LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – #7

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2019 – #7

General
Fight’n Knight Day: This Friday students are welcome to wear nice jeans and their Fight’n Knight shirts to support our drama cast and crew as they put on Much Ado.

Much Ado About Nothing: Come one, come all! Logos Varsity Drama is proud to present Much Ado About Nothing. You won’t want to miss this Western take on Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy! Thurs, Oct 10th and Fri, Oct 11th at 7pm, and Sat, Oct 12th at 1:00 (JV) and 4:30. Secondary students get one free show! Tickets at the door: $10 adult, $5 student/senior, $30 family max.

Free Piano: If your family is interested in an upright piano, we have a donor who would love to pass it along. Please contact Debbie Hulbert at Debbie.hulbert7@gmail.com.

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!

Elementary
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Almost all of the scheduling is complete. A reminder email will be sent out the Monday before conferences. If you have not scheduled yet, please visit this site to do so: http://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Logos .

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.

Cheers!

Matt Whitling