Archive for the ‘7th Grade Info’ Category

Dress Code Reminder

As the weather changes, please remind your child of the Murray dress code.

The dress code can be found on pages 12-13 of the student agenda books.  Remember, at a minimum, all shorts and skirts must be at fingertip length when arms are relaxed and to the side.


Thank you for your support in the matter.

U of C Tutoring

University of Chicago Tutoring Program

Maroon tutor match is a website where neighborhood school children and their families can connect with University of Chicago tutors to receive private tutoring for an affordable rate ($12/hr.)  Tutoring can take place on campus, in the schools, or in the neighborhood.   The website is Tutoring is also offered at University Church (57th and University) and is FREE on Wednesdays and Thursdays at UChurch from 4-6pm.  This is on a drop in basis only.

NWEA Testing – Middle of the Year Test

NWEA testing schedule as follows:

7th and 8th grade Math – Monday, January 25th

7th and 8th grade Reading – Tuesday, January 26th and Wednesday, January 27th

Make Up/Finish dates for Math and Reading: Wednesday, January 27th and Thursday, January 28th

** Please ensure that your child is adequately prepared for the test by encouraging them to have a full nights rest and eat breakfast before arriving to school or at school.

Check Portal

It concerns me that there are students failing both reading and writing at week 4 of the quarter. Please review the portal with your child and have him/ her complete the work that is the latest that is missing. As a point of awareness and caution, you can set your portal to alert you when your child is missing work or if the grade is below 70 or 80%. These alerts will help you stay abreast of the level or work done in class.


Field Trip to the Harris Theater to see The Children of Willesden Lane is Oct. 30th, Friday.

Funds for the trip were due on Oct. 21st. Please send your child to school with the $5, no later than Monday, Oct. 26th.


***Chaperones are needed for this trip, please sign up on your child’s permission slip***

Message from Ingram, science trip

Dear Parent/Guardian,

My records indicate that your child has not returned a signed permission slip for our trip to Lincoln Park Zoo on Monday, October 19, 2015. There is no cost associated with the trip and attending. Students will receive one lab grade in science for participating in group research and extra credit given to students that have parents chaperoning the trip. Students will need a lunch or money to purchase lunch from one of the Zoo Cafe’ buildings. Please send a signed field trip and photo release (you can deny photo taking permission by zoo personnel) to me on Monday or a note explaining why your child is to remain at school and not attend the field trip (this information is needed in the office). Please open and print the field trip permission slip and photo consent attachments below.

Thanks so much,

HR Holocaust Novel and Trip

Students and teachers will be reading a book together entitled: Children of Willesden Lane in their homerooms. Starting next Wednesday, students will be given a set number of pages to read for the week to be prepared for the homeroom discussion on the book.

If you are interested in reading the novel with your child and his or her teacher or would like to know a synopsis of the book, please click the link below.

Children of Willesden Lane Synopsis

Students who fail to complete or read the book, will not be allowed to attend the field trip for the play of the novel on October 30th at 10-1p.m. (field trip slips will be forth coming).



Reading Syllabus & Quarter 1 Letters

Hello families,

With the school year underway, I have attached my updated syllabus as well as the first quarter letters that you will be receiving from your child the first week of school. Just in case it gets lost in translation, I am making them available now.

Have a wonderful day!

Patton Murray Language Academy Reading syllabus 7-8th grade

Patton Parent Survey 2014-2015

Patton Qtr 1 parent letter 2015

7-8th Grade Supply List

Hello families,

Attached you will find the middle school supply list for all subject areas. We hope that you have a wonderful summer.


7th 8th Grade Supply List



Reading Summer Work

Hi families,

The 7th graders have been given their summer assignment. The papers were given out on Friday June 12th. If you child has not sent the paper home indicating the summer work, then please refer to the attachment. 8th grade summer reading requirement


Thank you!

Have a wonderful summer!

2015 Walkathon Fundraiser

Fundraising packets went home last week. The goal is for every family to raise $35. These funds directly impact students in the classroom! Classrooms reap the benefits of more supplies and technology! The walkathon will occur on Friday, June 6th. Help the Murray community raise a school goal of $16,000!

Reminders for May!

After School programs for Reading are cancelled until further notice. School wide after school programs ended Friday, May 1st (unless noted otherwise by the teacher sponsor).

NWEA Reading Tests:

7th- May 27th

8th- May 13th


NWEA Math Tests:

7th- June 2nd

8th- May 19th


Last day for PARCC Assessment: May 5th ELA


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