Monthly Archives: August 2016

Parent-Student Homework

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Parents.  In order to help your child with his/her organization, please sit with your child and his/her planner on the weekend.  Preview the week ahead, putting appointments, sports practices, music lessons, family outings, etc. in the planner.  There is space at the bottom of each day to put this information.  This will help your child plan when work can be done.  Thank you.

Hearst Castle Vacation

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Casa Grande of “La Cuesta Encantada” (“The Enchanted Hill”) which is also known as The Hearst Castle. Mrs. Wiater and her family visited there over the summer.


Here’s Mrs. Wiater in front of a beautiful doorway at the Hearst Castle.

Welcome Back to the Computer Lab

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Fall is the season we review Internet Safety & Citizenship in Computer Class. With the help of the Common Sense Media Curriculum and the Digital Passport program students learn about key issues through classroom activities, games, videos, and quizzes. The main topics covered in the unit are: Internet Safety, Privacy, Communication, Cyberbulling, and Digital Reputation. Check back later for examples of student projects on Internet Safety and remember to look on our school website for additional news and resources throughout the year.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

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Hello all! I hope everyone had a fun-filled summer. It’s the beginning of your Kindergarten year, and I am so excited to watch you grow and learn this year! I taught 3rd grade at NDV last year, and have worked in schools in San Jose, CA, Phoenix, AZ and even Seoul, South Korea. I am looking forward to the new school year with all of you!

Welcome back to school!

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7th Graders-I’m excited for the year to begin (see above panoramic picture of our classroom)!  We will begin the year with a project about where in the world you would love to travel, and what you would do and see in that place.  We also will test our world geography knowledge!

6th Graders-welcome to Middle School!  I’m looking forward to getting to know you and starting off the year with a History scavenger hunt.

8th Graders-I can’t believe you guys are already eighth graders!  It seems like just yesterday we were going over how to change classes and juggle the Middle School schedule, and now here you are in your final Middle School year.  I’m looking forward to our first Religion project where we’ll discuss what spirituality means, and of course I’m thrilled to dive into our study of U.S. History.

Parents-I look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on September 8th!