Packing List:

We had a 5th grade meeting today and discussed important aspects of camp. Including who they will be sharing a dorm with, what to pack, and what time to arrive Monday morning.

I have attached the packing list and important information to this post in case you lost the forms that were sent home earlier.

packing list

We are all looking forward to an amazing time and know it will be filled with fun experiences for all!

~Mrs. Ellis


Spelling Buddies:



Scientific Research:

We put on our lab coats, drank some “coffee” and researched Koalas and volcanoes today! Students read articles, took notes on their clipboards, watched a video on-line, and commented under the “Super Science” post on my blog about what they learned and thought was interesting! Take a look and see what they learned!


Super Science:

Hey kids!

Click on the link Super Science and explore more with our Super Science Magazine!

Steps to viewing the videos:
Click on “Student Sign-In”
Enter the code: coolfire784
Click on “videos”
Watch “Koala Time”
Comment below this post with one thing you learned from either the video or the article in our Super Science magazine!


A Few Reminders:

Hello 5th grade families!!

We have so much to look forward to in the next few days! I have updated my “newsletter” section to include some important information regarding camp to help you and your child prepare for the fun adventure!

Upcoming Dates & Info:

TONIGHT (Thurs. 9/18): Parent information night for orchestra (7 PM) in the HS auditorium.
Monday (9/22): Bus leaves Ross Park at 8:00 a.m. (arrive by 7:50 a.m.) for Camp Miniwanca!
Wednesday (9/24): 5th grade student pick-up in West lot at 3:00 p.m. (students will need to be picked up as their bus will not allow all of the gear to be transported).


Science: 9/18

Click on the link to listen to the potential and kinetic energy song we listened to in Science class today! Kinetic & Potential Energy

Students should have 7 vocabulary cards created so far. (These are to be studied throughout the week)
Vocabulary Cards (7):
kinetic energy
potential energy



Hello 5th grade families!

Today your child attended an assembly presented by the High School Orchestra to show fifth grade students what playing in an orchestra is all about! Interested students and their parents are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m., in the high school auditorium.

If you would like to speak to the directors or have any questions you can contact Nick Mosley at 759-8506 ext 8544, or Kelly DeRose at 780-4711 ext 8327.

An information sheet (and reminder about the meeting) will be sent home tomorrow.
Have a great night!


Fundraiser FuN!

What a great kick-off assembly with Mr. Glen (aka Discount Dude) on Friday! We all enjoyed his presentation and learned the best and SAFEST way to sell our Lakeshore Coupon books. Hopefully the excitement was bursting out of your child when they got home!

**Students: Comment on this blog post below if you have sold at least 2 books so far***

This fundraiser ends September 29th! Please let me know if you have any questions



Kick-Off Fundraiser Tomorrow (9/12):

5th Grade Parents,
We understand that there have been some questions regarding the Chicago Trip Fundraiser. We will be having a fun “Kick-Off” presentation by our fundraising representative on Friday, and your child will learn about the incentives for selling books. Everyone that has signed up to do the fundraiser will be coming home with one sample book and an order form. Those that have signed up for the 59 minute fundraiser will be doing that Friday afternoon. Those students need to bring a cell phone and a charger.
You are not obligated in any way to participate in the fundraising, and we have listed the options for you below.
Thank you for your support and understanding,

Please see the letter that was sent home with your child for further explanation (it is also attached to this blog post below)

Chicago Fundraising


Camp Miniwanca Parent Info Night:

Good evening,

This is a reminder that our Camp Miniwanca parent info night will take place tomorrow night (Monday, Sept. 8th) at 6:00 p.m. This will be a great way to get all your questions answered and find out more about camp! Hope to see you there!

~Mrs. Ellis