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.

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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, June 23, 2017

K-3 Play Day

Classroom News - June 23

Ask your son/daughter about the K-3 Play Day that they organized.  It was AWESOME!

The following students have OVERDUE "library books":
- GD             - DM         - KeP            - JaP              - KP


Have a wonderful weekend!

3 SCHOOL DAYS REMAINING!

Homework:

Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:
For anyone interested and able, our classroom guinea pig (ie: Davis Jr., DJ, Ginger, Guinea Pig, etc.) is looking for a home this summer.  We have all of the supplies you need - cage, bedding, food, toys, etc.  If you and your family are interested in taking in "another family member" this summer, please contact me ASAP.
- Gr. 7 students will enjoying the year-end field trip to Good Spirit Lake on Tuesday, June 27 (from 9:00-3:30).  Students are encouraged to dress for appropriate outdoor weather, beach clothing, shoes, and bring a 'bagged lunch'.  YAHOO!
- The last day of school is Wednesday, June 28.  Students will be enjoying an awards presentation, talent show, and of course, their Term 3 Report Cards!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Classroom News - June 22

One Final Assessment down...one more to go - ask your son/daughter about today's ELA Final!

It was a little cold, but today's "Golfing at Cherrydale" was still loads of fun!

The Gr. 7 students have been organizing a K-3 Play Day for tomorrow (Friday, June 23).  Students need to have ALL supplies ready for their activity in advance.  Be prepared!  Unfortunately, if it rains, we will have to cancel the fun!?!?!

The following Gr. 7 students need to return the "Year-End Activities Permission form and $10 fee" (as it is now OVERDUE):
- ZA            - HK          - KeP         - JaP           


The following students have OVERDUE "library books":
- GD             - DM         - KeP            - JaP              - KP

4 SCHOOL DAYS REMAINING!

Homework:

Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:

For anyone interested and able, our classroom guinea pig (ie: Davis Jr., DJ, Ginger, Guinea Pig, etc.) is looking for a home this summer.  We have all of the supplies you need - cage, bedding, food, toys, etc.  If you and your family are interested in taking in "another family member" this summer, please contact me ASAP.
- Gr. 7 students will enjoying the year-end field trip to Good Spirit Lake on Tuesday, June 27 (from 9:00-3:30).  Students are encouraged to dress for appropriate outdoor weather, beach clothing, shoes, and bring a 'bagged lunch'.  YAHOO!
- The last day of school is Wednesday, June 28.  Students will be enjoying an awards presentation, talent show, and of course, their Term 3 Report Cards!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Classroom News - June 21

For anyone interested and able, our classroom guinea pig (ie: Davis Jr., DJ, Ginger, Guinea Pig, etc.) is looking for a home this summer.  We have all of the supplies you need - cage, bedding, food, toys, etc.  If you and your family are interested in taking in "another family member" this summer, please contact me ASAP.

Study, study, study - as the ELA Final is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, June 22).

Also, we will be enjoying golfing at Cherrydale tomorrow (Thursday, June 22) from 11:45-3:15.  For those students who pre-ordered, they get to enjoy a BBQ lunch.  All other students can simply bring their usual 'bagged lunch'.  In addition, students are encouraged to bring their own golf equipment (if they have).  Otherwise, students will just use the MC Knoll golf equipment.

The following Gr. 7 students need to return the "Year-End Activities Permission form and $10 fee" (as it is now OVERDUE): 
- ZA            - HK          - KeP         - JaP            - JeP           


The following students have OVERDUE "library books":
- GD             - DM         - KeP            - JaP              - KP

5 SCHOOL DAYS REMAINING!

Homework:

ELA - Final Exam (Thursday, June 22)
Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:

- The Gr. 7 students have been organizing a K-3 Play Day for Friday, June 23.  Students need to have ALL supplies ready for their activity in advance.  Be prepared!  Unfortunately, if it rains, we will have to cancel the fun!?!?!
- Gr. 7 students will enjoying the year-end field trip to Good Spirit Lake on Tuesday, June 27 (from 9:00-3:30).  Students are encouraged to dress for appropriate outdoor weather, beach clothing, shoes, and bring a 'bagged lunch'.  YAHOO!
- The last day of school is Wednesday, June 28.  Students will be enjoying an awards presentation, talent show, and of course, their Term 3 Report Cards!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Classroom News - June 20

Ask your son/daughter about today's Math test - Transformations!

