Welcome & Classroom Information
Info for Parents Presentation from 8-28-20
6th, 7th & 8th: Student First Day Questionnaire
In science, students should have and bring to class every day, a binder with class section tabs, writing materials, and their charged Chromebook.
For Distance Learning, students should be sure to attend class at the scheduled time each day! Zoom links are in Google Classroom! Please take a look at the Welcome presentation from the first day.
Classwork that is not finished during class is expected to be finished for homework. Not finishing classwork assignments is the number one reason for students receiving lower than acceptable grades in science!
Students who are absent (or just forgot what we did in class) should be sure to check the assignments listing and Classroom feed to find out what they missed. (See choices on the left margin) Most worksheets handed out in class can be accessed on the same page so you can print them at home and complete!
Our new Science adoption starts this year! Our district has adopted Amplify Science. All materials are online and students can access them through the Clever portal at any time. See assignment pages for details.
Students (and parents): Get in the habit of checking your grades on "Q" (formerly Zangle) every day during homeroom/at home! If you don't have a Q parent account, contact the front office. Bookmark the link to Q Parent Connect: https://pvsd.vcoe.org/parentconnect/
I act as the teacher representative of the California Junior Scholarship Federation on our campus. It is open to 7th and 8th grade students who qualify each trimester by having a 3.5 GPA in their 4 "core" subjects. See the file library for a complete description of CJSF. 8th graders who maintain CJSF grades for 5/6 trimesters in 7th and 8th grade, receive the CJSF gold seal on their report cards and wear gold cords with their graduation gowns.
Teaching is my passion! This will be my twelvth year teaching 7th and 8th grade science. In addition, I previously taught 6th grade math and science for two years, and prior to that I taught first and fifth grade. I received my bachelor's degree in Science from the University of California at Irvine, with a minor in French Literature and obtained my teaching credential from Cal State Northridge. I have a 33 year old daughter and a 23 year old son who just graduated from UCSB. Outside of school my hobbies are cooking (and trying new restaurants), working out/yoga, reading, travel, and writing--who knows, maybe a novel someday?