Welcome to 8th-grade Social Studies! I'm Janet Newberry. This is my second year at CPJH and I'm excited!
The arena of education has been my career home for 35 years. I earned a bachelor's degree and a Master's of Education at the University of Houston in Administration and Supervision. I've served as a teacher and administrator in public and private schools for 26 years, and as an educational consultant for 9 years.
I am passionate about U. S. History and am so delighted to be a part of a great team of passionate educators at CPJHS. It is an honor to serve in Tomball ISD.
My goal is to build a relationship of trust with each and every student. I want to understand their needs and learning styles so that I can help them grow and excel.
Our classroom is a safe place to learn and that means it's a safe place to sometimes struggle. Struggle is a real part of a healthy life and my goal is to help your student learn to navigate struggle well so they can grow stronger, instead of getting stuck in a difficult place.
I look forward to an exciting year. Parents, my goal is to build a relationship of trust with you, too. Together, there is great hope.
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School Pictures on Thursday
Fall picture day for Creekside Park Jr High is Thursday, November 19th. In an effort to facilitate a contactless ordering process, your school as requested that all picture orders be placed online. You may visit https://www.prepayorders.com/school/cpjh7128 to prepay for your package online. The Flyer Code is: cpjh7128.
Please have your student dressed in their best for their Fall photo.
Provine School Pictures 8305 Kempwood Dr. Houston, TX 77055
Missing assignments / upcoming Progress Reports
Good afternoon! I hope this email finds your family well and enjoying this sunny day.
Tomorrow is the due date for teachers to submit grades for the 2nd marking period Progress Reports, which will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Many students are missing grades in U. S. History. Some students are missing grades because of quarantined-related reasons. Others are simply behind in submitting assignments or completing quizzes.
At this point in the grading period, considering the number of students working in quarantine at home, missing grades will not be counted as zeros. My goal is to help students make up this work and continue learning. (By the end of the marking period/the next report, all missing assignments will count as zeroes.)
Please spend a few minutes with your student and look at their grades in HAC for Social Studies.
If you don’t have access to HAC (or are unfamiliar with finding grades in HAC,) please contact our CPJH registrar at [email protected] and she will provide you with log-in information.
If your student is missing a grade for the Patriot/Loyalist QUIZ, there is a link to take that open-notes quiz in Friday’s folder in Schoology. (This is the 4th reminder for students to take this quiz as it was originally assigned on Wednesday, last week.)
If your student is missing a grade for the Quizizz review, please have them log on to Quizizz.com or joinmyquiz.com and use the code: 01902904 (This is the 4th code I have provided for this assignment. A missing grade on this assignment by Friday will result in a 0.)
If your child has been quarantined/working from home and they are missing a grade for the Plot Diagram, Timeline, and Pen & Sword Heroes assignments, remind them that we did these assignments together before the Unit 3 Test. I collected these assignments in class on the day of the test, but some students were working at home. These assignments need to be turned in as soon as the students return to F2F instruction.
If your child is missing a grade for the Unit 3 test, please remind them to send me an email about coming to school at 7:15 a.m. one morning this week to take that test.
Finally, if your child was absent/quarantined last Tuesday when we took the district benchmark test—and they will be returning to school this week, please have them plan to come to school at 7:15 a.m. on either Tuesday or Wednesday morning this week to take this benchmark test.
Thank you for your help during these challenging times.
Together, there is great hope.
Binder Checklist - DUE MONDAY
- reflect on their habits in Units 1 & 2,
- celebrate good work, and
- make mature goals for the future.
A new habit for students:
A few important reminders:
* Write your SEL goal on the back of your name tag by Friday.
* Answer the questions on the "Are You A Pilgrim Or A Puritan?" (pg. 12 in Unit 2) by Wednesday.
* Be sure you have read about THE STARVING TIMES. The information is in this week's Monday folder. (CLICK "Materials," CLICK "Week 4," CLICK "Monday," CLICK "Starving Times.")
* If you want help making test corrections on Monday's test, please send me an email to let me know you will attend tutoring tomorrow (Wednesday) either from 7:15-7:45 or from 3:05-3:30. Tutoring is available every Wednesday and you need to SEND ME AN EMAIL if you are planning to attend. THANK YOU!
* Remember--Schoology is your friend. Many days there are additional resources available to help you better understand what we are covering in class.
Parents--I'm posting this info here so you know that your student is starting this new habit of using Schoology as a great resource for all classes, including U. S. History.
Together, there is great hope!