Thursday, May 17, 2018

5th Grade Newsletter
                                          May 16, 2018
This will be the last newsletter and progress report that will be sent home this year.
Thank you so much for helping your children find costumes and memorize parts for the
Famous American Play.  I’m sure you were as thrilled as we were with the great job the
students did. SAGE testing is over. We can focus on some last minute math concepts
students need to know before they enter 6th grade; and of course, we’ll do some really
fun activities!  Please look at the list of events.


May 16, Wednesday-MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 6-7 pm
         Judicial Award (ice cream party)
Freedom Award(pizza party)
May 17, Thursday-Tie-dying shirts in art -Make sure your white cotton
shirt is here!
Congressional Award (movie and popcorn)
May 19, Friday-Last day to turn in ALL missing work
                     Executive Award (Breakfast in the park) Students
will be leaving
                                the school by bus at 8:50, and walking back to the school
from the
                                park after breakfast.
May 21, Monday  Worker’s Holiday-TENT DAY(10:30-3:10)
May 22,  Tuesday, Field Day (held at South Elementary)
May 24,  Wednesday, Last day of school, school dismissed at 1:30 PM
          For Tent Day students need to be able to set up and take down their own tents, unless
you want to come and help them. Tents may be set up before 8:50 or at 10:30. Students should
bring activities and games for the day. There is no Wi-Fi. Most students indicated they would
be bringing a home lunch, so don't forget that. Those who ordered a school lunch will be going
into the building to eat. We will take the tents down at about 3:10.
We would like students to bring a t-shirt (white or light colored, used or new)
by tomorrow, that can be tie-dyed with Mrs. Davis.
Please look for any library books or other school books that need to be returned to
school.  Students will need to return or pay for lost books in order to receive their
yearbooks and promotion cards.
This has been an amazing year, and it will be hard to say goodbye to these students.
You have been supportive parents, and we can’t ask for more than that.  
Thank you for sharing your children with us this school year!


         Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Payne     

Monday, April 30, 2018

May 1, 2018


Dear Parents,
We have jumped into SAGE testing, and it’s looking good so far.  Remember
that a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and a reassuring word will help them
more than anything else. Last Friday, every child was given a copy of our
Great American Program script, so s/he can begin memorizing.  Please let us
know if you are having trouble finding a costume, so we can help you look. Students
need to bring in costumes on Wed., May 9 or a costume check.
Encourage your child to keep reading at home.  Remember, the last day for
book reports (Mrs. Little/Mrs. Williams class), and reading journals
(Mrs. Payne class) is Friday, May 11. Mrs. Payne’s class can turn in their reading
journals any time they finish reading a book.  Also, Mrs. Payne’s students have only
one more week to earn the Patriot Award. The Color Run is this Thursday at 2:00.
 Be sure your child is wearing a light colored shirt and pants and shoes that can get
color dust on them.  Glasses and bandanas are for sale tomorrow before and after
school for $2.00 each.
Remember the white cotton t-shirt (new or old), for Mrs. Davis’ end of year art
activity.  The t-shirt is due by May 4.
We were sorry to hear that Mrs. Neumann’s father passed away this past week.
However, she is back teaching orchestra, and will carry on with the orchestra
performance on May 4 at 2:00.  
This year is quickly coming to an end!  Thanks for your support in and out of the
classroom!                
Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Little


