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Mr. Broersma, March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

FCS AUCTION:

Our annual FCS Auction will be held on March 16.  We hope you will think of items to donate and join us for a delicious dinner and evening of fun!   Popular auction items include: boutique items, collectibles, vacation packages, jewelry, art, tools, dinner packages, professional services, electronics, garden supplies, gift certificates, etc.  Turn in the forms with your donation (or clearly mark auction donation) and our class will get credits towards a party. Please be sure and order your tickets/tables as soon as possible.

If you are interested in donating a dessert for the auction please bring it to the Central Office on March 15, 2013 if it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. If it needs to be refrigerated you can bring it to the Fresno Christian Gym on Saturday March 16, 2013. Someone will be there to receive desserts from 10:00am to 3:00pm. You may bring it wrapped or we can wrap it for you. What to bring: Cookies, Brownies, Pies, Cup Cakes, Cake Pops, etc.

What to bring: Cookies, Brownies, Pies, Cup Cakes, Cake Pops, etc.

Desserts are a huge seller and can go for even more if on a decorative platter or stand which will be sold with the dessert.

Be sure to give your child’s name so they can receive credit for their class. If you have any questions please call Tara Luginbill at 213-8491

INSPIRE GALA:

Tim Tebow will be the keynote speaker for this awesome night. For more information head over to www.inspiregala.com.

ELEMENTARY CHOIR:

Attention choir parents: our first festival is Tuesday, March 19. We will load the bus at 2, travel to St. Therese (Maroa/Floradora) and sing in the 3:00 session. Our turn is at 3:30. You may pick up your child after they sing, or after the session is done, about 5:00. Please remember that no one may enter the church while a choir is singing, so if you are picking up your child early let me know. I will escort them to the lobby to meet you. Also, our choir attire will be here soon, so don’t forget to get the rest of the uniform. Boys: long sleeved, collared white shirt. Black pants (not jeans) Black shoes (not athletic) Black socks. Girls: white blouse or polo, short sleeved. Black, closed toe shoes. Black headband, any kind.

Thank you, Mrs. Ainley

PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING SCHEDULE (Subject to Change):

Tuesday, March 12 – Mile
Thursday, March 14 – Curl

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM FIELD TRIP:

On Wednesday, April 24 all three classes of 5th and 6th graders will take two coach buses to Monterey to visit the Aquarium.  This trip will provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about our science unit on oceanography and the habitats of sea life.  We now have all the chaperones we need for our class (as of Tues., March 5).  No extra siblings or friends may be brought by the chaperones, however, according to the Aquarium.  We will leave school at 6:30 A.M. and return to school at 6:30 P.M.  We are looking forward to becoming Ocean Explorers!

DATES TO REMEMBER

ACADEMICS

ALL LATE WORK IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY!

MATH:

This week we will be learning about percentages.

SPELLING:

5th Grade

Lesson 26

business
finish
government
happiness
easily
afterwards
necessary
refusal
faithfully
ministry
disposal
righteous
curiosity
possibility
security
published
heavier
skiing
terrific
workmanship

6th Grade

Lesson 26

multiple
multitude
universal
transfer
interfere
interstate
quartet
circumstance
circumference
semiannual
pentagon
binoculars
triplets
transparent
monorail
intramural
counterclockwise
transposing
intrastate
trinity

MEMORY VERSE:

1 Corinthians 13:8

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Insult/Revenge Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Math: Benchmark on Wednesday
  • Reading: Golden Goblet/Sign of Beaver due Friday
  • Writing: Benchmark on Thursday
  • 5th History: Study for States Exam
  • Science: Weather Packet
  • All Missing and Late Work due WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, March 4, 2013

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

FCS AUCTION:

Our annual FCS Auction will be held on March 16.  We hope you will think of items to donate and join us for a delicious dinner and evening of fun!   Popular auction items include: boutique items, collectibles, vacation packages, jewelry, art, tools, dinner packages, professional services, electronics, garden supplies, gift certificates, etc.  Turn in the forms with your donation (or clearly mark auction donation) and our class will get credits towards a party. Please be sure and order your tickets/tables as soon as possible.

If you are interested in donating a dessert for the auction please bring it to the Central Office on March 15, 2013 if it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. If it needs to be refrigerated you can bring it to the Fresno Christian Gym on Saturday March 16, 2013. Someone will be there to receive desserts from 10:00am to 3:00pm. You may bring it wrapped or we can wrap it for you. What to bring: Cookies, Brownies, Pies, Cup Cakes, Cake Pops, etc.

