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Casey Marinkovich

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Week of April 21st Due: Saturday April 21, 2018
FOCUS: This week we will continue to talk about Habit 6: Synergy and communication, with a focus on valuing and celebrating differences.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - SBAC testing: 4/16-4/19 - Mulch Madness: 4/20 - Outdoor Club April Trip to Point Reyes: 4/28 - Leadership Day: 5/5 Question to ask your student: What is the benefit of recognizing different strengths in different people?

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Week of March 12th Due: Saturday March 17, 2018
No Advisory because of Student Led Conferences! See you there!

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Week of March 5th Due: Saturday March 10, 2018
FOCUS: This week we will be preparing for Student Led Conferences. Students will be organizing their Leadership Notebooks, creating SLC invites, and sharing reflections on 6th grade so far. SLCs are next week; students have aerly dismissal that whole week.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - March Madness: Starting 2/27 at lunch and running until 3/9 - Treasure Chest Multi-Cultural Fest: 03/09 from 5:00-8:00pm - Chipotle Fundraiser: 3/12 at 5pm - Q3 LSCs: Conferences beging 3/12 Question to ask your student: What are you most excited to share during conferences?

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Week of February 26th Due: Saturday March 03, 2018
FOCUS: This week we will wrap up Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood. Conference letters wen out Monday; please have your student return ASAP with your prefered time! Q3 Student Led Conferences begin Monday, March 12th. The gradebook closes for Q3 on Friday, so please encourage your student to take care of reteaches and retakes this week. On Tuesday, we will be doing trash pick-up on our campus to show our love! Wednesday and Friday will be dedicated to wrapping up Habit 5 and checking goals.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - March Madness: Starting 2/27 at lunch and running until 3/9 - Treasure Chest Multi-Cultural Fest: 03/09 from 5:00-8:00pm - Chipotle Fundraiser: 3/12 at 5pm - Q3 LSCs: Conferences beging 3/12 Question to ask your student: How do you show others you care?

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Week of February 20th Due: Saturday February 24, 2018
FOCUS: This week we will continue to focus on Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understppd through a few different activities and discussions. We will also revisit our Q3 focus of organization and how we can apply previous habits (Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First) to be effectient.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Penny Wars: Friday, 2/25th during Advisory (last day!) - High School Dance Team: NP3 HS Dance team is hosting a Spaghetti feed 2/22 in the cafeteria 5-7:30pm. - Spirit Week: 02/20-2/23 (Tuesday - PJ Day; Wednesday - Squad Day; Thursday - Mismatched Day; Friday - Tie Dye Day) - CandyLand Dance: 02/23 from 3:30-5:30pm ($3-$5) - Outdoor Club: 2/24 8:30am-3:00pm at Black Chasam Cavern (see me for a permission slip!) - March Madness: Starting 2/27 at lunch and running until 3/9 - Treasure Chest Multi-Cultural Fest: 03/09 from 5:00-8:00pm Question to ask your student: What does kindness look like, sound like, feel like? What is the benefit of understanding others' viewpoints?

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Week of February 12th Due: Saturday February 17, 2018
FOCUS: We will resume Advisory this week by introducing Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Than to be Understood. This is a great habit that is all about communication, perspectives, and empathy. On Friday, we will be celebrating meeting our 6th grade SMART Goal (75% of students being proficient or advanced at writing a claim) by watching a movie in class. Gooo Sixers!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Penny Wars: Friday, 2/16 during Advisory - Campus Love park clean-up: Friday, 2/16 3:00-4: 00 at Westlake Park (across from NP3) - High School Dance Team: NP3 HS Dance team is hosting a Spaghetti feed 2/22 in the cafeteria 5-7:30pm. - President's Day: 02/19 no school - Spirit Week: 02/20-2/23 - CandyLand Dance: 02/23 from 3:30-5:30pm ($3-$5) - Outdoor Club: 2/24 8:30am-3:00pm at Black Chasam Cavern (see me for a permission slip!) - Treasure Chest Multi-Cultural Fest: 03/09 from 5:00-8:00pm

