handed-in their SAYCW survey permission forms:
- PM               - CP                 


Reminders:

- Grade 7 students will need to prepare for future Phys. Ed. classes by bringing a baseball glove.
The annual GSSD outdoor track and field meet is scheduled for Thursday, May 14.  The day is full of running, jumping, and throwing.  Come on out and cheer everyone on!

Homework:
Health - Conflict Resolution Drama (OVERDUE)
Math - 8.6 Translations and Reflections (OVERDUE)
Health - Anti-Violence Art and Poem (OVERDUE)
Science - Natural Disasters Timeline (Friday, May 15)
Social - Term Project (Friday, May 15)
LA - Writing Folder (Wednesday, June 17)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ASB            - KK               -  BJ
-PM               - BM               - CP