What to bring: Cookies, Brownies, Pies, Cup Cakes, Cake Pops, etc.

Desserts are a huge seller and can go for even more if on a decorative platter or stand which will be sold with the dessert.

Be sure to give your child’s name so they can receive credit for their class. If you have any questions please call Tara Luginbill at 213-8491

INSPIRE GALA:

Tim Tebow will be the keynote speaker for this awesome night. For more information head over to www.inspiregala.com.

SPRING PICTURES:

Spring Pictures are this Tuesday, March 5th.

YEARBOOK PICTURES:

The yearbook class will be finishing our class yearbook pages soon. If you have any pictures of our students or class could you please e-mail them to me or send them on a disk by this Friday.

ELEMENTARY CHOIR:

Attention choir parents: our first festival is Tuesday, March 19. We will load the bus at 2, travel to St. Therese (Maroa/Floradora) and sing in the 3:00 session. Our turn is at 3:30. You may pick up your child after they sing, or after the session is done, about 5:00. Please remember that no one may enter the church while a choir is singing, so if you are picking up your child early let me know. I will escort them to the lobby to meet you. Also, our choir attire will be here soon, so don’t forget to get the rest of the uniform. Boys: long sleeved, collared white shirt. Black pants (not jeans) Black shoes (not athletic) Black socks. Girls: white blouse or polo, short sleeved. Black, closed toe shoes. Black headband, any kind.

Thank you, Mrs. Ainley

PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING SCHEDULE (Subject to Change):

Tuesday, March 5 – Shuttle and Reach
Thursday, March 7 – Pull
Tuesday, March 12 – Mile
Thursday, March 14 – Curl

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM FIELD TRIP:

On Wednesday, April 24 all three classes of 5th and 6th graders will take two coach buses to Monterey to visit the Aquarium. This trip will provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about our science unit on oceanography and the habitats of sea life. We can take up to 5 chaperones in our class and we have each spot filled. If you would still like to go, please email me and I can put you on the waiting list incase someone can not make the trip or more spots open up. No extra siblings or friends may be brought by the chaperones, however, according to the Aquarium. Please check your schedule carefully before you commit to chaperone and email your child’s teacher and Mrs. Lazo if you would like to join us. We will leave school at 6:30 A.M. and return to school at 6:30 P.M. We are looking forward to becoming Ocean Explorers!

DATES TO REMEMBER

ACADEMICS

MATH:

We will continue with our unit on Ratios and Rates this week. Next week we will begin learning more about percentages.

READING:

The Book Project is due on the 8th this week. If you have any questions about the project, please email me soon.

SPELLING:

5th Grade

Lesson 25

climate
medicine
practice
services
imagine
definite
obtain
favorite
adjective
active
purchase
entertain
private
delicate
message
noticeable
uncertain
raged
aggravate
compromise

6th Grade

Lesson 25

admitted
appreciate
apply
appeal
permit
profession
adopted
acquainted
accomplish
postpone
preparation
proceed
occurrence
postdate
approval
attachment
prevention
assurance
precede
persuaded

MEMORY VERSE:

1 Corinthians 13:6-7

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Shepherd to King Handout
  • Spelling: Spelling Packet and Study
  • Math: Equivalent Ratios Practice Handout
  • Reading: Book Project Due THIS FRIDAY
  • Science: Water Cycle Sketch
  • Bring in Auction Items

Tuesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Taking Up the Challenge Handout
  • Spelling: Spelling Packet and Study
  • Math: Equivalent Ratios Reteach Handout
  • Reading: Book Project Due THIS FRIDAY, Redwall Chapter Summary
  • Science: Water Cycle Sketch due Wednesday
  • Bring in Auction Items

Wednesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Tens of Thousands Handout
  • Spelling: Spelling Packet and Study
  • Math: Rates Handout
  • Reading: Book Project Due THIS FRIDAY, Redwall Chapter Summary
  • Science: Water Cycle Drawing due Friday
  • 5th History: Start studying States and Capitals
  • 6th History: Reader’s Theater starts Monday
  • Bring in Auction Items

Thursday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and David and Jonathan Handout
  • Spelling: Spelling Packet and Study
  • Math: Rates Reteach Handout
  • Reading: Book Project Due THIS FRIDAY, Redwall Chapter Summaries Due
  • Writing: Redwall Response to Literature Rough Draft
  • Science: Water Cycle Drawing due Friday
  • 5th History: Start studying States and Capitals
  • 6th History: Reader’s Theater starts Monday
  • Bring in Auction Items

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24th, 2013


FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

FCS AUCTION:

Our annual FCS Auction will be held on March 16.  We hope you will think of items to donate and join us for a delicious dinner and evening of fun!   Popular auction items include: boutique items, collectibles, vacation packages, jewelry, art, tools, dinner packages, professional services, electronics, garden supplies, gift certificates, etc.  Turn in the forms with your donation (or clearly mark auction donation) and our class will get credits towards a party. Please be sure and order your tickets/tables as soon as possible.

