End of the Year Party

What a great turnout we had yesterday for our end of the year party! We had over 40 students make it out for games, snacks, and fun! The weather cooperated and the rain stayed away for the entire party! HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!!

5th Grade Party!

For: End Year 5th Grade Party-ALL 5th graders welcome!!
When: Friday, June 12
Time: 1:00-3:30
Where: 1709 Ricky Dr.
RSVP: 740-8253

What to bring: A water bottle, a towel, squirt gun, bug spray, water shoes and hiking shoes. Please put on sunscreen and wear your suit under your clothes prior to coming.

Directions: 31N to M120 exit. Stay in right hand lane and turn right on River; an immediate right on Riegler; left on Becker; right on Ricky, 5th house on the right-1709 Ricky Dr.

NOTE: Please make sure your child has had lunch prior to coming. Snacks will be provided.
See you there!
~Mrs. Ellis

Last Day Reflections

Hello 5th grade families,

I am so honored to have spent this school year getting to know your child! Every student has touched my heart and I will remember them for many years to come. Thank you for your support throughout the year, it truly makes a WORLD of a DIFFERENCE when we work as a team! I will be coming in throughout the summer and will need lots of help to prepare for the next school year! If your child would like to help out, I will be looking for volunteers. Stay posted and I will post dates/times to my blog over the summer.

Have a GREAT summer and enjoy your time as a family!

Love,
Mrs. Ellis

Below are some pictures of a few of our balloon activities we participated in over the last few days of school. The kids and I had a blast!

Friday Folders:

There was an error in the last blog post regarding Friday Folders. If you could, please send in your child’s Friday Folder tomorrow so I can reuse them for next year’s 5th grade students. Thank you so much!!

Reminders:
Monday: All ABC books & late work/fix-it papers are due; Early Release @ 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Graduation @ 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium & a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday: 6/3

This will be our last Friday Folder communication for the year! Please sign your child’s FF and send it to school on Monday. Our final camp visit will be this week Thursday & Friday. Please see the camp letter for more specific information regarding pickup and drop off times. Reminder that ALL late work, fix-it papers, & ABC book writing is due Monday, June 8th. June 9th is the last day of school and will be a 1/2 day with dismissal at 11:45 a.m. 5th grade celebration assembly is also on that day at 9:00 AM. Cake and refreshments in the cafeteria and a short EOTY classroom award session are to follow. Report cards will be sent home in the mail. Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Spring Camp 2015

We are heading to Camp!! Bus will be leaving tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. so have your child at Ross Park (in the front parking lot) by 7:30 a.m. Please have all medications in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it and directions for administration in the bag. A more detailed letter of times and what to pack were sent home yesterday with your child (and it is also attached below in this post).

See you tomorrow!!
~Mrs. Ellis

Camp Spring 2015 Letter & Packing List

Dissection Success!

Wow!! Our pig heart/lung dissection was amazing! The students did such a great job staying on task, working together as a team, and teaching others what they were learning! I loved watching and listening to your kids explain to other students from Kindergarten through 4th grade about the heart and lungs and their functions. Thank you to ALL who came to help set up, assist students, and clean up! It is GREATLY appreciated!!! :)

~Mrs.Ellis

End of the year work:

Just a few reminders on homework as we approach the end of the 3rd trimester:

1) ALL late work and fix-it papers need to be turned in by Monday, June 8th for credit.
2) Students need to be practicing and MEMORIZING the Preamble by Wednesday, June 3 to count toward their S.S. grade.
3) ABC books need to be finished by Wednesday, June 3 to count towards their final writing grade. Letters A-Z paragraphs (5 sentences), need to be complete. Pictures can be drawn at another time.
4) Science Body System test will be Tuesday, June 2. Students are to study the functions of each body system and know how they relate to other body systems.

Thank you for your support at this VERY busy time!

~Mrs. Ellis

Friday: 5/29/15

What a fun & HOT day for Field Day today! The kids (and I) had a blast! Thanks to the EOTY committee for providing and making lunch at our picnic. Mon., June 1 (8:30-11:00) will be our pig heart/lung dissection. Volunteers are welcome to come set up, assist students, and clean up. We are in need of disposable aprons. If you can help, please send them, ASAP. Tues., June 2 will be the Body System Science test. Students created a lapbook to use to prepare for the test. June 4 & 5 we will be heading to camp Miniwanca to wrap up and celebrate our accomplishments for the year! Information regarding camp and specific transportation details were sent home with your child last week. Please contact me if you have any questions. Have a great weekend! ~Mrs. Ellis

Friday: 5/22/15

It was a very busy week for our 5th graders! A BIG congratulations goes out to all students who participated in both the Math and Spelling Bee. A letter went home on Thursday regarding our spring camp experience coming up in June. Please sign the permission slip that was attached and return ASAP. Field Day will be next Friday, May 29th and will also be our End-of-the-Year Picnic lunch. It will be taking place at Ross Park (the park across the street) from 11:15-12:45. The EOTY Party Committee will provide lunch. If your child is on the committee, please send in supplies the day of the party. Parent volunteers are welcome to come and help with set up, lunch and clean up. Students should wear their 5th grade t-shirt. Students will need to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. There will be no school on Mon., May 25 due to Memorial Day. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! See you on Tuesday, May 26. Smiles! ~Mrs. Ellis

Camp Letter Spring 2015