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



Friday, April 29, 2016

Classroom News - April 29

It was a very busy day today with the pizza lunch, crazy hair day, and the railroad safety presentation!?!?!?

Ask your son about the Health test today...

The grade 6-8 GSSD Track and Field Meet forms are now OVERDUE!


Thanks to everyone who supported the WE ACT CLUB during the "spare change" fundraiser!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:
Math - 8.2 Perpendicular Lines (OVERDUE)
ELA - ALL Book Club Switch Reader Responses #1-3 (OVERDUE)Art - Picture for Drawing Your Own Pointillism (ASAP)
Phillippi Health - STI Assignment (Tuesday, May 3)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- May is just around the corner!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- KS       

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Adventure Ed. - Darts

Classroom News - April 28

Ask your son/daughter about today's Adventure Ed. - darts!

The grade 6-8 GSSD Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 13.  Students are required to pick 3-6 events to participate in during the event.  Please complete the "Track and Field Form" and return it by tomorrow (Friday, April 29)!

The "May City of Yorkton Newsletter" was sent home today...

Homework:
Math - 8.2 Perpendicular Lines (Friday, April 29)
ELA - Book Club Switch Reader Response #3 (Friday, April 29)
McD Health - Growth and Development TEST (Friday, April 29)
Phillippi Health - STI Assignment (Tuesday, May 3)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- The WE ACT CLUB is currently holding a "spare change" fundraiser for a clean water project in Haiti.  Bring some spare change from home to help support this global activity!
- There will be a "Railway Safety" presentation on Friday, April 29.
- The "Pizza Hot Lunch" is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, April 29) for those who ordered.
- Tomorrow (Friday, April 29) is also "Crazy Hair Day"!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- BMc            - KS       

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Classroom News - April 27

For tomorrow's (Thursday, April 28) Adventure Ed. class, Grade 7 students will be heading to the Yorkton Legion to enjoy "darts".

The grade 6-8 GSSD Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 13.  Students are required to pick 3-6 events to participate in during the event.  Please complete the "Track and Field Form" and return it by Friday, April 29.

Homework:
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (OVERDUE)
Math - 8.1 Parallel Lines (OVERDUE)
ELA - Book Club Switch Reader Response #2 (Thursday, April 28)
McD Health - Growth and Development TEST (Friday, April 29)
Phillippi Health - STI Assignment (Tuesday, May 3)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- The WE ACT CLUB is currently holding a "spare change" fundraiser for a clean water project in Haiti.  Bring some spare change from home to help support this global activity!
- There will be a "Railway Safety" presentation on Friday, April 29.
- The "Pizza Hot Lunch" is scheduled for Friday, April 29 (for those who ordered).
- Friday, April 29 is also "Crazy Hair Day"!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- BMc            - RSp             - KS       

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Classroom News - April 26

Ask you son/daughter about our CSI Book Club that we are close to finishing!

Also, ask your son/daughter about today's PAA.

The grade 6-8 GSSD Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 13.  Students are required to pick 3-6 events to participate in during the event.  Please complete the "Track and Field Form" and return it by Friday, April 29.

The last opportunity to make food donations to the Yorkton Soup Haven is this week.  Our MC Knoll basketball teams will be heading there then to help prepare the lunches.  Donated items (all of which must be "peanut-free") include granola bars, breakfast bars, crackers, cereals, fruit cups, Fruit-To-Go bars, pudding, canned meat, juice boxes, etc.

Homework:

Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (OVERDUE)
ELA - Book Club Switch Reader Response (Wednesday, April 27)
Math - 8.1 Parallel Lines (Wednesday, April 27)
McD Health - Growth and Development TEST (Friday, April 29)
Phillippi Health - STI Assignment (Tuesday, May 3)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- The WE ACT CLUB is currently holding a "spare change" fundraiser for a clean water project in Haiti.  Bring some spare change from home to help support this global activity!
- For the Thursday, April 28 Adventure Ed. class, Grade 7 students will be heading to the Yorkton Legion to enjoy "darts".
- There will be a "Railway Safety" presentation on Friday, April 29.
- The "Pizza Hot Lunch" is scheduled for Friday, April 29 (for those who ordered).
- Friday, April 29 is also "Crazy Hair Day"!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- CB              - CL               
- BMc            - RSp             - KS              

Monday, April 25, 2016

Classroom News - April 25

Happy Monday!

The grade 6-8 GSSD Track and Field Meet is scheduled for Friday, May 13.  Students are required to pick 3-6 events to participate in during the event.  Please complete the "Track and Field Form" and return it by Friday, April 29.

The last opportunity to make food donations to the Yorkton Soup Haven is this week.  Our MC Knoll basketball teams will be heading there then to help prepare the lunches.  Donated items (all of which must be "peanut-free") include granola bars, breakfast bars, crackers, cereals, fruit cups, Fruit-To-Go bars, pudding, canned meat, juice boxes, etc.

Homework:

ELA - ALL Placement Reader Responses #1-8 (OVERDUE)
Math - Angles and Measurement Assignment (OVERDUE)
Art - Classroom Grid (OVERDUE)
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (Tuesday, April 26)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- The WE ACT CLUB is currently holding a "spare change" fundraiser for a clean water project in Haiti.  Bring some spare change from home to help support this global activity!
- For the Thursday, April 28 Adventure Ed. class, Grade 7 students will be heading to the Yorkton Legion to enjoy "darts".
- There will be a "Railway Safety" presentation on Friday, April 29.
- The "Pizza Hot Lunch" is scheduled for Friday, April 29 (for those who ordered).

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- CB              - ND               - CL          
- BMc          

- RSp             - KS               - JT

Friday, April 22, 2016

Classroom News - April 22

The last opportunity to make food donations to the Yorkton Soup Haven is next week.  Our MC Knoll basketball teams will be heading there then to help prepare the lunches.  Donated items (all of which must be "peanut-free") include granola bars, breakfast bars, crackers, cereals, fruit cups, Fruit-To-Go bars, pudding, canned meat, juice boxes, etc.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework:

ELA - ALL Placement Reader Responses #1-8 (OVERDUE)
Math - Angles and Measurement Assignment (OVERDUE)
Art - Classroom Grid (OVERDUE)
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (Tuesday, April 26)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- The WE ACT CLUB is currently holding a "spare change" fundraiser for a clean water project in Haiti.  Bring some spare change from home to help support this global activity!
- For the Thursday, April 28 Adventure Ed. class, Grade 7 students will be heading to the Yorkton Legion to enjoy "darts".
- There will be a "Railway Safety" presentation on Friday, April 29.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- CB             - JC              - CL             

- BMc          - RSp            - JT

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Classroom News - April 21

One more day to go!

Homework:

ELA - ALL Placement Reader Responses #1-8 (OVERDUE)
Math - Angles and Measurement Assignment (Friday, April 22)
Art - Classroom Grid (Friday, April 22)
Science - Natural Disaster Timeline (Tuesday, April 26)
ELA - Writing Folder (CSI and Poetry) (Monday, May 9)

Reminders:

- Our MC Knoll basketball teams have teamed up with our community Soup Haven.  In particular, they are looking for donated items that can be used in Soup Haven lunches.  Donated items (all of which must be "peanut-free") include granola bars, breakfast bars, crackers, cereals, fruit cups, Fruit-To-Go bars, pudding, canned meat, juice boxes, etc.
- The WE ACT CLUB is currently holding a "spare change" fundraiser for a clean water project in Haiti.  Bring some spare change from home to help support this global activity!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:

- Mr. Nobody