Week of: 04/23/2018
Week of: 04/16/2018
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6th Grade Discovery Team News

HYLA Helps Our Community
Please collect and bring in the items highlighted on the attached flyer to help our community.  Items may be dropped off in Ms. Danno's room.  If we bring in more items than Genesis, Discovery Students will earn an extra recess!
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Full STEAM Ahead!

Are you interested in STEAM?  Check out these upcoming opportunities!
Engineering Fest
Celebrate National Engineers Week with the annual Engineering Fest.  Drop in any time between 10am – 3pm to explore Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers through FREE activities for ages 5-12. Click to find out more about the upcoming event at the Chicago Architecture Foundation on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018. 
Expanding Your Horizons
Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conferences nurture girls’ interest in science and math to encourage them to consider careers in STEM.  At the conference, girls can pick from a series of hands-on workshops to attend including topics such as food science, biomedical engineering, and particle physics.  The workshops will be led by female professionals from a wide variety of STEM careers.  Click to find out more about the upcoming event in Chicago on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Registration coming soon!
Are you a Tech Savvy Girl?
Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference designed to attract girls in sixth through ninth grade to these fields and inform mentoring adults about STEM education and careers and how they can support the girls’ interest and success in STEM.  Click to find out more about the upcoming event at Triton College on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Registration is now open!
D219 GEMS 2018

Stock Your Pencil Case for the New Year!
With winter break approaching, it's time to make a list of the school supplies you need to replenish for the New Year.  During X-Block this week, you'll be checking that your pencil case has all of the necessary supplies:
  • 3 sharpened pencils
  • 1 colored pen (red or green)
  • 2 pens (blue or black)
  • 1 glue stick or roll of tape
  • scissors
  • 1 highlighter
  • post-it notes
  • eraser
  • headphones/earbuds
If your headphones don't fit in your pencil case, they should be labeled with your name and kept in your locker for days they are needed in class.  If you are missing any supplies, please find a time over winter break to pick up more for the New Year!  We'll be checking pencil cases the first week back and handing out SuperStars to students with a fully stocked supply case. 
Welcome to Discovery!
The Discovery Team Teachers are excited for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  We look forward to meeting you on Wednesday, August 23rd!  Please wait until Thursday to bring your school supplies.  
End of Year Reminders
On Wednesday, your student should be bringing home a permission slip for the end of year picnic at Rugen Park on Thursday, June 8th.  Please sign and return to any Discovery Teacher by Friday, June 2nd!  You can also download and print a copy of the permission slip, if needed.  

Yearbooks will be distributed next week.  In order to receive their yearbook, students must return all district property or pay for lost/damaged items.  LRTC materials are due now!  See the Discovery Team Homework page for textbook collection dates.  On Friday, all district technology will be collected through your student's science block:
  • iPad
  • chargers (brick and cable)
  • case (remove all stickers!) 
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Discovery Team T-Shirts
If you are interested in ordering a Discovery Team T-shirt for your child, the order form and $7 is due by Thursday, 05/25!  In order to have the t-shirts printed and delivered on time, no late responses can be accepted.  

This year's t-shirt will be colbalt blue and feature our school and team name on the front and the year on the back.  Students will receive their shirts during the last few days of school and often choose to wear them to our Field Day.

A pdf copy of the order form is attached, so if your child was absent when they were handed out, feel free to print a copy.  
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