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Week of February 5th Due: Saturday February 10, 2018
FOCUS: Our annual Deodorant Talk will take place this week in Advisory; please have your student return the permission slip if you DO NOT want them to attend. Students will still recieve their grade checks and create their goals for the week on Monday. Next week we will start Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: -Campu Love Clean-up: 2/5 at 1:15 - Campus Love potluck: 2/6 at lunch in Ms. Qasmi's room - Penny Wars: Friday, 2/9 during Advisory - Campus Love park clean-up: Friday, 2/16 3:00-4: 00 at Westlake Park (across from NP3) - High School Dance Team: NP3 HS Dance team is hosting a Spaghetti feed 2/22 in the cafeteria 5-7:30pm. - CandyLand Dance: 02/23 from 3:30-5:30pm ($3-$5) - Outdoor Club: 2/24 8:30am-3:00pm at Black Chasam Cavern (see me for a permission slip!) - Treasure Chest Multi-Cultural Fest: 03/09 from 5:00-8:00pm

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Week of January 29th Due: Saturday February 03, 2018
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we will be discussing Relationship Bank Accounts and wahat it means to make a deposit and withdraw! We will wrap up our conversation about Habit 4: Think Win-Win this week. On Monday, students received a handout with information about the Deodarant Talk. Please return the slip if you DO NOT WISH your student to participate.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: -ATS test: 02/02 at 1:35pm in room O-3 - CandyLand Dance: 02/23 from 3:30-5:30pm ($3-$5) - High School Dance Team: NP3 HS Dance team is hosting a Spaghetti feed 2/22 in the cafeteria 5-7:30pm. - Treasure Chest Multi-Cultural Fest: 03/09 from 5:00-8:0pm; sign up in Advisory if you would like to perform or have a booth! WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What deposit have you made into our RBA? PBA?

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Week of January 22nd Due: Saturday January 27, 2018
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we continue to practice Habit 4: Think Win-Win! We have a great opportunity to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge! Our 6th grade goal is to reach 1,000 acts of kindness by this Friday! Please encourage your student to think win-win and make desposits into others' Relationship Bank Account!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Rally: 1/26, long Advisory for a 6-12th grade rally! - ATS Summer Program: turn in forms to Ms. Edwards by 01/26; see the weekly email for more info. - Science Camp fundraiser: 6th graders will be selling See's Candies from 01/16-26 to help raise money for SC! - High School Dance Team: NP3 HS Dance team is hosting a Spaghetti feed 2/22 in the cafeteria 5-7:30pm. The dance team is looking for talented acts to perform at this event. Performances could include dance, acting, singing, comedy, bands/music, and any other talent. If you are performing your ticket price is discounted to $5. All other tickets are $10. If you're interested in performing see Mrs. Sieglitz before 2/9 in G-5. Rehearsal for all selected talents 2/22 after school. WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What is something kind you have done this week?

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Week of January 16th Due: Saturday January 20, 2018
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we will be introducing Habit 4: Think Win-Win! Students will share in CPR about the habit and reflect on their own use of it. Students will also participate in activities and readings from the student journal to make the content more interactive! Please continue to check you student's grade checks at the beginning of every week and encourage them to meet their weekly goals!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Outdoor Club: OC will be taking a trip to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Sacramento on Saturday, 01/20 - ATS Summer Program: turn in forms to Ms. Edwards by 01/26; see the weekly email for more info. - Science Camp fundraiser: 6th graders will be selling See's Candies from 01/16-26 to help raise money for SC! - High School Dance Team: NP3 HS Dance team is hosting a Spaghetti feed 2/22 in the cafeteria 5-7:30pm. The dance team is looking for talented acts to perform at this event. Performances could include dance, acting, singing, comedy, bands/music, and any other talent. If you are performing your ticket price is discounted to $5. All other tickets are $10. If you're interested in performing see Mrs. Sieglitz before 2/9 in G-5. Rehearsal for all selected talents 2/22 after school. WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What does Think Win-Win mean to you? How can we use it more at home?

