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    Welcome to Crossroads 19-20 Students!

    June 6, 2019

    Dear Crossroads Student and Parent/Guardian,

                Welcome to Crossroads!  As this school year comes to a close, we expect many of you feel a little sad about saying goodbye to your wonderful teachers and schools.  We feel the same way about saying goodbye to our Crossroads class, but with each ending comes excitement for the future.  For you, the future is Radnor Middle School and Crossroads!  While we are all looking forward to enjoying our summers, we are also eager to meet you in September.  We have a lot of interesting and sometimes fun learning activities planned for you, and we’re confident that if you participate fully in all those activities, you’ll have a great year. 

                We have included information on summer reading and other expectations below.  Our supply list is also included here.   If you lose track of this paper, you can always locate this information on our website.  Just do a search for “Crossroads Radnor Middle School” and you’ll easily find our site. 

                In preparation for the start of school, please complete the following activities prior to the first day of school:

    Summer Reading

    1. Crossroads students are expected to do the same exact summer reading assignments as any other sixth grade student. That information is available on the RMS website.  If a student was slated to be in the accelerated language arts class, he/she should follow the guidelines for that class.
                    
    2. In addition to your summer reading requirements, read something every day. Become aware of current events in your community, our nation, and the world. 

    One Parent/Guardian Task:

    We absolutely need parent support to make Crossroads run smoothly, particularly with field trips and literature circles. In order to volunteer, you must get two separate clearances, the PA Background Check (Act 34) and the Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151).  Both are free for volunteers.  (You do NOT need the FBI fingerprint clearance.) Our first trip, a tour of the Philadelphia murals, is in early October, and we need many parent volunteers for that trip to be a success.  If you do not already have your background clearances, I encourage you to get them in the near future.  Links to the background clearance sites can be found at: http://www.rtsd.org/Page/12376

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at:

    Terrance.Canny@rtsd.org and Thomas.Rendulich@rtsd.org

     

    We are truly looking forward to meeting all of you and working with you closely next year!  In the meantime, have a wonderful summer!

     

    Sincerely,  

    Mr. Canny     and     Mr. Rendulich

     

    Crossroads Supply List

    • Independent reading book (This is a daily requirement.)
    • 1 durable 3-ring binder - blue (1 inch for Crossroads - labeled with your name on it)
    • 1 durable 3-ring binder - white (1 inch for Math - labeled with your name on it)
    • 1 spiral notebook for math
    • 1 TI-34 calculator for math
    • 1 Package of Loose Leaf Paper
    • 1 box of hole reinforcements
    • 5 subject dividers for Crossroads binder
    • 4 boxes (at least!) of #2 pencils.
    • 1 hand-held pencil sharpener
    • 1 soft pencil case for holding writing utensils and your sharpener (put your name on it!)
    • 2 boxes of ball point pens (black or blue ink, please)
    • 1 package of post-it notes (approx. 1.5” x 2” size is best)
    • Two boxes of tissue with your name on box (bring this in the first week of school)
    • Ear buds for use with Chromebooks (NOT Apple devices)- attach tape with your name on them.  They must be "wired" earbuds -- no Bluetooth.
    • Reusable Water bottles (with only water in them) are permitted in Crossroads.  Please NO METAL BOTTLES.  (They make an ear-piercing noise when they inevitably fall on the floor.)
    • These supplies are helpful, but not required:  Magic markers, colored pencils, and glue sticks (We do have those in limited supply in class if necessary.)