Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5th Grade Newsletter
September 27, 2017

October 2-6 SEP Week (out at 2:30 each day)
       October 11 next printout/newslette
October 13 End of 1st Term
October 17 Volcano Explosion Day
October 23 FALL BREAK (no school)
November 3 Reflections Entries Due

READING:  We hope you are still encouraging your child to read every day at home.  We’ve had questions about how many pages constitutes a book for our Reading Revolution, so this is the breakdown:  120-299 pages=one book; 300 pages=two books; 500 pages=three books; 700 pages=four books.  These are general breakdowns, so talk to us if you have questions. We’re happy to make adjustments when needed.  Informational books can be shorter (usually harder reading, smaller words).
SEP’s:  We still need to hear back from some of you regarding our meeting time. Please look at the form we sent home and return it as soon as possible (maybe it’s still in a backpack :). Let us know if we need to adjust the time.  

VOLCANO EXPLOSION DAY:  This activity will end our Volcano Unit with a blast. A letter of explanation will be given out at parent conferences..  Please read and discuss it with your child.  

REFLECTION CONTEST:  The theme is “Within Reach”, and the deadline is
November 3.  We encourage all students to enter.  You can contact this email with questions (, and you can pick up an info/rules sheet in the office.

If possible, can you send in earbuds or headphones for your child.  We have new chromebooks, but not headphones (yet). It would be good to label a baggie with your student’s name to put them in, and then just keep them in their desks.  Please don’t feel like you need to go and buy new ones, but if you have some that you can send to school, that would be great.
We had a great time on our field trip yesterday.  All went well, and your children were well-behaved.  We look forward to seeing you and your child at SEP Conferences next week.  
Thanks for your continual support in your child’s education!  

--Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Williams

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