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Christmas gift preference - Every year kids get me holiday gifts, and I certainly appreciate them. But this year I would be honored if, instead of buying me something, families donated to Medical Teams International. Here is a link with information.
I have done mission work with this organization and they are the real deal. Not only that, but if you check Charity Navigator you will discover that they are rated 4 of 4. They do not use the money for overhead and large salaries - they use it to make the world a better place.
Parent letter, 2015-16
Link to order from Scholastic
Google docs for students:
Username is 18lastnamefirstinitial
PW is capital first name initial your ID # lower case last name initial
Ms. J would be 18johnsonk
Classroom needs - ongoing:
Printer paper. This year we've asked students to each bring in one ream of printer paper, but I imagine some parents either can't or won't. If you are able to, the team would sure appreciate it.
We can always use pretzels for SSR on Fridays. We go through about 3 Costco large bags a week, and I purchase them if parents don't help out. And, Smarties are always appreciated, as well as Kleenex. Thanks! (Please do not feel obligated to help out financially if it would be a hardship. For those who can, though, I'd sure appreciate it.)
Who am I?
I am fairly new to Twality, (this is my 4th year here) but not to the district. I taught 7th and 8th language arts in Central Oregon until I moved to Tualatin. I taught at Fowler for 2 years After that I was an Instructional Improvement Specialist at the district office, then I spent 2 years at Tualatin High School as the Prevention Specialist.
I am currently the immediate Past President of the Oregon Council of Teachers of English and I co-chair the Oregon Spirit Book Award. I am passionate about literacy and about middle school, so I’m very happy teaching 8th graders at Twality. (I also love 8th-graders. Weird, I know.)
OCTE website here: http://octe.org