What’s Coming Up – Week of May 2

Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Camp is quickly approaching.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 to attend our parent camp meeting. A mandatory chaperone meeting will be directly following the general meeting.
  • Camp paperwork should have come home earlier this week.  Each camper and chaperone are required to have a camp general release form and a medication form filled out and signed.  Please have these back to us by Friday, April 29.  Thank you in advance! :)

If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16.  Details about visiting will be explained during our May 4th meeting.

Background Check Link

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 25

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Parents, you should be so proud of your fifth graders this week. The effort that they have put into their testing has been nothing short of amazing. I wish you could observe them while they are testing to see how hard they are working to show what they know. Please take a few minutes to let them know that you appreciate their hard work.

 Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade

  • Camp is quickly approaching.  Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 to attend our parent camp meeting. A mandatory chaperone meeting will be directly following the general meeting.
  • Watch for required camp paperwork to come home the week of April 25.  Eachcamper and chaperone is required to have a camp general release form and amedication form filled out and signed.  Please have these back to us by Friday, April 29.  Thank you in advance!
  • If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16.  Details about visiting will be explained during our May 4th meeting.

Background Check Link

6th Grade Course Selections

6th grade course selections sheets are coming home today and will be due back to me by Friday, April 15.  Please go over the front and back of this sheet very carefully with your son/daughter because there are a lot of areas to sign and check to make sure your child gets the classes they would like.  If you have any questions please let me know.  Have a great evening!

Spring Break Challenge

If you are looking for something to do over spring break, I have an idea for at least 120 minutes of your time off:  Learning!  All students whospends 120 MINUTES or MORE engaged in reading or online learning images

(120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.

Online Options:  MOBYMAX (ALL GRADES), STUDY ISLAND (Gr 3-5), RAZ KIDS (Gr PK-2), MATHFACTSPRO (Gr 1-5).

Reading Options: Listen to an audio book or a REAL PERSON READ or  JUST READ on your own.

Did you know that listening to a story stimulates children’s imaginations and emotions, exposes children to rich language patterns, new vocabulary words and a variety of texts?  If you need ideas for great family friendly audio books, check the GEEKMOM / GEEKDAD Blog.  This is a great idea if your child struggles to stay focused reading or if you are in the car traveling.

If you read or listen to a book, enter your total  minutes here.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 28

Social Studies:

We will be having a social studies test over the Revolutionary War on Friday, March 25th. A review sheet came home on Wednesday to study for this test. Happy Studying!

Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Thursday, March 31 at 2:00, fifth graders will view the reproductive health video.
      • Please see email sent last week for specific details.
      • If you wish to preview the videos, they will be available for parent review between March 15 and March 24. Videos must be watched at the school. If you want to review these, schedule a time with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian.  Her email:  jvandenb@hpseagles.net

 

  • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, contact your child’s teacher.  You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up early (before 2 pm) on March 31.

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 21

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Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Tuesday, March 22, middle school counselors will be visiting fifth grade classrooms to answer questions from students about the transition to middle school.
    • Also on Tuesday, March 22, music teachers from the middle school will be here for instrument fittings. If you haven’t made a final decision about whether your child will participate in band or orchestra next year, please have them get fitted so that the necessary information is available in case they choose to participate.
    • On Thursday, March 31 at 2:00, fifth graders will view the reproductive health video.
      • Please see email sent last week for specific details.
      • If you wish to preview the videos, they will be available for parent review between March 15 and March 24. Videos must be watched at the school. If you want to review these, schedule a time with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian.  Her email:  jvandenb@hpseagles.net

 

  • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, contact your child’s teacher.  You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up early (before 2 pm) on March 31.

 

 

​It’s time for another online learning contest.  

Monday is a day off for students.  If you are looking for something to do, go to one of our online learning sites and earn minutes to enter a drawing for gift cards.

All students (Pk-5) who spend 30 minutes online learning will be entered into a dra30 minwing for a $10 BOOK FAIR GIFT CARD.  One winner for each grade will receive a gift card.  You may spend the money as you choose at the Book Fair.  If you spend 60 minutes online, your name will be entered twice.  This doubles your chances of earning a gift card.

60minAll students (PK-5) who spend 60 minutes or more online learning will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.  Remember…the minutes can be earned across all the different learning sites.  So time spent learning – even if it is on more than one online site, adds up!

Links to our online learning sites are below.

RAZ KIDS Gr K-2

KMOBYMAX  Grades PK-5  (school code mi1457)

  • PK and K:  Work on NUMBERS or EARLY READING Trio;   Grades 1-5: Fact Fluency, Math, Reading TRIO, Science, Social Studies

STUDY ISLAND Grades 3-5

MATHFACTSPRO