5TH GRADE CALENDAR
Tues., May 1- Blog up-date and grades
Thurs., May 3- Testing (morning)
                         Color run @2:00
Fri., May 4- Testing (morning)
                   Orchestra program @2:00
Mon., May 7- Testing (morning)
Tues., May 8- Testing (morning)
Last day to earn Patriot Award (Mrs. Payne's class)
Wed., May 9- Costume check (Bring Famous American costume to school)
Thurs., May 10-  Battle of the Books (We could still use some parents help AM)
                           Program practice in the afternoon.
Fri., May 11- Last day for BOOK REPORTS or JOURNAL (Payne)
                     Middle school tour in the morning
                     Program practice in the afternoon
Mon., May 14- Program practice in the morning
Tues., May 15- GREAT AMERICAN PROGRAM (10:00 am school/ 2:00 pm Parents)
                         WEAR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL
Wed., May 16- Judicial Ready Award (Sundaes) in the afternoon
                        Final Blog up-date and grades
                        MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 6-7 PM (Pick up 6th grade
                        schedule)
Thurs., May 17- Congressional Reading Award PM (movie and popcorn)
Fri., May 18- Executive Reading Award AM (Breakfast in the Park)
Mon., May 21- Worker’s Holiday (Tent Day)
Tues., May 22- Field Day
Wed., May 23- Last day of school/Dismissal at 1:30


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

           FIFTH GRADE NEWSLETTER
APRIL 18, 2018


Parents,
    We had a great day on our field trip, yesterday.  Thanks to the parents that came with us,
for their help.  It is always nice to have a few extra hands to help us out on field trips.
    We hope to be getting scripts out to the students, for the Great American Program,
within the next week or two.  Once your child receives their script, we ask that you work with
him/her to get their part memorized. We hope that you have been able to find some sort of
costume for your child’s character.  If you are having a struggle with this, please let us know.
    On Saturday, April 28th is the Kite Flight celebration at Cedar Middle School.  
Students should have kept track of their reading minutes, on their purple Kite Flight Calendar.
They give their reading calendar to the people running the Kite Flight, and then they can receive
a kite or a book, in return.  Our school earns money for every student that hands in their
Kite Flight Calendar.
If students don’t want to stay for the celebration, they don’t have to, but please make an effort to
hand in the reading calendar, so our school can earn some extra money. If you need another
calendar, please have your child ask us for one.
    We will be starting our test reviews at the end of this week and will continue reviewing
subject matter throughout next week.  The End of Level testing will begin on April 30th.  
Please make sure your child attends school on a regular basis so they don’t miss reviews
and actual testing.  Students need to let us know if they will be gone during testing, so we can
reschedule make up testing times for them.  The testing schedules are listed below.
    The Reading Revolution awards are coming up quickly, so please make sure that your child is
getting those last few reading revolution reports turned into their teacher.  The last day for Book
Reports for Mrs. Little and Mrs. Williams students, or Journals for Mrs. Payne’s students,
will be May 11th.
Please send in a white cotton T-shirt (new or old) by May 4. Be sure to write your child’s
name on the tag on inside bottom hem in permanent marker.
    The next newsletter and progress report will be sent home on May 2, 2018.
    Please be sure check the schedule below for some the events coming up for the rest of April
and for May.
                                          Thanks for all that you do to help us with your children.
                                              Mrs. Little, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Williams

5TH GRADE CALENDAR
Thurs., April 26- Reading Celebration (afternoon)
Sat., April 28- Kite Flight Calendar due at CMS soccer field
Mon., April 30- Testing (morning) Payne only
Tues., May 1- Testing (morning)
Wed., May 2- Blog up-date and grades
Thurs., May 3- Testing (morning)
                         Color run @2:00
Fri., May 4- Testing (morning)
                   Orchestra program @2:00
Mon., May 7- Testing (morning)
Tues., May 8- Testing (morning) Williams and Little only
Wed., May 9- Costume check (Bring Famous American costume to school)
Thurs., May 10-  Battle of the Books (We could still use some parents help AM)
                           Program practice in the afternoon.
Fri., May 11- Last day for BOOK REPORTS or JOURNAL (Payne)
                     Middle school tour in the morning
                     Program practice in the afternoon
Mon., May 14- Program practice in the morning
Tues., May 15- GREAT AMERICAN PROGRAM (10:00 am school/ 2:00 pm Parents)
                         WEAR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL
Wed., May 16- Judicial Ready Award (Sundaes) in the afternoon
                        Final Blog up-date and grades
                        MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 6-7 PM (Pick up 6th grade
                        schedule)
Thurs., May 17- Congressional Reading Award PM (movie and popcorn)
Fri., May 18- Executive Reading Award AM (Breakfast in the Park)
Mon., May 21- Worker’s Holiday (Tent Day)
Tues., May 22- Field Day
Wed., May 23- Last day of school/Dismissal at 1:30