Inspire Gala

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

ACADEMICS

YOUNG AUTHORS:

Final Draft due Monday. Please send me a digital copy along with the hard copy.

SPELLING:

5th and 6th Grade

Lesson 24

diagram
depot
bureau
diameter
plateau
semester
duet
document
cassette
accordion
boomerang
charity
physics
restaurant
luau
psychologist
candidacy
bouquet
chemistry
chauffeur

MEMORY VERSE:

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

SCIENCE (LAZO):

This week we begin a new unit on weather

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

Inspire Gala

CLASSROOM NEWS

FCS AUCTION:

Our annual FCS Auction will be held on March 16.  We hope you will think of items to donate and join us for a delicious dinner and evening of fun!   Popular auction items include: boutique items, collectibles, vacation packages, jewelry, art, tools, dinner packages, professional services, electronics, garden supplies, gift certificates, etc.  Turn in the forms with your donation (or clearly mark auction donation) and our class will get credits towards a party. Please be sure and order your tickets/tables as soon as possible.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • No School: February 18
  • 6th Grade Visits Junior High: February 26
  • Half Day: February 27
  • End of 3rd Quarter: March 15
  • FCS Auction: March 16
  • Half Day: March 20
  • Easter Vacation: March 25 – April 1
  • Inspire Gala with Tim Tebow: April 5
  • Half Day: April 17
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Field Trip: April 24
  • Open House: May 7

ACADEMICS

MATH:

There will be a math test on Friday. The test will include the Order of Operations and Equations.

SPELLING:

6th Grade

Lesson 23

operation
annual
prescription
emergency
thermometer
examination
appointment
accidental
insurance
stress
routine
epidemic
penicillin
stomachache
surgery
ambulance
coughing
injury
medication
diagnosis

5th Grade

Lesson 23

kindergarten teacher
manager
athlete
preacher
lifeguard
physician
employment
druggist
scientist
typist
sketch artist
inventor
travel agent
salesclerk
banker
businessman
homemaker
machinist
missionaries
librarian

MEMORY VERSE:

1 Corinthians 13:3

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

SCIENCE (LAZO):

We began group projects creating volcanoes in class.  The students will paint and decorate these projects on Wednesday and Friday this week.  We hope to take them outside and have them “erupt” with a simple chemical reaction by Monday, February 25.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11th, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

Inspire Gala

CLASSROOM NEWS

VALENTINES DAY PARTY:

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 14 at 1:30PM. Please bring a valentine for each classmate and something yummy to eat!
AUCTION NATURE PICTURES:
Nature pictures are do on February 13!!
FCS AUCTION: 
Our annual FCS Auction will be held on March 16.  We hope you will think of items to donate and join us for a delicious dinner and evening of fun!   Popular auction items include: boutique items, collectibles, vacation packages, jewelry, art, tools, dinner packages, professional services, electronics, garden supplies, gift certificates, etc.  Turn in the forms with your donation (or clearly mark auction donation) and our class will get credits towards a party. Please be sure and order your tickets/tables as soon as possible.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • No School: February 11
  • No School: February 18
  • FCS Auction: March 16
  • Easter Vacation: March 25 – April 1

ACADEMICS

SPELLING:

6th Grade

Lesson 22

absence
mischief
antisocial
unpleasant
antibiotic
uncommon
diseases
uncomfortable
irregular
irrelevant
abnormal
inoperable
mistreated
nonpoisonous
unfortunately
misrepresent
ex-president
abuse
degradable
antichrist

 

5th Grade

Lesson 22

safety
lying
onions
sympathy
honesty
you’ve
gymnasium
systems
billion
recycle
loosely
crystal
purity
bloody
resupply
yearn
Olympic
rhyming
symptom
youthfulness

MEMORY VERSE:

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

INSPIRE GALA 2013:

Inspire Gala

PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES:

Remember, the entire week of parent conferences, February 4-8, students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.  Since each conference is allotted 20 minutes and I have a full schedule, I will appreciate your help by being prompt.  I look forward to meeting with each one of you.

