PAL K-8 Block Class News

                                                                                    May 20, 2014

Upcoming important dates:


Welcome to the last week of BLOCK CLASS for K-8!

Advisor meetings takeplace from Tuesday May 27 through Friday May 30, so if you’ve forgotten youradvisor meeting time, please check the lists for Terrye or Nicky as you enterthe PAL portable, and reschedule if needed. We also meet for the last time this year in June the week of Monday June2 through Friday June 6.

Thank you to all the 3-8 grade students and parentswho took the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) tests during the last 2weeks.  We appreciate the time and effortit takes to participate in these tests, since our program test scores impactthe services we can offer.

Do you have questions about attending PMS or KMSnext fall?

5th grade / interested student Visitation to PMSTuesday, May 27, 2014:


11:00 Report toAuditorium

11-11:55 ASB presentation in Auditorium

12-12:25 Guided tour led by ASB/Leadership students
12:30-12:55 Lunch for visiting students in cafeteria
1-1:20 Teacher presentations in Auditorium

5th grade / interested studentVisitation June 5 at KMS:


11:30-12:40—same sort of agenda as above.

Parents:help your children connect to science:

Thelink below will take you to more than a dozen activities to explore sciencepreK-5. 

Theactivities are geared for home use:


TUESDAY, May 20:  1-4 grades from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: We’ll continuemath practice by using Accelerated Math in the small PAL computer lab and handson mathematics activities to meet the new common core state standards.  Students will have lunch and then hour-longart and music or science lessons in the afternoon. 


THURSDAY, May 22: 5-8 grades from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Activities: Math focus this year continues with evaluating Math skills andmeeting Common Core Math State Standards; Middle School students are requiredto attend the morning Math class and are invited and encouraged to attend theArt and Drama class in the afternoon. 

Lunch may be orderedfrom the KMS lunch room… rice bowls are featured on Thursdays along with adelicious salad bar.   Please check outthe menu when you arrive… you might be pleasantly surprised!  Lunches cost: $2.75   Fifth and sixth gradersmay be surprised to learn that much more variety and choice is offered at themiddle school level lunch room.


Directory & Photo release & NKSD RulesInformation:

If you need PAL directory informationwith names, addresses and phone numbers please let us know.  We follow Elementary School rules for all PALBlock Classes---please leave knives or any other weapons or toys that resembleweapons, heelies shoes, hats, gum, electronic equipment at home during blockclass. 


Need a tutor? Two local resources are the KingstonLearning Center for all math levels @ (360) 536-5689, and Poulsbo Tutoring inPoulsbo, 360-509-3211.


PARENTS:Sign up for eNews from North Kitsap School District to stay informed aboutweather-related school closures and other emergency information.  Go to the district website at  and click the link: “Sign Up for eNews”.  The PAL Program follows the NKSD School Closure, Delay, & Early Dismissal regulations.If there is a 2-hour late start on a Block Class day,then classes will be cancelled. No advisor meetings will be held until the NKSDschool day starts.     

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions, comments, or concerns about your child or our program; 360 396-3424 or:  Nicky  or 360 396-3489, or   Terrye tsneed@nkschools.orgor 360 396-3490.

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