Wednesday, May 9, 2012

End of School Countdown!

          We're in the final weeks of school, and for these students, the final weeks of elementary!
This is always a bittersweet time for me.  After spending almost nine months together, I have fallen in love with these students.  It will be hard to send them off to middle school.  I will worry about them, listen for news about them, and cheer for them to succeed.
          May is a wild, crazy time.  We sent home a newsletter with upcoming events and deadlines.
Here they are:
May 10--Math End-of-Level Test  (9:00 AM)
               Root beer float party for all who earned it  (15 required tests)
May 14--All book reports due for Reading Revolution
               May Reading Calendar due (280 minutes required in order to attend Reading Celebration)
May 15--Field Trip to Zion ($2.50 for the movie at Zion Theater)
                   *If any of you would like to be a chaperone, we would love you to come.
              Orchestra Concert, CMS, 7:00 PM
May 16--Wax Museum  (9:30-11:00 in the gym).  You're invited to drop in--bring a camera.
               Progress Report will be sent home
               Spring Open House at CMS, 6:30-8:00 PM.  Find out about 6th grade
May 17--Reading Revolution Sundae Party at lunch.
               After-school class (note needed)
May 18--Tour of Cedar Middle School
               Congressional Award (movie & popcorn)
               ALL WORK DUE
May 21--Field Day
May 22--Tent-a-thon (11:00-3:30)
May 23-Breakfast in the Park for Presidential Award Winners
May 24--Memorial Day Program (we perform our harmonicas)

May 25--Walk to Emerald Pointe (harmonicas for older folks)
               Last day of school (dismiss at 2:30)

As you can see, this is a whirl-wind time of school.  We will fit in some academic learning in between all the events, so these students can feel prepared for 6th grade.
This has been a wonderful year.  I confess that I get teary-eyed thinking about losing all these
kids.  I've laughed a lot this year.  What a fun bunch of kids!

Let me know if you have any questions about what is coming up.
Thanks for sharing your children with me this year!

--Jeanne Payne


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