Mid Feb - Germantown JunctionPosted by Deborah Morali on 2/7/2019
These two files contain Information about Germantown Junction:
PA - GERMANTOWN JUNCTION INFORMATION
Friday, February 15 – A-Day
Thursday, Feb 14 - 8B PA students will set up all the stores in the cafeteria.
Friday, Feb 15 - A-Day
7:25 - All PA students should arrive at school and set up. Parents may want to help set up, and are welcome to stay and help, but please let the students run the stores.
7:30 Tickets – Parent volunteers will be available to help swap cash for tickets during this event. Depending on who shows up, we may need some teacher volunteers to help us. Remind students that there are NO REFUNDS. I suggest buying $5 to start and if they want/need more, then they can always go back to our ticket moms.
***6th & 7th Courtyard Duty Teachers – please do not let these students out of the courtyards to shop. They will need to come at the scheduled time. Thanks.
7:30 - 8:40 8th grade Courtyard, 8th grade HALLWAY/COTTAGES & GYM will shop
8:40-8:45 Break (8th graders will exit and 7th graders will enter)
8:45-9:10 7th Grade HALLWAY/COTTAGES and OFFICE and LIBRARY will shop
9:10-9:15 Break (7th graders will exit and 6th graders will enter)
9:15-9:45 6th Grade HALLWAY/COTTAGES and BAND/CHOIR will shop
9:45-10:06 Each PA store/group will disassemble his/her store and take the GOOD cardboard boxes to the MR. POTTS. Place the NOT-SO-GOOD boxes INSIDE the dumpsters OR take them home.
9:45 - 10:06 All PA students will cleanup:
- 8th Grade Boys - Return tables to the appropriate locations.
- 7th Grade Boys - Remove all trash from the cafeteria and take it to the dumpster.
- 7th and 8th Grade Girls - Sweep and mop floors.
- 6th Grade Girls - Take ticket boxes to Morali's room.
- 6th Grade Boys - Take all unsold inventory to Morali's room.
- EVERYBODY - Remove all personal items from the cafeteria.
10:07 All students will return to their 2nd block class and resume a “normal” school day schedule. Students are responsible for making up any 1A work they missed. All 2A PA students will remain in the cafeteria with Stevenson until it is cleaned and arranged for lunch.
10:07-11:41 Parent/teacher committee will meet in Morali's classroom 807 to do all accounting, reimbursements, and prepare the deposit. Please contact Mrs. Morali to volunteer (if you have 2A planning and are willing).
Germantown Junction is just over a week away! Thank you so much for your tireless hunt for boxes. We know that wasn’t an easy task. You will be so impressed with what your students have created with them!
Next week, your students may begin bringing in their inventory. When inventory items are purchased, please save the receipts if you would like to be reimbursed. Place your receipts in an envelope with your child’s name on it and turn it in to Mrs. Morali, Mrs. Sprayberry, or Ms. Holloway with the inventory. Once Germantown Junction is completed, we will collect the ticket boxes and determine the profit for each store. We will then reimburse each student for the inventory based on the receipts that were turned in THAT DAY. Because we can not keep cash, and must make a deposit, we will only be able to make reimbursements on the day of the event. Please do not ask to be reimbursed afterwards because we will not have the funds available to do it.
Since the students are being reimbursed for inventory expenses, they need to understand that if they partake of their inventory, they will need pay tickets for it just like everyone else. Otherwise, it is dishonest.
Once the receipts are turned in, for reimbursement, the inventory becomes the property of Germantown Junction. The unpurchased inventory is NOT free to be consumed. This is a fundraiser.
Thank you so much for all your support during this project!
FEBRUARY 2019Posted by Deborah Morali on 1/31/2019
The competition will be held at Grenada Upper Elementary School on March 1-2, 2019. Students must attend both days to be eligible for awards. Transportation will be provided by Durham Bus, driven by Angie Parr.
All first place students will be invited (and expected) to attend the International Conference in Amherst, MA on June 5-9. Partial funding for registration and transportation will be available to students for the IC Conference.
