Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017


    We hope that your children are feeling more and more comfortable getting to know their daily schedule and knowing what is expected of them in 5th grade.  We are seeing more follow through with reading journals and math homework as we dive deeper into this first quarter, so thank you for your help at home.  If you haven’t signed the electronic forms for the Safe Schools Policy and Computer Use, please do that as soon as you can.  Students will be given credit for your signature on both of those items.
    If you are struggling at all with power school, please get hold of Mrs. Griffiths in the front office.  It is very important that you are able to view your child’s grades weekly, if not daily.  If you don’t have computer access at home, please let your child’s teacher know, so she can print a copy of your child’s grades and newsletter for you, every other week.
    Orchestra students will need to start bringing their instruments on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If you have a child in orchestra, please make sure they have their name on their case and that they talk with their regular classroom teacher on where they can keep their instruments, when they are at school.
    School pictures will be tomorrow, September 14th, so please remember to send your packet and money in with your child, if you plan on purchasing any pictures.  Students will be required to have their picture taken, whether you are purchasing them or not (for the yearbook).
    We will be having our first Worker’s Holiday on Monday, September 18th.  Students will need to have all of their assignments turned into their teacher, with an 80% or better, in order to qualify for this activity.  All work will be due on Friday, September 15th.  We will have a kickball tournament on Monday afternoon, for this activity.    An SEP schedule will be sent home with your child on Monday, September 18th, as well.  Please let your child’s teacher know if you can make the time she has scheduled for you by marking, “yes, I can make this time”.  If you can’t make the scheduled time, please fill your name in a blank spot that is available that you can meet.  SEP’s will be the week of October 2nd through the 6th.  School will end at 2:30 every day this week, even on Wednesday.
    Our field trip to Mammoth Cave is coming up, on Tuesday, September 26th.  We do have plenty of parents to help us with this, so if you wanted to chaperone, but have not spoken to us, we will have to ask you to help with the next field trip (sorry!).  We do appreciate your help.  Students will need to make sure they are prepared for hiking and exploring a cave.  Make sure that your child wears good shoes, long pants, and an extra sweat shirt or jacket.  Students will also need to bring with them a flashlight or head lamp, and a few water bottles.  The students will be doing a lot of hiking, so they will need to stay hydrated.
    Our next newsletter will be posted on Wednesday, September 27th.  
    Thank you so much for your help and support at home, it is very helpful to us.

                                                                          Mrs. Little, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Williams

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