LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2017 – #6

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2017 – #6

 

General

Jam the Gym: Tonight is Jam the Gym at 6:00 PM!  Come watch some great girls’ volleyball as your 1st place Logos Knights take on the 2nd place Kendrick Tigers. This is a varsity only game that will end around 7:30. Bring the whole family and take advantage of the special meal deal – Polish dog or hotdog, chips and soda for only $3.

 

Two Weeks Left: There are only two weeks left in the first quarter. This is a good time to check grades on Renweb (grades 2-12) and make sure that your student is ready to finish the quarter strong!

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Families with three or more students in the elementary should have received an email last week with details on how to sign up. If you fit this category, and didn’t receive an email, please contact the front office. All other families will receive an opportunity to sign up this Friday.

 

Individual Picture Retakes: Retakes have been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 3. If you missed the first picture day or would like retakes, please send the packet with your child. Students are allowed to change into different clothes for the retakes, but will need to change back into their school uniform afterward.

 

Elementary

4th Grade Play: This Friday morning Mr. Whitling and Mrs. Bradley’s 4th graders will be performing a play. The show will open in the gym at 8:35 with a short recitation by Mr. Kohl’s 5th graders. All are welcome!

 

Speech Meet: Selections need to be memorized by October 6.

 

Secondary

Sports Pictures: HS and JH XC and Volleyball pictures are this afternoon. JH will start during PE with HS following. Athletes will need their uniforms and athletic shoes.

 

Study Tip for the Week

Flashcards are a super way to commit material to memory. Whether it is multiplication facts in the elementary or the periodic table for a secondary science class, using flashcards can be a huge help, if they are used wisely. Here are a few tips:

  1. Have the student make the flashcards himself. This is a valuable part of studying. Write the question on one side (5 + 6) and the answer on the back (=11). Make sure that the material is written correctly (spelling and neatness) so that the student is not studying incorrect or confusing material. Also, make sure that the answer is written lightly enough so that you cannot see it through the card.
  2. Have the student go through the stack of cards. Every card that he gets right should go on the ‘right’ stack and the ones he gets wrong go on the ‘wrong’ stack. Study the ‘wrong’ stack a few times and then go through it again dividing it into two stacks. This will allow him to focus on the information that needs the most attention. Eventually, remix the cards and test on all of them, repeating the process until he has it down.
  3. Break study time into small bites. It’s usually best to focus on two or three intense fifteen-minute sessions rather than a solid hour with the attendant distractions and bathroom breaks.

 

 

All the best,

 

Matt Whitling