If your child celebrates a summer birthday, we will be recognizing them on their 1/2 birthday. If you would like to send in a treat to help us celebrate, that would be great!
Thank you for attending your child’s conference this past week! It was so nice meeting with each of you and talking about your child’s 5th grade year so far…..Working together ensures your child’s success!
Chicago Update: Balances for Chicago were handed out at conferences and should indicate how much your child owes for his/her trip. All money and forms are due January 13th. If you are interested in selling more candy/jerky to offset some of these costs, we still have some available. Please let me know if you are interested by sending me an email or note indicating how many boxes you would like to sell.
Also, some parents mentioned that it would be helpful to have a sample daily classroom and homework schedule. Please see below for more information:
- Spelling: On Monday, students get their new spelling list (we brainstorm this in class) and they choose their own words based on this list. They should study these nightly to prepare for the test on Friday.
- Fluency: A new passage is handed out and reviewed in class. Students are expected to practice their fluency at home for 5-10 minutes on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Atlas: Atlas pages are assigned every other Monday and due on Thursdays.
- Reading: Students are expected to read their AR book for 30 minutes every night.
- Grammar: Grammar is done together in class throughout the week. Students are encouraged to take their packets home on Thursday night to study the concept. Students are tested on Friday.
- Math: Anything that is not finished in class, is homework.
- Story Problems: Story problems are assigned every other Tuesday and are due on Wednesday.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions…..
Report cards were sent home today in your child’s F.F. Please sign the envelope and return on Mon. Please make sure you are checking your child’s assignment book daily for any homework/projects that need to be completed.
Also, don’t forget conferences are next week Monday and Thursday. If you are unsure of your time, please contact me ASAP. I look forward to meeting with you! Have a great weekend!
Holiday book orders were sent home on Friday. This will be the only book order before the holidays and it is due Monday, November 25. (This will allow plenty of time for delivery and will ensure that you receive your order before Christmas break).
Remember, you can still order online! This makes it easy to browse many other titles and pay with a credit card!
Online Ordering Information
Web address: scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: J386K
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Hello and happy Friday!
Conferences are approaching…There will be a conference confirmation letter coming home today in your child’s Friday Folder. Please check the day/time to see if that time will work for you. If not, please indicate on the letter what day/time would work better and send it in with your child on Monday. If this time day/time WILL work, please sign and return with your child on Monday.
I look forward to meeting with all of you!
The November Newsletter is now posted! You can view it by clicking on the link below or it can be found under the “Newsletter” tab at the top of the blog. This newsletter was also sent home in your child’s Friday Folder last Friday. Please review it for important dates and information going on throughout the month!
What a great day for a party! We had such a good time in our costumes, eating, and socializing with our friends! Thank you to the Halloween Party Committee for bringing in all the yummy treats and supplies for our party.
Happy Halloween….BOO!! Halloween is here!! Our class party will begin at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st. We will be participating in a couple of Halloween-themed activities throughout the day. For one of the activities, we will need some toilet paper to complete it! If you have a couple of rolls that you could send in, that would be fantastic!
The school-wide parade will begin at 2:45 p.m. (rain or shine) with our Halloween treats/snacks to follow. Parents…..please feel free to join us!
ALL candy/beef jerky fundraising money needs to be turned in TODAY (or tomorrow if you forgot ). There are 52 candy bars in a box and 50 packages of jerky in a box. Each sells for $1. Some students were confused as to how much they earned by selling what they had ordered. For example, if your child ordered one box of each, they need to collect and turn in, $102 in the form of a check or money order made out to Ross Park Elementary. Of that $102, $51 goes towards his/her trip and the other $52 pays for the product.
Thank you for your support and help with this matter!
Hello 5th grade families!
Friday, October 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. will be the annual PTO Pumpkin Patch! As always there will be games, crafts, pumpkins, and baked goods for sale. All activities are free or low-cost. Bring the entire family and celebrate FALL!
Also, the PTO is requesting volunteers for Pumpkin Patch. They are in need of volunteers for set up, working an hour at an activity, or with clean up. If you can help, email Kari at: email@example.com
Hope to see you there!