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Welcome Letter

Welcome to The Explorer Team!
7th Grade  ~  Dartmouth Middle School
Dear Explorer Families ~

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! You have much to look forward to as a new member of our exciting Explorer Team. Your team of teachers works together and shares the responsibility for teaching the curriculum in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. All of us are thrilled that you have joined the Explorer team, and we will work hard to create a powerful, positive, and productive learning year. Parents will have an opportunity to meet each of us and learn more about seventh grade curriculum, procedures, and policies during Back to School Night on Thursday, August 31st at 6PM.

To ensure that your child and others receive the best possible education this year, all seventh grade teachers have agreed on specific behavioral expectations. Please review the attached sheet with your child. Please also review all guidelines in the Dartmouth Student Planner as these rules and procedures apply to all students. Please sign page 5 of your student’s planner to acknowledge that you have read and discussed the district’s rules and policies with your child.

Your child was given a detailed list of supplies that would be ideal to assist your student this year. (It is salmon colored and was taped into his/her planner). Children will use all of these supplies at some point throughout the year; and, therefore, it’s ideal for each student to have them. If gathering these supplies is a financial hardship, please contact us.   

On a daily basis, it’s most helpful that students bring at least the following materials:
  1. Sharpened pencils, a sharpener, blue or black pens, and a red pen
  2. Some system to keep papers organized. We suggest one team binder (1-2 inches) OR an expandable file with dividers OR a folder for each class.
  3. College-ruled paper
  4. Set of colored pencils (12-pack, sharpened)
  5. Composition notebooks (2)
  6. College-ruled spiral 9x12 notebook able to fit a 9x11 inch sheet of paper (2)
If you would like to contribute any extra supplies, the following would be greatly appreciated: college-ruled paper, white copy paper, colored copy paper, pencils, red pens, low odor Expo markers, colored pencils, Sharpies, glue sticks, and tissue.

With passionate and diligent teachers, hard-working and tenacious students, and actively involved and supportive parents, the year ahead is sure to be a success!

Your partners in education,
Ms. Sink (Social Studies) Ms. Crocker (Language Arts)
Ms. Owen/Mr. Schwalenberg (Science) Mrs. Chiu (Mathematics)