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Parent / Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

Parent Teacher Conferences (PTCs) in the Middle School are scheduled for Wednesday October 14, Monday October 19, and Tuesday October 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will use an online reservation system for making appointments, and the system will open to parents at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5. Here is a  step-by-step guide on how to make appointments for Parent Teacher Conferences.

In some instances a pre-booked conference time may be visible when you log onto PowerParent to schedule your conferences for October 14, 19 and October 20. The pre-booking was made upon the request of your child’s teacher. If a pre-booking has been made, you may change the given time slot to suit your availability but please do not delete it as this is a priority request. If you wish to know more about this request, please email your child’s teacher. In order to reserve an appointment, you will need your PowerSchool username and password. If you have misplaced or forgotten your PowerSchool login details, please call the MS Office at 840-8550 or 840-8575. You may also email Kristine Fong ( or MS office (

This year, you will notice that we have acted upon parent and teacher feedback from last year’s PTCs and have added in an extra afternoon. There is now a sufficient number of time slots to allow parents to meet with the teachers they wish to talk with. During the three PTC afternoons, all teachers are available and so this makes it easier for parents to meet with numerous teachers on the same day or over the course of the three days. We respectfully request that parents endeavor to amend their schedules so they can attend the PTCs. This is the only time we can coordinate all of the teachers’ schedules and our ability to reschedule conferences will be limited.

News Updates

Dear Parents,

  1. CWW 

Our CWW  field trip is just around the corner. A lot of time has been invested to ensure a meaningful experience for all. After considering travel time and traffic congestion, we have decided that all students must be at school at 6:45 for a 7:00 a.m. departure time on Thursday, September 17.

For those students who take the bus, that will mean finding an alternate means of transportation to school so that your child arrives on time. Please make the necessary arrangements to ensure that your child is at school by 6:45.

Since we do not have a lot of storage space on the bus, please use the smallest piece of luggage or duffle bag to pack your child’s clothes and belongings. We also have sports, art and team building equipment that must fit within the limited storage space.

  1. July, August, September Birthday Celebrations – Monday, September 21

We have scheduled five days throughout the year to celebrate birthdays in the 6th grade.  Our first celebration is on Monday 21 September at 2:30pm.  We are asking parents of students with birthdays in July, August and September to bring in a plate of food. It can be a plate of fruit or something sweet, such as cupcakes or donuts, for about 20 students (No soft drinks, please!)

In order to avoid having too much of one food item, please click on the following link and indicate what you will provide:

Here is a link to the sign up:

You will receive a reminder email the day before.

For further information, please contact one of the Grade 6 Parent Representatives, Eva Jordon ( or Cindy Bryson (

  1. Facebook Page

The PCA has started a Grade 6 Facebook page. Please take the time to join the group.

The link is:

Have a great weekend!


Kind Regards,

Wayne Hamaguchi

Grade 6 Program Leader





Open House

The Sixth Grade Team is looking forward to meeting parents at tomorrow’s Open House. We hope to see as many parents as possible in our classrooms. Please remember to print out your child’s schedule so you can follow their routine for a normal day.

See you tomorrow

Final Touches to the United Nations Proposals

Grade 6 students,

You are in the final stages of your United Nations proposal.

Whether you are using,

or a combination of many applications

1. Please save your final presentation as:

Example: firstname firstnamepartner topic color homebaseteacher(s)

For real, it might look something like this: annie paolo coffee gold feren powell

2. Place the final video/audio/presentation in Google Drive shared relationship topic portfolio folder(same place as your storyboard).

 3. Change the sharing permissions on the video.  (This makes it easier for the world to view your videos.)
Click the Share then “Who can Access” Button. Change to People at ISM.