SPELLING BEE:

Congratulations to the FCS Elementary Spelling Team which competed in the non-public schools spelling competition on Saturday. We are very proud of 4th graders Vijay Stephen and Hadarah Kok, 5th graders Anjeli Macaranas and Daniel Williams and 6th grader Seth Freitas for representing our school so well. Seth Freitas placed 2nd, Anjeli Macaranas placed 4th and Daniel Williams placed 1st. Daniel will compete in the Fresno County Office of Education‘s annual County Spell-Off on March 21. Go Eagles!

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: February 4-8
  • No School: February 11
  • No School: February 18
  • FCS Auction: March 16
  • Easter Vacation: March 25 – April 1

ACADEMICS

READING:

Last week we began reading new class novels.  5th grade is reading The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, while the 6th grade is reading The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

Students should continue reading a book for their 3rd quarter book project. Their Pizza Book Project is due March 8, 2013.

SPELLING:

6th Grade

Lesson 21

exercise
exclamation
innocence
irresponsible
reduction
superintendent
embrace
substantial
extraordinary
interrupt
endeavor
repetition
supervisor
embarrass
superb
subcompact
improvement
exceptional
recommendation
religion

5th Grade

Lesson 21

affect
affection
defect
defector
effect
effective
imperfection
perfection
perfectly
confusion
defuse
diffuse
fusion
refuse
refusing
transfusion
contradict
dictate
dictator
dictionaries

MEMORY VERSE:

1 Corinthians 13:1

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

  • Bible – Study Memory Verse
  • Spelling – Study Words and Packet
  • Math – Order of Operations Handout #1-20
  • Writing – Typed Rough Draft due Friday
  • Reading – Book Project
  • Nature Pictures due February 13

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27th, 2013


FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

INSPIRE GALA 2013:

Inspire Gala
STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS:
You’re invited to FCS’s State of the School Address
Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite
Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the fourth annual State of the School Address on January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9. As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools. Along with reporting on the school program Mrs. Siebert will present information regarding the financial picture of our school. As we work together to strengthen Fresno Christian the more information we have about all aspects of the program the more effective our unified efforts will be.

NEW YEAR FUND RAISER: (PTF)

Tuesday, January 8  started our new FUNd raiser…World’s Finest Chocolate! · Easy to sell and still only $1.00 each. · Parents MUST sign out for the boxes of chocolate. (Once opened, the boxes CANNOT be returned) ·  Pick up boxes after school  in the carpool area.

PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES:

Remember, the entire week of parent conferences, February 4-8, students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.  Since each conference is allotted 20 minutes and I have a full schedule, I will appreciate your help by being prompt.  I look forward to meeting with each one of you.

SPELLING BEE:

Congratulations to the FCS Elementary Spelling Team which competed in the non-public schools spelling competition on Saturday. We are very proud of 4th graders Vijay Stephen and Hadarah Kok, 5th graders Anjeli Macaranas and Daniel Williams and 6th grader Seth Freitas for representing our school so well. Seth Freitas placed 2nd, Anjeli Macaranas placed 4th and Daniel Williams placed 1st. Daniel will compete in the Fresno County Office of Education‘s annual County Spell-Off on March 21. Go Eagles!

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Poetry Presentation Assembly: January 28 at 8:15 AM
  • State of the School Address: January 28 at 7:00 PM
  • Half Day: January 30
  • PTF Fundraiser Ends: January 31
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: February 4-8
  • No School: February 11
  • No School: February 18
  • FCS Auction: March 16
  • Easter Vacation: March 25 – April 1

ACADEMICS

READING:

Last week we began reading new class novels.  5th grade is reading The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, while the 6th grade is reading The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

Students should continue reading a book for their 3rd quarter book project. Their Pizza Book Project is due March 8, 2013.

MATH:

Math Test on this Monday. Wednesday we will begin our new chapter in math.

