Week of: 06/04/2018
Field DayHalf-Day!

6th Grade Discovery Team News

Forms Due - Friday, 05/25/2018
Your child should be bringing home information about the upcoming Ecology Trip to Gillson Park and Team Picnic at Rugen Park.  In case the permission slip doesn't make it home or the dog/cat/baby eats it, you may download and print a new copy here.  There is no cost for these trips, but your permission is needed for your child to participate.  Please complete BOTH sides and return the signed permission slips to school no later than this Friday, May 25, 2018.

In addition, the Discovery Team is offering each student the opportunity to purchase a t-shirt to remember their Discovery experience.  If your child would like to order a t-shirt, please complete the T-shirt order form and return it to school with $7 by this Friday, May 25, 2018.  No late orders will be accepted!
End of Year Celebrations
In order to participate in end of year activities, students must be in good standing both academically and behaviorally. All Discovery students reviewed school expectations during the week of May 14th through X-Block activities.
iPad Check during NWEA
Spring NWEA: Tuesday, 05/08 through Thursday, 05/10

Students must bring all district technology (listed below) with them to school during NWEA to ensure they have a fully charged iPad for testing and to be checked in:
  • iPad
  • chargers (brick and cable)
  • case (remove all stickers!) 
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.