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Activism Research Paper Update

We are done with note taking and research!  All students should have notes taken and organized for their Activism topic.  Please ask your scholar to see their research and have a conversation about what they’ve learned so far.  If they don’t have any notes taken, they are behind and this is definitely now homework.

Today, we went over the scoring checklist for the paper.  All students have a paper copy, can view it digitally through iTunesU and here is a link in case you want to see it too!  If students are working on their writing at home, they should have the checklist by them to make sure they’re hitting all the important components of the essay.  We also looked at an exemplar writing example today.  The example has explanation boxes as to what makes this piece of writing well done.  You can see the sample writing here.  Students also have access to it digitally, but did not get a paper copy (I only made enough for one class set).

This week we will be working on HANDWRITING their rough drafts!  Yes, all scholars will be using pen/pencils and paper to write their rough draft.  Please make sure your scholar has pens or pencils; this is becoming a big problem again.  Next week, we will be revising and editing the essays.  Then students will be publishing their essays on their iPads the week after.  This process should be able to be done in class as long as time is being used effectively!  Feel free to check in day to day to see what your scholar has accomplished!  Thanks for all your help and support!

March Madness Volunteers Needed

Lane PTA would like your help in hosting our first March Madness on Friday March 13th from 6pm-8:30pm. We’re planning to have concessions, basketball shoot out, karaoke, ping pong, foosball, human hungry hippo and much more! In order for us to make this a success, we’re looking for volunteers to help supervise our scholars during the event to ensure they all have a great time!

All volunteers will receive a free concession item and beverage, so please consider helping for 1 hour or 2, whatever works best.

Please sign up through this designated link or if you have any questions/comments, feel free to email PTA at

DATE: 3/13/2015 (Fri 6:00PM – 8:30PM)

LOCATION: Lane Intermediate-North Gym

Click the link to sign up to help:

Upcoming Contests!

 Your scholars have a great opportunity to participate in several contests for the next few weeks:
1.  Achieve Competition vs. East Coast
2.  Jackie Robinson Essay Contest – Social Studies 
3.  TenMarks “Math Madness” Competition
All of these contests have prizes for the winning class or individual prizes.
Please feel free to ask your scholar about these contests!

McFarland USA Field Trip

We just got back from our AMAZING McFarland USA movie field trip!

We were all very impressed with how well behaved all of our scholars were throughout the whole trip.

They made Lane VERY proud and should make you all proud too.

The movie was great and shared a motivational message!  

Have a conversation with your scholar tonight about the perseverance the McFarland runners showed!

Thanks again to the PTA for funding our transportation!

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We need Box Tops!

Do you have Box Tops to still submit but keep forgetting to send them with your scholar?

Bring them to Conferences on Thursday night!

There will be a Box Top collection box on the main table where you pick up Progress Reports.

The deadline for this year’s submission is Monday, 3/2,

so this is our last chance to earn money from Box Tops this school year.

Thanks for your continued support! – Lane Intermediate PTA

Lane’s First Scholastic Book Fair

Lane will be hosting a Scholastic Book fair from Tuesday, February 24 through Friday, February 27.  It will be set up in the lobby area by the new gym.

Tuesday, February 24:   Preview Day
Students will be taken down to the book fair to see the books and figure out the ones they’d like!

Wednesday, February 25:  Purchase Day
In the morning starting at 10:00 until 11:30, teams can bring groups of students or the whole group down to purchase book fair items.

Thursday, February 26:  Parent/Teacher Conference Night
The book fair will be open during the parent/teacher conference night from 4:30 to 8:00pm.

Friday, February 27:  Purchase Day
Last day of book fair.  Will be open from 8:15 to 10:30 for student purchasing.