DonorsChoose Project

Hello parents!!

I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org:

3D Pens Help Us Build Our Creativity

If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

Thanks so much,
Tara

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

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Welcome Back to School!!

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!!  I hope you had an enjoyable summer.  This year, I will be teaching Coding, College and Career Awareness (previously CTE  Intro), Computer Technology, and Digital Literacy.  Please click on those tabs to see individual messages for each class.  This is just a reminder that disclosures for all of my fall classes are due by Wednesday, August 30th for A day students and Thursday, August 31st for B day students. If your student needs a new disclosure, please have him/her come see me, or you can click on the link on my class pages to access it.  I look forward to this year!!

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Field Trip Reminder

This is just a reminder that we are going on a field trip to the University of Utah this Tuesday, May 23rd (for 7th graders) and Wednesday, May 24th (for 8th & 9th graders). We will be meeting at the 5600 W. Old Bingham Highway TRAX station at 8:05 am and will meet back at the same TRAX station by 2:45 pm. PLEASE BE ON TIME to the TRAX station as we cannot wait for late students. If you cannot drop off or pick up your student at the TRAX station, you will need to arrange another way for them to get there. Students WILL NOT be in classes at the school at all on this day.

Please instruct students that they are to wear uniform dress for Ascent Academy on field trips – a uniform shirt and uniform bottoms. Students may also want an appropriate jacket or hoodie for weather conditions and they will want to wear shoes designed for walking. Also, we will be eating lunch at the University of Utah, so please be sure that your student either brings his/her own sack lunch to school that day OR if they signed up for a school provided sack lunch, they will need to bring a drawstring bag to carry that lunch all day. Another option is to bring money to buy lunch at the food court on campus.

If you signed up to be a chaperone, please plan on taking the TRAX with us to help gather up the students and watch them when they get on and off the TRAX. There is no cost associated with this field trip. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you,

Tara Haslam – College and Career Awareness Instructor, Ascent Academy

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8th & 9th Grade Field Trip

Hello parents –

The 8th & 9th graders will be going on a field trip to the University of Utah on Wednesday, May 24th.  Instead of sending a permission slip home, I am going to try doing this through Google Forms.  Please read the information, fill out the form, and submit it to me NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 12th.  Also, if you are interested in chaperoning on this field trip, please indicate this on the form.  There is no charge for chaperones.  We will be meeting at the 5600 West Old Bingham Highway TRAX station in the morning and pick up will be at this same TRAX station in the afternoon.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  The form is below.  Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fx5RsAyGljiqjyat1QuZI-GWK4l5_OEdGJlICVjJj0o/edit

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7th Grade Field Trip

Hello parents –

The 7th graders will be going on a field trip to the University of Utah on Tuesday, May 23rd.  Instead of sending a permission slip home, I am going to try doing this through Google Forms.  Please read the information, fill out the form, and submit it to me NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MAY 12th.  Also, if you are interested in chaperoning on this field trip, please indicate this on the form.  There is no charge for chaperones.  We will be meeting at the 5600 West Old Bingham Highway TRAX station in the morning and pick up will be at this same TRAX station in the afternoon.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  The form is below.  Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/a/ascentutah.org/forms/d/1Epts8BznWbWwtV9OjAjXDQsYanLrdbcbv4B1NmVBALY/edit

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Blog Updates

Please check your student’s subject page for updated information.  Thank you!

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Yearbook Deadline

The last day to order a 2016-7 yearbook is April 1st!  Don’t miss out on the chance to get a colorful, fun yearbook!  Prices are $24 for soft cover, and $29 for hard cover.

Other options (like sticker sheets, additional autograph inserts, personalized covers, etc.) range from $1.50 – $5.00 each. Order online at:  ybpay.lifetouch.com    Yearbook ID Code:  12233817 or in the office and make payment to:  AAUWJ (We highly recommend using the online payment option as the order goes directly to the publisher.)

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Blog Updates

Please check your student’s class page for important reminders and updates.  Thanks!!

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Bake Sale!

Hello parents –

For one of my students’ SEM projects, they are going to do a bake sale fundraiser for their healthcare project. This bake sale will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 pm this Tuesday, March 7th in the gym. All proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Utah. I think this is a wonderful SEM project idea! We are in need of parents to help bring something in for this bake sale. If you or someone in your home has a food handler’s permit, you can bake something at home. If not, then store bought items are great. If you would like to contribute or if you would just like to donate money towards the bake sale, please let me know as soon as you can. STUDENTS THAT BRING IN A BAKED GOOD ITEM FOR THE BAKE SALE WILL RECEIVE EXTRA-CREDIT IN MY CLASS. Plan on bringing your food item anytime during the day on March 7th. Also, please DO NOT bring anything with nuts in it.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for your support!
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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences are this week!  Junior high conferences will be open house style in the gym on Wednesday from 1-4 pm and Thursday from 4-7 pm.  I hope to see you there!!

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