The Game Changers
September 5, 2023
The Game Changers team teachers want to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to the seventh grade at Park View Middle School. We are all very excited about this school year and hope that your child enjoys a happy and enriching experience with us during the 2023-2024 school year. In order to have a successful year, we have found that the following three components are extremely important:
The Game Changers team supports reading across the curriculum. Students will be required to have an independent reading book with them at all times and will be visiting the PVMS library every three weeks with their ELA class. There is an expansive selection of fiction and nonfiction books available from our school library and/or your local public library. In addition, all students are able to access our ebook and audiobook platform through Clever. When they log into Clever, they simply click on Sora and are able to read books on their Chromebooks or through the app on their phone or tablet.
The Game Changers team requires that all students write their assignments in their planner. Though your child is maturing and in middle school, it is still essential that you monitor your child’s homework by checking his/her work with what he/she wrote in the planner every day. If your child’s planner is mostly blank, or you suspect a problem with homework, please contact the team via a note in the planner, a phone call to guidance, or an e-mail to the team leader at: [email protected].
As a team, we believe that when parents and teachers work together, students will achieve success, thus preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Please view your child’s grades with your child via ASPEN on a weekly basis. If you have any questions or concerns during the school year that require an appointment to meet with our team of teachers, please contact our guidance counselor, Mrs. Harrington, at 270-8092.
In order to make this year an enjoyable experience for everyone, the teachers and students of the Game Changers team will be demonstrating PVMS PRIDE each day. Included with this letter is a contract which details the expectations for all of our team members. After reviewing the contract with your Game Changer student, please be sure that both of you sign it so that it can be returned to the student’s homeroom teacher. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Mrs. Capirchio, ELA Mrs. Caranci, Special Educator Mr. Buonfiglio, Science
Mrs. Harrington, Guidance Ms. Hantzopoulos, Social Studies Mr. Shippee, Mathematics
THE GAME CHANGERS CLASSROOM CONTRACT
Students agree to: