Vocabulary Lesson 16 – Appearances

chic – adjective – The fashion model looked very chic in the latest fashions.

debonair – adjective – James Bond always looks debonair in his expensive, tailored suits.

disheveled – adjective – Wearing a disheveled outfit to a job interview is usually a guarantee that you won’t get the job.

dowdy – adjective – The old woman’s clothes were so dowdy that I assumed they came from some cobweb-filled attic.

drab – adjective – Drab, olive-green material is often used by the army.

garb – noun – When the astronaut retired he had to turn in his space suit, helmet, and any other garb he had acquired over the years.

ostentatious – adjective – Even though Tony was worth millions, he was notostentatious; he never showed off his wealth.

rumple – verb – Leaving your clothes all over your room can rumple them and create tons of wrinkles.

unsightly – adjective – Use bleach to remove unsightly stains from white shirts.

veneer – noun – Although it looked nice, the desk was just cheap material covered with a fancy veneer.

Welcome to the 2009-2010 school year

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2009-2010 school year at SAS Pudong Middle School.  I’d like to introduce myself as your child’s advisory teacher for the year.   In the role of advisor, I hope to build a sense of community and to get to know your child well enough to support them with academic and life decisions.  In addition I am here to facilitate communication between you and school.

Your child will check in with me for the first five minutes of each morning for attendance, announcements, and a quick check-in to their well-being.  In addition, advisory classes will be held every other day for 45 minutes at the end of the day.   In these classes we are dedicated to:

•    Helping students adjust to school
•    Building community among students
•    Academic advising and coaching

The seventh grade team uses many methods of communication including phone, email, blogs, wikispaces, etc.  Email is probably the most efficient method for questions and issues, and we will try to respond within 24 hours.  Everyday information like upcoming events, course updates, and homework can be found on individual teacher blogs.  In order to make the process more efficient for you, we have established a seventh grade blog with links to each individual teacher’s blog. On each teacher’s blog you will find things like course syllabus, homework posts, and a window into the classroom.


I look forward to partnering with you to support your child in a successful 7th grade school year.   If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the other seventh grade teachers.

Lisa Bugenske     Science          lisa.bugenske@saschina.org
David Cole        Humanities        david.cole@saschina.org
Cody Howitt        Math            chowitt@saschina.org

Julie McDaid        Science        julie.mcdaid@saschina.org
Glynis Ogden-Hill    Math            glynis.hill@saschina.org
James Robinson    Humanities        james.robinson@saschina.org