Friday, March 1, 2019
10:00 am Depart GMS
12:00 Lunch (you need cash- ABOUT $10)
1:00 pm Arrive at GUES – Registration
2:00 pm Begin Competition
4:45 pm Depart GUES
5:00 pm Check in Hotel
6:00 pm Dinner (you need cash – ABOUT $15)
7:00 pm Action Plan Practice with your team in an assigned room
9:00 pm Present Action Plan to Mrs. Morali
9:30 pm Pack your skit items carefully, clean room
10:00 pm Lights out
Saturday, March 2, 2019
6:30 am Eat breakfast (included in hotel – grab a snack for later)
7:30 am Board bus, depart for GUES
8:00 am Seated & ready to begin Presentation of Action Plans
10:30 am Break – snack if you packed one
11:00 am Awards Ceremony
12:00 Depart GUES – stop for lunch (you need cash ABOUT $10)
2:30 pm Arrive at GMS
Hotel Room Assignments
Mary Leigh Williamson
Mary Caroline O’Cain
Any parent wishing to attend the Affiliate Bowl in Grenada, please contact me before you book your room. Comfort Inn & Suites, Grenada, 255 SW Frontage Rd, Grenada, MS 38901, Phone 1-662-2276.
January Update 2019Posted by Deborah Morali on 1/27/2019
FPS Qualifying Round is done. The following teams will compete at the Affiliate Bowl in Grenada on March 1-2
Mary Leigh Williamson
Mary Caroline O'Cain
Quiz Bowl THIS WEEK! in Columbus Feb 1-2
Please make sure I have your forms and all payments
Quiz Bowl $65
Cost Per Person: $65 total payable to GMS PA for transportation and registration and hotel ++PLUS cash for dinner and snacks
Friday, February 1 (Parents may book their own hotel and drive their own vehicle or ride the bus)
4:00 pm Depart GMS
6:00 pm Check in Hotel in Columbus
Go to dinner (you need CASH)
8:00 – 10:00 pm Quiz Bowl practice in hotel rooms & Shower & Pack
Saturday, February 2 (Parents are invited to attend, but not required)
6:00 am Go to complimentary breakfast in the Hotel lobby
7:00 am Load luggage on bus and board
7:05 am Depart hotel (make sure you have everything, we are not returning)
7:30 am Arrive MSMS Registration
Compete (time depends on slot drawn at registration)
Noon Tiebreakers & Lunch --- eat any time you are not competing
1:00 Championship rounds
4:30 Depart MSMS
5:30 Stop for restroom and snack (you need CASH)
7:30 Arrive GMS
Hotel Room 1
Hotel Room 2
Hotel Room 3
Hotel Room 4
Hotel Room 5
Hotel Room 6
Parents may book their own hotel room
La Quinta Inn & Suites Columbus
1200 Hwy 45 N, Columbus MS 39705
- Don't forget to bring your registration fee if you have not paid yet ($40 per team)
- Please do a quick check and make sure we can photograph your students (we take a picture of the winners)
- Please email me any student changes you may have; it is easier to change them before registration Saturday morning; I will need all student information used to register
- Please notify me ASAP if you are unable to participate (662-329-7670/662-570-5756)
- Remember to enter campus from 15th Street. The gate by Shackleford will open.
- Registration begins promptly at 7:30 am
- VERY IMPORTANT: Please don't forget nametags for your students. The nametags should include:
- Student Name, School, & Team #
- Remember to bring your signed Code of Conduct form for each team; see 2019 Competition Packet (emailed January 16th)
- Lunch tickets will be on sale during registration for $8 (cash only for tickets); lunch will be served in the University cafeteria OR you may go off campus
- Calculators are not allowed
- Scratch paper will be provided
- No cell phones or electronic devices may be used by students, coaches, or spectators once the match has started, including during the break between the two halves.
Chess - Congratulations Dhanush for placing 1st in the MCSD PA Chess Tournament!!!
Germantown Junction - if you don't have a box yet, send me some nails and screws and we will make a frame in the classroom.