Friday, March 30, 2018

5th Grade Newsletter        March 28, 2017
Dear Parents,
Our Science Day is the Tuesday after we come back from Easter Break
(April 10).  We still have a few students who have not turned in the Science
Expo form.  Students should be well into their experiment, invention, or
research paper, because this is in a little under two weeks. Parents are
invited to come view projects in our classrooms from 2:30-3:15.  You are
welcome to take your child home at 3:15. It would be inconvenient if your
child leaves earlier, since they will be showing their projects to other parents
and students until 3:15.
Mrs. Bassett will be presenting the dangers of the choking game on
Thursday, April 12.  We already have the permission (or not) slips for this.
We will be going on a field trip to Zion on Tuesday, April 17.  We need a
lunch count by this Friday. We would love to have a few parents come with us.  
Please let us know if you would like to come, and also if you need a school
lunch. We will leave right at 8:50 and return by 3:25.
We will be giving your child a script for the Great American program at
the end of April. Students will need to memorize the short part that each
will be given.  Keep looking for an appropriate costume for your child’s
character. We also need a few instrumental music solos for our program.  
We are needing (hopefully): “Yankee Doodle”, “New York, New York”,
(or another movie tune), “Stars and Stripes Forever”, “Home on The Range”,
“Olympic Fanfare”, and a classical type piece.  If your child would like to do
one of these, have them let us know and we can have him/her audition for
the number. We would like these solos selected before April 20.
Please continue to put reading time on the purple Kite Flight Calendar.  
Student will turn these in on Saturday, April 28, at the CMS soccer field to
receive prizes, and earn money for South Elementary.
We are continuing to learn many new things, so attendance is really important.
 Our testing schedule is listed on the calendar below. Your child will be in the
best situation by taking the test with the whole class at the scheduled times.
                                                      
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Little, & Mrs. Payne
5th Grade Calendar(What we know so far…..)
Fri.,-Apr. 30-Lunch count for Zion needed
                    COLOR RUN PACKET DUE.
Mon.-Fri., Apr. 2-6  EASTER BREAK (No school)
Tues., Apr. 10-SCIENCE DAY (Students will present about 3 mins. each)
Tues., Apr. 17-Field trip to Zion
Wed., Apr. 18-Blog up-date and grades
Thurs., Apr. 26- Reading Celebration(afternoon)
Mon., Apr. 30- TESTING (morning)Payne only
Tues., May 1- TESTING (morning)
Wed., May 2-Blog up-date and grades
Thurs., May 3-TESTING (morning)
                       Color Run @ 2:00
Fri., May 4-TESTING (morning)
                  Orchestra Program @ 2:00
Mon., May 7-TESTING (morning)
Tues., May 8-TESTING (morning)Williams & Little only
Wed., May 9-Costume check (Bring Famous American costume to school)
Thurs., May 10-Battle of the Books (We could use some parent helpers AM)
                         Program practice in the afternoon.
Fri., May 11-Last day for BOOK REPORTS or JOURNAL(Payne)
                   Middle School Tour in the morning (We walk back)
        Program practice in the afternoon
Mon., May 14-Program practice in the morning
Tues., May 15--GREAT AMERICAN PROGRAM (10:00-school/ 2:00-Parents)
                        WEAR COSTUME TO SCHOOL.
Wed., May 16-Judicial Reading Award (sundaes) in the afternoon
                      FINAL Blog up-date and grades
                      MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE 6-7 PM(pick up 6th grade schedule)
Thurs., May 17-Congressional Reading Award PM (movie/popcorn)
Fri., May 18- Executive Reading Reward AM (Breakfast in the Park)     
Mon., May 21-Worker’s Holiday (Tent Day)
Tues., May 22--Field Day
Wed., May 23--Last day of school/ Dismissal at 1:30