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Week of January 8th Due: Saturday January 13, 2018
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we will review Advisory procedures and expectations including grade checks, CPR, and the levels of behavior. We will also review the "personal victory" from Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Please continue to check you student's grade checks every Monday and encourage them to meet their weekly goals!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Literacy Assessment: Thursday, 01/11 at 8:00am in Advisory - ATS Summer Program: turn in forms to Ms. Edwards by 01/26; see the weekly email for more info. - Science Camp fundraiser: 6th graders will be selling See's Candies from 01/16-26 to help raise money for SC! - Outdoor Club: OC will be taking a trip to Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Sacramento on Saturday, 01/20; come to the OC meeting for info. and a permission slip WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: How can I help you be more organized, both inside and out of school? OR What do you consider your greatest victory?

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Week of December 4th Due: Saturday December 09, 2017
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we will warp-up our discussion of Habit 3: Put First Things First. Students will participate in activities that show the importance of having a plan. We will also be doing our Campus Clean-Up this week on Friday. Also on Friday is On A Roll - a celebration for students who are proficient or advanced in all classes as of 12/1. It will be after school on 12/8, with free food, drinks, and music for invited students!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Enrichment forms: due 12/4 - On A Roll: after school this Friday, 12/8 - Boosters meeting: 12/11 at 6:30pm - Conference Week: 12/15 - 12/21 (trun in prefered time ASAP) - Yearbook: get yours now! Prices go up on 12/31! - Giving Tree: support local families! See the front office/weekly email for details WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: How have you used Habit 3? How could you use it this upcoming week?

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Week of November 13th Due: Saturday November 18, 2017
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we will warp-up our discussion of Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Students will participate in activities that show the importance of having a plan. We will also be doing our Campus Clean Up this week.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Fall Dodgeball Tournament: 11/14-15 - Campus Love: Join Campus Love for their first park clean up at Westlake Park, from 3-4pm on 11/15! - Henna Fundraiser: 11/14 after school - Thanksgiving Break: no school 11/20-24 -Barnes and Noble Book Fair: 11/23 at the B&N in Natomas, come support our NP3 family! -Q2 Spirit Week: 11/27-12/1 - Yearbook: get yours now! Prices go up on 12/31! - Giving Tree: support local families! See the front office/weekly email for details WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What goal have you meet this week? How much progress have you made on your WIG?

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Week of November 6th Due: Saturday November 11, 2017
FOCUS: In Advisory this week, we will continue our discussion of Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Students will discuss the meaning of the habit and brainstorm examples of it from their lives. Students will also partake in activities that show the importance of having a plan.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Vetrans Day: no school this Friday, 11/10 to honor Vetrans Day - Boosters Meeting: 11/13 at 6:30pm in the library - Fall Dodgeball Tournament: 11/14-15 - Campus Love: Join Campus Love for their first park clean up at Westlake Park, from 3-4pm on 11/15! - Yearbook: get yours now! Prices go up on 12/31! -K-12 Open Enrollment: NP3 will be taking applications for the '18-19 school year until Nov. 17th WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: Share an experience that they have had about making a goal or planning with the end in mind.

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Week of October 30th Due: Saturday November 04, 2017
FOCUS: This week we will be focusing on students' personal mission statements. Last week, we finallized our class mission statement and it's posted outside our door; it's our class' values (such as "respect," "dedication," "courage," "kindness," ect.) in the shape of a skull with a pirate hat! Good jopb TOP!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: -Career Day: this Wednesday! - Tutoring: starts again this Wednesday - Outdoor Club: hiking trip this Saturday - Movie Night: 11/3 at 3:30, $4 admission - Vetrans Day: no school 11/10 to honor Vetrans Day - Boosters Meeting: 11/13 at 6:30pm in the library - Fall Dodgeball Tournament: 11/14-15 - Yearbook: get yours now! Prices go up on 12/31! -K-12 Open Enrollment: NP3 will be taking applications for the '18-19 school year until Nov. 17th - Give the Gift of Warmth: 7th grader Akshaj Mehta and 1st grader Atiksh Mehta are leading a winter drive for families in need from 10/16-11/17. New/gently used items being collected are as follows: coats, socks, gloves, and sleeping bags. Items may be dropped off to a box in the front office and will be distributed on Thanksgiving. WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What is a personal mission statement? How do you want to be remebered?

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Week of October 16th Due: Saturday October 21, 2017
FOCUS: Welcome back! I hope you had a fun break and were able to Sharpen the Saw! This week in Advisory, we will be reviewing procedures, reflecting on the student-led conferences, and beginning to unpack Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Buses: There will no longer be a 4:15 bus on Monday and Fridays; students MUST have a bus pass to ride the bus -K-12 Dental Day: NP3 has teamed up with Children's Choice Pediatric Dental Care. Be a part of our 10/22 K-12 Dental Day and help raise money for our school (see the Monday email for a flyer) -Picture Make-Up Day: 10/25 -Run for Rhett: Students will practice Mondays and Wednesdays on the track starting on 10/16. Students must have a permission form to participate. Please email Mrs. Clark with any questions: [email protected] -K-12 Open Enrollment: NP3 will be taking applications for the '18-19 school year until Nov. 17th - Career Day: November 11th (see Mr. Brinkmann for details) - Give the Gift of Warmth: 7th grader Akshaj Mehta and 1st grader Atiksh Mehta are leading a winter drive for families in need from 10/16-11/17. New/gently used items being collected are as follows: coats, socks, gloves, and sleeping bags. Items may be dropped off to a box in the front office and will be distributed on Thanksgiving. WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What does “every choice has a consequence” mean?

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Week of October 16th Due: Saturday October 21, 2017
FOCUS: Welcome back! I hope you had a fun break and were able to Sharpen the Saw! This week in Advisory, we will be reviewing procedures, reflecting on the student-led conferences, and beginning to unpack Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Buses: There will no longer be a 4:15 bus on Monday and Fridays; students MUST have a bus pass to ride the bus -K-12 Dental Day: NP3 has teamed up with Children's Choice Pediatric Dental Care. Be a part of our 10/22 K-12 Dental Day and help raise money for our school (see the Monday email for a flyer) -K-12 Open Enrollment: NP3 will be taking applications for the '18-19 school year until Nov. 17th - Career Day: November 11th (see Mr. Brinkmann for details) WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What is the purpose of a student led conference?

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Week of September 25th Due: Saturday September 30, 2017
No Advisory this week because it is Conference Week! Student-led conferences will be all week; students will be out at 1:00pm Mon-Fri. Fall Break will begin October 2 and school will resume October 16th. Have a fun and relaxing break!

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Friday Funday! Due: Saturday September 30, 2017
Today was a great day! We started with Student of the Month, where Advisories nominated someone who demonstrated Habit 1: Be Proactive and then had our first Fund Run! Our Advisory did a great job!

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Week of September 18th Due: Saturday September 23, 2017
FOCUS: This week we have extended Advisory (no Enrichment/Intervention) to prepare for student-led conferences and continue to foster a positive environment that's centered around relationships. Monday, will be Academic Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, students will be brainstorming and practicing for conferences. Friday, students will have a special schedule for the FUND RUN and be attending Advisory at 8am.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - National Pirate Day: September 19 (dress like a pirate!) -FUND RUN: Friday, September 22 - Fall Break: No school October 2-13 -Parking Lot: Please take care when picking up or dropping off students; please do not park on Del Paso Rd - Career Day: November 11th (see Mr. Brinkmann for details) WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What is the purpose of a student led conference?

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Week of September 11th Due: Saturday September 16, 2017
FOCUS: On Monday, students will receive their grade checks; please review them with your student, checking for any retakes or celebrations (3s or 4s). On Tuesday, students will finalize their WIGs (year-long Wildly Imporant Goals). Wednesday and Friday will be dedicated to organizing Leadership Notebooks and practicing for student-led conferences!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Student-led conferences: please return conference time sheet ASAP for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices - Spirit Week: Monday - college sport; Tuesday - Nike vs. Adidas; Wednesday - NFL football; Thursday - rep. YOUR sport/team; Friday - sports/jersey day. - Leadership/Club Rush: Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch! - National Pirate Day: September 19 (dress like a pirate!) -FUND RUN: Friday, September 22 - Career Day: November 11th (see Mr. Brinkmann for details) - Advisory is collecting Box Tops - the class with the most wins a pizza party! WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What’s one thing you are looking forward to sharing with me/us at your student conference? What is one word you could use to describe what you want your conference to be like?

