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Sunday Shout-Out – Week of November 6, 2016: Good afternoon Northeast Family and Friends. Here is our Northeast “Shout Out” for our first full week of November, the month dedicated to showing our thankfulness. This week is quite busy for our faculty as we wrap up the 1st quarter with the distribution of our report cards on Friday, November 11th.  Truly no one should be surprised by the 1st quarter grades, as we have done everything possible to make sure parents and students alike are aware of the progress children are experiencing in school. I do believe the 1st quarter grades will come as a wake up call for some of our children that did not realize the amount of effort they must put forth to be successful from one grade to the next. Whether coming into Northeast from the elementary school or transitioning from 7th grade to 8th, the demands and expectations continue to get greater each year for children thus requiring all of us to put forth more effort to help children be successful. Hopefully our children are up for the challenges as they progress throughout this school year and each year that follows. Children will review their progress with parents during our 1st quarter Student Led Conferences. A memo outlining the goals for these conferences will accompany the report cards on Friday.

As a reminder, Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day here and across the nation, and schools in the Bethlehem Area School District are closed. Many of our schools are utilized as polling places for this process, and Northeast is one of those schools. Our teachers on that day, will be busy learning new curriculum and the best techniques for presenting the curriculum they are responsible to teach. It is always a busy day without students, but we always look forward to their return so that we can practice what we have learned on their day off.

As usual, we have a busy week and weekend. Thursday has Team Voice going to Theodore Roosevelt Park in Easton for some team activities. On Friday, besides our distribution of report cards, we have picture retakes and our band and orchestra parents will be hosting a movie night for band and orchestra members and their families. This movie night event will be held in our auditorium and is always a hit with our students. Also on Friday, our 8th grade boys volleyball squad will be taking on our three rival city schools in a volleyball tournament hosted at Liberty High School. On Sunday our band and some of our choral members will be joining with the Allentown Band in our annual hosting of the “Salute the Troops Concert.” Talk about being P.R.O.U.D! If you have never had the privilege of experiencing this concert please try to come out. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Have a great remainder to your weekend!