Rubies


Welcome to the Rubies Team at BRMS!
2017-2018


9242009_102253_5.jpgWe would like to welcome you to our team!

Your core team of teachers consists of:


Pamela Harrington (pharrington@sksd-ri,net) , Math  
Nate Coolidge, Science (ncoolidge@sksd-ri.net) , Science    
Carolyn Kennedy (ckennedy@sksd-ri.net) , ELA
Ashley Weeks (aweeks@sksd-ri.net) , Social Studies
Renee Moniz (rmoniz@sksd-ri.net) , Resource

 


Welcome to the Rubies Team 
at BRMS!
2017-18


Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,


We would like to welcome you to our team! Your core team of teachers consists of:

Science: Mr. Coolidge
Social Studies: Ms. Weeks

Math: Mrs. Harrington
ELA: Mrs. Kennedy

Resource: Ms. Moniz 
Guidance: Ms. Hedman

Check schedules for the names of the Unified Arts, Physical Education and Health teachers.


About the Planner: The planner that your child received on the first day of school will be used daily to record homework assignments. Students are required to copy the homework from the board upon entering each class. This valuable habit is taught and reinforced throughout the year. Most homework information is also available on the Rubies team link at the BRMS website @skschools.net. At times the homework on the web site may not be accurate as education is a fluid process and changes occur daily as students work on the new material in each class. Therefore, the homework listed in your child’s planner is the most accurate record of the work to be completed.


A good way to stay informed is to check the planner daily. Brief notes may be written in the planner between the core subject teachers and parents as needed. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the teacher and parents if a note is written in the planner.


It is your child’s responsibility to have the planner at all times.  The first planner is provided free of charge. A replacement planner must be purchased if a student loses the first planner. It is expected that all pages will remain in the planner until the end of the year.


Homework: Access homework at www.skschools.net. Select BRMS, then the Rubies team and Homework page.

Grades: Access grades on-line through Skyward.


Absences: Please call BRMS and ask for work missed on days when your child is absent. Parents can pick up any work that teachers have left in the office at the end of the school day. If a child has had an opportunity to review the material missed during an absence, re-entry to class and workload is less stressful. (Please do not ask for work to go home with another student. This places too much responsibility on others.)


FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL: FAMILY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:


Due: Friday, September 8, 2017 (or earlier)

  • Return the “Getting to Know You” form to Ms. Weeks – social studies teacher.

(Students: Answer questions;  Parents: Fill out information box and response on the back of the sheet.)

  • Bring in a recent photo of yourself to your homeroom teacher. (Photo-no larger than 4x6 of student only)

  • Read the planner pages with parents and have everyone sign page of the planner. 


Parents: We welcome your involvement! Let us know if you have any suggestions or areas of expertise you’d like to share with us. We are looking forward to an exciting and challenging year!



RUBIES TEAM: EASY TO FOLLOW SHOPPING LIST


Supplies to be used in all classes DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th:

One zippered pencil case (please do not purchase plastic boxes) containing:
      5 #2 Pencils with erasers (Note: mechanical pencils are fine, but please supply regular pencils as well)
      2 Black, 2 Blue and 2 Red Pens
      1 box of colored pencils (traditional colors for science illustrations)
      1 package of whiteboard markers and an eraser (math warm-ups and science)
      1 hand-held pencil sharpener (which holds the pencil shavings)
      1 block eraser made of gum or polymer to avoid ripping the paper while erasing
      Reinforcements for ripped holes in loose-leaf paper
      EAR BUDS in a ziploc baggie with first and last name on it


In addition, supplies for each of the core subjects are as follows:
    1" RED (ELA) and 1" BLACK (Math) 3 ring binder with inside cover pockets
    3 section dividers (ELA)
    College ruled loose leaf paper (enough for ELA and Math)
    2 packages of 3" multi post-its (ELA and Science)
    4 black and white composition book (ELA and 3 for Science)
    2 pocket folders (Science and Social Studies)
    Highlighters (ELA)
    Independent reading book (All classes but especially ELA)


  • Note: We use separate supplies for each core class; therefore, zippered binders (trapper keepers) are not recommended as they add weight to your child's backpack. Planners do not need to be kept in a binder. Some UA teachers have a separate list of required materials.


HOW TO: Teachers will help you organize materials for each class Monday, 9/11.


BRING PENCIL CASE, PLANNER AND THE BOOK YOU ARE READING TO ALL CLASSES.