Middle School Students for 2020-2021
Welcome to Middle School,
We are wrapping up all of our stuff from the 19-20 school year and are already starting to look ahead to the 20-21 school year.
Please join us in welcoming new seventh grade students Conrad K. and Lucas F.
We look forward to checking in with you over the summer. We will continue to use Parent Square throughout the summer, so please be sure to check in frequently for both group and whole school communications. It might be good to turn your notifications back on or off of digest so you don't miss anything. You also can access your child's class parent communication information in the FACTS school directory.
One of the easiest ways we will get to share with each other is through Google Classroom, where we have set up a Summer Time Fun class in Google Classroom for students to share work and ideas. We also have opened up the classroom blog there and will provide optional activities to do and share with each other.
Go to classroom.google.com (same as your gmail.com account)
Log into your Mackintosh email account
Accept M.S. 2020 Summer Time Fun Classroom
Over the summer, on our classroom website you will be able to access:
Summer reading suggestions and requirements (available June 12th)
M.A.C.K.S. (fun optional enrichment activities) designed as family challenges to share with our Mack community and classroom specific challenges
Online educational websites and games vetted by your Mackintosh teachers
Opportunities for Zoom "Summer Camp" activities - Mackinficents- throughout the summer
School supply lists (preliminary school supply list at end of June, refined based on health department recommendations in early August)
Detailed school calendar will be available in July
All of these will be available through our class link (put link to Mack Flex Classroom page here.) This link can also be accessed through the Mackintosh Academy website www.mackintoshacademy.com.
For extra fun this summer we are offering some Macknificent events! These will be special activities offered by your favorite Mack teachers - through Zoom - similar to those shared in the Macknificent Fun day during the last week of school. Please watch for sign-ups on Parent Square starting June 12th. Macknificent activities will be offered on select Thursdays throughout the summer. You may sign-up up to 24 hours before each event. We hope to have many fun options for all ages.
We hope that you all have a great summer and look forward to seeing your children in the fall. Stay healthy. Send us a postcard if you think of it.
Mallory and Joe
Required Summer Reading -Listening:
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Listen or read to three of the following: When you complete listening/reading email Mr. P. a short summary/analysis of the podcast/article. email@example.com
ScienceFlix (username=Learning20 password=Clifford)
Optional Challenge Reads:
Create a Rube Goldberg machine. Post a video in Google "Classroom Summer Time Fun"
Create a cardboard arcade machine inspired by Caine's Arcade
Check back in early July - Thanks!