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



Thursday, September 3, 2015

Classroom News - Sept. 3

There will be an MC Knoll "Open House" and BBQ tonight from 5:30 - 7:00.  Hope to see everyone there!

A handful of additional forms/items were handed out today, including:
- Registration Form (white) - please return by Tuesday, Sept. 8.
- Noon Hour Permission Form (pink) - please return by Tuesday, Sept. 8
- Threat Assessment Letter (green)
- Insurance Pamphlet (optional to purchase)
- GSSD Magnet


There has been a schedule change to the student's timetables.  Refer to the updated timetable at the bottom of the blog.

Grade 7 students will be enjoying their first P.A.A. class of the year tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 4)!

Homework:
Math - N7.1 Pre-Test (Friday, Sept. 4)
Science - Scientist Wanted Posters (Friday, Sept. 11)

Reminders:

- Read through the MC Knoll Student Handbook with your son/daughter (found on the bottom of the blog).  
- Sign and return the following forms by tomorrow (Friday, Sept, 4): 
        - Classroom Guidelines and Expectations sheet (yellow) 
        - Classroom Blog sheet (purple)
        - Adventure Ed. form and $30 fee (white)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Classroom News - Sept. 2

Two days down...a lot more to go!?!?!

Ask your son/daughter about the first math test of the year.


Homework:
Science - Scientist Wanted Posters (Friday, Sept. 11)

Reminders:
- Read through the MC Knoll Student Handbook with your son/daughter (found on the bottom of the blog). 
- There will be an MC Knoll "Open House" and BBQ tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 3) from 5:30 - 7:00.  Hope to see everyone there! 
- Please sign and return the following forms by Friday, Sept, 4: 
        - Classroom Guidelines and Expectations sheet (yellow) 
        - Classroom Blog sheet (purple)
        - Adventure Ed. form and $30 fee (white)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Classroom News - Sept. 1

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer!

I think I speak for ALL of the staff and students at MC Knoll - we are glad to be back and look forward to another tremendous school year!

There is no doubt in my mind that this will be one of the best years yet!


Reminders:
- Read through the MC Knoll Student Handbook with your son/daughter (found on the bottom of the blog). 
- There will be an MC Knoll "Open House" and BBQ on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5:30 - 7:00.  Hope to see everyone there! 
- Please sign and return the following forms by Friday, Sept, 4: 
        - Classroom Guidelines and Expectations sheet (yellow) 
        - Classroom Blog sheet (purple)
        - Adventure Ed. form and $30 fee (white)
    

Friday, June 26, 2015

Classroom News - June 26

WOW!

Another wonderful year has come and gone! 

Thanks to everyone who made this 2014-2015 a great year of learning, laughing and making memories!

Have a safe, enjoyable and restful summer!

We will see everyone back next year...as Grade 8 students!?!?!

Reminders:

- Report cards were handed-out today (Friday, June 26).
- The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year is Tuesday, September 1.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Classroom News - June 25

Today was a very tiresome day of cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning (and a visit to Weinmaster Park)!

1 day of school remaining

Reminders:

- The last day of school is tomorrow (Friday, June 26).  The day is busy with a morning assembly, talent show, baseball game, and report cards.  YAHOO!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Classroom News - June 24

YAHOO!  YIPPEE!  WOW!  HURRAY!  YAY!

We have officially finished all academic assignments, projects, and assessments for the 2014-2015 school year.  Ask your son/daughter about today's ELA final exam.

As another celebration of this year's accomplishments, we will be heading to Weinmaster Park tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, June 25).  Students can bring their swimming attire (if they want to get wet) or any other park activity equipment (ex: baseball, hockey, etc.).

2 days of school remaining

Reminders:

All library materials are now OVERDUE.
- The Grade 8 Farewell is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, June 25).  We will be saying our final goodbyes!
- The last day of school is Friday, June 26.  The day is busy with a morning assembly, talent show, baseball game, and report cards.  YAHOO!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Classroom News - June 23

One final exam down...one more to go!

* ALL term 3 assignment are now OVERDUE - a mark of 0% may be earned for any assignments that were not handed-in.


3 days of school remaining

Reminders:

All library materials are now OVERDUE.
- The Grade 8 Farewell is scheduled for Thursday, June 25.  We will be saying our final goodbyes!
- The last day of school is Friday, June 26.  The day is busy with a morning assembly, talent show, baseball game, and report cards.  YAHOO!

Homework:
LA - ALL Book Club Assignments (OVERDUE)
LA - LA Final Exam (Wednesday, June 24)

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- CP

Monday, June 22, 2015