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Week of September 5th Due: Saturday September 09, 2017
FOCUS: On Tuesday we will be going over grade checks and goals for this week. On Wednesday, we will spend more time on Habit 1: Be Proactive (focusing on the freedom to choose). Students will also begin to think about their own Wildly Important Goals for the year. On Friday, we have our first school rally! Woooh!
ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Pizza sales: fundraiser for Science Camp, $1/slice Thursday after school - Tutoring: starts this Wednesday after school for invited students - Conferences: a sign-up sheet with dates and times for parent/student conferences will go out this Friday. Please return or email back ASAP! - Science Camp Fundraiser: ends this Friday, 9/08; packets and money due - Spirit Week: next week, theme is sports! - Edible Arrangements: 2nd annual smoothie fundraiser (Natomas location) - Yearbook forms went home! Order them from Ms. Snelling or online! - Advisory is collecting Box Tops - the class with the most wins a pizza party! WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: How do you want others to see your Advisory? -or- What are you a leader in?

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Week of August 28th Due: Saturday September 02, 2017
FOCUS: We will be reviewing Academic Monday procedures and spending more time on Habit 1: Be Proactive (focusing on the freedom to choose and the circle of influence). We will also kicking off our Science Camp fundraiser (please bring in your monetary contributions if you have not done so already) and be having our firs Student of the Month celebration! ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Science Camp Fundraiser: starts Tuesday, August 29th --------> Please start bringing in monetary contributions - Picture Day: Wednesday, August 30th - Labor Day: No school September 4th - Edible Arrangements: 2nd annual smoothie fundraiser (Natomas location) - Yearbook forms went home! Order them from Ms. Snelling or online! - Advisory is collecting Box Tops - the class with the most wins a pizza party! WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What are you a leader in?

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Week of August 21st Due: Saturday August 26, 2017
FOCUS: We will be reviewing Academic Monday procedures including goal setting, as well as continuing to build on becoming familiar with the 7 Habits. We will also be discussing our Leadership Notebooks! ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Boosters Meet and Greet: 5:30pm-7:30pm on August 23rd at On the Boarder in Natomas - Picture Day: August 30th - Science Camp Fundraiser: starts August 29th --------> Please start bringing in monetary contributions - Labor Day: No school September 4th - Edible Arrangements: 2nd annual smoothie fundraiser (Natomas location) WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What makes you unique? What habit are you focusing on for Q1? What habit should we work on at home?

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Week of August 14th Due: Saturday August 19, 2017
FOCUS: We will be introducing the 7 Habits through discussions, videos, and our student journals. ANNOUNCEMENTS: - Enrichment starts Monday, August 14th; Intervention starts Tuesday, August 15th -Solar Eclipse is next Monday, August 21st! Have fun, but be safe (see the weekly email for more information)! - Picture Day: August 30th - Science Camp Fundraiser: starts August 29th WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What are the levels of behavior? What are the 7 Habits? What are the benefits of having effective habits?

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Back to School Night PowerPoint Due: Saturday August 19, 2017
Below is a PDF version of the PowerPoint shared at Back to School Night, including the Remind Me app sign-up information!

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Week of August 7th Due: Saturday August 12, 2017
FOCUS: We will be learning about the four levels of behavior this week, as well as practicing procedures and reviewing norms.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: -Back to School Night is this Tuesday, August 8th, at 5:30; please come to my classroom (Advisory) to start. I'm looking forward to speaking with all of you!
- Please turn in your student's 1st Day packet, Science Camp packet, and Enrichment forms as soon as possible!
WHAT TO ASK YOUR CHILD: What are the levels of behavior? Which level are you striving for when in the classroom/at lunch/at home?

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Week of August 1st Due: Saturday August 05, 2017
FOCUS: We will focus on the levels of behavior from Discipline without Stress and getting to know one another in Advisory. ANNOUNCEMENTS: - First day of School - Tuesday, Aug. 1 is a minimum day (out at 1pm) - School-wide Literacy Assessment - Thursday, Aug. 3 in advisory. - Back to School Night - Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 5:30 pm - 7pm

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