The following Gr. 7 students need to return the "Year-End Activities Permission form and $10 fee" (as it is now OVERDUE): 
- ZA            - HK          - KeP         - JaP            - JeP                

6 SCHOOL DAYS REMAINING!

Homework:

ELA - Final Exam (Thursday, June 22)
Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:

- ALL library books due back to the MC Knoll library are now OVERDUE.
- The last Adventure Ed. class of the year is set for Thursday, June 22 - golfing at Cherrydale!
- The Gr. 7 students will be organizing a K-3 Play Day for Friday, June 23.  More details to come!
    

Monday, June 19, 2017

Classroom News - June 19

Happy Monday! 

The following Gr. 7 students need to return the "Year-End Activities Permission form and $10 fee" (as it is now OVERDUE): 
- ZA                  - HK                - KeP               
- SP                  - JaP                  - JeP                

ALL Term 3 assignments and homework are now OVERDUE.  Those students who failed to meet this expectation may receive an "Insufficient Evidence" on their report card.


7 SCHOOL DAYS REMAINING!

Homework:

Math - 8.6 Rotations (Tuesday, June 20)
Math - Transformation TEST (Tuesday, June 20)
ELA - Final Exam (Thursday, June 22)
Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:

- ALL library books due back to the MC Knoll library are now OVERDUE.
- The last Adventure Ed. class of the year is set for Thursday, June 22 - golfing at Cherrydale!
- The Gr. 7 students will be organizing a K-3 Play Day for Friday, June 23.  More details to come!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - RB            - KB              
- DH             - AJ             
- HK             - DM           - HM           
- KeP          
- SP              - JaP             - JeP             
- KaP          
 - JS              - NS             - HS              - CT            

Friday, June 16, 2017

Classroom News - June 16

Ask your son/daughter about today's "Mental Health Coping Strategies Presentation" by Mrs. Harman and Mrs. Bulitz.

Another full week down...one more full week (and a half to go)!

Have a wonderful weekend!

ALL Term 3 assignments and homework are now OVERDUE.  Those students who failed to meet this expectation may receive an "Insufficient Evidence" on their report card.

Homework:

Math - 8.5 Translations and Reflections (OVERDUE)
Science - Heat & Temperature Google Classroom Unit (OVERDUE)

ELA - Final Exam (Thursday, June 22)
Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:
- The Gr. 7 Year-End Activities Permission form and $10 fee are now OVERDUE.

- ALL library books are due back to the MC Knoll library by Monday, June 19.
- The last Adventure Ed. class of the year is set for Thursday, June 22 - golfing at Cherrydale!
- The Gr. 7 students will be organizing a K-3 Play Day for Friday, June 23.  More details to come!

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - RB            - EB              - KB              - AB

- DH            - AJ             - HK             - DM             - HM
- KeP          - SP              - JaP             - JeP             - KaP

- JS              - NS             - HS              - CT            - TW

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Classroom News - June 15

The Gr. 7/8 Spring Dance is going to be AWESOME...thanks to the best DJ ever!

Mrs. Harman and Mrs. Bulitz will be showcasing a "Mental Health Coping Strategies Presentation" tomorrow (Friday, June 16) for all Gr. 7 students.

Ask your son/daughter about the ELA and Math Final Exam Review Booklets they received today.

As the end of the school year is fast approaching, ALL Term 3 assignments and homework must be handed-in by TOMORROW (Friday, June 16).  Those students who fail to meet this expectation may receive an "Insufficient Evidence" on their report card.

Homework:

Math - 8.5 Translations and Reflections (Friday, June 16)
Science - Heat & Temperature Google Classroom Unit (Friday, June 16)

ELA - Final Exam (Thursday, June 22)
Math - Final Exam (Monday, June 26)

Reminders:
- Please return the Gr. 7 Year-End Activities Permission form and $10 fee (and optional BBQ lunch fee) by tomorrow (Friday, June 16).

- ALL library books are due back to the MC Knoll library by Monday, June 19.

* The following people have OVERDUE work:
- ZA     
       - DH            - HK             

- KeP          - SP              - JaP             - JeP