January 2019Posted by Deborah Morali on 1/14/2019
1 - Working on Germantown Junction - bring a box or other 'store' material
2 - FPS QP in library on 1/16 11:45 - 3:15
3 - Chess tourny at MMS on 1/18 8:00 - 1:45 $5
4 - Math and Science Quiz Bowl at MSMS on 2/2 Leaving Friday @ 4 and returning Saturday @ 7 $65
Mary Leigh Williamson
Mary Caroline O'Cain
Quiz Bowl $65
Last Name First Name Grade 1 Liu Andrew 8 2 Weathersby Cade 8 3 Kondabathini Dhanush 8 4 Sarna Sai 8 5 Watkins Brody 8 6 Houpt Hayden 7 7 Jones Cooper 7 8 Tingle Jude 7 9 Estess Wade 7 10 Moses Elijah 8 11 Ammons Warren Ellis 8 12 Smith Nathan Michael 8 13 McKinney Camden 8 14 Kuebler Bradley 8 15 Lee Daegyum 8 16 Guilfoyle Aidan 8
GTJ FundraiserPosted by Deborah Morali on 12/11/2018
Germantown Junction 2019
Germantown Junction is a fundraiser. It is the final activity in our Econ and Finance units. Students will use LARGE boxes to construct a business and then operate it. The funds will be used to cover transportation and registration costs for our students who qualify for State and International competitions. We will be sending more details in January. For now, this is what we need you to do over Christmas break.
The Christmas break is quickly upon us and once we return in January, the students will dive right in to preparations for Germantown Junction. It is important that we are thinking about our boxes in advance so no one is scrambling last minute.
Over Christmas, go ahead and start collecting large boxes so we will have them when we return from the break. These need to be refrigerator size boxes, at least 6 foot tall. Attaching two smaller boxes does not work as well.
Go ahead and start calling businesses to see if they can save some for you, this is the perfect time of year for them to have ample amounts.
A couple of notes for this year:
- We will not have any raffle drawings
- Any game booths need to be fun but simple, you will not have much time to explain a game to students before they lose interest.
- Students need to be thinking, in advance, about what they want to sell at their booth and looking into the cost.
- All inventory MUST be approved by the PA teacher.
Thank you for all you do.
Wishing each of you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Nov 26-Dec21, 2018Posted by Deborah Morali on 11/16/2018
To Do: Get a large appliance box. Bring it to school no later than 1/7
11/26 thru 11/27 - Review PP2 Evaluations - Chess Team Tryouts
11/26 thru 11/27 - Review Scenario Writing feedbck - Chess Team Tryouts
11/28 - 11/29 - Finish Clocks
11/30 - 12/3 - Econ Challenge Practice Test - Chess Team Tryouts
12/4 - 12/5 - Financial Literacy Practice Test - Chess Team Tryouts
12/6 - 12/7 - Scenario Writing Final Copy - Read and Share
12/10 - 12/11 - QP Research Food Waste - Christmas Art Project
12/12 - 12/13 - Stock Market Game Post Test - Christmas Art Project
12/17-12/18 - Financial Literacy Online Test - Christmas Art Project
12/19-12/20 - Econ Challenge Online Test - Christmas Art Project
November 12-16, 2018Posted by Deborah Morali on 11/12/2018
1. Practice Problem #2 is DUE Friday!!!
2. Final Scenario Writing DRAFT is due Friday!!! (PRINTED)
3. Continue to work on clocks.
4. Final PSA video due Friday!
5. Chess Games - play and record your score on the window chart. This decides who makes the team.
6. REMINDER.... BEGIN YOUR SEARCH FOR A LARGE APPLIANCE BOX FOR GERMANTOWN JUNCTION.
7. Financial Literacy Team Practice
8. Quiz Bowl Team Practice
9. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
10. Things to do if you have completed everything above:
November 5-9, 2018Posted by Deborah Morali on 11/2/2018
McDowell Information sent home
Digital Copy is located on my website - please click TRIPS from my side menu and then click MCDOWEL.
Students not attending the trip will combine with Holloway's classes on Wed-Fri with Mrs. Bridges as the sub. They will continue working on their current projects.
Current Projects Include:
FPS GIPS SCENARIO ART
October 29-November 2, 2018Posted by Deborah Morali on 10/28/2018
1. Design Project - Clocks
- Template (must be approved)
- Canvas (must be approved)
2. McDowell rules/regulations/packing lists info packet
3. Make more recycled paper for next design challenge
4. Scenario final draft due this week for competitors only.
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