I hope everyone is having a restful fall break. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 17th.
When we return, on Tuesday, our school will be having a special morning assembly in the Church at 8:00. Father Ricky will say a few words in honor of Anna and Ethan Mentzer, who passed away last Wednesday. Ms. Elkins will take a few moments to speak to the student body as well. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to join us.
This Thursday we will be having our picture retakes. If you wish to have your child retake their picture, please make sure they come to school in their white uniform shirt.
Our school is in the process of organizing the Dinner Dance Auction. Every year, each class puts together a basket to help raise money at this event. This year our basket theme is "Sports". Please help us by sending your donations to the classroom, and our room parents will assemble our basket for the event. We thank you for any help you can provide.
Updated on October 15th for the week of October 16th.
For school-wide news, make sure to read the latest Eagle's Nest Newsletter.
Advice and Reminders
October 19th - Picture retakes
October 20th - Butter Braid orders due
October 31st - Halloween Parade and Trunk-or-Treating
November 13th-17th - School Book Fair
November 18th - Dinner Auction at La Mariposa
For more information on dates of school-wide events, please see the Happenings or the School Calendar pages on the school website.
Fifth Grade Newsletter
The Classroom Notes section at the top of this home page is the fifth grade newsletter. It is usually just a couple paragraphs. It is updated weekly, usually on Sunday nights, but it may be updated earlier in the weekend. As well, the curriculum pages are updated every weekend to reflect what will be taught in the coming week. This advice and reminders section is often left up as reminders, and is not necessarily new. However, if you see a new heading, you know that the information provided under that heading is newly provided.
A New Year
Fifth grade is a year of much growth and development, both academically and physically. I love seeing the students grow, mature, and become responsible, independent learners. It is hard work to transition into an independent student. To aid parents in helping their fifth graders, I have several sections/pages/links on this website that provide useful tips, tools, and advice. Please feel free to browse all the sections for anything you might find helpful. Also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
The Importance of Homework
Homework provides much needed practice and feedback to prepare students for the tests that follow. More than just lowering a student's average in a given subject, missing homework assignments may also result in gaps in learning. In the first days of school, students will be given papers discussing our classroom policies, including homework policy. We will be discussing these in class, but do not hesitate to stop in if you have any questions.
Check RenWeb Frequently
Please make sure to check your child's grades frequently on RenWeb (at least once a week). If you have any problems accessing RenWeb, please check with the office as soon as possible. RenWeb is your quickest, most up to date access to your child's performance on assignments/tests. If you have any questions about your child's progress, please let me know and we will sit down and discuss your concerns.
Students must follow the dress code as outlined in the Student Handbook. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in a detention. I have reminded the students of this in class. If you have any questions, the Dress Code section begins on page 8 of the Parent/Student Handbook, or on the Dress Code pages of the school website.