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



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Classroom News - June 28

Another wonderful year in the books!

Thanks to everyone for making this 2016-2017 school year great - full of learning, laughter and life-long memories.


We will see everyone back on Tuesday, Sept. 5...as GRADE 8 STUDENTS!!!


Also, don't forget that I am sharing ALL of the 2016-2017 7M pictures.  Please follow the Dropbox.com link below to access and download the photo's for you own personal collection:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6md4g6brda8akb8/AABIayQMG2jssENfzly2dgy7a?dl=0

Have a fantastic summer!

Reminders:

- MC Knoll is glad to be promoting a "Summer Reading Program"!  Students have the opportunity to sign-out books and read them over the holidays.  Refer to the picture below for more details...


Monday, June 26, 2017

Classroom News - June 26

Happy "last Monday of the 2016-2017 school year"!

Ask your son/daughter about today's "Math Final Exam"...

Gr. 7 students will be enjoying the year-end field trip to Good Spirit Lake tomorrow (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!

It looks like our classroom guinea pig has found a home this summer - THANKS to JS for inviting her into your home!

As I've done in previous year, I am again sharing ALL of the 2016-2017 7M pictures.  Please follow the Dropbox.com link below to access and download the photo's for you own personal collection:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6md4g6brda8akb8/AABIayQMG2jssENfzly2dgy7a?dl=0

2 SCHOOL DAYS REMAINING!


Reminders:
- 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!

- MC Knoll is glad to be promoting a "Summer Reading Program"!  Students have the opportunity to sign-out books and read them over the holidays.  Refer to the picture below for more details...


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