SPELLING:

6th Grade

Lesson 20

exile
prophet
synagogue
rabbi
canonize
theocracy
Greece
Asia Minor
Crete
Homer
mythology
myth
epic
legend
peasant
bard
harbor
poetic
Aesop
Hypatia

5th Grade

Lesson 20

future
furniture
century
appreciate
social
creature
precious
commercial
manufacture
associate
issue
substantial
parachute
politician
beneficial
glacier
measuring
reassure
treasury
sugary

MEMORY VERSE:

Hebrews11:26
He, Moses, regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse
  • Spelling: Packet and Study for Friday’s Test
  • Math: None
  • Writing: Young Author Rough Draft due Friday
  • Reading: Pizza Book Project due March 8
  • Nature Pictures due February 13
  • Fundraiser ends January 31

Tuesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and “Another Cry to the Lord” Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study for Friday’s Test
  • Math: None
  • Writing: Young Author Rough Draft due Friday
  • Reading: Pizza Book Project due March 8
  • English: Do E through I in the Growing Up Packet
  • Science: Bring Supplies for Project on Friday
  • 5th History: Test Friday
  • 6th History: Do Packet Questions
  • Nature Pictures due February 13
  • Fundraiser ends January 31

Wednesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and “Gideon Defeats the Midianites” Handout
  • Spelling: Packet and Study for Friday’s Test
  • Math: Order of Operations Reteach Handout
  • Writing: Young Author Rough Draft due Friday
  • Reading: Pizza Book Project due March 8
  • Science: Bring Supplies for Project on Friday
  • 5th History: Test Friday
  • 6th History: Do Packet Questions
  • Nature Pictures due February 13
  • Fundraiser ends January 31

Thursday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and “Gideon Defeats the Midianites” Handout #2
  • Spelling: Packet and Study for Friday’s Test
  • Math: Order of Operations Practice Handout
  • Writing: Young Author Rough Draft due Friday
  • Reading: Pizza Book Project due March 8
  • Science: Bring Supplies for Project on Friday
  • 5th History: Test Friday
  • 6th History: Do Packet Questions
  • Nature Pictures due February 13
  • Fundraiser ends January 31

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS:
You’re invited to FCS’s State of the School Address
Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite
Superintendent Debbie Siebert will hold the fourth annual State of the School Address on January 28th at 7:00 pm in the Peoples Church Music Suite, Building 9. As a school community it is beneficial for everyone involved to have a clear understanding of how well we are meeting the mission of Fresno Christian Schools. Along with reporting on the school program Mrs. Siebert will present information regarding the financial picture of our school. As we work together to strengthen Fresno Christian the more information we have about all aspects of the program the more effective our unified efforts will be.

NEW YEAR FUND RAISER: (PTF)

Tuesday, January 8  started our new FUNd raiser…World’s Finest Chocolate! · Easy to sell and still only $1.00 each. · Parents MUST sign out for the boxes of chocolate. (Once opened, the boxes CANNOT be returned) ·  Pick up boxes after school  in the carpool area.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • No School: January 21
  • Poetry Presentations in Class: January 22
  • Poetry Presentation Assembly: January 28 at 8:15 AM
  • State of the School Address: January 28 at 7:00 PM
  • Half Day: January 30
  • PTF Fundraiser Ends: January 31
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: February 4-8
  • No School: February 11
  • No School: February 18
  • FCS Auction: March 16
  • Easter Vacation: March 25 – April 1

ACADEMICS

POETRY:

Students should be ready to present their selections by memory in class on Tuesday, January 22.  Grades will be  based on a rubric score and two or three students will be chosen from each class to  present at the Oral Interpretation Assembly on January 28.

READING:

Last week we began reading new class novels.  5th grade is reading The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, while the 6th grade is reading The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.

Students should continue reading a book for their 3rd quarter book project.

MATH:

Math Test on Friday.

SCIENCE:

This Wednesday, January 24 is the due date for the science research paper. As listed on the requirement sheet given on January 9, each student should turn in a Key Word Outline, a rough draft, a reference list (one or more sources), and a final draft on their choice of earthquake or volcanic eruption in history.  On Wednesday they will also make a brief presentation in class where they tell any five facts connected to their report from memory.

SPELLING:

6th Grade

Lesson 19

certificate
examine
positive
attractive
affectionate
noticeable
fertile
genuine
objective
ineffective
submarine
trampoline
purposely
adequate
villain
separately
discouraged
accurately
versatile
determined

 

5th Grade

Lesson 19

decision
position
condition
conversation
expression
description
selection
correction
mission
suggestion
vision
notion
session
foundation
provision
confession
compassion
introduction
comprehension
rotation

MEMORY VERSE:

Genesis 50:19-20

But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

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Mr. Broersma, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

FCS Academic

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

NEW YEAR FUND RAISER: (PTF)

Tuesday, January 8  started our new FUNd raiser…World’s Finest Chocolate! · Easy to sell and still only $1.00 each. · Parents MUST sign out for the boxes of chocolate. (Once opened, the boxes CANNOT be returned) ·  Pick up boxes after school  in the carpool area.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Chapel: January 15
  • No School: January 21
  • Poetry Presentations: January 22
  • PTF Game Night: January 25
  • Half Day: January 30

ACADEMICS

POETRY:

All students will be required to present their poems of about 2 minutes or more to the class on January 22nd. The students have had Christmas break to study and will have the first few weeks of school to practice in class. After judging, the top 3 students will be chosen to compete in the school-wide competition for the Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation on January 28.

