Friends of Reed – Humanities Academy

Summer Assignment for incoming 6th Graders

A Letter to Ms. Siminski and Ms. Mintz

Over the summer, please write us a letter introducing yourself. This will be a way for us to get to know you and give us a writing sample.

A friendly letter contains:

  • The date
  • A salutation, i.e. Dear Ms. Mintz and Ms. Siminski,
  • The body of the letter written in first person, paragraphs with appropriate spacing and indentions
  • A conclusion
  • A closing, i.e. Sincerely, Your name

In the body of the letter, please address some of the following topics:

  • Family
  • Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Goals for the future
  • Favorite/Least favorite subjects and why
  • Friends
  • Books
  • Movies/TV shows
  • Sports/Activities you participate in
  • Music
  • What you’re looking forward to

You may type or handwrite your letter. Please make it neat. Remember you are writing this to your teacher, so make sure your spelling, grammar and punctuation are correct.

Incoming 6th Grade Meet-up at Zuma Beach

Hello parents of future 6th graders,

My name is Mrs Siminski. I am a Language Arts/ Ancient Civilizations teacher in the Humanities Academy, and I am coordinating a beach meet-up this summer for the incoming 6th graders.

Please meet me and our FOHA (Friends of Humanities Academy) Vice President, Leah Altschuler at Zuma Beach in Malibu on Saturday, July 26,th 10:00am – 2:00pm, for swimming, lunch and socializing with your soon to be six grade classmates/families from the Humanities Academy. Please be sure to pack sunscreen, lunch, towel, bathing suit, and any toys/games to help entertain. We look forward to getting to know you!

Please look for the Humanities sign at lifeguard station number 3. Beach parking rates are $3 – $10, depending on length of stay. Lastly, please be advised this is not a drop off event; each student must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

RSVP to mrssiminski183@gmail.com zuma-beach-food

Thank you,

Mrs. Siminski

A Letter To Ms. Walker and Ms. Siminski

Over the summer, please write us a letter introducing yourself. This will be a way for us to get to know you and give us a writing sample.
A friendly letter contains:

  • The date
  • A salutation, i.e. Dear Ms. Walker and Ms. Siminski
  • The body of the letter written in paragraphs with appropriate spacing and indentions
  • A closing
  • In the body of the letter, please address some of the following topics:
  • Family
  • Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Sports you play
  • Goals for the future
  • School
  • Friends
  • Books
  • Movies and tv shows
  • What you’re looking forward to
  • You may type or handwrite. Please make it neat. Remember you are writing this to your teachers, so make sure your spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct.  Please make two copies for each of one of us.

Supply Requests

Every year, these are the supplies that run out/disappear. We’d greatly appreciate any of them that can be donated. So will your kids!

  • “Clorox” wipes
  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Scotch tape
  • Acrylic paint especially blue, brown, green
  • Mini hot glue sticks
  • Construction paper
  • Wet “swiffer” wipes
  • Colored printer paper
  • Printer paper
  • Protractors
  • Student scissors
  • Graph paper
  • Index cards

Homeless and animal shelter donations

Hi there,
I am asking the students to help the other academies with the collection of canned food for the homeless (non perishable thanksgiving type foods or gift cards) and old blankets, or towels or pet food for a local animal shelter. I think it is important that young people learn to help others and this is always a good time of year to make it a teachable moment. If you can reinforce this idea with you child and have them bring in any of the items below before next Wednesday that would be great. It is so appreciated. It would be great if each one of my 220 students brought in only one item. How great would that be!
Happy Thanksgiving to all. May you enjoy the week off (starting in a week!!)
Ms Szymanski
Items needed
Old towels, blankets
newspaper
pet food

Canned veggies like beans,corn, onion topping
stuffing mix
instant mashed potatoes
gravy
chicken broth
gift cards to grocery stores