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Important Info  
CJSF, Honor Society, & Astrocamp. Click here for information.
Box Tops   Help the school earn money!! Turn in box tops by February 24th! 
Mock Rock

Mock Rock Applications are now available.  Click Here for an Application.
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January 2015

Dear Parents:

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed the winter vacation and that you found a few moments of peace during what can be a hectic time of year.

This month will be a busy one for your student as we are finishing up the end of the first semester. The first semester grading period ends on January 23th. Please have your student double check his/her grades on AERIES this week to check for any missing assignments. Finals will be held on January 22 (Language Arts, Social Studies, & Elective) and January 23 (P.E., Math, and Science). Depending on your student's classes, your student may take a cumulative test, unit test, and/or participate in a performance task or project as the end of the semester activity. Please help support your student by encouraging them to start studying early for their tests. The semester grade is the grade that goes on your student's transcript. If you have any questions regarding a grade in one of your student's classes, please make sure you contact the teacher before the last week of the semester. Once semester grades are turned in, teachers may not change letter grades or citizenship marks unless an error has occurred. This means students cannot turn in late work or make-up work after the semester has ended. The second semester is a fresh start for students in both grades and citizenship. For the majority of 6th and 8th graders, student schedules will not change at the semester unless a student has a semester long elective. However, a change may occur as the counselors attempt to balance classes at the semester. There will be several schedule changes for 7th grade students as we are looking to add classes to reduce the class sizes in math.

The computer classes at A.E. Wright are hosting an E-Waste Recycling Drive on Saturday, January 10th. If you have any old televisions, cell phones, electronic games, small kitchen appliances such as microwaves and blenders, VCR and DVD players, etc., please bring the items to the front of the school on January 10th from 9:00am-3:00pm. Sorry, but batteries, light bulbs of any kind, and large appliances will NOT be accepted.

Due to the pending computer rollout for 6th grade students at the end of the month as part of LVUSD's Forward Learning Initiative, we will be repeating this month's parent education topic for parents who were unable to attend the December meeting. On January 20th at 9:00am, District media specialist Karen Lagola will be hosting a parent tech training in room 23. She will explain how Google Classroom works, demonstrate how to use the online resources available for our new math textbooks, explore sites that offer free online homework help, and demonstrate how the computers that all 6th grade students will be receiving later this month work. Parents may bring their own devices to the meeting or may use one of the lab computers. If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to learn more about the Forward Learning Initiative and see how technology is being used in the District's middle schools, there will be informational meeting and tech showcase at A.C. Stelle on January 14 at 6:00pm and at Lindero Canyon on January 15 at 7:00pm. For more information on the Forward Learning Initiative, please visit http://forwardlearning.lvusd.org/for-parents/laptop-purchase-program.

8th Grade Parents: If you want your student to attend an LVUSD high school other than the school your student is assigned to attend, you must apply for a School of Choice Permit. Permit information is now available on the LVUSD web site under the "program" tab. Applications will only be accepted online and must be completed by February 15, 2015.

Applications are now available for this year's Mock Rock competition. Mock Rock is a lip-sync competition that will be held at the Calabasas Performing Arts Center on February 27, 2015. Students are encouraged to form groups (minimum of 3 students, maximum of 10) and start practicing! Application forms are due on January 23. Please check www.aewrightmiddleschool.net for more information.

Important dates for your calendar:

January 10  E-Waste Recycling Drive, 9am-3pm
January 14  PFC Meeting, 9:00am
January 15  Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal
January 19  School Closed
January 22  Semester Finals -Language Arts, Social Science, and Electives
January 23  Semester Finals – Math, Science, & PE
                    End of the 1st Semester
                    Mock Rock Applications Due
January 27  No Zero-Period Classes
January 29  Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal

Happy New Year!

Mrs. Taylor

2014-2015 Early Release Days – Dismissal is at 1:10pm
September 4, 2014
September 18, 2014
October 2, 2014
October 16, 2014
October 30, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 4, 2014
January 15, 2015
January 29, 2015
February 12, 2015
February 26, 2015
March 12, 2015
March 26, 2015
April 23, 2015

Early Dismissal Bell Schedule
Warning Bell 7:45
Period 0 7:50 – 8:40
Warning Bell 8:45
Period 1/HR 8:50 – 9:30
Period 2 9:35 – 10:10
Period 3 10:15 – 10:50
Period 4 10:55 – 11:30
Nutrition 11:30 – 11:50
Period 5 11:55 – 12:30
Period 6 12:35 – 1:10

