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, October 18, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 18

The following people need to return the "Girls in Sport Jumpstart Games" permission form:
- AA               - AC                 - KH                  
- AHi              - JP                   - TS

Some important Math information was sent home today about "Prodigy Math" and "Reflex Math" - two websites designed to help students reinforce their math skills.  I would encourage everyone to download the two apps to their personal/family device.  Students can practice their math skills anytime...and anywhere!

In addition, a "Halloween Swimming Carnival" permission form was sent home today.  Please return the form and $4 by Friday, Oct. 25.

Homework:
Art - Art Folder (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Science Timeline (OVERDUE)
Socal 5 - Provincial Poster (Monday, 21)
Math 5 - Multiplication TEST (Monday, Oct. 21)
Math 6 - Factors/Multiples TEST (Monday, Oct. 21)

Reminders:
- Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- LB                 - DB                   - AC               

- KG                 - SG                  - AHil              
- DK                 - KM                  - TS                 - DT 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 17

An important permission form was sent home yesterday to the Gr. 6 girls - regarding the "Girls in Sport Jumpstart Games" event scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1.  Please sign and return the form by tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 18).

The first MC Knoll bake sale is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 18).  Items are sold for $0.50 each.  YUMMY!

Homework:
Art - Art Folder (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Science Timeline (OVERDUE)
Math 6 - Factor Trees (Friday, Oct. 18)
Math 5 - Multiplication TEST (Monday, Oct. 21)
Math 6 - Factors/Multiples TEST (Monday, Oct. 21)

Reminders:
- Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- LB                 - DB                   - AC                 - KG                 - SG 
- KH                 - AH                  - DK                 - KM                 - EM   
- JP                   - TS                   - KS                  - DT 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 16

Happy Wednesday!

I hope the Thanksgiving weekend was full of food, family/friends, and relaxation.

If interested, school picture orders are due tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 17).

An important permission form was sent home today to the Gr. 6 girls - regarding the "Girls in Sport Jumpstart Games" event scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1.  Please sign and return the form by Friday, Oct. 18.

Homework:
Art - Art Folder (OVERDUE)
Science 6 - Science Timeline (Thursday, Oct. 17)
Math 5 - Multiplication TEST (Monday, Oct. 21)
Math 6 - Factors/Multiples TEST (Monday, Oct. 21)

Reminders:
 - The first MC Knoll bake sale is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18.  Items are sold for $0.50 each.  YUMMY!
- Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- LB                 - DB                   - AC              
- DK                 - EM                   - DT 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 11

Thee first ever MC Knoll Fall Family Feast was a great success.  Big thanks to everyone who made it possible!  

Have a wonderful THANKSGIVING!

We will see everyone back on Wednesday, Oct. 16...    

Homework:
5 Math - Double Digit Multiplication (OVERDUE)
6 Math - Factors (OVERDUE)
5 Math - 3.5 Mental Math to Multiply (Wednesday, Oct. 16)
6 Math - Prime and Composite Numbers (Wednesday, Oct. 16)
Art - Art Folder (Wednesday, Oct. 16)
Science 6 - Science Timeline (Thursday, Oct. 17)

Reminders:
- If interested, Scholastic Book Orders are now OVERDUE.
School picture orders are due Thursday, Oct. 17.  
- Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22. 

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- DB               - AC              - EM                   - DT 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 10

Thee first ever MC Knoll Fall Family Feast is scheduled for tonight from 5:00-7:00.  I look forward to seeing everyone come to this great event and enjoy some great food together!  

School picture proofs were sent home earlier in the week.  If interested, please return the order form by next Thursday, Oct. 17.  Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22.  

The following person needs to return their "SK Heath Immunization Forms":
- DK            

Homework:
6 Math - Factors (Friday, Oct. 11)
Art - Art Folder (Wednesday, Oct. 16)

Reminders:
- If interested, Scholastic Book Orders are due tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 11).

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- AC              - EM                      - DT 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 9

Thank you to everyone who donated to the FCC "Drive Away Hunger" program!

School picture proofs were sent home yesterday.  If interested, please return the order form by Thursday, Oct. 17.  Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22.  

Speaking of school pictures, a FREE 5/6ME class picture was sent home today!

The following people need to return their "SK Heath Immunization Forms":
- AC                - DK            

Thee first ever MC Knoll Fall Family Feast is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 10).  I look forward to seeing everyone come to this great event and enjoy some great food together!  

Homework:
5 Math - 2-Digit by 2-Digit Multiplication (Thursday, Oct. 11)
6 Math - Factors 3.1 (Thursday, Oct. 11)
Art - Art Folder (Wednesday, Oct. 16)

Reminders:
- If interested, Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, Oct. 11.

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- AC                - DT 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 8

The last day to make a donation to the FCC "Drive Away Hunger" program is tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 9).  Please kindly consider making a difference...

School picture proofs were sent home today.  If interested, please return the order form by Thursday, Oct. 17.  Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 22.  

The following people need to return their "SK Heath Immunization Forms":
- AC                - DK               - MPon                - TS           

Homework:
5 Math - Double-Digit Multiplication (Wednesday, Oct. 11)
6 Math - Multiples (x2) (Wednesday, Oct. 11)
Art - Art Folder (Wednesday, Oct. 16)

Reminders:
- If interested, Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, Oct. 11.
- If you haven't done so already, don't forget to sign-up for the first ever MC Knoll Fall Family Feast (scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10).  YUMMY!

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- AC                - JP                   - DT 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Classroom News - Oct. 7

Happy Monday!

The following people need to return their "SK Heath Immunization Forms":
- AA                 - LB                 - AC             - AH
- DK                - JP                   - MPon
- TS                  - KS                 - DT

Homework:
5 Math - Double-Digit Multiplication (Tuesday, Oct. 8)
6 Math - Multiples (practice) (Tuesday, Oct. 8)

Reminders:
- Please consider donating to the FCC "Drive Away Hunger" program by Wednesday, Oct. 9.  
- If interested, Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, Oct. 11.
- If you haven't done so already, don't forget to sign-up for the first ever MC Knoll Fall Family Feast (scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10).  YUMMY!

The following people have OVERDUE assignments:
- AC                - JP                   - DT