READING:

This week we will begin reading new class novels.  5th grade will read The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, while the 6th grade will read The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw.  These are award-winning books that connect to the social studies curriculum for each grade level.

Students will also need a book for their 3rd quarter book project.

MATH:

Math Quiz on Thursday.

SCIENCE:

Each student chose a an earthquake or volcanic eruption that occurred any time and place in history as the focus of a research paper in our study of Earth Science..  They were given rubrics and requirement sheets this past Monday and Wednesday and completed their research and KWO (Key Word Outline).  Over the next week and a half they will be expected to complete a rough draft, reference list, and final draft, according to the requirement sheet and time line, before they make a brief presentation in class.

SPELLING:

5th and 6th Grade

Lesson 18

notify
obedience
operation
surface
source
suggest
submarine
surgery
switch
trait
testimony
therefore
seventh
unaware
respectful
vehicle
graduation
victory
scientific
delivery

MEMORY VERSE:

James 1:12
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.

Mr. Broersma, January 7, 2013

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

WE ARE ONE: Standing Firm

CLASSROOM NEWS

BOX TOP TREASURE DAY:

This Friday, January 11, is a Box Top Collection Day so be sure to bring in your boxtops on Friday.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Christmas Break: December 15- January 6
  • School Resumes: January 7
  • Chapel: January 8
  • Chapel: January 15
  • No School: January 21
  • Poetry Presentations: January 22
  • PTF Game Night: January 25
  • Half Day: January 30

ACADEMICS

POETRY:

All students will be required to present their poems of about 2 minutes or more to the class on January 22nd. The students have had Christmas break to study and will have the first few weeks of school to practice in class. After judging, the top 3 students will be chosen to compete in the school-wide competition for the Peach Blossom Festival of Oral Interpretation on January 28.

READING:

This week we will begin our guided reading for the 3rd quarter. 5th grade will be reading The Sign of the Beaver and the 6th grade will be reading (TBA) .

Students will also need a book for their 3rd quarter book project.

WRITING:

This week we will begin learning how to write a fictional narrative.

SPELLING:

5th and 6th Grade

Lesson 17

temperature
development
bulletin
satellite
mysterious
announcements
broadcast
thunderstorms
tornadoes
investigation
listeners
anchorman
hurricane
burglary
disaster
freezing
crisis
commentary
correspondent
fashions

MEMORY VERSE:

James 1:2,3 
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS

Every day I will do my best to remember and update the newsletter for the homework of the day.

Monday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse
  • Spelling: Packet and Study
  • Reading: Book Project Book
  • Poetry: Peach Blossom Poem
  • Writing: Journal due Friday
  • Science: Research for Report
  • Nature Pictures by Feb. 13

Tuesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Character Activity
  • Spelling: News Script, Packet, and Study
  • 6th Math: Integers Handout
  • Reading: Book Project Book and Redwall Chapter Summary
  • Poetry: Peach Blossom Poem
  • Writing: Journal due Friday
  • Science: Research for Report
  • Nature Pictures by Feb. 13

Wednesday:

  • Bible: Memory Verse and Handout
  • Spelling: News Script, Packet, and Study
  • 5th Math: Integers Handout
  • Reading: Book Project Book, Redwall Chapter Summary, and Skills Handout
  • Poetry: Peach Blossom Poem
  • Writing: Journal due Friday
  • Science: Research for Report
  • 6th History: Polis Presentation
  • Nature Pictures by Feb. 13

Thursday:

Friday:

ADDITIONAL NEWS

POWER SCHOOL:
Power School offers a variety of information including attendance, grades, and special notes to parents.  This is a SECURE website and therefore you, as a parent, may access your child’s information confidentially. Future  assignments are posted and available for viewing at our school website.

CONTACT:
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at: jbroersma@fresnochristian.com. I check e-mails throughout the day. In the event of an emergency, please call Kerry Roberts at 299-1695.