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, January 27 - No "0" Period
Thursday, January 29 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:10pm (see schedule)
Monday-Friday, February 2-6 - 7th & 8th Grade CJSF Honor Society Applications
Monday-Friday, February 2-6 - 6th Grade Honor Society and Astrocamp Applications
Monday, February 9 - 8th Grade Culmination Gown Measuring, during lunch period
Wednesday, February 11 - PFC Meeting, 9:00am
Wednesday, February 11 - 6th Grade Astrocamp Meeting during lunch
Thursday, February 12 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:10pm (see schedule)
Thursday, February 12 - Valentine's Day Dress Up
Friday, February 13 - No School
Monday, February 16 - No School, President's Day
Wednesday, February 18 - 6th Grade Astrocamp Meeting during lunch
Thursday, February 19 - 6th Grade Astrocamp Parent Meeting at AC Stelle, 7:00pm
Friday, February 20 - Recognition Rally
Friday, February 20 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture

A.E. WRIGHT'S 3rd ANNUAL MOCK ROCK AUDITIONS 


A.E. Wright’s 3rd Annual Mock Rock: Mock Rock applications are available in the Main Office or from Ms.Trupp. Applications must be turned in to Ms. Trupp in Room 16 by Friday, January 23rd. Start forming groups and start practicing! Remember, this is not a dance contest! If you have any questions, please see Ms. Trupp. You can also get an application and more information by clicking here
Mock Rock is an awesome lip-sync competition, where students compete in groups on a stage for the title of best Mock Rock of 2014. Groups will put together a song(s) for their act and will be scored in the areas of Costumes, Accuracy of Lip-Syncing, Creativity, Originality, and Overall Performance.

"THE WRIGHT ANSWERS" NEWSLETTER WRITTEN BY A.E. WRIGHT STUDENTS 


The Wright Answers is A.E. Wright's newsletter put together student volunteers during their lunch time. Please read an enjoy the current edition. Click here to see the newsletter! 

6th GRADE HONOR SOCIETY, 6th GRADE ASTROCAMP, AND 7th & 8th GRADE CJSF APPLICATIONS 


6th GRADE HONOR SOCIETY, 6th Grade ASTROCAMP, 7th AND 8th GRADE CJSF APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 THROUGH THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 3:30 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015.  LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Please click here to review carefully the qualification requirements and to read more information about 6th Grade Astrocamp. 

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS: SPRING BREAK TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. 


Attention 8th graders who are interested in going to Washington, DC for Spring Break, April 6-10, 2015: There are still a few spots open for this exciting trip with your friends to our nations' capitol. If you are interested, please see Ms. Miller in room 7 for a flyer and more information. The last few spots are filling up very quickly!

AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK HELP - EVERY MONDAY & WEDNESDAY, 3:10pm-4:00pm

Homework help is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:00 p.m. in the library. During this time, a teacher will be available to answer student questions and help organize students into smallwork/study groups.

RECYCLE BIN FOR THE FOUNDATION FOR LAS VIRGENES SCHOOLS ON AEW CAMPUS


You may have noticed a new green recycle bin on our campus. The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is happy to announce a new program to recycle books, CDs and DVDs from our school and from our homes. Click here to read more about it! 

YEARBOOK PURCHASES 


Students, please check your homeroom teacher’s yearbook list to see if you purchased a yearbook.  If you haven’t there is still time to buy one at $55.  The price will increase after winter break to $75 so be sure to get yours now!

AERIES PARENT & STUDENT PORTALS  

Aeries for Parents allows parents and students to access progress report grades (weeks 5 and 15), mid-semester report card grades (week 10), final semester report card grades (week 20), as well as attendance and other password protected information. In addition when teachers use the Aeries Gradebook, parents and students can also view current grades for that class through the Aeries Online system. (Please note: Teachers utilize a variety of electronic grading systems. Please visit the teacher's Web page for information or contact the teacher directly via email or phone.) Click the link to access Aeries Online.  Having problems? Click here to go to the support page for extra help.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE 


Please ensure that your student is at school daily and on time. If your child is unable to attend school, please verify their absence by calling 818-880-4614, extension 226. Verifying their absence does not excuse their absence. Per state law, excused absences include illness, medical appointments, immediate family funerals, court appearances or jury duty, and religious holiday with prior written approval.

STAY IN THE LOOP


Want to keep up to date on what is happening at A.E. Wright?  Want to know what exciting activity is coming up next?  Go to the Leadership Activity Page to see how you can through a text message, or just by checking out the activity page!  Click here to see now!
                                         

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